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Rick Eckert Wins Heat Race; Finishes Fifth at Hagerstown Speedway!
(April 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!
(April 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 Dale McDowell!

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. (Chad Wells Photography)

Eckert Sixth in WOOLMS Stop at Duck River Raceway Park
(April 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
(April 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
(February 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.

(February 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.

(February 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!

(February 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.

(February 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!

(February 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
(February 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 Roberts! (Thomas Hendrickson Photo)

(February 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.

 

 

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