Jeff Champagne.

LAKELAND, Fla .– Driver Jeff Champagne and team owner Marc Dailey are joining forces to host the 36th annual Lucas Oil Chili-Bowl Nationals which kicks off on January 10.

Champagne will make his third race attempt in the prestigious event behind the wheel of a white and black midget # 12M Spike Chassis sponsored by Hotsy-Clean.

“This will now be my third time on Chili Bowl land and I look forward to using what I have learned to gain a better understanding of the changes he is undergoing,” said Champagne. “Having a race car that offers consistency in every lap builds your confidence. “

At last year’s Chili Bowl, Champagne teamed up with one of USAC’s youngest pilot-owners at Sam Johnson and won the main F.

However, a 10th place in the E function prevented Champagne from advancing further.

“Last year’s Chili Bowl gave me and Sam a lot of challenges,” said Champagne. “Since Sam is also a young pilot, we are grateful for the experiences we have had from what they have taught.

“Even though it took me longer than I imagined. I am now heading into 2022 with the support of the strongest group of manufacturers, sponsors and people in my career. ”

In addition to Hotsy-Clean, Champagne’s entry is supported by Pease Plumbing & Heating, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Vahlco Racing Wheels, K1 RaceGear, JS Customs and Indy Racing Experience.