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Eckert Collects $100,000 For First-Ever World of Outlaws Late Model Series Title At Sunday's Awards Banquet


By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

CONCORD, NC – Nov. 6, 2010 – Twenty-four hours after clinching the 2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship, Rick Eckert's head finally came out of the clouds.

On Sunday Eckert received his $100,000 check for winning the title during the national tour's annual 'Night of Champions' Awards Banquet at the Great Wolf Lodge, capping an emotional whirlwind that put the York, Pa., driver on top of the dirt Late Model world.
Read more: 2011 WoO LMS Awards Banquet
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Richards Ready For Another Championship Battle With A Mentor At Lowes Foods World of Outlaws World Finals Nov. 3-5


This Year Rick Eckert Stands Between Richards And A Third Straight World of Outlaws Late Model Series Title At The Dirt Track At Charlotte

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

CONCORD, NC – Oct. 21, 2011 – Josh Richards has already outdueled two of his racing mentors for World of Outlaws Late Model Series championships. Can he down another to grab an unprecedented third title in a row?

The 23-year-old sensation from Shinnston, W.Va., will get his chance Nov. 3-5 during the fifth annual Lowes Foods World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Tom's Snacks, Coca-Cola and Nature's Own, which closes the national full-fender tour's 2011 campaign with a pair of 50-lap, $10,000-to-win A-Mains at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
Read more: Eyeing Title No. 3
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World of Outlaws Late Model Series News & Notes: Eckert/Richards Championship Battle Heads To Charlotte On Wednesday Night (Oct. 12)


By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

CONCORD, NC – Oct. 11, 2011 –

HEADED TO CAROLINA: The path to the 2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship now runs through The Dirt Track at Charlotte – and the two combatants for the $100,000 crown are ready to hit the immaculate four-tenths-mile oval at full strength.

Rick Eckert of York, Pa., leads the WoO LMS standings by just 22 points over Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., entering the World of Outlaws Showdown on Wednesday night (Oct. 12) at The Dirt Track, which is set to host three of the tour's last four events this season.
Read more: Moving On To Charlotte
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World of Outlaws Late Model Series Event Preview: Super DIRT Week Special At Rolling Wheels Raceway Park On Thurs., Oct. 6


By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

ELBRIDGE, NY – Oct. 4, 2011 –

CHASE HEATS UP: Rick Eckert has finished second in both of his previous World of Outlaws Late Model Series starts at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. Josh Richards has struggled in his two visits to the five-eighths-mile oval.

So does that spell Advantage, Eckert, in the battle for the 2011 points championship when the national tour returns to Rolling Wheels on Thursday night (Oct. 6) for a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win event during the Northeast's racing spectacular known as Super DIRT Week?
Read more: Points Battle Heads To The Wheels
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Coffey Eyes Breakthrough World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory In Super DIRT Week Special October 6 At Rolling Wheels Raceway Park


By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

ELBRIDGE, NY – Sept. 20, 2011 – Vic Coffey's greatest moments as a DIRTcar big-block Modified driver have come during Super DIRT Week. He's hoping that this year's edition of DIRTcar Northeast's premier event will provide his crowning achievement behind the wheel of a dirt Late Model as well.

With the World of Outlaws Late Model Series headed to Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Thurs., Oct. 6, for its first Super DIRT Week date since 2004, Coffey can't help but feel that the stars might be lining up perfectly for his full-fender breakthrough.
Read more: Ready For Rolling Wheels
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Tri-City Speedway's Kevin Gundaker: Not Just A World of Outlaws Late Model Series Event Promoter


Twenty-Two Years After Capturing A WoO LMS A-Main, Gundaker Hosts National Tour At His Tri-City Oval This Friday Night (Sept. 16)

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

PONTOON BEACH, IL – Sept. 14, 2011 – Tri-City Speedway promoter Kevin Gundaker will stand in Victory Lane this Friday night (Sept. 16) and present a $10,000 check to the winner of his track's World of Outlaws Late Model Series 'Kehrer Brothers Roofing 50.'

And Gundaker will completely understand the triumphant driver's joy over capturing a World of Outlaws event. He has, after all, experienced it.
Read more: WoO LMS Promoter, Winner
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Points Leader Rick Eckert Begins World of Outlaws Late Model Series Stretch Drive This Weekend At Tri-City Speedway & I-55 Raceway


St. Louis-Area Tracks Provide Attractive Action-Packed Doubleheader For Fans & Teams

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

CONCORD, NC – Sept. 12, 2011 – Rick Eckert has tried all season to avoid thoughts of the $100,000 World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship prize, but he can no longer simply disregard the obvious.

When the national tour invades the Midwest this weekend for a huge doubleheader at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., on Friday night (Sept. 16) and I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Mo., on Saturday evening (Sept. 17), Eckert's focus will be set squarely on doing what it takes to top a points battle that he has led since early May.
Read more: Eckert's Bid For Title Heats Up
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Owens Comes Out On Top Of Thrilling Late-Race Battle To Earn Second Career World 100 Triumph At Eldora Speedway


WoO LMS Stars Contend: Lanigan's Bid Falls Short, Richards & McCreadie Run Into Trouble While In Top Five

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director/DIRTcar Racing P.R.

ROSSBURG, OH – Sept. 10, 2011 – Jimmy Owens was in a league of his own for most of Saturday night's 41st annual World 100 at Eldora Speedway.

The final 10 laps, however, were a dogfight for the 39-year-old from Newport, Tenn., who had to turn back challenges from Darrell Lanigan, Don O'Neal and Eddie Carrier Jr. to secure his second career victory in the prestigious DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned event.
Read more: Owens Grabs The Globe
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Richards Shoots For Another Crown-Jewel Victory This Weekend (Sept. 9-10) In World 100 At Eldora Speedway


Confident Young Star Eyes $44,000 Top Prize In Dirt Late Model Racing's Most Prestigious Event

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

ROSSBURG, OH – Sept. 6, 2011 – Josh Richards finally joined the exclusive fraternity of crown-jewel dirt Late Model event winners one month ago.

But while that means the 23-year-old star from Shinnston, W.Va., no longer must answer the questions of when he'll capture his first Big One, he still craves a victory in the division's Biggest One – this weekend's 41st annual World 100 at Eldora Speedway.
Read more: Ready To Take On The 'World'
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Jason Covert On The Joy Mining Machinery 50 Sunday (Sept. 4) At Roaring Knob: It's Shaping Up As 'One Of The Best Races Of The Year'


Regional Star Says First-Ever World of Outlaws Late Model Series Visit To Pennsy Track Is A Can't-Miss Event

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

MARKLEYSBURG, PA – Sept. 1, 2011 – Jason Covert has a pretty straightforward message for any fan contemplating a visit to Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex for the 'Joy Mining Machinery 50' this Sunday night (Sept. 4).

Don't miss it!

"It's gonna be one of the best races of the year," the regional dirt Late Model standout said of the first-ever World of Outlaws Late Model Series event at the three-eighths-mile oval. "I guarantee it."
Read more: Covert Pumped Up For Roaring Knob

 

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