ST. HELENA, Calif. (December 19, 2022) – James Hodge Auto Group, one of eastern Oklahoma’s leading auto dealers boasting six different locations across Muskogee, Broken Bow and Idabel, is now the primary partner in Rico Abreu’s Keith Kunz Motorsports Chili Bowl Nationals effort, kicking-off officially with Rico Abreu’s Race of Champions bout on Monday, January 9.

“I was privileged to build a great relationship with James Hodge Auto Group in 2022, and I’m thrilled to have them take the next step in being the primary partner in Keith Kunz and I’s Chili Bowl effort this year,” Abreu stated, a Chili Bowl preliminary night winner a year ago, as well as a two-time champion. “They are a well-established and reputable family of dealers with a location right down the road from Tulsa in Muskogee. I’m hoping my fans will join me in visiting their Muskogee Ford and Lincoln store on Friday of the Chili Bowl.”

James Hodge Auto Group offers a broad selection of inventory across many of the world’s popular brands including, but not limited to, Chevrolet, Ford, and Toyota. James Hodge Auto Group will not only help boost Abreu’s efforts in attaining a third-ever Chili Bowl Nationals title, but in return, Abreu will visit one of James Hodge’s six locations – James Hodge Ford Lincoln in Muskogee – on Friday, January 13.

The 2023 Chili Bowl Nationals, stretching from Monday, January 9, through Saturday, January 14, will be conducted within the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, welcoming wheelman from dozens of motorsports’ many disciplines, all of whom converging in northeast Oklahoma for a week’s worth of midget competition.

Those seeking additional information pertaining to the 37th running of the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals should visit the Chili Bowl online at

Those wanting to learn more about James Hodge Auto Group and their family of brands including Ford, Lincoln, Chevy, CDJR, Hyundai and Toyota can visit James Hodge Auto Group online at



Tyler Altmeyer
Rico Abreu Racing