Thursday’s Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals qualifying program saw two drivers turn their early struggles into the most improbable alphabet soup runs of the week, as both Tanner Thorson and Michael Pickens came all the way from their D-Mains to make the A on John Christner Trucking Night.
Two of the most well-known names in midget racing are teaming up for the 2018 Chili Bowl Nationals, as Michael Pickens will drive for the Swindell family, which has won nine times in the crown jewel event.
When Michael Pickens rounded turn four and powered off the final corner to win Wednesday night’s Indiana Midget Week feature, flagman Tom Hansing’s twin checkers weren’t the only set of silks waving at Gas City I-69 Speedway.
Fresh off winning the POWRi Illinois SPEED Week championship, New Zealand’s Michael Pickens is aiming to make it two titles in two weeks as he and his team tackle USAC’s 13th annual Indiana Midget Week.
Kiwi Michael Pickens has only been back in the United States for a short while, but it didn’t take him long to find victory lane with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League.