Week with World of Outlaws Late Model Series in Badger State...
1, 2015) The
busy week in Wisconsin wrapped up with the 28th Annual 'USA Nationals'
at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, as the crown
jewel spectacular boasted a huge $50,000 payday. On Friday night,
Rick Eckert qualified twentieth fastest in Group B during WOOLMS
time trials and later placed fifth in his stacked heat race. Following
a sixth place effort in both his B-Main and Last Chance Qualifier
tonight, Rick was unfortunately forced to watch the 100-lap 'USA
Nationals,' which was won by Jonathan Davenport.
30, 2015) The
28th edition of the 'USA Nationals' started tonight at the renowned
Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. The World of Outlaws
Late Model Series presided over a $6,000 to win special tonight
at CLS. Rick Eckert ran fifth in his heat race and fourth in his
B-Main, but later received a series provisional to gain access into
the 40-lap main event. Rick was then able to move up five spots
on his way to a twenty-first place effort.
28, 2015) Rick
Eckert and Paul Crowl Racing kicked off a busy week with the World
of Outlaws Late Model Series in the Badger State tonight with a
$10,000 to win tilt at Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin. Rick
clicked off the sixteenth fastest lap during WOOLMS qualifying and
later grabbed the fifth transfer spot through his stacked heat race.
After starting the 50-lapper from the inside of the seventh row,
"Scrub" blasted past six racecars en route to a seventh
Rick Eckert Battles
WOOLMS Foes at Quincy and Fairbury...
26, 2015) The
Paul Crowl Racing team and driver Rick Eckert found themselves in
the Land of Lincoln with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series
on July 23-25 for big events at Quincy Raceway in Quincy, Illinois
and Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois. On
Thursday evening in the 'Workforce 40' at Quincy, Rick clicked off
the fifth quickest lap in Group A during time trials prior to finishing
fourth in heat race action. After rolling off from the inside of
the seventh row in the $8,000 to win special, "Scrub"
was able to move past four competitors during the 40-lapper on his
way to a solid ninth place showing.
At Fairbury over the weekend, the 26th edition of
the 'Prairie Dirt Classic' was held and a whopping $26,000 top prize
was up for grabs. Rick ran fifth in his heat race on Friday and
sixth in his B-Main on Saturday. After receiving a series provisional
to gain access into the 100-lap PDC, the York, Pennsylvania star
was able to advance ten positions during the marquee event. At the
checkers, Rick was in the thirteenth spot and now finds himself
sixth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings. Complete
results from both Illinois venues can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
WOOLMS Wild West Tour
18, 2015) Rick
Eckert wrapped up the 'Wild West Tour' with the World of Outlaws
Late Model Series tonight in the annual running of the 'Gopher 50'
at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota! Rick clicked
off the eighth quickest lap overall during the qualifying session
and later grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his heat race.
After starting the $11,000 to win main event from the inside of
the sixth row, the York, Pennsylvania standout was able to pass
five competitors during the 'Gopher 50' en route to a strong sixth
place outing. Rick trailed only winner Darrell Lanigan, Chub Frank,
Shane Clanton, Boom Briggs, and Frank Heckenast, Jr. at the checkers
following fifty green flag circuits.
15, 2015) Flooding
from heavy storms that struck Black Hills (SD) Speedway overnight
have forced track and series officials to cancel tonight's World
of Outlaws Late Model Series 'Wild West Tour' show. With a substantial
amount of standing water on the track, the $8,000 to win race will
not be able to be made up on Thursday's scheduled rain date.
14, 2015) A
heavy thunderstorm that moved over Gillette Thunder (WY) Speedway
just after completion of heat races for tonight's World of Outlaws
Late Model Series 'Wild West Tour' event forced track and series
officials to cancel the remainder of the evening's program. The
$8,000 to win throwdown will not be made up.
10, 2015) Next
up on the 'Wild West Tour' for the Paul Crowl Racing team was a
trip to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota tonight
for another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series tilt.
Rick Eckert posted the eighteenth quickest time during qualifying,
but moved up to finish third in his stacked heat race. After rolling
off from the inside of the fifth row in the 50-lap headliner, "Scrub"
slowed to bring out a caution on lap 41 before returning to the
track to salvage a twelfth place showing.
9, 2015) The
#7v team kicked off the World of Outlaws Late Model Series 'Wild
West Tour' tonight with a visit to Hibbing Raceway in Hibbing, Minnesota.
Rick Eckert clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying
session prior to scoring an impressive heat race triumph. After
drawing the sixth starting spot before the drop of the green flag
in the $10,000 to win headliner, Rick wound up eighth in the final
finishing order of the 50-lapper, which was contested primarily
on a one-groove racing surface.
Late Flat Tire Drops
Rick Eckert at Hesston Speedway...
