Eckert Runner-Up Behind Jackson in Hagerstown's Fall Bash!
(October 26, 2014) Paul Crowl Racing and driver Rick Eckert were back on the grounds of the legendary Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland on October 24-25 for the 'Fall Bash.' The unsanctioned Super Late Model showdown drew 36 competitors to Hagerstown to vie for the $8,000 top prize. On Friday night, Rick timed in fourth quickest during the qualifying session prior to scoring the win in heat race action. "Scrub" then moved past a couple of competitors during Saturday's 40-lap feature event to claim a strong runner-up performance behind only victor Keith Jackson. Full results from the 'Fall Bash' can be located online at www.hagerstownspeedway.com.

Rick Eckert Climbs to Third in Visit to Hagerstown Speedway
(October 19, 2014) "Scrub" Rick Eckert was back behind the wheel of Paul Crowl's #7 ride on Saturday evening, October 18 at the legendary Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland. A weekly Super Late Model program took place and a $2,000 payday was on the line. Rick ran second in his heat race, which lined him up starting eighth on the grid in the feature event. The York, Pennsylvania star eventually moved past five competitors on the one-groove racing surface to bring home a solid third place effort in the headliner behind only winner Jason Covert and runner-up Jason Miller. Full results from Hagerstown can be viewed online at www.hagerstownspeedway.com.

Eckert Makes First Visit to Magnolia; Finishes Tenth in Cotton Pickin' 100
(October 12, 2014) Rick Eckert and Eric Jacobsen Racing ventured to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on October 10-11 for the annual running of the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100.' The unsanctioned mega-event drew a whopping 72 competitors to "The Mag" to vie for the hefty $20,000 top prize. On Friday night, Rick timed in thirty-third fastest overall during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the second transfer spot through his heat race behind only prelim winner Scott Bloomquist. After starting the 100-lap headliner from the outside of the fourth row on Saturday evening, "Scrub" hung around the top ten before eventually scoring a solid tenth place performance in his first-ever visit to the track. Full results from the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100' can be accessed online at www.magnoliadirt.com.

Rick Eckert and Eric Jacobsen Racing Hook Up for Trio of Events!
(October 6, 2014) "Scrub" Rick Eckert hooked up with Eric Jacobsen Racing to enter a trio of high-profile events in the states of North Carolina and Georgia from October 3-5. On Friday evening, things kicked off with the annual running of the 'Tarheel 50' at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina. Rick qualified sixth fastest during the time trial session, which locked him into the outside of the third row for the start of the $4,053 to win showdown. During the 53-lapper, Rick moved past four competitors at the 1/4-mile bullring to bag a strong runner-up performance behind only victor Casey Roberts.

Next up were a pair of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series programs at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia and Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia. In the 'Dixie Shootout' on Saturday, Rick finished fifth in his heat race, won his B-Main, and later climbed up to thirteenth at the finish of the 50-lapper. At Rome on Sunday in the 'Rome Showdown,' the York, Pennsylvania star ran third in his heat race prior to blasting past five cars during the 50-lapper en route to a fourth place effort behind only winner Scott Bloomquist, Brandon Overton, and Chris Madden. Full results from all three Southeastern races can be accessed online by clicking on www.dirtondirt.com. (Rick Schwallie Photo)

Eckert and Rocket House Car Team Makes Trip West to Knoxville
(September 28, 2014) Rick Eckert and the Rocket House Car team made the trek west to the hallowed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa on September 25-27 for the 11th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The three-day crown jewel extravaganza kicked off with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary programs at the 1/2-mile Marion County fairgrounds speedplant. On Thursday night, Rick won his heat race and placed fifteenth in the 25-lap sprint. At Knoxville on Friday evening, Rick ran fifth in both his heat race and the B-Main prior to posting a twentieth place effort in the 25-lapper.

