TULSA, Okla. —There is no such thing as an easy night at the Chili Bowl.
With 285 entries for the 28th edition of the world’s largest indoor midget race, it’s a sure bet that even the “E” mains on Saturday will stack up like features anywhere else.
Among the list of 285 entries are 274 confirmed drivers of which 58 are past feature starters, 64 are Chili Bowl rookies and six who have already earned the coveted Golden Driller with each one looking for the advantage.
Being that the Tulsa Expo Raceway is ripped up, and rebuilt every year, that “hopeful” advantage comes, for some, in the form of the Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout. Contested this past weekend, the lineup of 513 drivers showed 23 Chili Bowl entrants, including four-time and defending Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Champion, Kevin Swindell, who circled the Tulsa Expo Raceway 154 green flag laps after competing in four divisions of micro sprint cars.
The breakdown of drivers for each of the four qualifying nights can be found at the following links to the Chili Bowl website:
Warren CAT Tuesday Night Qualifier http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx
River Spirit Casino Wednesday Night Qualifier http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx?c=1158
John Christner Trucking Thursday Night Qualifier http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx?c=1159
Vacuworx Global Friday Night Qualifier http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx?c=1160