Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Abreu rebounds after Friday mishap to earn top-ten at Knoxville Raceway
Dates: Friday and Saturday, June 12th & 13th
Event: Brownells Big Guns Bash
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 26th (3rd)
Saturday: 8th (5th)
ST. HELENA, Calif. (June 16, 2020) – Despite kicking-off his weekend at Knoxville Raceway by getting upside-down during Friday’s main event, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu rebounded in a big way on Saturday and capped the World of Outlaws doubleheader with an eighth-place performance during the Brownells Big Guns Bash finale, solidifying his spot in the 30-lap program by winning his respective heat race and setting the third-fastest time in his respective group of qualifiers. The top-ten outcome was Abreu’s second of the 2020 season.
Before ending his Friday night outing on the hook, Abreu lined-up third on the main event grid, earning his way into the 25-lap Knoxville Raceway preliminary with a heat race victory.
There were 53 cars on hand for the Knoxville Raceway double.
“That’s not how we wanted to end our night on Friday, but we had a lot of speed so we were anxious to get back and redeem ourselves on Saturday,” Rico Abreu said, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Salty’s BBQ/Self Made Racing/Dancer Logistics/ShopRico.com/No. 24 sprint car. “I can’t thank my team enough for all of their hard work. Friday kinda put us in a hole work-wise, but we kept our heads up and battled back for a top-ten. The results have been really encouraging. I’m excited to get back at it this weekend.
With USAC Indiana Midget Week engulfing the next three days of Rico Abreu’s racing agenda, visiting Paragon, Gas City and Lincoln Park on June 16-19, respectively, the Rico Abreu Racing winged sprint car will not see action until Friday and Saturday, June 19-20. Definite plans will be announced in the coming days.
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Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s Van at select events during the 2020 season.
2020 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 10
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 1
Total Top-10s: 2
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car
Photo Credit: Trent Gower Photography