TUCSON, AZ – Team Northern Provincial Pipelines is ready for its first race event of 2022.  Darrell Midgley and Brandon Carlson compete at Tucson Speedway for the 9th annual Chilly Willy 150 (January 21-23).  This will be Midgley’s 7th appearance and Carlson’s 4th appearance at the big race.  “We ended 2021 on a pretty high note”, exclaims Midgley, “so we’re excited to get back at it and see what we got.”  Darrell Midgley drove the Team NPP #81 Dodge to a second place finish at Tucson Speedways Turkey Shoot in November.  The Sidney, British Columbia driver indicates he’s inching closer to that first victory in the Arizona desert.  “We’ve led a lot of laps here.  We just haven’t figured out how to close the deal.  At the Turkey Shoot we were very close.  We just got to get a little better.”  Midgley says the pre-entry list is looking stout.  “There are a lot of really good cars coming here this weekend.  We’ll know where we stack-up (against the other teams) after this weekend.”  Midgley’s best Chilly Willy finish was 10th back in 2017.  He finished 16th at the 2020 Chilly Willy.  Midgley and Brandon Carlson did not compete at the 2021 Chilly Willy due to the Coronavirus border closure between Canada and the United States.

Like Midgley, Carlson also had his best ever finish at Tucson Speedway just two-months ago at the Turkey Shoot.  “We were happy with how we ran (finished 6th).”  Carlson made his Chilly Willy debut in 2018 where he finished 14th.   “This is the big show of the year for this track,” says the Victoria, British Columbia driver, “I’d just love to finish in the top-10.”  Carlson says the focus is on Sunday but the preliminary 50-lap Features on Friday and Saturday are just as important.  “Friday night is a lead in to the big race.  It’s an opportunity to test the car.  You do not want to put yourself in position to hurt your race car.  Saturday sets the order for the big show on Sunday.  You’re a little more aggressive how you drive the car.  It’s your final chance to know what the set up’s going to be for the 150-lap race.  You push your car pretty hard in order to see how it responds.”  There are over 30 teams currently registered for the 2022 Chilly Willy.  Midgley and Carlson will be on the track Thursday for an open practice session.  Qualifying takes place both Friday and Saturday for the preliminary 50-lap Features.  Saturday nights finishing order sets the lineup for Sunday’s Chilly Willy 150.

Tucson Speedway – Tucson, Arizona
Classes racing:
Super Late Model
Pro Stocks

4:00pm – Spectator Gates open
4:00pm – Super Late Model Qualifying
6:00pm – 50-lap SLM Features (X2)

1:00pm – Spectator Gates open
1:00pm – Qualifying (SLM, Pro Stocks, Legends)
2:00pm – Racing including 50-lap SLM 50 Features (x2)

NOON – Spectator Gates open
1:00PM – Qualifying (Modifieds)
Legends (50 Laps)
Modifieds (75 Laps)