MARYVILLE, Tenn (Aug. 3) Fresh from winning the Southern Nationals Championship Tommy Kerr and the Blount Motorsports Team picked up their first Tennessee Thunder win of the season at Mountain Raceway Park Saturday night.

“We had a good car and a good night,” said Kerr who qualified fourth, won the second dash, started on the second row and led every lap. “The cautions really helped out as we were on a softer tire than Vic (Hill) and we were better on the restarts and he was better on the long runs. He raced me hard and clean and it was a good race.”

This years Southern Nationals win at Volunteer followed by Saturday night’s Tennessee Thunder win at Mountain Raceway Park should have Kerr’s fellow competitors wondering if it signals a repeat of last year. A repeat of last year when Kerr followed a late July Southern Nationals win at Volunteer with five consecutive Tennessee Thunder wins in August.

“It looks and feels a little like last year and it would be nice if we could stay hot like we did last year, but this is racing and you never know what is going to happen. We will take it one race at a time and see where we are when the checkered flag falls,” concluded Kerr.

This Friday night the BMS Team will be at Volunteer Speedway for the first half of the Pizza Plus Summer Sizzler. On Saturday night they will move to Tazewell Speedway for the second half. Each race pays $3,000 to win and there is a $1,000 bonus for the point leader and $500 for the driver that finishes second in points.

Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Blount Excavating, Stowers Machinery Corp., Kelso, Turner Industrial Supply, GEOServices, Cast Stone, Wine and Spirits Cellar, Insurance Partners, Explosive Specialists and Arnold Trucking.

They race a GW Performance Rocket chassis with power from Custom Race Engines, shocks from Öhlins, chassis and suspension components from TWM, seats from Butlerbilt and tires from Hoosier Racing Tires.

For more information on how you can be a part of Tommy Kerr Racing and the Blount Motorsports Team go to www.blountmotorsports.com/

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