– OWASSO, Okla. (Dec. 22, 2014) – Tony Bruce Jr. will compete in the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals in less than a month.
It marks his first race at the premier midget event – held Jan. 13-17 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. – since 2007.
“I’m really excited about it,” he said. “I had no interest in running the Chili Bowl until the right situation came along. Thanks to Submersible Pumps Inc. out of Cushing, Okla., and Wheeler Metals from Muskogee, Okla., we’ve been able to put together a car that I feel we can contend with.”
With nearly 300 entrants in the big event, which will be showcased on television via MAVTV, Bruce Jr. said his goal is to piece together a solid preliminary night and see what happens.
“I just want to go out there and compete,” he said. “I definitely want to make the prelim night A Main and we’ll go from there. There’s a lot of luck in the Chili Bowl and hopefully I’ll have a little of it.”
Bruce Jr. is coming off another solid sprint car season when he scored four feature victories and recorded 17 top-five finishes and 37 top 10s. He also placed in the top 10 of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings for the sixth straight year.
UP NEXT –
Jan. 13-17 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals
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“When I moved to the Tulsa area a few years back we built a brand new shop,” Bruce Jr. said. “We always strive as a race team to find the best products for the situation and that was no different selecting the company to build our building. Wheeler Metals was the perfect fit for our needs. From 10×10 pole barns to 100×100 full metal buildings, they have it all. I challenge anyone to find a building company that will work the customers’ needs like they do.”
Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Lubbock Wrecker Service, Briley Trucking, The Oil Medics, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley’s Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape and Pressure Tek for their continued support.
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