INDOOR: Back to Back; Rico Abreu Wins Second-Straight Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa

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TULSA, Okla. — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Dave Biro III photo — Rico Abreu’s description of the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals? “That was pretty bad-ass!” And those five words were a fitting description of the night for the 23-year old, St. Helena, Calif. native, who rocketed past polesitter and late-race leader …

INDOOR: Déjà Vu; Abreu Wins Second Straight River Spirit Qualifying Night Feature at Chili Bowl

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TULSA, Okla. — official event release — Patrick Grant photo — It was almost Déjà vu as Rico Abreu came up aces in Wednesday’s River Spirit Qualifying Night, topping action for the second time in as many years in his quest for the Golden Driller in the 30th running of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire …

INDOOR: Bright Nips Saldana to Win Tuesday’s Warren CAT Preliminary Night at Chili Bowl

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TULSA, Okla. — official event release — Patrick Grant photo — With only a few feet to spare at the line, Pennsylvania’s Alex Bright held off Indiana’s Joey Saldana at the line to kick off the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire during Tuesday’s Warren Cat Qualifying Night inside the River Spirit Center. Marking the …

INDOOR: Thorson Bests Loaded Field for First VIROC Crown During Chili Bowl Opening Night

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TULSA, Okla. — official event release — TeeJay Crawford photo — In a stunning display, the eighth annual Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions found a new champion on Tuesday night at the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. 2015 National Midget Driver of the Year Tanner Thorson, driving for legendary car owner Keith Kunz, held off the hard charging …

MIDWEST: Landon Simon Teams With Bill Ecker for Shot at Chili Bowl Glory in Tulsa

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release — LAR photo — Landon Simon will pilot the No. 57M Bill Ecker-owned midget for the 30th annual running of the Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire and held at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. In addition to Landon Simon Racing’s primary sponsor Mt Baker Vapor, the bright red car will …

MIDWEST: First Round of 2016 Chili Bowl Entries Released; Field Sits at 144 and Counting

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TULSA, Okla. – official event release — Bill Miller file photo — The list for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire is at 144 entries with 10 still seeking a driver for hire. Of the 132 confirmed drivers that make up the early list, 31 enter as Chili Bowl rookies with another 13 drivers having made …

MIDGETS: Abreu Dominates to Win First Career Chili Bowl Qualifying Night

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TULSA, Okla. — official release — TeeJay Crawford photo — Keith Kunz Motorsports took their second win in as many nights during River Spirit Qualifying Night on Wednesday as California’s Rico Abreu stormed to his first career Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire Preliminary Night victory. Asked about his mindset in the late stages of the race, Abreu …

MIDGETS: Sarah Fisher Files Entry For Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. –– official team release — Richard Dowdy/IndyCar photo — Sarah Fisher will return to the driver’s seat next weekend to compete in the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire in Tulsa, Okla. The woman voted most popular driver four times in two different series will campaign the No. 67RW for RW Motorsports, owned …