Bad Luck Derails Scotty Weir at the Chili Bowl

TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 18, 2016) – Climbing aboard the Destiny Motorsports/Champion Lubricants No. 7a machine for the 30th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, Scotty Weir had a great speed each time he hit the track, but in the end luck was not on his side.

Hitting the dirt on Thursday night for his qualifying night, the Indiana driver lined the Champion Lubricants/MonDak Portables/Benic Enterprises No. 7a machine up in the fourth row of his heat race.

With passing points all important in the Chili Bowl format, Weir flexed his muscles aboard the Scott Benic prepared entry as he found open real estate and made his way to the front.

Finishing second in his heat, Weir sat fourth in points for the night which lined up him up in the third row of his qualifier where he would look to add to his point total and transfer into the feature event.

Marred in traffic during much of his qualifier race, Weir would finish in the sixth spot and would be forced into one of the twin ‘B’ main events that were on the card on this night.

Lining up on the front row alongside Kevin Bayer, Weir would tuck into line and keep his nose clean as he transferred into the feature event.

Gridding the field from the 19th starting spot for the 25-lap feature event, the Marion, IN driver had his elbows up as he was quickly working his way through the field.

Getting up neat the Top-10,  Weir would have another competitors wheel stand end on his nerf bar, and the contact would see him fall back to the tail end of the field.  Once in the back of the pack, any spin in the final laps would see Weir get collected and his night would finally come to a close with a 21st place finish.

By way of his prelim finish, Weir would line the Champion Brand Lubricants machine up in the fourth row of one of the twin Saturday night ‘D’ Mains as he needed to get into the sixth spot to move into the C.

Getting off to a  nice start, Weir would race his way into a transfer position until contact from behind would get him out of shape getting into the corner and more contact would cause damage severe enough to bring his Chili Bowl to a close.

“I thought we had great speed all week long, and want to thank Scotty Weir for driving our car,” Crew Chief, Scott Benic said. “Luck is a big part of your success or failure at the Chili Bowl, and for us luck was not on our side. We were strong; it is just unfortunate we don’t have much to show for it. Our entire team would like to extend a Thank You to all of our supporters.”

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