Har­ris aiming big on Chili Bowl chal­lenge

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene -

Lead­ing BRISCA F1 racer Tom Har­ris will travel to Amer­ica again in Jan­uary to take part in the pres­ti­gious Chilli Bowl Midget event, his third at­tempt at the event.

Along­side a spo­radic cam­paign in BRISCA F1 in the UK, 2016 fea­tured a break­through in Har­ris’ Sprint Car rac­ing in the US with his first heat win in the cat­e­gory and reach­ing the ul­ti­mate ‘A Main’ twice.

Har­ris said: “We are get­ting there, we just need to spend more time out there to build up our con­sis­tency but we are def­i­nitely caus­ing the home­grown rac­ers a bit more trou­ble.”

Har­ris will be the sole Bri­tish driver to head to Tulsa, Ok­la­homa, in Jan­uary for the Chili Bowl in­door Midget com­pe­ti­tion. It takes place on Jan­uary 9, 2017.

“This year we had a sec­ond in the heat and even­tu­ally reached the F Main, a ma­jor im­prove­ment on our de­but in 2015,” says Har­ris.

“Ex­pe­ri­ence of rac­ing on this sur­face is vi­tal and that comes with ex­pe­ri­ence. In­doors and out of the sun, it be­haves very dif­fer­ently to an out­door track. With an­other year un­der my belt I’m con­fi­dent we can get much fur­ther.”

DRIVER (CAR)

Chris Haird (Vaux­hall Ti­gra) Billy Wood (Vaux­hall Ti­gra) Colin Smith (Vaux­hall Ti­gra) Kym Weaver (Vaux­hall Ti­gra) Dick Hil­lard (Vaux­hall Ti­gra) Bradley Dynes (Ginetta G40)

Har­ris will re­turn to the USA

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