Team Busy This Week in Home State of Pennsylvania...
24, 2017) Today was a very busy day
at Lernerville Speedway for the #7 team, as a day/night doubleheader
concluded the rainy weekend at the Sarver, Pennsylvania speedplant.
During the $6,000 to win afternoon show, Rick Eckert ran sixth in
his heat race and fourth in his B-Main before utilizing a series
provisional and advancing up to eleventh in the 30-lap prelim. At
night in the $30,000 to win 'Firecracker 100,' Rick placed sixth
in his loaded heat race, second in his B-Main, and fifteenth in
the 100-lap headliner, which went caution-free.
23, 2017) Persistent rain hitting
the area throughout the day has forced Friday’s 'Firecracker
100' program to be cancelled. Thursday’s postponement
and Friday’s cancellation sets the stage for a jam-packed
Saturday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania featuring
a day/night doubleheader with Thursday’s $6,000 to win preliminary
event in the afternoon and the 100-lap finale - paying $30,000 to
the winner - later tomorrow evening.
22, 2017) Due to heavy afternoon rain
showers on Thursday, the racing surface at Lernerville Speedway
in Sarver, Pennsylvania will not be suitable for competition during
tonight’s first 'Firecracker 100' qualifying event. Despite
all of the efforts from the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series and Lernerville Speedway crews, Thursday’s event will
be postponed to Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. Friday’s $6,000
to win preliminary program for the 'Firecracker 100' is still on
20, 2017) A busy week for the cars
and stars of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series in
the Keystone State of Pennsylvania kicked off tonight with a $10,000
to win program at McKean County Raceway in East Smethport, Pennsylvania.
Rick Eckert posted the tenth fastest time overall during qualifying
prior to advancing up to second in heat race action. The York, Pennsylvania
native then started and finished fourth in the 50-lapper behind
only victor Max Blair, Devin Moran, and Brandon Sheppard!
Eckert Races with Heavy
Heart in Canada; Finishes Fifth at Brighton
19, 2017) The #7 team traveled north
of the border for a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series battles on June 17-18 at Brighton Speedway and
Cornwall Motor Speedway, both of which are located in the province
of Ontario. Rick Eckert, who was racing with a heavy heart after
learning of the unexpected passing of his father Junior, stopped
the clock second fastest during the qualifying session prior to
scoring the victory in heat race action Saturday at Brighton. After
drawing the fifth starting spot and moving up to as high as second
in the 50-lapper, Rick slipped back to fifth and finished behind
only winner Brandon Sheppard, Tyler Erb, Morgan Bagley, and Devin
Moran. Sunday's scheduled tilt at Cornwall Motor Speedway then unfortunately
succumbed to inclement weather. Full results from Saturday evening's
WOOLMS stop to Brighton can be accessed by clicking on www.woolms.com.
$4,000 Win at Williams Grove; Runner-Up at Selinsgrove!
11, 2017) "Scrub" Rick Eckert
earned his fourth feature win of the 2017 racing season on Friday
night, June 9 in Appalachian Mountain Speedweek action at Williams
Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania! Rick ran third in
his heat race prior to blasting to the front of the feature field
from his seventh starting position. The York, Pennsylvania star
then grabbed the point on the eighteenth circuit and led the remainder
of the 40-lapper en route to bagging the $4,000 payday over Jeff
Rine, Jason Covert, Kyle Hardy, and Gary Stuhler! On Saturday evening,
June 10 in a similar $4,000 to win AMS shootout at Selinsgrove Speedway
in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, Rick won his heat race before ultimately
finishing second in the 40-lap headliner behind only victor Jeff
Rine. Full results from both weekend races can be accessed online
Eckert Fifth in WOOLMS
Points Following Tazewell & Senoia
4, 2017) Rick Eckert, of York, Pennsylvania,
headed to the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee
and Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia on June 2-3 for a pair of
World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series duals. On Friday night
in a $10,000 to win show at "The Taz," Rick ran fourth
in heat race action prior to picking off four competitors during
the 50-lapper en route to a sixth place showing behind only winner
Shane Clanton, Jimmy Owens, Ricky Weiss, Chris Madden, and Brandon
Sheppard. At Senoia on Saturday evening, Rick placed sixth in his
loaded heat race and later finished nineteenth in the $10,025 to
win 'Billy Clanton Classic.' The popular driver known as "Scrub"
now sits fifth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings
following the doubleheader weekend. Full results from both venues
can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Rick Eckert Victorious
in Appalachian Mountain Speedweek Opener!
1, 2017) "Scrub" Rick Eckert
and the Paul Crowl Racing team notched their third victory of the
2017 racing season on Wednesday evening, May 31 in the Appalachian
Mountain Speedweek opener at the legendary Hagerstown Speedway in
Hagerstown, Maryland! Rick swept the night's racing activities by
stopping the clock quickest of the 55 competitors during qualifying,
winning his heat race, and coming out on top of the 40-lap headliner.
The York, Pennsylvania star rolled off third on the feature grid
prior to grabbing the point on the 25th circuit and leading the
remainder of the distance to pocket the $4,000 payday ahead of Mason
Zeigler, Jason Covert, Trever Feathers, and Jeff Rine! Full results
from last night can be accessed online at www.lmspeedweek.com.
