Strong in Weekend Events at Tazewell & Winchester
(April 14, 2014)
The Rick Eckert Racing team headed to the Volunteer State of Tennessee
on April 11-12 for a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late
Model Series tilts. Following a rain-out on Friday night at Duck
River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee, the #24 team ventured to
the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee on Saturday
evening. Rick Eckert clicked off the fastest lap during the qualifying
session to earn Fast Time honors prior to scoring the win in heat
race action. After drawing the third starting spot in the 50-lap
main event, Rick ran amongst the leaders throughout the distance
before winding up third in the final rundown behind only victor
Mike Marlar and runner-up Shane Clanton.
On Sunday, April 13, Rick hooked up with
Paul Crowl's #7 team at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Virginia,
as the rain-postponed 'Gunters Honey 50' boasted another $10,000
top prize. Rick timed in second quickest in Group A during National
Dirt Racing League (NDRL) qualifying and later finished third in
his stacked heat race following a controversial start to the race.
After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row in the 50-lapper,
"Scrub" picked off five competitors en route to a strong
sixth place showing at Winchester. Full results from the action-packed
weekend can be accessed online at www.dirtondirt.com.
Eckert and Crowl Back in
Hagerstown Victory Lane!!!
6, 2014) Rick Eckert and car owner Paul Crowl made it three-for-three
in the win column in 2014 on Saturday night, April 5 at the legendary
Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland! Rick, who hails from
York, Pennsylvania, won his heat race in preliminary action and
later started the 25-lap main event from the inside of the third
The popular driver known as "Scrub"
quickly made his way to the front of the field to grab the point
from Rance Garlock on lap ten and then battled with Gregg Satterlee
for the victory. Rick was able to hold off Satterlee to the checkers
by a mere .170 seconds following an exciting final lap when the
pair made contact off of turn two. Rick claimed the $2,000 winner's
check for besting Satterlee, Garlock, Roy Deese, Jr., and Marvin
Winters. Full results from Hagerstown Speedway can be viewed online
Rick Eckert Third in WOOLMS
Points Following I-30 Visit
30, 2014) Rick Eckert Racing traveled west to the states
of Texas and Arkansas with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series
on March 28-29 for a pair of $10,000 to win battles. On Friday night,
the Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas was scheduled to host the
national touring series, but heavy rain halted the program before
hot laps. Rick Eckert and his #24 team then ventured to I-30 Speedway
in Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday evening and 39 competitors
piled into the pit area.
Rick started off his night by clicking off
the fourth fastest lap in Group B during qualifying prior to picking
up the win in heat race action over Brandon Sheppard, Billy Moyer,
Jr., and Timothy Culp. After drawing the fourth starting spot before
the 50-lap feature went to green, "Scrub" ran as high
as second in the running order. Unfortunately, Rick was involved
in a lap 18 red flag for a multi-car incident, but was able to complete
all fifty circuits to salvage a twelfth place performance. The York,
Pennsylvania hotshoe now finds himself third in the latest version
of the WOOLMS point standings following the rare trip to the Razorback
State. Full results from I-30 Speedway can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Eckert Picks Up Another
$2,500 Victory at Winchester!
23, 2014) York, Pennsylvania star Rick Eckert was back
in victory lane for the second straight Saturday night on March
22 at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Virginia! Aboard Paul Crowl's
#7 entry once again, Rick timed in fourth quickest during the qualifying
session prior to picking up the win in heat race action. After rolling
off from the outside of the front row in the 35-lap 'Chiller Thriller,'
Rick grabbed the point at the drop of the green flag and held the
point throughout the unsanctioned event. "Scrub" eventually
netted the $2,500 triumph for beating J.T. Spence, Gregg Satterlee,
Greg Roberson, and Kenny Pettyjohn to the checkers. Full results
from Winchester Speedway can be obtained by pointing your web browser
Rick Eckert Nabs First
Feature Win in Hagerstown Opener!
16, 2014) "Scrub" Rick Eckert nabbed his first
feature win of 2014 on Saturday night, March 15 in the season opening
event at the legendary Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland!
Driving Paul Crowl's #7 machine, Rick moved up six spots in his
heat race - despite a missing motor - to finish his prelim in the
second position. After starting the 25-lap feature event from the
inside of the third row, Rick was able to grab the top spot from
Kenny Moreland on the second circuit and led the remainder of the
distance. The York, Pennsylvania star picked up the $2,500 payday
for his 22nd career victory at Hagerstown over Jason Covert, Dan
Stone, Kenny Moreland, and Kenny Pettyjohn. Full results from the
1/2-mile facility can be accessed online at www.dirtcapitol.com.
(Gary Shrey Photo)
Eckert 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.