Eckert Wraps Up 2019 Campaign in Season-Ending World Finals
10, 2019) Rick Eckert entered his
final two races of the 2019 season from November 7-9 in the annual
'World Finals' at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord,
North Carolina. Following World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late
Model Series qualifying on Thursday at the 4/10-mile speedplant,
the first of two $12,000 to win programs took center stage in front
of a packed Charlotte crowd on Friday night. Aboard Allen Murray's
#0 machine once again, Rick unfortunately missed out on Friday's
50-lap opener after finishing fifth in his loaded heat race and
sixth in his B-Main. In Saturday night's finale, Rick grabbed the
third transfer spot through his heat race before winding up twenty-third
in the final rundown of the 50-lap headliner. Full results from
the 'World Finals' weekend can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Eckert Encounters Power
Steering Woes in Mid-Atlantic Championship
3, 2019) York, Pennsylvania ace Rick
Eckert returned to action on November 1-2 in the 'Mid-Atlantic Championship'
at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Delaware. Rick timed in fourth
quickest in his group during qualifying before racing to a heat
race triumph on Friday night. After rolling off from the pole position
in Saturday's 40-lap headliner, Rick had his sights set on the $7,000
payday in the unsanctioned contest. Unfortunately, power steering
woes on lap 11 thwarted his run and "Scrub" was forced
to retire in the thirteenth finishing position. Full results from
the weekend at Georgetown can be viewed online at www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com.
Rick Eckert Pilots Allen
Murray's Car in $100k DTWC
20, 2019) Rick Eckert continued his
2019 campaign on October 18-19, as the Allen Murray Racing team
traveled to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio to compete
in the 39th Annual 'Dirt Track World Championship.' The Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned the crown jewel extravaganza,
which drew 66 competitors to the 3/8-mile oval to vie for the whopping
$100,000 winner's check. On Friday night, Rick timed in twenty-fourth
fastest in Group A during qualifying before placing ninth in his
stacked heat race. At PRP on Saturday evening, "Scrub"
finished twelfth in his B-Main and ninth in the $3,000 to win 'Jim
Dunn Memorial' for non-qualifiers. Unfortunately, Rick was unable
to transfer into the 100-lap headliner, which was ultimately won
by Brandon Sheppard. Full results from the DTWC weekend can be viewed
by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Eckert's FALS Frenzy
Night Unfortunately a Short One...
13, 2019) In a day that started with
Rick Eckert planning on playing crew chief on Allen Murray's #2
XR1 Rocket Chassis at Fairbury Speedway wound up with "Scrub"
behind the wheel for the $15,000 to win 'FALS Frenzy' program on
Saturday evening, October 12. Piloting a brand-new car at the Fairbury,
Illinois oval, Rick unfortunately experienced a hung throttle during
the qualifying session, which resulted in him making hard impact
with the turn three wall. Due to the damage inflicted to Murray's
ride, Rick was forced to scratch from the remainder of the show
and will hope for better luck with Allen Murray Racing next weekend
during the 'Dirt Track World Championship' at Portsmouth (OH) Raceway
Park. Full results from 'FALS Frenzy' can be accessed online at
Rick Eckert Dominates
Keystone Cup for $15,000 Windfall!!!
29, 2019) Rick Eckert's 2019 win total
now stands at nine following a dominating 'Keystone Cup' triumph
on Saturday evening, September 28 at Bedford Speedway in Bedford,
Pennsylvania! After finishing second in his qualifying feature and
third in the dash on Friday night, Rick rolled off from the inside
of the second row in Saturday's 60-lap unsanctioned 'Keystone Cup.'
The York, Pennsylvania star then worked his way to the front on
lap 36 and drove off from the competition over the remaining distance
to secure the $15,000 top prize well ahead of Gregg Satterlee, Scott
Bloomquist, Dylan Yoder, and Matt Cosner! Complete results from
the weekend at Bedford Speedway can be located online at www.bedfordspeedway.com.
(Howie Balis Photo)
Eckert Nabs Pair of
Top Tens Against World of Outlaws Foes
22, 2019) Rick Eckert Racing roared
into Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York and Selinsgrove Speedway
in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania on September 20-21 for a pair of $10,000
to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series tussles.
On Friday night in New York, Rick Eckert grabbed the fourth transfer
spot through his heat race prior to moving up two positions during
the 50-lap main event on his way to a solid ninth place showing.
At the sprawling Selinsgrove oval on Saturday evening, Rick once
again placed fourth in his heat race and later steered past five
competitors during the 40-lap 'National Open' to leave with a seventh
place effort. Full results from both weekend contests can be accessed
online at www.woolms.com.
Rick Eckert Continues
Winning Ways; Takes Billy Vacek Memorial!
15, 2019) For the third weekend in
a row, Rick Eckert stood tall in victory lane on Saturday evening,
September 14 - this time for winning the inaugural 'Billy Vacek
Memorial' at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania! Rick
timed in third quickest in his group during the qualifying session
and later scored the triumph in his heat race. After rolling off
from the outside of the second row in the unsanctioned 40-lap contest,
Rick quickly found himself at the front of the field by the tenth
circuit. The York, Pennsylvania Hall of Famer then dominated the
remainder of the distance to pocket the $6,000 windfall for his
eighth victory of the 2019 campaign over Gregg Satterlee, Bryan
Bernheisel, Ross Robinson, and Gary Stuhler! Full results from last
night's race can be located by clicking on www.lincolnspeedway.com.
