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Car Appearance Rules Announced for 2015 Chili Bowl Nationals

TULSA, Okla. (October 30, 2014) -
As teams ready for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, officials with the indoor Midget racing spectacular have announced guidelines pertaining to car appearance for the 2015 event.

Rules are borrowed from the United States Auto Club (USAC) and adapted to the spirit and intent of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.

Rules read as follows:

Right and Left side cockpit body panels may be a maximum of thirty-six (36) inches high as measured from the bottom frame tube at rear motor plate and projected rearward twenty-three (23) inches with a minimum eight (8) inches vertical opening from the afore mentioned point forward, including side visor
 
Left side cockpit body panels may be a maximum of twenty-five (25) inches high as measured from the bottom frame tube at the motor plate and projected rearward twenty-three (23) inches.
 
Side visors on roll cage will be limited to eight (8) inches tall.
 
Panels attached to nerf bars will not be permitted.
 
All paneling must not extend past edge of frame rails more than thickness of material.
 
One (1”) inch turnout allowed on all body and sail panel edges, except sun visor.
 
The number of allowable wheels is restricted to two (2) front wheels and two (2) rear wheels on each car. Use of anything other than a wheel and tire assembly is prohibited.

Any team failing to comply with the stated appearance rules will be subject to disqualification, and will be removed from the River Spirit Expo Center. Any questions regarding the stated appearance rules need to be directed to Chili Bowl Competition Director, Matt Ward at 918-838-3777 or by email to ascsmatt@aol.com.

The 29th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire takes place January 13-17, 2015 at the River Spirit Expo Center.

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.

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Chili Bowl Ticket Renewal Deadline Nearing

TULSA, Okla. (May 6, 2014) - The deadline for tickets holders to renew their seats for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire is drawing near.

The deadline for current ticket holders to renew their seats is Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

After the Tuesday deadline, any seats that have not been renewed will go up for sale to the general public. Tickets for the 29th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will be sold until each of the qualifying nights if available.

Tickets for the Chili Bowl Nationals are sold in four day, or five day packages and can be ordered by calling 918-838-3777. Office hours are 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (CT), Monday through Friday.

If have never ordered tickets before, you are encouraged to call and place your order now. The higher you are on the list of fans looking for seats, the better the chance you will receive tickets. While we cannot guarantee placement, we will do our best to fill your order.

The 29th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire takes place January 13-17, 2015 at the River Spirit Expo Center.

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.

Quick Check:
What: Chili Bowl Ticket Renewal Deadline
When: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Event: 29th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire
Event Date: January 13-17, 2015

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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Chili Bowl Ticket Renewal Begins March 4

TULSA, Okla. (January 28, 2014) - Work for the 29th running of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire has begun. While the dirt, fencing, and grandstands will have to wait until December, the paper work it seems is never ending.

Beginning Tuesday, March 4 reserved seat ticket holders will be able to begin renewing their seats for the 2015 event. Tickets will again be sold in four day (Wednesday-Saturday), or full event packages. The 2015 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is scheduled for January 13-17, 2015 inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

Ticket holders will be receiving information packets by mail, and 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 4.

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.

Quick Check:

What: Chili Bowl ticket renewal
When: March 4, 2014
Event: 29th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire
Date: January 13-17, 2015

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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Bryan Clauson Wins the Chili Bowl

TULSA, Okla. (January 18, 2014) Bryan Clauson felt good about his bid for victory in the 2014 edition of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, and for good reason as the 2013 USAC National Champion finally broke through for his first Golden Driller; seen live on MAVTV for the first time.

“I’m just really relieved I didn’t throw it away because these guys are really good,” said Clauson.“I said it last night in the Press Conference that I felt like I had a car that could compete for the win tonight from the time we unloaded the car. It was really going to be a matter of not burying ourselves.”

Jumping to second on the start, Clauson pursued Caleb Armstrong for the lead early on.

Looking low on the fourth round with no success, Clauson regrouped with an inside line pass the following lap. Leaving Armstrong to contend with Christopher Bell, the driver of the Keith Kunz No. 97 continually worked the inside line, looking for a hole to squeeze through, but to no avail.

Green until Lap 13, the caution lights blinked on for Thomas Meseraull, who rolled to a stop after the engine gave up entering turn three. Damion Gardner forced the caution on the restart, going upside down through turn two. Both drivers were okay.

Racing to second on the restart, Christopher Bell began working high as the cushion began coming to life.

Losing third to Jonathan Beason on Lap 18, Caleb Armstrong began feeling the pressure from Sammy Swindell. A four car race for the podium step between Beason, Armstrong, Swindell, and fifteenth starting Kyle Larson, things took a turn as the field worked on the twenty-fifth lap. Looking low on Swindell entering the back straight-a-way, Larson and Sammy came together with Larson’s No. 71k climbing the left side tires of Swindell, sending the California driver nose down on the left front, as Sammy’s car cut hard to the left, putting the No. 1 into the infield, and a lap down as Sammy re-entered just before turn one.

Holding sixth as Alex Schutte skunk by for fifth in the mayhem, Larson’s night ended with his Toyota power running out on Lap 29. Cracking the top ten on Lap 17 after transferring from a B-Feature, Kevin Swindell moved to the top five as Larson’s engine expired.

Moving around the racing surface, Swindell worked by Armstrong for fourth on a Lap 30 restart, and then third on Lap 31 when Beason tripped over the right-front through turns one and two.

Going for the slide job on Bell on Lap 38, Bell countered and blocked the next charge.

Working back up on Clauson as slower traffic approached, the caution displayed again with 12 to go.

Rolling high on Bell for second, Swindell opened the inside line for Rico Abreu. Swapping the final podium step over the next few laps, Swindell gained the advantage over the Abreu Vineyards No. 67 who ended up spinning on Lap 48.

Glued to Bell on the restart, it was slide jobs in every corner with Bell able to drive back under Swindell after every attempt.

Caution for Jerry Coons, Jr. who went upside down with seven to go, the restart saw Clauson pull away as the race for second continued. Driving deep into the third turn on Lap 48, Kevin pitched for the slide, with the two running out of real-estate and nearly stalling on the track before finally getting back to speed.

Given a sizable advantage with laps going away, Bryan Clauson’s advantage at the line was 1.556 seconds. Swindell’s performance from fourteenth made him the Excel Therapy Hard Charger of the Week, advancing position 49 times. Christopher Bell crossing third marks his best performance in the Chili Bowl.

Pennsylvania’s Alex Bright advance from twelfth to fourth with tenth starting Dave Darland completing the top five.

Meeting face-to-face with Keith Kunz in the infield, Swindell commented on the confrontation in the post-race press conference, “It was nothing that bad. I think all the people, aside from me and Christopher made it a bigger deal than what it really was. I was just a little frustrated.”

Bell shared a similar sentiment, “Everyone knew Kevin was a little frustrated with me. There after the checkered, we were kind of swerving at each other. I didn’t know how frustrated he was with me but the people, like he said, made it a bigger deal.”

The 28th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire saw the record for driver attendance tied at 281 set in 2009. Saturday’s alphabet saw the longest streak of advances at three with Brent Beauchamp, J.J. Yeley, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., and Seth Motsinger each advancing through three features.

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. was Saturday’s overall Hard Charger with 23 passes to his credit. The 2014 Chili Bowl Rookie of the Year came down to the B-Features. Parker Price-Miller who finished eleventh in the second B-Feature earned the honor over Tanner Thorson who placed fourteenth in the first B-Feature.

The day’s K-Features were won by Domain Ramsay and Cole Wood. J-Feature winners were Dylan Peterson and Matt Johnson. I-Features went to Seth Motsinger and Critter Malone. Robby Parish and Brenden Bright topped the H-Features. Jason Johnson and Ryan Beechler each earned G-Feature wins with Mike Goodman and Kevin Thomas, Jr. splitting the F-Features.

Matt Westfall and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. topped the E-Features with Stenhouse being the only driver to earn two wins in the alphabet on Saturday, topping the second D-Feature. J.J. Yeley earned the win in the first D-Feature.

C-Features went to Brandon Waelti and Tim Crawley. B-Features went to Rico Abreu and Kevin Swindell.

The 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire is scheduled to take place January 13-17, 2015. Ticket information will be posted to http://www.chilibowl.com as soon as the information is available.

Saturday’s Lucas Oil Championship Night Results

Lucas Oil A Feature

A Feature (55 Laps): 1. 63-Bryan Clauson[3]; 2. 39-Kevin Swindell[14]; 3. 97-Christopher Bell[2]; 4. 77-Alex Bright[12]; 5. 17R-Dave Darland[10]; 6. 47X-Tim McCreadie[8]; 7. 21-Daryn Pittman[17]; 8. 8J-Jonathan Beason[4]; 9. 3-Chris Windom[9]; 10. 15X-Chad Boat[18]; 11. 67K-Rico Abreu[13]; 12. 24-Tracy Hines[22]; 13. 5D-Zach Daum[5]; 14. 1-Sammy Swindell[6]; 15. 05-Brad Loyet[20]; 16. (DNF) 7M-Kevin Ramey[24]; 17. (DNF) 17K-Alex Schutte[19]; 18. (DNF) 5-Jerry Coons Jr[21]; 19. (DNF) 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1]; 20. (DNF) 63NZ-Michael Pickens[11]; 21. (DNF) 56L-Danny Stratton[16]; 22. (DNF) 71K-Kyle Larson[15]; 23. (DNF) 47-Damion Gardner[7]; 24. (DNF) 16-Thomas Meseraull[23]

Lap Leader(s): Caleb Armstrong (1-5), Clauson (6-55)

B-Features: Top 6 advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 67K-Rico Abreu[1]; 2. 71K-Kyle Larson[4]; 3. 21-Daryn Pittman[2]; 4. 17K-Alex Schutte[6]; 5. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[9]; 6. 16-Thomas Meseraull[8]; 7. 56J-Darren Hagen[14]; 8. 26-Shane Golobic[5]; 9. 11A-Andrew Felker[7]; 10. 57M-Matt Mitchell[10]; 11. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[20]; 12. 31B-Travis Berryhill[13]; 13. 15D-Andrew Deal[11]; 14. 67-Tanner Thorson[18]; 15. 7JM-Joey Moughan[12]; 16. 15W-Brandon Waelti[15]; 17. 21K-Cory Kruseman[19]; 18. 44-Don Droud Jr[16]; 19. (DNF) 25B-Steve Buckwalter[3]; 20. (DNF) 39R-Dillon Welch[17]

B Feature 2 (20 Laps): 1. 39-Kevin Swindell[1]; 2. 56L-Danny Stratton[5]; 3. 15X-Chad Boat[8]; 4. 05-Brad Loyet[3]; 5. 24-Tracy Hines[9]; 6. 7M-Kevin Ramey[13]; 7. 10-Brad Kuhn[7]; 8. 91T-Tyler Thomas[17]; 9. 99-Brady Bacon[14]; 10. 51J-R.J. Johnson[10]; 11. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[18]; 12. 11-Chase Stockon[19]; 13. 51S-Mike Spencer[12]; 14. 56R-Ryan Bernal[4]; 15. 05T-Gary Taylor[2]; 16. (DNF) 71C-Shane Cottle[6]; 17. (DNF) 4J-Tim Crawley[15]; 18. (DNF) 39T-Payton Pierce[11]; 19. (DNF) 66-Shane Cockrum[20]; 20. (DNF) 93-Dustin Morgan[16]

C-Features: Top 6 advance to corresponding B-Feature.

C Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 15W-Brandon Waelti[1]; 2. 44-Don Droud Jr[4]; 3. 39R-Dillon Welch[2]; 4. 67-Tanner Thorson[14]; 5. 21K-Cory Kruseman[6]; 6. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[15]; 7. 19S-Richard VanderWeerd[11]; 8. 5E-James Edens[18]; 9. 15-Tim Siner[9]; 10. 11CA-Chris Andrews[20]; 11. 88-Terry Babb[10]; 12. 68-Ronnie Gardner[17]; 13. 55F-Taylor Ferns[12]; 14. 85S-Shane Hollingsworth[16]; 15. 8V-Jace VanderWeerd[13]; 16. 81-Heath Duinkerken[19]; 17. (DNF) 17S-Dominic Scelzi[7]; 18. (DNF) 8K-Frank Flud[5]; 19. (DNF) 8L-Harli White[3]; 20. (DNF) 2ND-Jeb Sessums[8]

C Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 4J-Tim Crawley[2]; 2. 93-Dustin Morgan[1]; 3. 91T-Tyler Thomas[4]; 4. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[7]; 5. 11-Chase Stockon[5]; 6. 66-Shane Cockrum[3]; 7. 6-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[15]; 8. 57B-Chad Boespflug[9]; 9. 11W-Tyler Courtney[20]; 10. 7B-Austin Brown[8]; 11. 2ST-Jon Stanbrough[19]; 12. 73X-Trey Marcham[11]; 13. 35S-Matt Sherrell[13]; 14. 73N-Nic Faas[12]; 15. 5C-Colten Cottle[18]; 16. 39C-Joey Saldana[6]; 17. 38-Billy Wease[14]; 18. 3T-Tim Barber[17]; 19. (DNF) 55-Nick Knepper[16]; 20. (DNF) 50-Daniel Adler[10]

D-Features: Top 6 advance to corresponding C-Feature.

D Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[1]; 2. 85S-Shane Hollingsworth[6]; 3. 68-Ronnie Gardner[2]; 4. 5E-James Edens[11]; 5. 81-Heath Duinkerken[3]; 6. 11CA-Chris Andrews[9]; 7. 37-Brady Short[7]; 8. 45X-Johnny Herrera[13]; 9. 98-P.J. Jones[12]; 10. 57D-Daniel Robinson[18]; 11. 1K-Trevor Kobylarz[14]; 12. 14W-Matt Westfall[15]; 13. 91B-Kevin Bayer[16]; 14. 17E-Blake Edwards[4]; 15. 33H-Cameron Hagin[17]; 16. 91S-Jeff Stasa[5]; 17. (DNF) 1W-Paul White[8]; 18. (DNF) 84B-Bobby Michnowicz[10]

D Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 6-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[15]; 2. 55-Nick Knepper[7]; 3. 3T-Tim Barber[9]; 4. 5C-Colten Cottle[3]; 5. 2ST-Jon Stanbrough[8]; 6. 11W-Tyler Courtney[14]; 7. 5N-Jeffrey Newell[4]; 8. 19-Steven Drevicki[6]; 9. 7L-Layne Himebaugh[13]; 10. 62-Taylor Simas[1]; 11. 21AJ-A.J. Hopkins[12]; 12. 4AU-Mathew Smith[10]; 13. 33-Davey Ray[18]; 14. 6RR-Joe Liguori[16]; 15. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[5]; 16. 52C-Isaac Chapple[17]; 17. (DNF) 7A-Dalton Armstrong[2]; 18. (DNF) 8-Alex Sewell[11]

E-Features: Top 4 advance to corresponding D-Feature.

E Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 14W-Matt Westfall[1]; 2. 91B-Kevin Bayer[2]; 3. 33H-Cameron Hagin[5]; 4. 57D-Daniel Robinson[3]; 5. 55B-Brian Shirley[4]; 6. 96-Cody Brewer[9]; 7. 45W-C.J. Johnson[8]; 8. 37T-William Gould[12]; 9. 77K-Kevin Olson[16]; 10. 75X-Landon Simon[10]; 11. 17J-Chase Johnson[15]; 12. 32D-Danny Jennings[14]; 13. (DNF) 31-David Budres[7]; 14. (DNF) 71S-Sheldon Haudenschild[6]; 15. (DNF) 22-Mike Goodman[13]; 16. (DNF) 5S-Kyle Steffens[11]

E Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 6-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[2]; 2. 6RR-Joe Liguori[5]; 3. 52C-Isaac Chapple[3]; 4. 33-Davey Ray[10]; 5. 12K-Josh Lakatos[12]; 6. 6J-Joe Stornetta[15]; 7. 93H-Harley Hollan[9]; 8. 2-Kevin Thomas Jr[13]; 9. 2A-Hunter Schuerenberg[8]; 10. 59E-Dex Eaton[11]; 11. 87-Dave Camfield Jr.[16]; 12. 7F-Sean McClelland[14]; 13. 37X-Michael Faccinto[7]; 14. 4-Bobby East[4]; 15. 27R-Kyle O'Gara[6]; 16. 76M-Brad Noffsinger[1]

F-Features: Top 4 advance to corresponding E-Feature.

F Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 22-Mike Goodman[4]; 2. 32D-Danny Jennings[3]; 3. 17J-Chase Johnson[5]; 4. 77K-Kevin Olson[2]; 5. 83P-Wes McIntyre[11]; 6. 1T-Tony Roney[9]; 7. 43-Dakoda Armstrong[6]; 8. 82H-Mike Hess[15]; 9. 21H-Ty Hulsey[10]; 10. 83-Hannah Adair[1]; 11. 20-Tadd Holliman[7]; 12. 80-Josh Hawkins[16]; 13. 57K-Kevin Studley[14]; 14. 8OK-Gage Walker[12]; 15. 05J-Jason Johnson[13]; 16. (DNF) 87F-Brian McClelland[8]

F Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 2-Kevin Thomas Jr[3]; 2. 7F-Sean McClelland[1]; 3. 6J-Joe Stornetta[4]; 4. 87-Dave Camfield Jr.[12]; 5. 25J-Matt Juhl[2]; 6. 81B-Ryan Beechler[13]; 7. 43B-Brent Beauchamp[16]; 8. 4R-Ryan Greth[8]; 9. 82-Eric Johnson[5]; 10. 71-Kasey Kahne[14]; 11. 6A-David Gough[15]; 12. 35H-Tyson Hall[11]; 13. 24L-C.J. Leary[7]; 14. 2X-Ryan Hall[9]; 15. (DNF) 4A-Aaron Pierce[10]; 16. (DNF) 35T-Tyler Robbins[6]

G-Features: Top 4 advance to corresponding F-Feature.

G Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 05J-Jason Johnson[2]; 2. 57K-Kevin Studley[4]; 3. 82H-Mike Hess[6]; 4. 80-Josh Hawkins[7]; 5. 55D-Nick Drake[12]; 6. 23-Jimmy Light[10]; 7. 7K-Robby Parish[13]; 8. 10J-John Hunt[9]; 9. 15B-Danny Burke[1]; 10. 68M-Tyler Edwards[14]; 11. 5$-Danny Smith[5]; 12. 1R-Robby Larson[8]; 13. 2M-Seth Motsinger[16]; 14. 17-Michael Koontz[15]; 15. 2$-Stuart Snyder[11]; 16. (DNF) 94-Darren Kingston[3]

G Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 81B-Ryan Beechler[4]; 2. 71-Kasey Kahne[11]; 3. 6A-David Gough[2]; 4. 43B-Brent Beauchamp[15]; 5. 37F-Chris Guinn[1]; 6. 71X-Jac Haudenschild[14]; 7. 92-Brenden Bright[13]; 8. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[7]; 9. 12J-Jay Mounce[3]; 10. 69-A.J. Fike[10]; 11. 7-Shannon McQueen[16]; 12. 56X-Mark Chisholm[6]; 13. 4G-Bill Jackson[8]; 14. (DNF) 37K-Steve Brown[9]; 15. (DNF) 31M-Ray Seach[12]; 16. (DNF) 86-Chris Ennis[5]

H-Features: Top 4 advance to corresponding G-Feature.

H Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 7K-Robby Parish[1]; 2. 68M-Tyler Edwards[10]; 3. 17-Michael Koontz[2]; 4. 2M-Seth Motsinger[13]; 5. 7N-D.J. Netto[14]; 6. 7JR-J.D. Black[5]; 7. 24T-Jason Tyer[15]; 8. (DNF) 0G-Glenn Styres[16]; 9. (DNF) 91W-Mickey Walker[4]; 10. (DNF) 11B-Josh Baughman[12]; 11. (DNF) 87R-Jeff Flesher[9]; 12. (DNF) 59-Kaley Engstrom[3]; 13. (DNF) 8C-Kris Schudy[11]; 14. (DNF) 12S-Bryan Severs[8]; DNS 91-Dereck King; DNS 2B-Bill Balog

H Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 92-Brenden Bright[1]; 2. 71X-Jac Haudenschild[11]; 3. 43B-Brent Beauchamp[3]; 4. 7-Shannon McQueen[4]; 5. 19P-Patrick Stasa[6]; 6. 7X-Critter Malone[13]; 7. 0B-Tyler Brehm[8]; 8. 7J-Shawn Jackson[2]; 9. 13AU-Matt Hunter[7]; 10. 1JR-Joe Ramaker[15]; 11. 24K-Bradley Morris[16]; 12. 44C-Clint Schubert[14]; 13. 84-Scotty Smith[9]; DNS 6R-Jody Rosenboom; DNS 9D-Sean Dodenhoff; 16. DQ 11C-Chett Gehrke[10]

I-Features: Top 4 advance to corresponding H-Feature.

I Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 2M-Seth Motsinger[1]; 2. 7N-D.J. Netto[6]; 3. 24T-Jason Tyer[4]; 4. 0G-Glenn Styres[2]; 5. 35L-Cody Ledger[9]; 6. 79J-Jacob Patton[8]; 7. 14E-Eric Fenton[12]; 8. 87C-Coby Hughes[16]; 9. 10B-Thomas Briggs[11]; 10. 95-Jim Radney[14]; 11. 40-Andy Huston[10]; 12. 25-Dylan Peterson[13]; 13. 11F-Floyd Alvis[7]; 14. 1OU-A.J. Burns[5]; 15. (DNF) 19W-Dan Parker[3]; 16. (DNF) 20X-Jimmy Harris[15]

I Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 7X-Critter Malone[4]; 2. 44C-Clint Schubert[1]; 3. 1JR-Joe Ramaker[8]; 4. 24K-Bradley Morris[7]; 5. 14R-John Klabunde[3]; 6. 14D-David McIntosh[2]; 7. 2S-Stratton Briggs[6]; 8. 10C-Dalton Camfield[16]; 9. 31E-Evan Sewell[10]; 10. 21N-Nick Speidel[12]; 11. 85-Matt Johnson[13]; 12. 2J-Zach Blurton[9]; 13. 4X-Shawn Petersen[14]; 14. 6C-Matt Fox[11]; 15. 0K-Don O'Keefe Jr[15]; 16. (DNF) 20S-Shon Deskins[5]

J-Features: Top 4 advance to corresponding I-Feature.

J Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 25-Dylan Peterson[1]; 2. 95-Jim Radney[7]; 3. 20X-Jimmy Harris[5]; 4. 87C-Coby Hughes[2]; 5. 71AU-Domain Ramsay[13]; 6. 51X-Michael Curtis[9]; 7. 49JR-Dan Hillberg[12]; 8. 9U-Doug McCune[4]; 9. 7S-Kory Schudy[10]; 10. 6D-Jesse Denome[8]; 11. 27C-Kip Hughes[16]; 12. 21D-Justin Dickerson[6]; 13. 7RS-Scott Crystal[3]; 14. (DNF) 19C-Rusty Carlile[14]; 15. (DNF) 05P-Ryan Pace[11]; DNS 73-Jason McDougal

J Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 85-Matt Johnson[2]; 2. 4X-Shawn Petersen[3]; 3. 0K-Don O'Keefe Jr[1]; 4. 10C-Dalton Camfield[6]; 5. 16C-David Camfield[5]; 6. 86S-Danny Smith[8]; 7. 17W-Cole Wood[13]; 8. 5A-Peter Palazzolo[7]; 9. 33A-Stephen Arnold[4]; 10. D6-Dakota Gains[14]; 11. 10W-George White[16]; 12. 44D-Philip Dietz[9]; 13. 71M-Brandon Matus[15]; 14. 1B-Bobby Brewer[12]; DNS 25M-Derrick Myers; DNS 20B-Carey Becker

K-Features: Top 4 advance to corresponding J-Feature.

K Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 71AU-Domain Ramsay[1]; 2. 19C-Rusty Carlile[3]; 3. 73-Jason McDougal[15]; 4. 27C-Kip Hughes[2]; 5. 33D-Lee Dakus[6]; 6. 14-Tony Rossi[11]; 7. 05H-Justin Hendricks[7]; 8. 11D-Dustin Hapka[4]; 9. 69B-Randy Boyer[9]; 10. 29S-Brian Harvey[12]; 11. 28-Greg Fitzpatrick[13]; 12. (DNF) 7D-Michelle Decker[10]; 13. (DNF) 3H-Bubba Hunt[8]; 14. (DNF) 56XX-Lance Bennett[16]; DNS 14K-Kyle Bellm; DNS 0-Johnny Murdock

K Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 17W-Cole Wood[4]; 2. D6-Dakota Gains[14]; 3. 71M-Brandon Matus[5]; 4. 10W-George White[12]; 5. 0C-Chris Stockham[9]; 6. 31J-Jimmy Elledge[2]; 7. 9M-Cory Mallo[15]; 8. 5K-Tucker Klaasmeyer[1]; 9. 22AZ-Rick Shuman[11]; 10. 4F-Chad Frewaldt[3]; 11. 8CK-David Garbo Jr.[6]; 12. 69M-Mike Miller[17]; 13. 4M-Andee Beierle[10]; DNS 27-J.J. Hickle; DNS 19R-Randy Woodside; DNS 57X-Tim Kent

L-Features: Top 8 advance. Odd finish to K-Feature 1 / Even finish to K-Feature 2.

L Feature 1: 1. 28-Greg Fitzpatrick[1]; 2. D6-Dakota Gains[2]; 3. 9M-Cory Mallo[4]; 4. 0-Johnny Murdock[5]; 5. 73-Jason McDougal[7]; 6. 56XX-Lance Bennett[11]; 7. 57X-Tim Kent[12]; 8. 69M-Mike Miller[16]; DNS 11XC-Steve Newman; DNS 11H-Garett Hood; DNS 6M-Justin Mallo; DNS 3F-Ned Fry; DNS 83J-Jonathan Halford; DNS 32-Casey Shuman; DNS 3E-Kody Swanson; DNS 14C-Paul Nienhiser; DNS 75-Justin GrantRace removed as all but 8 scratched....Finish posted in order by lineup of transfers that remained, then order of DNS based on scheduled starting position.

