McQueen Racing Announces Third Chili Bowl Nationals Midget Driver

By Robert Haugh

Competing against the World’s best racers over five days, with over 250 racers competing, including a plethora of the most talented racers from an array of racing backgrounds and disciplines, McQueen Racing is hoping to contend for the coveted Golden Driller Trophy at the 27th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

McQueen Racing is pleased to announce Oklahoma young gun Trey Marcham as the driver of their third McQueen Racing Spike/Esslinger by Duane McQueen for the 27th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire at the Tulsa Exposition Raceway on January 8-12, 2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

21-year-old Marcham is an accomplished driver, having become a six-time points Champion at I-44 Speedway in Newcastle, Oklahoma and claiming both the A-Class and Non-wing A-Mains at the Inaugural Donnie Rae Crawford Memorial/Race4Life in Tulsa, plus capturing third in the A Class at the 2012 Tulsa Shootout. A senior Engineering student at Oklahoma University, Marcham brings experience in Micro Sprints, Ford Focus Midgets, 360 Non-Wing Sprint Cars and asphalt Late Models.

“I am very excited to work with Trey at the 2013 Chili Bowl. Everyone I have talked to said that he is a good person and an even better racecar driver so we are excited,” says Shannon, who adds that the entire team is looking forward to working with Trey and we hope to do a test day with him in the late fall to get him acclimated to the Midget and our program.”

Joining Marcham in the potent McQueen Racing three-car stable is team owner Shannon McQueen of Bakersfield, CA in the #7 Spike/Esslinger by Duane McQueen and Guthrie, Oklahoma’s Michelle Decker in the #7d Spike/Esslinger.

McQueen, who became the first woman to win a BCRA Midget championship last year when she claimed the BCRA Dirt Midget crown currently leads the USAC-Western States Midget standings by a commanding 139-points, with only three races remaining.

Thus far in 2012, McQueen has amassed four Heat race wins, nine Top 5 runs, one fast time award, and 13 Top 10s. In addition, Michelle Decker claimed a feature win at Bakersfield Speedway in April in the McQueen Racing #7d Spike/Esslinger by Duane McQueen. McQueen also holds the track record at Calistoga Speedway, Petaluma Speedway, Silver Dollar Speedway and Orange Show Speedway.

McQueen Racing would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors: Lucas Oil Products, K&N Filters, Simpson Race Products, JE Piston Company, Rod End Supply, Advanced Racing Suspensions, Eibach Springs, MPD, Ruth Engineering, Jet-Hot Performance Coatings, Butler Built Seating Systems, Schoenfeld Headers, American Fabrication, MPD Racing, West Evans Motorsports and Esslinger Racing Engines by Duane McQueen.

Additional 2013 Chili Bowl Sponsors include: American Waste Control, MurfDogg Motorworks, RC 4 Less, Waurika Truck and Tire, Starrship Trucking, Carter Custom Finishes, Quantum Consulting, LLC, Hoosier Tires and Mud-X.