Rick Eckert #24 – York, PA

Rick Eckert

Rick Eckert #24 York, PA

(YORK, PENNSYLVANIA) Rick Eckert Racing is primed to kick off their 2013 racing season with a trip south to Georgia and Florida to compete at three southern speed plants.

Their campaign will start on February 8-9 with a visit to Redd Griffin’s Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia for another version of the ‘Winter Freeze.’ The opening events for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series will pay $8,000 to win this Friday night and $10,000 to the winner on Saturday evening. Rick Eckert had a sterling run in last year’s edition of the ‘Winter Freeze,’ as he finished third behind only $20,000 victor Darrell Lanigan and runner-up Ray Cook.

Following the lid lifter at Screven, all attention will then turn to the ‘Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals’ scheduled for February 15-17 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. A trio of World of Outlaws Late Model Series showdowns will headline the weekend at BRP. The $7,000 to win opener on Friday will be followed by a $10,000 to win program on Saturday and a super Sunday event that will boast a whopping $20,000 payday. Rick was victorious in last year’s ‘Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals’ finale at Bubba Raceway Park, as he earned a cool $12,000 for his efforts.

The #24 team will then conclude their trip south for “Speedweeks 2013” from February 18-23 at the renowned Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. The six-race ‘UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment’ will have events sanctioned by both the UMP DIRTcar Series and World of Outlaws Late Model Series with top prizes ranging from $7,000 to $10,000. In all and weather pending, Rick plans to enter a total of eleven races from February 8-23 including the first eight World of Outlaws Late Model Series programs of the year. Additional information on the events at Screven, Ocala, and Volusia can be accessed by clicking on

Rick Eckert Sponsors

In other news, Rick Eckert would like to thank all of the supporters of his #24 car including two new product sponsors. TurboStart Batteries and Fatheadz Eyewear have both joined the Rick Eckert Racing team and their support is greatly appreciated. TurboStart batteries are manufactured by Axion Power International Inc. in New Castle, Pennsylvania. They are the only US manufacturer of 16V racing batteries and sealed collector car batteries. Learn more about TurboStart by logging onto

Fatheadz Eyewear, based out of Brownsburg, Indiana, manufactures sunglasses, prescription eyewear, goggles, and many more products for both men and women. You can now purchase your Fatheadz Eyewear directly from Rick Eckert Racing and receive a 20% discount by visiting Kristal Eckert in the pits at each race that Rick attends. You can also type in promo code eckert24 when checking out on to receive that same 20% discount!

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, 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

Media Contact: Ryan Delph – Delph Communications

March 3, 2013

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