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Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (February 26, 2021) That time of year has almost arrived. Starting Wednesday, March 3, 2021, tickets for the 2022 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will go on sale. As always, re
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Christopher Bell Wins Yet Again On John...

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(Image Credit: Brendon Bauman) Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (January 14, 2021) Winning for the seventh time since 2014, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell threw the iRacing/CB Industries No. 14 into high gear and ran away from the field

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The Chili Bowl Midget Nationals...since 1987

Two weeks after Christmas, the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals arrives like a gift from Santa Claus. In the Oklahoma metropolis of Tulsa, "Santa" is Emmett Hahn and Lanny Edwards, organizers of the four-night race meet since its 1987 inception.

The Chili Bowl Midget Nationals...

Initially sponsored by the Chili Bowl food company of Bob Berryhill, these Nationals are known simply as The Chili Bowl: racing's winter answer to football's Super Bowl.

It accommodates over two hundred race rigs, bleachers for thousands of people and an ever-growing trade show. To stroll the aisles of Tulsa's River Spirit Expo Center, the home of The Golden Driller, is to rub shoulders with champions from across America.

The presence of Sprint talent such as five-time Chili Bowl winner Sammy Swindell is what elevates Midget competition to a level unmatched.

The Chili Bowl's key ingredient is the clay which once covered the adjacent fairgrounds. Without sun or wind to harm it, the indoor garden (roughly a quarter-mile circle) is heavily saturated so that the boldest dirt track artists of our time can truly shine. The benchmark came in 1994 when the Jones brothers, P.J. and Page, went three-abreast for the lead with eventual winner Andy Hillenburg, a hometown hero from Broken Arrow who commands the loudest fan reaction.

It is this action which fills every corner for 55 laps that keeps people coming back. When more than 15,000 spectators walk out the door on the fifth and final night, they are so amazed at what they have seen that they cannot wait to return.

Car Appearance Rules

**Right and Left side cockpit body panels may be a maximum of thirty-six (36) inches high as measured from the bottom frame tube at rear motor plate and projected rearward twenty-three (23) inches with a minimum eight (8) inches vertical opening from the afore mentioned point forward, including side visor.

**The top of the car should open as to allow the driver to exit. Any panels affixed to the top of the roll cage,or positioned over the driver's head no matter how it is attached. will not be allowed.

**Side visors on roll cage will be limited to eight (8) inches tall.

**Panels attached to nerf bars will not be permitted.

**All paneling must not extend past edge of frame rails more than thickness of material.

**One (1”) inch turnout allowed on all body and sail panel edges, except sun visor.

**The number of allowable wheels is restricted to two (2) front wheels and two (2) rear wheels on each car. Use of anything other than a wheel and tire assembly is prohibited.

**Minimum 5/16” flanged steel bolt and an approved ASCS or WoO fastening (nut assembly) system must be used on all Wheel Covers.

**Teams running multiple cars with identical numbers, a letter is required on each vehicle. Letters must be a minimum of 7 inches tall and must clearly accompany the car’s number on the tail tank. The number on the nose piece must also have the corresponding letter. Each car letter must be of a different contrasting color. Car number and letter combination must be legible from the Scorer’s Stand.

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2022 Event Information

What: 36th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl presented by General Tire

Where: Tulsa Expo Raceway – quarter - mile clay oval inside the River Spirit Expo Center at Tulsa's Expo Square

When: January 10-15, 2022

Monday, January 11 – Cummins, Inc. Qualifying Night
Tuesday, January 12 – Warren CAT Qualifying Night plus the VIROC
Wednesday, January 13 – Har Rock Casino Tulsa Qualifying Night
Thursday, January 14 – John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night
Friday, January 15 – Driven2SaveLives Qualifying Night
Saturday, January 16 – Lucas Oil Championship Feature Events

In the Grandstands

All persons and bags are subject to search by Expo Square security. Small bags and purses are allowed. Small seat cushions (without backs) can be brought it along with blankets. Cushions and Blankets cannot be taped to the grandstands. Expo Staff will remove them.

Expo Square does not allow the following into the Grandstands:

Outside food and drink
Stadium Seats
Weapons of any kind
Coolers
Large Bags or Totes

Times:

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Move-In……..…..…..………..……....…..….9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Pit Pass Booth Opens……..……....…..….12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Monday, January 10, 2021

Building/Pit Pass Booth Open...……......………………8:00 am
Building Secured.........................................................8:00 am
Practice………………………………….…...…...….….. 9:00 am
Draw For Lineups........................................................2:00 pm
Driver's Meeting...........................................................3:00 pm
Hot Laps…………………….……..…….….………...…..5:00 pm
Races………………………..………….….….…...…..... 6:00 pm

Multi-Day Pit Pass $375~ Single day $60

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Building Opens.....................................9:00 am
Pit Pass Booth Open………......………….…11:00 am
Building Secured.........................................................1:00 pm
Draw For Lineups........................................................2:00 pm
Driver's Meeting..........................................................3:00 pm
Hot Laps…………………….……..…….….………..…..4:00 pm
Races………………………..………….….….…...….... 5:00 pm