When Saturday rolled around at Knoxville Raceway, a $40,000 top prize was up for grabs in the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' Rick finished second in the B-Main behind Wendell Wallace to advance into the prestigious 100-lapper. In front of a huge grandstand crowd and the television cameras of the Lucas Oil Production Studios, "Scrub" started the race from the outside of the thirteenth row. He then rallied all the way up inside of the top ten until a broken axle tube on lap 62 caused him to retire in the twenty-third position. Complete results from the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' weekend can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Rick Eckert Earns Podium Performance in Winchester 200 Finale
(September 21, 2014) "Scrub" Rick Eckert hooked back up with Paul Crowl Racing on September 19-20 for the annual running of the 'Winchester 200' at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Virginia. On Friday night, Rick won his heat race in preliminary action, but later suffered a flat tire early in the $2,500 to win feature, which led to a disappointing twenty-second place performance. At Winchester on Saturday evening, a $6,000 top prize was on the line in the 'Winchester 200' finale. Rick once again won his heat race prior to claiming a third place effort in the 50-lapper behind only victor Keith Jackson and runner-up Jason Covert. Complete results can be obtained online at www.winchestervaspeedway.com.

Eckert Never Gives Up En Route to Fourth Place Effort at Berlin
(September 14, 2014) Rick Eckert and the Rocket House Car team were back on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series grind on September 12-13 in the 3rd Annual 'Down & Dirty 100' at the dirt-covered Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan. After Friday's $8,000 to win program was washed out by Mother Nature, track officials opted to up Saturday's single-day shootout to pay a hefty $15,000 to the winner. Rick knocked down the fourth quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session and later finished second in his heat race. After drawing the outside of the front row prior to the start of the 65-lap headliner, "Scrub" was battling hard for the second spot on lap 33 when a flat right rear tire sent him pitside. He then recovered from another pit stop a few laps later to rally back through the field to salvage a hard-fought fourth place performance behind only victor Darrell Lanigan, Tim McCreadie, and Shane Clanton. Full results from Berlin can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

Rick Eckert Finishes Seventh in 44th Annual World 100 at Eldora
(September 7, 2014) The Rocket House Car team and driver Rick Eckert rolled into the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 4-6 for the 44th Annual 'World 100.' The three-day crown jewel extravaganza once again kicked off on Thursday and Friday with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs, each of which boasted a $5,000 payday. Rick's extended weekend got off to somewhat of a shaky start, as he unfortunately failed to transfer into his 25-lap main event on both occasions. The York, Pennsylvania standout finished fourth in his heat race and eighth in his B-Main on Thursday night, while he ran fourth in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main on Friday evening.

Things went much smoother for the #1 team when the stakes were raised on Saturday at the "Big E." Rick finished second in his stacked heat race behind only prelim winner Scott Bloomquist and later lined up starting from the outside of the fourth row in the 'World 100.' During the course of the 100-lap grind, "Scrub" was able to move forward one position to finish the $47,000 to win race in the seventh spot. Full results from the action-packed weekend at Eldora Speedway can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Eckert on Podium Throughout Labor Day Holiday Weekend!
(September 1, 2014) Rick Eckert and the #1 Rocket House Car team spent the Labor Day holiday weekend in the Keystone State of Pennsylvania, as a trio of World of Outlaws Late Model Series showdowns were held from August 29-31. Things kicked off on Friday evening at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania and a $10,000 top prize was on the line. Rick knocked down the fastest lap in Group A during qualifying and later took the win in heat race action. After drawing the third starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap feature, Rick moved up to finish a strong runner-up behind only race winner Darrell Lanigan.

Next up for "Scrub" was a visit to Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania on Saturday and Sunday for two more WOOLMS battles. On Saturday, Rick was credited with another heat race triumph and later rolled off from the inside of the fourth row in the $8,000 to win feature event. The York native advanced past four competitors during the 40-lapper en route to a third place performance behind only victor Tim McCreadie and runner-up Shane Clanton. In Sunday's $10,000 to win weekend finale, Rick laid down the quickest lap overall during qualifying, won his heat race, and later climbed to second in the 50-lap headliner to finish behind only winner Darrell Lanigan. Full results from the holiday triple shot can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

Rick Eckert Finishes Sixth at I-96; Fourth at Merritt
(August 24, 2014) The Rocket House Car team and driver Rick Eckert followed the World of Outlaws Late Model Series to the Wolverine State of Michigan on August 22-23 for a pair of $10,000 to win battles. On Friday night at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan, Rick qualified sixth fastest in Group B during time trials and later finished third in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the 50-lap headliner, Rick picked off six competitors en route to a solid sixth place effort behind only winner Curtis Roberts, Darrell Lanigan, Chub Frank, Tim McCreadie, and Frank Heckenast, Jr.

