Eckert Drives to Top Five in Stanley Schetrompf Classic
14, 2019) Rick
Eckert and his #0 team invaded the legendary Hagerstown Speedway
in Hagerstown, Maryland on Saturday evening, April 13 for the 38th
Annual 'Stanley Schetrompf Classic,' which was sanctioned by the
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Rick placed second in his loaded
heat race and later started from the inside of the third row in
the $12,000 to win headliner. "Scrub" then picked up a
spot during the course of the 50-lap headliner to land in the fourth
finishing position behind only victor Jonathan Davenport, Brandon
Sheppard, and Jimmy Owens. Sunday's $10,000 to win LOLMDS battle
at Port Royal (PA) Speedway was unfortunately washed out and will
not be rescheduled. Full results from Hagerstown can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Eckert Earns First Win
of 2019 at Williams Grove Speedway!
30, 2019) Rick
Eckert Racing secured their first feature win of the young 2019
campaign on Friday evening, March 29 in United Late Model Series
(ULMS) action at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania!
After winning his heat race, Rick Eckert rolled off from the outside
of the third row in the 30-lap main event. Rick then grabbed the
point on the 23rd circuit in the contest and drove to the $3,000
triumph over Jason Covert, Mason Zeigler, Justin Weaver, and Jeff
Rine. Complete results from last night at Williams Grove can be
accessed online at www.ulmsracing.com.
(Jason Walls Photo)
Rick Eckert Racing Shows
Speed in Season Opening Weekend
25, 2019) With
Williams Grove Speedway succumbing to Mother Nature on Friday, Rick
Eckert and his new-look #0 team officially kicked off their season
in a pair of $3,000 to win ULMS events on March 23-24 at Port Royal
Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. Rick was quick right out of
the box in preliminary action on both occasions, as he set Fast
Time in qualifying and won his heat race on Saturday and Sunday
at the Keystone State oval. After drawing the sixth starting spot
in Saturday's 30-lap main event, "Scrub" was able to work
his way past a trio of racecars en route to a strong third place
podium effort behind only victor Jason Covert and runner-up Dylan
Yoder. On Sunday afternoon at Port Royal, Rick redrew a five prior
to the start of the 30-lapper and brought his XR1 Rocket Chassis
home in the seventh finishing position. Full results can be viewed
online at www.ulmsracing.com.
(Barry Lenhart Photo)
Eckert Releases 2019
Schedule Ahead of Friday's Season Opener!
18, 2019) Rick
Eckert, who announced in late January that he would be piloting
a self-owned car in 2019, has been working feverishly in the race
shop recently to prepare for this weekend's season-opening tripleheader.
Rick Eckert Racing plans to lift the lid to their '19 campaign from
March 22-24 in a trio of $3,000 to win ULMS shows at Williams Grove
Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and Port Royal Speedway
in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. In addition to those dates, Rick has
also unveiled a tentative schedule for the entire 2019 season, which
you can view on the SCHEDULE
page of the website.
Marketing partners on the new look #0 car this year
include Drydene Performance Products, PPC Lubricants, S.L. Shenberger
Dump Truck Service, Suburban Bowlerama, Firehouse Subs, M&M
Painting & Construction, Eckert Trucking, and All About Wraps.
Be on the look-out for a newly refurbished website for Rick Eckert
Racing very soon, which will reflect his team, number, and sponsor
changes for this year!!!
Pace Greets Rick Eckert for the 2019 Racing Season
31, 2019) Rick Eckert is usually putting
the finishing touches on his immaculate racecars this time of year
in preparation to head south to Georgia and Florida to take part
in "Speedweeks." Unfortunately, that will not be the case
for the Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer in 2019, as he officially
announced today that he will not be following the World of Outlaws
Morton Buildings Late Model Series tour on a full-time basis this
year. After car owner Paul Crowl sold most of the equipment following
last year's season finale at the Dirt Track at Charlotte and revealed
that he would not return as team owner, Rick set out this off-season
to secure either a high-profile ride or enough funding to operate
his own race team on a national level. (Heath
Several options popped up and disappeared through the winter months,
but nothing has materialized that will allow Rick to be a regular
on the WOOLMS tour, of which he has been a part of and has not missed
a race since its reincarnation in 2004. The York, Pennsylvania ace
will be racing in 2019; however, as he plans to operate Rick Eckert
Racing at a mostly regional level. Rick is currently seeking primary
and associate marketing partners for his self-owned ride, which
will either be #0 or #24 - harkening back to old car numbers that
he has raced in the past. Anyone interested in supporting the newly-formed
team can email Rick directly at Rae024@aol.com.
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