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Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget Fans to See Familiar Drivers and Cars
at the 2014 Chili Bowl.

Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget fans will recognize a lot of familiar names and cars when they tune into MAVTV to watch midget racing’s most prestigious event, the Chili Bowl on January 18.  The Chili Bowl will see 21 entries that also spent time in 2013 at the Montpelier Motor Speedway including 4 of the top 5 drivers in 2013 MMS Midget Track Championship Points.  Track Champion, Blake Edwards, will compete in his home state alongside car owner Michael Koontz (3rd in Points).  Billy Wease (2nd in MMS points) along with youngster Stratton Briggs (4th in Points) will also compete at the Chili Bowl after strong seasons at MMS..  2013 MMS Race Winners Shane Hollingsworth, Darren Hagen, Isaac Chapple, and Wease will also join the action.

The Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget series is entering its 3rd season in 2014 and attracts a number of regional heavy hitters along with drop in appearances of nationally known drivers and car owners.  Fans can catch exciting Midget racing at the Montpelier Motor Speedway for 10-12 dates throughout the 2014 season.

The following drivers have entered the 2014 Chili Bowl and also competed at the Montpelier Motor Speedway during the 2013 season. 

2014 Chili Bowl Entrants/2013 Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget Series Participants

Car #





Don O'Keefe Jr

Pittsboro, IN

Spike / J&D Esslinger / RPG / Spike / CSI Shocks / Simpson / Hoosier Racing Tire


Trevor Kobylarz

Birdsboro, PA

RT Racing / Spike / Hawk / Café Waldorf / Becker Painting / Pro Max Fence Systems / Pioneer Pole Building / Chuck's Auto Salvage

2S (R)

Stratton Briggs

Anna, OH

Thomas Briggs / Hawk / Honda / Baker Machinery / Bordner Welding / Ohio Logistics / BMI Indoor Speedway / Aesthetic Finishers


Bobby East

Brownsburg, IN

Klatt Enterprises / Beast / Chevrolet / East Enterprises / TSR


Aaron Pierce

Daleville, IN

Bob East / Beast / Chevrolet / Sam Pierce Chevrolet


Colten Cottle

Kansas, IL

Rick Cottle / DRC / Esslinger / Cottle Flooring / Amsoil / R&B Powder Coating / Burnside Farms / Cottle Farms

6RR (R)

Joe Liguori


Liguori Racing / FSC / Buick by Felker / Indy Race Parts / RWS Racing / TRE Fabrication /


Austin Brown

Millstadt, IL

Kenny Brown / Spike / Toyota / Lucas Oil / KBR Performance / Budweiser

8OK (R)

Gage Walker

Indianapolis, IN

LOK Enterprises / Stealth / J&D Fontana / Spike / Impact / RPG / Hoosier / MPH


Chett Gehrke

Broken Arrow, OK

Skip & Diana Matteson / Spike / Fontana / Crawford Supply / Harley Davidson of Salina, KS / Long McArthur / Bill & Phillis McKim


Matt Westfall

Ludlow Falls, OH

Steve Bordner / DRC / Fontana / Bordner Welding / Lake City Bowl / Super Shox / Klotz Synthetics


Thomas Meseraull

Waveland, IN

Tom Sandy / Stealth / Esslinger / Batts Inc. / Runway Deicer Pro / J&D Race Engines


Michael Koontz

Bloomington, IN

Michael Koontz / Spike / Esslinger / Lineal Contracting / Eckart Wholesale Distributors / Bloomington Pediatrics Dentistry / Woods Electric / Leader's Edge


Blake Edwards

Claremore, OK

Michael Koontz / Spike / Gaerte / Shock Doc / A1 Machine Shop / Mac's Hydraulics / Koontz Racing / Sundance Welding


Travis Berryhill

American Canyon, CA

Manic Racing / Stealth / Fontana / Vallejo Coin Exchange / MPD / Leading Edge Composites / Wyndam of Tulsa / K&N Filters


Billy Wease

Noblesville, IN

Larry Gardner / Stealth / Frampton Chevrolet / K&N Filters / Speed Craft Prototypes

52C (R)

Isaac Chapple


Isaac Chapple Racing / Spike / Esslinger / CFH Enterprises


Darren Hagen

Riverside, CA

Five-Six, Inc. / Beast / Esslinger / Great Clips / Fatheads Eyewear

71M (R)

Brandon Matus

Wampum, PA

Bernie Stuebgen / Spike / Mopar / Indy Race Parts / Horsepower, Inc.


Shane Hollingsworth

Lafayette, IN

Hollingsworth / Spike / Esslinger / Hoosier Tire Midwest / Simpson / Weld


Justin Grosz

Greentown, PA

J.G. Motorsports / Spike / Esslinger-Hindley / Grosz & Sons Construction / DSR Fuel Injection






The Montpelier Motor Speedway wishes race teams and drivers the best of luck as they compete at the 2014 Chili Bowl.







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