Another $10,000 top prize was on the line on Saturday evening at Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan. Rick knocked down the second quickest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to scoring the win in his stacked heat race. After drawing the third starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper, "Scrub" brought his #1 car home in the fourth position behind only victor Darrell Lanigan, Brady Smith, and Dona Marcoullier. Complete results from both Michigan races can be viewed online by clicking on www.woolms.com.

Eckert Busy with Four Races in Four States Over Extended Weekend
(August 18, 2014) "Scrub" Rick Eckert and the Rocket House Car team rejoined the World of Outlaws Late Model Series tour from August 14-16 in a trio of $10,000 to win tilts in the states of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. On Thursday at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Delaware, Rick ran third in his heat race and eighth in the 50-lap headliner. At Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek, Maryland on Friday evening, Rick finished fourth in heat race action prior to advancing up to ninth in the 50-lapper. In the weekend finale for the WOOLMS gang on Saturday night at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Virginia, the York, Pennsylvania star won his heat race before placing fourth in the 50-lap A-Main behind only winner Darrell Lanigan, Tim McCreadie, and Dan Stone.

If that wasn't enough, Rick jumped behind the wheel of his SpeedSTR on Sunday, August 17 at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. The annual 'Dick Tobias Classic' was on tap and a $5,000 top prize was on the line. Rick wound up a strong runner-up in the 60-lap showdown behind only winner Brad Brightbill. Complete results from all four races this past weekend can be located online at www.woolms.com and www.actiontrackusa.com.

Top Five for Rick Eckert in #7 Car at Winchester Speedway
(August 10, 2014) Rick Eckert hooked back up with Paul Crowl Racing on Saturday evening, August 9 at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Virginia. An unsanctioned Super Late Model race was held last night at Winchester and a $3,000 payday was on the line. Rick won his heat race in preliminary action and later finished fourth in the 35-lap feature behind only winner Jason Covert, Dale Hollidge, and Dominic DeFino. Complete results from Winchester Speedway can be accessed online at www.winchestervaspeedway.com.

Lucrative Stretch of Racing for Rick Eckert and Rocket House Car Team
(August 2, 2014) The #1 Rocket House Car team wrapped up the 27th edition of the 'USA Nationals' tonight at Cedar Lake (WI) Speedway, as all eyes were fixated on the $50,000 top prize. Rick Eckert was forced to rely on a provisional to gain access into the 100-lap headliner after finishing fifteenth in his B-Main. "Scrub" started the 'USA Nationals' from the inside of the fourteenth row and proceeded to pick off eleven competitors en route to a sixteenth place performance.

(August 1, 2014) Night two of the 'USA Nationals' weekend took place tonight at Cedar Lake Speedway and preliminary action was held for the crown jewel event, which boasts a hefty $50,000 payday tomorrow evening at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility. York, Pennsylvania star Rick Eckert qualified sixteenth fastest in Group A during time trials and later finished sixth in heat race action. Rick will be in one of the B-Mains tomorrow night leading into the 100-lap 'USA Nationals.'

(July 31, 2014) The dirt-slinging action shifted to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin tonight for the start of the huge 27th Annual 'USA Nationals' weekend. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioned a $6,000 to win program tonight at CLS. Rick Eckert timed in seventh quickest in Group A during the qualifying session and later placed second in his heat race. "Scrub" then drew the seventh starting spot before ultimately winding up fourth in the caution-free 40-lapper behind only race winner Jimmy Mars, Darrell Lanigan, and Jimmy Owens.

(July 29, 2014) A very busy week in the Badger State of Wisconsin kicked off tonight with a visit to Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin, as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series presided over a $10,000 to win battle. Rick Eckert posted the third fastest lap in Group A during qualifying and later scored the win in heat race action. After drawing the outside of the front row prior to the start of the 50-lap headliner, Rick led the first sixteen circuits before eventually laying claim to a strong runner-up effort behind only race winner Darrell Lanigan.

(July 26, 2014) The 25th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic' came to a close tonight at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois and a $25,000 top prize was on the line in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series extravaganza. Rick Eckert placed second in his B-Main tonight, which earned him the twenty-first starting position in the 100-lap extra-distance affair. During the course of the PDC, Rick moved past twelve competitors during the storied race to bring home a respectable ninth place performance.

