Mechanical Issues Derail World Finals Weekend
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 11) What started out as a great World Finals weekend for BMS at the Dirt Track in Charlotte ended up with mechanical problems and disappointment.
Billy and the Blount Motorsport Team knew that qualifying for the WoO World Finals would be critical. When the Thursday night qualifying for Friday and Saturday night’s features was over out of 74 entries Billy was sixth fastest in both the first and second rounds of qualifying.
“We have been working on our qualifying and it is starting to pay off. We had a good race car and Billy ran some good laps,” Said David Bryant. We qualified good for both nights and that gave us some good starting positions in the heats,”
On Friday night Billy ran third in the first heat and started 14th. He was boxed in on the first laps and fell back to 17th. After getting some racing room he started his way toward the front and was able to come back and record a strong eighth place finish.
On Saturday night Billy started on the pole of the sixth heat and when the green flag dropped the car didn’t want to go.
“I felt something in the parade lap for the heat and when the green came out I gave it the gas and the car didn’t really respond like it should have,” said Billy. “I don’t know what it was, but there was no where to go but the pits.”
Next up is the final race of the season for BMS, The SAS Gobbler at Cleveland Speedway on Saturday, November, 16.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Al Blankenship Concrete, Blount Excavating, Cherokee Millwright, Food City, GEO Services, Insurance Partners, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, VP Race Fuels and Wine and Spirits Cellar.
BMS races Rocket chassis 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. Parts and pieces are from J.T. Kerr Racing Equipment and tires from Hoosier Racing Tires.