Rico Abreu caps 2019 sprint car season with Tribute to Gary Patterson/SCCT victory at Stockton

Dates: Friday and Saturday, November 1st & 2nd
Event: Tribute to Gary Patterson
Series: Open, Sprint Car Challenge Tour and King of the West-NARC
Track: Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, California)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: [Open 360] DNF
Saturday: [SCCT 360] 1st (1st)
Saturday: [KWS-NARC 410] 8th (7th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (November 4, 2019) - Although his winning streak was ultimately forced to end at six after brake issues during open 360 sprint car action at Stockton Dirt Track on November 1 cut all hope for a seventh straight trip to victory lane, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu did not allow the momentum shift to slow down his winning potential, eventually capping his two-day stint in Stockton with a Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) triumph during the Tribute to Gary Patterson on Saturday, November 2.

The $7,000 victory, Abreu’s second of the 2019 season with the 360 sprint car series, was accomplished in convincing fashion, eventually holding off fellow California-native, Shane Golobic, during the closing circuits. Abreu, who will officially close out his 2019 sprint car season with 13 victories, now owns five Tribute to Gary Patterson trophies.

In addition to his SCCT win, Abreu finished eighth during the King of the West-NARC portion of the Gary Patterson program, kicking things off with a fourth place performance during heat race action.

“It was another great weekend for our team. I think we left a little bit on the table during the King of the West race at Stockton, but we had things right where they needed to be for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion. I owe that all to my team. Things have been clicking and I’m more than proud of their efforts,” Rico Abreu said, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Gold State Restaurant Group/Lucas Oil Products/Southern Pacific Farms/Priority Aviation/Self Made Racing/Dancer Logistics/No. 24 sprint car. “We are already looking ahead to next year. Hopefully we can keep this momentum flowing until our next start in a sprint car.”

Rico Abreu’s upcoming schedule remains uncertain. Fans are encouraged to check-in periodically via social media for further updates regarding Rico Abreu’s 2020 plans.

Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of his available social media networks: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu, and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit shoprico.com.

2019 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: (thru November 4, 2019)
Total Races: 76
Total Wins: 13
Total Top-5s: 31
Total Top-10s: 55
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car
Photo Credit: Devin Mayo
Tyler Altmeyer
Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing
(724) 954-4915, altmeyer119@gmail.com

Tony Stewart earns podium during Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals

Dates: Thursday and Friday, October 31 & November 1
Event: Tony Stewart presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals
Series: American Sprint Car Series (ASCS National Tour)
Track: Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track (Fort Worth, Texas)
Tony Stewart Finishes (Start):
Thursday: B-Main/Did Not Start
Friday: A-Main 3rd (3rd)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 4, 2019) - Although his Thursday night visit to Texas Motor Speedway ended short of main event competition, forced to retire during A-main qualifier action after a front wheel came apart from the car, ‘Smoke’ Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing persevered in a big way and rallied to finish on the podium the following evening.

Stewart was winning his respective A-main qualifier when the front-end trouble occurred.

Smoke, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 14 sprint car, went on to finish third during the Tony Stewart presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals finale on Friday, November 1; he started in the exact same position.

Despite finishing two spots shy of the ultimate goal, Stewart was in a position to capitalize the entire distance, actually leading laps 20-22 before losing command to eventual winner, Scott Bogucki, on lap 23.

Sanctioned by the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), Smoke kicked-off Friday evening with a third place finish during his respective heat race, followed by a victory during the evening’s second A-main qualifier.

“It was great to get back to Texas,” Tony Stewart noted, a ten-time sprint car winner in 2019 who was also inducted into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame during the recent weekend. “I think we had the speed necessary to be competitive on Thursday, but mechanical issues happen. Lucky for me, I have a team that never gives up. We were able to pick up right where we left off.”

Tony Stewart’s upcoming plans remain uncertain. Fans should stay alert online, as well as on social media, for any updates regarding Smoke’s sprint car agenda.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 14/Rush Truck Centers/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.tonystewart.com.

Tony Stewart: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TonyStewart/ or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TonyStewart.

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram at www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg.

2019 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru November 4, 2019)
Total Races: 65
Total Wins: 10
Total Top-5s: 29
Total Top-10s: 37


Photo Credit: Jason Brown Motorsports
Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com