Multi-Day Pit Pass $315 ~ Single day $60

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Building Opens.....................................9:00 am
Pit Pass Booth Open..……......……………11:00 am
Building Secured.........................................................1:00 pm
Draw For Lineups........................................................2:00 pm
Driver's Meeting..........................................................3:00 pm
Hot Laps…………………….……..…….….………..…..4:00 pm
Races………………………..………….….….…...….... 5:00 pm

Multi-Day Pit Pass $255 ~ Single day $60

Thursday January 13, 2022

Building Opens.....................................9:00 am
Pit Pass Booth Open..……......……………..11:00 am
Building Secured.........................................................1:00 pm
Draw For Lineups........................................................2:00 pm
Driver's Meeting..........................................................3:00 pm
Hot Laps…………………….……..…….….………..…..4:00 pm
Races………………………..………….….….…...….... 5:00 pm

Multi-Day Pit Pass $195 ~ Single day $60

Friday January 14, 2022

Building Secured/Pit Pass Booth Open..……......…….9:00 am
Draw For Lineups........................................................2:00 pm
Driver's Meeting..........................................................3:00 pm
Hot Laps…………………….……..…….….………..…..4:00 pm
Races………………………..………….….….…...….... 5:00 pm

Multi-Day Pit Pass $135 ~ Single day $60

Saturday January 15, 2022

Building Secured/Trade Show ……….………….…... 8:00 am
Racer's For Christ Service...........................................8:15 am
Pit Pass Booth/Pit Gate ….….…...….…..……………. 8:00 am
Feature Races…...……….……………….……….……10:00 am
Opening Ceremonies..................................................6:00 pm

Pit Pass $75

Trade Show: A long standing tradition at the Chili Bowl, the Trade Show, which is open to the public each day (Tuesday through Saturday), is free of charge. All variety of racing products, apparel and more is available with well over 100 vendors. The Trade Show still has space available. Anyone looking to be a part of the Trade Show can contact the Chili Bowl office at 918-838-3777. The Trade Show covers approximately 20,000 square feet.

Chili Bowl Online: All official news regarding the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl National presented by General Tire can be found at http://www.chilibowl.com. Updates throughout the Chili Bowl can be found via Facebook and Twitter at http://www.facebook.com/chilibowlnationals and http://www.twitter.com/cbnationals.

Event Coverage: The Chili Bowl will be show online on http://www.floracing.com until Saturday night. At time of opening ceremonies on Saturday, the final features will be shown live on the MAVTV Motorsports Network. For a complete listing of channels, and to request MAVTV, log onto http://www.mavtv.com.

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Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. More information about the products available from Lucas Oil can be found at http://www.lucasoil.com. General Tire is the presenting sponsor of the Chili Bowl. A complete inventory of tires offered by General Tire can be found at http://www.generaltire.com.

Attention Teams

In compliance with our contract with the Tulsa Fairgrounds, ALL participants MUST run fuel purchased from Simons Petroleum at the Event. This fuel, containing 10% ethanol, will improve the air quality inside the building. Fuel will be checked in the staging area & any infractions will result in disqualification of car and driver. A colored dye will be added to the fuel for the purpose of enforcing the rule. There will be no exceptions and this will be monitored by the Tulsa Fairgrounds. NO outside fuel will be permitted. Any trailers found to be transporting fuel into the building will be escorted from the premises by the Tulsa Fire Marshall.

Per the Tulsa Fire Marshall, all teams must have a fully functioning Fire Extinguisher in their Pit Area at all times. One per trailer is required.

2022 Event Format

Qualifying Nights (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri)

Heat Races
* Drivers draw for heat racing starting position at 2 p.m. at chalkboard each day
* The driver who draws lowest number will start on the pole of Heat 1, second lowest number on the pole of Heat 2, etc.
* Number of heats decided by number of cars - 7-10 cars per heat race (8 Laps)
* Advancement from heat race to features is based upon passing points earned in heat race and qualifying races. Passing points are based upon car starting position when the yellow light goes out prior to the initial start of the heat or qualifying race.

C Mains/Qualifying Races/B Mains/A Main

  • The 40 drivers earning the most passing points advance to Four “A” Qualifying Races; drivers in passing points positions 41-68 will go to two C Main races. The two C Main races will have 16 cars 12 laps in length.
  • The top four cars in each C Main race will advance to the back of the B Main races, going 15 laps. (Top four from first C Main to back of first B Main, top four from second C Main to back of second B main)
  • The lineup of each “A” Qualifying race will include an inversion of six cars. The top 24 cars in passing points will make the inversion. (The top point driver will start on row 3 of the first qualifying race, the No. 2 driver on row 3 of the second qualifying race, etc.)
  • The four qualifying races will have 10 cars each with the top 16 in combined passing points from the heats and Qualifying races advancing to the A Main.
  • The balance of the cars (24) from the “A” qualifying races will advance to two 16 car B Mains. The top four in each B Main will advance to the A Main, going 30 laps.
  • There will be 24 drivers in each Preliminary Night A Feature
  • The top two drivers in the Preliminary A qualify for Saturday’s A Main.

