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Eckert Tackles UFO Doubleheader at Dog Hollow Speedway...
(September 25, 2016)
Rick Eckert and the Paul Crowl Racing team invaded Dog Hollow Speedway in Strongstown, Pennsylvania on September 23-24 for the 'Thunderdog Showdown' weekend, which was sanctioned by the UFO Championship Series. On Friday night in the $2,000 to win weekend opener, Rick won his heat race in preliminary action prior to finishing fourth in the A-Main behind only victor Andy Fries, Mason Zeigler, and Dan Angelicchio. In the $6,000 to win show on Saturday evening at Dog Hollow, "Scrub" advanced past five competitors in his heat race to run third, but later pitted during the 61-lap main event and was not admitted back on the track after his visit to the hauler. Rick was relegated to a twenty-eighth place performance in the 'Thunderdog Showdown' finale. Full results from both races can be obtained by clicking on www.ufochampionship.com.

Rick Eckert Wins Working Man Weekend Qualifier at Lernerville!
(September 5, 2016)
"Scrub" Rick Eckert was back in World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series victory lane on Friday night, September 2 by winning one of the two 'Working Man Weekend' qualifiers at the storied Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania! Rick timed in third quickest in Group A during qualifying and later led laps 21-25 of the qualifier to record the $2,500 payday ahead of Brian Shirley, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Morgan Bagley, and Chub Frank. In Saturday's $20,000 to win 'Working Man Weekend' finale at Lernerville, Rick was able to advance past four competitors during the 75-lapper en route to a steady fourth place effort behind only race winner Jimmy Mars, Morgan Bagley, and Billy Moyer, Jr.!

The annual 'Late Model National Open' then closed out the busy Labor Day holiday weekend for the #7 team on Sunday evening, September 4 at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Rick laid down the second fastest time in Group B during the qualifying session prior to placing second in heat race action. After drawing the outside of the front row before the start of the 40-lap feature, the York, Pennsylvania star finished a close second behind only $8,000 victor Billy Moyer, Jr. Rick still sits third in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the tripleheader weekend. Complete results from both Lernerville and Selinsgrove can be viewed online at www.woolms.com. (Howie Balis Photo)

Eckert Fourth in Great Lakes Shootout Finale at Merritt Speedway
(August 29, 2016) Rick Eckert and the Paul Crowl Racing team were back on the track at Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan from August 26-28. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned a pair of events in the Wolverine State that made up the 'Keyser's Great Lakes Shootout.' On Friday night in the $6,000 to win weekend opener, Rick timed in fourth quickest in Group A during qualifying prior to running second in his heat race. After starting seventh on the grid in the 25-lap sprint, "Scrub" slipped back to eleventh at the checkers in the weekend lid lifter.

Following a rain-out on Saturday evening, a $10,000 to win show was held to wrap up the weekend on Sunday at Merritt Speedway. Rick posted the fourth fastest lap in Group B during time trials and later picked up the victory in his heat race. After drawing the fourth starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap main event, the York, Pennsylvania native wound up finishing right where he started... in the fourth position behind only winner Josh Richards, Brandon Overton, and Rich Neiser. Complete results from the 'Great Lakes Shootout' can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

Rick Eckert Accumulates Trio of Top Tens Over Hectic Weekend
(August 15, 2016) The #7 team followed the rigorous World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series schedule to four different tracks in four different states from August 11-14 for $10,000 to win special events! Rick Eckert started his extended weekend on Thursday at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Delaware by winning his heat race before rear suspension problems in the 50-lap feature dropped him to fourteenth in the final finishing order. On Friday evening at Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek, Maryland, Rick placed third in his heat race prior to advancing up to fifth in the 50-lapper to finish behind only winner Josh Richards, Jason Covert, Shane Clanton, and Brandon Overton.

At Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Virginia on Saturday night, Rick clicked off the fastest time overall during qualifying, won his heat race, and later finished sixth in the 50-lap headliner. In Sunday's weekend finale at Eriez Speedway in Hammett, Pennsylvania, "Scrub" finished second in his heat race and seventh in the 50-lap main event. Rick sits third in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting Eriez last night. Full results from these four races can be found online at www.woolms.com.

