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Rick Eckert Continues Winning Ways; Takes Billy Vacek Memorial!
(September 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!
(September 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!
(September 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
(August 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
(August 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!
(July 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.

Rick Eckert Shows Speed Against Lucas Gang in Murray's Car
(July 15, 2019) Rick Eckert battled the cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in four high-profile shows from July 11-14 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. On Thursday night in the first of two $12,000 to win programs at Granite City, Rick wheeled Allen Murray's #2 machine to a fourth place heat race finish prior to winding up thirteenth in the final finishing order of the 50-lap main event. At the St. Louis-area venue on Friday, Rick finished fifth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and twelfth in the 50-lapper.

The dirt-slinging action then continued at Wheatland in two more contests - each of which boasted a $15,000 payday. On Saturday evening, Rick drove to a second place finish in his loaded heat race and later claimed a strong ninth place effort in the 60-lap headliner. The York, Pennsylvania ace then placed second in his heat race on Sunday and ran amongst the leaders early in the 60-lap feature before slipping back to thirteenth at the unfurling of the checkered flag. Complete results from the hectic four-race weekend can be located online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (Fast Track Photos)

Eckert Set to Steer Allen Murray's #2 in Lucrative Four-Race Weekend!
(July 9, 2019) Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Rick Eckert, of York, Pennsylvania, has unveiled plans today to enter the four Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series contests - scheduled from July 11-14 - in the Midwestern States of Illinois and Missouri. Instead of making the long trek west with his own equipment, Rick will pilot Allen Murray's #2 Rocket XR1 machine throughout the lucrative weekend. Allen, who hails from San Antonio, Texas, is a sponsor and supporter of Rick Eckert Racing through his family-owned business M&M Painting & Construction. With a light racing schedule in the Mid-Atlantic for Rick and a busy work schedule for Allen, the pair made plans recently to team up for an assault on Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri this weekend. (Mike Ruefer Photo)

"My own racing schedule is pretty relaxed this month and Allen (Murray) is busy with work right now, so it is a win/win situation for both of us," exclaimed Eckert via telephone this afternoon. "Allen has top-notch equipment and he has been a great friend and supporter of myself and my race team. Hopefully, I can jump in his stuff Thursday, be quick right out of the box, and keeping working on the car throughout the weekend to get it faster and overall make his program better." | full story

Eckert Blasts Past Six Competitors in Port Royal Special
(July 7, 2019) Only one event dotted Rick Eckert's racing calendar over the Independence Day holiday weekend, as he traveled to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, July 6 for a $3,000 to win shootout. Rick earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session before placing fourth in heat race action. After starting the 25-lap sprint from the outside of the sixth row, Rick was able to steer past six competitors on his way to a solid sixth place effort behind only victor Nick Dickson, Andy Haus, Gene Knaub, Bryan Bernheisel, and Jeff Rine. Complete results from last night at Port Royal can be accessed online at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Rick Eckert Runner-Up in Visit to Georgetown Speedway!
(June 29, 2019) Rick Eckert and his #0 team were in the pit area on Friday night, June 28 at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Delaware. A $3,500 payday was on the line in the unsanctioned program. Rick knocked down the third quickest lap in his group during qualifying and later ran second in heat race action. The York, Pennsylvania ace then advanced up to second in the headliner and was battling for the lead on the white flag lap when eventual winner Jamie Lathroum cut down Rick's left rear tire while trading paint. "Scrub" was able to limp around to the checkered flag to post a runner-up performance behind Lathroum. Complete results can be found online at www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com.

Firecracker 100 Weekend Unfortunately a Short One for Eckert
(June 22, 2019) Rick Eckert Racing headed to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania for the 13th Annual 'Firecracker 100,' which started on Friday night, June 21 with a $6,000 to win preliminary event. Rick Eckert posted the ninth fastest lap in Group A during World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series qualifying and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the seventh row in the 30-lap sprint, Rick was unfortunately involved in a grinding wreck on a restart and heavy damage to his #0 car caused him to retire in the twenty-third position. Due to a clip that needs repaired on his XR1 Rocket Chassis, "Scrub" was forced to scratch from Saturday's action during the 'Firecracker 100' and was unable to compete in the $30,000 to win mega-event. Full results from the shortened weekend at Lernerville can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

