MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Mar. 26) Tommy, who was making his first start of the season, had his hands full with the World of Outlaw drivers in the Tennessee Tipoff Classic at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday night.

With Donald racing in Georgia, Tommy and a pickup crew threw their tools and spares on a flat bed truck and hauled the race car on an open trailer to Smoky Mountain Speedway.

“We were a little behind with our preparation, and we had a few problems like an oil leak, but we kept plugging away and made the race,” grinned Tommy. “There was a good field of cars there and to be perfectly honest with you we were lucky to make the feature.”

With the top four in the heats transferring to the feature, Tommy finished fifth in the third heat and made the feature by winning the second last chance race. He started 18th and after moving up a number of positions had to stop to avoid a wreck and was sent to the rear. He would finish 19th.

“The race track was slick from top to bottom and you could race from top to bottom. We were going pretty good and had moved up a number of spots when we had to stop for a wreck and were sent to the rear. It was our first race of the season. We didn’t tear anything major up, made the race and had a real good time. Not a bad way to start the season,” concluded Tommy.

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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.