(YORK, PENNSYLVANIA) The Rick Eckert Racing team was back on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series trail from May 24-26 in a trio of high-profile races in the states of Ohio and West Virginia. On Friday night, the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio played host to the ‘Buckeye 50,’ which boasted a $10,000 top prize. Rick Eckert timed in fourteenth quickest during qualifying and later placed third in his heat race to earn the outside fourth row starting spot for the 50-lapper. Rick was then able to move by four competitors en route to a solid fourth place showing behind only winner Dave Hess, Jr., Josh Richards, and Darrell Lanigan.
Action quickly shifted to the Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia on Saturday and Sunday for the 2nd Annual ‘Jackpot 100.’ On Saturday, Rick ran second in his heat race and later posted another fourth place performance in the $6,000 to win A-Main, finishing behind only winner Josh Richards, Tim Fuller, and Darrell Lanigan in the 30-lap affair. In Sunday’s $15,000 to win ‘Jackpot 100’ finale at Tyler County, Rick finished seventh in his heat race and third in his B-Main prior to blasting past sixteen competitors in the 70-lapper on his way to a respectable sixth place effort. Complete results from the triple shot of racing action over the Memorial Day holiday weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
The York, Pennsylvania hotshoe, who reached victory lane last night in a SpeedSTR race at the Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pennsylvania to earn $2,000, will continue to be busy as the month of May ends and the month of June begins. Rick will be behind the wheel of his own #24 Team Zero entry in a pair of World of Outlaws Late Model Series events this weekend, while he plans to pilot Paul Crowl’s #7 machine in four Appalachian Mountain Speedweek (AMS) races next week. His upcoming schedule is shown below:
May 30 | Delaware International Speedway, World of Outlaws | $10,000 to win June 1 | Stateline (NY) Speedway, World of Outlaws | $10,000 to win June 2 | Winchester (VA) Speedway, AMS | $5,000 to win June 3 | Roaring Knob (PA) Motorsports Complex, AMS | $5,000 to win June 4 | Port Royal (PA) Speedway, AMS | $5,000 to win June 5 | Lincoln (PA) Speedway, AMS | $7,000 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, Allstar Performance, Bloomquist Race Cars, Jay D1ckens Racing Engines, Eckert Trucking, S&S Mobile Power Wash, AFCO Racing Products, All About Doors, All About Wraps, Arizona Sport Shirts, Awesome Racewear, Bahia Service Center, Bell Helmets, Beyea Headers, Callies, Comp Cams, Delph Communications, Dyer’s Top Rods, Fatheadz Eyewear, 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, TurboStart Batteries, 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.
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