The dream to race in the 37th Annual Chili Bowl Nationals became a reality for 14 year old Landon Crawley. This would make the 3rd event for Landon to compete in a midget and the second attempt at The Tulsa based Chili Bowl Nationals. The Chili Bowl is the largest indoor racing event, which had over 360 entries on hand for this years event. The field of cars are broken in to groups for qualifying from Monday through Friday nights with Landon qualifying on Thursday night. With 72 cars competing on Thursday, Landon started 7th in his heat race and completed the 8 lap race in the 4th position. The top 24 in points made their way in to four qualifiers. Landon started on the pole of the 2nd qualifier and held off midget champion, Brady Bacon for the win. This would put the car starting in the 10th starting spot in the A Main finale for Thursday night. Landon finished 12th in the feature, which put the CB Industries #82, Spike Chassis, Speedway Toyota in the Saturday finale's C Main event. Landon finished 13th, which ended the 37th Annual Event for Landon.
"I just want to thank Chad Boat and his entire team for giving me a perfect car every time I hit the track. With only 3 midget races under my belt, I hope to get more opportunities this season to compete in a midget. Thank you to the entire team for having confidence in me and I was honored to be a part of a great line up of racers. I would also like to thank Wayne Rhodes, MPV Express and A+ Towing and Recovery for all of your support" reports Crawley.
We would like to thank the entire Chili Bowl staff for all of their hard work for a great week and we look forward to the 38th Chili Bowl Nationals.