Times Staff Report
The 22nd-Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals got underway on Tuesday night and Indiana natives fared well.
West Terre Haute's Blake Fitzpatrick won his heat race to advance to the A-Main in which the top-15 advanced to the qualifying nights.
Fitzpatrick came home seventh overall in the feature that was won by Red Oak, Iowa's Josh Most. Crawfordsville's Anthony Peterman placed fourth in the feature to make the next round of qualifying.
As a special treat leading up to the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, which will be telecast live on pay-per-view on Saturday, January 12, NASCAR.com and Foxsports.com will stream a special webcast of the final qualification night live from Tulsa's QuikTrip Center. On Friday, January 11 at 10:30 pm ET (7:30 pm PT), racing fans can log on to NASCAR.com and Foxsports.com to watch the live stream webcast of the second Twin B feature (15 laps) followed by the A feature (25 laps).
Tuesday's Pre-Qualifying A-Main (Top-15 advance)
1. #6C Josh Most, Red Oak, IA; 2. #93C Chett Gehrke, Broken Arrow, OK; 3. #71N Tim Noble, Madison, WI; 4. #7P Anthony Peterman, Crawfordsville, IN; 5. #7A Austin Brown, Millstadt, IL; 6. #1X Eddie Martin, Ada, OK; 7. #73I Blake Fitzpatrick, West Terre Haute, IN; 8. #87D Brent Rees, Arvada, CO; 9. #11R Ryan Cole, Porter, OK; 10. #97K Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN; 11. #7T Eric Todd, Falcon, MO; 12. #36J Justin Melton, Flower Mound, TX; 13. #25M Austin Mero, Kingsburg, CA; 14. #11C Joe Cleveland, Delphos, KS; 15. #73E Brian Portschy, Plymouth, WI; 16. #63 Paul Perkins, Bristol, WI; 17. #33A Chris Coers, Columbus, IN; 18. #63R Kyle Robbins, New Castle, IN; 19. #84 Joey Fabozzi, Norco, CA; 20. #17S Samantha Taylor, Bonney Lake, WA; 21. #6M Justin Mallo, Cheyenne, WY; 22. #58 Cole Peard, Quincy, CA; 23. #89JR Todd McVay, Lees Summit, MO; 24. #25X Derrick Myers, Stonington, IL