TULSA, Okla. — The number of entries for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire continues to grow as the 200 mark has officially been eclipsed with the deadline for discounted entry only days away.

 

Among the latest round of drivers to enter the indoor Midget racing spectacular is 2014 champion, Brian Clauson, who will again be piloting the Dooling Machine/Rusty Kunz owned No. 63. First appearing at the Chili Bowl in 2002, Clauson has garnered six A-Feature starts with four top-five runs and a top-ten in all sixSaturday finale’ appearances.

 

With Bryan’s name now added to the list, the number of feature starters entered stands at 20 with nearly double that looking to make their first Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals appearance in 2016. Moving the country count to four, Australia’s Mitch Gladman will make his first trip across the pond to compete in the Chili Bowl in a Zero Motorsports entry. The United States, Canada, and United Kingdom are the other three countries currently scheduled to be represented.

 

Announced during the 2015 Performance Industries Tradeshow in Indianapolis this past weekend, Indiana’s Chase Stockon was the recipient of the inaugural Tony Elliot Memorial Foundation sponsorship. Spearheaded by Tracy Hines, Stockon will pilot a car for Zach Daum Motorsports and is one of four cars scheduled to be in the Daum pit area.

 

With several teams continuing to finalize their rosters, the entry list for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire is currently on pace with 2015 which had 206 entries received as of December 15, 2014; giving serious reality to another 300 plus Chili Bowl car count. The record set at the 2015 edition is 326.

 

The current number of entries is 204 with 189 confirmed drivers. Chili Bowl qualifying nights are in the works and will be released at the end of December just prior to the 31st annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout which kicks off on December 30, 2015.

 

The 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire takes place January 12-16, 2016 at the Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center. For continued updates on the Chili Bowl Nationals, log onto http://www.chilibowl.com.

 

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire
Pre-Entry List (as of 12/14/2015)

Car # – Driver (Hometown)

