(YORK, PENNSYLVANIA) Rick Eckert and the Rocket House Car team were back on the rigorous World of Outlaws Late Model Series tour from May 16-18 in the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. On Friday night, the national touring series made its first-ever stop to 201 Speedway in Sitka, Kentucky. Rick timed in third fastest in Group A and won his heat race in preliminary action prior to drawing the fourth starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the $10,000 to win feature. “Scrub” then moved up to second early in the 50-lapper before fading a bit to finish sixth at the checkers behind only race winner Tim McCreadie, Darrell Lanigan, Rod Conley, Chase Junghans, and Clint Smith.
Following a rain-out on Saturday at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee, the #1 team wrapped up the weekend on Sunday in another $10,000 to win showdown at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee. Rick clicked off the sixth fastest time in Group A during qualifying and moved up to second in his heat race. After drawing the outside of the front row prior to the start of the 50-lap main event, the York, Pennsylvania star was a fixture towards the front of the field in the caution-free affair and eventually brought home a fourth place performance behind only victor Darrell Lanigan, Tim McCreadie, and Mike Marlar. Rick still sits second in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings following the action-packed weekend. Full results can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Next up for the Rocket House Car team will be a visit to Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia on May 24-25 for the annual running of the ‘Jackpot 100.’ Following an open practice session on Friday, qualifying and heat race action will commence on Saturday evening at the Mountaineer State facility. On Sunday, the big weekend at Tyler County will conclude with consolation races and the 75-lap feature event, which will pay $20,000 to the winner. Rick, who was in his own #24 equipment last year, finished sixth in the 2013 ‘Jackpot 100’ finale. Additional information concerning the ‘Jackpot 100’ weekend can be found online by clicking on www.woolms.com.
The latest dirt on “Scrub” Rick Eckert can be found online at his official website, which is located at www.RickEckertRacing.com.
Media Contact: Ryan Delph – Delph Communications