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Eckert Closes Out 2018 WOOLMS Season at Charlotte; Fifth in Points
(November 4, 2018) The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series wrapped up their 2018 season at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina from November 1-3 in the 12th annual running of the 'World of Outlaws World Finals' presented by Can-Am. A pair of $12,000 to win contests were held in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the Charlotte-area speedplant. During the two rounds of time trials, Rick Eckert knocked down the fifth quickest lap in Group B for Friday's show, while he stopped the clock eleventh fastest in Group B for Saturday's program.

On Friday night, Rick finished eleventh in his heat race - after running over something on the racetrack in a transfer position - and twelfth in his B-Main. After utilizing a series provisional to start twenty-fifth on the feature grid, Rick climbed past six competitors to wind up nineteenth in the final rundown of the 50-lapper. In the 'World Finals' finale on Saturday evening, Rick grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race before placing eighteenth in the 50-lap headliner. "Scrub" was officially etched into fifth in the final version of the WOOLMS point standings following the long racing season. Complete results from the season-ending 'World Finals' weekend can be obtained online by clicking on www.woolms.com.

Rick Eckert Posts Pair of Top Tens in Outlaw Invasion
(September 30, 2018) Rick Eckert and the Paul Crowl Racing team traveled to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on September 28-29 for the 'Outlaw Invasion' weekend, which featured two separate World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series programs. In Friday night's $8,000 to win opener, Rick ran third in heat race action prior to advancing past three competitors during the 40-lap feature to nab a seventh place performance. At Atomic on Saturday evening in the $10,000 to win weekend finale, Rick grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race and later blasted past six cars during the 50-lapper en route to a steady tenth place effort. "Scrub" currently sits fifth in the latest WOOLMS point standings exiting the Buckeye State of Ohio. Complete results from the doubleheader weekend can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

Eckert Back in WOOLMS Action in Pennsylvania & New York
(September 24, 2018) The #7 team was back in competition with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series from September 21-23 at both Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York and Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. In a $10,000 to win show at Outlaw, which started on Friday and culminated on Sunday due to inclement weather, Rick Eckert timed in second fastest overall during qualifying, finished fifth in his stacked heat race, and later advanced up to eighth in the rain-postponed 50-lap main event. At Selinsgrove in the $10,000 to win 'National Open' on Saturday evening, Rick placed second in his heat race prior to moving past three competitors during the 50-lapper en route to a strong fourth place effort behind only victor Chris Madden, Devin Moran, and Mike Marlar! Complete results from the doubleheader weekend can be viewed by clicking on www.woolms.com.

Rick Eckert Enters Inaugural Dirt Million at Mansfield
(August 26, 2018) The Paul Crowl Racing team made their way to the pristine Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio on August 24-25 to compete in the inaugural running of the highly-publicized 'Dirt Million.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the two-day spectacular, which kicked off on Friday night with a pair of $10,000 to win 'Dirt Million' duels. Rick Eckert placed third in heat race action and later started his 30-lap duel from the outside of the sixth row. Unfortunately, a late flat tire in the contest dropped "Scrub" to an eighteenth place showing.

A huge standing-room-only crowd was then on hand to witness the largest paying Super Late Model show of 2018 on Saturday, as a whopping nearly $203,000 winner's check was up for grabs. Rick advanced up to second in his stacked heat race and later finished third in his B-Main. Unfortunately, in each instance, that was one mere spot away from a coveted transfer position into the 100-lap 'Dirt Million' that was eventually won by Earl Pearson, Jr. Full results from the lucrative 'Dirt Million' weekend can be obtained by visiting www.lucasdirt.com.

World of Outlaws Heats Back Up with Four Race East Coast Swing
(August 19, 2018) The extended World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series weekend wrapped up tonight at Eriez Speedway in Hammett, Pennsylvania and yet another $10,000 payday was on the line. Rick Eckert stopped the clock sixth quickest in Group A during time trials prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. In the 50-lap headliner, Rick was able to move past a couple of competitors on his way to a steady ninth place effort.

(August 18, 2018) Another rainy night greeted the cars and stars of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tonight at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, but the $10,000 to win show was able to soldier on to an early morning finish. Rick Eckert laid down the fifth fastest time in Group B during qualifying and later placed second in heat race action. "Scrub" then rolled off from the inside of the fourth row, but a broken driveshaft early in the 40-lap feature distance dropped the York, Pennsylvania native to a disappointing nineteenth place showing.

