MARYVILLE, Tenn. (May 11) Donald piloted the Blount Motorsports Rocket to an SAS fifth place finish at Boyd’s and a Spring Nationals fifth place finish at Smoky Mountain this past weekend.
At Boyd’s on Friday night, Donsald started sixth on the grid and ended up fifth at the checkered flag.
“The car seems to be reacting a little bit better, but it felt like we were a little down on motor,” said David. “After the race we found the motor problem was a bad spark plug wire. It wasn’t a horrible night and we seem to be getting a better grip on the car.”
Saturday night the scene shifted a little closer to home with the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals event at Smoky Mountain Speedway where they started eighth and finished fifth again.
“It is still a struggle to figure out the car. We seem to be making some headway and then it surprises you,” said donald. “We are working really hard and don’t have a whole lot to show for it. Maybe it will pay dividends later in the season.”
Tommy, running in his third race of the season, started 12th and parked it about 30 laps into the race with an overheating problem.
This next weekend is Maryville High School’s graduation. Picking up their diplomas will be Brock Garner and Logan Bryant. Brock is Steve Garner’s son and Larry Garner’s grandson and Logan is David Bryant’s son. With Larry and David at graduation driver Donald McIntosh and his dad David will be in Bowling Green Kentucky drag racing David’s vintage record holding 1961 Buick GSX Stage 1 for the Buick GS Nationals.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors 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.