It’s Abreu In Illinois Sprint Week

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Rico Abreu dances on the top wing of his sprint car after winning Thursday's Illinois Sprint Week feature. (Mark Funderburk photo)
Rico Abreu dances on the top wing of his sprint car after winning Thursday's Illinois Sprint Week feature. (Mark Funderburk photo)
Rico Abreu dances on the top wing of his sprint car after winning Thursday’s Illinois Sprint Week feature. (Mark Funderburk photo)

GRANITE CITY, Ill. — California open-wheel ace Rico Abreu came on strong at the end of the race and won Thursday night’s Illinois Sprint Week feature at Tri-City Speedway.

Abreu took the lead late in the race and drove his No. 24 to victory in the Midwest Open Wheel Ass’n-sanctioned event at the three-eighths-mile track.

Danny Lasoski finished second for the second consecutive night with A.J. Bruns, Ian Madsen and Terry McCarl rounding out the top five.

Tony Stewart finished sixth with opening-night Sprint Week winner Christopher Bell seventh.

The finish:

Rico Abreu, Danny Lasoski, A.J. Bruns, Ian Madsen, Terry McCarl, Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell, Joey Moughan, Korey Weyant, Joe B. Miller, Jerrod Hull, Tyler Courtney, Ben Wagoner, Chris Urish, Parker Price-Miller, Paul Nienhiser, Austin Brown, Kody Kinser, Lynton Jeffrey, Logan Faucon.