(August 17, 2018) Mother Nature was not invited, but joined up again with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series for the second event of a four-day stretch of races throughout the eastern United States. Afternoon thunderstorms settled over Williams Grove Speedway and tonight's $10,000 to win contest at the historic Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania oval has been cancelled.

(August 16, 2018) The first event of a four-race World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series swing through the states of Delaware and Pennsylvania took place earlier tonight at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Delaware. Rick Eckert knocked down the fourth quickest time overall during the qualifying session before claiming a heat race victory. After drawing the pole position and with passing at a premium throughout the 40-lap feature event, Rick lost the drag race at the drop of the green flag and was forced to settle for a strong runner-up performance behind only $10,000 victor Chris Madden!

Busy World of Outlaws Week for #7 Team in Wisconsin & Iowa
(August 6, 2018) Heavy rain forced the cancellation of tonight's World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series special at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa. The $10,000 to win 'Farley 50' will not be rescheduled.

(August 4, 2018) Things wrapped up in the Badger State tonight in the finale of the 'USA Nationals' at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway, as the whopping $50,000 winner's check had the attention of everyone at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Rick Eckert ran fourth in his consolation race and later received a World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series provisional to gain access into the 100-lap crown jewel main event. Rick then moved forward and was heading towards a top ten effort when he unfortunately overheated and retired after only 80 circuits in the nineteenth spot.

(August 3, 2018) Preliminary action for the 31st Annual 'USA Nationals' took place earlier this evening at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. For the first time in the crown jewel event's storied history, a double set of heat races with combined passing points were held to set the lineups for Saturday's $50,000 to win extravaganza. Rick Eckert finished fifth in his first heat race of the night, while he placed sixth in his final prelim. By virtue of accumulating the 29th most passing points, Rick will be in one of the consolation events tomorrow evening.

(August 2, 2018) The 31st edition of the 'USA Nationals' got underway tonight at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. A stout 45 car field made their way to the track located near the Minnesota/Wisconsin border for the $6,000 to win preliminary event. Rick Eckert stopped the clock eighth quickest in Group A during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series qualifying session and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his loaded heat race. Rick then started fifteenth on the grid in the 40-lap feature, but unfortunately brought out the caution flag on the 23rd circuit. "Scrub" wound up salvaging a twelfth place effort tonight in the weekend opener at CLS.

(July 31, 2018) Another $10,000 top prize was on the line tonight with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series at the sprawling Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin. In the annual 'Sun Drop Shootout,' Rick Eckert knocked down the fifth quickest lap in time trials prior to running second in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 50-lap headliner, Rick survived an early skirmish with A.J. Diemel and eventually brought his #7 machine home in the ninth finishing position.

(July 30, 2018) A very short turnaround greeted the #7 team following the big PDC weekend, as they were in the pit area tonight at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series presided over the action at Plymouth and a strong 36 car field was on hand to gun for the $10,000 windfall. Rick Eckert timed in tenth fastest in Group A during qualifying before grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 50-lap main event from the inside of the eighth row, Rick steered past eight competitors during the contest to garner a seventh place effort.

Rick Eckert Third in PDC Qualifier; Breaks Fan Blade in $30k Feature
(July 29, 2018) Rick Eckert found his way to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois on July 27-28 for the 29th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' On Friday night during preliminary action, Rick laid down the eleventh quickest lap in Group B during World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series time trials prior to advancing up to third in his $2,500 to win qualifying feature to finish on the podium behind only prelim winner Devin Moran and Ryan Unzicker. After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row in Saturday's $30,000 to win 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' Rick's run in the 100-lapper came to a halt after 58 circuits due to a broken fan blade. The York, Pennsylvania ace was relegated to a disappointing twenty-sixth place performance in the PDC and now sits sixth in the latest WOOLMS point standings. Full results from FALS can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

Eckert Follows WOOLMS Tour to Upper Midwest for Busy Stretch
(July 24, 2018) Following a ten-day break, Rick Eckert was back in World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series competition tonight at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa. A 23 car field assembled at the sprawling Hawkeye State speedplant to vie for the $10,000 top prize. Rick knocked down the fifteenth fastest lap overall during the time trial session and later advanced up to second in heat race action. After rolling off from the inside of the fourth row in the 40-lap feature, Rick was able to move up inside of the top five to bag a fifth place effort behind only victor Chad Simpson, Chris Madden, Chris Simpson, and Mike Marlar!

