Tulsa Expo Centre
Location - The Chili Bowl is held on a temporary track located at the Tulsa Expo
Centre in Tulsa, Oklahoma. To get there you will clearly need an aeroplane from
New Zealand and the likely route is Auckland - LA - Houston - Tulsa. Once in Tulsa
you will need a GPS to find the track. Tulsa takes the Southern State approach to city
building, make it big and build lots of motorways. Good luck finding your way around!
Parking - The stadium is surrounded by a massive carpark that expands all the
way around the venue. You may need to park a fair distance away from the entrance
depending on what time you turn up.
Premiere Meeting - Naturally the Chili Bowl is the Premiere Meeting. Being in the
middle of winter nobody else is racing so everyone is there from NASCAR drivers, World
of Outlaws Sprintcar drivers, International talent and of course all the top Midget
Also worth attending - Attend all 5 nights of the Chili Bowl.
Best spot to sit - The main Grandstand sits behind turns 3 & 4, seperating the track
from the pit area. The grandstand is around 34 rows high and I would hate to think how wide.
Avoid the seats lower down as the view during racing will be impeded by people coming in and out.
The next best option looked to be the stand down the front straight.
Classes run - Midgets
Uniqueness - It doesn't get much more unique than a temporary indoor speedway track that
holds perhaps the worlds greatest Midget event. The track itself is remarkably small. It's listed
as a 1/4 mile but having walked the track it would be more like 300 metres. The track is incredibly
racey due to meticulous track preparation conducted by a highly organised and focussed team. The
level of thought and organisation that goes into the show is mind-blowing.
Website - www.chilibowl.com