Dates: Friday and Saturday, November 27th-28th
Event: Fifth Annual Copper Classic
Series: ASCS Southwest Region 360 Sprints
Track: Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 4th (4th)
Saturday: 3rd (2nd)
ST. HELENA, California (November 30, 2020) – The decision to venture south from the heart of the Golden State to take part in Arizona Speedway’s annual Copper Classic proved to be well-worth the miles logged, as St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu secured back-to-back top-five finishes during the ASCS Southwest Region doubleheader, highlighting each of his starts with a third-place performance during the $5,000-to-win finale on Saturday.
Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/The Wiser Agency/Self Made Racing/Salty’s BBQ/Whistle Stop Bar and Grill/Wiser Golf/J. Davidson Scrap Metal/No. 24 sprint car, led the majority of Saturday’s 30-lapper from the outside-front row, eventually surrendering the top spot to Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson with just eight laps remaining. A slight bobble on the cushion through turns three and four allowed Larson to sneak by. Carson Macedo, who helped create a California podium sweep, would also slip by Abreu just before the two-to-go signal was given.
With 55 cars entered for action, Abreu opened the Copper Classic finale with a victory during his respective heat race and qualifier.
Before snagging a podium run on Saturday, Abreu commenced Copper Classic weekend with a fourth-place finish during preliminary action on Friday; he started in the exact same position.
“It was a fun weekend. We were happy to get a few more races in before calling it a season,” Rico Abreu said, who will end 2020 with six victories on the year. “I can’t thank my team enough for stepping up and making the trip to Arizona. It was a long weekend, but we raced well and put together some solid runs. That’s a great momentum boost heading into the off-season.”
Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will soon begin the scheduling process for 2021. Any news and notes pertaining to Rico Abreu’s upcoming agenda will be released in the near future. Fans should note that Rico Abreu’s holiday apparel sale continues now through December 18th. Purchases made at www.shoprico.com will be eligible for candy or cash.
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 Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s Van at select events during the 2020 season.
2020 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: FINAL
Total Races: 58
Total Wins: 6
Total Top-5s: 29
Total Top-10s: 35
**Stats reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car, only
Photo Credit: Frank Smith
Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing
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