Nightly Results from Volusia...
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.
$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
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.
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.
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!
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
Bubba Army Winter Nationals Nightly
Results from Ocala...
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 BRP.
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.
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
Winter Freeze Nightly Results from
Screven Motor Speedway...
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.
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.
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.
Eckert Teams with Paul Crowl Racing
for Assault on WOOLMS Tour in 2015!
World of Outlaws Late Model Series stalwart Rick Eckert announced
today that he has teamed up with Paul Crowl Racing on a full-time
basis in 2015 for an all-out assault on the national touring series!
After driving a limited number of races regionally for Crowl's #7
team in recent years, Rick will hit the track in 2015 behind the
wheel of brand-new MasterSbilt by Huey (MBH) machines powered by
ground-pounding Cornett Racing Engines. Along with all of the World
of Outlaws Late Model Series dates, Rick will also tackle crown
jewel events such as the 'Knoxville Late Model Nationals' and 'Dirt
Track World Championship,' along with several area Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series shows at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland
and Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, Pennsylvania.
The newly-formed team will start their 2015 campaign during "Speedweeks"
in Georgia and Florida. Rick will sling dirt at Screven Motor Speedway
in Sylvania, Georgia, Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida, and
Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. In all and weather
pending, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series will start their
season with seven showdowns during "Speedweeks," while
the UMP DIRTcar Series will preside over a handful of dates at those
three facilities. You can view all of the schedule plans for Rick
and Paul Crowl Racing by clicking on the SCHEDULE
page of the website!
Along with long-standing sponsors and supporters of both Rick Eckert
and Paul Crowl Racing joining forces for the 2015 season, Shawn
and Lisa Martin with Viper Motorsports have also partnered with
the team. They have committed to provide three MasterSbilt by Huey
racecars, which will be paired with Paul Crowl's arsenal of Cornett
Racing Engines. The team will utilize Rick's recognizable orange
transporter and will race out of Eckert's race shop in York, Pennsylvania.