Silver Dollar and Placerville on deckDates: March 24thEvent: World of Outlaws at Bakersfield SpeedwaySeries: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car SeriesTrack: Bakersfield Speedway (Bakersfield, Calif.)Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 11th (23rd)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Rebounding in impressive fashion, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu mounted a charge and advanced 12 positions on Saturday night with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, moving ahead from the inside of row 12 to finish 11th on an elbows-up Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on Saturday, March 24.

Although impressive, the pilot of the Abreu Vineyards/Lucas Oil/Rhino Wipe/Alpinestars/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car was forced to do things the hard way all evening at Bakersfield Speedway, missing an A-main qualifying position during heat race competition by two spots (7th), ultimately forced to race the evening’s Last Chance Showdown. Abreu would go on to finish third during the 12-lap contest, moving ahead from the inside of row three to do so.

“That was a lot of fun,” Rico Abreu explained. “The evening didn’t start out too well, but we made the most of it and rebounded big time during the feature. That style of track really fits me well. It slicked off for the most part with a few ruts and bumps and a curb on top. You can make up a lot of ground in a hurry there, or you can lose it. We were able to put together a solid run and take advantage of every lap. We’ll take this positive momentum and move forward.”

Rico Abreu will continue his 2018 campaign with a pair of 360 cubic inch sprint car starts in California during Easter weekend. Abreu’s holiday doubleheader will ignite on Friday evening, March 30, at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, followed by a $2,500-to-win, Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards event at Placerville (Calif.) Speedway on Saturday, March 31.

Abreu is a recent winner during Sprint Car Challenge Tour competition in the Golden State, earning a victory on April 21, 2017, at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. Nearly sweeping the evening program, Abreu recorded the fifth fastest time during qualifying time trials, followed by a heat race victory and ultimately the main event win.

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2018 Rico Abreu Statistics: (thru 3/24/2018)

Total Races: 13

Total Wins: 0

Total Top-5s: 0

Total Top-10s: 2


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(Photo: Rico Abreu in action in California – Devin M. Photography)

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