The Chili Bowl Nationals are again set for Tulsa, Oklahoma.PHOTO BY CHILIBOWL.COM
MAVTV, LucasOilRacing.tv will bring home the racing from Tulsa on Jan. 19
BY: AUTOWEEK STAFF
MAVTV will broadcast live the 33rd running of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire on Saturday, Jan. 19 starting at 8:30 p.m. ET. The HD broadcast features the world’s best dirt car racers competing at the River Spirit Expo in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The MAVTV broadcast includes just the C-Main, B-Main and A-Main. The three-hour telecast will reair on Sunday, January 20 starting at 1:30 a.m. ET, also on MAVTV.
With more than 300 entries, the 2019 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals field has attracted top American racers including stars from Midgets, Late Model Dirt, Super Modified, World of Outlaws, NASCAR, NHRA and USAC. Drivers hail from 30 U.S. states, plus international competition from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, making it the world’s largest indoor race.
Two-time defending champion and NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Christopher Bell is back and expected to take on a strong field of challengers, including five-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell, two-time Chili Bowl champion Rico Abreu, NASCAR Cup star Kyle Larson, Brad Sweet (Knoxville Nationals winner), Dave Darland, Damion Gardner, Jerry Coons Jr. and retired NASCAR Cup driver Kasey Kahne.
For those who do not have access to MAVTV, the final three mains will also be broadcast live online at LucasOilRacing.tv and associated app. The LucasOilRacing.tv site is a pay site. Cost is $99.99 for an annual subscription to racing content or $6.99 for a monthly subscription. Note that the $6.99 pay level is good for a reduced menu of racing offerings and does not include the Chili Bowl Nationals. To get the Chili Bowl on LucasOilRacing.tv, you’ll have to subscribe for the year. The subscription also includes Lucas Oil Sprint Cars and Lucas Oil Late Model races, half the ARCA Racing Series schedule and several other pavement divisions associated with Lucas Oil.
The remainder of the Chili Bowl Nationals, Monday-Saturday afternoon, which includes qualifying, the Race of Champions, heat races and Saturday’s alphabet soup will be available on Racin Boys for $29.99 a night or $144.99 for the full week-long package.