Pit space will be at a premium as Chili Bowl entries a record 316

Premiere indoor race starts January 13.

The 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire is on track to be a record smashing event, with the entry count climbing over the 300 mark for the first time to 316 entries confirming 303 drivers for the indoor spectacular.

Even with the enormous size of the River Spirit Expo Center, space has been tight the past couple years and will be even tighter in the pits for the 2015 edition. Event co-Founder, Emmett Hahn, has asked that teams begin consolidating their trailers and equipment and if possible, find a friend to pit with.

"If we want to keep this thing fun, and keep all the trailers in the Expo Center, we need some of these teams to pit together in order to give everyone enough room to work," said Hahn of the parking for the 2015 Chili Bowl.

The 29th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will begin moving teams in on Sunday, January 11, 2015.

Practice is scheduled for Monday, January 12 with the first night of competition getting underway with Tuesday’s Warren CAT Qualifying night as well as the seventh annual Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions.

Competition continues with Wednesday’s River Spirit Casino Qualifier, Thursday’s John Christner Trucking Qualifier, and Friday Vacuworx Global Qualifier with everything culminating on Saturday’s Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Championship.

The top three in each Qualifying Night A - Feature will transfer directly into the Saturday championship event with the remainder of Saturday’s features lined up according to the Qualifying night finishes.

Event Information:

What: 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl presented by General Tire

Where: Tulsa Expo Raceway – quarter - mile clay oval inside the River Spirit Expo Center at Tulsa's Expo Square

When: January 13-17, 2015

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Champions:

Year - Driver (Owner)

2014 - Bryan Clauson (Joe Dooling/Dooling Marketing)
2013 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2012 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2011 - Kevin Swindell (Swindlell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2010 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2009 - Sammy Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2008 - Damion Gardner (Jason Leffler)
2007 - Tony Stewart (Tony Stewart Motorsports)
2006 - Tim McCreadie (Steve Smith)
2005 - Tracy Hines (Wilke - Pak)
2004 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio)
2003 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse)
2002 - Tony Stewart (Keith Kunz)
2001 - Jay Drake (Keith Kunz)
2000 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio)
1999 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse)
1998 - Sammy Swindell (Pete Willoughby)
1997 - Billy Boat (John Lawson)
1996 - Sammy Swindell (Rusty Kunz / Jay McKinnie)
1995 - Donnie Beechler (Zarounian Motorsports)
1994 - Andy Hillenburg (Keith Kunz / Rusty Kunz)
1993 - Dave Blaney (Ralph Potter)
1992 - Sammy Swindell (Dave Ellis)
1991 - Lealand McSpadden (Andy Bondio)
1990 - John Heydenreich (Tony Finley)
1989 - Sammy Swindell (Jack Runyon)
1988 - Scott Hatton (Jerry Hatton)
1987 - Rich Vogler (Bob Lowe)

For more information on the Chili Bowl, go HERE or call 918-838-3777.

Bryan Hulbert

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Drivers Tony Stewart , Jason Leffler , Billy Boat , Donnie Beechler , Steve Smith , Andy Hillenburg , Kevin Swindell , Tracy Hines , Sammy Swindell , Cory Kruseman , Jay Drake , John Heydenreich , Bryan Clauson , Dave Blaney , Damion Gardner , Tim McCreadie , Scott Hatton
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