Blankenship Returns to Racing Action in New Excel Racing Chassis!
15, 2020) For the first time since a violent flip in his
season lid lifter in the 'Cabin Fever Shakedown' at Boyd's Speedway
halted his 2020 season back on February 1, William Blankenship is
slated to return to racing action on Saturday, May 16 at the same
Ringgold, Georgia facility. Armed with a brand-new Excel Racing
Chassis - built by Lee Cooper in Greenville, South Carolina, William
will chase the $1,000 winner's check tomorrow night in the Crate
Late Model division at the Chattanooga-area oval. A limited number
of fans will be allowed at Boyd's Speedway for the weekly show and
you can find more information concerning this race online at www.boydsspeedway.info.
The #32 team is fresh off a successful test session earlier this
week at the high-banked Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee.
The speed William showed in his new Excel Racing Chassis has everyone
excited not only for tomorrow's race at Boyd's, but also for the
remainder of the 2020 campaign!
"I had a really good car last year, but straight out of the
gate in that test session - I could feel the roll speed that the
car had and it rotated better than anything I've ever driven,"
quoted the sixteen-year-old upstart driver from McMinnville, Tennessee.
"I'm very ready to get back to racing consistently, as this
three month hiatus has been the longest that I have not raced since
I was eight years old."
"I want to thank all of our great sponsors for coming back
on board this year and I need to especially thank Kirk Loudy from
Envy Suspension for the wicked good shocks, along with Lee, Tim,
and everyone at Excel for the new car they built us," Blankenship
went on to say. "It is a really nice piece. I also have to
thank my mom and dad for their continued support and most importantly
God for keeping me safe and for the opportunity to do what I love!"
Not only was William impressed with the new Excel Racing Chassis,
but so was car builder Lee Cooper and shock guru Kirk Loudy. Both
were in attendance Wednesday night at Bulls Gap for the practice
"Everyone at Excel is really excited to work with William
with the release of our new car," commented Cooper today. "He
and his dad Jerry (Blankenship) are really great people and we appreciate
their faith in us to build them their new ride. Testing went great
on Wednesday at Bulls Gap and William showed great potential for
our first outing together. We are excited to have him in our car
in the middle and east Tennessee area and I believe his team will
do our brand very well, as we try to build our name in the Late
"From the last time William was at Bulls Gap, he really made
huge strides," exclaimed Loudy earlier this afternoon via telephone.
"The test session went really well and William turned some
great laps. The racecar itself is a really good piece and William
just has to trust in his car and in himself. Envy Suspension is
excited to work with William and Jerry again in 2020 - they are
great people and the more experience William gets behind the wheel,
the better the kid is going to be!"
You can keep up on the latest dirt concerning the William Blankenship
Racing team all year long by pointing your Internet browser to www.WilliamBlankenship32.com.
Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications