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Eckert Climbs to Podium Performance in 2021 Season Finale!
(October 31, 2021) Rick Eckert and his self-owned #0 team wrapped up their version of the 2021 racing season on Saturday, October 30 in the annual running of the 'Mid-Atlantic Championship' at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Delaware. Rick knocked down the eleventh quickest lap overall during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the fourth transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After starting the 40-lap main event from the inside of the fourth row, "Scrub" steered past four competitors during the unsanctioned contest to land on the podium in third behind only $7,000 victor Ross Robinson and runner-up Trever Feathers! Full results from the season finale for Rick Eckert Racing can be located online at www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com.

Rick Eckert Grabs Top Five in Keystone Cup Opener at Bedford
(October 24, 2021) Rick Eckert Racing returned to dirt-slinging action over the October 22-23 weekend at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania. The annual 'Keystone Cup' was held at the sprawling oval and 43 competitors signed into the pit area at the fairgrounds facility. During Friday's preliminary competition, Rick Eckert stopped the clock sixth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session before finishing fourth in his 20-lap prelim feature behind only $2,500 winner Jeff Rine, Scott Bloomquist, and Max Blair.

The York, Pennsylvania ace then rolled off from the outside of the fourth row in Saturday's 60-lap headliner, which shelled out $25,000 to the winner. Rick slipped back a few spots at the drop of the green flag, but was holding steady right around the top ten when he opted to pull pitside with handling issues with about 15 circuits remaining. "Scrub" was officially placed seventeenth in the final rundown of the 'Keystone Cup.' Complete results from Bedford Speedway can be found online at www.bedfordspeedway.com.

Eckert Advances to Podium Performance in Lincoln Speedway Visit!
(October 10, 2021) Fresh off last weekend's big win, Rick Eckert Racing resumed their 2021 campaign on Saturday evening, October 9 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. A group of 15 Super Late Model drivers converged on the Keystone State oval to do battle for a $3,000 paycheck. Rick Eckert advanced three spots in his heat race to finish third and later rolled off from the inside of the third row in the night's 30-lap main event. With passing at a premium, Rick was still able to move past two cars during the headliner to leave Lincoln Speedway with a third place podium effort behind only victor Ross Robinson and runner-up Gene Knaub! Full results from last night can be obtained online by clicking on www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Rick Eckert Earns Third Win of 2021 Season in Camp Barnes Benefit!
(October 3, 2021) Rick Eckert, of York, Pennsylvania, claimed his third feature win of the 2021 racing season on Saturday evening, October 2 in the 49th edition of the 'Camp Barnes Benefit' race at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Delaware! Rick drew last in his heat race, but stormed through the field in his prelim to pick up the heat race victory. After rolling off from the outside of the front row in the unsanctioned headliner, "Scrub" led from flag-to-flag in the contest to pick up the $4,949 payday ahead of a top five that included runner-up Ross Robinson, Amanda Robinson, Danny Snyder, and Roy Deese, Jr.! Full results from last night at DIS can be viewed online by clicking on www.delawareracing.com.

Eckert Solid Throughout Double World 100s at Eldora Speedway
(September 12, 2021) Allen Murray Racing invaded the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September 8-11 for double 'World 100s.' The 51st edition of the storied race started on Wednesday night at the 1/2-mile, high-banked venue with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary shows. Rick Eckert ran sixth in his loaded heat race, won his B-Main, and later wound up twentieth in the final finishing order of his $10,000 to win feature. In Thursday's annual 'World 100,' which shelled out a whopping $54,000 top prize, Rick unfortunately failed to transfer into the 100-lap headliner after running eighth in his heat race and tenth in his B-Main.

At the "Big E" on Friday evening, two more Twin 25 prelims were held - each paying $10,000 to the winner - to kick off the 50th Annual 'World 100.' Rick placed third in his stacked heat race and later brought home a steady eleventh place performance in his 25-lap sprint. At Eldora on Saturday, a $53,000 winner's check was up for grabs in front of a standing-room-only crowd. The York, Pennsylvania Hall of Famer finished second in his stacked heat race and ran amongst the top ten early in the 100-lap distance before eventually being paid for a twelfth place effort. Complete results from the busy weekend in the Buckeye State can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Rick Eckert's Labor Day Weekend Headlined by Runner-Up!
(September 6, 2021) Rick Eckert, of York, Pennsylvania, had a trio of United Late Model Series (ULMS) showdowns on the schedule over the hectic Labor Day holiday weekend from September 3-5. On Friday night in the opener, Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania hosted the annual running of the 'Labor Day 55' and a $12,000 paycheck was up for grabs. Rick posted the ninth fastest lap in Group B during qualifying, placed fifth in his heat race, and later secured a victory in his B-Main. Unfortunately, "Scrub" only completed 24 of the 55 circuits in the headliner and left Bedford with an eighteenth place showing.

At Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, a $6,333 top prize was on the line in the 'Butch Renninger Memorial.' Rick rolled off fourth on the starting grid in the 33-lapper and eventually brought his self-owned #0 machine home in the runner-up spot behind only feature winner Gregg Satterlee. Sunday's $5,000 to win weekend finale scheduled for Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania was unfortunately washed out by inclement weather. Complete results from the holiday weekend can be viewed online at www.ulmsracing.com.

Eckert Advances into Port Royal Opener; $30k Finale Rained Out
(August 29, 2021) The Rick Eckert Racing team invaded Port Royal Speedway from August 26-28 for the three-day 'Rumble by the River,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and kicked off on Thursday night with a $10,000 to win showdown. Rick Eckert placed seventh in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and twenty-second in the 30-lap opener after suffering a flat tire on the twelfth circuit. In Friday's $12,000 to win program, Rick unfortunately missed out on the 40-lapper after finishing seventh in his stacked heat race and fifth in his B-Main.

A whopping $30,000 top prize was then scheduled to be on the line on Saturday at the Port Royal, Pennsylvania speed palace. Unfortunately, heavy rain showers during the late afternoon washed out the 'Rumble by the River' grand finale. Complete results from Port Royal can be viewed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

Rick Eckert Leads Early at Orange County; Fourth at Williams Grove
(August 21, 2021) Rick Eckert Racing competed in a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series shootouts on August 19-20 in the states of New York and Pennsylvania. On Thursday night at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York, Rick Eckert timed in fifth fastest overall during the qualifying session prior to securing a heat race triumph. After drawing the outside of the front row for the start of the 40-lapper, Rick led the first five circuits and was getting faster before a broken lift bar ended his chance at victory and relegated him to a disappointing nineteenth place showing.

The #0 team rebounded nicely on Friday evening in a similar WOOLMS program at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. "Scrub" knocked down the twelfth quickest time overall during qualifying before placing third in his loaded heat race. Rick then blasted past a handful of competitors during the 40-lap headliner to nab an impressive fourth place effort behind only $10,000 victor Gregg Satterlee, Chris Madden, and Kyle Hardy! Full results from both weekend races can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

Eckert Sees Rain at Path Valley; Finishes Sixth at Hagerstown
(August 15, 2021) Rick Eckert, of York, Pennsylvania, was back behind the wheel of his own equipment on August 13-14 at Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run, Pennsylvania and Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland. In a $3,000 to win ULMS show on Friday night at Path Valley, Rick won his heat race in preliminary action before inclement weather unfortunately pushed the main event back to September 6.

At Hagerstown on Saturday evening, a $4,100 top prize was up for grabs in the unsanctioned 'Nathan Durboraw Tribute' race. Rick timed in eighth fastest in his group during qualifying, advanced to sixth in his heat race, and later blasted up inside of the top five during the A-Main. At the checkers, "Scrub" found himself up ten spots to finish sixth behind only race winner Kyle Hardy, Trever Feathers, Gary Stuhler, Marvin Winters, and Jason Covert! Full results from last night at Hagerstown can be viewed online at www.hagerstownspeedway.com. (Jason Walls Photo)

Rick Eckert Starts Busy Week in Badger State with Top Ten Finish
(August 8, 2021) Allen Murray Racing headed to the Badger State from August 3-7 for World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series specials at Outagamie Speedway in Seymour, Wisconsin and Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. On Tuesday night at Outagamie, Rick Eckert clicked off the eighth fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session before grabbing the fourth transfer spot through his loaded heat race. "Scrub" then picked off five competitors during the $10,000 to win main event to earn a solid tenth place effort in the 40-lapper.

At Cedar Lake over the weekend, a strong field of competitors were on hand to vie for the $50,000 top prize in the annual running of the 'USA Nationals.' In Thursday's $6,000 to win opener, Rick unfortunately missed out on the 30-lap feature after placing sixth in his heat race and fourth in his B-Main. The York, Pennsylvania star then finished fifth in his first heat race on Friday night before running sixth in his final prelim of the evening. With heavy rain saturating the facility on Saturday, Rick and the team opted to scratch from the B-Main and did not compete in the 100-lap crown jewel headliner that was ultimately won by Jonathan Davenport. Full results from the busy week can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

Eckert Fourth in FALS Prelim Feature; Competes in $50,000 PDC
(August 1, 2021) Rick Eckert and Allen Murray Racing were in the pit area at Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois on July 30-31 for the 31st edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series once again sanctioned the mega-event, which drew 74 competitors to the 1/4-mile oval to vie for the whopping $50,000 winner's check.