Eckert Earns Top Fives with Outlaws at Shawano and Cedar Lake!
(August 7, 2016) Paul Crowl Racing headed north to the Badger State of Wisconsin from August 2-6 for World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series specials at Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin and Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. On Tuesday in a $10,000 to win show at Shawano, Rick Eckert ran second in his heat race and fifth in the 50-lapper behind only winner Shane Clanton, Josh Richards, Earl Pearson, Jr., and Brandon Overton. At Cedar Lake on Thursday, Rick won his heat race, led laps 11-18 of the $6,000 to win main event, and eventually placed an impressive runner-up in the 30-lap affair behind only victor Josh Richards.

Over the weekend at Cedar Lake, a whopping $50,000 payday was on the line in the 29th edition of the 'USA Nationals.' Rick clicked off the eighth fastest lap in Group B during qualifying on Friday night prior to finishing second in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row in Saturday's 100-lap grind, "Scrub" had a solid run going until a valve spring issue caused him to retire in the twenty-sixth position after only 26 green flag laps. Complete results from the busy week in Wisconsin can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

Rick Eckert Runner-Up at Quincy; Climbs to Sixth in PDC!
(July 31, 2016) Rick Eckert and his #7 team were back on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series trail from July 28-30 with special events at Quincy Raceway in Quincy, Illinois and Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois. On Thursday night at Quincy, Rick timed in sixth quickest overall during the qualifying session and later scored the victory in his heat race. After drawing the fifth starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the 40-lapper, Rick blasted all the way up to second and eventually nabbed an impressive runner-up showing behind only $8,000 victor Shane Clanton!

At FALS over the weekend, the 27th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic' was held at the 1/4-mile bullring and a whopping $27,000 top prize was on the line. On Friday evening, Rick knocked down the fourteenth fastest time in Group B during qualifying prior to grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the ninth row in Saturday's 100-lap headliner, "Scrub" once again pointed his #7 machine towards the front and drove all the way up to the sixth position. At the checkers, Rick trailed only race winner Josh Richards, Dennis Erb, Jr., Shane Clanton, Don O'Neal, and Shannon Babb. Full results from the Land of Lincoln can be viewed by clicking on www.woolms.com.

Hectic Stretch of Racing for Rick Eckert and Paul Crowl Racing
(July 15, 2016) The Wild West Tour finale was scheduled for tonight at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota and a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs. Unfortunately, wet weather struck at the racetrack following World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series qualifying and the remainder of the program was nixed. Rick Eckert had posted the fourth fastest lap during time trials before the rain hit at the speedway.

(July 14, 2016) With morning rain and forecasts for additional wet weather, tonight's $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tilt at Hibbing Raceway in Hibbing, Minnesota has been rained-out and will not be rescheduled. The Wild West Tour will wrap up tomorrow evening at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

(July 13, 2016) Rick Eckert and the #7 team unloaded tonight at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota for another Wild West Tour battle with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. Rick timed in fourteenth fastest overall during the qualifying session and later ran fifth in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in the $10,000 to win main event, "Scrub" was able to muscle past seven competitors during the 50-lapper en route to a respectable seventh place performance.

(July 9, 2016) The Wild West Tour continued for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tonight at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota, as the annual running of the 'NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50' boasted an $11,000 payday. Rick Eckert qualified fourth quickest in Group B during time trials prior to scoring the triumph in heat race action. After drawing the fourth starting spot for the 50-lap 'Gopher 50,' Rick dropped a few positions early in the contest before storming back up to third to trail only race winner Josh Richards and runner-up Shane Clanton at the checkers!

(July 8, 2016) Another WOOLMS showdown in Iowa greeted the cars and stars of the national touring series tonight at Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa. Rick Eckert posted the fifth fastest lap in time trials and later ran second in his loaded heat race. The York, Pennsylvania star then drew the pole position before the drop of the green flag in the $10,000 to win affair and ran second through much of the distance. At the conclusion of fifty caution-free racing laps, Rick had slipped back to fourth to finish behind only victor Shane Clanton, Josh Richards, and Chad Simpson.

(July 7, 2016) Action with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series heated back up tonight in the Hawkeye State, as Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa presided over an $8,000 to win program. Rick Eckert timed in third quickest overall during qualifying prior to taking the victory in his heat race. After drawing the outside of the second row for the start of the 40-lap main event, "Scrub" raced hard before eventually bringing home a steady seventh place effort.

