MARYVILLE, Tenn. (June 23) Billy suffered mechanical problems and didn’t start the Lucas Oil Ole Smoky Moonshine Classic at Smoky Mountain Speedway Saturday night while teammate Tommy started 19th and finished sixth.
Billy, who was caught up in a first lap crash last weekend, never made a lap in the Lucas Oil feature Saturday night as a broken rocker arm in qualifying ended his night early.
“Billy said the engine was weak in hot laps and we did some things to it before qualifying, but the problems was a rocker arm and it gave up in qualifying,” said David Bryant. “We picked up our new Vic Hill engine and didn’t have time to get it in the car, so we went with the same engine we have been running. That engine had a lot of laps on it and the rocker arm broke.”
Tommy, won the B-Main, started 19th and finished sixth in the feature.
“Tommy didn’t qualify well and made the race by winning the B-Main,” continued Bryant. “After he made the race he was able to stay out of trouble, keep the car in one piece and come up with a good finish.”
The team is taking this coming weekend off with the next race being the unsanctioned $5,000 to win event at Tazewell Speedway on July 5.
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 (Orange) 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.