The Chili Bowl Midget Nationals is an indoor midget car racing event. The inaugural Chili Bowl was organized by Lanny Edwards and partner Emmett Hahn  It was named after a local company who sponsored the first event. The inaugural event consisted of 52 midgets competing in the 2-day event. The Top 4 finishers in the qualifying night's feature event plus the top 4 finishers the two Saturday night B-main events progress into the 24 car feature field. The cable channel Speed Channel has televised the event in the United States. It accommodates hundreds of race cars, bleachers for 15, fans,  and a trade show, all under one roof.
Christopher Bell, Kyle Larson highlight favorites to win Chili Bowl Nationals
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Los Angeles, CA. The long sold-out event fills all seats, most of which are between the third and fourth turns. The Tulsa World newspaper reported Saturday attendance as 16,, Friday 15, and Wednesday 14, Estimates from persons present place the Tuesday and Thursday attendance in the , range. Their enthusiasm for the event came across on TV when they were interviewed during the telecast. The Chili Bowl record entry list this year was a reported and cars actually competed on at least one of the five nights.
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In arguably the biggest midget car race in the world — there are more than entries this year — having that confidence is huge for Andrews. Last year we were on pace for my most successful Chili Bowl. I know we can improve on that this year with a little bit of luck. I need to be able to run the berm and the slick better.
Although they are expected to dominate, there are other fast drivers who are threats for victory on the team, including former Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Rico Abreu and dirt-racing ace Logan Seavey, both of whom won their respective qualifying nights earlier in the week to make the big show, as well. Bell, winner of the past two Chili Bowl championships, is looking to become the third driver to win three or more and only the second driver to earn three consecutive triumphs in the prestigious race. Despite making it look easy, Bell said the speed in his No. Especially Thursday night kind of left us wondering a little bit, but we know from watching the other prelim nights, Larson is good. Bell says he will need to rely on his past experience to put up a fight against a fleet of talented drivers with extensive dirt-racing prowess.