TULSA, Okla. – While Kyle Larson was claiming the accolades at the front of Tuesday night’s Chili Bowl Nationals preliminary feature, a pair of standout rookies were garnering plenty of attention in their own right.
Jesse Colwell and Andrew Layser, both first-time participants at this year’s Chili Bowl, impressed many onlookers during Warren CAT Qualifying Night by not only making the 25-lap A-main, but going toe-to-toe with some of the best drivers midget racing has to offer and not cracking under pressure.
Driving for Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports, Colwell was one of the highest points earners through preliminary action on Tuesday and finished eighth, while Layser was the last of the 16 lock-ins to the main event on passing points and charged from 16th to finish 11th for Clauson-Marshall Racing.
Colwell’s performance was particularly noteworthy, considering he won his Chili Bowl ride by topping the KKM Giveback Classic presented by Toyota Racing Development for outlaw karts at Millbridge (N.C.) Speedway in October and was making just the third midget start of his career.
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- Joe Tripp on Jan 16, 2019
- Article Date: 1/15/2019 by SPEEDSPORT.com