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Chili Bowl Entry List Again Nearing 300

For the past couple years, the entry list for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals has flirted with the 300 mark. Once again, the number of teams registering for the indoor Midget event is nearing the three century mark with 285 entries received for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, happening Tuesday, January 13, 2015 through Saturday, January 17, 2015.

Of the 290 received in 2014, 281 made the call to match the Chili Bowl record set in 2009.

Confirming 271 drivers, the latest wave has lifted the Chili Bowl Champion’s list to eight as 1990 champion, John Heydenreich returns to Tulsa to compete in the Chili Bowl for the first time since 2011. Also joining the lineup of winners is Cory Kruseman. Earning the center step of the podium in 2000 and 2004, Kruseman will keep five rides at this pit for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.

Winning as a team owner in 2005, the formidable Wilke-Pak lineup brings plenty of talent with reigning USAC National Champion, Brady Bacon, and USAC Triple Crown Champion, Jerry Coons, Jr looking for a second Golden Driller for Wilke-Pak, and a first either driver.

Keith Kunz will up the car count to five in 2015 with 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year, Kyle Larson, joining an all-star lineup which includes Nationals Midget Driver of the Year, Christopher Bell, who amassed 27 wins on both asphalt and dirt in 2014. Rico Abreu brings momentum into the 2015 Chili Bowl. The 2014 USAC National Midget Champion, the California phenom posted 24 wins this past season across multiple disciplines of racing. Tanner Thorson and Kevin Thomas, Jr. complete the lineup of Toyota powered machines.

Of the 205 drivers that have made the cut on Saturday night, 51 have found their way to this year’s entry list with the pile of first timers climbing to 68 and again, the talent is heavy despite the title.

Oklahoma leads the state count with 50 drivers. Turning heads with a 2014 preliminary night win, Jonathan Beason, will again team with Hard 8 Racing with Blake Hahn and Harli White. A strong west coast presence so far, 47 drivers call the left-cost home, including a dozen Chili Bowl Rookies.

A breakdown of qualifying nights will be released during the Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout, happening December 31, 2014 through January 3, 2015.

29th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire Entry List (285 on 12/20/2014)