Saturday Night Features

A Feature

The lineup for the top 10 cars in the A feature will be determined through the Pizza Express Chili Bowl Pole Dash.
The five A feature winners will draw 1-5, followed by the five drivers who finished second drawing 6-10 to seed the Pole Dash.

POLE DASH PROCEDURE

  • Each of the races will have four cars and be four laps.

  • Preliminary Night Winners will draw for positions 1st - 5th, Runner up will draw 6th - 10th

  • First Race will be drivers who draw 7th - 10th, lined up in that order. Top 2 will advance.

*Second Race, front row will be drivers who draw 5th & 6th, with the two drivers moving on from the first race in Row 2 (Winner inside, 2nd outside).

*Third Race front row will be drivers who draw 3rd & 4th, with the two drivers moving on from the second race in Row 2 (Winner inside, 2nd outside).

*Fourth Race front row will be drivers who draw 1st & 2nd, with the two drivers moving on from the third race in Row 2 (Winner inside, 2nd outside).

*Winner of the fourth race will earn the pole in Saturday's A-Feature.

NOTE—ALL POSITIONS IN RACES OTHER THAN SATURDAY’S A MAIN WILL LINE UP UPON THE ORIGINAL DRAW OF THE WINNERS
PRIOR TO THE POLE DASH. Example-If the Friday winner draws number 1, the Wednesday winner draws number 2, Tuesday winner draws number 3, Thursday winner draws number 4,, and the Monday winner draws number 5, all positions in all races will be based on Friday first, Wednesday second, Tuesday third, Thursday fourth, and Monday fifth.

  • Seven drivers will advance from each B main to the A for a total of 24 cars with Provisionals set aside for the defending Chili Bowl Champion and previous year's VIROC Winner should they not transfer.

B Mains (20 Laps)
* There will be two B mains, with 20 drivers in each B main.
* Drivers finishing in their Preliminary A feature in position 3-8 will qualify for the B mains
* Five drivers will advance from each C main to the B mains (1st C to 1st B, 2nd C to 2nd B)

C Mains (15 Laps)
* There will be two C Mains, with 20 drivers in each C
* Drivers finishing in their Preliminary A feature positions 9-14 will qualify for the C mains
* Five drivers will advance from each D main to the C Mains

D Mains (15 Laps)
* There will be two D mains, with 20 drivers in each D
* Drivers finishing in their Preliminary A feature positions 15-20 will qualify for the D mains
* Five drivers will advance from each E main to the D mains

E Mains (15 Laps)
* There will be two E mains, with 20 drivers in each E
* Drivers finishing in their Preliminary night A features 21-24 and B features 5th will qualify for the E mains
* Five drivers will advance from each F main to the E mains

F Mains (15 Laps)
* There will be two F mains, with 20 drivers in each F
* Drivers finishing in their Preliminary night B features in positions 6-8 will qualify for the F mains
* Five drivers will advance from each G main to the F mains

G Mains (10 Laps)
* There will be two G mains, with 16 drivers in each G
* Drivers finishing in their Preliminary night B features in positions 9-10 will qualify for the G mains
* Five drivers will advance from each H main to the G mains

H Mains (10 Laps)
* There will be two H mains, with 16 drivers in each H
* Drivers finishing in their Preliminary night B features in positions 11-12 will qualify for the H mains
* Six drivers will advance from each I main to the H mains

I Mains (10 Laps)
* There will be two I mains, with 16 drivers in each I
* Drivers finishing in their Preliminary night B features in positions 13-14 will qualify for the I mains
* Six drivers will advance from each J main to the I mains

J Mains (10 Laps)
* There will be two J mains, with 16 drivers in each J
* Drivers finishing in their Preliminary night B features in positions 15-16 will qualify for the I mains
* Six drivers will advance from each K main to the I mains

K Mains (10 Laps)
* There will be two K mains, with 16 drivers in each K
* Drivers finishing in their Preliminary night C features in positions 5-6 will qualify for the K mains
* Six drivers will advance from each L main to the L mains

L Mains (10 Laps)
* There will be two L Mains, with 16 drivers in each L
* Drivers finishing in their Preliminary night C feature in position 7-8 will qualify for the L Mains
* Six drivers will advance from each M main to the L mains

M Mains (10 Laps)
* There will be two M Mains, with 16 drivers in each M
* Drivers finishing in C feature positions 9-10 will qualify for the M Mains
* Six drivers will advance from each N main to the M mains

N Mains (10 Laps)
* There will be two N Mains, with 16 drivers in each N
* Drivers finishing in C feature positions 11-12 will qualify for the N Mains
* Six drivers will advance from each O main to the N mains

O Mains (10 Laps)
* There will be two O Mains, with number of cars TBA
* Drivers finishing in C feature positions 13 on back will qualify for the O Main.
* Note that cars that started will be given priority over cars that did not take the green flag in a C feature.

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