Over 300 Drivers Kick Off 2021 At The Chili Bowl


A total of 309 midget drivers were on hand for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, located inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 35th annual event took place over the weekend and helped kick off the 2021 racing season. 

Kyle Larson fended off Justin Grant and 2017-18 champion Christopher Bell to secure the coveted Golden Driller trophy, his second in two years. 

Fans were allowed to attend the Chili Bowl in person, although organizers announced a limit of 25% capacity back in November. Fans were also required to wear a facial covering and have their temperatures checked.

The annual Chili Bowl Trade Show, which hosted over 100 racing vendors, including Simpson, MyRacePass, Bell, Hinchman Racewear, and Impact Racing, also successfully took place during the weekend. 

Officials are already organizing next year's event—the 36th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire—which is scheduled to take place January 10-15, 2022.

For more information, visit chilibowl.com.

Photo courtesy of Chili Bowl

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