Car #-Driver-Hometown

GO -Kip Hughes -Enid, OK
0-Johnny Murdock -Kaufman, TX
0B (R) -Billy Melton -Longview, TX
0G -Glenn Styres -Ohsweken, ON (Canada)
0K -Don O’Keefe Jr -Pittsboro, IN
0T -Tyler Brehm -Pottstown, PA
00 (R) -Cole Custer -Kannapolis, NC
1-Sammy Swindell -Germantown, TN
1B -Bobby Brewer -Cabot, AR
1JR -Stevie Sussex III -Laveen, AZ
1OU -A.J. Burns -Norman, OK
1P (R) -Terry Nichols -Delano, CA
1PW -Paul White -Temple, TX
1ST -J.J. Yeley -Charlotte, NC
1T -Tony Roney -Herculaneum, MO
1W (R) -Mike Wheeler -Central Point, OR
2-Ryan Hall -Midlothian, TX
2$ -Stuart (Stu) Snyder -Waverly, NE
2A -TBD Driver –
2B -Ryan Bernal -Hollister, CA
2D -Steve Davis -Norco, CA
2H -Robert Harr -Arvada, CO
2HH (R) -Nathan Benson -Concordia, MO
2J (R) -Ryan Leavitt -Knoxville, IA
2K (R) -Kyle Jones -Kennedale, TX
2ND -Jeb Sessums -Burleson, TX
2X (R) -Charlie McDonald -Jefferson, TX
3-Shane Cottle -Kokomo, IN
3A -Chris Andrews -Tulsa, OK
3C (R) -Raven Culp -Mesquite, TX
3F -TBD Driver –
3M -Mike Fulper -Cumberland, OH
3N (R) -Jake Neuman -New Berlin, IL
3T -Tim Barber -Sonoma, CA
4-Caleb Armstrong -New Castle, IN
4A -TBD Driver –
4C (R) -Chadd Howell -Waurika, OK
4J -Tim Crawley -Benton, AR
4K -Josh Lakatos -Pasadena, CA
4M -Ty Hulsey -Owasso, OK
4R -Ryan Greth -New Cumberland, PA
4X -Shawn Petersen -Irving, TX
5-Jerry Coons Jr -Tucson, AZ
5$ -Danny Smith -Sand Springs, OK
5B -Andee Beierle -Bismarck, ND
5BL -Barry Lamb -Moran, KS
5C -Colten Cottle -Kansas, IL
5D -Zach Daum -Pocahontas, IL
5E -James Edens -Petaluma, CA
5F -Rik Forbes -Omaha, NE
5G -P.J. Gargiulo -Morton, PA
5H -Tyson Hall -Longview, TX
5T -Tom Everhart -El Cajon, CA
5X (R) -Justin Peck -Monrovia, IN
6 (R) -Tom Harris -Banbury, OXF (United Kingdom)
6A -David Gough -Machesney Park, IL
6C -TBD Driver –
6K (R) -Ryan Foster -Anderson, CA
6M (R) -Pat McVicker -Woodward, OK
6R -TBD Driver –
7-Shannon McQueen -Bakersfield, CA
7AB (R) -Amber Balcaen -Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
7C (R) -Chance Morton -Coweta, OK
7D -Michelle Decker -Guthrie, OK
7F (R) -Claud Estes III -Godley, TX
7J -Shawn Jackson -Bear, DE
7JR (R) -Robert Black -Blue Springs, MO
7K -Robby Parish -Knightstown, IN
7M -Kevin Ramey -Ft Worth, TX
7R (R) -Anton Julian -New Plymouth, NZ (New Zealand)
7RS -Scott Crystal -Overland Park, KS
7S -Pat Schudy -Springfield, MO
7W -Kory Schudy -Springfield, MO
7X -Gage Walker -Indianapolis, IN
8-Alex Sewell -Broken Arrow, OK
8H -Harli White -Lindsay, OK
8J -Jonathan Beason -Broken Arrow, OK
8K -Blake Hahn -Sapulpa, OK
8L (R) -Austin Liggett -Tracy, CA
8M (R) -Kade Morton -Coweta, OK
8R -Randi Pankratz -Bradley, CA
9$ (R) -Kyle Clark -Sand Springs, OK
9D -Sean Dodenhoff -Reno, NV
9E (R) -Brody Roa -Buena Park, CA
9S -TBD Driver –
9U -Doug McCune -Colleyville, TX
10-George White -Fort Worth, TX
10C -Dalton Camfield -Decatur, IL
10V -Richard VanderWeerd -Visalia, CA
10X -TBD Driver –
11-Justin Melton -Flower Mound, TX
11A -Andrew Felker -Carl Junction, MO
11B -Josh Baughman -Odessa, TX
11C -Chett Gehrke -Broken Arrow, OK
11F -Floyd Alvis -San Carlos, CA
11K (R) -Gavin Harlien -Mesa, AZ