On Friday evening at FALS, Rick laid down the ninth fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot in his 25-lap qualifying feature behind only $3,000 prelim winner Stormy Scott, Kyle Larson, and Brandon Sheppard. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in Saturday's 100-lap headliner, "Scrub" fought hard to move forward in front of the standing-room-only crowd before eventually winding up sixteenth in the final rundown of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' Complete results from the lucrative PDC weekend can be accessed online at www.woolms.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Rick Eckert Busy in the Last Week; Racks Up Trio of Top Fives!
(July 26, 2021) Rick Eckert Racing was busy last week, as they entered a trio of special events from July 20-25 in their home state of Pennsylvania. Things kicked off with a pair of races at the sprawling Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. In Tuesday's '75th Anniversary Race,' which paid out a $5,075 winner's check, Rick Eckert drew the eighth starting spot before climbing up to fourth in the 25-lapper to trail only victor Jeff Rine, Jim Bernheisel, and Gene Knaub. Back at Selinsgrove on Saturday in a $4,000 to win battle, Rick won his heat race, started ninth in the 25-lap feature, and later blasted past five competitors en route to another fourth place performance behind only race winner Jim Yoder, Dylan Yoder, and Dan Stone.

The hectic stretch of racing action for the #0 team then concluded on Sunday at Bloomsburg Fair Speedway in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. A $3,000 top prize was up for grabs with the ULMS Northern Series. Rick wound up finishing an impressive runner-up after thirty green flag circuits behind only winner Max Blair. Full results from each of these races can be obtained by clicking on www.selinsgrovespeedway.com and www.ulmsracing.com.

Eckert Crashed Out at Trail-Way; Sees Rain at Hagerstown
(July 18, 2021) The #0 team was scheduled to be in action in a pair of ULMS South Series events over the July 16-17 weekend in the states of Pennsylvania and Maryland. On Friday night in the 'Junior Eckert Memorial' at Trail-Way Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, an $8,000 top prize was up for grabs in a contest that memorialized Rick Eckert's father. Rick won his heat race in preliminary action and later started fourth on the grid in the 50-lap headliner. Unfortunately, "Scrub" was hit by another competitor and crashed out of the race - eventually landing in the fourteenth finishing position. Saturday's $3,000 to win showdown at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland was washed out by rain showers during the day. Complete results from the 'Junior Eckert Memorial' can be located online at www.ulmsracing.com.

Rick Eckert Folds Nose Under Leading at Port Royal Speedway...
(July 11, 2021) Rick Eckert, of York, Pennsylvania, made the trip to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 10 for a weekly Super Late Model program, which boasted a $3,000 paycheck. In the two preliminary heat races, Rick moved up to finish fourth in his first heat race, while he placed second in his final prelim. After racking up the fourth most passing points, "Scrub" drew the pole position for the 25-lap feature event and was able to lead the first twenty circuits of the contest. Unfortunately, his nose folded under and steering woes knocked him out of the event and relegated him to a disappointing eighteenth place showing. Complete results from last night at Port Royal Speedway can be viewed online at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Eckert Returns to Action in Three-Day Firecracker 100 at Lernerville
(June 27, 2021) Rick Eckert Racing made the trek to Lernerville Speedway from June 24-26 to compete in the 15th Annual 'Firecracker 100.' The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series once again presided over the three-day shootout, which drew more than 50 competitors to the Sarver, Pennsylvania facility. In the first of two $6,000 to win preliminary programs on Thursday night, Rick Eckert placed fourth in his heat race and won his B-Main prior to winding up eighteenth in the final finishing order of the 30-lap sprint. On Friday evening in a similar $6,000 to win show, Rick ran third in his heat race before placing fifteenth in the 30-lapper.

When Saturday rolled around at Lernerville Speedway, a huge crowd assembled to see who would emerge victorious in the 'Firecracker 100,' which boasted a whopping $30,000 winner's check. "Scrub" earned the third transfer spot through his heat race and later started the 100-lap headliner from the outside of the seventh row. Rick unfortunately slipped back a few spots during the course of the race and was ultimately paid for an eighteenth place performance. Complete results from each of the three events over the weekend in the Keystone State can be found online by clicking on www.woolms.com.

Rick Eckert Beats Outlaws for $10,000 Plymouth Speedway Payday!
(June 6, 2021) "Scrub" Rick Eckert and Allen Murray Racing celebrated in victory lane together on Saturday night, June 5 at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana! Rick swept the evening at the Hoosier State venue, as he laid down the quickest lap overall during World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series qualifying before securing a heat race triumph. After drawing the outside of the front row before the start of the 40-lapper, Rick led each and every circuit to claim the $10,000 payday over a top five that included runner-up Frank Heckenast, Jr., Tyler Bruening, Brandon Sheppard, and Ryan Gustin!

Earlier in the WOOLMS doubleheader weekend, the #0 team was in action on Friday, June 4 at the new Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Rick stopped the clock fifth fastest in Group A during qualifying and finished third in his loaded heat race. The York, Pennsylvania ace then improved a couple of positions during the course of the rugged 40-lap headliner to leave Indy with a steady seventh place showing in the $10,000 to win affair. Full results from both Outlaws races can be accessed online at www.woolms.com. (Terry Page Photo)

 

 

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