Tony Gualda Set For Chili Bowl Debut

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Tony Gualda will drive for Kruseman Motorsports during the upcoming Chili Bowl.
Tony Gualda will drive for Kruseman Motorsports during the upcoming Chili Bowl.

MODESTO, Calif. – Northern California sprint car racer Tony Gualda will pilot the PureCrop1-sponsored Kruseman Motorsports Midget in his first attempt at competing in the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals next month.

Gualda has attended the Chili Bowl in the past, but he’ll get his first taste of the Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center on Jan. 13-18.

“The Chili Bowl Nationals has always been an event I’ve wanted to compete at, so I can’t thank PureCrop1 and Kruseman Motorsports enough for making that a possibility,” Gualda said. “The Chili Bowl has truly become a who’s who of dirt track racing and motorsports in general. After getting my first laps in the PureCrop1 sponsored midget at the Hangtown 100 in November, I am excited to hit the track in Tulsa next month. Hopefully we can put some good results together and have some fun along the way.”

PureCrop1 is an organic crop science formulation serving the premium fruits, vegetable and agriculture industry. The company views dirt track motorsports as a great way to build the PureCrop1 brand and at the same time help build the awareness of dirt track motorsports.

“We are definitely thrilled to partner with Tony Gualda and Kruseman Motorsports at the Chili Bowl Nationals,” said Ray Drysdale, chairman of PureCrop1. “The Chili Bowl is a spectacular event and we couldn’t be happier to have Tony fly the PureCrop1 colors in Tulsa. With over 300 entrants and more than 15,000 spectators we feel it’s another great venue to get our PureCrop1 brand out there within the dirt track racing industry.”

Gualda picked up a trio of victories this past season in three different states, including his first winged 360 sprint car triumph early in the year at the Stockton Dirt Track. The now 20-year-old also finished fifth in the season standings with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

“I am really looking forward to having Tony run for us at the Chili Bowl as we show off some of our new colors with PureCrop1,” said team owner Cory Kruseman. “Being a two-time winner of the event, I know it takes great partners, a great driver and a great team to get the job done.”

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