(YORK, PENNSYLVANIA) Rick Eckert, of York, Pennsylvania, will officially start the defense of his World of Outlaws Late Model Series title later this week at the Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia. The ‘Winter Freeze’ will serve as the WOOLMS lid lifter this year and the two-day, $20,000 to win program will take place on February 10-11. An open practice session will be held at Screven on Thursday, while qualifying and heat races are scheduled for Friday night. The B-Mains and the 60-lap ‘Winter Freeze’ will then headline the dirt-slinging competition on Saturday evening at the 3/8-mile venue.
Following Screven, three more World of Outlaws Late Model Series showdowns will be held from February 16-18 at the Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. The inaugural ‘Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals’ at BRP will feature $8,000, $10,000, and $12,000 top prizes respectively during the extended weekend. As in recent years, “Speedweeks” will wrap up at the Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida with six straight nights of racing action in the ‘DIRTcar Nationals’ from February 20-25. The UMP DIRTcar Series will preside over four shows, while the World of Outlaws Late Model Series will sanction a pair of $10,000 to win races.
Additional information about “Speedweeks 2012” can be obtained by clicking on www.ScrevenMotorSpeedway.com, www.BubbaRacewayPark.com, and www.DirtcarNationals.com. You can keep up on the #24 team race-by-race by clicking on www.RickEckertRacing.com.
“In past years, we have only had two World of Outlaws Late Model Series points races during Speedweeks to worry about, and those have been late in the last week at Volusia,” commented Eckert before leaving south for Georgia and Florida. “But this year, you better be fast right out of the box because we have six different WOOLMS shows at three different tracks. It will be a challenge, especially with the talent level that will be there, but I think our team will be up for it. We just have to remain consistent, just like we were last year, and let the points take care of themselves.”
February 10-11 | Screven (GA) Motor Speedway, WoO | $20,000 to win
February 16 | Bubba (FL) Raceway Park, WoO | $8,000 to win
February 17 | Bubba (FL) Raceway Park, WoO | $10,000 to win
February 18 | Bubba (FL) Raceway Park, WoO | $12,000 to win
February 20 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, UMP | $7,000 to win
February 21 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, UMP | $7,000 to win
February 22 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, UMP | $7,000 to win
February 23 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, WoO | $10,000 to win
February 24 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, UMP | $10,000 to win
February 25 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, WoO | $10,000 to win
Rick would like to thank the following sponsors for their commitment to his race team: In Loving Memory of Raye Vest, J&K Salvage, Ritchey Sandblasting, Bloomquist Race Cars, Jay (not a nice word)(not a nice word)(not a nice word)(not a nice word)ens Racing Engines, Eckert Trucking, S&S Mobile Power Wash, Allstar Performance, Arizona Sport Shirts, Awesome Racewear, Bell Helmets, Beyea Headers, Callies, Comp Cams, Delph Communications, Dyer’s Top Rods, FK Rod Ends, Heintz Bros. Automotive, Hoosier Tire, Hypercoils, ISC Racers Tape, JC Dubil Race Parts, Next Level Racing Graphics, Ohlins Shocks, Performance Bodies, Petersen Aluminum, Peterson Fluid Systems, Quarter Master, Ringers Gloves, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Scott Performance Wire, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sweet Mfg., The Bolt Patrol, Tim Fitez Painting, Van Alstine Tire Groovers, Weld Racing Wheels, Wiles Driveshafts, and Winters Performance.
The latest dirt on “Scrub” Rick Eckert can be found online at his official website, located at www.RickEckertRacing.com.
Media Contact: Ryan Delph – Delph Communications