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Sides Motorsports Adds Rico Abreu

Sides Motorsports Adds Rico Abreu...

1/25/2021
(Photo by Trent Gower Photography) Inside Line Promotions – BARTLETT, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2021) – Jason Sides is fresh entering the 2021 season, which begins next week in Florida. Sides’ sprint car has a new, all-white paint scheme without any flames etched along the sides – a first for as long as he can remember. And his team – Sides Motorsports – welcomes Rico Abreu as co-owner moving forward. “Rico and I came together for a partnership that will be beneficial to the...more
Rico Runs Away On Circle City Race

Rico Runs Away On Circle City Race...

1/14/2021
(Image Credit: Michael Fry) Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (January 13, 2021) Having to roll down a new car for his qualifying run after a massive flip during Tuesday’s Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champion, the new Spike Chassis seemed to be a perfect fit as California’s Rico Abreu rolled into Victory Lane for the sixth consecutive year on Wednesday’s Circle City Raceway Qualifying Night. “This Keith Kunz Motorsports Team, they are so good at setting up a car to get...more
Make It Five Chili Bowl Prelim Win

Make It Five Chili Bowl Prelim Win...

1/16/2020
Devin Mayo photo TULSA, Okla. — Rico Abreu continued his Wednesday night dominance at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals with his fifth win in the last six years during Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night. Abreu started outside the front row in the 30-lap main event and stalked early leader Brad Sweet for the first third of the race, before engaging in a slide-job war with the reigning World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion for three straight laps prior to...more
Five-Time Winner Swindell Leading

Five-Time Winner Swindell Leading...

1/15/2020
Adam Mollenkopf photo TULSA, Okla. – Sammy Swindell, the all-time leading winner in Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals history with five victories, headlines the entry list for Wednesday’s Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night at Tulsa Expo Raceway. Swindell, whose five Chili Bowl wins have come for five different car owners, will look to add a record-extending sixth triumph to his resume in the No. 1 John Christner Trucking Spike/Stanton SR-11 entry. Two-time Chili Bowl...more
Rico Abreu Is Five For Five On Har

Rico Abreu Is Five For Five On Har...

1/16/2020
(Image Credit: Brendon Bauman) Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (January 15, 2020) Chasing early, then having to hold off numerous charges over the course of late-race restarts, California’s Rico Abreu captured his fifth consecutive Hard Rock Casino Tulsa preliminary night victory during the Wednesday portion of the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Asked about winning his preliminary night for the fifth time, Rico replied, “It’s pretty...more
Abreu Makes It Four Wins On Chili

Abreu Makes It Four Wins On Chili...

1/17/2019
TULSA, Okla. — Rico Abreu continued Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports’ incredible start to Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals week with a runaway victory during Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night on Wednesday. Abreu stormed past polesitter and early leader Cole Bodine on lap eight, using an outside-inside crossover down the backstretch to surge to the point and never looking back from there. The two-time Chili Bowl winner then pulled away over the final 17 laps, opening...more
Rico Rocks It On Hard Rock Casino

Rico Rocks It On Hard Rock Casino...

1/17/2019
(Image Credit: Joe Orth) Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (January 16, 2019) Rico Abreu was the class of the field in Wednesday’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa Qualifying Night at the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire; winning for the fourth time since 2015 aboard the Safelite AutoGlass/Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 97. Asked if he felt his comfort level at the Chili Bowl was back to where it was a few years ago, Rico replied, “Yeah, I...more
Rico Abreu Pockets $15,000 in Gold

Rico Abreu Pockets $15,000 in Gold...

9/8/2018
Rico Abreu went from third to first to lead Lap 26 and never looked back, securing his second Gold Cup title in a slide job war Saturday Night at Silver Dollar Speedway. Tim Kaeding, in a second Sides Motorsports entry, finished second for the second consecutive night with Cory Eliason completing the all-California podium. 16-year-old Buddy Kofoid won the Sears Craftsman Dash by 4.921 seconds to earn the pole for the 40-Lap Gold Cup Race of Champions alongside Justin...more
Rico Abreu Wins Second Consecutive

Rico Abreu Wins Second Consecutive...

8/3/2018
Rico Abreu took the lead away from Kraig Kinser on Lap 21 and held off charges from Tim Shaffer and David Gravel to win his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of the 2018 season. Abreu survived two Gravel slide jobs in the closing laps and held off the Connecticut driver for his second consecutive Ironman 55 triumph for a $20,000 payday. Jacob Allen completed the podium. Rico Abreu won the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 55-Lap...more
Rico Abreu Returns To Victory Lane

Rico Abreu Returns To Victory Lane...

1/11/2018
(Image Credit: Joe Orth) Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (January 10, 2018) After 15 ½ weeks out of a Racecar following a hard crash at the Four Crown Nationals, California’s Rico Abreu was the class of the field in Wednesday’s Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night A-Feature. Securing a spot in his sixth career Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire championship A-Feature with his third career prelim triumph, Abreu’s win was a true testament to his talent...more
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