Christopher Bell cruises to Chili Bowl qualifying night win

Christopher Bell celebrates his qualifying night victory at the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Christopher Bell led every lap on his way to his second career preliminary score in John Christner Trucking Qualifying night at the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals on Thursday.

Bell earned the pole for the A-Main through heat and qualifier points after two attempts at the initial start of the race, Bell quickly ran away from Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild.

After a restart from a caution on Lap 7, Haudenschild was sent to the back of the field when he struck the cone. Another caution would fly on Lap 10 when second place driver at the time Danny Stratton hit the wall in the third turn.

Bell would rapidly jump out to a two second lead after the restart. The battle would then be in the top five, with C.J. Learly running in the second spot and Jerry Coons Jr. fighting hard for position with Tracy Hines for third.

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With the leaders hitting slower traffic late in the race, the caution flew once more for an incident exciting turn two.

Bell would take off again, riding the high line to a 2.360 second lead when he took the checkered flag.

"If you give me one race a year, it’s this race," Bell said after his win. "It’s something I want to win so badly and I promise, I want to win it more than anyone else in here.

"I’m glad to be in this position and hopefully can carry this momentum into Saturday."

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Results:

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire

Tulsa Expo Raceway – Tulsa, Okla.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night

Car Count: 84

Event Count: 250

Budweiser Heat Races: Top 40 in passing points advance to Qualifiers.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7JA-Justin Allgaier[1]; 2. 76M-Brady Bacon[6]; 3. 7XX-Gage Walker[8]; 4. 10J-John Hunt[5]; 5. 22B-Troy Betts[7]; 6. 313-Mitchell Frewaldt[4]; 7. 0M-Mitchell Gladman[2]; 8. (DNF) 76Z-Zane Lawrence[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7R-Robert Ballou[2]; 2. 38-Justin Grant[6]; 3. 5X-Justin Peck[7]; 4. 93K-Riley Kreisel[1]; 5. 82M-Steven Shebester[8]; 6. 349-Eric Saunders[3]; 7. 25P-Dylan Peterson[5]; 8. 7X-Brian Peterson[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17R-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[2]; 2. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[8]; 3. 77U-Chris Urish[4]; 4. 19S-Matt Streeter[5]; 5. 54-Evan Pardo[3]; 6. 11J-Justin Melton[7]; 7. GO-Kip Hughes[6]; DNS 7JR-J.D. Black

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 27H-Tanner Berryhill[1]; 2. 91K-Kevin Bayer[4]; 3. 17K-Michael Koontz[6]; 4. 71X-Shane Cottle[7]; 5. 7CM-Chance Morton[3]; 6. 51F-Keith Rauch[8]; 7. (DNF) 35T-Tyler Robbins[2]; 8. (DNF) 57-Tyler Seavey[5]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 37-Seth Bergman[3]; 2. 7A-Scott Weir[7]; 3. 7D-Michelle Decker[5]; 4. 31E-Evan Sewell[2]; 5. 41-Brad Thompson[4]; 6. (DNF) 35L-Cody Ledger[8]; 7. (DNF) 84-Shaun Shapel[6]; 8. (DNF) 44C-Chris Stockham[1]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 37B-Jake Blackhurst[8]; 2. 87H-Coby Hughes[4]; 3. 17H-Harli White[2]; 4. 29J-Logan Jarrett[5]; 5. 85-Matt Johnson[6]; 6. 67SF-Sarah Fisher[7]; 7. 31-James Burke[3]; 8. 14E-David McIntosh[1]

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 17M-Paul McMahan[1]; 2. 24-Tracy Hines[4]; 3. 47-Danny Stratton[7]; 4. 3B-Joe B. Miller[6]; 5. 88-Chad Wheeler[8]; 6. 86C-Dave Camfield Jr.[3]; 7. 62-Taylor Simas[5]; 8. 56X-Mark Chisholm[2]

Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 2A-C.J. Leary[2]; 2. 05S-Dominic Scelzi[7]; 3. 11S-Sean Watts[4]; 4. 6A-David Gough[6]; 5. 8R-Randi Pankratz[3]; 6. 2J-Zach Blurton[5]; 7. (DNF) 3F-Frankie Guerrini[1]

