MARYVILLE, Tenn (Apr. 7) On the three race Spring Nationals Kentucky swing the weather was the big winner with all three races being rained out. If it had not been for the Carolina Clash race at Volunteer Speedway Donald and the Blount Motorsports team would have done a lot of traveling with nothing to show for it. As it worked out they did a lot of traveling and had little to show for it.
On Thursday night at 201 Speedway, the first of three scheduled events, the radiator in the primary car was holed. After replacing the radiator the right rear bird cage came apart and put that car in the trailer. Brought out the backup car, started on the rear of the consi and the rains came with the car still on the track. Tore the left side of the backup car off trying to get it off the track.
“It is one of those things where you know the outcome is not going to be good and the rain is going to win, but you have to still go out there just in case the rain holds off,” said David with a grimace. “It was a frustrating night for us and everyone else that was there. We tore up a lot of stuff, and have nothing to show for it.”
The next day it was the race at Ponderosa Speedway’s turn to get rained out. On Saturday, although the sun was shining at Florence Speedway, the grounds were so wet there was no way to race.
“We drove 830 miles, tore up two race cars and never really got to race,” continued David.
On the way back from Florence on Saturday instead of going to the shop they headed to Volunteer Speedway for the Carolina Clash event. McIntosh started 10th and finished ninth after having to spin the car racing for third.
“We had worked our way from 10th and was racing for third when we got pinched. Donald had two choices. One to do some body slamming and risk tearing up the car or two to spin the car. He chose to spin out and lost the spot and a bunch more instead of tearing up another car. It was that kind of a weekend,” concluded David.
The team finally made it back to the shop and getting the cars put back together so they can go to Tazewell Speedway on Saturday night for the Ray Varner Ford sponsored WoO event.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Arnold Trucking, Blount Excavating, Cherokee Millwright, Food City, GEO Services, Insurance Partners, Massey Electric, Tennessee RV, Turner Hydraulics, VP Race Fuels and Wine and Spirits Cellar.
BMS races Rocket chassis (Blue and Orange) with power from Vic Hill Racing Engines, with 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, OMG, and PPM with springs from Hyperco. For parts and pieces it’s J.T. Kerr Racing Equipment and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies. Tires are Hoosier Racing Tires.
For more information on Blount Motorsports or how you can become part of “The Team” go to blountmotorsports.com