Stevenson Retains Bell For 2011 Season
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Stevenson Motorsports has re-signed California native Matt Bell for a full season in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series Grand Sport division aboard the No. 9 Stevenson Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro GS.R.
Bell broke through to set a series of impressive new benchmarks in 2010 for Stevenson Motorsports by scoring the first pole, podium finish and first laps led in the maiden season for the operation.
“I’m very excited to be invited back by Stevenson for 2011, and being part of a very big effort to get the Chevrolet Camaro into victory lane this year,” said Bell. “Stevenson made incredible progress last season, and even though that came at the cost of some race to race consistency, we all knew that was part of the development process. The Camaro has incredible potential, and I expect all that hard work will pay off with numerous podium finishes in 2011.”
The 2010 season was one that ranged from disappointment to several shining moments with Bell behind the wheel. The fourth-year driver is targeting a more consistent set of results this season as he looks to improve on his career best result of second in the Grand Sport championship in 2009. During that season he also tied a series record with five pole positions.
“To be driving with another young fast guy like John Edwards is also something I’m really looking forward to,” said Bell. “I’ve had some very quick co-drivers in my career and have tried to learn as much as possible from every one of them, and I feel like John is going to be pushing me, and the Camaro, every step of the way. I think our results will only benefit from that since we have all the other ingredients we need to be successful. Representing Chevrolet is also something that I’m honored to do. Hopefully we’ll be quick and consistent over the course of the season, putting us in position for the championship at Mid-Ohio.”