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.
Eckert Closes Out 2014 Campaign in
World Finals at Charlotte
The Rocket House Car team and driver Rick Eckert closed out the
2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series season together from November
6-8 at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina.
The 8th Annual 'World of Outlaws World Finals' attracted 77 entrants
to the 4/10-mile speedplant and a pair of $12,000 top prizes were
up for grabs. On Thursday night, Rick knocked down the fourth fastest
lap in Group A during qualifying for Friday's program and the fifth
quickest time in Group B in time trials for Saturday's showdown.
In front of a huge Charlotte crowd over the weekend, Rick finished
third in his heat race on Friday evening prior to claiming a seventeenth
place performance in the 50-lap headliner. In Saturday's season
finale, "Scrub" ran second in heat race action and later
crossed underneath the checkers in the tenth spot following fifty
green flag laps in the feature. After 37 events this year, Rick
wound up second in the final WOOLMS point standings. Complete results
from the season ending weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Rick Eckert Nabs Top Five in 40th
Annual National 100 at EAMS!
Rick Eckert and Eric Jacobsen Racing teamed back up again on November
1-2 at the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City,
Alabama for the 40th edition of the 'National 100.' A $20,000 winner's
check was on the line in the unsanctioned mega-event, which drew
33 competitors to EAMS. On Saturday night, Rick laid down the thirteenth
fastest lap during the qualifying session prior to posting a strong
third place finish in his heat race behind only prelim winner Dennis
Franklin and runner-up Scott Bloomquist. After starting ninth on
the grid in Sunday's 100-lap grind, Rick survived a flat right rear
tire on lap 80 and charged back to finish fifth in the final rundown.
At the checkers of the 'National 100,' the York, Pennsylvania standout
trailed only winner Jonathan Davenport, Chris Madden, Scott Bloomquist,
and Don O'Neal. Full results from EAMS can be viewed online at www.eamsdirt.com.
Eckert Runner-Up Behind Jackson in
Hagerstown's Fall Bash!
Paul Crowl Racing and driver Rick Eckert were back on the grounds
of the legendary Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland on
October 24-25 for the 'Fall Bash.' The unsanctioned Super Late Model
showdown drew 36 competitors to Hagerstown to vie for the $8,000
top prize. On Friday night, Rick timed in fourth quickest during
the qualifying session prior to scoring the win in heat race action.
"Scrub" then moved past a couple of competitors during
Saturday's 40-lap feature event to claim a strong runner-up performance
behind only victor Keith Jackson. Full results from the 'Fall Bash'
can be located online at www.hagerstownspeedway.com.
Rick Eckert Climbs to Third in Visit
to Hagerstown Speedway
"Scrub" Rick Eckert was back behind the wheel of Paul
Crowl's #7 ride on Saturday evening, October 18 at the legendary
Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland. A weekly Super Late
Model program took place and a $2,000 payday was on the line. Rick
ran second in his heat race, which lined him up starting eighth
on the grid in the feature event. The York, Pennsylvania star eventually
moved past five competitors on the one-groove racing surface to
bring home a solid third place effort in the headliner behind only
winner Jason Covert and runner-up Jason Miller. Full results from
Hagerstown can be viewed online at www.hagerstownspeedway.com.
Eckert Makes First Visit to Magnolia;
Finishes Tenth in Cotton Pickin' 100
Rick Eckert and Eric Jacobsen Racing ventured to Magnolia Motor
Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on October 10-11 for the annual
running of the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100.' The unsanctioned
mega-event drew a whopping 72 competitors to "The Mag"
to vie for the hefty $20,000 top prize. On Friday night, Rick timed
in thirty-third fastest overall during the qualifying session prior
to grabbing the second transfer spot through his heat race behind
only prelim winner Scott Bloomquist. After starting the 100-lap
headliner from the outside of the fourth row on Saturday evening,
"Scrub" hung around the top ten before eventually scoring
a solid tenth place performance in his first-ever visit to the track.
Full results from the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100' can be
accessed online at www.magnoliadirt.com.
Rick Eckert and Eric Jacobsen Racing
Hook Up for Trio of Events!
"Scrub" Rick Eckert hooked up with Eric Jacobsen Racing
to enter a trio of high-profile events in the states of North Carolina
and Georgia from October 3-5. On Friday evening, things kicked off
with the annual running of the 'Tarheel 50' at Tri-County Race Track
in Brasstown, North Carolina. Rick qualified sixth fastest during
the time trial session, which locked him into the outside of the
third row for the start of the $4,053 to win showdown. During the
53-lapper, Rick moved past four competitors at the 1/4-mile bullring
to bag a strong runner-up performance behind only victor Casey Roberts.
Next up were a pair of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series programs at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia and Rome
Speedway in Rome, Georgia. In the 'Dixie Shootout' on Saturday,
Rick finished fifth in his heat race, won his B-Main, and later
climbed up to thirteenth at the finish of the 50-lapper. At Rome
on Sunday in the 'Rome Showdown,' the York, Pennsylvania star ran
third in his heat race prior to blasting past five cars during the
50-lapper en route to a fourth place effort behind only winner Scott
Bloomquist, Brandon Overton, and Chris Madden. Full results from
all three Southeastern races can be accessed online by clicking