MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Mar. 25) Donald and the boys finished fourth at Oglethorpe and fourth at Cochran on Friday and Saturday nights in the Spring Nationals’ season openers.
Donald hadn’t seen Oglethorpe before and the team had only been their one time before so they were searching for the right setup and the search didn’t pan out.
“Plain and simple we were way off on Friday night,” said David. “New track blues or whatever you want to call it, but we never hit on a good setup. Donald stayed out of trouble and was able to salvage a good finish.”
On Saturday night the scene shifted to Cochran Motor Speedway. The car was better and Donald qualified ninth, ran second in his heat, started seventh and finished fourth.
“We were way more racy at Cochran than we were at Oglethorpe. We hit on some things and the car was a whole lot better,” said McIntosh. “Travis Pennington and I started on the same row and we had some really good side-by-side battles during the race. Travis is fun to race with.”
“Not only did we have a decent weekend nothing broke and we didn’t tear anything up. Four races on the new car and maybe a scratch and a tire mark are all we’ve gotten. And that is a good thing,” concluded David.
This coming weekend BMS will head to Talladega Short Track on Friday night and Senoia Raceway on Saturday night for two more Spring Nationals races.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Walker’s Truck Contractors, Food City, and The Wine and Spirits Cellar.
BMS races Rocket XR1 Chassis. Power is provided by Vic Hill Racing Engines with Dyer’s Top Rods, Driven Racing Oil, Waterman Fuel Pumps, VP Race Fuels and starting power from Go Lithium batteries. Gauges and wiring harnesses from QuickCar. 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 and springs from Hyperco. Noses and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies and tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.