America has produced some outstanding open wheel talent in recent years, namely Kevin Swindell and Kyle Larson.
And the third member of the young gun’s club, 21 year-old Christopher Bell from Norman, Oklahoma is already well on the way.
Bell (pictured) won last year’s USAC midget championship and the Turkey Night classic at Perris Raceway in California.
He’s also won a round of the World of Outlaws sprintcar championship at Jacksonville, Illinois back in May so the kid has proven he can race anything and win too.
His midget racing activity is first class with the Keith Kunz team and he will be in Australia for the President’s Cup sprintcar classic at Avalon Raceway on Wednesday night, January 21st in company with WoO rival Brad Sweet and Californian Kyle Hirst.
“We are delighted Christopher will attempt to lift the $10.000 winner’s cheque after he finishes at Cocopah’s winter heat sprintcar events in Arizona this weekend and the Chili Bowl midget events indoors next week,” said Raceway spokesman Jeff Drew today.
Avalon Raceway has a huge schedule of major events still to come with the Victorian 410 and 360 championships this Saturday night, the Australian V8 dirt modifieds next weekend and the President’s Cup the following Wednesday.
The anticipated bad weather across three States has not eventuated and the Victorian sprintcar title is tipped to be conducted on a super smooth track on Saturday.
“I just can’t believe we postponed our K-Rock Cup and Demo Derby last Saturday night because temps were in the forties with a howling wind and bushfires were raging in two States,” declared Jeff.
“As it turned out, showers blanketed the area late on Saturday, so if we had not cancelled we would have been rained out,” he added.
Racing on Saturday night commences at 7.00 p.m.