MARYVILLE Tenn. (Jul 26) Rain at Needmore Speedway cut the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Georgia swing down to three races with McIntosh coming away with an eighth -place finish as West Georgia, 11th at Screven, second at Rome and the Series points lead heading into Tri-County Race Track on Tuesday night.
Donald and David tired of fighting a contrary race car took the engine out of it and put it in McIntosh’s backup car that had a new body and deck on it and took that combination to West Georgia Speedway
In a hot lap wreck the new body and deck were torn off the car. They beat out one side and qualified seventh. They beat out the other side of the car for the feature and ran eighth.
Needmore was next on the schedule, but rain took care of it. So they headed to Screven where they qualified 12t. After having a flat tire in the feature they were able to pull off an 11th place finish.
At Rome on Sunday, they rolled out the backup car. The car that Tommy’s has been driving. They qualified and started third and finished second.
“We have been at it hard. This is a long hot grind even if you are running well and until the last race at Rome we haven’t been doing much of that,” grimaced David. “Kerr’s car has a perfect motor for the next three races but might need to make a change before Tazewell and Volunteer.
We might have found the car to finish up the rest of the season with, if we can keep it in one piece.”
The next race is Tuesday at Tri-County Race Track followed by a day off and then the final four events of the series that finishes up at Volunteer Speedway on Sunday.
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