By Patrick Stephan
Here are the Chili Bowl news, rambling, etc. In just a bit, we’ll do a quick rundown of the Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy related drivers, and how they ran in Saturday’s feature races.
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And with that, the point!
We came in to the Chili Bowl planning to keep an eye on Sarah Fisher, Kyle O’Gara, Chris Dyson, Anton Julian, Bryan Clauson, JJ Yeley, and of course Chris Sheil – my friend and neighbor driving a TSOLadder.com sponsored car this week.
I got a chance to chat with some of these drivers, and every one of them (and the dozens of non-Indy related drivers) all oozed with enthusiasm about this great event.
Sarah Fisher started and finished 6th in Saturday’s I-Feature. I went up and watched this one from the viewing platform so I could see the track, and Sarah looked good, she just didn’t seem to be able to get the power down quite enough coming off the corners to get some more passes done at the other end. She told me on Friday that she was planning to get out and run on the dirt some more this year as time allowed. I think it’s that “had a blast, want to do it more” thing that kicks in so much at the Chili Bowl.
Kyle O’Gara and Anton Julian were also in the same I-Feature as Sarah, and Kyle was able to be pretty aggressive and move from his eighth starting spot to finish second and transfer to the 1st H-main. He would then battle from 14th to 11th, ending his day there.
Anton Julian, a veteran IndyCar mechanic who until recently worked for Carpenter Fisher Hartman Racing wound up 14th after getting caught up in some messes – a disappointing end to a tough Chili Bowl. I chatted with Anton a bit before he raced and he told me he had a big tumble on his qualifying night, winding up high in to the fence. That crash took out the front axle, rear axle, torque tube and some other parts. They fixed it and he had more issues later that night, breaking a birdcage. But, he did get enough points to start in the I – which is well, better than the J, etc. It’s also notable that during the opening ceremonies (held before the D’s and right before the show started on TV), Anton got to carry the flag in the parade of states/countries for his native New Zealand.
We will get to Bryan Clauson in a bit, and next note that Chris Dyson, the sports car racer whose engine company also builds race engines (including the Indy Lights engines) finished his Chili Bowl in the 2nd I-Main with a 6th place start and finish. Remember, only four drivers advanced to the next race until we got down to the D-Mains.
JJ Yeley went from 8th to 3rd in an H-feature and then his run stopped in the first G where he went from 15th to 6th.
Davey Ray went from 9th to 3rd in first F-Feature as he wheeled the midget owned by Eddie Sachs, Jr. That got him to the first E- where a strong run was ended by just not enough laps. Starting 15th, he would finish 6th.
Note that Ray is working hard on an Indy Lights deal that will see him run at least the Freedom 100. He is planning to work with McCormack Racing to get some laps in both their old spec lights car and their new IL-15. He’s got tested tentatively planned for a California road course (Button Willow – I think), and possibly Irwindale and then Phoenix International Raceway.
The deal isn’t completely finished, but he said there has been some progress recently and he seemed pretty hopeful when I talked to him on Friday.
I’ll detail my day with Chris Sheil and the R&M Motorsports team in a bit, but next, let’s just get to the big show.
The biggest cheer we heard until the finish of the A-Main came in the second D-Main when Sammy Swindell got spun on the last lap while running in I believe it was second (or third, but easily transferring as they take 6 at that point). Many in the crowd went wild. If you aren’t up on all your dirt racing from the past three decades, Slammin’ Sammy is either loved or loathed. He’s got a reputation for just “wearing you out” if needed to make a pass, and if that means moving someone, he’s been known to do that. So when he gets spun, there are many happy with that.
But, as we’d later learn, Sammy made the A-main anyway on a provisional – I believe for the most recent champ not already qualified, though it may have come from his “Race of Champions” finish earlier in the week. That wasn’t clear from my pit side viewing location.
Some of the pre-race ceremonies here are pretty cool. They are constantly working the track all day and one of the big reworks comes before the D’s when they put down a lot of water and break of the dirt surface before having the push tracks pack it back down.
As this happens, they have the parade of states. Every driver in the field is asked to come up to the pit entry, where one driver from each state is chose to carry the flag for their state. Everyone parades in (like at the Olympics J ). The drivers then get Frisbees to through in to the stands to all the fans. Fun time for the drivers and I went down on to the track during this to watch the festivities!
After this, they had the invocation and national anthem, then as noted, the D’s.
Skipping forward to the A-main, it initially looked like Bryan Clauson’s night. He took the lead from Christopher Bell on lap 9, after Bell spun as he got tangled with a slow car that was trying to exit the track off the inside of turn 4.
On the restart, Clauson checked out to a more than 2 second lead, and he kept the lead through some cautions and then a red flag. That came about due to an incident in the 3/4 grandstand. A fan fell over the railing down on to the concrete below. We didn’t have much news initially, but this morning, we are reading elsewhere that the man had non-life threatening injuries of at least a broken leg. That’s at least a 15 foot drop, so let’s just stick with best wishes to this fan for a speedy recovery.
Once we back to green on lap 43, Rico continued his charge from fourth, getting by Clauson on lap 45. Clauson wasn’t able to keep up initially, but over the final couple laps, he did close the gap, but it was too lap. When the checkered flag fell on lap 55, Abreu had won his second straight Chili Bowl.
After the race, Abreu slowing circled the track a couple times (running the opposite direction for a bit, then turning back around where he settled in to turn four and did the absolute best donuts I’ve ever seen. Frankly, he may have done such good donuts (spinning the car almost like a top, and then getting the front tires up while it spun some more), that I would back an unwritten rule that says “no one else may ever due donuts again.”
Yeah, they were that good! When the car finally stalled out, he climbed through the top of the cage and did a “stage dive,” getting caught by Bryan Clauson who had come over to congratulate him on the great race.
Following Clauson across the line were Zach Daum, Jerry Coon’s Jr., and Kyle Larson – who’d started 22nd. Notable for Coon’s is that he has made 13 straight A-mains here – a crazy difficult task here, consider the massive field and how much even just one bad heat race can affect your weekend.
To set the scene a bit more, the Tulsa Expo Center is a massive facility, with one end sitting about 15 feet lower than the rest of the very long rectangle at the Fair Grounds.
The track sits on the lower portion, with grandstands running down the front stretch. A much larger stand sits overlooking Turns 3 and 4. Behind that stand is the pit area.
This is the crazy part frankly. In order to get nearly 350 race cars and their gear inside, the first thing you notice is that while everyone has their trailers, they don’t have their trucks/pullers/etc. Teams are to a large degree assigned space based on the size of their rig. If you’ve got a very large trailer, you are generally placed on either side of the main center aisle. There are some catches here though. You don’t get to bring a large trailer unless you have entered multiple cars. Generally the giant trailer pulled by a semi, well, unless you’re skating the rules, that better come with 3-6 entries (and yes, some teams really do enter that many cars – some of which are pure “rent a rides” built up just for this event).
Smaller transporters wind up on either side, and they are pushed all the way up the wall. When everyone loads in on Saturday (a week before the finale), the trailers are unhooked from their trucks, and a large forklift is used to move the trailer with the tongue side all the way against the wall. Generally, you also get about 2 feet between trailers, so don’t plan on using the side door. That forklift was a long beam on it with a trailer hitch at the end for maneuvering the trailers.
Frankly it’d be hard to imagine them getting many more trailers inside, though I hear to accommodate this year’s field, they had to shrink the size of the merchandise/trade show area. And considering the thousands of people walking around in the pits (actually working or just watching, or drinking beers), it’s amazing things run as smoothly as they do.
Ok, so, with it that crowded, how do you actually see anything? For people with pit passes, there really aren’t many good places to see the track. Over in Turn 4 they have a platform that is designed to be used by the crews of the cars actually out on the track. Of course, that’s almost impossible to enforce and a lot of people wind up just standing up there for long periods of time. Some even bringing in tall step stools, etc., so they can sit on the rail up there – which got them flack from the security people, but a couple of these fans seem to believe they have some “ownership” of that spot, so they don’t tend to listen well. Now, this isn’t anywhere near where a fan fell during the A-main, and I believe the organizers are trying to make the place as safe and accommodating as possible, but there will always be a few fans that make things difficult and believe they’ve got some “ownership” of what is clearly a general standing area for working crew members.
Besides the platform, crews/fans in the pits can watch the action on one of the three big “jumbotrons” in the pits. One sits right at the top of the ramp where cars enter and exit the pits, one hangs off the back of the 3/4 grandstand – viewable by those pitted down the center aisle, and the other hangs off the opposite end of the building. For the D’s, C’s, B’s and A, my group took lawn chairs down and watched the races on that screen. Something many people do and there is just enough space to allow for that while cars can still be pushed to and from the track.
The screens are certainly helpful, but if you’ve never been to the Chili Bowl, and really want to sit and WATCH the racing (not participate in it), then getting a grandstand ticket is highly recommended at least once.
