Bayer, Beason & Berreth Top Tulsa Shootout Winners

Action from the Tulsa Shootout continued on Thursday in Tulsa, Okla. (Richard Bales Photo)

TULSA, Okla. – With Thursday in the books at the 34th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout, 149 events of 275 have been contested with three drivers each earning three wins.

While the win on Saturday is the one that ultimately counts, victories along the way, for the most part, gives Saturday a much more peaceful feeling. For Oklahoma’s Kevin Bayer and Jonathan Beason, they have earned triumphs in every heat race competition they’ve been in. For Brock Berreth, a pair of wins in heat race action is joined by a C-Feature triumph.

In all so far this week, 23 drivers have at least two wins between Heat, Qualifier, and C-Feature action.

With Friday’s contest slated to begin with more C-Features, the race is on to keep the dream of a Golden Driller alive and the sense of desperation is palpable as several hopes of transfer were already dashed in Outlaw Non-Wing; with margins for the final spot as close as .027 of a second as drivers fight for every inch they can.

The 34th Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout opens at 8 a.m. on Friday, with racing at the River Spirit Expo Center going green at 9 a.m. (CT) with 75 events on the day’s lineup.

For complete results from Thursday at the Tulsa Shootout, click here.