Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA,
Mo. (August 1, 2019) – Kyle Bellm is gearing up
for four big nights of Sprint Car action over a
five-day stretch beginning on Friday.
The Nixa, MO, racer
takes the wheel of Tony Bartlett’s No. 75au
entry for this weekend’s Knoxville 360
Nationals, tackling the Friday portion of the
event that sets the stage for Saturday’s
Once the 360 Nationals
are in the books, Bellm will join forces with
the Smith Brothers Racing No. 86 for a
$2,000-to-win tilt on Sunday at California,
Missouri’s Double X Speedway.
Then it’s back to Iowa
and Bartlett’s No. 75au for Tuesday’s Lucas Oil
ASCS National Tour card at Oskaloosa’s Southern
“I feel like we
haven’t really raced as much as would have liked
so far this year, so now I guess we’re making up
for it,” Bellm comments.
Bellm has spent a
portion of July preparing for this year’s
rendition of the Knoxville 360 Nationals,
getting in a pair of events aboard Bartlett’s
No. 75au with a 16th-place showing on
July 13 and then a strong run of 12th
against a field of 50 last Saturday night.
A third scheduled night on July 20 fell
victim to rain.
“We have learned a lot
and got faster each time out,” Bellm says of the
pairing with Bartlett. “The
first night out, we really got going in the last
few laps of the feature. We
keep making changes each time and the car keeps
feeling better and better.”
The recent Knoxville
laps have Bellm enthused about this weekend’s
Knoxville 360 Nationals.
“I’m probably as
excited as I’ve ever been going to 360
Nationals,” Bellm says. “I
usually go in with no laps at all when I’ve
gone. This time, we’ve had a
couple of nights to get familiar with things and
the car is feeling really good.”
Along with Knoxville
and Oskaloosa, Bellm also sees Sunday at Double
X as an opportunity to reach victory lane again.
He topped the main event there on June 9.
“It will be a busy few
days, we’re looking forward to it,” Bellm sums
The Kyle Bellm Racing
efforts are made possible with support from
marketing partners including Greenworks Nursery,
Landscapes Awarded, Christian County Collision
Repair, Bybee Lawn Care, PPG Automotive
Finishes, Colorvision, Schure Built Suspensions,
Schaeffers Racing Oil and Valley Park West
Quick Stats: 18
Races, 1 win, 5 top-fives, 9 top-tens.
Friday & Saturday – Knoxville 360
Nationals at Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)
Sunday – Double X Speedway (California,
Tuesday – Southern Iowa Speedway
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