Ok, finally, my day as a sponsor guest/crew member/media/PR/and other such titles I might be able to claim.
With Chris Sheil’s TSO sponsored car having had such bad luck on Wednesday, he only had enough passing points to start 8th in the 2nd M-Main, which started at like 10:00am! Yeah, that’s pretty early, but at least it wasn’t the N-Main and the joking goal from Chris was that he wanted to be racing in the afternoon at some point in Saturday.
Well, going out and winning the M-Main was the first thing he did, working through the field on the bottom of the track, and holding on for a couple restarts to get the win. Car looked really fast, and Chris did a great job moving it to the front.
Interesting operational thing: Before every feature, teams are told (and should know via the numerous other communication methods available) if they will go back to their pit area, or if they’ll stop at the top of the ramp if they are able to transfer. After the second M-Main, Sheil stopped up top to the left, allowing non-transferred cars to pass. The car was turned around to point back toward the “down” lane for the ramp, and the crew went to work while the first L-Main was already rolling onto the track. The crew decided the track was getting slicker, so a spacer needed to come out of the left rear wheel and some air pressure was adjusted.
The nice part about racing midgets is that three of us just lifted the rear of the car and Rich (car owner/mechanic) removed the wheel, swapped out the spacer and put it back on in about 30 seconds. Tightening the wheel back up with the big wheel wrench was the final step and the car was ready to be sent down the ramp for the L. Myself and the crew then all headed back up on to the viewing platform (which was operating as designed this early in the morning).
Chris was able to go from his 14th starting position and move all the way to fourth even though the race was run without any cautions, again transferring to the next race.
With a track prep scheduled and 4 hot lap sessions for later feature cars, planned after the 2nd L-Main, the car was taken back to the pits. This is done as the cars are driven off the track, up the ramp, and then the driver pulls the car out of gear. Now, there is a giant TV screen right on top of the ramp, with a bathroom and beer stand in the same area, so of course there are lots of people just standing there. A track official is blowing a whistle to warn people of the cars that are coming and mostly it works to get the lane open, but not always. When it works, the cars coast a few dozen more feet past the top of the ramp, and team members come up behind the cars and quickly start pushing them to their pits. Sheil was pitted on the same aisle as the ramp, but about half way down the building, so it was an easy push for us. A little ways down the same aisle is a cut through that allows teams to reach the center aisle and the aisle on the other side of the building.
Back in the pits, Sheil’s team went to work, cleaning the car up, adding fuel (have to buy their fuel, no outside fuel allowed), and getting it ready to head back over. There is a board in the pits and a loudspeaker constantly announcing what event number (14, 22, 23, etc.) is next to the staging area. As cars are pushed over, they are checked off (a couple different times) to make sure everyone is there then everyone waits before heading back down the ramp. Constant chatter on the overhead speakers telling teams what event is due to staging, and to NOT come to the area too early. They have a pre-stage area to a degree in the center aisle, but if you aren’t up for the proper “staging” area, they don’t want you getting too close, clogging up the flow of cars to the track.
Now, of course the goal was to go through all these procedures as much as possible and Chris Sheil was doing his part. Starting last in the second K-Main, Chris sliced through the field, picking up several cars per lap after a red for McCune hard (and high) in to the turn 3 fence and a couple other yellows.
When the race finally got going clean, Chris was on his way to third position, and it looked like he would again transfer through to the next feature. But, with a lap and a half to go and the track really going away fast, Chris got bumped in the rear in turn 1 by Noah Harris. He tried staying in the throttle to pull a 360 and keep going, but he’d lost too much forward momentum and the car stalled. If he’d been able to keep it moving, he may have stayed in third as another car was spinning in turn 3 at the same time. The rules here are all pretty simple. Spin/stall or whatever and you restart at the tail. No judgement calls, no decisions to make. They have to restart your car, you go to the back. They also don’t take “Alternates” for any features, so finishing 5th means you’re done even if half the field for the next feature doesn’t make the call. And there is a time limit. Excluding red flag periods, the 10 lap early features got just 10 minutes on the clock, including yellow flag time. The 1st M-Main actually had so much trouble getting going (flips, spins) that the clock ran until they finally gave up on the 2 wide start and the race went off single file for a Green/White/Checkered restart. Oh, and if that gets messed up, they won’t hesitate to through the green and white together.
