Trans-Am Rookie Justin Bell, son of legendary racer Derek Bell, has accumulated an impressive three podium finishes in the 10 races to date in the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup. Bell will be looking for his fourth podium finish in...
Trans-Am Rookie Justin Bell, son of legendary racer Derek Bell, has accumulated an impressive three podium finishes in the 10 races to date in the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup. Bell will be looking for his fourth podium finish in the series finale Saturday, October 6 at the Texaco/Havoline Houston Grand Prix in Houston, Texas. Bell drives the #40 Justin Bell GT Motorsports Experience Chevy Corvette for the Derhaag Motorsports team.
Bell has accumulated 188 series points to date, earning him the designation of AmeriSuites Rookie of the Year. The London, England native finished third at the Tommy Bahama 125 in Portland, Oregon August 4, second at Mid-Ohio August 25 and first at Laguna Seca in Monterey September 8.
"This year has been a complete eye opener for me in my Rookie season of Trans-Am," said Bell. "To run at the front and get my first win was almost better than I had ever hoped! I see my future as a regular driver in the championship and I hope that we can challenge for the title in 2002."
Bell, who recently launched The Justin Bell GT Motorsports Experience, a Chevrolet racing car school at Moroso Motorsports Park in Palm Beach County, Florida, has been racing for more than 12 years. In 1995, at the age of only 27, he finished third overall at Le Mans. He has achieved many major racing accomplishments, including becoming the 1997 FIA GT2 World Champion and winning the 1998 Le Mans in the GT2 category with Chrysler Team Oreca Viper. In 2000, Bell signed with General Motors to race in the Corvette Racing Program, placing within the top three at the Daytona 24 Hours, Petit Le Mans and Las Vegas.