The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire heads into its 35th year at the Tulsa River Expo Center in Tulsa, OK.
The six-night event annually draws thousands of spectators and over 300 Midget entrants from around the world, with American drivers from a variety of racing disciplines joining competitors from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Midget division regulars face off with racers from the ranks of the World of Outlaws, All-Star Circuit of Champions, USAC, Dirt Late Models, NASCAR, and NHRA drag racing, stamping the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals as the most eclectic motorsports event of the season. Last year’s run was topped by NASCAR and open-wheel superstar, Kyle Larson, while Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell, another NASCAR standout with roots in open-wheel racing, captured the race the previous three years.
Contested on a quarter-mile dirt track built inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, this year’s Chili Bowl Nationals will only allow 25% grandstand capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions, but every lap of the week’s preliminary action from Mon., Jan. 11 through Sat., Jan. 16 — heat races, qualifying features, the Race of Champions and Saturday’s “alphabet soup” qualifiers — will be streamed live to FloRacing subscribers.
The Chili Bowl Nationals C-, B- and A-mains on Saturday night, Jan. 16, will continue to air live on the MAVTV Motorsports Network and LucasOilRacing.tv.