Category archives for: Racing History

Chili Bowl Entry List Grows

Jerry Coons, Jr. (5) battles Cory Kruseman during the 2010 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. (Ken Simon photo).

With another epic edition of the Tulsa Shootout logged into the record books this past weekend, the rumbling sound of midgets will fill the Tulsa Fairgrounds QuikTrip Center in another short week

Traco Engineering Shop Was ‘Organized Confusion’

PROVEN WINNER: A.J. Foyt navigates the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track in his Traco Special sprint car. (Bob Gates Photo Collection Photo)

There was a time when a small, brick-front building in an industrial section of L.A., lodged between Helen’s Café and Jim Narin’s Machine Shop, housed the most important race shop in America.

Chili Bowl 2004: Kruseman Heats Up With Chili Bowl Victory

HAPPY MAN: Kruseman’s victory, his second in the prestigious midget car event, flew from New Zealand to compete in the four-day race at the Tulsa Expo Center. (Ken Simon 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 2003: Boorse Trumps Drake

Dan Boorse and his wife, Vickie, celebrate Boorse’s second Chili Bowl Nationals victory. (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 2002: Stewart Nips Doty In Battle Of Mopar

HAPPY COUPLE — Tony Stewart (right) hugs his car owner Keith Kunz after winning his first O’Reilly’s Auto Parts Chili Bowl Nationals Saturday in Tulsa, Okla. (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 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.

Rindt’s Career Cut Short By Fatal Monza Crash

Jochen Rindt catches some air aboard a Team Lotus Formula One entry. (Bob Gates Photo Collection Photo)

Jochen Rindt’s magnetic charisma and his fearless, passionate, win-or-leave-it-all-on-the-mat style captured the imagination of the media, the fans and his peers alike.

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.

Drivers’ Aliases Have Storied Racing History

NEW IDENTITY: Nelson Souto Maior won three World Championships using the name Nelson Piquet. (NSSN Archives Photo)

In French they are called “noms de course” — racing names, and they have been used since the infant days of the sport in the 1890s.

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