11W -Brady Bacon -Broken Arrow, OK
11X -Steve Newman -Breckenridge, CO
12-Chris Sheil -Aurora, CO
12A (R) -Austin Archdale -Brinfield, IL
12C -Chris Stockham -Cicero, NY
12K -TBD Driver –
12S -Bryan Severs -Collison, IL
13JR (R) -Jock Thacker -Hineston, LA
13SR -John Ricketts -Hineston, LA
14D -David McIntosh -Broken Arrow, OK
14E -Eric Fenton -Tulsa, OK
14H -Harley Hollan -Tulsa, OK
14N -Paul Nienhiser -Chapin, IL
14R -Jody Rosenboom -Rock Rapids, IA
14S -TBD Driver –
14W -Matt Westfall -Ludlow Falls, OH
15-Tim Siner -Dupo, IL
15B -Danny Burke -Houston, TX
15D -Andrew Deal -Dewey, OK
15W -Brandon Waelti -Sun Prairie, WI
15X -Chad Boat -Phoenix, AZ
16-Brandon Matus -Wampum, PA
16C -David Camfield Jr -Decatur, IL
17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr -Olive Branch, MS
17C -Casey Shuman -Rattlesnake Bend, AZ
17D (R) -Alex DeCamp -Coweta, OK
17E -Blake Edwards -Claremore, OK
17J -Chase Johnson -Penngrove, CA
17K -Alex Schutte -Rohnert Park, CA
17KT (R) -Ryan Ellis -Fairfax, VA
17M -Michael Koontz -Bloomington, IN
17N (R) -Duke Nalon III -Pittsboro, IN
17RW -Dave Darland -Lincoln, IN
17S -Dominic Scelzi -Fresno, CA
17T (R) -Travis Scott -Washington, OK
17W -Cole Wood -Auburn, CA
18P -Payton Pierce -Bridgeport, TX
19-Steven Drevicki -Reading, PA
19J -Jonathan Cornell -Sedalia, MO
19L -Landon Hurst -Riverdale, CA
19S -Patrick Stasa -Kingman, KS
19W -Matt Streeter -Galt, CA
20-Tadd Holliman -Murray, NE
20S -Shon Deskins -Waddell, AZ
20W (R) -Chad Wilson -North Richland Hills, TX
20X -Jimmy Harris -Broken Arrow, OK
21-Daryn Pittman -Owosso, OK
21D -Justin Dickerson -Pittsboro, IN
21H (R) -Harlan Hulsey -Owasso, OK
21K -Cory Kruseman -Ventura, CA
21S -Joey Saldana -Brownsburg, IN
22-John Heydenreich -Bloomsburg, PA
22D (R) -David Stephenson -Porter, OK
22E -Mike Goodman -Broken Arrow, OK
23-Jimmy Light -West Springfield, PA
23A -Hannah Adair -Tulsa, OK
23AZ -Rick Shuman -Gilbert, AZ
24-Tracy Hines -Wilkinson, IN
24T (R) -Glenn Bratti -Springdale, AR
24X -Landon Simon -Tipp City, OH
25-Jake Blackhurst -Hanna City, IL
25B -Steve Buckwalter -Royersford, PA
25D -Dylan Petersen -Sioux Falls, SD
25G (R) -Dustin Golobic -Fremont, CA
25J -Matt Juhl -Estherville, IA
26-Shane Golobic -Fremont, CA
27-Alex Bright -Collegeville, PA
27A (R) -Tommy McCarthy -Mountain View, CA
27B (R) -Scott Kinney -Citrus Heights, CA
27C -TBD Driver –
27H (R) -Curt Michael -Ocean View, DE
27KK (R) -Kyle Keeler -El Reno, OK
27RW -Kyle O’Gara -Beech Grove, IN
29S (R) -Christian Kinnison -Mansfield, TX
31 (R) -James Burke -Baytown, TX
31B -David Budres -Beloit, WI
32 (R) -Cale Thomas -Fairland, IN
32A -Garrett Aitken -Paris, IL
32D -Danny Jennings -Norman, OK
33-Davey Ray -Indianapolis, IN
33C (R) -Chase Briscoe -Mitchell, IN
33H -Cameron Hagin -Broken Arrow, OK
33HH -TBD Driver –
35-Billy Wease -Noblesville, IN
35F -Michael Faccinto -Hanford, CA
35L -Cody Ledger -Omaha, NE
35M -Matt Sherrell -Owasso, OK
35T -Tyler Robbins -Collinsville, IL
38-Justin Grant -Ione, CA
39-Kevin Swindell -Bartlett, TN
39B (R) -Spencer Bayston -Lebanon, IN
P40 (R) -Aaron Dromgoole -North Richland Hills, TX
41-Jason Johnson -Eunice, LA
