MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Apr. 4) Donald and the Blount Motorsports team finished eighth in the Lucas Oil event at Boyd’s Speedway on Friday night and were second in the Spring Shootout at Smoky Mountain on Saturday night.
On Friday Night Donald picked up the Miller Welders Fast Time Award, won his heat and started on the outside front row of the Lucas Oil event. He would shadow and work on leader Earl Pearson Jr. until a late three wide deal bent some front end parts. He finished eighth.
“We had a really good car that was capable of winning, but late race problems knocked us out of any chance we had,” said David. “We figured some things out with the car at Senoia and it was the best we had been at Boyd’s in quite a while.”
Saturday night Donald qualified eighth won the second heat and started sixth in the feature. Tommy, making his first start of the year started 17th and finished 14th.
“Car was good and Donald stayed out of trouble running in the top five. With about 10 to go he passed three or four cars, but wasn’t able to do anything with leader Dale McDowell,” continued David. “We keep getting the car better and better. We had a good weekend and we feel good about where we are this early in the season.
When like Tommy you are racing part time and it is your first race of the season it is hard to put together a good run. By the middle of the season rolls around he will be a lot better.”
The Blount Motorsports team will take this weekend off and get everything ready for two Spring Nationals Races in Kentucky over the next weekend.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Arnold Trucking, Blount Excavating, Cherokee Millwright, Food City, Massey Electric, Tennessee RV, Turner Hydraulics, VP Race Fuels and Wine and Spirits Cellar.
BMS races Rocket XR1 Chassis. Power is provided by Vic Hill Racing Engines with Dyer’s Top Rods, Storie Manifolds, Driven Racing Oil, VP Race Fuels and starting power from Go Lithium batteries. Drive train components are from Quarter Master with Carbon Fiber drive shafts from Fastshafts. The shocks are Penske Racing Shocks with chassis and suspension components from TWM, OMG, and PPM. Springs are from Hyperco. Noses and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies and tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.