TEAM NPP IN TUCSON
TUCSON, AZ
(January 20) – Tucson Speedway hosts their 6th annual Chilly Willy 150 event this week.  Team NPP will have two Super Late Models racing at the Arizona track.  Darrell Midgley and Brandon Carlson join 40 other drivers to compete for over $55,000US in prize money.  Kicking off speed week in the Arizona desert are two 50 lap Features Thursday and Friday evening.  The big race goes Saturday.  “Looking forward to getting back on the track to see what we got,” exclaims Sidney, British Columbia’s Darrell Midgley, “I think we’ve finally learned how to race this track.”  The driver of the Northern Provincial Pipelines Ltd./Alien Race Car #81 Dodge registered his best ever finish (5th) at Tucson Speedway at the 2018 Turkey Shoot 125 on November 25th.  “You have to pace yourself here as the tires fall off really quick.  We basically had no tires left at the end of the Turkey Shoot.”  Heading into the 2019 Chilly Willy, Midgley has four consecutive top-10 finishes at Tucson Speedway.  “A lot of strategy and self discipline is needed.  It can get frustrating because the harder you try here the slower you go.”  Midgley’s best ever Chilly Willy finish was 10th back in 2017.  He finished 18th in a back-up car at the 2018 Chilly Willy. 


CARLSON AND MIDGLEY AT 2018 CHILLY WILLY
................................... ............................(Photo: Amanda Olds)

For the second consecutive Chilly Willy race, fellow British Columbia driver and team-mate Brandon Carlson will join Midgley in the pits.  “I have been waiting all winter for this,” exclaims Carlson, “the last time I was behind the wheel was the Canada 200 in September.”  Carlson finished 3rd on his home track of Western Speedway in Victoria, British Columbia.  Carlson had planned on racing the Turkey Shoot 125 in November. “I wanted to be at this race but I had more pressing matters to contend with.”  He and his wife (Amanda) welcomed new daughter Charlotte on November 27th. This will be Carlson’s second appearance at the Chilly Willy.  “We started off pretty strong last year but got into a fender bender in the main event which set us back.”  In his inaugural Chilly Willy appearance, Carlson finished 14th.   “I’m thinking this year we are going to run in the top 10.  That’s the goal.  A fifth or better would be a bonus”.  In four previous starts at Tucson Speedway, Carlson has an average finish of 10th.  “The track just kind of comes natural to me.  I don’t know why.  I find it easy to navigate which means I can find speed.  It’s nice to have that.”  Both Midgley and Carlson will be on the track early Thursday afternoon for a practice session.  A 50-lap preliminary Super Late Model race is scheduled for Thursday night.

TUCSON SPEEDWAY FINISHES - CARLSON
14th – January 27th, 2018 (Chilly Willy)
9th – January 26th, 2018
8th – January 25th, 2018
9th – November 25th, 2017 (Turkey Shoot)

TUCSON SPEEDWAY FINISHES - MIDGLEY
5th – November 24, 2018 (Turkey Shoot)
7th – November 23, 2018
6th – October 27, 2018
8th – March 3, 2018
18th –January 27, 2018 (Chilly Willy)
18th – January 26, 2018
14th – January 25, 2018
14th – November 25, 2017 (Turkey Shoot)
6th – October 28, 2017
10th – February 4th, 2017 (Chilly Willy)
11th – November 26, 2016 (Turkey Shoot)
13th – October 29, 2016
24th – February 6th,  2016 (Chilly Willy)
8th – November 28th, 2015  (Turkey Shoot)
22nd – February 7th, 2015 (Chilly Willy)


Classes racing: Super Late Models, Super Trucks, Vintage Sprints and Vintage Midgets

> THURSDAY, JANUARY 24th
1:00pm – SLM practice
2:20pm – SLM practice
4:30pm – Spectator gates open
5:00pm – SLM Qualifying
6:00pm – Racing (Sprints & Midgets - 25 laps/ Super Late Model – 50 laps)
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SPECTATOR ADMISSION (Thur. or Fri.): $14.00 General / $11.00 Senior / $9.00 Youth
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 25th

12:45pm – SLM practice
4 :30pm – Spectator gates open
4:45pm – Qualifying (all classes)
5:30pm – Heat Races (Trucks, Sprints & Midgets)
                Qualifying Features (2 x Super Late Models – 50 laps)
                Mains(Midgets & Sprints – 25 laps)
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> SATURDAY, JANUARY 26th
10:15am – SLM practice
1:00pm – Spectator gates open
2:00pm –Last Chance SLM (50 laps / top 6 transfer)
                Vintage Midgets
                Trucks (50 laps)
                Vintage Sprints
                -Intermission-
                Chilly Willy 150
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SPECTATOR ADMISSION (Saturday.): $20.00 General / $17.00 Senior / $11.00 Youth

 

 

 



   
               
             
   
   
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