Since Chris had to get restarted, he went to the back, lining up 8th or 9th thanks to attrition from the earlier carnage, and they had time for just a green/white/checkered. He got to sixth as the race was concluded. Another lap and he might have gotten back to a transfer spot – but his day (hey, it was now after noon), was done.
Needless to say, getting knocked out of a transfer spot doesn’t sit well, but it does happen here a lot. Getting knocked out of third, with two laps to go, by a car that was also going to transfer – well that got a few folks riled up.
So, let’s go back to that ramp. When the cars get to the top, they need people to quickly start pushing them to move them out. In this case, Harris was the first up, and he needed to be pushed on down but with some unhappy fans yelling at him that wasn’t happen.
Add in the cars all stacked up and crews all tripping over each other and the cars – none of which were being moved out of the way – and it was a mess. Well, let’s just say it took a bit to calm everyone down and get the path cleared. Some Sheil fans weren’t happy about being spun out – when it didn’t “need” to happen. Heck, some of these folks may not have even known Chris’ name before Saturday, but the hard core watchers were seeing a guy make a couple transfers, and that gets exciting. Getting the second transfer is tough, and he’d done that and had put himself in position for a third – that’s fun!
Of course the Harris camp didn’t like being yelled at for the incident and didn’t think the kid did it on purpose. Note that the drivers never got out of their cars and never “discussed” the situation with each other. This was all “periphery crew” and fans.
With everyone unhappy, the order returned (I even got to help with that – walking the kids dad away for a few feet, as we talked relatively calmly. I basically just told him “hey, they were both gonna transfer, that didn’t need to happen.” He told me, “yeah, I know, but he didn’t do it on purpose.” My response “yeah, but they are still going to be mad, so just keep going, get your car out of here and good luck in the J.”
Behind me, the crews had gotten to their respective cars, and the more agitated folks were moving away and the field went to their respective it areas. Thankfully nowhere near each other!. Now, I describe the above in such detail not because it was rare, but because “it happens” here at the Chili Bowl. You might even say it happens “a lot.” There is contact here, teams yell at each other, and quickly the cars are moved and the show keeps going. I bet the entire situation took less than a minute from the initial middle fingers flying to the yelling to cars on their way down the aisles.
Chris and car owner Rich were pretty calm about the situation, telling me he could see the screen in turn 1, knew he was in a transfer spot, and just hoped no one did anything silly. But, that’s what happened. And while some were still riled up, Chris was calming people down and already taking solace in the fact that the car was FAST and he didn’t just go “one and done” on Saturday. For a large portion of the field here – that’s the big fear. Racers want to race, and they want to move through a few features if they can.
A few hours later, things had again remained calm, and even though both teams (and all their friends/supporters) were within 20 feet of each other watching the D, C, B, A on the big screen, nothing more was said and everyone just went on their way.
Frankly, that’s the Chili Bowl! (A statement you’ll hear dozens of times here. Almost everyone that’s run here has been wronged – or wronged someone – and everyone’s been mad, and for the most part everyone has gotten over it and moved on). You’ll see worse than the light yelling, finger pointing, getting in faces, but not much more. And I was far more concerned about actual fists flying up on the crew viewing platform or “standing space” than I ever was during the Sheil/Harris dust up. Folks take their “spot” pretty seriously.
Ok, that’ll do it for me. I have to thank Rich and Kathy at “R&K Motorsports” for the fabulous time I had. This rekindled my short track love affair, and also has me pumped up for the MRTI and Verizon IndyCar Series seasons.
I’ll note that part of the fun was being involved. I’d highly recommend to our readers that if you ever have the chance, get with a team and try to see if there is a way you can help them out. This applies to all levels, and it gets pretty inexpensive. Shoot me a note at email@example.com and I’ll be happy to hook you up with a team – short track, MRTI, IndyCar or otherwise. Seeing your name on a car, getting to help out pretty much as much as you’d like (dependent on series/your skills, etc), having them feed you all weekend, that’s all a lot of fun. And for something like the Chili Bowl, there are literally hundreds of cars you could work with, and I’m sure someone is from your local area.
Trust me, almost all of these small and mid-sized teams (no matter the level) would appreciate the support to a degree far larger than you might realize.
