Don Bell

Woodside CA

As both a driver and now, through his business interests, as a team sponsor, Don has remained at the top of his game for many years. Starting as a successful Porsche racer in SCCA Club Racing events during the 1970s, he graduated to the IMSA Camel GT series in 1981 and to the IMSA GTP series with a Buick Argo in 1984. He won the 1986 Miami GP Camel Lights race, then switched to a Pontiac-Spice for 1987 and became the series runner up champion, winning six of 16 races and finishing second twice. Camel Lights wins include the Rolex 24 At Daytona, Road Atlanta, Mid-Ohio, Riverside, Laguna Seca and San Antonio, helping Pontiac earn the class Manufacturer Championship in 1987, and earning the GTP/Lights Most Improved Driver honor. He is currently staying active by racing in Europe in the Orwell SuperSportsCup Series with a vintage Lola T-163 Can-Am car, and also has recently raced a Porsche GT3 Cup entry in the ALMS GT3 Cup Series. His business, Bell Microproducts, currently sponsors a GT2 Porsche team in the ALMS as well as entries in the ChampCar Series.

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