By: NineEight Motorsports
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (Dec. 29, 2015) – As we are close to entering the start of 2016 in just a few days, with no explanation needed we all know what January brings for our racing community. None other than the prestigious Chili Bowl Nationals. 2016 marks the 30th annual running of the Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire held at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.
Chad Boespflug is pleased to announce he will return to the seat of the RAB Racing 57B for the third consecutive year. Boespflug has become quite comfortable in the Bill Ecker-owned midget at the Chili Bowl. The pair, along with the help of the RAB Racing Team, has made the A-main through qualifying heats the past two years on their preliminary nights. In addition they have earned a starting spot in the C-Main both years, starting one position higher in 2015 than 2014. In both years Boespflug passed cars in the C-Main, but failed to transfer on to the next event in Saturday night competition.
For those of you not as familiar with the Chili Bowl format, it’s a feat unto itself to make the C-Main lineup for Saturday’s event through accumulated points earned. With over 330 midget entries, not having to run “alphabet soup”, as we call it, on Saturday is something to be proud of. Being able to start as far forward on Saturday is always the goal, but earning a starting position in at least the C-Main guarantees the opportunity to race in one of the largest live-televised races of the year.
Boespflug heads into this year’s Chili Bowl with the same expectations as years past: make the A on his preliminary night and earn as many points as possible to be sitting well going into Saturday’s show. His preliminary race night is still to be determined. Practice will be held Monday, Jan. 11, with preliminary events Tuesday through Friday, Jan. 12 – 15, followed by the $10,000-to-win main event Saturday, Jan. 16.