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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!!!

Change of Pace Greets Rick Eckert for the 2019 Racing Season
(January 31, 2019) Rick Eckert is usually putting the finishing touches on his immaculate racecars this time of year in preparation to head south to Georgia and Florida to take part in "Speedweeks." Unfortunately, that will not be the case for the Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer in 2019, as he officially announced today that he will not be following the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series tour on a full-time basis this year. After car owner Paul Crowl sold most of the equipment following last year's season finale at the Dirt Track at Charlotte and revealed that he would not return as team owner, Rick set out this off-season to secure either a high-profile ride or enough funding to operate his own race team on a national level. (Heath Lawson Photo)

Several options popped up and disappeared through the winter months, but nothing has materialized that will allow Rick to be a regular on the WOOLMS tour, of which he has been a part of and has not missed a race since its reincarnation in 2004. The York, Pennsylvania ace will be racing in 2019; however, as he plans to operate Rick Eckert Racing at a mostly regional level. Rick is currently seeking primary and associate marketing partners for his self-owned ride, which will either be #0 or #24 - harkening back to old car numbers that he has raced in the past. Anyone interested in supporting the newly-formed team can email Rick directly at Rae024@aol.com. | full press release

 

 

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