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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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