MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Mar. 11) Tommy Kerr had an oil line come off as he was pulling out for his heat race in the Tennessee Tip Off Classic prelims Friday night. Instead of taking a chance on really hurting the engine they decided to call it a weekend.

“With the weather being what it is and it being a day race where there won’t be a lot of passing it didn’t make any sense to put the oil line back on and take a chance of really hurting the engine,” said Kerr in a phone interview as he watched the snow come down on noon Saturday. “We will pull the pan and check everything out the right way next week at the shop.”

Teammate Donald MacIntosh won the third heat and will start third in the feature if it isn’t snowed out.

Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Arnold Trucking, Blount Excavating, Cherokee Millwright, Food City, Massey Electric, Tennessee RV, Turner Hydraulics, VP Race Fuels and 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, OMG, and PPM. 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.

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