Rising to the challenge is what separates a top-notch driver from the rest of the pack. Whether it’s dominating a race, going on a winning streak or sealing a win with a late-race pass, drivers slowly rise to the top of the field and make a name for themselves.
That’s why the FK Rod Ends, who has nearly 10,000 combinations of rod ends and spherical bearings available and carefully crafts their products, is proud to honor a monthly “Team FK Driver of the Month” from the short track ranks of America on Speed51.com. Each month, an esteemed panel of short track industry insiders will vote on which driver had the most success on the track. The driver with the most votes will then be the “Team FK Driver of the Month” and will receive a $25 product certificate to use at FK Rod Ends. At the end of the 2017 season, the driver that received the most votes throughout the season will then be the “Team FK Driver of the Year” and will be awarded a (to be determined) prize from FK Rod Ends. To learn more about FK Rod Ends and their growing inventory visit fkrodends.com.
The winner of the “Team FK Driver of the Month” for the month of January is……
Beating a field of over 340 drivers is as impressive as it gets in the short track racing ranks. That's exactly what Christopher Bell did for the second straight year when he won the 32nd Annual Chili Bowl Nationals at the Tulsa Expo Center (OK) in January.
Bell kicked off the week by earning a victory during his preliminary night. That placed him in the pole shuffle, where he earned himself a front row starting spot for the A-Main.
When the green flag dropped, Bell and Larson put on a show for the sellout crowd while battling it out for the lead. In the end, Larson was forced to retire from the race early and Bell powered to victory lane for the second straight year in Tulsa.
For his impressive performance during the 32nd Annual Chili Bowl Nationals, Christopher Bell has been named the FK Rod Ends Driver of the Month for the month of January.
Others receiving votes: Brandon Sheppard, Bubba Pollard, Chris Eggleston, Jeff Choquette and Ryan Flores.
-Text by Speed51 Staff
-Photo credit: Speed51.com