Famous Hollywood Park race track was the site for
the 15th Annual World's Championship on November 1, 1981. Over 60
contestants representing Regions, States and Foreign Countries such as
England, Scandinavia, Canada, Mexico and Australia fired up their pots for
the $20,000 check for the World's best chili cook. Fred Drexel, the
California State champion, with his "Butterfield Stage Line" chili went to
the winners' circle as World's best chili cook and a check for $20,000.
Susan Airhart from Houston, Texas was second, New Mexico's Rick Owens was
third, Harry Coleman fourth and 1979 World's Champions, Joe & Shirley
Stewart, took fifth place honors.