Newsmaker of the Week, Rico Abreau ... Since Californian Rico Abreu decided to shift his racing focus from racing USAC and POWRi Midgets exclusively to driving winged Sprint Cars on the side, he has been a phenomenon.
In Florida at East Bay Raceway's 360 Sprint Nationals last month, Abreu charged from deep in the pack one night to crack the top six and came within a lap of victory his second time out This past weekend, at Arizona's Cocopah Speedway, Abreu swept both nights of ASCS Sprint action, warming up with Friday's score, then hitting large for $10,000 the next night.
Abreu is fast becoming a fan favorite from coast to coast and a well known name. 'Fearless' is the adjective most often associated with this 22-year old rising star.
In the Arizona desert last weekend, Rico Abreu demonstrated that his future in the sport seems limitless. While more lofty headlines may await, this was a career-maker - and a Newsmaker.