Chili Bowl entry list updated 2005-12-20

MCCREADIE JOINS O'REILLY CHILI BOWL FIELD TULSA, Okla. (December 20, 2005) -- New York's Tim McCreadie is the latest to join the list of entries for the upcoming 20th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, set to take place at the Tulsa...

MCCREADIE JOINS O'REILLY CHILI BOWL FIELD

TULSA, Okla. (December 20, 2005) -- New York's Tim McCreadie is the latest to join the list of entries for the upcoming 20th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, set to take place at the Tulsa Expo Raceway on January 11-14, 2006, bringing the current entry count to 270.

McCreadie topped the World of Outlaws Late Model series win charts in 2005 by scoring eight feature wins, including a last-to-first charge at Huron, SD, in June. Also an accomplished DIRT Modified racer, McCreadie netted a top ten feature finish in his Midget debut at the 2005 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

McCreadie, who finished third in '05 WoO Late Model points, joins forces with car owner Steve Smith in the Hawk Engine Development No. 1a Spike.

Also joining the '06 Chili Bowl field is Collinsville, OK, sprint car racer Foster Landon, who has been named the driver of Scooter Ellis' No. 73F entry. Landon finished among the top ten in American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region point for the second year in a row in '05.

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 -- Warren CAT Qualifying Night; 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: 270 entries from 31 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, ASCS champion Gary Wright, 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 Tim McCreadie, 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, 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.

Additional information regarding the O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals is available at www.chilibowl.com or by calling 918-838-3777.

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Series Midget
Drivers Tony Stewart , Jason Leffler , Billy Boat , Donnie Beechler , Steve Smith , Andy Hillenburg , Kevin Swindell , Danny Lasoski , Kasey Kahne , Steve Kinser , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Sammy Swindell , Cory Kruseman , Jay Drake , Levi Jones , Josh Wise , Kraig Kinser , Ray Bull , Dave Blaney , Steve Francis , Tim McCreadie , Scott Hatton , Chad Kemenah