Wraps Up Season with Top Ten in World of Outlaws World Finals
9, 2015) Paul
Crowl Racing and driver Rick Eckert closed out their version of
the 2015 racing season from November 5-8 in the annual running of
the 'World of Outlaws World Finals' at the pristine Dirt Track at
Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. Things kicked off at the 4/10-mile
speedplant on Thursday night with two rounds of World of Outlaws
Late Model Series time trials. Rick knocked down the eighteenth
fastest lap in Group B for Friday's program, while he clicked off
the seventh quickest time in Group A for Saturday's shootout.
In the Charlotte-area on Friday evening, Rick grabbed
the third and final transfer spot through his heat race, but was
later caught up in a lap 18 wreck during the shortened 30-lap headliner.
"Scrub" was relegated to a disappointing twentieth place
effort in the $12,000 to win affair. After Saturday's action washed
out, the $12,000 to win 'World of Outlaws World Finals' finale took
place on Sunday afternoon. Rick ran second in his heat race prior
to climbing to eighth in the 50-lapper. The top ten performance
in the WOOLMS season finale secured the York, Pennsylvania native
a fourth place finish in the final point standings! Complete results
from the extended weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Late Flat Tire Dooms
Rick Eckert in $100k DTWC at Portsmouth
18, 2015) Rick
Eckert and his #7 team headed to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth,
Ohio on October 16-17 to compete in the 35th Annual 'Dirt Track
World Championship,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series and paid $100,000 to the winner. During the double
heat race format on Friday night, Rick ran second in his first heat
race and later scored a win in his second prelim of the evening.
After racking up the seventh most passing points, "Scrub"
started Saturday's 100-lap DTWC from the inside of the fourth row.
Rick was then running in the seventh spot late in the distance when
a flat right rear tire unfortunately relegated him to a disappointing
seventeenth place showing. Complete results from Portsmouth Raceway
Park can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Rick Eckert Runner-Up
in Winchester 200 at Winchester Speedway
11, 2015) Rick
Eckert and Paul Crowl Racing traveled to Winchester Speedway in
Winchester, Virginia on October 9-10 for the annual running of the
'Winchester 200.' The unsanctioned Super Late Model special boasted
a $6,500 top prize. On Friday night, Rick qualified fourth fastest
in time trials prior to winning both his heat race and the $250
dash. After rolling off from the pole position in Saturday's 40-lap
headliner, "Scrub" lost the drag race at the drop of the
green flag and ran second in the entire distance on his way to a
runner-up performance behind only race winner Gregg Satterlee. Complete
results from the 'Winchester 200' weekend can be viewed online at
Eckert Bags $12,000
Windfall for Dominating Down & Dirty Berlin Win!!!
20, 2015) "Scrub"
Rick Eckert celebrated in World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory
lane for the fourth time in 2015 on Saturday night, September 19
at the dirt-covered Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan! Rick knocked
down the second fastest lap in Group B during qualifying for the
'Down & Dirty 100' finale and later scored the win in heat race
action. After drawing the third starting spot before the drop of
the green flag in the 60-lapper, Rick raced past leader Darrell
Lanigan on lap 30 and led the remainder of the caution-free affair
to record the dominating $12,000 triumph. At the checkers of the
'Down & Dirty' finale, the York, Pennsylvania standout was well
ahead of Darrell Lanigan, Jeep Van Wormer, Shane Clanton, and Josh
Richards! Complete results from Berlin Raceway can be obtained by
clicking on www.woolms.com.
(Jim DenHamer Photo)
Rick Eckert Emerges
Victorious in Firecracker 100 for $30,000 Payday!!!
7, 2015) Rick
Eckert and Paul Crowl Racing emerged victorious in the annual running
of the 'Firecracker 100' on Saturday, September 5 at Lernerville
Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania! Rick won his heat race in preliminary
action for the rain-postponed mega-event and later drew the pole
position for the 100-lapper. After grabbing the point from Jared
Miley on lap 64, "Scrub" went on to lead the remainder
of the race to keep the first place prize money in the state of
Pennsylvania for the first time. Rick picked up the 'Firecracker
100' spoils and the $30,000 paycheck ahead of Shane Clanton, Jared
Miley, Chase Junghans, and Josh Richards!