Ok, now I’m really finished:
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 1 (55 Laps): 1. 97-Rico Abreu; 2. 63-Bryan Clauson; 3. 5D-Zach Daum; 4. 5-Jerry Coons Jr; 5. 71K-Kyle Larson; 6. 47X-Tim McCreadie; 7. 91T-Tyler Thomas; 8. 2X-Thomas Meseraull; 9. 67-Tanner Thorson; 10. 17-Joey Saldana; 11. 8K-Blake Hahn; 12. 71-Christopher Bell; 13. 67Z-Kasey Kahne; 14. 17G-Shane Golobic; 15. 77B-Alex Bright; 16. 17R-Ricky Stenhouse Jr; 17. 24-Tracy Hines; 18. 1-Sammy Swindell; 19. 71G-Damion Gardner; 20. 99P-Dillon Welch; 21. 3B-Joe B. Miller; 22. (DNF) 71X-Shane Cottle; 23. (DNF) 38-Justin Grant; 24. (DNF) 21-Daryn Pittman; 25. (DNF) 2A-C.J. Leary
B-Feature: Top 6 advance to the A-Feature
B Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 24-Tracy Hines; 2. 21-Daryn Pittman; 3. 71G-Damion Gardner; 4. 8K-Blake Hahn; 5. 99P-Dillon Welch; 6. 3B-Joe B. Miller; 7. 39B-Spencer Bayston; 8. 7B-Austin Brown; 9. 11A-Andrew Felker; 10. 76M-Brady Bacon; 11. 8J-Jonathan Beason; 12. 21K-Cory Kruseman; 13. 27T-Tucker Klaasmeyer; 14. 14W-Matt Westfall; 15. 25-Steve Buckwalter; 16. 5X-Justin Peck; 17. (DNF) 92-Brenden Bright; 18. (DNF) 15X-Chad Boat; 19. (DNF) 05H-Hunter Schuerenberg; 20. (DNF) 57B-Chad Boespflug
B Feature 2 (20 Laps): 1. 17R-Ricky Stenhouse Jr; 2. 67-Tanner Thorson; 3. 2A-C.J. Leary; 4. 17G-Shane Golobic; 5. 71K-Kyle Larson; 6. 38-Justin Grant; 7. 68W-Jake Swanson; 8. 68-Ronnie Gardner; 9. 73X-Jac Haudenschild; 10. 51J-R.J. Johnson; 11. 39S-Kevin Thomas Jr; 12. 15D-Andrew Deal; 13. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 14. 5S-Chase Stockon; 15. 57D-Daniel Robinson; 16. 8-Alex Sewell; 17. (DNF) 9P-Parker Price-Miller; 18. (DNF) 35M-Matt Sherrell; 19. (DNF) 17H-Harli White; 20. (DNF) 50-Daniel Adler
C-Features: Top 6 advance to the corresponding B-Feature
C Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 21K-Cory Kruseman; 2. 76M-Brady Bacon; 3. 14W-Matt Westfall; 4. 25-Steve Buckwalter; 5. 39B-Spencer Bayston; 6. 27T-Tucker Klaasmeyer; 7. 27H-Tanner Berryhill; 8. 6K-Josh Lakatos; 9. 73-Jason McDougal; 10. 05T-Gary Taylor; 11. 51X-Colby Copeland; 12. 19S-Matt Streeter; 13. 0S-Dylan Westbrook; 14. 14-Trevor Kobylarz; 15. 05S-Dominic Scelzi; 16. 17J-Chase Johnson; 17. (DNF) 51W-Danny Sheridan; 18. (DNF) 37B-Jake Blackhurst; 19. (DNF) 31B-David Budres; 20. (DNF) 55-Nick Knepper
C Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 2. 39S-Kevin Thomas Jr; 3. 68-Ronnie Gardner; 4. 50-Daniel Adler; 5. 15D-Andrew Deal; 6. 57D-Daniel Robinson; 7. 9K-Kyle Schuett; 8. 29S-Anthony Nocella; 9. 11-Tyler Courtney; 10. 47-Danny Stratton; 11. 56J-Sheldon Haudenschild; 12. 0T-Tyler Brehm; 13. 17M-Paul McMahan; 14. 69-A.J. Fike; 15. (DNF) 11AG-Dave Darland; 16. (DNF) 17D-Alex DeCamp; 17. (DNF) 7JA-Justin Allgaier; 18. (DNF) 78-Nick Wean; 19. (DNF) 35S-Danny Faria Jr; 20. (DNF) 23-Jimmy Light
D-Features: Top 6 advance to the corresponding C-Feature
D Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 55-Nick Knepper; 2. 73-Jason McDougal; 3. 37B-Jake Blackhurst; 4. 31B-David Budres; 5. 19S-Matt Streeter; 6. 51X-Colby Copeland; 7. 44X-Wesley Smith; 8. 93-Dustin Morgan; 9. 98D-Clinton Boyles; 10. 15-Tim Siner; 11. 91A-Chris Andrews; 12. 7H-Darren Hagen; 13. 99W-Larry Wight; 14. 7A-Scott Weir; 15. 7XX-Gage Walker; 16. (DNF) 57T-Tyler Edwards; 17. (DNF) 1PW-Paul White
D Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 11-Tyler Courtney; 2. 7JA-Justin Allgaier; 3. 56J-Sheldon Haudenschild; 4. 9K-Kyle Schuett; 5. 0T-Tyler Brehm; 6. 23-Jimmy Light; 7. 73T-Trey Marcham; 8. 100-Shane Stewart; 9. 37F-Bill Balog; 10. 39C-Payton Pierce; 11. 22E-Cameron Hagin; 12. 80-Josh Hawkins; 13. 1-Sammy Swindell; 14. 39-Kevin Swindell; 15. 9$-Kyle Clark; 16. (DNF) 88N-D.J. Netto; 17. (DNF) 91K-Kevin Bayer; 18. (DNF) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr
E-Features: Top 4 advance to the corresponding D-Feature
E Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 57T-Tyler Edwards; 2. 93-Dustin Morgan; 3. 91A-Chris Andrews; 4. 19S-Matt Streeter; 5. 3N-Jake Neuman; 6. 33-Davey Ray; 7. 4C-Robert Sellers; 8. 51JR-Ryan Jamison; 9. 1T-Tony Roney; 10. 32D-Danny Jennings; 11. 20-Tadd Holliman; 12. 82M-Steven Shebester; 13. 55B-Alex Bowman; 14. 5H-Tyson Hall; 15. 20S-Shon Deskins; 16. 91N-Austin Nemire
E Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 73T-Trey Marcham; 2. 100-Shane Stewart; 3. 37F-Bill Balog; 4. 23-Jimmy Light; 5. 75-Johnny Herrera; 6. 87F-Brian McClelland; 7. 11B-Travis Berryhill; 8. 7R-Robert Ballou; 9. 29J-Logan Jarrett; 10. 4J-Tim Crawley; 11. 10C-Dalton Camfield; 12. 1A-Kevin Ramey; 13. (DNF) 37X-Anton Hernandez; 14. (DNF) 11C-Chett Gehrke
F-Features: Top 4 advance to the corresponding E-Feature
F Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 3N-Jake Neuman; 2. 20S-Shon Deskins; 3. 33-Davey Ray; 4. 32D-Danny Jennings; 5. 4H-Tom Harris; 6. 05-Brad Loyet; 7. 51S-Logan Scherb; 8. 11S-Sean Watts; 9. 7CM-Chance Morton; 10. 14H-Harley Hollan; 11. 25M-Derrick Myers; 12. 21M-Michele Melton; 13. 77U-Chris Urish; 14. (DNF) 88-Chad Wheeler
F Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 1A-Kevin Ramey; 2. 29J-Logan Jarrett; 3. 11B-Travis Berryhill; 4. 23-Jimmy Light; 5. 19-Jake Bubak; 6. 35F-Michael Faccinto; 7. 55D-Nick Drake; 8. 21S-Johnny Brown; 9. 7E-Cory Eliason; 10. 3C-Raven Culp; 11. (DNF) 35L-Cody Ledger; 12. (DNF) 96-Cody Brewer; 13. (DNF) 24F-Hunter Fischer; 14. (DNF) 3S-Brian Shirley; 15. (DNF) 77D-Dean Drake Jr
G-Features: Top 4 advance to the corresponding F-Feature
G Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 77U-Chris Urish; 2. 25M-Derrick Myers; 3. 14H-Harley Hollan; 4. 7CM-Chance Morton; 5. 88T-Tyler Nelson; 6. 1ST-J.J. Yeley; 7. 6-Bill Rose; 8. 41P-Austin Prock; 9. 99-Kevin Chaffee; 10. 17K-Michael Koontz; 11. 2-Ryan Hall; 12. 88D-Rusty Dukes; 13. 7D-Michelle Decker; 14. 7RS-Merril Lamb; 15. (DNF) 7J-Shawn Jackson; 16. (DNF) 7CH-Chris (Critter) Malone
G Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 77D-Dean Drake Jr; 2. 35F-Michael Faccinto; 3. 19-Jake Bubak; 4. 11B-Travis Berryhill; 5. 51F-Keith Rauch; 6. 11F-Darin Snyder; 7. 11E-Cory Elliott; 8. 3FF-Mason Zeigler; 9. 13-Derek Hagar; 10. 11K-Gavin Harlien; 11. 2K-Kyle Jones; 12. 10J-John Hunt; 13. 6C-Jeff Flesher; 14. (DNF) 91-Jeff Stasa; 15. (DNF) 4RD-Robert Dalby; 16. (DNF) 6A-David Gough
H-Features: Top 4 advance to the corresponding G-Feature
H Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 7J-Shawn Jackson; 2. 7D-Michelle Decker; 3. 1ST-J.J. Yeley; 4. 2-Ryan Hall; 5. 13W-Tommy White; 6. 86-Mark Lowrey; 7. 5F-Rik Forbes; 8. 21D-Justin Dickerson; 9. 0G-Glenn Styres; 10. 35X-Zach Hampton; 11. 27R-Kyle O’Gara; 12. 31E-Evan Sewell; 13. 23A-Hannah Adair; 14. 27K-Billy Lawhead; 15. 19P-Alex Hill; 16. 17E-Blake Edwards
H Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 10J-John Hunt; 2. 11E-Cory Elliott; 3. 13-Derek Hagar; 4. 2K-Kyle Jones; 5. 5$-Danny Smith; 6. 2W-Wyatt Burks; 7. 2ND-Jeb Sessums; 8. 35B-T.J. Smith; 9. 53H-Austin Archdale; 10. 45X-C.J. Johnson; 11. 56-Billy Wease; 12. 57M-Landon Simon; 13. 93K-Riley Kreisel; 14. 87H-Coby Hughes; 15. (DNF) 32-Casey Shuman
I-Features: Top 4 advancing to the corresponding H-Feature
I Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 31E-Evan Sewell; 2. 27R-Kyle O’Gara; 3. 0G-Glenn Styres; 4. 27K-Billy Lawhead; 5. 15F-Aaron Farney; 6. 67SF-Sarah Fisher; 7. 14T-Tony Rossi; 8. 11H-Chase Hill; 9. 01J-David Ferguson; 10. 2S-Travis Scott; 11. 11J-Justin Melton; 12. 14S-Steve Schaberg; 13. 74-Zach Merritt; 14. 7M-Anton Julian; 15. (DNF) 8R-Randi Pankratz; 16. (DNF) 3T-Tim Barber
I Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 93K-Riley Kreisel; 2. 32-Casey Shuman; 3. 56-Billy Wease; 4. 57M-Landon Simon; 5. 5C-Colten Cottle; 6. 16K-Chris Dyson; 7. 81-Jerry Hammock; 8. 57-Tyler Seavey; 9. 54-Evan Pardo; 10. 2J-Zach Blurton; 11. 8M-Kade Morton; 12. 1P-Terry Nichols; 13. 15B-Danny Burke; 14. 0-Johnny Murdock; 15. (DNF) 12K-Zac Taylor; 16. (DNF) 22R-Eric Heydenreich Kevin Studley
J-Features: Top 4 advance to the corresponding I-Feature.
J Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 8R-Randi Pankratz; 2. 2S-Travis Scott; 3. 14S-Steve Schaberg; 4. 74-Zach Merritt; 5. 16C-David Camfield Jr; 6. 11XS-Donovan Peterson; 7. 21H-Harlan Hulsey; 8. 101-Chuck McGillivray; 9. 15A-Ashley Hazelton; 10. (DNF) 7-Shannon McQueen; 11. (DNF) 98-Jarid Blondel; 12. (DNF) 48-Taylor Forbes; 13. (DNF) 46-Kenney Johnson; 14. (DNF) 62-Taylor Simas; 15. (DNF) 7K-Mason Keefer; 16. (DNF) 5J-Jeff Crook
J Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 54-Evan Pardo; 2. 32-Casey Shuman; 3. 1P-Terry Nichols; 4. 57-Tyler Seavey; 5. 9U-Doug McCune; 6. 9E-Rick Shuman; 7. 69J-Jeromy Hefler; 8. 83S-Shane Weeks; 9. 5B-Andee Beierle; 10. 77J-John Klabunde; 11. 21T-Ty Hulsey; 12. (DNF) 20X-Noah Harris; 13. (DNF) 4M-J.J. Ercse; 14. (DNF) 14B-Riley Adair; 15. (DNF) 17KT-Joe Janowski; 16. (DNF) 04-Marcus Thomas
