Name: Matt Bell
Birthday: August 31, 1985
Resides: Los Altos, CA
California native, Matt Bell, is a competitor who has made a strong name for himself in the sports car racing ranks, tallying a vast amount of podium finishes and wins to add to his ever-budding resume. Bell's experience translates from sports cars to prototypes, giving him an impressive edge on his competition.
Bell began his journey in Motorsports later than most drivers - starting at age 22 - but that did not deter him from producing results in the sport. Bell began his professional racing career in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (formerly KONI Challenge) competing for Turner Motorsport in 2008. Bell’s success in the CTSC saw three consecutive pole positions while setting remarkable track records.
Bell joined Stevenson Motorsports in 2010 and has been with them ever since. The GS driver has racked up 10 class wins and an additional 15 podium finishes with Stevenson Motorsports. Bell also earned the team its first two CTSC class wins at Road America and Laguna Seca in 2011. Bell currently drives for Stevenson Motorsports in the all new sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R where he and teammate, Robin Liddell, have picked up two wins in the car's debut year.
Outside of racing himself, you can find Matt at race tracks coaching for drivers and lending a helping hand to others' careers in the sport. Matt also takes an interest in wrenching on classic cars and bikes as well as spending time outdoors fishing and sport shooting.
Scored first two ST class wins at Daytona & Trois Rivieres with Turner Motorsport
First GRAND-AM KONI Challenge race start with Turner Motorsport in the ST class
Joined Stevenson Motorsports as GRAND-AM Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC) GS driver; first Daytona 24 debut with Stevenson Motorsports
Made Daytona Prototype debut at New Jersey Motorsports Park with Doran Racing and finished sixth; Earned Jim Trueman award for finishing highest & with most laps completed
Scored back-to-back GRAND-AM CTSC victories at Road America and Laguna Seca racing with Stevenson Motorsports in the GS class
Earned most personal career race starts in one year: (10) GRAND-AM Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, (3) GRAND-AM Rolex Series, (2) NASCAR Xfinity Series.
Bell makes his first two NASCAR Xfinity Series race starts at Road America and Watkins Glen
Finished second in the GRAND-AM CTSC GS championship for Stevenson Motorsports alongside co-driver John Edwards; four podium finishes and two wins
Ranks as highest qualifying driver in IMSA Continental SportsCar Challenge competition with 12 career pole wins.
Bell debuts the all new Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R for Stevenson Motorsports and scored two back-to-back wins in only three race starts with co-driver, Robin Liddell.
Matt Bell and Stevenson Motorsports go hand-in-hand, having competed together for the past seven race seasons. Stevenson Motorsports got its start in GRAND-AM Rolex Series competition before adding entries into the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in 2009. Over the team's 16 year career in racing, they have picked up 33 wins and 41 podium finishes.
Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R
The sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro broke through the market this year - 2017 - giving a whole new name to muscle cars in motorsports. The Camaro GT4.R impresses with a massive 6.2L LT1 V8 engine which combines powerful torque with a new lightweight and aerodynamic frame. Assembled by Chevy's longtime technical partner, Pratt & Miller, the GT4 machine has upgraded to a Xtrac six-speed sequential transmission after coming from a classic H-pattern gear box. Working among global GT4 specs, this powerhouse now has the homologations to race in series all around the world, amplifying the car's capabilities.