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With the days dwindling down, the 27th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire debuts the four Qualifying nights with 252 competitors. A truly international event, the Chili Bowl will feature drivers from 32 states along with drivers from Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Finland.With a few late entries expected over the next week, the VIROC V will be released just prior to the January 8-12, 2013 event at the Tulsa Expo Center.
A quick glance of the entry list reveals a staggering number of Rookies with 42 spread among the four nights of racing. Past A-Feature starters for the Chili Bowl stands at 54 with 7 past champions.
The nightly entry lists can be found at the following links:
Tuesday's Warren CAT Qualifiers - http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx
Wednesday's River Spirit Qualifiers - http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx?c=1089
Thursday's J.C.T Qualifiers - http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx?c=1090
Friday's Vacuworx Global Qualifiers - http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx?c=1091
The 27th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will begin moving teams in on Sunday January 6, 2013.
Practice is scheduled for Monday January 7th with the first night of competition getting underway with Tuesday’s Warren CAT Qualifying night as well as the 5th annual Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions.
Competition continues with Wednesday’s River Spirit Casino Qualifier, Thursday’s John Christner Trucking Qualifier, and Friday Vacuworx Global Qualifier with everything culminating on Saturday’s Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Championship.
The top three in each of the US Fleet Tracking Qualifying Night A-Features will transfer directly into the Saturday January 12th Feature event with the remainder of Saturday’s US Fleet Tracking Championship Feature lined up according to the Qualifying night finishes.
Tuesday night tickets are the only reserved seats still available which can be obtained by calling the Chili Bowl office at 918-838-3777. General Admission seating is available along the back straight-a-way and can be accessed with the purchase of a Pit Pass.