K-Features: Top 4 advance to the corresponding J-Feature
K Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 15A-Ashley Hazelton; 2. 98-Jarid Blondel; 3. 21H-Harlan Hulsey; 4. 101-Chuck McGillivray; 5. 32A-Garrett Aitken; 6. 4F-Chad Frewaldt; 7. 77X-Katlynn Leer; 8. 92S-Isaac Schreurs; 9. 85-Matt Johnson; 10. 313-Mitchell Frewaldt; 11. (DNF) 22D-David Stephenson; 12. (DNF) 118-Scott Evans; 13. (DNF) 10X-Danny Smith; 14. (DNF) 7F-Josh Tyre; 15. (DNF) 9D-Sean Dodenhoff; 16. (DNF) 7SS-Wade Seiler
K Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 04-Marcus Thomas; 2. 21T-Ty Hulsey; 3. 20X-Noah Harris; 4. 69J-Jeromy Hefler; 5. 35MF-Mitchell Faccinto; 6. 12-Chris Sheil; 7. 22B-Troy Betts; 8. 0Z-Joe Rinne; 9. 22-Chase Jones; 10. 2D-Steve Davis; 11. 41-Brad Thompson; 12. 3BX-Aaron Pierce; 13. (DNF) 56Y-Jeremy McCune; 14. (DNF) 86C-Dave Camfield Jr.; 15. (DNF) 1B-Chris Windom; 16. (DNF) 83G-Matt Gilbert
L-Features : Top 4 advance to corresponding K-Feature
L Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 92S-Isaac Schreurs; 2. 10X-Danny Smith; 3. 32A-Garrett Aitken; 4. 118-Scott Evans; 5. 17W-Justin Henderson; 6. 14E-David McIntosh; 7. 59E-Dex Eaton; 8. 11Y-Travis Young; 9. 76J-David Jones; 10. (DNF) 349-Eric Saunders; 11. (DNF) 51R-Matt Rossi; 12. (DNF) 7S-Pat Schudy; DNS 22H-John Heydenreich; DNS 44J-Jared Sewell; DNS 35W-Nate Wait
L Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 35MF-Mitchell Faccinto; 2. 20X-Noah Harris; 3. 22-Chase Jones; 4. 12-Chris Sheil; 5. 3M-Brent Rees; 6. 1TS-Tyler Shoemaker; 7. 17S-Ryan Secrest; 8. 69P-Colby Estes; 9. 7X-Brian Peterson; 10. 3-Dustin Weland; 11. 5BB-Bobby Brewer; 12. 7JR-J.D. Black; 13. 70K-Kevin Olson; 14. 5R-John Ricketts; 15. 29-Garrett Saunders; 16. (DNF) 10-George White
M-Features: Top 4 advance to corresponding L-Feature
M Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 11Y-Travis Young; 2. 17W-Justin Henderson; 3. 56X-Mark Chisholm; 4. 7S-Pat Schudy; 5. 71.5-Robert Bell; 6. 56Z-Mindy McCord; 7. 27B-A.J. Bruns; 8. GO-Kip Hughes; 9. 6B-Brad Kraus; 10. 30T-Larry Bratti; 11. 50LP-Michael Sosebee; 12. 44D-Philip Dietz; 13. 9H-Holly Porter; 14. 35T-Tyler Robbins; DNS 44C-Chris Stockham; DNS 83-Kurt Blackaby
M Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 12-Chris Sheil; 2. 69P-Colby Estes; 3. 3-Dustin Weland; 4. 7JR-J.D. Black; 5. 37T-Tim Kent; 6. 11R-Ariel Biggs; 7. 9M-Cory Mallo; 8. 3F-Frankie Guerrini; 9. 84-Shaun Shapel; 10. D6-Dakota Gaines; 11. 5M-Sean Murphy; 12. 0K-Don O’Keefe Jr; 13. 31-James Burke; 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. 83-Kurt Blackaby; 3. 44D-Philip Dietz; 4. 6B-Brad Kraus; 5. 26-Dustin Golobic; 6. 926-Morgan Frewaldt; 7. (DNF) 43-Logan Arnold; 8. (DNF) 7W-Kory Schudy; 9. (DNF) 2RS-Aaron Reutzel; 10. (DNF) 53-Brett Thomas
N Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 7JR-J.D. Black; 2. 5M-Sean Murphy; 3. 9M-Cory Mallo; 4. 11R-Ariel Biggs; 5. 19N-Nick O’Neal; 6. 0M-Mitchell Gladman; 7. 59-Richard Harvey Jr; 8. (DNF) 0B-A.J. Johnson