Justin Bell adds new partner for Mid-Ohio

Justin Bell welcomes Allied Machine & Engineering Corp to Mid-Ohio. Delray Beach, FL Justin Bell continues his trek towards the championship during Round Four of the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup. Bell returns to Mid-Ohio Sports...

Justin Bell welcomes Allied Machine & Engineering Corp to Mid-Ohio.

Delray Beach, FL Justin Bell continues his trek towards the championship during Round Four of the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup. Bell returns to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, June 29, 2002 in the #40 Allied Machine & Engineering/Xtreme Lens Corvette. Justin, who finished a very close 2nd last year at the famed road circuit, is thrilled to partner this race with the dynamic Ohio-based high performance drilling tool manufacturer.

"As we enter the busiest and most critical time of year for Trans-Am, welcoming our new sponsor, Allied Machine & Engineering, could not have a more positive impact on our prospects," said Bell. "The company is deeply rooted in the Ohio business community as well as being the industry leader in their field. We are ecstatic to have them as our guests."

Tim Stokey, Executive Vice President of Allied Machine and Engineering Corp. recognized a great opportunity for his company to partner Justin Bell Racing, Trans-Am and"the Hole Advantage," the new advertising campaign for the Allied T-A® Drilling System.

"I saw this as a great way to kick off our ad campaign," said Stokey. "We have a new magazine ad campaign out, and the TV exposure is new to us. We saw this as a good fit because T-A stands for two things. It means both Trans-Am as well as the Allied T-A® Drilling System. Both are synonymous with excellence and high performance."

In 2001, Justin Bell put on a stellar performance at Mid-Ohio, coming close to his first series win. Already in 2002, he has challenged for the front, but the first win of 2002 has eluded Bell. Bell is confident that Mid-Ohio will be his race.

"The last three races showed promise, but the results were far from satisfying," explained Bell, "Last year, Mid-Ohio was the first race when we turned the corner in our on-track performance. I really enjoy Mid-Ohio and Jim Derhaag has a fantastic set-up for the car. Every racing mile has been so hard to come by this year, we will be flat out to win from the minute we put a wheel down."

About Allied Machine & Engineering

Located in Dover, Ohio, Allied Machine & Engineering Corp. (AMEC) was established in 1941. In 1966, AMEC began manufacturing Universal Style spade drills and holders, marking the beginning of an evolution in spade drill technological advancements. The most significant breakthrough in the spade drill industry came in 1982 when AMEC introduced the T-A® Drilling System. The unique geometry and state-of-the-art coating of the T-A® drill insert revolutionized the spade drill industry as never before, thrusting Allied Machine & Engineering Corp. into a role of leadership in the Research & Development of Engineered Drilling Solutions. In 1992, Allied Machine & Engineering Corp. expanded into the European market and formed a limited partnership with Allied Maxcut Engineering Company of West Midlands, England.

About Justin Bell Racing:

Justin Bell is the Trans-Am Series' 2001 AmeriSuites Rookie-of-the-Year. Bell won the final two races of the 2001 season in the Derhaag Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette. A class-winner at Le Mans and FIA GT2 Champion, Justin is the managing partner of the Justin Bell GT Motorsports Experience, a Chevrolet Driving school located in Palm Beach County, FL. Justin is also the son of legendary World Champion driver Derek Bell.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Justin Bell , Derek Bell