On Friday evening at Lernerville, a $10,000 payday
was on the line in the 'Working Man 50,' which was also sanctioned
by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Rick won his heat race
prior to bagging a fifth place performance in the 50-lap main event,
as he trailed only winner Shane Clanton, Josh Richards, Frank Heckenast,
Jr., and Davey Johnson at the checkers. The WOOLMS triple shot wrapped
up with an $8,000 to win shootout on Sunday night at Selinsgrove
Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. The York native ran second
in his heat race and seventh in the 40-lapper. Complete results
from all three races can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
(Jason Shank Photo)
Pair of Sixth Place
Finishes for Eckert at Atomic and Eriez
24, 2015) Rick
Eckert and the Paul Crowl Racing team invaded Atomic Speedway in
Alma, Ohio and Eriez Speedway in Hammett, Pennsylvania for a huge
World of Outlaws Late Model Series triple shot from August 21-23.
On Friday night at Atomic, Rick ran third in his heat race and suffered
a flat tire early in the $8,000 to win feature, but was able to
storm back through the field to nab a sixth place performance in
the 40-lap affair. In the $10,000 to win show at Atomic on Saturday
evening, Rick placed third in heat race action prior to winding
up eleventh in the final rundown of the caution-free 50-lapper.
The tripleheader weekend then wrapped up on Sunday
at Eriez, as another $10,000 top prize was on the line. Rick timed
in eighth fastest in Group B during qualifying and later ran second
in his heat race. After drawing the outside of the fourth row for
the start of the 50-lap headliner, "Scrub" was able to
pass a pair of competitors during the caution-free race to claim
a sixth place effort. He now sits fourth in the latest version of
the WOOLMS point standings following the extended weekend. Full
results can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Swing for Paul Crowl Racing
15, 2015) "Scrub"
Rick Eckert scored his second World of Outlaws Late Model Series
feature win of 2015 tonight at Winchester Speedway in Winchester,
Virginia! Aboard his new Longhorn Chassis, Rick clicked off the
fourth quickest lap in Group A during time trials and later scored
the victory in heat race action. The York, Pennsylvania star then
started the 50-lapper from the outside of the front row and led
each and every circuit en route to capturing the $10,000 top prize
over Shane Clanton, Kenny Moreland, Morgan Bagley, and Darrell Lanigan!
(Barry Lenhart Photo)
14, 2015) The
Paul Crowl Racing team rolled into Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek,
Maryland tonight for another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late
Model Series throwdown. Rick Eckert timed in fourth fastest in Group
B during qualifying prior to running second in his heat race. After
drawing the pole position before the drop of the green flag in the
50-lap feature, Rick ran a strong second in his new Longhorn Chassis
to finish behind only victor Josh Richards.
13, 2015) Rick
Eckert and Paul Crowl Racing debuted a brand-new Longhorn Chassis
tonight in the 'Fulton Bank 50' at Delaware International Speedway
in Delmar, Delaware. Rick knocked down the second quickest lap overall
during World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying and later scored
the win in heat race action. After drawing the fifth starting spot
prior to the drop of the green flag in the $10,000 to win main event,
Rick slipped back a few spots during the 50-lapper and eventually
wound up eighth in the final rundown.
Busy Week with World
of Outlaws Late Model Series in Badger State...
1, 2015) The
busy week in Wisconsin wrapped up with the 28th Annual 'USA Nationals'
at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, as the crown
jewel spectacular boasted a huge $50,000 payday. On Friday night,
Rick Eckert qualified twentieth fastest in Group B during WOOLMS
time trials and later placed fifth in his stacked heat race. Following
a sixth place effort in both his B-Main and Last Chance Qualifier
tonight, Rick was unfortunately forced to watch the 100-lap 'USA
Nationals,' which was won by Jonathan Davenport.
30, 2015) The
28th edition of the 'USA Nationals' started tonight at the renowned
Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. The World of Outlaws
Late Model Series presided over a $6,000 to win special tonight
at CLS. Rick Eckert ran fifth in his heat race and fourth in his
B-Main, but later received a series provisional to gain access into
the 40-lap main event. Rick was then able to move up five spots
on his way to a twenty-first place effort.
