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Logan Seavey Wins Final Chili Bowl Prelim; Pierce Stops Davenport at Vado – Frontstretch

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Winning Moment: Logan Seavey became defending Chili Bowl champion Tanner Thorson’s biggest competition with a powerful win in Friday’s final prelim feature (Jan. 13). 

Dramatic Moment: Bobby Pierce blasted past Jonathan Davenport with 13 laps to go to snap Superman’s three-race winning streak at the Wild West Shootout in Vado, N.M., costing Davenport at least $200,000 in bonus money.

In a Nutshell: The late models frankly topped the midgets this Friday evening, but all eyes will be on the Chili Bowl, both because Seavey was untouchable and the track took severe rubber that reduced the final prelim feature to a parade.

What They’ll Be Group Chatting About This Morning

Young Ashton Torgerson, the headline of the 2023 Chili Bowl Nationals under unfortunate circumstances, was fortunately cleared for release from the hospital in Tulsa late this afternoon. The entire racing community should be breathing a sigh of relief.

The good and the bad about the Chili Bowl surface. The bad news is that the quality of the track has declined as the race week went on, and it got ugly during Friday night’s prelim, with the lower groove taking rubber and making passing all but impossible. 

The good news? The track crew in Tulsa is elite. And if 2022 taught us anything, it’s that elite track crews against the wall for crown jewel races will get it right. The Volusia crew turned a muddy mess into the World of Outlaws race of the year in one day last February. The Eldora crew salvaged a disaster of a surface to…

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