Here are the 15 of 16 eligible drivers that will run Tuesday’s All-Star race at the Chili Bowl Nationals
It’s the week of the famed Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The dirt midget event features six straight days of indoor racing.
On Tuesday night, the 13th addition of the Vacuworx International Race of Champions (VIROC) will take the stage. It’s billed as the all-star event of the Chili Bowl Nationals.
View 2021 VIROC drivers below.
Update: 2021 VIROC race results are in!
The field brings all the champions into one race. It’s the stars from touring sprint car and midget series across the country.
The event takes place just ahead of Tuesday’s preliminary main event and is unrelated to the regular program of the week. It’s a 25 lap race paying $2,500 to win.
Who qualifies for the VIROC race?
Chili Bowl Podiums
VIROC (Top 2)
Chili Bowl Priliminary Feature Winners
World of Outlaws
All-Star Circuit of Champions
ASCS National Tour
USAC National Midget Series
USAC National Sprint Car Series
POWRi National Midget
2021 VIROC Qualifiers
16 drivers are eligible to run the VIROC event:
2020 Chili Bowl Winner
2017-2019 Chili Bowl Winner
2016 Chili Bowl Winner
2018 Chili Bowl (2nd)
2017 Chili Bowl (2nd)
2019 Chili Bowl (3rd)
2016 Chili Bowl (3rd)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Champion
USAC Sprint Car Champion
USAC Midget Champion
POWRi Midget Champion
Sam Hafertepe Jr
ASCS National Tour Champion
2019 VIROC Winner
2018 VIROC Winner
2020 Chili Bowl Preliminary Winner (Monday)
15 of the 16 drivers listed will take part in the VIROC race. Chad Boat is the only driver on the list that doesn’t have a car in the 2021 Chili Bowl Nationals and he will not run the VIROC race.
Sammy Swindell is a five time winner of the Chili Bowl Nationals and a four time winner of the VIROC race. This is the first time in history that he doesn’t qualify for the VIROC portion of the event.
The starting lineup for the VIROC race is set via group qualifying on Tuesday. The top 8 qualifiers are inverted.