MARYVILLE, Tenn. (July 23) After a clean run at Wythe Raceway in the Southern Nationals opener Billy and the Boys thought they were through with all the mechanical problems they had been having, but 12 laps into the Southern Nationals event at 411 Motor Speedway they showed up again.

“At Wythe we had a good clean run. Everything ran flawless and at the end of the night the Oberg was clean as a whistle. We thought that we were set for the rest of the series and then 12 laps into the race at 411 the motor blew up,” said David with a sigh. “This is the same engine that we put 900 laps on, won the Spring Nationals Championship and had just freshened. I have no idea what is going on, but we will see what we can figure out.”

With a day off between the first two and the next four races the team is swapping motors and getting things ready to go.

“I’ve been around racing long enough to know that these things happen, but everyone is shaking their heads trying to find out what is going on,” continued David. “We are behind, but there is time to get things back on track and that is what we are working toward.”

The next event on Thursday will be at Modoc Speedway followed by races at Swainsboro Raceway on Friday, Screven Motor Speedway on Saturday and Rome Speedway on Sunday.

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.