Christopher Bell is happy to be back in a midget

Bell discusses the opening round of Chili Bowl Nationals practice

The 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion is in the building. That doesn’t mean anything in this building tonight. However, being the defending winner of the Chili Bowl Nationals, certainly does.

Christopher Bell, age 23, is piloting one of the iRacing sponsored dirt midgets this week at the Chili Bowl Nationals. Yesterday, the first practice rounds took place.

“It went well for me, I was able to get some laps. Get comfortable around here,” Christopher Bell discusses the opening round of Chili Bowl Nationals practice.

In the last week of December, Christopher Bell ran just about every class he was eligible for in the Tulsa Shootout. His results in the mirco events were 2nd, 22nd, 2nd, 1st.

It helps. However, Bell doesn’t see the extra track time weeks earlier as too steep of advantage over his Chili Bowl competition.

Why? Because a fire breathing dirt midget is a drastically different animal.

“It helps being able to run the Tulsa Shootout a couple of weeks before this. But, running Keith’s midgets are obviously different than the micro sprints.”

“It’s good to get that midget feel about you again.”

Bell is driving for Keith Kunz in this years Chili Bowl Nationals. Tonight, he’s a part of the all-star VIROC field.

Related: 2018 VIROC field set

Related: 2017 Chili Bowl Nationals results

Christopher Bell discusses 2018 Chili Bowl Practice


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