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Saturday's A- Main line up

1-Caleb Armstrong--7C
2-Christopher Bell--97
3-Bryan Clauson--63
4-Jonathan Beason--8J
5-Zach Daum--5D
6-Sammy Swindell--1
7-Damion Gardner--47
8-Tim McCreadie--47X
9-Chris Windom--3
10-Dave Darland--17R
11-Michael Pickens--63NZ
12-Alex Bright--77
13-Rico Abreu--67K
14-Kevin Swindell--39
15-Kyle Larson--71K
16-Danny Stratton--56L
17-Daryn Pittman--21
18-Chad Boat--15X
19-Alex Schutte--17K
20-Brad Loyet--05
21-Jerry Coons Jr--5
22-Tracy Hines--24
23-Thomas Meseraull--16
24-Kevin Ramey--7M

Saturday's Chili Bowl Line-ups

A Feature
55 laps (Presented by In Honor of Donnie Ray Crawford)
Start    Driver    Hometown   
1. Caleb Armstrong    New Castle, IN
2. Christopher Bell    Norman, OK
3. Bryan Clauson    Noblesville, IN
4. Jonathan Beason    Broken Arrow, OKJ
5. Zach Daum    Pocahontas, IL
6. Sammy Swindell    Germantown, TN
7. Damion Gardner    Concord, CA
8. Tim McCreadie    Watertown, NY
9. Chris Windom    Canton, IL
10. Dave Darland    Lincoln, IN   
11. Michael Pickens    Auckland, NZ
12. Alex Bright    Collegeville, PA

B Feature 1: Line-up
20 laps
Start    Driver    Hometown
1. Rico Abreu    Rutherford, CA
2. Daryn Pittman    Pittsboro, IN
3. Steve Buckwalter    Royersford, PA
4. Kyle Larson    Elk Grove, CA
5. Shane Golobic    Fremont, CA
6. Alex Schutte    Rohnert Park, CA
7. Andrew Felker    Carl Junction, MO
8. Thomas Meseraull    Waveland, IN
9. Jerry Coons Jr    Tucson, AZ
10. Matt Mitchell    Yorba Linda, CA
11. Andrew Deal    Caney, KS
12. J.D. Black    Grain Valley, MO
13. Travis Berryhill    American Canyon, CA
14 Darren Hagen    Riverside, CA

B Feature 2: Line-up
20 laps
Start    Driver    Hometown
1. Kevin Swindell    Germantown, TN
2. Gary Taylor    Snohomish, WA
3. Brad Loyet    Sunset Hills, MO
4. Ryan Bernal    Hollister, CA
5. Danny Stratton    Riverside, CA
6. Shane Cottle    Kokomo, IN
7. Brad Kuhn    Avon, IN
8. Chad Boat    Phoenix, AZ
9. Tracy Hines    Wilkinson, IN
10. R.J. Johnson    Phoenix, AZ
11. Payton Pierce    Bridgeport, TX
12. Mike Spencer    Temecula, CA
13. Kevin Ramey    Ft Worth, TX
14. Brady Bacon    Broken Arrow, OK

C Feature 1: Line-up
15 laps
Start    Driver    Hometown
1. Brandon Waelti    Sun Prairie, WI
2. Dillon Welch    Indianapolis, IN
3. Harli White    Lindsay, OK
4. Don Droud Jr    Lincoln, NE
5. Frank Flud    Pryor, OK
6. Cory Kruseman    Ventura, CA
7. Dominic Scelzi    Fresno, CA
8. Jeb Sessums    Burleson, TX
9. Tim Siner    Dupo, IL
10. Terry Babb    Decatur, IL8
11. Richard VanderWeerd    Visalia, CA
12. Taylor Ferns    Shelby Township, MI
13. Jace VanderWeerd    Visalia, CA   
14. Tanner Thorson    Minden, NV

C Feature 2: Line-up
15 laps
Start    Driver    Hometown   
1. Dustin Morgan    Tulsa, OK3
2. Tim Crawley    Benton, AR
3. Shane Cockrum    Benton, IL
4. Tyler Thomas    Collinsville, OK
5. Chase Stockon    Sullivan, IN   
6. Joey Saldana    Brownsburg, IN
7. Parker Price-Miller    Kokomo, IN
8. Austin Brown    Millstadt, IL
9. Chad Boespflug    Hanford, CA
10. Daniel Adler    East Carondolet, IL
11. Trey Marcham    Oklahoma City, OK
12. Nic Faas    Huntington Beach, CA
13. Matt Sherrell    Owasso, OK
14. Billy Wease    Noblesville, IN

D Feature 1: Line-up
15 laps
Start    Driver    Hometown
1. J.J. Yeley    Charlotte, NC
2. Ronnie Gardner    Corona, CA
3. Heath Duinkerken    Laton, CA
4. Blake Edwards    Claremore, OK
5. Jeff Stasa    Kingman, KS
6. Shane Hollingsworth    Lafayette, IN
7. Brady Short    Bedford, IN
8. Paul White    Temple, TX
9. Chris Andrews    Tulsa, OK
10. Bobby Michnowicz    Lomita, CA
11. James Edens    Petaluma, CA
12. P.J. Jones    Torrance, CA
13. Johnny Herrera    Albuquerque, NM
14. Trevor Kobylarz    Birdsboro, PA

D Feature 2: Line-up
15 laps
Start    Driver    Hometown
1. Taylor Simas    Orland, CA
2. Dalton Armstrong    New Castle, IN
3. Colten Cottle    Kansas, IL
4. Jeffrey Newell    McLoud, OK
5. Sam Hafertepe Jr    Sunnyvale, TX
6. Steven Drevicki    Reading, PA
7. Nick Knepper    Belleville, IL
8. Jon Stanbrough    Avon, IN
9. Tim Barber    Sonoma, CA
10. Mathew Smith    Brandy Hill, NSW
11. Alex Sewell    Broken Arrow, OK
12. A.J. Hopkins    Brownsburg, IN
13. Layne Himebaugh    Collinsville, OK
14. Tyler Courtney    Indianapolis, IN

E Feature 1: Line-up
10 laps
Start    Driver    Hometown
1. Matt Westfall    Ludlow Falls, OH
2. Kevin Bayer    Bixby, OK
3. Daniel Robinson    Mt Vernon, IL
4. Brian Shirley        
5. Cameron Hagin    Broken Arrow, OK
6. Sheldon Haudenschild    Wooster, OH
7. David Budres    Beloit, WI
8. C.J. Johnson    Quinter, KS
9. Cody Brewer    Choctaw, OK
10. Landon Simon    Tipp City, OH
11. Kyle Steffens    St. Charles, MO
12. William Gould    Calera, OK

E  Feature 2: Line-up
10 laps
Start    Driver    Hometown
1. Brad Noffsinger    Concord, NC
2. Ricky Stenhouse Jr    Olive Branch, MS
3. Isaac Chapple        
4. Bobby East    Brownsburg, IN
5. Joe Liguori        
6. Kyle O'Gara    Beech Grove, IN
7. Michael Faccinto    Hanford, CA
8. Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO
9. Harley Hollan    Tulsa, OK
10. Davey Ray    Indianapolis, IN
11. Dex Eaton    Owasso, OK
12. Josh Lakatos    Pasadena, CA

F Feature 1: Line-up
10 laps
Start    Driver    Hometown
1. Hannah Adair    Tulsa, OK    83
2. Kevin Olson    Machesney Park, IL
3. Danny Jennings    Norman, OK
4. Mike Goodman    Broken Arrow, OK
5. Chase Johnson    Penngrove, CA
6. Dakoda Armstrong    New Castle, IN
7. Tadd Holliman    Beaver Lake, NE
8. Brian McClelland    Tulsa, OK
9. Tony Roney    Herculaneum, MO
10. Ty Hulsey    Owasso, OK
11. Wes McIntyre    McCordsville, IN
12. Gage Walker    Indianapolis, IN

F Feature 2: Line-up
10 laps
Start    Driver    Hometown
1. Sean McClelland    Tulsa, OK
2. Matt Juhl    Estherville, IA
3. Kevin Thomas Jr    Cullman, AL
4. Joe Stornetta    Napa, CA
5. Eric Johnson    Rockford, IL
6. Tyler Robbins    Collinsville, IL
7. C.J. Leary    Greenfield, IN
8. Ryan Greth    New Cumberland, PA
9. Ryan Hall    Midlothian, TX
10. Aaron Pierce    Daleville, IN
11. Tyson Hall    Longview, TX
12. Dave Camfield Jr.        

G Feature 1: Line-up
10 laps
Start    Driver    Hometownr
1. Danny Burke    Houston, TX
2. Jason Johnson    Eunice, LA
3. Darren Kingston    Vandalia, IL
4. Kevin Studley    Plainfield, IN
5. Danny Smith    Sand Springs, OK
6. Mike Hess    Riverton, IL
7. Josh Hawkins    Whitehouse, TX
8. Robby Larson    Imperial, MO
9. John Hunt    Tulsa, OK
10. Jimmy Light    West Springfield, PA
11. Stuart Snyder    Waverly, NE
12. Nick Drake    Mooresville, NC

G Feature 2: Line-up
10 laps
Start    Driver    Hometown
1. Chris Guinn    Georgetown, IN
2. David Gough    Machesney Park, IL
3. Jay Mounce        
4. Ryan Beechler    McKinney, TX
5. Chris Ennis    San Diego, CA
6. Mark Chisholm    Cheyenne, WY
7. Donovan Peterson    Brookings, SD
8. Bill Jackson    New Castle, DE
9. Steve Brown    Orange, CA
10. A.J. Fike    Galesburg, IL
11. Kasey Kahne    Huntersville, NC
12. Ray Seach    Beloit, WI

H Feature 1: Line-up
10 laps
Start    Driver    Hometown
1. Robby Parish    Knightstown, IN
2. Michael Koontz    Bloomington, IN
3. Kaley Engstrom    Rhome, TX   
4. Mickey Walker    Broken Arrow, OK
5. J.D. Black    Grain Valley, MO
6. Bill Balog    Brookfield, WI
7. Dereck King    Goreville, IL
8. Bryan Severs    Collison, IL   
9. Jeff Flesher    Lexington, IL
10. Tyler Edwards    Salina, OK
11. Kris Schudy    Springfield, MO
12. Josh Baughman    Odessa, TX

H Feature 2: Line-up
10 laps
Start    Driver    Hometown
1. Brenden Bright    Collegeville, PA
2. Shawn Jackson    Bear, DE
3. Brent Beauchamp    Indianapolis, IN
4. Shannon McQueen    Bakersfield, CA
5. Jody Rosenboom    Rock Rapids, IA
6. Patrick Stasa    Kingman, KS
7. Matt Hunter    Silver Ridge, NSW
8. Tyler Brehm    Pottstown, PA
9. Scotty Smith    Middletown, DE
10. Chett Gehrke    Broken Arrow, OK
11. Jac Haudenschild    Wooster, OH
12. Sean Dodenhoff    Bakersfield, CA

I Feature 1: Line-up
10 laps
Start    Driver    Hometown
1. Seth Motsinger    Salem, IN
2. Glenn Styres    Ohsweken, ON
3. Dan Parker        
4. Jason Tyer    Irving, TX
5. A.J. Burns    Norman, OK
6. D.J. Netto    Hanford, CA
7. Floyd Alvis    San Carlos, CA
8. Jacob Patton    Bethalto, IL
9. Cody Ledger    Omaha, NE
10. Andy Huston    Roseville, IL
11. Thomas Briggs    Anna, OH
12. Eric Fenton    Tulsa, OK

I Feature 2: Line-up
10 laps
Start    Driver    Hometown
1. Clint Schubert    Calhan, CO
2. David McIntosh    Broken Arrow, OK
3. John Klabunde    Ft. Calhoon, NE
4. Critter Malone    Speedway, IN
5. Shon Deskins    Waddell, AZ
6. Stratton Briggs    Anna, OH
7. Bradley Morris    Romoland, CA
8. Joe Ramaker    Boise, ID
9. Zach Blurton    Great Bend, KS
10. Evan Sewell    Tulsa, OK
11. Matt Fox    Hughesville, MO
12. Nick Speidel    Muncie, IN

J Feature 1: Line-up
10 laps
Start    Driver    Hometown
1. Dylan Peterson    Sioux Falls, SD
2. Coby Hughes    Collinsville, OK
3. Scott Crystal        
4. Doug McCune    Colleyville, TX
5. Jimmy Harris    Broken Arrow, OK
6. Justin Dickerson    Pittsboro, IN
7. Jim Radney    New Cumberland, PA
8. Jesse Denome    San Diego, CA
9. Michael Curtis    Cottonwood, AZ
10. Kory Schudy    Springfield, MO
11. Ryan Pace    Brownsburg, IN
12. Dan Hillberg    Whitter, CA

J Feature 2: Line-up
10 laps
Start    Driver    Hometown
1. Don O'Keefe Jr    Pittsboro, IN
2. Matt Johnson    Edmond, OK
3. Shawn Petersen    Irving, TX
4. Stephen Arnold    Seymour, IN
5. David Camfield    Decatur, IL   
6. Dalton Camfield    Decatur, IL
7. Peter Palazzolo    Pacific, MO
8. Danny Smith    Argenta, IL   
9. Philip Dietz    Lake Ozark, MO
10. Carey Becker    Reading, PA
11. Derrick Myers    Stonington, IL
12. Bobby Brewer    Cabot, AR

K Feature 1: Line-up
10 laps
Start    Driver    Hometown
1. Domain Ramsay    Geelong, VIC
2. Kip Hughes    Enid, OK
3. Rusty Carlile    Bakersfield, CA
4. Dustin Hapka    Grand Forks, ND
5. Kyle Bellm    Nixa, MO
6. Lee Dakus    Beaumont, AB
7. Justin Hendricks        
8. Bubba Hunt    Tulsa, OK
9. Randy Boyer    Belleville, KS
10. Michelle Decker    Guthrie, OK
11. Tony Rossi    Brighton, CO
12. Brian Harvey    Durant, OK

K Feature 2: Line-up
10 laps
Start    Driver    Hometown
1. Tucker Klaasmeyer    Paola, KS
2. Jimmy Elledge    Mooresville, NC
3. Chad Frewaldt    Kansas City, KS
4. Cole Wood    Auburn, CA
5. Brandon Matus    Wampum, PA
6. David Garbo Jr.    Stonington, CT
7. Randy Woodside    Wichita, KS
8. J.J. Hickle    Quilcene, WA
9. Chris Stockham    Cicero, NY
10. Andee Beierle    Bismarck, ND
11. Rick Shuman    Gilbert, AZ   
12. George White    Fort Worth, TX

L Feature 1: Line-up
10 laps
Start    Driver    Hometown
1. Greg Fitzpatrick    Harrisburg, PA
2. Dakota Gains    North Little Rock, AR
3. Steve Newman    Breckenridge, CO
4. Cory Mallo    Cheyenne, WY
5. Johnny Murdock    Kaufman, TX
6. Garett Hood    Concordia, KS
7. Jason McDougal    Broken Arrow, OK
8. Justin Mallo    Cheyenne, WY
9. Ned Fry    West     Burlington, IA
10. Jonathan Halford    Tulsa, OKJ
11. Lance Bennett    Parker, CO
12. Tim Kent    Bristow, OK
13. Casey Shuman    Rattlesnake Bend, AZ
14. Kody Swanson    Kingsburg, CA
15. Paul Nienhiser    Chapin, IL
16. Mike Miller    Pearland, TX
17. Justin Grant    Ione, CA

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Clauson Storms to Vacuworx Qualifier Victory

TULSA, Okla. (January 17, 2014) Breaking a streak of first time preliminary night winners in the 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, Bryan Clauson blazed a trail to his second career prelim victory by topping Friday’s Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night.

“The thing was on rail, and has been on a rail since the time we unloaded on Monday. It was probably as good as I’ve felt in a race car here in the 10 years I’ve been coming,” was how Clauson summed up his Friday night run.

Amid questions about the car and the race, Clauson was also asked how he describes an event like the Chili Bowl to someone who has never attended. His reply placed the event in the highest regard.

“Maybe the only thing close to it is walking onto the grid for the Indy 500. The crowd, the beach balls, the craziness that’s going on is the Chili Bowl.”

In a car purposely tooled for the Chili Bowl by 1996 co-owner champion, Rusty Kunz, the Indiana driver gridded the Dooling Machine / Rusty Kunz No. 63 to the outside of the front row. Giving chase at the start, it would be the Bondio built No. 47x of Tim McCreadie getting the jump to the race lead.

Working the inside groove, the 2008 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Champion was able to advance to a half straight-a-way advantage in the first five laps. Pushing the cushion from the start, Clauson slowly adjusted how he attached the top, cheating the cushion more and more to begin keeping pace with McCreadie.

As the gap between the pair closed with slower traffic looming, Clauson’s disadvantage began disappearing rapidly as the bottom line began to slow. Working the ninth round, Clauson began pulling alongside McCreadie as the caution flew for Trevor Kobylarz who rolled to a stop exiting turn two.

With his line not revealed due to the caution, the restart saw McCreadie again roll the low-line as the Curb No. 63 sailed to the lead the following lap.

“The one nice thing about running with Tim is that he’s going to stay on the bottom as long as possible,” said Clauson. “I felt like we had a pretty good car early on. I kind of watched the track as the night went on and it seemed to always take five or six laps for the track to even out. When I jumped up and didn’t really go backwards I was pretty happy.”

Abandoning the bottom after losing the lead, McCreadie would have to contend with Dave Darland as the Indiana shoe felt the pressure from Daryn Pittman, who grabbed fourth away from Ryan Bernal on Lap 13.

Asked if there was anything he could have done to adjust as some point, the Late Model ace replied, “I don’t know, I just don’t know the cars well enough to know what to do all the time in the seat. It’s no secret I run the bottom here because I just feel like I’m going to wheelie too much up there and that’s what we focus on. All my other stuff, I’m probably the first guy to the cushion.”

Caution on Lap 15 just as Clauson was beginning to work slower traffic, the field ran single file to the cone with McCreadie trying low for the lead, but to no avail.

With Clauson quickly moving out of reach, McCreadie would have his hands full, with Dave Darland again mounting a charge. Taking a look on several occasions for the runner up spot, Darland would have to turn his attention elsewhere; holding off Daryn Pittman in the final laps.

With all challengers out of site, Bryan Clauson crossed the stripe with an advantage of 3.204 second.

Tim McCreadie took the second podium step with third coming into question as Pittman closed for a shot at third in the final corners. Edging out the Bob Hurley Ford No. 21, Darland kept a hold on the final transfer.

“I knew the red No. 21 car, Pittman, was right behind me, he showed his nose a couple of times,” said Darland. “On the very last enter in Turn three, he slid up almost into the side of me, almost in front of me. I was glad, and kind of lucky to hang onto third place there at the end. I am happy with a third place finish at this point.”

Running fifth entering the final turns, Tanner Thorson looped the Toyota No. 67k in the final turn. Collecting sixth running Ronnie Gardner in the process, Ryan Bernal was able to scramble by to complete the top five.

Forcing the caution after the leaders had taken the checkered flag, the split finish put the Thorson seventeenth, and Gardner eighteenth.

Tanner Thorson, Terry Babb, and Jeffery Newell were the only Rookies scheduled for Friday night to earn a spot in the A-Feature.

Bringing a close to qualifying nights for the 28th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, 72 drivers drawing means the record for driver attendance, set in 2009, has been tied at 281. The possibility of a new record remains if drivers who drew, but were unable to compete, are able to make the call for Saturday’s opening features.

Stacking all the way to the “L” Main, the top three from each qualifying night’s A-Feature drew for their starting spot in Saturday’s 55 lap feature. Caleb Armstrong drew the pole for the championship event with Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell staring front-row, outside.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire continues with Saturday’s finale presented by Lucas Oil. Races begin at 12:00 P.M. (CT) with Hot Laps at 11:00 A.M. Grandstands will open at 9:00 A.M.

For additional information, and complete line-ups for Saturday’s “alphabet soup”, log onto http://www.chilibowl.com.

Friday’s Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night Results

Heat Races: 8 Laps - Top 40 in Passing Points advance to Qualifiers.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 15X-Chad Boat[6]; 2. 7B-Austin Brown[4]; 3. 2$-Stuart Snyder[1]; 4. 94-Darren Kingston[3]; 5. 35H-Tyson Hall[2]; 6. 14-Tony Rossi[5]; 7. 10B-Thomas Briggs[8]; 8. (DNF) 19C-Rusty Carlile[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 63-Bryan Clauson[3]; 2. 71X-Jac Haudenschild[2]; 3. 68-Ronnie Gardner[6]; 4. 80-Josh Hawkins[7]; 5. 57D-Daniel Robinson[8]; 6. 5S-Kyle Steffens[5]; 7. 24K-Bradley Morris[1]; 8. (DNF) 69M-Mike Miller[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 67-Tanner Thorson[1]; 2. 73N-Nic Faas[2]; 3. 51S-Mike Spencer[4]; 4. 37X-Michael Faccinto[3]; 5. 91-Dereck King[8]; 6. 95-Jim Radney[6]; 7. 24L-C.J. Leary[7]; DNS 75-Justin Grant

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 91T-Tyler Thomas[1]; 2. 43B-Brent Beauchamp[4]; 3. 21K-Cory Kruseman[7]; 4. 20-Tadd Holliman[5]; 5. 22AZ-Rick Shuman[3]; 6. 19W-Dan Parker[8]; 7. (DNF) 0-Johnny Murdock[2]; 8. (DNF) 3E-Kody Swanson[6]....19W penalized at the finish for hitting the cone on a restart.

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 56J-Darren Hagen[4]; 2. 2ST-Jon Stanbrough[5]; 3. 52C-Isaac Chapple[6]; 4. 21AJ-A.J. Hopkins[2]; 5. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[1]; 6. 59-Kaley Engstrom[7]; 7. 6M-Justin Mallo[3]; 8. 6C-Matt Fox[8]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 17R-Dave Darland[3]; 2. 85S-Shane Hollingsworth[5]; 3. 88-Terry Babb[1]; 4. 83P-Wes McIntyre[2]; 5. 57M-Matt Mitchell[8]; 6. 4F-Chad Frewaldt[4]; 7. 12J-Jay Mounce[6]; 8. 11F-Floyd Alvis[7]

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 56R-Ryan Bernal[3]; 2. 21-Daryn Pittman[6]; 3. 59E-Dex Eaton[1]; 4. 32D-Danny Jennings[5]; 5. 84B-Bobby Michnowicz[7]; 6. 5A-Peter Palazzolo[2]; 7. 05H-Justin Hendricks[4]; 8. 05P-Ryan Pace[8]

Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 47X-Tim McCreadie[4]; 2. 13AU-Matt Hunter[1]; 3. 1K-Trevor Kobylarz[8]; 4. 71-Kasey Kahne[7]; 5. 19R-Randy Woodside[3]; 6. 31-David Budres[5]; 7. 9M-Cory Mallo[2]; 8. 7RS-Scott Crystal[6]

Heat 9 (8 Laps): 1. 39R-Dillon Welch[1]; 2. 5N-Jeffrey Newell[3]; 3. 17K-Alex Schutte[6]; 4. 8C-Kris Schudy[7]; 5. 25M-Derrick Myers[4]; 6. 4X-Shawn Petersen[8]; 7. 14R-John Klabunde[2]; 8. (DNF) 2-Kevin Thomas Jr[5]

C-Features: 12 Laps - Top 4 advance to corresponding B-Feature.

C Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 5S-Kyle Steffens[2]; 2. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[5]; 3. 24L-C.J. Leary[9]; 4. 59-Kaley Engstrom[3]; 5. 19W-Dan Parker[1]; 6. 24K-Bradley Morris[14]; 7. 10B-Thomas Briggs[7]; 8. 7RS-Scott Crystal[15]; 9. 5A-Peter Palazzolo[8]; 10. (DNF) 05P-Ryan Pace[11]; 11. (DNF) 19C-Rusty Carlile[13]; 12. (DNF) 19R-Randy Woodside[4]; 13. (DNF) 14-Tony Rossi[6]; 14. (DNF) 9M-Cory Mallo[12]; 15. (DNF) 6M-Justin Mallo[10]; DNS 69M-Mike Miller

C Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 2-Kevin Thomas Jr[15]; 2. 35H-Tyson Hall[4]; 3. 12J-Jay Mounce[8]; 4. 31-David Budres[6]; 5. 14R-John Klabunde[12]; 6. 11F-Floyd Alvis[13]; 7. 6C-Matt Fox[10]; 8. (DNF) 4X-Shawn Petersen[1]; 9. (DNF) 95-Jim Radney[5]; 10. (DNF) 25M-Derrick Myers[2]; 11. (DNF) 4F-Chad Frewaldt[7]; 12. (DNF) 05H-Justin Hendricks[9]; 13. (DNF) 22AZ-Rick Shuman[3]; 14. (DNF) 0-Johnny Murdock[11]; DNS 3E-Kody Swanson; DNS 75-Justin Grant

Qualifiers: 10 Laps - Top 16 in combined Heat Race and Qualifier points advance to A-Feature.

