Eckert Masters Georgetown Late Model Field

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Rick Eckert celebrates after winning a super late model feature Saturday at Georgetown Speedway. (Rich Kepner Photo)
Rick Eckert celebrates after winning a super late model feature Saturday at Georgetown Speedway. (Rich Kepner Photo)

GEORGETOWN, Del. – Rick Eckert made the tow south from his home in York, Pa., worthwhile with a victory in super late model action Saturday night at Georgetown Speedway.

Eckert’s victory was a breakthrough at Georgetown, where he had two near-misses in the track’s super late model events in recent seasons.

Eckert and Max Blair put on a phenomenal show at the mid-race point, changing lanes – and the lead – back-and-forth. Blair took the lead away on a lap-16 restart, using the outside to his advantage.

Following a lap-26 yellow, Eckert regained the lead back for good, driving around Blair through one and two to take the $7,000 payday after taking the $100 JD Shuckers Georgetown Gambler’s Challenge prior to the start of heat races.

Kyle Hardy had a back-and-forth night, but he it ended on an upswing, as he drove back from ninth to third, after taking the initial green in third. Michael Maresca challenged the top-two for a short period before the lap-16 restart, and the Potsdam, N.Y., native came home fourth. Georgetown’s own Ross Robinson worked the inside lane to a top-five finish.

Kerry King won another 12-lap Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Car Club Modified feature, his third since joining the division. D.J. Cameron and John Burton were the top-three.

Andy Cassel won the Sportsman race for the Southern Delaware Vintage Cars with Robert Blann and David Tucker II following him to podium finishes in the 12-lap event.

Matthew Smith, who joined the Delaware Super Trucks halfway through the season, got another Georgetown win in impressive fashion. Matt Esham held onto second over Matthew’s brother, Robert Smith who finished third in the 12-lap event.

Joe Waters won a wire-to-wire 12-lap Delmarva Charger feature, continuing the dominance he and Chris Martinez, have had over the Chargers in 2020. Geoff Carey charged for second and Ashley Merritt rounded out the top-three.