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Bruce Jr. Pushing to Reach New Heights at Chili Bowl Nationals

Bruce Jr. Pushing to Reach New Heights at Chili Bowl Nationals

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Inside Line Promotions – OWASSO, Okla. (Jan. 8, 2018) – Tony Bruce Jr. is out for vengeance during the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals this week.

The Team Eights driver was in contention for a top-10 finish and a career-best performance during the marquee event inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., last year before a parts failure midway through his preliminary night main event resulted in a DNF.

“Each year we are getting better and better so I have high hopes heading into the Chili Bowl this year,” he said. “We ran into some bad luck last year that really cost us, but that’s part of how this event plays out. You have to have a certain amount of good luck and breaks go your way to be a contender.”

Bruce Jr., who is slated to compete on Tuesday during preliminary action prior to Saturday’s finale, posted an 11th-place result last month during his most recent race. It was a good event to knock the rust off, he said.

“I think we gained on some things and I feel better climbing back in the car for the Chili Bowl with some laps last month,” he said. “I think we’re in a good position to have a successful Chili Bowl.”

His best outing at the Chili Bowl came in 2016 when he placed 12th in a preliminary night A Main before ending 13th in a B Main during the finale.

“This is my fifth year at the Chili Bowl and I feel as good as I ever have going in,” he said. “We did really well in 2016 and were on pace to top that last year. I believe we are capable of earning a top 10 during our preliminary night to put ourselves in position to make Saturday’s A Main, which would be a huge accomplishment.”


Tuesday and Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals


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“When I moved to the Tulsa area a few years back we built a brand new shop,” Bruce Jr. said. “We always strive as a race team to find the best products for the situation and that was no different selecting the company to build our building. Wheeler Metals was the perfect fit for our needs. From 10x10 pole barns to 100x100 full metal buildings, they have it all. I challenge anyone to find a building company that will work the customers’ needs like they do.”

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Lubbock Wrecker Service, The Oil Medics, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley’s Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.


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