Heat 9 (8 Laps): 1. 29S-Anthony Nocella[2]; 2. 4RD-Robert Dalby[1]; 3. 4C-Robert Sellers[3]; 4. 2K-Kyle Jones[5]; 5. 35MF-Mitchell Faccinto[4]; 6. 7K-Mason Keefer[6]; 7. (DNF) 22-Chase Jones[7]

Heat 10 (8 Laps): 1. 71-Christopher Bell[5]; 2. 4J-Tim Crawley[2]; 3. 51S-Logan Scherb[1]; 4. 21D-Justin Dickerson[6]; 5. 16K-Chris Dyson[4]; 6. 92S-Isaac Schreurs[7]; 7. 44D-Philip Dietz[3]

Heat 11 (8 Laps): 1. 56J-Sheldon Haudenschild[5]; 2. 15D-Andrew Deal[6]; 3. 10C-Dalton Camfield[2]; 4. 86-Mark Lowrey[7]; 5. 15A-Ashley Hazelton[1]; 6. 9E-Rick Shuman[4]; 7. (DNF) 2RS-Aaron Reutzel[3]

D-Features: Top 2 advance to corresponding C-Feature.

D Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 62-Taylor Simas[4]; 2. 57-Tyler Seavey[7]; 3. 22-Chase Jones[2]; 4. 349-Eric Saunders[1]; 5. (DNF) 44C-Chris Stockham[9]; 6. (DNF) 84-Shaun Shapel[3]; 7. (DNF) 35T-Tyler Robbins[6]; 8. (DNF) 7JR-J.D. Black[10]; 9. (DNF) 44D-Philip Dietz[5]; DNS 76Z-Zane Lawrence

D Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 86C-Dave Camfield Jr.[1]; 2. 25P-Dylan Peterson[3]; 3. 14E-David McIntosh[9]; 4. 7X-Brian Peterson[7]; 5. 31-James Burke[4]; 6. (DNF) GO-Kip Hughes[2]; 7. (DNF) 3F-Frankie Guerrini[6]; 8. (DNF) 56X-Mark Chisholm[8]; 9. (DNF) 0M-Mitchell Gladman[5]; DNS 2RS-Aaron Reutzel

C-Features: Top 4 advance to corresponding B-Feature.

C Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 19S-Matt Streeter[3]; 2. 51S-Logan Scherb[2]; 3. 2K-Kyle Jones[1]; 4. 35L-Cody Ledger[5]; 5. 31E-Evan Sewell[4]; 6. 16K-Chris Dyson[7]; 7. 11J-Justin Melton[11]; 8. 8R-Randi Pankratz[9]; 9. 57-Tyler Seavey[13]; 10. 62-Taylor Simas[14]; 11. 15A-Ashley Hazelton[10]; 12. 41-Brad Thompson[6]; 13. 313-Mitchell Frewaldt[12]; 14. (DNF) 92S-Isaac Schreurs[8]

C Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 51F-Keith Rauch[4]; 2. 86-Mark Lowrey[1]; 3. 7CM-Chance Morton[8]; 4. 25P-Dylan Peterson[13]; 5. 93K-Riley Kreisel[5]; 6. 67SF-Sarah Fisher[7]; 7. 2J-Zach Blurton[11]; 8. 54-Evan Pardo[9]; 9. 7K-Mason Keefer[10]; 10. 9E-Rick Shuman[12]; 11. 86C-Dave Camfield Jr.[14]; 12. 85-Matt Johnson[3]; 13. 22B-Troy Betts[2]; 14. (DNF) 35MF-Mitchell Faccinto[6]

Qualifiers: Top 16 in combined passing points advance to the A-Feature.

