Sport Chili Bowl: Grant wins Friday's A-Main, Kahne just misses out

18:35  13 january  2018
18:35  13 january  2018 Source:   MSN

Kyle Larson wins 1st night at Chili Bowl to advance to main

  Kyle Larson wins 1st night at Chili Bowl to advance to main Kyle Larson went back to victory lane on the opening night of the Chili Bowl Nationals. The NASCAR star drove to a commanding victory in Tuesday night's opening night of the Super Bowl of Midget Racing. The win automatically advanced Larson into the 55-lap Saturday night main event at the Tulsa Expo Center.Also advancing to the main event was Brad Sweet, a World of Outlaws Sprint car regular and the brother of Larson's fiancee, as well Tyler Courtney. The top three finishers each night earn automatic berths into the main event.

Justin Grant was the latest driver to punch a ticket into the Chili Bowl Nationals A - Main on Friday night. The complete results from Friday ’ s preliminary A - Main can be viewed below. 1. Justin Grant 2. Spencer Bayston 3. Andrew Felker 4. Damion Gardner 5. Kasey Kahne 6. Chad Boat 7. Tim

Grant won his Friday night heat a year ago and started from the pole in the A Main , but finished third. Kahne finished fifth and Stenhouse was 11th. • Larson wins 1st night at Chili Bowl . • Elliott takes 1st NASCAR laps at Texas. • British champ Sunderland out of Dakar.

Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 UniFirst Chevrolet, sits in his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 20, 2017.© Sarah Crabill/Getty Images Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 UniFirst Chevrolet, sits in his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 20, 2017.

Justin Grant went back-to-back in the Friday preliminary race for the Chili Bowl Nationals.

After Keith Kunz’ cars dominated the first three A Features of the week, Grant stopped the sweep by putting his Clauson-Marshall Racing midget in Victory Lane at Tulsa Expo Speedway.

Grant’s second-career preliminary night win locked him into the A-Main for Saturday.

“(Last year) we won rolling the bottom, and that’s not really my deal,” Grant said. “Then I got to come back and bang the fence and had a blast doing it. These guys gave me a great Nos Energy Drink midget, and it was an absolute thrill to drive.

There’s a strong NASCAR connection at this year’s Chili Bowl Nationals

  There’s a strong NASCAR connection at this year’s Chili Bowl Nationals There’s no doubt, Christopher Bell had a career year in 2017.But the 23-year-old Norman, Oklahoman started the season by winning his first Golden Driller trophy at the Chili Bowl Nationals,topping more than 365 other entrants at Tulsa Expo Raceway. Bell became the first racer from Oklahoma to pull off the feat since Andy Hillenburg in 1994.

Larson wins , advances to Chili Bowl main event. 3d. "If you can win [that heat], you can start 13th or 14th, which is pretty good -- if you're good, you can pass," Kahne said. "I kind of chose the top [lane in the race Friday ] and it didn't work out .

(AP) — Kasey Kahne and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are two former sprint car stars who are on the outside looking in right now at the Super Bowl of Midget Racing. Grant won his Friday night heat a year ago and started from the pole in the A Main , but finished third.

“I’m not normally a donut guy, but last year I was so tired, and my wife had babies, and no sleep when I came down here, so (I said) if I ever come back up on this stage, I’m going to do donuts, so I had to get ’em out of the way.”

Spencer Bayston and Andrew Felker finished second and third, respectively, to also transfer into Saturday’s A-Main.

Grant started on the front alongside polesitter Chad Boat, who led the first four laps before Damion Gardner challenged for the lead. He passed Boat in Turn 4 as Grant dropped to third in the No. 39bc midget.

Kasey Kahne moved up to fifth by Lap 10. The yellow flag flew two laps later for Nick Knepper, who stopped in Turn 4. The race returned to green on Lap 13 with Gardner in the lead followed by Boat, Grant and Kahne.

