Latest news out of Tulsa , Tony Stewart is entered in the Chili Bowl . The three times Nascar Champion and super dirt track star will drive the special-edition black, carbon-fiber entry labeled the “Black Magic” number14 TSR /Chevrolet Performance / Spike.. Tony is well prepared coming into the Bowl with an all the way win in the recent 40 lap Powri Lucas Oil National Midget Series held on the one sixth of mile Mini Magic at the Southern Illnois Centre in the DuQuoin.
Stewart is a two times winner of the Bowl in 2002 and 2007. Stewart has won in every class on dirt , been in the action at the Indy 500 there is no more complete racer around today and he is sure to give the Chili Bowl at RED HIT GO !
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Direct from the States Chili Bowl entries top 250 , can’t wait the racing will be fantastic . Talking Speedway will give you the results as they cross the line . . Racing from Tuesday January 8 with Final Saturday January 12.
The Tulsa Fairgrounds in Oklahoma and the Chili Bowl Nationals will be home for two young Aussie racers hoping to have their name on the trophy after the 50 event
Brad Cox from Gunnedah NSW , now living and racing full time in the states and Alex Orr from Tacoma in NSW will take their place in a field full of seasoned professionals .
Just to progress into the main feature race after 5 grueling days of wheel to wheel action in qualifying and heat races will be enormous achievement .Highly talented and committed racers they both have our support and best wishes for a safe and successful Lucas Oil Chili Bowl
Brad will be driving the Brian Buckwalter / Elite / Ott Chevrolet / Buckwalter Roofing / VRP Shocks / .
Alex will be driving the Mark Bush Associates / Spike / Esslinger.
Entries stand at 162 for the 27th running of the Chili Bowl . Entries include 2005 winner Tracey Hines and Father and Son Sammy and Kevin Swindell. The Swindell’s have won the title a staggering 8 times between them . Both will drive Spike chassis powered by Esslinger.
Among the field with a strong chance is the current USAC Champ Bryan Clauson in another Spike with Esslinger power.
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NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon and his charity will continue through his foundation to support the Kick it event at the 27th running of the Chili Bowl. The ki-it kick ball games has been a a blistering success at both the Knoxville Nationals and the Western World events.
This is another example of Speedway helping to rid our children of these nasty and horrible illness .
As the track for the Chili Bowl starts to take shape it is interesting to know that the clay being use today is in fact the same clay that they used for the very first Bowl in 1987. The clay comes from the old fairgrounds.and will transform the Tulsa Expo Center into the famed Chili Bowl .
Interesting tweet from Nascar and Triple Crown Champion J.J.Yeley ” the clay is only a little older than Emmett Hahn’s daughter Donna ”
Spectator stands and pit facilities are all on schedule .
Bryan Hulbert – Tulsa, Oklahoma reports that the first loads of clay have moved into the Tulsa Fair Grounds in preparation for the building of the quarter mile track. The track will take shape over the coming weeks when the indoor venue becomes the Chili Bowl.In the pre-entry list is Australian Alex Orr from Tacoma . Alex will be behind the wheel of the Mark Bush Associates Spike/Esslinger . There will be lots of support for Alex as he takes of the cream of the Americans dirt trackers .
You can send Alex support on the Orr Racing face book page.