Brandon Knupp - Chili Bowl Bound (January 9, 2005 - Sidney, Ohio) - Brandon Knupp would be considered by some to be an ARCA Re/Max Series veteran, although he's only spent two full seasons on that circuit, he's accomplished more than some ...
Brandon Knupp - Chili Bowl Bound
(January 9, 2005 - Sidney, Ohio) - Brandon Knupp would be considered by some to be an ARCA Re/Max Series veteran, although he's only spent two full seasons on that circuit, he's accomplished more than some veterans that have spent years chasing the ARCA tracks. At nineteen, Knupp has set his goals and chases them every chance he gets.
This week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Brandon Knupp is truly "Living the Dream", he is competing in the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, a dream come true for the Sidney, Ohio youngster. " I've been thinking about the Chili Bowl almost as long as I can remember, I started in open wheel racing and this is the Super Bowl of open wheels to me." Brandon added, "This really is a dream come true for me, I mean just think, I'm a kid from Ohio and there are two hundred and some midgets that will be at the Chili Bowl and I'm gonna be in one of them. The open wheel deals are a little faster paced than the stock cars I've been in for the past couple of years, but I was at Fort Wayne for the indoor race and it's just like riding a bike, the feelings are everything all together, excitement, anxiousness, all of it. I can't wait to get to Oklahoma for the Chili Bowl."
Brandon will be leaving his midget at the shop for the Chili Bowl and will be behind the wheel for Briggs Motorsports and owner Tommy Briggs, also from Ohio, with sponsorship from Trick Connection, Riverside Doors, KB Machine, Mark Knupp Muffler & Tire and Ham Signs.
The 20th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals is a 4-day event, Wednesday January, 11 thru Saturday January, 14, with on track activity set to start each day at 5:00pm local time Wednesday thru Friday and at 1:00pm on Saturday. The Tulsa Expo Square hosts the Chili Bowl along with a trade show surrounding the on track activities.
The currrent entry count for the Chili Bowl Nationals is at 268, with 72 of those entries being rookies, including Knupp, it will be a nail biter for sure with all of those midgets in one Expo Center.