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Tim Bell Racing Confirms Two-Car CTSC Program

Tim Bell Racing adds second 370Z for CTSC season…

Photo: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

Tim Bell Racing will return to the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in 2015 with an expanded two-car GS program.

Tim Bell will return in the No. 28 Nissan 370Z, now joined by Charles Espenlaub. Espenlaub raced for several CTSC teams in 2014 (Automatic Racing, Rebel Rock Racing, Irish Mike’s Racing) and for Fall-Line Motorsports in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

Espenlaub replaces Dane Cameron, who will focus solely on his TUDOR Championship commitments this year with Action Express Racing.

Meanwhile the team adds a second 370Z, which will be driven by Brett Sandberg and Brian Kleeman, the No. 29 Nissan 370Z. Sandberg moves over from the Rebel Rock Racing GS effort, and Kleeman raced in World Challenge last year.

“I’m very pleased with our driver line-up in 2015,” Bell said. “We all met together at the SEMA show and brainstormed ideas to come up with a plan for the year, and then went forward from there. The main focus for Tim Bell Racing is to keep building for our long term future as a race team.

“This driver lineup is a strong one and will only help contribute to our long term goals,” he added. “Charles, Brian and Brett are all very quick and smart drivers so I’m excited to see what 2015 brings for us.”

Tony DiZinno (@tonydizinno) is Sportscar365's North American Editor, focusing on coverage of the IMSA-sanctioned championships as well as Pirelli World Challenge. DiZinno also contributes to and other motorsports outlets. Contact Tony

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