Bell Lands Knoxville Nationals Ride
NORMAN, Okla. – Christopher Bell has landed rides for the 54th annual Knoxville Nationals and the USAC Silver Crown race at the Belleville High Banks.
Bell will pilot Brandon Berryman’s No. 31 All Pro Auto Reconditioning JR1-chassis at the Knoxville Nationals Aug. 6-9 after taking the seat of the RPM/Gormly No. 99 for USAC Silver Crown competition at Belleville Aug. 1.
“It looked like the schedule might kind of lighten up some in August, now all of this has come together,” Bell said. “I’m excited about it. I have at least 12 races now over the next couple of weeks.”
The busy stretch begins with Bell aboard the Fox Brothers No. 53 for this week’s MOWA Speedweek events in Illinois that get under way Wednesday at Highland Speedway before moving on to Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach on Thursday, Jacksonville Speedway on Friday and then Macon Speedway on Saturday.
From there, it’s on to Kansas midget aboard the potent Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 67 Midget for USAC Midget action including a Tuesday night (July 29) stop at Beloit’s Solomon Valley Raceway and then the Belleville Midget Nationals on July 31 and August 2.
With the USAC Silver Crown series tackling the High Banks for the second year during Friday of the Midget Nationals weekend, Bell jumps into the RPM/Gormly No. 99 with ace crew chief Rob Hart turning the wrenches.
From Belleville, it’s directly on to Knoxville Raceway for the Aug. 3, Capitani Classic aboard Berryman’s No. 31.
“Brandon just got a 410 so we’re ready now, it’ll be nice to get some laps in it on the Sunday before the Nationals so I can get adjusted.” Bell will also take in the Monday, August 4, Front Row Challenge event at Oskaloosa’s Southern Iowa Speedway.