MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 22) The combination of a poor qualifying run, a nice run at the beginning and a slide back in the middle made for an interesting race for Tommy and the BMS team at Smoky Mountain Speedway Saturday night.
Tommy qualified 12th and 10 laps into the 40-lap SAS event he was battling for the fifth spot. As quickly as he had moved toward the front of the field he started moving toward the back, ending up about tenth. With just a couple laps remaining he was able to move to ninth and that is where he finished.
“It was one of those nights where Tommy was good and then he was not so good, then good again,” said David. “It is tough on everybody and hard to get into a groove when you are not racing on a regular basis.”
Donald McIntosh feels a lot better after suffering a concussion at Eldora and has been cleared to race. With a new car that needs to be shaken down the team has added the Clash race this Saturday night at Volunteer Speedway to the schedule.
“Everything is a whole lot better this week than last,” said Donald, “The car hit both ends and then the middle. It was the hardest hit I have ever taken and hopefully there won’t be any harder ones.”
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Arnold Trucking, Blount Excavating, Cherokee Millwright, Food City, GEO Services, Insurance Partners, Massey Electric, Tennessee RV, Turner Hydraulics, VP Race Fuels and Wine and Spirits Cellar.
BMS races Rocket chassis (Blue and Orange) with power from Vic Hill Racing Engines, with Dyer’s Top Rods, Storie Manifolds, Driven Racing Oil and VP Race Fuels. Drive train components are from Quarter Master, the shocks are Öhlins, chassis and suspension components from TWM, OMG, and PPM with springs from Hyperco. For parts and pieces it’s J.T. Kerr Racing Equipment and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies. Tires are Hoosier Racing Tires.