Chili Bowl Champions Return For Action

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Champions Highlight Latest Chili Bowl Entry List Update

Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / CHILI BOWL NATIONALS MEDIA

Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM

1-16-16-cb-heinbros-7aTULSA, Okla. -December 14, 2016- The list for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire continues to climb as the latest round of entries has put the count at 266 with only 13 of those still in search of a driver.

Among the latest to cast their name into the hunt for a Golden Driller, is the man who’s won more than anyone as Sammy Swindell will take part in his 27th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Five times a winner under the roof of the River Spirit Expo Center, Swindell will pilot his familiar John Christner Trucking/Spike No. 1 around the Tulsa Expo Raceway.

1-12-16-cb-heinbros-24Another multi-time winner to join the ranks is Cory Kruseman. Taking the top spot in 2000 and 2004, Kruseman will as always have a fleet of drivers under his stewardship with five in all expected to fly the flag for the Lucas Oil backed team. One remains a TBA at this time.

Finding Victory in 2006, Lucas Oil Late Model ace, and New York native Tim McCreadie, rolls into Tulsa in the Bondio No. 47x following a successful show performance in the 2016 Lucas Oil Late Model point standings. McCreadie was recently named the driver of the house car for Longhorn Chassis and will again compete with the Lucas Oil Late Model Series.

Three additional Champions were previously entered into the 2017 event with 1990 race winner, John Heydenreich, and 2005 winner, Tracy Hines, among those seeking golden glory. Damion Gardner bring the number of past race winners to six.

1-16-16-cb-heinbros-13aThe number of A-Feature starts has also climbed as 38 on the list of 266 have made the cut on Saturday night. Sammy of course tops the list with 23 to his credit. Dave Darland at 15 is the closest driver followed by Hines with 14.

While the list of Chili Bowl veterans continues to grow, as does the crowd of first timers. So far, the field of Chili Bowl Rookies represents 21 states and three countries. In all, 266 Entries, 54 Rookies, 38 A-Main starters, & 6 champions from 34 states and 5 countries (USA, Aust., England, Can, NZ)

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:

Discounted Early Entry ($150): October 27, 2016 – December 15, 2016
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)

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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.

 

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