Category archives for: Chili Bowl History

Chili Bowl 2001: Jay Drake Does It All In Chili Bowl Contest

WINNING WAVE: Jay Drake captured the O’Reilly Chili Bowl Nationals for midget cars over the weekend at Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Raceway. (Tim Aylwin Photo)

The 25th annual Chili Bowl Nationals will be held Jan. 11-15 at the QuickTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway.

In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com will be publishing the race reports that appeared in the pages of National Speed Sport News for the first 24 runnings of the event.

Beginning with the inaugural event in 1987, race recaps will be posted on a daily basis from Dec. 18 through Jan. 10.

Chili Bowl 2000: Kruseman’s Cushion Ride Secures Chili Bowl Glory

THE SPOILS: Cory Kruseman (center), who won his Friday night preliminary event at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Raceway, came back Saturday night to win the main event for the first time. He is joined in victory lane by event runner-up Shane Cottle (right) and third-place Bud Kaeding (left). (Kevin Horcher Photo)

The 25th annual Chili Bowl Nationals will be held Jan. 11-15 at the QuickTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway.

In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com will be publishing the race reports that appeared in the pages of National Speed Sport News for the first 24 runnings of the event.

Beginning with the inaugural event in 1987, race recaps will be posted on a daily basis from Dec. 18 through Jan. 10.

Chili Bowl 1999: Dan Boorse Lassos Cash In Single-File Chili Bowl

LUCKY 13: Dan Boorse (88) works the high side of Sammy Swindell during the 13th annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Center. Boorse went on to win Friday and took home his first Chili Bowl win Saturday night. (Kevin Horcher Photo)

The 25th annual Chili Bowl Nationals will be held Jan. 11-15 at the QuickTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway.

In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com will be publishing the race reports that appeared in the pages of National Speed Sport News for the first 24 runnings of the event.

Beginning with the inaugural event in 1987, race recaps will be posted on a daily basis from Dec. 18 through Jan. 10.

Chili Bowl 1998: Swindell Scurries To Win Chili Bowl Midget Crown

FOUR SCORE: Sammy Swindell won his Friday preliminary feature and Saturday’s Chili Bowl main event at Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Center, scoring his fourth Chili Bowl Win. (Allen Horcher Photo)

The 25th annual Chili Bowl Nationals will be held Jan. 11-15 at the QuickTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway.

In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com will be publishing the race reports that appeared in the pages of National Speed Sport News for the first 24 runnings of the event.

Beginning with the inaugural event in 1987, race recaps will be posted on a daily basis from Dec. 18 through Jan. 10.

Chili Bowl 1997: Snakebitten Billy Boat Finally Wins Chili Bowl

THE BOWL: Billy Boat (15) chases Don Lehmann during the recent Chili Bowl Nationals at Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Raceway. Boat went on to win. (Tom Davey Photo)

The 25th annual Chili Bowl Nationals will be held Jan. 11-15 at the QuickTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway.

In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com will be publishing the race reports that appeared in the pages of National Speed Sport News for the first 24 runnings of the event.

Beginning with the inaugural event in 1987, race recaps will be posted on a daily basis from Dec. 18 through Jan. 10.

Chili Bowl 1996: Sammy Scarfs Chili Bowl Money

SLAMMING: Sammy Swindell storms past Colin Shipman (82) en route to victory in the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Oklahoma. (Max Dolder Photo)

The 25th annual Chili Bowl Nationals will be held Jan. 11-15 at the QuickTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway.

In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com will be publishing the race reports that appeared in the pages of National Speed Sport News for the first 24 runnings of the event.

Beginning with the inaugural event in 1987, race recaps will be posted on a daily basis from Dec. 18 through Jan. 10.

Chili Bowl 1995: Beechler ‘Dunks’ Chili Bowl

BEST AT THE BOWL: Baby-faced winner Donnie Beechler is flanked by elder statesmen of dirt-track midget racing, (left) Ronnie Shuman and Billy Boat, at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals winner’s interview. (Chris Economaki Photo)

The 25th annual Chili Bowl Nationals will be held Jan. 11-15 at the QuickTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway.

In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com will be publishing the race reports that appeared in the pages of National Speed Sport News for the first 24 runnings of the event.

Beginning with the inaugural event in 1987, race recaps will be posted on a daily basis from Dec. 18 through Jan. 10.

Chili Bowl 1994: Hillenburg Aces Chili Bowl

INDOOR FLYER: Andy Hillenburg was the class of the field in winning the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals indoors at Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Raceway. (Jim Braden Photo)

The 25th annual Chili Bowl Nationals will be held Jan. 11-15 at the QuickTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway.

In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com will be publishing the race reports that appeared in the pages of National Speed Sport News for the first 24 runnings of the event.

Beginning with the inaugural event in 1987, race recaps will be posted on a daily basis from Dec. 18 through Jan. 10.

Chili Bowl 1993: Dave Blaney Shines In Chili Bowl Debut

1993: Thursday night preliminary winner Dave Blaney prepares for battle before the seventh annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Raceway Saturday night. Blaney went on to win the event. (Chris Economaki Photo)

The 25th annual Chili Bowl Nationals will be held Jan. 11-15 at the QuickTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway.

In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com will be publishing the race reports that appeared in the pages of National Speed Sport News for the first 24 runnings of the event.

Beginning with the inaugural event in 1987, race recaps will be posted on a daily basis from Dec. 18 through Jan. 10.

Chili Bowl 1992: Swindell First Chili Bowl Repeater

MASTERFUL: The headline from the January 15, 1992, issue of NSSN boasts Sammy Swindell as the first repeat winner of the annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Raceway, proving Swindell’s prowess in the indoor midget classic.

The 25th annual Chili Bowl Nationals will be held Jan. 11-15 at the QuickTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway.

In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com will be publishing the race reports that appeared in the pages of National Speed Sport News for the first 24 runnings of the event.

Beginning with the inaugural event in 1987, race recaps will be posted on a daily basis from Dec. 18 through Jan. 10.

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