Chili Bowl 2015  

 

 

2016 Chili Bowl Dates and Ticket Renewal Information

TULSA, Okla. (January 21, 2015) It may be a week's worth of racing, but work on the Chili Bowl is never ending as the office prepares for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire.

Scheduled for January 12-16, 2016 inside the River Spirit Expo Center, reserved seat ticket renewals will begin on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Flyers will be mailed to the previous year's ticket holders. Tickets are sold in four-day (Wednesday-Saturday), or five-day (Tuesday-Saturday) only. Leading up to the event, Tuesday's opening night is the only individual night that can be purchased for reserved seating.

Ticket holders receiving information packets by mail will be able to submit their renewal by mail, fax, or by phone. Ticket prices will be included on the information packets. We are still working to finalize other details. Further information will be provided at a later date. No orders will be accepted before March 3, 2015.

Anyone who is not a ticket holder is encouraged to call and submit their order. Ticket orders will be filled with renewals first, then in order from earliest to latest received, new orders will be filled. All orders are hand filled, so the process does take a few months to accomplish.

This is simply to give notice of when the office will begin accepting orders.

For more information regarding the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, log onto http://www.chilibowl.com or call 918-838-3777.

Ticket Renewal:
What: Chili Bowl ticket renewal
When: Begins - March 3, 2015
2016 Chili Bowl:
Where: River Spirit Expo Center - Tulsa Expo Raceway
Event: 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire
Date: January 12-16, 2016

Business Office mailing address:
Chili Bowl Nationals
1141 S. 83rd East Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74112
Phone: 918-838-3777
Fax: 918-836-5517

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Rico Abreu Wins the Chili Bowl

TULSA, Okla. (January 17, 2015) Saturday night at the Chili Bowl was one for the record books, as California's Rico Abreu raced to his first triumph in the finale of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire, delivering car owner, Keith Kunz, his first Golden Driller since 2002.

"I just tried to stay as patient as I could. You know the race is a not a long race, but it is a long race. For a few laps I just kind of got after it just to see where we were at and I hung with him [Bryan Clauson] pretty good," commented Abreu about his pass for the lead. "I don't know how hard he was racing, but when the time was right I pulled the trigger and gave him a slide job and was waiting for him to slide me back. We dragged raced each other into three and I came out with the lead."

Gridding the Toyota / Abreu Vineyards No. 97 third, Abreu slipped back to fifth as Bryan Clauson jumped to the lead over Jerry Coons, Jr. with Kyle Larson in tow. Jumping to a sizable advantage on the restart, Coons and Larson raced for runner-up until Larson spun in turn two on the 15th round.

Using restarts to his advantage, Rico jumped past Coons for second on a Lap 20 restart. Slowed again on Lap 22, green laps saw Abreu on the back bumper of Clauson for the lead.

Setting up the pass, Rico bolted the bottom line entering the first turn. Sliding clear of Clauson, the 2014 winner turned low in a drag race to turn three. Railing the cushion, the advantage was to Rico on the 26th lap. Leaving the field to battle, caution flew again on Lap 39 as Daryn Pittman tangled with Bryan Clauson in turn four battling for second; sending the pair to the tail of the field.

Picking his way through the field from the tail after being involved in a crash on Lap 13 that involved five other drivers, Kevin Swindell moved to third on Lap 40 after contact with Father, Sammy, sent the No. 1 back several spots.

Finding traffic in the final laps, Kevin closed quickly but time would run out as Rico grabbed the win.

"You come here four years in a row and leave here as the winner, and sit in that middle chair, it's no fun to even run second anymore. Last year was kind of depressing and pretty much the same thing of just being a couple laps too late," commented Swindell. "We had a great car, but somebody else's mistake really put me behind the eight-ball at the beginning. I did all I could to get back, but Rico was really good at the end."

From the night's first B-Feature, Damion Gardner clawed from 23rd to third as the race's hard charger in the Leffler Memorial No. 71L. Tanner Thorson came from 18th to fourth with Sammy Swindell recovering to complete the top-five.

From his tangle with Clauson, Oklahoma's Daryn Pittman came to sixth with Kyle Larson recovering from a spin to place seventh. Andrew Deal was eighth with Zach Daum ninth after starting 20th. Bryan Clauson ended up tenth.

The 2015 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire saw 326 drivers make the call. Saturday's alphabet began with the N-Feature. The year's flip count was 61 with all drivers able to walk away.

Dates for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals are set for January 12-16, 2015. Information on ordering tickets and prices will be posted to http://www.chilibowl.com.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Official Event Car Count: 326

A Feature (55 Laps): 1. 97-Rico Abreu[3]; 2. 39-Kevin Swindell[10]; 3. 71L-Damion Gardner[23]; 4. 67-Tanner Thorson[18]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell[16]; 6. 21-Daryn Pittman[8]; 7. 71K-Kyle Larson[4]; 8. 15D-Andrew Deal[6]; 9. 5D-Zach Daum[20]; 10. 63-Bryan Clauson[2]; 11. 8K-Blake Hahn[15]; 12. 05-Brad Loyet[7]; 13. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[1]; 14. 7A-Darren Hagen[22]; 15. 2B-Ryan Bernal[17]; 16. 17C-Casey Shuman[25]; 17. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[12]; 18. 39B-Spencer Bayston[11]; 19. 63K-Chris Windom[5]; 20. 17RW-Dave Darland[24]; 21. 15X-Chad Boat[9]; 22. 5C-Colten Cottle[21]; 23. 71-Christopher Bell[14]; 24. 88B-Terry Babb[13]

Lap Leader(s): Bryan Clauson 1-26; Rico Abreu 27-55

B Feature 2 (20 Laps): 1. 71-Christopher Bell[3]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell[4]; 3. 67-Tanner Thorson[1]; 4. 5C-Colten Cottle[6]; 5. 71L-Damion Gardner[13]; 6. 17C-Casey Shuman[8]; 7. 11A-Andrew Felker[20]; 8. 47X-Tim McCreadie[5]; 9. 17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[16]; 10. 68-Ronnie Gardner[9]; 11. 4J-Tim Crawley[18]; 12. R8-Joey Moughan[14]; 13. 1JR-Stevie Sussex III[19]; 14. 91T-Tyler Thomas[12]; 15. 68W-Jake Swanson[17]; 16. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[15]; 17. (DNF) 63NZ-Michael Pickens[10]; 18. (DNF) 21S-Joey Saldana[2]; 19. (DNF) 37-Seth Bergman[11]; 20. (DNF) 5X-Justin Peck[7]

B Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 88B-Terry Babb[4]; 2. 8K-Blake Hahn[2]; 3. 2B-Ryan Bernal[1]; 4. 5D-Zach Daum[12]; 5. 7A-Darren Hagen[3]; 6. 17RW-Dave Darland[15]; 7. 73T-Trey Marcham[6]; 8. 24-Tracy Hines[19]; 9. 51X-Colby Copeland[10]; 10. 3-Shane Cottle[7]; 11. 91K-Kevin Bayer[13]; 12. 21K-Cory Kruseman[11]; 13. 11W-Brady Bacon[14]; 14. 10V-Richard VanderWeerd[17]; 15. 5E-James Edens[20]; 16. 56-Levi Jones[18]; 17. 19W-Matt Streeter[16]; 18. 26-Shane Golobic[9]; 19. 47-Danny Stratton[5]; 20. 3N-Jake Neuman[8]

C Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 2. 17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[3]; 3. 68W-Jake Swanson[4]; 4. 4J-Tim Crawley[5]; 5. 1JR-Stevie Sussex III[1]; 6. 11A-Andrew Felker[10]; 7. 8J-Jonathan Beason[14]; 8. 17S-Dominic Scelzi[17]; 9. 37F-Hunter Schuerenberg[9]; 10. 9E-Brody Roa[12]; 11. 1T-Tony Roney[8]; 12. 2ND-Jeb Sessums[2]; 13. 9D-Sean Dodenhoff[13]; 14. 67K-Kevin Thomas Jr[19]; 15. 41-Jason Johnson[15]; 16. 57C-Chad Boespflug[11]; 17. 51F-Mike Spencer[16]; 18. 2A-C.J. Leary[18]; 19. 37X-Tim Kent[20]; 20. 8H-Harli White[7]

C Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 17RW-Dave Darland[3]; 2. 19W-Matt Streeter[1]; 3. 10V-Richard VanderWeerd[5]; 4. 56-Levi Jones[8]; 5. 24-Tracy Hines[13]; 6. 5E-James Edens[6]; 7. 52C-Isaac Chapple[12]; 8. 57D-Daniel Robinson[11]; 9. 27-Alex Bright[4]; 10. 19S-Patrick Stasa[16]; 11. 88J-Jace VanderWeerd[10]; 12. 7B-Austin Brown[17]; 13. 17K-Alex Schutte[7]; 14. 19L-Landon Hurst[15]; 15. 66-Shane Cockrum[19]; 16. 85H-Shane Hollingsworth[18]; 17. 92-Brenden Bright[2]; 18. (DNF) 22E-Mike Goodman[9]; 19. (DNF) 82H-Mike Hess[20]; 20. (DNF) 38-Justin Grant[14]

D Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson[5]; 2. 51F-Mike Spencer[1]; 3. 17S-Dominic Scelzi[10]; 4. 2A-C.J. Leary[3]; 5. 67K-Kevin Thomas Jr[15]; 6. 37X-Tim Kent[4]; 7. 17W-Cole Wood[7]; 8. 50-Daniel Adler[11]; 9. 71X-Tyler Courtney[14]; 10. 35X-Frank Flud[13]; 11. 17J-Chase Johnson[9]; 12. 55D-Nick Drake[8]; 13. 20S-Shon Deskins[18]; 14. 05T-Gary Taylor[17]; 15. (DNF) 51J-R.J. Johnson[16]; 16. (DNF) 35-Billy Wease[6]; 17. (DNF) 7SS-Wade Seiler[2]; 18. (DNF) 75X-Travis Berryhill[12]

D Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 19L-Landon Hurst[2]; 2. 19S-Patrick Stasa[1]; 3. 7B-Austin Brown[10]; 4. 85H-Shane Hollingsworth[3]; 5. 66-Shane Cockrum[6]; 6. 82H-Mike Hess[7]; 7. 99P-Dillon Welch[15]; 8. 19P-Robert Ballou[12]; 9. 79J-Jacob Patton[4]; 10. 33-Davey Ray[13]; 11. 62T-Taylor Simas[14]; 12. 78-Nick Wean[8]; 13. 96-Cody Brewer[16]; 14. 7T-Tanner Berryhill[17]; 15. 17M-Michael Koontz[5]; 16. 12-Chris Sheil[18]; 17. (DNF) 24X-Landon Simon[11]; DNS 73D-David Gravel

E Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 19B-Jake Bubak[16]; 2. 67K-Kevin Thomas Jr[2]; 3. 51J-R.J. Johnson[4]; 4. 05T-Gary Taylor[3]; 5. 20S-Shon Deskins[6]; 6. 51S-Steven Shebester[9]; 7. 68M-Tyler Edwards[16]; 8. 6A-David Gough[5]; 9. 17D-Alex DeCamp[15]; 10. 27T-Tucker Klaasmeyer[13]; 11. 62D-Rusty Dukes[10]; 12. 0T-Tyler Brehm[12]; 13. 91-Jeff Stasa[7]; 14. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[14]; 15. 35F-Michael Faccinto[8]; 16. 10C-Dalton Camfield[11]; 17. 3F-Geoff Ensign[1]

E Feature 1 (10 Laps):
1. 99P-Dillon Welch[2]; 2. 96-Cody Brewer[5]; 3. 7T-Tanner Berryhill[7]; 4. 12-Chris Sheil[3]; 5. 23-Jimmy Light[12]; 6. 7D-Michelle Decker[14]; 7. 11-Justin Melton[13]; 8. 15W-Brandon Waelti[11]; 9. 19J-Jonathan Cornell[16]; 10. 31B-David Budres[10]; 11. 5$-Danny Smith[1]; 12. 27H-Curt Michael[6]; 13. 81H-Heath Duinkerken[9]; 14. 17E-Blake Edwards[8]; 15. (DNF) 4-Caleb Armstrong[4]; 16. (DNF) 3C-Raven Culp[15]

F Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 27T-Tucker Klaasmeyer[2]; 2. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[1]; 3. 17D-Alex DeCamp[3]; 4. 68M-Tyler Edwards[5]; 5. 19B-Jake Bubak[10]; 6. 5H-Tyson Hall[6]; 7. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[7]; 8. 16-Brandon Matus[4]; 9. 14S-Steve Schaberg[8]; 10. 86C-David Camfield[16]; 11. 22D-David Stephenson[12]; 12. 23A-Hannah Adair[14]; 13. 4M-Ty Hulsey[11]; 14. 3A-Chris Andrews[9]; 15. 17T-Travis Scott[15]; 16. (DNF) 14D-David McIntosh[13]

F Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 11-Justin Melton[1]; 2. 7D-Michelle Decker[5]; 3. 3C-Raven Culp[2]; 4. 19J-Jonathan Cornell[11]; 5. 20-Tadd Holliman[10]; 6. 14W-Matt Westfall[15]; 7. 88W-Chad Wheeler[7]; 8. 81-Ryan Beechler[8]; 9. 57M-Matt Mitchell[14]; 10. 76M-Adam Pearson[4]; 11. 14H-Harley Hollan[13]; 12. 11K-Gavin Harlien[6]; 13. (DNF) 98D-Clint Boyles[16]; 14. (DNF) 35M-Matt Sherrell[12]; 15. (DNF) 56X-Mark Chisholm[9]; 16. (DNF) 7M-Kevin Ramey[3]

G Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 14D-David McIntosh[3]; 2. 23A-Hannah Adair[7]; 3. 17T-Travis Scott[4]; 4. 86C-David Camfield[12]; 5. 45-C.J. Johnson[16]; 6. 4F-Chad Frewaldt[11]; 7. 11C-Chett Gehrke[14]; 8. 73-Jason McDougal[15]; 9. 8L-Austin Liggett[2]; 10. 25B-Steve Buckwalter[9]; 11. 7C-Chance Morton[8]; 12. 41P-Austin Prock[13]; 13. 11B-Josh Baughman[1]; 14. (DNF) 57K-Kevin Studley[5]; 15. (DNF) 74-Jamie Speers[6]; DNS 22-John Heydenreich

G Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 14H-Harley Hollan[1]; 2. 57M-Matt Mitchell[6]; 3. 14W-Matt Westfall[14]; 4. 98D-Clint Boyles[4]; 5. 37T-J.T. Imperial[16]; 6. 10J-John Hunt[10]; 7. 15B-Danny Burke[15]; 8. 7K-Robby Parish[12]; 9. 87F-Brian McClelland[8]; 10. (DNF) 4K-Josh Lakatos[7]; 11. (DNF) 3T-Tim Barber[2]; 12. (DNF) 2K-Kyle Jones[3]; 13. (DNF) 51-Jake Hagopian[9]; 14. (DNF) 20W-Chad Wilson[13]; DNS 75-Thomas Meseraull; DNS 13SR-John Ricketts

H Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 41P-Austin Prock[2]; 2. 11C-Chett Gehrke[4]; 3. 73-Jason McDougal[9]; 4. 45-C.J. Johnson[5]; 5. 3FF-Jake Blackhurst[14]; 6. 8-Alex Sewell[11]; 7. 22Q-David Prickett[12]; 8. 32A-Garrett Aitken[15]; 9. 95-Jim Radney[6]; 10. 0G-Glenn Styres[8]; 11. 89-Nick Bailey[16]; 12. (DNF) 35D-Dahne Lynn McKay[13]; 13. (DNF) 82-Eric Johnson[3]; 14. (DNF) 18P-Payton Pierce[7]; DNS 69-A.J. Fike; DNS 98-Jarid Blondel

H Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 41P-Austin Prock[2]; 2. 11C-Chett Gehrke[4]; 3. 73-Jason McDougal[9]; 4. 45-C.J. Johnson[5]; 5. 3FF-Jake Blackhurst[14]; 6. 8-Alex Sewell[11]; 7. 22Q-David Prickett[12]; 8. 32A-Garrett Aitken[15]; 9. 95-Jim Radney[6]; 10. 0G-Glenn Styres[8]; 11. 89-Nick Bailey[16]; 12. (DNF) 35D-Dahne Lynn McKay[13]; 13. (DNF) 82-Eric Johnson[3]; 14. (DNF) 18P-Payton Pierce[7]; DNS 69-A.J. Fike; DNS 98-Jarid Blondel

H Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 20W-Chad Wilson[1]; 2. 14W-Matt Westfall[14]; 3. 15B-Danny Burke[2]; 4. 37T-J.T. Imperial[9]; 5. 2$-Stuart (Stu) Snyder[16]; 6. 2D-Steve Davis[10]; 7. 1W-Mike Wheeler[12]; 8. 70K-Kevin Olson[7]; 9. 80-Josh Hawkins[8]; 10. 2-Ryan Hall[15]; 11. 8R-Randi Pankratz[5]; 12. (DNF) 25J-Matt Juhl[13]; 13. (DNF) 83G-Matt Gilbert[4]; 14. (DNF) 7JR-Robert Black[3]; 15. (DNF) 6M-Pat McVicker[6]; 16. (DNF) 35T-Tyler Robbins[11]

I Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 35D-Dahne Lynn McKay[2]; 2. 3FF-Jake Blackhurst[7]; 3. 32A-Garrett Aitken[8]; 4. 89-Nick Bailey[10]; 5. 67RW-Sarah Fisher[5]; 6. 35L-Cody Ledger[13]; 7. 33C-Chase Briscoe[15]; 8. 31R-David Wheeler[6]; 9. 4R-Ryan Greth[14]; 10. 77-John Klabunde[11]; 11. 9U-Doug McCune[4]; 12. 31E-Evan Sewell[12]; 13. 27RW-Kyle O'Gara[3]; 14. 14N-Paul Nienhiser[16]; 15. (DNF) 14E-Eric Fenton[1]; DNS 6K-Ryan Foster

I Feature 1 (10 Laps):
1. 25J-Matt Juhl[1]; 2. 14W-Matt Westfall[3]; 3. 2-Ryan Hall[4]; 4. 2$-Stuart (Stu) Snyder[6]; 5. 2M-Seth Motsinger[5]; 6. 15-Tim Siner[11]; 7. 88-Tyler Nelson[15]; 8. 11D-Dustin Hapka[7]; 9. 7R-Anton Julian[9]; 10. 21N-Nick Speidel[16]; 11. 7CG-Logan Jarrett[14]; 12. 83-Shane Weeks[10]; 13. (DNF) 69X-Jeromy Hefler[2]; 14. (DNF) 8M-Kade Morton[13]; 15. (DNF) 7X-Gage Walker[12]; 16. (DNF) 25G-Dustin Golobic[8]

J Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 35L-Cody Ledger[9]; 2. 4R-Ryan Greth[15]; 3. 33C-Chase Briscoe[16]; 4. 14N-Paul Nienhiser[13]; 5. 4C-Chadd Howell[7]; 6. 00-Cole Custer[10]; 7. 5G-P.J. Gargiulo[1]; 8. 56L-Jack Hawley[2]; 9. 35W-Nate Wait[3]; 10. (DNF) 87C-Kip Hughes[5]; 11. (DNF) 55-Nick Knepper[11]; 12. (DNF) 44D-Philip Dietz[4]; 13. (DNF) 6C-Cory Butler[6]; 14. (DNF) 21H-Harlan Hulsey[8]; 15. (DNF) 83H-Jonathan Halford[12]; 16. (DNF) 44-Don Droud Jr[14]

J Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 8M-Kade Morton[3]; 2. 7CG-Logan Jarrett[7]; 3. 88-Tyler Nelson[1]; 4. 21N-Nick Speidel[5]; 5. 7-Shannon McQueen[15]; 6. 7W-Kory Schudy[2]; 7. 6-Tom Harris[9]; 8. 2HH-Nathan Benson[8]; 9. 05W-Kenny Wallace[14]; 10. 91W-Mickey Walker[12]; 11. 6R-Lucas Schott[10]; 12. 313-Mitchell Frewaldt[6]; 13. (DNF) 4X-Shawn Petersen[4]; 14. (DNF) 7AB-Amber Balcaen[11]; 15. (DNF) 43-Logan Arnold[13]; 16. (DNF) 33H-Cameron Hagin[16]

K Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 14N-Paul Nienhiser[1]; 2. 44-Don Droud Jr[7]; 3. 4R-Ryan Greth[4]; 4. 33C-Chase Briscoe[13]; 5. 5T-Tom Everhart[11]; 6. 59E-Dex Eaton[15]; 7. 22AZ-Rick Shuman[6]; 8. 85-Matt Johnson[14]; 9. 53H-Matt Harms[16]; 10. 2J-Ryan Leavitt[9]; 11. 17KT-Ryan Ellis[2]; 12. 75L-Lee Dakus[8]; 13. 05H-Justin Hendricks[10]; 14. (DNF) 12A-Austin Archdale[5]; 15. (DNF) 56J-Isaac Schreurs[3]; 16. (DNF) 13JR-Jock Thacker[12]

K Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 43-Logan Arnold[3]; 2. 05W-Kenny Wallace[1]; 3. 7-Shannon McQueen[4]; 4. 33H-Cameron Hagin[11]; 5. 21D-Justin Dickerson[5]; 6. 77K-Katlynn Leer[13]; 7. 16C-David Camfield Jr[15]; 8. 25-Marvin Mitchell[10]; 9. 10X-Ronnie Burns[2]; 10. 78J-Tommy Kunsman[9]; 11. 32D-Danny Jennings[14]; 12. 7CH-Critter Malone[8]; 13. (DNF) 25D-Dylan Petersen[16]; 14. (DNF) 12C-Chris Stockham[12]; 15. (DNF) 55S-Jerry McGehee[7]; DNS 12J-Jay Mounce

L Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 33C-Chase Briscoe[4]; 2. 85-Matt Johnson[7]; 3. 59E-Dex Eaton[6]; 4. 53H-Matt Harms[9]; 5. D6-Dakota Gains[11]; 6. 71T-Ricky Shelton[13]; 7. 14R-Jody Rosenboom[16]; 8. 1P-Terry Nichols[15]; 9. 7J-Shawn Jackson[14]; 10. GO-Coby Hughes[1]; 11. 12S-Bryan Severs[12]; 12. 11F-Floyd Alvis[10]; 13. 19-Steven Drevicki[8]; DNS 35Z-Zach Hampton; DNS 5B-Andee Beierle; DNS 3M-Mike Fulper

L Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 77K-Katlynn Leer[1]; 2. 32D-Danny Jennings[6]; 3. 16C-David Camfield Jr[3]; 4. 25D-Dylan Petersen[14]; 5. 86S-Danny Smith[5]; 6. 7S-Pat Schudy[11]; 7. 19N-Nick O'Neal[4]; 8. 71.5-Robert Bell[9]; 9. 101-Chuck McGillivray[15]; 10. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[12]; 11. 51M-Michael Curtis[16]; 12. (DNF) P40-Aaron Dromgoole[8]; 13. (DNF) 24T-George White[2]; 14. (DNF) 1OU-A.J. Burns[10]; 15. (DNF) 1PW-Paul White[13]; DNS 68S-Matt Land

M Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 71T-Ricky Shelton[1]; 2. 7J-Shawn Jackson[10]; 3. 1P-Terry Nichols[14]; 4. 14R-Jody Rosenboom[3]; 5. 77B-Kenny Bowers[2]; 6. 7F-Claud Estes III[7]; 7. 2H-Robert Harr[5]; 8. 29S-Christian Kinnison[9]; 9. 58X-Lance Bennett[4]; 10. 0K-Don O'Keefe Jr[11]; 11. 27K-Kyle Keeler[16]; 12. 24F-Hunter Fischer[13]; 13. 55T-Tony Everhart[8]; 14. 5A-Ashley Hazelton[15]; 15. 53-Aaron Schuck[6]; DNS 48J-Wally Pankratz

M Feature 1 (10 Laps):
1. 1PW-Paul White[4]; 2. 25D-Dylan Petersen[3]; 3. 101-Chuck McGillivray[1]; 4. 51M-Michael Curtis[7]; 5. 12K-Chris Dyson[8]; 6. 93-Dustin Morgan[14]; 7. 20X-Jimmy Harris[10]; 8. 45K-Chase Allen[13]; 9. 62-Jacob Davis[16]; 10. 31-James Burke[5]; 11. (DNF) 94-Darren Kingston[11]; 12. (DNF) 32-Cale Thomas[15]; 13. (DNF) 7RS-Scott Crystal[9]; 14. (DNF) 17N-Duke Nalon III[6]; DNS 5F-Rik Forbes; DNS 5BL-Barry Lamb

