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First Round Of Entries Revealed For 36th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire


Chili Bowl Nationals

First Round Of Entries Revealed For 36th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

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Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (November 30, 2021) With entries rolling in, the traditional benchmark of 100 contenders has been exceeded, allowing for the first glimpse of Golden Driller hopefuls who will call Tulsa home during the 36th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl National presented by General Tire.

Two past champions, 19 former A-Feature starters, 23 Chili Bowl Rookies, 28 drivers making double-digit appearances, and eight seats yet to be filled currently help make up the list of 121 entries. Opening on November 10, 2021, the first entry received was NASCAR’s Alex Bowman, which included Jake Swanson and C.J. Leary. The initial three entries were followed quickly by WRG Director of Broadcast & Technology, Brian Dunlap owned seats for Gary Taylor and Casey Shuman.

Recently amending the long-standing age restriction, the field’s youngest competitor to be approved thus far 13 year old, Gavan Boschele. Wins in Micro and POWRi National Midget competition in 2021, Boschele will be at the wheel of a Keith Kunz Motorsports entry.

The current list of entries includes:

Car# - Driver (City, State)

0T-Alex Schriever (Hartford, SD)
1-Sammy Swindell (Germantown, TN)
1D-David Gravel (Watertown, CT)
1K-Brayton Lynch (Springfield, IL)
1R-Brad Sweet (Grass Valley, CA)
1S-Spencer Bayston (Lebanon, IN)
1Z-Justin Zimmerman (Athens, TX)**
2D-Matt Sherrell (Collinsville, OK)
2H-Nick Hoffman (Mooresville, NC)
2J-Justin Grant (Ione, CA)
2MD-Gray Leadbetter (Morgantown, NC)**
2ND-Jeb Sessums (Burleson, TX)
2W-Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS)
3B-Zach Blurton (Quinter, KS)
3H-Ben Haney (Longmont, CO)**
3W-Brandon Waelti (Sun Prairie, WI)
4-Taylor Ferns (Shelby Township, MI)
5B-Bobby Brewer (Cabot, AR)
5G-Gavan Boschele (Mooresville, NC)**
6C-Collin Rinehart (Peyton, CO)
07W-Mitchel Moles (Raisin City, CA)
7-Shannon McQueen (Tehachapi, CA)
7D-Michelle Decker (Guthrie, OK)
7M-Brody Roa (Buena Park, CA)
7MR-Jadon Rogers (Worthington, IN)**
7R-A.J. Hopkins (Brownsburg, IN)
7T-TJ Smith (Fresno, CA)
7TX-Anthony Pope (Roseburg, OR)
7U-Kyle Jones (Kennedale, TX)
7X-Thomas Meseraull (San Jose, CA)
8-Alex Sewell (Broken Arrow, OK)
8B-Colby Deming (Hobbs, NM)**
8K-Jake Neal (Omaha, NE)
8J-Jonathan Beason (Broken Arrow, OK)
8L-Colin Deming (Hobbs, NM)
9-Mitchell Davis (Auburn, IL)
10T-Brandon Thomas (Owasso, OK)
11A-Andrew Felker (Sedalia, MO)
11B-Clinton Boyles (Greenwood, MO)
12-Corbin Gurley (Hebron, IN)**
12M-Jeffrey Champagne (Westfield, MA)
14E-Dillon Osborne (Corona, CA)**
14J-Jody Rosenboom (Rock Rapids, IA)
15C-Carter Chevalier (Blaine, MN)**
15G-Dennie Gieber (Frankston, TX)
17-Tanner Berryhill (Bixby, OK)
17B-Ryan Bickett (Romona, SD)
17W-Shane Golobic (Elk Grove, CA)
18N-Alex Nalon (Pittsboro, IN)**
19F-Frank Flud (Pryor, OK)
20-Tadd Holliman (Murray, NE)
20C-C.J. Sarna (Brea, CA)
21-Daryn Pittman (Owasso, OK)
21D-Justin Dickerson (Pittsboro, IN)
22-Sean McClelland (Tulsa, OK)
22H-John Heydenreich (Bloomsburg, PA)
22J-Taylor Kuehl (Cave Creek, AZ)**
22M-Carson Kvapil (Mooresville, NC)
22T-Don Droud, Jr. (Lincoln, NE)
22X-Steven Shebester (Mustang, OK)
27B-Jake Bubak (Arvada, CO)
27W-Colby Copeland (Rocklin, CA)
29-Tim Buckwalter (Douglassville, PA)
29S-Hanks Davis (Sand Springs, OK)
31-David Budres (Beloit, WI)
32-Gary Taylor (Snohomish, WA)
32W-Casey Shuman (Rattlesnake Bend, AZ)
34C-Cameron Willhite (Peyton, CO)**
39-Logan Seavey (Sutter, CA)
40-Colton Hardy (El Mirage, AZ)
42K-Kevin Battefeld (Havana, IL)**
44-Eric Wilkins (Phoenix, AZ)
44R-Branigan Roark (Columbia, MO)**
46-Kenney Johnson (Bethany, CT)
46X-Jacob Perry (Stonington, CT)**
50-Daniel Adler (St. Louis, MO)
51-R.J. Johnson (Phoenix, AZ)
B51-Johnny Brown (Mauriceville, TX)
51B-Joe B. Miller (Millersville, MO)
51X-Joe Walker (Harrisonville, MO)
55A-Jake Swanson (Anaheim, CA)
55K-Todd Kluever (Sun Prairie, WI)**
55V-C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN)
55X-Alex Bowman (Tucson, AZ)
57A-Jack Rouston (Genoa, IL)**
57B-Daniel Robinson (Ewing, IL)
57W-Kaidon Brown (Sydney, NSW)
71J-Jeff Wheeler (Rockwall, TX)
72X-Chris Tarrant (Rockwall, TX)
75-Mario Clouser (Auburn, IL)
75A-Bryan Stanfill (Brownsburg, IN)
75J-Jett Hays (Ft. Worth, TX)**
75T-Tyler Ross (Lincoln University, PA)**
75U-Brooke Tatnell (San Souci, NSW)**
75X-Andy Baugh (Mason City, IL)
77W-Joe Wirth (Waterloo, IL)
79M-Keith Martin (Burleson, TX)
79S-Landon Simon (Avon, IN)
84J-Jesse Shapel (Wichita, KS)
84S-Shaun Shapel (Wichita, KS)
85-Jerry Coons, Jr. (Tucson, AZ)
86X-Josh Hodges (Tijeras, NM)**
87C-Austin Garrett (Seguin, TX)**
87W-Ryan Bernal (Hollister, CA)
91A-Chris Andrews (Sandusky, OH)
91R-Ryan Ellis (Fairfax, VA)
91T-Tyler Thomas (Owasso, OK)
97A-Will Armitage (Athens, IL)**
97W-Zeb Wise (Angola, IN)
116-Claud Estes III (Godley, TX)
121-Steve Glover (Rochester, NY)
321-Chad Winfrey (Gladstone, MO)

