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Berryhill Tops Chili Bowl Qualifying Night
Thursday, 12 Jan, 2017 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Berryhill Tops Chili Bowl Qualifying Night
Berryhill Tops Chili Bowl Qualifying Night

California’s Travis Berryhill solidified his spot in Saturday’s championship feature event with a win in Wednesday night’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa Qualifying Night at the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.
The 42nd different preliminary night winner in Chili Bowl history, Berryhill was chased to the line by fellow-Californians Jake Swanson and Colby Copeland. All three […]

INDYCAR Big On Midget Racing
Wednesday, 11 Jan, 2017 – 18:04 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Big On Midget Racing
INDYCAR Big On Midget Racing

INDYCAR is reaching back to its racing roots this week, sponsoring 10 drivers via a contingency award program during the 31st annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Okla.
Team INDYCAR’s 10 drivers will compete in the famed off-season event that attracts hundreds of racers ranging from weekly short-track regulars and legends to INDYCAR and NASCAR […]

Courtney Opens Chili Bowl With Win
Wednesday, 11 Jan, 2017 – 8:12 | One Comment
Courtney Opens Chili Bowl With Win

Indiana’s Tyler Courtney spent Tuesday morning unveiling the Driven2SaveLives program in honor of the late Bryan Clauson. Courtney then spent the evening driving like his friend, guiding the Clauson-Marshall Racing No. 7BC to his first preliminary A-Feature win during opening night of the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Okla.
“Two words. Parked […]

Midgets’ Big Boys Line Up For Chili Bowl
Tuesday, 3 Jan, 2017 – 20:50 | Comments Off on Midgets’ Big Boys Line Up For Chili Bowl
Midgets’ Big Boys Line Up For Chili Bowl

A record 358 entries have been filed for the 31st edition of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, the annual “Mecca of Midgets” in Tulsa, Okla.
That number could grow, as entries for the Jan. 10-14 event inside the River Spirit Expo Center will be accepted until the final preliminary night on […]

Enders, Elite Going Back To Chevy
Thursday, 8 Dec, 2016 – 18:56 | Comments Off on Enders, Elite Going Back To Chevy
Enders, Elite Going Back To Chevy

Multiple NHRA Pro Stock world champions Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Erica Enders have rejoined the Bowtie Brigade.
Elite Motorsports team-owner Richard Freeman announced at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis that Coughlin and Enders will compete for the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock crown in a pair of RJ Racecars-built Chevrolet Camaros.
The […]

Kalitta Shakes Up Driver Lineup
Tuesday, 6 Dec, 2016 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Kalitta Shakes Up Driver Lineup
Kalitta Shakes Up Driver Lineup

Kalitta Motorsports has acted in-house to fill the Funny Car vacancy created by the unexpected departure of 2015 NHRA world champion Del Worsham.
Top Fuel regular J.R. Todd will drive the DHL Toyota Camry during the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Meanwhile, Troy Coughlin Jr.’s previously announced part-time/sixth team schedule has been upgraded […]

Monster Energy Replaces Sprint
Thursday, 1 Dec, 2016 – 17:12 | Comments Off on Monster Energy Replaces Sprint
Monster Energy Replaces Sprint

NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

Rosberg Earns Controversial World Championship
Monday, 28 Nov, 2016 – 10:51 | Comments Off on Rosberg Earns Controversial World Championship
Rosberg Earns Controversial World Championship

Nico Rosberg celebrated his first Formula One World Driving Championship with a burnout, mosh pit ride and tears on the podium Sunday, after his second-place finish to Lewis Hamilton in the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
And true-to-form, the finish between Rosberg and Mercedes AMG teammate/nemesis Hamilton was controversial. Hamilton, the three-time/reigning World Champion, began […]

NHRA Notes: Worsham Leaves Kalitta
Wednesday, 23 Nov, 2016 – 13:04 | Comments Off on NHRA Notes: Worsham Leaves Kalitta
NHRA Notes: Worsham Leaves Kalitta

Del Worsham, only the third driver to win NHRA world championships in Top Fuel and Funny Car, is returning to his racing roots. Worsham announced Tuesday he is leaving Kalitta Motorsports to rejoin father Chuck Worsham and his family-owned Funny Car team beginning in 2017.
“It was a hard decision to leave a championship-caliber team such […]

Jimmie Wins Homestead, Historic Seventh Title
Sunday, 20 Nov, 2016 – 19:19 | Comments Off on Jimmie Wins Homestead, Historic Seventh Title
Jimmie Wins Homestead, Historic Seventh Title

For most of Sunday’s season-ending Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, things looked grim for six-time champion Jimmie Johnson. But as can happened in an event in which the competitors are traveling at 190 miles per hour, craziness broke out late in the race and the result was a historic seventh championship for Johnson.
The […]