N Feature 1 (10 Laps):
1. 45K-Chase Allen[5]; 2. 24F-Hunter Fischer[9]; 3. 93-Dustin Morgan[4]; 4. 1P-Terry Nichols[7]; 5. 32-Cale Thomas[12]; 6. 5A-Ashley Hazelton[1]; 7. 62-Jacob Davis[2]; 8. 27K-Kyle Keeler[8]; 9. 48-Taylor Forbes[3]; 10. (DNF) 1B-Bobby Brewer[13]; DNS 9$-Kyle Clark; DNS 2X-Charlie McDonald; DNS 0-Johnny Murdock; DNS 15M-Travis Herman

A Feature: Line-up
55 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Jerry Coons Jr-5
2-Bryan Clauson-63
3-Rico Abreu-97
4-Kyle Larson-71K
5-Chris Windom-63K
6-Andrew Deal-15D
7-Brad Loyet-5
8-Daryn Pittman-21
9-Chad Boat-15X
10-Kevin Swindell-39
11-Spencer Bayston-39B
12-J.J. Yeley-1ST


B Feature 1: Line-up-Top 6 advance
20 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Ryan Bernal-2B
2-Blake Hahn-8K
3-Darren Hagen-7A
4-Terry Babb-88B
5-Danny Stratton-47
6-Trey Marcham-73T
7-Shane Cottle-3
8-Jake Neuman-3N
9-Shane Golobic-26
10-Colby Copeland-51X
11-Cory Kruseman-21K
12-Zach Daum-5D
13-Kevin Bayer-91K
14-Brady Bacon-11W

B Feature 2: Line-up-Top 6 advance
20 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Tanner Thorson-67
2-Joey Saldana-21S
3-Christopher Bell-71
4-Sammy Swindell-1
5-Tim McCreadie-47X
6-Colten Cottle-5C
7-Justin Peck-5X
8-Casey Shuman-17C
9-Ronnie Gardner-68
10-Michael Pickens-63NZ
11-Seth Bergman-37
12-Tyler Thomas-91T
13-Damion Gardner-71L
14-Joey Moughan-R8

C Feature 1: Line-up- Top 6 advance
15 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Matt Streeter-19W
2-Brenden Bright-92
3-Dave Darland-17RW
4-Alex Bright-27
5-Richard VanderWeerd-10V
6-James Edens-5E
7-Alex Schutte-17K
8-Levi Jones-56
9-Mike Goodman-22E
10-Jace VanderWeerd-88J
11-Daniel Robinson-57D
12-Isaac Chapple-52C
13-Tracy Hines-24
14-Justin Grant-38

C Feature 2: Line-up- Top 6 advance
15 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Stevie Sussex III-1JR
2-Jeb Sessums-2ND
3-Ricky Stenhouse Jr-17
4-Jake Swanson-68W
5-Tim Crawley-4J
6-Sam Hafertepe Jr-15H
7-Harli White-8H
8-Tony Roney-1T
9-Hunter Schuerenberg-37F
10-Andrew Felker-11A
11-Chad Boespflug-57C
12-Brody Roa-9E
13-Sean Dodenhoff-9D
14-Jonathan Beason-8J

D Feature 1: Line-up- Top 6 advance
15 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Patrick Stasa-19S
2-Landon Hurst-19L
3-Shane Hollingsworth-85H
4-Jacob Patton-79J
5-Michael Koontz-17M
6-Shane Cockrum-66
7-Mike Hess-82H
8-Nick Wean-78
9-David Gravel-73D
10-Austin Brown-7B
11-Landon Simon-24X
12-Robert Ballou-19P
13-Davey Ray-33
14-Taylor Simas-62T

D Feature 2: Line-up- Top 6 advance
15 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Mike Spencer-51F
2-Wade Seiler-7SS
3-C.J. Leary-2A
4-Tim Kent-37X
5-Jason Johnson-41
6-Billy Wease-35
7-Cole Wood-17W
8-Nick Drake-55D
9-Chase Johnson-17J
10-Dominic Scelzi-17S
11-Daniel Adler-50
12-Travis Berryhill-75X
13-Frank Flud-35X
14-Tyler Courtney-71X

E Feature 1: Line-up- Top 4 advance
10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Danny Smith-5$
2-Dillon Welch-99P
3-Chris Sheil-12
4-Caleb Armstrong-4
5-Cody Brewer-96
6-Curt Michael-27H
7-Tanner Berryhill-7T
8-Blake Edwards-17E
9-Heath Duinkerken-81H
10-David Budres-31B
11-Brandon Waelti-15W
12-Jimmy Light-23

E Feature 2: Line-up- Top 4 advance
10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Geoff Ensign-3F
2-Kevin Thomas Jr-67K
3-Gary Taylor-05T
4-R.J. Johnson-51J
5-David Gough-6A
6-Shon Deskins-20S
7-Jeff Stasa-91
8-Michael Faccinto-35F
9-Steven Shebester-51S
10-Rusty Dukes-62D
11-Dalton Camfield-10C
12-Tyler Brehm-0T

F Feature 1: Line-up- Top 4 advance
10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Justin Melton-11
2-Raven Culp-3C
3-Kevin Ramey-7M
4-Adam Pearson-76M
5-Michelle Decker-7D
6-Gavin Harlien-11K
7-Chad Wheeler-88W
8-Ryan Beechler-81
9-Mark Chisholm-56X
10-Tadd Holliman-20
11-Jonathan Cornell-19J
12-Matt Sherrell-35M

F Feature 2: Line-up- Top 4 advance
10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Donovan Peterson-11XS
2-Tucker Klaasmeyer-27T
3-Alex DeCamp-17D
4-Brandon Matus-16
5-Tyler Edwards-68M
6-Tyson Hall-5H
7-Parker Price-Miller-9P
8-Steve Schaberg-14S
9-Chris Andrews-3A
10-Jake Bubak-19B
11-Ty Hulsey-4M
12-David Stephenson-22D

G Feature 1: Line-up- Top 4 advance
10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Harley Hollan-14H
2-Tim Barber-3T
3-Kyle Jones-2K
4-Clint Boyles-98D
5-Thomas Meseraull-75
6-Matt Mitchell-57M
7-Josh Lakatos-4K
8-Brian McClelland-87F
9-Jake Hagopian-51
10-John Hunt-10J
11-John Ricketts-13SR
12-Robby Parish-7K

G Feature 2: Line-up- Top 4 advance
10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Josh Baughman-11B
2-Austin Liggett-8L
3-David McIntosh-14D
4-Travis Scott-17T
5-Kevin Studley-57K
6-Jamie Speers-74
7-Hannah Adair-23A
8-Chance Morton-7C
9-Steve Buckwalter-25B
10-John Heydenreich-22
11-Chad Frewaldt-4F
12-David Camfield-86C

H Feature 1: Line-up- Top 4 advance
10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Chad Wilson-20W
2-Danny Burke-15B
3-Robert Black-7JR
4-Matt Gilbert-83G
5-Randi Pankratz-8R
6-Pat McVicker-6M
7-Kevin Olson-70K
8-Josh Hawkins-80
9-J.T. Imperial-37T
10-Steve Davis-2D
11-Tyler Robbins-35T
12-Mike Wheeler-1W

H Feature 2: Line-up- Top 4 advance
10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-A.J. Fike-69
2-Austin Prock-41P
3-Eric Johnson-82
4-Chett Gehrke-11C
5-C.J. Johnson-45
6-Jim Radney-95
7-Payton Pierce-18P
8-Glenn Styres-0G
9-Jason McDougal-73
10-Jarid Blondel-98
11-Alex Sewell-8
12-David Prickett-22Q

I Feature 1: Line-up- Top 4 advance
10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Matt Juhl-25J
2-Jeromy Hefler-69X
3-Matt Westfall-14W
4-Ryan Hall-2
5-Seth Motsinger-2M
6-Stuart (Stu) Snyder-2$
7-Dustin Hapka-11D
8-Dustin Golobic-25G
9-Anton Julian-7R
10-Shane Weeks-83
11-Tim Siner-15
12-Gage Walker-7X

I Feature 2: Line-up- Top 4 advance
10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Eric Fenton-14E
2-Dahne Lynn McKay-35D
3-Kyle O'Gara-27RW
4-Doug McCune-9U
5-Sarah Fisher-67RW
6-David Wheeler-31R
7-Jake Blackhurst-3FF
8-Garrett Aitken-32A
9-Ryan Foster-6K
10-Nick Bailey-89
11-John Klabunde-77
12-Evan Sewell-31E

J Feature 1: Line-up- Top 4 advance

10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Tyler Nelson-88
2-Kory Schudy-7W
3-Kade Morton-8M
4-Shawn Petersen-4X
5-Nick Speidel-21N
6-Mitchell Frewaldt-313
7-Logan Jarrett-7CG
8-Nathan Benson-2HH
9-Tom Harris-6
10-Lucas Schott-6R
11-Amber Balcaen-7AB
12-Mickey Walker-91W

J Feature 2: Line-up- Top 4 advance
10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-P.J. Gargiulo-5G
2-Jack Hawley-56L
3-Nate Wait-35W
4-Philip Dietz-44D
5-Kip Hughes-87C
6-Cory Butler-6C
7-Chadd Howell-4C
8-Harlan Hulsey-21H
9-Cody Ledger-35L
10-Cole Custer-0
11-Nick Knepper-55
12-Jonathan Halford-83H


K Feature 1: Line-up- Top 4 advance
10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Kenny Wallace-05W
2-Ronnie Burns-10X
3-Logan Arnold-43
4-Shannon McQueen-7
5-Justin Dickerson-21D
6-Jay Mounce-12J
7-Jerry McGehee-55S
8-Critter Malone-7CH
9-Tommy Kunsman-78J
10-Marvin Mitchell-25
11-Cameron Hagin-33H
12-Chris Stockham-12C

K Feature 2: Line-up- Top 4 advance
10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Paul Nienhiser-14N
2-Ryan Ellis-17KT
3-Isaac Schreurs-56J
4-Ryan Greth-4R
5-Austin Archdale-12A
6-Rick Shuman-22AZ
7-Don Droud Jr-44
8-Lee Dakus-75L
9-Ryan Leavitt-2J
10-Justin Hendricks-05H
11-Tom Everhart-5T
12-Jock Thacker-13JR

L Feature 1: Line-up- Top 4 advance
10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Katlynn Leer-77K
2-George White-24T
3-David Camfield Jr-16C
4-Nick O'Neal-19N
5-Danny Smith-86S
6-Danny Jennings-32D
7-Matt Land-68S
8-Aaron Dromgoole-P40
9-Robert Bell-71.5
10-A.J. Burns-1OU
11-Pat Schudy-7S
12-Tony Bruce Jr-18


L Feature 2: Line-up- Top 4 advance
10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Coby Hughes-GO
2-Mike Fulper-3M
3-Zach Hampton-35Z
4-Chase Briscoe-33C
5-Andee Beierle-5B
6-Dex Eaton-59E
7-Matt Johnson-85
8-Steven Drevicki-19
9-Matt Harms-53H
10-Floyd Alvis-11F
11-Dakota Gains-D6
12-Bryan Severs-12S

M-Features: Top 4 advance to corresponding L-Feature

M Feature 1 (10 Laps):
1. 1PW-Paul White[4]; 2. 25D-Dylan Petersen[3]; 3. 101-Chuck McGillivray[1]; 4. 51M-Michael Curtis[7]; 5. 12K-Chris Dyson[8]; 6. 93-Dustin Morgan[14]; 7. 20X-Jimmy Harris[10]; 8. 45K-Chase Allen[13]; 9. 62-Jacob Davis[16]; 10. 31-James Burke[5]; 11. (DNF) 94-Darren Kingston[11]; 12. (DNF) 32-Cale Thomas[15]; 13. (DNF) 7RS-Scott Crystal[9]; 14. (DNF) 17N-Duke Nalon III[6]; DNS 5F-Rik Forbes; DNS 5BL-Barry Lamb

M Feature 2 (10 Laps):
1. 71T-Ricky Shelton[1]; 2. 7J-Shawn Jackson[10]; 3. 1P-Terry Nichols[14]; 4. 14R-Jody Rosenboom[3]; 5. 77B-Kenny Bowers[2]; 6. 7F-Claud Estes III[7]; 7. 2H-Robert Harr[5]; 8. 29S-Christian Kinnison[9]; 9. 58X-Lance Bennett[4]; 10. 0K-Don O'Keefe Jr[11]; 11. 27K-Kyle Keeler[16]; 12. 24F-Hunter Fischer[13]; 13. 55T-Tony Everhart[8]; 14. 5A-Ashley Hazelton[15]; 15. 53-Aaron Schuck[6]; DNS 48J-Wally Pankratz

N-Feature: 1, 3, 5, 7 to M1 - 2, 4, 6, 8 to M2

N Feature 1 (8 Laps):
1. 45K-Chase Allen[5]; 2. 24F-Hunter Fischer[9]; 3. 93-Dustin Morgan[4]; 4. 1P-Terry Nichols[7]; 5. 32-Cale Thomas[12]; 6. 5A-Ashley Hazelton[1]; 7. 62-Jacob Davis[2]; 8. 27K-Kyle Keeler[8]; 9. 48-Taylor Forbes[3]; 10. (DNF) 1B-Bobby Brewer[13]; DNS 9$-Kyle Clark; DNS 2X-Charlie McDonald; DNS 0-Johnny Murdock; DNS 15M-Travis Herman

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Bryan Clauson Dominates Vacuworx Qualifying Night

TULSA, Okla. (January 16, 2015)
Picking up where he left off in 2014, Bryan Clauson led flag-to-flag in Friday's Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night A-Feature event. The only driver to lead start to finish in a preliminary A-Feature in the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire, the win is his third career preliminary night victory.