* GO – Kip Hughes (Enid, OK)
* 0 – Johnny Murdock (Kaufman, TX)
* 00 – Chase Briscoe (Mitchell, IN)
* 0G (R) – Mitchell Gladman (Victoria, Mildura, Aust.))
* 0K – Don O’Keefe Jr (Pittsboro, IN)
* 0T – Tyler Brehm (Pottstown, PA)
* 1A – Kevin Ramey (Ft Worth, TX)
* 1P – Terry Nichols (Delano, CA)
* 1T – Tony Roney (Herculaneum, MO)
* 2 – Ryan Hall (Midlothian, TX)
* 2A – C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN)
* 2J – Zach Blurton (Great Bend, KS)
* 2K – Kyle Jones (Kennedale, TX)
* 2ND – Jeb Sessums (Burleson, TX)
* 2RS – Chris Windom (Canton, IL)
* 2S – Travis Scott (Washington, OK)
* 2W (R) – Wyatt Burks (Topeka, KS)
* 2X – TBA
* 3B (R) – Joe B. Miller (Millersville, MO)
* 3C – Raven Culp (Mesquite, TX)
* 3F – TBA
* 3M – Brent Rees (Arvada, CO)
* 3N – Jake Neuman (New Berlin, IL)
* 3S – Brian Shirley (Chatham, IL)
* 3T – Tim Barber (Sonoma, CA)
* 4 – TBA
* 4C (R) – Robert Sellers (Mustang, OK)
* 4D (R) – Chad Dyer (Edmond, OK)
* 4H – Tom Harris (Banbury, OXF, UK)
* 4J – Tim Crawley (Benton, AR)
* 4M – J.J. Ercse (Lakewood, CA)
* 5$ – Danny Smith (Sand Springs, OK)
* 5BB – Bobby Brewer (Cabot, AR)
* 5B – Andee Beierle (Bismarck, ND)
* 5C – Colten Cottle (Kansas, IL)
* 5D – Zach Daum (Pocahontas, IL)
* 5F – Rik Forbes (Omaha, NE)
* 5S – Chase Stockon (Elizabethtown, IN)
* 5X – Justin Peck (Monrovia, IN)
* 6 – Bill Rose (Plainfield, IN)
* 6M – Pat McVicker (Woodward, OK)
* 7 – Shannon McQueen (Bakersfield, CA)
* 7CH – Chris (Critter) Malone (Speedway, IN)
* 7CM – Chance Morton (Coweta, OK)
* 7D – Michelle Decker (Guthrie, OK)
* 7E (R) – Cory Eliason (Selma, CA)
* 7F – TBA
* 7J – Shawn Jackson (Bear, DE)
* 7JA – Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL)
* 7JR – J.D. Black (Grain Valley, MO)
* 7RS – Merril Lamb (Iola, KS)
* 7S – Pat Schudy (Springfield, MO)
* 7SS – Wade Seiler (Alton, IL)
* 7W – Kory Schudy (Springfield, MO)
* 7X (R) – Brian Peterson (Mukwonago, WI)
* 8 – Alex Sewell (Broken Arrow, OK)
* 8M – Kade Morton (Coweta, OK)
* 8R – Randi Pankratz (Bradley, CA)
* 9$ – Kyle Clark (Sand Springs, OK)
* 9D – Sean Dodenhoff (Reno, NV)
* 9E – Rick Shuman (Queen Creek, AZ)
* 9H (R) – Holly Porter (Delhi, ONT. Can.)
* 9K (R) – Kyle Schuett (Philo, IL)
* 9M – Cory Mallo (Cheyenne, WY)
* 9P – Parker Price – Miller (Kokomo, IN)
* 9U – Doug McCune (Colleyville, TX)
* 10K – TBA
* 11 – Justin Melton (Flower Mound, TX)
* 11A – Andrew Felker (Carl Junction, MO)
* 11C – Chett Gehrke (Broken Arrow, OK)
* 11E (R) – Cory Elliott (Bakersfield, CA)
* 11F (R) – Mike Snider (Kelseyville, CA)
* 11H (R) – Chase Hill (Redding, CA)
* 11S (R) – Sean Watts (Atwater, CA)
* 12 – Chris Sheil (Aurora, CO)
* 13 – Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)
* 14 – Trevor Kobylarz (Birdsboro, PA)
* 14B – David McIntosh (Broken Arrow, OK)
* 14E – TBA
* 14S – TBA
* 15 – Tim Siner (Dupo, IL)
* 15B – Danny Burke (Houston, TX)
* 15D – Andrew Deal (Caney, KS)
* 15F (R) – Aaron Farney (Brookston, IN)
* 17 – Joey Saldana (Brownsburg, IN)
* 17E – Blake Edwards (Claremore, OK)
* 17G – Shane Golobic (Fremont, CA)
* 17H – Harli White (Lindsay, OK)
* 17J – Chase Johnson (Penngrove, CA)
* 17M – Paul McMahan (Nashville, TN)
* 17W – Justin Henderson (Tea, SD)
* 18 – Tony Bruce Jr (Liberal, KS)
* 19 – Jake Bubak (Arvada, CO)
* 19N – Nick O’Neal (Wagoner, OK)
* 19W – Matt Streeter (Galt, CA)
* 20 – Tadd Holliman (Murray, NE)
* 20X (R) – Noah Harris (Broken Arrow, OK)
* 21 – Daryn Pittman (Owosso, OK)
* 21A (R) – Taylor Courtney (Montgomery, TX)
* 21D – Justin Dickerson (Pittsboro, IN)
* 21M (R) – Michele Melton (Flower Mound, TX)
* 22B (R) – Troy Betts (Newark, DE)
* 22D – David Stephenson (Porter, OK)
* 22E – Cameron Hagin (Broken Arrow, OK)
* 23 – Hannah Adair (Broken Arrow, OK)
* 24 – Tracy Hines (Wilkinson, IN)
* 24F – Hunter Fischer (Broken Arrow, OK)
* 25 – Steve Buckwalter (Royersford, PA)
