100 Weekend Unfortunately a Short One for Eckert
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!
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
(Larry Burnett Photo)
Rick Eckert Owns Williams
Grove for Another $3,000 Triumph!
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,
Eckert Fifth in Billy
Winn Classic Over Rain-Soaked Weekend...
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!!
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
(Brian Rhoad Photo)
Eckert Wins $11,000
in Thrilling Fashion at Selinsgrove!!!
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
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!
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
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!
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!!!