Takes Turn in Warrior House Car at Smoky Mountain
9, 2014) Rick Eckert, of York, Pennsylvania, accepted an
invitation to drive Sanford Goddard's #1G Warrior House Car on March
7-8 at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. The National
Dirt Racing League (NDRL) presided over the inaugural 'Tennessee
Tipoff Classic,' which kicked off on Friday night with a $7,500
to win showdown. Rick posted the tenth fastest time in Group A during
time trials and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot
through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the
seventh row in the 40-lap main event, Rick hung around his starting
spot throughout the distance and wound up fifteenth in the final
On Saturday evening at Smoky Mountain, a
$12,500 top prize was on the line in the NDRL weekend finale. "Scrub"
started off his night by knocking down the twelfth quickest lap
in Group B during qualifying prior to running sixth in his loaded
heat race. Unfortunately, Rick's night ended in the B-Main after
he finished a couple of spots shy of a coveted transfer position
into the 60-lapper. Complete results from the two-day 'Tennessee
Tipoff Classic' can be accessed online at www.thendrl.com.
DIRTcar Nationals Nightly
Results from Volusia
22, 2014) The 43rd edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' came
to a close tonight at Volusia Speedway Park and Rick Eckert had
his sights set on the $10,000 payday. Rick qualified tenth fastest
in Group B during WOOLMS time trials and later grabbed the fourth
and final transfer spot through his heat race behind Frank Heckenast,
Jr., Kyle Bronson, and Gregg Satterlee. "Scrub" then proceeded
to drive past nine competitors during the 50-lap finale at VSP en
route to a strong seventh place outing.
(February 21, 2014) Rolling
afternoon thunderstorms forced Volusia Speedway Park officials to
cancel this evening's action at the 'DIRTcar Nationals' presented
by Summit Racing Equipment, setting the stage for a huge finale
on Saturday night featuring the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.
The winner of the 50-lapper tomorrow night at VSP will receive a
$10,000 paycheck. More info can be found online at www.woolms.com.
(February 20, 2014) The
World of Outlaws Late Model Series roared into the Daytona Beach
area tonight to sanction round four of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' at
Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Rick Eckert timed
in fifteenth quickest in Group B during the qualifying session and
later wound up seventh in his loaded heat race. After taking the
win in his B-Main, Rick picked off nine racecars during the $10,000
to win feature event on his way to a solid ninth place effort.
(February 19, 2014) The
43rd Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals' continued tonight at Volusia Speedway
Park and Rick Eckert unloaded his back-up car to compete for the
$10,000 top prize. Rick posted the fourth fastest lap in his group
during UMP qualifying and later scored the victory in his heat race
over Eric Wells, Gregg Satterlee, and Brian Shirley. "Scrub"
then brought the field to green from the pole position in the 40-lapper,
ran amongst the leaders early in the race, and eventually slipped
back to sixth at the checkers.
(February 18, 2014) Round
two of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' took place earlier this evening at
Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida and another $7,000
winner's check was on the line. Rick Eckert clicked off the sixth
quickest lap in his group during UMP time trials and later finished
sixth in his stacked heat race. After grabbing the second transfer
spot through his B-Main, Rick completed 21 of the 30 laps in the
feature event and was placed sixteenth in the final finishing order.
(February 17, 2014) Rick
Eckert Racing made the short overnight trek to Volusia Speedway
Park for tonight's $7,000 to win opening round of the 'DIRTcar Nationals.'
Rick Eckert laid down the sixth fastest lap in his group during
UMP DIRTcar Series qualifying prior to finishing fifth in his loaded
heat race and winning his B-Main. "Scrub" then started
the 30-lapper from the inside of the ninth row and proceeded to
pick off four competitors on his way to a thirteenth place finish.
Bubba Army Winter Nationals
Nightly Results from Ocala
16, 2014) Proud new grandfather Rick Eckert wrapped up
the three-race 'Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals' tonight
at Bubba Raceway Park with the huge $12,000 to win weekend finale.
Rick qualified twelfth fastest in Group A during World of Outlaws
Late Model Series time trials prior to finishing fifth in his heat
race and second in his B-Main. After starting the 60-lap main event
from the inside of the tenth row, Rick once again moved forward
during the A-Main to cap off the Ocala weekend with an eleventh
(February 15, 2014) Night
two of the 'Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals' took place tonight
at Bubba Raceway Park and a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs.
Rick Eckert clicked off the eleventh fastest lap in WOOLMS time
trials and later grabbed the sixth and final transfer spot through
his heat race. The York, Pennsylvania ace then proceeded to pick
off nine racecars during the 50-lap feature event to claim a solid
eighth place performance.
(February 14, 2014) Rick
Eckert Racing kicked off their 2014 racing season tonight in the
World of Outlaws Late Model Series lid lifter at Bubba Raceway Park
in Ocala, Florida. Rick Eckert posted the twelfth quickest lap during
the qualifying session prior to finishing fourth in heat race action.
After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the 35-lap
main event, Rick was able to blast past eight competitors during
the caution-free affair en route to a strong fourth place outing.
"Scrub" trailed only $7,000 winner Brady Smith, Brandon
Sheppard, and Darrell Lanigan to the checkers tonight at BRP.
Eckert Eyes Start of 2014
Season; Welcomes New Sponsors!
(January 15, 2014)
In almost exactly a month, Rick Eckert will start his eleventh consecutive
season with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, as the national
touring series will kick off their 2014 campaign with a trio of
events at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida from February 14-16.
The 'Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals' will pay $7,000 to
the winner on Friday and $10,000 to win on Saturday. The trifecta
at the egg-shaped, 3/8-mile complex will be headlined by Sunday's
60-lap grand finale, which boasts a hefty $12,000 top prize.
From there, the #24 team will venture east to Volusia Speedway
Park in Barberville, Florida from February 17-22. The first three
showdowns at VSP will be sanctioned by the UMP DIRTcar Series, while
the World of Outlaws Late Model Series will preside over the final
three nights of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' Presented by Summit Racing
Equipment. Nights one and two at the Daytona Beach-area speedplant
will see Rick vie for a $7,000 winner's check, while the last four
races will see a $10,000 payday on the line each evening.
As the start of the 2014 season nears, Rick and his #24 team would
like to welcome a couple of new sponsors on board. Both Horton Coal
Company, which is located in Curwensville, Pennsylvania, and Dr.
Steven Sorbera of Duncansville, Pennsylvania have recently signed
on has valued supporters of Rick Eckert Racing in 2014. Rick looks
forward to representing Horton Coal Company and Sorbera Family Chiropractic
and Natural Weight Loss in first-class fashion and building a long-term
relationship with both businesses!
Rick Eckert Racing Set
for Another Run at WOOLMS Title!
20, 2013) 2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series National
Champion Rick Eckert announced today that he intends to once again
compete for the WOOLMS title in 2014! Forty-seven race dates comprising
forty-two A-Mains at thirty-one tracks in twenty-one states and
Canada are currently confirmed as part of the national tour's map-crossing
2014 itinerary, which kicks off with a burst of six events in Florida
during the month of February. When he isn't behind the wheel of
his familiar #24 ride in Outlaws action, Rick will once again pilot
the #7 machine for car owner Paul Crowl in select area events. You
can view the 2014 dates that "Scrub" confirmed today by
clicking on the SCHEDULE page of the