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August 30, 2013

Motorsports: Outlaws ready for first go at Selinsgrove

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Eckert noted the weekly competition is tough at Selinsgrove, but he feels he can get back to victory lane this weekend.

"We have a slight advantage (on the regular WoO LMS drivers) since we've raced at the track in the past, so I don't see why I can't get back to victory lane this weekend," he said. "The local drivers like Jeff Rine and the Yoders are real tough competitors. I wouldn't count out the local guys, they are good."

Eckert -- who won the WoO LMS title in 2011 -- has a win, 16 top fives and 31 top-10s this season.

Another WoO LMS driver who has had time racing around Selinsgrove is big block modified veteran Tim Fuller, of Watertown, N.Y.

Fuller finished 17th in the 2012 edition Icebreaker 40 as this year's race was snowed out.

"The only thing that I learned from running the modified is that it was a really big track and it will take a lot of horsepower," Fuller said. "We were really cooking around the track in the big block, I can only imagine the speed in late model."

Fuller, the 2007 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year, is sixth in points with a win, five top fives and 19 top-10s this year. His lone WoO LMS win came recently in Michigan.

"Our season has been mediocre at best," he said.

Bear Lake racer Chub Frank has had a hot-and-cold season. He sits eighth in the point standings.

"We've have not been consistent this year," he said. "We have had fast cars some nights and have not been very consistent. It's not where I wane to be and its making for a long season.

"We have not raced at Selinsgrove before, but we where there last year to watch the night before," Frank added. "The track is fast. We're looking forward to racing there this weekend."

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