Smoke Me Tender BBQ added as partner for inaugural 500

Open-Wheels Staff
August 26, 2019 | 10:00 AM

With just 83 days until the inaugural running of the 500 Mile Race presented by Mitchell Transmissions, the site would like to announce that Tojo’s Smoke Me Tender BBQ has joined the fray as a race partner in support of the event.

“Today I have the joy of announcing Tojo’s Smoke Me Tender BBQ as a partner of the inaugural 500 Mile Race, and that is a special honor for me,” said Tanner Watkins, the owner and editor of and the president of the 500 Mile Race presented by Mitchell Transmissions.

“To collaborate with Tod Goble – a friend of the Edwards County community, whose sons I have known personally for multiple years – is very cool. His passion and support of auto racing – in various forms – is what helped bring this partnership to live, and I thank him for that.”

Tojo’s Smoke Me Tender BBQ is run by the aforementioned Goble, who has been smoking various meats for years on his larger-than-life smoker. Goble’s creations have won awards at various shows around the Midwest, and his food is revered around Edwards County, Illinois.

“BBQ and racing go hand in hand – that’s why we here at Tojo’s Smoke Me Tender BBQ are one of the proud sponsors of the 500 Mile Race,” said Goble. “Located in West Salem, Illinois, we are a competition BBQ team that also caters your favorite events.”

Catch Tojo’s Smoke Me Tender BBQ in West Salem by calling 618-445-7979. (Tod Goble Photo)

Tojo’s Smoke Me Tender BBQ takes orders by phone at 618-445-7979, and does catering for events such as birthday parties, weddings and class reunions. Reach out to Tod and place your order today – you certainly won’t be disappointed. You can also find more information at the official webpage of Tojo’s Smoke Me Tender BBQ right here.

The inaugural 500 Mile Race presented by Mitchell Transmissions will be held on Sunday, November 17, shown live around the world on RaceSpot TV. Individuals interested in qualifying for the event should know that entries will be accepted starting on October 1, and the deadline is October 25.

Qualifications Weekend presented by AG Trucking will be held on November 9 and 10, where the pole sitter and the field of 33 drivers will be set – with the final hour of each day also broadcast live on RaceSpot TV.

Stay tuned to Open-Wheels for additional announcements as the race date nears.

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