Not only will Bell be defending his Midget Week title over the course of five nights concluding at Kokomo Speedway on Sunday, he’ll be pulling double duty on four of those nights by competing in the wingless Sprint Car ranks as well.
“I love it, I wouldn’t have it any other way,” the 19-year-old sensation from Norman, Oklahoma explained of the upcoming week of racing action.
In addition to piloting the Toyota-powered Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71 Midget over the next five nights in Indiana, Bell will also take the wheel of the Fox Brothers No. 53 wingless Sprint Car on four of those nights.
And he’s itching to get on the loud pedal after a weekend off.
“It was terrible,” Bell laughed. “I want to be out there racing!”
Last year, Bell raced to the USAC Indiana Midget Week title on the strength of wins at Lincoln Park and Kokomo and runner-up showings at Gas City and Bloomington.
With nine Midget scores among his 11 overall wins already in 2014, Bell feels good about his chances of repeating as Midget Week champion. “I think so, we’ve got just as good a shot at it as we had last year.”
Following Wednesday night’s Midget Week opener at Gas City, action continues Thursday night at Putnamville’s Lincoln Park Speedway, Friday at Bloomington Speedway, Saturday at Lawrenceburg Speedway and then Sunday night at Kokomo Speedway.
Bell will pull double-duty with the Fox Brothers No. 53 Non-Wing Sprint Car at all but the Lawrenceburg event.
This week’s handful of events kicks off a busy summer for Bell that continues with four rounds of ASCS Speedweek Winged 360 Sprint Car action in his home state of Oklahoma and then Missouri beginning next Wednesday.
2014 Quick Stats: 43 races, 11 wins, 25 top-fives, 29 top-tens.
This week: USAC Indiana Midget Week and Wingless Sprint Car action.
Wednesday, Gas City I-69 Speedway (Gas City, IN) – Kunz 71 Midget / Fox 53 Non-Wing Sprint Car
Thursday, Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, IN) – Kunz 71 Midget / Fox 53 Non-Wing Sprint Car
Friday, Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN) – Kunz 71 Midget / Fox 53 Non-Wing Sprint Car
Saturday, Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN) – Kunz 71 Midget
Sunday, Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN) – Kunz 71 Midget / Fox 53 Non-Wing Sprint Car
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