Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

Another helping of racing action.

Photo courtesy of ASC Racing Series.

Photo courtesy of ASC Racing Series.

Begins Tuesday, Jan. 13

There’s nothing small about midget car racing’s biggest event. The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is back for the 29th lap and another spectacular year of racing. The fun begins Tuesday, Jan. 13, in the RiverSpirit Expo at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St. Bringing thousands of drivers and fans to town, the Chili Bowl also draws professional race car drivers from other classes, including NASCAR, to the dirt track. Midget race cars may be little compared to the stock cars rounding the Sprint Cup, but with most packing at least a four-cylinder engine, midget cars get around fast. The event continues through Saturday, Jan. 17, and will include several other events – the Chili Bowl tradeshow, open throughout the nationals, and the National Midget Auto Racing Hal of Fame Induction Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 16. Fans can also check out the RC Chili Bowl, running concurrent with the nationals and featuring stout, remote-controlled cars in the Mustang Arena at Expo Square. For more, visit