Chili Bowl entries grow

TULSA, Okla. (December 16, 2003) -- Eager race fans have snatched up all available four-day ticket packages for the upcoming 18th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, to be held at the Tulsa Expo Center on January 7-10, 2004. A limited...

TULSA, Okla. (December 16, 2003) -- Eager race fans have snatched up all available four-day ticket packages for the upcoming 18th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, to be held at the Tulsa Expo Center on January 7-10, 2004.

A limited number of tickets remain for Wednesday and Thursday qualifying action. While no reserved tickets remain for either Friday's qualifying action or Saturday night's finale, pit vouchers for both Friday and Saturday are available.

Entries for the prestigious event continue to roll in at an unprecedented pace, with the count now topping 150.

Among the early entries are NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, Ken Schrader and Kasey Kahne, NHRA drag racing star Ron Capps and USAC triple crown champion J.J. Yeley.

Joining Stewart among the ranks of previous race winners already entered are Cory Kruseman, Jay Drake, Donnie Beechler and Scott Hatton.

Other top guns among the early entries include World of Outlaws star Danny Lasoski, National Midget Driver of the Year Aaron Fike, Tracy Hines, Jimmy Sills, Dave Darland, P.J. Jones, Bud Kaeding, Shane Stewart, Boston Reid, Jason Leffler, Billy Alley, A.J. Fike and Dirt Late Model standouts Rick Eckert and Bart Hartman.

Tickets and pit vouchers are available by calling the Chili Bowl ticket office at 918-838-3777 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday. Additional information regarding the 18th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Nationals is available at www.chilibowl.com.

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Series Midget
Drivers Tony Stewart , Jason Leffler , Ken Schrader , Ron Capps , Donnie Beechler , Rick Eckert , Danny Lasoski , Kasey Kahne , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Bud Kaeding , P.J. Jones , Aaron Fike , Cory Kruseman , Jay Drake , A.J. Fike , Shane Stewart , Boston Reid , Jimmy Sills , Scott Hatton