HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Recording the opening day victory, Rick Eckert made his second start Saturday evening in the Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Late Models at Hagerstown Speedway/Dirt Capitol LLC, and made it win No. 2 for the season and a career 24th at the Maryland facility.
Eckert worked hard to clear Rance Garlock earlier in the 25-lap feature and then battled with Gregg Satterlee to beat him to the checkered by a mere .170 second following an exciting final lap when the pair made contact off the second turn.
“I didn’t know he was out there,” Eckert said. “I knew he was close; my guy didn’t tell me if he was up or down or behind me. I came off there (turn two) and was going to drift to the wall and when I got out there, I got into him. I wiggled badly all the way down the back straightaway. I had three hands on the wheel trying to keep ahold of it. Then he drove around me into three. I tried to just be patient and then beat him up off four. You always want to win and winning on the last lap is more fun.”
Satterlee finished second, ahead of Rance Garlock, Roy Deese Jr. and Marvin Winters.
Kyle Lear won the sportsman feature and David Kaiser topped the pure stock race. Jamie Mills won the hobby stock event.