Qualifier 1 (10 Laps): 1. 67-Tanner Thorson[2]; 2. 2ST-Jon Stanbrough[4]; 3. 57M-Matt Mitchell[8]; 4. 73N-Nic Faas[7]; 5. 88-Terry Babb[9]; 6. 94-Darren Kingston[10]; 7. 43B-Brent Beauchamp[3]; 8. 80-Josh Hawkins[1]; 9. (DNF) 15X-Chad Boat[6]; 10. (DNF) 1K-Trevor Kobylarz[5]

Qualifier 2 (10 Laps): 1. 63-Bryan Clauson[5]; 2. 68-Ronnie Gardner[3]; 3. 91T-Tyler Thomas[2]; 4. 71-Kasey Kahne[1]; 5. 85S-Shane Hollingsworth[4]; 6. 56J-Darren Hagen[6]; 7. 37X-Michael Faccinto[10]; 8. 13AU-Matt Hunter[7]; 9. 20-Tadd Holliman[8]; 10. (DNF) 59E-Dex Eaton[9]

Qualifier 3 (10 Laps): 1. 47X-Tim McCreadie[6]; 2. 17R-Dave Darland[5]; 3. 39R-Dillon Welch[2]; 4. 21K-Cory Kruseman[4]; 5. 51S-Mike Spencer[7]; 6. 21AJ-A.J. Hopkins[10]; 7. 91-Dereck King[9]; 8. 52C-Isaac Chapple[3]; 9. 32D-Danny Jennings[8]; 10. (DNF) 8C-Kris Schudy[1]

Qualifier 4 (12 Laps): 1. 56R-Ryan Bernal[5]; 2. 17K-Alex Schutte[3]; 3. 21-Daryn Pittman[6]; 4. 7B-Austin Brown[4]; 5. 5N-Jeffrey Newell[2]; 6. 84B-Bobby Michnowicz[9]; 7. 2$-Stuart Snyder[8]; 8. 83P-Wes McIntyre[10]; 9. 57D-Daniel Robinson[7]; 10. (DNF) 71X-Jac Haudenschild[1]

B-Main: 15 Laps - Top 4 advance to A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 51S-Mike Spencer[2]; 2. 85S-Shane Hollingsworth[1]; 3. 21AJ-A.J. Hopkins[5]; 4. 5N-Jeffrey Newell[3]; 5. 57D-Daniel Robinson[10]; 6. 37X-Michael Faccinto[6]; 7. 5S-Kyle Steffens[13]; 8. 32D-Danny Jennings[11]; 9. 24L-C.J. Leary[15]; 10. 83P-Wes McIntyre[9]; 11. 94-Darren Kingston[4]; 12. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[14]; 13. 2$-Stuart Snyder[7]; 14. 59-Kaley Engstrom[16]; 15. (DNF) 13AU-Matt Hunter[8]; 16. (DNF) 8C-Kris Schudy[12]

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 88-Terry Babb[1]; 2. 15X-Chad Boat[3]; 3. 1K-Trevor Kobylarz[8]; 4. 84B-Bobby Michnowicz[4]; 5. 52C-Isaac Chapple[7]; 6. 31-David Budres[16]; 7. 59E-Dex Eaton[11]; 8. 2-Kevin Thomas Jr[13]; 9. 20-Tadd Holliman[10]; 10. 35H-Tyson Hall[14]; 11. (DNF) 12J-Jay Mounce[15]; 12. (DNF) 80-Josh Hawkins[9]; 13. (DNF) 71-Kasey Kahne[2]; 14. (DNF) 43B-Brent Beauchamp[5]; 15. (DNF) 91-Dereck King[6]; 16. (DNF) 71X-Jac Haudenschild[12]

A-Feature: 25 Laps - Top 3 lock into Saturday's Championship Feature.

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 63-Bryan Clauson[2]; 2. 47X-Tim McCreadie[1]; 3. 17R-Dave Darland[4]; 4. 21-Daryn Pittman[5]; 5. 56R-Ryan Bernal[3]; 6. 17K-Alex Schutte[9]; 7. 15X-Chad Boat[20]; 8. 57M-Matt Mitchell[10]; 9. 51S-Mike Spencer[17]; 10. 56J-Darren Hagen[16]; 11. 39R-Dillon Welch[14]; 12. 91T-Tyler Thomas[13]; 13. 21K-Cory Kruseman[12]; 14. 7B-Austin Brown[15]; 15. 88-Terry Babb[18]; 16. 73N-Nic Faas[11]; 17. 67-Tanner Thorson[7]; 18. 68-Ronnie Gardner[8]; 19. 5N-Jeffrey Newell[23]; 20. (DNF) 85S-Shane Hollingsworth[19]; 21. (DNF) 2ST-Jon Stanbrough[6]; 22. (DNF) 84B-Bobby Michnowicz[24]; 23. (DNF) 21AJ-A.J. Hopkins[21]; 24. (DNF) 1K-Trevor Kobylarz[22]

Lap Leader(s): Tim McCreadie (1-9), Bryan Clauson (10-25)

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Great Clips, Ultra Wheel, John Christner Trucking To Sponsor Jason Leffler Tribute Car in Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

Tony Stewart Racing, Beast Enterprises To Host Racecar Giveaway Benefitting Charles Dean Leffler Discretionary Trust Fundraiser Promotion

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 17, 2014) – Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) and Beast Enterprises announced today that the Great Clips, Ultra Wheel and John Christner Trucking (JCT) brands have joined the Jason Leffler Tribute Car effort for the 28th annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire at the Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Center. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Kasey Kahne will pilot the No. 71 Great Clips/Ultra Wheel/JCT/Chevrolet/Beast entry that is entered by the late Jason Leffler and Julianna Patterson.

That Great Clips wished to be a part of this special tribute comes as no surprise given the special relationship Leffler had with everyone associated with the company over the years.  Leffler represented the world’s largest salon brand in the NASCAR Nationwide Series both on and off the track from 2006 to 2012, developing great friendships along the way. Additionally, Great Clips and Kahne have a long-running relationship dating back to Kahne’s first full season of NASCAR competition in 2003.

“Honoring Jason by supporting Kasey in this year’s Chili Bowl Nationals has special meaning for everyone at Great Clips,” said Terri Miller, Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Great Clips, Inc. “Jason was not only a great representative of our brand for many years, we also considered him family. We couldn’t be more proud than to be a part of this tribute to Jason at the Chili Bowl, one of Jason’s all-time favorite racing events of the year.”

TSR and East are also proud to have Ultra Wheel and JCT as part of the tribute to Leffler’s legacy. Ultra Wheel’s Jim Smith was the first to contact the team regarding the opportunity and had been part of Leffler’s career for numerous years, and both he and the brand had been a great friend to the Leffler family.

“It is certainly an honor for Ultra Wheel to have the opportunity to participate in this tribute to Jason Leffler,” said Smith. “Jason was a great driver and a greater friend.  We all dearly miss him.”

John Christner, the founder of Sapulpa, Okla.-based JCT, also has been a longtime associate of open-wheel racing. Heavily involved with the Chili Bowl event for numerous years, Christner is also honored to be part of the Leffler tribute effort.

“We’re proud to be part of the Jason Leffler Tribute entry that will compete at this year’s Chili Bowl Midget Nationals,” Christner said. “Jason was a big part of the Chili Bowl’s tradition and when the opportunity arose to be part of the tribute effort with Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne and Bob East, it was an easy choice. Not only was Jason a fierce competitor, he was also a great friend to many in the pit area and, to have an opportunity to help commemorate his career, is truly an honor.”

Race fans will have an opportunity to win the car – not including the engine – that Kahne will drive in this year’s Chili Bowl by registering online at http://www.starnetdp.com/Charlie-ChiliBowll/intro.html. Stewart drove the same car in the Chili Bowl in 2012 and 2013. A random drawing following this year’s Chili Bowl will determine one winner who will become the new owner of the racecar, built specifically for use indoors. No purchase or donation is necessary to enter.

Kahne and Stewart, who will sign autographs at the Expo Center following Friday’s A-main qualifying session, have teamed up for this year’s event with the goal of raising money for the Charles Dean Leffler Discretionary Trust with a donation through the Tony Stewart Foundation to benefit the late racecar driver’s son.

The fundraising and car giveaway website – http://www.starnetdp.com/Charlie-ChiliBowll/intro.html – is currently accepting entries and donations, with the contest closing at 9 p.m. EST Sunday. Donations to the Charles Dean Leffler Discretionary Trust will be accepted through Jan. 31. The drawing from among all eligible entries received will be conducted randomly Jan. 21 by StarNet Digital. The winner will be announced pending notification.

The annual Chili Bowl takes place at the Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the Tulsa Expo Center. The fan-packed facility will host Kahne and more than 200 other competitors attempt to qualify for one of the coveted spots in Saturday’s 50-lap A-Main finale. Each driver will participate in a qualifying program and accumulate points to determine the A-Main lineup.

Stewart is one of only five drivers to win the Chili Bowl more than once (2002 and 2007), and one of only 17 different drivers to win the Chili Bowl since its inaugural event in 1987. Kahne will look to score his first Chili Bowl victory and take home the coveted Golden Driller trophy.

To help raise awareness, fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #LEFturn71 when posting on Facebook or Twitter about the 2014 Chili Bowl.

For more information regarding the 2014 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, visit www.chilibowl.com.

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Christopher Bell unstoppable in Chili Bowl Qualifier

TULSA, Okla. (January 16, 2014) - For the third time in as many nights, the checked flag waved on a first time prelim winner at the 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bow Nationals presented by General Tire as Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell led flag-to-flag in Thursday’s John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night A-Feature.

Bell’s win marks the second of the week for an Oklahoma driver, as Jonathan Beason topped Tuesday’s qualifying feature.

Asked of the ease of his night, Bell replied, “I don’t know if that was easy or not, but Keith definitely had me dialed in and the car drove itself around there. It was avoiding the lapped cars and not getting involved in anything stupid.”

Given his hometown, Bell was asked just how special the prelim win was to him. “The Chili Bowl is the race to me. If there was one race I could run, it would be here, especially with it being in my home state. I guess this is one of the few time I get to race in Oklahoma, which is around my home crowd; it really is something special to me.”

In a race that took under five minutes to complete, the Norman, Okla. native hit slower traffic by the ninth round with a 1.506 second advantage over Damion Gardner. Able to slip the Keith Kunz No. 67k through the back markers, the Toyota powered entry raced into a roadblock with 11 laps remaining and Garner closing the gap.

“There was one time I passed the first lapped car and then he (Damion) moved to the bottom because he had been running the top and then he started keeping up with me,” said Bell of Gardner closing in. “I kept seeing his nose down there and I was like ‘Aw crap, Damion is down there’.”

As the non-stop run continued, Kevin Swindell was clawing his way through the field. Racing from a C-Feature after a flat tire forced the No. 39 to the pits in his Heat Race, Swindell broke the top ten on Lap 8. Steadily through the field, Kevin snagged fifth from Andrew Deal on the fifteenth circuit.

Into the final four laps, the top two steps on the podium remained unchanged as the pair continued to weave through traffic with the race for the final transfer into Saturday’s A-Feature shaping up between Michael Pickens and Kevin Swindell.

Throwing slide jobs on Lap 21 through turns three and four, Swindell nearly slid through the cushion, allowing the New Zealand shoe to drive back under for the bronze position.

“I wasn’t totally comfortable with the car and settled for third and happy to be locked in and then all of the sudden Kevin comes up inside of me,” commented Pickens of the exchange. “I had to get going and was lucky we had another 10-percent left and was able to shake him off.”

On Pickens again with three to go, Swindell would remain fourth as the pair closed on Gardner.

Mired in slower traffic, Christopher Bell managed to cross 2.850 ahead of Gardner. Pickens held the final step on the podium, sending Kevin Swindell into a B-Feature on Saturday with a fourth place finish after a B-Feature win gridded the No. 39 seventeenth. Pennsylvania’s Steve Buckwalter completed the top five.

Ninth starting Danny Stratton crossed sixth with Andrew Felker, Tracy Hines, Andrew Deal, and nineteenth starting Kevin Ramey completing the top ten.

Thursday’s John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night saw 70 drivers draw in.

Four Chili Bowl Rookies started the A-Feature with Dominic Scelzi crossing fourteenth, followed by Chad Boespflug in fifteenth. Heath Duinkerken was nineteenth with James Eden twenty-third.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire continues with Friday’s Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night. Races begin at 6:00 P.M. (CT) with Hot Laps at 5:00 P.M. For additional information on the Chili Bowl, log onto http://www.chilibowl.com.

Thursday’s John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night Results

Heat Races: 8 Laps - Top 40 in Passing Points advance to Qualifiers.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 63NZ-Michael Pickens[1]; 2. 8L-Harli White[4]; 3. 82H-Mike Hess[3]; 4. 23-Jimmy Light[7]; 5. 91B-Kevin Bayer[6]; 6. 7J-Shawn Jackson[5]; 7. 27C-Kip Hughes[2]; 8. 7S-Kory Schudy[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 47-Damion Gardner[3]; 2. 19S-Richard VanderWeerd[7]; 3. 43-Dakoda Armstrong[1]; 4. 37-Brady Short[6]; 5. 27R-Kyle O'Gara[8]; 6. 87C-Coby Hughes[2]; 7. 11XC-Steve Newman[4]; 8. (DNF) 4M-Andee Beierle[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 97-Christopher Bell[8]; 2. 2B-Bill Balog[2]; 3. 21H-Ty Hulsey[3]; 4. 71S-Sheldon Haudenschild[4]; 5. 4A-Aaron Pierce[7]; 6. 8CK-David Garbo Jr.[5]; 7. (DNF) 39-Kevin Swindell[1]; 8. (DNF) 35T-Tyler Robbins[6]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 56L-Danny Stratton[1]; 2. 7M-Kevin Ramey[5]; 3. 25J-Matt Juhl[6]; 4. 2S-Stratton Briggs[2]; 5. (DNF) 6-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[3]; 6. (DNF) 0G-Glenn Styres[4]; 7. (DNF) 31J-Jimmy Elledge[8]; 8. (DNF) 7N-D.J. Netto[7]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 11A-Andrew Felker[2]; 2. 25B-Steve Buckwalter[4]; 3. 81-Heath Duinkerken[3]; 4. 35S-Matt Sherrell[7]; 5. 77K-Kevin Olson[6]; 6. 33D-Lee Dakus[1]; 7. D6-Dakota Gains[5]; 8. 20B-Carey Becker[8]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 17S-Dominic Scelzi[2]; 2. 68M-Tyler Edwards[7]; 3. 57B-Chad Boespflug[3]; 4. 6A-David Gough[8]; 5. 69-A.J. Fike[6]; 6. 31E-Evan Sewell[4]; 7. 21D-Justin Dickerson[1]; DNS 73-Jason McDougal

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 15D-Andrew Deal[1]; 2. 7L-Layne Himebaugh[2]; 3. 19P-Patrick Stasa[4]; 4. 62-Taylor Simas[6]; 5. 75X-Landon Simon[5]; 6. 14D-David McIntosh[8]; 7. 7D-Michelle Decker[7]; 8. (DNF) 40-Andy Huston[3]

Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Chase Stockon[3]; 2. 5E-James Edens[6]; 3. 56X-Mark Chisholm[1]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[4]; 5. 33-Davey Ray[7]; 6. 85-Matt Johnson[2]; 7. 11C-Chett Gehrke[5]

Heat 9 (8 Laps): 1. 24-Tracy Hines[1]; 2. 93-Dustin Morgan[2]; 3. 05J-Jason Johnson[3]; 4. 3T-Tim Barber[4]; 5. 17-Michael Koontz[7]; 6. 11H-Garett Hood[6]; 7. 10C-Dalton Camfield[5]

C-Features: 12 Laps - Top 4 advance to corresponding B-Feature.

C Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 39-Kevin Swindell[13]; 2. 75X-Landon Simon[3]; 3. 77K-Kevin Olson[1]; 4. 35T-Tyler Robbins[14]; 5. 0G-Glenn Styres[6]; 6. 2S-Stratton Briggs[2]; 7. 40-Andy Huston[15]; 8. 87C-Coby Hughes[7]; 9. 10C-Dalton Camfield[10]; 10. 7S-Kory Schudy[11]; 11. 27C-Kip Hughes[12]; 12. (DNF) 8CK-David Garbo Jr.[5]; 13. (DNF) 7D-Michelle Decker[8]; 14. (DNF) D6-Dakota Gains[9]; 15. (DNF) 11H-Garett Hood[4]

C Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 6-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[3]; 2. 7J-Shawn Jackson[4]; 3. 69-A.J. Fike[1]; 4. 11C-Chett Gehrke[9]; 5. 14D-David McIntosh[2]; 6. 7N-D.J. Netto[12]; 7. 31E-Evan Sewell[6]; 8. 85-Matt Johnson[7]; 9. 21D-Justin Dickerson[13]; 10. 20B-Carey Becker[11]; 11. 31J-Jimmy Elledge[5]; 12. 33D-Lee Dakus[8]; 13. 4M-Andee Beierle[14]; 14. (DNF) 11XC-Steve Newman[10]; 15. (DNF) 73-Jason McDougal[15]

Qualifiers: 10 Laps - Top 16 in combined Heat Race and Qualifier points advance to A-Feature.

Qualifier 1 (10 Laps): 1. 63NZ-Michael Pickens[3]; 2. 97-Christopher Bell[6]; 3. 7L-Layne Himebaugh[1]; 4. 17S-Dominic Scelzi[4]; 5. 11-Chase Stockon[5]; 6. 81-Heath Duinkerken[8]; 7. 71S-Sheldon Haudenschild[10]; 8. 62-Taylor Simas[7]; 9. 23-Jimmy Light[2]; 10. (DNF) 56X-Mark Chisholm[9]

Qualifier 2 (10 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan[1]; 2. 56L-Danny Stratton[3]; 3. 8L-Harli White[4]; 4. 57B-Chad Boespflug[8]; 5. 35S-Matt Sherrell[2]; 6. 27R-Kyle O'Gara[7]; 7. 7M-Kevin Ramey[5]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[10]; 9. 4A-Aaron Pierce[9]; 10. 19S-Richard VanderWeerd[6].....15H penalized at the finish for hitting the cone on a restart.

Qualifier 3 (10 Laps): 1. 15D-Andrew Deal[3]; 2. 25B-Steve Buckwalter[4]; 3. 5E-James Edens[6]; 4. 19P-Patrick Stasa[1]; 5. 3T-Tim Barber[10]; 6. 33-Davey Ray[9]; 7. 05J-Jason Johnson[8]; 8. 82H-Mike Hess[7]; 9. (DNF) 6A-David Gough[2]; 10. (DNF) 68M-Tyler Edwards[5]....05J penalized at the finish for hitting the cone at the restart.

Qualifier 4 (10 Laps): 1. 24-Tracy Hines[3]; 2. 47-Damion Gardner[6]; 3. 11A-Andrew Felker[5]; 4. 37-Brady Short[1]; 5. 2B-Bill Balog[2]; 6. 17-Michael Koontz[9]; 7. 91B-Kevin Bayer[10]; 8. 25J-Matt Juhl[4]; 9. 21H-Ty Hulsey[7]; 10. 43-Dakoda Armstrong[8]

B-Main: 15 Laps - Top 4 advance to A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 39-Kevin Swindell[13]; 2. 7M-Kevin Ramey[2]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[8]; 4. 81-Heath Duinkerken[4]; 5. 91B-Kevin Bayer[6]; 6. 27R-Kyle O'Gara[5]; 7. 75X-Landon Simon[14]; 8. 77K-Kevin Olson[15]; 9. 35T-Tyler Robbins[16]; 10. 21H-Ty Hulsey[11]; 11. 05J-Jason Johnson[7]; 12. 56X-Mark Chisholm[12]; 13. (DNF) 23-Jimmy Light[10]; 14. (DNF) 17-Michael Koontz[3]; 15. (DNF) 19P-Patrick Stasa[1]

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 35S-Matt Sherrell[3]; 2. 19S-Richard VanderWeerd[6]; 3. 62-Taylor Simas[8]; 4. 37-Brady Short[1]; 5. 6-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[13]; 6. 71S-Sheldon Haudenschild[5]; 7. 33-Davey Ray[2]; 8. 25J-Matt Juhl[7]; 9. 43-Dakoda Armstrong[12]; 10. 4A-Aaron Pierce[11]; 11. 6A-David Gough[10]; 12. 82H-Mike Hess[9]; 13. 69-A.J. Fike[15]; 14. 7J-Shawn Jackson[14]; 15. (DNF) 2B-Bill Balog[4]; 16. (DNF) 11C-Chett Gehrke[16]

A-Feature: 25 Laps - Top 3 lock into Saturday's Championship Feature.

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 97-Christopher Bell[1]; 2. 47-Damion Gardner[2]; 3. 63NZ-Michael Pickens[4]; 4. 39-Kevin Swindell[17]; 5. 25B-Steve Buckwalter[7]; 6. 56L-Danny Stratton[9]; 7. 11A-Andrew Felker[8]; 8. 24-Tracy Hines[6]; 9. 15D-Andrew Deal[5]; 10. 7M-Kevin Ramey[19]; 11. 93-Dustin Morgan[11]; 12. 8L-Harli White[10]; 13. 11-Chase Stockon[14]; 14. 17S-Dominic Scelzi[13]; 15. 57B-Chad Boespflug[12]; 16. 19S-Richard VanderWeerd[20]; 17. 35S-Matt Sherrell[18]; 18. 62-Taylor Simas[22]; 19. 81-Heath Duinkerken[23]; 20. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[21]; 21. 37-Brady Short[24]; 22. 3T-Tim Barber[16]; 23. 5E-James Edens[3]; 24. 7L-Layne Himebaugh[15]

Lap Leader(s): Christopher Bell (1-25)

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Armstrong holds off Swindell for Chili Bowl Prelim Victory

TULSA, Okla. (January 15, 2014) Drama was plenty when the checkered flag dropped on the second night of the 28th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, as Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong edged out Sammy Swindell for his first Chili Bowl prelim victory on Wednesday’s River Spirit Casino Qualifying Night.

The second first time winner in as many nights, Armstrong began the night’s 25 lap feature from the outside of the front row. Slowed for a caution on Lap 2, Armstrong’s restart relegated the No. 7c to fourth behind Brad Loyet and Alex Sewell.

Working back to the runner up spot by Lap 4, the cushion served the C&A Motorsports driver well, chasing down leader Chris Andrews by the seventh round as the pair approached the tail of the field.

Into traffic on Lap 10, it was Andrews and Armstrong in a race all their own.

Completing the twelfth circuit, the Baker Crop Insurance No. 7c worked around Tulsa’s Chis Andrews for the top spot. Clear from traffic, Andrews went for the slide job two laps later, but instead spun, bringing out the caution on Lap 14.

Back underway with Chris Windom now in pursuit, the RFMS Racing shoe tried for the lead on Lap 19, but was unable to finish the move.

Coming around for the twenty-first time, fifth running Nick Knepper blew through the cushion in turn-three, bouncing the No. 55 off the wall as the engine expired down the front straight-a-way, pouring oil on the bottom of turns one and two.

With the caution displayed, track crews assessed the situation and brought the tiller out to work the nearly engine’s worth of oil into the bottom groove.

Aligned single file for the restart with five laps remaining, Knepper’s departure brought thirteenth starting, Sammy Swindell, into the top five.

Into second with two laps to run, Swindell set his sights on the lead, pulling even with the No. 7c down the back-straight-away with Armstrong maintain the point. Swindell again applied pressure at the white flag.

Committed to the cushion, Armstrong surrendered the lead through the first turn. Giving Swindell just over a half car advantage, Armstrong pulled around the five-time Chili Bowl champion entering the final two turns. Nearly missing the line entering three, Armstrong pitched hard off the cushion exiting the final turn, edging Swindell at the line by 0.441 seconds.

Asked about the final laps, the New Castle, Ind. driver replied, “I saw him (Sammy Swindell) stick his nose in there and I didn’t want to push the issue at first, but then I started pushing it, but I didn’t want to jump the curb. It was easy too, as I did it earlier in the race. I just kept on going and ended up winning.”

On the subject of crews having to till the bottom of the track following the blown engine by Knepper, Swindell responded, “I don’t know if it made a lot of difference. I thought I could slip out there off of two in front of him (Armstrong) there on the last lap. I got there and it wasn’t the grip I thought was going to be there. I should’ve stayed on the bottom. I heard him coming, I just let it go. He ran a good race and I wasn’t going to mess that up.

Chris Windom earned the final pass into Saturday’s championship event.

“We had a really good car,” commented Windom. “We were on Caleb there before that last yellow and I knew Sammy was coming plus I knew JJ (Yeley) was good. They dug that track up in (Turns) one and two, and I made probably the wrong move staying on the top and Sammy got around me on the bottom. I just wasn’t sure what to do there.”

Racing with Rico Abreu for fourth, J.J. Yeley ended his night upside down after the two made contact exiting the fourth turn; resulting in a split finish with the caution displayed with the checkered flag. A very angered Yeley was okay and was scored eighteenth.

Abreu was credited with fourth with Brad Loyet rounding out the top five.

Fifteenth starting Shane Golobic crossed sixth with Brad Kuhn coming from fourteenth to seventh. Jerry Coons, Jr. from eighteenth to eight with Payton Peirce advancing from twenty-first to ninth after transferring from the first B-Feature. Travis Berryhill completed the top ten.

Of the 72 drivers scheduled for Wednesday night, 70 made the draw. Like Tuesday, two Chili Bowl rookies made the call for the A-Feature with Chris Andrews and Parker Price-Miller in the lineup.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire continues with Thursday’s John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night. Races begin at 6:00 P.M. (CT) with Hot Laps at 5:00 P.M. For additional information on the Chili Bowl, log onto http://www.chilibowl.com.

Thursday’s River Spirit Casino Qualifying Night Results

Heat Races: 8 Laps - Top 40 in Passing Points advance to Qualifiers.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[2]; 2. 11CA-Chris Andrews[8]; 3. 2X-Ryan Hall[7]; 4. 5$-Danny Smith[5]; 5. 96-Cody Brewer[6]; 6. (DNF) 37K-Steve Brown[3]; 7. (DNF) 28-Greg Fitzpatrick[4]; 8. (DNF) 32-Casey Shuman[1]....5$ penalized at the finish for hitting the cone on a restart.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 15W-Brandon Waelti[4]; 2. 31B-Travis Berryhill[6]; 3. 10-Brad Kuhn[3]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[8]; 5. 55-Nick Knepper[7]; 6. 2M-Seth Motsinger[2]; 7. 2J-Zach Blurton[1]; 8. 71AU-Domain Ramsay[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Sammy Swindell[4]; 2. 8V-Jace VanderWeerd[2]; 3. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[5]; 4. 14W-Matt Westfall[6]; 5. 33H-Cameron Hagin[7]; 6. 7K-Robby Parish[8]; 7. 16C-David Camfield[3]; 8. (DNF) 44D-Philip Dietz[1]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 15B-Danny Burke[1]; 2. 5C-Colten Cottle[4]; 3. 37F-Chris Guinn[3]; 4. 91S-Jeff Stasa[8]; 5. 83-Hannah Adair[7]; 6. 5K-Tucker Klaasmeyer[2]; 7. (DNF) 69B-Randy Boyer[5]; 8. (DNF) 57X-Tim Kent[6]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 67K-Rico Abreu[2]; 2. 26-Shane Golobic[6]; 3. 10J-John Hunt[3]; 4. 76M-Brad Noffsinger[7]; 5. 92-Brenden Bright[4]; 6. 1T-Tony Roney[5]; 7. 51X-Michael Curtis[1]; 8. 35L-Cody Ledger[8]....92 penalized at the finish for hitting the cone on a restart.

