Bell Leads National Midget Rankings

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Christopher Bell, seen here in victory lane at Port City Speedway earlier this year, has a commanding lead in the National Midget Driver of the Year Championship. (TWC Photo)
Christopher Bell, seen here in victory lane at Port City Speedway earlier this year, has a commanding lead in the National Midget Driver of the Year Championship. (TWC Photo)
Christopher Bell, seen here in victory lane at Port City Speedway earlier this year, has a commanding lead in the National Midget Driver of the Year Championship. (TWC Photo)

WAUKESHA, Wis. – Christopher Bell is the current leader in the National Midget Driver of the Year Championship with eight midget races nationwide slated for the weekend, highlighted by Indiana Midget Week.

Bell holds a commanding 221-point lead over teammate Tanner Thorson.

Bell has won eight of his 12 feature starts this season. His four losses have resulted in a pair of second and third place finishes. Thorson, Zach Daum, Tyler Thomas and Rico Abreu round-out the top five. Three-time National Midget Driver of the Year champion Bryan Clauson currently sits in sixth in the standings despite only contesting six events.

Spencer Bayston leads the Design 500 Racewear Rookie of the Year points. Kunz/Curb-Agajanian holds three of the top four positions in the car owner points, with Esslinger (engine) and Spike (chassis) are atop the Manufactures rankings. A total of 187 events are currently scheduled nationwide.

Veteran Chad Nichols holds 29-point lead over Alex Schutte in the West Evans Motorsports / Western Performance Parts Western Midget Driver of the Year standings, with Darrin Snider, Nick Chivello and Trey Marcum completing the top five.