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Rick Eckert Unloads Modified & Late Model in Four-Race Week
(May 1, 2022) It was a very hectic week for York, Pennsylvania racer Rick Eckert, as he entered a pair of Open Wheel Modified specials in the states of Ohio and Indiana before returning home to compete in two Super Late Model programs in the Keystone State from April 26-30. Behind the wheel of a Jerry Foster Racing #0 Modified, Rick ran second in his heat race on Tuesday night at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio before advancing up to third in the $1,000 to win feature to trail only victor Austin Holcombe and runner-up David Stremme. At Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on Wednesday evening, Rick won his heat race and started at the front of the $1,000 to win A-Main, but ultimately slipped back to an eighth place performance.

After returning home, "Scrub" unloaded his potent #0 Super Late Model on Friday at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania for the $12,086 to win 'Billy Winn Classic.' "Scrub" ran third in his loaded heat race, but unfortunately retired near the halfway mark in the 50-lap contest to settle for a twentieth place showing. At Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Rick won his heat race before blasting to second in the feature to finish an impressive runner-up behind only $3,000 winner Colton Flinner! Complete results from each of these four races can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com, www.brownstownspeedway.com, www.bedfordspeedway.com, and www.portroyalspeedway.com. (Josh James Artwork)

Eckert Battles Lucas Oil Series Stars at Hagerstown & Port Royal
(April 11, 2022) Rick Eckert and his #0 team headed to Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland and Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on April 9-10 for a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series specials. On Saturday evening in the 'Conococheague 50' at Hagerstown, which boasted a $15,000 payday, Rick stopped the clock sixth fastest in Group A during qualifying before grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After starting fifteenth on the feature grid in the 50-lapper, "Scrub" was credited with a sixteenth place effort in the weekend opener.

Sunday then took the Rick Eckert Racing team to Port Royal Speedway for the $10,000 to win 'River Valley 40.' Rick laid down the twelfth quickest lap in Group B during the time trial session prior to running second in his loaded heat race. The York, Pennsylvania standout then rolled off from the outside of the fourth row in the 40-lap daytime affair. Unfortunately, Rick ran into issues and was officially placed twenty-second in the final rundown. Complete results from both weekend shows can be accessed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

Rick Eckert Jumps Back Behind Wheel of Modified; Gets Two Podiums!
(April 3, 2022) York, Pennsylvania native Rick Eckert was back behind the wheel of a #5 Open Wheel Modified out of the Jerry Foster Racing stable on April 1-2 at Natural Bridge Speedway in Natural Bridge, Virginia. The Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour presided over a pair of $1,500 to win special events.

On Friday night in the weekend opener, Rick timed in second fastest in qualifying, placed third in the fast dash, and later moved up to finish a strong runner-up in the A-Main behind only victor Austin Holcombe. At Natural Bridge on Saturday evening, "Scrub" stopped the clock second fastest overall during qualifying, won the dash, and later ran third in the feature behind only race winner Ryan Ayers and runner-up Jeff Parsons. Complete results from the doubleheader weekend at NBS can be viewed online at www.renegadesofdirttour.com.

Eckert Earns First Win of 2022 Campaign at Williams Grove Speedway!
(March 27, 2022) "Scrub" Rick Eckert recorded his first triumph of the young 2022 racing season on Friday evening, March 25 at the sprawling Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania! Rick qualified fourth fastest in Zimmer's United Late Model Series (ULMS) time trials before running second in his heat race. After drawing the pole position for the 30-lap headliner, Rick led each circuit during the contest to claim the commanding victory and the $3,500 payday ahead of a top five that included runner-up Gregg Satterlee, Gene Knaub, Jason Covert, and Jared Miley. Saturday's scheduled visit for the #0 team to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania was then nixed by inclement weather. Full results from the Williams Grove win can be found online by clicking on www.ulmsracing.com.

Rick Eckert Runner-Up at Williams Grove; Fifth at Port Royal!
(March 21, 2022) Rick Eckert, of York, Pennsylvania, unloaded his #0 Super Late Model for the first couple of times in 2022 from March 18-20 at a pair of Keystone State venues. On Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, a $3,500 payday was up for grabs for those racing with the ULMS Series. Rick started fifth on the grid in the A-Main, but during the rain-shortened race, he was able to climb all the way up to second to finish a strong runner-up behind only victor Gregg Satterlee!

