Eckert Continues Winning Ways; Takes Billy Vacek Memorial!
15, 2019) For the third weekend in
a row, Rick Eckert stood tall in victory lane on Saturday evening,
September 14 - this time for winning the inaugural 'Billy Vacek
Memorial' at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania! Rick
timed in third quickest in his group during the qualifying session
and later scored the triumph in his heat race. After rolling off
from the outside of the second row in the unsanctioned 40-lap contest,
Rick quickly found himself at the front of the field by the tenth
circuit. The York, Pennsylvania Hall of Famer then dominated the
remainder of the distance to pocket the $6,000 windfall for his
eighth victory of the 2019 campaign over Gregg Satterlee, Bryan
Bernheisel, Ross Robinson, and Gary Stuhler! Full results from last
night's race can be located by clicking on www.lincolnspeedway.com.
(Rick Neff Photo)
Eckert in Victory Lane
at Port Royal; Wins Tri-Track Championship!
7, 2019) "Scrub" Rick Eckert
celebrated in victory lane for the seventh time in 2019 on Friday
night, September 6 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania!
After earning Fast Time honors during the qualifying session and
securing a win in his heat race, Rick started the 30-lap unsanctioned
main event from the inside of the second row. The York, Pennsylvania
star then hounded early leader Colton Flinner for much of the feature
distance before sliding past Flinner to grab the point with about
seven laps remaining in the contest. Rick went on to capture the
$3,000 top prize ahead of Trevor Feathers, Marvin Winters, Colton
Flinner, and Gene Knaub. The win also locked up the Tri-Track Championship
for Eckert for his solid runs throughout the year at Port Royal,
Selinsgrove, and Bedford! Full results from last night can be located
by clicking on www.portroyalspeedway.com.
(Brian Rhoad Photo)
Rick Eckert Earns $7,055
Payday in Bedford's Labor Day 55!
2, 2019) Rick Eckert's 2019 win total
now stands at six following his thrilling 'Labor Day 55' triumph
on Friday night, August 30 at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania!
After running third in his heat race and rolling off from the outside
of the fifth row in the United Late Model Series (ULMS) special,
Rick bolted towards the front of the field in the 55-lap affair
and eventually wrestled away the top spot on the 52nd circuit. "Scrub"
then led the final four laps to record the $7,055 payday over Ross
Robinson, Jason Covert, Bryan Bernheisel, and Jared Miley!
On Saturday evening, August 31, the ULMS tour took
the #0 team to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania for
the 'Butch Renninger Memorial.' Rick won his heat race in preliminary
action and later elected to start at the tail of the feature field
in the $4,033 to win special event in hopes of capturing the lucrative
Hard Charger bonus. The York, Pennsylvania ace steered his Rocket
Chassis past eighteen competitors during the 33-lap headliner to
land not only a fifth place performance, but also the $4,000 Hard
Charger bonus. Sunday's $4,000 to win ULMS program scheduled for
Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania was unfortunately
washed out following afternoon rain showers. Full results from the
Labor Day holiday weekend can be viewed online at www.ulmsracing.com.
(Howie Balis Photo)
Eckert Gets Pair of
Top Tens in Dirt Million Prelims at Mansfield
25, 2019) The Rick Eckert Racing team
made their way to the Buckeye State on August 22-24 for the 2nd
edition of the 'Dirt Million' at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield,
Ohio. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned
the crown jewel extravaganza, which kicked off with a pair of $10,000
to win preliminary duels. Rick Eckert nabbed a tenth place showing
in Thursday's 30-lap opener, while "Scrub" advanced to
sixth in Friday night's 30-lapper. After placing second in his loaded
heat race on Saturday evening, Rick earned the rights to the inside
of the eighth row for the start of the 100-lap 'Dirt Million,' which
carried a gargantuan $101,626 payday. The York, Pennsylvania ace
was running about where he started the extra-distance affair before
going for a spin on the final circuit, which dropped him to a twentieth
place showing. Complete results from the lucrative 'Dirt Million'
weekend can be accessed by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
Rick Eckert Lands in
Top Ten in Pair of World of Outlaws Shows
18, 2019) Following a tenth place
effort in Wednesday's SpeedSTR show at Action Track USA in Kutztown,
Pennsylvania, Rick Eckert unloaded his #0 Super Late Model in a
pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model
Series contests on August 16-17 in the Keystone State. On Friday
night at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania,
Rick timed in thirteenth quickest overall during qualifying, ran
fourth in his loaded heat race, and later moved up to finish eighth
in the 40-lap main event. At Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal,
Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, Rick stormed up to second in his
heat race prior to advancing two spots in the 40-lapper to secure
a strong fifth place performance behind only victor Mason Zeigler,
Ricky Weiss, Brandon Sheppard, and Shane Clanton. Full results from
each of these WoO battles can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Eckert Takes Smokey
Frye Classic at BAPS for $4,000 Win!
