Date: Saturday, July 10th
Event: 13th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Sharon Speedway (Hartford, Ohio)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 13th (23rd)
ST. HELENA, Calif. (July 12, 2021) – Despite missing a transfer position during his respective heat race, perhaps the toughest heat race lineup on the evening schedule, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu persevered to the best of his ability on Saturday evening during Sharon Speedway’s 13th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial, eventually capping the 30-lap contest with an impressive rally from 23rd to finish 13th. Failure to transfer directly out of his heat race led Abreu to the 12-lap consolation. Abreu went on to finish third, ultimately qualifying for the $8,000-to-win Lou Blaney Memorial finale.
Abreu kicked-off his Lou Blaney Memorial campaign with the third-fastest time during qualifying time trials. It was that qualifying effort that led Abreu to the front row of the consolation B-Main; he was the second fastest entry to not transfer through his respective heat race.
“It was a stacked heat, for sure, but I think we were more than capable of transferring. You have to take the bad with the good and move on. That’s all you can do,” Rico Abreu said, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Rowdy Energy/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Self Made Racing/Salty’s BBQ/No. 24 sprint car. “Hats off to this entire Rowdy Energy team. The guys work hard and never give up. It wasn’t the end result we were looking for, but to recover ten spots against a field like that says a lot about our potential. I’m ready to get back at it.”
Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with five World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series starts in five days, all of which activating with the $10,000-to-win Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 13. Abreu is a former big money winner at the Attica highbanks, scoring the $10,000 Attica Ambush finale triumph over the All Star Circuit of Champions on September 5, 2020.
A short, two-hour jaunt south out of Attica will lead Abreu to his next destination, set to spend four days at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track, Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Wednesday through Saturday, July 14-17.
Highlighted with a pair of six-figure paydays, Eldora Speedway’s four-day blockbuster will feature two, separate $175,000-to-win Kings Royals, the 38th Annual Kings Royal on Thursday and the 37th Annual Kings Royal on Saturday, with a pair of preliminary events, Jokers Wild on Wednesday and the Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday, stacked in between. Each of the preliminary programs will award $10,000 paydays, creating a $380,000 potential for the five-day World of Outlaws stretch.
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2021 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 53
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 22
Total Top-10s: 33
**Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only
Photo Credit: Jason Brown Motorsports Photography
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