Bryant Bell (WMR photo)

Bell Tolls At Ocean Speedway

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Reigning Western Midget Racing champion Bryant Bell steered Tony Boscacci’s No. 09 Spike Chassis to victory lane for the fourth time in his career at Ocean Speedway on Friday night.

The victory moves Bell back within six points of Logan Mitchell in the championship hunt as the series heads to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

Bell experienced difficulties in his heat race but his team recovered for the feature. San Jose’s Anthony Bruno, Bell’s teammate, and Mitchell scored the heat race wins at their home race track.

Kyle Hawse placed the Sunland Wood Products No. 20 Triple-X Chassis on the pole for the feature after a six-car invert. Bell used the bottom to advance quickly into the lead by lap four.

Bell accumulated a sizeable advantage over the pack in the non-stop feature. By the time Mitchell had seized second place, the advantage was roughly two seconds. Mitchell marched towards Bell but time ran out.

Bell earned his second win of the season for sponsor Toyota Walnut Creek. Mitchell settled for second followed by Nate Wait, Bruno and Adam Weisberg.

Caleb Debem won the sprint car feature.