Dates: Friday and Saturday, March 8th & 9th
Event: World of Outlaws at Thunderbowl Raceway
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, Calif.)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: Cancelled/Mother Nature
Saturday: DNQ / B-Main: 6th
ST. HELENA, Calif. (March 11, 2019) – It was a tough weekend for St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu, but despite a frustrating outing at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway, Abreu is already looking forward to his scheduled visits to Silver Dollar Speedway and Stockton Dirt Track.
Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil/Priority Aviation/Southern Pacific Farms/No. 24 sprint car, entered two programs during his visit to the Thunderbowl 1/3-mile on Saturday, March 9, entering action against the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, as well as the Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars.
Unfortunately, Abreu was unable to garner any momentum against the pair of ultra-competitive fields, ultimately missing a qualifying spot for main event competition against the Greatest Show On Dirt, soon followed by a mishap during 360 action which resulted in a ‘DNF.’
“It was just one of those nights. The most important thing is, I am safe and sound,” Rico Abreu explained regarding his crash during the Kings of Thunder main event. “We started third, so I was hoping to make the best of that. We’ll shake this weekend off and try again next weekend at Silver Dollar and Stockton. We’ve had success at both places, so I’m ready to get back there.”
Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will continue their 2019 campaign by rejoining the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Silver Dollar Speedway and Stockton Dirt Track on Friday and Saturday, March 15 & 16, respectively. Abreu is certainly no stranger to competition at each of the aforementioned dirt ovals, winning the 2018 Gold Cup at Silver Dollar against the Outlaws, as well as scoring the 2018 season-ending Gary Patterson Tribute at Stockton.
The 2018 Gold Cup victory, Abreu’s second in three years, was worth $15,000.