TDP Essays

Big Mouths

TDP intern; Pete Turford examines our sports need for a top racer to transcend sprint car racing.

Saturday January 14, TULSA, Oklahoma - Donny Schatz takes the bottom in turn 2, on the final lap of the B-Feature, on the final night of The 2017 Chili Bowl ( Jeffrey Turford / TDP )

Donny Schatz battles at The 2017 Chili Bowl

Sprint car legend; Donny Schatz, looked fast all week at Tulsa Expo Raceway, but was denied entrance to the A-Feature after being overtaken for the last transfer spot, on the final lap of the B main. Ironically, verteran Schatz, would recieve the 2017 Chili Bowl Rookie of the Year honors.

2017 Chili Bowl Preview

Who Will Win The 2017 Chili Bowl?

TDP roamed the pits on move-in day at The Tulsa Expo Center and talked to drivers and experts. They gave us their opinions on who they thought would win this year’s Chili Bowl and who they thought might surprise people.

Donny Schatz, Shane Stewart, David Gravel and Ian Madsen hangout during driver introduction at The 2016 WoO World Finals in Charlotte, NC

Driver introductions at The 2016 WoO World Finals

Donny Schatz, Shane Stewart, David Gravel and Ian Madsen relax during track prep, knowing they have all transferred to the Feature race on Saturday night for The Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in 2016.