MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 23) After winning four consecutiveraces Tommy Kerr and the BMS team headed for the WoO Alltel Scorcher atVolunteer Speedway. On both nights of the two-night event mechanical problemssidelined their racing efforts.
On Wednesday the first of two $10,000 to win events theright rear hub broke on the second lap of qualifying. When the hub broke thecar dropped and dug into the track. They qualified thirteenth and opted not tobring out the backup car and start on the tail of a heat. There was majordamage to the Rocket chassis that will require time on the jig at Rocket.
On the Thursday, driving the back up car, Tommy set fast timeas he out qualifying a strong 49 car field. His time was 12.879. He won hisheat, drew an eight and started eighth. On the first lap he and Darrell Lanigangot together and he had to park the car with a broken left front tie rod.
It was the first WoO pole for Tommy and the BMS team. Crewchief Gary Winger was awarded “The Fast Crew Chief Award” for the qualifyingeffort.
“We had a good car both nights, but we never got to see howgood,” said Kerr shaking his head. “It is just one of those things you havelittle or no control over. We will get both cars squared away and get afterthem next weekend.”
Next weekend they will be racing two Advance Thunder races.Saturday night they will be at Mountain Raceway Park and Sunday at TazewellSpeedway.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from BlountExcavating, Stowers Machinery Corp., Kelso, Turner Industrial Supply,GEOServices, Cast Stone, Wine and Spirits Cellar, Insurance Partners, ExplosiveSpecialists and Murphy’s Bobcat.
Tommy races a GW Performance Rocket chassis with power fromCustom Race Engines, shocks from Öhlins, chassis and suspension components fromTWM and seats from Butlerbilt.
For more information on how you can be a part of Tommy KerrRacing and the Blount Motorsports Team go to www.blountmotorsports.com/