MICROS: Victory Bell Rings During Opening Day Of 32nd Tulsa Shootout

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Christopher Bell took one of 29 Outlaw Non-Wing heat race victories during day one of the Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout. (TeeJay Crawford photo)

TULSA, Okla. — Following a full day of hot laps for all competitors, the 32nd running of the Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout got underway Wednesday, with 29 heat races for the Outlaw Non-Wing division.

In all, 228 drivers drew in for competition in Outlaw Non-Wing of the 236 that registered. By the numbers, drivers from a dozen states grabbed wins, with Oklahoma drivers leading at 11 thus far.

California and Missouri shoes follow at three each with Indiana, Kansas, and Washington drivers all taking two wins. Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky and Maryland drivers have each earned a single triumph.

PHOTOS: 32nd Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout – Day One

For Wednesday’s opener, the deepest a win came from was the sixth-starting spot, with three drivers able to do so. Mathew Howard charged in the second heat, with Kevin Bayer doing so in the eighth heat. Chance Crum was the final sixth to first driver in heat 25.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series star Christopher Bell collected a heat race win on Wednesday, triumphing over Jesse Mauer and Randy Wagnon Jr. in heat 23.

The 32nd Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout continues on Thursday, with the final night of racing slated for Sunday.

All remaining days of competition get underway at 10 a.m. The race count will begin with Race No. 30 of the 270 scheduled on the weekend. The first round of heat races will be for the 1,200cc Non-Wing Mini Sprints.

CREDIT: Tulsa Shootout

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