Asked what it would mean to win back-to-back Drillers, Clauson replied, "It would be huge; this place has been under an evil reign for a long time. I got to sit here next to Kevin [Swindell] last year and talk about how easy it is to win off the front row, and this and that. We are on the front row this year, and hopefully it's as easy as he says. Hopefully we can make 55 good ones, and be sitting here again tomorrow."

Working low on the start, Clauson soon jumped to the cushion to begin building his momentum. Racing from eighth, Chad Boat began working Daryn Pittman for third. Making the pass on Lap 7, the pair gave chase as Dave Darland occupied the runner-up spot.

Finding the tail of the field on Lap 12, Clauson began picking his way through slower cars; building a buffer between himself and Darland, who was losing his advantage over Boat and Pittman through traffic.

Swapping the third spot on the 18th lap, Boat returned the favor, and then made work of Darland for second on Lap 20 with Pittman in tow. Challenged by Damion Gardner for fourth, Darland and "The Demon" tangled entering the first turn, forcing the race's lone caution on Lap 22.

With seven lapped cars in the lineup, Clauson took the green with no worries of being caught. Racing amongst slower cars, Daryn Pittman managed to work back around Chad Boat for the silver position in the final two laps.

"I hadn't run the bottom in 20 laps so I didn't know what to expect when I went down there," said Pittman of his pass for second. "I was just committed that I was going down there and try to make something happen."

Chad Boat held on to punch the week's final ticket into Saturday's A-Feature.

"You've got to pass everyone you can and our goal was to get up where Bryan was. It probably wasn't realistic, but I think we are all pretty pleased here."

Racing from the night's second B-Feature, Tanner Thorson tore a path from 18th to fourth. California's Darren Hagen rounded out the top-five.

Starting 17th, Tim McCreadie came up to sixth with Shane Cottle seventh. Ronnie Gardner eight, Cory Kruseman ninth, and Damion Gardner 10th after the tangle with Darland.

Friday's Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night saw 78 drivers drawing in, bringing the weekend's official count to 326, making the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire the highest attended event in the history of the Chili Bowl.

Of the final 78 that made the call for Friday's event, eight ended up adding their name to the Flip Count, which stands at 41. Thankfully all drivers have walked away.

The 29th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire concludes on Saturday, January 15, 2015 with the River Spirit Expo Center opening at 7:30 A.M. Hot Laps will begin at 9:45 A.M. with Racing at 10:45 A.M. (CT). Features will start with the "N", going to double features from the "M" through the "B" Features.

A-Feature: Top 3 advance to Saturday's A-Feature.

A Feature (25 Laps):
1. 63-Bryan Clauson[1]; 2. 21-Daryn Pittman[3]; 3. 15X-Chad Boat[8]; 4. 67-Tanner Thorson[18]; 5. 7A-Darren Hagen[12]; 6. 47X-Tim McCreadie[17]; 7. 3-Shane Cottle[7]; 8. 68-Ronnie Gardner[9]; 9. 21K-Cory Kruseman[5]; 10. 71L-Damion Gardner[4]; 11. 1JR-Stevie Sussex III[11]; 12. 17RW-Dave Darland[2]; 13. 4J-Tim Crawley[10]; 14. 17K-Alex Schutte[16]; 15. 37F-Hunter Schuerenberg[13]; 16. 57D-Daniel Robinson[23]; 17. 9D-Sean Dodenhoff[6]; 18. 51F-Mike Spencer[14]; 19. 85H-Shane Hollingsworth[22]; 20. 41-Jason Johnson[20]; 21. 82H-Mike Hess[21]; 22. 17J-Chase Johnson[15]; 23. 24X-Landon Simon[24]; 24. 35X-Frank Flud[19]

Lap Leader: Bryan Clauson 1-25

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 67-Tanner Thorson[6]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[2]; 3. 85H-Shane Hollingsworth[1]; 4. 24X-Landon Simon[3]; 5. 67K-Kevin Thomas Jr[9]; 6. 27H-Curt Michael[13]; 7. 62D-Rusty Dukes[16]; 8. 27T-Tucker Klaasmeyer[15]; 9. 11K-Gavin Harlien[12]; 10. 19B-Jake Bubak[7]; 11. 8L-Austin Liggett[4]; 12. (DNF) 41P-Austin Prock[8]; 13. (DNF) 57M-Matt Mitchell[14]; 14. (DNF) 22-John Heydenreich[5]; 15. (DNF) 6M-Pat McVicker[10]; 16. (DNF) 98-Jarid Blondel[11]

B Feature 1 (15 Laps):
1. 47X-Tim McCreadie[3]; 2. 35X-Frank Flud[4]; 3. 82H-Mike Hess[8]; 4. 57D-Daniel Robinson[2]; 5. 99P-Dillon Welch[1]; 6. 20S-Shon Deskins[13]; 7. 31B-David Budres[10]; 8. 3C-Raven Culp[7]; 9. 5H-Tyson Hall[16]; 10. 20-Tadd Holliman[11]; 11. 3T-Tim Barber[6]; 12. 74-Jamie Speers[14]; 13. 10J-John Hunt[15]; 14. (DNF) 15B-Danny Burke[9]; 15. (DNF) 95-Jim Radney[5]; 16. (DNF) 2D-Steve Davis[12]

Qualifier 4 (10 Laps): 1. 21-Daryn Pittman[5]; 2. 15X-Chad Boat[3]; 3. 85H-Shane Hollingsworth[1]; 4. 51F-Mike Spencer[4]; 5. 7A-Darren Hagen[6]; 6. 95-Jim Radney[10]; 7. 3T-Tim Barber[7]; 8. 15B-Danny Burke[2]; 9. 6M-Pat McVicker[9]; 10. 2D-Steve Davis[8]

Qualifier 3 (10 Laps): 1. 17RW-Dave Darland[5]; 2. 1JR-Stevie Sussex III[2]; 3. 9D-Sean Dodenhoff[8]; 4. 24X-Landon Simon[1]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson[9]; 6. 8L-Austin Liggett[10]; 7. 47X-Tim McCreadie[6]; 8. 3C-Raven Culp[3]; 9. (DNF) 82H-Mike Hess[4]; 10. (DNF) 98-Jarid Blondel[7]

Qualifier 2 (10 Laps):
1. 4J-Tim Crawley[1]; 2. 3-Shane Cottle[3]; 3. 71L-Damion Gardner[5]; 4. 37F-Hunter Schuerenberg[4]; 5. 68-Ronnie Gardner[6]; 6. 35X-Frank Flud[8]; 7. 67-Tanner Thorson[2]; 8. 19B-Jake Bubak[7]; 9. 31B-David Budres[10]; 10. 11K-Gavin Harlien[9]

Qualifier 1 (10 Laps):
1. 63-Bryan Clauson[6]; 2. 21K-Cory Kruseman[3]; 3. 17J-Chase Johnson[1]; 4. 57D-Daniel Robinson[2]; 5. 17K-Alex Schutte[4]; 6. 99P-Dillon Welch[5]; 7. 22-John Heydenreich[10]; 8. 41P-Austin Prock[9]; 9. (DNF) 67K-Kevin Thomas Jr[7]; 10. (DNF) 20-Tadd Holliman[8]

C Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 27H-Curt Michael[1]; 2. 57M-Matt Mitchell[12]; 3. 27T-Tucker Klaasmeyer[8]; 4. 62D-Rusty Dukes[2]; 5. 35D-Dahne Lynn McKay[10]; 6. 2$-Stuart (Stu) Snyder[7]; 7. 89-Nick Bailey[4]; 8. 56L-Jack Hawley[6]; 9. 313-Mitchell Frewaldt[3]; 10. 00-Cole Custer[13]; 11. 17KT-Ryan Ellis[14]; 12. 12J-Jay Mounce[9]; 13. 05H-Justin Hendricks[11]; 14. (DNF) 3M-Mike Fulper[5]

C Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 20S-Shon Deskins[2]; 2. 74-Jamie Speers[3]; 3. 10J-John Hunt[7]; 4. 5H-Tyson Hall[8]; 5. 69X-Jeromy Hefler[11]; 6. 31R-David Wheeler[10]; 7. 83-Shane Weeks[4]; 8. 7W-Kory Schudy[12]; 9. 6C-Cory Butler[9]; 10. 6R-Lucas Schott[14]; 11. 10X-Ronnie Burns[5]; 12. 22AZ-Rick Shuman[6]; 13. 25-Marvin Mitchell[13]; 14. (DNF) 24T-George White[1]

D Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 00-Cole Custer[3]; 2. 17KT-Ryan Ellis[2]; 3. 32D-Danny Jennings[6]; 4. 11F-Floyd Alvis[4]; 5. 77B-Renaldo Snipes[7]; 6. 17N-Duke Nalon III[5]; DNS 0-Johnny Murdock

D Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 25-Marvin Mitchell[6]; 2. 6R-Lucas Schott[4]; 3. 59E-Dex Eaton[1]; 4. 1OU-A.J. Burns[3]; 5. 5F-Rik Forbes[2]; 6. 53-Aaron Schuck[7]; 7. (DNF) 24F-Hunter Fischer[5]

Heat 10 (8 Laps): 1. 67-Tanner Thorson[1]; 2. 20-Tadd Holliman[2]; 3. 9D-Sean Dodenhoff[4]; 4. 24T-George White[3]; 5. 31B-David Budres[7]; 6. 2$-Stuart (Stu) Snyder[6]; 7. 5F-Rik Forbes[5]

Heat 9 (8 Laps): 1. 57D-Daniel Robinson[1]; 2. 3-Shane Cottle[4]; 3. 11K-Gavin Harlien[2]; 4. 67K-Kevin Thomas Jr[7]; 5. 62D-Rusty Dukes[5]; 6. 10J-John Hunt[6]; 7. 17KT-Ryan Ellis[3]

Heat 8 (8 Laps):
1. 71L-Damion Gardner[4]; 2. 3T-Tim Barber[2]; 3. 51F-Mike Spencer[7]; 4. 95-Jim Radney[3]; 5. 3M-Mike Fulper[8]; 6. (DNF) 7S-Kory Schudy[1]; 7. (DNF) 0-Johnny Murdock[6]; 8. (DNF) 17N-Duke Nalon III[5]

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 99P-Dillon Welch[4]; 2. 37F-Hunter Schuerenberg[7]; 3. 41P-Austin Prock[2]; 4. 85H-Shane Hollingsworth[8]; 5. 89-Nick Bailey[5]; 6. 56L-Jack Hawley[6]; 7. (DNF) 24F-Hunter Fischer[3]; 8. (DNF) 77B-Kenny Bowers[1]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 21K-Cory Kruseman[2]; 2. 17J-Chase Johnson[3]; 3. 21-Daryn Pittman[8]; 4. 6M-Pat McVicker[5]; 5. 313-Mitchell Frewaldt[4]; 6. 05H-Justin Hendricks[1]; 7. 59E-Dex Eaton[6]; 8. 6R-Lucas Schott[7]

Heat 5 (8 Laps):
1. 7A-Darren Hagen[4]; 2. 98-Jarid Blondel[2]; 3. 22-John Heydenreich[1]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson[7]; 5. 20S-Shon Deskins[5]; 6. 6C-Cory Butler[3]; 7. 57M-Matt Mitchell[6]; 8. 00-Cole Custer[8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps):
1. 47X-Tim McCreadie[4]; 2. 17K-Alex Schutte[5]; 3. 3C-Raven Culp[6]; 4. 24X-Landon Simon[7]; 5. 10X-Ronnie Burns[2]; 6. 69X-Jeromy Hefler[1]; 7. 5H-Tyson Hall[8]; 8. (DNF) 32D-Danny Jennings[3]

Heat 3 (8 Laps):
1. 68-Ronnie Gardner[5]; 2. 15B-Danny Burke[3]; 3. 82H-Mike Hess[7]; 4. 1JR-Stevie Sussex III[8]; 5. 27H-Curt Michael[6]; 6. 27T-Tucker Klaasmeyer[4]; 7. 11F-Floyd Alvis[1]; 8. (DNF) 53-Aaron Schuck[2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 15X-Chad Boat[1]; 2. 19B-Jake Bubak[2]; 3. 4J-Tim Crawley[5]; 4. 8L-Austin Liggett[4]; 5. 83-Shane Weeks[3]; 6. 22AZ-Rick Shuman[6]; 7. (DNF) 35D-Dahne Lynn McKay[7]; 8. (DNF) 1OU-A.J. Burns[8]

Heat 1 (8 Laps):
1. 63-Bryan Clauson[5]; 2. 35X-Frank Flud[1]; 3. 17RW-Dave Darland[8]; 4. 2D-Steve Davis[6]; 5. 74-Jamie Speers[4]; 6. 12J-Jay Mounce[2]; 7. 31R-David Wheeler[7]; 8. 25-Marvin Mitchell[3]

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Jerry Coons, Jr. Tops John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night

TULSA, Okla. (January 15, 2015)
Night three of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire saw one the Chili Bowl's veterans claim victory, as Jerry Coons, Jr. hustled the high line to his third career prelim night victory

What will be the 16th A-Feature start for the Tucson, Ariz. native, this makes 12 consecutive years that Coons has made the cut for Saturday's A-Feature.

