World of Outlaws Friday Night Chili Bowl Report Tulsa, OK--Jan. 13, 2007-- Jason Martin and Terry McCarl were in action for the first time in their careers at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on Friday night. The pair of World of Outlaws ...
World of Outlaws Friday Night Chili Bowl Report
Tulsa, OK--Jan. 13, 2007-- Jason Martin and Terry McCarl were in action for the first time in their careers at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on Friday night. The pair of World of Outlaws competitors turned in two very solid performances, as they along with a record number of drivers continue to chase one of the 24 coveted starting spots for the 50-lap A-Feature on Saturday night.
Martin, a native of Liberal, Kansas began the night in a very tough sixth heat race, where he came home second to move on to the second A-Qualifier. Martin picked up a very impressive win in that A-Qualifier with a star studded field including two-time NASCAR champion and World of Outlaws team owner Tony Stewart, as well as Dave Darland.
"We beat the best in the business in the qualifier," Martin said. "Dave Darland kept trying to get around me for about four or five laps and could not get it done. To do that my first time here is a big boost."
The win earned Martin the 10th starting spot in the 25-lap A-Feature, where he charged into the Top-Five. A brilliant run saw him take the checkered flag in the fifth spot in his first ever Qualifying night at the Chili Bowl.
"It makes me proud of our team and my sponsors who are with us," said Martin. "We have put a lot of work into getting this car together and it's paying off. This is a great way to start the year on a good note with confidence."
Though he was one spot short of locking himself into the A-Feature for Saturday night, Martin is in a very good position and will start on the pole of the B-Main which will transfer the Top-six finishers to the 50-lap finale. With the B-Feature being 20 laps in distance, Martin will take the same approach that he took in the 25-lap A-Feature on Friday night.
"You have to be patient out there," explained Martin. "That is what I kept telling myself. Let the other guys get to racing hard and make mistakes. I was patient and it turned out pretty well for us."
McCarl began his night in the ninth heat where he finished third. This put him in the third A-Qualifier where he came home in the second spot. In the 25-lap A-Feature the native of Altoona, Iowa, who won two World of Outlaws A-Feature events in 2006, came home in the tenth spot. This positioned him on the outside of the fourth row in Saturday's second B-Main which will transfer six drivers into the 50-lap A-Feature.
Josh Richards from the 360 OTC World of Outlaws Late Model Series also took to the track on Friday. He started the night in the first heat, where he came home sixth. This put him in the second Last Chance race, where he finished fourth, just two spots shy of advancing to an A-Qualifier. He will line up on the outside of the fourth row for the first G-Feature on Saturday.
Also in action on Friday night, was Shane Carson, the Vice President of Race Operations for the World of Outlaws. The native of Yukon, Oklahoma, who was recently named an inductee to the 2007 class of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, began his night in the sixth heat where he finished seventh. In the fourth Last Chance race, he finished seventh, and will line up on the outside of the front row for the second I-Feature on Saturday.
Dave Darland of Indiana won the 25-lap A-Feature on Friday night with Stewart behind him. Fellow World of Outlaws team owner Kasey Kahne was also in action and raced his way into the B-Main.
Starting spots on Saturday for World of Outlaws competitors include: Danny Lasoski starting on the inside of the fifth row in the second B-Feature. Sammy Swindell starts on the inside of the fifth row in the second C-Feature. Randy Hannagan will line up on the outside of the third row in the first D-Feature. Jason Sides will start on the outside of the third row in the second D-Feature. Reigning 360 OTC World of Outlaws Champions and Chili Bowl winner Tim McCreadie will start on the outside of the fifth row in the first F-Feature. Daryn Pittman will line up on the inside of the third row in the second F-Feature. Justin Henderson will start on the inside of the second row in the first G-Feature. Tony Bruce Jr. will line up on the outside of the third row in the second G-Feature. Brian Carter, the Chief Financial Officer for DIRT MotorSports will start on the inside of the third row for the first K-Feature.