Eckert Storms to Fourth
at Atomic; Sits Fourth in WOOLMS Points
29, 2017) With Sunday's World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series stop at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne,
West Virginia rained-out, Paul Crowl Racing wound up entering a
pair of national touring series events with the Outlaws on May 26-27
in the Buckeye State of Ohio. Rick Eckert ran fourth in his heat
race on Friday night at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio before charging
past eleven competitors during the $10,000 to win feature event
to place fourth in the final finishing order behind only winner
Devin Moran, Steve Casebolt, and Brandon Sheppard. On Saturday evening
in a $12,500 to win show at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio,
Rick finished third in his heat race and was up inside of the top
five in the headliner before developing a hole in his radiator,
which dropped the York, Pennsylvania star to a nineteenth place
performance. "Scrub" currently sits fourth in the latest
version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the Buckeye State.
Full results from both weekend races can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Rick Eckert Up to Third
in WOOLMS Points Exiting Volunteer State!
15, 2017) Rick Eckert and the Paul
Crowl Racing team followed the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series tour to the Volunteer State of Tennessee on May 13-14 for
a pair of $10,000 to win shootouts. On Saturday evening in the annual
'Mountain Outlaw 50' at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee,
Rick advanced up to third in his loaded heat race prior to grabbing
a solid sixth place effort in the 50-lapper behind only winner Brandon
Overton, Chris Madden, Shane Clanton, Casey Roberts, and Brandon
Sheppard. In the weekend finale on Sunday night at Duck River Raceway
Park in Wheel, Tennessee, Rick placed second in heat race action
and later worked his way up to the third finishing position in the
50-lap main event to land on the podium behind only victor Mike
Marlar and runner-up Brandon Sheppard! "Scrub" now finds
himself third in the heated WOOLMS point standings following Mother's
Day weekend. Full results can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Eckert Sixth at Cherokee;
Lands on Podium at Fayetteville!
7, 2017) The World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series slate of events heated back up over the May 5-6
weekend and took the #7 team to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South
Carolina and Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North
Carolina for a pair of $10,000 to win battles. On Friday night at
Cherokee, Rick Eckert grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his
heat race prior to charging up to sixth in the 50-lap main event.
At Fayetteville on Saturday evening, Rick ran second in his heat
race and later moved up to third in the 50-lapper to land on the
podium behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Tyler
Erb. "Scrub" now finds himself fourth in the latest version
of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the doubleheader weekend in
the Carolinas. Full results from both facilities can be accessed
online at www.woolms.com.
Rick Eckert Earns $10,000
for Port Royal Speedway Triumph!!
24, 2017) Rick Eckert, of York, Pennsylvania,
racked up his third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series triumph of
his career on Sunday evening, April 23 at Port Royal Speedway in
Port Royal, Pennsylvania! Rick clicked off the seventh quickest
lap in Group A during the qualifying session before running second
in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the
third row in the 50-lap feature and nearly falling out of the top
ten, Rick made a late charge towards the front and eventually grabbed
the top spot from Gregg Satterlee on the 39th circuit. "Scrub"
then led the remainder of the special event to land the $10,000
winner's check ahead of Satterlee, Mason Zeigler, Josh Richards,
and Tim McCreadie! Complete results from last night at Port Royal
Speedway can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Eckert Finishes Seventh
in $20,000 King of the Commonwealth
9, 2017) Paul Crowl Racing made the
trek to the pristine Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia
on Saturday, April 8 for the annual running of the 'King of the
Commonwealth.' The Ultimate Super Late Model Series sanctioned the
single-day throwdown at VMS and a whopping $20,000 winner's check
was on the line. Rick Eckert timed in second quickest in his group
during qualifying prior to running second in his stacked heat race.
After rolling off from the inside of the fourth row in the 60-lap
headliner, Rick wound up finishing right where he started the main
event... in the seventh position. Complete results from the 'King
of the Commonwealth' program can be viewed by pointing your Internet
browser to www.ultimatesupers.com.
Rick Eckert Tackles
Illini 100 Weekend at Farmer City Raceway
3, 2017) Rick Eckert and his #7 team
rolled into Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on April
1-2 for the annual running of the 'Illini 100,' which was once again
sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series.
The doubleheader actually started on Saturday evening due to inclement
weather and a $15,000 winner's check was on the line in the weekend
opener. Rick finished eighth in his heat race and sixth in his B-Main
before utilizing a series provisional to gain access into the 75-lap
headliner. "Scrub" then moved up six positions during
the course of the race en route to a seventeenth place performance.
Things then wrapped up at the 1/4-mile bullring in the Land of
Lincoln on Sunday afternoon with a $6,000 to win shootout, which
was initially scheduled for Friday night before heavy rain hit the
area. Rick ran fifth in his stacked heat race prior to grabbing
the second transfer spot through his B-Main. The York, Pennsylvania
ace then advanced to sixteenth in the 25-lap sprint and exited Farmer
City tied for fifth in the latest WOOLMS point standings. Complete
results from both of these lucrative races can be accessed online