Abreu tops Lincoln field
Lincoln, Ill., Aug. 16---Rico Abreu won the 30-lap POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and Stark Automotive Group/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series co-sanctioned feature Friday Night at Lincoln Speedway.
Abreu jumped into the lead at the start of the event, from his outside front row starting position. Abreu easily pulled away from the field, while two cautions appeared during the events first twenty-seven laps. Abreu appeared headed for victory when a caution bunched up the field, with three laps remaining.
Abreu took advantage of a lapped car between himself and second place running Brad Kuhn on the restart. Abreu finished five car length ahead of Badger points leader Kuhn driving the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian owned Bullet/Toyota No. 67k. Polesitter Bryan Clauson, Andrew Felker, and Tanner Thorson completed the top five. Night two for both series continues at Macon (Ill.) Speedway on Saturday Night Aug. 17.
30-lap Feature: 1. Rico Abreu; 2. Brad Kuhn; 3. Bryan Clauson; 4. Andrew Felker; 5. Tanner Thorson; 6. Jerry Coons Jr.; 7. Austin Brown; 8. Zach Daum; 9. Tim Siner; 10. Danny Stratton; 11. Garrett Aitken; 12. Colton Cottle; 13. Christopher Bell; 14. Joey Moughan; 15. Daniel Robinson; 16. Daniel Adler; 17. Terry Babb; 18. Tyler Thomas; 19. Parker Price-Miller; 20. Chet Gehrke; 21. Jake Blachurst; 22. Jake Neuman; 23. Joe B. Miller.
12-lap Semi Feature Winner: Blackhurst.
10-lap Heat Race Winners: Coons, Bell, Felker, Kuhn.
Cars Present: 35 Feature Lap Leaders: Abreu 1-30.