**denotes event rookie.

The complete list of entries is online at

Expected to grow drastically over the next week, things will ramp up as the discounted early entry ($150) runs until Friday, December 10, 2021. After that, the cost of entry goes up to $200. Entries are accepted until Friday, January 15, 2022, at Noon.

The entry form can be downloaded at

Entries can be returned by mail to 1140 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112 or by fax to (918) 836-5517. Teams can also enter by phone at (918) 838-3777, Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (CT). Each entry must include a W9 to indicate who will receive payment. Entries that do not have a completed W9 on file will not be published or added to a qualifying night.

The 2022 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire takes place January 10-15, 2022, atop the clay of the Tulsa Expo Raceway. The event is contested under the massive roof of the SageNet Center in Tulsa, Okla.

Monday and Tuesday Reserved Seats are on sale by calling (918) 838-3777. Scattered single seats (no pairs) for the whole event are also available. The offices of the Chili Bowl Nationals are open Monday-Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (CT). Pit Passes are sold at the event and can be purchased for single or consecutive nights.

Practice will be held Monday morning starting at 7:00 A.M. with Hot Laps at 5:00 P.M. and Racing at 6:00 P.M. Tuesday-Friday, Hot Laps are at 4:00 P.M. with racing at 5:00 P.M. Saturday’s finale hits the track at 10:00 A.M. with the first rounds of Soup. Opening Ceremonies are held at 6:00 P.M. (CT).

Fans not able to attend the 36th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire can see it live on as part of their yearly subscription package until the event goes live on the MAVTV Motorsports Network and MAVTV Plus on Saturday night.

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, fans can follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with @CBNationals. All official press, updates, and results on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire can be found online at

Quick Notes:

What: 36th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire
When: January 10-15, 2022
Where: SageNet Center – Tulsa Expo Raceway 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114

Entry Information:

Early entry ($150): November 10, 2021 – December 10, 2021
Late entry ($200): December 11, 2021 – January 15, 2022
Entry Form is online at

Return Entries Via:

Mail: 1140 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112
Phone: (918) 838-3777
Fax: (918) 836-5517

All entries must include a current W9
Entries will not be accepted via Social Media.


Monday and Tuesday Reserved Seats: $54/night
Pit Passes: $60/weekday and $75 on Saturday


Phone: (918) 838-3777
Fax: (918) 836-5517
Mail: 1141 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112
Orders are not taken via Social Media or Email

Chili Bowl Online:

Twitter: (@cbnationals)
Official Hashtag: #ChiliBowl2022
Instagram: cbnationals
Snap Chat: TheChiliBowl

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Champions:

Year - Driver (Owner)

2021 - Kyle Larson (Kyle Larson Openwheel)
2020 - Kyle Larson (Kyle Larson Openwheel, LLC-Mike Larson)
2019 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)
2018 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)
2017 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)
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 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: Christopher Bell (2021 and 2020), Tanner Thorson (2019 and 2016)Chad Boat (2018), Kyle Larson (2017 and 2014), Sammy Swindell (2015, 2012, 2011, 2009), 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 (Monday 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.


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 General Tire is the presenting sponsor of the Chili Bowl. A complete inventory of tires offered by General Tire can be found at

Submitted By: Bryan Hulbert

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2023 Champion Logan Seavey
2022 Champion Tanner Thorson
2021 Champion Kyle Larson
2020 Champion Kyle Larson
2019 Champion Christopher Bell

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