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[2]; 2. 6RR-Joe Liguori[1]; 3. 66-Shane Cockrum[5]; 4. 86-Chris Ennis[4]; 5. 14K-Kyle Bellm[6]; 6. 1OU-A.J. Burns[8]; 7. 44C-Clint Schubert[3]; 8. (DNF) 3F-Ned Fry[7]

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[1]; 2. 3-Chris Windom[4]; 3. 8-Alex Sewell[7]; 4. 7JR-J.D. Black[6]; 5. 17J-Chase Johnson[3]; 6. 20S-Shon Deskins[8]; 7. 0K-Don O'Keefe Jr[2]; 8. (DNF) 0C-Chris Stockham[5]

Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 8K-Frank Flud[2]; 2. 15-Tim Siner[1]; 3. 39T-Payton Pierce[3]; 4. 73X-Trey Marcham[7]; 5. 6R-Jody Rosenboom[4]; 6. 93H-Harley Hollan[5]; 7. 71M-Brandon Matus[6]...6R penalized at the finish for hitting the cone on a restart.

Heat 9 (8 Laps): 1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2]; 2. 87R-Jeff Flesher[4]; 3. 82-Eric Johnson[1]; 4. 84-Scotty Smith[3]; 5. 7F-Sean McClelland[7]; 6. 25-Dylan Peterson[5]; 7. (DNF) 20X-Jimmy Harris[6]

C-Features: 12 Laps - Top 4 advance to corresponding B-Feature.

C Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 96-Cody Brewer[1]; 2. 7K-Robby Parish[2]; 3. 1T-Tony Roney[5]; 4. 6R-Jody Rosenboom[4]; 5. 2M-Seth Motsinger[7]; 6. 20S-Shon Deskins[3]; 7. 35L-Cody Ledger[11]; 8. 25-Dylan Peterson[6]; 9. 16C-David Camfield[10]; 10. 51X-Michael Curtis[13]; 11. 71AU-Domain Ramsay[14]; 12. 71M-Brandon Matus[8]; 13. (DNF) 69B-Randy Boyer[9]; DNS 3F-Ned Fry; DNS 32-Casey Shuman

C Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 93H-Harley Hollan[5]; 2. 92-Brenden Bright[3]; 3. 17J-Chase Johnson[4]; 4. 37K-Steve Brown[6]; 5. 44C-Clint Schubert[10]; 6. 1OU-A.J. Burns[2]; 7. 2J-Zach Blurton[12]; 8. 0K-Don O'Keefe Jr[11]; 9. 20X-Jimmy Harris[8]; 10. (DNF) 44D-Philip Dietz[15]; 11. (DNF) 5K-Tucker Klaasmeyer[7]; 12. (DNF) 14K-Kyle Bellm[1]; 13. (DNF) 0C-Chris Stockham[14]; 14. (DNF) 28-Greg Fitzpatrick[9]; DNS 57X-Tim Kent

Qualifiers: 10 Laps - Top 16 in combined Heat Race and Qualifier points advance to A-Feature.

Qualifier 1 (10 Laps): 1. 66-Shane Cockrum[1]; 2. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[2]; 3. 11CA-Chris Andrews[6]; 4. 10-Brad Kuhn[8]; 5. 26-Shane Golobic[5]; 6. 67K-Rico Abreu[4]; 7. 5C-Colten Cottle[3]; 8. 6RR-Joe Liguori[7]; 9. 5$-Danny Smith[9]; 10. 83-Hannah Adair[10]

Qualifier 2 (10 Laps): 1. 3-Chris Windom[3]; 2. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[4]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[2]; 4. 76M-Brad Noffsinger[1]; 5. 15W-Brandon Waelti[6]; 6. 15-Tim Siner[7]; 7. 2X-Ryan Hall[5]; 8. 82-Eric Johnson[9]; 9. 37F-Chris Guinn[8]; 10. (DNF) 7F-Sean McClelland[10]

Qualifier 3 (10 Laps): 1. 73X-Trey Marcham[1]; 2. 8-Alex Sewell[5]; 3. 55-Nick Knepper[9]; 4. 8K-Frank Flud[4]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell[6]; 6. 14W-Matt Westfall[7]; 7. 87R-Jeff Flesher[3]; 8. 91S-Jeff Stasa[2]; 9. 10J-John Hunt[8]; 10. 86-Chris Ennis[10]

Qualifier 4 (10 Laps): 1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[4]; 2. 05-Brad Loyet[5]; 3. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[2]; 4. 31B-Travis Berryhill[6]; 5. 39T-Payton Pierce[8]; 6. 33H-Cameron Hagin[9]; 7. 8V-Jace VanderWeerd[1]; 8. 7JR-J.D. Black[7]; 9. 15B-Danny Burke[3]; 10. 84-Scotty Smith[10]

B-Main: 15 Laps - Top 4 advance to A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 67K-Rico Abreu[3]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[1]; 3. 39T-Payton Pierce[2]; 4. 15-Tim Siner[4]; 5. 14W-Matt Westfall[5]; 6. 6RR-Joe Liguori[7]; 7. 96-Cody Brewer[13]; 8. 83-Hannah Adair[11]; 9. 82-Eric Johnson[8]; 10. 1T-Tony Roney[15]; 11. 15B-Danny Burke[9]; 12. 86-Chris Ennis[12]; 13. 10J-John Hunt[10]; 14. 7K-Robby Parish[14]; 15. 6R-Jody Rosenboom[16]; 16. (DNF) 87R-Jeff Flesher[6]

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[1]; 2. 91S-Jeff Stasa[7]; 3. 8V-Jace VanderWeerd[6]; 4. 5C-Colten Cottle[5]; 5. 76M-Brad Noffsinger[2]; 6. 33H-Cameron Hagin[3]; 7. 93H-Harley Hollan[13]; 8. 7F-Sean McClelland[11]; 9. 17J-Chase Johnson[15]; 10. 2X-Ryan Hall[4]; 11. 37F-Chris Guinn[9]; 12. 5$-Danny Smith[10]; 13. 37K-Steve Brown[16]; 14. 92-Brenden Bright[14]; 15. (DNF) 7JR-J.D. Black[8]; 16. (DNF) 84-Scotty Smith[12]

A-Feature: 25 Laps - Top 3 lock into Saturday's Championship Feature.

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell[13]; 3. 3-Chris Windom[4]; 4. 67K-Rico Abreu[17]; 5. 05-Brad Loyet[5]; 6. 26-Shane Golobic[15]; 7. 10-Brad Kuhn[14]; 8. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[18]; 9. 39T-Payton Pierce[21]; 10. 31B-Travis Berryhill[7]; 11. 15W-Brandon Waelti[12]; 12. 66-Shane Cockrum[9]; 13. 8K-Frank Flud[16]; 14. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[6]; 15. 15-Tim Siner[23]; 16. 73X-Trey Marcham[10]; 17. 8V-Jace VanderWeerd[22]; 18. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[11]; 19. 5C-Colten Cottle[24]; 20. 91S-Jeff Stasa[20]; 21. (DNF) 55-Nick Knepper[8]; 22. (DNF) 11CA-Chris Andrews[1]; 23. (DNF) 8-Alex Sewell[3]; 24. (DNF) 45X-Johnny Herrera[19]

Lap Leaders: Chris Andrews (1-11), Caleb Armstrong (12-25)

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Beason Breaks Through in Warren CAT Qualifier, Larson tops the VIROC

TULSA, Okla. (January 14, 2014) Almost two-years to the day, Jonathan Beason was able to dedicate his Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals preliminary night win to his friend, and former teammate Donnie Ray Crawford who passed away in 2012, taking the Hard 8 Racing No. 8J to his first Chili Bowl prelim win in Tuesday’s Warren CAT Qualifier.

Accumulating the highest combined passing points through Heats and Qualifiers, Beason earned the pole for the 25 lap affair; never relinquishing the point even as Zach Daum and Alex Bright pursued the Oklahoma shoe through heavy slower traffic in the closing laps.

Asked about his level of nervousness getting through the feature, Beason replied, “I was really worried. I race 10 times a year now. This was my second midget race this, well, I guess this would be my first one this year. I haven’t really dealt with lapped traffic like these guys have. I was worried but thankfully; I saw their noses a couple of times, but I figured lapped cars were going to be in their way too.”

Taking a shot at the lead before the tenth round, Alex Bright settled back in line before relinquishing the runner spot to Illinois’ Zach Daum on Lap 10.

Trading blows for the silver position, Daum and Bright never allowed Beason to gain a sizable advantage as traffic kept the race for the lead tight. Trying for the inside pass as laps waned, Daum’s attempt was foiled as the high-line cleared, allowing Beason the advantage, and the win by 0.852 seconds, despite a slower car nearly losing control in front of the leaders at the finish.

“I wasn’t going throw nothing stupid at him,” commented Daum of his attempts at the lead. “I could’ve thrown a slide job, but as slick as the track was, it was going to crash both of us. There was no reason to do that. We just wanted to lock ourselves in the show and that’s what we did.”

Alex Bright earned the final transfer into Saturday’s 55 lap, championship event. “I never expected to make the A-Main this year, but I did think I would get into the prelim night feature,” commented a very happy Alex Bright. “To be locked in is quite amazing and hopefully we can move forward in the A-Main.”

Gary Taylor came from seventh to fourth with Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions winner, Kyle Larson, advancing 11 spots to complete the top five after engine problems gridded the No. 71k sixteenth.

Shane Cottle crossed sixth with Thomas Meseraull emerging as the night’s Hard Charger. Clawing from twentieth to seventh.was R.J. Johnson. Joey Moughan, crossed ninth with Brady Bacon, from eighteenth, completed the top ten.

Larson’s victory in the VIROC IV broke a streak of three consecutive Swindell wins in the $2,500 to win, 20 lap Race of Champions, and puts the California drivers as the fourth different winner, joining Sammy Swindell (2009, 2011, and 2012), Kevin Swindell (2013), and Brad Loyet (2010). Leading by Lap 10, after starting sixth, Larson was unchallenged to the finish.

Of the 70 scheduled drivers from Tuesday’s Warren CAT Qualifying night, 69 made the call. A pair of Chili Bowl rookies earned staring spots in the A-Feature. Jeb Sessums finished fourteenth after starting twenty-second. Australia’s Mathew Smith ended up twenty-second after starting fourteenth. Four drivers flipped during the night no injuries reported.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire continues with Wednesday’s River Spirit Casino Qualifying Night. Races begin at 6:00 P.M. (CT) with Hot Laps at 5:00 P.M. For additional information on the Chili Bowl, log onto http://www.chilibowl.com.

Tuesday’s Warren CAT Qualifying Night Results

Heat Races - Top 40 in Passing Points advance to Qualifiers.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 71K-Kyle Larson[1]; 2. 7JM-Joey Moughan[3]; 3. 87F-Brian McClelland[4]; 4. 55F-Taylor Ferns[8]; 5. 14C-Paul Nienhiser[2]; 6. 21N-Nick Speidel[7]; 7. 91W-Mickey Walker[5]; 8. 3H-Bubba Hunt[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 44-Don Droud Jr[1]; 2. 1W-Paul White[3]; 3. 4J-Tim Crawley[5]; 4. 6J-Joe Stornetta[6]; 5. 51J-R.J. Johnson[8]; 6. 14E-Eric Fenton[7]; 7. 1JR-Joe Ramaker[2]; 8. 56XX-Lance Bennett[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 5D-Zach Daum[5]; 2. 4AU-Mathew Smith[7]; 3. 31M-Ray Seach[1]; 4. 12S-Bryan Severs[2]; 5. 8OK-Gage Walker[8]; 6. 79J-Jacob Patton[4]; 7. 37T-William Gould[6]; 8. 27-J.J. Hickle[3]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 7A-Dalton Armstrong[1]; 2. 8J-Jonathan Beason[5]; 3. 38-Billy Wease[3]; 4. 05T-Gary Taylor[8]; 5. 2A-Hunter Schuerenberg[4]; 6. 7X-Critter Malone[2]; 7. 9D-Sean Dodenhoff[6]; 8. 33A-Stephen Arnold[7]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 4-Bobby East[4]; 2. 0B-Tyler Brehm[3]; 3. 16-Thomas Meseraull[1]; 4. 55B-Brian Shirley[2]; 5. 57K-Kevin Studley[8]; 6. 6D-Jesse Denome[5]; 7. 83J-Jonathan Halford[6]; 8. 11D-Dustin Hapka[7]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 11W-Tyler Courtney[1]; 2. 71C-Shane Cottle[3]; 3. 50-Daniel Adler[5]; 4. 99-Brady Bacon[8]; 5. 7-Shannon McQueen[2]; 6. 81B-Ryan Beechler[7]; 7. 17W-Cole Wood[4]; 8. 11B-Josh Baughman[6]

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 2ND-Jeb Sessums[1]; 2. 17E-Blake Edwards[7]; 3. 98-P.J. Jones[6]; 4. 55D-Nick Drake[5]; 5. 10W-George White[3]; 6. (DNF) 9U-Doug McCune[4]; 7. (DNF) 1B-Bobby Brewer[2]

Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 77-Alex Bright[4]; 2. 45W-C.J. Johnson[1]; 3. 12K-Josh Lakatos[3]; 4. 19-Steven Drevicki[7]; 5. 86S-Danny Smith[2]; 6. (DNF) 49JR-Dan Hillberg[5]; 7. (DNF) 1R-Robby Larson[6]

Heat 9 (8 Laps): 1. 22-Mike Goodman[1]; 2. 39C-Joey Saldana[6]; 3. 87-Dave Camfield Jr.[3]; 4. 4R-Ryan Greth[4]; 5. 4G-Bill Jackson[5]; 6. 24T-Jason Tyer[7]; 7. (DNF) 29S-Brian Harvey[2]

C-Features - Top 4 advance to corresponding B-Feature.

C Feature 1 (12 Laps, top 4 advance): 1. 2A-Hunter Schuerenberg[1]; 2. 11B-Josh Baughman[14]; 3. 37T-William Gould[8]; 4. 91W-Mickey Walker[10]; 5. 24T-Jason Tyer[3]; 6. 1JR-Joe Ramaker[11]; 7. 14E-Eric Fenton[2]; 8. 9U-Doug McCune[7]; 9. 86S-Danny Smith[5]; 10. 49JR-Dan Hillberg[6]; 11. 11D-Dustin Hapka[13]; 12. 27-J.J. Hickle[15]; 13. 29S-Brian Harvey[12]; 14. (DNF) 83J-Jonathan Halford[9]; 15. (DNF) 14C-Paul Nienhiser[4]

C Feature 2 (12 Laps, top 4 advance): 1. 81B-Ryan Beechler[2]; 2. 1R-Robby Larson[9]; 3. 7-Shannon McQueen[4]; 4. 9D-Sean Dodenhoff[8]; 5. 7X-Critter Malone[7]; 6. 79J-Jacob Patton[6]; 7. 21N-Nick Speidel[1]; 8. 33A-Stephen Arnold[12]; 9. 6D-Jesse Denome[5]; 10. 1B-Bobby Brewer[11]; 11. (DNF) 3H-Bubba Hunt[13]; 12. (DNF) 17W-Cole Wood[10]; 13. (DNF) 56XX-Lance Bennett[14]; 14. (DNF) 10W-George White[3]

Qualifiers - Top 16 in Passing Points advance to the A-Feature.

Qualifier 1 (10 Laps): 1. 71C-Shane Cottle[1]; 2. 77-Alex Bright[5]; 3. 5D-Zach Daum[6]; 4. 71K-Kyle Larson[4]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon[2]; 6. 2ND-Jeb Sessums[3]; 7. 8OK-Gage Walker[8]; 8. 45W-C.J. Johnson[7]; 9. 87-Dave Camfield Jr.[9]; 10. (DNF) 4R-Ryan Greth[10]

Qualifier 2 (10 Laps): 1. 4J-Tim Crawley[1]; 2. 7JM-Joey Moughan[2]; 3. 44-Don Droud Jr[4]; 4. 39C-Joey Saldana[5]; 5. 22-Mike Goodman[3]; 6. 4AU-Mathew Smith[6]; 7. 87F-Brian McClelland[7]; 8. 55D-Nick Drake[9]; 9. 57K-Kevin Studley[8]; 10. 12S-Bryan Severs[10]

Qualifier 3 (10 Laps): 1. 8J-Jonathan Beason[5]; 2. 50-Daniel Adler[1]; 3. 7A-Dalton Armstrong[4]; 4. 55F-Taylor Ferns[3]; 5. 1W-Paul White[2]; 6. 38-Billy Wease[8]; 7. 55B-Brian Shirley[10]; 8. 6J-Joe Stornetta[7]; 9. 17E-Blake Edwards[6]; 10. 31M-Ray Seach[9]

Qualifier 4 (10 Laps): 1. 11W-Tyler Courtney[4]; 2. 05T-Gary Taylor[3]; 3. 98-P.J. Jones[5]; 4. 51J-R.J. Johnson[7]; 5. 19-Steven Drevicki[1]; 6. 16-Thomas Meseraull[9]; 7. 4-Bobby East[6]; 8. 4G-Bill Jackson[10]; 9. 12K-Josh Lakatos[8]; 10. 0B-Tyler Brehm[2]

B-Features: Top 4 advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 1W-Paul White[3]; 2. 55F-Taylor Ferns[1]; 3. 19-Steven Drevicki[5]; 4. 38-Billy Wease[4]; 5. 55B-Brian Shirley[7]; 6. 2A-Hunter Schuerenberg[13]; 7. 37T-William Gould[15]; 8. 22-Mike Goodman[2]; 9. 4R-Ryan Greth[12]; 10. 8OK-Gage Walker[6]; 11. 57K-Kevin Studley[10]; 12. 4G-Bill Jackson[9]; 13. 55D-Nick Drake[8]; 14. 91W-Mickey Walker[16]; 15. 0B-Tyler Brehm[11]; 16. (DNF) 11B-Josh Baughman[14]

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 99-Brady Bacon[2]; 2. 16-Thomas Meseraull[3]; 3. 2ND-Jeb Sessums[4]; 4. 17E-Blake Edwards[5]; 5. 4-Bobby East[1]; 6. 45W-C.J. Johnson[7]; 7. 12K-Josh Lakatos[10]; 8. 6J-Joe Stornetta[8]; 9. 87F-Brian McClelland[6]; 10. 87-Dave Camfield Jr.[9]; 11. 81B-Ryan Beechler[13]; 12. 1R-Robby Larson[14]; 13. 31M-Ray Seach[11]; 14. 7-Shannon McQueen[15]; 15. 12S-Bryan Severs[12]; 16. (DNF) 9D-Sean Dodenhoff[16]

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

A-Feature: 25 Laps, top 3 lock into Saturday's Championship Feature.

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 8J-Jonathan Beason[1]; 2. 5D-Zach Daum[3]; 3. 77-Alex Bright[2]; 4. 05T-Gary Taylor[7]; 5. 71K-Kyle Larson[16]; 6. 71C-Shane Cottle[5]; 7. 16-Thomas Meseraull[20]; 8. 51J-R.J. Johnson[15]; 9. 7JM-Joey Moughan[10]; 10. 99-Brady Bacon[18]; 11. 4J-Tim Crawley[9]; 12. 44-Don Droud Jr[11]; 13. 39C-Joey Saldana[6]; 14. 2ND-Jeb Sessums[22]; 15. 50-Daniel Adler[13]; 16. 55F-Taylor Ferns[19]; 17. 38-Billy Wease[23]; 18. 7A-Dalton Armstrong[12]; 19. 17E-Blake Edwards[24]; 20. 19-Steven Drevicki[21]; 21. 1W-Paul White[17]; 22. 4AU-Mathew Smith[14]; 23. (DNF) 98-P.J. Jones[8]; 24. (DNF) 11W-Tyler Courtney[4]

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VIROC VI Highlights Chili Bowl Opener

TULSA, Okla. (January 12, 2014) - The 28th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire begins Tuesday, January 14 with drivers not only in competing for a spot in Saturday’s 55 lap finale, but also for the bragging rights of winning the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions.

The sixth edition of the champion’s showdown, sixteen drivers are eligible based on having won the Chili Bowl as a driver, driving for an owner-champion, and having topped the latest calendar year’s National Midget Driver of the Year standings.

The Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions will take place on Tuesday, January 14 between the “B” Features and “A” Feature. The VIROC will be 20 laps in distance and will pay a cool $2,500 to the winner.

2014 VIROC Drivers:

1 - Sammy Swindell: A five time champion of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, the elder Swindell has topped the VIROC three times (2012, 2011, and 2009).

1st - J.J. Yeley - Piloting a car under the banner of 1996 co-owner champion, Jay McKinnie, the former USAC Triple Crown champion finished runner up in the 2013 VIROC.

05 - Brad Loyet - A former winner of the VIROC in 2010, three-time Lucas Oil POWRi Midget Champion, Brad Loyet is the only driver to win the VIROC besides a Swindell.

5 - Jerry Coons, Jr. - Competing in the 2013 VIROC as the National Midget Driver of the Year, Arizona’s Jerry Coons, Jr. will compete in his second VIROC in 2014, this time under the Wilke-Pak banner, who picked up a Golden Driller in 2005.

13au - Mathew Smith - The son of former owner champion, Steve Smith, the second generation driver aims to garner the 2006 owner champion his second Golden Driller.

15x - Chad Boat - Son of a Chili Bowl champion, Chad Boat again looks to match the accomplishment of his father, Billy Boat, in the John Lawson owned No. 15x.

21k - Cory Kruseman - Taking the Golden Driller in 2000 and 2004, California’s Cory Kruseman will look to better his finish in the VIROC from a 2010 showing of eighth.

24 - Tracy Hines - Topping the Chili Bowl in 2005, Hines’ best appearance in the VIROC came in 2012, crossing third to Sammy and Kevin Swindell.

39 - Kevin Swindell - The reigning four-time Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Champion picked up his first VIROC victory with a late race pass on J.J. Yeley in 2013 and will go for his fifth Golden Driller in as many years.

47 - Damion Gardner - “The Demon” returns in the Bondio No. 47 for his fifth VIROC. A champion of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals in 2008, Gardner’s Golden Driller came with the backing of Jason Leffler.

47x - Tim McCreadie - The surprise winner of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, the accomplished Modified and Late Model driver parked in victory lane in 2006 to earn Steve Smith is first Golden Driller as a car owner. The only one earned by an Australian owner.

63 - Bryan Clauson - Winning 28 features in 2013, the reigning USAC National Champion joined forces with Dooling Machine and 1996 owner champion, Rusty Kunz for his attempt at the Golden Driller in 2014. Clauson is also fielding four mounts himself in this year’s Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.

68 - Jay Drake - Taking time in Ronnie Gardner’s No. 68, the 2001 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals champion will complete under the roof of the River Spirit Expo Center for one race before returning the controls to Gardner.

71 - Kasey Kahne - After the passing of Jason Leffler, it was the working of great people to bring the car he was building to the Chili Bowl. Piloted by Kasey Kahne, the Enumclaw, Wash. shoe will drive in memory, and honor, of the late Jason Leffler who earned a Golden Driller as a car owner in 2008.

71k Kyle Larson - Driving for three-time owner champion, Keith Kunz, the No. 71k will again be piloted by Kyle Larson. A contender for the win one year ago with Kevin and Sammy Swindell, Larson will also compete for his qualifying spot Tuesday night.

97 - Christopher Bell - Earning the National Midget Driver of the Year, Christopher Bell will compete in the VIROC for the first time in the Keith Kunz backed No. 97.

The 28th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire begins with Practice on Monday, January 13 with the first night of competition getting underway with Tuesday’s Warren CAT Qualifying night as well as the sixth 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.

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl presented by General Tire - Quick Facts:

What: 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl presented by General Tire

Where: Tulsa Expo Raceway – quarter-mile clay oval inside the River Spirit Expo Center at Tulsa's Expo Square

When: January 14-18, 2014

Tuesday – Warren CAT Qualifying Night plus Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions
Wednesday – River Spirit Casino Qualifying Night
Thursday – John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night
Friday – Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night
Saturday – Lucas Oil Championship Feature Events

Times:

Races Tuesday-Friday begin at 6:00 P.M.. Grandstands open at 3:00 P.M. (CT)

Saturday begins at Noon. Opening Ceremonies following qualifiers is at 6:00 P.M. Grandstands open at 9:00 A.M.

Chili Bowl Champions: Kevin Swindell (2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010), Sammy Swindell (2009, 1998, 1996, 1992 and 1989), Damion Gardner (2008), Tony Stewart (2007 and 2002), Tim McCreadie (2006), Tracy Hines (2005), Cory Kruseman (2004 and 2000), Dan Boorse (2003 and 1999), Jay Drake (2001), Billy Boat (1997), Donnie Beechler (1995), Andy Hillenburg (1994), Dave Blaney (1993), Lealand McSpadden (1991), John Heydenreich (1990), Scott Hatton (1988), Rich Vogler (1987).

VIROC Champions: Kevin Swindell (2013), Sammy Swindell (2012, 2011, and 2009), Brad Loyet (2010)

Past “A” Feature Starters: Sammy Swindell 20, Jerry Coons, Jr. 14, Dave Darland 13, Tracy Hines 12, Cory Kruseman 12, Kevin Olson 10, Brad Kuhn 8, Shane Cottle 8, J.J. Yeley 7, Jon Stanbrough 6, Kasey Kahne 6, P.J Jones 6, Bobby East 5, Matt Westfall 5, Steve Buckwalter 5, Kevin Swindell 5,Damion Gardner 5, Casey Shuman 4, Bryan Clauson 4, Davey Ray 4, Tim McCreadie 4, Michael Pickens 4, Chris Windom 3, Brad Loyet 3, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 3, Thomas Meseraull 3, Daryn Pittman 3, Shane Golobic 3, Danny Stratton 3, Kyle Larson 3, Jac Haudenschild 3, Mike Hess 3, Gary Taylor 2, Chad Boat 2, Don Droud, Jr. 2, Nick Knepper 2, Zach Daum 2, Jonathan Beason 2, Darren Hagen 2, Billy Wease 2, A.J. Fike 2, Brady Bacon 2, Tony Roney, Andrew Felker, Brandon Waelti, Daniel Adler, Shane Hollingsworth, Paul White, Kevin Thomas, Jr., David Gough, Caleb Armstrong, Richard Vander Weerd, Mike Goodman, Mike Spencer, Rico Abreu, Brent Beauchamp

Counties Represented: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States

United State Count: Oklahoma 45, Indiana 43, California 37, Illinois 29, Texas 15, Missouri 13, Pennsylvania 12, Kansas 11, Arizona 9, Ohio 6, Nebraska 5, Arkansas 5, Colorado 4, Delaware 3, Iowa 3, North Carolina 3, South Dakota 3, Washington 3, Wisconsin 3, Wyoming 3, New York 2, North Dakota 2, Tennessee 2, Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico

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Hafertepe Jr. Has Renewed Spirit Entering Chili Bowl Nationals Next Week

SUNNYVALE, Texas (Jan. 10, 2014) - There's a new buzz around Sam Hafertepe Jr. heading into the 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.

