New Sponsor For Friday Chili Bowl Prelim Night

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New Sponsor For Friday Chili Bowl Prelim Night
Driven2SaveLives is the new sponsor of the Friday preliminary night for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. (Brendon Bauman photo)

TULSA, Okla. – The upcoming Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will have a familiar motorsports brand involved with the Friday preliminary night program.

Driven2SaveLives, the organ donor initiative of the Indiana Donor Network, will back the final preliminary night for the 35th edition of the Super Bowl of Midget Racing.

It continues a theme of Indiana based sponsors, with Circle City Raceway announcing its sponsorship of the Wednesday night preliminary program, but the week’s final prelim night will carry more than just the Driven2SaveLives name.

It will also carry a deep meaning for those involved with the event.

Friday was the preliminary night traditionally run by the late Bryan Clauson, and the chance to take over the Friday sponsorship marks a fitting tribute to the lives Clauson ultimately saved after his passing due to his decision to be an organ donor.

“Indiana Donor Network and Driven2SaveLives are proud to be a part of the 2021 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals,” said Taylor McLean, Clauson’s sister and the marketing program specialist at Indiana Donor Network. “Right now, more than 100,000 people are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant nationwide. We launched our dirt track program at the 2017 Chili Bowl to bring attention to this important cause and to honor organ donors like race car driver Bryan Clauson. Since then, we’ve reached millions of people through the program.

“Being back [at the Chili Bowl] this year as a partner brings it full circle.”

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire takes place Jan. 11-16.

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