MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 18) A faulty rear end on the BMS Rocket sent Donald to the pits in his heat race and into a provisional starting position for the Ultimate Series Scorcher at Volunteer Speedway Thursday night. The team unloaded the backup car and started the 50-lap Scorcher in 23rd. Donald was able to work his way through the field and was battling for sixth with Jimmy Owens when the two made contact and Donald spun. He continued in his damaged race car and record a 12th place finish.
“Not sure why, but it seems like we have had our share of rear end problems this year,” said David Bryant. “Donald started way back and had a nice run going until the deal with Owens. So we ended up 12th with two tore up race cars. Not a way you want to start a run of four races in four days, but.”
The team will have both cars repaired and ready to go for tonight’s Ultimate East event at Crossville Speedway.
“We dropped another rear end in the primary car and fixed the deck and body panels on the secondary car and off we go again,” conclude Bryant.
After Crossville the team will race the SNBS event at North Georgia on Saturday and the Southern Nationals event at Rome on Sunday.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Arnold Trucking, Blount Excavating, Cherokee Millwright, Food City, Massey Electric, Tennessee RV, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors and The Wine and Spirits Cellar.
BMS races Rocket XR1 Chassis. Power is provided by Vic Hill Racing Engines with Dyer’s Top Rods, Storie Manifolds, Driven Racing Oil, VP Race Fuels and starting power from Go Lithium batteries. 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. Springs are from Hyperco. Noses and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies and tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.