EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. — Rob Yetman has partnered with Steve Buckwalter to compete in the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on Jan. 13-18 in Tulsa, Okla.
Buckwalter, a well-known Northeast open-wheel racer, will provide Yetman with an Eagle chassis midget powered by Ford engine for the Chili Bowl.
Yetman, best known for his prowess as a dirt pro stock driver, has 138 wins and 10 track championships, as well as being the only driver to have won five consecutive Super DIRT Week events in the pro stock division.
Yetman explained that he’s wanted to compete in the Chili Bowl since a trip to see the event 10 years ago.
“Ever since I’ve wanted to see if I could do this,” said Yetman. “This deal came about real fast and I want to thank Waterford Beverage, L. Browe Asphalt Services and The Bottle & Can Co.for stepping up to help make this possible.
“My goal is to try and qualify. I want to have some fun with this. To have the chance to race against someone in qualifying like Kyle Larsen or Christopher Bell would be awesome.”
To prepare for the event Yetman is spending time on a simulator program for the Chili Bowl to acquaint himself with the track. The 51-year-old driver is looking forward to crossing an item off his bucket list.
“I can’t thank Steve enough for making my dream a reality,” said Yetman. “I’m looking forward to this opportunity with great anticipation.”
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