Chase Howard will race next week at the Chili Bowl Nationals. (Scott Frazier photo)

Hagar-Proctor Adds Chase Howard For Chili Bowl

NESBIT, Miss. – Past United Sprint Car Series Mid-South Region Rookie of the Year Chase Howard has joined the three-car Hagar/Proctor Racing effort for the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 11-16.

The 17-year-old Howard will drive the No. 5o Stealth-Dynotech Chevy. His current list of sponsors includes DHR Suspensions, Spencer Lee Transmissions, Jeff Heating and Cooling and RHC Components.

Howard was 13 years old in his debut season with USCS in 2017, and completed his fourth season in 360 winged sprint cars this year, with two top-10 finishes in 13 feature starts.

He also keeps his skills tuned up by racing frequently at his home track, Riverside Int’l Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., in the 305 sprint car division as well.

Howard is a third-generation sprint car driver. His father Ronny Howard, also from Nesbit, Miss., is the other half of a two-car team. Ronny’s father was the late Benny Howard, who ran sprint cars in the Mid-South and in Central Pennsylvania in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

Chase Howard’s teammates at Hagar/Proctor Racing are former United Sprint Car Series winged sprint car competitor Anthony Nicholson, currently a top runner in the POWRi WAR Sprint League, and Cody Hays from Wynne, Ark.

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