Monday, November 08, 2021

Rico Abreu runner-up in Stockton’s Tribute to Gary Patterson


Date: Saturday, November 6th
Event: Tribute to Gary Patterson
Series: NARC-King of the West Sprint Cars
Track: Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, California)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (8th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (November 8, 2021) – Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing did their best to cap the 2021 season with a victory, but just as it ended in 2020, Abreu was forced to settle for one spot short of the ultimate prize, finishing second in the NARC-King of the West Tribute to Gary Patterson at Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday, November 6.

A man on a mission, Abreu, driver of the Rowdy Energy/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Self Made Racing/Stadelhofer Construction/Salty’s BBQ/XYZ Machining/Wiser Agency/No. 24 sprint car, was on a roll early in Stockton’s Patterson Tribute, powering ahead from eighth to second before the midpoint of the 30-lapper. A caution with 19 remaining is what allowed Abreu to claim the second spot, utilizing the restart to power by Hanford, California’s DJ Netto.

From that point forward, Abreu did his best to track down race leader Corey Day, but even as traffic intensified in the closing laps, Day proved to be too good.

“Restarts is really where I kind of excelled on picking guys off,” Abreu said. “My car was a little bit free, and the cushion had some whoops and ruts that really upset my car. The race went on and I started searching and didn’t want to be the guy last in line when it laid rubber.

“Hats off to my team…they are the real reason we are up here on the podium,” Abreu continued. “I’m proud of everyone involved with this Rowdy Energy car. We’ll come back stronger than ever next year…I’m already excited to get started.”

Updates pertaining to Rico Abreu’s 2022 plans will be posted in the coming weeks. For the time being, fans should keep alert online, as well as on social media, for details pertaining to Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu Racing merchandise. 

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: 93
Total Wins: 3
Total Top-5s: 34
Total Top-10s: 55
**Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only

Photo Credit: Frank Smith
Tyler Altmeyer
Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing
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