HELENA, Calif. (June 8, 2020) – After a pair of practice sessions to become reacquainted with the world-famous Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu hopped back in the seat and entered the 2020 Knoxville Raceway season opener on Saturday, June 6, utilizing what he gathered during testing to fire out a podium performance. The result was Abreu’s first top-five finish of the season, officially ending a frustrating run of results.
Impressive enough, Abreu’s entire evening at the Sprint Car Capital of the World was nearly flawless, first stopping the clocks with the fastest time during qualifying time trials, following those efforts with a second-place finish during heat race competition. The night ended with a runner-up finish during main event action, starting the 20-lapper from the pole position.
Brian Brown, now a 50-time winner at Knoxville Raceway, was the only driver to better Abreu during Knoxville’s season opening main event.
“We needed that,” Rico Abreu said, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Priority Aviation/Salty’s BBQ/Self Made Racing/Dancer Logistics/No. 24 sprint car. “My team has been working really hard and I think we finally found our sweet spot. The testing worked out really well and it gave us an opportunity to clear our heads and start fresh. I’m excited for the next few weeks. Our goal is to perform well for our fans and give them something to be proud of.”
Although plans have not been finalized, the tentative outlook for Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing suggests a return trip to Knoxville Raceway for the two-day World of Outlaws program on Friday and Saturday, June 12-13. More updates will be posted later in the week.
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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: 7
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 1
Total Top-10s: 1
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car