Hafertepe Jr. is set to make his first midget start since last season's Chili Bowl, which was his third race at the premier midget event and first time in his own car. He will return to Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., next Tuesday through Saturday for another shot at the title.

"The goal this year is to finish top five in the preliminary night and possibly lock ourselves in (to the Saturday main event) with a top three," said Hafertepe Jr., whose qualifying night is Thursday. "Obviously making the main event on Saturday night is the main overall goal. We were so close last year and with the experience we gained we feel that's a realistic goal this year."

Hafertepe Jr. won his heat race and finished third during his qualifier in preliminary action last season. He then placed 11th in the preliminary main event, which lined him up 16th in the B Main for the finale. Hafertepe Jr. advanced to 11th - only five positions out of making the main event.

"The main thing was between me not really driving midgets that often and getting more comfortable with the car," he said. "That was part of the problem as well as since we had no midget experience we didn't know much setup-wise. We learned a lot from last year so we have a good idea of the changes we need to make and the things we need to do going into this year to make our program a little better."

With nearly 300 competitors at the event the lack of experience is a thorn in the side of Hafertepe Jr.

"It's something that I don't normally do," he said. "With the sprint car deal it's something that I'm familiar with. With the midget deal, doing it one time a year, it kinda puts a lot of pressure on you because you're not used to it. Being that it's a one-off deal it takes a lot more preparation because you want to do your best and you only have one opportunity to do your best."

UP NEXT - Tuesday through Saturday at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., for the 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sam-Hafertepe-Jr-and-The-Plumbfast-Racing-Team/116304711773031?ref=br_tf

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Chili Bowl Drivers to visit Saint Francis Children’s Hospital

TULSA, Okla. (January 8, 2014) Despite the busy schedule that most drivers endure during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, several will take time to visit Saint Francis Children's Hospital in Tulsa, Okla.

In conjunction with Big Al’s Kids in Motorsports, drivers will take time on Tuesday, January 14 and Friday, January 17 at 10:00 A.M. to bring the thrill of motorsports to children who are in the fight of their lives.

Tuesday’s drivers include: Dominic Scelzi, Cole Wood, Chase Johnson, Tony Bruce, Jr., Seth Bergman, Brad Loyet, and Blake Hahn.

Friday’s drivers include: Hannah Adair, Shannon McQueen, Michelle Decker, Jason Johnson, Philip Dietz, Josh Baughman, and Justin Grosz.

Founded in 2011, Big Al’s Kids in Motorsports is based in Arlington, Wash. and has the mission of granting the wishes of families with children fighting life threatening conditions and illnesses to be a part of the world of motorsports. For more information on Big Al’s Kids in Motorsports, and to donate, log onto http://www.bigalkidsandmotorsportsfoundation.org or email budwell74@msn.com.

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Boespflug To Make Midget Debut At Chili Bowl

PETERSEN MEDIA- After having a very strong year in the sprint car ranks, Hanford, CA driver, Chad Boespflug is excited to make his midget debut at the Chili Bowl Midget National’s aboard one of Bill Ecker’s RAB Racing entries.

“I am very excited to get behind the wheel of a midget at the Chili Bowl,” Boespflug said. “It is something I’ve always wanted to do, and I am really looking forward to getting to Tulsa, and shaking them down.”

The RAB Racing team had a very strong 2013 as they picked up the prestigious Kokomo Klash with midget ace, Shane Cottle behind the wheel, and over the coarse of the year, Brad Kuhn piloted their machine to the 2013 Badger Series Championship.

“The team had a great 2013, and I’m hoping I can make them proud at the Chili Bowl, and hopefully do some more midget racing in 2014,” Boespflug said.

Boespflug will be at the Tulsa Expo Center on Monday, January 13th 2014 to shake down his entry, and will either be in action for his preliminary night on the 14th of 15th.

ON TAP: Chad will be in action at the 2014 Chili Bowl aboard the RAB Racing No. 57.

For all of the latest news on Chad, visit his website at www.chadboespflugracing.com, ‘like’ his Facebook page, www.facebook.com/chadboespflugracing, or follow him on Twitter, @chadboespflug.

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Pre-Chili Bowl Driver interviews starting soon!

Jason Leffler to be honored at 2014 Chili Bowl

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart are entering next month's Chili Bowl Nationals in honor of late racer Jason Leffler.

Kahne will drive a car entered in combination with Stewart, Leffler's girlfriend, Julianna Patterson, and former father-in-law, Bob East., in the Jan. 14-18 race at the Tulsa Expo Center in Oklahoma.

Plans had been for Leffler and Patterson to co-own the car, and Leffler and East to build it together before Leffler's death in a June sprint car crash. East continued the project following the accident, and Patterson turned to Stewart for help after the three-time NASCAR champion broke his leg in his own sprint car accident last season.

"She told me, I'm going to be a car owner at the Chili Bowl' and I said, OK?' kind of quizzically, and it's just gone on from there," Stewart told The Associated Press. "Bob is building the car. The owner was going to be Jason and Julianna, and I really wanted to be involved."

So did Kahne, who was close friends with the 37-year-old Leffler, a journeyman NASCAR driver who loved racing so much he entered everything he could. The night he was killed in a sprint car race in New Jersey, the winner was guaranteed just $7,000.

Kahne had to first convince his NASCAR team owner, Rick Hendrick, to sign off on his participation in the Chili Bowl. Hendrick hasn't forbidden Kahne from any extracurricular racing, but hasn't exactly rubber-stamped Kahne's opportunities, either.

Kahne felt racing in honor of Leffler at the Chili Bowl, with the promise of raffling off the car after for the Charlie Dean Leffler Discretionary Trust to benefit Leffler's son, would get him the permission from Hendrick.

"There's just a lot of good reasons to get involved," Kahne told AP. "Jason loved Chili Bowl, he was always so good at Chili Bowl and I enjoy driving on dirt. It was just such a good idea for me do it for Jason."

Tony Stewart Racing is assisting East with the engine and driveline. Stewart's involvement in the venture makes Kahne eligible to compete in the Jan. 14 Race of Champions.

"He'll get to race more, more track time. I'm excited," Stewart said. "Kasey and I have owned open wheel teams and competed against each other, but this gives us a chance to work together on something."

The Chili Bowl is one of the most prestigious midget events of the year and has a star-studded lineup. The entry list is nearing 250 already and includes Sammy and Kevin Swindell, Joey Saldana, Bryan Clauson, and NASCAR drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kyle Larson.

It's not the first time Kahne has jumped in to honor Leffler.

Kahne wore a black hat with Leffler's "LEFturn" nickname on it the days after Leffler's death, and reaction was so positive he decided to produce the hat to sell as a fundraiser for Charlie Dean's trust.

His website crashed within minutes of him launching sale of the $20 hats.

"We had a lot of people asking about them after wearing them at Michigan, so I thought, `Man, we can do hats,' because I thought a hat was something people could have forever," he said. "But we just sold thousands and thousands of hats. Way more than we were prepared for.

"My mom and my grandma sent hats out for months and months. Some people started getting upset because it was taking so long to get their hat, but at the end of the day, we had two people doing it. We'd still be selling them, but we had to shut it off because I needed them to catch up. It was close to 20,000 hats, and it worked out really well for Charlie."

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2014 Chili Bowl Entries (as of 12/17/2013)
Car #    Driver    Hometown  
0 Johnny Murdock Kaufman, TX
0 (R)     Tyler Brehm     Pottstown, PA
0C (R) Chris Stockham Cicero, NY
0K     Don O'Keefe Jr.    Pittsboro, IN
1 Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN
1B     Bobby Brewer    Cabot, AR
1JR     Joe Ramaker    Boise, ID
1K     Trevor Kobylarz    Birdsboro, PA
1R  Robby Larson    Imperial, MO
1ST     J.J. Yeley        Charlotte, NC
1T  Tony Roney  Herculaneum, MO
1W  Paul White Temple, TX
2  Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL
2M   Seth Motsinger Salem, IN
2ND (R)     Jeb Sessums Burleson, TX
2 (R)     Stratton Briggs    Anna, OH
3     Chris Windom    Canton, IL
3E     TBD Driver
3F     Ned Fry        West Burlington, IA
3H  Bubba Hunt Tulsa, OK
3T     Tim Barber        Sonoma, CA
4    Aaron Pierce    Daleville, IN
4  Bobby East Brownsburg, IN
4AU (R)    Mathew Smith    Brandy Hill, NSW
4G (R)  Bill Jackson  New Castle, DE
4J    Tim Crawley    Benton, AR
4M  Andee Beierle New Cumberland, Pa
4R (R)     Ryan Greth        New Cumberland, PA
4X   Shawn Petersen Irving, TX
5  Jerry Coons Jr.  Tucson, AZ
5$     Danny Smith    Sand Springs, OK
5A  Peter Palazzolo Pacific, MO
5C  Colten Cottle Kansas, IL
5D  Zach Daum Pocahontas, IL
5E (R) James Edens Petaluma, CA
5K (R) Tucker Klaasmeyer Paola, KS
5N (R)  Jeffrey Newell McLoud, OK
5S Kyle Steffens St. Charles, MO
6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Olive Branch, MS
6A  David Gough Machesney Park, IL
6D Jesse Denome San Diego, CA
6J  Joe Stornetta Napa, CA
6M  Justin Mallo Cheyenne, WY
6R  Jody Rosenboom Rock Rapids, IA
6RR (R)  Joe Liguori
7 Shannon McQueen Bakersfield, CA
7A Dalton Armstrong New Castle, IN
7B Austin Brown Millstadt, IL
7C  Caleb Armstrong New Castle, IN
7D Michelle Decker Guthrie, OK
7H Brandon Hahn Tulsa, OK
7J  Shawn Jackson Bear, DE
7JM  Joey Moughan Springfield, IL
7JR  J.D. Black Grain Valley, MO
7K  Robby Parish Knightstown, IN
7L  Layne Himebaugh Collinsville, OK
7M Kevin Ramey Ft Worth, TX
7N  D.J. Netto Hanford, CA
7RS  Scott Crystal
7S (R)  Kory Schudy Springfield, MO
7X  TBD Driver
8 Alex Sewell Broken Arrow, OK
8C (R) Kris Schudy Springfield, MO
8CK (R) David Garbo Jr. Stonington, CT
8J  Jonathan Beason Broken Arrow, OK
8K  Blake Hahn Sapulpa, OK
8L Frank Flud Pryor, OK
8OK (R) Gage Walker Indianapolis, IN
8V Jace VanderWeerd    Visalia, CA
09 (R) Matt Juhl Estherville, IA
9D Sean Dodenhoff Bakersfield, CA
9M  Cory Mallo Cheyenne, WY
9PM  TBD Driver
9U Doug McCune Colleyville, TX
10 Brad Kuhn Avon, IN
10J John Hunt Tulsa, OK
11 Chase Stockton Sullivan, IN
11A  Andrew Felker Carl Junction, MO
11B (R) Josh Baughman Odessa, TX
11C Chett Gehrke Broken Arrow, OK
11CA (R)     Chris Andrews Tulsa, OK    
11H Garrett Hood Concordia, KS
11W Tyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN
11XC Steve Newman Steamboat Springs, CO
12K TBD Driver
12S Bryan Severs Collison, IL
13AU (R)     Matt Hunter Silver Ridge, NSW
14 Tony Rossi Brighton, CO
14C (R) Paul Nienhiser Chapin, IL
14D  David McIntosh Broken Arrow, OK
14E  Eric Fenton Tulsa, OK
14JR  Matt Streeter Galt, CA
14R (R)  John Klabunde Ft. Calhoon, NE
14W  Matt Westfall Ludlow Falls, OH
15  Tim Siner Dupo, IL
15B  Danny Burke Houston, TX
15D  Andrew Deal Caney, KS
15W  Brandon Waelti Sun Prairie, WI
15X  Chad Boat Phoenix, AZ
16  Thomas Meseraull Waveland, IN
17  Michael Koontz Bloomington, IN
17B  TBD Driver
17E  Blake Edwards Claremore, OK
17J (R) Chase Johnson Penngrove, CA
17K  Alex Schutte Rohnert Park, CA
17R  Dave Darland Lincoln, IN
17S (R) Dominic Scelzi Fresno, CA
17W Cole Wood Auburn, CA
19  Steven Drevicki Reading, PA
19C (R) Rusty Carlile Bakersfield, CA
19N  Nick O'Neal Wagoner, OK
19P  Patrick Stasa Kingman, KS
19S  Richard VanderWeerd  Visalia, CA
19W  TBD Driver
20  Tadd Holliman Beaver Lake, NE
20B  Carey Becker Reading, PA
20X  Jimmy Harris Broken Arrow, OK
21  Daryn Pittman Pittsboro, IN
21H (R) Ty Hulsey Owasso, OK
20HA A.J. Hopkins Brownsburg, IN
21K  Cory Kruseman Ventura, CA
22 Mike Goodman Broken Arrow, OK
22AZ  Rick Shuman Gilbert, AZ
23  Jimmy Light West Springfield, PA.
24  Tracy Hines Wilkinson, IN
24K (R)  Bradley Morris Romoland, CA
24L C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN
24T  TBD Driver
25  Dylan Peterson Sioux Falls, SD
25B  Steve Buckwalter Royersford, PA
25M Derrick Myers Stonington, IL
26 Shane Golobic Fremont, CA
27 TBD Driver
27B  TBD Driver
27C TBD Driver
27R Kyle O'Gara Beech Grove, IN
28 (R) Greg Fitzpatrick Harrisburg, PA
29S Brian Harvey Durant, OK
31 David Budres Beloit, WI
31B Travis Berryhill American Canyon, CA
31E Evan Sewell Tulsa, OK
31M TBD Driver
32  Casey Shuman Rattlesnake Bend, AZ
32A Garrett Aitken Paris, IL
32D Danny Jennings    Norman, OK
33  Davey Ray Indianapolis, IN
33A Stephen Arnold Seymour, IN
33D (R) Lee Dakus Beaumont, Albert, Canada
33H Cameron Hagin Broken Arrow, OK
35 (R) Logan Hupp Columbus, IN
35L Cody Ledger Omaha, NE
35S Matt Sherrell Owasso, OK
35T Tyler Robbins Collinsville, IL
37K (R) Steve Brown    Orange, C
38 Billy Wease Noblesville, IN
39 Kevin Swindell Germantown, TN
39C Joey Saldana Brownsburg, IN
39R Dillon Welch Indianapolis, Ind.
39T Payton Pierce Bridgeport, TX
40 Andy Huston Roseville, IL
43 Dakoda Armstrong New Castle, IN
44 Don Droud Jr Lincoln, NE
44C Clint Schubert Calhan, CO
44D (R) Philip Dietz Lake Ozark, MO
45CX (R) C.J. Johnson Quinter, KS
45X Johnny Herrera Albuquerque, NM
50 Daniel Adler East Carondolet, IL
51J R.J. Johnson Phoenix, AZ
51S Mike Spencer Temecula, CA
51X TBD Driver
52 (R) Richard McCormick Agua Dulce, CA
52C (R) Isaac Chapple
55 Nick Knepper Belleville, IL
55B Brian Shirley
55D (R) Nick Drake Mooresville, NC
55F Taylor Ferns Shelby Township, MI
56A Darren Hagen Riverside, CA
56P Danny Stratton Riverside, CA
56X Mark Chisholm Cheyenne, WY
56XX (R)     Lance Bennett Parker, CO
57D Daniel Robinson Mt Vernon, IL
57K Kevin Studley Plainfield, IN
57X Steve Schaberg Glenwood, AR
62 Taylor Simas Orland, CA
63 Bryan Clauson Noblesville, IN
63NZ Michael Pickens Auckland, NZ
67 (R) Tanner Thorson Browns Valley, CA
67K Rico Abreu Rutherford, CA
68 Ronnie Gardner Corona, CA
69 A.J. Fike Galesburg, IL
69B Randy Boyer Belleville, KS
69K (R) Kenny Howard Owasso, OK
71AU (R) Domain Ramsay Geelong, Victoria, Australia
71C Shane Cottle Kokomo, IN
71K Kyle Larson Elk Grove, CA
71M (R) Brandon Matus Wampum, PA
71S Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH
71X Jac Haudenschild Wooster, OH
73 Nic Faas Huntington Beach, CA
73J (R) Jason McDougal Broken Arrow, OK
73X Trey Marcham Oklahoma City, OK
75 TBD Driver
75X Landon Simon Tipp City, OH
76M Brad Noffsinger Concord, NC
77 Alex Bright Collegeville, PA
78 Nick Wean Phillipsburg, NJ
79J (R) Jacob Patton Bethalto, IL
80 Josh Hawkins Whitehouse, TX
81 (R) Heath Duinkerken Laton, CA
81B Ryan Beechler McKinney, TX
82 Eric Johnson Rockford, IL
82H Mike Hess Riverton, IL
83 Kurt Blackaby Bentonville, AR
83B TBD Driver
83P Wes McIntyre McCordsville, IN
84 (R) Scotty Smith Middletown, DE
85 Matt Johnson Edmond, OK
85S Shane Hollingsworth Lafayette, IN
86 Chris Ennis San Diego, CA
87C Coby Hughes Collinsville, OK
88 (R) Terry Babb     Decatur, IL
91 Dereck King Goreville, IL
91B Kevin Bayer Bixby, OK
91S Jeff Stasa Kingman, KS
91T Tyler Thomas Collinsville, OK
91W (R) Mickey Walker Broken Arrow, OK
92 Brenden Bright Collegeville, PA
93 Dustin Morgan Tulsa, OK
93H Harley Hollan Tulsa, OK
94 Darren Kingston Vandalia, IL
95 (R) Jim Radney New Cumberland, PA
96 Cody Brewer Choctaw, OK
97 Christopher Bell Norman, OK
98 P.J. Jones Torrance, CA
99 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK
99G Justin Grosz Greentown, PA

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Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals nearing 250 entries

Bryan Hulbert - TULSA, Okla. (December 17, 2013) From every corner of the racing world, the names are pouring onto the entry list for the 29th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. With construction of the Tulsa Expo Raceway underway inside the River Spirit Expo Center, entries are creeping near the 250 mark with 236 entered prior to the December 17 discounted entry deadline.

Included in the latest wave of entries is the name that’s haunted the dreams of Golden Driller hopefuls over the last five years.

Bringing their usual Spike / Esslinger package to Tulsa, Sammy and Kevin Swindell will go for the families combined tenth Golden Driller in Chili Bowl competition. Combined for 25 Chili Bowl “A” Feature starts, Sammy is the only driver entered so far to have competed in 1987’s inaugural event, placing sixth. Rich Vogler was the winner of the 40 lap affair after starting thirteenth. Sammy’s first Chili Bowl triumph came in 1989.

The reigning four-time champion, Kevin Swindell has appeared in 5 Chili Bowl “A” Features. The first to even win back-to-back, Swindell’s drive to victory in 2013 recorded what some have called the greatest laps ever turned at the Chili Bowl. Going blow-for-blow with father Sammy, and racing rival Kyle Larson, a miscue on the part of Larson saw the California driver’s night end on Lap 35 to a jubilant standing ovation.

Three-time Chili Bowl “A” Feature starter, two-time NASCAR Nationwide Champion, and 2013 Sunoco Rookie of the Year in NASCAR Sprint Cup, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. has also turned his entry into the Chili Bowl office. Stenhouse will try his hand at mastering the Chili Bowl clay in the Clauson/Curb-Agajanian backed No. 6.

The Clauson/Curb-Agajanian name will field a total of four entries with Joey Saldana, Dillon Welch, and Payton Pierce all vying for their first “A” Feature start.

Owner champion in 2005 with Tracy Hines at the wheel, the formidable Wilke-Pak entries will number three with Jerry Coons, Jr. leading the charge with Chase Stockton and Tyler Cortney joining the lineup. Coons has a pair of top fives’ to his credit, placing fourth in 2009 and 2010 among his 14 “A” Feature starts. Coon’s ranks eighth in terms of best overall average finish in Chili Bowl competition.

2013 prelim night winner Chad Boat will again pilot the John Lawson No. 15x. Looking for the success of his father, Billy Boat, who took the Lawson entry to victory in 1997, Chad’s 2013 Chili Bowl ended after contact with another driver on a Lap 7 restart.

Bernie Stuebgen, the man behind Indy Race Parts, will field five entries in the coming Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. Among the latest to fill a Stuebgen entry is Kokomo, Ind. shoe, Shane Cottle. Eight starts to “The Throttle” in Saturday’s championship event, Cottle ranks thirteenth in average “A” Feature finishes with six top tens’, three top five’s, and a pair of podiums coming in 2000 and 2008.

Among Stuebgen’s list of drivers also includes Chili Bowl Rookies, Domain Ramsay of Geelong, Victory, Australia and Brandon Matus of Wampum, Penn. The “wild ones”, Sheldon and Jac Haudenschild complete the list of Indy Race Parts competitors.

The complete list of entries for the 2014 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire can be found at http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx

The 28th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will begin moving teams in on Sunday, January 12, 2014.

Practice is scheduled for Monday, January 13 with the first night of competition getting underway with Tuesday’s Warren CAT Qualifying night as well as the sixth 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.

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl presented by General Tire - Quick Facts:

What: 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl presented by General Tire

Where: Tulsa Expo Raceway – quarter-mile clay oval inside the River Spirit Expo Center at Tulsa's Expo Square

When: January 14-18, 2014

Tuesday – Warren CAT Qualifying Night plus Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions
Wednesday – River Spirit Casino Qualifying Night
Thursday – John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night
Friday – Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night
Saturday – Lucas Oil Championship Feature Events

Times:

Races Tuesday-Friday begin at 6:00 P.M.. Grandstands open at 3:00 P.M. (CT)

Saturday begins at Noon. Opening Ceremonies following qualifiers is at 6:00 P.M. Grandstands open at 9:00 A.M.

Chili Bowl Champions: Kevin Swindell (2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010), Sammy Swindell (2009, 1998, 1996, 1992 and 1989), Damion Gardner (2008), Tony Stewart (2007 and 2002), Tim McCreadie (2006), Tracy Hines (2005), Cory Kruseman (2004 and 2000), Dan Boorse (2003 and 1999), Jay Drake (2001), Billy Boat (1997), Donnie Beechler (1995), Andy Hillenburg (1994), Dave Blaney (1993), Lealand McSpadden (1991), John Heydenreich (1990), Scott Hatton (1988), Rich Vogler (1987).

VIROC Champions: Kevin Swindell (2013), Sammy Swindell (2012, 2011, and 2009), Brad Loyet (2010)

Past “A” Feature Starters: Sammy Swindell 20, Jerry Coons, Jr. 14, Dave Darland 13, Tracy Hines 12, Cory Kruseman 12, Brad Kuhn 8, Shane Cottle 8, J.J. Yeley 7, P.J Jones 6, Bobby East 5, Matt Westfall 5, Steve Buckwalter 5, Kevin Swindell 5, Casey Shuman 4, Bryan Clauson 4, Davey Ray 4, Michael Pickens 4, Chris Windom 3, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 3, Thomas Meseraull 3, Daryn Pittman 3, Shane Golobic 3, Jac Haudenschild 3, Mike Hess 3, Chad Boat 2, Zach Daum 2, Jonathan Beason 2, Billy Wease 2, A.J. Fike 2, Brady Bacon 2, Tony Roney, Andrew Felker, Brandon Waelti, Daniel Adler, Shane Hollingsworth, Paul White, Kevin Thomas, Jr., David Gough, Caleb Armstrong, Richard Vander Weerd, Mike Goodman

Counties Represented: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States

United State Count: Oklahoma 39, Indiana 34, California 30, Illinois 23, Pennsylvania 12, Missouri 10, Texas 10, Kansas 9, Arizona 7, Ohio 5, Arkansas 4, Colorado 4, Nebraska 4, Delaware 3, Iowa 3, Wyoming 3, North Carolina 2, South Dakota 2, Wisconsin 2, Tennessee 2, Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, New Jersey, Washington, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, New York

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Hines and Darland among latest Chili Bowl entries

Bryan Hulbert - TULSA, Okla. (December 9, 2013) As the December 17 deadline for early entry looms, the number of drivers has begun to swell as the list of Golden Driller hopefuls stands at 137 drivers spread among 95 teams.

Tracy Hines is the first past driver champion to enter the 2014 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Topping the field in 2005 for Wilke-Pak, the Indiana native will be behind the wheel of the Bob Parker backed No. 24. Hines, with 12 Chili Bowl “A” Features to his credit, will also field a car in the coming Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals for C.J. Leary.

After a stirring performance that culminated in winning the 73rd Turkey Night Grand Prix, Dave Darland will look to add a Golden Driller to his list of accomplishments in 2014. Ten victories in 2013, Darland will take to the clay in the RW/Curb/Agajanian No. 17R. Dave’s best finish in 13 “A” Feature starts at the Chili Bowl came as a runner up in 2005 to Tracy Hines.

No representing four countries, the latest batch to represent Australia include a pair of Chili Bowl rookies. Pushing the list of first timers to 30, Mathew Smith of Brandy Hill, NSW in the Jerry Hardy backed No. 4AU and Matt Hunter of Silver Ridge, NSW in the No. 13AU, for 2006 owner champion Steve Smith, make their first trip to Tulsa, Okla. Smith, who won the coveted Golden Driller with Tim McCreadie at the wheel in 2006, is the only champion car owner from outside the United States.

The complete list of entries for the 2014 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire can be found at http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx

The 28th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will begin moving teams in on Sunday, January 12, 2014.

Practice is scheduled for Monday, January 13 with the first night of competition getting underway with Tuesday’s Warren CAT Qualifying night as well as the sixth 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.

