MARYVILLE, Tenn (May 29) So far in 2013 Billy and the BMS team have been on a roller coaster ride unable to get on a roll and string together a number of wins and top finishes. In what has been the norm for the season so far on Friday night Ogle was fifteenth at Boyd’s Speedway and on Saturday he ran second at Smoky Mountain Speedway.
“Right now Billy is driving a race car with 140 plus races on it and it is getting a bit tired. It is still a good car, but it is tired and not as consistent as we would like it to be,” said David Bryant with a shrug. “We are working on a new Rocket and in a couple of weeks, when the season really starts to heat up, Billy will be in the new car.”
The team started out with a second at the Ice Bowl and since coming back from Florida in February has raced in 17 races with both Billy and Tommy competing in six of those for a total of 23 finishes. Out of those 23 finishes there have been Two Wins, 13 top fives and 17 top 10 finishes.
“We had a good year last year and this year is shaping up to be even better,” continued Bryant. “If you compare last year’s record with what we have done this year we are better this year. Our first win came on May 25 last year and our first this year was April 6th. We will roll out the new Rocket in a couple of weeks and give it a whirl.”
This weekend the BMS team will be at Tazewell Speedway on Friday night for the Lucas Oil Series and at Volunteer Speedway on Saturday night with the Southern All Stars.
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. Using 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 with springs from Hyperco. Parts and pieces are from J.T. Kerr Racing Equipment and tires from Hoosier Racing Tires.