Date: Saturday, February 23rd
Event: 360 Sprint Car Event at Stockton Dirt Track
Series: Open Event
Track: Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, Calif.)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (16th)
ST. HELENA, Calif. (February 25, 2019) – Despite being forced to stay sidelined during heat race competition due to engine trouble, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu persevered and transformed hard times into success, ultimately rallying 13 positions at Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track to earn a second consecutive top-five result during 360c.i. sprint car competition.
“I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work and dedication. We basically missed every opportunity to get on the track on Saturday minus the feature,” Rico Abreu explained. “Luckily, we were able to fix the motor problem and make it out for the main event. The car was nice. They gave me something I felt comfortable in and it really shows. I’m already looking forward to next weekend.”
With Mother Nature erasing all hope for his original plans to follow through, Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Southern Pacific Farms/Lucas Oil Products/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car, decided to make the short trip to Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday, February 23, and enter an open ‘360’ event.
Although early signs made a feature attempt doubtful, actually missing both heat races of the double heat format due to engine woes, Abreu was able to fix the issues and tag the feature field. The team’s persistence proved well-worth the effort as Abreu climbed ahead from 16th on the grid to finish third; his second top-five in as many starts at Stockton Dirt Track.
Up next on the schedule, Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will make the tow to ‘Fabulous’ Las Vegas and join the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for a two-day stint on Wednesday and Thursday, February 27 & 28. Abreu joined the Greatest Show On Dirt for the Vegas venture in 2018 and highlighted his trip with a 16th place finish during night two of the two-day program.
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Rico Abreu Racing: http://www.ricoabreu.com/
2019 Rico Abreu Statistics: (thru February 25th, 2019)
Total Races: 2
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 2
Total Top-10s: 2
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car
Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing
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