Bart Hartman Competes in Chili Bowl, Florida Speedweeks Around Corner
ZANESVILLE, OHIO - January 18, 2006 - Bart Hartman recently returned home to
the Buckeye State of Ohio after competing in the 20th Annual ‘O’Reilly Chili
Bowl Midget Nationals’ at the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa Oklahoma last
weekend. The Zanesville, Ohio native piloted a #75h entry, which sported a
Stealth chassis and a Gaerte racing engine with sponsorship from Biscotti’s
Restaurant & Winery, Scott Performance Wire, K&K Garage, Johnston
Towing, and Johnston Realty. Bart’s run to make the starting grid for the
prestigious Midget event was thwarted in his D-Main, when he could only muster a
thirteenth place finish in the second D-Main. That finish was not good enough to
advance Bart into the next event in the “alphabet soup”
Bart’s weekend in Tulsa started out on Thursday when he took to the indoor track for his qualifying evening. He ran a solid fourth in his heat race, but finished tenth in the A-Main qualifier, which sent him to a B-Main event later on Thursday evening. The driver of the #75h finished eighth in his B-Main event, which qualified him for the D-Main on Saturday. It was Bart’s first time with the Walter Knepper owned team and Bart was very thankful to both him and the crew in a telephone conversation today.
“Everyone that came out to Tulsa with me, including myself, had a great
time last week and I have to thank Walter and the entire team for giving me the
opportunity to compete in the Chili Bowl,” commented Hartman. “It was a new
team and it took a little time for me to get used to their car, but it was a
strong car. We ran well in our heat race on Thursday, but dug ourselves into a
hole by not finishing well in the Main events later that night.
Fellow Dirt Late Model driver Tim McCreadie, of Watertown, New York shocked the open wheel racing world by winning the 20th annual ‘O’Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.’ T-Mac bested Jay Drake, Cory Kruseman, Brad Kuhn, and Josh Wise to bring home the biggest win of his career.
The next time Bart will hit the track will be behind the wheel of his familiar UrgentCash / Gress Oil / Imler’s Poultry #75 Rocket / Cornett Grand Prix on February 6-11. The Zanesville, Ohio native is scheduled to compete in all six nights of the annual 'Winternationals' at the East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida. All six races will be sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. You can learn more about these events by visiting www.eastbayracewaypark.com and www.lucasdirt.com.
Following the six nights at East Bay, Bart is planning on competing February
You can view Bart’s early season schedule by logging onto his official home on the web, located at www.barthartman.com.
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ZANESVILLE, OHIO - January 4, 2006 - Bart Hartman, of Zanesville, Ohio, will travel west to Tulsa, Oklahoma next week to compete in the ‘O’Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals’ at the Tulsa Expo Raceway. The wildly popular midget event is being held for the twentieth year and draws a huge number of competitors each year. The event will be held on January 11-14, 2006 and there are already 270+ entrants slated to compete in the indoor event, which surpasses the race record of 249 set last season.
Bart will pilot a #75h entry, which will sport a Stealth chassis and a Gaerte
racing engine with sponsorship from Biscotti’s Restaurant & Winery, Scott
Performance Wire, K&K Garage, Johnston Towing, and Johnston Realty.
“I am really excited to travel back out to Tulsa and compete in the 20th annual Chili Bowl event,” commented Hartman on Wednesday. “It is an honor to get a chance to compete in the prestigious midget event and I have to thank all of the sponsors and the entire team for giving me this opportunity. I had a strong run going last season until we suffered some problems, so hopefully we can stay out of trouble this year and post a solid run.”
Bart joins fellow Dirt Late Model drivers Tim McCreadie, Rick Eckert, Steve
Francis, Josh Richards, and Jeep Van Wormer in announcing their intent on
competing in the 20th Annual ‘O’Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.’ The
action will kick off with three straight nights of qualifying features set for
January 11-13. Last Chance events and the ever-popular ‘Chili Bowl’
Tracey Hines won his first ever ‘Chili Bowl’ last season and the winner’s
list of the annual event is a virtual “who’s who” of open wheel racing.
You can get all of the news and information that you need to keep up with the ‘Chili Bowl’ by visiting www.chilibowl.com. You can also learn more about the “Bartman” by logging onto his official home on the web, located at www.barthartman.com.
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