28, 2019) "Scrub" Rick Eckert
registered his fifth victory of 2019 on Saturday evening, July 27
in a rare visit to BAPS Motor Speedway in Newberrytown, Pennsylvania!
The Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series presided over the
single-day throwdown in the Keystone State and 21 competitors signed
into the pit area. Rick timed in tenth fastest overall during the
qualifying session before placing fourth in his loaded heat race.
After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in the 40-lap
main event, Rick streaked towards the front early and slid ahead
of leader Ross Robinson to earn the point on lap 17. The York, Pennsylvania
star then led the remainder of the 'Smokey Frye Classic' distance
to garner the $4,000 paycheck over Robinson, Matt Cosner, Jeff Rine,
and Jared Miley! Complete results from last night at BAPS can be
accessed online at www.ultimatesupers.com.
Rick Eckert Shows Speed
Against Lucas Gang in Murray's Car
15, 2019) Rick Eckert battled the
cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in four high-profile
shows from July 11-14 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois
and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. On Thursday night
in the first of two $12,000 to win programs at Granite City, Rick
wheeled Allen Murray's #2 machine to a fourth place heat race finish
prior to winding up thirteenth in the final finishing order of the
50-lap main event. At the St. Louis-area venue on Friday, Rick finished
fifth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and twelfth in the
The dirt-slinging action then continued at Wheatland in two more
contests - each of which boasted a $15,000 payday. On Saturday evening,
Rick drove to a second place finish in his loaded heat race and
later claimed a strong ninth place effort in the 60-lap headliner.
The York, Pennsylvania ace then placed second in his heat race on
Sunday and ran amongst the leaders early in the 60-lap feature before
slipping back to thirteenth at the unfurling of the checkered flag.
Complete results from the hectic four-race weekend can be located
online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Eckert Set to Steer
Allen Murray's #2 in Lucrative Four-Race Weekend!
9, 2019) Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer
Rick Eckert, of York, Pennsylvania, has unveiled plans today to
enter the four Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series contests - scheduled
from July 11-14 - in the Midwestern States of Illinois and Missouri.
Instead of making the long trek west with his own equipment, Rick
will pilot Allen Murray's #2 Rocket XR1 machine throughout the lucrative
weekend. Allen, who hails from San Antonio, Texas, is a sponsor
and supporter of Rick Eckert Racing through his family-owned business
M&M Painting & Construction. With a light racing schedule
in the Mid-Atlantic for Rick and a busy work schedule for Allen,
the pair made plans recently to team up for an assault on Tri-City
Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland,
Missouri this weekend. (Mike
"My own racing schedule is pretty relaxed this month and Allen
(Murray) is busy with work right now, so it is a win/win situation
for both of us," exclaimed Eckert via telephone this afternoon.
"Allen has top-notch equipment and he has been a great friend
and supporter of myself and my race team. Hopefully, I can jump
in his stuff Thursday, be quick right out of the box, and keeping
working on the car throughout the weekend to get it faster and overall
make his program better." | full
Eckert Blasts Past Six
Competitors in Port Royal Special
7, 2019) Only
one event dotted Rick Eckert's racing calendar over the Independence
Day holiday weekend, as he traveled to Port Royal Speedway in Port
Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, July 6 for a $3,000 to
win shootout. Rick earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying
session before placing fourth in heat race action. After starting
the 25-lap sprint from the outside of the sixth row, Rick was able
to steer past six competitors on his way to a solid sixth place
effort behind only victor Nick Dickson, Andy Haus, Gene Knaub, Bryan
Bernheisel, and Jeff Rine. Complete results from last night at Port
Royal can be accessed online at www.portroyalspeedway.com.
Rick Eckert Runner-Up
in Visit to Georgetown Speedway!
29, 2019) Rick
Eckert and his #0 team were in the pit area on Friday night, June
28 at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Delaware. A $3,500 payday
was on the line in the unsanctioned program. Rick knocked down the
third quickest lap in his group during qualifying and later ran
second in heat race action. The York, Pennsylvania ace then advanced
up to second in the headliner and was battling for the lead on the
white flag lap when eventual winner Jamie Lathroum cut down Rick's
left rear tire while trading paint. "Scrub" was able to
limp around to the checkered flag to post a runner-up performance
behind Lathroum. Complete results can be found online at www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com.
Firecracker 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)