The 27th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, often called “Midget racing’s answer to the Super Bowl,” takes place Tuesday through Saturday, January 8th through 12th at Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Tulsa Expo Center. There are more than 250 entrants for the event, which features four nights of qualifying preceding Saturday night’s feature events.
The Chili Bowl Nationals has entrants from 32 states plus Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Finland. Among the high profile drivers on the entry list: three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champ Tony Stewart, World of Outlaws Sprint Car champ Sammy Swindell and his son, ARCA Racing Series driver Kevin, J.J. Yeley, Bobby East, Dakota Armstrong, Tracy Hines, Kyle O’Gara (nephew of IndyCar owner Sarah Fisher), Justin Allgaier, Bryan Clauson and 2012 K&N Pro Series East champ Kyle Larson. Western New York area racing fans will recognize other names on the list as well, including Billy Pauch and Tim McCreadie.
Past winners of the event include Stewart (2002 and 2007), both Swindells (Kevin – 2010, 2011 and 2012 and Sammy – 1989, 1992, 1996, 1998 and 2009), Dave Blaney (1993), McCreadie (2006) and the late Rich Vogler (1987).
Also part of the Chili Bowl Nationals is the associated trade show, which is open to the public each day (Tuesday through Saturday) and free of charge. Racing products, apparel and more will be available with well over 100 vendors.
Get official updates on the Chili Bowl Nationals at www.chilibowl.com throughout the event.
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