"We had 60-70 cars here tonight and some of the top drivers. In any preliminary night, it's hard enough to run in the top-three, certainly hard enough to win. Everything has got to go your way, which it did tonight. From our Heat, to our Qualifier, everything went right," commented Coons on the win. "The reason we celebrate pretty good on preliminary nights is because it's still a big win."

Following a 10 car pile-up on the second lap, Danny Stratton took off to the race lead. Stalked by Andrew Deal, the Kansas shoe grabbed took point exiting the fourth turn on Lap 4.

Runner-up the following lap, Coons began building momentum. Railing the cushion, Coons set low in turn-three, sailing the Wilke-Pak No. 5 to the cushion and the lead on Lap 7.

Hitting traffic on Lap 11, the Arizona racing veteran gave up very little ground to Deal, despite contact from a slower car on the 13th round. Able to put two slower cars behind him, the caution flew on Lap 14 as Tracy Hines climbed the front straight-a-way wall while running in the final transfer to Saturday's A-Feature.

Back to green with the lapped cars between Coons and Deal, it took little time for the advantage to grow, as Jerry Coons, Jr. crossed the stripe 2.220 seconds ahead of Andrew Deal.

Asked about the final restart, Deal replied, "I knew the car was good on top. I couldn't get a good enough run to get around the lapped cars. Luckily they went to the bottom after that restart and that really helped me. I was just thinking, how many laps are left?"

After the Airbox came dislodged from the No. 39 during his Heat Race, forcing him to the rear of the lineup for causing a caution, Kevin Swindell had to earn his spot in the A-Feature through the night's second B-Feature. Caught in the crash on the second lap, Swindell visited the work area to change a tire. Restarting at the tail, the four-time Chili Bowl Champion made the pass for the final podium step on Lap 24.

"I was able to get around the bottom pretty good. I think most of the guys couldn't and didn't really try," said Swindell when asked about his run from the back. "I had the seas part a couple of times to get a few of them and I guess I had to really work past Bernal at the end."

California's Ryan Bernal raced to fourth with Christopher Bell clawing from 17th to complete the top-five after also being involved in the second lap crash.

Danny Stratton ended up sixth after leading early. Indiana's Justin Peck from nineteenth to seventh with Shane Golobic, Seth Bergman, and Kevin Bayer making up the top-ten.

Thursday's John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night saw 80 drivers drawing in, putting the week's count at 248 competitors. Of those, a dozen added their name to the week's flip count; bringing the flip count to 33 on the week. All drivers have walked away.

The 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire continues Friday with the Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night at the River Spirit Expo Center. Hot Laps are slated to begin at 4:45 P.M. with racing at 5:45 P.M. (CT).

Thursday

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[3]; 2. 15D-Andrew Deal[2]; 3. 39-Kevin Swindell[18]; 4. 2B-Ryan Bernal[5]; 5. 71-Christopher Bell[17]; 6. 47-Danny Stratton[1]; 7. 5X-Justin Peck[19]; 8. 26-Shane Golobic[7]; 9. 37-Seth Bergman[8]; 10. 91K-Kevin Bayer[14]; 11. 19W-Matt Streeter[6]; 12. 17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[23]; 13. 10V-Richard VanderWeerd[20]; 14. 8H-Harli White[24]; 15. 22E-Mike Goodman[16]; 16. 57C-Chad Boespflug[9]; 17. 24-Tracy Hines[4]; 18. 19S-Patrick Stasa[12]; 19. 2A-C.J. Leary[11]; 20. 17M-Michael Koontz[10]; 21. 17W-Cole Wood[22]; 22. (DNF) 73D-David Gravel[15]; 23. (DNF) 50-Daniel Adler[13]; 24. (DNF) 33-Davey Ray[21]

Lap Leader(s): Danny Stratton 1-3; Andrew Deal 4-6; Jerry Coons, Jr. 7-25.

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 39-Kevin Swindell[3]; 2. 10V-Richard VanderWeerd[2]; 3. 17W-Cole Wood[7]; 4. 8H-Harli White[6]; 5. 3F-Geoff Ensign[13]; 6. 96-Cody Brewer[8]; 7. 51S-Steven Shebester[5]; 8. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[14]; 9. 7D-Michelle Decker[15]; 10. 3A-Chris Andrews[10]; 11. 11B-Josh Baughman[11]; 12. 75-Thomas Meseraull[1]; 13. 25B-Steve Buckwalter[9]; 14. (DNF) 69-A.J. Fike[4]; 15. (DNF) 8R-Randi Pankratz[16]; 16. (DNF) 73-Jason McDougal[12]

B Feature 1 (15 Laps):
1. 71-Christopher Bell[9]; 2. 5X-Justin Peck[2]; 3. 33-Davey Ray[1]; 4. 17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[13]; 5. 5$-Danny Smith[4]; 6. 6A-David Gough[7]; 7. 81H-Heath Duinkerken[3]; 8. 11-Justin Melton[8]; 9. 68M-Tyler Edwards[6]; 10. 56X-Mark Chisholm[11]; 11. 14H-Harley Hollan[14]; 12. 57K-Kevin Studley[15]; 13. 51-Jake Hagopian[12]; 14. 20W-Chad Wilson[5]; 15. 45-C.J. Johnson[10]; 16. 37T-J.T. Imperial[16]

Qualifier 4 (10 Laps): 1. 37-Seth Bergman[2]; 2. 50-Daniel Adler[1]; 3. 19S-Patrick Stasa[3]; 4. 33-Davey Ray[4]; 5. 2A-C.J. Leary[6]; 6. 5$-Danny Smith[9]; 7. 8H-Harli White[7]; 8. 96-Cody Brewer[8]; 9. 11B-Josh Baughman[10]; 10. 25B-Steve Buckwalter[5]

Qualifier 3 (10 Laps): 1. 15D-Andrew Deal[5]; 2. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[6]; 3. 22E-Mike Goodman[2]; 4. 91K-Kevin Bayer[4]; 5. 5X-Justin Peck[9]; 6. 69-A.J. Fike[3]; 7. 68M-Tyler Edwards[7]; 8. 11-Justin Melton[10]; 9. 3A-Chris Andrews[8]; 10. (DNF) 73-Jason McDougal[1]

Qualifier 2 (10 Laps): 1. 24-Tracy Hines[4]; 2. 2B-Ryan Bernal[7]; 3. 26-Shane Golobic[5]; 4. 10V-Richard VanderWeerd[1]; 5. 75-Thomas Meseraull[9]; 6. 20W-Chad Wilson[2]; 7. 73D-David Gravel[6]; 8. 17W-Cole Wood[3]; 9. (DNF) 45-C.J. Johnson[8]; 10. (DNF) 51-Jake Hagopian[10]

Qualifier 1 (10 Laps): 1. 57C-Chad Boespflug[1]; 2. 47-Danny Stratton[6]; 3. 19W-Matt Streeter[10]; 4. 17M-Michael Koontz[8]; 5. 39-Kevin Swindell[2]; 6. 81H-Heath Duinkerken[4]; 7. 51S-Steven Shebester[7]; 8. 6A-David Gough[3]; 9. 56X-Mark Chisholm[9]; 10. (DNF) 71-Christopher Bell[5]

C Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 3F-Geoff Ensign[1]; 2. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[5]; 3. 7D-Michelle Decker[9]; 4. 8R-Randi Pankratz[3]; 5. 14E-Eric Fenton[2]; 6. 2M-Seth Motsinger[4]; 7. 6K-Ryan Foster[14]; 8. 5G-P.J. Gargiulo[10]; 9. 21N-Nick Speidel[11]; 10. 35L-Cody Ledger[13]; 11. 14N-Paul Nienhiser[12]; 12. 21D-Justin Dickerson[6]; 13. 2J-Ryan Leavitt[8]; 14. GO-Coby Hughes[7]

C Feature 1 (12 Laps):
1. 17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[1]; 2. 14H-Harley Hollan[2]; 3. 57K-Kevin Studley[4]; 4. 37T-J.T. Imperial[5]; 5. 25J-Matt Juhl[8]; 6. 67RW-Sarah Fisher[13]; 7. 7R-Anton Julian[6]; 8. 88-Tyler Nelson[14]; 9. 87C-Kip Hughes[3]; 10. 6-Tom Harris[10]; 11. 05W-Kenny Wallace[12]; 12. 12A-Austin Archdale[11]; 13. 78J-Tommy Kunsman[7]; 14. 77K-Katlynn Leer[9]

D Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 35L-Cody Ledger[8]; 2. 6K-Ryan Foster[3]; 3. 86S-Danny Smith[5]; 4. 53H-Matt Harms[1]; 5. 71T-Ricky Shelton[6]; 6. 31-James Burke[2]; 7. 29S-Christian Kinnison[4]; 8. 48J-Wally Pankratz[7]

D Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 67RW-Sarah Fisher[6]; 2. 88-Tyler Nelson[7]; 3. 5B-Andee Beierle[1]; 4. 71.5-Robert Bell[5]; 5. 101-Chuck McGillivray[8]; 6. (DNF) 2H-Robert Harr[4]; 7. (DNF) 7RS-Scott Crystal[3]; 8. (DNF) 5BL-Barry Lamb[2]

Heat 10 (8 Laps): 1. 47-Danny Stratton[8]; 2. 91K-Kevin Bayer[4]; 3. 22E-Mike Goodman[5]; 4. 96-Cody Brewer[6]; 5. 21D-Justin Dickerson[3]; 6. 7R-Anton Julian[7]; 7. (DNF) 6K-Ryan Foster[2]; 8. (DNF) 101-Chuck McGillivray[1]

Heat 9 (8 Laps): 1. 81H-Heath Duinkerken[2]; 2. 24-Tracy Hines[4]; 3. 51-Jake Hagopian[1]; 4. 5$-Danny Smith[5]; 5. 17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[7]; 6. 21N-Nick Speidel[3]; 7. 5G-P.J. Gargiulo[8]; 8. 71T-Ricky Shelton[6]

Heat 8 (8 Laps):
1. 2A-C.J. Leary[5]; 2. 50-Daniel Adler[3]; 3. 17M-Michael Koontz[4]; 4. 3A-Chris Andrews[6]; 5. 57K-Kevin Studley[7]; 6. 14N-Paul Nienhiser[2]; 7. 53H-Matt Harms[8]; DNS 35L-Cody Ledger

Heat 7 (8 Laps):
1. 73D-David Gravel[6]; 2. 73-Jason McDougal[2]; 3. 8H-Harli White[4]; 4. 19S-Patrick Stasa[8]; 5. 8R-Randi Pankratz[5]; 6. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[7]; 7. (DNF) 29S-Christian Kinnison[1]; 8. (DNF) 88-Tyler Nelson[3]

