(YORK, PENNSYLVANIA) Rick Eckert, of York, Pennsylvania, will return to Dirt Late Model competition this Friday night, July 19 at the Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Virginia. Scheduled to be behind the wheel of Paul Crowl’s #7 machine, Rick will tackle the annual ‘Mike Clore Memorial’ on Friday. The unsanctioned program will be headlined by a 35-lap feature event, which boasts a $2,500 payday. Rick has been lethal in the #7 car so far this year, as he has reached victory lane on four different occasions – including twice at Winchester. Additional information on the ‘Mike Clore Memorial’ can be accessed online at www.winchestervaspeedway.com.
The popular driver known as “Scrub” and his own #24 team recently completed the Wild West Tour with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. The six-race tour from July 5-12 snaked through the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, North Dakota, and the Canadian province of Manitoba. With two races succumbing to inclement weather, Rick accumulated one win, two Top Fives, and four Top Tens in the four events that escaped Mother Nature’s grasp.
Highlighting the jaunt out west was without doubt Rick’s first World of Outlaws Late Model Series triumph of 2013, which came in the annual ‘Cowboy 40’ at the Gillette Thunder Speedway in Gillette, Wyoming on July 9! Rick timed in third fastest in Group A during the qualifying session and later ran second in his heat race. After drawing the third starting spot prior to the 40-lapper, Rick grabbed the point from leader Darrell Lanigan on lap eighteen and led the remainder of the distance en route to the win.
“Scrub” picked up the $8,000 payday by besting Lanigan, Clint Smith, Jimmy Mars, and Eric Wells!
You can read a complete race-by-race recap from the recent Wild West Tour by pointing your web browser to www.RickEckertRacing.com.
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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