Three-time defending Chili Bowl Nationals champion Christopher Bell won his preliminary feature race Thursday to advance to Saturday nightâs feature event.
The victory was his fifth consecutive preliminary night feature win at the Chili Bowl. Bell continued his strong week. He won the eventâs race of champions earlier this week.
Thomas Meseraull finished second to also advance to Saturdayâs main event.
The other preliminary feature winners this week have been Cannon McIntosh (Monday), Kyle Larson (Tuesday) and Rico Abreu (Wednesday). Abreu won back-to-back Chili Bowl titles before Bellâs run of three in a row.
âYou know (Larson) is going to be there at the end,â Bell said in the press conference about Saturday nightâs feature. âRico is on kill mode. The champ is back. I think Rico is going to be really strong. Aaron Reutzel, my teammate, was outstanding at the end of the race Monday night. I think there are a ton of guys that will show up. I think weâre in for a treat Saturday.â
Christopher Bell wins John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night! pic.twitter.com/D6B9Ls2H5b
â Chili Bowl Nationals (@cbnationals) January 17, 2020
Last night was a lot of fun. One of the most special moments Iâve had in Tulsa.
â Christopher Bell (@CBellRacing) January 17, 2020