MARYVILLE, Tenn. (May 24) A rough race track made for a long night at Cleveland Speedway Saturday night for the Coca Cola SAS Tennessee Memorial. The rough track helped create 11 cautions and when the checkered flag fell just eight of the 24 starters were still running.
Billy was one of the eight cars running at the end and recorded a sixth place finish by riding and trying to keep from tearing up the car. Tommy stripped a spool gear out of the rear end early in the race and was credited with a 17th place finish.
“Preparing a dirt track is a tough deal and not an exact science by any means,” said Larry Garner who is in the excavating business. “Cleveland was a rough place to be Saturday night and a lot of good race cars got tore up. You are going to have nights like that and you just hope they are few and far between.”
For the Memorial Weekend the team heads to Mississippi for two Southern All Star races. Then back at Cleveland Speedway on Thursday, June second, they will run the first of three consecutive Lucas Oil Series races.
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.