Race of Champions results featuring Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Christopher Bell and other champions from various forms of motorsports
Tonight, the Chili Bowl Nationals opens with a special event feature in addition to the regular show. The VIROC race sets champions from various forms of motorsports, in one field of cars. This Race of Champions feature is unrelated to the regular Chili Bowl points structure.
View the 2022 Chili Bowl results below.
The VIROC race means nothing to the overall points gatherings for the Chili Bowl Nationals. It’s a star filled race for the fans. However, the winner of this race is guaranteed a starting spot in Saturday’s A-Main.
Logan Seavey and Justin Grant line up on the front row. 25 laps of dirt track racing are up next…
Race of Champions
Feature – Report
Green, they run near even into turn one. Grant takes the lead on the cushion off turn two.
Lap 3, most of the field knocks the cushion early in this race.
Lap 6, Tanner Thorson and Rico Abreu trade sliders for 8th. Thorson finally completes the pass.
Lap 9, Bell makes light contact with the wall as he charges to the front.
Lap 11, Buddy Kofoid flips from 3rd and the caution is out. Kofoid climbs from his car and throws his hands in the air at Sammy Swindell.
Green, Grant leads Seavey into turn one. McInotsh slides Seavey for 2nd but the caution is out as Brad Sweet spins behind them.
Green, Grant leads as McIntosh slides Seavey for 2nd once more. Seavey slides him back. As they battle, Kyle Larson drives by them both, Larson to 2nd.
Lap 14, Logan Seavey and Cannon McIntosh slow, the caution is out.
Green, Grant leads Larson into turn one. Larson tries to slide him but can’t complete the pass.
10 to go, Bell slides Thorson for 3rd. Thorson slides him back. Bell once more and Bell holds the spot.
7 to go, Grant leads Larson by 10 car lengths. Larson is moving around and searching.
5 to go, Larson closes to within a car length.
4 to go, Larson looks for a slider but he can’t get there.
3 to go, Larson slides once more. He pulls even but can;t complete the pass on the bottom. Bell is closing on both of them.
1 to go, Larson drives it deep into turn one. He nearly gets him. Final time into turn three, Larson drives it deep to the bottom once more. They nearly touch off turn four!
Justin Grant wins the VIROC!
Chili Bowl Results
January 10, 2022
The following includes all Race of Champions races:
VIROC Qualifying : 1. 19T-Tanner Thorson, 00:11.328; 2. 01-Kyle Larson, 00:11.470; 3. 7C-Tyler Courtney, 00:11.485; 4. 08-Cannon McIntosh, 00:11.491; 5. 52-Blake Hahn, 00:11.530; 6. 67-Michael Kofoid, 00:11.539; 7. 2J-Justin Grant, 00:11.553; 8. 39-Logan Seavey, 00:11.622; 9. 97-Rico Abreu, 00:11.697; 10. 9E-Chase Elliott, 00:11.719;
11. 71W-Christopher Bell, 00:11.736; 12. 21-Daryn Pittman, 00:11.747; 13. 21H-Brady Bacon, 00:11.752; 14. 1R-Brad Sweet, 00:11.767; 15. 1S-Spencer Bayston, 00:11.776; 16. 1-Sammy Swindell, 00:11.863; 17. 01K-Bryant Wiedeman, 00:11.908; 18. 9T-Tim McCreadie, 00:12.167
Race of Champions
Pos | Car | Driver | Start Pos
1. 2J-Justin Grant
2. 01-Kyle Larson
3. 71W-Christopher Bell
4. 19T-Tanner Thorson
5. 52-Blake Hahn
6. 97-Rico Abreu
7. 7C-Tyler Courtney
8. 1S-Spencer Bayston
9. 9E-Chase Elliott
10. 01K-Bryant Wiedeman
11. 1R-Brad Sweet
12. 9T-Tim McCreadie
13. 21-Daryn Pittman
14. 21H-Brady Bacon
15. 1-Sammy Swindell
16. (DNF) 39-Logan Seavey
17. (DNF) 08-Cannon McIntosh
18. (DNF) 67-Michael Kofoid