Photos: Junior Knepper 55

On Saturday night at the Southern Illinois Center in DuQuoin, Illinois provided the stage for Oklahoma-native Christopher Bell to celebrate an epic birthday. The 23-year-old wheelman charged to the Junior Knepper 55 victory with the United States Auto Club (USAC) Midgets.

The 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion piloted the #21 Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports/Curb Records – TRD/Bullet by Spike/Speedway Toyota. He took the lead from Chad Boat on lap 52 of the 55-lap affair, en route to the win.

Chase Briscoe and Shane Golobic completed the podium finishers.

Scott Frazier ( brings us the following images from the event.

FEATURE: (55 laps) 1. Christopher Bell, 2. Chase Briscoe, 3. Shane Golobic, 4. Chad Boat, 5. Justin Grant, 6. Dillon Welch, 7. Tanner Berryhill, 8. Parker Price-Miller, 9. Tanner Carrick, 10. Tyler Courtney, 11. Tony Bruce Jr., 12. Daniel Robinson, 13. Tim Crawley, 14. Zeb Wise, 15. Trey Marcham, 16. Tyler Nelson, 17. Shane Cottle, 18. Justin Peck, 19. Tony Roney, 20. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 21. Jake Neuman. NT

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Ben got his start at historic Riverside International Speedway. His accomplished motorsports media career includes journalist, race announcer, and on-air personality.
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