Chili Bowl news 2005-12-21

CHILI BOWL EXTRAS: PREFERRED PARKING & BUFFET TULSA, Okla. (December 21, 2005) -- Race fans gearing up for the upcoming 20th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at Tulsa Expo Raceway on January 11-14, 2006, can take advantage of some...

CHILI BOWL EXTRAS: PREFERRED PARKING & BUFFET

TULSA, Okla. (December 21, 2005) -- Race fans gearing up for the upcoming 20th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at Tulsa Expo Raceway on January 11-14, 2006, can take advantage of some added benefits this year, including a buffet and preferred parking.

While fans spend much of the day perusing the trade show and pit area prior to each night of racing action, now they can take advantage of an all-you-can-eat buffet in the Cafeteria at the east end of the building (just east of turns one and two) for just $10 per person from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday through Saturday.

Also, 119 reserved parking spaces are available for interested fans. For just $100, fans can reserve a prime parking spot that is good for all four days of O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals action, enabling the fan to come and go as necessary without sacrificing a spot near the main entrance. To purchase a reserved parking space, call the Chili Bowl office at 918-838-3777.

More O'Reilly Chili Bowl information:

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.

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.

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Series Midget
Drivers Tony Stewart , Jason Leffler , Billy Boat , Donnie Beechler , 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