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ALLSTAR: Eldora Friday Prelim resu

ALLSTAR: Eldora Friday Prelim resu...

4/7/2006
World of Outlaws Sprint Series Statistical Report; Eldora Speedway; Rossburg, Ohio; April 7, 2006 Qualifying Craig Dollansky, Karavan 7, 13.043 Jason Solwold, Carnahan R19, 13.057 Jason Meyers, Elite Racing Team 14, 13.066 Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 13.108 Sammy Swindell, Forbrook 5, 13.128 Kenny Jacobs, Woodring 19J, 13.161 Terry McCarl, McCarl 24, 13.185 Danny Lasoski, Roth 83, 13.206 Kraig Kinser, Kinser 11, 13.238 Tim Kaeding, Kinser 11K, 13.244 Brooke Tatnell, Rush...more
ALLSTAR: Volusia results 2006-02-0

ALLSTAR: Volusia results 2006-02-0...

2/8/2006
All Star Circuit of Champions -- Wednesday 2-8-06 On night #2 of the 35th Annual WinterNationals at Volusia Speedway Park, 37 cars signed into the pits with the All Star Circuit of Champions. With Jac Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, and Brooke Tatnell joining the talent already present at the Volusia County Speedway, making the 24 car starting field would again prove to be a tall order. Greg Hodnett would get the night started by setting quick time in qualifying, and...more
ALLSTAR: Volusia results 2006-02-0

ALLSTAR: Volusia results 2006-02-0...

2/7/2006
All Star Circuit of Champions -- Tuesday 2-7-06 It was an unseasonably cold evening in Volusia County, but the track was extremely fast. In qualifying, four time ASCoC champion Chad Kemenah lowered the Volusia County Speedway track record previously held by Danny Lasoski. Heat races were won by Bob Felmlee, Danny Smith, Joey Saldana, and Becca Anderson. The All Star dash was won by Greg Wilson, who held off a late charge by Greg Hodnett at the line. Brock Mayes picked...more
McCreadie Masters 20th Annual O'Re

McCreadie Masters 20th Annual O'Re...

1/14/2006
Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (January 14, 2006)- Watertown, New York's Tim McCreadie fought his way into the lead on the 35th round then slipped away from Jay Drake and Cory Kruseman over the final few circuits to capture the coveted Golden Driller trophy in Tulsa Expo Raceway's 20th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 50-lap Championship feature on Saturday night. The 15th different winner in the storied history of the prestigious event, the triumph by the...more
Kruser Prevails in Red Hot Friday

Kruser Prevails in Red Hot Friday...

1/13/2006
Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (January 13, 2006) – Two-time Chili Bowl king Cory Kruseman outlasted P.J. Jones and a host of other challengers in Friday night’s hotly-contested 25-lap Warren CAT Qualifying night feature at Tulsa Expo Raceway’s 20th Annual O’Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. In a torrid feature event that included six official lead changes and numerous others from one corner to another, Kruseman took command for keeps on the 21st round and fought back...more
Everybody Love's the Drake in Thur

Everybody Love's the Drake in Thur...

1/12/2006
Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (January 12, 2006) – Former O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals champion Jay Drake made his way back to victory lane at the Tulsa Expo Raceway by scoring the win in Thursday night's 25-lap Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores qualifying feature. Drake took command at the outset after polesitter J.J. Yeley lost a bout with the frontstretch retaining wall, then fought off a lap 18 bid from Garrett Hansen en route to victory lane to conclude...more
Lasoski Wires Field in Creek Natio

Lasoski Wires Field in Creek Natio...

