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Perhaps the most anticipated short track event in the entire United States is set to begin its 26th anniversary running! 260+ midget teams have already made their way inside the QuikTrip Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma; preparing for today’s practice session at the 26th Annual Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Practice sessions will be conducted throughout the day today until 6:00PM this evening. The first day of competition is set to begin tomorrow, January 10th!

“With another couple of entries filed on Sunday, the current count for the prestigious event is at 264 from 32 different states as well as Australia, Canada, Finland and New Zealand.” –

Four nights of qualifying will take place this Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday – with Saturday, January 14th, acting as the host for all of the ‘main events.’ The first four nights of racing will help set the stage for Saturday night’s championship features!

Check out for more information! We will be sure to post results each and every night – right here at!