Rico Abreu earns pair of top-ten finishes at Calistoga
Date: Wednesday, September 12th Event: 49er Gold Rush Classic Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Placerville Speedway (Placerville, Calif.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 18th (1st)
Date: Friday, September 14th Event: Wine Country Outlaw Showdown Night #1 Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Calistoga Speedway (Calistoga, Calif.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (2nd)
Date: Saturday, September 15th Event: Wine Country Outlaw Showdown Night #2 Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Calistoga Speedway (Calistoga, Calif.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 10th (12th)
ST. HELENA, Calif. (September 17, 2018) - Ending a stretch of competition that lasted nearly one month with the Greatest Show On Dirt, Rico Abreu concluded his trek north and west with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series with three events in four days, first tackling the bullring that is Placerville Speedway, followed by two, complete nights of action at the big half-mile at Calistoga Speedway. The nearby St. Helena, Calif., native was two laps away from finishing the weekend three for three in the top-ten column, only to be denied by a steering issue during action on Wednesday.
Although scored 18th during 49er Gold Rush Classic action at Placerville Speedway on Wednesday, September 12, Abreu was well on his way to another World of Outlaws podium finish, potentially a trip to victory lane, when steering issues as the result of contact in the closing circuits forced Abreu to retire before the main event was completed.
Abreu led the first seven circuits before losing the top spot to eventual winner, Brad Sweet.
Rebounding in a big way, Abreu returned to action with the World of Outlaws on Friday and Saturday, September 14 & 15, for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga Speedway. Two nights of competition resulted in back-to-back top-ten finishes for the Rico Abreu Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Rhino Wipe/Alpinestars/Lucas Oil Products/Priority Aviation/No. 24 entry, actually kicking-off the weekend with a third place finish on Friday, followed by a tenth place finish on Saturday. Abreu started second and 12th, respectively.
“It was a solid weekend for our team. I felt like I may have let them down on Wednesday at Placerville, but we bounced back and earn two, great finishes on Friday and Saturday at Calistoga. That place is pretty special to me. It’s not too far from where I live so we have a lot of people there supporting us,” Rico Abreu explained, who has amassed two World of Outlaws victories thus far in 2018. “Overall, I think we had a very productive West Coast Swing with the World of Outlaws. It felt great to spend a few days at home with my family. Now we can begin making the long journey back to the East Coast.”
Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu Racing will now make the journey back across the country and set their aim for the Buckeye State, ready to rejoin the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and All Star Circuit of Champions during back-to-back events at Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 21 & 22. Dubbed the 4-Crown Nationals, the Greatest Show On Dirt will activate the two-day blockbuster at The Big E with action on Friday. The All Star Circuit of Champions will takeover on Saturday.
In addition, Rico Abreu will pilot a midget during the USAC National Midget Series portion of the 4-Crown Nationals program on Saturday evening.
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2018 Rico Abreu Statistics: (thru September 17, 2018)
Total Races: 68
Total Wins: 2
Total Top-5s: 10
Total Top-10s: 28
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car
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