(July 25, 2014) Following Independence, Rick Eckert and the #1 team bolted overnight to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois for the opening night of the 25th Annual 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' as well as the rain-postponed UMP Summer Nationals feature from back on June 21. Rick started the $10,000 to win main event from the outside of the front row, but slipped back to fourth at the conclusion of the 50-lapper to finish behind only winner Billy Moyer, Ryan Unzicker, and Bobby Pierce. In preliminary action for the 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' Rick timed in fourteenth fastest in Group B during World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying prior to running fifth in heat race action.

(July 24, 2014) The Rocket House Car team pulled into the pit area tonight at Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa, as the Hawkeye State venue greeted the World of Outlaws Late Model Series with a $10,000 to win program. Rick Eckert clicked off the fourth quickest lap during time trials and later placed second in heat race action. After drawing the six pill prior to the 50-lap headliner, Rick was able to climb three spots during the feature to notch a podium effort. "Scrub" crossed underneath the checkers at Independence third behind only victor Darrell Lanigan and runner-up Frank Heckenast, Jr.

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Wild West Tour Results...
(July 18, 2014) Another $10,000 top prize was on the line in the "Wild West Tour" finale tonight at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Rick Eckert laid down the fastest lap overall during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors and later picked up the win in his heat race over Tim Fuller, Clint Smith, and Boom Briggs. After drawing the eighth starting spot prior to the 50-lap feature, Rick was able to move up one position during the caution-free affair to record a seventh place performance.

(July 15, 2014) The third leg of the "Wild West Tour" took the Rocket House Car team to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota tonight for another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series tilt. Rick Eckert clicked off the third fastest time during the qualifying session prior to finishing second in his heat race behind only prelim winner Tim Fuller. The York, Pennsylvania star then drew the third starting spot before the drop of the green flag and hung around the front throughout the entire 50-lap distance. At the checkers, Rick was in the fourth position to finish behind only victor Darrell Lanigan, Morgan Bagley, and Tim McCreadie.

(July 13, 2014) Night two of the "Wild West Tour" took place tonight at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota and another $10,000 top prize was on the line in the annual running of the 'Gopher 50.' Rick Eckert knocked down the third fastest lap in World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying prior to finishing second in his stacked heat race. After drawing the outside of the front row for the start of the 50-lap headliner, Rick paced the talented field for the first three circuits. At the completion of the 'Gopher 50,' Rick found himself fourth behind only victor Darrell Lanigan, Morgan Bagley, and Tim Fuller.

(July 12, 2014) Heavy rain showers across southeast Minnesota have forced Deer Creek Speedway officials to postpone tonight's NAPA Auto Parts 'Gopher 50' for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series until Sunday evening, July 13. A large crowd of Super Late Model teams were on the Spring Valley, Minnesota grounds this afternoon ready to compete in the second leg of the WOOLMS four-race "Wild West Tour" before the persistent showers led officials to reset the entire $10,000 to win program to Sunday.

(July 10, 2014) The annual World of Outlaws Late Model Series "Wild West Tour" kicked off tonight at Hibbing Raceway in Hibbing, Minnesota! Rick Eckert qualified third fastest in Group B during the time trial session and later picked up the win in heat race action. After drawing the outside of the front row prior to the drop of the green flag in the $10,000 to win feature, Rick ran amongst the leaders before eventually winding up sixth in the final rundown of the 50-lapper behind only race winner Jimmy Mars, Tim McCreadie, Darrell Lanigan, Morgan Bagley, and Chub Frank.

Eckert Tackles Lucas Oil Foes in Four-Race Extended Holiday Weekend
(July 5, 2014) The quadruple-header weekend with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series wrapped up tonight with a visit to 201 Speedway in Sitka, Kentucky. Rick Eckert laid down the eleventh quickest lap in Group B during qualifying prior to finishing fifth in his heat race and second in his B-Main. After starting the $10,000 to win feature from the outside of the tenth row, Rick eventually wound up seventeenth in the final finishing order of the 50-lapper tonight in the Bluegrass State.