1/11/2006
Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (January 11, 2006) – Missouri’s Danny Lasoski scored a wire-to-wire victory as the 20th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals kicked off with Wednesday night's 25-lap Creek Nation Casino Qualifying Night main event at Tulsa Expo Raceway. Lasoski fought off the battling duo of Steve Kinser and Jerry Coons, Jr., to snare the win, with Tim McCreadie making a last lap pass of 15-year-old Brady Bacon to snare the fourth and final transfer...more
22 Capture Golden Driller Trophies

22 Capture Golden Driller Trophies...

12/31/2005
TULSA, Okla. (December 31, 2005) Twenty-two different drivers representing ten different states raced to victory lane in Saturday night?s 21st Annual Tulsa Shootout presented by O?Reilly?s and Brodix at Tulsa Expo Raceway. The 21st Annual Tulsa Shootout presented by O?Reilly?s and Brodix attracted 1,097 entries from 35 different states. A total of 234 races were contested over the course of the two-day event, including 153 heat races, 58 semi-features and 23 ?A? Mains....more
Hines Escapes with Narrow Chili Bo

Hines Escapes with Narrow Chili Bo...

1/8/2005
Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (January 8, 2005) – The checkered flag flew none too soon for Indiana’s Tracy Hines in Saturday night’s 19th Annual O’Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 50-lap championship finale at Tulsa Expo Raceway, as he held on in the final laps to post a slim victory over Cory Kruseman and Dave Darland. With a Mopar powerplant plugged into the Wilke-Pak Kwik-Change No. 11 Spike Chassis, Hines picked up an extra $10,000 bonus from Mopar to go along...more
Kruseman Captures Friday Qualifier

Kruseman Captures Friday Qualifier

1/7/2005
Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (January 7, 2005) – With a unique motorcycle tire bolted on the left front of his racer, Cory Kruseman moved a step closer to capturing a third Golden Driller trophy by topping Friday night’s 25-lap qualifying feature for the 19th Annual O’Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at Tulsa Expo Raceway. The two-time and defending Chili Bowl kingpin survived a late bid from P.J. Jones to secure his fourth career Chili Bowl preliminary triumph....more
Hines Hustles to Thursday Love's Q

Hines Hustles to Thursday Love's Q...

1/6/2005
Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (January 6, 2005) – Tracy Hines notched his second career O’Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals preliminary feature victory by topping Thursday night’s 25-lap Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores qualifying feature at Tulsa Expo Raceway. Hines gunned into the lead from his pole starting position at the outset and led all the way, racing to the checkered flag in convincing fashion ahead of Bud Kaeding, Tony Stewart and Gary Wright. Those...more
Ford Cashes in on Wednesday Qualif

Ford Cashes in on Wednesday Qualif...

1/5/2005
Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (January 5, 2005) – The 19th edition of the O’Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals kicked off at Tulsa Expo Raceway Wednesday night with California’s Josh Ford scoring an impressive wire-to-wire triumph in the 25-lap Creek Nation Casino Qualifying Showdown. Ford was chased to the line by Wisconsin shoe Chad DeSelle, Missouri’s Danny Lasoski and Arizona’s Casey Shuman, each of whom locked themselves into Saturday night’s 50-lap O’Reilly Chili...more
Kruseman Captures Second Chili Bow

Kruseman Captures Second Chili Bow...

1/10/2004
Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (January 10, 2004) – Cory Kruseman battled past Danny Lasoski at the midway point then held off “The Dude” over the final rounds to win Saturday night’s 18th Annual O’Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 50-lap feature at Tulsa Expo Raceway. With the victory, Kruseman joins Sammy Swindell and Dan Boorse as the only multi-time winners of the nation’s most prestigious Midget racing event. Piloting the second Andy Bondio entry as Kruseman’s...more
Coons Conquers Chili Bowl Foes in

Coons Conquers Chili Bowl Foes in...

1/9/2004
Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (January 9, 2004) – Friday night’s 25-lap qualifying feature for the 18th Annual O’Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at Tulsa Expo Raceway had a western states flavor to it, with Arizona’s Jerry Coons, Jr., fending off the late challenges of California shoes Cory Kruseman and Josh Wise to claim the victory. Danny Ebberts of Canyon Lake, CA, made a last lap pass to snare the fourth and final transfer position to Saturday’s prestigious main...more
Leffler Love's Chili in Thursday Q

Leffler Love's Chili in Thursday Q...