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl presented by General Tire - Quick Facts:

What: 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl presented by General Tire

Where: Tulsa Expo Raceway – quarter-mile clay oval inside the River Spirit Expo Center at Tulsa's Expo Square

When: January 14-18, 2014

Tuesday – Warren CAT Qualifying Night plus Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions
Wednesday – River Spirit Casino Qualifying Night
Thursday – John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night
Friday – Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night
Saturday – Lucas Oil Championship Feature Events

Times:

Races Tuesday-Friday begin at 6:00 P.M.. Grandstands open at 3:00 P.M. (CT)

Saturday begins at Noon. Opening Ceremonies following qualifiers is at 6:00 P.M. Grandstands open at 9:00 A.M.

Chili Bowl Champions: Kevin Swindell (2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010), Sammy Swindell (2009, 1998, 1996, 1992 and 1989), Damion Gardner (2008), Tony Stewart (2007 and 2002), Tim McCreadie (2006), Tracy Hines (2005), Cory Kruseman (2004 and 2000), Dan Boorse (2003 and 1999), Jay Drake (2001), Billy Boat (1997), Donnie Beechler (1995), Andy Hillenburg (1994), Dave Blaney (1993), Lealand McSpadden (1991), John Heydenreich (1990), Scott Hatton (1988), Rich Vogler (1987).

VIROC Champions: Kevin Swindell (2013), Sammy Swindell (2012, 2011, and 2009), Brad Loyet (2010)

Past “A” Feature Starters: Dave Darland 13, Tracy Hines 12, J.J. Yeley 7, P.J Jones 6, Matt Westfall 5, Steve Buckwalter 5, Casey Shuman 4, Bryan Clauson 4, Davey Ray 4, Michael Pickens 4, Chris Windom 3, Thomas Meseraull 3, Daryn Pittman 3, Shane Golobic 3, Jac Haudenschild 3, Mike Hess 3, Zach Daum 2, Jonathan Beason 2, Billy Wease 2, A.J. Fike 2, Brady Bacon 2, Andrew Felker, Brandon Waelti, Daniel Adler, Shane Hollingsworth

Counties Represented: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States

United State Count: Oklahoma 29, Indiana 17, Illinois 14, California 13, Pennsylvania 10, Ohio 5, Missouri 5, Texas 4, Kansas 4, Wyoming 3, Arkansas 3, Arizona 3, Wisconsin 2, South Dakota 2, North Carolina 2, Iowa 2, Colorado 2, Washington, New Jersey, Nebraska, Michigan, Idaho

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First round of 2014 Chili Bowl entries revealed

Bryan Hulbert - TULSA, Okla. (December 3, 2013) Unveiled at 105 entries, the first pool of Golden Driller hopefuls has been released with drivers representing 79 municipalities from 20 states and two countries.

Among the names entered, 21 have competed in Saturday’s championship feature, including 2013 USAC Champion; Bryan Clauson who will pilot the Dooling No. 63 as team mate to New Zeland’s Michael Pickens.

Clauson, with five Chili Bowl appearances to his credit, tallied 25 victories in 2013, achieved his best finish in the Saturday “A” Feature in 2008, finishing fourth. Pickens has four starts to his credit in the Chili Bowl. A third in 2011 highlight’s the “Kiwi’s” record.

Daryn Pittman, who topped the Outlaws in 2013 for the first time, will again pilot the Bob Hurley Ford No. 21.

Topping the drivers entered so far with the most feature starts is J.J. Yeley. Seven times the Phoenix, Ariz. driver has taken the green with a pair of podium finishes, third in 2004 bettering to a runner up in 2007. Three top five’s and four top ten appearances complete Yeley’s Chili Bowl résumé.

P.J Jones has the longest history of drivers entered so far. Making his first Chili Bowl in 1994, the closest first time feature starters among drivers entered is J.J. Yeley, Matt Westfall, and Daryn Pittman who made the call in 1999.

So far, 20 drivers will seek the title of Rookie of the Year with Oklahoma and California providing the largest number of hopefuls. Elk Grove Ford Motorsports has entered a trio of Chili Bowl Rookies. Cole Wood, who capped off his 2013 season as Rookie of the Year in ASCS Nationals competition leads the team of first timers into the Chili Bowl, including Dominic Scelzi, son of four-time NHRA World Champion Gary Scelzi, and Elk Grove’s Chase Johnson.

The complete list of entries for the 2014 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire can be found at http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx

The 28th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will begin moving teams in on Sunday, January 12, 2014.

Practice is scheduled for Monday, January 13 with the first night of competition getting underway with Tuesday’s Warren CAT Qualifying night as well as the sixth 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.

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl presented by General Tire - Quick Facts:

What: 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl presented by General Tire

Where: Tulsa Expo Raceway – quarter-mile clay oval inside the River Spirit Expo Center at Tulsa's Expo Square

When: January 14-18, 2014

Tuesday – Warren CAT Qualifying Night plus Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions
Wednesday – River Spirit Casino Qualifying Night
Thursday – John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night
Friday – Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night
Saturday – Lucas Oil Championship Feature Events

Times:

Races Tuesday-Friday begin at 6:00 P.M.. Grandstands open at 3:00 P.M. (CT)

Saturday begins at Noon. Opening Ceremonies following qualifiers is at 6:00 P.M. Grandstands open at 9:00 A.M.

Chili Bowl Champions: Kevin Swindell (2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010), Sammy Swindell (2009, 1998, 1996, 1992 and 1989), Damion Gardner (2008), Tony Stewart (2007 and 2002), Tim McCreadie (2006), Tracy Hines (2005), Cory Kruseman (2004 and 2000), Dan Boorse (2003 and 1999), Jay Drake (2001), Billy Boat (1997), Donnie Beechler (1995), Andy Hillenburg (1994), Dave Blaney (1993), Lealand McSpadden (1991), John Heydenreich (1990), Scott Hatton (1988), Rich Vogler (1987).

VIROC Champions: Kevin Swindell (2013), Sammy Swindell (2012, 2011, and 2009), Brad Loyet (2010)

Past “A” Feature Starters: J.J. Yeley 7, P.J Jones 6, Matt Westfall 5, Steve Buckwalter 5, Casey Shuman 4, Bryan Clauson 4, Michael Pickens 4, Chris Windom 3, Thomas Meseraull 3, Daryn Pittman 3, Shane Golobic 3, Mike Hess 3, Zach Daum 2, Jonathan Beason 2, Billy Wease 2, A.J. Fike 2, Brady Bacon 2, Andrew Felker, Brandon Waelti, Daniel Adler, Shane Hollingsworth

For more information on the Chili Bowl log onto http://www.chilibowl.com or call 918-838-3777.

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Chili Bowl ticket renewal deadline fast approaching

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire is, without a doubt, a "Bucket List" event for anyone who calls themselves race fans. Those who've made the trek to Tulsa year after year can attest to this fact.
 
With that in mind, the time to renew your golden ticket is fast approaching as ticket renewals for reserved seating need to be made on, or before, May 21, 2013.

Don't have tickets to renew? Call in a place your order because you never know who isn't going to renew. After the ticket renewal date has past, ticket orders will be filled and mailed out around mid June. It is at this time that anyone who called to put their name on the list to get tickets needs to check back with the Chili Bowl office to see where you're at on the list.

Tickets can be renewed by calling the Chili Bowl office at 918-838-3777, Monday-Friday from 9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (CT). If you are paying with a credit card, we only accept Visa and Master Card.

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2014 Chili Bowl Dates

The dates for the 2014 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire have been set. The 28th edition will be held Tuesday January 14th through Saturday January 18th.

Practice will be held on Monday January 13th.

Ticket renewals will begin on Tuesday March 5, 2013.

For more information please call the Chili Bowl office at 918-838-3777.

For more updates, follow the Chili Bowl on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ChiliBowlNationals and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cbnationals.

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Swindell Conquers for Fourth Straight Driller

Bryan Hulbert - Tulsa, Oklahoma (January 12, 2013) It took 25 years for a driver to win back to back Lucas Oil Chili Bowl National titles. Ever since then, that same name has stood atop the podium without fail as Kevin Swindell continued his family’s Chili Bowl dynasty this past Saturday night with his fourth Golden Driller in as many years. With the victory, the combined Swindell total stands at nine.

Drawing the number two pill Friday night for the winner’s redraw, Kevin positioned his US Fleet Tracking No. 39 alongside Sammy’s Spike No. 1 for an all Swindell front row.

Following a complete restart, Kevin paced where he started before surrounding the runner up spot to Kyle Larson just prior to the caution involving a half dozen drivers including Tony Stewart, Billy Wease, Bryan Clauson, Jac Haudenschild, Jerry Coons, Jr.,  and Jonathan Beason.

Single file past the cone, the caution again blinked on as Brady Bacon’s night ended upside down on the front straight. The elder Swindell paced the field to the restart with Larson keeping within three car lengths as the pair worked the inside berm before Sammy began building his advantage.

Working the cushion around the Tulsa Expo Raceway, the John Christner Trucking No. 39 worked back into contention for the runner up spot. Running inches apart, Swindell and Larson traded the runner up spot several times with Larson holding the advantage every time the pair crossed the line.

Slowing on Lap 10 for the spun No. 71k of Jason Meyers, the restart yielded a three way battle for the race lead as Larson led for the first time on Lap 13, swapping slide jobs at either end of the Tulsa Expo Raceway first with Sammy, then with Kevin as the trio went three wide with Larson holding the point as Kevin Swindell took over second. For the next five laps, the pair brought the sold out crowd to attention; screaming over the sound of the cars with the pair putting on a display of haymaker style slide-jobs that ended when Larson spun to a stop exiting turn four on Lap 18.

“That was fun” said Kevin of the battle. “We’ve been friends a long time and we’ve raced a lot of Sim racing and battled it out but I don’t think we’ve ever got to race, you know, real race and battle it out like that. We both have a lot of respect for each other so I think it showed that we were at least clearing each other. ”

With the lead in hand, Kevin Swindell pulled to a 3.367 second advantage before running down slower traffic on Lap 30 as Kyle Larson’s night ends with his second caution. Larson received a standing ovation for his earlier performance as he exited the track.

Giving the field a chance to catch up, Sammy would find all roads blocked as the groove narrowed around the bottom.

Racing again to the back of the field, Kevin had to wait for a line to open up; allowing Sammy to move in as the white flag was displayed. Trying to make the middle groove work, Kevin would fly the front end after contact sent the field scrambling, opening up the potential for a bottom side pass. 

Asked about the nearly catastrophic turn of events, Kevin replied, “I tried to just get in line behind Jason [Meyers] and I think he had just kind of given up and he went in there real slow and I couldn’t even get slowed up that much and hopped over his right rear and the first nose I saw as black and all I thought was, well, there he goes.”

With both Swindell’s able to keep rolling, the restart saw Kevin Swindell capping off a perfect week having won every race he entered with Sammy Swindell earned the runner up spot for the third year in a row.

Questioned about his son’s now fourth consecutive title, Sammy replied jokingly, “Yeah but I’m the one putting the cars together.” Continuing, the five time champion called the accomplishment remarkable considering it’s been both cars up front for the past five years now.

Brad Sweet, after challenging earlier for the runner up spot, settled for third with Tim McCreadie fourth and Dave Darland climbing from eleventh to complete the top five.

Jerry Coons, Jr. advanced eight spots to finish sixth with Shane Golobic coming from sixteenth to seventh. Bryan Clauson improved a dozen spots to eighth with Billy Wease posting his best A-Feature finish of ninth while earning the Hard Charger of the Race, coming from his twenty-second starting spot. Cory Kruseman round out the drivers in the top ten.

Qualifying features began with Trey Starks and Danny Smith each winning in the K-Features. Kip Hughes and Shane Cockrum grabbed J-Feature wins with Riley Emmel and Bobby Michnowicz taking I-Features.

Tyler Robbins and Blake Edwards were victors in the H-Features which saw Mike Goodman’s string of advanced come to a close at four after tangling with another driver. Travis Berryhill and Cody Ledger picked up the G-Features as Blake Hahn and C.J. Leary topped the F-Features.

E-Feature wins belonged to Joey Moughan and Jesse Frazier with Josh Lakatos and A.J. Fike winning the D-Features.

Following opening ceremonies, C-Features wins went to Bobby East and Alex Schutte while the B-Features saw Gary Taylor and Jerry Coons, Jr. race into the night’s A-Feature.

Of the 48 rookies at the 2013 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, California’s D.J. Netto earned the highest finish of any as the only Rookie to qualify for a B-Feature finishing seventeenth after spinning early on.

In all 268 competitors from 32 states including Canada, Australia, and Finland competed in the 2013 Chili Bowl. For more information regarding the Chili Bowl, log onto www.chilibowl.com. Social Media can be found at www.facebook.com/chilibowlnationals and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cbnationals. The receive the Chili Bowl E-News Letter, simply text “ASCS” to 22828.

Saturday’s Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire Results

A Feature (55 Laps): 1. 39-Kevin Swindell[2]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell[1]; 3. 67X-Brad Sweet[5]; 4. 47X-Tim McCreadie[9]; 5. 3DD-Dave Darland[11]; 6. 63-Jerry Coons Jr[14]; 7. 11-Shane Golobic[16]; 8. 39B-Bryan Clauson[20]; 9. 38-Billy Wease[22]; 10. 21K-Cory Kruseman[8]; 11. 81-Markus Niemela[19]; 12. 71K-Jason Meyers[18]; 13. 8J-Jonathan Beason[15]; 14. 10-Brad Kuhn[23]; 15. 14-Tony Stewart[12]; 16. 71X-Jac Haudenschild[10]; 17. 05T-Gary Taylor[13]; 18. 47-Damion Gardner[6]; 19. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[21]; DNF 11A-Andrew Felker[24]; DNF 71-Kyle Larson[3]; DNF 99-Brady Bacon[7]; DNF 15X-Chad Boat[4]; DNF 51S-Mike Spencer[17]

B-Features - Top 6 in each advance to Championship A-Feature

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 05T-Gary Taylor[1]; 2. 8J-Jonathan Beason[6]; 3. 51S-Mike Spencer[9]; 4. 81-Markus Niemela[10]; 5. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[7]; 6. 10-Brad Kuhn[13]; 7. 21-Daryn Pittman[8]; 8. 3-Darren Hagen[5]; 9. 4-Jon Stanbrough[18]; 10. 37X-Gary (Bubba) Altig[19]; 11. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[16]; 12. 05K-Bud Kaeding[17]; 13. 21D-A.J. Hopkins[11]; DNF 7MR-Kevin Ramey[14]; DNF 7B-Austin Brown[12]; DNF 2H-Casey Shuman[2]; DNF 24-Tracy Hines[3]; DNF 57-Thomas Meseraull[20]; DNF 49-Trevor Kobylarz[4]; DNF 4E-Bobby East[15]

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 63-Jerry Coons Jr[1]; 2. 11-Shane Golobic[3]; 3. 71K-Jason Meyers[6]; 4. 39B-Bryan Clauson[7]; 5. 38-Billy Wease[2]; 6. 11A-Andrew Felker[13]; 7. 56A-Levi Jones[19]; 8. 5-Cole Whitt[5]; 9. 5D-Zach Daum[18]; 10. 67W-Christopher Bell[17]; 11. 9E-Alex Schutte[15]; 12. 05C-Shane Cottle[12]; 13. 93-Dustin Morgan[11]; 14. 19S-Richard VanderWeerd[16]; 15. 73-Ryan Bernal[14]; 16. 51J-R.J. Johnson[8]; 17. 7N-D.J. Netto[9]; DNF 7W-Chris Windom[4]; DNF 67-Rico Abreu[20]; DNF 31-Justin Allgaier[10]

C-Features - Top 6 advance to the corresponding B-Features

C Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 4E-Bobby East[1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[2]; 3. 05K-Bud Kaeding[3]; 4. 4-Jon Stanbrough[4]; 5. 37X-Gary (Bubba) Altig[12]; 6. 57-Thomas Meseraull[9]; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5]; 8. 39C-Dillon Welch[6]; 9. 11R-Troy Rutherford[7]; 10. 3T-Tim Barber[8]; 11. 35-Billy Pauch Jr[11]; 12. 91B-Kevin Bayer[16]; 13. 92J-Brenden Bright[14]; 14. 2S-Danny Stratton[19]; 15. 72-Tyler Edwards[13]; 16. 11BA-Brett Anderson[18]; 17. 8V-Jace VanderWeerd[17]; 18. 7A-Dalton Armstrong[10]; 19. 89K-Josh Lakatos[15]; 20. 7M-Seth Motsinger[20]

C Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 9E-Alex Schutte[2]; 2. 19S-Richard VanderWeerd[1]; 3. 67W-Christopher Bell[3]; 4. 5D-Zach Daum[4]; 5. 56A-Levi Jones[6]; 6. 67-Rico Abreu[9]; 7. 71S-Sheldon Haudenschild[5]; 8. 69-A.J. Fike[15]; 9. 77B-Alex Bright[11]; 10. 98-P.J. Jones[8]; 11. 19W-Matt Mitchell[18]; 12. 91K-Dereck King[16]; 13. 87F-Brian McClelland[12]; DNF 35S-Matt Sherrell[13]; DNF 015-David Prickett[19]; DNF 25M-Derrick Myers[10]; DNF 8L-Matt Ward[20]; DNF 15D-Andrew Deal[17]; DNF 91T-Tyler Thomas[14]; DNS 75H-Johnny Herrera

D-Features - Top 6 advance to the corresponding C-Features

D Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 89K-Josh Lakatos[2]; 2. 91B-Kevin Bayer[4]; 3. 8V-Jace VanderWeerd[1]; 4. 11BA-Brett Anderson[7]; 5. 2S-Danny Stratton[13]; 6. 7M-Seth Motsinger[6]; 7. 14W-Matt Westfall[3]; 8. 25B-Steve Buckwalter[11]; 9. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[17]; 10. 5CC-Colten Cottle[16]; 11. 38N-Joey Moughan[15]; 12. 11C-Chett Gehrke[14]; 13. 12F-Nic Faas[18]; 14. 51W-Brandon Waelti[5]; 15. 29-Brandon Hahn[8]; DNF 0Z-Cameron Beard[10]; DNF 83-Kurt Blackaby[9]; DNF 20-Tadd Holliman[12]

D Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 69-A.J. Fike[1]; 2. 91K-Dereck King[3]; 3. 15D-Andrew Deal[13]; 4. 19W-Matt Mitchell[4]; 5. 015-David Prickett[7]; 6. 8L-Matt Ward[9]; 7. 57D-Daniel Robinson[2]; 8. 151-Jesse Frazier[15]; 9. 8-Alex Sewell[17]; 10. 68-Ronnie Gardner[6]; 11. 87-Tim Crawley[5]; 12. 81B-Ryan Beechler[8]; 13. 57A-Hannah Adair[16]; 14. 05-Brad Loyet[10]; 15. 7X-Critter Malone[18]; 16. 35D-Brett Felkins[14]; 17. 14JR-Matt Streeter[11]; DNF 45X-C.J. Johnson[12]

E-Features - Top 4 advance to the corresponding D-Feature

E Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 38N-Joey Moughan[2]; 2. 5CC-Colten Cottle[1]; 3. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[5]; 4. 12F-Nic Faas[6]; 5. 38K-Rick Hendrix[8]; 6. 8K-Blake Hahn[13]; 7. 2B-Tyler Reddick[15]; 8. 57X-Kaley Engstrom[3]; 9. 16-Robert Ballou[9]; 10. 7S-Hunter Schuerenberg[14]; 11. 56P-Jason Leffler[10]; 12. 57K-Kevin Studley[11]; 13. 191-Chase Barber[12]; 14. 5C-Chris Coker[4]; DNS 1W-Paul White; DNS 21N-Nick Speidel

E Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 151-Jesse Frazier[8]; 2. 57A-Hannah Adair[1]; 3. 8-Alex Sewell[3]; 4. 7X-Critter Malone[5]; 5. 62S-Taylor Simas[4]; 6. 24L-C.J. Leary[13]; 7. 2A-Jason Howell[9]; 8. 5G-P.J. Gargiulo[6]; 9. 37-Cameron Hagin[10]; 10. 2R-Levi Roberts[12]; 11. 11W-Chase Stockton[15]; 12. 3F-Tanner Swanson[14]; 13. 27R-Kyle O'Gara[16]; 14. 86C-David Camfield Jr[7]; DNF 62-Dennis Howell[2]; DNS 73F-Tyler Walker

F-Features - Top 4 advance to the corresponding E-Features

F Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 8K-Blake Hahn[9]; 2. 7S-Hunter Schuerenberg[1]; 3. 2B-Tyler Reddick[2]; 4. 1W-Paul White[5]; 5. 06-Mario Clouser[16]; 6. 11J-Travis Berryhill[13]; 7. 24E-Cody Darrah[14]; 8. 21X-Kurt Mayhew[3]; 9. 7DA-Dakoda Armstrong[10]; 10. 70-Peter Palazzolo[6]; 11. 32A-Garrett Aitken[8]; 12. 84-Joey Fabozzi[12]; 13. 0-Glenn Styres[15]; 14. 56X-Mark Chisholm[7]; 15. 6-Aaron Pierce[11]; DNS 17R-Kyle Steffens

F Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 24L-C.J. Leary[1]; 2. 3F-Tanner Swanson[2]; 3. 11W-Chase Stockton[8]; 4. 27R-Kyle O'Gara[5]; 5. 35L-Cody Ledger[13]; 6. 83JR-Bruce Buckwalter Jr.[7]; 7. 17-Michael Koontz[4]; 8. 26X-John Golobic[16]; 9. 6A-David Gough[10]; 10. 5B-Tommy Brown[6]; 11. 7J-Shawn Jackson[3]; 12. 6R-Joe Ramaker[12]; 13. 12JR-Josh Pelkey[15]; 14. 77H-Michael Harders[11]; DNF 1T-Tony Roney[9]; DNF 44-Don Droud Jr[14]

G-Features - Top 4 advance to the corresponding F-Features

G Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 11J-Travis Berryhill[1]; 2. 24E-Cody Darrah[8]; 3. 0-Glenn Styres[4]; 4. 06-Mario Clouser[10]; 5. 9P-Wes McIntyre[5]; 6. 15S-Tim Siner[15]; 7. 23-Jimmy Light[16]; 8. 35T-Tyler Robbins[13]; 9. 6B-Bill Balog[12]; 10. 55-Taylor Lynn Ferns[11]; 11. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[6]; 12. 5BL-Barry Lamb[3]; 13. 12S-Bryan Severs[7]; DNF 7D-Michelle Decker[2]; DNF 115-Conner Kassik[14]; DNS 1AZ-Steve Sussex Jr

G Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 35L-Cody Ledger[2]; 2. 44-Don Droud Jr[9]; 3. 12JR-Josh Pelkey[1]; 4. 26X-John Golobic[10]; 5. 50-Daniel Adler[14]; 6. 77-Mike Boesel[8]; 7. 7CS-Pat Schudy[4]; 8. 17E-Blake Edwards[13]; 9. 32-Danny Jennings[12]; 10. 2D-Troy DeCaire[6]; 11. 23F-Josh Most[16]; 12. 9U-Doug McCune[3]; 13. 94K-Darren Kingston[11]; DNF 3B-Jayme Barnes[15]; DNS 89-Kasey Kahne; DNS 11T-Shon Deskins

H-Features - Top 4 advance to the corresponding G-Features

H Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 35T-Tyler Robbins[1]; 2. 115-Conner Kassik[2]; 3. 15S-Tim Siner[10]; 4. 23-Jimmy Light[14]; 5. 22X-Wayne Johnson[9]; 6. 28K-Justin Hendricks[7]; 7. 9D-Sean Dodenhoff[3]; 8. 94C-Brad Cox[4]; 9. 15-Danny Burke[12]; 10. 59-Billy Lawhead[15]; 11. 2AU-Alex Orr[6]; 12. 0X-Johnny Murdock[5]; DNF 22-Mike Goodman[16]; DNF 59E-Dex Eaton[8]; DNF 67K-Riley Emmel[13]; DNS 0K-Don O'Keefe Jr

Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 17E-Blake Edwards[3]; 2. 50-Daniel Adler[10]; 3. 3B-Jayme Barnes[5]; 4. 23F-Josh Most[8]; 5. 44S-Clint Schubert[1]; 6. 96-Brad Noffsinger[6]; 7. 98G-Gavin Galbraith[15]; 8. 37T-Harli White[16]; 9. 19-Patrick Stasa[2]; 10. 82H-Mike Hess[14]; DNF 4K-Kevin Thomas Jr[4]; DNF 49JR-Bobby Michnowicz[13]; DNF 31B-David Budres[7]; DNF 7JR-J.D. Black[9]; DNS 5R-Garrett Rider; DNS 71XX-Davey Ray

I-Features - Top 4 advance to the corresponding H-Features

I Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 67K-Riley Emmel[1]; 2. 23-Jimmy Light[3]; 3. 59-Billy Lawhead[4]; 4. 22-Mike Goodman[16]; 5. 33R-Joe Stornetta[14]; 6. 14C-Shane Cockrum[13]; 7. 75-Landon Simon[6]; 8. 27B-Johnny Scott[12]; DNF 7-Shannon McQueen[8]; DNF 22A-Andy Malpocker[11]; DNF 51X-Matt Lundy[15]; DNF 25P-Dylan Peterson[9]; DNF 12G-Chris Gurley[2]; DNF 17W-Cole Wood[7]; DNF 2DD-Josh Hawkins[5]; DNS 55B-Brian Shirley

I Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 49JR-Bobby Michnowicz[3]; 2. 82H-Mike Hess[8]; 3. 98G-Gavin Galbraith[1]; 4. 37T-Harli White[5]; 5. 14E-Eric Fenton[4]; 6. 27-Ryan Smith[12]; 7. 72K-Kevin Olson[6]; 8. 14R-Jody Rosenboom[7]; 9. 40-Andy Huston[10]; 10. 98GB-Curtis Boyer[14]; 11. 31E-Evan Sewell[2]; 12. 57H-Davey Heskin[16]; 13. 11B-Andee Beierle[9]; 14. 27C-Kip Hughes[13]; 15. 91H-Mike Hudson[11]; 16. 87C-Coby Hughes[15]

J-Features - Top advance to the corresponding I-Features

J Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 14C-Shane Cockrum[4]; 2. 33R-Joe Stornetta[3]; 3. 51X-Matt Lundy[6]; 4. 22-Mike Goodman[14]; 5. 87R-Danny Smith[2]; 6. 7T-Trey Marcham[9]; 7. 4B-Chris Shirek[16]; 8. 94-Layne Himebaugh[15]; 9. W94-Waylon Weaver[11]; 10. 2X-Clint Woolbright[7]; 11. 5M-Ned Fry[5]; DNF 12J-Jay Mounce[10]; DNF 7RS-Scott Crystal[8]; DNF 20X-Jimmy Harris[1]; DNF 55S-Trey Starks[13]; DNS 63D-Nick Knepper

J Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 27C-Kip Hughes[2]; 2. 98GB-Curtis Boyer[3]; 3. 87C-Coby Hughes[4]; 4. 57H-Davey Heskin[15]; DNF 4X-Shawn Petersen[16]; DNF 1B-Bobby Brewer[11]; DNF 14S-Tom Casson[6]; DNF 14X-Scott Petersen[8]; DNF 1X-Bryan Debrick[7]; DNF 85J-Matt Johnson[9]; DNF 91-Jeff Stasa[1]; DNF 6C-Michael Heberling[10]; DNF 5$-Danny Smith[13]; DNF 7JS-Kyle Bellm[14]; DNS 4F-Chad Frewaldt; DNS 88-Dustin Weland

K-Features - Top 4 advance to the corresponding J-Feature

K Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 55S-Trey Starks[4]; 2. 22-Mike Goodman[3]; 3. 94-Layne Himebaugh[1]; 4. 4B-Chris Shirek[9]; 5. 10C-Dalton Camfield[8]; 6. 16C-Rich Camfield[11]; 7. 2P-Payton Pierce[14]; 8. 1R-Robby Larson[12]; 9. 33A-Stephen Arnold[6]; 10. 83B-Eldon Blackaby[7]; DNF 3G-Matt Harms[10]; DNS 12M-Kyle McCutcheon; DNS 93R-Jake Rosario; DNS 4C-Chuck McGillivary

K Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 5$-Danny Smith[4]; 2. 7JS-Kyle Bellm[14]; 3. 57H-Davey Heskin[9]; 4. 4X-Shawn Petersen[10]; 5. 82-Eric Johnson[1]; 6. 29S-Tim Kent[8]; 7. 11H-Dustin Hapka[2]; 8. 11XC-Steve Newman[11]; DNF 22AZ-Rick Shuman[6]; DNF 5L-Mike Larrison[3]; DNF 73X-Greg Edenholm[5]; DNS 85-Jonathan Hendrick; DNS 9F-Jared Carpenter; DNS 43-Brent Beauchamp

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Boat Sails to Vacuworx Qualifier Victory

Bryan Hulbert - Tulsa, Oklahoma (January 11, 2013) Pacing the full 25 laps of Friday’s US Fleet Tracking A-Feature, Phoenix, Arizona’s Chad Boat captured his first Chili Bowl prelim victory, setting himself up to repeat the success of his Father Billy Boat who earned the coveted Golden Driller in 1997.

