Abreu Wins Sixth Straight Chili Bowl Wednesday Qualifying Preliminary Evening | Technoscoob
Rico Abreu used a last-lap move to take the lead from fellow Toyota driver Mitchel Moles in successful his sixth consecutive Smiley’s Racing Merchandise Qualifying Evening function on the thirty seventh annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.
The victory is Abreu’s eighth preliminary evening function win within the final 9 years, all coming in a Keith Kunz Motorsports Toyota. With the win, the two-time Chili Bowl champ will advance on to Saturday’s A Major function occasion. With Moles additionally advancing, Toyota-powered drivers have earned 4 of the six berths awarded for Saturday’s function.
Moles, the 2022 USAC Rookie of the Yr, began the race from the pole and led 29 of the 30 laps, however couldn’t maintain off Abreu on the ultimate lap when Abreu used the excessive aspect to energy previous him popping out of flip 4, successful by roughly half a automotive size. Brent Crews would end third, with Blake Hahn coming residence in fourth and Kevin Thomas Jr. positioned fifth to provide Toyota 4 of the top-five finishers on the evening.
Total, 9 Toyota-powered drivers superior to tonight’s A Major, with Taylor Reimer (seventh) and Trey Gropp (tenth) additionally incomes top-10 finishes.
The race was marred by a horrific accident that noticed Ashton Torgerson taken to the hospital after flipping his automotive on lap 11.
This 12 months’s Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals options 370 entries – every preventing for one of many 24 openings in Saturday evening’s A Major function occasion. Qualifying continues for every of the following two nights.