12/12 2017

Sprint Car Marathon will lead-in 2018 ‘LIVE’ 3-hour Chili Bowl telecast

SATURDAY NIGHT, JAN 13 AT 8:30 – 11:30 PM ET
Corona, CA (Dec. 12, 2017): MAVTV and Lucas Oil Racing TV will broadcast “LIVE” the 32nd running of the world famous Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire, on Saturday night, January 13, 2018, starting at 8:30pm ET, from the River Spirit Expo in Tulsa, OK.

Known as the Super Bowl of Midget racing,

2017 Champion Christopher Bell

the 2018 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals attracts the cream of American race car drivers, including stars from Midgets, Late Model Dirt, Super Modified, World of Outlaws, NASCAR and USAC. Drivers hail from 24 US States plus Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom,   making it the world’s largest indoor race

With the number of 2018 Chili Bowl entries expected to top 250, the 2017 champion Christopher Bell again faces the daunting task of defeating the likes of 5-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell, Rico Abreau, Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Jerry Coons Jr., Cory Kruseman and Kasey Kahne.

“No one understands grassroots racing like MAVTV,” states Bob Patison, President of MAVTV Motorsports Network.”Each year the Chili Bowl airing has produced the highest rated shows on the network. This year we expect even better results especially with the growth of the LucasOilRacing.TV app worldwide expanding our international fan base.”

The telecast will feature a special “goodbye” to broadcast legend Dave Despain. The MAVT/LORTV telecast will be anchored by Bob Dillner with Ken Stout and Ron Klepper handling commentary and Dave Argabright working the pits.

The 2018 Chili Bowl telecast on Saturday, January 13 will be preceded by a “Sprint Car Marathon” starting at 11:30am ET.
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