Chili Bowl Entry Update -- December 14 TULSA, Okla. (December 14, 2005) -- A few more ingredients have been added to the 20th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals mix as the pre-entry count climbed to 260 for the prestigious indoor dirt...
Chili Bowl Entry Update -- December 14
TULSA, Okla. (December 14, 2005) -- A few more ingredients have been added to the 20th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals mix as the pre-entry count climbed to 260 for the prestigious indoor dirt track racing event, which takes place at Tulsa Expo Raceway on January 11-14, 2005.
Three drivers that raced their way into the 2005 Chili Bowl championship main event, including Jon Stanbrough, David Gough and Casey Shuman, were among the names added to the entry list today.
Indiana's Stanbrough, who finished second in O'Reilly Sprint Bandits TNT points and was among the top ten in USAC National Sprint Car points this year, has been announced as the driver of the Hans Lein No. 2x entry. Stanbrough will be teamed with Midget hotshoe Danny Stratton, who pilots the other Lein entry.
Also, 2004 UMARA champion Gough of Machesney Park, IL, will replace Roger Miller in the No. 75 entry. Californian Bryan Stanfill will take the seat of Kevin Arnold's No. 43x entry, while Arizona's Lonnie Oliver gets the nod for Paul Norbury's No. 67az.
New entries today included the A.J. Felker Racing duo of Shuman and Zac Osborn. Other entries filed today included California drivers Danny Sheridan and Ernie Bartley III and Arizona's Alex Pruett.
What: 20th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals
Where: Tulsa Expo Raceway -- 0x00bc-mile clay oval inside the Tulsa Exposition Center at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds.
When: January 11-14, 2006. Wednesday - Creek Nation Casino Qualifying Night; Thursday -- Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Qualifying Night; Friday -- Qualifying Night Number Three; Saturday -- Features
Past Winners: Sammy Swindell (1998, 1996, 1992 and 1989), Cory Kruseman (2004 and 2000), Dan Boorse (2003 and 1999), Tracy Hines (2005), Tony Stewart (2002), Jay Drake (2001), Billy Boat (1997), Donnie Beechler (1995), Andy Hillenburg (1994), Dave Blaney (1993), Lealand McSpadden (1991), Jon Heydenreich (1990), Scott Hatton (1988), Rich Vogler (1987). Current Entries: 260 entries from 28 different states, surpassing the 2005 Chili Bowl record of 249 competitors.
Past winners already entered include Tony Stewart, Sammy Swindell, Cory Kruseman, Dan Boorse, Jay Drake, Scott Hatton and defending race champion Tracy Hines.
Other top drivers already entered include Kasey Kahne, 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Dave Darland, J.J. Yeley, All-Star champion Chad Kemenah, ARDC Midget champion Ray Bull, USAC and Sprint Bandits TNT champion Levi Jones, USAC Midget champion Josh Wise, Kraig Kinser, Kevin Swindell, Jason Leffler and Late Model aces Bart Hartman and Steve Francis.
Entries represent numerous racing disciplines, including NASCAR, winged and non-wing Sprint Cars, Midgets, Late Models and NHRA drag racing among others.
Trade Show: Always a popular attraction at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals is the Trade Show, which is open to the public each day (Wednesday through Saturday) free of charge. All variety of racing products and apparel and more is available.
Tickets: Tickets for the 20th Anniversary of the O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals were depleted in mid-October. Pit passes are available. Four-night pit pass vouchers are available by contacting the O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals ticket office at 918-838-3777.
O'Reilly Chili Bowl on the Net: All four nights of racing action will be webcast live at www.racinboys.com. Complete information, including entry lists, updates and official results is available at www.chilibowl.com.
Additional information regarding the O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals is available at www.chilibowl.com or by calling 918-838-3777.