Chili Bowl to see 2005 champions compete

2005 SEASON CHAMPIONS AT THE O'REILLY CHILI BOWL TULSA, Okla. (January 4, 2006) -- With the 20th Anniversary of the O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals just a week away, no fewer than 30 series or track champions are among the 268 entries for...

2005 SEASON CHAMPIONS AT THE O'REILLY CHILI BOWL

TULSA, Okla. (January 4, 2006) -- With the 20th Anniversary of the O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals just a week away, no fewer than 30 series or track champions are among the 268 entries for the prestigious indoor racing event set to unfold at the Tulsa Expo Center on January 11-14.

The range of champions runs the gamut from NASCAR's elite series to the Micro ranks.

The 2005 season champions entered in this year's Chili Bowl Midget Nationals are as follows:

#0x Billy Alley (Lincoln, NE) - American Sprint Car Series Midwest Region

#3m John Wolfe (Winchester, IN) - Gas City I-69 Speedway Sprint Cars

#5c Joey Montgomery (Fredericktown, MO) - St. Francois County Raceway (Farmington, MO) Sprint Cars

#5d Gary Taylor (Wheat Ridge, CO) - American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region

#5h Doug Hunting (Sacramento, CA) - BCRA Midget Lites

#6 Damion Gardner (Concord, CA) - USAC / CRA Sprint Cars

#7b Joe Boyles (Greenwood, MO) - SMRS Midgets

#11m Mike Goodman (Tulsa, OK) - OCRS two-barrel Sprint Cars

#14 Tony Rossi (Westminster, CO) - RMMRA Midgets

#15 Scott Hatton (Roscoe, IL) - BMARA Midgets

#20 Tony Stewart (Columbus, IN) - NASCAR Nextel Cup

#20w Josh Wise (Riverside, CA) - USAC National Midgets

#22 Ray Bull (Bloomsburg, PA) - ARDC Midgets

#22J Jasiel Randolph (Tulsa, OK) - Oklahoma Region USAC Ford Focus Midgets

#24L Roy Larkin (Tulsa, OK) - Creek County Speedway two-barrel Sprint Cars

#25x Jerome Rodela (El Monte, CA) - USAC Western States Midgets

#27b Todd Kimmel (Avon, IN) - US 24 Speedway (Logansport, IN) Micros

#31 Donnie Lehmann (Springfield, IL) - MARA Midgets

#35w Gary Wright (Hooks, TX) - American Sprint Car Series National champion

#35x Korey Weyant (Springfield, IL) - Lincoln (IL) Speedway Non-Wing Sprint Cars

#38 Levi Jones (Olney, IL) - Sprint Bandits Tour 'N Topless and USAC National Sprint Cars

#44c Shane Cottle (Kokomo, IN) - Kokomo Speedway Wingless Sprint Cars

#45 Aaron Kirk (Magnolia, TX) - SSMA Midgets

#48 Mike Welker (Peoria, AZ) - Arizona Midget Racing Association

#51 Mike Hess (Petersburg, IL) - Gateway Midgets

#51s Jeremy Sherman (Phoenix, AZ) - Arizona Sprint Car Association

#54 Ralph Cortez (Sacramento, CA) - Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, CA) SPEC Sprints

#67s Steve Kinser (Bloomington, IN) - World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

#68 Jonathan Hendrick (Fortville, IN) - Indianapolis Speedrome USAC Kenyon Cars

#71c Chad Kemenah (Findlay, OH) - All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars

#74k Brad Kuhn (Avon, IN) - National Midget Driver of the Year

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Series Midget
Drivers Tony Stewart , Steve Kinser , Brad Kuhn , Levi Jones , Josh Wise , Shane Cottle , Aaron Kirk , Donnie Lehmann , Ray Bull , Damion Gardner , Joe Boyles , Scott Hatton , Jonathan Hendrick , Gary Taylor , Chad Kemenah