Eckert Wins Heat Race; Finishes Fifth at Hagerstown Speedway!
24, 2016) Rick
Eckert and Paul Crowl Racing drove through the pit gate at the legendary
Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland on Saturday, April 23
for the annual running of the 'Stanley Schetrompf Founders Day Classic.'
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series rolled into Hagerstown to preside
over the $12,000 to win special event. Rick clicked off the second
quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session and later
picked up the win in his loaded heat race. After starting the 60-lap
headliner from the inside of the second row, "Scrub" hung
around the front of the stellar field and eventually garnered a
strong fifth place effort behind only winner Gregg Satterlee, Scott
Bloomquist, Tim McCreadie, and Jonathan Davenport. Complete results
from the "Dirt Capitol" can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Pair of Top Fives for
Rick Eckert in Spring Thaw Weekend!
17, 2016) The
#7 team was in the pit area over the April 15-16 weekend at Volunteer
Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee, as the Old Man's Garage Spring
Nationals tour sanctioned the annual running of the 'Spring Thaw.'
On Friday night in the $4,000 to win weekend opener, Rick Eckert
timed in sixth quickest in Group B during the qualifying session
prior to running second in heat race action. After rolling off from
the outside of the sixth row in the 40-lap main event, Rick was
able to scoot past nine competitors en route to a stellar third
place podium performance behind only winner Mike Marlar and runner-up
At "The Gap" on Saturday evening, a $10,000
top prize was on the line in the finale of the 'Spring Thaw.' Rick
laid down the quickest lap overall during time trials and later
picked up the win in his loaded heat race. "Scrub" then
started the 60-lap headliner from the pole position before slipping
back to fourth at the checkers to finish behind only victor Chris
Madden, Mike Marlar, and Dale McDowell. Full results from the 'Spring
Thaw' weekend can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Eckert Sixth in WOOLMS
Stop at Duck River Raceway Park
10, 2016) Rick
Eckert and his #7 team followed the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late
Model Series trail to the Volunteer State of Tennessee on Friday,
April 8, as Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee played host
to a $10,000 to win showdown. Rick qualified ninth fastest in Group
A during time trials and later ran third in his loaded heat race.
After starting the 50-lap feature from the inside of the fifth row,
Rick got rolling late in the middle of the racetrack and drove up
to sixth to finish behind only victor Dale McDowell, Darrell Lanigan,
Josh Richards, Shane Clanton, and Brian Shirley.
Saturday's scheduled WOOLMS stop at Tazewell (TN)
Speedway was then canceled due to inclement weather. "Scrub"
currently sits third in the latest version of the national series
point standings following the show at Duck River Raceway Park. Full
results can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Rick Eckert Returns
to Action in Illini 100 at Farmer City Raceway
4, 2016) World
of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series action heated back up for
the #7 team on April 2-3 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City,
Illinois, as the annual running of the 'Illini 100' took place at
the 1/4-mile fairgrounds bullring. On Saturday night in the 'Illini
100' opener, Rick Eckert timed in tenth fastest in Group A during
the qualifying session and later grabbed the third and final transfer
spot through his heat race. After starting the $6,000 to win feature
event from the inside of the seventh row, Rick was able to move
past a trio of competitors during the 25-lap sprint on his way to
a steady tenth place effort.
At Farmer City on Sunday, a whopping $15,000 top prize
was on the line in the conclusion of the 'Illini 100' weekend. Rick
ran fifth in heat race action, but later won his B-Main to earn
a coveted transfer spot into the night's 75-lap headliner. "Scrub"
was then able to drive past a couple of cars during the A-Main to
close out the weekend with a fifteenth place performance. Rick now
finds himself third in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings.
Full results can be obtained online at www.woolms.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
DIRTcar Nationals Nightly
Results from Volusia Speedway Park
20, 2016) Tonight
marked the finale of both the 'DIRTcar Nationals' and "Speedweeks
2016" for the #7 team, as another $10,000 windfall was on the
line with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series at Volusia
(FL) Speedway Park. Rick Eckert finished sixth in heat race action
and third in his B-Main, but a series provisional allowed him to
roll off from the inside of the thirteenth row in the 50-lapper.
Rick, who emerged from "Speedweeks 2016" in the second
spot in WOOLMS point standings, wound up twenty-second in the final
finishing order of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' finale.
19, 2016) The
penultimate event of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' took place tonight
at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida and Rick Eckert
was among the entrants gunning for the $10,000 top prize. Rick ran
seventh in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main, which forced him
to rely on a WOOLMS provisional to gain access into the 50-lap headliner.
"Scrub" then proceeded to pick off thirteen racecars during
the A-Main to salvage a respectable thirteenth place effort.
18, 2016) Next
up at VSP was night four of the 45th Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals'
and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series roared into
the 1/2-mile dirt facility to preside over a $10,000 to win shootout.
Rick Eckert knocked down the ninth quickest time in Group B during
the qualifying session prior to finishing second in his loaded heat
race. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the
50-lap feature, Rick drove past seven competitors at Volusia Speedway
Park to score a strong fifth place showing behind only race winner
Josh Richards, Dale McDowell, Jonathan Davenport, and Scott Bloomquist!
17, 2016) The
third leg of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' thrilled fans tonight at Volusia
Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida and Rick Eckert had his focus
firmly set on the $10,000 winner's check. Rick qualified third fastest
in his group during UMP DIRTcar Series time trials and later ran
second in heat race action. The York, Pennsylvania star then moved
up three spots during the course of the 40-lapper to finish seventh
in the final rundown.
16, 2016) Round
two of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' took center stage tonight at Volusia
(FL) Speedway Park and the UMP DIRTcar Series battle once again
paid $7,000 to the winner. Rick Eckert ran fifth in his loaded heat
race prior to finishing second in his B-Main. After starting the
30-lap main event from the outside of the twelfth row, Rick blasted
by nineteen cars en route to a stellar fifth place performance.
"Scrub" wound up trailing only victor Josh Richards, Tim
McCreadie, Jonathan Davenport, and Mark Whitener at the checkers!
15, 2016) The
45th edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' for the UMP Super Late Models
started tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida,
as a $7,000 payday was up for grabs. Rick Eckert, who was fresh
off his win over the weekend at Screven, timed in sixth quickest
in his group during the qualifying session and later finished sixth
in heat race action. After grabbing the second transfer spot through
his B-Main, Rick stormed past six competitors during the 30-lap
feature on his way to a fourteenth place effort.
Winter Freeze Nightly
Results from Screven Motor Speedway
13, 2016) Another
World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series showdown completed
the 'Winter Freeze VI' weekend at Screven (GA) Motor Speedway tonight
and a $10,000 top prize was on the line. York, Pennsylvania ace
Rick Eckert clicked off the fastest lap in Group A during time trials
prior to running second in his loaded heat race. After drawing the
fourth starting position before the drop of the green flag in the
50-lap headliner, Rick was able to grab the point on lap 39 and
led the remainder of the distance on his way to the $10,000 triumph
over Boom Briggs, Jason Covert, Frank Heckenast, Jr., and Casey
12, 2016) The
2016 version of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
schedule kicked off tonight at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania,
Georgia with night one of the 'Winter Freeze VI.' The $8,000 to
win WOOLMS lid lifter drew a stellar 46 car field to the Peach State.
Rick Eckert timed in sixth fastest in Group B during the qualifying
session and later ran third in heat race action. During the course
of his season opener, "Scrub" was able to move up three
spots during the 40-lapper en route to a solid ninth place showing.