(Rick Neff Photo)
Eckert in Victory Lane
at Port Royal; Wins Tri-Track Championship!
7, 2019) "Scrub" Rick Eckert
celebrated in victory lane for the seventh time in 2019 on Friday
night, September 6 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania!
After earning Fast Time honors during the qualifying session and
securing a win in his heat race, Rick started the 30-lap unsanctioned
main event from the inside of the second row. The York, Pennsylvania
star then hounded early leader Colton Flinner for much of the feature
distance before sliding past Flinner to grab the point with about
seven laps remaining in the contest. Rick went on to capture the
$3,000 top prize ahead of Trevor Feathers, Marvin Winters, Colton
Flinner, and Gene Knaub. The win also locked up the Tri-Track Championship
for Eckert for his solid runs throughout the year at Port Royal,
Selinsgrove, and Bedford! Full results from last night can be located
by clicking on www.portroyalspeedway.com.
(Brian Rhoad Photo)
Rick Eckert Earns $7,055
Payday in Bedford's Labor Day 55!
2, 2019) Rick Eckert's 2019 win total
now stands at six following his thrilling 'Labor Day 55' triumph
on Friday night, August 30 at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania!
After running third in his heat race and rolling off from the outside
of the fifth row in the United Late Model Series (ULMS) special,
Rick bolted towards the front of the field in the 55-lap affair
and eventually wrestled away the top spot on the 52nd circuit. "Scrub"
then led the final four laps to record the $7,055 payday over Ross
Robinson, Jason Covert, Bryan Bernheisel, and Jared Miley!
On Saturday evening, August 31, the ULMS tour took
the #0 team to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania for
the 'Butch Renninger Memorial.' Rick won his heat race in preliminary
action and later elected to start at the tail of the feature field
in the $4,033 to win special event in hopes of capturing the lucrative
Hard Charger bonus. The York, Pennsylvania ace steered his Rocket
Chassis past eighteen competitors during the 33-lap headliner to
land not only a fifth place performance, but also the $4,000 Hard
Charger bonus. Sunday's $4,000 to win ULMS program scheduled for
Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania was unfortunately
washed out following afternoon rain showers. Full results from the
Labor Day holiday weekend can be viewed online at www.ulmsracing.com.
(Howie Balis Photo)
Eckert Gets Pair of
Top Tens in Dirt Million Prelims at Mansfield
25, 2019) The Rick Eckert Racing team
made their way to the Buckeye State on August 22-24 for the 2nd
edition of the 'Dirt Million' at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield,
Ohio. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned
the crown jewel extravaganza, which kicked off with a pair of $10,000
to win preliminary duels. Rick Eckert nabbed a tenth place showing
in Thursday's 30-lap opener, while "Scrub" advanced to
sixth in Friday night's 30-lapper. After placing second in his loaded
heat race on Saturday evening, Rick earned the rights to the inside
of the eighth row for the start of the 100-lap 'Dirt Million,' which
carried a gargantuan $101,626 payday. The York, Pennsylvania ace
was running about where he started the extra-distance affair before
going for a spin on the final circuit, which dropped him to a twentieth
place showing. Complete results from the lucrative 'Dirt Million'
weekend can be accessed by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
Rick Eckert Lands in
Top Ten in Pair of World of Outlaws Shows
18, 2019) Following a tenth place
effort in Wednesday's SpeedSTR show at Action Track USA in Kutztown,
Pennsylvania, Rick Eckert unloaded his #0 Super Late Model in a
pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model
Series contests on August 16-17 in the Keystone State. On Friday
night at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania,
Rick timed in thirteenth quickest overall during qualifying, ran
fourth in his loaded heat race, and later moved up to finish eighth
in the 40-lap main event. At Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal,
Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, Rick stormed up to second in his
heat race prior to advancing two spots in the 40-lapper to secure
a strong fifth place performance behind only victor Mason Zeigler,
Ricky Weiss, Brandon Sheppard, and Shane Clanton. Full results from
each of these WoO battles can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Eckert Takes Smokey
Frye Classic at BAPS for $4,000 Win!
28, 2019) "Scrub" Rick Eckert
registered his fifth victory of 2019 on Saturday evening, July 27
in a rare visit to BAPS Motor Speedway in Newberrytown, Pennsylvania!
The Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series presided over the
single-day throwdown in the Keystone State and 21 competitors signed
into the pit area. Rick timed in tenth fastest overall during the
qualifying session before placing fourth in his loaded heat race.
After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in the 40-lap
main event, Rick streaked towards the front early and slid ahead
of leader Ross Robinson to earn the point on lap 17. The York, Pennsylvania
star then led the remainder of the 'Smokey Frye Classic' distance
to garner the $4,000 paycheck over Robinson, Matt Cosner, Jeff Rine,
and Jared Miley! Complete results from last night at BAPS can be
accessed online at www.ultimatesupers.com.