MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 11) Blount Motorsports announced today that Donald McIntosh will join the team as the primary driver for the 2015 season. Donald will be joining Tommy Kerr, who will be driving a limited schedule, for the season that will consist of approximately 50 races primarily in the southeast.
“It was not easy to find a driver that fits our program. We talked to and looked into about fifty drivers since September and Donald always ended up at the top of the list,” said Blount Motorsports owner Larry Garner. “He is a very talented, knowledgeable young man with tremendous potential who fits well with our team. We are pleased that everything worked out and he will be our primary driver in 2015.”
One of the most important things for any team is team chemistry. When all the team members work well together everyone is able to learn, improve and win.
“I am really excited about having Donald on board for 2015,” crew chief David Bryant said. “Donald is not just the driver he is involved in everything to do with the car. We have developed a good relationship in the last couple of months and he keeps me on my toes. He isn’t afraid to contribute or to question things. In the process of him becoming a better driver I will become a better crew chief.
There are so many variables, so many things that can happen, but I honestly think that Donald is a star in the making.”
Donald, who has been racing his own team with his Dad, is equally excited about being involved with a first rate team with top equipment.
“I don’ think I could be more excited than I am about this opportunity that Blount Motorsports is giving me,” grinned Donald. “David, B.J. and I jelled over the last few races and we are working well together. I have so much to learn and this will be a learning season. There will be some tough outings but there will be some good runs too. I can’t wait to get started.”
Donald and Blount Motorsports will kick off the 2015 season racing the Hangover 40 at 411 Speedway on January 1, followed by the Ice Bowl at Talladega Short Track. Other than Ray Cooks two series, the Spring and Southern Nationals, the rest of the schedule is a work in progress.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Arnold Trucking, Blount Excavating, Cherokee Millwright, Food City, GEO Services, Insurance Partners, Massey Electric, Tennessee RV, Turner Hydraulics, VP Race Fuels and Wine and Spirits Cellar.
BMS races Rocket chassis (Blue) with power from Vic Hill Racing Engines, which uses Dyer’s Top Rods, Storie Manifolds, Driven Racing Oil and VP Race Fuels. Drive train components are from Quarter Master, the shocks are Öhlins, chassis and suspension components from TWM and springs from Hyperco. For parts and pieces it’s J.T. Kerr Racing Equipment and tires its Hoosier Racing Tires.