Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (July 7, 2017) – Nixa, Missouri’s
Kyle Bellm offered up his own version of fireworks over
the Fourth of July holiday weekend by racking up his
third win of the year aboard the Resource Asset
Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car before
posting another pair of fourth-place finishes to round
out the weekend.
adding his third win and running his top-five season
total to nine, Bellm and crew will take the weekend off
before returning to action at Lake Ozark Speedway next
Saturday night, July 15.
weekend’s four-race set was cut to three after the
Friday opener at Fulton’s Callaway Raceway fell victim
to rain. Bellm was in the lead mix
over the remaining portion of the Missouri weekend
aboard the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision machine.
lot less stressful, I’m driving better and having more
fun,” Bellm said of the mid-season schedule change from
full-time National Tour status to pick-and-choose mode
on race selection. “It was a good
weekend money-wise too.”
the Friday rainout, action got under way with ASCS
Warrior Region action at Eldon’s Lake Ozark Speedway.
And, for the second Saturday night in a row,
Bellm ended the night in victory lane.
the stage by racing from fourth to win his heat race and
then redrew the front row outside for the feature event.
off on the start, then we were side-by-side with
Jonathan Cornell for several laps,” Bellm said of the
race. “We held him off on a mid-race
restart and then stayed mistake-free the rest of the way
to win it.”
for a third win in a row on Sunday night at California’s
Double X Speedway aboard the VP Racing Fuels/Schure
Built Suspensions entry, Bellm had his work cut out for
him from the ninth starting position in the feature.
the setup, we were way too free,” Bellm explains.
missing the setup, Bellm worked his way forward to
finish fourth. “We salvaged a
fourth-place finish, so we couldn’t complain about
that,” Bellm says.
weekend wrapped up with Monday night’s $4,000-to-win
Firecracker Special at Lake Ozark Speedway with Bellm
gunning for a third straight win atop the 3/8-mile oval
aboard the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn
winning his heat race from third, Bellm redrew the
fourth row outside for the 35-lap main event.
back several positions in the early going, Bellm rallied
back to post another fourth-place finish in the
Schaeffer Oil/Prater Designs/The Engine Heater entry.
fell back to around 12th
early, I think I started driving mad after that,” Bellm
as Bellm worked his way back towards the front of the
pack in short order, sitting eighth when the race’s
first caution flew after 19 laps and then cracking the
top five when the second and final caution flew three
probably didn’t need that last caution, I had cleared
(Dustin) Barks (who finished second) and had the next
two cars set up,” Bellm recalls. “I
don’t know if we would have had anything for (Brad)
Loyet, but we had at least a second place car.”
probably ricocheted off the fence one too many times,”
Bellm said of rousing top-five run.
“I had Barks and TBJ in my sights, then (Austin)
Alumbaugh showed me his nose. Instead
of being aggressive, I turned on the defense over the
last couple of laps to make sure we held on to fourth.”
another successful weekend in the books, Bellm and crew
will get back to action at Lake Ozark Speedway next
2017 Quick Stats: 21 races, 3
wins, 9 top-fives, 9 top-tens.
Up Next: Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon,
MO) on Saturday, July 15.
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