PEORIA, Ariz. -- Josh Hodges and Hunter Marriott brought the curtains down on Canyon Speedway Park’s Winter Challenge 2016 with impressive drives to victory lane in Saturday night’s fifth and final round of the mini-series atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.   While Hodges earned his second USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Car […]

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While Winter Storm Jonas pounded much of the East Coast with wintry weather conditions this past weekend, there wasn't a single glimpse of snow or ice during the weekend's scheduled short track racing events.  Although it may have been a bit chilly at some of the race tracks, the action on the track stayed hot […]

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PEORIA, Ariz. – Josh Hodges and Ricky Thornton, Jr., captured the lion’s share of Sunday night honors at Canyon Speedway Park by racing to victory lane in Round Three of Winter Challenge action atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.   While New Mexico’s Hodges hustled to USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Car victory […]

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Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. captured round two of the 2016 "Winter Challenge" at Canyon Speedway Saturday night.   Wheeling a backup Mike Martin machine after his original mount encountered mechanical problems during practice, Clauson sped to victory in his heat race and, in the 30-lap feature, he passed Charles Davis, Jr. on lap 18 […]

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All eyes were on Tulsa, Oklahoma this past weekend as over 300 drivers made their way to the River Spirit Expo Center for the 30th Annual Chili Bowl Nationals.  The Chili Bowl served as the major short track racing of the weekend, but there were also plenty of other important events that took place including […]

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This past August, Bryan Clauson announced what he is calling the “Circular Insanity Tour.”  He has come up with a schedule consisting of 200 races that he will attempt throughout the 2016 year.  One of the biggest races on that schedule is the Chili Bowl Nationals.  Clauson, a former winner of the event, took home […]

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In 2015 the sell-out crowd at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma chanted “Rico! Rico! Rico!” as loud as they possibly could after Rico Abreu won the Chili Bowl Nationals.  One year later, the sell-out crowd at the expo center was doing the exact same thing after Abreu took the checkered flag to […]

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For the second year in a row, Bryan Clauson showed everybody in attendance at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma that his No. 63 machine is going to be one of the cars to beat in the Chili Bowl Nationals. Clauson went out and dominated on the final preliminary night for the second […]

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: 51’s X-Factor is a feature on Speed51.com that features opinions from columnists on racing’s hottest topics. Aaron Bearden, the author of this editorial, is a Midwest Correspondent for Speed51.com. The views which are expressed in the following column are his own and not necessarily the views of Speed51.com and/or its partners.)   Two […]

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TULSA, Okla. -- The number of entries for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire continues to grow as the 200 mark has officially been eclipsed with the deadline for discounted entry only days away.   Among the latest round of drivers to enter the indoor Midget racing spectacular is […]

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