Q1 (10 Laps): 1. 47-Danny Stratton[3]; 2. 7XX-Gage Walker[4]; 3. 29S-Anthony Nocella[2]; 4. 17H-Harli White[10]; 5. 05S-Dominic Scelzi[5]; 6. 17K-Michael Koontz[1]; 7. 7D-Michelle Decker[7]; 8. 21D-Justin Dickerson[9]; 9. 77U-Chris Urish[8]; 10. (DNF) 37B-Jake Blackhurst[6]

Q2 (10 Laps): 1. 7JA-Justin Allgaier[1]; 2. 71-Christopher Bell[6]; 3. 91K-Kevin Bayer[2]; 4. 71X-Shane Cottle[7]; 5. 76M-Brady Bacon[5]; 6. 37-Seth Bergman[4]; 7. 10C-Dalton Camfield[10]; 8. 7R-Robert Ballou[3]; 9. 11S-Sean Watts[8]; 10. (DNF) 82M-Steven Shebester[9]

Q3 (10 Laps): 1. 56J-Sheldon Haudenschild[4]; 2. 27H-Tanner Berryhill[1]; 3. 17R-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[3]; 4. 38-Justin Grant[5]; 5. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[6]; 6. 3B-Joe B. Miller[8]; 7. 4J-Tim Crawley[7]; 8. 88-Chad Wheeler[9]; 9. 87H-Coby Hughes[2]; 10. 10J-John Hunt[10]

Q4 (10 Laps): 1. 24-Tracy Hines[2]; 2. 2A-C.J. Leary[3]; 3. 15D-Andrew Deal[5]; 4. 17M-Paul McMahan[1]; 5. 5X-Justin Peck[4]; 6. 7A-Scott Weir[6]; 7. 4C-Robert Sellers[9]; 8. 29J-Logan Jarrett[10]; 9. 6A-David Gough[8]; 10. 4RD-Robert Dalby[7]

B-Features: Top 4 advance to the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 91K-Kevin Bayer[1]; 2. 7A-Scott Weir[2]; 3. 17M-Paul McMahan[3]; 4. 37B-Jake Blackhurst[4]; 5. 19S-Matt Streeter[13]; 6. 4J-Tim Crawley[7]; 7. 82M-Steven Shebester[12]; 8. 88-Chad Wheeler[9]; 9. 35L-Cody Ledger[16]; 10. 51S-Logan Scherb[14]; 11. 77U-Chris Urish[10]; 12. (DNF) 17K-Michael Koontz[5]; 13. (DNF) 6A-David Gough[11]; 14. (DNF) 7D-Michelle Decker[6]; 15. (DNF) 2K-Kyle Jones[15]; 16. (DNF) 21D-Justin Dickerson[8]

B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 5X-Justin Peck[2]; 2. 76M-Brady Bacon[1]; 3. 3B-Joe B. Miller[4]; 4. 37-Seth Bergman[3]; 5. 7R-Robert Ballou[7]; 6. 4C-Robert Sellers[6]; 7. 10C-Dalton Camfield[5]; 8. 29J-Logan Jarrett[8]; 9. 11S-Sean Watts[10]; 10. 25P-Dylan Peterson[16]; 11. 4RD-Robert Dalby[11]; 12. 7CM-Chance Morton[15]; 13. 51F-Keith Rauch[13]; 14. 10J-John Hunt[12]; 15. 86-Mark Lowrey[14]; 16. (DNF) 87H-Coby Hughes[9]

A-Feature: Top 3 advance to Saturday’s A-Feature.

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 71-Christopher Bell[1]; 2. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[10]; 3. 71X-Shane Cottle[16]; 4. 2A-C.J. Leary[7]; 5. 24-Tracy Hines[6]; 6. 17R-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[13]; 7. 5X-Justin Peck[18]; 8. 38-Justin Grant[9]; 9. 3B-Joe B. Miller[22]; 10. 17H-Harli White[11]; 11. 15D-Andrew Deal[5]; 12. 76M-Brady Bacon[20]; 13. 29S-Anthony Nocella[15]; 14. 05S-Dominic Scelzi[14]; 15. 17M-Paul McMahan[21]; 16. 27H-Tanner Berryhill[12]; 17. 47-Danny Stratton[3]; 18. 7JA-Justin Allgaier[8]; 19. 37B-Jake Blackhurst[23]; 20. 37-Seth Bergman[24]; 21. 7A-Scott Weir[19]; 22. 56J-Sheldon Haudenschild[2]; 23. 7XX-Gage Walker[4]; 24. (DNF) 91K-Kevin Bayer[17]

Lap Leader: Christopher Bell 1-25

Hard Charger: Shane Cottle +13