(July 4, 2014) The #1 Mark Richards Racing Enterprises (MRRE) team celebrated Independence Day tonight with another Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battle in the Buckeye State, as the action shifted south to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. Rick Eckert timed in tenth fastest in Group B during qualifying and later ran fifth in his heat race and second in his B-Main. After starting the $10,000 to win main event from the outside of the tenth row, Rick picked off ten competitors during the 50-lap race en route to a respectable tenth place performance at PRP.

(July 3, 2014) Rick Eckert and the #1 team followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio tonight for the annual running of the 'Crenos 50.' Rick posted the second fastest time in Group B during the qualifying session and later scored the win in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the second row in the $10,000 to win headliner, "Scrub" mounted a charge up to second in the 50-lapper to record an impressive runner-up effort behind only victor Jimmy Owens!

(July 2, 2014) The Rocket House Car team and driver Rick Eckert struck out on the road with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series this week and competed in the first of four $10,000 to win programs tonight at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, Pennsylvania. Rick knocked down the second quickest lap in Group A during time trials prior to placing second in his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature from the inside of the fourth row, Rick slipped back a few spots during the race and wound up eleventh at the pay window.

8th Annual Firecracker 100 Nightly Results...
(June 28, 2014) Rick Eckert, of York, Pennsylvania, along with the Mark Richard Racing Enterprises (MRRE) team wrapped up the 8th Annual ‘Firecracker 100’ tonight at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. Rick started off his night by finishing second in his heat race behind only prelim winner John Blankenship and later drew the inside of the third row starting spot prior to the $30,000 to win main event. "Scrub" then raced hard around the top five throughout the 100-lap distance, but eventually slid back to eleventh at the finish of the extra-distance affair, which was shortened by ten circuits due to rain.

(June 27, 2014) Rick Eckert and the Rocket House Car team competed during night two of the ‘Firecracker 100’ weekend tonight at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series showdown drew 55 of the top competitors in the country vying for the $6,000 top prize. Rick timed in twelfth fastest in Group B during qualifying and later finished fourth in his heat race, sending him to start second in the third B-Main. Rick would then finish third in the consolation race, which caused him to take a rare series provisional to gain access into the field of twenty-eight. After starting the 30-lapper from the inside of the thirteenth row, "Scrub" advanced past eight competitors on his way to a seventeenth place effort.

(June 26, 2014) Mark Richards Racing Enterprises (MRRE) and driver Rick Eckert invaded the storied Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania tonight for round one of the 8th Annual 'Firecracker 100' weekend. Rick qualified fifteenth fastest in Group B during World of Outlaws Late Model Series time trials and later advanced up to second in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the $6,000 to win feature event, Rick went on to finish the 30-lap race in the tenth spot. "Scrub" still holds down second in the latest WOOLMS point standings.

"Scrub" Marches to Second in Big Diamond’s WOOLMS Mid-Week Special
(June 24, 2014) Rick Eckert and the #1 Rocket House Car team rolled to a runner-up finish in the 'Diamond Shines 40' event at Big Diamond Speedway in Forestville, Pennsylvania tonight. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series-sanctioned show drew 31 entries with Rick qualifying in the seventh spot. Rick then finished third in his heat race and started from the inside of the fourth row in the 40-lapper. "Scrub" eventually marched his way to a runner-up finish behind only race winner Darrell Lanigan - who pocketed the $8,000 top prize - and still sits second in the series point standings. Finishing behind Eckert was Chub Frank, Dan Stone, and Eric Wells. Complete results from Big Diamond Speedway can be found at www.woolms.com.

Rick Eckert Hits Select UMP Summer Nationals Events Across Midwest
(June 21, 2014) "Scrub" Rick Eckert wrapped up his week-and-a-half stint on the UMP Summer Nationals grind tonight at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois. Rick laid down the fastest lap in Group A during qualifying and later scored the victory in his heat race. Rick was then scheduled to start from the outside of the front row in the 50-lap feature, but inclement weather rolled into Fairbury and postponed the remainder of the $10,000 to win program to a later date.

(June 20, 2014) Rick Eckert and the Rocket House Car team ventured to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois tonight for a $10,000 to win UMP Summer Nationals tilt. Rick clicked off the seventh quickest time in Group B during qualifying and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature from the inside of the eighth row, Rick was able to pass five competitors during the caution-free affair on his way to a respectable tenth place showing.

