Chili Bowl 2017  

 

 

Christopher Bell Wins The 2017 Chili Bowl Nationals

TULSA, Okla. (January 14, 2017) In 1994, Andy Hillenburg became the first Oklahoman to win the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Twenty-three years later, the Golden Driller has made its way home as Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell made his mark in the history books as the champion of the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.

Earning the victory for Keith Kunz Motorsports, Bell’s win puts Keith with six overall Chili Bowl titles as a car owner since 1994 when Hillenburg wheeled the Keith and Rusty Kunz owned entry to Victory Lane.

“I’m speechless right now. I’ve been coming to this building for so long trying to win one of these things, and I thought I was really close to won at the Shootout a couple weeks ago, but we had a lot of bad luck but I’ll trade all that bad luck in for this Driller right here. This means the world to me,” commented a very emotional Christopher Bell in Victory Lane. “Most of my bad luck in this race has been self-inflicted. You know, I’ve been in this position before. I think this is the third time I’ve started on the front row and I would run into trouble because I was pushing too hard. Every time I’ve come here, it’s been attack, attach, attack and in this 55 lap race, you don’t need to do that so I just ran as hard as I needed too.”

In his fourth feature appearance, the Kunz/Toyota combination gridded the 55 lap championship A-Main outside the front row with Bell playing the role of hunter the first 25 rounds as Indiana’s Justin Grant paced the field in the Clauson-Marshal No. 39BC.

With the high side of the racing surface coming into play near the 15th circuit, Bell began reeling in the #Driven2SaveLives No. 39BC. Overtaking Grant with a highline pass off the second turn. Followed soon after by Daryn Pittman, the Owasso, Okla. native trailed by a half-straight as the pair approached traffic.

Moving back in on Bell’s bumper as slower cars were about to come into play, a caution brought the field single file.

Through a few more cautions, Pittman was able to build momentum. With a run in the closing laps that brought the threat of a slide job into play, Pittman found the cushion just wrong to nearly send the No. 21 into the fence, giving Bell a clear path to victory.

Fighting engine woes, the runner-up by Pittman was quite the achievement.

“We don’t have a spare engine, so we weren’t able to change it. Luckily we have a really good engine builder. I’ve got to thank Esslinger and their crew. They rebuilt this engine last year when we had issues, and when we realized we could fix it today, it lasted for 54 and three-quarter laps,” said Pittman who recorded his first career Chili Bowl podium finish in seven starts.

Having led the first 25 laps, Justin Grant ended up crossing third in his second Chili Bowl A-Feature appearance.

“It’s just a thrill to be driving for Clauson-Marshall Racing and obviously I wanted to win for him (Bryan Clauson) really bad, but I’m on the podium at Chili Bowl so I should be happy about that,” commented Grant on the third place finish.

Coming out of the night’s second C-Feature, Tanner Thorson charged through the field to a fourth place finish with Jake Swanson making up the top-five. Tyler Courtney came home sixth with Zach Daum from 11th to seventh. Making his 14th consecutive, and 18th overall A-Feature start, Arizona’s Jerry Coons Jr. came from a B-Main to finish eighth. Ronnie Gardner ninth was followed by Damion Gardner in 10th from the 16th starting spot.

The biggest moving through the Alphabet was Thomas Meseraull. Despite a DNF in the A-Feature, the driver from San Jose passed 24 cars starting in the D-Feature to race in the big show. The 2017 Chili Bowl Rookie of the Year is Donny Schatz who finished seventh in the first B-Feature.

The dates for the 32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will be January 9-13, 2018 inside the River Spirit Expo Center. Tickets go on sale in March, 2017. More details will be released in the coming month.

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, log onto http://www.chilibowl.com.

Results:

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire
Tulsa Expo Raceway - Tulsa, Okla.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Lucas Oil/General Tire Championship Night

Event Count: 365 (New Record)

A-Feature:

A Feature (55 Laps): 1. 71W-Christopher Bell[2]; 2. 21-Daryn Pittman[8]; 3. 39BC-Justin Grant[1]; 4. 67-Tanner Thorson[20]; 5. 68W-Jake Swanson[5]; 6. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[3]; 7. 5D-Zach Daum[11]; 8. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[15]; 9. 68-Ronnie Gardner[9]; 10. 71G-Damion Gardner[16]; 11. 97-Rico Abreu[25]; 12. 31-Travis Berryhill[4]; 13. 99W-Larry Wight[7]; 14. 25C-C.J. Leary[10]; 15. 17W-Shane Golobic[13]; 16. 17BC-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[14]; 17. 91T-Tyler Thomas[18]; 18. 35F-Michael Faccinto[23]; 19. 51X-Colby Copeland[12]; 20. (DNF) 8J-Jonathan Beason[19]; 21. (DNF) 47-Danny Stratton[6]; 22. (DNF) 5CB-Chase Briscoe[22]; 23. (DNF) 1R-Thomas Meseraull[21]; 24. (DNF) 5X-Justin Peck[24]; 25. (DNF) 05T-Gary Taylor[17]

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

B Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 17W-Shane Golobic[1]; 2. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[9]; 3. 05T-Gary Taylor[2]; 4. 8J-Jonathan Beason[4]; 5. 1R-Thomas Meseraull[17]; 6. 35F-Michael Faccinto[3]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz[10]; 8. 24-Tracy Hines[5]; 9. 84X-Chad Boat[19]; 10. 7XX-Gage Walker[13]; 11. 35-Matt Sherrell[12]; 12. 71-Ryan Robinson[6]; 13. 55X-Ryan Smith[18]; 14. 3C-D.J. Netto[7]; 15. 73X-Jac Haudenschild[15]; 16. 4H-Tom Harris[8]; 17. 5H-Aaron Reutzel[20]; 18. (DNF) 47X-Tim McCreadie[11]; 19. (DNF) 2A-Brent Beauchamp[14]; 20. (DNF) 4P-Paul McMahan[16]

B Feature 2 (20 Laps): 1. 17BC-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[1]; 2. 71G-Damion Gardner[5]; 3. 91T-Tyler Thomas[4]; 4. 67-Tanner Thorson[15]; 5. 5CB-Chase Briscoe[6]; 6. 5X-Justin Peck[11]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson[7]; 8. 25MP-Michael Pickens[17]; 9. 5E-David Gravel[20]; 10. 77-Alex Bright[2]; 11. 47W-Dylan Westbrook[19]; 12. 15D-Andrew Deal[3]; 13. 11AG-Dave Darland[9]; 14. 1-Sammy Swindell[8]; 15. 97K-Spencer Bayston[18]; 16. 32-Casey Shuman[12]; 17. (DNF) 82M-Steven Shebester[10]; 18. (DNF) 2C-Wayne Johnson[13]; 19. (DNF) 21K-Cory Kruseman[16]; 20. (DNF) 17-Joey Saldana[14]

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

C Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 73X-Jac Haudenschild[3]; 2. 4P-Paul McMahan[6]; 3. 1R-Thomas Meseraull[15]; 4. 55X-Ryan Smith[1]; 5. 84X-Chad Boat[7]; 6. 5H-Aaron Reutzel[4]; 7. 11A-Andrew Felker[19]; 8. 71K-Kyle Larson[18]; 9. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[2]; 10. 66-Kevin Thomas Jr[12]; 11. 92-Brenden Bright[10]; 12. 32T-Trey Marcham[14]; 13. 02-Robby Josett[5]; 14. 51J-R.J. Johnson[8]; 15. 51F-Hunter Schuerenberg[20]; 16. 37-Nick Knepper[17]; 17. (DNF) 14K-Chris Cochran[11]; 18. (DNF) 7A-Justin Allgaier[13]; 19. (DNF) 17B-Tanner Berryhill[9]; 20. (DNF) 5C-Colten Cottle[16]

C Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 67-Tanner Thorson[5]; 2. 21K-Cory Kruseman[1]; 3. 25MP-Michael Pickens[2]; 4. 97K-Spencer Bayston[10]; 5. 47W-Dylan Westbrook[4]; 6. 5E-David Gravel[8]; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[15]; 8. 45X-Bricen James[7]; 9. 17R-Alex Schutte[9]; 10. 14C-Coleman Gulick[11]; 11. 11E-Cory Elliott[3]; 12. 25H-Anton Hernandez[13]; 13. 51S-Danny Sheridan[12]; 14. 11D-Danny Faria Jr[17]; 15. 67K-Holly Shelton[16]; 16. (DNF) 05-Brad Loyet[6]; 17. (DNF) 76M-Brady Bacon[20]; 18. (DNF) 52-Blake Hahn[18]; 19. (DNF) 05B-Steve Buckwalter[19]; 20. (DNF) 4R-Ryan Greth[14]

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

D Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 1R-Thomas Meseraull[1]; 2. 5C-Colten Cottle[2]; 3. 37-Nick Knepper[3]; 4. 71K-Kyle Larson[8]; 5. 11A-Andrew Felker[14]; 6. 51F-Hunter Schuerenberg[5]; 7. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[11]; 8. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[12]; 9. 28A-Ace McCarthy[7]; 10. 3H-Mike Hess[4]; 11. 4J-Tim Crawley[16]; 12. 6K-Josh Lakatos[15]; 13. 69-A.J. Fike[6]; 14. 57J-Jake Bubak[18]; 15. 00C-Grady Chandler[13]; 16. (DNF) 2T-Davey Ray[9]; 17. (DNF) 2ND-Jeb Sessums[17]; 18. (DNF) 91K-Kevin Bayer[10]

D Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[3]; 2. 67K-Holly Shelton[1]; 3. 11D-Danny Faria Jr[4]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn[12]; 5. 05B-Steve Buckwalter[5]; 6. 76M-Brady Bacon[11]; 7. 8K-Frank Flud[15]; 8. 92M-Josh Most[7]; 9. 44X-Wesley Smith[2]; 10. 3N-Jake Neuman[18]; 11. 14W-Matt Westfall[10]; 12. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer[13]; 13. 71X-Shane Cottle[17]; 14. 118-Scott Evans[16]; 15. 50-Daniel Adler[8]; 16. (DNF) 78-Nick Wean[6]; 17. (DNF) 17E-Blake Edwards[14]; 18. (DNF) 51R-Brody Roa[9]

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

E Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 6K-Josh Lakatos[1]; 2. 4J-Tim Crawley[2]; 3. 2ND-Jeb Sessums[4]; 4. 57J-Jake Bubak[8]; 5. 32D-Danny Jennings[6]; 6. 29A-Anthony Nocella[5]; 7. 75-Johnny Herrera[7]; 8. 57C-Chad Boespflug[13]; 9. 24F-Hunter Fischer[14]; 10. 99P-Dillon Welch[15]; 11. 45W-Brandon Waelti[3]; 12. 2X-Logan Seavey[11]; 13. 7-Shannon McQueen[10]; 14. 2S-Travis Scott[16]; 15. 44-Don Droud Jr[9]; 16. (DNF) 37T-Seth Bergman[12]

E Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 8K-Frank Flud[5]; 2. 118-Scott Evans[4]; 3. 71X-Shane Cottle[1]; 4. 3N-Jake Neuman[2]; 5. 29S-Timmy Buckwalter[3]; 6. 91M-Chase Majdic[15]; 7. 12-Chris Sheil[7]; 8. 77U-Chris Urish[8]; 9. 11J-Justin Melton[12]; 10. 88-Chad Wheeler[10]; 11. 3E-Geoff Ensign[11]; 12. 7MF-Chance Morton[13]; 13. 37B-Terry Babb[16]; 14. 8C-John Carney II[14]; 15. (DNF) 8GQ-Jimi-Ray Quin[6]; 16. (DNF) 05X-Stevie Sussex III[9]

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

F Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 57C-Chad Boespflug[2]; 2. 24F-Hunter Fischer[1]; 3. 99P-Dillon Welch[4]; 4. 2S-Travis Scott[8]; 5. 14R-Jody Rosenboom[16]; 6. 7M-Kevin Ramey[7]; 7. 33K-Kyle Offill[12]; 8. 20A-Shon Deskins[5]; 9. 95-Chris Andrews[13]; 10. 12W-Billy Wease[10]; 11. 17D-Alex DeCamp[3]; 12. (DNF) 57K-Kevin Studley[15]; 13. (DNF) 87-Ryan Bernal[14]; 14. (DNF) 97-Rico Abreu[11]; 15. (DNF) 38-Kody Swanson[9]; 16. (DNF) 24S-Landon Simon[6]

F Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 7MF-Chance Morton[1]; 2. 8C-John Carney II[2]; 3. 91M-Chase Majdic[9]; 4. 37B-Terry Babb[3]; 5. 25-Chase Stockon[7]; 6. 9-Matt Moore[5]; 7. 2-Ryan Hall[12]; 8. D33-Joey Moughan[6]; 9. 87JR-Troy Rutherford[10]; 10. 55D-Nick Drake[11]; 11. 76Z-Zane Lawrence[16]; 12. 4D-Robert Dalby[15]; 13. 9D-Mack DeMan[14]; 14. 37X-Jake Blackhurst[13]; 15. 71R-Nick Chivello[8]; 16. (DNF) 67F-Kyle O'Gara[4]

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

G Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 95-Chris Andrews[6]; 2. 87-Ryan Bernal[13]; 3. 57K-Kevin Studley[1]; 4. 14R-Jody Rosenboom[3]; 5. 8M-Kade Morton[7]; 6. 8-Alex Sewell[14]; 7. 3CC-Raven Culp[12]; 8. 71.5-Robert Bell[2]; 9. 7Z-David Gough[9]; 10. 1PW-Paul White[16]; 11. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[15]; 12. 9A-Jason Walls[10]; 13. 17K-Michael Koontz[8]; 14. 91S-Klint Simpson[4]; 15. (DNF) 01-Sheldon Haudenschild[5]; 16. (DNF) 9C-Cory Turner[11]

G Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 37X-Jake Blackhurst[1]; 2. 9D-Mack DeMan[12]; 3. 4D-Robert Dalby[3]; 4. 76Z-Zane Lawrence[5]; 5. 98-Clinton Boyles[2]; 6. 3J-Josh Baughman[13]; 7. 10J-John Hunt[6]; 8. 85-Matt Johnson[7]; 9. 99K-Korey Weyant[11]; 10. 13-Glen Saville[4]; 11. 22A-Andy Malpocker[15]; 12. 68F-Tyler Seavey[9]; 13. 91A-Chris Andrews[14]; 14. 80-Josh Hawkins[10]; 15. 10B-Rick Shuman[16]; 16. (DNF) 46-Kenney Johnson[8]

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

H Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Ryan Bernal[4]; 2. 8-Alex Sewell[5]; 3. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[2]; 4. 1PW-Paul White[10]; 5. 0A-Aaron Schuck[8]; 6. 0G-Glenn Styres[3]; 7. 0R-Holly Porter[1]; 8. 77K-Kevin Olson[9]; 9. 71D-Domain Ramsay[6]; 10. 75D-Lee Dakus[7]; 11. 27S-Andy Shouse[12]; 12. (DNF) 7JR-JD Black[11]; (DNS) 22H-John Heydenreich; (DNS) 83S-Shane Weeks; (DNS) 73-Jason McDougal; (DNS) 6-Bill Rose

H Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 3J-Josh Baughman[1]; 2. 91A-Chris Andrews[4]; 3. 22A-Andy Malpocker[13]; 4. 10B-Rick Shuman[6]; 5. 93K-Riley Kreisel[12]; 6. 1T-Tony Roney[7]; 7. 45J-C.J. Johnson[14]; 8. 22-Chase Jones[3]; 9. 57D-Daniel Robinson[11]; 10. 15T-Tony Rossi[9]; 11. 15X-Mason Moore[10]; 12. GO-Shane Cockrum[2]; 13. 321-Chad Winfrey[5]; 14. (DNF) 9$-Kyle Clark[8]; (DNS) 5F-Danny Frye III; (DNS) 2AG-Rickie Gaunt

I-Features: Top 4 advancing to the corresponding H-Feature

I Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 77K-Kevin Olson[4]; 2. 1PW-Paul White[12]; 3. 7JR-JD Black[1]; 4. 27S-Andy Shouse[2]; 5. 122Q-David Prickett[9]; 6. 87F-Sean McClelland[10]; 7. 7D-Michelle Decker[16]; 8. 91-Jeff Stasa[11]; 9. 25P-Dylan Peterson[8]; 10. 10GW-George White[14]; 11. 71WG-Weston Gorham[15]; 12. 12K-Zac Taylor[3]; 13. 2W-Wyatt Burks[5]; 14. 101-Chuck McGillivray[13]; 15. (DNF) 16C-David Camfield III[7]; 16. (DNF) 1P-Terry Nichols[6]

I Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 57D-Daniel Robinson[3]; 2. 93K-Riley Kreisel[5]; 3. 22A-Andy Malpocker[2]; 4. 45J-C.J. Johnson[4]; 5. 11-Katlynn Leer[11]; 6. 53-Brett Wilson[9]; 7. 57-Maria Cofer[13]; 8. 25S-Alex Schriever[6]; 9. 13JR-Koty Adams[8]; 10. 17G-Dustin Golobic[16]; 11. 11C-Chett Gehrke[10]; 12. 7X-John Ivy[15]; 13. 14E-David McIntosh[7]; 14. 7AU-Lee Redmond[14]; 15. (DNF) 5BB-Bobby Brewer[12]; 16. (DNF) 87C-David Camfield Jr[1]

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

J Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 101-Chuck McGillivray[2]; 2. 10GW-George White[1]; 3. 71WG-Weston Gorham[4]; 4. 7D-Michelle Decker[5]; 5. 29J-Logan Jarrett[13]; 6. 59E-Dex Eaton[10]; 7. 10K-Billy Lawless[11]; 8. 22M-Taylor Courtney[9]; 9. 23-Jimmy Light[16]; 10. 77D-Dean Drake Jr[8]; 11. 22B-Troy Betts[14]; 12. 77J-John Klabunde[3]; 13. 59-Austin Shores[7]; 14. (DNF) 33C-Carson McCarl[15]; 15. (DNF) 89-Nick Bailey[6]; 16. (DNF) 16K-Chris Dyson[12]

J Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 57-Maria Cofer[1]; 2. 7AU-Lee Redmond[4]; 3. 7X-John Ivy[7]; 4. 17G-Dustin Golobic[8]; 5. 4M-J.J. Ercse[3]; 6. 3F-Davey (D.J.) Hamilton Jr.[6]; 7. 92L-Austin Lambert[12]; 8. 10W-Kyle Simon[9]; 9. 4-Austin Nemire[11]; 10. 19P-Levi Curry[13]; 11. 2K-Kyle Jones[15]; 12. 2M-Austin Odell[16]; 13. 926-Morgan Frewaldt[14]; 14. (DNF) 06-Andy Baugh[10]; 15. (DNF) 11Y-Travis Young[5]; 16. (DNF) 4F-Chad Frewaldt[2]

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

K Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 29J-Logan Jarrett[1]; 2. 22B-Troy Betts[5]; 3. 33C-Carson McCarl[7]; 4. 23-Jimmy Light[9]; 5. 79-Blake Nimee[14]; 6. 49JR-Austen Figueroa[13]; 7. 00-Tristan Lee[2]; 8. 9U-Doug McCune[8]; 9. 83G-Matt Gilbert[6]; 10. 20X-Noah Harris[16]; 11. 11F-Floyd Alvis[12]; 12. 3-Jake Neal[4]; 13. (DNF) 7J-Shawn Jackson[3]; 14. (DNF) 83-Kurt Blackaby[10]; 15. (DNF) 50T-Tony DiMattia[11]; 16. (DNF) 14-Sean Watts[15]

K Feature 2 (4 Laps): 1. 19P-Levi Curry[1]; 2. 926-Morgan Frewaldt[3]; 3. 2K-Kyle Jones[15]; 4. 2M-Austin Odell[4]; 5. 27Z-Zane Hendricks[10]; 6. 96CM-Brett Becker[6]; 7. 84-Shaun Shapel[16]; 8. 4B-Shane Sellers[2]; 9. 5W-Chris Windom[11]; 10. 7T-Tristan Oakes[5]; 11. A23-Barrie Valentino[7]; 12. 74-Zach Merritt[8]; 13. 1K-Brayton Lynch[12]; 14. 56X-Mark Chisholm[9]; 15. (DNF) 88T-Tyler Nelson[13]; 16. (DNF) 28-Kory Schudy[14]...Race met the 10 min. time limit.

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

L Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 49JR-Austen Figueroa[1]; 2. 79-Blake Nimee[2]; 3. 14-Sean Watts[3]; 4. 20X-Noah Harris[8]; 5. 21T-Ty Hulsey[14]; 6. 35T-Tyler Robbins[12]; 7. 29-Derek Childs[5]; 8. 19W-Matt Streeter[11]; 9. 93L-Trey Lambert[13]; 10. 7B-Brian Peterson[7]; 11. 72-Cameron Hagin[6]; 12. 99-Colton Heath[9]; 13. 16-Ryan Ruhl[10]; 14. (DNF) 96-Cody Brewer[4]; (DNS) 7AB-Austin Brown; (DNS) 27B-A.J. Burns

L Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 88T-Tyler Nelson[3]; 2. 28-Kory Schudy[6]; 3. 2K-Kyle Jones[9]; 4. 84-Shaun Shapel[1]; 5. 49-Jonathan Davenport[10]; 6. 88W-Dustin Weland[12]; 7. 6A-Ray Seach[13]; 8. 15L-Ashley Hazelton[2]; 9. 3T-Tim Barber[7]; 10. 2L-Joshua Shaw[5]; 11. 17Z-Zac Moody[11]; 12. 12R-Brian Rieck[8]; 13. 7W-Scott Walton[4]; (DNS) 7S-Pat Schudy; (DNS) 93-Dustin Morgan; (DNS) 0-Johnny Murdock

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

M Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 19W-Matt Streeter[1]; 2. 35T-Tyler Robbins[3]; 3. 93L-Trey Lambert[2]; 4. 21T-Ty Hulsey[4]; 5. 7U-Joe B. Miller[13]; 6. 5GS-Garrett Stout[6]; 7. 10C-Dalton Camfield[9]; 8. 56V-Matt Veatch[12]; 9. 7CH-Brandon Matus[8]; 10. 7F-Roy Larkin[7]; 11. 0K-Don O'Keefe Jr[5]; 12. 21H-Harlan Hulsey[16]; 13. 23A-Hannah Adair[11]; 14. 86-Mark Lowrey[14]; 15. 03-Shayle Bade[15]; 16. 9M-Cory Mallo[10]

M Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1]; 2. 17Z-Zac Moody[3]; 3. 88W-Dustin Weland[4]; 4. 6A-Ray Seach[12]; 5. 21M-Michelle Melton[7]; 6. 05J-Curtis Jones[9]; 7. 13SR-Marcus Thomas[13]; 8. 2J-Cody Lampe[2]; 9. 51A-Ryan Jamison[15]; 10. 21R-Ryan Truitt[10]; 11. 44H-Colton Hardy[14]; 12. 88S-Scottie McDonald[16]; 13. 76J-Davey Jones[8]; 14. (DNF) 31E-Evan Sewell[5]; 15. (DNF) 3B-Austin Blair[11]; 16. (DNF) 37F-Tim Kent[6]

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

N Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 7U-Joe B. Miller[9]; 2. 86-Mark Lowrey[1]; 3. 03-Shayle Bade[3]; 4. 21H-Harlan Hulsey[2]; 5. 20-Tadd Holliman[10]; 6. 35L-Cody Ledger[13]; 7. 75X-Ken Hanson[12]; 8. 42-Dean Franklin[7]; 9. 74J-Jamie Speers[4]; 10. 7G-Justin Gonzales[5]; 11. 43H-Reece Shelton[8]; 12. (DNF) 17O-Mike Wheeler[11]; 13. (DNF) 7SS-Wade Seiler[6]; (DNS) 6B-Brad Kraus; (DNS) 56B-Tyler Brehm; (DNS) 77C-Kevin Schawitsch

N Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 13SR-Marcus Thomas[1]; 2. 44H-Colton Hardy[3]; 3. 51A-Ryan Jamison[2]; 4. 88S-Scottie McDonald[7]; 5. D6-Dakota Gaines[10]; 6. 14I-Isaac Schreurs[4]; 7. 30T-Larry Bratti[9]; 8. 19-Randy Woodside[12]; 9. 17KT-Ryan Secrest[6]; 10. 44D-Philip Dietz[5]; 11. 3D-Dustin Gilbert[13]; 12. 15S-Gavin Stout[11]; 13. (DNF) 55-Tom Everhart[14]; 14. (DNF) 7RS-Merril Lamb[8]; (DNS) 41T-Brad Thompson; (DNS) 5T-Matt Stewart

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

O Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 20-Tadd Holliman[2]; 2. 17O-Mike Wheeler[3]; 3. 75X-Ken Hanson[1]; 4. 35L-Cody Ledger[6]; 5. 27MK-Kyle Keeler[8]; 6. 87H-Colby Hughes[5]; 7. 92P-Jacob Park[9]; 8. 0B-Ross Wece[7]; (DNS) 5J-Jeff Crook; (DNS) 10X-Tom Doherty; (DNS) 10-Lance Bennett; (DNS) 22X-Payton Williams; (DNS) 14H-Harley Hollan; (DNS) 47JR-Ron Bach; (DNS) 2R-Matt Rossi

O Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 15S-Gavin Stout[2]; 2. 55-Tom Everhart[1]; 3. 3D-Dustin Gilbert[3]; 4. 5T-Matt Stewart[5]; 5. 17C-Devin Camfield[8]; 6. 69B-Bryan Debrick[4]; 7. 777-Bailey Huges[9]; 8. 6S-Michael (Mike) Snider[7]; (DNS) 48M-Rick Murcko; (DNS) 22E-David Stephenson; (DNS) 11R-Shane Watts; (DNS) 69J-Earl McDoulett Jr; (DNS) 45A-Jesse Colwell; (DNS) 98J-Bill Jackson

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Results:

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire
Tulsa Expo Raceway - Tulsa, Okla.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Lucas Oil/General Tire Championship Night

Event Count: 365 (New Record)

A-Feature:

