FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2014
_______________________________________Rick Eckert Grabs Handful of Top Tens During Speedweeks; Emerges Fourth in WoO Points
YORK, PENN (February 27) - Rick Eckert Racing returned back to their York, Pennsylvania race shop earlier this week following a flurry of racing action in the Sunshine State of Florida from February 14-22. In all, Rick Eckert competed in eight feature events at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. "Scrub" was solid throughout "Speedweeks," as he was able to accumulate one Top Five finish and five Top Ten performances.
Rick's best run in Florida came in his season opener on February 14 at Bubba Raceway Park. He posted the twelfth quickest lap during the World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying session prior to finishing fourth in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the 35-lap main event, Rick was able to blast past eight competitors during the caution-free affair en route to a strong fourth place outing. The Keystone State driver trailed only $7,000 winner Brady Smith, Brandon Sheppard, and Darrell Lanigan to the checkers in the WOOLMS lid lifter.
Rick, who became a proud grandpa to granddaughter Lona during the southern swing, was especially consistent in World of Outlaws competition. He racked up a total of four Top Tens at Ocala and Volusia, while his worst finish with the national touring series was a respectable eleventh place effort. Rick parlayed that consistency into a fourth place standing in the current version of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series points. You can read a detailed race-by-race recap from "Speedweeks" by logging onto www.RickEckertRacing.com
The #24 team is set for a weekend off on February 28-March 2, but may return to dirt-slinging competition as soon as next weekend. Their racing schedule is currently in flux until the next scheduled WOOLMS showdown on March 28 at Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas. When and if Rick chooses to race before then, you can find out first by accessing the SCHEDULE page of 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, Horton Coal Company, Sorbera Family Chiropractic and Natural Weight Loss, SoilFume Incorporated, 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 Racing Tires, Hypercoils, ISC Racers Tape, JC Dubil Race Parts, Micro-Armor Lubricants, Ohlins Shocks, Performance Bodies, Petersen Aluminum, Peterson Fluid Systems, Quarter Master, Ringers Gloves, Schaeffer's Racing Oil, Scott Performance Wire, Sweet Mfg., The Bolt Patrol, Tim Fitez Painting, TurboStart Batteries, Van Alstine Tire Groovers, VP Racing Fuels, Weld Racing Wheels, Wiles Driveshafts, and Winters Performance.
The latest dirt on "Scrub" Rick Eckert can be found online at his official website, which is located at www.RickEckertRacing.com
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