Darren Hagen Will Kick off 2007 Race Season with Run for Coveted Chili Bowl Crown Tulsa, OK - Darren Hagen will kick off his 2007 race season with a run for the coveted A-main event winner's trophy at the 21st running of the Chili Bowl Midget ...
Darren Hagen Will Kick off 2007 Race Season with Run for Coveted Chili Bowl Crown
Tulsa, OK - Darren Hagen will kick off his 2007 race season with a run for the coveted A-main event winner's trophy at the 21st running of the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Hagen will pilot the No. 69 RFMS Racing / Spike / NZ1 / RFMS-Liberty Village, McGladrey & Pullen, Hoosier Tires midget owned by Don Fike.
Veteran crew chief Glen Martin will head the team's efforts as they take on the competition at the annual Tulsa, Oklahoma event. Hagen is set to begin his ascent to Saturday night's finale on Wednesday night, the second of four nights of qualifying.
"It is an honor to have been selected by Don Fike to drive for him at Chili Bowl," said Hagen. "With Glen (Martin) calling the shots, I feel good about our chances in Tulsa. They are giving me the absolute best equipment available, I just have to get in the cockpit and give it 110% every lap."
With five full days of racing action with over 280 competitors on the star studded entry list - the largest number in event history - race fans will see the top-24 competitors go head-to-head in Saturday's A-main event, with the winner taking bragging rights and a $10,000 purse. To get there, the four-wheel, open-cockpit warriors will do battle over a four-night schedule that will feature heat races, last chance races, A-qualifier events, two B-main events and a qualifier A-main feature event. Saturday's 50-lap A-main event finale will be preceded by the running of numerical main events, starting with a K or even an L-main, which prompted being nicknamed "The Alphabet Soup" by competitors.
"The race fans are going to be treated to quite a show," Hagen concluded. "There is going to be a tremendous field of cars on hand with the best drivers in the world. It should be exciting. I am looking forward to getting a good qualifying position for Saturday night's events and then giving it all we have every lap."