Mopar Speed news 2004-12-10

Mopar Speed Monday, December 20, 2004 MIDGET Mopar to offer Chili Bowl Midget Nationals bonus Mopar looks to spice up the 2005 O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals with the addition of the Mopar Challenge Bonus. If the winner of the A-main ...

Mopar Speed
Monday, December 20, 2004

MIDGET
Mopar to offer Chili Bowl Midget Nationals bonus

Mopar looks to spice up the 2005 O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals with the addition of the Mopar Challenge Bonus. If the winner of the A-main feature event utilizes a Mopar powerplant, that driver will receive a $10,000 bonus, courtesy of Mopar. The 19th annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals are set to run January 5-8, 2005.

All Mopar-powered entries are eligible for the 2005 Mopar Challenge Bonus. In 2002, Tony Stewart earned the Mopar Challenge Bonus award for his victory in the 16th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Stewart piloted the No. 67s Keith Kunz-owned entry to the win.

With more than 20 Mopar-powered machines entered in the 2005 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals event, the stage has been set for one of the best A-main events to date. J.J. Yeley, Kasey Kahne, Danny Lasoski, Josh Wise, Dave Darland, Tracy Hines, and former winners Dan Boorse and Tony Stewart are all slated to pilot Mopar-powered machines in this year's race.

For more information regarding Mopar, the Mopar Challenge Bonus or the 2005 O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, log on to moparspeed.com or chilibowl.com.

NEWS

Lasoski and Scelzi to appear on Speed Channel's "SpeedFreaks TV"

Motorsports television may never be the same — Team Mopar drivers Danny Lasoski and Gary Scelzi are set to appear tonight on one of Speed Channel's most hardcore racing programs, "SpeedFreaks TV". The duo will chat with hosts Kenny Sargent, Crash Gladys, Statt Mann Caruthers and Lugg Nuttz from the Mopar Speedshop, beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST. The program is scheduled to re-air on December 21 at 12:30 a.m. EST and 7:30 a.m. EST.

In his second year competing under Mopar power, Lasoski again clinched runner-up honors in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship. The Tony Stewart Motorsports team captured its fourth Knoxville Nationals title, winning its second straight event in August. "The Dude" will compete as part of the Tony Stewart Superteam in the 2005 O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals next month.

Scelzi piloted his Hemi Oakley Dodge to a third-place finish in the 2004 POWERade NHRA Funny Car standings. He picked up three event wins, made final round appearances, and earned one top-qualifier honor en route. Scelzi will return to the cockpit with Don Schumacher Racing in 2005, as the team looks to win the POWERade NHRA Funny Car championship.

For more information regarding Mopar, Lasoski, Scelzi or the "SpeedFreaks TV" program, log on to moparspeed.com, dannylasoski.com, garyscelzi.com or speedfreaks.tv.

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Series Midget
Drivers Tony Stewart , Gary Scelzi , Danny Lasoski , Kasey Kahne , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Josh Wise , Don Schumacher