Ring a Bell?

It should.

Then again, maybe it shouldn’t.

Either way, it’s a positive.

A company known world-wide for its state-of-the-art technology in head wear safety now has in place coast-to-coast connections following a grand opening ceremony held in Mooresville earlier this week.

Bell Racing USA, considered to be the world’s leading manufacturer of head protection for drivers competing in the sport of auto racing at all levels, involved a number of dignitaries in its formal ribbon-cutting event held mid-morning Monday.

The shop unlocked and opened its doors to the attending public for the first time at its location at 129 Talbert Pointe Drive.

Representatives of Bell, which got its start more than 60 years ago on the West Coast, joined members of the auto racing industry as well as local, state and national-level politicians in making podium appearances during the course of the official process.

Following an opening and welcoming announcement from Kyle Kietzmann, president of Bell Racing USA, also making addresses, in order of respective appearances, included: Shawn Stewart on behalf of the United States Motorsports Association; reigning Monster Energy NACAR Cup Series and Bell-helmet wearing customer Joey Logano from local-based Team Penske: U.S. Congressman Ted Budd; N.C. Sen. Vickie Sawyer from District 34 that includes Iredell County; and Karsyn Elledge, professional race car driver and Bell client.

Others also in attendance featured Kirk Ballard, President of the Mooresville Chamber of Commerce; Gary West, Mooresville Commissioner at Large; Bobby Compton, Mooresville Commissioner at Large; and Lisa Qualls, Ward 4 Commissioner.

The gathering was used to welcome Bell Racing USA to the immediate Mooresville area. The pro shop will be open to the public, offering retail auto racing, motorcycle and bicycle helmets to professional and amateurs alike. The company counts a number of immediate area-based teams competing at various auto racing levels as well as a host of drivers among its clientele.{/div}

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