Christian Eckes’ debut in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East on Memorial Day at Virginia’s new Dominion Raceway couldn’t have gone much better than it did.  Eckes qualified second and scored a top-10 finish in his debut to cap off a great day.   “I’d rate the whole day about an eight,” said Eckes.  “Of […]

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SHREWSBURY, MA  – The LFR Driver Development Group is excited to announce it will be making its debut start in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) at Dominion Raceway on May 30 with Christian Eckes behind the wheel. 15-40 Connection, who has worked with Rob Fuller in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT), will […]

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On Saturday night Christian Eckes will try to do something that he hasn’t done before.  He’s going to run two races in one night in two different types of car at the CARS Tour HKY Soup Kitchen Race to End Hunger 250 at North Carolina’s Hickory Motor Speedway.   The 15-year-old driver will race his […]

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An unfamiliar face stood on the podium at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) Saturday night after the completion of 150 laps for the Pro All Stars Series Super Late Models.  A driver by the name of Riley Herbst finished second to race winner Ben Rowe, and that prompted a lot of people to ask, “Riley who?” […]

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Coming off a successful weekend competing in the Rattler 250, the LFR Driver Development Group is headed to Hickory Motor Speedway for the Easter Bunny 150. Christian Eckes, Tanner Gray and Riley Herbst will be piloting the LFR DDG Super Late Models during the race on Saturday, March 26.   “We’re really […]

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The LFR Driver Development Group is ready for its next big race of the 2016 season, as drivers Quin Houff, Christian Eckes and Kaz Grala are all set to compete for the team in the 40th Annual Rattler 250. All three drivers will be making their debut starts in both the Rattler […]

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The 2015 short track racing season may be over, but the news never stops in the Southeastern part of the country.  Boat loads of information has already been released as plans for the 2016 racing season start to take shape for series, tracks, drivers and teams.  This week’s version of Speed51.com’s Southeast Beat catches you […]

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The LFR Driver Development Group continues to add young talent to its lineup, as 13-year-old Chandler Smith is set to join the group for the 2016 season. The Jasper, Ga. native, who has been racing since age four, has previously only raced a Super Late Model once and is ready to further his experience with […]

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. – The LFR Driver Development Group was greatly represented during Five Flags Speedway’s 2015 Snowball Derby, as drivers William Byron, Quin Houff and Christian Eckes all made the field for the famed short track race and finished in the Top-25. Byron earned the LFR Driver Development Group an 8th place finish, while Houff placed […]

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. – The LFR Driver Development Groups looks to close out its 2015 season with a win in one of the most famous short track races as the group prepares to compete in the Snowball Derby. Drivers Quin Houff, William Byron and Christian Eckes will represent the group during this year’s trip to Five […]

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