Heat 6 (8 Laps):
1. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[3]; 2. 10V-Richard VanderWeerd[2]; 3. 68M-Tyler Edwards[4]; 4. 45-C.J. Johnson[6]; 5. 56X-Mark Chisholm[8]; 6. 2J-Ryan Leavitt[5]; 7. 5B-Andee Beierle[7]; 8. (DNF) 48J-Wally Pankratz[1]

Heat 5 (8 Laps):
1. 17W-Cole Wood[1]; 2. 57C-Chad Boespflug[2]; 3. 2B-Ryan Bernal[4]; 4. 14E-Eric Fenton[3]; 5. 11B-Josh Baughman[7]; 6. 25J-Matt Juhl[5]; 7. 6-Tom Harris[8]; 8. 67RW-Sarah Fisher[6]

Heat 4 (8 Laps):
1. 6A-David Gough[1]; 2. 20W-Chad Wilson[3]; 3. 26-Shane Golobic[7]; 4. 69-A.J. Fike[8]; 5. 2M-Seth Motsinger[4]; 6. 05W-Kenny Wallace[2]; 7. 31-James Burke[5]; 8. (DNF) 86S-Danny Smith[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps):
1. 25B-Steve Buckwalter[2]; 2. 39-Kevin Swindell[3]; 3. 19W-Matt Streeter[1]; 4. 14H-Harley Hollan[4]; 5. 87C-Kip Hughes[5]; 6. GO-Coby Hughes[6]; 7. 7D-Michelle Decker[8]; 8. (DNF) 2H-Robert Harr[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps):
1. 25B-Steve Buckwalter[2]; 2. 39-Kevin Swindell[3]; 3. 19W-Matt Streeter[1]; 4. 14H-Harley Hollan[4]; 5. 87C-Kip Hughes[5]; 6. GO-Coby Hughes[6]; 7. 7D-Michelle Decker[8]; 8. (DNF) 2H-Robert Harr[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps):
1. 33-Davey Ray[1]; 2. 37-Seth Bergman[2]; 3. 51S-Steven Shebester[4]; 4. 5X-Justin Peck[5]; 5. 11-Justin Melton[7]; 6. 12A-Austin Archdale[3]; 7. 5BL-Barry Lamb[6]; 8. 7RS-Scott Crystal[8]

Heat 1 (8 Laps):
1. 15D-Andrew Deal[2]; 2. 71-Christopher Bell[5]; 3. 75-Thomas Meseraull[3]; 4. 3F-Geoff Ensign[4]; 5. 78J-Tommy Kunsman[1]; 6. 37T-J.T. Imperial[7]; 7. 77K-Katlynn Leer[8]

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Jackpot for Abreu on River Spirit Casino Qualifying Night

TULSA, Okla. (January 14, 2015) River Spirit Qualifying Night of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire saw Keith Kunz Motorsports taking their second win in as many nights as California's Rico Abreu stormed to his first career Preliminary Night victory.

Asked about his mindset in the late stages of the race, Abreu replied, "Don't crash. You get those lapped cars running side-by-side in front of you then all you worry about is the guy behind you running you down."

Gridding the field sixth, Abreu shot to fourth on the opening lap as Chris Windom took off with the race lead. Caution on Lap 5, the restart saw the 2014 USAC National Midget Champion set sights on Trey Marcham and Blake Hahn. Racing for runner-up, Abreu advanced by the pair for second with a low line pass on the front straight-a-way on the eighth round.

Taking the Toyota No. 97 to the cushion, Abreu was followed by Hahn as the pair closed on Windom. Swapping the silver position following a restart on Lap 9, the race for second kept pace with the leader, with Abreu working the cushion around Chris Windom on Lap 15.

Setting a torrid pace around the Tulsa Expo Raceway, Abreu worked traffic by Lap 20. Giving up little ground to the race behind him, the California shoe crossed 2.875 seconds ahead of Chris Windom.

Abreu capped his victory with a Polish Victory Lap in honor of Donnie Ray Crawford.

"There's a young man that was really close to him and he said if I won tonight, I should do it. I didn't really think about it until after the checkered. It's pretty special just to bring back those memories."

Racing hard with Blake Hahn in the final laps, Arizona's J.J. Yeley was wheel-to-wheel with the No. 8j for almost the entire final lap, edging Hahn in the final two turns for the final transfer into Saturday's feature event.

"You have to run hard no matter what when you're here. The race track got really treacherous and you had to be smooth. I think he [Blake] was trying to regain maybe the spot he had given up there, and obviously when you are coming down to the last couple of laps, you are going to do everything you can to get in that top-three," commented Yeley of his final lap battle with Blake Hahn.

Completing the top-five, Sammy Swindell was quite the show having to advance position 45 times through the night's D, C, B, and A-Features after losing the Muffler on the J.C.T. No. 1 during his Heat Race.

Battling in the top three early on, Trey Marcham settled for sixth with Casey Shuman crossing seventh. From 23rd, Colby Copeland snagged eighth with Tyler Thomas ninth. Oklahoma's Brady Bacon completed the top-ten.

Wednesday's Qualifying Night saw 83 drivers drawing in with 11 going over to bring the week's flip count to 21. All drivers have been able to walk away.

The 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire continues with John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night on Thursday, January 15 at the River Spirit Expo Center. Hot Laps are slated to begin at 4:45 P.M. with racing at 5:45 P.M. (CT).

Wednesday

A-Feature: Top 3 advance to Saturday's A-Feature.

A Feature (25 Laps):
1. 97-Rico Abreu[6]; 2. 63K-Chris Windom[1]; 3. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[4]; 4. 8K-Blake Hahn[3]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell[18]; 6. 73T-Trey Marcham[2]; 7. 17C-Casey Shuman[8]; 8. 51X-Colby Copeland[23]; 9. 91T-Tyler Thomas[9]; 10. 11W-Brady Bacon[13]; 11. 92-Brenden Bright[16]; 12. 68W-Jake Swanson[5]; 13. 5E-James Edens[19]; 14. 1T-Tony Roney[7]; 15. 88J-Jace VanderWeerd[17]; 16. 9E-Brody Roa[24]; 17. 38-Justin Grant[10]; 18. 19L-Landon Hurst[21]; 19. 37X-Tim Kent[22]; 20. 66-Shane Cockrum[11]; 21. 55D-Nick Drake[20]; 22. 7B-Austin Brown[14]; 23. (DNF) 75X-Travis Berryhill[12]; 24. (DNF) 62T-Taylor Simas[15]

Lap Leader(s):
Chris Windom 1-14; Rico Abreu 15-25

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 1-Sammy Swindell[14]; 2. 55D-Nick Drake[6]; 3. 37X-Tim Kent[1]; 4. 9E-Brody Roa[4]; 5. 05T-Gary Taylor[13]; 6. 7T-Tanner Berryhill[12]; 7. 10C-Dalton Camfield[3]; 8. 17D-Alex DeCamp[7]; 9. 88W-Chad Wheeler[15]; 10. 4M-Ty Hulsey[16]; 11. 14D-David McIntosh[8]; 12. 4K-Josh Lakatos[5]; 13. 4F-Chad Frewaldt[11]; 14. 82-Eric Johnson[9]; 15. 70K-Kevin Olson[10]; 16. (DNF) 8-Alex Sewell[2]

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 88J-Jace VanderWeerd[1]; 2. 5E-James Edens[2]; 3. 19L-Landon Hurst[5]; 4. 51X-Colby Copeland[13]; 5. 12-Chris Sheil[4]; 6. 91-Jeff Stasa[9]; 7. 15W-Brandon Waelti[14]; 8. 7M-Kevin Ramey[15]; 9. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[7]; 10. 19J-Jonathan Cornell[3]; 11. 2K-Kyle Jones[6]; 12. 23A-Hannah Adair[12]; 13. 13SR-John Ricketts[10]; 14. 7JR-Robert Black[16]; 15. (DNF) 18P-Payton Pierce[8]; 16. (DNF) 35T-Tyler Robbins[11]

Qualifier 4 (10 Laps): 1. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[2]; 2. 8K-Blake Hahn[5]; 3. 7B-Austin Brown[4]; 4. 37X-Tim Kent[3]; 5. 88J-Jace VanderWeerd[9]; 6. 12-Chris Sheil[8]; 7. 55D-Nick Drake[7]; 8. 91-Jeff Stasa[1]; 9. (DNF) 9P-Parker Price-Miller[6]; 10. (DNF) 7T-Tanner Berryhill [10]

Qualifier 3 (10 Laps): 1. 38-Justin Grant[1]; 2. 66-Shane Cockrum[2]; 3. 17C-Casey Shuman[5]; 4. 75X-Travis Berryhill[9]; 5. 62T-Taylor Simas[6]; 6. 9E-Brody Roa[4]; 7. 2K-Kyle Jones[3]; 8. 14D-David McIntosh[7]; 9. 70K-Kevin Olson[10]; 10. 23A-Hannah Adair[8]

Qualifier 2 (10 Laps): 1. 1T-Tony Roney[1]; 2. 73T-Trey Marcham[8]; 3. 68W-Jake Swanson[5]; 4. 5E-James Edens[2]; 5. 8-Alex Sewell[4]; 6. 92-Brenden Bright[6]; 7. 4K-Josh Lakatos[7]; 8. 18P-Payton Pierce[10]; 9. 13SR-John Ricketts[9]; 10. (DNF) 4F-Chad Frewaldt[3]

Qualifier 1 (10 Laps): 1. 97-Rico Abreu[1]; 2. 91T-Tyler Thomas[3]; 3. 63K-Chris Windom[6]; 4. 11W-Brady Bacon[7]; 5. 10C-Dalton Camfield[2]; 6. 19J-Jonathan Cornell[5]; 7. 19L-Landon Hurst[10]; 8. 17D-Alex DeCamp[9]; 9. 82-Eric Johnson[8]; 10. (DNF) 35T-Tyler Robbins[4]

C Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 05T-Gary Taylor[5]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell[13]; 3. 88W-Chad Wheeler[1]; 4. 4M-Ty Hulsey[3]; 5. 27RW-Kyle O'Gara[9]; 6. 11D-Dustin Hapka[7]; 7. 77-John Klabunde[6]; 8. 35W-Nate Wait[14]; 9. 7CG-Logan Jarrett[2]; 10. 55-Nick Knepper[8]; 11. 56J-Isaac Schreurs[4]; 12. 55S-Jerry McGehee[12]; 13. 5T-Tom Everhart[11]; 14. (DNF) 35Z-Zach Hampton[10]

C Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 51X-Colby Copeland[2]; 2. 15W-Brandon Waelti[1]; 3. 7M-Kevin Ramey[13]; 4. 7JR-Robert Black[3]; 5. 14W-Matt Westfall[12]; 6. 3FF-Jake Blackhurst[10]; 7. 15-Tim Siner[14]; 8. 8M-Kade Morton[9]; 9. 4C-Chadd Howell[4]; 10. 7AB-Amber Balcaen[5]; 11. 43-Logan Arnold[11]; 12. (DNF) 44-Don Droud Jr[6]; 13. (DNF) 33H-Cameron Hagin[8]; 14. (DNF) 16C-David Camfield Jr[7]

D Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 1-Sammy Swindell[9]; 2. 35W-Nate Wait[1]; 3. 68S-Matt Land[3]; 4. D6-Dakota Gains[7]; 5. 14R-Jody Rosenboom[5]; 6. 51M-Michael Curtis[8]; 7. (DNF) 7J-Shawn Jackson[2]; 8. (DNF) 62-Jacob Davis[4]; 9. (DNF) 2X-Charlie McDonald[6]

D Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 7M-Kevin Ramey[8]; 2. 15-Tim Siner[4]; 3. 85-Matt Johnson[9]; 4. 7S-Pat Schudy[3]; 5. 25D-Dylan Petersen[1]; 6. 7F-Claud Estes III[5]; 7. 20X-Jimmy Harris[2]; 8. (DNF) 5A-Ashley Hazelton[10]; 9. (DNF) 45K-Chase Allen[6]; DNS 32-Cale Thomas

Heat 11 (8 Laps): 1. 97-Rico Abreu[1]; 2. 73T-Trey Marcham[2]; 3. 68W-Jake Swanson[7]; 4. 15W-Brandon Waelti[5]; 5. 4C-Chadd Howell[6]; 6. 25D-Dylan Petersen[4]; 7. (DNF) 14R-Jody Rosenboom[3]

Heat 10 (8 Laps): 1. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[1]; 2. 11W-Brady Bacon[3]; 3. 7B-Austin Brown[6]; 4. 7AB-Amber Balcaen[2]; 5. 33H-Cameron Hagin[4]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton[7]; 7. 15-Tim Siner[5]

