Eckert Teams with Paul Crowl Racing for Assault on WOOLMS Tour in 2015!
(January 19, 2015) World of Outlaws Late Model Series stalwart Rick Eckert announced today that he has teamed up with Paul Crowl Racing on a full-time basis in 2015 for an all-out assault on the national touring series! After driving a limited number of races regionally for Crowl's #7 team in recent years, Rick will hit the track in 2015 behind the wheel of brand-new MasterSbilt by Huey (MBH) machines powered by ground-pounding Cornett Racing Engines. Along with all of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series dates, Rick will also tackle crown jewel events such as the 'Knoxville Late Model Nationals' and 'Dirt Track World Championship,' along with several area Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series shows at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland and Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, Pennsylvania.

The newly-formed team will start their 2015 campaign during "Speedweeks" in Georgia and Florida. Rick will sling dirt at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia, Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida, and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. In all and weather pending, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series will start their season with seven showdowns during "Speedweeks," while the UMP DIRTcar Series will preside over a handful of dates at those three facilities. You can view all of the schedule plans for Rick and Paul Crowl Racing by clicking on the SCHEDULE page of the website!

Along with long-standing sponsors and supporters of both Rick Eckert and Paul Crowl Racing joining forces for the 2015 season, Shawn and Lisa Martin with Viper Motorsports have also partnered with the team. They have committed to provide three MasterSbilt by Huey racecars, which will be paired with Paul Crowl's arsenal of Cornett Racing Engines. The team will utilize Rick's recognizable orange transporter and will race out of Eckert's race shop in York, Pennsylvania. | more

Eckert Closes Out 2014 Campaign in World Finals at Charlotte
(November 9, 2014) The Rocket House Car team and driver Rick Eckert closed out the 2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series season together from November 6-8 at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. The 8th Annual 'World of Outlaws World Finals' attracted 77 entrants to the 4/10-mile speedplant and a pair of $12,000 top prizes were up for grabs. On Thursday night, Rick knocked down the fourth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying for Friday's program and the fifth quickest time in Group B in time trials for Saturday's showdown.

In front of a huge Charlotte crowd over the weekend, Rick finished third in his heat race on Friday evening prior to claiming a seventeenth place performance in the 50-lap headliner. In Saturday's season finale, "Scrub" ran second in heat race action and later crossed underneath the checkers in the tenth spot following fifty green flag laps in the feature. After 37 events this year, Rick wound up second in the final WOOLMS point standings. Complete results from the season ending weekend can be viewed online at

Rick Eckert Nabs Top Five in 40th Annual National 100 at EAMS!
(November 3, 2014) Rick Eckert and Eric Jacobsen Racing teamed back up again on November 1-2 at the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama for the 40th edition of the 'National 100.' A $20,000 winner's check was on the line in the unsanctioned mega-event, which drew 33 competitors to EAMS. On Saturday night, Rick laid down the thirteenth fastest lap during the qualifying session prior to posting a strong third place finish in his heat race behind only prelim winner Dennis Franklin and runner-up Scott Bloomquist. After starting ninth on the grid in Sunday's 100-lap grind, Rick survived a flat right rear tire on lap 80 and charged back to finish fifth in the final rundown. At the checkers of the 'National 100,' the York, Pennsylvania standout trailed only winner Jonathan Davenport, Chris Madden, Scott Bloomquist, and Don O'Neal. Full results from EAMS can be viewed online at

Eckert Runner-Up Behind Jackson in Hagerstown's Fall Bash!
(October 26, 2014) Paul Crowl Racing and driver Rick Eckert were back on the grounds of the legendary Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland on October 24-25 for the 'Fall Bash.' The unsanctioned Super Late Model showdown drew 36 competitors to Hagerstown to vie for the $8,000 top prize. On Friday night, Rick timed in fourth quickest during the qualifying session prior to scoring the win in heat race action. "Scrub" then moved past a couple of competitors during Saturday's 40-lap feature event to claim a strong runner-up performance behind only victor Keith Jackson. Full results from the 'Fall Bash' can be located online at

Rick Eckert Climbs to Third in Visit to Hagerstown Speedway
(October 19, 2014) "Scrub" Rick Eckert was back behind the wheel of Paul Crowl's #7 ride on Saturday evening, October 18 at the legendary Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland. A weekly Super Late Model program took place and a $2,000 payday was on the line. Rick ran second in his heat race, which lined him up starting eighth on the grid in the feature event. The York, Pennsylvania star eventually moved past five competitors on the one-groove racing surface to bring home a solid third place effort in the headliner behind only winner Jason Covert and runner-up Jason Miller. Full results from Hagerstown can be viewed online at

Eckert Makes First Visit to Magnolia; Finishes Tenth in Cotton Pickin' 100
(October 12, 2014) Rick Eckert and Eric Jacobsen Racing ventured to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on October 10-11 for the annual running of the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100.' The unsanctioned mega-event drew a whopping 72 competitors to "The Mag" to vie for the hefty $20,000 top prize. On Friday night, Rick timed in thirty-third fastest overall during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the second transfer spot through his heat race behind only prelim winner Scott Bloomquist. After starting the 100-lap headliner from the outside of the fourth row on Saturday evening, "Scrub" hung around the top ten before eventually scoring a solid tenth place performance in his first-ever visit to the track. Full results from the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100' can be accessed online at

Rick Eckert and Eric Jacobsen Racing Hook Up for Trio of Events!
(October 6, 2014) "Scrub" Rick Eckert hooked up with Eric Jacobsen Racing to enter a trio of high-profile events in the states of North Carolina and Georgia from October 3-5. On Friday evening, things kicked off with the annual running of the 'Tarheel 50' at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina. Rick qualified sixth fastest during the time trial session, which locked him into the outside of the third row for the start of the $4,053 to win showdown. During the 53-lapper, Rick moved past four competitors at the 1/4-mile bullring to bag a strong runner-up performance behind only victor Casey Roberts.

Next up were a pair of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series programs at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia and Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia. In the 'Dixie Shootout' on Saturday, Rick finished fifth in his heat race, won his B-Main, and later climbed up to thirteenth at the finish of the 50-lapper. At Rome on Sunday in the 'Rome Showdown,' the York, Pennsylvania star ran third in his heat race prior to blasting past five cars during the 50-lapper en route to a fourth place effort behind only winner Scott Bloomquist, Brandon Overton, and Chris Madden. Full results from all three Southeastern races can be accessed online by clicking on (Rick Schwallie Photo)

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