Following a rain-out on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway, a similar $3,500 to win ULMS Series throwdown was held at the Port Royal, Pennsylvania speedplant on Sunday. Rick won his heat race in preliminary action and later started the 30-lapper from the inside of the third row. "Scrub" then finished right where he started in the contest... in the fifth position behind only race winner Colton Flinner, Gregg Satterlee, Jared Miley, and Michael Norris. Complete results from these two races can be found online at www.ulmsracing.com.

Eckert Invades Rain-Soaked Volusia Speedway Park...
(February 12, 2022) The 51st Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals' for the open wheel warriors wrapped up in a big way today, as Rick Eckert competed in a trio of main events. During the daytime, Rick started seventh in Feature 4 and was able to pick off two competitors during the 15-lap distance to land in the fifth spot behind only victor David Stremme, Steve Arpin, Brandon Green, and Michael Long. Later in the day during Feature 6, the York, Pennsylvania standout moved up to finish seventh in the final rundown of the 15-lap contest. In the $5,000 to win 'Gator Championship' race at night, Rick rolled off from the outside of the eighth row before blasting past eight competitors en route to a strong eighth place performance in the 30-lapper!

(February 11, 2022) Rick Eckert and Jerry Foster Racing finally got some racing in the books tonight at Volusia Speedway Park, as the Open Wheel Modified field was split into two for a pair of qualifiers leading into tomorrow's annual 'Gator Championship.' Rick stopped the clock sixteenth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session prior to running second in his heat race. After starting the 20-lap feature from the outside of the fourth row, "Scrub" wound up finishing right where he started... in the eighth position.

(February 10, 2022) Due to track conditions and taking the safety of drivers into consideration, the remainder of tonight's DIRTcar UMP Modified program has been postponed to Saturday afternoon. Fans will still get to see the 10 Modified Features when the program takes place on Saturday. Gates will open at 10 am (ET) with DIRTcar UMP Modified Hot Laps/Qualifying scheduled to begin at noon. Then, Volusia Speedway Park will go into the 10 Modified Features, which will be 15 laps or 15 minutes.

(February 9, 2022) Despite sunshine and clear skies today in Barberville, Florida, the continued rainfall Tuesday night into the early-morning hours on Wednesday has further saturated the Volusia Speedway Park grounds - forcing track and DIRTcar officials to cancel Wednesday’s $1,000 to win 'DIRTcar Nationals' program with driver safety and track preservation in mind.

(February 8, 2022) Rain that started over the weekend and has continued into Tuesday has led to over-saturated grounds at Volusia Speedway Park, forcing DIRTcar and track officials to cancel tonight's portion of the 51st Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals.' Tuesday’s $1,000 to win event for the Open Wheel Modifieds will not be made up.

(February 7, 2022) Due to persistent rain showers over the weekend creating saturated grounds and a high-water table at Volusia Speedway Park have forced World of Outlaws, DIRTcar, and track officials to cancel tonight's activities. The decision also comes to produce the best racing conditions possible for the remainder of the week. Monday’s DIRTcar UMP Modified and DIRTcar Pro Late Model events will not be rescheduled.

Rick Eckert Starts 2022 Campaign in Modified at Screven
(February 5, 2022) Rick Eckert officially kicked off his 2022 campaign tonight at Screven Motor Speedway, as a $3,000 top prize was up for grabs with the Renegades of Dirt Open Wheel Modified Tour. Piloting Jerry Foster's #5 machine at the Sylvania, Georgia oval, Rick laid down the second quickest lap overall during the qualifying session before running third in the fast dash. After rolling off from the inside of the second row in the main event, "Scrub" drove his modified to a steady fifth place performance behind only winner Austin Holcombe, Will Krup, Jeff Parsons, and Steve Axtell, Jr.

(February 4, 2022) Tonight's scheduled 2022 season opener for Rick Eckert at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia was nixed due to inclement weather. Rick was slated to pilot Baltimore, Maryland car owner Jerry Foster's #5 Open Wheel Modified in the $2,000 to win Renegades of Dirt Open Wheel Modified Tour program. "Scrub" will now kick off his season tomorrow at Screven before heading south with the #5 team to compete in the 'DIRTcar Nationals' at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida next week.

 

 

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