Saturday January 14, TULSA, Oklahoma - No. 1R of Thomas Meseraull leading the D-Feature of the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire ( Jeffrey Turford / TDP )

Thomas Meseraull at The 2017 Chili Bowl

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.

Saturday January 14, TULSA, Oklahoma -No.68W, SIX8 Motorsports car of Jake Swanson angles into turn 2 of Tulsa Expo Raceway in The 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. ( Jeffrey Turford / TDP )

5th place finisher, Jake Swanson

Jake Swanson of SIX8 Motorsports, went from 18th to 2nd in Thursday night’s Chili Bowl Qualifier to secure a spot in the Saturday night’s Feature event, where he would finish a strong 5th.