1/8/2004
Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (January 8, 2004) – Jason Leffler rode the cushion past Aaron Fike on the ninth circuit, then held off Scott Hatton in the closing rounds to top Thursday night’s Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores 25-lap qualifying feature for the 18th Annual O’Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at Tulsa Expo Raceway. Former Chili Bowl champion Hatton pressured Leffler over the final rounds, but was unable to mount a charge and settled for a close second...more
Lasoski Romps in Chili Bowl Opener

Lasoski Romps in Chili Bowl Opener

1/7/2004
Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (January 7, 2004) - Danny Lasoski kicked off the 18th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals by romping to victory lane in Wednesday night's 25-lap preliminary feature at Tulsa Expo Raceway. Lasoski survived several cautions to lead 11th-starter Davey Ray and 20th-starter Dan Boorse to the checkered flag. Steve Buckwalter edged Ray Bull at the stripe for the fourth and final transfer position to Saturday night's O'Reilly Chili Bowl...more
Last Lap Charge Nets Boorse Chili

Last Lap Charge Nets Boorse Chili...

1/11/2003
Lonnie Wheatley – TULSA, Okla. (January 11, 2003) – Staying in the hunt throughout Saturday night’s 50-lap 17th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals main event at Tulsa Expo Raceway, Wisconsin’s Dan Boorse took advantage of Cory Kruseman’s ill fate to move into third on a lap 46 restart, then rode the cushion around Tony Stewart for second and then Jay Drake on the final round to claim his second Chili Bowl Nationals championship before a record crowd of 14,630. “Anytime...more
Kruser Tops Cherokee Casino Qualif

Kruser Tops Cherokee Casino Qualif...

1/10/2003
(January 10, 2003) – Cory Kruseman became the third past Chili Bowl champion in as many nights to grace Tulsa Expo Raceway’s victory lane, as he led Tony Stewart to the checkered flag in Friday night’s 25-lap Cherokee Casino Chili Bowl Nationals Qualifying Showdown main event. Kruseman fought off National Midget Driver of the Year Aaron Fike in the early going, then survived a pair of late cautions to secure the victory in the third and final night of qualifying action...more
Hatton Hustles to Love's Thunder a

Hatton Hustles to Love's Thunder a...

1/9/2003
Lonnie Wheatley – TULSA, Okla. (January 9, 2003) – Scott Hatton made a long-awaited return to the Tulsa Expo Raceway’s Chili Bowl Nationals victory lane, leading wire-to-wire to claim the Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Thursday Night Thunder at the Bowl 25-lap qualifying feature victory. Hatton, who won the second running of the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in 1988, earned the pole starting position for Thursday night’s 22-car feature by coming from seventh to win...more
Boorse Blasts to Bud Shootout Qual

Boorse Blasts to Bud Shootout Qual...

1/8/2003
Lonnie Wheatley – TULSA, Okla. (January 8, 2003) – Dan Boorse kicked off the 17th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals by slipping underneath race-long leader Jimmy Sills exiting turn four on the 15th round en route to winning Wednesday night’s Bud Shootout Qualifying 25-lap feature at Tulsa Expo Raceway. “It was fairly difficult to pass tonight, so I knew the best chance to get around him would be on a restart” stated Boorse in the post-race press conference....more
Aaby conquers Cajon in USAC Wester

Aaby conquers Cajon in USAC Wester...

3/30/2002
Mike Aaby Jr., a protégé of Davey Hamilton, made his initial visit to Cajon Speedway a winning one by taking first place in the 50-lap USAC Western States Sprint Car feature on the 3/8-mile paved oval Saturday night. But the victory was not without its controversy. The 22-year-old turned pacesetting Jeff Gardner around on the front stretch just 13 rounds from the checkered flag to take the lead. Gardner had paced the 17-car field from the green flag and was doing his...more
Stewart outruns Doty for Chili Bow

Stewart outruns Doty for Chili Bow...

