of Racing Nets Several Wins for Rick Eckert!
12, 2013) Rick Eckert continued his recent hot streak tonight
at the Action Track USA at the Kutztown Fairgrounds in Pennsylvania!
Rick once again brought his SpeedSTR to Kutztown for a pair of Sunoco
USAC Championship events. The York, Pennsylvania star took the checkers
in the first Twin 17 to earn the $1,000 top prize, while he passed
four competitors on his way to a runner-up effort in the second
17-lapper to finish behind only victor Billy Pauch, Jr.
(June 6, 2013) Tonight's
$2,000 to win SpeedSTR event, scheduled for the Path Valley Speedway,
has been rained-out. Rick Eckert will now enjoy the June 7-8 weekend
off from racing action!
5, 2013) York, Pennsylvania ace Rick Eckert made it back-to-back
wins tonight, as he took the checkers in the Appalachian Mountain
Speedweek finale at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania!
Rick won his heat race in preliminary action, but later drew the
eighth starting spot prior to the A-Main. "Scrub" then
proceeded to pick off car after car and eventually grabbed the top
spot with only four laps remaining. Rick went on to capture the
$7,000 top prize over Gregg Satterlee, Vic Coffey, Dan Stone, and
Davey Johnson! (Barry Lenhart Photo)
4, 2013) Paul Crowl's #7 team and Rick Eckert celebrated
in victory lane tonight at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal,
Pennsylvania! After finishing second in his heat race, Rick drew
the pole position for the 40-lap Appalachian Mountain Speedweek
feature event. Rick then led from flag-to-flag in the A-Main to
score the $5,000 triumph over Austin Hubbard, Gregg Satterlee, Jamie
Lathroum, and Davey Johnson! (Barry Lenhart Photo)
(June 3, 2013) "Scrub"
Rick Eckert invaded the Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg,
Pennsylvania tonight for a $5,000 to win Appalachian Mountain Speedweek
tilt. Rick finished seventh in his stacked heat race and later took
the win in his B-Main to advance into the 40-lapper. The York, Pennsylvania
ace wound up finishing fourteenth in the final rundown at Roaring
(June 2, 2013) Rick Eckert
was scheduled to be behind the wheel of Paul Crowl's #7 machine
tonight at the Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Virginia. However,
the $5,000 to win Appalachian Mountain Speedweek (AMS) race was
(June 1, 2013) The #24 team
was in the pit area tonight at the Stateline Speedway in Busti,
New York, as a $10,000 top prize was on the line in a World of Outlaws
Late Model Series showdown. Rick Eckert timed in fourteenth quickest
in qualifying and later finished fifth in his heat race to earn
the twelfth starting spot for the 50-lapper. "Scrub" then
picked off seven competitors on his way to a steady fifth place
performance behind only winner Shane Clanton, Mike Knight, Darrell
Lanigan, and John Volpe.
(May 30, 2013) The Rick
Eckert Racing team rolled into the Delaware International Speedway
in Delmar, Delaware tonight for the $10,000 to win 'Fulton Bank
50.' Rick Eckert posted the fourteenth fastest lap in World of Outlaws
Late Model Series time trials and later grabbed the fifth transfer
spot through his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap main
event from the outside of the seventh row, Rick barnstormed all
the way up to third to land a podium finish behind only winner Tim
McCreadie and runner-up Darrell Lanigan.
29, 2013) York, Pennsylvania star Rick Eckert was behind
the wheel of a SpeedSTR tonight at the Action Track USA at the Kutztown
Fairgrounds in Pennsylvania. Rick emerged victorious in the first
feature of the night, which was held over by rain from the previous
week and paid him $2,000. He then appeared primed to sweep the evening
when he burst into the lead at the start of the regularly scheduled
feature, but Rick clipped an inside marker tire and spun midway
through the event, which relegated him to a disappointing eleventh
place effort in the 30-lapper.
Eckert Strong in Memorial
Day Triple Shot in Ohio & WV
27, 2013) The Rick Eckert Racing team was back on the World
of Outlaws Late Model Series trail from May 24-26 in a trio of high-profile
races in the states of Ohio and West Virginia. On Friday night,
the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio played host to the 'Buckeye
50,' which boasted a $10,000 top prize. Rick Eckert timed in fourteenth
quickest during qualifying and later placed third in his heat race
to earn the outside fourth row starting spot for the 50-lapper.
Rick was then able to move by four competitors en route to a solid
fourth place showing behind only winner Dave Hess, Jr., Josh Richards,
and Darrell Lanigan.