* 25M – Derrick Myers (Stonington, IL)
* 26 – Dustin Golobic (Fremont, CA)
* 27 – Tanner Berryhill (Bixby, OK)
* 27R – Kyle O’Gara (Indianapolis, IN)
* 27T – Tucker Klaasmeyer (Paola, KS)
* 29 (R) – Garrett Saunders (Lakeville, IN)
* 29J – Logan Jarrett (Kokomo, IN)
* 29S (R) – Anthony Nocella (Marlborough, MA)
* 30T (R) – Larry Bratti (Springdale, AR)
* 31 – James Burke (Baytown, TX)
* 32 – Casey Shuman (Rattlesnake Bend, AZ)
* 32A – Garrett Aitken (Paris, IL)
* 32D – Danny Jennings (Norman, OK)
* 35B – T.J. Smith (Fresno, CA)
* 35F – Michael Faccinto (Hanford, CA)
* 35L – Cody Ledger (Omaha, NE)
* 35M – Matt Sherrell (Owasso, OK)
* 35MF (R) – Mitchell Faccinto (Hanford, CA)
* 35S – TBA
* 35T – Tyler Robbins (Collinsville, IL)
* 35W – Nate Wait (Lodi, CA)
* 38 – Justin Grant (Ione, CA)
* 41 (R) – Brad Thompson ()
* 41P – Austin Prock (Avon, IN)
* 43 – Logan Arnold (Franklin, IN)
* 44 – Don Droud Jr (Lincoln, NE)
* 44D – Philip Dietz (Lake Ozark, MO)
* 44X (R) – Wesley Smith (Nixa, MO)
* 45X – C.J. Johnson (Quinter, KS)
* 46 (R) – Kenney Johnson (Bethel, CT)
* 47 – Danny Stratton (Riverside, CA)
* 47X – Tim McCreadie (Watertown, NY)
* 48 – Taylor Forbes (Neligh, NE)
* 50LP (R) – Michael Sosebee (Lenexa, KS)
* 51F – TBA
* 51J – R.J. Johnson (Phoenix, AZ)
* 51JR (R) – Ryan Jamison (Mediapolis, IA)
* 51R – Matt Rossi (Peoria, AZ)
* 51S (R) – Logan Scherb (Decatur, TX)
* 51W – TBA
* 52 (R) – Brandon Hightower (Natchez, LA)
* 54 – Evan Pardo (Gatesville, TX)
* 55D – Nick Drake (Mooresville, NC)
* 55X – Alex Bowman ()
* 56X – Mark Chisholm (Cheyenne, WY)
* 56Y (R) – Kass Cornella (Douglas, WY)
* 56Z – TBA
* 57 (R) – Tyler Seavey (Sutter, CA)
* 57D – Daniel Robinson (Mt Vernon, IL)
* 59 – TBA
* 62 – Taylor Simas (Orland, CA)
* 63 – Bryan Clauson (Noblesville, IN)
* 67SF – Sarah Fisher (Commercial Point, OH)
* 67Z – Kasey Kahne (Huntersville, NC)
* 71X – Shane Cottle (Kokomo, IN)
* 73 – Jason McDougal (Broken Arrow, OK)
* 75 – Johnny Herrera (Albuquerque, NM)
* 75L – Lee Dakus (Edmonton, AB)
* 75X – TBA
* 76 – Brad Noffsinger (Concord, NC)
* 76M – Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK)
* 76Z (R) – Zane Lawrence (Lillian, TX)
* 77 – TBA
* 77D (R) – Dean Drake Jr (Collinsville, OK)
* 78 – Nick Wean (Phillipsburg, NJ)
* 80 – Josh Hawkins (Whitehouse, TX)
* 81 – Jerry Hammock (Ennis, TX)
* 81B – TBA
* 82M – Steven Shebester (Mustang, OK)
* 83 – Kurt Blackaby (Bentonville, AR)
* 83G – Matt Gilbert (Merriam, KS)
* 84 (R) – Shaun Shapel (Wichita, KS)
* 85 – Matt Johnson (Edmond, OK)
* 85H – Shane Hollingsworth (Lafayette, IN)
* 86 (R) – Mark Lowrey (Concord, NC)
* 87C – Coby Hughes (Collinsville, OK)
* 87F – Brian McClelland (Tulsa, OK)
* 88 – Chad Wheeler (Muskogee, OK)
* 88D – Rusty Dukes (Fair Grove, MO)
* 88N – D.J. Netto (Hanford, CA)
* 88JR – Todd McVay (Grain Valley, MO)
* 91 – Jeff Stasa (Kingman, KS)
* 91A (R) – Chris Andrews (Sandusky, OH)
* 91K – Kevin Bayer (Bixby, OK)
* 91N (R) – Austin Nemire (Sylvania, OH)
* 91T – Tyler Thomas (Collinsville, OK)
* 93 – Dustin Morgan (Tulsa, OK)
* 93K (R) – Riley Kreisel (Warsaw, MO)
* 96 – Cody Brewer (Choctaw, OK)
* 98 – Jarid Blondel (Orange, CA)
* 98D – Clint Boyles (Greenwood, MO)
* 99 (R) – Kevin Chaffee (Fairlee, VT)
* 99P – Dillon Welch (Carmel, IN)
* 99W (R) – Larry Wight (Phoenix, NY)
* 118 (R) – Scott Evans (Keller, TX)
* 349 (R) – Eric Saunders (Lakeville, IN)
A-Feature Starters: Tracy Hines 13; Shane Cottle 9; Bryan Clauson 6; Kasey Kahne 6; Daryn Pittman 5; Steve Buckwalter 5; Casey Shuman 5; Tim McCreadie 5; Zach Daum 4; Danny Stratton 4; Justin Allgaier 3; Shane Golobic 3; Critter Malone 2; Don Droud, Jr. 2; Brady Bacon 2; Kevin Ramey; Tony Roney; Andrew Felker; Andrew Deal; Shane Hollingsworth;
List of drivers with sponsors can be found at http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx

Any team wishing to enter can do so via phone, fax, or mail. Entry blanks are available for download online at http://www.chilibowl.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=72453.

 

Completed entry forms can be sent back to the Chili Bowl offices via Mail to:

Chili Bowl Nationals 1141 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112

 

Entries may also be Faxed to (918) 836-5517 or enter by phone to (918) 838-3777. All entries must be returned with completed 1099 information in order to be accepted.

 

Entries received before December 18, 2015 will be charged $150 per car. Any entry received after December 18, 2015 will be considered late and will be charged $200 per car.

 

Any driver wishing to participate must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Any driver in question will be required to present a copy of their Birth Certificate before their entry will be accepted. Teams can request qualifying nights. We will do our best to accommodate, but no guarantees are made that your request will be fulfilled.

 

For questions regarding entries, please contact Bryan Hulbert at (918) 838-3777. For questions regarding Parking, as well as event procedure and rulings, please contact Matt Ward at (918) 995-1650.

 

For more information, and continued updates on the Chili Bowl Nationals, log onto http://www.chilibowl.com.

 

Fans can also follow the Chili Bowl at http://www.Facebook.com/cbnationals and Twitter (@cbnationals).

 

Event Information:

What: 30th 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
Location: 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114

When: January 12-16, 2016

Early Entry Deadline: December 18, 2015

 

For questions regarding entries, please contact Bryan Hulbert at (918) 838-3777. For questions regarding Parking, as well as event procedure and rulings, please contact Matt Ward at (918) 995-1650.

 

Tuesday – Warren CAT Qualifying Night plus 8th 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

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Champions:

Year – Driver (Owner)

2015 – Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz)
2014 – Bryan Clauson (Joe Dooling/Dooling Marketing)
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: 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.

Chili Bowl Online: All official news regarding the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl National presented by General Tire can be found at http://www.chilibowl.com. Updates throughout theChili Bowl can be found via Facebook and Twitter at http://www.facebook.com/chilibowlnationals andhttp://www.twitter.com/cbnationals.

 

-Chili Bowl Nationals Press Release. Photo credit: James Fleming

Chili Bowl Entries Push Past 200 as Deadline Nears