3, 2015) Rick
Eckert and the Paul Crowl Racing team invaded Hesston Speedway in
Hesston, Pennsylvania on Thursday evening, July 2, as the UFO Race
Championship Series presided over a $4,000 to win throwdown. Rick
moved up to third in his heat race, which earned him the rights
to the inside of the sixth row for the start of the 51-lap feature
event. "Scrub" then climbed all the way up to fifth during
the course of the headliner before a late flat tire relegated him
to a disappointing twenty-first place showing. Full results from
last night at Hesston can be viewed online at www.ufochampionship.com.
9th Annual Firecracker
100 Nightly Results from Lernerville...
27, 2015) Bands
of evening showers and severe weather forced the postponement of
Saturday's final night of the 9th Annual 'Firecracker 100' presented
by GottaRace.com at Lernerville (PA) Speedway. The mega-event has
been rescheduled for Saturday, September 5, setting up a Labor Day
Weekend doubleheader with Lernerville's 'Working Man 50' on Friday,
26, 2015) Rick
Eckert was back in action in night two of the 9th Annual 'Firecracker
100' tonight at Lernerville (PA) Speedway, as another $6,000 top
prize was on the line in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series
program. Rick qualified tenth fastest in Group B during time trials
and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his
heat race. After starting the 30-lap feature from the outside of
the eighth row, "Scrub" blasted past six cars during the
caution-free affair on his way to a steady tenth place performance.
25, 2015) The
#7v team drove through the pit gate at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver,
Pennsylvania tonight for the first of three races that make up the
huge 'Firecracker 100' weekend. The World of Outlaws Late Model
Series prelim tonight paid $6,000 to the winner. Rick Eckert clicked
off the fourth quickest lap in Group B during time trials prior
to finishing third in heat race action. After rolling off from the
outside of the sixth row in the 30-lap main event, Rick drove past
ten competitors during the caution-free weekend opener. At the conclusion
of the race, the York, Pennsylvania standout celebrated a stellar
runner-up effort behind only victor Shane Clanton!
WOOLMS Great Northern
Tour Nightly Results...
23, 2015) The
Great Northern Tour with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series
wrapped up tonight at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York,
as the 'Finger Lakes 40' boasted an $8,000 payday. Rick Eckert posted
the fourteenth fastest lap overall during the qualifying session
and later grabbed the sixth and final transfer spot through his
loaded heat race. After starting seventeenth on the grid in the
40-lapper, "Scrub" was unfortunately involved in a tangle
on lap 14 with Brandon Overton, which relegated him to a disappointing
twenty-first place outing.
21, 2015) Tonight's
World of Outlaws Late Model Series event at Cornwall Motor Speedway
has been cancelled due to inclement weather at the Ontario, Canada
track. WOOLMS competitors head next to Weedsport (NY) Speedway for
Tuesday evening's 'Finger Lakes 40.' The $8,000 to win special serves
as the finale for the scheduled four-race Great Northern Tour.
20, 2015) The
#7v team crossed over the border into Ontario, Canada for tonight's
$10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series program at Brighton
Speedway. Rick Eckert knocked down the seventh fastest lap in Group
B during time trials prior to finishing second in his stacked heat
race. After drawing the seventh starting spot before the drop of
the green flag in the 50-lap headliner, "Scrub" was able
to move past a couple of cars en route to a fifth place showing
behind only victor Josh Richards, Shane Clanton, Tim McCreadie,
and Morgan Bagley!
18, 2015) The
Great Northern Tour with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series
kicked off tonight with an $8,000 to win throwdown at Fonda Speedway
in Fonda, New York. Rick Eckert posted the twenty-first fastest
lap during the qualifying session and later placed sixth in his
loaded heat race. After starting the 40-lap feature event from the
outside of the ninth row, Rick was able to roll past eight competitors
during the A-Main to claim a solid tenth place effort.
Rick Eckert Earns Top
Ten Finish on One-Groove Hagerstown Surface
7, 2015) Following
a couple of more Appalachian Mountain Speedweek (AMS) rain-outs
in recent days, Rick Eckert and the Paul Crowl Racing team rolled
into the legendary Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland on
Saturday, June 6. Rick finished second in heat race action and later
drew the ninth starting spot prior to the $4,000 to win headliner.
"Scrub" then basically rode in line on the one-groove
racing surface during the feature and brought his #7v car home in
the eighth position. Full results from Hagerstown can be accessed
by pointing your web browser to www.lmspeedweek.com.
Eckert Runner-Up to
Satterlee at Port Royal During Soggy Weekend
(June 1, 2015)
With a pair of Appalachian Mountain Speedweek (AMS) races
rained-out over the May 29-31 weekend at Bedford (PA) Speedway and
Path Valley (PA) Speedway, Rick Eckert and the #7v team competed
in only one AMS event on Saturday evening at Port Royal Speedway
in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. Rick won his heat race in preliminary
action and later started the $4,000 to win main event from the outside
of the front row. After receiving opening lap contact from Gregg
Satterlee, Rick rebounded to finish a strong runner-up behind Satterlee
in the 40-lap headliner. Complete results from Port Royal can be
viewed by clicking on www.lmspeedweek.com.