Englishman Harris Completes Kunz Chili Bowl Roster

Tom Harris, shown here in 2018, will drive for Keith Kunz Motorsports during the Chili Bowl. (Chris Seelman photo)

COLUMBUS, Ind. – England’s Tom Harris has joined Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports to complete the team’s Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals roster.

Harris, from Manchester, England, will drive the J. Davidson Scrap/Toyota Racing No. 97K during the event in Tulsa, Okla., on Jan. 13-18.

“To receive the opportunity to join Keith Kunz Motorsports for the Chili Bowl is simply unbelievable,” said Harris. “I never thought I’d get the chance to compete alongside a top tier team like KKM. I’ll definitely be in the best equipment possible and I’ll be doing everything I can to put it in the show on Saturday night.”

Harris has attempted five straight events, with his most successful showing coming in 2018. A hard-charging 13th-to-fourth preliminary bid saw him only trail Kyle Larson, Brad Sweet and Tyler Courtney to the stripe. From there, a strong Saturday performance followed. He transferred out of the B-Main and qualified for his first Chili Bowl main event, finishing 16th.

“We’re excited to have Tom with us for Chili Bowl, he definitely adds a unique touch to our group,” said team owner Keith Kunz. “This deal kind of came together last minute, but we’ve seen his speed in Tulsa before and I know he’ll be a threat in our equipment next month.”

Harris will be part of an eight-car stable from the KKM squad during the Chili Bowl alongside two-time Chili Bowl champ Rico Abreu, Zeb Wise, Cannon McIntosh, Buddy Kofoid, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Holley Hollan and Presley Truedson.

Toyota Racing Development has won five consecutive Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals features. Thanks to Mobil 1, SPEED SPORT is providing exclusive coverage of the multi-car organization, led by three-time winner and current champ Christopher Bell and two-time Chili Bowl winner Rico Abreu, and other Toyota-equipped organizations and drivers as they prepare for and compete in the Chili Bowl. The Mobil 1 Road To The Driller program is in addition to SPEED SPORT and Sprint Car & Midget’s traditional “Live from the Chili Bowl presented by MyRacePass” coverage that surrounds the event. 

The Chili Bowl will be shown live online on www.racinboys.com. The online PPV experience will run from Monday through Saturday’s qualifiers. At the time of opening ceremonies (6 p.m. local time) on Saturday, Racinboys PPV coverage will cease as the final features will be shown live on MAVTV (more information here).