A Feature: Lineup

55 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Justin Grant-39BC
2-Christopher Bell-71W
3-Tyler Courtney-7BC
4-Travis Berryhill-31
5-Jake Swanson-68W
6-Danny Stratton-47
7-Larry Wight-99W
8-Daryn Pittman-21
9-Ronnie Gardner-68
10-C.J. Leary-25C
11-Zach Daum-5D
12-Colby Copeland-51X

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

B Feature 1: Lineup

20 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Shane Golobic-17W
2-Gary Taylor-05T
3-Michael Faccinto-35F
4-Jonathan Beason-8J
5-Tracy Hines-24
6-Ryan Robinson-71
7-D.J. Netto-3C
8-Tom Harris-4H
9-Jerry Coons Jr-5
10-Donny Schatz-15
11-Tim McCreadie-47X
12-Matt Sherrell-35
13-Gage Walker-7XX
14-Brent Beauchamp-2A

B Feature 2: Lineup

20 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Ricky Stenhouse Jr-17BC
2-Alex Bright-77
3-Andrew Deal-15D
4-Tyler Thomas-91T
5-Damion Gardner-71G
6-Chase Briscoe-5CB
7-Jason Johnson-41
8-Sammy Swindell-1
9-Dave Darland-11AG
10-Steven Shebester-82M
11-Justin Peck-5X
12-Casey Shuman-32
13-Cody Lampe-2J
14-Joey Saldana-17

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

C Feature 1: Lineup

15 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Ryan Smith-55X
2-Parker Price-Miller-9P
3-Jac Haudenschild-73X
4-Aaron Reutzel-5H
5-Robby Josett-2
6-Paul McMahan-4P
7-Chad Boat-84X
8-R.J. Johnson-51J
9-Tanner Berryhill-17B
10-Brenden Bright-92
11-Chris Cochran-14K
12-Kevin Thomas Jr-66
13-Justin Allgaier-7A
14-Trey Marcham-32T

C Feature 2: Lineup

15 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Cory Kruseman-21K
2-Michael Pickens-25MP
3-Cory Elliott-11E
4-Dylan Westbrook-47W
5-Tanner Thorson-67
6-Brad Loyet-5
7-Bricen James-45X
8-David Gravel-5E
9-Alex Schutte-17R
10-Spencer Bayston-97K
11-Coleman Gulick-14C
12-Danny Sheridan-51S
13-Anton Hernandez-25H
14-Ryan Greth-4R

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

D Feature 1: Lineup

15 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Thomas Meseraull-1R
2-Colten Cottle-5C
3-Nick Knepper-37
4-Mike Hess-3H
5-Hunter Schuerenberg-51F
6-A.J. Fike-69
7-Ace McCarthy-28A
8-Kyle Larson-71K
9-Davey Ray-2T
10-Kevin Bayer-91K
11-J.J. Yeley-1ST
12-Tony Bruce Jr-18
13-Grady Chandler-00C
14-Andrew Felker-11A

D Feature 2: Lineup

15 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Holly Shelton-67K
2-Wesley Smith-44X
3-Sam Hafertepe Jr-15H
4-Danny Faria Jr-11D
5-Steve Buckwalter-05B
6-Nick Wean-78
7-Josh Most-92M
8-Daniel Adler-50
9-Brody Roa-51R
10-Matt Westfall-14W
11-Brady Bacon-76M
12-Blake Hahn-52
13-Tucker Klaasmeyer-27
14-Blake Edwards-17E

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

E Feature 1: Lineup

10 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Josh Lakatos-6K
2-Tim Crawley-4J
3-Brandon Waelti-45W
4-Jeb Sessums-2ND
5-Anthony Nocella-29A
6-Danny Jennings-32D
7-Johnny Herrera-75
8-Jake Bubak-57J
9-Don Droud Jr-44
10-Shannon McQueen-7
11-Logan Seavey-2X
12-Seth Bergman-37T

E Feature 2: Lineup

10 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Shane Cottle-71X
2-Jake Neuman-3N
3-Timmy Buckwalter-29S
4-Scott Evans-118
5-Frank Flud-8K
6-Jimi-Ray Quin-8GQ
7-Chris Sheil-12
8-Chris Urish-77U
9-Stevie Sussex III-05X
10-Chad Wheeler-88
11-Geoff Ensign-3E
12-Justin Melton-11J

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

F Feature 1: Lineup

10 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Hunter Fischer-24F
2-Chad Boespflug-57C
3-Alex DeCamp-17D
4-Dillon Welch-99P
5-Shon Deskins-20A
6-Landon Simon-24S
7-Kevin Ramey-7M
8-Travis Scott-2S
9-Kody Swanson-38
10-Billy Wease-12W
11-Rico Abreu-97
12-Kyle Offill-33K

F Feature 2: Lineup

10 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Chance Morton-7MF
2-John Carney II-8C
3-Terry Babb-37B
4-Kyle O'Gara-67F
5-Matt Moore-9
6-Joey Moughan-D33
7-Chase Stockon-25
8-Nick Chivello-71R
9-Chase Majdic-91M
10-Troy Rutherford-87JR
11-Nick Drake-55D
12-Ryan Hall-2

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

G Feature 1: Lineup

10 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Kevin Studley-57K
2-Robert Bell-71.5
3-Jody Rosenboom-14R
4-Klint Simpson-91S
5-Sheldon Haudenschild-1
6-Chris Andrews-95
7-Kade Morton-8M
8-Michael Koontz-17K
9-David Gough-7Z
10-Jason Walls-9A
11-Cory Turner-9C
12-Raven Culp-3CC

G Feature 2: Lineup

10 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Jake Blackhurst-37X
2-Clinton Boyles-98
3-Robert Dalby-4D
4-Glen Saville-13
5-Zane Lawrence-76Z
6-John Hunt-10J
7-Matt Johnson-85
8-Kenney Johnson-46
9-Tyler Seavey-68F
10-Josh Hawkins-80
11-Korey Weyant-99K
12-Mack DeMan-9D

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

H Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Ryan Bernal[4]; 2. 8-Alex Sewell[5]; 3. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[2]; 4. 1PW-Paul White[10]; 5. 0A-Aaron Schuck[8]; 6. 0G-Glenn Styres[3]; 7. 0R-Holly Porter[1]; 8. 77K-Kevin Olson[9]; 9. 71D-Domain Ramsay[6]; 10. 75D-Lee Dakus[7]; 11. 27S-Andy Shouse[12]; 12. (DNF) 7JR-JD Black[11]; (DNS) 22H-John Heydenreich; (DNS) 83S-Shane Weeks; (DNS) 73-Jason McDougal; (DNS) 6-Bill Rose

H Feature 2: Lineup

10 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Josh Baughman-3J
2-Shane Cockrum-GO
3-Chase Jones-22
4-Chris Andrews-91A
5-Chad Winfrey-321
6-Rick Shuman-10B
7-Tony Roney-1T
8-Kyle Clark-9$
9-Tony Rossi-15T
10-Rickie Gaunt-2AG
11-Danny Frye III-5F
12-Mason Moore-15X

I-Features: Top 4 advancing to the corresponding H-Feature

I Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 77K-Kevin Olson[4]; 2. 1PW-Paul White[12]; 3. 7JR-JD Black[1]; 4. 27S-Andy Shouse[2]; 5. 122Q-David Prickett[9]; 6. 87F-Sean McClelland[10]; 7. 7D-Michelle Decker[16]; 8. 91-Jeff Stasa[11]; 9. 25P-Dylan Peterson[8]; 10. 10GW-George White[14]; 11. 71WG-Weston Gorham[15]; 12. 12K-Zac Taylor[3]; 13. 2W-Wyatt Burks[5]; 14. 101-Chuck McGillivray[13]; 15. (DNF) 16C-David Camfield III[7]; 16. (DNF) 1P-Terry Nichols[6]

I Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 57D-Daniel Robinson[3]; 2. 93K-Riley Kreisel[5]; 3. 22A-Andy Malpocker[2]; 4. 45J-C.J. Johnson[4]; 5. 11-Katlynn Leer[11]; 6. 53-Brett Wilson[9]; 7. 57-Maria Cofer[13]; 8. 25S-Alex Schriever[6]; 9. 13JR-Koty Adams[8]; 10. 17G-Dustin Golobic[16]; 11. 11C-Chett Gehrke[10]; 12. 7X-John Ivy[15]; 13. 14E-David McIntosh[7]; 14. 7AU-Lee Redmond[14]; 15. (DNF) 5BB-Bobby Brewer[12]; 16. (DNF) 87C-David Camfield Jr[1]

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

J Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 101-Chuck McGillivray[2]; 2. 10GW-George White[1]; 3. 71WG-Weston Gorham[4]; 4. 7D-Michelle Decker[5]; 5. 29J-Logan Jarrett[13]; 6. 59E-Dex Eaton[10]; 7. 10K-Billy Lawless[11]; 8. 22M-Taylor Courtney[9]; 9. 23-Jimmy Light[16]; 10. 77D-Dean Drake Jr[8]; 11. 22B-Troy Betts[14]; 12. 77J-John Klabunde[3]; 13. 59-Austin Shores[7]; 14. (DNF) 33C-Carson McCarl[15]; 15. (DNF) 89-Nick Bailey[6]; 16. (DNF) 16K-Chris Dyson[12]

J Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 57-Maria Cofer[1]; 2. 7AU-Lee Redmond[4]; 3. 7X-John Ivy[7]; 4. 17G-Dustin Golobic[8]; 5. 4M-J.J. Ercse[3]; 6. 3F-Davey (D.J.) Hamilton Jr.[6]; 7. 92L-Austin Lambert[12]; 8. 10W-Kyle Simon[9]; 9. 4-Austin Nemire[11]; 10. 19P-Levi Curry[13]; 11. 2K-Kyle Jones[15]; 12. 2M-Austin Odell[16]; 13. 926-Morgan Frewaldt[14]; 14. (DNF) 06-Andy Baugh[10]; 15. (DNF) 11Y-Travis Young[5]; 16. (DNF) 4F-Chad Frewaldt[2]

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

K Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 29J-Logan Jarrett[1]; 2. 22B-Troy Betts[5]; 3. 33C-Carson McCarl[7]; 4. 23-Jimmy Light[9]; 5. 79-Blake Nimee[14]; 6. 49JR-Austen Figueroa[13]; 7. 00-Tristan Lee[2]; 8. 9U-Doug McCune[8]; 9. 83G-Matt Gilbert[6]; 10. 20X-Noah Harris[16]; 11. 11F-Floyd Alvis[12]; 12. 3-Jake Neal[4]; 13. (DNF) 7J-Shawn Jackson[3]; 14. (DNF) 83-Kurt Blackaby[10]; 15. (DNF) 50T-Tony DiMattia[11]; 16. (DNF) 14-Sean Watts[15]

K Feature 2 (4 Laps): 1. 19P-Levi Curry[1]; 2. 926-Morgan Frewaldt[3]; 3. 2K-Kyle Jones[15]; 4. 2M-Austin Odell[4]; 5. 27Z-Zane Hendricks[10]; 6. 96CM-Brett Becker[6]; 7. 84-Shaun Shapel[16]; 8. 4B-Shane Sellers[2]; 9. 5W-Chris Windom[11]; 10. 7T-Tristan Oakes[5]; 11. A23-Barrie Valentino[7]; 12. 74-Zach Merritt[8]; 13. 1K-Brayton Lynch[12]; 14. 56X-Mark Chisholm[9]; 15. (DNF) 88T-Tyler Nelson[13]; 16. (DNF) 28-Kory Schudy[14]...Race met the 10 min. time limit.

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

L Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 49JR-Austen Figueroa[1]; 2. 79-Blake Nimee[2]; 3. 14-Sean Watts[3]; 4. 20X-Noah Harris[8]; 5. 21T-Ty Hulsey[14]; 6. 35T-Tyler Robbins[12]; 7. 29-Derek Childs[5]; 8. 19W-Matt Streeter[11]; 9. 93L-Trey Lambert[13]; 10. 7B-Brian Peterson[7]; 11. 72-Cameron Hagin[6]; 12. 99-Colton Heath[9]; 13. 16-Ryan Ruhl[10]; 14. (DNF) 96-Cody Brewer[4]; (DNS) 7AB-Austin Brown; (DNS) 27B-A.J. Burns

L Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 88T-Tyler Nelson[3]; 2. 28-Kory Schudy[6]; 3. 2K-Kyle Jones[9]; 4. 84-Shaun Shapel[1]; 5. 49-Jonathan Davenport[10]; 6. 88W-Dustin Weland[12]; 7. 6A-Ray Seach[13]; 8. 15L-Ashley Hazelton[2]; 9. 3T-Tim Barber[7]; 10. 2L-Joshua Shaw[5]; 11. 17Z-Zac Moody[11]; 12. 12R-Brian Rieck[8]; 13. 7W-Scott Walton[4]; (DNS) 7S-Pat Schudy; (DNS) 93-Dustin Morgan; (DNS) 0-Johnny Murdock

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

M Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 19W-Matt Streeter[1]; 2. 35T-Tyler Robbins[3]; 3. 93L-Trey Lambert[2]; 4. 21T-Ty Hulsey[4]; 5. 7U-Joe B. Miller[13]; 6. 5GS-Garrett Stout[6]; 7. 10C-Dalton Camfield[9]; 8. 56V-Matt Veatch[12]; 9. 7CH-Brandon Matus[8]; 10. 7F-Roy Larkin[7]; 11. 0K-Don O'Keefe Jr[5]; 12. 21H-Harlan Hulsey[16]; 13. 23A-Hannah Adair[11]; 14. 86-Mark Lowrey[14]; 15. 03-Shayle Bade[15]; 16. 9M-Cory Mallo[10]

M Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1]; 2. 17Z-Zac Moody[3]; 3. 88W-Dustin Weland[4]; 4. 6A-Ray Seach[12]; 5. 21M-Michelle Melton[7]; 6. 05J-Curtis Jones[9]; 7. 13SR-Marcus Thomas[13]; 8. 2J-Cody Lampe[2]; 9. 51A-Ryan Jamison[15]; 10. 21R-Ryan Truitt[10]; 11. 44H-Colton Hardy[14]; 12. 88S-Scottie McDonald[16]; 13. 76J-Davey Jones[8]; 14. (DNF) 31E-Evan Sewell[5]; 15. (DNF) 3B-Austin Blair[11]; 16. (DNF) 37F-Tim Kent[6]

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

N Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 7U-Joe B. Miller[9]; 2. 86-Mark Lowrey[1]; 3. 03-Shayle Bade[3]; 4. 21H-Harlan Hulsey[2]; 5. 20-Tadd Holliman[10]; 6. 35L-Cody Ledger[13]; 7. 75X-Ken Hanson[12]; 8. 42-Dean Franklin[7]; 9. 74J-Jamie Speers[4]; 10. 7G-Justin Gonzales[5]; 11. 43H-Reece Shelton[8]; 12. (DNF) 17O-Mike Wheeler[11]; 13. (DNF) 7SS-Wade Seiler[6]; (DNS) 6B-Brad Kraus; (DNS) 56B-Tyler Brehm; (DNS) 77C-Kevin Schawitsch

N Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 13SR-Marcus Thomas[1]; 2. 44H-Colton Hardy[3]; 3. 51A-Ryan Jamison[2]; 4. 88S-Scottie McDonald[7]; 5. D6-Dakota Gaines[10]; 6. 14I-Isaac Schreurs[4]; 7. 30T-Larry Bratti[9]; 8. 19-Randy Woodside[12]; 9. 17KT-Ryan Secrest[6]; 10. 44D-Philip Dietz[5]; 11. 3D-Dustin Gilbert[13]; 12. 15S-Gavin Stout[11]; 13. (DNF) 55-Tom Everhart[14]; 14. (DNF) 7RS-Merril Lamb[8]; (DNS) 41T-Brad Thompson; (DNS) 5T-Matt Stewart

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

O Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 20-Tadd Holliman[2]; 2. 17O-Mike Wheeler[3]; 3. 75X-Ken Hanson[1]; 4. 35L-Cody Ledger[6]; 5. 27MK-Kyle Keeler[8]; 6. 87H-Colby Hughes[5]; 7. 92P-Jacob Park[9]; 8. 0B-Ross Wece[7]; (DNS) 5J-Jeff Crook; (DNS) 10X-Tom Doherty; (DNS) 10-Lance Bennett; (DNS) 22X-Payton Williams; (DNS) 14H-Harley Hollan; (DNS) 47JR-Ron Bach; (DNS) 2R-Matt Rossi

O Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 15S-Gavin Stout[2]; 2. 55-Tom Everhart[1]; 3. 3D-Dustin Gilbert[3]; 4. 5T-Matt Stewart[5]; 5. 17C-Devin Camfield[8]; 6. 69B-Bryan Debrick[4]; 7. 777-Bailey Huges[9]; 8. 6S-Michael (Mike) Snider[7]; (DNS) 48M-Rick Murcko; (DNS) 22E-David Stephenson; (DNS) 11R-Shane Watts; (DNS) 69J-Earl McDoulett Jr; (DNS) 45A-Jesse Colwell; (DNS) 98J-Bill Jackson

Justin Grant Unstoppable On 2017 Chili Bowl Vacuworx Qualifying Night

TULSA, Okla. (January 13, 2017) The final day of qualifying for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire was one filled with emotion as California’s Justin Grant found Victory Lane for the first time in Preliminary Night competition; and did it in a Clauson-Marshall mount one year after Bryan Clauson took his final checkered flag atop the clay of the Tulsa Expo Raceway.

“No, I can’t even try,” said Grant of putting the win into words. “But I’m not going to say I’m carrying on (Bryan Clauson’s) legacy at all. That would be not even a chance. He was incredible. He was such a big deal. I guess we didn’t really appreciate how big of a deal he was until we lost him. It’s incredible to see how many people are behind him and behind that. It is a lot pressure.”

Making three first time winners in four nights of racing, Grant was the class of the field with all 25 laps of the Vacuworx Night feature credited to his torrid pace.

Caution following the first lap that saw Ace McCarthy spinning and collecting Holly Shelton, Grant was stalked by fellow Californian, Ronnie Gardner. Keeping pace with the No. 39BC, the pair broke away from the running order.

With the cushion coming in just after the race’s mid-point, some of the fastest lap times being turned were by Daryn Pittman. Coming from eighth, the No. 21 wheeled hard on the high line. Having lost pace with the leader in traffic, Gardner worked the low line while Pittman stuck true to the wall to take over the runner-up spot on Lap 18.

Remaining under green flag conditions, Pittman was able to close the gap, but it wouldn’t be enough to run down Justin Grant. With a silver lined Friday night, Pittman will make the call in his seventh Chili Bowl A-Feature since 1999.

The only other Oklahoman locked into the Feature so far, Pittman commented on what it would mean to match the feat of Andy Hillenburg, “I was here and I watched it. It was one of the best Chili Bowls I’ve ever seen so it’d mean a lot. Andy (Hillenburg) was a big hero of mine I got to watch growing up and it was a blast as a young kid watching him win this race so I’d love to be the one to do it.”

Ronnie Gardner would hold on to third to earn his first A-Feature start on Saturday night. The second Six-Eight Motorsports entry to lock into the big dance, Gardner, commented about the team’s success in the 2017 edition Chili Bowl.

“It’s cool man. I think the budget of our team is like a fifth of a lot of the guys out here so that’s pretty cool just for this midget man. I don’t think I will be able to wipe the smile off the face all the home.”

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. came up to fourth from seventh with California’s Michael Faccinto completing the top-five after starting ninth. Damion Gardner from 12th was sixth with D.J. Netto seventh. The two California drivers were followed by Indiana royalty as 15th starting Dave Darland grabbed eighth. Fighting through the field, Tim McCreadie show from 18th to ninth with Oklahoma’s Wayne Johnson finishing tenth.

Followed by the #BCForever Pole Shuffle powered by Pizza Express to set to the Top 12 in Saturday’s A-Main, Justin Grant pulled off his second victory of the night by defeating Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell. The 11 rounds began with Zach Daum winning over Colby Copeland. Leary trumped Daum in the next round to face Ronnie Gardner who went on to race Daryn Pittman. Winning the three lap dash, Pittman retired with mechanical issues, leaving Danny Stratton to face Jake Swanson. Downing Stratton, Swanson was defeated in the next round by Tyler Cortney who but away Travis Berryhill before spinning while racing Justin Grant for the runner-up spot.

Through four nights of races, a record setting 365 drivers have checked in for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. The record far exceeds the one set in 2016 with 335.

At the close of Friday’s Vacuworx Qualifying Night, the Fastenal Flip Count has reached 33.

Saturday begins early with Hot Laps at 9:30 A.M. for duel ‘O’ and ‘N’ events. The building will open at 8:00 A.M. Opening Ceremonies are set for 5:30 P.M. (CT).

Results:

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire
Tulsa Expo Raceway - Tulsa, Okla.
Friday, January 13, 2017
Vacuworx Qualifying Night

Car Count: 91
Event Count: 365 (New Record)

Budweiser Heat Races: Top 40 in passing points advance to Qualifiers.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 71G-Damion Gardner[1]; 2. 10B-Rick Shuman[2]; 3. 05B-Steve Buckwalter[7]; 4. 88-Chad Wheeler[4]; 5. 2AG-Rickie Gaunt[8]; 6. 87F-Sean McClelland[3]; 7. 96CM-Brett Becker[5]; 8. 2J-Cody Lampe[6]; 9. 9M-Cory Mallo[9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 11AG-Dave Darland[3]; 2. 51R-Brody Roa[1]; 3. 98-Clinton Boyles[5]; 4. 25S-Alex Schriever[2]; 5. 10J-John Hunt[6]; 6. 101-Chuck McGillivray[7]; 7. 29-Derek Childs[9]; 8. 56B-Tyler Brehm[8]; 9. 6B-Brad Kraus[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 25H-Anton Hernandez[5]; 2. 3C-D.J. Netto[6]; 3. 39BC-Justin Grant[8]; 4. 28A-Ace McCarthy[9]; 5. 84X-Chad Boat[3]; 6. 06-Andy Baugh[7]; 7. 11R-Shane Watts[2]; 8. 10X-Tom Doherty[4]; 9. (DNF) 22X-Payton Williams[1]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 35F-Michael Faccinto[6]; 2. 80-Josh Hawkins[1]; 3. 17R-Alex Schutte[8]; 4. 24S-Landon Simon[2]; 5. 11C-Chett Gehrke[4]; 6. 15L-Ashley Hazelton[3]; 7. 93L-Trey Lambert[7]; 8. 55-Tom Everhart[5]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 71.5-Robert Bell[1]; 2. 7-Shannon McQueen[7]; 3. 0R-Holly Porter[4]; 4. 83S-Shane Weeks[5]; 5. 12R-Brian Rieck[6]; 6. 0-Johnny Murdock[3]; 7. 27Z-Zane Hendricks[2]; (DNS) 22E-David Stephenson

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 17BC-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[7]; 2. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer[3]; 3. 8C-John Carney II[4]; 4. 37-Nick Knepper[8]; 5. 59E-Dex Eaton[2]; 6. 21R-Ryan Truitt[1]; 7. 77C-Kevin Schawitsch[6]; 8. (DNF) 69J-Earl McDoulett Jr[5]

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Daryn Pittman[1]; 2. 14K-Chris Cochran[3]; 3. 8GQ-Jimi-Ray Quin[6]; 4. 22A-Andy Malpocker[2]; 5. GO-Shane Cockrum[5]; 6. 1P-Terry Nichols[4]; 7. 83G-Matt Gilbert[8]; 8. 37F-Tim Kent[7]

Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 21K-Cory Kruseman[2]; 2. 87JR-Troy Rutherford[4]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson[5]; 4. 57C-Chad Boespflug[6]; 5. 27S-Andy Shouse[1]; 6. 20X-Noah Harris[7]; 7. 00-Tristan Lee[8]; 8. 89-Nick Bailey[3]

Heat 9 (8 Laps): 1. 32D-Danny Jennings[1]; 2. 68-Ronnie Gardner[8]; 3. 4J-Tim Crawley[3]; 4. 47X-Tim McCreadie[5]; 5. D33-Joey Moughan[7]; 6. 4B-Shane Sellers[2]; 7. 5GS-Garrett Stout[4]; 8. (DNF) 17KT-Ryan Secrest[6]

Heat 10 (8 Laps): 1. 67-Tanner Thorson[1]; 2. 73X-Jac Haudenschild[7]; 3. 12W-Billy Wease[5]; 4. 9A-Jason Walls[2]; 5. 22H-John Heydenreich[3]; 6. 4F-Chad Frewaldt[8]; 7. (DNF) 79-Blake Nimee[4]; 8. (DNF) 20-Tadd Holliman[6]

Heat 11 (8 Laps): 1. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[3]; 2. 3N-Jake Neuman[1]; 3. 95-Chris Andrews[2]; 4. 67K-Holly Shelton[7]; 5. 3F-Davey (D.J.) Hamilton Jr.[5]; 6. 83-Kurt Blackaby[8]; 7. D6-Dakota Gaines[6]; 8. 51A-Ryan Jamison[4]

D-Features: Top 2 advance to corresponding C-Feature.

D Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 79-Blake Nimee[4]; 2. 96CM-Brett Becker[3]; 3. 93L-Trey Lambert[1]; 4. 37F-Tim Kent[6]; 5. 9M-Cory Mallo[10]; 6. 77C-Kevin Schawitsch[2]; 7. (DNF) 17KT-Ryan Secrest[5]; 8. (DNF) 6B-Brad Kraus[9]; 9. (DNF) 55-Tom Everhart[8]; 10. (DNF) 10X-Tom Doherty[7]; (DNS) 11R-Shane Watts; (DNS) 22E-David Stephenson

D Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 89-Nick Bailey[8]; 2. 27Z-Zane Hendricks[5]; 3. 2J-Cody Lampe[6]; 4. 5GS-Garrett Stout[3]; 5. 21R-Ryan Truitt[1]; 6. 51A-Ryan Jamison[9]; 7. 56B-Tyler Brehm[4]; 8. (DNF) D6-Dakota Gaines[2]; 9. (DNF) 20-Tadd Holliman[7]; (DNS) 69J-Earl McDoulett Jr; (DNS) 22X-Payton Williams

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

C Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. D33-Joey Moughan[1]; 2. 10J-John Hunt[2]; 3. 9A-Jason Walls[4]; 4. 22H-John Heydenreich[9]; 5. 27S-Andy Shouse[11]; 6. 25S-Alex Schriever[3]; 7. 87F-Sean McClelland[13]; 8. 101-Chuck McGillivray[7]; 9. 3F-Davey (D.J.) Hamilton Jr.[6]; 10. 59E-Dex Eaton[10]; 11. 00-Tristan Lee[12]; 12. 96CM-Brett Becker[16]; 13. 83-Kurt Blackaby[5]; 14. 79-Blake Nimee[15]; 15. 0-Johnny Murdock[14]; 16. (DNF) 20X-Noah Harris[8]

C Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 84X-Chad Boat[8]; 2. 88-Chad Wheeler[1]; 3. GO-Shane Cockrum[5]; 4. 24S-Landon Simon[3]; 5. 22A-Andy Malpocker[10]; 6. 1P-Terry Nichols[12]; 7. 11C-Chett Gehrke[6]; 8. 4F-Chad Frewaldt[4]; 9. 89-Nick Bailey[15]; 10. 06-Andy Baugh[7]; 11. 4B-Shane Sellers[14]; 12. 83G-Matt Gilbert[11]; 13. 27Z-Zane Hendricks[16]; 14. 15L-Ashley Hazelton[13]; 15. 29-Derek Childs[9]; 16. (DNF) 12R-Brian Rieck[2]

Qualifiers: Top 16 in combined passing points advance to the A-Feature.

Qualifying Race 1 (10 Laps): 1. 67-Tanner Thorson[1]; 2. 71G-Damion Gardner[2]; 3. 21K-Cory Kruseman[3]; 4. 17R-Alex Schutte[4]; 5. 17BC-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[6]; 6. 7-Shannon McQueen[5]; 7. 98-Clinton Boyles[7]; 8. 4J-Tim Crawley[10]; 9. 10B-Rick Shuman[8]; 10. 0R-Holly Porter[9]

Qualifying Race 2 (10 Laps): 1. 28A-Ace McCarthy[3]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson[7]; 3. 37-Nick Knepper[1]; 4. 11AG-Dave Darland[4]; 5. 35F-Michael Faccinto[6]; 6. 73X-Jac Haudenschild[5]; 7. 51R-Brody Roa[8]; 8. 95-Chris Andrews[10]; 9. 8C-John Carney II[9]; 10. 71.5-Robert Bell[2]

Qualifying Race 3 (10 Laps): 1. 21-Daryn Pittman[2]; 2. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[4]; 3. 68-Ronnie Gardner[6]; 4. 3C-D.J. Netto[5]; 5. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer[1]; 6. 87JR-Troy Rutherford[3]; 7. 12W-Billy Wease[7]; 8. 80-Josh Hawkins[8]; 9. 57C-Chad Boespflug[9]; 10. 83S-Shane Weeks[10]

Qualifying Race 4 (10 Laps): 1. 39BC-Justin Grant[5]; 2. 67K-Holly Shelton[7]; 3. 14K-Chris Cochran[1]; 4. 05B-Steve Buckwalter[4]; 5. 47X-Tim McCreadie[10]; 6. 25H-Anton Hernandez[6]; 7. 32D-Danny Jennings[2]; 8. (DNF) 8GQ-Jimi-Ray Quin[3]; 9. (DNF) 2AG-Rickie Gaunt[9]; 10. (DNF) 3N-Jake Neuman[8]

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

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 14K-Chris Cochran[3]; 2. 25H-Anton Hernandez[1]; 3. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer[4]; 4. 51R-Brody Roa[5]; 5. 4J-Tim Crawley[7]; 6. 8GQ-Jimi-Ray Quin[8]; 7. 7-Shannon McQueen[2]; 8. 57C-Chad Boespflug[10]; 9. D33-Joey Moughan[13]; 10. 12W-Billy Wease[6]; 11. 71.5-Robert Bell[12]; 12. 10J-John Hunt[14]; 13. 9A-Jason Walls[15]; 14. 0R-Holly Porter[11]; 15. (DNF) 22H-John Heydenreich[16]; 16. (DNF) 10B-Rick Shuman[9]

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 47X-Tim McCreadie[3]; 2. 37-Nick Knepper[1]; 3. 73X-Jac Haudenschild[2]; 4. 84X-Chad Boat[11]; 5. 3N-Jake Neuman[12]; 6. 32D-Danny Jennings[6]; 7. 88-Chad Wheeler[14]; 8. 8C-John Carney II[9]; 9. 24S-Landon Simon[15]; 10. 98-Clinton Boyles[5]; 11. 95-Chris Andrews[7]; 12. 80-Josh Hawkins[8]; 13. GO-Shane Cockrum[13]; 14. (DNF) 83S-Shane Weeks[10]; (DNS) 87JR-Troy Rutherford; (DNS) 2AG-Rickie Gaunt

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

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 39BC-Justin Grant[1]; 2. 21-Daryn Pittman[8]; 3. 68-Ronnie Gardner[2]; 4. 17BC-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[7]; 5. 35F-Michael Faccinto[9]; 6. 71G-Damion Gardner[12]; 7. 3C-D.J. Netto[11]; 8. 11AG-Dave Darland[15]; 9. 47X-Tim McCreadie[18]; 10. 2C-Wayne Johnson[4]; 11. 21K-Cory Kruseman[13]; 12. 73X-Jac Haudenschild[22]; 13. 67-Tanner Thorson[10]; 14. 84X-Chad Boat[24]; 15. 17R-Alex Schutte[14]; 16. 14K-Chris Cochran[17]; 17. 25H-Anton Hernandez[19]; 18. 67K-Holly Shelton[6]; 19. 37-Nick Knepper[20]; 20. 05B-Steve Buckwalter[16]; 21. 28A-Ace McCarthy[3]; 22. 51R-Brody Roa[23]; 23. (DNF) 1ST-J.J. Yeley[5]; 24. (DNF) 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer[21]

Lap Leader(s): Justin Grant 1-25
Hard Charger: Jac Haudenschild +10

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Christopher Bell Dominates 2017 Chili Bowl J.C.T. Qualifying Night

TULSA, Okla. (January 12, 2017) For the second year running, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell raced his DC Solar/Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71W to Victory Lane in Thursday’s John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night at the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.

A show of dominance by the native of Norman, Bell’s third Preliminary Night victory locks him into his fourth championship A-Feature in as many years.

“I’ve been coming to the Chili Bowl for a long time. Growing up here in Oklahoma, this is the Daytona 500 for us,” said Bell of the win.

I remember coming here as a little kid and sitting in the front stretch grandstands, and every year I’d go buy the Chili Bowl t-shirt. I loved being able to see all the cars on the back of the t-shirts and that’s something that stood out to me as a little kid. Seeing my name on the back of the 2018 Chili Bowl t-shirt would mean just as much as holding a Golden Driller. To be able to be in this position again, I feel like I’ve matured a lot as a driver since the previous times I’ve been in this position. I want nothing more than to win the Chili Bowl and I’ve got a good shot at it this week.”

Through a caution just after the start of the second lap, second starting Bell gave chase to Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Taking the top of turns one and two on the restart, Bell ran full out into a slide job off the fourth turn to take over the top spot.

Slowed again on the fourth round, Hafertepe saw his night turn sour as the No. 15h snagged the cone on the restart, sending the Texas shoe to the tail of the field.

Moving the Bondio No. 47 of Danny Stratton to place, the drop of the green saw Bell take off like a shot. Railing a deep Tulsa Expo Raceway cushion, Bell quickly amassed a three second lead before catching traffic at the race’s mid-point.

Slowed once more at Lap 16, a trio of lapped cars sat between Bell and Stratton with C.J. Leary chasing in third. Advancing his advantage of 3.149 seconds before one final caution, Bell was simply unstoppable with a 1.422 seconds advantage at the drop of the checkered flag.

Asked if he felt like he had anything for Bell in the closing laps, Stratton replied, “Nah. I feel like he got too much of an advantage there in the beginning and in the middle part of the race and put some lapped cars behind him. I wasn’t just quick enough to get up to speed like that. I think in the end I was holding my own but it was just too late.”

Giving chase nearly the entire A-Feature, C.J. Leary will make his second A-Feature in as many years. Having to hold off the repeated advances for the third spot, while attempting to work around the No. 47, Leary was still pleased with locking into Saturday’s finale.

“The last five to 10 laps we were trying to figure out a way to get around Stratton, plus trying to hold off Allgaier was difficult because he was pretty good there at the end and we were pretty good.”

Rounding the final turn, Justin Allgaier was set to finish fourth, but contact between he and Thomas Meseraull sent the No. 7A flipping, causing the finish to split following the third place car. Justin was credited 17th with Meseraull 18th.

With the crash coming to the finish, Shane Golobic advanced to a fourth place finish with Andrew Deal completing the top-five. Tracy Hines from ninth crossed sixth with Jason Johnson seventh. Having to wheel from a C-Feature, Arizona’s Jerry Coons, Jr. ran circles to an eighth place finish from the 11th row. Justin Peck from 12th grabbed ninth with Gage Walker from 17th to finish 10th

Presented by John Christner Trucking, Thursday’s list of drivers topped 96 to bring the event total to 274, just 61 shy of the record of 335 drivers that drew in for the 2016 event. The Fastenal Flip Count has reached 23 over three nights of the Chili Bowl with all drivers able to walk away.

The 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire continues on Friday, January 13, 2017 and is presented by Vacuworx.

For continued updates on the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, fans can follow along with the Chili Bowl on social media, as well as the online PPV broadcast on http://www.racinboys.com. All official results and news can be found at http://www.chilibowl.com.

Results:

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire
Tulsa Expo Raceway - Tulsa, Okla.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
J.C.T. Qualifying Night

Car Count: 96
Event Count: 274

Budweiser Heat Races: Top 40 in passing points advance to Qualifiers.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 76M-Brady Bacon[2]; 2. 68F-Tyler Seavey[1]; 3. 15T-Tony Rossi[3]; 4. 7B-Brian Peterson[4]; 5. 122Q-David Prickett[5]; 6. 53-Brett Wilson[7]; 7. 86-Mark Lowrey[8]; 8. 3D-Dustin Gilbert[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 47-Danny Stratton[3]; 2. 57K-Kevin Studley[5]; 3. 8K-Frank Flud[7]; 4. 10W-Kyle Simon[1]; 5. 24F-Hunter Fischer[8]; 6. 42-Dean Franklin[2]; 7. 7D-Michelle Decker[6]; 8. 5T-Matt Stewart[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Shane Golobic[1]; 2. 87-Ryan Bernal[6]; 3. 9-Matt Moore[3]; 4. 05X-Stevie Sussex III[8]; 5. 57-Maria Cofer[5]; 6. 45A-Jesse Colwell[2]; 7. 31E-Evan Sewell[4]; 8. 19-Randy Woodside[7]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 7A-Justin Allgaier[4]; 2. 51F-Hunter Schuerenberg[3]; 3. 7JR-JD Black[2]; 4. 7MF-Chance Morton[7]; 5. 84-Shaun Shapel[8]; 6. 93K-Riley Kreisel[6]; 7. 88S-Scottie McDonald[5]; 8. 29A-Anthony Nocella[1]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 02-Robby Josett[2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[8]; 3. 321-Chad Winfrey[1]; 4. 15D-Andrew Deal[7]; 5. 23-Jimmy Light[3]; 6. 3T-Tim Barber[6]; 7. 19W-Matt Streeter[5]; 8. 48M-Rick Murcko[4]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 20A-Shon Deskins[1]; 2. 25C-C.J. Leary[5]; 3. 45X-Bricen James[2]; 4. 3J-Josh Baughman[4]; 5. 96-Cody Brewer[3]; 6. 2L-Joshua Shaw[7]; 7. 87H-Colby Hughes[8]; 8. 35L-Cody Ledger[6]

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 24-Tracy Hines[5]; 2. 1R-Thomas Meseraull[2]; 3. 87C-David Camfield Jr[1]; 4. 2T-Davey Ray[6]; 5. 6-Bill Rose[7]; 6. 49JR-Austen Figueroa[4]; 7. 2R-Matt Rossi[3]; 8. (DNF) 74J-Jamie Speers[8]

Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 5X-Justin Peck[1]; 2. 71W-Christopher Bell[7]; 3. 00C-Grady Chandler[8]; 4. 10GW-George White[4]; 5. 22M-Taylor Courtney[2]; 6. 49-Jonathan Davenport[3]; 7. 0K-Don O'Keefe Jr[6]; 8. (DNF) 10-Lance Bennett[5]

Heat 9 (8 Laps): 1. 01-Sheldon Haudenschild[2]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[6]; 3. 76Z-Zane Lawrence[1]; 4. 11E-Cory Elliott[7]; 5. 11Y-Travis Young[4]; 6. 38-Kody Swanson[8]; 7. 41T-Brad Thompson[5]; 8. 17O-Mike Wheeler[3]

Heat 10 (8 Laps): 1. 7Z-David Gough[1]; 2. 75D-Lee Dakus[3]; 3. 37X-Jake Blackhurst[2]; 4. 7T-Tristan Oakes[5]; 5. 91M-Chase Majdic[8]; 6. 2W-Wyatt Burks[7]; 7. 22B-Troy Betts[4]; 8. 92P-Jacob Park[6]

Heat 11 (8 Laps): 1. 14C-Coleman Gulick[2]; 2. 44-Don Droud Jr[4]; 3. 92M-Josh Most[6]; 4. 17B-Tanner Berryhill[8]; 5. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[7]; 6. 29J-Logan Jarrett[5]; 7. 05J-Curtis Jones[1]; 8. 44H-Colton Hardy[3]

Heat 12 (8 Laps): 1. 55X-Ryan Smith[2]; 2. 7XX-Gage Walker[4]; 3. 6K-Josh Lakatos[3]; 4. 71X-Shane Cottle[8]; 5. 56X-Mark Chisholm[6]; 6. 19P-Levi Curry[5]; 7. 10C-Dalton Camfield[7]; 8. 75X-Ken Hanson[1]

D-Features: Top 2 advance to corresponding C-Feature.

D Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 93K-Riley Kreisel[5]; 2. 49JR-Austen Figueroa[2]; 3. 19W-Matt Streeter[6]; 4. 31E-Evan Sewell[7]; 5. 10C-Dalton Camfield[4]; 6. 86-Mark Lowrey[1]; 7. 44H-Colton Hardy[14]; 8. 42-Dean Franklin[3]; 9. 19-Randy Woodside[9]; 10. 3D-Dustin Gilbert[10]; 11. 92P-Jacob Park[11]; 12. (DNF) 48M-Rick Murcko[13]; 13. (DNF) 2R-Matt Rossi[8]; 14. (DNF) 10-Lance Bennett[12]

D Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 22B-Troy Betts[7]; 2. 7D-Michelle Decker[4]; 3. 49-Jonathan Davenport[2]; 4. 0K-Don O'Keefe Jr[5]; 5. 05J-Curtis Jones[9]; 6. 41T-Brad Thompson[6]; 7. 74J-Jamie Speers[8]; 8. 88S-Scottie McDonald[11]; 9. 75X-Ken Hanson[14]; 10. 17O-Mike Wheeler[13]; 11. (DNF) 5T-Matt Stewart[12]; 12. (DNF) 87H-Colby Hughes[1]; 13. (DNF) 45A-Jesse Colwell[3]; 14. (DNF) 35L-Cody Ledger[10]

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

C Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 321-Chad Winfrey[2]; 2. 6-Bill Rose[4]; 3. 76Z-Zane Lawrence[3]; 4. 38-Kody Swanson[8]; 5. 7JR-JD Black[7]; 6. 93K-Riley Kreisel[15]; 7. 122Q-David Prickett[9]; 8. 10GW-George White[6]; 9. 11Y-Travis Young[10]; 10. 22M-Taylor Courtney[13]; 11. 29J-Logan Jarrett[14]; 12. 7T-Tristan Oakes[1]; 13. 23-Jimmy Light[12]; 14. 49JR-Austen Figueroa[16]; 15. 2L-Joshua Shaw[11]; 16. 7B-Brian Peterson[5]

C Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[4]; 2. 3J-Josh Baughman[5]; 3. 7MF-Chance Morton[3]; 4. 29A-Anthony Nocella[1]; 5. 87C-David Camfield Jr[2]; 6. 2W-Wyatt Burks[11]; 7. 53-Brett Wilson[10]; 8. 57-Maria Cofer[9]; 9. 7D-Michelle Decker[16]; 10. 10W-Kyle Simon[8]; 11. 19P-Levi Curry[14]; 12. 22B-Troy Betts[15]; 13. 56X-Mark Chisholm[6]; 14. 84-Shaun Shapel[7]; 15. 96-Cody Brewer[12]; 16. 3T-Tim Barber[13]

Qualifiers: Top 16 in combined passing points advance to the A-Feature.

Qualifying Race 1 (10 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 2. 15D-Andrew Deal[8]; 3. 02-Robby Josett[3]; 4. 44-Don Droud Jr[2]; 5. 17B-Tanner Berryhill[7]; 6. 20A-Shon Deskins[1]; 7. 2T-Davey Ray[9]; 8. 9-Matt Moore[10]; 9. 57K-Kevin Studley[4]; 10. (DNF) 87-Ryan Bernal[5]

Qualifying Race 2 (10 Laps): 1. 5X-Justin Peck[1]; 2. 25C-C.J. Leary[4]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson[5]; 4. 24-Tracy Hines[6]; 5. 7XX-Gage Walker[2]; 6. 11E-Cory Elliott[8]; 7. 6K-Josh Lakatos[10]; 8. 71X-Shane Cottle[7]; 9. 24F-Hunter Fischer[9]; 10. 01-Sheldon Haudenschild[3]

Qualifying Race 3 (10 Laps): 1. 14C-Coleman Gulick[3]; 2. 71W-Christopher Bell[6]; 3. 1R-Thomas Meseraull[8]; 4. 00C-Grady Chandler[5]; 5. 92M-Josh Most[2]; 6. 45X-Bricen James[10]; 7. 51F-Hunter Schuerenberg[7]; 8. 8K-Frank Flud[4]; 9. 7Z-David Gough[1]; 10. (DNF) 91M-Chase Majdic[9]

Qualifying Race 4 (10 Laps): 1. 17W-Shane Golobic[2]; 2. 47-Danny Stratton[5]; 3. 7A-Justin Allgaier[6]; 4. 55X-Ryan Smith[3]; 5. 76M-Brady Bacon[4]; 6. 05X-Stevie Sussex III[1]; 7. 68F-Tyler Seavey[8]; 8. 37X-Jake Blackhurst[10]; 9. 75D-Lee Dakus[7]; 10. (DNF) 15T-Tony Rossi[9]

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

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 7XX-Gage Walker[2]; 2. 11E-Cory Elliott[3]; 3. 51F-Hunter Schuerenberg[6]; 4. 2T-Davey Ray[5]; 5. 6K-Josh Lakatos[4]; 6. 8K-Frank Flud[7]; 7. 44-Don Droud Jr[1]; 8. 24F-Hunter Fischer[11]; 9. 9-Matt Moore[8]; 10. 38-Kody Swanson[16]; 11. 57K-Kevin Studley[9]; 12. 76Z-Zane Lawrence[15]; 13. 7Z-David Gough[12]; 14. 6-Bill Rose[14]; 15. 321-Chad Winfrey[13]; 16. 75D-Lee Dakus[10]

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 76M-Brady Bacon[1]; 2. 45X-Bricen James[2]; 3. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[13]; 4. 92M-Josh Most[3]; 5. 71X-Shane Cottle[7]; 6. 29A-Anthony Nocella[14]; 7. 05X-Stevie Sussex III[5]; 8. 7MF-Chance Morton[15]; 9. 20A-Shon Deskins[4]; 10. 91M-Chase Majdic[11]; 11. 37X-Jake Blackhurst[8]; 12. 01-Sheldon Haudenschild[10]; 13. 68F-Tyler Seavey[6]; 14. 3J-Josh Baughman[12]; 15. (DNF) 87-Ryan Bernal[9]; (DNS) 15T-Tony Rossi

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

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 71W-Christopher Bell[2]; 2. 47-Danny Stratton[3]; 3. 25C-C.J. Leary[7]; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic[10]; 5. 15D-Andrew Deal[4]; 6. 24-Tracy Hines[9]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson[8]; 8. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[22]; 9. 5X-Justin Peck[12]; 10. 7XX-Gage Walker[17]; 11. 55X-Ryan Smith[15]; 12. 11E-Cory Elliott[19]; 13. 02-Robby Josett[14]; 14. 45X-Bricen James[20]; 15. 17B-Tanner Berryhill[16]; 16. 14C-Coleman Gulick[6]; 17. 7A-Justin Allgaier[5]; 18. 1R-Thomas Meseraull[11]; 19. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[1]; 20. 51F-Hunter Schuerenberg[21]; 21. 92M-Josh Most[24]; 22. 2T-Davey Ray[23]; 23. (DNF) 76M-Brady Bacon[18]; 24. (DNF) 00C-Grady Chandler[13]

Lap Leader(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-2; Christopher Bell 3-25;

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Lineups/Results Thursday Night Qualifying Chili Bowl

Heat Races: Top 40 in passing points advance to Qualifiers.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 76M-Brady Bacon[2]; 2. 68F-Tyler Seavey[1]; 3. 15T-Tony Rossi[3]; 4. 7B-Brian Peterson[4]; 5. 122Q-David Prickett[5]; 6. 53-Brett Wilson[7]; 7. 86-Mark Lowrey[8]; 8. 3D-Dustin Gilbert[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 47-Danny Stratton[3]; 2. 57K-Kevin Studley[5]; 3. 8K-Frank Flud[7]; 4. 10W-Kyle Simon[1]; 5. 24F-Hunter Fischer[8]; 6. 42-Dean Franklin[2]; 7. 7D-Michelle Decker[6]; 8. 5T-Matt Stewart[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Shane Golobic[1]; 2. 87-Ryan Bernal[6]; 3. 9-Matt Moore[3]; 4. 05X-Stevie Sussex III[8]; 5. 57-Maria Cofer[5]; 6. 45A-Jesse Colwell[2]; 7. 31E-Evan Sewell[4]; 8. 19-Randy Woodside[7]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 7A-Justin Allgaier[4]; 2. 51F-Hunter Schuerenberg[3]; 3. 7JR-JD Black[2]; 4. 7MF-Chance Morton[7]; 5. 84-Shaun Shapel[8]; 6. 93K-Riley Kreisel[6]; 7. 88S-Scottie McDonald[5]; 8. 29A-Anthony Nocella[1]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 02-Robby Josett[2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[8]; 3. 321-Chad Winfrey[1]; 4. 15D-Andrew Deal[7]; 5. 23-Jimmy Light[3]; 6. 3T-Tim Barber[6]; 7. 19W-Matt Streeter[5]; 8. 48M-Rick Murcko[4]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 20A-Shon Deskins[1]; 2. 25C-C.J. Leary[5]; 3. 45X-Bricen James[2]; 4. 3J-Josh Baughman[4]; 5. 96-Cody Brewer[3]; 6. 2L-Joshua Shaw[7]; 7. 87H-Colby Hughes[8]; 8. 35L-Cody Ledger[6]

Heat 7: Lineup

8 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-David Camfield Jr-87C
2-Thomas Meseraull-1R
3-Matt Rossi-2R
4-Austen Figueroa-49JR
5-Tracy Hines-24
6-Davey Ray-2T
7-Bill Rose-6
8-Jamie Speers-74J

Heat 8: Lineup

8 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Justin Peck-5X
2-Taylor Courtney-22M
3-Jonathan Davenport-49
4-George White-10GW
5-Lance Bennett-10
6-Don O'Keefe Jr-0K
7-Christopher Bell-71W
8-Grady Chandler-00C

Heat 9: Lineup

8 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Zane Lawrence-76Z
2-Sheldon Haudenschild-1
3-Mike Wheeler-17O
4-Travis Young-11Y
5-Brad Thompson-41T
6-Jason Johnson-41
7-Cory Elliott-11E
8-Kody Swanson-38

Heat 10: Lineup

8 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-David Gough-7Z
2-Jake Blackhurst-37X
3-Lee Dakus-75D
4-Troy Betts-22B
5-Tristan Oakes-7T
6-Jacob Park-92P
7-Wyatt Burks-2W
8-Chase Majdic-91M

Heat 11: Lineup

8 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Curtis Jones-05J
2-Coleman Gulick-14C
3-Colton Hardy-44H
4-Don Droud Jr-44
5-Logan Jarrett-29J
6-Josh Most-92M
7-Jerry Coons Jr-5
8-Tanner Berryhill-17B

Heat 12: Lineup

8 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Ken Hanson-75X
2-Ryan Smith-55X
3-Josh Lakatos-6K
4-Gage Walker-7XX
5-Levi Curry-19P
6-Mark Chisholm-56X
7-Dalton Camfield-10C
8-Shane Cottle-71X

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Travis Berryhill Comes Up Aces In Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night

Chili Bowl PR- Wednesday

TULSA, Okla. (January 11, 2017) Adding to the list of first time winners at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, California’s Travis Berryhill solidified his spot in Saturday’s championship feature event with a win in Wednesday’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa Qualifying Night at the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.

The 42nd different preliminary night winner in Chili Bowl history, Berryhill was chased to the line by fellow Californians, Jake Swanson and Colby Copeland with all three punching their ticket into Saturday’s A-Main for the first time.

“Man it takes a lot of pressure off,” chuckled the driver of the Manic Racing No. 31 when asked about being locked in.

“I’ve been in a B-Main here but I’ve never been in a Saturday night A-Main, so I’m pretty proud of that. I’ve been to in the ‘B’ and been close, and down to the Q main event, or whatever they are down to these days, and everywhere in between. So when you are down there in those things it’s a struggle and it’s stressful because you never know what you are going to get; especially the further you get down. I’ve been all the way through them. Last year we had a pretty poor qualifying night. We were fast but we just couldn’t put it all together. Then Saturday night we really bared down and threw some stuff at it that worked and we went through three or four main events last year. I carried a little bit of that confidence over to this year as well.”

Taking off from fifth, Berryhill wasted no time advancing to the point in the Ray Seach wrenched No. 31. Battling with Missouri’s Andrew Felker on the third round, the Fontana powered No. 31 rolled to the top spot on Lap 4 with a move off the second turn with Oklahoma’s Kevin Bayer in tow.

