MIDGETS: Saldana Teams With Tarlton For Chili Bowl Run

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FRESNO, Calif. — official team release — Tarlton Racing/Petersen Media photo —

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series star Joey Saldana will drive a Tarlton Racing midget in the POWRi Battle at the Center and the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.

Saldana was visiting California and the Tarlton family to purchase an RV when a conversation about the Chili Bowl arose. At the end of that conversation, Saldana had landed Tarlton and Son Inc. as the title sponsor of his midget.

“I was in the right place at the right time, and could not be more thankful for everyone at Tarlton and Son Inc.,” Saldana said. “Tommy and myself got to talking about the Chili Bowl, and soon enough the Tarlton and Son Inc. No. 21 midget was born.”

Coming off a strong World of Outlaw season that saw him finish fifth in the standings by way of his seven feature event wins and 24 quick time awards, Saldana, who has just five midget starts to his name, is set to shake off some rust and shake down his machine in Duquoin, Illinois this weekend during the Battle at the Center, before hitting the dirt in Tulsa, Oklahoma in January.

“We are very exited to have Joey Saldana represent us at the biggest midget race of the year,” Tommy Tarlton said. “He is a great guy, and will be a great representative for Tarlton and Son Inc. He has put together an awesome car, and I am hoping to make it out there.”

“I am fortunate for the help,” Saldana said. “I was able to put together a really nice midget, and we were able to show it off at the recent PRI show. It got a lot of attention, which is great for Tarlton and Son Inc., and I am really excited to drive this thing.”

Saldana’s Tarlton and Son Inc./Dissolvalloy/CnB Mushroom Farms entry will consist of a Spike Chassis, and an Esslinger engine, and is set to hit the dirt this weekend in Du Quoin, IL. Chili Bowl qualifying nights have not yet been released, but we will announce Saldana’s night once it is available.

“Aside from the Tarlton’s, I also need to thank Scotty McDonald of Dissolvalloy, and CnB Mushroom Farms for their support, because this is truly a collaborative effort on everybody’s part,” Saldana added. “We are all excited for these couple of races, and I am hopeful Tommy can get out and check the Chili Bowl out.”

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