MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 17) The weather was a factor for the SSRS event at Smoky Mountain Speedway, but the BMS team had another strong showing with a second place finish for Billy and a fourth place finish for Tommy.
With the Saturday night SRRS race moved to Sunday do to rain Billy was locked in third and Tommy fifth on the starting grid. The combination of a 1 PM start time and a hot summer day did not call for a lot of passing. Billy and Tommy were each able to improve just one position because on the second attempt to start the race pole sitter Austin Dillon got into the wall and out of the race.
“The track did everything they could to get the race in Saturday night, but had to go to Sunday,” said Kerr. “You know what happens when you have a dirt track race in the day time, it is one lane. It is one lane and you just grind it out which is what Billy and I did.
We didn’t tear nothing up so for a day race it wasn’t a bad race.”
The team will head for the rescheduled running of the Budweiser SAS Jean Johnson Memorial at Cleveland Speedway this Saturday night.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Arnold Trucking, Bearden Oil Company, Blount Excavating, Cherokee Millwright, GEOServices, Insurance Partners, Massey Electric, Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp. and Wine and Spirits Cellar.
They race Rocket chassis powered by Custom Race Engines with Dyer’s Top Rods and Gibbs Oil. The shocks are from Öhlins, chassis and suspension components from TWM, drive train components from Quarter Master, Sunoco Race Fuel from Bearden Oil and tires from Hoosier Racing Tires.