EXTREME BOWLING

By Lynne Clay
September 20, 2019

World #1 Bowler Jason Belmonte Throws World’s Fastest Strike

With a little help from his friends – NASCAR star Aric Almirola, STORM Bowling, and Smithfield, the primary sponsor of the No. 10 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Hass Racing – Jason Belmonte has elevated the sport of bowling to the extreme ….. extreme speed!

The 36-year-old Aussie hatched the plan to throw the world’s fastest strike after meeting Almirola last year at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.  The pair joined forces to compete in the CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational presented by Go Bowling! and confirmed arrangements to hit the throttle for the world-beating attempt at the famous Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina, USA.

Aric Almirola steers Belmo (right) to world’s fastest Strike

With Almirola driving Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 10 Go Bowling! Ford Mustang, Belmonte took aim at the ten pins that were set on the Speedway’s start/finish line to achieve a 140 mph strike.

“That was easily one of the most fantastic strikes I have delivered in my bowling career,” said Belmonte, who used a specially designed Storm bowling ball to blast the pins. “I’ve had the chance to ride with Aric before and I put my total trust in his ability to get me perfectly lined up for the shot.”

“If you need a strike, it helps to have one of the all-time great bowlers in the seat next to you,” Almirola said. “I know Jason is a two-hander, but I think the No. 10 Go Bowling! Ford probably generates a little more power.  “It was a great challenge, and I can’t tell you how much fun it was to team up for that strike.”

Watch www.worldsfasteststrike.com to see the action unfold and enjoy the ride!

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