Tulsa Expo Raceway Coming to iRacing
iRacing.com announced that they will be adding the Tulsa Expo Raceway, home of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals to its dirt track portfolio.
The developing team already started laser scanning the track and is gathering reference photographs. Ones that task is finished, production will start immediately. The Tulsa Expo Raceway track is scheduled to become available for the leading online racing service, somewhere this summer.
The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire is held annually at the Tulsa Expo Center in January and is regarded as the “Biggest Midget Race of the Year”. The temporary, indoor dirt track is as unique as the event itself which draws hundreds of the best dirt Midget drivers from across the globe each year. Past winners of the multi-day race event include Christopher Bell, Rico Abreu, Bryan Clauson, Kevin Swindell and Tony Stewart.
In celebration of the announcement, iRacing has partnered with defending Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire champion, and Oklahoma native, Christopher Bell and NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series regular Kyle Larson to be the primary sponsor on each of their cars for the 2018 Chili Bowl.
It’s exciting to finally have Midgets in iRacing says Kyle Larson. The fact that we’ll soon be able to run the Chili Bowl virtually is pretty sweet! I can’t wait to run that track whenever I want! It’s been a great working with iRacing and having them on my car for this event. What they have done in the past year with their dirt program and what they continue to do is so awesome for our sport!
It’s been fun working with iRacing to get the Midget car into the sim, says Christopher Bell. Their engineers really take the time to listen to feedback and work on getting the cars right. I can’t wait to race the Chili Bowl anytime I want! It’s one of my all-time favorites!
Just last month we released Christopher Bell’s dirt Midget to iRacing members and they have been asking, no begging, us to add the Chili Bowl, said Steve Myers, executive vice-president and executive producer at iRacing.com. Obviously this has been in the works for a while now so it was hard to not tell them it was coming. I know they will be as excited about this announcement as I am.
It really says something when iRacing goes to a NASCAR weekend and is asked over and over when the Chili Bowl is going to be added. We don’t go a day it seems without someone asking or mentioning the Chili Bowl being added to iRacing on our Social Media channels so for us to finally be able to make this announcement, we just have to say thank you to everyone who made the Chili Bowl a top request, added Bryan Hulbert, Chili Bowl publicist. It’s very impressive what iRacing has created, and we’re excited to be involved.
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