Caution on Lap 6, the chase for the lead was berm to wall on the Tulsa Expo Raceway with Berryhill glued to the hub, while Bayer railed the cushion. Evenly matched at every end of the Raceway, the margin for the lead was by inches at times as Bayer built momentum for a pass on Lap 10.

Staying true of the bottom of the track, Berryhill took advantage of a bobble by the driver of the Boss Chassis No. 91k to retake the lead on Lap 13. Able to gain some breathing room over Bayer, the back of the field was quickly approaching. Finding the tail of the pack on Lap 15, the question of where to run became real a lap later. On the back bumper of lapped traffic, the caution flew to bring the field to a single file restart.

Attempting the restart, fourth running Andrew Felker lost power to force another caution, advancing Jake Swanson into fourth. Once the race resumed, Berryhill was able to slip away to a 1.824 second advantage at the line, while the race for second was on between Jake Swanson and Colby Copeland.

Advancing out of a B-Main to start 18th, Swanson would win out the battle for the runner-up spot. On having to race through the ‘B’ to get to the A-Feature, Swanson had to fight a sour engine under the bonnet of the No. 68W.

Putting him behind the eight ball, Jake commented on the situation by saying, “It was a little hectic to say the least. There’s no quit in our deal. Straight out the get go that thing was really good. They had that thing on a rail. We won the heat race, and I knew we had to win that to make it count. From there we went to the qualifier and figure we could get a good jump, but as soon as the thing fired off it wasn’t running right. I tried resetting the box and I tried leaning it down, whatever I could do. It just wasn’t happen then with one to go, the thing was running on all four again. It took off and I though we just got a Chili Bowl miracle, but as soon as the yellow came out that wasn’t the case and it dropped back to two (cylinders). After that, it just shut off.”

Barely holding onto third, Copeland edged out Washington’s Gary Taylor by only 0.068 seconds. With a sense of relief, Copeland talked about being locked into Saturday night.

“It feels pretty good to be in the Saturday feature. It’s good to hang out now and get the car ready to see what we can do on Friday with the pole shuffle, then get ready for 55 laps on Saturday. We’re actually staying at the Hard Rock Casino so it worked out good that we were qualifying tonight, so we can celebrate and get focused and be ready to go for Friday and Saturday.”

While just missing the transfer, Gary Taylor ran to the fourth spot from seventh with Tyler Thomas coming from ninth to complete the top-five.

Ryan Robinson crossed sixth with Sammy Swindell hard charging from 24th to seventh after advancing from the C-Features. In pursuit of Chili Bowl Rookie of the Year, Donnie Schatz moved from 15th to eighth. Casey Shuman from 16th earned the ninth spot with Brent Beauchamp crossing tenth.

Presented by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa; Wednesday’s qualifying slate saw 88 drivers making the call to bring the event total to 178. The Fastenal Flip Count has reached 18 over the first two nights of the Chili Bowl with all drivers able to walk away. The 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire continues on Thursday.

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire
Tulsa Expo Raceway - Tulsa, Okla.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Hard Rock Casino, Tulsa Night

Car Count: 88
Event Count: 178

Budweiser Heat Races: Top 40 in passing points advance to Qualifiers.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 91K-Kevin Bayer[2]; 2. 5C-Colten Cottle[8]; 3. 14R-Jody Rosenboom[6]; 4. 5F-Danny Frye III[1]; 5. 14-Sean Watts[3]; 6. 57D-Daniel Robinson[7]; 7. 44D-Philip Dietz[4]; 8. (DNF) 21M-Michelle Melton[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2A-Brent Beauchamp[4]; 2. 32T-Trey Marcham[1]; 3. 29S-Timmy Buckwalter[5]; 4. 7J-Shawn Jackson[3]; 5. 37B-Terry Babb[7]; 6. 14E-David McIntosh[2]; 7. 21H-Harlan Hulsey[6]; 8. 13SR-Marcus Thomas[8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 31-Travis Berryhill[3]; 2. 12-Chris Sheil[1]; 3. 22-Chase Jones[5]; 4. 99K-Korey Weyant[8]; 5. 59-Austin Shores[2]; 6. 91-Jeff Stasa[4]; 7. (DNF) 4M-J.J. Ercse[6]; 8. (DNF) 23A-Hannah Adair[7]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 3E-Geoff Ensign[1]; 2. 11D-Danny Faria Jr[3]; 3. 45W-Brandon Waelti[4]; 4. 8-Alex Sewell[6]; 5. 97-Rico Abreu[2]; 6. 99-Colton Heath[5]; 7. 4-Austin Nemire[8]; 8. 7F-Roy Larkin[7]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 2. 51S-Danny Sheridan[3]; 3. 69-A.J. Fike[6]; 4. 05T-Gary Taylor[8]; 5. 17D-Alex DeCamp[1]; 6. 9C-Cory Turner[7]; 7. 7G-Justin Gonzales[5]; 8. (DNF) 6S-Michael (Mike) Snider[2]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 68W-Jake Swanson[1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[3]; 3. 47W-Dylan Westbrook[4]; 4. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell[6]; 6. 50T-Tony DiMattia[8]; 7. 88T-Tyler Nelson[7]; 8. (DNF) 43H-Reece Shelton[2]

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 4P-Paul McMahan[5]; 2. 85-Matt Johnson[1]; 3. 4D-Robert Dalby[4]; 4. 7X-John Ivy[2]; 5. 50-Daniel Adler[8]; 6. 2K-Kyle Jones[6]; 7. 47JR-Ron Bach[3]; 8. (DNF) 28-Kory Schudy[7]

Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 51X-Colby Copeland[3]; 2. 2X-Logan Seavey[2]; 3. 11A-Andrew Felker[7]; 4. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[1]; 5. 55D-Nick Drake[4]; 6. 11-Katlynn Leer[5]; 7. 10K-Billy Lawless[6]; (DNS) 98J-Bill Jackson

Heat 9 (8 Laps): 1. 91T-Tyler Thomas[2]; 2. 32-Casey Shuman[3]; 3. 25-Chase Stockon[7]; 4. 27B-A.J. Burns[1]; 5. 12K-Zac Taylor[5]; 6. 926-Morgan Frewaldt[4]; 7. 5W-Chris Windom[6]; (DNS) 14H-Harley Hollan

Heat 10 (8 Laps): 1. 71-Ryan Robinson[7]; 2. 75-Johnny Herrera[1]; 3. 5E-David Gravel[3]; 4. 33C-Carson McCarl[2]; 5. 77J-John Klabunde[4]; 6. A23-Barrie Valentino[5]; 7. 35T-Tyler Robbins[6]; (DNS) 17C-Devin Camfield

Heat 11 (8 Laps): 1. 92-Brenden Bright[3]; 2. 1T-Tony Roney[1]; 3. 73-Jason McDougal[8]; 4. 8M-Kade Morton[5]; 5. 16C-David Camfield III[2]; 6. 7M-Kevin Ramey[7]; 7. 17Z-Zac Moody[4]; 8. 3B-Austin Blair[6]

D-Features: Top 2 advance to corresponding C-Feature.

D Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 10K-Billy Lawless[2]; 2. 28-Kory Schudy[6]; 3. 35T-Tyler Robbins[3]; 4. 21M-Michelle Melton[7]; 5. 23A-Hannah Adair[5]; 6. 21H-Harlan Hulsey[1]; 7. 44D-Philip Dietz[4]; 8. 43H-Reece Shelton[8]; (DNS) 47JR-Ron Bach; (DNS) 98J-Bill Jackson

D Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 5W-Chris Windom[2]; 2. 4M-J.J. Ercse[1]; 3. 17Z-Zac Moody[4]; 4. 7F-Roy Larkin[6]; 5. 3B-Austin Blair[7]; 6. 13SR-Marcus Thomas[5]; 7. (DNF) 7G-Justin Gonzales[3]; (DNS) 6S-Michael (Mike) Snider; (DNS) 17C-Devin Camfield; (DNS) 14H-Harley Hollan

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

C Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 97-Rico Abreu[9]; 2. 17D-Alex DeCamp[10]; 3. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[4]; 4. 9C-Cory Turner[7]; 5. 12K-Zac Taylor[5]; 6. 14E-David McIntosh[14]; 7. 91-Jeff Stasa[13]; 8. 77J-John Klabunde[6]; 9. 7X-John Ivy[2]; 10. 10K-Billy Lawless[15]; 11. (DNF) 7J-Shawn Jackson[1]; 12. (DNF) A23-Barrie Valentino[12]; 13. (DNF) 50T-Tony DiMattia[3]; 14. (DNF) 14-Sean Watts[8]; 15. (DNF) 28-Kory Schudy[16]; 16. (DNF) 99-Colton Heath[11]

C Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 1-Sammy Swindell[1]; 2. 55D-Nick Drake[5]; 3. 7M-Kevin Ramey[7]; 4. 5F-Danny Frye III[3]; 5. 57D-Daniel Robinson[6]; 6. 16C-David Camfield III[9]; 7. 11-Katlynn Leer[11]; 8. 4M-J.J. Ercse[16]; 9. 59-Austin Shores[8]; 10. 4-Austin Nemire[12]; 11. 926-Morgan Frewaldt[13]; 12. 33C-Carson McCarl[2]; 13. 5W-Chris Windom[15]; 14. 88T-Tyler Nelson[14]; 15. (DNF) 27B-A.J. Burns[4]; 16. (DNF) 2K-Kyle Jones[10]

Qualifiers: Top 16 in combined passing points advance to the A-Feature.

Qualifying Race 1 (10 Laps): 1. 51S-Danny Sheridan[1]; 2. 91T-Tyler Thomas[3]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[5]; 4. 92-Brenden Bright[4]; 5. 71-Ryan Robinson[6]; 6. 5E-David Gravel[10]; 7. 47W-Dylan Westbrook[9]; 8. (DNF) 68W-Jake Swanson[2]; 9. (DNF) 22-Chase Jones[7]; 10. (DNF) 85-Matt Johnson[8]

Qualifying Race 2 (10 Laps): 1. 11A-Andrew Felker[4]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[1]; 3. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[9]; 4. 99K-Korey Weyant[2]; 5. 5C-Colten Cottle[6]; 6. 2X-Logan Seavey[5]; 7. 75-Johnny Herrera[8]; 8. 4D-Robert Dalby[7]; 9. 14R-Jody Rosenboom[3]; 10. 73-Jason McDougal[10]

Qualifying Race 3 (10 Laps): 1. 05T-Gary Taylor[2]; 2. 32-Casey Shuman[1]; 3. 31-Travis Berryhill[5]; 4. 32T-Trey Marcham[7]; 5. 4P-Paul McMahan[6]; 6. 8-Alex Sewell[9]; 7. 69-A.J. Fike[3]; 8. 1T-Tony Roney[8]; 9. 8M-Kade Morton[10]; 10. (DNF) 25-Chase Stockon[4]

Qualifying Race 4 (10 Laps): 1. 11D-Danny Faria Jr[2]; 2. 91K-Kevin Bayer[4]; 3. 51X-Colby Copeland[5]; 4. 2A-Brent Beauchamp[6]; 5. 50-Daniel Adler[9]; 6. 45W-Brandon Waelti[8]; 7. 29S-Timmy Buckwalter[1]; 8. (DNF) 12-Chris Sheil[7]; 9. (DNF) 3E-Geoff Ensign[3]; 10. (DNF) 37B-Terry Babb[10]

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

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 5E-David Gravel[3]; 2. 92-Brenden Bright[1]; 3. 69-A.J. Fike[6]; 4. 50-Daniel Adler[2]; 5. 45W-Brandon Waelti[4]; 6. 12-Chris Sheil[8]; 7. 2X-Logan Seavey[5]; 8. 17D-Alex DeCamp[14]; 9. 25-Chase Stockon[11]; 10. 97-Rico Abreu[13]; 11. 14R-Jody Rosenboom[10]; 12. 85-Matt Johnson[12]; 13. (DNF) 9C-Cory Turner[16]; 14. (DNF) 11XS-Donovan Peterson[15]; 15. (DNF) 1T-Tony Roney[7]; (DNS) 73-Jason McDougal

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 68W-Jake Swanson[7]; 2. 32T-Trey Marcham[1]; 3. 47W-Dylan Westbrook[4]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell[13]; 5. 29S-Timmy Buckwalter[6]; 6. 75-Johnny Herrera[5]; 7. 3E-Geoff Ensign[10]; 8. 37B-Terry Babb[12]; 9. 7M-Kevin Ramey[15]; 10. 55D-Nick Drake[14]; 11. 4D-Robert Dalby[8]; 12. 8M-Kade Morton[11]; 13. 99K-Korey Weyant[2]; 14. 22-Chase Jones[9]; 15. (DNF) 8-Alex Sewell[3]; 16. (DNF) 5F-Danny Frye III[16]

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

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 31-Travis Berryhill[5]; 2. 68W-Jake Swanson[18]; 3. 51X-Colby Copeland[6]; 4. 05T-Gary Taylor[7]; 5. 91T-Tyler Thomas[9]; 6. 71-Ryan Robinson[4]; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell[24]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz[15]; 9. 32-Casey Shuman[16]; 10. 2A-Brent Beauchamp[8]; 11. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[11]; 12. 47W-Dylan Westbrook[22]; 13. 4P-Paul McMahan[14]; 14. 5E-David Gravel[17]; 15. 92-Brenden Bright[19]; 16. 51S-Danny Sheridan[13]; 17. 32T-Trey Marcham[20]; 18. 5C-Colten Cottle[12]; 19. 11D-Danny Faria Jr[10]; 20. 69-A.J. Fike[21]; 21. 50-Daniel Adler[23]; 22. 91K-Kevin Bayer[3]; 23. 52-Blake Hahn[2]; 24. (DNF) 11A-Andrew Felker[1]

Lap Leader(s): Andrew Felker 1-3; Kevin Bayer 10-12; Travis Berryhill 4-9, 13-25

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Wednesday Night Chili Bowl lineups

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Results:

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire
Tulsa Expo Raceway - Tulsa, Okla.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Hard Rock Casino, Tulsa Night

Car Count: 88

Budweiser Heat Races: Top 40 in passing points advance to Qualifiers.

Heat 1: Lineup

8 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Danny Frye III-5F
2-Kevin Bayer-91K
3-Sean Watts-14
4-Philip Dietz-44D
5-Michelle Melton-21M
6-Jody Rosenboom-14R
7-Daniel Robinson-57D
8-Colten Cottle-5C

Heat 2: Lineup

8 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Trey Marcham-32T
2-David McIntosh-14E
3-Shawn Jackson-7J
4-Brent Beauchamp-2A
5-Timmy Buckwalter-29S
6-Harlan Hulsey-21H
7-Terry Babb-37B
8-Marcus Thomas-13SR

Heat 3: Lineup

8 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Chris Sheil-12
2-Austin Shores-59
3-Travis Berryhill-31
4-Jeff Stasa-91
5-Chase Jones-22
6-J.J. Ercse-4M
7-Hannah Adair-23A
8-Korey Weyant-99K

Heat 4: Lineup

8 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Geoff Ensign-3E
2-Rico Abreu-97
3-Danny Faria Jr-11D
4-Brandon Waelti-45W
5-Colton Heath-99
6-Alex Sewell-8
7-Roy Larkin-7F
8-Austin Nemire-4

Heat 5: Lineup

8 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Alex DeCamp-17D
2-Michael (Mike) Snider-6S
3-Danny Sheridan-51S
4-Blake Hahn-52
5-Justin Gonzales-7G
6-A.J. Fike-69
7-Cory Turner-9C
8-Gary Taylor-05T

Heat 6: Lineup

8 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Jake Swanson-68W
2-Reece Shelton-43H
3-Donny Schatz-15
4-Dylan Westbrook-47W
5-Parker Price-Miller-9P
6-Sammy Swindell-1
7-Tyler Nelson-88T
8-Tony DiMattia-50T

Heat 7: Lineup

8 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Matt Johnson-85
2-John Ivy-7X
3-Ron Bach-47JR
4-Robert Dalby-4D
5-Paul McMahan-4P
6-Kyle Jones-2K
7-Kory Schudy-28
8-Daniel Adler-50

Heat 8: Lineup

8 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Bill Jackson-98J
2-Logan Seavey-2X
3-Donovan Peterson-11XS
4-Nick Drake-55D
5-Colby Copeland-51X
6-Billy Lawless-10K
7-Katlynn Leer-11
8-Andrew Felker-11A

Heat 9: Lineup

8 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Harley Hollan-14H
2-Tyler Thomas-91T
3-A.J. Burns-27B
4-Morgan Frewaldt-926
5-Casey Shuman-32
6-Chris Windom-5W
7-Zac Taylor-12K
8-Chase Stockon-25

Heat 10: Lineup

8 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Johnny Herrera-75
2-Devin Camfield-17C
3-David Gravel-5E
4-Carson McCarl-33C
5-Barrie Valentino-A23
6-John Klabunde-77J
7-Ryan Robinson-71
8-Tyler Robbins-35T

Heat 11: Lineup

8 laps
Start-Driver-Car

1-Tony Roney-1T
2-David Camfield III-16C
3-Brenden Bright-92
4-Zac Moody-17Z
5-Kade Morton-8M
6-Austin Blair-3B
7-Kevin Ramey-7M
8-Jason McDougal-73

D-Features: Top 2 advance to corresponding C-Feature.

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

Qualifiers: Top 16 in combined passing points advance to the A-Feature.

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

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

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Tyler Courtney Shines In 2017 Chili Bowl Opener

1/11/2017

TULSA, Okla. (January 10, 2017) Indiana’s Tyler Courtney spent his morning unveiling the new #Driven2SaveLives program in honor of Bryan Clauson, and spent his evening driving like him as the pilot of the Clauson-Marshall Racing No. 7BC raced to his first preliminary A-Feature win in Chili Bowl competition, and in doing so, locks into his first Chili Bowl Championship feature event.

While the win was a very emotional one for the entire Clauson-Marshall racing team, Tyler explained the win simply when asked to put it into words, “Two words. Parked It.”

“Honestly, I think I’m still in shock. I don’t think it’s really hit me yet. This is really cool with a new team, on the so called dream team that Bryan wanted to put together,” said Courtney. “Bryan [Clauson] was the guy that gave me the opportunity seven years ago. He’s a big part of my career and plus, I got to win my first USAC National sprint Car race over him this summer during Sprint Week. That’s something that I’ll always have with me.”

Chili Bowl Preliminary Night Winner No. 41, Courtney, who earned the pole in Tuesday’s Warren CAT Qualifying Night A-Feature, battled the opening laps with Oklahoma’s Matt Sherrell before having to also contend with the Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71K of Kyle Larson.

Locked in a tight three way battle for the first six rotations around the Tulsa Expo Raceway, Courtney began putting distance of now second running, Larson. Keeping the No. 71K at length as the back of the field came into view, that distance was starting to dwindle as Larson worked the cushion at both ends of the Raceway.

Bumper-to-bumper with 13 to go thanks to a caution for Tony Bruce, Jr., Larson set up for the slide job. Denied the point, the Parker Stores entry quickly regained momentum. Low in one and two, high in three and four with 12 to go, the lead was Larson’s but the caution would again blink on before the lap could be completed.

Slowed again with 10 laps to run, the restart took two attempts as drivers leveled the cone, sending two drivers to the tail.

Returning with a barrage of Slide Jobs, Larson and Courtney used up every inch of the track. Working to the final eight laps, it was Larson off the fourth turn. Running hard to the cushion, the door was open for Courtney to retake the point off the second turn. Following the No. 7BC in on the turn three cushion, Larson skipped four tires into the fluff. Trying to correct the mistake, Larson mashed the throttle, only to jettison the No. 71K skyward. A hard landing and a hit to follow as Matt Westfall had nowhere to run. Despite the crash, both drivers returned to competition.

From there, Tyler Courtney would run away to a 2.775 second advantage over New York’s Larry Wight, who advanced from seventh to the silver podium step.

“It’s pretty amazing for us to be able to come down here,” explained the native New Yorker. “Shawn Michael, Mike Heffner, just the whole crew did an awesome job. We brought a brand new Chili Bowl car and it definitely paid off for us.”

Charging hard the final eight laps, Illinois’ Zach Daum advanced from 10th to the final transfer to secure his sixth Chili Bowl A-Feature.

Asked about the pressure of the Chili Bowl, Daum replied, “I put more pressure on myself than anybody. I try to stay relaxed as much as I can. We spend a lot of money to come to this one race every year and you want to run good. That’s the main goal here. To make the show for one, and put yourself in position to go after a Driller. This is our Daytona. It’s our Indianapolis; this is the Mecca of a Midget races so there’s always a little bit of pressure, but you kind of try to rise to the pressure.”

A preliminary night winner one year ago, Pennsylvania’s Alex Bright came up just shy of the transfer with a run from 12th to fourth. Jonathan Beason rounded out the top-five after starting ninth.

Chase Briscoe crossed sixth with England’s Tom Harris advancing from 22nd to second in the Beast No. 4h. Steven Shebester, Matt Sherrell, and Joey Saldana from 17th made up the top-ten.

For the ninth running of the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions, Kyle Larson led non-stop to pick up the night’s $6,363.63 check. Normally a $2,500 to win event, Kim and Greg Stewart along with Doug and Mary Harris brought the amount up to honor the late Bryan Clauson. Already a VIROC winner, this win was especially emotional for Larson as he and Clauson were close friends. Following the interview, it was announced by Kim Stewart that the race is going to pay $6,363.63 to win from now on.

Tuesday’s opening of the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals saw 90 drivers drawing in for competition. Of those 90, six made the Fastenal Flip Count. All drivers were able to walk away.

The 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire continues on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 and is presented by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa.

For continued updates on the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, fans can follow along with the Chili Bowl on social media, as well as the online PPV broadcast on http://www.racinboys.com. All official results and news can be found at http://www.chilibowl.com.

Results:

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire
Tulsa Expo Raceway - Tulsa, Okla.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Warren CAT Qualifying Night

Car Count: 90

Budweiser Heat Races: Top 40 in passing points advance to Qualifiers.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 37T-Seth Bergman[2]; 2. 14W-Matt Westfall[1]; 3. 0A-Aaron Schuck[4]; 4. 93-Dustin Morgan[5]; 5. 7S-Pat Schudy[7]; 6. 17G-Dustin Golobic[8]; 7. 05-Brad Loyet[9]; 8. 03-Shayle Bade[3]; 9. (DNF) 7SS-Wade Seiler[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 77-Alex Bright[1]; 2. 5H-Aaron Reutzel[3]; 3. 15X-Mason Moore[6]; 4. 66-Kevin Thomas Jr[9]; 5. 92L-Austin Lambert[2]; 6. 25P-Dylan Peterson[4]; 7. (DNF) 77U-Chris Urish[8]; 8. (DNF) 21T-Ty Hulsey[7]; 9. (DNF) 777-Bailey Huges[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[3]; 2. 9$-Kyle Clark[6]; 3. 99W-Larry Wight[5]; 4. 4R-Ryan Greth[8]; 5. 7AB-Austin Brown[1]; 6. 11F-Floyd Alvis[4]; 7. 3-Jake Neal[7]; 8. (DNF) 6A-Ray Seach[2]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 8J-Jonathan Beason[4]; 2. 71R-Nick Chivello[2]; 3. 33K-Kyle Offill[3]; 4. 1K-Brayton Lynch[5]; 5. 0G-Glenn Styres[7]; 6. 7W-Scott Walton[6]; 7. (DNF) 7U-Joe B. Miller[1]; (DNS) 5J-Jeff Crook

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 3H-Mike Hess[2]; 2. 71K-Kyle Larson[5]; 3. 17E-Blake Edwards[8]; 4. 51J-R.J. Johnson[7]; 5. 9D-Mack DeMan[1]; 6. 77D-Dean Drake Jr[4]; 7. 71WG-Weston Gorham[6]; 8. 14I-Isaac Schreurs[3]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 5D-Zach Daum[1]; 2. 25MP-Michael Pickens[6]; 3. 17K-Michael Koontz[2]; 4. 118-Scott Evans[8]; 5. 13-Glen Saville[4]; 6. 16-Ryan Ruhl[5]; 7. 69B-Bryan Debrick[3]; 8. 15S-Gavin Stout[7]

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[4]; 2. 2ND-Jeb Sessums[3]; 3. 2-Ryan Hall[2]; 4. 77K-Kevin Olson[1]; 5. 16K-Chris Dyson[5]; 6. 57J-Jake Bubak[8]; 7. 88W-Dustin Weland[6]; 8. 76J-Davey Jones[7]

Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 78-Nick Wean[3]; 2. 17-Joey Saldana[8]; 3. 4H-Tom Harris[7]; 4. 45J-C.J. Johnson[1]; 5. 46-Kenney Johnson[4]; 6. 9U-Doug McCune[2]; 7. 7RS-Merril Lamb[6]; 8. (DNF) 27MK-Kyle Keeler[5]

Heat 9 (8 Laps): 1. 35-Matt Sherrell[3]; 2. 44X-Wesley Smith[5]; 3. 97K-Spencer Bayston[8]; 4. 99P-Dillon Welch[6]; 5. 74-Zach Merritt[1]; 6. 72-Cameron Hagin[7]; 7. 0B-Ross Wece[4]; 8. 56V-Matt Veatch[2]....No. 56V, Matt Veatch, docked 2 spots at the finish for passing before the cone.

Heat 10 (8 Laps): 1. 82M-Steven Shebester[2]; 2. 5CB-Chase Briscoe[4]; 3. 1PW-Paul White[1]; 4. 71D-Domain Ramsay[6]; 5. 91S-Klint Simpson[8]; 6. 11J-Justin Melton[5]; 7. (DNF) 7AU-Lee Redmond[7]; 8. (DNF) 30T-Larry Bratti[3]

Heat 11 (8 Laps): 1. 67F-Kyle O'Gara[1]; 2. 91A-Chris Andrews[3]; 3. 2S-Travis Scott[7]; 4. 5BB-Bobby Brewer[2]; 5. 3CC-Raven Culp[8]; 6. 13JR-Koty Adams[4]; 7. 7CH-Brandon Matus[6]; 8. 2M-Austin Odell[5]

D-Features: Top 2 advance to corresponding C-Feature.

D Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 71WG-Weston Gorham[2]; 2. 3-Jake Neal[1]; 3. 21T-Ty Hulsey[4]; 4. 76J-Davey Jones[5]; 5. 56V-Matt Veatch[8]; 6. 03-Shayle Bade[6]; 7. 7RS-Merril Lamb[3]; 8. 30T-Larry Bratti[7]; (DNS) 0B-Ross Wece; (DNS) 27MK-Kyle Keeler; (DNS) 777-Bailey Huges

D Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 7AU-Lee Redmond[1]; 2. 2M-Austin Odell[7]; 3. 88W-Dustin Weland[2]; 4. 7CH-Brandon Matus[3]; 5. 6A-Ray Seach[9]; 6. 14I-Isaac Schreurs[8]; 7. 7SS-Wade Seiler[10]; 8. (DNF) 7U-Joe B. Miller[6]; 9. (DNF) 15S-Gavin Stout[5]; 10. (DNF) 69B-Bryan Debrick[4]; (DNS) 5J-Jeff Crook

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

C Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[8]; 2. 0G-Glenn Styres[3]; 3. 77U-Chris Urish[12]; 4. 46-Kenney Johnson[7]; 5. 77K-Kevin Olson[5]; 6. 13JR-Koty Adams[14]; 7. 1PW-Paul White[2]; 8. 71WG-Weston Gorham[15]; 9. 17G-Dustin Golobic[4]; 10. 16K-Chris Dyson[6]; 11. 3-Jake Neal[16]; 12. 74-Zach Merritt[10]; 13. (DNF) 11F-Floyd Alvis[13]; 14. (DNF) 7AB-Austin Brown[9]; 15. (DNF) 93-Dustin Morgan[1]; 16. (DNF) 16-Ryan Ruhl[11]

C Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 57J-Jake Bubak[4]; 2. 11J-Justin Melton[11]; 3. 13-Glen Saville[6]; 4. 9D-Mack DeMan[9]; 5. 45J-C.J. Johnson[5]; 6. 25P-Dylan Peterson[12]; 7. 5BB-Bobby Brewer[3]; 8. 7AU-Lee Redmond[15]; 9. 77D-Dean Drake Jr[13]; 10. 92L-Austin Lambert[8]; 11. 2M-Austin Odell[16]; 12. 9U-Doug McCune[14]; 13. 1K-Brayton Lynch[1]; 14. 7W-Scott Walton[10]; 15. (DNF) 72-Cameron Hagin[7]; 16. (DNF) 7S-Pat Schudy[2]

Qualifiers: Top 16 in combined passing points advance to the A-Feature.

Qualifying Race 1 (10 Laps): 1. 82M-Steven Shebester[2]; 2. 77-Alex Bright[1]; 3. 99W-Larry Wight[8]; 4. 78-Nick Wean[4]; 5. 4H-Tom Harris[3]; 6. 17-Joey Saldana[6]; 7. 25MP-Michael Pickens[5]; 8. 118-Scott Evans[7]; 9. 3CC-Raven Culp[10]; 10. 0A-Aaron Schuck[9]

Qualifying Race 2 (10 Laps): 1. 5D-Zach Daum[1]; 2. 35-Matt Sherrell[4]; 3. 66-Kevin Thomas Jr[2]; 4. 8J-Jonathan Beason[6]; 5. 17E-Blake Edwards[5]; 6. 51J-R.J. Johnson[8]; 7. 5H-Aaron Reutzel[7]; 8. 33K-Kyle Offill[10]; 9. 2S-Travis Scott[3]; 10. 99P-Dillon Welch[9]

Qualifying Race 3 (10 Laps): 1. 5CB-Chase Briscoe[2]; 2. 71K-Kyle Larson[4]; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[6]; 4. 97K-Spencer Bayston[5]; 5. 67F-Kyle O'Gara[1]; 6. 37T-Seth Bergman[3]; 7. 2ND-Jeb Sessums[7]; 8. 71R-Nick Chivello[8]; 9. 17K-Michael Koontz[10]; 10. 71D-Domain Ramsay[9]

Qualifying Race 4 (10 Laps): 1. 3H-Mike Hess[3]; 2. 4R-Ryan Greth[1]; 3. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[5]; 4. 14W-Matt Westfall[8]; 5. 44X-Wesley Smith[4]; 6. 91S-Klint Simpson[9]; 7. 91A-Chris Andrews[7]; 8. 2-Ryan Hall[10]; 9. (DNF) 9$-Kyle Clark[6]; 10. (DNF) 15X-Mason Moore[2]

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

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 17-Joey Saldana[1]; 2. 51J-R.J. Johnson[3]; 3. 44X-Wesley Smith[2]; 4. 05-Brad Loyet[13]; 5. 2ND-Jeb Sessums[6]; 6. 77U-Chris Urish[15]; 7. 37T-Seth Bergman[5]; 8. 99P-Dillon Welch[12]; 9. 71R-Nick Chivello[9]; 10. 33K-Kyle Offill[8]; 11. 91S-Klint Simpson[4]; 12. 46-Kenney Johnson[16]; 13. (DNF) 3CC-Raven Culp[10]; 14. (DNF) 0G-Glenn Styres[14]; 15. (DNF) 9$-Kyle Clark[7]; 16. (DNF) 0A-Aaron Schuck[11]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 5H-Aaron Reutzel[5]; 2. 25MP-Michael Pickens[3]; 3. 4H-Tom Harris[2]; 4. 17E-Blake Edwards[1]; 5. 118-Scott Evans[7]; 6. 57J-Jake Bubak[11]; 7. 11J-Justin Melton[14]; 8. 67F-Kyle O'Gara[4]; 9. 2S-Travis Scott[9]; 10. 2-Ryan Hall[8]; 11. 13-Glen Saville[13]; 12. 17K-Michael Koontz[10]; 13. 9D-Mack DeMan[15]; 14. 91A-Chris Andrews[6]; 15. 71D-Domain Ramsay[12]; (DNS) 15X-Mason Moore

VIROC IX

VIROC IX (20 Laps): 1. 71K-Kyle Larson[1]; 2. 97-Rico Abreu[2]; 3. 6K-Dave Darland[3]; 4. 47X-Tim McCreadie[7]; 5. 1R-Thomas Meseraull[11]; 6. 71-Christopher Bell[19]; 7. 76M-Brady Bacon[5]; 8. 84X-Chad Boat[10]; 9. 21K-Cory Kruseman[6]; 10. 21-Daryn Pittman[18]; 11. 67-Tanner Thorson[14]; 12. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[15]; 13. 47-Danny Stratton[9]; 14. 71G-Damion Gardner[13]; 15. 24-Tracy Hines[20]; 16. 1-Sammy Swindell[12]; 17. 05-Brad Loyet[17]; 18. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[4]; 19. 15-Donny Schatz[8]; 20. 22H-John Heydenreich[16]

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

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[1]; 2. 99W-Larry Wight[7]; 3. 5D-Zach Daum[10]; 4. 77-Alex Bright[12]; 5. 8J-Jonathan Beason[9]; 6. 5CB-Chase Briscoe[6]; 7. 4H-Tom Harris[22]; 8. 82M-Steven Shebester[5]; 9. 35-Matt Sherrell[3]; 10. 17-Joey Saldana[17]; 11. 25MP-Michael Pickens[20]; 12. 5H-Aaron Reutzel[18]; 13. 05-Brad Loyet[23]; 14. 51J-R.J. Johnson[19]; 15. 97K-Spencer Bayston[11]; 16. 66-Kevin Thomas Jr[16]; 17. 4R-Ryan Greth[13]; 18. 44X-Wesley Smith[21]; 19. 3H-Mike Hess[2]; 20. 78-Nick Wean[15]; 21. 71K-Kyle Larson[4]; 22. 14W-Matt Westfall[14]; 23. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[8]; 24. 17E-Blake Edwards[24]

Lap Leader(s): Matt Sherrell 2-5; Tyler Courtney 1, 6-25;
Hard Charger: Tom Harris +14

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Swindell Focused on Recording Sixth Chili Bowl Nationals Title

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Jan. 9, 2017) - Sammy Swindell is out for vengeance at this year's 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

Swindell has won the most events - five - and has earned the most Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions wins - four - during the premier midget event inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. However, he is looking to erase the sour memories from last year's event when he returns to the bullring this Tuesday for the Race of Champions before his preliminary night on Wednesday.

"It was disappointing last year," he said. "I got beat up a lot. We tore up a lot of stuff that normally doesn't happen. I felt like we had a good car, good enough to race and win; just the circumstances of being in the wrong place got us last year more than anything else."

Swindell is optimistic about his chances to claim his sixth title in a race car he only gets to drive once a year.

"Every time I've been in one I've been competitive," he said. "Not doing it a lot says something too I guess. Most of the time it's been a little bit of fun and something different. When you get to do something different, once a year, it has a little more fun to it."

Swindell was victorious at the prestigious event in 1989, 1992, 1996, 1998 and 2009.

"We built a new car for this year, but it's not much different," he said. "We wanted to improve on what's been working; things you learn from one year to the next. The dirt there changes and the way they do the track changes so we've had to do a few things over the years to be good."

Regardless of the result, Swindell said he enjoys the action, pressure and atmosphere of the event.

"All the different people that are there and people you don't race with but that one time a year, you roll it all together and it makes it special," he said. "It's fun to see some people we only get to see there each year. Hopefully this year we will get back to Victory Lane."

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Smith Lands Chili Bowl Ride With NASCAR's Alex Bowman Thanks to Friendship

KUNKLETOWN, Pa. (Jan. 9, 2017) - Sprint car driver Ryan Smith has developed a deep friendship with fellow driver and car builder Ryan Linder.

While thousands of miles separate the two - Smith lives in Pennsylvania and Linder in Arizona - the pair have a bond like brothers. That friendship has opened the door for Smith to compete once again in midget racing's biggest event - the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, which takes place Tuesday through Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

While racing a winged sprint car for Linder in Arizona this past fall, Smith was introduced to Mickey Meyers, who is the crew chief on the midget team owned by NASCAR driver Alex Bowman.

"Ryan made this happen," Smith said. "He's friends with Mickey and introduced us and we started taking and the next thing I knew I had a ride for the Chili Bowl. Ryan is a hell of a fabricator. He's a good guy and has become a very close friend."

This will mark the fourth Chili Bowl Nationals for Smith and his first since 2013.

"I had some very good rides at the Chili Bowl with Steve Buckwalter and with the Heffner No. 27," he said. "My second year we missed the transfer spot into Saturday's A Main by one spot. Last time I was at the Chili Bowl I was the first guy on his lid. Some cars checked up in warm-ups and BAM, I'm upside down. After that we struggled the rest of the week."

Smith said he, Bowman and Meyers have clicked right away.

"Alex is a great guy," Smith said. "He eats, sleeps and breathes racing like I do. He's committed to this deal one thousand percent. Me and Alex and Mickey gelled right away. We are focused on putting this hot rod in the A Main on Saturday."

Smith, who is one of a record 375 entrants in the event, will qualify Thursday night aboard the Bowman No. 55x Stewart Chassis with Esslinger power.

"Making the A Main on Saturday is the goal," Smith said. "Alex has the equipment and I have the experience to do it. We just need some luck, to stay out of trouble and keep the wheels under the thing and I need to do my job.

"I can't thank Alex enough for the opportunity and for Ryan for hooking me up. I plan to go to Ryan's after the Chili Bowl and help him get ready for the 2017 season."

Smith also wants to thank the sponsors on the No. 55x midget - Knuppenstein Speed Lab, CnB Chubby, U.S. Autocure and Toy State.

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Golobic Rounds Out Clauson-Marshall Racing Chili Bowl Team

Lonnie Wheatley, NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (January 3, 2017) – The Clauson-Marshall Racing stable for next week's Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, OK, is complete with the addition of Shane Golobic to the star-studded lineup.

Golobic joins in on the team that includes World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz, NASCAR star Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Knoxville Nationals champion Jason Johnson and recent Junior Knepper 55 winner Tyler Courtney.

"We have assembled one heck of a team, and I'm sure Bryan is looking down with a smile on his face knowing that we are all doing this with him in our hearts," Golobic comments.  "There is no doubt this year's Chili Bowl will be an emotional one, but I think we are all more driven than ever to 'Park It' for BC."

Golobic, a past World of Outlaws feature winner, comes off a 2016 season that included a National USCA Midget win in last March's Shamrock Classic along with a Queens Royal triumph at Farmington, MO, and the Trophy Cup title at Tulare among a number of Sprint Car wins.

"It is hard to explain how excited and honored I am to be teaming up with Clauson-Marshall Racing / Matt Wood Racing for the Chili Bowl" Golobic says.  "I have been lucky enough to drive for Matt for a little over a year now and I couldn't ask for a better person to drive for.  His passion for the sport of Midget racing is unbelievable, and it's people like himself, Tim and Richard that make our sport so great."

The relationship between Golobic and Clauson goes back to the early years of the Fremont, California racer's career.

"This one might be the most personal entry I have ever had the pleasure of being involved with," Tim Clauson explains.  "His on track diversity reminds me of the person we are building this team in honor of. "

Clauson explains the beginnings of the relationship with Golobic.

"I have known Shane since he was five years old and have been involved in his racing since that time," Clauson says.  "We have shared victory lane together since he was eight years old, winning at Gasoline Alley in a Quarter Midget.  For whatever reason, we just click when we're together.  We have parked it in Quarter Midgets, Midgets and Sprint Cars and in our two attempts together at Chili Bowl we have landed in the Saturday night A Main two times."

It's about more than just what Golobic does on the track though.

"While Shane's on track accomplishments are obvious, it is his off track demeanor and kindness and work ethic that makes me the most proud to have him in our cars," Clauson explains.  "At the end of the day, I wanted drivers who exemplified who Bryan was both on and off the track and there is no other person that does that any better both on and off the track."

The Clauson-Marshall Racing team joins forces with Matt Wood Racing on Golobic's Chili Bowl effort.

"Getting to partner with Matt Wood on Shane's entry just adds to the personal component of this entry," Clauson says.  "Matt was Bryan's winged car owner, but became so much more in not only Bryan's life but our family's life as well.  Matt has become a very dear friend and might be the one guy I know who has more passion for the sport than what I think I have.  It will be fun to see who can get to the Tulsa Expo Center the earliest every morning to start unloading cars."

Matt Wood shares Clauson's enthusiasm for the upcoming Chili Bowl effort.

"I have to be the luckiest guy in racing," Wood exclaims.  "I got a chance to race with my son for 11 years.  I got out of racing for three days, then struck a deal with Bryan Clauson that would change my life forever.  Then there was a short stint with Kerry Madsen that I thoroughly enjoyed, got out of racing for about seven days, and then was fortunate enough to partner with Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., and have Joey Saldana drive our World of Outlaws car in 2017 and now get to announce Shane Golobic as one of our six Chili Bowl entries.  Shane represents the best of every driver I've had.  He is the consummate professional in the car."

Wood is pleased to team with the Clauson-Marshall Racing team.

"Bryan forged a bond between Tim and I that will last a lifetime," Wood explains.  "Being a part of anything that involves people the caliber of Tim Clauson, Richard Marshall and Shane Golobic is an absolute honor."

Richard Marshall describes just how Golobic fits into the Clauson-Marshall Racing mix.

"One of the things that makes this year's driver line-up special is our diversity of backgrounds, resumes and personalities," Marshall says.  "Not only is Shane a winning race car driver, but also a degreed Engineer."

Marshall continues, "I admire his focus and goal-oriented approach to the sport.  He not only strives to be a better driver, but enjoys diving into the engineering to help discover what will make our car perform better on the track.  What Shane does share with this year's Chili Bowl teammates is how he carries himself on and off the track.  That is extremely important for us."

Marshall appreciates the opportunity to pursue a Golden Driller at the Tulsa Expo Raceway next week.

"Like Matt, I just feel like a plain lucky guy!" Marshall points out.  "I get to work some of the most quality people in the sport and win races with our racing family.  Jennifer and I start getting butterflies in our stomachs this time of year.  This year's Chili Bowl is taking that to a new level!  Bryan would be proud."

Golobic's tenth career Chili Bowl officially gets under way with next Thursday night's qualifying card as he guns for a fifth career Saturday night championship feature start.

"Tim and I have been family close to 20 years now and we have a bond that will never be broken," Golobic explains.  "Racing together has always felt so natural, and our results have reflected it.  I can't thank Tim and Richard Marshall enough for all that they have done to get this program together.  I have never had more confidence heading into a Chili Bowl, and I am excited to see what this team can do."

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2017 Chili Bowl Qualifying Nights Released

TULSA, Okla. (December 27, 2016) The first round of Qualifying Nights for the 2017 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire have been released.

An event where there is no such thing as an easy night, the list of entries stands at 358 spread across four nights of qualifying from January 10-13 with only 24 A-Feature spots open for the January 14 finale. Of the 358 entries, 19 still remain open with those spoken for bringing 70 Chili Bowl Rookies and 57 former A-Feature starters along with seven Chili Bowl Champions.

While the list of drivers will be updated several times before the drop of the first green flag, the updated nightly lists can be found at http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx

For now, the nightly lineups shake down as such:

Tuesday, January 10
Car #-Driver-Hometown
0A (R)-Aaron Schuck-Joliet, IL
0B (R)-Ross Wece-Concord, NC
0G-Glenn Styres-Ohsweken, ON, Can.
1K (R)-Brayton Lynch-Springfield, IL
1PW-Paul White-Waco, TX
2-Ryan Hall-Midlothian, TX
2M-TBA-
2ND-Jeb Sessums-Burleson, TX
2S-Travis Scott-Washington, OK
03 (R)-Shayle Bade-Lincoln, NE
3 (R)-Jake Neal-Omaha, NE
3CC-Raven Culp-Mesquite, TX
3H-Mike Hess-Riverton, IL
4H-Tom Harris-Banbury, OXF, UK
4R-Ryan Greth-New Cumberland, PA
5-Brad Loyet-Sunset Hills, MO
5BB-Bobby Brewer-Cabot, AR
5C-Colten Cottle-Kansas, IL
5CB-Chase Briscoe-Mitchell, IN
5D-Zach Daum-Pocahontas, IL
5H-Aaron Reutzel-Clute, TX
5J-Jeff Crook-Garden City, KS
6-Bill Rose-Plainfield, IN
6A-Ray Seach-Beloit, WI
7AB-Austin Brown-Millstadt, IL
7AU (R)-Lee Redmond-High Wycombe, WAU, Aus.
7BC-Tyler Courtney-Indianapolis, IN
7RS-Merril Lamb-Iola, KS
7S-Pat Schudy-Springfield, MO
7SS-Wade Seiler-Alton, IL
7U-Joe B. Miller-Millersville, MO
7W-Scott Walton-Inola, OK
8J-Jonathan Beason-Broken Arrow, OK
9$-Kyle Clark-Sapulpa, OK
9D (R)-Mack DeMan-Mississauga, ON, Can.
9U-Doug McCune-Colleyville, TX
9X-TBA-
11F-Floyd Alvis-San Carlos, CA
11J-Justin Melton-Lewisville, TX
12K-Zac Taylor-Green River, WY
13 (R)-Glen Saville-Razorback, NSW, Aus.
13JR (R)-Koty Adams-Doyline, LA
14C-Coleman Gulick-Binghamton, NY
14i-Isaac Schreurs-Sioux Falls, SD
14W-Matt Westfall-Pleasant Hill, OH
15S (R)-Gavin Stout-Wichita, KS
15X-Mason Moore-Chico, CA
16 (R)-Ryan Ruhl-Coldwater, MI
17-Joey Saldana-Brownsburg, IN
17E-Blake Edwards-Claremore, OK
17K-Michael Koontz-Bloomington, IN
18-Tony Bruce Jr-Liberal, KS
19N-Nick O'Neal-Wagoner, OK
21T-Ty Hulsey-Owasso, OK
23-Jimmy Light-Lizton, IN
25G-Dustin Golobic-Fremont, CA
25MP-Michael Pickens-Auckland, NZ
25P-Dylan Peterson-Sioux Falls, SD
27MK-Kyle Keeler-El Reno, OK
29 (R)-Derek Childs-Lodi, WI
29S (R)-Timmy Buckwalter-Douglasville, PA
30T-Larry Bratti-Springdale, AR
33K (R)-Kyle Offill-Tracy, CA
35-Matt Sherrell-Owasso, OK
37T-TBA-
44X-Wesley Smith-Nixa, MO
45J-C.J. Johnson-Quinter, KS
46-Kenney Johnson-Bethany, CT
47W-Dylan Westbrook-Scotland, ON, Can.
51J-R.J. Johnson-Phoenix, AZ
55D-Nick Drake-Mooresville, NC
55T-Tony Everhart-El Cajon, CA
56V (R)-Matt Veatch-Macedonia, IL
57J-Jake Bubak-Arvada, CO
67F-Kyle O'Gara-Indianapolis, IN
69B-Bryan Debrick-Irving, TX
71D-Domain Ramsay-Geelong, VIC, Aus.
71K-Kyle Larson-Elk Grove, CA
71R-Nick Chivello-Manteca, CA
71WG (R)-Weston Gorham-Colleyville, TX
72-Cameron Hagin-Broken Arrow, OK
74-Zach Merritt-Greeley, CO
76J-David Jones-West Middlesex, PA
77-Alex Bright-Collegeville, PA
77D-Dean Drake Jr-Collinsville, OK
77U-Chris Urish-Elkhart, IL
78-Nick Wean-Phillipsburg, NJ
82S-Steven Shebester-Mustang, OK
87j-Troy Rutherford-Ojai, CA
88W-Dustin Weland-Parker, CO
91A-Chris Andrews-Sandusky, OH
91S (R)-Klint Simpson-Santa Rosa, CA
92L (R)-Austin Lambert-Collinsville, OK
93-Dustin Morgan-Tulsa, OK
97K-Spencer Bayston-Lebanon, IN
98J-Bill Jackson-New Castle, DE
99P-Dillon Welch-Carmel, IN
99W-Larry Wight-Phoenix, NY
118-Scott Evans-Keller, TX
777 (R)-Bailey Huges-Tulsa, OK

Wednesday, January 11
Car #-Driver-Hometown
1-Sammy Swindell-Germantown, TN
1T-Tony Roney-Herculaneum, MO
2A-Brent Beauchamp-Avon, IN
2K-Kyle Jones-Kennedale, TX
2X (R)-Logan Seavey-Sutter, CA
3B (R)-Austin Blair-Fairview Heights, IL
4-Austin Nemire-Sylvania, OH
4D-Robert Dalby-Anaheim, CA
4M-J.J. Ercse-Lakewood, CA
4P-Paul McMahan-Nashville, TN
05T-Gary Taylor-Snohomish, WA
5E-David Gravel-Watertown, CT
5F (R)-Danny Frye III-St. Peters, MO
5T-Tom Everhart-El Cajon, CA
5W-Chris Windom-Canton, IL
6K-Josh Lakatos-Pasadena, CA
6S (R)-Michael (Mike) Snider-Kelseyville, CA
7F-Roy Larkin-Tulsa, OK
7G (R)-Justin Gonzales-Streetman, TX
7J-Shawn Jackson-Bear, DE
7M-Kevin Ramey-Ft Worth, TX
7X (R)-John Ivy-Fremont, OH
8-Alex Sewell-Broken Arrow, OK
8M-Kade Morton-Coweta, OK
9C (R)-Cory Turner-Caistor Centre, ON, Can.
9JR-Derek Hagar-Marion, AR
9P-Parker Price-Miller-Kokomo, IN
10K (R)-Billy Lawless-Fresno, CA
11-Katlynn Leer-Moulton, IA
11A-Andrew Felker-Carl Junction, MO
11D-Danny Faria Jr-Tipton, CA
12-Chris Sheil-Aurora, CO
13M-TBA-
13SR-Marcus Thomas-Corsicana, TX
14-Sean Watts-Atwater, CA
14E-David McIntosh-Broken Arrow, OK
14H-Harley Hollan-Tulsa, OK
14J-Jody Rosenboom-Rock Rapids, IA
15 (R)-Donny Schatz-Fargo, ND
15C (R)-Chris Harmon-Lakewood, CO
15T-Tony Rossi-Brighton, CO
16C-David Camfield III-Decatur, IL
17C (R)-Devin Camfield-Decatur, IL
17D-Alex DeCamp-Locust Grove, OK
17Z (R)-Zac Moody-Tulsa, OK
21M-Michelle Melton-Flower Mound, TX
21S-TBA-
22-Chase Jones-Greenwood, IN
22E-David Stephenson-Porter, OK
A23-Barrie Valentino-Chandler, QLD, Aus.
23A-Hannah Adair-Broken Arrow, OK
24S-Landon Simon-Brownsburg, IN
25-Chase Stockon-Fort Branch, IN
27B-A.J. Burns-Norman, OK
28-Kory Schudy-Springfield, MO
31-Travis Berryhill-American Canyon, CA
32-Casey Shuman-Rattlesnake Bend, AZ
32T-Trey Marcham-Oklahoma City, OK
33C (R)-Carson McCarl-Altoona, IA
35T-Tyler Robbins-Collinsville, IL
37B-TBA-
39BC-TBA-
43H (R)-Reece Shelton-Barnesville, OH
44D-Philip Dietz-Lake Ozark, MO
45W-Brandon Waelti-Sun Prairie, WI
47JR-Ron Bach-Santa Paula, CA
50-Daniel Adler-St. Louis, MO
50T (R)-Tony DiMattia-Malvern, PA
51S-Danny Sheridan-Santa Maria, CA
51X-Colby Copeland-Roseville, CA
52-Blake Hahn-Sapulpa, OK
57D-Daniel Robinson-Mt Vernon, IL
59 (R)-Austin Shores-Antlers, OK
66F-TBA-
68W-Jake Swanson-Anaheim, CA
69-A.J. Fike-Galesburg, IL
70K-Kevin Olson-Machesney Park, IL
71 (R)-Ryan Robinson-Foresthill, CA
73-Jason McDougal-Broken Arrow, OK
75-Johnny Herrera-Albuquerque, NM
76-TBA-
77J-John Klabunde-Ft. Calhoun, NE
85-Matt Johnson-Edmond, OK
88T-Tyler Nelson-Indianapolis, IN
91-Jeff Stasa-Kingman, KS
91K-Kevin Bayer-Bixby, OK
91T-Tyler Thomas-Collinsville, OK
92-Brenden Bright-Collegeville, PA
93L (R)-Trey Lambert-Collinsville, OK
97-Rico Abreu-Rutherford, CA
99-Colton Heath-Marysville, WA
99K-Korey Weyant-Springfield, IL
321 (R)-Chad Winfrey-Liberty, MO
926-Morgan Frewaldt-Brandon, SD

