Category archives for: Racing History

Chili Bowl 2008: Demonized

UNDER CONTROL: Getting into the cushion during a restart, Damion Gardner bicycles the No. 71g Stealth/Ford Esslinger high on two wheels. Gardner recovered and went on to take the 22nd Chili Bowl at Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Raceway. (Hein Brothers 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 2007: Stewart Bowls A Chili Bowl Triumph

Tony Stewart (20) works to the inside of  J.J. Yeley (47) on his way to winning Saturday night’s feature event at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at the Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Center. (Jim Fleming 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 2006: McCreadie Rides Low Line

Tim McCreadie (1a) uses the inside curb to his advantage while battling with Jay Drake (71k) and Cory Kruseman during the 2006 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals feature. (David E. Heithaus 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 2005: Chili Bowl Victory Erases Past Failures In Prestigious Event

TULSA KNOWS DRAMA: Tracy Hines (11) and Cory Kruseman put on a spirited duel in the late stages of Saturday’s Chili Bowl. (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 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.

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