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Boulton Returning to Riverside on Heels of Another Top-Five Finish
Inside Line Promotions - LEXINGTON, Tenn. (July 16, 2020) - Tucker Boulton is getting more comfortable in his car with each passing race.
Two weeks ago, Boulton recorded his second top-five finish of the 2020 season as he placed fourth in the 305ci sprint car main event at Lexington 104 Speedway on July 3. It was his fourth top-10 result in five starts this year.
"I'm starting to feel more comfortable in the car," he said. "I needed to work on being more consistent and not going wherever everyone else is going just because it's working for them.
"I'm up to speed and full throttle now. We are just working out a few motor bugs and getting more horsepower out of it."
Boulton will head to Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., this Saturday in search of his first win of the season.
"A week off usually helps us," he said. "We can go through the car with more detail when we have more time. I always feel more confident going into a race after a little break. We work out of our trailer. That is why it's a lot easier to have more time.
"I'm really, really excited. We are working a few things out with our motors and we have some new help in the pits. We're ready and I can't wait."
July 3 - Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn. - Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 4 (5).
SEASON STATS -
5 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.
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Henderson Recovery, which is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., is one of the Mid-South's leading towing and repossession companies.
"Henderson Recovery is the reason we are in the car," Boulton said. "They have been helping us out with the tires and the expense of racing, and are a big part of the team."
Boulton would also like to thank NAPA Auto Parts, DHR Suspension and Jacqueline Savoy Photography for their continued support.
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McIntosh and BMS Loose Qualifying Mojo
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Jul 15) Back-to-back poor qualifying runs in the last two Southern Nationals features saw Donald McIntosh start deep in the pack at Volunteer Speedway and I-75 Raceway.
On Monday night at Volunteer McIntosh started 21st and drove to an eighth place finish. At I-75 last night he started 12th and finished fourth.
“Qualifying is critical and that’s all there is to it,” said David Bryant. “No matter how good the car is if you are starting mid-pack or back you are looking at surviving and that is about all.
Donald raced well and we came away with a couple decent finishes an 8th and 4th, but all you can do is think about where we would have been if we had a good starting position.”
On Tuesday night at I-75 Raceway McIntosh won the Consi, started 12th and finished fourth.
Track conditions vary from qualifying when there is moisture to the feature when it is dry and you need a balance so you can handle both. The team has some how lost the balance.
“I don’t know what it is. If we qualify good we don’t race well and vice versa,” said McIntosh. “Normally we have a good balance where we qualify well and race well, but we have seemed to have lost that balance.
If we get it all where it should be we might win one or two of these things.”
Turn up the AC cause tonight’s race at Senoia Speedway begins the Hot Georgia Nights portion of this year's Southern Nationals. Friday night its racing at Needmore Speedway, Saturday Screven Motor Speedway and Sunday Cochran Motor Speedway.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Walker’s Truck Contractors, 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.
For more information on Blount Motorsports or how you can become part of “The Team” go to blountmotorsports.com/
FENDERED FUN: Donny Schatz relishing opportunities to race his Late Model
GRAND FORKS, ND – One of Donny Schatz’s most proud performances in his career is a third-place run with the World of Outlaws at River Cities Speedway in his home state of North Dakota.
When the 10-time Sprint Car Series champion isn’t spending his weeks chasing another title, he trades his winged chariot for a fendered rocket. Which is exactly his plan this weekend.
“It’s really hard for me to go around home and go to local races during the week or off time and race a Sprint Car and say it is for fun, even though it is for fun, when you do it professionally,” Schatz said. “To do a Late Model is a completely different animal. I don’t do it professionally. I do it for fun. I do it on the side. It makes a lot more sense. It allows me to stay more connected to my local tracks here in North Dakota and Minnesota. It’s fun to stay connected to the local scene for me.”
Running one of Darrell Lanigan’s cars, Schatz beat the likes of 20-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion Steve Kinser, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan and Bill Elliott to finish fourth in the special event. From then on, he was hooked on Late Model racing.
He’s also collected two wins in the Can-Am Western Late Model Series and nine wins in the Northern Late Model Racing Association – one at Red River Valley Speedway and five at River Cities Speedway.
“Most of the time I thank all of that success to (iconic team owner and chassis builder) Mark Richards for giving me a running start,” Schatz said. “I’ve had a lot of help from a lot of guys – including (four-time World of Outlaws Late Model champion) Josh Richards and (two-time and defending World of Outlaws Late Model champion) Brandon Sheppard.
“So many people over the years have helped. It’s like cutting corners. If you can cut a corner somewhere and it helps out, that’s a good thing. It’s rewarding I can tell you that. Maybe someday I’ll win at least one (World of Outlaws) Late Model show. But you just never know.”
In comparison to his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 Sprint Car, Schatz said the closet thing it and his Late Model have in common are he still puts the tear offs on his helmet the same way.
“It just tells you the correlation between a torsion bar and a spring, how much difference there is in the way they work. A spring has memory. A torsion bar doesn’t really have anything. It’s old school technology. I wouldn’t even call it technology. It’s just something that’s stuck around in our sport and nobody has really changed. It would be fun one day to make them similar but today it’s just not happening.”
While the Late Model races are a time for Schatz to shed the stress of running for a championship, that doesn’t negate his competitive nature.
He wouldn’t consider himself a relaxed racer. Especially when competing against the likes of Sheppard, 2004 World of Outlaws Late Model champion Scott Bloomquist and last year’s Rookie of the Year Ricky Weiss.
“At the end of the day, I love what I do with the Sprint Cars,” he said. “I don’t know if I would ever walk away from it to do one or the other. It would be cool. In a perfect world, a guy could run both Series. But that would be pretty farfetched to be able to do and be competitive. Once you get to racing for championships that gets to be your focus and what you want to do. Maybe I’ll never be that competitive in the Late Model world, but you never know. Maybe years down the road that’ll change.”
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If you can’t make it to the events, you can still watch all three live on DIRTVision.