28, 2015) Rick
Eckert and Paul Crowl Racing kicked off a busy week with the World
of Outlaws Late Model Series in the Badger State tonight with a
$10,000 to win tilt at Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin. Rick
clicked off the sixteenth fastest lap during WOOLMS qualifying and
later grabbed the fifth transfer spot through his stacked heat race.
After starting the 50-lapper from the inside of the seventh row,
"Scrub" blasted past six racecars en route to a seventh
Rick Eckert Battles
WOOLMS Foes at Quincy and Fairbury...
26, 2015) The
Paul Crowl Racing team and driver Rick Eckert found themselves in
the Land of Lincoln with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series
on July 23-25 for big events at Quincy Raceway in Quincy, Illinois
and Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois. On
Thursday evening in the 'Workforce 40' at Quincy, Rick clicked off
the fifth quickest lap in Group A during time trials prior to finishing
fourth in heat race action. After rolling off from the inside of
the seventh row in the $8,000 to win special, "Scrub"
was able to move past four competitors during the 40-lapper on his
way to a solid ninth place showing.
At Fairbury over the weekend, the 26th edition of
the 'Prairie Dirt Classic' was held and a whopping $26,000 top prize
was up for grabs. Rick ran fifth in his heat race on Friday and
sixth in his B-Main on Saturday. After receiving a series provisional
to gain access into the 100-lap PDC, the York, Pennsylvania star
was able to advance ten positions during the marquee event. At the
checkers, Rick was in the thirteenth spot and now finds himself
sixth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings. Complete
results from both Illinois venues can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
WOOLMS Wild West Tour
18, 2015) Rick
Eckert wrapped up the 'Wild West Tour' with the World of Outlaws
Late Model Series tonight in the annual running of the 'Gopher 50'
at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota! Rick clicked
off the eighth quickest lap overall during the qualifying session
and later grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his heat race.
After starting the $11,000 to win main event from the inside of
the sixth row, the York, Pennsylvania standout was able to pass
five competitors during the 'Gopher 50' en route to a strong sixth
place outing. Rick trailed only winner Darrell Lanigan, Chub Frank,
Shane Clanton, Boom Briggs, and Frank Heckenast, Jr. at the checkers
following fifty green flag circuits.
15, 2015) Flooding
from heavy storms that struck Black Hills (SD) Speedway overnight
have forced track and series officials to cancel tonight's World
of Outlaws Late Model Series 'Wild West Tour' show. With a substantial
amount of standing water on the track, the $8,000 to win race will
not be able to be made up on Thursday's scheduled rain date.
14, 2015) A
heavy thunderstorm that moved over Gillette Thunder (WY) Speedway
just after completion of heat races for tonight's World of Outlaws
Late Model Series 'Wild West Tour' event forced track and series
officials to cancel the remainder of the evening's program. The
$8,000 to win throwdown will not be made up.
10, 2015) Next
up on the 'Wild West Tour' for the Paul Crowl Racing team was a
trip to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota tonight
for another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series tilt.
Rick Eckert posted the eighteenth quickest time during qualifying,
but moved up to finish third in his stacked heat race. After rolling
off from the inside of the fifth row in the 50-lap headliner, "Scrub"
slowed to bring out a caution on lap 41 before returning to the
track to salvage a twelfth place showing.
9, 2015) The
#7v team kicked off the World of Outlaws Late Model Series 'Wild
West Tour' tonight with a visit to Hibbing Raceway in Hibbing, Minnesota.
Rick Eckert clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying
session prior to scoring an impressive heat race triumph. After
drawing the sixth starting spot before the drop of the green flag
in the $10,000 to win headliner, Rick wound up eighth in the final
finishing order of the 50-lapper, which was contested primarily
on a one-groove racing surface.
Late Flat Tire Drops
Rick Eckert at Hesston Speedway...
3, 2015) Rick
Eckert and the Paul Crowl Racing team invaded Hesston Speedway in
Hesston, Pennsylvania on Thursday evening, July 2, as the UFO Race
Championship Series presided over a $4,000 to win throwdown. Rick
moved up to third in his heat race, which earned him the rights
to the inside of the sixth row for the start of the 51-lap feature
event. "Scrub" then climbed all the way up to fifth during
the course of the headliner before a late flat tire relegated him
to a disappointing twenty-first place showing. Full results from
last night at Hesston can be viewed online at www.ufochampionship.com.