MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Jul 29) The last two races in this years 12 race Southern National Series, Friday night at 411 and Saturday night at Tazewell were more of the same for Donald McIntosh and The Blount Motorsports Team.
On Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway they qualified mid-pack, started ninth and finished seventh on a track that was not conducive to passing. On Saturday night they started mid-pack again starting 10th. Had worked their way to third was involved in a wreck under caution and after going back to green the car bottomed out knocking the dry sump belt off and they finished 14th.
“We look forward to and usually have a lot of fun running the Southern Nationals, but not running good will take some of the fun out of it,” said David Bryant. “We had more bad moments than good moments and overall it was a bad performance.”
Two teams won 10 of the 12 races, Brandon Overton won six and Chris Madden won four, and that will make matters look and seem even worse.
“It doesn’t help that when you are having problems and there are two or three drivers that are having none. Overton and Madden were really dialed in. So the rest of us were running for third in the points and that is not a lot of fun either. Ross Bailes ran better that we did and finished third so we ended up fourth.
But this is racing and we will take a little time off and come back, get everything ready for the rest of the season,” concluded Bryant.
After a week off and a week getting everything ready the next race will be the Iron-Man event at Smoky Mountain Speedway on August 8. Both McIntosh and Tommy Kerr will be racing in the event.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Walker’s Truck Contractors, 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. Carbon Fiber drive shafts from Fastshafts. The shocks are Penske Racing Shocks with chassis and suspension components from TWM, Brakes from Wilwood and springs from Hyperco. Tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.