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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)

Rick Eckert Drives to Top Five in Stanley Schetrompf Classic
(April 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!
(March 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
(March 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!
(March 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!!!

 

 

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