McIntosh Solid in WoO Run at Smoky Mountain

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Mar. 9) Donald McIntosh enjoyed a little bit of home cooking as he laid down a solid run in the WoO Tipoff Classic at Smoky Mountain Speedway Saturday night. 

McIntosh finished third in the fourth heat, started 12th and finished a strong fifth in the 60-lap event.

“We had a good car, Donald did a good job and we had a good night. We are racing better and smarter,” said David Bryant. “There are so many variables and things changes so rapidly that you hate to say you have it figured out so I won't, but we are gaining on it and are looking forward to getting the season going."

Some late changes to the car gave McIntosh a car he could run wherever he needed or wanted to on the track. He had Brandon Sheppard passed for fourth, but a caution came out and negated the pass. He ended up settling for a fifth place finish.

“It was a good night. The combination of the new Rocket X1R and Vic Hill’s 434 engine is really good and is going to be really good for us,” grinned McIntosh. “I’m really excited moving forward.”

Tommy Kerr’s first race of the 2020 season didn’t turn out, as he would have liked, as he didn’t find his rhythm until it was too late.

“I had a good car, but the driver was rusty. By the time I got back into the groove a little bit I was in the last chance race and it was too late,” said Kerr. “Team wise we had a good night as both cars were good and Donald did a great job.”

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.

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March 9, 2020

Pair of Top-5’s for Sheppard in WoO Tennessee Swing
Ohio and Indiana LOLMDS Double Shot Next

SHINNSTON, W.V. (03/09/20) – Brandon Sheppard pocketed a pair of Top-5 finishes over the weekend in the Rocket1 Racing/ Valvoline/ Seubert Calf Ranches/ Durham Racing Engines-powered Rocket Chassis.

“This was another solid weekend for our team,” said Sheppard. “We’ve had a lot of consistency to start the year, with five wins and several Top-5’s to show for it. Being consistent each week is key, if we can keep that up, the wins will come. Thank you to Mark, Steve, my crew, and everyone at Rocket Chassis for all their hard work.”

On Friday night, Rocket1 Racing traveled to Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tenn.) with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series. In a field of 33 cars, Sheppard laid down the fourth-fastest lap in qualifying and finished second in his heat race, positioning him eighth on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win main event after the redraw.

In the 50-lap feature, Brandon advanced four spots to finish fourth behind race winner Josh Richards, Brandon Overton, and Dennis Erb Jr. Cade Dillard completed the Top-5 finishers.

The action shifted east to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) on Saturday for the annual Tennessee Tipoff. A field of 34 entries assembled to battle for a $12,000 top prize. Sheppard qualified third in his group and went on to a heat race victory, sending him to the redraw for the feature event.

Starting on the pole for the 60-lap feature, Brandon slipped three positions to place fourth – his 17th Top-5 in 19 starts this season – behind race winner Mike Marlar, Ricky Weiss, and Josh Richards. Donald McIntosh rounded out the Top-5.

Sheppard continues to lead the latest WoO Morton Buildings Late Model Series standings. For more information on these events and complete series standings, please visit

Rocket1 Racing will be idle this week before returning to action on March 20-21. The Lucas Oil Late Model Series (LOLMDS) will host events at Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio) on Friday night and Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Ind.) on Saturday, March 21. Both events boast a $12,000 top prize.

Additional information on these events can be found at

Rocket1 Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Rocket Chassis, Ace Metal Works, Durham Racing Engines, FiveStar RaceCar Bodies, Gunters Honey, Hoosier Racing Tire, Integra Racing Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Petroff Towing, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals, Sweet Manufacturing, Sunoco Race Fuels, Accu-Force Shock Service, ATL Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Bazell Race Fuels, Beyea Custom Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Brinn Transmissions, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, CP Carrillo, Dohm Cycles, Edelbrock, Fibreworks Composites, Hardrock Powder Coating, Howe Racing Enterprises, Jones Racing Products, Kenny’s Components, Maxima Racing Oils, MSD, NGK Spark Plugs, Tel Tac, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Powers Performance, Performance Rod & Custom, Quarter Master, QuickCar Racing Products, Rocket Pre-Owned Motors, Safecraft, Show Trucks Unlimited, Simpson, Stealth Carburetors, Strange Oval, Suave Talk, Total Power Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing, Wiles Driveshafts, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Xceldyne Valvetrain, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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Tony Stewart scores back-to-back USCS top-ten finishes at Chatham Speedway; North Alabama visit ahead

Dates: Friday and Saturday, March 6th & 7th
Event: Bayou State Sprint Car Nationals
Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour
Track: Chatham Speedway (Chatham, Louisiana)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 8th (6th)
Saturday: 5th (8th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 9, 2020) - Despite a slight hiccup on Friday that forced the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion to restart at the tail of the field, Tony Stewart’s weekend in Louisiana was filled with success, ending his two-day, Bayou State Sprint Car Nationals campaign at Chatham Speedway with back-to-back top-ten outcomes, highlighting each of his United Sprint Car Series (USCS) starts with a fifth place performance on Saturday, March 7. Stewart started eighth on the feature grid, kicking-off the evening with a fourth-place run during his respective heat race, also starting eighth.

The Columbus, Indiana-native launched his weekend at Chatham Speedway with an impressive rally to finish eighth after restarting at the tail of the field. Stewart started on the outside of row three, but was forced to go to the tail after suffering from mechanical misfortune.

Including his Chatham Speedway results, Stewart is now six-for-six in the top-ten column in 2020, five of which top-five results.

“I think we were better than where we finished, but we have a long season ahead and plenty of time to put everything together,” Tony Stewart said, a five-time USCS winner in 2019. “I have a great team that works very hard and I’m more than confident that we’ll be up front very soon.”

Tony Stewart and the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Mobil 1/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Carquest/TechNet Professional Automotive Service/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Absolute Automation & Security/Digital Ally/No. 14 sprint car team will continue their 2020 campaign with another pair of USCS starts, this time at the North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumia, Alabama, on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 14/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Mobil 1/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Carquest/TechNet Professional Automotive Service/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Absolute Automation & Security/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

Tony Stewart:

Tony Stewart Racing:

2020 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 6
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 5
Total Top-10s: 6
**Stats reflect Tony Stewart results, only


Photo Credit: Chad Warner Photography
Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
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