Over 330 entries have already been filed for the 30th Annual Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but one entry in particular has drawn quite a bit of attention.  23-year-old Eric Saunders is paralyzed from the waist down, but will be racing a car owned by Shane Hmiel who is also paralyzed.   Saunders was […]

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TULSA, Okla. -- While barely pushing past last year's pre-entry record of 330, the close of business on Sunday, December 27, 2015 shows 331 entries for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, happening January 12-16, 2016 inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.   With the pre-entry […]

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TULSA, Okla. -- A bit of a change is in line for drivers who finish in the top-three on their qualifying night during the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.   Whereas traditionally, a draw has been held following Friday night's races to determine the Top 12 lineup inSaturday's championship event, […]

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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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TULSA, Okla. -- As Andy Williams sang, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” but let’s face it; were not talking about Christmas. Almost as anticipated as the first night of racing is the first glimpse at the roster of Golden Driller hopefuls.   Taking place January 12-16, 2016 inside the River Spirit Expo […]

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Tim Russell has had some high profile drivers strap in behind the wheel of his race cars during the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway , including NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star, Kyle Larson.  In 2015, Russell had Tyler Thomas and Sheldon Creed pilot his machines.  For 2016, one seat […]

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This past weekend we at Speed51.com, the 100% Short Track news source, were doing some thinking; there are a lot of things in short track racing that go unnoticed, unmentioned or under appreciated. So to honor some of those things, the following is a first of a new series on Speed51.com… The Top 10 List. […]

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It may be a week's worth of racing, but work on the Chili Bowl is never ending as the office prepares for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire. Scheduled for January 12-16, 2016 inside the River Spirit Expo Center, reserved seat ticket renewals will begin on Tuesday, March […]

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The crowd at this year’s Lucas Oil Chili Bowl was as loud as any NFL stadium.  The passion fans have for the best open-wheel racers in the country can be heard over the roar of the engines.  After the race, chants of “Rico! Rico! Rico!,” echoed through the confines of the 10-acre River Spirit Expo […]

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  When Rico Abreu came to the Chili Bowl for the first time as a fan, he walked through the pit area shooting people with a marshmallow gun.  On Saturday night Abreu got to walk through the pit area the 29th annual event after with the famous Golden Driller trophy in his hands as the […]

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