Eckert a Close Runner-Up in $20,000 to win USA 100!
(June 16, 2019) Following a tenth place effort on Wednesday night behind the wheel of a SpeedSTR at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, Rick Eckert invaded the pristine Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia on Saturday evening, June 15 for the annual running of the 'USA 100.' The Ultimate Super Late Model Series presided over the single-day affair and 30 competitors made their way to VMS to do battle for the whopping $20,000 payday. Rick laid down the seventh fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session before placing third in his loaded heat race. "Scrub" then started the 60-lap headliner from the outside of the fifth row and immediately started his march to the front of the strong field. Rick eventually maneuvered up to second to finish a scant 0.119 seconds behind only victor Brandon Overton. Complete results from the 'USA 100' can be accessed online at www.ultimatesupers.com. (Larry Burnett Photo)

Rick Eckert Owns Williams Grove for Another $3,000 Triumph!
(June 10, 2019) "Scrub" Rick Eckert landed in victory lane for the fourth time in 2019 on Friday night, June 7 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania! Rick dominated the evening at the storied Williams Grove facility, as he set Fast Time in qualifying, won his heat race, and later led from flag-to-flag in the 'Tri-Track Challenge' headliner to pocket the $3,000 payday ahead of Dan Stone, Coleby Frye, Jerry Bard, and Jim Bernheisel.

On Saturday evening in a similar $3,000 to win 'Tri-Track Challenge' showdown at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, Rick won his heat race and was leading the 30-lap main event when a flat right front tire sent him hard into the outside retaining wall and relegated the York, Pennsylvania native to a disappointing sixteenth place showing. The hectic weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pennsylvania where Rick placed eighth in the final finishing order of a $3,000 to win SpeedSTR event. Full results can be found online at www.williamsgrove.com, www.selinsgrovespeedway.com, and www.actiontrackusa.com.

Eckert Fifth in Billy Winn Classic Over Rain-Soaked Weekend...
(June 2, 2019) Rick Eckert Racing roared into Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania on Friday night, May 31 for the annual running of the 'Billy Winn Classic,' which boasted an $8,300 winner's check. Rick Eckert rolled off eighth on the starting grid in the 50-lap, unsanctioned headliner and worked his way up inside of the top five. Despite his motor missing throughout the distance, Rick eventually wound up fifth in the final finishing order behind only winner Mason Zeigler, Jason Covert, Alex Ferree, and Jeff Rine. On Saturday evening, June 1, the #0 team was in the pit area at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania for a $3,000 to win shootout, but Mother Nature intervened following the heat races and wiped out the feature event. Sunday's stop in a SpeedSTR at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pennsylvania was also nixed by inclement weather. Full results from Bedford can be located online at www.bedfordspeedway.com.

Rick Eckert Remains Hot; Claims Victory at Port Royal!!
(May 28, 2019) Rick Eckert, of York, Pennsylvania, racked up his third feature win of 2019 on Sunday night, May 26 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania! In the annual 'Bob Weikert Memorial,' Rick won his heat race in preliminary action, started seventh in the 35-lap feature event, and grabbed the point on the 31st circuit en route to capturing the $5,000 winner's check over Dylan Yoder, Jason Covert, Dan Stone, and Michael Norris. Earlier in the weekend at Port Royal, Rick won his heat race on Saturday and later led laps 6 and 8-17 of the $5,000 to win headliner before winding up third and on the podium behind only race winner Mason Zeigler and runner-up Jason Covert. In Monday's Memorial Day weekend finale at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, "Scrub" drove a USAC All-Pro SpeedSTR to a solid ninth place performance. Full results from the weekend can be accessed online at www.portroyalspeedway.com and www.actiontrackusa.com. (Brian Rhoad Photo)

Eckert Wins $11,000 in Thrilling Fashion at Selinsgrove!!!
(May 19, 2019) York, Pennsylvania standout Rick Eckert captured his second victory of the 2019 racing season in thrilling fashion on Saturday evening, May 18 in the unsanctioned 'Ron Keister Memorial' at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania! Rick laid down a fast lap during the qualifying session and later scored a heat race triumph. After starting third on the feature grid, Rick spent most of the 52-lap main event in the second position and hounding leader Mason Zeigler. "Scrub" was able to outduel Zeigler in the waning laps; however, and led the final two circuits to claim the $11,000 winner's check. Finishing behind his self-owned #0 Rocket XR1 machine was Zeigler, Dylan Yoder, Gregg Satterlee, and Jared Miley! Complete results from last night's exciting 'Ron Keister Memorial' can be accessed online at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com. (Barry Lenhart Photo)

 

 

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