FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2014
_______________________________________Rick Eckert Pilots Warrior House Car at SMS; Hagerstown Opener Ahead
YORK, PENN (March 12) - Rick Eckert, of York, Pennsylvania, accepted an invitation to drive Sanford Goddard's #1G Warrior House Car on March 7-8 at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. The National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) presided over the inaugural 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic,' which kicked off on Friday night with a $7,500 to win showdown. Rick posted the tenth fastest time in Group A during time trials and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in the 40-lap main event, Rick hung around his starting spot throughout the distance and wound up fifteenth in the final rundown.
On Saturday evening at Smoky Mountain, a $12,500 top prize was on the line in the NDRL weekend finale. "Scrub" started off his night by knocking down the twelfth quickest lap in Group B during qualifying prior to running sixth in his loaded heat race. Unfortunately, Rick's night ended in the B-Main after he finished a couple of spots shy of a coveted transfer position into the 60-lapper. Complete results from the two-day 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic' can be accessed online at www.thendrl.com
Next up for Rick will be a trip to the legendary Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland this Saturday, March 15 for the Dirt Capitol 'Grand Opening Special.' The Late Models will run a 25-lap main event at Hagerstown and the winner will receive a $2,500 payday. Rick is scheduled to pilot Paul Crowl's #7 machine in the unsanctioned program this weekend. Additional information concerning the one-day affair can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.dirtcapitol.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
Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communicationswww.DelphCommunications.com