SATURDAY NIGHT, JAN 16 AT 8:30 – 11:30 PM ET.
Corona, CA (January 6, 2016): MAVTV and the new LucasOilRacing.TV will broadcast the 30thrunning of the world famous Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire. Through the channel and app, nationally and internationally, viewers can watch the three-hour finals Saturday night, January 16 starting at 8:30pm ET from the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, OK. With the number of entries already topping 335, including 24 U.S. States plus Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, the world’s largest indoor race is on course to set driver and team records.
2015 Chili Bowl Champion Rico Abreu
Known as the Super Bowl of Midget racing, the 2016 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals is attracting the cream of American racing, including stars from Midgets, Late Model Dirt, Super Modified, World of Outlaws, NASCAR and USAC. The 2015 champion is rising young hot shoe Rico Abreu (#97). He faces the daunting task of defeating five-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell (#1), Bryan Clausen (#63), Kyle Larson (#71K), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (#17R), two-time Chili Bowl champion Cory Kruseman (#21K), Kasey Kahne (#67Z), and Jerry Coons Jr. (#5). Coons has the longest active A-Main streak with 16 appearances. As of this date, the entry field includes eight previous champions and 52 main event qualifiers. The side-by-side action promises to be fast and furious with broadcast legend Dave Despain returning to call the TV action.
According to Bob Patison, President of MAVTV, “No one understands ‘grass roots’ racing like MAVTV. Each year the Chili Bowl airing has produced the highest rated shows on the network and we expect even better results in 2016 especially with the addition of the newly launched LucasOilRacing.TV app.”
With programming such as the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl, Lucas Oil Drag Boats, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing, Late Model Dirt, Lucas Oil Modified, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, the FIA World Rally Championship and Pirelli World Challenge, MAVTV has become the go-to place for motorsports fans. In addition to DirecTV, MAVTV is currently available on Comcast, Google Fiber, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and Charter, along with many others.
Lucas Oil Racing TV launched through its website www.LucasOilRacing.TV on January 1st, 2016. The Chili Bowl broadcast will be available ‘live’ to racing fans worldwide with and roll out on devices as app development completes.Currently apps are indevelopment for AmazonFireTV, Amazon Kindle Fire tablets, Android TV, Android Tablets, Apple iPads, and Roku.