Eckert Accumulates Trio of Top Tens Over Hectic Weekend
15, 2016) The
#7 team followed the rigorous World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series schedule to four different tracks in four different states
from August 11-14 for $10,000 to win special events! Rick Eckert
started his extended weekend on Thursday at Delaware International
Speedway in Delmar, Delaware by winning his heat race before rear
suspension problems in the 50-lap feature dropped him to fourteenth
in the final finishing order. On Friday evening at Potomac Speedway
in Budds Creek, Maryland, Rick placed third in his heat race prior
to advancing up to fifth in the 50-lapper to finish behind only
winner Josh Richards, Jason Covert, Shane Clanton, and Brandon Overton.
At Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Virginia on
Saturday night, Rick clicked off the fastest time overall during
qualifying, won his heat race, and later finished sixth in the 50-lap
headliner. In Sunday's weekend finale at Eriez Speedway in Hammett,
Pennsylvania, "Scrub" finished second in his heat race
and seventh in the 50-lap main event. Rick sits third in the latest
version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting Eriez last night.
Full results from these four races can be found online at www.woolms.com.
Eckert Earns Top Fives
with Outlaws at Shawano and Cedar Lake!
7, 2016) Paul
Crowl Racing headed north to the Badger State of Wisconsin from
August 2-6 for World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series specials
at Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin and Cedar Lake Speedway
in New Richmond, Wisconsin. On Tuesday in a $10,000 to win show
at Shawano, Rick Eckert ran second in his heat race and fifth in
the 50-lapper behind only winner Shane Clanton, Josh Richards, Earl
Pearson, Jr., and Brandon Overton. At Cedar Lake on Thursday, Rick
won his heat race, led laps 11-18 of the $6,000 to win main event,
and eventually placed an impressive runner-up in the 30-lap affair
behind only victor Josh Richards.
Over the weekend at Cedar Lake, a whopping $50,000
payday was on the line in the 29th edition of the 'USA Nationals.'
Rick clicked off the eighth fastest lap in Group B during qualifying
on Friday night prior to finishing second in his loaded heat race.
After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row in Saturday's
100-lap grind, "Scrub" had a solid run going until a valve
spring issue caused him to retire in the twenty-sixth position after
only 26 green flag laps. Complete results from the busy week in
Wisconsin can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Rick Eckert Runner-Up
at Quincy; Climbs to Sixth in PDC!
31, 2016) Rick
Eckert and his #7 team were back on the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series trail from July 28-30 with special events at Quincy
Raceway in Quincy, Illinois and Fairbury American Legion Speedway
in Fairbury, Illinois. On Thursday night at Quincy, Rick timed in
sixth quickest overall during the qualifying session and later scored
the victory in his heat race. After drawing the fifth starting spot
prior to the drop of the green flag in the 40-lapper, Rick blasted
all the way up to second and eventually nabbed an impressive runner-up
showing behind only $8,000 victor Shane Clanton!
At FALS over the weekend, the 27th edition of the
'Prairie Dirt Classic' was held at the 1/4-mile bullring and a whopping
$27,000 top prize was on the line. On Friday evening, Rick knocked
down the fourteenth fastest time in Group B during qualifying prior
to grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his heat race.
After rolling off from the inside of the ninth row in Saturday's
100-lap headliner, "Scrub" once again pointed his #7 machine
towards the front and drove all the way up to the sixth position.
At the checkers, Rick trailed only race winner Josh Richards, Dennis
Erb, Jr., Shane Clanton, Don O'Neal, and Shannon Babb. Full results
from the Land of Lincoln can be viewed by clicking on www.woolms.com.
Hectic Stretch of Racing
for Rick Eckert and Paul Crowl Racing
(July 15, 2016)
The Wild West Tour finale was scheduled for tonight at River
Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota and a $10,000 top prize
was up for grabs. Unfortunately, wet weather struck at the racetrack
following World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series qualifying
and the remainder of the program was nixed. Rick Eckert had posted
the fourth fastest lap during time trials before the rain hit at
14, 2016) With
morning rain and forecasts for additional wet weather, tonight's
$10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tilt
at Hibbing Raceway in Hibbing, Minnesota has been rained-out and
will not be rescheduled. The Wild West Tour will wrap up tomorrow
evening at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
13, 2016) Rick
Eckert and the #7 team unloaded tonight at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie,
Minnesota for another Wild West Tour battle with the World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series. Rick timed in fourteenth fastest overall
during the qualifying session and later ran fifth in his stacked
heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row
in the $10,000 to win main event, "Scrub" was able to
muscle past seven competitors during the 50-lapper en route to a
respectable seventh place performance.
