MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 10) Billy Ogle Jr. and Blount Motorsports’ win streak ended at five when mechanical problems sidelined the BMS Rocket during the Tarheel 50 at Tri-County Race Track on Thursday night.
“You know that any streak, whether it is a winning streak or a loosing streak, will come to an end. And ours came to an end Thursday night when mechanical problems knocked us out,” said Ogle, who had set fast time and was running second when the engine began to smoke.
After finishing 18th at Tri-County Race Track the team headed to Dixie Speedway for Saturday night’s Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout. Ogle finished third in the fourth heat, started 12th and finished eight. On Sunday the scene shifted to Rome Speedway for the Lucas Oil Rome Rumble. Ogle won the fourth heat, started fourth and finished seventh.
“There was a big wreck at Dixie with a lot of cars getting knocked out. We had considerable damage, but were able to keep going and finish eighth,” said Larry Garner. “We lost a motor Thursday night so we didn’t have a backup car and had to fix the car so we could run Rome on Sunday. We qualified well and won our heat, but couldn’t get off the corner in the race. We finished seventh.”
Tonight the BMS team will be that the Dirt Track in Charlotte for the WoO Late Model Shootout. On Sunday they will head to North Georgia Speedway for an unsanctioned $4,000 to win event.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Arnold Trucking, Bearden Oil Company, Blount Excavating, Cherokee Millwright, GEO Services, Insurance Partners, Massey Electric, Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp. and Wine and Spirits Cellar.
They race Rocket chassis (2012 Orange) with power from Custom Race Engines, 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.