Eckert Earns Podium Finish at Hagerstown Speedway
(April 20, 2014) Rick Eckert, who was recently tabbed as the new Rocket House Car driver for the remainder of the 2014 season, was back behind the wheel of Paul Crowl's #7 Rocket machine on Saturday evening, April 19 at the legendary Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland. Rick won his heat race in preliminary action and later started from the outside of the fourth row in the $2,000 to win feature event. During the course of the 25-lapper, "Scrub" was able to move past five competitors on his way to a strong third place performance - trailing only winner D.J. Myers and runner-up Roy Deese, Jr. at the checkers. Complete results from Hagerstown can be accessed online at www.dirtcapitol.com.

Rick Eckert 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!!!
(April 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 row.

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 at www.dirtcapitol.com. (WRT Speedwerx Photo)

Rick Eckert Third in WOOLMS Points Following I-30 Visit
(March 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!
(March 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 to www.winchestervaspeedway.com. (WRT Speedwerx Photo)

Rick Eckert Nabs First Feature Win in Hagerstown Opener!
(March 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
(March 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 rundown.

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
(February 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
(February 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 place effort.

(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.

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