Dates: Friday and Saturday, August 2nd & 3rd
Event: Ironman Weekend
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, Missouri)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 6th (13th)
Saturday/Ironman 55: 7th (7th)
ST. HELENA, Calif. (August 5, 2019) – Rico Abreu’s path to Knoxville Raceway for the annual Knoxville Nationals first rolled through Pevely, Missouri, where the St. Helena, California-native challenged the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series during Ironman Weekend.
An event where he has been victorious, claiming one of two Ironman 55 titles in 2018 worth $20,000, Rico Abreu capped his two-day venture to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 with back-to-back top-ten finishes, the first – a charge from 13th to finish sixth on Friday, August 2 – resulted in a Hard Charger Award; a prize for advancing the most positions during main event competition.
Although unable to repeat as Ironman champion in 2019, it was a consistent outing for Abreu at I-55, finishing sixth and seventh, respectively, which bumped his season total to 32 top-ten finishes in 48 event starts.
In addition, Rico Abreu participated in the POWRi midget portion of the Ironman program and successfully swept the entire weekend; winning both shows, Friday and Saturday, for Keith Kunz Motorsports.
“It was a great two days for our team. Of course we want to win, but to put together a consistent weekend like that says a lot about our potential. I’m proud of everyone,” Rico Abreu said, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Southern Pacific Farms/Priority Aviation/Dewalt Tools/Mac Tools/Self Made Racing/Dancer Logistics/No. 24 sprint car. “All we can do now is look ahead and get ourselves ready for Knoxville. I’m excited to get started.”
Rico Abreu will battle the best in the business yet again, this time for a Knoxville Nationals championship at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. The four-day blockbuster, kicking off on Wednesday, August 7, and extending through Saturday, August 10, will be headlined with a $150,000-to-win main event on Saturday night. Abreu has never won a Knoxville Nationals championship, but has qualified for the big dance, most recently finishing 24th during the 2018 edition.
Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of the available social media networks. Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu, or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/
Those seeking the lastest Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit shop.ricoabreu.com. Abreu’s traveling merchandise vehicle will be a 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 August 5, 2019)
Total Races: 48
Total Wins: 4
Total Top-5s: 18
Total Top-10s: 32
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car
Photo Credit: Trent Gower
Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing
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