Still Seventh in WOOLMS Points Following Illini 100 Weekend
19, 2015) Rick
Eckert and his #7v team stormed into Farmer City Raceway in Farmer
City, Illinois on April 17-18 for the annual running of the 'Illini
100.' The World of Outlaws Late Model Series once again presided
over the two-day showdown, which for the first time was split up
into two separate programs. In Friday night's $6,000 to win opener,
Rick ran third in his heat race prior to starting and finishing
seventeenth in the final rundown of the 25-lap sprint.
At the 1/4-mile bullring on Saturday evening, a $15,000
top prize was on the line in the 'Illini 100' finale. Rick finished
fifth in his heat race, won his B-Main, and later rolled off from
the outside of the ninth row in the 75-lap headliner. "Scrub"
then worked his way past four competitors during the A-Main on his
way to a fourteenth place effort and currently sits seventh in the
latest version of the WOOLMS point standings. Full results from
the Farmer City double-dip can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Rick Eckert Back on
WOOLMS Trail; Finishes Sixth at Tazewell
12, 2015) Paul
Crowl Racing returned to the World of Outlaws Late Model Series
scene on Saturday night, April 11 at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway
in Tazewell, Tennessee. Rick Eckert ran into problems during the
qualifying session and did not record an official time. After climbing
to fourth in heat race action, Rick rolled off from the outside
of the fifth row in the $10,000 to win 'Ray Varner Ford 50.' During
the course of the 50-lap affair, Rick climbed up to sixth to finish
only behind race winner Billy Ogle, Jr., Jimmy Owens, Josh Richards,
Shane Clanton, and Darrell Lanigan. The York, Pennsylvania ace now
finds himself seventh in the latest version of the WOOLMS point
standings. Full results from "The Taz" can be found online
Steering Woes Derail
Rick Eckert's Run at Hagerstown Speedway...
5, 2015) Rick
Eckert and the Paul Crowl Racing team were back in the pit area
at the legendary Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland on
Saturday evening, April 4. A weekly Super Late Model show was held
yesterday at Hagerstown and a $2,000 payday was on the line. Rick
won his heat race from the fifth starting spot and later started
from the inside of the fourth row in the 25-lap headliner. Unfortunately,
steering woes early in the race caused Rick to lose control of his
MBH ride and the result was a hard impact into the wall. With heavy
damage to his #7v mount, "Scrub" was forced to retire
from the race in the nineteenth position. Full results from Hagerstown
Speedway can be viewed online at www.hagerstownspeedway.com.
Eckert Bags First Win
of '15 at Hagerstown; Finishes Fifth at Williams Grove!
30, 2015) York,
Pennsylvania standout Rick Eckert captured his first win of the
young 2015 racing season on Sunday afternoon, March 29 at the legendary
Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland! Rick ran fifth in his
heat race, but later redrew the fourth starting spot prior to the
25-lap main event. "Scrub" then grabbed the lead on lap
five and led the remainder of the distance en route to capturing
the $2,000 payday ahead of Roy Deese, Jr., Andy Anderson, Kyle Hardy,
and Jamie Lathroum!
On Friday evening, March 27, another $2,000 to win
program was held at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
Rick won his heat race in preliminary action, but later redrew the
tenth starting spot before the feature. On a rubbered-up racing
surface, Rick was able to pass five competitors on his way to a
solid fifth place showing behind only winner Nick Dickson, Gary
Stuhler, Jeff Rine, and Jerry Bard. Complete results from both facilities
can be accessed online at www.williamsgrove.com
Welcome to the All-New
18, 2015) Rick Eckert, Paul Crowl Racing, and Viper
Motorsports are all excited to announce the launch of the brand-new
www.RickEckertRacing.com! The new website, which was designed and
will be updated once again by Delph Communications, Inc., gives
fans and sponsors all of the information needed to keep up on the
newly-formed #7v race team. Rick, who has been busy putting racecars
back together following the conclusion of "Speedweeks"
in Georgia and Florida, will return to the World of Outlaws Late
Model Series trail on March 27-28 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer
City, Illinois. Keep visiting the all-new www.RickEckertRacing.com
to keep up on the latest news, schedule changes, results, photos,
and much more!!! (Troy
DIRTcar Nationals Nightly
Results from Volusia...
21, 2015) The 44th edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals'
came to a close earlier tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville,
Florida, as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioned yet
another $10,000 to win extravaganza. York, Pennsylvania ace Rick
Eckert finished sixth in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main tonight,
which forced him to rely on a WOOLMS emergency provisional. After
starting in the last row, Rick was able to move up fifteen spots
during the 50-lapper on his way to a fourteenth place performance.