1/12/2002
Tulsa, OK (January 12) - Tony Stewart said Saturday night he will put his Chili Bowl Winner’s Trophy, a bronzed replica of the Driller outside the indoor Tulsa Expo Raceway, on his shelf at home next to his Dale Earnhardt helmet. That is what winning Saturday night’s 50-lap championship main event at the 16th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals meant to one of Winston Cup racing’s top stars. Stewart won a race-long battle with Kevin Doty as the two swapped the lead six...more
Kruseman keeps elbows up in Chili

Kruseman keeps elbows up in Chili...

1/11/2002
Tulsa, OK (Jan. 11, 2002) - Cory Kruseman compared driving a midget at the Chili Bowl to driving a Sprint Car on the tight quarter mile at Ventura, Calif. Maybe it was that experience that helped him drive his No. 47 Andy Bondio-owned entry to a victory on Friday night in the final preliminary night of the 16th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. On the ninth lap of the race, Kruseman, the 1999 Chili Bowl champion, took advantage of Jason Leffler holding up Tony...more
Hines passes Malone on last lap fo

Hines passes Malone on last lap fo...

1/10/2002
Tulsa, OK (Jan. 10, 2002) - Tracy Hines knew he was in the right position as the laps were winding down in Thursday night’s preliminary main event at the 16th Annual O’Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals . Entering the final lap of the 25-lap race on the indoor Tulsa Expo Raceway, Hines was running behind leader Critter Malone in second on the bottom of the race track like he had done for much of the race. But on the last lap Hines moved high entering the first turn and...more
16th Annual Chili Bowl - Wednesday

16th Annual Chili Bowl - Wednesday...

1/9/2002
B Main action … In the first B Main, A.J. Fike and Gary Wright battled for the lead throughout the 15-lap event. On Lap 13, Fike took the lead for good when he passed Wright on the outside of Turn 2. Sammy Swindell took the third and final transfer spot on Lap 14 after starting 12th. In the second B Main, Davey Ray drove around Matthew Neely on Lap 9 and led the rest of the race. Aaron Kirk finished third, outracing Joe Boyles at the end. On Lap 7, Mike Hess, Kirk and...more
Doty Takes First Prelim Victory

Doty Takes First Prelim Victory

1/9/2002
Tulsa, OK (Jan. 9, 2002) - Saying the top groove was going to be ``tricky’’ Chili Bowl veteran Kevin Doty decided to run the low side of the Tulsa Expo Raceway on Wednesday night and it paid off with a victory on the first qualifying night of the 16th Annual O’Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Doty, who started fifth, battled throughout the 25-lap main event with Kasey Kahne, one of racing’s top young stars. On a Lap 17 restart Doty took the lead for good driving...more
Todd Kane - "Janet Holbrook told m

Todd Kane - "Janet Holbrook told m...

7/16/1995
CLUB ALL STAR SPRINTS - Sun. 7/16/95 - New Rome (GA) Speedway - By Scott Hall ROME, GA - "Janet Holbrook told me not to come back without a Club (which all feature winners get)," said Todd Kane from victory lane Sunday night at New ... CLUB ALL STAR SPRINTS - Sun. 7/16/95 - New Rome (GA) Speedway - By Scott Hall ROME, GA - "Janet Holbrook told me not to come back without a Club (which all feature winners get)," said Todd Kane from victory lane Sunday night at New Rome...more
8th Annual Chili Bowl Results

8th Annual Chili Bowl Results

1/8/1994
Results A Feature (50 Laps): 1. Andy Hillenburg, 2. Stevie Reeves, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Kenny Irwin, 5. Ron Shuman, 6. Dean Erfurth, 7. Tommie Estes, Jr., 8. Tony Stewart, 9. P.J. Jones, 10. Randy Roberts, 11. Scott Hatton, 12. Danny Frye, 13. John Starks, 14. Kevin Doty, 15. Page Jones, 16. Ken Schrader, 17. Dave Strickland, 18. Donnie Beechler, 19. Gene Gennetten, 20. Jerry Coons, Jr. First B Feature: 1. Gene Gennetten, 2. Danny Frye, 3. Dean Erfurth, 4. Cary Faas,...more
BLANEY ROLLS THROUGH CHILI BOWL

