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Busy World of Outlaws
Week for #7 Team in Wisconsin & Iowa
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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!
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!
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.
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!
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
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!
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.
100 Results from Lernerville (PA) Speedway...
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.
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
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!
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
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
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
Rick Eckert Sweeps Ultimate
Northeast Weekend at Port Royal!!!
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
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!
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