RPW Column: The “Quaker Shaker,” Rick Laubach, Is Heading Into ‘22 With “Horns Up”

Column By: TOM WENNER / RPW – HELLERSTOWN, PA – Rick Laubach is opening his 2022 season with Kerr Cattle Company on the side of a pair of Dirt Modified Race Cars that are headed to Florida for 2 weeks of competition.

The Kerr Cattle Company is owned by Ryan Kerr and specializes in Highland Longhorn Cattle. The Kerr Cattle Company is located in Ocala, FL and Austin, TX.

You will be able to find the “Quaker Shaker” behind the wheel of a #1k Bicknell Modified race car next week on the Short Track Super Series Sunshine Swing at the All Tech Raceway in Lake City, Florida. The Sunshine Swing runs from Tuesday, February 8th to Saturday, February 12th.

Rick will also be towing a 2nd car to Florida. The 2nd car is a brand new TEO Elite Chassis with Big Block Modified Power under the hood. This car is slated for SuperDIRT Car Series competition at the Volusia Speedway Park from February 15th to February 19th. Rick is a 3X time winner at Volusia Raceway Park having won in 2013, 2015 and 2016.

After spending 2 weeks in Florida, Rick and the Shaker Motorsports team will return to the Quakertown PA Shop to continue working on the fleet of race cars for the 2022 season. The 2022 Northeast modified racing opens up at Georgetown Speedway on March 11 & 12th. Rick will have the Kerr 1k pit side for the racing action.

The following weekend March 19 & 20th racing action shifts to Selinsgrove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway for the Brett Deyo Short Track Super Series. Rick will once again have the Ryan Kerr 1k in the pits for the racing action.

On Sunday, March 27th the early season Modified Special event schedule switches over to NJ’s Bridgeport Speedway for the Kingdom of Speed 60 lap event. Rick will have the new Shaker Motorsports TEO #20 in the pits for competition.

As the calendar flips over to April, It begins the weekly grind of Modified racing in the northeast. Rick will be racing Big Diamond Speedway & Georgetown Speedway on Friday nights in 2022. The Shaker Motorsports TEO #20 will be reserved for action at the Big Diamond Speedway while the Ryan Kerr 1K Bicknell and TEO are slated for Georgetown & Delaware International Speedway action.

On Saturday Nights in ‘22 you will be able to catch the “Quaker Shaker” once again towing to NJ’s New Egypt Speedway to race the Spec 358 Modified Class. Rick will be racing the potent Gary Herrman Bicknell #7 Spec 358 Modified in NES 358 Modified action.

The ‘22 racing calendar at the Shaker Motorsports Shop is full of racing events. The fleet of race cars in the shop has combinations to race any series and the plans are to race as often as time and resources allow. Tracks include Bridgeport, Grandview’s Thunder On The Hill, Bloomsburg Fair Speedway, The Short Track Super Series South Region, The DirtCar Series events at Big Diamond, and Orange County Fair Speedway.

In 2022, a new shaker hits the track. Rick’s son Matthew known as the “Salt Shaker” who dabbled in Junior Slingshot action in ‘21 will be racing at the Shellhammer Speedway in Leesport, PA on Wednesday nights. A visit to Action Track USA in Kutztown when time and resources allow is also slated on the calendar.

Rick is super thankful to the garage and pit crew help that he has. The team includes: Tara, Eugene, Matthew, Rick, Darryl, Steve, DJ and Jeff. The Shaker Motorsport Crew is looking for help. Are you interested in helping a top flight race team, Here is your chance. The Shaker Motorsports crew is looking for help in the Quakertown Shop and at the track on race days. If you are interested, please visit the Shaker Motorsports website @ Shakermotorsports.online and message the team.

Marketing Partners for the Kerr 1k include: Kerr Cattle Company, Bilstein, Rusty Nutz Rezerectionz, Pine Creek Miniature Golf, BullDog Rear Ends, Pro Power Racing Engines, AMWELL Auto Body, FOUR*STAR, Earl’s Factory Air, and The Shock Spa

Marketing Partners for the Gary Herrmann 7 include: H. Blinderman & Son Recycling Inc., MR Race Oil and Herrmann Motorsports

Marketing Partners for the Shaker Motorsports 20 include: Armada Buildings LLC, Searock Landscaping and Snow Management, The Shock Spa, Leindecker Racing Engines, Earl Fellin Mid Atlantic, AMWELL Auto Body, MR Race Oil, Fast Axle, TEO Pro Car, Auger Manufacturing Specialist, BILSTEIN, Dimension Overhead Door and Wenner Media Group

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