Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (July 29, 2017) – Eldon, Missouri’s
Lake Ozark Speedway has been good for Kyle Bellm and the
Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k
Sprint Car team this season.
wonder that he’ll be back for Saturday night’s weekly
competition atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.
MO, racer racked up his fourth overall win of the year
and third at Lake Ozark Speedway last Saturday night in
ASCS Warrior Region action aboard the PPG Automotive
Finishes/Colorvision entry. It
highlighted another strong weekend that included a
runner-up finish the previous night in ASCS Red River
Region action at Oklahoma’s Creek County Speedway before
Sunday’s ASCS Warrior Region go was cut short before it
truly got going.
weekend’s triple-header got under way at the cozy
confines of Creek County Speedway near Tulsa, OK, with
Bellm racing from fifth to second in his heat race
aboard the Kannady Racing Engines/Heidbreder Foundation
Service Machine to land in the redraw where he pulled
the six pill for a third row outside starting position
for the 25-lap feature.
wasted little time working his way up to second by the
time a red flag flew mid-way through the race and then
pressured Seth Bergman for the lead the rest of the way.
several challenges, Bellm made one last run in the final
pair of corners aboard the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built
Suspensions machine but came up just short at the line
as he settled for runner-up honors.
could have been a little meaner,” Bellm said.
“But I try to race everyone clean, I could have
bonsaied in there and we both might have been wadded up.
We’ll take second and go on to the next one.”
one was Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday night, a track
that Bellm had piloted the Christian County Collision
Repair/Bybee Lawn Care machine to victory lane in two of
three previous visits.
card would prove to be more of the same with Bellm
climbing from ninth to fourth in heat race action to get
in the redraw which landed him on the pole of the
the highest number possible for the heat race and then
the lowest number for the feature,” Bellm relates.
“We were at both ends of the spectrum on that
advantage of the pole starting position by racing to the
probably weren’t quite as good as we have been there,
but we were still pretty good,” Bellm says.
victory didn’t come without a tense moment or two.
corner of the last lap, I screwed up and almost spun
it,” Bellm says. “We held on though,
that place has been good to us so far.”
weekend wrapped up with Sunday’s $3,000-to-win ASCS
Warrior Region card at California, Missouri’s Double X
Speedway with a third-place heat race finish aboard the
Schaeffer Oil/Prater Designs/The Engine Heater machine
putting Bellm tenth in the feature starting grid.
get a good start in the heat and it cost us some
positions,” Bellm recalls.
feature literally ended before it got started for Bellm
with the No. 14k Sprint Car collected in a multi-car
scrum as the green flag flew.
off and all I saw was carnage in front of me,” Bellm
says. “Someone ran over us in the
mess and knocked the front end down.
It’s just short track racing, it happens that way
Sunday finale didn’t go as planned, it was a weekend
that included another pair of podium finishes including
the team’s fourth feature win of the year.
looks to run that win total to five on Saturday night at
Lake Ozark Speedway.
2017 Quick Stats: 24 races, 4
wins, 11 top-fives, 11 top-tens.
Up Next: Saturday night (July 29) at
Eldon, Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway.
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