Sam Hafertepe Jr.'s Thursday night was near flawless leading up to the A-feature. He had gone from 8th to 2nd in his heat and won his qualifier from 6th to put him on the pole of the A. Unfortunately, while running 2nd in the Thursday night feature, Sam hit the cone on the restart and was sent to the back of the pack with little laps remaining.
Thomas Meseraull had the largest hill to climb on his way to the big show. He won the D-Feature, started near the rear and claimed 3rd in the C-Feature. That put him at the tail of the B-Feature, where again T-Mez would not be denied and placed 5th, to transfer to the A-Feature. a spot in the Saturday night's Feature event, where he would finish a strong 5th.
With the Christopher Bell win, Keith Kunz of Keith Kunz Motorsports secured his 6th Chili Bowl Nationals title victory as a car owner.
The starting linup of The 2017 Chili Bowl Nationals : 1. Justin Grant 2. Christopher Bell 3. Tyler Courtney 4. Travis Berryhill 5. Jake Swanson 6. Danny Stratton 7. Larry Wight 8. Daryn Pittman 9. Ronnie Gardner 10. C.J. Leary 11. Zach Daum 12. Colby Copeland 13. Shane Golobic 14. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 15. Jerry Coons Jr. 16. Damion Gardner 17. Gary Taylor 18. Tyler Thomas 19. Jonathan Beason 20. Tanner Thorson 21. Thomas Meseraull 22. Chase Briscoe 23. Michael Faccinto 24. Justin Peck 25. Rico Abreu
Brody Roa grabbed the final transfer spot in the B-Feature on the Vacuworx Qualifying Night of The 2017 Chili Bowl Nationals.
J.J. Yeley looked strong in his qualifier, fending off a stacked field and placing 2nd to advance to the A-Feature on Friday night of the Chili Bowl.
Rico Abreu had a challenging 2017 Chili Bowl. A series of unfortunate events on his qualifying night left him with no option but to take a provisional, after Saturday's climb from the F-Feature proved impossible. During the Chili Bowl A-Feature, Rico had gone from 25th to 7th when he was caught up in wreck that sent him to the back. Even still, Abreu came away with a respectable 12th place finish.
Jason Johnson battled hard in capturing the Friday night Feature win at The Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
Clauson-Marshall Racing driver; Justin Grant was dominant Friday winning both his qualifier and the A-Feature, leading from start to finish.