Abreu races again at Chili Bowl and earns spot in feature

  Abreu races again at Chili Bowl and earns spot in feature Two-time Chili Bowl winner Rico Abreu returned from a 15-week break to win his heat and advance to Saturday night's main event.Abreu had not raced since September because of injuries he suffered in a race at Eldora Speedway. Back in action Wednesday night on the second night of the Chili Bowl Nationals, Abreu swept all three of his races and earned the automatic berth into the 55-lap feature at the Tulsa Expo Center.

Skip to main content. Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart are entering next month' s Chili Bowl Nationals in honor of the late racer Leffler. "There' s just a lot of good reasons to get involved," Kahne told AP. Earnhardt wins most popular for 15th year.

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As Grant nipped at Boat for second and Kahne moved to third, David Budres and Daryn Pittmann tangled to trigger the second caution in Turn 1 on Lap 14. Pittman flips in the process Klaussmeyer and Messeraul also got together in Turns 3 and 4. Gardner held the lead followed by Grant, Kahne, Klassmeyer and Felker on Lap 16.

Grant took the lead from Gardner in Turn 2 on Lap 17. Bastion moved from fourth to third on Lap 18.

With five laps remaining, Grant leads followed by Bayston, Gardner, Kahne and Felker. Felker moves by Kahne then Gardner for third.

Gardner finished fourth followed by Kahne, Boat, Tim McCreadie, Bricen James, Sheldon Haudenschild and Dave Darland.

Grant finished a career-high third in last year’s Chili Bowl finale. He hopes to improve his result come Saturday.

“I’ve been very, very fortunate throughout my whole career for anybody that’s give me a shot ion a race car,” Grant said. “I drove for a lot of really great owners, and these Clauson-Marshall guys, they prepare their stuff amazing, they’ve got great equipment and they give me the race car that I can go out and do what I need to do with.”

Chili Bowl: Christopher Bell wins Thursday's A-Main

  Chili Bowl: Christopher Bell wins Thursday's A-Main Christopher Bell was perfection on Thursday in the 32nd Chili Bowl Nationals. Stream NBA games Live wherever you are Start Free Trial Sponsored by fuboTV Bell won his heat race, his qualifier and his fourth-career preliminary night feature at Tulsa Expo Raceway. The Norman, Oklahoma native--and defending winner of the Chili Bowl Nationals--will compete in his fifth-consecutive A-Main come Saturday. "It was a ton of fun, man," Bell said. "The track got really slick, really wide—yes, a ton of fun. It’s pretty special, man, to be able to be tied with Kyle (Larson) and Bryan (Clauson).

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Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night Results

A Feature (25 laps): 1. Justin Grant; 2. Spencer Bayston; 3. Andrew Felker;

B Feature 1 (15 laps, top four transfer): 1. Tim McCreadie; 2. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.; 3. Matt Mitchell; 4. Alex Schutte;

B Feature 2: 1. Brent Beauchamp; 2. D.J. Netto; 3. Clinton Boyles; 4. David Burdes;

Qualifiers (Four races, 10 laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull; 2. Chad Boat; 3. Andrew Felker; 4.

C Feature 1 (12 laps, top four transfer): 1. Sean Dodenhoff; 2. Landon Cling; 3. Billy Wease; 4. George White

C Feature 2: 1.Kyle Bellm; 2. Zane Lawrence; 3. Mike Goodman; 4. Brett Wilson

D Feature 1 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Brandon Tubbs II; 2. Dustin Gilbert

D Feature 2: 1. Kody Swanson; 2. Carson Garrett

Heat Race Winners (8 laps): 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr.; 2. Chad Boat; 3. David Budres; 4. Dave Darland; 5. Alex Schutte; 6. D.J. Netto; 7. Thomas Meseraull; 8. Damion Gardner; 9. Tucker Klaasmeyer; 10. Justin Grant; 11. Nick Knepper

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<p>There's no winner yet in Virginia's hotly contested race for a House seat despite a general election, a recount and a legal battle. Now election officials are turning to a ceramic bowl.</p>But even that may not be enough. Although a drawing of names is scheduled for Thursday morning to determine who will occupy the seat in the 94th District, the loser could push for a second recount or ask the House to step in and pick a winner.

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