CHILI BOWL NOTES: Swanson Gets His Elbows Up
TULSA, Okla. – Much like the late Jason Leffler used to do inside the Tulsa Expo Center, Jake Swanson dug in and got his elbows up during Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night on Wednesday.
Swanson, who normally competes with the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series and finished fifth in points with that tour last year, had a banner preliminary night in his attempt to make the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals finale for the second time.
The 25-year-old product of Anaheim, Calif., had to race his way into the 25-lapper through a B main, but once he got into the field he made plenty of noise. Swanson charged from 17th into the top 10 in just nine laps, then found the top five with eight to go as he engaged in a furious four-way fight for position.
Swanson sparred with eventual third-place finisher Cole Bodine for multiple laps after coming forward on the outside, trying desperately to find a way past but being unable to do so.
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Submitted By: Adam Fenwick