(YORK, PENNSYLVANIA) The Rick Eckert Racing team invaded the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania last weekend (June 28-30) for the 6th Annual ‘Firecracker 100’ presented by GottaRace.com. The three-race World of Outlaws Late Model Series extravaganza drew a stellar 56 car field to the racy Keystone State speedplant. In the $6,000 to win prelims, Rick Eckert ran second in his heat race and sixth in the 30-lapper on Thursday night, while he finished third in his heat race and tenth in the 30-lap A-Main on Friday evening.
When the action really heated up at Lernerville on Saturday, the cameras of the SPEED Channel were on hand to tape all of the dirt-slinging action.
Rick grabbed the second transfer spot through his loaded heat race behind only prelim winner Shane Clanton and later rolled off from the inside of the third row in the $30,000 to win ‘Firecracker 100.’ The York, Pennsylvania native fought valiantly for a top ten finish in the 100-lapper, but ultimately faded to a thirteenth place effort in the mega-event. Rick still finds himself second in the latest WOOLMS point standings following the tripleheader weekend at Lernerville. Full results can be accessed online at www.worldofoutlaws.com.
With no rest for the weary, the #24 team is set to embark on the six-race “Wild West Tour” with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, which will take the team through the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota, as well as Manitoba, Canada, from July 6-14. The busy schedule of events will kick-off tomorrow night, July 6 at the AMSOIL Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin. Below is the complete “Wild West Tour”
July 6 | AMSOIL (WI) Speedway, World of Outlaws | $10,000 to win July 7 | Deer Creek (MN) Speedway, World of Outlaws | $10,000 to win July 10 | Black Hills (SD) Speedway, World of Outlaws | $10,000 to win July 12 | Red River Co-op (CAN) Speedway, World of Outlaws | $10,000 to win July 13 | River Cities (ND) Speedway, World of Outlaws | $10,000 to win July 14 | North Central (MN) Speedway, World of Outlaws | $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 D1ckens Racing Engines, Eckert Trucking, S&S Mobile Power Wash, All About Doors, 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, 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 www.DelphCommunications.com