MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 19) Blount Motorsports driver’s Tommy and Donald each scored a win in the first two races of the new Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series.
Two Races, two race tracks, two drivers, two wins with one race car.
On Friday night driving the 4T Rocket Kerr won the opening event for Ray Cook’s new Fall Nationals Series at Smoky Mountain Speedway. For Kerr, who races a very limited schedule and has won at least one series feature each year for a number of years this win will continue the streak.
Tommy qualified second in the second group and started fourth on the grid. Heated battles within the top four contenders, that included his teammate, saw Kerr move into second behind leader Brandon Kinzer. He would pressure then get by Kinzer on the 31st circuit and hold off Robby Moses for the win.
Donald qualified second in the first group and started third on the grid. For the first half of the 40-lap event he was battling for position with Tommy and Dakotah Knuckles ending up second behind leader Kinzer. On lap 23 he jumped the cushion, spun and restarted from the rear. He was able to work his way back to a sixth place finish.
“What a great car and what a great night,” said Tommy. “I messed up qualifying or we would have had fast time. We made one little change to the car before the feature and it was a dream to drive. It was just one of those nights where everything goes the way you planned it and for the cherry on top we picked up our annual win.
On Saturday night the scene shifted to North Georgia Speedway, but other than a drivers change and a minor adjustment to the car it was more of the same except McIntosh was fast qualifier and led every lap to record his win.
“We’ve had some terrible luck, but some of our problems have been self inflicted. Trying to compensate for things that have happened we over compensated and over adjusted on the car,” said Donald. “We got back to basics. We built on Tommy’s win last night made one little adjustment to the car and here we are in victory lane. Its always nice to win, but this one was special.”
“If you close your eyes and visualize a great racing weekend, this is what you would see,” said David. “Back-to-back race wins like this with a car that was good on Friday night and dominant on Saturday night doesn’t happen often, but its really sweet when it does happen.”
This next weekend McIntosh will take the family Buick to Mansfield Speedway for the Dirt Million and the BMS team will take the weekend off. The next races for BMS will be the Fall Nationals events at Thunderhill and Tazewell Speedways over the Labor Day Weekend.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Walker’s Truck Contractors, Food City, 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. Drive train components are from Quarter Master with Carbon Fiber drive shafts from Fastshafts. The shocks are Penske Racing Shocks with chassis and suspension components from TWM and springs from Hyperco. Noses and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies and tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.