BLANEY ROLLS THROUGH CHILI BOWL

1/9/1993
TULSA, Okla. - After winning Thursday night's preliminary feature, Dave Blaney fought off several challenges to win the 7th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 50-lap feature at the Tulsa Expo Raceway. Blaney jumped into the lead at the drop of the green flag, but it was Ken Schrader who took command on the second round. Schrader led for only two circuits before Blaney regained the lead. Schrader's strong run would come to an end after 21 laps after losing the belt...more
SWINDELL FIRST TWO-TIME WINNER

SWINDELL FIRST TWO-TIME WINNER

1/11/1992
TULSA, Okla. - A standing-room only crowd watched Sammy Swindell take command early en route to becoming the first repeat winner in the six year history of the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Thursday night's preliminary winner Kevin Doty grabbed the initial lead over Friday's prelim winner, Ken Schrader. Schrader and fourth-starter Swindell made contact on the backstretch on the opening round, with Schrader spinning. Schrader restarted at the rear. Doty once again took...more
McSPADDEN WIRES CHILI BOWL FIELD

McSPADDEN WIRES CHILI BOWL FIELD

1/12/1991
TULSA, Okla. - After topping Thursday night's preliminary feature, Arizona's Lealand McSpadden started on the pole in Saturday night's feature and led wire-to-wire to win the 5th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 50-lap feature. The "Tempe Tornado" withstood some late challenges from Sammy Swindell to secure the victory in the Bondio Fabrication/John Barnes Arias-powered machine. Utilizing the low groove, Swindell pulled even with the rim-riding McSpadden on several...more
HEYDENEICH NOTCHES CHILI BOWL VICT

HEYDENEICH NOTCHES CHILI BOWL VICT...

1/13/1990
Tulsa, Okla. - Johnny Heydenreich of Bloomsburg, PA, overtook race-long leader Sammy Swindell on the 32nd round and went on to top the 40-lap Fourth Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals feature. Starting on the front row outside, Swindell jumped into the early lead and paced the field for 31 laps before a slightly deflating right rear tire resulted in a push that ultimately denied Swindell his second consecutive Chili Bowl victory. Heydenreich was in position to take...more
SAMMY SWINDELL TAKES TULSA’S THIRD

SAMMY SWINDELL TAKES TULSA’S THIRD...

1/14/1989
By Don Hubbard TULSA, Okla. (January 14, 1989) – A crowd of over 3,000 fans were on hand to see Sprint Car star Sammy Swindell start outside pole in the brand new Jack Runyon/Jack Rentals sponsored Pontiac powered Challenger midget and lead flag-to-flag to win the Third Annual “Original Chili Bowl Midget Nationals” at Tulsa’s Expo Square indoor quarter-mile dirt track. Before the twenty-one car field hit the starting line for the start of the 35-lap feature, several...more
SCOTT HATTON WINS SECOND ANNUAL OR

SCOTT HATTON WINS SECOND ANNUAL OR...

1/8/1988
by Don Hubbard TULSA, Okla. (January 9, 1988) - Twenty-four year old Scott Hatton showed the veterans the way around the tight indoor quarter-mile oval at Tulsa's Expo Square Saturday night as he won the "Second Annual Original Chili Bowl Midget Nationals". Hatton paced himself on the inside groove behind Friday night's preliminary winner Danny Frye, Jr., Mike Gregg and Gene Gennetten for the first fifteen laps. On the sixteenth circuit, Hatton moved up a half a...more
Vogler Tops First Chili Bowl Natio

Vogler Tops First Chili Bowl Natio...

1/11/1987
TULSA, Okla. (January 11, 1987) - Rich Vogler was not on hand for the Friday night preliminary won by Gene Gennetten, but he didn't let his thirteenth starting position jinx him as he won the "Original Chili Bowl" Indoor Midget Nationals on the tight quarter mile dirt track at Expo Square on the Tulsa Fairgrounds. Vogler put the Babe's Showgirls Autocraft #74 in sixth position by the seventh lap. Vogler rode the cushion and used spins by Doug Wolfgang and Sammy...more
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