Plainfield, IN - If it's not broke, don't fix it. Chad Boespflug will follow that motto as he returns for his 4th consecutive year to the R.A.B. Racing #57 midget as he attempts his 4th Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The prestigious week will kick off in less than two weeks from now. With much success and improvement with each Chili Bowl attempt that Boespflug has made in the R.A.B. #57 Spike midget the team hopes to enter 2017 with continued success. The Wisconsin based team fields two cars for the event. Boespflug will once again strap behind the wheel of the Amy Ecker Owned #57C for Friday Nights Preliminary competition. He, with the help of Bill Ecker and Steve Wineke, seek to make their 4th straight preliminary night AMain through qualifications as they have in their past three Chili Bowl starts. Every team enters the Chili Bowl with one common goal, to lock into the AMain Saturday. Easy enough right? Wrong, with a field of over 350 midgets that are compiled of competitors from all types of motorsports ranging from Nascar, Indy Car, NHRA, World of Outlaws, USAC, and of course those who travel across the pond from Australia and New Zealand it's not so easy. In addition to their three prelim AMain starts Boespflug and the R.A.B. Racing Team have made Saturday's CMain twice and BMain once. Each year the team has found more speed and with improvements to the car and motor program going into 2017 they have a chance to repeat just that, if not advance further. While all competitors goal is to make the AMain, being able to race in the "TV" portion of the event is just as high on Boespflug's check list. TV time means you have defeated over 2/3 of your competition and are that much closer to the big dance on Saturday. A tough week lies ahead of all competitors with little track time against a stout field of cars. Consistency and improved track position will be key for the 57C to replicate its performance in years prior.
"It's the Chili Bowl, a week I look forward to all year long to catch up with friends and fans from allover the world. Heading back to the Chili Bowl with the R.A.B. Racing group again will ensure one thing, we are going to have fun. It may be a hectic thrash or controlled chaos at times come race day, but the Ecker Family and their partners come to the Chili Bowl each year with the same common goal as I do, to have fun and make it as far as we can. We don't race the Chili Bowl to cash in and go home rich, we race it because of its prestige. There is not one team that enters the expo center that doesn't have their eye on that "driller". To be standing on the podium at the end of either night for me would be a win, but to make the AMain Saturday is pretty high on my bucket list." - Chad Boespflug reflects on what the Chili Bowl Nationals means to him.
Thank You to All Chili Bowl Supporting Partners:
Howard Law, Malvern Bank, RAB Racing, Throttle King.
Continued Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, DMI, FK Indy, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rockwell Time, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, and Wilwood.