Altamonte Springs, FL/April 1, 2012 – P1 Groupe and Mitchum Motorsports driver Tim Bell returned Saturday to the place where he earned his first podium finish of his rookie season in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series career in 2011. Now in 2012 with a new team, new car, and new co-driver, Bell looked to feed off of that success. Unfortunately, heading into the first turn of the race Bell’s co-driver George Richardson was essentially driven over by another car out of control causing a large wreck that battered the #6 Mitchum Motorsports Extremebidder Chevrolet Camaro GS.R.
With the driver side door, mirror, and left front quarter panels of the car destroyed in the wreck the Mitchum Crew went to work. Within minutes the car was back on track and drivable, albeit without a door or left side mirror and significant mechanical issues. Bell rallied his team and continued to support Richardson as the team fought for every position. After another wreck caused an extended caution period, the decision was made to put Bell into the car. Bell began to run fast laps with a battered race car and began to pick up positions. He pushed hard enough to race but smart enough to get the car to the finish. When the checkered flag waved to end the wild showing, Bell brought the car home an impressive 18th in the 38-car class. In racing it is all about where the results are, but in this case it is safe to say that results aren’t a match for the amount of poise, determination, maturity and the will to not give up that Bell showed that day. His team fed off that ‘never say die’ attitude to drive to their finishing position.
“This weekend was a wild one for both George and me at Barber Motorsports Park,” Bell stated. “George had his hands full starting near the front of the pack that consisted of seventy-six cars, and unfortunately he was hit heading into turn one causing him to lose his door, fender, window, rear shocks, and motor. After his stint was completed, I was handed a very sick Camaro and did my best to bring it home. I can’t believe the Mitchum Camaro made it that far with the amount of damage it had received from that brutal race. This just goes to show how well built the Mitchum Motorsports Camaro GS.R is. I can’t thank the guys enough for getting the car back into running condition and helped us finish! All I can do now is wait for the next race in Miami and hopefully we will have better luck.”
The GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series Barber 200 from Barber Motorsports Park will be aired on SPEED Channel on Sunday, April 8th at 12 PM ET. Check your local listings and see Tim Bell and the #6 Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro GS.R.
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