Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (June 1, 2017) – Kyle Bellm and the
Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k
Sprint Car team have been at the mercy of Mother Nature
in recent weeks. And she has shown
events of the May 19-20 weekend were completely washed
out, last weekend’s scheduled Lucas Oil ASCS National
Tour double in Colorado was an early victim to weather
the skies, Bellm and the PPG Automotive
Finishes/Colorvision team opted for nearby ASCS Warrior
Region competition at Lake Ozark Speedway and Double X
fell victim to rain, but Bellm finally got back on track
on Sunday in the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built
Suspensions at California’s Double X Speedway.
of worked out for the best, that’s a race I was really
wanting to be at,” Bellm said of the Salute to Jesse
Hockett and Daniel McMillin event.
not for a faulty valve stem, Bellm just may have posted
the win in the event held in the memory of his fallen
friends. He very nearly pulled it off
anyway, rallying from eighth to post his second
consecutive runner-up finish aboard the Christian County
Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care entry.
“We had an
issue with the valve stem in the right front tire in the
heat race,” Bellm says. “It wasn’t
completely flat, but it was close.”
the deflating right front, Bellm climbed from eighth to
fifth in his heat to earn the tenth starting position in
the feature event. Bellm then
moved up to eighth in the grid when another car went
opening laps didn’t go as planned.
“We were a little tight early,” Bellm recalls.
“In fact, I biked it in three and four and fell
back to around 12th
came around though, and Bellm soon had the Schaeffer
Oil/Prater Designs/The Engine Heater machine on the
up to fifth when there was a restart with about 12 laps
to go,” Bellm says.
wasted little time charging up to second, but ran out of
time to chase down eventual race winner Jonathan
had a lot of lapped cars between him and us,” Bellm
says. “By the time I got to second, I
still had about three lapped cars to get by.
We just ran out of time.”
another strong night for Bellm with his fourth top-five
finish in the last six outings. “We
had to fight our way through, we have to feel good about
a second-place finish,” Bellm says.
plans call for Bellm and the No. 14k team to be in ASCS
Warrior Region action at Eldon, Missouri’s Lake Ozark
Speedway on Saturday night.
2017 Quick Stats: 10 races, 4
top-fives, 4 top-tens.
Up Next: ASCS Warrior Region at Lake
Ozark Speedway (Eldon, MO) on Saturday night.
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