(July 3, 2016) Another World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals co-sanctioned showdown succumbed to Mother Nature today, as the $8,000 to win program at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois was nixed by inclement weather.

(July 2, 2016) Tonight's $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals co-sanctioned event at Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri was unfortunately washed out early in the day due to heavy rain showers.

(June 30, 2016) The dirt-covered Rockford Speedway near Rockford, Illinois played host to the inaugural 'Outlaw Clay Classic' tonight, which kicked off an ultra-busy stretch of racing for the Paul Crowl Racing team. The single-day World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series throwdown in the Land of Lincoln paid $10,000 to win and attracted a stout 34 car field. Rick Eckert placed third in his loaded heat race and later started the 30-lapper from the inside of the sixth row. During the rough-and-tumble headliner, "Scrub" stayed out of trouble while trying to miss the ruts on his way to a solid ninth place performance.

Busy Week with World of Outlaws in New York & Pennsylvania
(June 25, 2016) A busy day greeted the #7 team today at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, as a day/night doubleheader was held to wrap up the annual 'Firecracker 100' weekend. In the rain-postponed $6,000 to win prelim, Rick Eckert ran fourth in heat race action to earn the outside of the seventh row for the start of the 30-lap main event. "Scrub" then picked off five cars during the headliner en route to a solid ninth place effort.

In the nightcap, Rick finished second in his loaded heat race and later drew the pole position before the drop of the green flag in the 'Firecracker 100.' During the course of the extra-distance affair, which once again boasted a $30,000 payday, Rick ran towards the front early in the race before eventually settling for a respectable seventh place showing.

(June 24, 2016) Following yesterday's rain-out at Lernerville Speedway, action finally got underway tonight at the Sarver, Pennsylvania facility, as a $6,000 top prize was on the line in a 'Firecracker 100' prelim. Rick Eckert placed eighth in his heat race and seventh in his B-Main, which forced him to rely on a series provisional to gain access into the 30-lap feature. The York, Pennsylvania ace then muscled past twelve competitors during the race to salvage a fourteenth place finish out of the prelim night.

(June 23, 2016) Tonight's $6,000 to win 'Firecracker 100' weekend opener at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania was washed out due to heavy rainfall, but has been reset for Saturday afternoon. Friday's $6,000 to win preliminary program is still on as scheduled. Saturday's day/night doubleheader will then conclude with the 'Firecracker 100,' which once again boasts a $30,000 windfall for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series special.

(June 21, 2016) A busy week with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series kicked off tonight at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, as an $8,000 payday was on the line in the 'Finger Lakes 40.' Rick Eckert laid down the third fastest lap overall during the qualifying session prior to scoring the victory in his heat race. After drawing the fifth starting spot in the 40-lap headliner, Rick wound up finishing right where he started in the caution-free affair... in the fifth position behind only victor Josh Richards, Shane Clanton, Frank Heckenast, Jr., and Brandon Overton.

Rick Eckert Fifth at Hagerstown; Runner-Up at Selinsgrove!
(June 13, 2016) Rick Eckert and the #7 team were in action on the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek trail on June 11-12 in a pair of $4,000 to win battles at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland and Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. On Saturday night at Hagerstown, Rick posted the fastest lap in his group during time trials, ran third in his heat race, and later vaulted past six competitors during the 40-lapper en route to a solid fifth place performance. At Selinsgrove on Sunday, "Scrub" earned Fast Time honors during qualifying and won his heat race prior to leading the first eleven circuits of the 40-lap headliner. His soft tire selection helped drop him to second where he eventually finished behind only victor Kenny Pettyjohn. Complete results from both weekend shows can be accessed online at www.lmspeedweek.com. (WRT Speedwerx Photo)

Rainy Weekend for #7 Team Nets Runner-Up Finish at Georgetown
(June 5, 2016) Paul Crowl Racing had a busy weekend planned from June 2-5, but Mother Nature had other plans and Rick Eckert was only able to compete in one lone event on Thursday night at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Delaware. Rick laid down the quickest lap in Ultimate Super Late Model Series qualifying to earn Fast Time honors and the pole position for the 40-lap headliner. "Scrub" then ran amongst the leaders throughout the $5,000 to win affair and took the lead briefly late in the distance before settling for a strong runner-up effort behind only feature winner Dale Hollidge! Full results from Thursday's show at Georgetown can be found online at www.ultimatesupers.com.

 

 

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