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Andrews Back With Thomas Motorsports for Chili Bowl

Andrews Back With Thomas Motorsports for Chili Bowl

Inside Line Promotions – SANDUSKY, Ohio (Jan. 9, 2020) – Chris Andrews is returning to Thomas Motorsports for another shot at the “Super Bowl” of midget racing.

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Presented by General Tire is held next week inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., where the event draws approximately 350 racers from across the world.

Andrews, a two-time Attica Raceway Park 410ci winged sprint car track champion, will be competing in his fifth consecutive Chili Bowl.

“Last year we were just terrible,” he said. “I just don’t have many laps in a midget and we started 10th in our heat on a heavy track and couldn’t go anywhere. I’ve been racing a lot of the Chili Bowl on iRacing. It’s so realistic and I think it will help me improve.

“Brian and Tyler Thomas give me a great race car every year. We have a great Spike Chassis with a Toyota engine. It’s up to me to get it done. Two years ago was our best showing. We won our heat and heading into our qualifying night A Main we were in the top four in points. Unfortunately we got taken out in someone else’s crash. We went from a possible B Main or C Main start on Saturday to a D Main.”

Andrews will qualify Tuesday when the roster of drivers includes NASCAR star Kyle Larson, who has been on a tear of late in a midget team he recently put together.

“The heat on your qualifying night is the most important race except, of course, for the Saturday races,” Andrews said. “You have to pass cars. That makes or breaks your whole week. These are the best midget racers in the world.”

Andrews will be part of a three-car team that includes Tyler Thomas and Tanner Berryhill. Berryhill will compete Monday while Thomas is set to roll off Wednesday.

For the 2020 season Andrews said he will return to the Mackey Motorsports 410 winged sprint car team to compete around the Ohio region and chase another Attica Raceway Park title.


Jan. 13-18 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire





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“I know when I get to Tulsa I’ll have a top quality, prepared race car,” Andrews said. “It’s so much fun working with Brian and Tyler.”


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