9, 2016) The
Wild West Tour continued for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late
Model Series tonight at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota,
as the annual running of the 'NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50' boasted
an $11,000 payday. Rick Eckert qualified fourth quickest in Group
B during time trials prior to scoring the triumph in heat race action.
After drawing the fourth starting spot for the 50-lap 'Gopher 50,'
Rick dropped a few positions early in the contest before storming
back up to third to trail only race winner Josh Richards and runner-up
Shane Clanton at the checkers!
8, 2016) Another
WOOLMS showdown in Iowa greeted the cars and stars of the national
touring series tonight at Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City,
Iowa. Rick Eckert posted the fifth fastest lap in time trials and
later ran second in his loaded heat race. The York, Pennsylvania
star then drew the pole position before the drop of the green flag
in the $10,000 to win affair and ran second through much of the
distance. At the conclusion of fifty caution-free racing laps, Rick
had slipped back to fourth to finish behind only victor Shane Clanton,
Josh Richards, and Chad Simpson.
7, 2016) Action
with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series heated back
up tonight in the Hawkeye State, as Hamilton County Speedway in
Webster City, Iowa presided over an $8,000 to win program. Rick
Eckert timed in third quickest overall during qualifying prior to
taking the victory in his heat race. After drawing the outside of
the second row for the start of the 40-lap main event, "Scrub"
raced hard before eventually bringing home a steady seventh place
3, 2016) Another
World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and UMP DIRTcar Summer
Nationals co-sanctioned showdown succumbed to Mother Nature today,
as the $8,000 to win program at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois
was nixed by inclement weather.
2, 2016) Tonight's
$10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and
UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals co-sanctioned event at Federated Raceway
at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri was unfortunately washed out early in
the day due to heavy rain showers.
30, 2016) The
dirt-covered Rockford Speedway near Rockford, Illinois played host
to the inaugural 'Outlaw Clay Classic' tonight, which kicked off
an ultra-busy stretch of racing for the Paul Crowl Racing team.
The single-day World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series throwdown
in the Land of Lincoln paid $10,000 to win and attracted a stout
34 car field. Rick Eckert placed third in his loaded heat race and
later started the 30-lapper from the inside of the sixth row. During
the rough-and-tumble headliner, "Scrub" stayed out of
trouble while trying to miss the ruts on his way to a solid ninth
Busy Week with World
of Outlaws in New York & Pennsylvania
25, 2016) A
busy day greeted the #7 team today at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver,
Pennsylvania, as a day/night doubleheader was held to wrap up the
annual 'Firecracker 100' weekend. In the rain-postponed $6,000 to
win prelim, Rick Eckert ran fourth in heat race action to earn the
outside of the seventh row for the start of the 30-lap main event.
"Scrub" then picked off five cars during the headliner
en route to a solid ninth place effort.
In the nightcap, Rick finished second in his loaded
heat race and later drew the pole position before the drop of the
green flag in the 'Firecracker 100.' During the course of the extra-distance
affair, which once again boasted a $30,000 payday, Rick ran towards
the front early in the race before eventually settling for a respectable
seventh place showing.
24, 2016) Following
yesterday's rain-out at Lernerville Speedway, action finally got
underway tonight at the Sarver, Pennsylvania facility, as a $6,000
top prize was on the line in a 'Firecracker 100' prelim. Rick Eckert
placed eighth in his heat race and seventh in his B-Main, which
forced him to rely on a series provisional to gain access into the
30-lap feature. The York, Pennsylvania ace then muscled past twelve
competitors during the race to salvage a fourteenth place finish
out of the prelim night.
23, 2016) Tonight's
$6,000 to win 'Firecracker 100' weekend opener at Lernerville Speedway
in Sarver, Pennsylvania was washed out due to heavy rainfall, but
has been reset for Saturday afternoon. Friday's $6,000 to win preliminary
program is still on as scheduled. Saturday's day/night doubleheader
will then conclude with the 'Firecracker 100,' which once again
boasts a $30,000 windfall for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late
Model Series special.
21, 2016) A
busy week with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
kicked off tonight at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York,
as an $8,000 payday was on the line in the 'Finger Lakes 40.' Rick
Eckert laid down the third fastest lap overall during the qualifying
session prior to scoring the victory in his heat race. After drawing
the fifth starting spot in the 40-lap headliner, Rick wound up finishing
right where he started in the caution-free affair... in the fifth
position behind only victor Josh Richards, Shane Clanton, Frank
Heckenast, Jr., and Brandon Overton.
