MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 5) Donald McIntosh will return for a second stint as the driver for the Blount Motors Sports Super Late Model Team based out of Maryville, Tennessee. He previously drove the BMS Stowers Cat Rocket during the 2016 and 17 seasons winning the Spring Nationals Championship and the Overall Championship for Ray Cook’s Series in both years and the Southern Nationals Bonus Series Championship in 2017.
“I am really pleased to have Donald back with Blount Motorsports. Hind sight is always 20/20, but looking back I should have done more to try to keep him from leaving,” said Larry. “We all gee and haw pretty well. Everyone knows how the other ones think and our communication is good.
I am really excited and looking forward to the new season.”
Since David took over as crew chief at BMS there have been four full time drivers. First it was Tommy Kerr and he moved into a part time roll when Billy Ogle Jr. took over as the primary driver. Billy was followed by Donald with Casey Roberts taking over when Donald wanted to take a shot at racing a national tour.
“All four drivers that have driven for BMS since I came to work here were different. They all have needed and wanted different things. Two things they all had in common was they were all good drivers and they all were all successful,” said David who admitted that Kerr has really never left. “Donald had a good two years at BMS and made a lot of progress as a driver and with the cars. We worked well together then and after a year off we clicked well up at 411 for the Leftover deal.
So basically all we have to do is slap a seven on the car on off we go.”
For Donald the return to BMS is a good deal and after the race at 411 a couple of weeks ago he realizes how good the 2019 season could be.
“I was a little apprehensive before going up to 411 not knowing exactly how things would unfold at the track, but after about 20 minutes in the pits every thing was fine. David and I were back on the same page,” said Donald. “All of us get along and for the most part David and I agree on the car. When we aren’t on the same page it doesn’t take much to get there.
I am really excited about the upcoming season. I think that we can win some races and have a good time doing it.”
Donald and BMS will kick off the new season with the Ninth Annual Hangover at 411 Motor Speedway on December 29.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Tennessee RV, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, 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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