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Pair of Thirds for McIntosh at Clarksville
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 3) Donald McIntosh’s Friday Night and Saturday night at Clarksville’s Toilet Bowl were mirror images as he qualified fourth and finished third both nights.
McIntosh and the Blount Motorsports Team debuted the new XR1 Rocket with the new 434 ci Vic Hill Racing Engine and were pleased with the outcome.
“It was good to get back to area tracks where we are more in our element,” said David “The car was good right out of the box and the Vic Hill engine provided plenty of power. It was a good outing and a nice tune up for the car, the engine, the whole team.”
The team still has some work to do, but feels good about getting the season underway even though it is still winter.
“We are in good shape for the shape we are in. We are just about finished putting the car we took to Florida back together, the new car and engine combination worked well and all we need is some decent weather,” concluded Bryant.
Both Donald and Tommy will be racing Saturday in the WoO event at Smoky Mountain. The weather is forecast to be clear and cool.
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/
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Wheatland, Missouri (March 3, 2020) -With another Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association (MLRA) season just weeks away, Jeremy Grady and his # 43 racing team are back on the hunt for the elusive MLRA win, with high expectations of climbing the ladder after finishing 6th a year ago in the season's final standings.
For the second consecutive year, the Story City, Iowa veteran was plagued with more than his fair share of bad luck in 2019, something he hopes to see change in 2020. In the series opener one year ago at the Davenport Speedway it appeared things were moving in the right direction. A second place finish behind eventual event winner Chase Junghans in his qualifier had put Grady running towards the front of the main event.
Unfortunately, that all came to a screeching halt late in the race when his left front wheel separated from the car at the entry of turn three, sending the 44-year old driver and his Black Diamond Chassis into the turn three fence. "It couldn't have happened at a worse spot on the track, it couldn't have fallen off at a worse spot, but that is just how our luck has been going," commented Grady.
"Wrecking our primary car the very first night out pretty much let the wind out of our sails last year. We were running in the top six with just about ten laps to go when that happened, and when you start the year off like that it can be hard to rebound."
Looking to leave those misfortunes behind, Grady plans to return full time to the MLRA this season, with a pair of 2019 Black Diamond Chassis at his disposal along with Clements Racing Engines supplying the power. While both cars are very similar, one of which has yet to be raced, Grady notes, "They should be identical, but every car seems to have its own little personality. We are planning to practice with both of our cars before opening night, and whichever one I feel more comfortable in will be the one we start the season with."
Two of the team's best runs of the 2019 campaign came late in the season, a 6th place run at the Rapid Speedway and an 8th place run on Labor Day Weekend at the Quincy Raceway. While the final results may not have been what the team had expected at the start of last season, their qualifying efforts from a year ago provide the team with confidence coming into this season.
The driver of the True Value sponsored entry tallied podium finishes in ten out of seventeen qualifying races in 2019, including six runner-up finishes to go along with a pair of wins at Caney Valley Speedway and the Lucas Oil Speedway during the Larry Phillips Memorial. Not too bad for a guy that was also tagged with four RacingJunk.com Hard Luck Awards during the course of the season.
"Some of the things we learned in the second half of last year with our Black Diamond have got me anxious to get this season going. We ran some races at Webster City (Iowa) last year in a limited motor deal and we tried some different things with our cars. Ever since then I have been really excited to start working with it on the open side," concluded Grady.
The 2020 MLRA schedule sets up nicely for Grady, with a total of nine dates planned for his home state. "All of the Iowa tracks on the schedule are ones I am familiar with from my days running with the Derry Brothers Series," noted the 2007 Derry Brothers Series champion. "Farley (300 Raceway) is awesome. They have done a great job there and it should be a really good race. It races really good and when the track is right you can about go around there wide open."
Saturday, July 4th will mark MLRA's first stop at 300 Raceway since it was shortened from its original ½ mile shape and turned into its current 3/8 mile configuration. Chris Simpson scored the most recent MLRA win here back in 2016.
While he may be a veteran racer, Grady makes it clear that he has no intentions on getting out of the driver's seat in the foreseeable future. "I like racing with the guys we are racing with in MLRA. Ever since I started racing late models I have wanted to do this open deal, and I want to continue to do it as long as I can, being as competitive as I can in it," concluded Grady.
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For all of the latest news and information, including the full 2020 schedule, fans are encouraged to visit the series website at www.MLRARacing.com.