Rick Eckert Fifth at
Hagerstown; Runner-Up at Selinsgrove!
13, 2016) Rick
Eckert and the #7 team were in action on the Appalachian Mountain
Speedweek trail on June 11-12 in a pair of $4,000 to win battles
at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland and Selinsgrove Speedway
in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. On Saturday night at Hagerstown, Rick
posted the fastest lap in his group during time trials, ran third
in his heat race, and later vaulted past six competitors during
the 40-lapper en route to a solid fifth place performance. At Selinsgrove
on Sunday, "Scrub" earned Fast Time honors during qualifying
and won his heat race prior to leading the first eleven circuits
of the 40-lap headliner. His soft tire selection helped drop him
to second where he eventually finished behind only victor Kenny
Pettyjohn. Complete results from both weekend shows can be accessed
online at www.lmspeedweek.com.
Rainy Weekend for #7
Team Nets Runner-Up Finish at Georgetown
5, 2016) Paul
Crowl Racing had a busy weekend planned from June 2-5, but Mother
Nature had other plans and Rick Eckert was only able to compete
in one lone event on Thursday night at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown,
Delaware. Rick laid down the quickest lap in Ultimate Super Late
Model Series qualifying to earn Fast Time honors and the pole position
for the 40-lap headliner. "Scrub" then ran amongst the
leaders throughout the $5,000 to win affair and took the lead briefly
late in the distance before settling for a strong runner-up effort
behind only feature winner Dale Hollidge! Full results from Thursday's
show at Georgetown can be found online at www.ultimatesupers.com.
Eckert Spends Memorial
Day Weekend at Moler and Tyler County
30, 2016) Rick
Eckert and his #7 team headed to the states of Ohio and West Virginia
with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series over the hectic
Memorial Day holiday weekend to enter a trio of high-profile events
from May 27-29. On Friday night at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg,
Ohio, Rick timed in third quickest in Group B during qualifying
and later scored the win in heat race action. After drawing the
third starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper,
Rick was running in the second spot on lap 40 when a broken rear-end
unfortunately relegated him to a disappointing twenty-second place
effort in the $10,000 to win affair.
The dirt-slinging competition then quickly turned
to Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia for the
annual running of the 'Jackpot 100.' On Saturday evening, Rick ran
third in his loaded heat race prior to moving up to seventh in the
$8,000 to win headliner, which was forty laps in length. At Tyler
County on Sunday, "Scrub" suffered mechanical woes in
his heat race, took a series provisional to gain access into the
60-lap feature, and later moved up to salvage a steady tenth place
showing in the $10,000 to win weekend finale. Rick still sits third
in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings following the
triple shot of racing action. Full results can be found by clicking
Rick Eckert Earns Top
Tens at Ponderosa & Smoky Mountain
8, 2016) Paul
Crowl Racing followed the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series trail to Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky and
Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee over the May 6-7
weekend for a pair of $10,000 to win programs. On Friday night at
Ponderosa, Rick Eckert ran third in heat race action prior to winding
up tenth in the final rundown of the 50-lap headliner. At Smoky
Mountain on Saturday evening, Rick placed second in his heat race
before slipping back to ninth in the caution-free 'Mountain Outlaw
50.' The York, Pennsylvania star currently finds himself third in
the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings. Full results from
both weekend battles can be found online at www.woolms.com.
Eckert Strong in WOOLMS
Double Dip in Tarheel State!
1, 2016) Rick
Eckert and the #7 team ventured to the Tarheel State on April 29-30
for $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
showdowns at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina and Fayetteville
Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina. On Friday night
at Gastonia, Rick timed in fifth quickest in Group A during qualifying
and later ran third in heat race action. After starting the 50-lap
main event from the inside of the fifth row, Rick survived the wild
and attrition-filled race to finish in the third position behind
only victor Josh Richards and runner-up Chub Frank!
At Fayetteville on Saturday evening, another $10,000
top prize was on the line in the weekend finale. Rick laid down
the nineteenth fastest lap in time trials prior to bagging the fifth
transfer spot through his loaded heat race. "Scrub" then
rolled off from the inside of the seventh row in the 50-lapper and
was able to blast past six competitors en route to a solid seventh
place performance. Rick now sits tied for third in the latest version
of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the Tarheel State. Full results
from both weekend battles can be accessed by clicking on www.woolms.com.