June brings lots of rain outs and poor finishes

June 28, 2013 - Fresh off the Spring Nationals title, Billy Ogle Jr. and the Blount Motorsports team was looking forward to a big month of June with some big money races on the schedule. But rain outs and poor finishes ruled the month of June.

As May ended, Billy finishes 5th in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race at Tazewell Speedway. Billy had transmission issues in qualifying and had to come from the back of the pack to claim the 5th place finish. The Ultimate Super Late Model Series race the next night at Smoky Mtn. Speedway was rained out.

Billy was involved in an early crash in the Scott Sexton Memorial Southern All-Stars race at Volunteer Speedway in the next outing. He was credited with a 21st place finish.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series made their first visit to Smoky Mtn. Speedway. But Billy could not show what he could do as the car developed engine problems in hot laps. It was determined the engine had a couple of broken rocker arms, ending his night. A new engine has been installed for the upcoming Southern National Bonus race at Tazewell Speedway on July 5.

 

Billy wins Spring Nationals title

May 24, 2013 - After rain delayed the conclusing of the Spring Nationals by a couple of weeks, some strong runs helped Billy clinch the championship. The doubleheader started at Boyd's Speedway where Billy finished second to Dale McDowell. Billy clinched the title the next night at Dixie Speedway.

Billy and the crew will now turn their attention to some big money races near home over the next several weeks.

 

Kentucky trip nets fair results

April 19, 2013 - The Spring Nationals resumed with a Kentucky tripleheader. Billy entered the weekend trailing Mike Marlar by a few points. Marlar opted not to run all the events on this weekend.

At 201 Speedway, drivers were greeted with dry, slick conditions that did not result in a racey track. Billy struggled in qualifying and posted an 11th place finish.

Ponderosa Speedway saw much different track conditions with a fast track being the rule of the night. Billy used the low line to grab a 5th place finish.

Florence Speedway was some stiffer competition and a higher car count of the three-race weekend. Billy finished 4th in his heat and managed to work his way to a 10th place finish. Billy enters the final three races with the series points lead.

Billy's next race will be the Southern All-Stars first visit to Smoky Mountain Speedway this Saturday night.

 

Weekend goes sour

April 12, 2013 - A pair of races at two of Billy's favorite tracks were met with optimism. But both races ended with disappointing results.

The Spring Nationals race at Tri-County Racetrack had been rained out twice. The third time was the charm on a Thursday night. Billy struggled and only managed a 10th place finish.

The next race was Saturday night where the World of Outlaws Late Model Series visited Tazewell Speedway. Billy finished second in his heat and drew the 4th starting spot from the blind draw. A number of cautions repeatedly stacked the field. Billy cut a left rear tire in one of those cautions and had to come in to change the tire. Billy made some progress, but eventually retired to tally an 19th place finish.

Up next will be the Kentucky swing of the Spring Nationals with three races on tap.

 

Billy's luck leads to first win

April 5, 2013 - After being rained out the week earlier, the Spring Nationals visit to Smoky Mountain Speedway was the next race for Billy and BMS. Billy ran second behind leader Chris Madden for the first 19 laps of the race. Madden made contact with a lapped car that knocked him out of the race. Billy inherited the lead and pulled away for the win, his first of the season. The next race will be the make-up Spring Nationals race at Tri-County Racetrack.

 

March recap

April 1, 2014 - March was a busy month for Billy Ogle Jr. and the Blount Motorsports team. The month started off the with the annual Bama Bash at East Alabama Motor Speedway. An oil line came off Billy's car during a consolation race that resulted in a car fire. Billy was not hurt and the car did not sustain any major damage from the fire.

The next events were a pair of NDRL races at Smoky Mountain Speedway. The new series welcomed in a stout field of drivers. On night one, Billy scored a 4th place finish. A series of issues resulted in a 23rd place finish on night two.

The annual Spring Thaw sanctioned by the Spring Nationals was up next at Volunteer Speedway. Night one wasn't as kind to Billy who could only manage an 11th place finish. Night two was a different story as Billy rallied for a 4th place finish.

The month was capped off by the SAS Shamrock that was moved to Boyd's Speedway. The team had trouble with the car and Billy could only post an 11th place finish.