(June 19, 2014) Tonight's $5,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour stop at Quincy Raceway in Quincy, Illinois was rained-out after a late afternoon thunderstorm hit the 3/8-mile oval. Next up for the Rocket House Car team will be tomorrow night's "Hell Tour" visit to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois!

(June 18, 2014) Rick Eckert and the #1 team followed the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals trail to Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois tonight for a $5,000 to win showdown. Rick knocked down the eighth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying, but later slipped back to fifth in his loaded heat race. Following a triumph in the B-Main, Rick started the 40-lap main event from the inside of the ninth row. On the reworked racetrack in the feature, "Scrub" was able to pick off eight competitors en route to a steady ninth place performance.

(June 17, 2014) The Rocket House Car team returned to action tonight with the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa, as a $10,000 top prize was on the line. Rick Eckert timed in third fastest in his group during the qualifying session prior to placing second in his heat race behind only prelim winner Billy Moyer. After starting the 50-lap feature from the inside of the third row, Rick was able to move up to third to finish behind only victor Shannon Babb and runner-up Ryan Unzicker.

(June 15, 2014) Rick Eckert, of York, Pennsylvania, was back in UMP Summer Nationals victory lane tonight at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin! Rick dominated the show tonight in the Badger State, as he clicked off the fastest lap during qualifying, won his heat race, and led all forty laps of the feature from the pole position. "Scrub" claimed another $5,000 payday in the feature by besting Shannon Babb, Ryan Unzicker, Brian Shirley, and Mike Spatola!!! (Jim DenHamer Photo)

(June 14, 2014) Heavy rain has forced UMP DIRTcar Series officials to cancel tonight's 'Masters' finale at Cedar Lake Speedway, which was scheduled to pay $10,000 to the winner. The UMP Summer Nationals event at the New Richmond, Wisconsin venue will not be rescheduled...

(June 13, 2014) "Scrub" Rick Eckert scored his first career UMP Summer Nationals victory and his first win behind the wheel of the Rocket House Car tonight at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin! After making the nearly eight hour overnight jaunt to CLS, Rick timed in third fastest in Group B during qualifying prior to picking up the win in heat race action. The York, Pennsylvania native then started fourth in the 40-lapper and steadily made his way to the front of the field. Rick made his move for the lead past Bobby Pierce heading to the white flag and led the final two circuits of the 'Masters' opener en route to the $5,000 triumph over Pierce, Rodney Sanders, Brian Birkhofer, and Billy Moyer! (Bruce Nuttleman Photo)

(June 12, 2014) Rick Eckert made his first UMP Summer Nationals start in ten years tonight at Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois! Driving the #1 Rocket House Car, Rick clicked off the fastest lap in his group during qualifying prior to slipping back to third in his loaded heat race. After starting the $5,000 to win main event from the inside of the fourth row, Rick picked off three competitors during the 40-lapper en route to a fourth place effort behind only winner Billy Moyer, Ryan Unzicker, and Brian Shirley.

(June 11, 2014) Afternoon rain showers have canceled the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour opener scheduled for tonight at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana. The grueling "Hell Tour" will now lift the lid on the 2014 campaign tomorrow evening at Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois, as a $5,000 winner's check will be on the line.

Eckert Strong Throughout Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend at Eldora
(June 8, 2014) Rick Eckert made his return to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 5-7 for the 20th edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Aboard the #1 Rocket House Car for Mark Richards Racing Enterprises, Rick was strong throughout the three-day extravaganza, which kicked off with a pair of preliminary Twin 25 programs. On Thursday night, Rick ran third in his heat race and later picked off seven competitors during the $2,500 to win feature to nab a fourth place performance behind only winner Kent Robinson, Scott Bloomquist, and Chris Simpson. At Eldora on Friday evening, "Scrub" won his heat race before leading all but two circuits in the $5,000 to win main event en route to a controversial runner-up effort behind photo finish winner Brian Birkhofer.

When Saturday rolled around at the famed 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant, Rick and all of the other competitors had their sole focus set on the $100,000 payday in the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Rick ran second in heat race action behind only prelim victor Gregg Satterlee, which locked him into the inside of the fourth row for the start of the 100-lap crown jewel main event. The York, Pennsylvania star was a fixture inside of the top ten throughout the extra-distance affair and eventually crossed underneath the checkers in the eighth position. Complete results from the long weekend at the "Big E" can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

 

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