(July 14, 2018) Rick Eckert and his #7 team rolled into Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota tonight to battle the cars and stars of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series for a $10,000 payday. After an engine change following last night's race in North Dakota, Rick posted the third quickest time overall during qualifying and later claimed another heat race triumph. "Scrub" then led the first nine circuits in the 50-lap feature before eventually sliding back to third at the checkers to trail only victor Chris Madden and runner-up Brandon Sheppard!

(July 13, 2018) Next up was a visit to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota tonight for another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series contest. Rick Eckert claimed the fifth quickest time overall during the qualifying session prior to recording his second straight heat race victory. "Scrub" then rolled off from the outside of the front row in the 50-lap main event and was running fifth when he slowed to bring out the caution flag on lap 29. He was relegated to a disappointing sixteenth place effort tonight at River Cities.

(July 10, 2018) The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series took the #7 team to Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, South Dakota tonight for the series most western stop of the 2018 campaign. Rick Eckert, who was two-for-two in the win column at Rapid City during his career, knocked down the quickest lap overall of the 15 entrants during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors before scoring a heat race triumph. After starting the $10,000 to win feature from the pole position and leading the first nineteen circuits, "Scrub" eventually settled for a steady fourth place performance in the 50-lapper behind only victor Brandon Sheppard, Mike Marlar, and Chris Madden!

(July 7, 2018) Another $10,000 payday was on the line tonight at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota, as the 39th edition of the 'Gopher 50' drew a stout 30 car field. Rick Eckert stopped the clock seventh fastest overall during World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series time trials and later finished second in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fourth row in the 50-lap main event, Rick unfortunately slowed on lap 15 and eventually wound up fifteenth in the final finishing order.

(July 6, 2018) A busy six race stretch across the Upper Midwest with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series got underway tonight with a $10,000 to win program at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa. Rick Eckert laid down the twenty-fifth quickest lap overall during qualifying prior to running seventh in heat race action. "Scrub" eventually passed nine competitors on the rugged racing surface during the 40-lapper to secure a solid tenth place showing.

Rick Eckert Seventh at Terre Haute; Climbs to Fourth at I-55!
(July 1, 2018) The #7 Paul Crowl Racing team rolled into Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Indiana and Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri over the June 29-30 weekend for a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals co-sanctioned clashes. On Friday night at the sprawling Terre Haute oval, Rick Eckert ran third in his loaded heat race before moving up one spot in the 30-lap headliner on his way to a steady seventh place showing. At Pevely on Saturday evening, Rick finished second in heat race action prior to advancing past a trio of competitors during the 50-lapper en route to an impressive fourth place feature effort behind only victor Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, and Brian Shirley. "Scrub" still finds himself fifth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings heading into the hectic month of July. Full results can be located online at www.woolms.com.

Nightly Firecracker 100 Results from Lernerville (PA) Speedway...
(June 23, 2018) The 12th edition of the 'Firecracker 100' wrapped up tonight at Lernerville (PA) Speedway and all eyes in the pit area were fixated on the whopping $30,000 payday. Rick Eckert grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race and later started the 100-lap affair from the outside of the seventh row. The former 'Firecracker 100' winner was able to advance three positions during the contest and eventually crossed underneath the checkered flag in the eleventh spot.

(June 22, 2018) Night two of the annual 'Firecracker 100' was held earlier this evening at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania and another $6,000 paycheck was on the line for the 40 Super Late Model entrants. Rick Eckert posted the fifth quickest lap in Group B during World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series time trials and later ran third in heat race action. "Scrub" then started the 30-lapper from the outside of the fifth row before moving up to finish ninth in the final rundown at the lightning-quick 4/10-mile oval.

(June 21, 2018) The 12th Annual 'Firecracker 100' kicked off earlier tonight at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania with a $6,000 to win preliminary showdown. Rick Eckert stopped the clock eighth fastest in Group A during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series qualifying session before grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting fifteenth on the grid in the 30-lap sprint, Rick wound up finishing night one at Lernerville in the seventeenth position.