“It’s really special” said Boat of his win. “I’ve been coming here for seven years and only made the A once, so every other year has been a disappointment for sure.”

Slowing early for the spun No. 35D of Brett Felkins, the majority of the field made use of the hub with the caution displayed again on lap three for the No. 29 of Brandon Hahn.

At speed with twenty-two laps remaining, Boat began moving his John Lawson owned mount up the track as the cushion began working in. Finding the highline first, the No. 3DD of Dave Darland began his run; taking third on lap nine and second on lap ten.

Unable to run down Boat as both drivers ran hard on the highline, the Phoenix driver advanced to an early 2.5 second advantage prior to a lap fifteen caution involving Jon Stanbrough who slowed to a stop after slapping the wall entering turn one.

Going green briefly on the next restart, Brandon Hahn’s No. 29 ended up on its side; collecting third place Levi Jones and nearly collecting second place Dave Darland in the process.

Underway with ten laps to complete, Boat and Darland worked the cushion; opening to a sizable advantage as the mix for third saw Cory Kruseman move into the picture with a pass on Billy Wease who continued to challenge on the inside for the show position.

Rebounding from a Qualifier flip that put Kruseman eighth in the line-up, the Ventura, California driver pursued Darland into the final circuits.

Coming to the white flag, the Lucas Oil No. 21k dove for the slide job, pinning Wease to the bottom groove in order to take the runner up spot from Darland who also had to hold off the No. 38 for third entering turns three and four.

With no time to catch Chad Boat as the Curb Records No. 15x scooted to a satisfying win with Kruseman’s last lap heroics earing the No. 21k the runner up spot with Darland able to hold off Wease for third with Trevor Kobylarz sneaking into the top five in the final laps.

Jokingly, Darland commented on the last lap pass by saying, “It got be a good question there in the last lap whether I was even going to finish in the top three. Somebody was under me there for the third spot after Cory gave me that dirty slide job to get me into Turn 1. He might have learned that off of me.”

Asked if he was pleased with the night’s results, Kruseman’s reply was one of satisfaction, “I turned it over and ripped the Battery out of it and we had every break we could possibly get. I got to pull in twice and work on it and go back out and still run second.”

Jason Meyers came from ninth to sixth with Daryn Pittman from eleventh to seventh. Justin Allgaier also climbed through the standings from fifteenth to eighth with Austin Brown following suit from fourteenth to ninth. Ryan Bernal was the biggest mover of the race advancing from twenty-first to round out the top ten.

The final eight Heat Races of the week numbered eight with Jason Meyers, Levi Jones Chase Stockton, Austin Brown, Trevor Kobylarz, Daniel Robinson, Chris Coker, and Justin Allgaier taking the first checkered flags of the night.

C-Features went to Cody Darrah and Chase Barber with Alex Schutte and Tim Barber winning the B-Features.

A-Feature Qualifiers went to Ronnie Gardner, Bubba Altig, Chad Boat, and Levi Jones.

Final count saw 268 Drivers making role call for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Of those 70 checked in for Friday’s Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night including drivers from Canada and Australia.

Friday’s Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night Results

US Fleet Tracking A-Feature - Top 3 Lock into Saturday’s Lucas Oil Championship A-Feature

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15X-Chad Boat[1]; 2. 21K-Cory Kruseman[8]; 3. 3DD-Dave Darland[4]; 4. 38-Billy Wease[2]; 5. 49-Trevor Kobylarz[6]; 6. 71K-Jason Meyers[9]; 7. 21-Daryn Pittman[11]; 8. 31-Justin Allgaier[15]; 9. 7B-Austin Brown[14]; 10. 73-Ryan Bernal[21]; 11. 9E-Alex Schutte[17]; 12. 4-Jon Stanbrough[5]; 13. 56A-Levi Jones[3]; 14. 3T-Tim Barber[18]; 15. 25M-Derrick Myers[20]; 16. 37X-Gary (Bubba) Altig[10]; 17. 91T-Tyler Thomas[13]; 18. 57D-Daniel Robinson[19]; 19. 91B-Kevin Bayer[24]; DNF 68-Ronnie Gardner[7]; DNF 29-Brandon Hahn[23]; DNF 05-Brad Loyet[16]; DNF 20-Tadd Holliman[12]; DNF 35D-Brett Felkins[22]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 71K-Jason Meyers[3]; 2. 35D-Brett Felkins[4]; 3. 6R-Joe Ramaker[5]; 4. 94C-Brad Cox[6]; 5. 32-Danny Jennings[7]; 6. 151-Jesse Frazier[9]; 7. 3G-Matt Harms[8]; 8. 27B-Johnny Scott[2]; 9. 83B-Eldon Blackaby[1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 56A-Levi Jones[2]; 2. 29-Brandon Hahn[1]; 3. 68-Ronnie Gardner[6]; 4. 6B-Bill Balog[4]; 5. 05-Brad Loyet[9]; 6. 4X-Shawn Petersen[3]; 7. 59-Billy Lawhead[8]; 8. 14C-Shane Cockrum[7]; 9. 82H-Mike Hess[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11W-Chase Stockton[4]; 2. 20-Tadd Holliman[7]; 3. 23F-Josh Most[5]; 4. 2R-Levi Roberts[9]; 5. 59E-Dex Eaton[8]; 6. 1R-Robby Larson[6]; DNF 73-Ryan Bernal[1]; DNF 91B-Kevin Bayer[2]; DNF 88-Dustin Weland[3]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 7B-Austin Brown[1]; 2. 3DD-Dave Darland[5]; 3. 9E-Alex Schutte[3]; 4. 21-Daryn Pittman[8]; 5. 84-Joey Fabozzi[7]; 6. 25M-Derrick Myers[6]; 7. 77-Mike Boesel[9]; 8. 14X-Scott Petersen[2]; 9. 16C-Rich Camfield[4]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 49-Trevor Kobylarz[5]; 2. 62S-Taylor Simas[4]; 3. 15X-Chad Boat[9]; 4. 4-Jon Stanbrough[2]; 5. 4K-Kevin Thomas Jr[6]; 6. 24E-Cody Darrah[3]; 7. 57H-Davey Heskin[7]; 8. 14E-Eric Fenton[8]; 9. 5L-Mike Larrison[1]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 57D-Daniel Robinson[3]; 2. 38-Billy Wease[8]; 3. 38K-Rick Hendrix[7]; 4. 15-Danny Burke[1]; 5. 17R-Kyle Steffens[6]; 6. 0-Glenn Styres[5]; 7. 7CS-Pat Schudy[9]; DNF 27-Ryan Smith[2]; DNF 63D-Nick Knepper[4]

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 5C-Chris Coker[2]; 2. 21K-Cory Kruseman[4]; 3. 91T-Tyler Thomas[7]; 4. 191-Chase Barber[1]; 5. 7-Shannon McQueen[5]; 6. 17-Michael Koontz[8]; 7. 85-Jonathan Hendrick[3]; 8. 7RS-Scott Crystal[6]

Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 31-Justin Allgaier[3]; 2. 37X-Gary (Bubba) Altig[2]; 3. 71XX-Davey Ray[4]; 4. 3T-Tim Barber[5]; 5. 32A-Garrett Aitken[6]; 6. 55S-Trey Starks[1]; 7. 87C-Coby Hughes[8]; 8. 11XC-Steve Newman[7]

C-Features - Top 4 advance to corresponding B-Features

C Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 191-Chase Barber[1]; 2. 0-Glenn Styres[4]; 3. 73-Ryan Bernal[10]; 4. 77-Mike Boesel[2]; 5. 59-Billy Lawhead[5]; 6. 82H-Mike Hess[13]; 7. 27B-Johnny Scott[11]; 8. 14C-Shane Cockrum[9]; 9. 14X-Scott Petersen[12]; 10. 63D-Nick Knepper[14]; 11. 5L-Mike Larrison[15]; 12. 85-Jonathan Hendrick[8]; 13. 57H-Davey Heskin[7]; 14. 4X-Shawn Petersen[6]; DNF 1R-Robby Larson[3]

C Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 24E-Cody Darrah[6]; 2. 7CS-Pat Schudy[2]; 3. 91B-Kevin Bayer[11]; 4. 25M-Derrick Myers[3]; 5. 14E-Eric Fenton[8]; 6. 7-Shannon McQueen[1]; 7. 27-Ryan Smith[12]; 8. 87C-Coby Hughes[5]; 9. 7RS-Scott Crystal[10]; 10. 88-Dustin Weland[15]; 11. 55S-Trey Starks[7]; 12. 83B-Eldon Blackaby[14]; DNF 3G-Matt Harms[4]; DNF 16C-Rich Camfield[13]; DNF 11XC-Steve Newman[9]

A-Feature Qualifiers - Top 16 in combined passing points advance to the US Fleet Tracking A-Feature.

A-Feature Qualifier #1 (10 Laps): 1. 68-Ronnie Gardner[2]; 2. 3DD-Dave Darland[4]; 3. 38-Billy Wease[6]; 4. 71K-Jason Meyers[5]; 5. 2R-Levi Roberts[1]; 6. 9E-Alex Schutte[8]; 7. 5C-Chris Coker[3]; 8. 32A-Garrett Aitken[10]; 9. 151-Jesse Frazier[9]; 10. 71XX-Davey Ray[7]

A-Feature Qualifier #2 (10 Laps): 1. 37X-Gary (Bubba) Altig[1]; 2. 4-Jon Stanbrough[10]; 3. 7B-Austin Brown[2]; 4. 49-Trevor Kobylarz[6]; 5. 3T-Tim Barber[8]; 6. 35D-Brett Felkins[3]; 7. 6B-Bill Balog[9]; 8. 57D-Daniel Robinson[5]; 9. 94C-Brad Cox[7]; DNF 38K-Rick Hendrix[4]

A-Feature Qualifier #3 (10 Laps): 1. 15X-Chad Boat[6]; 2. 21-Daryn Pittman[2]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[1]; 4. 91T-Tyler Thomas[4]; 5. 31-Justin Allgaier[5]; 6. 59E-Dex Eaton[7]; 7. 4K-Kevin Thomas Jr[9]; 8. 62S-Taylor Simas[3]; 9. 32-Danny Jennings[8]; 10. 17-Michael Koontz[10]

A-Feature Qualifier #4 (10 Laps): 1. 56A-Levi Jones[4]; 2. 21K-Cory Kruseman[3]; 3. 29-Brandon Hahn[1]; 4. 20-Tadd Holliman[5]; 5. 84-Joey Fabozzi[8]; 6. 6R-Joe Ramaker[2]; DNF 17R-Kyle Steffens[9]; DNF 23F-Josh Most[7]; DNF 11W-Chase Stockton[6]; DNF 15-Danny Burke[10]

B-Features - Top 4 advance to the US Fleet Tracking A-Feature

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 9E-Alex Schutte[3]; 2. 57D-Daniel Robinson[5]; 3. 73-Ryan Bernal[15]; 4. 29-Brandon Hahn[1]; 5. 5C-Chris Coker[4]; 6. 151-Jesse Frazier[11]; 7. 191-Chase Barber[13]; 8. 17R-Kyle Steffens[8]; 9. 11W-Chase Stockton[7]; 10. 84-Joey Fabozzi[2]; 11. 0-Glenn Styres[14]; 12. 77-Mike Boesel[16]; 13. 6B-Bill Balog[6]; 14. 94C-Brad Cox[10]; DNF 23F-Josh Most[9]; DNF 15-Danny Burke[12]

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 3T-Tim Barber[1]; 2. 25M-Derrick Myers[16]; 3. 35D-Brett Felkins[2]; 4. 91B-Kevin Bayer[15]; 5. 62S-Taylor Simas[6]; 6. 38K-Rick Hendrix[9]; 7. 2R-Levi Roberts[3]; 8. 17-Michael Koontz[12]; 9. 32A-Garrett Aitken[8]; 10. 6R-Joe Ramaker[5]; 11. 7CS-Pat Schudy[14]; 12. 24E-Cody Darrah[13]; 13. 32-Danny Jennings[10]; DNF 4K-Kevin Thomas Jr[7]; DNF 59E-Dex Eaton[4]; DNF 71XX-Davey Ray[11]

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Friday, Jan. 11
A-Main (25 laps) line-up
1. Chad Boat
2. Billy Wease
3.Levi Jones
4. Dave Darland
5. Jon Stanbrough
6. Trevor Kobylarz
7. Ronnie Gardner
8. Cory Kruseman
9. Jason Meyers
10. Gary Altig
11. Daryn Pittman
12. Tadd Holliman
13. Tyler Thomas
14. Austin Brown
15. Justin Allgaier
16. Brad Loyet
17. Alex Schutte
18. Tim Barber
19. Daniel Robinson
20. Derrick Myers
21. Ryan Bernal
22. Brett Felkins
23. Brandon Hahn
24. Kevin Bayer

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Kevin Swindell Perfect on Christner Qualifying Night

Bryan Hulbert - Tulsa, Oklahoma (January 10, 2013) Dominating his Heat and Qualifier was the only difference between Kevin Swindell’s night and that of his Father. Like Sammy on Wednesday night, Kevin earned the top of the US Fleet Tracking A-Feature line-up and led all 25 laps on Thursday’s John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night.

Pacing alongside Jerry Coons Jr., the Super Shox No. 39 left nothing to the imagination; jumping to a half straight-a-way advantage before the caution flew on lap six for the flipped No. 25B of Steve Buckwalter.

At speed, Jerry Coons Jr. made his bid for the race lead. Diving to the hub of turn one, Coons pulled the Dooling Machine No. 63 even with Swindell for the next pair of laps with Swindell holding the lead by inches before the cushion.

“I was ok and I just went back a little conservative after the restart” commented Swindell on his race with Coons. “I didn’t get a good one and two, or three and four, and I knew it would kind of go away. On the next yellow Dad walked out and said you are doing fine, keep doing what you are doing”

Pacing again under caution for the spun No. 67 of Rico Abreu, nine laps had passed as the field resumed with Swindell pulling to a sizable advantage as Coons was left to contend with Cole Whitt.

Charging from fifteenth, Tim McCreadie began his climb through the running order, breaking the top ten before the eleventh circuit in the Andy Bondio No. 47x. Pacing around the bottom berm, the 2006 Chili Bowl Champion held pace between sixth and tenth as attention turned again to the race for the runner up spot.

Trading back and forth for much of the contest, the battle between Coons and Whitt was joined by Brad Sweet with the Grass Valley, California native advanced past Whitt for third on lap eleven, then taking the second spot away from Coons the following lap.

Describing the preferred high line as “treacherous”, Sweet referred to mistakes made during his feature, “The car was really good when I’d hit it right but there was just so many spots on the cushion at the exit of four that it was just so big and ledgy and it was just easy to get tripped up on it.”

Cracking the top five in the later running of the US Fleet Tracking A-Feature, Tim McCreadie worked past Jerry Coons Jr. for third in slower traffic with a trio of laps remaining.

“Our whole night was behind” said McCreadie of his Thursday qualifier. “I’ve been here a few years and my success hasn’t been as good as my failures lately. I’m just happy to be up here with these guys.”

Closing on Sweet, the Watertown, New York native would settle for the final step on the podium as Brad Sweet earned second with Kevin Swindell navigating slower traffic without falter for his third prelim feature victory in as many years. 

Jerry Coons Jr. crossed the stripe fourth with 2005 Chili Bowl Champion Tracy Hines navigating to fifth from thirteenth.

Cole Whitt would fade to sixth with J.J. Yeley seventh ahead of Chili Bowl Rookie D.J. Netto. A.J. Hopkins and Andrew Felker completed the top ten.

Thursday’s John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night began with eight Heat Races that saw victories going to Brett Anderson, J.J. Yeley, Brad Sweet, Matt Ward, Kevin Swindell, Tim Sine, Nic Faas, and Jerry Coons Jr.

C-Features went to Dakoda Armstrong and Tanner Swanson with B-Feature wins going to Troy Rutherford and Tim Crawley. 

A-Feature Qualifiers numbered four with Kevin Swindell, Cole Whitt, Steve Buckwalter, and Andrew Felker topped the qualifying events.

Thursday night had 67 drivers from 19 states including Austalia draw in for competition.

Thursday’s John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night Results

US Fleet Tracking A-Feature - Top 3 Lock into Saturday’s Lucas Oil Championship A-Feature

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 39-Kevin Swindell[1]; 2. 67X-Brad Sweet[4]; 3. 47X-Tim McCreadie[15]; 4. 63-Jerry Coons Jr[2]; 5. 24-Tracy Hines[13]; 6. 5-Cole Whitt[3]; 7. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[6]; 8. 7N-D.J. Netto[7]; 9. 21D-A.J. Hopkins[5]; 10. 11A-Andrew Felker[11]; 11. 19S-Richard VanderWeerd[21]; 12. 05K-Bud Kaeding[8]; 13. 71S-Sheldon Haudenschild[9]; 14. 11R-Troy Rutherford[17]; 15. 67-Rico Abreu[14]; 16. 35-Billy Pauch Jr[19]; 17. 35S-Matt Sherrell[24]; 18. 69-A.J. Fike[20]; 19. 14W-Matt Westfall[22]; 20. 87-Tim Crawley[18]; 21. 11BA-Brett Anderson[12]; 22. 8L-Matt Ward[23]; DNF 25B-Steve Buckwalter[10]; DNF 15D-Andrew Deal[16]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11BA-Brett Anderson[1]; 2. 37-Cameron Hagin[2]; 3. 2D-Troy DeCaire[3]; 4. 67-Rico Abreu[4]; 5. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[5]; 6. 35L-Cody Ledger[6]; 7. 12G-Chris Gurley[7]; 8. 4C-Chuck McGillivary[8]; DNF 40-Andy Huston[9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[1]; 2. 11R-Troy Rutherford[5]; 3. 7N-D.J. Netto[7]; 4. 47X-Tim McCreadie[6]; 5. 70-Peter Palazzolo[9]; DNF 87R-Danny Smith[3]; DNF 2B-Tyler Reddick[8]; DNF 43-Brent Beauchamp[2]; DNF 3F-Tanner Swanson[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 67X-Brad Sweet[2]; 2. 25B-Steve Buckwalter[1]; 3. 11A-Andrew Felker[4]; 4. 19S-Richard VanderWeerd[3]; 5. 6A-David Gough[5]; 6. 69-A.J. Fike[9]; 7. 2AU-Alex Orr[8]; 8. 73X-Greg Edenholm[7]; DNF 12J-Jay Mounce[6]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 8L-Matt Ward[1]; 2. 14W-Matt Westfall[2]; 3. 7D-Michelle Decker[3]; 4. 15D-Andrew Deal[8]; 5. 35-Billy Pauch Jr[5]; 6. 06-Mario Clouser[7]; DNF 55B-Brian Shirley[4]; DNS 7JS-Kyle Bellm

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 39-Kevin Swindell[5]; 2. 24-Tracy Hines[6]; 3. 35S-Matt Sherrell[1]; 4. 96-Brad Noffsinger[7]; 5. 5B-Tommy Brown[8]; 6. 14S-Tom Casson[2]; 7. 31E-Evan Sewell[4]; DNF 2P-Payton Pierce[3]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 15S-Tim Siner[3]; 2. 87-Tim Crawley[5]; 3. 38N-Joey Moughan[2]; 4. 05K-Bud Kaeding[8]; 5. 7DA-Dakoda Armstrong[4]; 6. 75-Landon Simon[6]; 7. 50-Daniel Adler[7]; 8. 29S-Tim Kent[1]

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 12F-Nic Faas[1]; 2. 21D-A.J. Hopkins[6]; 3. 5-Cole Whitt[8]; 4. 56P-Jason Leffler[2]; 5. 19-Patrick Stasa[7]; 6. 51X-Matt Lundy[3]; 7. 5G-P.J. Gargiulo[4]; DNF 93R-Jake Rosario[5]

Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 63-Jerry Coons Jr[5]; 2. 115-Conner Kassik[6]; 3. 71S-Sheldon Haudenschild[2]; 4. 62-Dennis Howell[8]; 5. 26X-John Golobic[7]; 6. 72K-Kevin Olson[1]; 7. 27C-Kip Hughes[4]; DNF 6C-Michael Heberling[3]

C-Features - Top 4 advance to corresponding B-Features

C Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 7DA-Dakoda Armstrong[1]; 2. 06-Mario Clouser[2]; 3. 5G-P.J. Gargiulo[8]; 4. 2B-Tyler Reddick[12]; 5. 12G-Chris Gurley[3]; 6. 72K-Kevin Olson[6]; 7. 55B-Brian Shirley[7]; 8. 87R-Danny Smith[4]; 9. 14S-Tom Casson[5]; 10. 12J-Jay Mounce[13]; DNS 43-Brent Beauchamp; DNS 93R-Jake Rosario; DNS 2P-Payton Pierce; DNS 7JS-Kyle Bellm

C Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 3F-Tanner Swanson[10]; 2. 2AU-Alex Orr[3]; 3. 35L-Cody Ledger[1]; 4. 50-Daniel Adler[5]; 5. 31E-Evan Sewell[7]; 6. 75-Landon Simon[2]; 7. 40-Andy Huston[13]; 8. 27C-Kip Hughes[8]; 9. 51X-Matt Lundy[4]; 10. 6C-Michael Heberling[11]; DNF 4C-Chuck McGillivary[6]; DNF 73X-Greg Edenholm[9]; DNS 29S-Tim Kent

A-Feature Qualifiers - Top 16 in combined passing points advance to the US Fleet Tracking A-Feature

A-Feature Qualifier #1 (10 Laps): 1. 39-Kevin Swindell[6]; 2. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[3]; 3. 14W-Matt Westfall[1]; 4. 67-Rico Abreu[7]; 5. 56P-Jason Leffler[10]; 6. 87-Tim Crawley[4]; 7. 115-Conner Kassik[5]; 8. 19-Patrick Stasa[9]; 9. 62-Dennis Howell[2]; 10. 7D-Michelle Decker[8]

A-Feature Qualifier #2 (10 Laps): 1. 5-Cole Whitt[5]; 2. 63-Jerry Coons Jr[6]; 3. 7N-D.J. Netto[4]; 4. 47X-Tim McCreadie[7]; 5. 37-Cameron Hagin[2]; 6. 8L-Matt Ward[3]; 7. 38N-Joey Moughan[8]; 8. 6A-David Gough[10]; 9. 26X-John Golobic[9]; 10. 70-Peter Palazzolo[1]

A-Feature Qualifier #3 (10 Laps): 1. 25B-Steve Buckwalter[1]; 2. 67X-Brad Sweet[4]; 3. 71S-Sheldon Haudenschild[8]; 4. 15D-Andrew Deal[7]; 5. 24-Tracy Hines[6]; 6. 69-A.J. Fike[9]; 7. 12F-Nic Faas[3]; 8. 35-Billy Pauch Jr[10]; DNF 2D-Troy DeCaire[2]; DNF 15S-Tim Siner[5]

A-Feature Qualifier #4 (10 Laps): 1. 11A-Andrew Felker[1]; 2. 05K-Bud Kaeding[3]; 3. 11BA-Brett Anderson[4]; 4. 21D-A.J. Hopkins[6]; 5. 11R-Troy Rutherford[5]; 6. 19S-Richard VanderWeerd[9]; 7. 35S-Matt Sherrell[8]; 8. 96-Brad Noffsinger[2]; 9. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[10]; 10. 5B-Tommy Brown[7]

B-Features - Top 4 advance to the US Fleet Tracking A-Feature

 B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 11R-Troy Rutherford[1]; 2. 35-Billy Pauch Jr[9]; 3. 19S-Richard VanderWeerd[5]; 4. 8L-Matt Ward[4]; 5. 38N-Joey Moughan[6]; 6. 5G-P.J. Gargiulo[15]; 7. 56P-Jason Leffler[2]; 8. 2B-Tyler Reddick[16]; 9. 5B-Tommy Brown[12]; 10. 7DA-Dakoda Armstrong[13]; 11. 7D-Michelle Decker[11]; 12. 2D-Troy DeCaire[10]; 13. 06-Mario Clouser[14]; 14. 115-Conner Kassik[3]; 15. 96-Brad Noffsinger[8]

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 87-Tim Crawley[2]; 2. 69-A.J. Fike[4]; 3. 14W-Matt Westfall[1]; 4. 35S-Matt Sherrell[6]; 5. 62-Dennis Howell[9]; 6. 12F-Nic Faas[5]; 7. 37-Cameron Hagin[3]; 8. 3F-Tanner Swanson[13]; 9. 70-Peter Palazzolo[12]; 10. 6A-David Gough[8]; 11. 35L-Cody Ledger[15]; 12. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[11]; 13. 26X-John Golobic[10]; 14. 19-Patrick Stasa[7]; 15. 2AU-Alex Orr[14]; 16. 50-Daniel Adler[16]

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Thursday
A-Main (25 laps) Finish

1. Kevin Swindell
2. Brad Sweet
3. Tim McCreadie
4. Jerry Coons Jr.
5. Tracy Hines
6. Cole Whitt
7. J.J. Yeley
8. D.J. Netto
9.  A.J. Hopkins
10. Andrew Felker
11. Richard VanderWeerd
12. Bud Kaeding
13. Sheldon Haudenschild
14. Troy Rutherford
15. Rico Abreu
16. Billy Pauch Jr.
17. Matt Sherrell
18. A.J. Fike
19. Matt Westfall
20. Tim Crawley
21. Brett Anderson
22. Matt Ward
DNF Steve Buckwalter
DNF Andrew Deal

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Thurs., Jan. 10
Feature Line-up (25 laps)

1. Kevin Swindell
2. Jerry Coons Jr
3. Cole Whitt
4. Brad Sweet
5. A.J. Fike
6. J.J. Yeley
7. D.J. Netto
8. Bud Kaeding
9. Sheldon Haudenschild
10. Steve Buckwalter
11. Andrew Felker
12. Brett Anderson
13. Tracy Hines
14. Rico Abreu
15. Tim McCreadie
16. Andrew DeaL
17. Troy Rutherford   
18. Tim Crawley
19. Billy Pauch Jr.
20. A.J. Fike
21. Richard VanderWeerd
22. Matt Westfall
23. Matt Ward
24. Matt Sherrell

Swindell Dominates River Spirit Qualifying Night

Bryan Hulbert - Tulsa, Oklahoma (January 9, 2013) Just like 2012, Sammy Swindell finished his Prelim Night under the double checkered flags as the US Fleet Tracking No. 1 swept all 25 laps of Wednesday’s US Fleet Tracking A-Feature.

