Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Rico Abreu quick with All Stars at I-96 and Route 66; Indiana Invasion begins Thursday


Date: Friday, May 14th
Event: Mace Thomas Classic
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: I-96 Speedway (Lake Odessa, Michigan)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 5th (14th)

Date: Saturday, May 15th
Event: Open Wheel Slam
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Dirt Oval at Route 66 (Joliet, Illinois)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 23rd (4th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (May 17, 2021) – Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing put on an impressive display during their weekend opener at I-96 Speedway and eventually translated an All Star Circuit of Champions feature start into a top-five performance, ultimately snapping a chain of poor luck and tough outcomes that plagued the team during their Eldora Speedway visit one week prior. 

Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Rowdy Energy/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Self Made/The Wiser Agency/Salty’s BBQ/Stadelhofer Construction/No. 24 sprint car, finished fifth during his All Star appearance at the Lake Odessa oval, doing so the hard way by charging ahead from 14th on the grid. Adding to the excitement for his Michigan fanbase, Abreu did not secure fifth until the white flag lap. 

Unfortunately, Abreu was forced to retire early the following evening during his visit to the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois. The St. Helena, California-native started fourth on the grid and was battling in the exact same position when he exited the speedway. A heat race victory and an eventual dash appearance allowed Abreu to start fourth on the A-Main lineup. 

“We had a solid weekend in the works until our night ended at Joliet. Regardless, to power ahead that many spots at I-96 says a lot about this team. We were patient and allowed the opportunities to come to us and it really worked out,” Rico Abreu said, who is still chasing that first win of 2021. “I can’t thank everyone enough, especially Rowdy Energy for their support this season. Things are starting to get busy so we’ll do what we can to build some momentum and get this Rowdy No. 24 up front.”

Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with another full slate of All Star Circuit of Champions competition, this time joining “America’s Series” for four straight nights of action during the inaugural All Stars Indiana Invasion presented by Rayce Rudeen Foundation. 

The four-race weekend, activating on Thursday, May 20, will feature a doubleheader at the all-new Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis on May 20-21, followed by a stop at Gas City I-69 Speedway on Saturday and Kokomo Speedway on Sunday. Sunday’s weekend finale, dubbed the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race, will award a $26,000 payday. 

“It’s going to be an exciting weekend. I’m pretty pumped for the opportunity to be a part of such a massive swing through Indiana,” Abreu continued. “It’s a huge weekend of racing with such an incredible underlying mission. I hope for big things for all involved.”

Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of his available social media networks:


Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu/Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit, or find Rico’s merchandise trailer at select events during the 2021 season. 

2021 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: 
Total Races: 27
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 9
Total Top-10s: 15
**Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only

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