41P (R) -Austin Prock -Avon, IN
43 (R) -Logan Arnold -Franklin, IN
44-Don Droud Jr -Lincoln, NE
44D -Philip Dietz -Lake Ozark, MO
45-C.J. Johnson -Quinter, KS
45X -Johnny Herrera -Albuquerque, NM
47-Danny Stratton -Riverside, CA
47X -Tim McCreadie -Watertown, NY
48 (R) -Taylor Forbes -Neligh, NE
50-Daniel Adler -St. Louis, MO
51 (R) -Jake Hagopian -Fresno, CA
51F -TBD Driver –
51J -R.J. Johnson -Phoenix, AZ
51M -Michael Curtis -Cottonwood, AZ
51S (R) -Steven Shebester -Mustang, OK
51X -Colby Copeland -Roseville, CA
51XX -TBD Driver –
52C -Isaac Chapple -Wilkinson, IN
53 (R) -Aaron Schuck -Joliet, IL
53H -Matt Harms -Lacon, IL
55-Nick Knepper -Belleville, IL
55D -Nick Drake -Mooresville, NC
55T -Tony Everhart -El Cajon, CA
56X -Mark Chisholm -Cheyenne, WY
57C -Chad Boespflug -Hanford, CA
57D -Daniel Robinson -Mt Vernon, IL
57K -Kevin Studley -Plainfield, IN
57M -Matt Mitchell -Yorba Linda, CA
58X -Lance Bennett -Parker, CO
62 (R) -Jacob Davis -Strafford, MO
62D -Rusty Dukes -Fair Grove, MO
62T -Taylor Simas -Orland, CA
63-Bryan Clauson -Noblesville, IN
63K -Chris Windom -Canton, IL
63NZ -Michael Pickens -Auckland, NZ (New Zealand)
66-Shane Cockrum -Benton, IL
67-Tanner Thorson -Minden, NV
67K -Kevin Thomas Jr -Cullman, AL
67RW -TBD Driver –
68-Ronnie Gardner -Norco, CA
68M -Tyler Edwards -Salina, OK
68S (R) -Matt Land -Elk Grove, CA
68W -Jake Swanson -Anaheim, CA
69-A.J. Fike -Galesburg, IL
69X (R) -Jeromy Hefler -Kennedale, TX
70K -Kevin Olson -Machesney Park, IL
71-Christopher Bell -Norman, OK
71.5 (R) -Robert Bell -Colfax, IA
71K -Kyle Larson -Elk Grove, CA
71L -Damion Gardner -Concord, CA
71T -Ricky Shelton -Huntington Beach, CA
71X -Tyler Courtney -Indianapolis, IN
73-Jason McDougal -Broken Arrow, OK
73D -David Gravel -Watertown, CT
73T -Trey Marcham -Oklahoma City, OK
74 (R) -Jamie Speers -Pottstown, PA
75-Thomas Meseraull -San Jose, CA
75X -Travis Berryhill -American Canyon, CA
76M (R) -Adam Pearson -Fairlee, VT
77-John Klabunde -Ft. Calhoon, NE
77B (R) -Kenny Bowers -Olathe, KS
77K (R) -Katlynn Leer -Moulton, IA
78-Nick Wean -Phillipsburg, NJ
78J (R) -Tommy Kunsman -Bethlehem, PA
79J -Jacob Patton -Bethalto, IL
80-Josh Hawkins -Whitehouse, TX
81-Ryan Beechler -McKinney, TX
81H -Heath Duinkerken -Laton, CA
82-Eric Johnson -Rockford, IL
82H -Mike Hess -Riverton, IL
83 (R)-Shane Weeks -Wagoner, OK
83H -Jonathan Halford -Tulsa, OK
85-Matt Johnson -Edmond, OK
85H -Shane Hollingsworth -Lafayette, IN
86C -David Camfield -Decatur, IL
86S -Danny Smith -Argenta, IL
87C -Coby Hughes -Collinsville, OK
87F -Brian McClelland -Tulsa, OK
88 (R) -Tyler Nelson -Olathe, KS
88B -Terry Babb -Decatur, IL
88J -Jace VanderWeerd -Visalia, CA
88W -Chad Wheeler -Muskogee, OK
89 (R) -Nick Bailey -Cabot, AR
91-Jeff Stasa -Kingman, KS
91K -Kevin Bayer -Bixby, OK
91T -Tyler Thomas -Collinsville, OK
91W -Mickey Walker -Broken Arrow, OK
92-Brenden Bright -Collegeville, PA
93-Dustin Morgan -Tulsa, OK
94-Darren Kingston -Vandalia, IL
95-Jim Radney -New Cumberland, PA
96-Cody Brewer -Choctaw, OK
97-Rico Abreu -Rutherford, CA
98 (R) -Jarid Blondel -Orange, CA
98R -TBD Driver –
930 (R) -Chase Allen -Midlothian, TX