Eckert Fourth in Tripleheader Opener at Stateline Speedway!
(June 17, 2018) The Paul Crowl Racing team entered a trio of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series shootouts at Stateline Speedway (Busti, New York), Ransomville Speedway (Ransomville, New York), and Wayne County Speedway (Orrville, Ohio) from June 14-16. On Thursday at Stateline, Rick Eckert won his heat race prior to knocking down a strong fourth place effort in the 50-lapper behind only winner Brandon Sheppard, Darrell Bossard, and Mike Marlar. At Ransomville on Friday night, Rick placed fifth in his heat race before storming past eight competitors during the 50-lap main event en route to a solid seventh place showing. In the weekend finale on Saturday evening at Wayne County, "Scrub" ran fourth in his heat race and twelfth in the 50-lap headliner. Rick still sits fifth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the big tripleheader weekend. Full results can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

Rick Eckert Suffers Untimely Flat Tire While Leading at Williams Grove
(June 9, 2018) Rick Eckert and the #7 team invaded Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday night, June 8 for an unsanctioned Super Late Model special, which paid $3,000 to the winner. Rick stopped the clock third fastest in his group during the time trial session prior to scoring the victory in heat race action. After rolling off from the pole position and leading the first thirteen circuits, Rick unfortunately suffered an untimely flat left rear tire and subsequently retired from the race in the thirteenth position. Complete results from last night's rare Late Model show at Williams Grove can be found online at www.williamsgrove.com.

Eckert Still Fifth in WOOLMS Points Following Tennessee Two-Step
(June 3, 2018) Next up on the racing calendar for Paul Crowl Racing was a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series throwdowns in east Tennessee over the June 1-2 weekend. On Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee, Rick Eckert finished third in his loaded heat race prior to slipping back to eleventh in the 50-lap headliner. At Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee on Saturday evening, Rick grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his heat race before winding up sixteenth in the final rundown of the 50-lapper. "Scrub" still sits fifth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings. Full results from the Volunteer State can be accessed by clicking on www.woolms.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

Rick Eckert Sweeps Ultimate Northeast Weekend at Port Royal!!!
(May 28, 2018) Rick Eckert and the Paul Crowl Racing team notched their first two wins of the 2018 racing season on May 26-27 in an Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series doubleheader at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania! On Saturday night in the weekend opener, Rick won his heat race and later led all thirty circuits in the main event from the outside of the front row to pocket the $3,000 payday ahead of Gary Stuhler, Dylan Yoder, Jeff Rine, and Donny Schatz. At Port Royal on Sunday evening, Rick set Fast Time in qualifying, won his heat race, and later led all thirty-five laps of the headliner to score the $5,000 windfall over Jeff Rine, Ross Robinson, Kyle Lee, and Donny Schatz. Full results from the 'Bob Weikert Memorial' can be accessed by clicking on www.ultimatesupers.com. (Brian Rhoads Photo)

Eckert a Solid Eighth in $25,001 to win First in Flight 100
(May 13, 2018) The Paul Crowl Racing team and driver Rick Eckert were in the pit area at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina on May 11-12 for the inaugural running of the 'First in Flight 100.' The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series presided over the $25,001 to win contest, which was held in honor of Mr. Carlton Lamm. In preliminary action on Friday night, Rick won his heat race and was leading the $2,001 to win "Big C Dash for Cash" when a broken water pump relegated him to an eighth place finish. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in Saturday's 100-lap affair, Rick wound up finishing right where he started... in the eighth position. "Scrub" still sits fifth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the Tarheel State. Full results from the big weekend in Fayetteville can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

Rick Eckert Records Trio of Top Tens in Southeastern Triple Shot!
(May 6, 2018) The Paul Crowl Racing team stayed in the Southeast from May 3-5 for a trio of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series showdowns in the states of Georgia and South Carolina. On Thursday night at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Georgia, Rick Eckert ran sixth in his heat race prior to passing ten competitors during the 50-lap feature on his way to a strong seventh place showing. At Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina on Friday evening, Rick finished third in his heat race and eighth in the final rundown of the 50-lapper. In Saturday's weekend finale on the "gray gumbo" at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia, Rick placed second in his heat race before winding up ninth in the 50-lap main event. "Scrub" still sits fifth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings following the action-packed weekend. Full results can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

 

 

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