Thursday, January 12
Car #-Driver-Hometown
0K-Don O'Keefe Jr-Pittsboro, IN
00C (R)-Grady Chandler-Edmond, OK
1-Sheldon Haudenschild-Wooster, OH
1R-Thomas Meseraull-San Jose, CA
2-Robby Josett-Agua Dulce, CA
2L (R)-Joshua Shaw-milford, OH
2R-Matt Rossi-Peoria, AZ
2T-Davey Ray-Indianapolis, IN
2W-Wyatt Burks-Topeka, KS
3D (R)-Dustin Gilbert-Tonganoxie, KS
3J-Josh Baughman-Odessa, TX
3T-Tim Barber-Sonoma, CA
4J-Tim Crawley-Benton, AR
05J (R)-Curtis Jones-Tulsa, OK
05X-TBA-
5-Jerry Coons Jr-Tucson, AZ
5A (R)-Jesse Colwell-Red Bluff, CA
5X-Justin Peck-Monrovia, IN
7A-Justin Allgaier-Riverton, IL
7B-Brian Peterson-Mukwonago, WI
7CH-Chris (Critter) Malone-Pittsboro, IN
7D-Michelle Decker-Guthrie, OK
7JR-JD Black-Grain Valley, MO
7MF-Chance Morton-Coweta, OK
7XX-Gage Walker-Indianapolis, IN
8K-Frank Flud-Pryor, OK
9 (R)-Matt Moore-Oklahoma City, OK
10-Lance Bennett-Parker, CO
10C-Dalton Camfield-Decatur, IL
10GW-George White-Fort Worth, TX
10W-TBA-
11E-Cory Elliott-Bakersfield, CA
11Y-TBA-
15D-Andrew Deal-Caney, KS
16K-Chris Dyson-Pleasant Valley, NY
17B-Tanner Berryhill-Bixby, OK
17o-Mike Wheeler-Central Point, OR
17W-Shane Golobic-Fremont, CA
19-Randy Woodside-Wichita, KS
19P (R)-Levi Curry-Lincoln, IL
19W-Matt Streeter-Galt, CA
20A-Shon Deskins-Waddell, AZ
22B-Troy Betts-Newark, DE
22M-Taylor Courtney-Fort Worth, TX
24-Tracy Hines-Wilkinson, IN
24F-Hunter Fischer-Broken Arrow, OK
25C-C.J. Leary-Greenfield, IN
29A-Anthony Nocella-Marlborough, MA
29J-Logan Jarrett-Kokomo, IN
35L-Cody Ledger-Omaha, NE
35R-Kody Swanson-Kingsburg, CA
37X-Jake Blackhurst-Hanna City, IL
39-TBA-
41-Jason Johnson-Eunice, LA
41T-Brad Thompson-Austin, AR
42-Dean Franklin-Tulsa, OK
44-Don Droud Jr-Lincoln, NE
44H (R)-Colton Hardy-Phoenix, AZ
45X (R)-Bricen James-Albany, OR
47-Danny Stratton-Riverside, CA
48M (R)-Rick Murcko-Iola, KS
49 (R)-Jonathan Davenport-Blairsville, GA
49JR (R)-Austen Figueroa-El Segundo, CA
51F-Hunter Schuerenberg-Sikeston, MO
53-Brett Wilson-Coweta, OK
55X-Ryan Smith-Kunkletown, PA
56X-Mark Chisholm-Cheyenne, WY
57 (R)-Maria Cofer-Macdoel, CA
57K-Kevin Studley-Plainfield, IN
68F-TBA-
71W-Christopher Bell-Norman, OK
71X-Shane Cottle-Kokomo, IN
75X (R)-Ken Hanson-Vinton, IA
76M-Brady Bacon-Broken Arrow, OK
76Z-Zane Lawrence-Lillian, TX
84-Shaun Shapel-Wichita, KS
86-Mark Lowrey-Concord, NC
87-Ryan Bernal-Hollister, CA
87c-David Camfield-Decatur, IL
87H-Coby Hughes-Collinsville, OK
88S (R)-Scottie McDonald-Porter, TX
91M (R)-Chase Majdic-Redding, CA
92M-Josh Most-Red Oak, IA
92P (R)-Jacob Park-Red Bluff, CA
93K-Riley Kreisel-Warsaw, MO
96-Cody Brewer-Choctaw, OK
122Q-David Prickett-Fresno, CA

Friday, January 13
Car #-Driver-Hometown
GO-Kip Hughes-Enid, OK
0-Johnny Murdock-Kaufman, TX
0R (R)-Shane Redline-Amarillo, TX
00 (R)-Tristan Lee-Biloxi, MS
1P-Terry Nichols-Delano, CA
1ST-J.J. Yeley-Charlotte, NC
2AG-Rickie Gaunt-Torrance, CA
2C-Wayne Johnson-Oklahoma City, OK
2J (R)-Cody Lampe-Jetmore, KS
3C-D.J. Netto-Hanford, CA
3E-Geoff Ensign-Sebastopol, CA
3F (R)-TBA-
3N-Jake Neuman-New Berlin, IL
4B-Shane Sellers-Tuttle, OK
4F-TBA-
05B-Steve Buckwalter-Royersford, PA
5GS (R)-Garrett Stout-Wichita, KS
6B-Brad Kraus-Noblesville, IN
7-Shannon McQueen-Bakersfield, CA
8GQ (R)-Jimi-Ray Quin-Palmerston North, NZ
9M-Cory Mallo-Cheyenne, WY
10B-Rick Shuman-Queen Creek, AZ
10X-TBA-
11AG-Dave Darland-Lincoln, IN
11C-Chett Gehrke-Broken Arrow, OK
11K-TBA-
11R (R)-Shane Watts-Atwater, CA
12W-Billy Wease-Noblesville, IN
14K (R)-Chris Cochran-Mcloud, OK
17BC-Ricky Stenhouse Jr-Olive Branch, MS
17KT-Ryan Secrest-Newton, KS
17R-Alex Schutte-Rohnert Park, CA
20-Tadd Holliman-Murray, NE
20X-Noah Harris-Broken Arrow, OK
21-Daryn Pittman-Owosso, OK
21K-Cory Kruseman-Ventura, CA
22H-John Heydenreich-Bloomsburg, PA
22X (R)-Payton Williams-North Richland Hills, TX
25S-Alex Schriever-Sioux Falls, SD
27-Tucker Klaasmeyer-Paola, KS
27Z (R)-Zane Hendricks-Stillwater, OK
28A (R)-Ace McCarthy-Tahlequah, OK
32D-Danny Jennings-Norman, OK
33-TBA-
35F-Michael Faccinto-Hanford, CA
37-Nick Knepper-Belleville, I
38-Justin Grant-Ione, CA
47X-Tim McCreadie-Watertown, NY
48-Taylor Forbes-Neligh, NE
51-Jeremy McCune-Shepherd, MT
51A-Ryan Jamison-Mediapolis, IA
51R-Brody Roa-Buena Park, CA
56B-Tyler Brehm-Pottstown, PA
57C-Chad Boespflug-Hanford, CA
59E-Dex Eaton-Owasso, OK
67-Tanner Thorson-Minden, NV
67K (R)-Holly Shelton-Gold River, CA
68-Ronnie Gardner-Corona, CA
71.5-Robert Bell-Colfax, IA
71G-Damion Gardner-Concord, CA
73X-Jac Haudenschild-Wooster, OH
74J-Jamie Speers-New Holland , P
76N-Brad Noffsinger-Concord, NC
77C (R)-Kevin Schawitsch-Payson, IL
79 (R)-Blake Nimee-Oswego, IL
80-Josh Hawkins-Whitehouse, TX
83-Kurt Blackaby-Bentonville, AR
83G-Matt Gilbert-Merriam, KS
83S-Shane Weeks-Wagoner, OK
84X-Chad Boat-Phoenix, AZ
87F-Brian McClelland-Tulsa, OK
88-Chad Wheeler-Muskogee, OK
89 (R)-Nick Bailey-Cabot, AR
95-Chris Andrews-Tulsa, OK
96CM-TBA-
98-Clinton Boyles-Greenwood, MO
101-Chuck McGillivray-Madison, SD

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2017 Chili Bowl Sets New Entry Record With More Expected

TULSA, Okla. (December 26, 2017) The 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire set the mark at 349 entries, but the 31st edition just smashed that record as 358 entries have been turned in for the annual “Mecca of Midgets”.

With the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire slated for January 10-14, 2017 inside the River Spirit Expo Center, there is still time to further that record as entries can be accepted all the way up until the final preliminary night on January 13.

The question now, is can the attendance record of 335 be broken? The mark was also set during the 30th annual event.

Among the latest round of entries includes some of Sprint Car racing’s royalty like Wooster, Ohio’s Jac Haudenschild. The three time A-Feature starter is known for his over the top, win or wear it driving style and is scheduled to pilot the JFM No. 73x again in 2017. Jac is also among the few Father/Son combination in this year’s Chili Bowl as Sheldon Haudenschild will wheel a ride for Mike Larson/Keith Kunz Motorsports.

Jac Haudenschild is one of 57 past A-Feature starters that currently populate the list of 2017 Golden Driller hopefuls.

Of the 358 entries, 19 of those are still looking for shoe. One of the most notable is Loyet Motorsports who found the original driver of one of their No. o5 machines was not going to be able to make the trip. Also on the that list is Clauson-Marshall Racing, Frank Manafort, Fisher-Hartman, Swindell, Mounce, RayPro Motorsports, and Felker just to name a few.

While the list of Chili Bowl veterans continues to read like a Hall of Fame induction, the list of Rookies is grown at a rapid pace as well as 71 drivers will take their first swing at mastering the Tulsa Expo Raceway. Added recently was Georgia's Jonathan Davenport. A product of the world of Late Models, Davenport is a true Midget rookie, though that doesn’t seem to be stopping the 2015 Lucas Oil Late Model Champion. In 2016, Davenport racked up 10 wins with the Lucas Oil backed series, including the $40,000 to win Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

Davenport will be racing for Zach Daum who, along with racing himself, is again providing the Tony Elliott Memorial car that was awarded to David Gravel for the 2017 edition.

Officials are working on breaking the entry list down into Qualifying nights. That list is scheduled to be released late on December 27, 2016.

The entire list of Chili Bowl entrants can be found online at http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx.

Tickets for the opening night on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 are still available. The opening night will also include the eight edition of the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champion, otherwise known as the VIROC. Tickets can be purchased by phone at (918) 838-3777 or by stopping by the River Spirit Expo Center. Pit Passes are sold at the event and double as a General Admission pass. Pit Passes never sell out.

The 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire takes place January 10-14, 2017 inside the River Spirit Expo Center. For continued updates on the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, log onto http://www.chilibowl.com.

Quick Notes:

What: 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire
When: January 10-14, 2017
Where: River Spirt Expo Center – Tulsa Expo Raceway 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114

Entry Information:

Late Entry ($200): December 16, 2017 – January 13, 2016

Tuesday, January 10 – Warren CAT Qualifying Night plus 8th annual VIROC
Wednesday, January 11 – Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night
Thursday, January 12 – John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night
Friday, January 13 – Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night
Saturday, January 14 – Lucas Oil Championship Feature Events

Times:

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Move-In……..…..…..………..……....…..….9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Pit Pass Booth Opens.…..…..……..….. ...12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Monday, January 9, 2017

Building/Pit Pass Booth Open..……......………………8:00 am
Pit Pass Booth Opens…………………………………..8:00 am
Practice………………………………….…...…...…….. 9:00 am

Multi day Pit Pass $245.00~ Single day $30.00

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Building Opens….……...…………………………...…..9:00 am
Pit Pass Booth Opens…..…..……………….....……..11:00 am
Hot Laps…………………….……..…….….………..…..4:00 pm
Races………………………..………….….….…...….... 5:00 pm

Multi day Pit Pass $220.00 ~ Single day $45.00

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Building Opens….……...…………………………...…..9:00 am
Pit Pass Booth Opens…..…..……………….....……..11:00 am
Hot Laps…………………….……..…….….………..…..4:00 pm
Races………………………..………….….….…...….... 5:00 pm

Multi day Pit Pass $180.00 ~ Single day $45.00

Thursday January 12, 2017

Building Opens….……...…………………………...…..9:00 am
Pit Pass Booth Opens…..…..……………….....……..11:00 am
Hot Laps…………………….……..…….….………..…..4:00 pm
Races………………………..………….….….…...….... 5:00 pm

Multi day Pit Pass $140.00 ~ Single day $45.00

Friday January 13, 2017

Building Opens/Trade Show …………………….……. 9:00 am
Pit Pass Booth/Pit Gate .………..…………….………. 9:00 am
Auction ........................…..……….….………..........…12:00pm
Hot Laps…………………….……..…….….………..…..4:00 pm
Races………………………..………….….….…...….... 5:00 pm

Multi days Pit Pass $100.00 ~ Single day $45.00

Saturday January 14, 2017

Building Opens/Trade Show …………………….……. 8:00 am
Pit Pass Booth/Pit Gate ….….…...….…..……………. 8:00 am
Feature Races…...……….……………….……….……10:00 am
Opening Ceremonies..................................................6:00 pm

Single Day Pass - $60

Contact:

Phone: (918) 838-3777
Fax: (918) 836-5517
Mail: 1141 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112

Chili Bowl Online:

Website: http://www.chilibowl.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chilibowlnationals
Twitter: (@cbnationals)
Official Hashtag: #ChiliBowl2017
Instagram: cbnationals
Snap Chat: TheChiliBowl

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Champions:

Year - Driver (Owner)

2016 - Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)
2015 - Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)
2014 - Bryan Clauson (Joe Dooling/Rusty Kunz/Curb Records)
2013 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2012 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2011 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2010 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2009 - Sammy Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2008 - Damion Gardner (Jason Leffler)
2007 - Tony Stewart (Tony Stewart Motorsports)
2006 - Tim McCreadie (Steve Smith)
2005 - Tracy Hines (Wilke - Pak)
2004 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio)
2003 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse)
2002 - Tony Stewart (Keith Kunz)
2001 - Jay Drake (Keith Kunz)
2000 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio)
1999 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse)
1998 - Sammy Swindell (Pete Willoughby)
1997 - Billy Boat (John Lawson)
1996 - Sammy Swindell (Rusty Kunz / Jay McKinnie)
1995 - Donnie Beechler (Zarounian Motorsports)
1994 - Andy Hillenburg (Keith Kuntz / Rusty Kunz)
1993 - Dave Blaney (Ralph Potter)
1992 - Sammy Swindell (Dave Ellis)
1991 - Lealand McSpadden (Andy Bondio)
1990 - John Heydenreich (Tony Finley)
1989 - Sammy Swindell (Jack Runyon)
1988 - Scott Hatton (Jerry Hatton)
1987 - Rich Vogler (Bob Lowe)

VIROC Champions: Tanner Thorson (2016), Sammy Swindell (2015, 2012, 2011, 2009), Kyle Larson (2014), Kevin Swindell (2013), Brad Loyet (2010)

Trade Show: A long standing tradition at the Chili Bowl, the Trade Show, which is open to the public each day (Tuesday through Saturday), is free of charge. All variety of racing products, apparel and more is available with well over 100 vendors. The Trade Show still has space available. Anyone looking to be a part of the Trade Show can contact the Chili Bowl office at 918-838-3777. The Trade Show covers approximately 20,000 square feet.

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Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. More information about the products available from Lucas Oil can be found at http://www.lucasoil.com. General Tire is the presenting sponsor of the Chili Bowl. A complete inventory of tires offered by General Tire can be found at http://www.generaltire.com.

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

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

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Chili Bowl is first on the menu for Harris’ 2017 race campaign

The opportunity to race head-to-head against Indycar, NASCAR and the very best short oval racers in the world sees Tom Harris as the sole British driver to head to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in January for the Chili Bowl indoor Midget race car competition. The six-day event starting 9thJanuary, held on an a clay track inside the 39,000m² Tulsa Expo Centre, sees the multiple F1 stock car champion and US Sprint Car racer return for his third visit to the ‘Super Bowl’ of Midget Car racing.

“This year we had a second in the heat and eventually reached the F Main, a major improvement on our debut in 2015,” says Harris. “Experience of racing on this surface is vital to do well and that comes with years of experience. Indoors and out of the sun and wind, it behaves very differently to an outdoor track. With another year under my belt I’m confident we can get much further.”

Harris will race a freshly-built Bob East chassis that is currently nearing completion at East’s Indianapolis workshop. “Bob knows what it takes to build a car for the Chili Bowl,” adds Harris. “We get so little practice time that Bob’s experience is critical in getting the car on the pace from the start. He has been so helpful in my Sprint Car racing I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else.”

Alongside a sporadic campaign in BriSCA F1 in the UK, 2016 saw a breakthrough in Harris’ Sprint Car racing in the US with his first heat win in the category and reaching the ultimate ‘A Main’ twice. “We are getting there, we just need to spend more time out there to build up our consistency but we are definitely causing the home-grown racers a bit more trouble!”

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Ragin' Cajun Chases Chili Bowl with Clauson-Marshall Racing

Lonnie Wheatley, NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (December 7, 2016) – The Clauson-Marshall Racing team for next January's Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, OK, continues to come together as it was announced that reigning Knoxville Nationals champion Jason Johnson will be among the "Dream Team" that Bryan Clauson had envisioned.

This August, "The Ragin' Cajun" from Eunice, LA, denied Donny Schatz a sixth consecutive Knoxville Nationals crown in a dramatic finish.  Schatz has already been announced as a Clauson-Marshall rep for the Chili Bowl along with Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., and Tyler Courtney.

"I am delighted for this opportunity to be a part of the initial Clauson-Marshall Racing Chili Bowl campaign with more determination to represent Bryan Clauson in many fashions, beyond just on the racetrack," Johnson commented.

It's a partnership that was unknowingly triggered nearly three years ago when Stenhouse, Jr., introduced Johnson to Richard and Jennifer Marshall at the 2014 Chili Bowl.

"We subsequently dipped our toes in the water with sponsoring Jason's ASCS Sprint Car program," Richard Marshall explained.  "I was immediately impressed with his diehard work ethic and attention to detail."

Johnson went on to a fifth consecutive ASCS title that year including his fourth overall as a driver and the decision was made.  "We agreed that the World of Outlaws was a logical next step," Marshall says.

Johnson broke his back early in his rookie campaign, but that didn't slow the team.

"Jason kept the team running with an even more focused, diehard attitude," Marshall recalls.  "Never ending improvement was the daily goal.  I suddenly realized I was getting a front row seat to the how big races and championship wins are earned."

Marshall watched on in elation as Johnson carry the Priority Aviation colors to victory lane at this year's Knoxville Nationals.

"Jason's fight back to contention as a driver/owner, building to his Knoxville Nationals win this summer was the kind of stuff that book are written about," Marshall comments.  "To say that Jason has earned a seat on BC's Dream Team is an understatement.  I am proud to call Jason a friend and even more proud to see him continue his momentum in our car."

Team co-owner Tim Clauson has known Johnson casually for several years, but it wasn't until this year's Knoxville Nationals that Tim, "Got to know Jason the person as well as Jason the racer."

Convinced by wife Diana to get out of the house on Saturday night of the Nationals, Tim agreed upon dinner with friends.  But only on one condition; they had to watch the Knoxville Nationals, even if racing wasn't really the friends' big interest.

"As we watched driver intros, our friends made note of how one of the drivers had a BC Forever hat and had the same sponsor on the car – Priority Aviation," Tim Clauson recalls.

That car piloted by Jason Johnson went on to the memorable win.

"After the race I called my friend and partner Richard who is also a partner in the No. 41 JJR team to wish him congrats," Clauson says.  "He immediately handed the phone to Jason, who in the middle of his biggest moment and with pure chaos going on all around him, stopped for just a minute and had one of the most heartfelt conversations with me that will stay between him and I."

"Someone has a picture of him leaning on the trophy and him on the phone while pandemonium went on around him," Clauson continues.  "I will never be able to thank him enough for that moment, but if you see the picture, you can feel the emotion."

Clauson goes on to say that, "Since that night, I have learned we have a lot more in common than just wanting to win races and we look so forward to having him as a part of BC's Dream Team."

Already an established Sprint Car ace, Johnson made his first Chili Bowl start in 2014.  It was then that Stenhouse, Jr., introduced him to Richard and Jennifer Marshall, and all was set in motion.

"While carrying the Priority Aviation colors for specific ASCS races in 2014, Richard and Jennifer along with Bobbi and I shared our dream and goals where we all wanted to be in the years to come," Johnson explains of the burgeoning relationship.

"Richard, an inspiring individual to have as a friend, started the motion to pursue our ultimate dream and proceed with stepping up to race with the World of Outlaws," Johnson relates.  "In the meantime, Jennifer was supportive of providing an opportunity for myself to join their Priority Aviation Chili Bowl venture of having a four-car team owned by Bryan Clauson for the 2015 Chili Bowl."

The magnitude of the opportunity wasn't lost on the Louisiana native.

"Boy, not only was this a golden opportunity, it was an opportunity of a lifetime to drive for one of the elite Midget teams," Johnson recalls.

It also gave one champion an opportunity to get to know another champion as Johnson worked with Clauson throughout the week.

"Bryan was such a class act to provide pointers all week long along with encouraging words, even though I didn't really set the world on fire," Johnson says.

Johnson's original Chili Bowl in 2014 offered up a moment that will be etched in his memory.

"Bryan won the 2014 Chili Bowl in dominating fashion, and, under the cautions, I would provide him signals we had discussed beforehand," Johnson recalls.  "After he pulled off the popular victory, he came down the backstretch pointing up at us standing in the VIP section.

"It's a lifetime memory that will always be close to the heart!" Johnson exclaims.

It's also a connection that has led to his inevitable position among BC's Dream Team.

"Thank you Tim Clauson for the call to be a part of this elite team," Johnson says in appreciation.  "And thank you to Richard and Jennifer Marshall for another great Chili Bowl opportunity along with their Priority Aviation Services commitment to JJR."

It's yet another piece of the puzzle that will make the Clauson-Marshall Racing team a "must-see" part of next month's Chili Bowl action at the Tulsa Expo Raceway.

Additional information regarding the Clauson-Marshall Racing team and upcoming Chili Bowl plans will be available in the coming weeks.

Stenhouse Added to Clauson-Marshall Chili Bowl Stable

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (December 2, 2016) – The stable of Chili Bowl drivers for the newly-formed Clauson-Marshall Racing team is halfway in place.

And it comes as little surprise that Olive Branch, MS, native Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., is the latest addition to the Clauson-Marshall Racing team that already includes World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz and Tyler Courtney.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup star has raced for Bryan Clauson in recent renditions of the Chili Bowl and has raced into a pair of Saturday night championship features under the Clauson banner at the popular event in Tulsa, OK.

"I think it would be more of a surprise if we didn't have Ricky as one of the drivers for BC's Dream Team," Tim Clauson commented.  "Ricky and Bryan were more than just friends, they were like brothers."

Earlier this summer, Stenhouse, Jr., took a brief break from the asphalt circles to play in the dirt with Sprint Car racing action.

"They got to fulfill a dream they had of going racing together old school in the Matt Wood Racing/Elk Grove Ford Sprint Cars in ASCS competition," Tim Clauson explains.  "This was something they had always talked about doing and this year they made it happen."

It was a stretch of races that wrapped up at Stenhouse's old stomping grounds, the storied Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis.

"I got to join up with them over Father's Day weekend as I brought a Midget down for Ricky to race," Tim Clauson recalls.  "That weekend wound up being a memory I'll always cherish, as looking back it defined who Bryan and Ricky are as racers and as friends."

"Since Bryan's passing, Ricky has taken it upon himself to be an ambassador for not only Bryan, but for our whole family," Clauson says.  "Watching and listening to him talk about his friend and the gift of Organ Donation has been a true Godsend to our entire family."

The pairing for the upcoming Chili Bowl Nationals was never in doubt.

"I confided in Ricky pretty quickly that I knew Bryan would want me to 'Race On'," Tim Clauson comments.  "Whether it was a six-car team or just one car out of my garage, Ricky and I would always run Chili Bowl together for Bryan."

Richard and Jennifer Marshall first partnered with Stenhouse, Jr., on the track in 2014 after their initial meeting several years ago.  "He instantly made us feel at home, introduced us to Bryan and the Clauson family, his family and then to many of our best friends to this day," Marshall comments.  "In doing so, he has become family to us and as one of Bryan's best friends, we have also shared our sorrow in his loss."

Marshall goes on to say, "He continues to be a class act on and off the track and just plain fun to watch race."

Chili Bowl expectations are high, yet attainable.

"Not long ago, I text him a picture of my office credenza with just enough room cleared to place the Golden Driller trophy," Marshall relates.  The caption?  "No pressure this year...but."

"This Chili Bowl will be yet another poignant racing family gathering for us, minus one," Marshall says.  "We feel fortunate for the opportunity to 'Race On' this year with one of the best in the business."

Embarking upon his 11th career Chili Bowl, Stenhouse, Jr., will be gunning for his fifth overall Saturday night feature start with the Clauson-Marshall Racing team.

"This will be a Chili Bowl that I am looking forward to probably the most out of any," Stenhouse, Jr., comments.  "To help represent Bryan's dream of putting great cars on the track with a great team, I'm very fortunate to call the Clausons and Marshall family part of my own family."

Stenhouse, Jr., recognizes that he represents the team not only on the track, but off the track as well.

"I want to do my best in representing Bryan not only at the Chili Bowl, but throughout the rest of my life and career," Stenhouse, Jr., says.  "We were great friends and as Tim said, I will cherish forever the week we had this summer going up and down the road in the motorhome, just racing and having fun and then having Father's Day with our Dad's was incredible."

