BELLEVILLE, Kan. – Keith Kunz Motorsports has filed two entries for the 35th annual Belleville Midget Nationals Aug. 2-4 at the Belleville High Banks.
Kunz is looking for his fourth Belleville Nationals championship as a car owner, with previous wins by Page Jones (1993), Kevin Doty (1994) and Kyle Larson (2011). This year the team will bring two “Belleville” rookie drivers, to the event California’s Rico Abreu and Ryan Bernal. Both will drive Bullet chassis’ powered by Toyota.
Abreu has scored two midget feature victories in the past two weeks at Angell Park Speedway (Sun Prairie, Wis.) and Junction Motor Speedway (McCool Junction, Neb.).
Bernal in addition a solid wingless sprint car season has recorded two victories in the USAC Western Midget Series comeptition.
Kunz along with his brother Rusty will be inducted into the Highbanks Hall of Fame & National Midget Auto Racing Musem in a ceremony Thursday afternoon before racing begins. Rusty will head up Joe Dooling’s Racing Team with Jerry Coons, Jr. trying to a record third Belleville victory.
The event, which carries a purse in excess of $84,000, will be officiated by the National Championship Racing Ass’n (NCRA) and The Belleville High Banks Race Committee.
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