From Peterson Media
Rico Abreu electrified the Silver Dollar Speedway crowd, as he charged his way from the C main, all the way into the night’s 40-lap feature.
“We put ourselves in a bad spot on Saturday night, but we overcame it, and made the show, unfortunately once we got in the A, it was a quick night, that ended with a thrashed race car,” Abreu said.
Timing in a dismal 33rd quickest, Abreu then scored an eighth place finish in his heat, putting his Abreu Vineyards/ButlerBuilt/FK Rod Ends machine in the C main.
Then, it was on.
Starting on the pole of the C, Abreu grabbed the early lead, and went on to pick up the win, and transfer into the B main.
Starting in the back of the pack, Abreu let it all hang out, as he ran the ragged edge at the Silver Dollar Speedway and brought the crowd to their feet.
With just a few laps to go, Abreu sailed around Jason Meyers to grab the fourth and final transfer spot, and tagged the feature in the back, as he rolled off in the 24th spot.
With momentum on his side, Abreu’s feature would only last two laps, as contact with the right rear of Craig Dollansky sent the Rutherford, CA driver into a wild ride into the Chico, CA night sky, and his night was over.
On Friday night, Abreu was in action at the Stockton 99 Speedway where his night got off to a much better start.
Timing in 13th quickest, Abreu, would score a second place finish in his heat, and earn a spot in the Dash.
Scoring an eighth place finish in the Dash, Abreu would line up for the feature event, in the fourth row.
When the race went green, he had a little issue that saw him slip off the track and slip back to the 15th spot.
Determined to get back up to the front, Abreu kept his nose clean in what was a wild race, and he clawed his way back up to the fifth spot when the white flag flew.
Contact ensued on the last lap however, and Abreu was again sent off the track, and ended up in the 18th spot.
“Overall it was a decent weekend, race wise,” he said. “Our car rolled around good on Friday, and once we got going on Saturday it was pretty good.”
Rico and his team would like to thank Abreu Vineyards, ButlerBuilt, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld, Keith Kunz Motorsports, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and Factory Kahne Shocks for their support.
2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-18, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-5
ON TAP: Rico will be in action on Friday night at the Merced Speedway.
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