Heat 9 (8 Laps):
1. 66-Shane Cockrum[1]; 2. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5]; 3. 13SR-John Ricketts[4]; 4. 14D-David McIntosh[7]; 5. 27RW-Kyle O'Gara[3]; 6. 5T-Tom Everhart[6]; 7. (DNF) 32-Cale Thomas[2]

Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 63K-Chris Windom[6]; 2. 12-Chris Sheil[1]; 3. 17D-Alex DeCamp[4]; 4. 4M-Ty Hulsey[3]; 5. (DNF) 16C-David Camfield Jr[5]; 6. (DNF) 55-Nick Knepper[7]; 7. (DNF) 2X-Charlie McDonald[2]

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 5E-James Edens[1]; 2. 8K-Blake Hahn[4]; 3. 9E-Brody Roa[6]; 4. 7T-Tanner Berryhill[5]; 5. 51X-Colby Copeland[7]; 6. 20X-Jimmy Harris[2]; 7. 7F-Claud Estes III[3]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 10C-Dalton Camfield[1]; 2. 17C-Casey Shuman[4]; 3. 18P-Payton Pierce[3]; 4. 75X-Travis Berryhill[6]; 5. 77-John Klabunde[5]; 6. 35W-Nate Wait[2]; 7. 55S-Jerry McGehee[8]; 8. D6-Dakota Gains[7]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 37X-Tim Kent[1]; 2. 91-Jeff Stasa[3]; 3. 70K-Kevin Olson[2]; 4. 1T-Tony Roney[8]; 5. 11D-Dustin Hapka[4]; 6. 43-Logan Arnold[6]; 7. 7S-Pat Schudy[7]; 8. 51M-Michael Curtis[5]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 92-Brenden Bright[4]; 2. 23A-Hannah Adair[1]; 3. 8-Alex Sewell[6]; 4. 4K-Josh Lakatos[7]; 5. 19L-Landon Hurst[8]; 6. 14W-Matt Westfall[5]; 7. 45K-Chase Allen[2]; 8. (DNF) 5A-Ashley Hazelton[3]

Heat 3 (8 Laps):
1. 2K-Kyle Jones[1]; 2. 82-Eric Johnson[2]; 3. 62T-Taylor Simas[8]; 4. 7CG-Logan Jarrett[4]; 5. 88W-Chad Wheeler[7]; 6. (DNF) 35Z-Zach Hampton[6]; 7. (DNF) 68S-Matt Land[5]; 8. 1-Sammy Swindell[3]....(Swindell DQ'd for losing a Muffler during competition)

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 4F-Chad Frewaldt[1]; 2. 38-Justin Grant[3]; 3. 35T-Tyler Robbins[6]; 4. 56J-Isaac Schreurs[2]; 5. 44-Don Droud Jr[5]; 6. 05T-Gary Taylor[8]; 7. 7J-Shawn Jackson[7]; 8. (DNF) 85-Matt Johnson[4]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 91T-Tyler Thomas[1]; 2. 55D-Nick Drake[2]; 3. 19J-Jonathan Cornell[7]; 4. 7JR-Robert Black[3]; 5. 88J-Jace VanderWeerd[8]; 6. 3FF-Jake Blackhurst[6]; 7. 62-Jacob Davis[4]; 8. (DNF) 7M-Kevin Ramey[5]

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Kyle Larson Unstoppable in Warren Cat Chili Bowl Opener

Bryan Hulbert - TULSA, Okla. (January 13, 2015) From disaster to triumph, following a Heat Race crash, Kyle Larson raced to three feature victories during Tuesday's Warren Cat Qualifying Night. His third career Preliminary Night A-Feature victory, Larson won his C-Feature from sixth, the B-Feature from thirteenth, and finally the 25-lap A-Feature to lock himself into the championship event of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire.

"No, not at all," commented Larson when asked if he thought he'd be sitting in Victory Lane. "I thought it'd be tough to get to the "A". I could get through the "C" and thought it would be close on getting to the "A" from the "B". If I was to get to the "A", I thought if I could finish in the top-six or seven, it would be a solid recovery. Everything seemed to fall my way after that Heat Race accident."

Cracking the top-ten on Lap 4 from seventeenth, two attempts following the caution saw the Kunz Motorsports No. 71k shoot to seventh on Lap 6. Playing a caution on Laps 10, Larson was able to race to third around early race leader, Levi Jones, on Lap 12.

Claiming the runner-up spot on Lap 15, Larson trailed the Daum Insurance No. 5d by nearly a straight-a-way. Inching closer and closer, traffic would have to come into play in order to have a shot at the Illinois shoe; and it did as Daum was forced to shut down to avoid the spun No. 56 of Levi Jones and No 27 of Alex Bright.

To the green with five laps remaining, Larson was uncontested to the checkered flag.

In his first time behind the wheel of Midget since running the Chili Bowl in 2014, Missouri's Brad Loyet wheeled the Vacuworx Global No. 05 to the second podium step; despite nearly losing the handle at the race's halfway point.

"It was one of those things where I kind of got caught early on following Daum and watching his line. Every time he'd make a mistake, I'd make one. My car was a little bit too snug and when I almost lost everything about half-way through the race, I sat back and relaxed, and realized that if we make some solid laps here, we're going to be in the show on Saturday."

On track to be the 2015 Chili Bowl Rookie of the Year, Indiana's Spencer Bayston put his Racer's for Autism No. 39b into Saturday's feature event with the third and final transfer from Tuesday's A-Feature.

"I'm really just in awe right now. I'm just in shock. I'm sitting here shaking, and trying to get through my mind that I just made it in the A-Main," said Bayston. "Two years ago, I was sitting at home watching YouTube videos of Kyle, Brad, and Bryan, and all those guys race around here. To be racing against them is a true honor."

Joey Saldana raced from twelfth to fourth with Terry Babb completing the top-five.

Colten Cottle from twenty-third claimed sixth with Jake Neuman seventh. Racing through a B-Feature, New Zealand's Michal Pickens clawed from twentieth to eighth with Zach Dam coming back to finish ninth. Joey Moughan rounded out the top-ten.

The Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions saw Sammy Swindell claiming his fourth VIROC victory since 2009. Handed the fourth starting spot by son, Kevin, in a revenge draw, Sammy had to forfeit the No. 1 draw to 1990 Chili Bowl Champion, John Heydenreich; something he was less than pleased about. Even having to give up the pole, Swindell grabbed the lead on the opening lap, and was only challenged on the closing lap by Bryan Clauson, who pulled nearly even with Swindell on the cushion in the final turns. Clauson settle for second, after starting twelfth, with Cory Kruseman, Christopher Bell, and Kyle Larson completing the top-five.

Tuesday's Warren Cat Qualifying Night saw 85 drivers draw in. Of those, nine ended up going over. All were able to walk away under their own power.

The 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire continues with Wednesday's River Spirit Casino Qualifying Night with 82 drivers scheduled to qualify. Hot Laps begin at 5:00 P.M. with racing at 6:00 P.M. (CT). General Admission seating is available with the purchase of a Pit Pass.

Tuesday Night

A-Feature: Top 3 advance to Saturday's A-Feature.

A Feature (25 Laps):
1. 71K-Kyle Larson[17]; 2. 05-Brad Loyet[4]; 3. 39B-Spencer Bayston[3]; 4. 21S-Joey Saldana[12]; 5. 88B-Terry Babb[7]; 6. 5C-Colten Cottle[23]; 7. 3N-Jake Neuman[6]; 8. 63NZ-Michael Pickens[20]; 9. 5D-Zach Daum[5]; 10. R8-Joey Moughan[19]; 11. 2ND-Jeb Sessums[21]; 12. 27-Alex Bright[14]; 13. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[1]; 14. 56-Levi Jones[2]; 15. 11A-Andrew Felker[13]; 16. 52C-Isaac Chapple[18]; 17. 8J-Jonathan Beason[11]; 18. 7SS-Wade Seiler[24]; 19. 79J-Jacob Patton[22]; 20. (DNF) 35-Billy Wease[15]; 21. (DNF) 78-Nick Wean[9]; 22. (DNF) 17S-Dominic Scelzi[8]; 23. (DNF) 19P-Robert Ballou[10]; 24. (DNF) 71X-Tyler Courtney[16]

Lap Leader(s):
Levi Jones 1-7; Zach Daum 8-20; Kyle Larson 21-24.

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 52C-Isaac Chapple[2]; 2. 63NZ-Michael Pickens[9]; 3. 79J-Jacob Patton[6]; 4. 7SS-Wade Seiler[10]; 5. 51J-R.J. Johnson[13]; 6. 17E-Blake Edwards[7]; 7. 0T-Tyler Brehm[5]; 8. 16-Brandon Matus[8]; 9. 81-Ryan Beechler[16]; 10. 22D-David Stephenson[15]; 11. 17T-Travis Scott[11]; 12. 87F-Brian McClelland[12]; 13. (DNF) 86C-David Camfield[14]; 14. (DNF) 11C-Chett Gehrke[1]; 15. (DNF) 80-Josh Hawkins[4]; 16. (DNF) 22Q-David Prickett[3]

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 71K-Kyle Larson[13]; 2. R8-Joey Moughan[2]; 3. 2ND-Jeb Sessums[1]; 4. 5C-Colten Cottle[3]; 5. 4-Caleb Armstrong[6]; 6. 35F-Michael Faccinto[16]; 7. 23-Jimmy Light[5]; 8. 76M-Adam Pearson[7]; 9. 14S-Steve Schaberg[11]; 10. 35M-Matt Sherrell[14]; 11. 98D-Clint Boyles[10]; 12. 7C-Chance Morton[15]; 13. 7K-Robby Parish[4]; 14. 83G-Matt Gilbert[12]; 15. (DNF) 0G-Glenn Styres[9]; 16. (DNF) 1W-Mike Wheeler[8]

VIROC VII (20 Laps): 1. 1-Sammy Swindell[4]; 2. 63-Bryan Clauson[12]; 3. 21K-Cory Kruseman[5]; 4. 71-Christopher Bell[9]; 5. 71K-Kyle Larson[6]; 6. 39-Kevin Swindell[14]; 7. 97-Rico Abreu[3]; 8. 24-Tracy Hines[10]; 9. 71L-Damion Gardner[7]; 10. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[15]; 11. 47X-Tim McCreadie[11]; 12. (DNF) 6K-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[2]; 13. (DNF) 05-Brad Loyet[13]; 14. (DNF) 1ST-J.J. Yeley[8]; 15. (DNF) 15X-Chad Boat[16]; 16. (DNF) 22-John Heydenreich[1]

Qualifier 4 (10 Laps): 1. 8J-Jonathan Beason[1]; 2. 11A-Andrew Felker[2]; 3. 17S-Dominic Scelzi[5]; 4. 71X-Tyler Courtney[3]; 5. 11C-Chett Gehrke[4]; 6. 80-Josh Hawkins[7]; 7. 76M-Adam Pearson[10]; 8. 1W-Mike Wheeler[9]; 9. 7SS-Wade Seiler[8]; 10. (DNF) 63NZ-Michael Pickens[6]

Qualifier 3 (10 Laps): 1. 3N-Jake Neuman[2]; 2. 39B-Spencer Bayston[5]; 3. 21S-Joey Saldana[4]; 4. 88B-Terry Babb[6]; 5. R8-Joey Moughan[3]; 6. 5C-Colten Cottle[9]; 7. 79J-Jacob Patton[10]; 8. 16-Brandon Matus[7]; 9. 14S-Steve Schaberg[1]; 10. 83G-Matt Gilbert[8]

Qualifier 2 (10 Laps): 1. 5D-Zach Daum[2]; 2. 56-Levi Jones[5]; 3. 27-Alex Bright[3]; 4. 52C-Isaac Chapple[1]; 5. 2ND-Jeb Sessums[7]; 6. 22Q-David Prickett[4]; 7. 4-Caleb Armstrong[8]; 8. 7K-Robby Parish[6]; 9. 98D-Clint Boyles[9]; 10. 87F-Brian McClelland[10]

Qualifier 1 (10 Laps): 1. 19P-Robert Ballou[1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[5]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[9]; 4. 35-Billy Wease[3]; 5. 78-Nick Wean[6]; 6. 23-Jimmy Light[2]; 7. 0T-Tyler Brehm[8]; 8. 17E-Blake Edwards[10]; 9. 0G-Glenn Styres[4]; 10. 17T-Travis Scott[7]

C Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 51J-R.J. Johnson[8]; 2. 86C-David Camfield[3]; 3. 22D-David Stephenson[11]; 4. 81-Ryan Beechler[9]; 5. 9U-Doug McCune[5]; 6. 25G-Dustin Golobic; 7. 31E-Evan Sewell[4]; 8. (DNF) 44D-Philip Dietz[2]; 9. (DNF) 2HH-Nathan Benson[7]; 10. (DNF) 83H-Jonathan Halford[1]; 11. (DNF) 4R-Ryan Greth[6]; 12. (DNF) 7CH-Critter Malone[10]; 13. (DNF) 13JR-Jock Thacker[12]

C Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 71K-Kyle Larson[6]; 2. 35M-Matt Sherrell[3]; 3. 7C-Chance Morton[1]; 4. 35F-Michael Faccinto[7]; 5. 2-Ryan Hall[2]; 6. 32A-Garrett Aitken[13]; 7. 7X-Gage Walker[10]; 8. 4X-Shawn Petersen[14]; 9. 21H-Harlan Hulsey[4]; 10. 91W-Mickey Walker[12]; 11. 7-Shannon McQueen[9]; 12. 75L-Lee Dakus[11]; 13. 12C-Chris Stockham[5]; 14. 19N-Nick O'Neal[8]

D Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 33C-Chase Briscoe[2]; 2. 25G-Dustin Golobic[1]; 3. P40-Aaron Dromgoole[4]; 4. 12S-Bryan Severs[6]; 5. 58X-Lance Bennett[5]; 6. 12K-Chris Dyson[7]; 7. 0K-Don O'Keefe Jr[3]; 8. (DNF) 93-Dustin Morgan[9]; DNS 9$-Kyle Clark; DNS 1B-Bobby Brewer

D Feature 1 (10 Laps):
1. 32A-Garrett Aitken[2]; 2. 4X-Shawn Petersen[4]; 3. 19-Steven Drevicki[3]; 4. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[9]; 5. 1PW-Paul White[5]; 6. 55T-Tony Everhart[8]; 7. 94-Darren Kingston[1]; 8. (DNF) 48-Taylor Forbes[7]; 9. (DNF) 1P-Terry Nichols[10]; 10. (DNF) 27K-Kyle Keeler[11]; DNS 15M-Travis Herman

Heat 11 (8 Laps): 1. 19P-Robert Ballou[1]; 2. 23-Jimmy Light[4]; 3. 21S-Joey Saldana[7]; 4. 76M-Adam Pearson[5]; 5. 51J-R.J. Johnson[2]; 6. 81-Ryan Beechler[6]; 7. (DNF) 15M-Travis Herman[3]Heat 11 (8 Laps): 1. 19P-Robert Ballou[1]; 2. 23-Jimmy Light[4]; 3. 21S-Joey Saldana[7]; 4. 76M-Adam Pearson[5]; 5. 51J-R.J. Johnson[2]; 6. 81-Ryan Beechler[6]; 7. (DNF) 15M-Travis Herman[3]

Heat 10 (8 Laps):
1. R8-Joey Moughan[2]; 2. 8J-Jonathan Beason[3]; 3. 22Q-David Prickett[7]; 4. 31E-Evan Sewell[1]; 5. 9U-Doug McCune[4]; 6. 7CH-Critter Malone[5]; 7. (DNF) 4X-Shawn Petersen[6]

Heat 9 (8 Laps): 1. 39B-Spencer Bayston[3]; 2. 1W-Mike Wheeler[1]; 3. 3N-Jake Neuman[6]; 4. 4-Caleb Armstrong[7]; 5. 19N-Nick O'Neal[2]; 6. 91W-Mickey Walker[4]; 7. 1PW-Paul White[5]

Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 88B-Terry Babb[4]; 2. 83G-Matt Gilbert[2]; 3. 0G-Glenn Styres[7]; 4. 21H-Harlan Hulsey[1]; 5. 87F-Brian McClelland[8]; 6. 25G-Dustin Golobic[3]; 7. P40-Aaron Dromgoole[5]; 8. 55T-Tony Everhart[6]

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 56-Levi Jones[3]; 2. 5C-Colten Cottle[1]; 3. 17E-Blake Edwards[4]; 4. 79J-Jacob Patton[5]; 5. 2-Ryan Hall[7]; 6. 7-Shannon McQueen[6]; 7. 12K-Chris Dyson[2]; 8. 12S-Bryan Severs[8]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[3]; 2. 7K-Robby Parish[7]; 3. 16-Brandon Matus[5]; 4. 14S-Steve Schaberg[8]; 5. 35M-Matt Sherrell[6]; 6. 32A-Garrett Aitken[1]; 7. 48-Taylor Forbes[2]; 8. (DNF) 1P-Terry Nichols[4]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 27-Alex Bright[2]; 2. 17S-Dominic Scelzi[5]; 3. 7C-Chance Morton[1]; 4. 52C-Isaac Chapple[8]; 5. 83H-Jonathan Halford[7]; 6. 94-Darren Kingston[3]; 7. 0K-Don O'Keefe Jr[6]; 8. (DNF) 93-Dustin Morgan[4]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 35-Billy Wease[2]; 2. 98D-Clint Boyles[1]; 3. 63NZ-Michael Pickens[8]; 4. 0T-Tyler Brehm[7]; 5. 4R-Ryan Greth[3]; 6. 7X-Gage Walker[5]; 7. 19-Steven Drevicki[6]; 8. (DNF) 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11C-Chett Gehrke[4]; 2. 05-Brad Loyet[1]; 3. 5D-Zach Daum[8]; 4. 86C-David Camfield[2]; 5. 12C-Chris Stockham[6]; 6. 13JR-Jock Thacker[3]; 7. (DNF) 58X-Lance Bennett[5]; 8. (DNF) 9$-Kyle Clark[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 78-Nick Wean[6]; 2. 7SS-Wade Seiler[1]; 3. 2ND-Jeb Sessums[5]; 4. 80-Josh Hawkins[7]; 5. 2HH-Nathan Benson[2]; 6. 22D-David Stephenson[4]; 7. (DNF) 75L-Lee Dakus[8]; 8. (DNF) 1B-Bobby Brewer[3]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11A-Andrew Felker[1]; 2. 71X-Tyler Courtney[4]; 3. 17T-Travis Scott[5]; 4. 44D-Philip Dietz[3]; 5. (DNF) 35F-Michael Faccinto[2]; 6. (DNF) 71K-Kyle Larson[8]; 7. (DNF) 33C-Chase Briscoe[6]; DNS 27K-Kyle Keeler

VIROC Field Announced

TULSA, Okla. (January 8, 2015) A 20 lap shootout among some of the best to ever race the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire, the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions will see its seventh round during Warren Cat Qualifying Night, scheduled for Tuesday, January 13.

The opening night of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire, the VIROC will take place prior to the evening's B-Features. With 16 drivers making the call for this year's event, the $2,500 to win dash saw a three year dominance of Swindell come to a close in 2014, when California's Kyle Larson charged from sixth to win.

Drivers who have made the cut for VIROC VII are as follows:

• 1 - Sammy Swindell (Germantown, Tenn.) - The five time winner of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals has topped the VIROC on three occasions. Announcing his retirement in 2014, Swindell was quick to note that he would still take on the Chili Bowl in 2015 for the 25th time.

• 1st - J.J. Yeley (Phoenix, Ariz.) - Under the banner of 1996 owner champion, Jay McKinnie, Arizona's J.J. Yeley will take on the VIROC for the fourth time. Yeley's best finish in the VIROC came in 2013 with a runner-up to Kevin Swindell.

• 5 - Jerry Coons, Jr. (Tucson, Ariz.) - The choice of Wilke-Pak Racing, Jerry Coons, Jr. has competed in the last two VIROC events with a finish of fifth in 2013, and seventh in 2014. His 2015 bid is the second year for the 2005 Chili Bowl owner champions.

• o5 - Brad Loyet (Sunset Hills, Mo.) - Winning the VIROC in 2010 gives Brad Loyet his ticket into the 2015 edition of the 20 lap affair. Loyet holds three POWRi Championships to his name, as well as his best finish of third in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points in 2014.

• 6k - Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (Olive Branch, Miss.) - Transplanting from his Clauson ride for one race to drive under the banner of Ralph Potter, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. looks to redeem his 2012 VIROC performance where he ended up with a DNF.

• 15x - Chad Boat (Phoenix, Ariz.) - Son of a Chili Bowl champion, Arizona's Chad Boat again looks to match the accomplishment of his father, Billy Boat, in the John Lawson machine. Boat's best finish in the VIROC is a fourth place run in 2013.

• 21k - Cory Kruseman (Ventura, Cali.) - The VIROC is one race that has eluded Cory Kruseman. Topping the Chili Bowl on two occasions, Cory has only managed a best finish of seventh in 2014.

• 22 - John Heydenreich (Indianapolis, Ind.) - The 1990 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl winner, Heydenreich last saw action in the VIROC in 2011. His best finish in three starts came the previous year with a ninth place showing.

• 24 - Tracy Hines (Wilkinson, Ind.) - The 2005 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Champion finished fifth in the 2014 edition of the VIROC. In all, Hines has finished top-ten in five of the six VIROC events held.

• 39 - Kevin Swindell (Germantown, Tenn.) - Four times a Chili Bowl champion, Kevin Swindell topped the VIROC in 2013. In six Chili Bowl A-Feature starts, Swindell's four wins comes with five top fives.

• 47x - Tim McCreadie (Watertown, N.Y.) - The Late Model ace grabbed a Golden Driller in 2006. Piloting an Andy Bondio entry, McCreadie looks to rebound from 2014 when the No. 47x saw his VIROC end early.

• 63 - Bryan Clauson (Noblesville, Ind.) - The defending champion of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals entered his first VIROC in 2014. Representing owners Rusty Kunz and Joe Dooling, on the No. 63. Clauson came from fifteenth to ninth in his first VIROC attempt.

• 71 - Christopher Bell (Norman, Okla.) - For the second year in a row, Christopher Bell's bid into the VIROC comes as the National Midget Driver of the Year. Also topping the Downforce Designs Midget Power Rankings, Bell rattled off 16 wins across North America behind the wheel of a Midget.

• 71k - Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, Cali.) - The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year started his season with a VIROC win. As the reigning champion of the Race of Champions, Kyle Larson automatically qualifies for the 2015 event.

• 71L - Damion Gardner (Concord, Cali.) - A Chili Bowl Champion in 2008, "The Demon" looks for his first VIROC triumph in a Klatt Enterprises entry in 2015.

• 97 - Rico Abreu (Rutherford, Cali.) - Coming off a banner season, Rico is the driver chosen by Keith Kunz to represent his Chili Bowl dominance. The 2014 USAC National Champion finished fourth in the Downforce Designs Midget Power Rankings and will start his first VIROC in 2015.

Vacuworx Global is the title sponsor of the VIROC which brings past Chili Bowl Champions as well as champions from around the world together for a single 20 lap race to see who is the best of the best. For more information about Vacuworx log onto www.vacuworx.com. For more information on past champions of the VIROC, log onto www.theviroc.com.

The 29th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will begin moving teams in on Sunday, January 11, 2015.

Practice is scheduled for Monday, January 12 with the first night of competition getting underway with Tuesday’s Warren CAT Qualifying night as well as the seventh annual Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions.

Competition continues with Wednesday’s River Spirit Casino Qualifier, Thursday’s John Christner Trucking Qualifier, and Friday Vacuworx Global Qualifier with everything culminating on Saturday’s Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Championship.

The top three in each Qualifying Night A - Feature will transfer directly into the Saturday championship event with the remainder of Saturday’s features lined up according to the Qualifying night finishes.

General Admission seating is available along the back straight-a way and can be accessed with the purchase of a Pit Pass. Additional information regarding the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl presented by General Tire can be found online at http://www.chilibowl.com. For more updates follow the Chili Bowl on Facebook and on Twitter.

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Past Champions
'15 Rico Abreu
'14 Bryan Clauson
'13 Kevin Swindell
'12 Kevin Swindell
'11 Kevin Swindell
'10 Kevin Swindell
'09 Sammy Swindell
'08 Damion Gardner
'07 Tony Stewart
'06 Tim McCreadie
'05 Tracy Hines
'04 Cory Kruseman
'03 Dan Boorse
'02 Tony Stewart
'01 Jay Drake
'00 Cory Kruseman
'99 Dan Boorse
'98 Sammy Swindell
'97 Billy Boat
'96 Sammy Swindell
'95 Donnie Beechler
'94 Andy Hillenburg
'93 Dave Blaney
'92 Sammy Swindell
'91 Lealand McSpadden
'90 Jon Heydenreich
'89 Sammy Swindell
'88 Scott Hatton
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