Aimee Loyet, SUNSET HILLS, MO (December 11, 2011) — Loyet Motorsports will field a six-car team in the 2012 Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Okla. This is the largest fleet Loyet Motorsports has entered in the Chili Bowl Nationals that will kick off on January 10th and conclude on January 14th.
Brad Loyet, the Sunset Hills, Mo. driver, will pilot the o5 entry for the team. Loyet has made the Saturday night A-Main event for the past three years, with his highest finish of tenth and a 13th place finish in 2011. Loyet was victorious in the 2010 Vacuworx International Race of Champions and plans to compete in this event for the third year. In his ninth year of entry, Loyet is seeking his first Chili Bowl A-Main victory.
Concord, Cali. native Damion Gardner, driver of the o5G, will join Loyet in the Tuesday night Vacuworx International Race of Champions. Gardner is looking to add a Golden Driller to this 2008 victory. Gardner finished 14th in the 25th Chili Bowl Nationals. This will mark Garnder’s second year in the Loyet Motorsports stable.
Michael Pickens, the Birkenhead, New Zealand racer of the o5P, finished a remarkable third place behind 2010 and 2011 Chili Bowl Nationals Champion, Kevin Swindell, and 5-time Chili Bowl Nationals Champion, Sammy Swindell. Pickens is looking to dethrone the Swindell saga in his third Chili Bowl Nationals attempt.
Ryan Pace originally from Arroyo Grande, Cali., but currently residing in Brownsburg, Ind. will be handling the o5R machine and is the newest member the Loyet Motorsports driver lineup. This is Pace’s third Chili Bowl Nationals with a tenth place C-Main finish in 2009 being his highest.
Jon Stanbrough from Avon, Ind. will pilot his o5S Loyet Motorsports entry for third time. Entering his tenth Chili Bowl Nationals, Stanbrough’s highest finish is 5th in 2008, his first year of driving for Loyet Motorsports.
Gary Taylor the Tulsa, Okla. transplant from Snohomish, Wash. will pilot his o5T midget. Representing Loyet Motorsports for the second consecutive year, Taylor finished one transfer spot out to Saturday night’s A-Main event in 2011. This is Taylor’s ninth year seeking a Golden Driller and his highest finish is 12th in 2009.
The 26th annual Chili Bowl Nationals will air on CBS Sports and live audio will be available from RacinBoys.com.
The six Loyet Motorsports midgets are Spike Esslinger-powered. Loyet Motorsports would like to thank Vacuworx International, Loyet Landscape Maintenance, Meramec Heights Collision Center, Inc., Butlerbuilt Professional Seating Systems, Logo Daddy Graphics, Pace Performance Coatings, Beaver Stripes and Custom Graphics, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Weld Racing, Speedway Motors, Wilwood Engineering, Conroy “PNEU” Control, Rod End Supply and DC Chassis Dyno for their support in the 2012 Chili Bowl Nationals.
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