MARYVILLE, Tenn. (June 17) It is more than the weather that is heating up a Blount Motorsports. The team is starting to get into a groove and is looking forward to the Southern All Star event at Smoky Mountain Speedway this Saturday night as well as the remainder of the season.

The 2011 season for BMS and the Dirt Late Model racing in general has not gotten off to a real good start. The bad spring weather has thrown a number of curves with race after race being postponed or cancelled. When BMS has been able to race, a number of mechanical gremlins and some just plain bad luck has plagued the team.

Coming off a second and fourth place finish at Volunteer Speedway two weeks ago, taking last weekend off to completely go over the cars and put on new bodies the team is raring to go.

“We are running good and we are looking forward to a little home cooking when we race at Smoky Mountain,” said Larry Garner. “It is always a good time when you race at home with our fans, friends and families at the track.”

“Things are starting to come around,” echoed Tommy Kerr. “We are running better and we are starting to have some fun. Billy and I are excited about Saturday night at Smoky Mountain and the rest of the season.”

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.