Rico Abreu finishes third against Outlaws at Perris Auto Speedway
Date: Friday, March 29, 2019 Event: World of Outlaws at Keller Auto Speedway Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds (Hanford, Calif.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 23rd (20th)
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019 Event: SoCal Showdown Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Perris Auto Speedway (Perris, Calif.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (2nd)
ST. HELENA, Calif. (April 1, 2019) - Concluding a month-long stretch of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition in the Golden State, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu joined the Greatest Show On Dirt during starts at Keller Auto Speedway and Perris Auto Speedway during the recent weekend, highlighting his trek through central and southern California with a podium performance in Perris.
Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Southern Pacific Farms/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car, finished third during main event action at Perris Auto Speedway, capitalizing on his outside-front row starting position. The former World of Outlaws winner kicked-off his evening with a victory during heat race competition.
Although finishing one position shy of where he started, Abreu did not go down without a fight. In fact, Abreu and Carson Macedo, who took the runner-up position away from Abreu during the early stages of the main event, exchanged multiple slide-jobs for position. Rubber eventually came into the picture allowing Abreu to close-in on Macedo in hurry, shortening the distance to less than a car length with three laps remaining.
With two laps to go, Abreu made a bid for the second spot with a slider at the entrance of turn one. The attempt fell short which forced Abreu to settle for third at the final checkers.
“It feels great to have a night like we had at Perris Auto Speedway,” Rico Abreu explained. “Aaron [Reutzel] was quick. I’m not sure we were going to get him, but I wish we could have worked our way back around Macedo to get second. Regardless, I’m proud of my team and I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish.”
Abreu was scored 23rd during World of Outlaws competition at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford on Friday. Forced to start 20th after a fifth place finish during his respective heat race, contact from a fellow competitor during main event action ultimately halted any chance for a top-ten performance.
Rico Abreu’s upcoming plans remain uncertain. Fans are encouraged to stay alert via social media, as well as at www.ricoabreu.com, for continuing updates.
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2019 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: (thru April 1, 2019)
Total Races: 10
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 4
Total Top-10s: 6
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car
CONTACT: Photo Credit: DB3IMAGING Tyler Altmeyer Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing (724) 954-4915, firstname.lastname@example.org