Additional information regarding the Clauson-Marshall Racing team and upcoming Chili Bowl plans will be available in the coming weeks.

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Bryan Clauson's Third Annual Racers for Autism

TULSA, Okla. (November 17, 2016) – Quickly becoming a part of Chili Bowl Nationals week festivities is Bryan Clauson's Racers for Autism event, and this January will be no exception.

The third edition of Bryan Clauson's Racers for Autism hosted by Lauren Stewart takes place at the long-time Chili Bowl fan favorite Caravan located at 41st and Memorial (7901 E 41st St) in Tulsa, OK, just a few short minutes away from the Tulsa Expo Raceway.

The event brought to you by B&H Contractors and Dooling Machine is set for Monday night, January 9, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

All variety of racing collectibles and more will be up for bid via both live and silent auction with free beer, Bar-B-Que and a Tim Dugger concert to round out the festive evening.

All proceeds of the event go directly to the Autism Society of America.

The inaugural Bryan Clauson's Racers for Autism in 2015 raised more than $40,000 with last year's edition raising an astonishing $76,000 for the Autism Society of America.

The event originated after Clauson was inspired by close friend and high school classmate Ben Hodgin to host the event.  Hodgin was diagnosed with autism at the age of five.  His parents were given a bleak outlook for their son's ability to develop communication skills and thrive as a young adult.  However, Hodgin's passion for racing aided him in developing at a young age and continues to play an important role in his life today.

Bryan Clauson's Racers for Autism is an event that Lauren Stewart insisted continue on after the past Chili Bowl champion's passing this past August.

"Bryan was incredibly passionate about our event and raising awareness for autism, I didn't have to think twice about continuing the Racers for Autism event," Stewart commented.  "I'm really looking forward to January.  A night with the racing family having fun for a great cause is exactly what Bryan would want us to do!"

Those interested in sponsorship or donating auction items may contact Lauren Stewart at lauren@bryanclauson.com.

The event following Monday's Chili Bowl practice is open to all, with tickets available for $50 per person.  Tickets are available at the door or online at https://www.wedoauctions.net/racersforautism.

Sunshine Earns Chili Bowl Seat with Clauson-Marshall Racing

Lonnie Wheatley, NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (November 16, 2016) – Another piece of the Chili Bowl Nationals puzzle is now in place for Clauson-Marshall Racing as the team is excited to announce the addition of Tyler Courtney to its 2017 driver lineup.

This January's event at the Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center will mark Courtney's sixth Chili Bowl outing after earning Rookie of the Year honors at the event in his Chili Bowl maiden voyage under the Bryan Clauson Racing banner in 2011.

"To say I'm excited is an understatement," Courtney said.  "When Tim (Clauson) and Richard (Marshall) approached me with their plan for this year's Chili Bowl, there was no way I could say no.  To even be considered to be on their 'super team' that Bryan had talked about bringing down there is an honor."

Affectionately tagged "Sunshine" by Bryan Clauson in 2010, Courtney is no stranger to the Clauson family and Clauson-Marshall Racing.  It's a relationship that began when Courtney showed up at the then Bryan Clauson Racing shop looking for any opportunity to go racing.

"Tyler came to us basically with nothing but a desire and a will to drive race cars," Tim Clauson recalls.  "We explained that he would need to work for an opportunity and if willing to put in the work, we would give him a shot at the end of the year in one of our Midgets."

Courtney jumped at the opportunity.

"That summer I met a kid who grew into a young man and all the while worked his tail off for just one opportunity to drive a race car," Tim Clauson continues.

The hard work paid off.  Bryan and Tim decided "Sunshine" had earned his opportunity and readied a Bryan Clauson Racing Midget for his debut after the team had clinched its first USAC championship.  And a slew of family, friends and essentially everyone Courtney knew showed up to cheer the young racer on.

It was a night full of anticipation.

"I remember it like it was yesterday.  His instructions were simple, to go out and have fun, that he had nothing to prove.  Go 80% and let's make some laps," Tim Clauson says.  "I don't think Sunshine knew at the time that we had already planned on taking him to the Chili Bowl as a driver; that was a surprise for later.  That night was about a kid who worked all summer for a shot and here it was."

That's where the fairy tale came up short.  Sunshine started to pick up the throttle as he came off of turn four, hustling into turn one only to spin and turn the car over.  The car was done.

"I wasn't sure who was more disappointed; Tyler and his throng of fans or Bryan," Tim Clauson relates.  "Bryan knew and appreciated the work that Tyler put in for his chance and knew if not for Tyler and the others on the team that year, that the success we had wouldn't have been possible."

Tim wondered if he would even see Sunshine again.  But, when he rolled into the shop the next morning, there sitting on the curb in wait was Courtney.

"I asked him what he was doing there and he said something that I'll never forget; 'Tim, I figured if I could tear up your race car, then I can help tear down your race car'," Tim Clauson recalls.  "Just as he had proven all summer, he was there because he wanted to become a racer.  Not a driver, but a racer, and he was willing to do whatever it took to do just that."

Bryan and Tim went on with plans for Courtney and the 2011 Chili Bowl.  It was a decision that resulted in Rookie of the Year honors for the team.

Courtney has since gone on to establish himself as a top contender in the Sprint Car and Midget ranks, all the while racing with the same respect and reverence that Bryan exemplified during his career.

"Sunshine becomes a part of about every conversation I have with young drivers about how to earn an opportunity," Tim Clauson explains.  "When we decided that we wanted to honor Bryan's wishes by 'bringing a badass team to the Chili Bowl', there was no doubt that one of the seats would be filled by Sunshine, who has represented not only himself but Bryan and our family so well over the years."

Courtney is appreciative of another opportunity.

"As most everyone knows, Bryan was a huge influence in not only my racing career, but my life," Courtney explains.  "I truly believe that without the help of Bryan and his whole family, I'm not who I am today and that quite literally without Bryan, I am not 'Sunshine'."

Team co-owner Richard Marshall is equally excited to welcome Courtney to the Clauson-Marshall Racing stable for the Chili Bowl Nationals.

"This race team is a labor of love by all involved.  Tim and I want our drivers to share Bryan's values on and off the track; a die-hard work ethic, team-driven results and a long-term view of the sport," Marshall says.  "Sunshine clearly embodies all of these.  Jennifer and I are honored to have Sunshine in a CMR seat."

Courtney goes on to say that, "Getting to be a part of Clauson-Marshall Racing that is going to embody everything that Bryan did and wanted to do for our sport of racing is simply awesome, that's the only way to describe it."

"What I have always loved about working with anything that involves the Clauson family is that it's always done like a family and as a family, while still maintaining the professional aspect as well," Courtney continues.  "In the short amount of time I've been around Richard and Jennifer (Marshall), they have made me feel right at home and I can't thank them enough as well for letting me be a part of this new journey in their life."

Courtney wraps up with a popular sentiment among the racing world.  "I can't wait to get to Tulsa in January."

Additional information regarding the Clauson-Marshall Racing team and upcoming Chili Bowl plans will be available in the coming weeks

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Carbon Fiber Suspension and Steering Rods Illegal For Tulsa Shootout and Chili Bowl Nationals

TULSA, Okla. (October 26, 2016) Starting with the 2017 Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, officials with the events have established a new safety rule.

For both events, Carbon Fiber connecting rods having to do with suspension and steering are not permitted.

“We’ve started to run into this on the Sprint Car side with ASCS, and after looking at the construction of the product, we felt that the use of Carbon Fiber Radius Rods, Draglinks, Panhard Bars, etc. would pose a serious danger to the drivers as well as our staff and fans,” stated Matt Ward, who heads both events.

“We’ve seen it several times where Aluminum and Chromoly will give and bend without failing, and in most cases, will hold under the pressure of the race despite some damage. Having seen what Carbon Fiber will do when damaged and used under pressure, it presents a risk we want to avoid.”

Ward also stated that any car that attempts to compete with the illegal suspension or steering parts will be removed from competition until the infraction is corrected.

The 32nd annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout takes place Wednesday, December 28, 2016 through Sunday, January 1, 2017. The 31st Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire happens Tuesday, January 10, 2017 through Saturday, January 14, 2017.

For more information both events, log onto http://www.tulsashootout.com or http://www.chilibowl.com. If teams have any questions on rules or format, they can contact Matt Ward at (918) 838-3777.

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Albany, Oregon’s Bricen James Bound For Du Quoin And Chili Bowl; To Drive For Johnny Herrera Racing

By Ben Deatherage

Albany, Oregon- After recently wrapping his 2016 outdoor season up at Bakersfield, California’s Bud Nationals a few weeks ago, young Bricen James is just a few short months away from performing on one of the biggest dirt racing stages that is in exsistance.  The Albany, Oregon teenager will be hooking up with longtime Sprint Car racer, Johnny Herrera, to compete in the 2017 Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma with legendary crew chief Kenny Woodruff turning the wrenches.  But before the team makes their way to the Chili Bowl they will participate in the Junior Knepper 55 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Illinois in the month of December.  Not only is it a unique opportunity but the whole chance originated with a random conversation while at Speedmart, in Burlington, Washington, during the famed Dirt Cup weekend at Skagit Speedway.

“I was there with my car owner Tim (Galloway) and Tim said I really need to get a Chili Bowl ride this year,” said James, “Barry (Martinez, who operates the business) overheard the conversation and said he knew a guy.  After the races that night he introduced me to Johnny (Herrera) and we started to talk and eventually we came to an agreement.”

James, who comes from more of a predominately Stock Car background, spent a good amount of the time in 2016 racing Sprint Cars across the Pacific Northwest for Tim Galloway.  The team eventually would win Rookie of the Year honors for both the Washington-based Summer Thunder Sprint Series as well as the 360 division at Oregon’s Cottage Grove Speedway. With the chance to race at the Chili Bowl and Du Quoin it offers a new challenge to the young man.

“I’m very excited and very thankful to have this opportunity. I don’t know what really to expect because I haven’t been to even watch but I know It will be a whole entire new experience for me and hopefully a good one too.”

Bricen James will be the first driver from Oregon at the Chili Bowl since 2015 when Mike Wheeler attended. Although this is a wonderful opportunity it is by no means a free ride.  The James family is reaching out for anyone that is able to help cover the cost of the ride, travel expenses, or even lodging.  If you would like to help feel free to contact his father, Charlie, at (541)-979-8613 for further details.  Also be sure and follow James Gang Racing on Facebook for some cool stuff you can get if you donate.

“This is such a neat deal that has been put together and is one of the best rides at the Chili Bowl,” commented Bricen’s father, Charlie, “unfortunately it’s not a free deal.  These things cost money and any help we can get would be appreciated.”

The Chili Bowl was founded in 1987 by Emmett Hahn and Lanny Edwards and is dubbed the “Super Bowl of Midget racing”.  The race is a weeklong extravaganza featuring nearly three-hundred drivers from all over with all sorts of different racing backgrounds.  The finale has been won by legendary drivers such as Sammy Swindell, Kevin Swindell, Lealand McSpadden, Andy Hillenburg, Tony Stewart, Billy Boat, and Dave Blaney to name a few.  The late Midget greats Bryan Clauson and Rich Vogler have hoisted the champion’s trophy on high while Rico Abreu has won it the last two years in a row.

Bricen James is a second-generation driver from the town of Albany, Oregon.  James’ father, Charlie, was a two-time Willamette Speedway, in Lebanon, Oregon, track champion back in the 1990’s.  Bricen won three titles in the same year at Willamette in 2014 as well as winning a championship at Salem Indoor Speedway earlier in his career.  Other notable wins on his resume includes the 2015 triumph at the Big Sky Kartway’s Wild West Shootout in Missoula, Montana.

Johnny Herrera is a veteran racer from the American Southwest.  Herrera is a former World of Outlaw Sprint Series Rookie of the Year, Kings Royal winner at Rossburg, Ohio’s famed Eldora Speedway, and has two track championships at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa.  Herrera also has a Midget title to his credit back in 2008 with the New Mexico Midget Racing Association.

Kenny Woodruff is a legendary crew chief as well a former Sprint Car owner and has worked with an all-star cast of drivers.  In 1978 his very own car, driven by Jimmy Boyd, would win the first ever World of Outlaw Sprint Series race at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.  Indiana legend Danny Smith also drove for him.  Among the many notable drivers, Woodruff would wrench for were Doug Wolfgang, Sammy Swindell, Danny Lasoski, Lealand McSpadden, Jeff Swindell, Steve Kinser, and Johnny Herrera.

Kenny would spend a few years with Bobby Davis Jr. before they moved to the prestigious Beverly and Casey Luna team and won an Outlaw title in 1989.  In 1993 Dave Blaney would join the team and remain there for five years and would win a World of Outlaw championship, in 1995, as well as two King’s Royals at Eldora, a Gold Cup at Chico, California’s Silver Dollar Speedway, and the 1997 Knoxville Nationals.  Eventually Kenny hooked up with a young man from North Dakota and served as a valuable mentor to him.  That driver would become one of the most dominant Sprint Car pilots in the last ten years.  His name, Donny Schatz.  Kenny Woodruff was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2005.

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Rico Abreu Earns Back-to-Back Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Titles

TULSA, Okla. (January 16, 2016) For the second time in as many years, the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire was ruled over by California’s Rico Abreu, who wheeled the Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 97 to victory in the 30th edition of the Chili Bowl.

With a packed house of nearly 20,000 in attendance at the River Spirit Expo Center, the chant of “Rico, Rico” soon followed a series of wicked celebratory doughnuts.

Giving chase from the fourth starting spot, Abreu was among the first of the front runners to test the high groove on the freshly prepped Tulsa Expo Raceway as team mate, Christopher Bell, led the charge until contact with a slower car on Lap 9 sent the No. 71 spinning; sending Bell to the tail of the field.

Handing the lead over to Bryan Clauson, the Indiana shoe for Joe Dooling looked poised to back up 2014 performance, pulling to as much as 2.6 seconds over second place, Zach Daum.

Finding traffic near the races midpoint, Daum with Abreu in tow began running down Bryan Clauson. Staying topside, while Clauson wheeled the low groove, the trio were all very evenly matched at this point. Able to again being pulling away, Clauson sat safely as Rico and
 Zach began exchanging slide jobs prior to the caution on Lap 43 of 55.

Unable to shake the No. 97 on the restart, Rico plotted his attach. Keeping to the cushion, unless absolutely necessary, Rico was able to grab the lead on Lap 45.

“So I think this is one of the toughest tracks to be a leader at and set the pace," said Rico. "Just because with how much the track changes in a feature or in a race, you can run second or third, and have the advantage of moving around on the surface rather than being the leader and running the line that you started running where you got the lead at.”

Picking up and taking off, Rico was uncontested the reminder of the way, despite Clauson's run on the final lap. Bryan Clauson grabbed the runner-up spot with Zach Daum completing the podium.

“It took a lot longer for it widen out,” said Clauson of the track. “As silly as it sounds at that point in the race, I’d have rather been running second or third and hadn’t spent 10 laps trying to maneuver and figure out what I needed because the first lap of the restart I went in where I had been running, it wasn’t very good anymore.”

Asked about his level of competitiveness, Daum replied, “We were decent, we weren’t great. We were way too tight early. Then once we moved to the cushion we were even tighter still. We struggled with side bite all weekend. So when we went to this race we kind of maybe went a little bit overboard. It’s still nothing to be ashamed of we ran third.”

Jerry Coons, Jr. ran fouth in his 13th consecutive A-Feature start with Kyle Larson going from 22nd to fifth. Tim McCreadie crossed sixth with Tyler Thomas, Thomas Meseraull, Tanner Thorson, and Joey Saldana completing the top ten.

Racing 335 drivers though on Saturday starting with double N Features, the weekend ended with a flip count of 59. The 2016 Chili Bowl Rookie of the Year was Missouri’s Joe B. Miller who placed 21st in Saturday’s A-Feature.

The 2017 dates have already been announced with racing action at the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals taking place January 10-14, 2017. Tickets go on sale the first Wednesday of March, 2016.

For continued updates, log onto http://www.chilibowl.com.

Results:

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire
 Tulsa Expo Raceway - Tulsa, Okla.
 Saturday, January 16, 2016
 Lucas Oil Championship Night

Car Count: 335

A-Feature

A Feature 1 (55 Laps): 1. 97-Rico Abreu[4]; 2. 63-Bryan Clauson[1]; 3. 5D-Zach Daum[8]; 4. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[6]; 5. 71K-Kyle Larson[22]; 6. 47X-Tim McCreadie[5]; 7. 91T-Tyler Thomas[9]; 8. 2X-Thomas Meseraull[11]; 9. 67-Tanner Thorson[16]; 10. 17-Joey Saldana[7]; 11. 8K-Blake Hahn[19]; 12. 71-Christopher Bell[2]; 13. 67Z-Kasey Kahne[10]; 14. 17G-Shane Golobic[20]; 15. 77B-Alex Bright[3]; 16. 17R-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[14]; 17. 24-Tracy Hines[13]; 18. 1-Sammy Swindell[25]; 19. 71G-Damion Gardner[17]; 20. 99P-Dillon Welch[21]; 21. 3B-Joe B. Miller[24]; 22. (DNF) 71X-Shane Cottle[12]; 23. (DNF) 38-Justin Grant[23]; 24. (DNF) 21-Daryn Pittman[15]; 25. (DNF) 2A-C.J. Leary[18]

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

B Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 24-Tracy Hines[3]; 2. 21-Daryn Pittman[1]; 3. 71G-Damion Gardner[5]; 4. 8K-Blake Hahn[8]; 5. 99P-Dillon Welch[14]; 6. 3B-Joe B. Miller[11]; 7. 39B-Spencer Bayston[19]; 8. 7B-Austin Brown[4]; 9. 11A-Andrew Felker[10]; 10. 76M-Brady Bacon[16]; 11. 8J-Jonathan Beason[2]; 12. 21K-Cory Kruseman[15]; 13. 27T-Tucker Klaasmeyer[20]; 14. 14W-Matt Westfall[17]; 15. 25-Steve Buckwalter[18]; 16. 5X-Justin Peck[7]; 17. (DNF) 92-Brenden Bright[12]; 18. (DNF) 15X-Chad Boat[9]; 19. (DNF) 05H-Hunter Schuerenberg[13]; 20. (DNF) 57B-Chad Boespflug[6]

B Feature 2 (20 Laps): 1. 17R-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[5]; 2. 67-Tanner Thorson[7]; 3. 2A-C.J. Leary[1]; 4. 17G-Shane Golobic[3]; 5. 71K-Kyle Larson[12]; 6. 38-Justin Grant[9]; 7. 68W-Jake Swanson[10]; 8. 68-Ronnie Gardner[17]; 9. 73X-Jac Haudenschild[11]; 10. 51J-R.J. Johnson[4]; 11. 39S-Kevin Thomas Jr[16]; 12. 15D-Andrew Deal[19]; 13. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[15]; 14. 5S-Chase Stockon[6]; 15. 57D-Daniel Robinson[20]; 16. 8-Alex Sewell[14]; 17. (DNF) 9P-Parker Price-Miller[2]; 18. (DNF) 35M-Matt Sherrell[8]; 19. (DNF) 17H-Harli White[13]; 20. (DNF) 50-Daniel Adler[18]

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

C Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 21K-Cory Kruseman[1]; 2. 76M-Brady Bacon[3]; 3. 14W-Matt Westfall[2]; 4. 25-Steve Buckwalter[4]; 5. 39B-Spencer Bayston[10]; 6. 27T-Tucker Klaasmeyer[9]; 7. 27H-Tanner Berryhill[11]; 8. 6K-Josh Lakatos[8]; 9. 73-Jason McDougal[16]; 10. 05T-Gary Taylor[12]; 11. 51X-Colby Copeland[20]; 12. 19S-Matt Streeter[19]; 13. 0S-Dylan Westbrook[14]; 14. 14-Trevor Kobylarz[5]; 15. 05S-Dominic Scelzi[7]; 16. 17J-Chase Johnson[6]; 17. (DNF) 51W-Danny Sheridan[13]; 18. (DNF) 37B-Jake Blackhurst[17]; 19. (DNF) 31B-David Budres[18]; 20. (DNF) 55-Nick Knepper[15]

C Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]; 2. 39S-Kevin Thomas Jr[8]; 3. 68-Ronnie Gardner[3]; 4. 50-Daniel Adler[2]; 5. 15D-Andrew Deal[1]; 6. 57D-Daniel Robinson[10]; 7. 9K-Kyle Schuett[18]; 8. 29S-Anthony Nocella[5]; 9. 11-Tyler Courtney[15]; 10. 47-Danny Stratton[13]; 11. 56J-Sheldon Haudenschild[17]; 12. 0T-Tyler Brehm[19]; 13. 17M-Paul McMahan[9]; 14. 69-A.J. Fike[14]; 15. (DNF) 11AG-Dave Darland[7]; 16. (DNF) 17D-Alex DeCamp[6]; 17. (DNF) 7JA-Justin Allgaier[16]; 18. (DNF) 78-Nick Wean[12]; 19. (DNF) 35S-Danny Faria Jr[11]; 20. (DNF) 23-Jimmy Light[20]

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

D Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 55-Nick Knepper[2]; 2. 73-Jason McDougal[8]; 3. 37B-Jake Blackhurst[3]; 4. 31B-David Budres[5]; 5. 19S-Matt Streeter[17]; 6. 51X-Colby Copeland[4]; 7. 44X-Wesley Smith[13]; 8. 93-Dustin Morgan[16]; 9. 98D-Clinton Boyles[9]; 10. 15-Tim Siner[1]; 11. 91A-Chris Andrews[16]; 12. 7H-Darren Hagen[10]; 13. 99W-Larry Wight[12]; 14. 7A-Scott Weir[7]; 15. 7XX-Gage Walker[11]; 16. (DNF) 57T-Tyler Edwards[14]; 17. (DNF) 1PW-Paul White[6]

D Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 11-Tyler Courtney[6]; 2. 7JA-Justin Allgaier[1]; 3. 56J-Sheldon Haudenschild[9]; 4. 9K-Kyle Schuett[3]; 5. 0T-Tyler Brehm[4]; 6. 23-Jimmy Light[18]; 7. 73T-Trey Marcham[15]; 8. 100-Shane Stewart[16]; 9. 37F-Bill Balog[17]; 10. 39C-Payton Pierce[10]; 11. 22E-Cameron Hagin[12]; 12. 80-Josh Hawkins[7]; 13. 1-Sammy Swindell[2]; 14. 39S-Kevin Thomas Jr[18]; 15. 9$-Kyle Clark[14]; 16. (DNF) 88N-D.J. Netto[11]; 17. (DNF) 91K-Kevin Bayer[13]; 18. (DNF) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[8]

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

E Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 57T-Tyler Edwards[1]; 2. 93-Dustin Morgan[7]; 3. 91A-Chris Andrews[3]; 4. 19S-Matt Streeter[2]; 5. 3N-Jake Neuman[13]; 6. 33-Davey Ray[15]; 7. 4C-Robert Sellers[6]; 8. 51JR-Ryan Jamison[5]; 9. 1T-Tony Roney[4]; 10. 32D-Danny Jennings[16]; 11. 20-Tadd Holliman[9]; 12. 82M-Steven Shebester[10]; 13. 55B-Alex Bowman[11]; 14. 5H-Tyson Hall[12]; 15. 20S-Shon Deskins[14]; 16. 91N-Austin Nemire[8]

E Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 73T-Trey Marcham[3]; 2. 100-Shane Stewart[1]; 3. 37F-Bill Balog[5]; 4. 23-Jimmy Light[15]; 5. 75-Johnny Herrera[4]; 6. 87F-Brian McClelland[9]; 7. 11B-Travis Berryhill[14]; 8. 7R-Robert Ballou[2]; 9. 29J-Logan Jarrett[13]; 10. 4J-Tim Crawley[6]; 11. 10C-Dalton Camfield[10]; 12. 1A-Kevin Ramey[12]; 13. (DNF) 37X-Anton Hernandez[8]; 14. (DNF) 11C-Chett Gehrke[11]

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

F Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 3N-Jake Neuman[3]; 2. 20S-Shon Deskins[1]; 3. 33-Davey Ray[9]; 4. 32D-Danny Jennings[5]; 5. 4H-Tom Harris[11]; 6. 05-Brad Loyet[7]; 7. 51S-Logan Scherb[10]; 8. 11S-Sean Watts[6]; 9. 7CM-Chance Morton[16]; 10. 14H-Harley Hollan[15]; 11. 25M-Derrick Myers[13]; 12. 21M-Michele Melton[12]; 13. 77U-Chris Urish[14]; 14. (DNF) 88-Chad Wheeler[2]

F Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 1A-Kevin Ramey[1]; 2. 29J-Logan Jarrett[2]; 3. 11B-Travis Berryhill[16]; 4. 23-Jimmy Light[3]; 5. 19-Jake Bubak[15]; 6. 35F-Michael Faccinto[13]; 7. 55D-Nick Drake[12]; 8. 21S-Johnny Brown[4]; 9. 7E-Cory Eliason[5]; 10. 3C-Raven Culp[11]; 11. (DNF) 35L-Cody Ledger[6]; 12. (DNF) 96-Cody Brewer[7]; 13. (DNF) 24F-Hunter Fischer[9]; 14. (DNF) 3S-Brian Shirley[8]; 15. (DNF) 77D-Dean Drake Jr[14]

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

G Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 77U-Chris Urish[2]; 2. 25M-Derrick Myers[1]; 3. 14H-Harley Hollan[4]; 4. 7CM-Chance Morton[6]; 5. 88T-Tyler Nelson[3]; 6. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[15]; 7. 6-Bill Rose[5]; 8. 41P-Austin Prock[8]; 9. 99-Kevin Chaffee[7]; 10. 17K-Michael Koontz[10]; 11. 2-Ryan Hall[16]; 12. 88D-Rusty Dukes[9]; 13. 7D-Michelle Decker[14]; 14. 7RS-Merril Lamb[11]; 15. (DNF) 7J-Shawn Jackson[13]; 16. (DNF) 7CH-Chris (Critter) Malone[12]

G Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 77D-Dean Drake Jr[5]; 2. 35F-Michael Faccinto[7]; 3. 19-Jake Bubak[9]; 4. 11B-Travis Berryhill[4]; 5. 51F-Keith Rauch[10]; 6. 11F-Darin Snyder[8]; 7. 11E-Cory Elliott[14]; 8. 3FF-Mason Zeigler[11]; 9. 13-Derek Hagar[13]; 10. 11K-Gavin Harlien[1]; 11. 2K-Kyle Jones[16]; 12. 10J-John Hunt[13]; 13. 6C-Jeff Flesher[3]; 14. (DNF) 91-Jeff Stasa[12]; 15. (DNF) 4RD-Robert Dalby[2]; 16. (DNF) 6A-David Gough[6]

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

H Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 7J-Shawn Jackson[4]; 2. 7D-Michelle Decker[2]; 3. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[8]; 4. 2-Ryan Hall[11]; 5. 13W-Tommy White[1]; 6. 86-Mark Lowrey[6]; 7. 5F-Rik Forbes[9]; 8. 21D-Justin Dickerson[10]; 9. 0G-Glenn Styres[15]; 10. 35X-Zach Hampton[3]; 11. 27R-Kyle O'Gara[14]; 12. 31E-Evan Sewell[13]; 13. 23A-Hannah Adair[12]; 14. 27K-Billy Lawhead[16]; 15. 19P-Alex Hill[5]; 16. 17E-Blake Edwards[7]

H Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 10J-John Hunt[2]; 2. 11E-Cory Elliott[1]; 3. 13-Derek Hagar[4]; 4. 2K-Kyle Jones[6]; 5. 5$-Danny Smith[3]; 6. 2W-Wyatt Burks[8]; 7. 2ND-Jeb Sessums[9]; 8. 35B-T.J. Smith[12]; 9. 53H-Austin Archdale[7]; 10. 45X-C.J. Johnson[11]; 11. 56-Billy Wease[15]; 12. 57M-Landon Simon[16]; 13. 93K-Riley Kreisel[13]; 14. 87H-Coby Hughes[10]; 15. (DNF) 32-Casey Shuman[14]

I-Features: Top 4 advancing to the corresponding H-Feature

I Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 31E-Evan Sewell[2]; 2. 27R-Kyle O'Gara[8]; 3. 0G-Glenn Styres[11]; 4. 27K-Billy Lawhead[4]; 5. 15F-Aaron Farney[1]; 6. 67SF-Sarah Fisher[6]; 7. 14T-Tony Rossi[7]; 8. 11H-Chase Hill[12]; 9. 01J-David Ferguson[5]; 10. 2S-Travis Scott[14]; 11. 11J-Justin Melton[10]; 12. 14S-Steve Schaberg[15]; 13. 74-Zach Merritt[16]; 14. 7M-Anton Julian[9]; 15. (DNF) 8R-Randi Pankratz[13]; 16. (DNF) 3T-Tim Barber[3]

I Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 93K-Riley Kreisel[2]; 2. 32-Casey Shuman[14]; 3. 56-Billy Wease[4]; 4. 57M-Landon Simon[5]; 5. 5C-Colten Cottle[7]; 6. 16K-Chris Dyson[6]; 7. 81-Jerry Hammock[3]; 8. 57-Tyler Seavey[14]; 9. 54-Evan Pardo[11]; 10. 2J-Zach Blurton[10]; 11. 8M-Kade Morton[12]; 12. 1P-Terry Nichols[13]; 13. 15B-Danny Burke[1]; 14. 0-Johnny Murdock[9]; 15. (DNF) 12K-Zac Taylor[11]; 16. (DNF) 22R-Eric Heydenreich[8]

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

J Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 8R-Randi Pankratz[2]; 2. 2S-Travis Scott[3]; 3. 14S-Steve Schaberg[1]; 4. 74-Zach Merritt[5]; 5. 16C-David Camfield Jr[8]; 6. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[12]; 7. 21H-Harlan Hulsey[15]; 8. 101-Chuck McGillivray[16]; 9. 15A-Ashley Hazelton[13]; 10. (DNF) 7-Shannon McQueen[4]; 11. (DNF) 98-Jarid Blondel[14]; 12. (DNF) 48-Taylor Forbes[9]; 13. (DNF) 46-Kenney Johnson[11]; 14. (DNF) 62-Taylor Simas[10]; 15. (DNF) 7K-Mason Keefer[6]; 16. (DNF) 5J-Jeff Crook[7]

J Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 54-Evan Pardo[2]; 2. 32-Casey Shuman[4]; 3. 1P-Terry Nichols[1]; 4. 57-Tyler Seavey[6]; 5. 9U-Doug McCune[7]; 6. 9E-Rick Shuman[10]; 7. 69J-Jeromy Hefler[16]; 8. 83S-Shane Weeks[9]; 9. 5B-Andee Beierle[5]; 10. 77J-John Klabunde[12]; 11. 21T-Ty Hulsey[14]; 12. (DNF) 20X-Noah Harris[15]; 13. (DNF) 4M-J.J. Ercse[3]; 14. (DNF) 14B-Riley Adair[8]; 15. (DNF) 17KT-Joe Janowski[11]; 16. (DNF) 04-Marcus Thomas[13]

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

K Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 15A-Ashley Hazelton[2]; 2. 98-Jarid Blondel[3]; 3. 21H-Harlan Hulsey[4]; 4. 101-Chuck McGillivray[5]; 5. 32A-Garrett Aitken[15]; 6. 4F-Chad Frewaldt[8]; 7. 77X-Katlynn Leer[11]; 8. 92S-Isaac Schreurs[13]; 9. 85-Matt Johnson[6]; 10. 313-Mitchell Frewaldt[10]; 11. (DNF) 22D-David Stephenson[9]; 12. (DNF) 118-Scott Evans[16]; 13. (DNF) 10X-Danny Smith[14]; 14. (DNF) 7F-Josh Tyre[12]; 15. (DNF) 9D-Sean Dodenhoff[1]; 16. (DNF) 7SS-Wade Seiler[7]

K Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 04-Marcus Thomas[1]; 2. 21T-Ty Hulsey[7]; 3. 20X-Noah Harris[14]; 4. 69J-Jeromy Hefler[8]; 5. 35MF-Mitchell Faccinto[13]; 6. 12-Chris Sheil[16]; 7. 22B-Troy Betts[10]; 8. 0Z-Joe Rinne[3]; 9. 22-Chase Jones[15]; 10. 2D-Steve Davis[11]; 11. 41-Brad Thompson[6]; 12. 3BX-Aaron Pierce[4]; 13. (DNF) 56Y-Jeremy McCune[12]; 14. (DNF) 86C-Dave Camfield Jr.[2]; 15. (DNF) 1B-Chris Windom[5]; 16. (DNF) 83G-Matt Gilbert[9]

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

L Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 92S-Isaac Schreurs[2]; 2. 10X-Danny Smith[5]; 3. 32A-Garrett Aitken[11]; 4. 118-Scott Evans[8]; 5. 17W-Justin Henderson[14]; 6. 14E-David McIntosh[6]; 7. 59E-Dex Eaton[9]; 8. 11Y-Travis Young[13]; 9. 76J-David Jones[7]; 10. (DNF) 349-Eric Saunders[10]; 11. (DNF) 51R-Matt Rossi[12]; 12. (DNF) 7S-Pat Schudy[16]; DNS 22H-John Heydenreich; DNS 44J-Jared Sewell; DNS 35W-Nate Wait

L Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 35MF-Mitchell Faccinto[2]; 2. 20X-Noah Harris[1]; 3. 22-Chase Jones[6]; 4. 12-Chris Sheil[13]; 5. 3M-Brent Rees[3]; 6. 1TS-Tyler Shoemaker[5]; 7. 17S-Ryan Secrest[9]; 8. 69P-Colby Estes[14]; 9. 7X-Brian Peterson[10]; 10. 3-Dustin Weland[15]; 11. 5BB-Bobby Brewer[11]; 12. 7JR-J.D. Black[16]; 13. 70K-Kevin Olson[8]; 14. 5R-John Ricketts[12]; 15. 29-Garrett Saunders[4]; 16. (DNF) 10-George White[7]

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

M Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 11Y-Travis Young[5]; 2. 17W-Justin Henderson[4]; 3. 56X-Mark Chisholm[13]; 4. 7S-Pat Schudy[12]; 5. 71.5-Robert Bell[9]; 6. 56Z-Mindy McCord[11]; 7. 27B-A.J. Bruns[8]; 8. GO-Kip Hughes[6]; 9. 6B-Brad Kraus[16]; 10. 30T-Larry Bratti[7]; 11. 50LP-Michael Sosebee[1]; 12. 44D-Philip Dietz[15]; 13. 9H-Holly Porter[3]; 14. 35T-Tyler Robbins[10]; DNS 44C-Chris Stockham; DNS 83-Kurt Blackaby

M Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 12-Chris Sheil[8]; 2. 69P-Colby Estes[5]; 3. 3-Dustin Weland[3]; 4. 7JR-J.D. Black[12]; 5. 37T-Tim Kent[7]; 6. 11R-Ariel Biggs[15]; 7. 9M-Cory Mallo[14]; 8. 3F-Frankie Guerrini[10]; 9. 84-Shaun Shapel[6]; 10. D6-Dakota Gaines[9]; 11. 5M-Sean Murphy[13]; 12. 0K-Don O'Keefe Jr[11]; 13. 31-James Burke[2]; DNS 7T-Jack Hawley; DNS 4D-Shane Sellers

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

N Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 56X-Mark Chisholm[2]; 2. 83-Kurt Blackaby[8]; 3. 44D-Philip Dietz[5]; 4. 6B-Brad Kraus[1]; 5. 26-Dustin Golobic[6]; 6. 926-Morgan Frewaldt[3]; 7. (DNF) 43-Logan Arnold[4]; 8. (DNF) 7W-Kory Schudy[9]; 9. (DNF) 2RS-Aaron Reutzel[10]; 10. (DNF) 53-Brett Thomas[7]

N Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 7JR-J.D. Black[2]; 2. 5M-Sean Murphy[4]; 3. 9M-Cory Mallo[1]; 4. 11R-Ariel Biggs[8]; 5. 19N-Nick O'Neal[3]; 6. 0M-Mitchell Gladman[5]; 7. 59-Richard Harvey Jr[6]; 8. (DNF) 0B-A.J. Johnson[7]

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Lineups / Results - Lucas Oil Championship Night

Greetings from the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire. We will do our best to keep you updated with lineups and results throughout the night. Updates are also posted to our social media outlets.

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Results:

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire
Tulsa Expo Raceway - Tulsa, Okla.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Lucas Oil Championship Night

Car Count: 335

A-Feature

A Feature 1: Line-up

55 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Bryan Clauson-63
2-Christopher Bell-71
3-Alex Bright-77B
4-Rico Abreu-97
5-Tim McCreadie-47X
6-Jerry Coons Jr-5
7-Joey Saldana-17
8-Zach Daum-5D
9-Tyler Thomas-91T
10-Kasey Kahne-67Z
11-Thomas Meseraull-2X
12-Shane Cottle-71X

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

B Feature 1: Line-up

20 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Daryn Pittman-21
2-Jonathan Beason-8J
3-Tracy Hines-24
4-Austin Brown-7B
5-Damion Gardner-71G
6-Chad Boespflug-57B
7-Justin Peck-5X
8-Blake Hahn-8K
9-Chad Boat-15X
10-Andrew Felker-11A
11-Joe B. Miller-3B
12-Brenden Bright-92
13-Hunter Schuerenberg-05H
14-Dillon Welch-99P

B Feature 2: Line-up

20 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-C.J. Leary-2A
2-Parker Price-Miller-9P
3-Shane Golobic-17G
4-R.J. Johnson-51J
5-Ricky Stenhouse Jr-17R
6-Chase Stockon-5S
7-Tanner Thorson-67
8-Matt Sherrell-35M
9-Justin Grant-38
10-Jake Swanson-68W
11-Jac Haudenschild-73X
12-Kyle Larson-71K
13-Harli White-17H
14-Alex Sewell-8

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

C Feature 1: Line-up

15 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Cory Kruseman-21K
2-Matt Westfall-14W
3-Brady Bacon-76M
4-Steve Buckwalter-25
5-Trevor Kobylarz-14
6-Chase Johnson-17J
7-Dominic Scelzi-05S
8-Josh Lakatos-6K
9-Tucker Klaasmeyer-27T
10-Spencer Bayston-39B
11-Tanner Berryhill-27H
12-Gary Taylor-05T
13-Danny Sheridan-51W
14-Dylan Westbrook-0S

C Feature 2: Line-up

15 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Andrew Deal-15D
2-Daniel Adler-50
3-Ronnie Gardner-68
4-Tony Bruce Jr-18
5-Anthony Nocella-29S
6-Alex DeCamp-17D
7-Dave Darland-11AG
8-Kevin Thomas Jr-39S
9-Paul McMahan-17M
10-Daniel Robinson-57D
11-Danny Faria Jr-35S
12-Nick Wean-78
13-Danny Stratton-47
14-A.J. Fike-69

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

D Feature 1: Line-up

15 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Tim Siner-15
2-Nick Knepper-55
3-Jake Blackhurst-37B
4-Colby Copeland-51X
5-David Budres-31B
6-Paul White-1PW
7-Scott Weir-7A
8-Jason McDougal-73
9-Clinton Boyles-98D
10-Darren Hagen-7H
11-Gage Walker-7XX
12-Larry Wight-99W
13-Wesley Smith-44X

D Feature 2: Line-up

15 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Justin Allgaier-7JA
2-Sammy Swindell-1
3-Kyle Schuett-9K
4-Tyler Brehm-0T
5-Seth Bergman-37
6-Tyler Courtney-11
7-Josh Hawkins-80
8-Sam Hafertepe Jr-15H
9-Sheldon Haudenschild-56J
10-Payton Pierce-39C
11-D.J. Netto-88N
12-Cameron Hagin-22E
13-Kevin Bayer-91K
14-Kyle Clark-9$

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

E Feature 1: Line-up

10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Tyler Edwards-57T
2-Matt Streeter-19S
3-Chris Andrews-91A
4-Tony Roney-1T
5-Ryan Jamison-51JR
6-Robert Sellers-4C
7-Dustin Morgan-93
8-Austin Nemire-91N
9-Tadd Holliman-20
10-Steven Shebester-82M
11-Alex Bowman-55B
12-Tyson Hall-5H

E Feature 2: Line-up

10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Shane Stewart-100
2-Robert Ballou-7R
3-Trey Marcham-73T
4-Johnny Herrera-75
5-Bill Balog-37F
6-Tim Crawley-4J
7-Chase Briscoe-0
8-Anton Hernandez-37X
9-Brian McClelland-87F
10-Dalton Camfield-10C
11-Chett Gehrke-11C

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

F Feature 1: Line-up

10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Shon Deskins-20S
2-Chad Wheeler-88
3-Jake Neuman-3N
4-Don Droud Jr-44
5-Danny Jennings-32D
6-Sean Watts-11S
7-Brad Loyet-5
8-Taylor Courtney-21A
9-Davey Ray-33
10-Logan Scherb-51S
11-Tom Harris-4H
12-Michele Melton-21M

F Feature 2: Line-up

10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Kevin Ramey-1A
2-Logan Jarrett-29J
3-Jimmy Light-23
4-Johnny Brown-21S
5-Cory Eliason-7E
6-Cody Ledger-35L
7-Cody Brewer-96
8-Brian Shirley-3S
9-Hunter Fischer-24F
10-Dylan Peterson-25P
11-Raven Culp-3C
12-Nick Drake-55D

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

G Feature 1: Line-up

10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Derrick Myers-25M
2-Chris Urish-77U
3-Tyler Nelson-88T
4-Harley Hollan-14H
5-Bill Rose-6
6-Chance Morton-7CM
7-Kevin Chaffee-99
8-Austin Prock-41P
9-Rusty Dukes-88D
10-Michael Koontz-17K
11-Merril Lamb-7RS
12-Chris (Critter) Malone-7CH

G Feature 2: Line-up

10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Gavin Harlien-11K
2-Robert Dalby-4RD
3-Jeff Flesher-6C
4-Travis Berryhill-11B
5-Dean Drake Jr-77D
6-David Gough-6A
7-Michael Faccinto-35F
8-Darin Snyder-11F
9-Jake Bubak-19
10-Keith Rauch-51F
11-Mason Zeigler-3FF
12-Jeff Stasa-91

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

H Feature 1: Line-up

10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Tommy White-13W
2-Michelle Decker-7D
3-Zach Hampton-35X
4-Shawn Jackson-7J
5-Alex Hill-19P
6-Mark Lowrey-86
7-Blake Edwards-17E
8-J.J. Yeley-1ST
9-Rik Forbes-5F
10-Justin Dickerson-21D
11-Ryan Hall-2
12-Hannah Adair-23A

H Feature 2: Line-up

10 laps
Start-Driver-Car
1-Cory Elliott-11E
2-John Hunt-10J
3-Danny Smith-5$
4-Derek Hagar-13
5-Matt Mitchell-75X
6-Kyle Jones-2K
7-Austin Archdale-53H
8-Wyatt Burks-2W
9-Jeb Sessums-2ND
10-Coby Hughes-87H
11-C.J. Johnson-45X
12-T.J. Smith-35B

I-Features: Top 4 advancing to the corresponding H-Feature

I Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 31E-Evan Sewell[2]; 2. 27R-Kyle O'Gara[8]; 3. 0G-Glenn Styres[11]; 4. 27K-Billy Lawhead[4]; 5. 15F-Aaron Farney[1]; 6. 67SF-Sarah Fisher[6]; 7. 14T-Tony Rossi[7]; 8. 11H-Chase Hill[12]; 9. 01J-David Ferguson[5]; 10. 2S-Travis Scott[14]; 11. 11J-Justin Melton[10]; 12. 14S-Steve Schaberg[15]; 13. 74-Zach Merritt[16]; 14. 7M-Anton Julian[9]; 15. (DNF) 8R-Randi Pankratz[13]; 16. (DNF) 3T-Tim Barber[3]

I Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 93K-Riley Kreisel[2]; 2. 32-Casey Shuman[14]; 3. 56-Billy Wease[4]; 4. 57M-Landon Simon[5]; 5. 5C-Colten Cottle[7]; 6. 16K-Chris Dyson[6]; 7. 81-Jerry Hammock[3]; 8. 57-Tyler Seavey[14]; 9. 54-Evan Pardo[11]; 10. 2J-Zach Blurton[10]; 11. 8M-Kade Morton[12]; 12. 1P-Terry Nichols[13]; 13. 15B-Danny Burke[1]; 14. 0-Johnny Murdock[9]; 15. (DNF) 12K-Zac Taylor[11]; 16. (DNF) 22R-Eric Heydenreich[8]

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

J Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 8R-Randi Pankratz[2]; 2. 2S-Travis Scott[3]; 3. 14S-Steve Schaberg[1]; 4. 74-Zach Merritt[5]; 5. 16C-David Camfield Jr[8]; 6. 11XS-Donovan Peterson[12]; 7. 21H-Harlan Hulsey[15]; 8. 101-Chuck McGillivray[16]; 9. 15A-Ashley Hazelton[13]; 10. (DNF) 7-Shannon McQueen[4]; 11. (DNF) 98-Jarid Blondel[14]; 12. (DNF) 48-Taylor Forbes[9]; 13. (DNF) 46-Kenney Johnson[11]; 14. (DNF) 62-Taylor Simas[10]; 15. (DNF) 7K-Mason Keefer[6]; 16. (DNF) 5J-Jeff Crook[7]

J Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 54-Evan Pardo[2]; 2. 32-Casey Shuman[4]; 3. 1P-Terry Nichols[1]; 4. 57-Tyler Seavey[6]; 5. 9U-Doug McCune[7]; 6. 9E-Rick Shuman[10]; 7. 69J-Jeromy Hefler[16]; 8. 83S-Shane Weeks[9]; 9. 5B-Andee Beierle[5]; 10. 77J-John Klabunde[12]; 11. 21T-Ty Hulsey[14]; 12. (DNF) 20X-Noah Harris[15]; 13. (DNF) 4M-J.J. Ercse[3]; 14. (DNF) 14B-Riley Adair[8]; 15. (DNF) 17KT-Joe Janowski[11]; 16. (DNF) 04-Marcus Thomas[13]

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

K Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 15A-Ashley Hazelton[2]; 2. 98-Jarid Blondel[3]; 3. 21H-Harlan Hulsey[4]; 4. 101-Chuck McGillivray[5]; 5. 32A-Garrett Aitken[15]; 6. 4F-Chad Frewaldt[8]; 7. 77X-Katlynn Leer[11]; 8. 92S-Isaac Schreurs[13]; 9. 85-Matt Johnson[6]; 10. 313-Mitchell Frewaldt[10]; 11. (DNF) 22D-David Stephenson[9]; 12. (DNF) 118-Scott Evans[16]; 13. (DNF) 10X-Danny Smith[14]; 14. (DNF) 7F-Josh Tyre[12]; 15. (DNF) 9D-Sean Dodenhoff[1]; 16. (DNF) 7SS-Wade Seiler[7]

K Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 04-Marcus Thomas[1]; 2. 21T-Ty Hulsey[7]; 3. 20X-Noah Harris[14]; 4. 69J-Jeromy Hefler[8]; 5. 35MF-Mitchell Faccinto[13]; 6. 12-Chris Sheil[16]; 7. 22B-Troy Betts[10]; 8. 0Z-Joe Rinne[3]; 9. 22-Chase Jones[15]; 10. 2D-Steve Davis[11]; 11. 41-Brad Thompson[6]; 12. 3BX-Aaron Pierce[4]; 13. (DNF) 56Y-Jeremy McCune[12]; 14. (DNF) 86C-Dave Camfield Jr.[2]; 15. (DNF) 1B-Chris Windom[5]; 16. (DNF) 83G-Matt Gilbert[9]

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

L Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 92S-Isaac Schreurs[2]; 2. 10X-Danny Smith[5]; 3. 32A-Garrett Aitken[11]; 4. 118-Scott Evans[8]; 5. 17W-Justin Henderson[14]; 6. 14E-David McIntosh[6]; 7. 59E-Dex Eaton[9]; 8. 11Y-Travis Young[13]; 9. 76J-David Jones[7]; 10. (DNF) 349-Eric Saunders[10]; 11. (DNF) 51R-Matt Rossi[12]; 12. (DNF) 7S-Pat Schudy[16]; DNS 22H-John Heydenreich; DNS 44J-Jared Sewell; DNS 35W-Nate Wait

L Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 35MF-Mitchell Faccinto[2]; 2. 20X-Noah Harris[1]; 3. 22-Chase Jones[6]; 4. 12-Chris Sheil[13]; 5. 3M-Brent Rees[3]; 6. 1TS-Tyler Shoemaker[5]; 7. 17S-Ryan Secrest[9]; 8. 69P-Colby Estes[14]; 9. 7X-Brian Peterson[10]; 10. 3-Dustin Weland[15]; 11. 5BB-Bobby Brewer[11]; 12. 7JR-J.D. Black[16]; 13. 70K-Kevin Olson[8]; 14. 5R-John Ricketts[12]; 15. 29-Garrett Saunders[4]; 16. (DNF) 10-George White[7]

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

M Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 11Y-Travis Young[5]; 2. 17W-Justin Henderson[4]; 3. 56X-Mark Chisholm[13]; 4. 7S-Pat Schudy[12]; 5. 71.5-Robert Bell[9]; 6. 56Z-Mindy McCord[11]; 7. 27B-A.J. Bruns[8]; 8. GO-Kip Hughes[6]; 9. 6B-Brad Kraus[16]; 10. 30T-Larry Bratti[7]; 11. 50LP-Michael Sosebee[1]; 12. 44D-Philip Dietz[15]; 13. 9H-Holly Porter[3]; 14. 35T-Tyler Robbins[10]; DNS 44C-Chris Stockham; DNS 83-Kurt Blackaby

M Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 12-Chris Sheil[8]; 2. 69P-Colby Estes[5]; 3. 3-Dustin Weland[3]; 4. 7JR-J.D. Black[12]; 5. 37T-Tim Kent[7]; 6. 11R-Ariel Biggs[15]; 7. 9M-Cory Mallo[14]; 8. 3F-Frankie Guerrini[10]; 9. 84-Shaun Shapel[6]; 10. D6-Dakota Gaines[9]; 11. 5M-Sean Murphy[13]; 12. 0K-Don O'Keefe Jr[11]; 13. 31-James Burke[2]; DNS 7T-Jack Hawley; DNS 4D-Shane Sellers

*N-Features: Top 4 advance to corresponding M-Feature *

N Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 56X-Mark Chisholm[2]; 2. 83-Kurt Blackaby[8]; 3. 44D-Philip Dietz[5]; 4. 6B-Brad Kraus[1]; 5. 26-Dustin Golobic[6]; 6. 926-Morgan Frewaldt[3]; 7. (DNF) 43-Logan Arnold[4]; 8. (DNF) 7W-Kory Schudy[9]; 9. (DNF) 2RS-Aaron Reutzel[10]; 10. (DNF) 53-Brett Thomas[7]

N Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 7JR-J.D. Black[2]; 2. 5M-Sean Murphy[4]; 3. 9M-Cory Mallo[1]; 4. 11R-Ariel Biggs[8]; 5. 19N-Nick O'Neal[3]; 6. 0M-Mitchell Gladman[5]; 7. 59-Richard Harvey Jr[6]; 8. (DNF) 0B-A.J. Johnson[7]
1/16/2016 at Tulsa Expo Raceway - Tulsa, OK
Midgets
Midgets
A Feature 1: Line-up
55 laps
Start    Driver    Hometown    Car
1    Bryan Clauson    Noblesville, IN    63
2    Christopher Bell    Norman, OK    71
3    Alex Bright    Collegeville, PA    77B
4    Rico Abreu    Rutherford, CA    97
5    Tim McCreadie    Watertown, NY    47X
6    Jerry Coons Jr    Tucson, AZ    5
7    Joey Saldana    Brownsburg, IN    17
8    Zach Daum    Pocahontas, IL    5D
9    Tyler Thomas    Collinsville, OK    91T
10    Kasey Kahne    Enumclaw, WA    67Z
11    Thomas Meseraull    San Jose, CA    2X
12    Shane Cottle    Kokomo, IN    71X

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