12 Jun Rico Abreu will join All Stars for entire Ohio Sprint Speedweek schedule
(Photo: Rico Abreu during a prior start – Dallas Breeze Photo Credit)
Date: Saturday, May 19th
Event: All Star/IRA Challenge
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Plymouth Dirt Track (Plymouth, Wis.)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): Not Contested/Weather
Date: Friday, May 25th
Event: All Stars at Attica
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Attica Raceway Park (Attica, Ohio)
Rico Abreu B-Main Finish (Start): 9th (13th)
Indiana Midget Week Recap: (Keith Kunz Motorsports)
Dates: May 29th – June 3rd
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start)
Night#1: Montpelier: 9th (5th)
Night#2: Gas City Speedway: Rain
Night #3: Lincoln Park: 8th (12th)
Night #4: Bloomington: Rain
Night #5: Lawrenceburg: 7th (16th)
Night #6: Kokomo: DNQ
ST. HELENA, Calif. (June 12, 2018) – After a week away from competition to spend some much needed time with family, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu will return to action in a big way during the upcoming weekend, set to take part in one of sprint car racing’s most grueling traditions; Ohio Sprint Speedweek with the All Star Circuit of Champions.
Complete with nine events in nine days at eight different facilities, Ohio Sprint Speedweek will kick-off officially at Attica Raceway Park on Friday evening, June 15. Ohio Sprint Speedweek will continue with visits to Eldora Speedway (6/16), Waynesfield Raceway Park (6/17), Wayne County Speedway (6/18), Sharon Speedway (6/19), Atomic Speedway (6/20), Muskingum County Speedway (6/21), Limaland Motorsports Park (6/22), and back at Atomic Speedway (6/23) to end the week. All Ohio Sprint Speedweek programs will award $5,000 top prizes expect for the Speedweek finale at Atomic Speedway. Dubbed the Rick Ferkel Classic, the 2018 finale will award a $10,000 payday.
“This is a big deal. I’m excited to be a part of Ohio Sprint Speedweek in 2018,” Rico Abreu explained, driver of the Abreu Vineyards/Lucas Oil/Rhino Wipe/Alpinestars/Priority Aviation/No. 24 winged sprint car. “We took some time off recently to kinda regroup and clear our heads. I ended up going home to California for a few days to spend some time with family. The break was nice. It gave us all an opportunity to get our heads on straight and begin preparations for the rest of the season. I’m really excited to get Speedweek underway. We want to put ourselves in a position to win every time we are on the track.”
Unfortunately for Abreu, momentum will not be on his side entering Ohio Sprint Speedweek as recent All Star results have been frustrating; not qualifying for main event competition during his last visit to Attica Raceway Park and losing Plymouth (Wis.) Dirt Track’s main event to Mother Nature just as feature cars were set to stage.
On a more positive note, other recent results for Rico Abreu include earning a trio of top-ten performances during Indiana Midget Week. Driving for Keith Kunz Motorsports, Abreu highlighted the six-race stretch with a seventh place finish at Lawrenceburg Speedway, battling ahead from 16th on the grid to do so. Abreu’s impressive rally through the field against the USAC National Midgets was also enough to clinch hard charger honors.
In addition to his hard charge at Lawrenceburg, Abreu also earned top-ten finishes at Montpelier and Lincoln Park, finishing ninth and eighth, respectively.
For fans interested in Rico Abreu Racing merchandise, the Rico Abreu Racing Merchandise Van will be traveling with the race team during all of Ohio Sprint Speedweek. In addition, Abreu’s online store is up and running. To learn more, please visit www.ricoabreu.com/shop.
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2018 Rico Abreu Statistics: (thru June 12, 2018)
Total Races: 24
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 1
Total Top-10s: 7
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car
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