***A list of entries and sponsors can be found online at http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx

Feature Starters Entered: Sammy Swindell 21, Jerry Coons, Jr. 15, Dave Darland 14, Tracy Hines 13, Cory Kruseman 12, Kevin Olson 10, Shane Cottle 8, J.J. Yeley 7, Kevin Swindell 6, Damion Gardner 6, Matt Westfall 5, Steve Buckwalter 5, Tim McCreadie 5, Bryan Clauson 5, Michael Pickens 5, Casey Shuman 4, Daryn Pittman 4, Davey Ray 4, Danny Stratton 4, Chris Windom 4, Kyle Larson 4, Thomas Meseraull 4, Zach Daum 3, Jonathan Beason 3, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 3, John Heydenreich 3, Shane Golobic 3, Mike Hess 3, Caleb Armstrong 2, Billy Wease 2, Don Droud, Jr. 2, Nick Knepper 2, A.J. Fike 2, Ricky Shelton 2, Rico Abreu 2, Paul White, Tony Roney, David Gough, Kevin Ramey, Richard VanderWeerd, Andrew Felker, Brandon Waelti, Alex Schutte, Mike Goodman, Alex Bright, Daniel Adler, Kevin Thomas, Jr., Christopher Bell, Shane Hollingsworth

Champions Entered: Sammy Swindell (1989, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2009), Kevin Swindell (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010), Cory Kruseman (2004 and 2000), Bryan Clauson (2014), Damion Gardner (2008), Tim McCreadie (2006), Tracy Hines (2005), John Heydenreich (1990)

State Count: Oklahoma 50, California 47, Illinois 28, Indiana 28, Texas 26, Missouri 11, Pennsylvania 11, Arizona 10, Kansas 7, Nebraska 7, Arkansas 4, Iowa 4, Louisiana 3, New York 3, Delaware 2, Nevada 2, Ohio 2, South Dakota 2, Tennessee 2, Wisconsin 2, Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming

Countries Represented: Canada, England, New Zealand, United States

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

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

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

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

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

Event Information:

What: 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl presented by General Tire

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

When: January 13-17, 2015

Tuesday – Warren CAT Qualifying Night plus 7th annual VIROC
Wednesday – River Spirit Casino Qualifying Night
Thursday – John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night
Friday – Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night
Saturday – Lucas Oil Championship Feature Events

Times:

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

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

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Champions:

Year – Driver (Owner)

2014 – Bryan Clauson (Joe Dooling/Dooling Marketing)
2013 – Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2012 – Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2011 – Kevin Swindell (Swindlell 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 Kunz / 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: Kyle Larson (2014), Kevin Swindell (2013), Sammy Swindell (2012, 2011, and 2009), 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.

Chili Bowl Online: All official news regarding the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl National presented by General Tire can be found at http://www.chilibowl.com. Updates throughout the Chili Bowl can be found via Facebook and Twitter at http://www.facebook.com/chilibowlnationals and http://www.twitter.com/cbnationals.

Event Coverage: For the second year, the Chili Bowl will be show online on http://www.racinboys.com. The online PPV experience will run from Tuesday through Saturday’s qualifiers. At time of opening ceremonies on Saturday, Racinboys PPV coverage will cease as final features will be shown live on MAVTV American Real. For a complete listing of channels, and to request MAVTV, log onto http://www.mavtv.com.

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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.