Bell is Bristol Bound

Following his strong event performance two weeks ago Jim Bell and the JB’s Power Center Pro Mod race team are looking to carry the momentum in this weekend’s race at NHRA’s Ford Thunder Valley Nationals…


The marquee event, held at fabled Bristol Tennessee, one of the hotbeds for Pro Mod Racing in North America, is the next stop in the NHRA RPM series.

After the best result of the season two weeks ago at Englishtown, Jim Bell and the JB’s Power Centre Pro Mod team is looking forward to trying and continue their improving performance at the historic Bristol Motor Speedway.

“This is one race we have been looking forward to all season, Bell stated as he prepares for the weekend race”. The history of the track, the location, the whole racing atmosphere lends itself to one of the most exciting events of the season.”

After career bests (5.92/247mph) and a round one victory, the team is on the right track in its goal to be a top 12 finisher in the season point standings. Sitting in 16th place right now, Jim is only two rounds out of 10th place in the standings. But this race like all the events, have top caliber teams trying to do what he is doing.

“We have to be able to run consistently in the low 5.90’s or 5.80’s to have a chance to compete with the best Nitrous, Supercharged and Turbo Charged teams in the class, and we aren’t quite there yet, but the new car is responding to the changes and we will continue to make adjustments to improve. My driving is getting better, but I know I have to continue to improve and be focused on the task at hand”.

“Rob Nascimento, Brandon Stroud and Jamie Miller are giving me a well prepared race car and I have to give them the right feedback so we have the right set-up each and every run. Jerry Bickel built us a great race car and Pro Line, Precision Turbo and Rossler Transmission gives us the power we need to compete with the best in the class, we just need to deliver. These events are a test of our ability we are giving it all we can to measure up to our peers”.

Qualifying starts on Friday with two sessions and then continues with one more on Saturday. The first round of elimination’s are Saturday evening.

Posted by: Dean Murdoch — Photo by:  Dave DeAngelis