Rising Star: Gavan Boeschele Wins First Driller; Heading to Chili Bowl To Chase Another

Gavan Boeschele Wins Tulsa Shootout - Steering Wheel Nation Feature Story

Mooresville, N.C. — Team Photos — Gavan Boeschele, a rising racing star from Mooresville, North Carolina, picked up a win at the Tulsa Shootout in Tulsa, OK last weekend, beating out over 400 other entrants in his Micro Sprint class. 

Boeschele, 14, received a “golden driller” trophy for his win, one of the most coveted trophies in all of motorsports.  His win in the “A-Main” came after a week of qualifying which saw the field narrowed from over 400 to just 24 starters on Saturday.  

The personable young driver returned home on Sunday and was back in class after the New Year holiday break this week.  He heads right back to Tulsa to chase his second driller trophy. 

This time he will be competing in a midget car against over 400 of the top racers in the nation in the event known as the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl, an event run inside the same building on the same track as the Tulsa Shootout was.  This is his second time racing at the Chili Bowl.  Last year he finished just one spot out of qualifying for the “A-Main”. 

This year his goal is to win it all.  He’s teamed with Keith Kuntz Racing for his effort, a team that has seen victory numerous times in the Chili Bowl over the years.  Kevin Swindell, a four-time consecutive Chili Bowl winner from 2010-2013, is one of Gavan’s mentors and will no doubt be in his ear this week as well.  

We caught up with Gavan this week to talk about both the Tulsa Shootout and the Chili Bowl. You can listen to it below. 

Gavan Boeschele At The Tulsa Shootout - Steering Wheel Nation Story