With a familiar half grin, the crafty veteran spoke of his win by saying, “when you are this old, it doesn’t get old.”

Earning the pacers position, Swindell was never challenged en-route to his seventh Chili Bowl prelim victory while being chased across the line by 2008 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl champion Damion Gardner.

With the pair jumping into the one, two positions from the start, the race for third occupied most of the attention as the Loyet Motorsports No. o5T of Gary Taylor traded the show position with the Indy Race Parts No. 71 of Jac Haudenschild who grabbed the spot with nineteen laps remaining until the caution forced the field to the last fully completed lap.

With the majority of the field on the cushion, the race resumed with Swindell racing into the back of the field by lap fourteen.

Mired in slower traffic, the Swindell advantage would remain unchallenged as Gardner continued to pace in the runner up spot with Taylor holding third while Haudenschild worked to hold off Darren Hagen, Shane Golobic, and Mike Spencer as spots fourth through seventh where up for grabs prior to the races final caution on lap fifteen.

Getting the pass for third on lap nineteen, Haudenschild would join Gardner as the pair continued their pursuit of the Super Shox No. 1 but in the end Sammy Swindell continued his dominance of the Tulsa Expo Raceway.

Asked about his pass for third, Haudenschild replied, “I got around [Gary Taylor] early there and they put a yellow out and they put him back around me. We banged a little bit getting through it but that looks like the way you’ve got to do it here.”

Gary Taylor and Shane Golobic held on to fill out the top five.

Darren Hagen settled for sixth with Bryan Clauson climbing from thirteenth to seventh. Mike Spencer, Dustin Morgan, and Brad Kuhn completed the top ten.

Wednesday’s River Spirit Casino Qualifying night saw eight Heat Races contested with Dustin Morgan, Stevie Sussex, Gary Taylor, Jac Haudenschild, Shane Golobic, Thomas Meseraull, Alex Bright, and Darren Hagen earning victories.

C-Features went to Kasey Kahne and Wes McIntyre with B-Features belonging to Bobby East and Jace VanderWeerd.

A total of four A-Feature Qualifiers were contested with Gary Taylor, Darren Hagen, Jac Haudenschild, and Sammy Swindell on top.

Wednesday’s Hard Charger was Bobby East having advanced from the night’s first B-Feature to finish eleventh.

The River Spirit Casino Qualifying Night at the 27th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire saw 66 drivers from 19 states as well as Canada draw in.

Wednesday’s River Spirit Casino Qualifying Night Results

US Fleet Tracking A-Feature - Top 3 Lock into Saturday’s Lucas Oil Championship A-Feature

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 1-Sammy Swindell[1]; 2. 47-Damion Gardner[3]; 3. 71X-Jac Haudenschild[4]; 4. 05T-Gary Taylor[2]; 5. 11-Shane Golobic[6]; 6. 3-Darren Hagen[7]; 7. 39B-Bryan Clauson[13]; 8. 51S-Mike Spencer[5]; 9. 93-Dustin Morgan[8]; 10. 10-Brad Kuhn[14]; 11. 4E-Bobby East[17]; 12. 67W-Christopher Bell[12]; 13. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[11]; 14. 75H-Johnny Herrera[19]; 15. 57-Thomas Meseraull[16]; 16. 77B-Alex Bright[10]; 17. 72-Tyler Edwards[22]; 18. 8V-Jace VanderWeerd[18]; 19. 91K-Dereck King[15]; 20. 015-David Prickett[24]; 21. 83-Kurt Blackaby[23]; 22. 51W-Brandon Waelti[21]; DNF 14JR-Matt Streeter[9]; DNF 2S-Danny Stratton[20]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan[2]; 2. 51W-Brandon Waelti[1]; 3. 12JR-Josh Pelkey[3]; 4. 16-Robert Ballou[5]; 5. 5CC-Colten Cottle[4]; 6. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[9]; 7. 44-Don Droud Jr[7]; 8. 94-Layne Himebaugh[8]; DNS 9F-Jared Carpenter

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1AZ-Steve Sussex Jr[6]; 2. 7JR-J.D. Black[4]; 3. 1T-Tony Roney[3]; 4. 35T-Tyler Robbins[1]; 5. 0X-Johnny Murdock[8]; 6. 1W-Paul White[2]; DNF 11J-Travis Berryhill[7]; DNF 91-Jeff Stasa[9]; DNF 20X-Jimmy Harris[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 05T-Gary Taylor[2]; 2. 51S-Mike Spencer[5]; 3. 67W-Christopher Bell[7]; 4. 8K-Blake Hahn[3]; 5. 7S-Hunter Schuerenberg[8]; 6. 89-Kasey Kahne[6]; 7. 67K-Riley Emmel[4]; 8. 7X-Critter Malone[1]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 71X-Jac Haudenschild[1]; 2. 2S-Danny Stratton[4]; 3. 015-David Prickett[6]; 4. 3B-Jayme Barnes[7]; 5. 24L-C.J. Leary[8]; 6. 10C-Dalton Camfield[2]; 7. 37T-Harli White[5]; 8. 7T-Trey Marcham[3]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Shane Golobic[2]; 2. 10-Brad Kuhn[1]; 3. 27R-Kyle O'Gara[5]; 4. 2A-Jason Howell[7]; 5. 57A-Hannah Adair[6]; 6. 12M-Kyle McCutcheon[3]; 7. 44S-Clint Schubert[4]; DNF 4F-Chad Frewaldt[8]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 57-Thomas Meseraull[1]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell[5]; 3. 83-Kurt Blackaby[3]; 4. 4E-Bobby East[7]; 5. 91K-Dereck King[4]; 6. 2DD-Josh Hawkins[2]; 7. 11B-Andee Beierle[8]; 8. 5M-Ned Fry[6]

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 77B-Alex Bright[1]; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5]; 3. 47-Damion Gardner[7]; 4. 8V-Jace VanderWeerd[4]; 5. 22X-Wayne Johnson[3]; 6. 25P-Dylan Peterson[2]; 7. 85J-Matt Johnson[6]; DNF 98GB-Gavin Galbraith[8]

Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 3-Darren Hagen[1]; 2. 72-Tyler Edwards[4]; 3. 39B-Bryan Clauson[8]; 4. 14JR-Matt Streeter[6]; 5. 9P-Wes McIntyre[3]; 6. 75H-Johnny Herrera[7]; 7. 5$-Danny Smith[5]; 8. 82-Eric Johnson[2]

C-Features - Top 4 advance to corresponding B-Features

C Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 89-Kasey Kahne[2]; 2. 22X-Wayne Johnson[1]; 3. 7X-Critter Malone[13]; 4. 11J-Travis Berryhill[6]; 5. 67K-Riley Emmel[8]; 6. 37T-Harli White[7]; 7. 25P-Dylan Peterson[5]; DNF 20X-Jimmy Harris[11]; DNF 4F-Chad Frewaldt[9]; DNF 7T-Trey Marcham[12]; DNF 12M-Kyle McCutcheon[3]; DNF 94-Layne Himebaugh[10]; DNF 10C-Dalton Camfield[4]

C Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 9P-Wes McIntyre[1]; 2. 44-Don Droud Jr[5]; 3. 1W-Paul White[3]; 4. 44S-Clint Schubert[8]; 5. 98GB-Gavin Galbraith[9]; 6. 2DD-Josh Hawkins[4]; 7. 11B-Andee Beierle[2]; 8. 91-Jeff Stasa[11]; 9. 5M-Ned Fry[10]; DNF 85J-Matt Johnson[6]; DNF 82-Eric Johnson[12]; DNF 5$-Danny Smith[7]; DNS 9F-Jared Carpenter

A-Feature Qualifiers - Top 16 in combined passing points advance to the US Fleet Track A-Feature.

A-Feature Qualifier #1 (10 Laps): 1. 05T-Gary Taylor[4]; 2. 77B-Alex Bright[2]; 3. 14JR-Matt Streeter[7]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5]; 5. 8V-Jace VanderWeerd[9]; 6. 72-Tyler Edwards[3]; 7. 2A-Jason Howell[1]; 8. 12JR-Josh Pelkey[8]; 9. 1AZ-Steve Sussex Jr[6]; 10. 35T-Tyler Robbins[10]

A-Feature Qualifier #2 (10 Laps): 1. 3-Darren Hagen[2]; 2. 11-Shane Golobic[4]; 3. 4E-Bobby East[1]; 4. 67W-Christopher Bell[5]; 5. 39B-Bryan Clauson[6]; 6. 1T-Tony Roney[8]; 7. 015-David Prickett[3]; 8. 8K-Blake Hahn[9]; 9. 5CC-Colten Cottle[10]; DNS 0X-Johnny Murdock

A-Feature Qualifier #3 (10 Laps): 1. 71X-Jac Haudenschild[3]; 2. 47-Damion Gardner[5]; 3. 51S-Mike Spencer[6]; 4. 91K-Dereck King[10]; 5. 51W-Brandon Waelti[1]; 6. 57A-Hannah Adair[9]; 7. 83-Kurt Blackaby[8]; 8. 27R-Kyle O'Gara[2]; 9. 7S-Hunter Schuerenberg[7]; DNF 7JR-J.D. Black[4]

A-Feature Qualifier #4 (10 Laps): 1. 1-Sammy Swindell[6]; 2. 10-Brad Kuhn[1]; 3. 93-Dustin Morgan[5]; 4. 57-Thomas Meseraull[3]; 5. 3B-Jayme Barnes[2]; 6. 75H-Johnny Herrera[10]; 7. 16-Robert Ballou[8]; 8. 2S-Danny Stratton[4]; 9. 24L-C.J. Leary[7]; 10. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[9]

B-Features - Top 4 advance to the US Fleet Tracking A-Feature

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 4E-Bobby East[1]; 2. 75H-Johnny Herrera[5]; 3. 51W-Brandon Waelti[4]; 4. 83-Kurt Blackaby[6]; 5. 5CC-Colten Cottle[11]; 6. 7X-Critter Malone[15]; 7. 16-Robert Ballou[7]; 8. 7S-Hunter Schuerenberg[10]; 9. 27R-Kyle O'Gara[8]; 10. 8K-Blake Hahn[9]; 11. 11J-Travis Berryhill[16]; DNF 89-Kasey Kahne[13]; DNF 1AZ-Steve Sussex Jr[2]; DNF 35T-Tyler Robbins[12]; DNF 3B-Jayme Barnes[3]; DNF 22X-Wayne Johnson[14]

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 8V-Jace VanderWeerd[1]; 2. 2S-Danny Stratton[6]; 3. 72-Tyler Edwards[2]; 4. 015-David Prickett[5]; 5. 57A-Hannah Adair[4]; 6. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[12]; 7. 2A-Jason Howell[7]; 8. 24L-C.J. Leary[10]; 9. 1W-Paul White[15]; 10. 1T-Tony Roney[3]; 11. 12JR-Josh Pelkey[8]; 12. 9P-Wes McIntyre[13]; 13. 44-Don Droud Jr[14]; DNF 44S-Clint Schubert[16]; DNF 0X-Johnny Murdock[11]; DNS 7JR-J.D. Black

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Tues., Jan. 8

Larson Tops Warren CAT Qualifier; Swindell takes VIROC V

Bryan Hulbert - Tulsa, Oklahoma (January 8, 2013) Fresh off a four race sweep in New Zealand, Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson kept his streak of wins alive, celebrating a well-deserved victory with Steering Wheel absent doughnuts following a superb battle with Brady Bacon in Tuesday’s Warren CAT Qualifying A-Feature presented by US Fleet Tracking.

Earning the lead spot in the night’s A-Feature line-up, Larson stayed on point for the first three rounds before surrendering the top spot on lap three as Brady Bacon sailed the cushion off turn four.

“I knew it was going to get to the top within a few laps” commented Larson when asked about Bacon taking the lead away early on. “I really was focusing on finishing in the top three and wasn’t really too worried about him [Brady Bacon] getting by me but he was setting such a fast pace and I didn’t know how fast the other guys were behind me.”

With the majority of the field following suit to the cushion, slower traffic would approach quickly with the leaders finding the tail of the field by lap ten.

Taking to the hub to advance through traffic, the time spent around the berm was enough to allow Larson to begin closing the distance between the two.

As the pair of leaders raced on into heavier and heavier traffic, Tony Stewart and Casey Shuman continued a race long contest for the show position with Stewart putting the Chevrolet Performance No. 14 into the third spot on the sixteenth round.

Asked about the track, specifically being able to roll the bottom, Stewart replied, “At the beginning I think when they watered it was still a little bit greasy when we first started the race. It went away in a couple of laps but it was difficult for the first couple of laps to get going down there. As the pace kind of slowed down, my car got better from the halfway point on.”

As Stewart settled into third, Bacon raced to lap eighteen with Larson finding his chance at the lead with traffic holding Bacon to the bottom of the Tulsa Expo Raceway. Taking the PPM No. 99 back to the cushion, Larson would dive the bottom of turn one, pulling even with Brady down the back straight-a-way to take the lead entering turn three only to see the caution flag wave in turns one and two;  reverting the field to the last fully completed lap.

Restarting with eighteen laps completed, Larson wasted no time going for the slide job, taking the lead exiting turn one and leading the remaining seven circuits.

“I got a big run on him into one and slid him, and that was kind of the move of the race” commented Larson. “After that I just focused on hitting my marks.”

Brady Bacon would try for the lead in the closing laps but fell short with Tony Stewart taking the final step on the podium. Casey Shuman held on for a fourth place finish with Chris Windom making up the top five.

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Jonathan Beason advanced from his tenth starting spot to finish sixth. Despite dropping a valve in the final laps, Phoenix, Arizona’s R.J. Johnson held on for seventh with Finland’s Markus Niemela crossing the stripe eighth. Shane Cottle and Kevin Ramey rounded out the top ten.

Eight Heat Races were contested with victories going to Casey Shuman, Chris Windom, Brenden Bright, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sean Dodenhoff, R.J. Johnson, P.J. Jones, and Shon Deskins.

The two C-Feature wins went to Darren Kingston and Kurt Mayhew with four A-Feature Qualifiers taken by Markus Niemela, Brady Bacon, Kevin Ramey, and Shane Cottle.

B-Feature victories belonged to Seth Motsinger and Zach Daum who earned the Hard Charger of the night, after a DNF in his Heat Race put the No. 5D last in the second C-Feature. Passing thirty-four cars through the C, B, and ultimately A-Feature, Daum ended up twelfth at the checkered flag.

Also a part of the Warren CAT Qualifying Night was the VIROC V. Headlined with fifteen drivers of who are either past Chili Bowl champions or driving for champion car owners, Kevin Swindell showed his continuing dominance of the Tulsa Expo Raceway with a closing lap pass on race long leader J.J. Yeley to earn his first, and third straight Swindell win in the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions.

Into total, Tuesday’s Warren CAT Qualifier saw 65 drivers draw in representing sixteen states and three countries.

Tuesday’s Warren CAT Qualifying Night Results:

US Fleet Tracking A-Feature - Top 3 Lock into Saturday’s Lucas Oil Championship A-Feature

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 71-Kyle Larson[1]; 2. 99-Brady Bacon[4]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart[3]; 4. 2H-Casey Shuman[2]; 5. 7W-Chris Windom[5]; 6. 8J-Jonathan Beason[8]; 7. 51J-R.J. Johnson[6]; 8. 81-Markus Niemela[10]; 9. 05C-Shane Cottle[13]; 10. 7MR-Kevin Ramey[7]; 11. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[11]; 12. 5D-Zach Daum[18]; 13. 39C-Dillon Welch[24]; 14. 98-P.J. Jones[22]; 15. 7A-Dalton Armstrong[9]; 16. 87F-Brian McClelland[19]; 17. 92J-Brenden Bright[14]; 18. 89K-Josh Lakatos[15]; 19. 19W-Matt Mitchell[23]; 20. 7M-Seth Motsinger[17]; 21. 81B-Ryan Beechler[21]; DNF 0Z-Cameron Beard[16]; DNF 45X-C.J. Johnson[12]; DNS 11C-Chett Gehrke

Heat Races - Top 40 in passing points advance to A-Feature Qualifiers.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2H-Casey Shuman[3]; 2. 57X-Kaley Engstrom[1]; 3. 31B-David Budres[4]; 4. 87F-Brian McClelland[5]; 5. 56X-Mark Chisholm[2]; 6. 45X-C.J. Johnson[8]; 7. 57K-Kevin Studley[6]; 8. 33R-Joe Stornetta[9]; 9. 22AZ-Rick Shuman[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7W-Chris Windom[6]; 2. 8J-Jonathan Beason[3]; 3. 9U-Doug McCune[2]; 4. 7M-Seth Motsinger[5]; 5. 0K-Don O'Keefe Jr[7]; 6. 2X-Clint Woolbright[1]; DNF 49JR-Bobby Michnowicz[4]; DNF 14R-Jody Rosenboom[8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 92J-Brenden Bright[2]; 2. 81-Markus Niemela[1]; 3. 6-Aaron Pierce[4]; 4. 39C-Dillon Welch[8]; 5. 5BL-Barry Lamb[3]; 6. 17W-Cole Wood[6]; 7. 91H-Mike Hudson[7]; 8. 33A-Stephen Arnold[5]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[1]; 2. 71-Kyle Larson[8]; 3. 21N-Nick Speidel[2]; 4. 77H-Michael Harders[3]; 5. 81B-Ryan Beechler[5]; 6. 86C-David Camfield Jr[6]; 7. 1X-Bryan Debrick[7]; 8. 98GB-Curtis Boyer[4]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 9D-Sean Dodenhoff[2]; 2. 0Z-Cameron Beard[4]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon[6]; 4. 19W-Matt Mitchell[3]; 5. 17E-Blake Edwards[7]; 6. W94-Waylon Weaver[5]; DNF 23-Jimmy Light[1]; DNF 22-Mike Goodman[8]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 51J-R.J. Johnson[4]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart[5]; 3. 7A-Dalton Armstrong[2]; 4. 8-Alex Sewell[7]; 5. 21X-Kurt Mayhew[1]; 6. 7J-Shawn Jackson[8]; 7. 1B-Bobby Brewer[6]; 8. 11H-Dustin Hapka[3]

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 98-P.J. Jones[1]; 2. 89K-Josh Lakatos[3]; 3. 05C-Shane Cottle[4]; 4. 7MR-Kevin Ramey[7]; 5. 55-Taylor Lynn Ferns[8]; 6. 94K-Darren Kingston[6]; DNF 22A-Andy Malpocker[2]; DNF 4B-Chris Shirek[5]

Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 11T-Shon Deskins[1]; 2. 11C-Chett Gehrke[4]; 3. 28K-Justin Hendricks[7]; 4. 83JR-Bruce Buckwalter Jr.[6]; 5. 12S-Bryan Severs[5]; 6. 5R-Garrett Rider[8]; DNF 73F-Tyler Walker[2]; DNF 5D-Zach Daum[3]

C-Features - Top 4 to corresponding B-Features:

C Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 21X-Kurt Mayhew[2]; 2. 86C-David Camfield Jr[3]; 3. 57K-Kevin Studley[6]; 4. 5BL-Barry Lamb[1]; 5. 23-Jimmy Light[10]; 6. 14R-Jody Rosenboom[8]; 7. 22A-Andy Malpocker[9]; 8. 33R-Joe Stornetta[7]; 9. 1X-Bryan Debrick[5]; 10. W94-Waylon Weaver[4]; DNF 11H-Dustin Hapka[12]; DNF 22AZ-Rick Shuman[13]; DNF 4B-Chris Shirek[11]

C Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 94K-Darren Kingston[3]; 2. 5D-Zach Daum[12]; 3. 56X-Mark Chisholm[1]; 4. 73F-Tyler Walker[9]; 5. 49JR-Bobby Michnowicz[7]; 6. 17W-Cole Wood[2]; 7. 91H-Mike Hudson[4]; 8. 98GB-Curtis Boyer[11]; DNF 2X-Clint Woolbright[5]; DNF 1B-Bobby Brewer[6]; DNF 22-Mike Goodman[8]; DNF 33A-Stephen Arnold[10]

A-Feature Qualifiers - Top 16 in combined passing points advance to the US Fleet Track A-Feature.

A-Feature Qualifier #1 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Markus Niemela[1]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart[5]; 3. 7A-Dalton Armstrong[8]; 4. 7W-Chris Windom[6]; 5. 11C-Chett Gehrke[4]; 6. 11T-Shon Deskins[3]; 7. 28K-Justin Hendricks[2]; 8. 17E-Blake Edwards[9]; 9. 7J-Shawn Jackson[10]; DNF 83JR-Bruce Buckwalter Jr.[7]

A-Feature Qualifier #2 (10 Laps): 1. 99-Brady Bacon[4]; 2. 71-Kyle Larson[6]; 3. 31B-David Budres[1]; 4. 8-Alex Sewell[2]; 5. 92J-Brenden Bright[5]; 6. 39C-Dillon Welch[3]; 7. 87F-Brian McClelland[8]; 8. 55-Taylor Lynn Ferns[7]; 9. 77H-Michael Harders[9]; 10. 5R-Garrett Rider[10]

A-Feature Qualifier #3 (10 Laps): 1. 7MR-Kevin Ramey[2]; 2. 8J-Jonathan Beason[3]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[4]; 4. 51J-R.J. Johnson[6]; 5. 7M-Seth Motsinger[8]; 6. 19W-Matt Mitchell[9]; 7. 81B-Ryan Beechler[10]; 8. 9U-Doug McCune[7]; 9. 9D-Sean Dodenhoff[5]; 10. 6-Aaron Pierce[1]

A-Feature Qualifier #4 (10 Laps): 1. 2H-Casey Shuman[6]; 2. 05C-Shane Cottle[1]; 3. 45X-C.J. Johnson[9]; 4. 89K-Josh Lakatos[3]; 5. 0Z-Cameron Beard[5]; 6. 57X-Kaley Engstrom[2]; 7. 98-P.J. Jones[4]; DNF 21N-Nick Speidel[7]; DNF 12S-Bryan Severs[10]; DNF 0K-Don O'Keefe Jr[8]

B-Features - Top 4 advance to the US Fleet Tracking A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 7M-Seth Motsinger[2]; 2. 87F-Brian McClelland[5]; 3. 81B-Ryan Beechler[6]; 4. 19W-Matt Mitchell[4]; 5. 57X-Kaley Engstrom[9]; 6. 86C-David Camfield Jr[14]; 7. 57K-Kevin Studley[15]; 8. 21X-Kurt Mayhew[13]; 9. 83JR-Bruce Buckwalter Jr.[11]; 10. 6-Aaron Pierce[12]; 11. 5BL-Barry Lamb[16]; DNF 11T-Shon Deskins[3]; DNF 55-Taylor Lynn Ferns[8]; DNF 9D-Sean Dodenhoff[7]; DNF 31B-David Budres[1]

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 5D-Zach Daum[14]; 2. 11C-Chett Gehrke[1]; 3. 98-P.J. Jones[9]; 4. 39C-Dillon Welch[3]; 5. 8-Alex Sewell[2]; 6. 21N-Nick Speidel[4]; 7. 73F-Tyler Walker[16]; 8. 7J-Shawn Jackson[10]; 9. 56X-Mark Chisholm[15]; 10. 77H-Michael Harders[11]; 11. 9U-Doug McCune[8]; 12. 12S-Bryan Severs[6]; 13. 94K-Darren Kingston[13]; DNF 17E-Blake Edwards[7]; DNF 28K-Justin Hendricks[5]

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