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Rico Abreu sweeps Trophy Cup weekend for $26,000 payday, increases win streak to six



Dates: Thursday through Saturday, October 17th-19th Event: 26th Annual Trophy Cup Series: Open 360 Event Track: Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, California) Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start): Thursday: 1st (10th) Friday: 1st (5th) Saturday: 1st (17th) ST. HELENA, Calif. (October 21, 2019) - Increasing his current win streak to six since sweeping MOWA action at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway on October 4 & 5, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu was the man to beat during the 26th running of Trophy Cup in Tulare, California, ultimately ending the three-day 360 sprint car showdown with three straight victories, clinching a total winner’s share equaling $26,000 in the process. The Trophy Cup sweep was a first-ever feat during the prestigious Thunderbowl Raceway event. Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Golden State Restaurant Group/Lucas Oil Products/Southern Pacific Farms/Priority Aviation/Self Made Racing/Dancer Logistics/No. 24 sprint car, earned his Trophy Cup victories in convincing fashion, first climbing ahead from tenth and fifth, respectively, during preliminary main event competition. Impressive enough, Abreu’s Trophy Cup finale win was accomplished from 17th on the grid, forced to start from row nine as the result of a top-20 invert. Wasting little time during the 50-lap finale, Abreu powered his way to second by lap 39, surviving a multi-lap slide job assault against Tim Kaeding. By lap 44, Abreu was in control, driving his way around two-time All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, after the Texas-native made contact with the outside retaining wall. From that point forward, it was the ‘Rico Abreu Show.’ “Oh man, that was wild,” Rico Abreu said of his weekend in Tulare. “I’m not even sure what to say. We are racing on a whole different level right now and it feels great. I owe it all to my team, my partners, and of course, my family. All we can do now is keep working and make this win streak continue.” Although his schedule for the coming weekend remains uncertain, Rico Abreu plans to return to sprint car competition on Friday and Saturday, November 1 & 2, at the Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, California. The 36th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson will engulf Stockton headlines that weekend, complete with 360 action on Friday, followed by a Sprint Car Challenge Tour (360) and King of the West-NARC (410) doubleheader on Saturday. Abreu will enter all three programs; 360 action on Friday, followed by a SCCT and King of the West-NARC double on Saturday. Rico Abreu is the defending Tribute to Gary Patterson champion. SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of his available social media networks: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu, and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/ APPAREL: Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit shoprico.com. Abreu’s traveling merchandise vehicle will be at select events in 2019. A complete list of at-track merchandise availability can be found on Rico Abreu’s racing calendar via www.ricoabreu.com. Rico Abreu Racing: http://www.ricoabreu.com/ 2019 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: (thru October 21, 2019) Total Races: 73 Total Wins: 12 Total Top-5s: 30 Total Top-10s: 53 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car ### CONTACT: Photo Credit: Devin Mayo Tyler Altmeyer Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing (724) 954-4915, altmeyer119@gmail.com



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