Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (January 19, ) A finish for the ages, Kyle Larson looked to have his first Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General. Two weeks after Christmas, the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals arrives like a gift from Santa Claus. In the Oklahoma metropolis of Tulsa, "Santa" is Emmett Hahn.
In the Oklahoma metropolis of Tulsa, "Santa" is Emmett Hahn and Lanny Edwards, organizers of the four-night race meet since its inception. It accommodates over two hundred race rigs, bleachers for thousands of people and an ever-growing trade show. The presence of Sprint talent such as five-time Chili Bowl winner Sammy Swindell is what elevates Midget competition to a level unmatched. The Chili Bowl's key ingredient is the clay which once covered the adjacent fairgrounds. Without sun or wind to harm it, the indoor garden roughly a quarter-mile circle is heavily saturated so that the boldest dirt track artists of our time can truly shine. The benchmark came in when the Jones brothers, P.