(February 20, 2015)
Another $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs tonight in the penultimate
event of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville,
Florida. Rick Eckert ran fifth in his loaded heat race tonight,
but later grabbed the second transfer spot through his consolation
event. After rolling off from the inside of the tenth row in the
50-lap headliner, Rick blasted past ten competitors during the World
of Outlaws Late Model Series feature en route to a respectable ninth
(February 19, 2015)
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series made their first appearance
at Volusia Speedway Park in 2015 tonight, as the national touring
series presided over another $10,000 to win showdown at the Barberville,
Florida facility. Rick Eckert ran sixth in his heat race and fifth
in his B-Main, which resulted in the York, Pennsylvania star relying
on a WOOLMS provisional. After starting twenty-fifth on the grid
in the 50-lapper, Rick completed only 29 circuits and was relegated
to a disappointing twenty-fourth place outing.
(February 18, 2015)
Night three of the 44th Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals' was held tonight
at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida and a $10,000 top
prize was on the line in the UMP DIRTcar Series special. Shaking
down a brand-new MasterSbilt by Huey car, Rick Eckert ran at the
back of his prelims and relied on a provisional to gain access into
the 40-lap feature. "Scrub" quickly retired after only
6 circuits and settled for a twenty-eighth place effort.
(February 17, 2015)
Heavy afternoon rain showers at Volusia Speedway Park expected to
continue throughout the day forced track officials to cancel tonight's
racing action at the 'DIRTcar Nationals.' Things will resume at
the Daytona Beach-area speedplant tomorrow evening, as a $10,000
windfall awaits the victor of the UMP DIRTcar Series showdown!
(February 16, 2015)
The 44th edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' commenced tonight at
Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. The UMP DIRTcar Series
presided over a $7,000 to win program and 43 competitors signed
in to do battle at the 1/2-mile oval. Rick Eckert timed in eighth
quickest in his group during the qualifying session and later placed
fifth in his heat race and second in his B-Main. After starting
the 30-lapper from the outside of the tenth row, Rick unfortunately
made contact with a slowing Kyle Bronson and barrel rolled his #7v
entry. While "Scrub" did not sustain any serious injury,
his new MasterSbilt by Huey machine did receive heavy damage, which
resulted in a twenty-fourth place finish.
Bubba Army Winter Nationals
Nightly Results from Ocala...
15, 2015) The finale of the 'Bubba Army Winter Nationals'
took place earlier tonight at Bubba Raceway Park and another $10,000
top prize was up for grabs in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series
showdown at the Ocala, Florida facility. Rick Eckert timed in twenty-fifth
fastest during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the sixth
and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off
from the outside of the eighth row in the 50-lap headliner, "Scrub"
wound up fourteenth in the final rundown of the finale tonight at
(February 14, 2015)
Night two of the 'Bubba Army Winter Nationals' was held tonight
at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida and the World of Outlaws
Late Model Series extravaganza paid $10,000 to the winner. Rick
Eckert qualified twenty-first quickest during time trials and once
again finished fifth in his stacked heat race. The York, Pennsylvania
star then moved up a couple of spots during the 50-lapper on his
way to a thirteenth place performance.
(February 13, 2015)
The Dirt Late Model portion of the 'Bubba Army Winter Nationals'
kicked off tonight at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida with
a UMP DIRTcar Series-sanctioned showdown, which boasted a $5,000
payday. Rick Eckert laid down the twenty-fourth fastest lap during
the qualifying session and later grabbed the fifth transfer spot
through his heat race. After starting the 30-lap feature from the
inside of the eighth row, Rick was able to pick off five competitors
on his way to a steady tenth place effort.
Winter Freeze Nightly
Results from Screven Motor Speedway...
7, 2015) The 'Winter Freeze V' weekend came to a
close tonight at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia, as
the second event of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series schedule
boasted another $10,000 winner's check. Rick Eckert posted the seventh
fastest lap in Group A during time trials prior to finishing third
in his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap main event from
the inside of the fifth row, Rick eventually finished right where
he started... in the ninth spot.
(February 6, 2015)
Night two of the 'Winter Freeze V' at Screven Motor Speedway took
place tonight at the Sylvania, Georgia bullring and the World of
Outlaws Late Model Series season opener paid $10,000 to the winner.
Rick Eckert qualified tenth fastest in Group B during time trials
and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot in his stacked
heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the eighth row
in the 50-lap headliner, "Scrub" drew a lap 31 caution
and was eventually placed nineteenth in the final finishing order.
(February 5, 2015)
The annual running of the 'Winter Freeze' started tonight at Screven
Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia with an unsanctioned Super Late
Model special, which boasted a $5,000 payday. Rick Eckert, who was
making the debut in his new #7v ride with Paul Crowl Racing and
Viper Motorsports, timed in second fastest in his group during qualifying
and later placed second in his B-Main. After starting the 40-lapper
from the outside of the fifth row, Rick eventually finished his
lid lifter in the eleventh position.