Action quickly shifted to the Tyler County
Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia on Saturday and Sunday for
the 2nd Annual 'Jackpot 100.' On Saturday, Rick ran second in his
heat race and later posted another fourth place performance in the
$6,000 to win A-Main, finishing behind only winner Josh Richards,
Tim Fuller, and Darrell Lanigan in the 30-lap affair. In Sunday's
$15,000 to win 'Jackpot 100' finale at Tyler County, Rick finished
seventh in his heat race and third in his B-Main prior to blasting
past sixteen competitors in the 70-lapper on his way to a respectable
sixth place effort. Complete results from the triple shot of racing
action over the Memorial Day holiday weekend can be viewed online
Rick Eckert Drives Paul
Crowl's #7 to Winchester Victory!!!
19, 2013) Rick Eckert, of York, Pennsylvania, reached victory
lane for the first time in 2013 on Saturday night, May 18 at the
Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Virginia! Aboard Paul Crowl's
#7 entry, Rick won his heat race in preliminary action to earn the
pole position for the unsanctioned feature event. Rick then led
all thirty circuits of the A-Main on his way to the dominating $2,000
win over Dale Hollidge, Tommy Armel, Roy Deese, Jr., and Keith Jackson.
Complete results from Winchester can be accessed by clicking on
Top Five for Rick Eckert
Racing in Rare Visit to Arkansas!
12, 2013) Rick Eckert and his #24 team returned to action
on Saturday night, May 11 at the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series presided over the one-day
showdown and a $10,000 top prize was on the line. Rick timed in
fourth quickest of the 27 entrants during the qualifying session
and later placed second in his heat race. After drawing the outside
front row starting spot prior to the 50-lap main event, "Scrub"
ran inside of the top five throughout the race before eventually
bringing home a fourth place finish. Rick trailed only winner Shane
Clanton, Darrell Lanigan, and Josh Richards to the checkers and
still sits fourth in the latest WOOLMS point standings. Full results
from the rare visit to Arkansas can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Wet Weekend in Georgia
Wipes Out WOOLMS Doubleheader...
(May 4, 2013) Rick
Eckert Racing was scheduled to compete in a pair of $10,000 to win
World of Outlaws Late Model Series programs in the Peach State of
Georgia on May 3-4. Unfortunately, Mother Nature wiped out the shows
at both the Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Georgia and the Swainsboro
Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia...
Rick Eckert Fast, But Suffers
Bad Luck in Tennessee...
29, 2013) The Rick Eckert Racing team rolled into the Volunteer
State of Tennessee on April 26-28 for a trio of $10,000 to win World
of Outlaws Late Model Series clashes. On Friday night at the Smoky
Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Rick Eckert timed in eighth quickest
in Group B during qualifying and later finished third in his heat
race. After starting the 50-lap feature event from the outside of
the sixth row, Rick was all the way up to sixth before breaking
an axle on lap 38. The York, Pennsylvania star was unable to complete
the race and wound up eighteenth in the final finishing order.
Following a rain-out at the bad-fast Tazewell
Speedway in Tazewell on Saturday, the #24 team wrapped up their
weekend on Sunday at the Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel. Rick
posted the fifth fastest lap during time trials and later took the
win in his loaded heat race. After drawing the pole position for
the 50-lapper, Rick was running a strong third on lap 47 when all
three frontrunners were involved in a wreck with a lapped car. "Scrub"
was able to complete all fifty circuits, but was relegated to a
disappointing twelfth place performance. Rick now finds himself
fourth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings. Complete
results from the action-packed weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Eckert Climbs to Runner-Up
at 311 Motor Speedway!
21, 2013) Rick Eckert and his #24 team traveled to the
Tarheel State of North Carolina on April 19-20 for a pair of $10,000
to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series battles. Following a rain-out
on Friday night at the Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville,
North Carolina, the Saturday show at the 311 Motor Speedway in Madison,
North Carolina went off without a hitch.
Rick posted the ninth quickest lap during
time trials and later placed third in his loaded heat race. After
starting the 50-lap main event from the inside of the fifth row,
Rick pointed his #24 Team Zero / Jay Dickens entry towards the front
of the stellar field. "Scrub" eventually worked his way
up to the second spot to finish an impressive runner-up behind only
race winner Tim McCreadie. Rick now finds himself third in the latest
version of the WOOLMS point standings following the strong run at
311. Complete results can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Rick Eckert Grabs Top Ten
in $20k 'Illini 100'
7, 2013) Rick Eckert Racing resumed the 2013 World of Outlaws
Late Model Series schedule on April 5-6 at the Farmer City Raceway
in Farmer City, Illinois. The 5th edition of the 'Illini 100' took
place over the weekend and a hefty $20,000 top prize was on the
line. On Friday night, Rick Eckert laid down the ninth fastest lap
in Group B during the qualifying session and later grabbed the fourth
and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race.
By virtue of his preliminary night performance,
Rick started the 100-lapper on Saturday evening from the inside
of the eighth row. The York, Pennsylvania star was then able to
move up six spots during the 'Illini 100' en route to a steady ninth
place effort. Rick currently finds himself fourth in the latest
version of the WOOLMS point standings following the trip to the
1/4-mile fairgrounds venue. Full results from Farmer City can be
viewed online at www.woolms.com.