Larson Chili Bowl
Kyle Larson leads the entry list for Tuesday's Chili Bowl preliminary program. (Brendon Bauman photo)

Tuesday Chili Bowl Entries Headlined By Larson

TULSA, Okla. – Kyle Larson, who has won six of the last nine Tuesday preliminary features at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, tops the entry list for Warren CAT Qualifying Night once again.

The roster features 63 entries, up from 57 that drew in for Monday’s opening round.

Larson will chase a seventh prelim victory – and his second Golden Driller overall – behind the wheel of the MAVTV/JV1 Group No. 01 that he owns himself. The Elk Grove, Calif., native is set to return to NASCAR Cup Series competition in February full time with Hendrick Motorsports.

His father, Mike Larson, has been a co-entrant of the car in the past.

Aside from Larson, Thomas Meseraull is another early favorite after locking in with a strong finish during Tuesday’s program last year. The San Jose, Calif., veteran will wheel the No. 7x for RMS Racing.

Shane Golobic is back in the No. 17w for Matt Wood Racing, while Michael Faccinto returns to Tulsa Expo Raceway in the No. 08k for Dave Mac Motorsports one year after being pulled from the event.

All Star Circuit of Champions title favorite Cory Eliason is yet another Californian hoping to have Chili Bowl success. He’s back at the event for the first time since 2016, driving the Rudeen Racing No. 26.

Meanwhile, Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports rookie Daison Pursley will look to return Oklahoma to the winner’s circle at the Chili Bowl at just 16 years old, making his Chili Bowl debut this week.

Additional notables in the field include Carson Kvapil, the son of past NASCAR Truck Series champion Travis Kvapil; 360 sprint car ace Derek Hagar, piloting a homebuilt Shawn Wood machine; USAC regular Cole Bodine, in a Clauson Marshall Racing entry; Motor Racing Network and NBC Sports broadcaster Dillon Welch, racing for CB Industries; and Chase Johnson, driving the Heffner Racing Enterprises No. 72.

A slight schedule change sees hot laps kicking off one hour earlier than Monday’s program, with action at Tulsa Expo Raceway slated to begin at 4 p.m. CT Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday’s program also includes the 13th Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions. The entry list for that 25-lap all-star event can be found here.

Warren CAT Qualifying Night Entry List

Car No. – Driver – Hometown (Entrant)

0fg – Kevin Quinn – Fresno, Calif. (Drea Pricket Motorsports)
01 – Kyle Larson – Elk Grove, Calif. (Kyle Larson Open Wheel)
2bx – Brett Becker – Odessa, Texas (Becker)
2md – Carson Kvapil – Mooresville, N.C. (Marc Dailey Racing)
2r – Carson Sousa – Red Bluff, Calif. (Phil Rossi)
2t – Tanner Allen – Springville, Iowa (Mark Bush)
2w – Tony Bruce Jr. – Liberal, Kan. (Wayne Iltis)
3 – Roy Larkin – Tulsa, Okla. (Chuck Cline)
3ps – Brad Wyatt – Kearney, Mo. (Hunt Brothers)
4f – Chad Frewaldt – Kansas City, Kan. (Morgan Frewaldt)
4u – Jeremy Hill – Stahlstown, Pa. (MSW Motorsports)
4x – TBA – TBA (Chad Shields Racing)
5b – Bobby Brewer – Cabot, Ark. (Brewer)
5d – Zach Daum – Pocahontas, Ill. (Daum Motorsports)
7u – Kyle Jones – Kennedale, Texas (Trifecta Motorsports)
7w – Steve Young – Truth or Consequences, N.M. (Rick Horn)
7x – Thomas Meseraull – San Jose, Calif. (RMS Racing)
08k – Michael Faccinto – Hanford, Calif. (Dave Mac Motorsports)
8j – Jonathan Beason – Broken Arrow, Okla. (Kantor Motorsports)
9jr – Derek Hagar – Marion, Ark. (Shawn Wood)
9p – Daison Pursley – Locust Grove, Okla. (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)
10p – Dylan Postier – Stillwater, Okla. (Postier)
14e – Hank Davis – Sand Springs, Okla. (Jessica Fenton)
15s – Dennie Gieber – Frankston, Texas (Keith Burnett)
17k – Patrick Kop – Kaliua, Hawaii (Koontz Racing)
17w – Shane Golobic – Fremont, Calif. (Matt Wood Racing)
19 – Frank Flud – Tulsa, Okla. (Hayward Motorsports)
19z – Hayden Reinbold – Gilbert, Ariz. (Reinbold-Underwood)
20h – Noah Harris – Broken Arrow, Okla. (Jimmy Harris)
21b – Brenden Bright – Collegeville, Pa. (Team Ripper)
21f – Anton Hernandez – Arlington, Texas (Team Ripper)
22c – Charlie Crumpton – Bixby, Okla. (Blane Morton)
23t – Tristan Lee – Biloxi, Miss. (Ed Lee)
26 – Cory Eliason – Visalia, Calif. (Rudeen Racing)
31b – Kyle Beilman – Los Angeles, Calif. (Beilman Motorsports)
37t – Kelby Watt – Adel, Iowa (A.J. Felker)
39b – Cole Bodine – Rossville, Ind. (Clauson Marshall Racing)
41x – Howard Moore – Memphis, Tenn. (Chris Chappue)
44t – Tom Davies – Elkhart, Ind. (Tom Davies)
45h – Shane Cottle – Kokomo, Ind. (Johnny Herrera Racing)
51 – Curtis Jones – Tulsa, Okla. (Ward Worthy Motorsports)
B51 – Johnny Brown Jr. – Mauriceville, Texas (Johnny Brown – John Ivy)
51h – Mike Hess – Riverton, Ill. (Jim Neuman)
51t – Eddie Tafoya Jr. – Chino Hills, Calif. (Robert Dalby Motorsports)
54w – Matt Westfall – Pleasant Hill, Ohio (Steve Bordner)
55d – Nick Drake – Indian Trail, N.C. (Troy Cline)
56d – Mitchell Davis – Auburn, Ill. (Pat O’Dell)
57d – Aiden Purdue – Clinton, Ill. (Daniel Robinson)
68c – Corby Scherb – Decatur, Texas (Scott Scherb)
68w – Danny Stratton – Reading, Pa. (Six8 Motorsports)
72 – Chase Johnson – Penngrove, Calif. (Heffner Racing Enterprises)
72k – Chad Turner – Rockwall, Texas (Donita Morris)
72w – Tye Wilke – Detroit Lakes, Minn. (Jody Rosenboom)
73g – Avery Goodman – Broken Arrow, Okla. (Jim McDougal)
73x – Brody Fuson – Bakersfield, Calif. (JFM)
74z – Zack Merritt – Greeley, Colo. (Merritt)
75a – Bryan Stanfill – Brownsburg, Ind. (Griffiths Motorsports Australia)
79k – Kyle Simon – Covington, Ohio (Ryan Hall Racing)
81x – Dillon Welch – Carmel, Ind. (CB Industries)
82 – Toby Alfrey – Miamisburg, Ohio (Cordonnier Motorsports)
91a – Chris Andrews – Sandusky, Ohio (Tyler Thomas Motorsports)
98 – Ryan Padgett – Anadarko, Okla. (Wayne & Cindy Crow)
98k – Tanner Carrick – Lincoln, Calif. (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)

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