Gettin' ready to head to the 30th running of The Chili Bowl. Personally this one will be #5.
344 cars, 5 nights of racing in front of a sold out crowd every night.
I read recently that 85% of all the tickets sold for The Chili Bowl are sold to people who do not live in Oklahoma. AMAZING!! Using the 11,000 spectator capacity as a guideline and every night is sold out, which it is, 105,000 people will attend the 5 nights of racing. And that's not counting the people who buy pit passes and watch it on the jumbo-tron.
Sorry World Hundred, sorry Dream, sorry Knoxville Late Model Nationals! The Chili Bowl IS THE BIGGEST DIRT RACE OF THE YEAR, BY FAR.