How Do Racers Spend Winter? Racing Indoors Of Course!

Each year the annual Chili Bowl Nationals held indoors in Tulsa, Oklahoma brings in some of the biggest names in racing to test there skills against the country's best midget car racers. Retired NASCAR champion and owner of Eldora Speedway, Tony Stewart, is in charge of track prep for the week long event that culminates tomorrow (Saturday) with a 55-lap feature and the winner getting the iconic Golden Driller trophy. NASCAR's Christopher Bell has won the main event the past two years and qualified for Saturday's main event once again after winning last night's qualifier feature. Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu have also picked up qualifier feature wins earlier this week. Other notable drivers competing in Tusla this week include dirt late model great Tim McCreadie, sprint car extraordinaire Sammy Swindell, Justin Allgaier, J.J. Yeley, Alex Bowman, Kasey Kahne and Anton Hernandez who is an up and coming sprint car racer from Texas that we spoke to the other night for a Chili Bowl Nationals report on the Hammer Down Racing Report.   

Each year a flip count is kept as the small open wheel midgets tend to tumble when racing in close quarters with a huge power to weight ratio. Check out some of the thrills and spills from last night in the video below.



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