Can Bell Continue Midget Hot Streak?
KOKOMO, Ind. – While 2013 was a sensational season for Christopher Bell, the 19-year-old driver has proved he is not letting off in 2014.
Bell swept the two-night POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series 2014 season opener at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. After only one weekend, Bell is already halfway to matching his 2013 POWRi feature wins total.
“It was pretty cool to be able to go to Oklahoma and sweep the weekend,” said Bell. “Port City is actually my home track, so it was a great way to start the season.”
The pair of feature wins gives Bell a 70 point lead over the 2013 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Champion Zach Daum going into the Kokomo Grand Prix on April 11-12. Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., will host the two-day POWRi/USAC co-sanctioned race. With a large car count of experienced and successful midget drivers expected, Bell must continue to be flawless in order to stay on top.
“I’ve been lucky enough to have run at Kokomo a few times, so hopefully we can continue our success there this weekend. Keith Kunz gives me a great car every race, so we always have a chance to do well,” Bell said.
The Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Bullet-Toyota has carried Bell to his early 2014 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget points lead. Bell’s Toyota motor has helped him achieve success on midget racing’s biggest stages, as he claimed the 2013 USAC Midget championship and a podium finish at the 2014 Chili Bowl Nationals. Bell expects his Toyota motor to continue to have consistent success during the 2014 season.
“Last year we won the USAC championship and it’s really a credit to the guys at Toyota,” Bell stated. “They give us a motor that doesn’t give us problems, so we are able to stay consistent all season.”