MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Oct 2) With Tommy racing at Smoky Mountain and Donald at Senoia Raceway it was another long distance weekend for the Blount Motorsports team. Tommy and Donald’s results were just about the same with Kerr finishing 8th Saturday night and McIntosh finishing 11th on Sunday night.
For Tommy, running limited schedule, it was his season finale and it wasn’t the way he wanted to end the season.
“The car was never right. Didn’t make a whole lot of changes to the car and raced all over the track, but never found a groove the car liked,” said Tommy. “Although we couldn’t get two consistent laps it wasn’t a bad night. We didn’t tear anything up, but I can think or better ways to end the season.”
While Tommy was taking care of business at Smoky Mountain Donald and David were watching it rain and the Senoia Fall Nationals event get pushed to Sunday afternoon.
Daytime qualifying, being one of the first cars out to qualify and a rule change led to a less than spectacular start and things went downhill from there. After a severe crash in his heat Donald started dead last in the feature. He worked his way up to ninth, was taken out and went to the rear again. He finished 11th.
“Had a good car and then we got trashed in the heat. After that it was pretty much piecing stuff together,” said David. “You don’t want to start in the back of the heat, but sometimes you do and more often than not you end up tore up. For the same reason you don’t want to start in the back of a feature, but sometimes you do and more often than not you end like we did in the heat.”
The next event for BMS is the WoO event at 411 Motor Speedway this Saturday. The next weekend they will take the Fall Nationals’ point lead into the season finale at Tri-County Race Track on Friday night. Then finish up the weekend with a Lucas Oil event at Dixie Speedway on Saturday and another Lucas Oil event at Rome Speedway on Sunday.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Walker’s Truck Contractors, Food City, and The Wine and Spirits Cellar.
BMS races Rocket XR1 Chassis. Power is provided by Vic Hill Racing Engines with Dyer’s Top Rods, Driven Racing Oil, Waterman Fuel Pumps, VP Race Fuels and starting power from Go Lithium batteries. Gauges and wiring harnesses from QuickCar. 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 and springs from Hyperco. Noses and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies and tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.
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