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JOHN WATERS VICTORY MONDAY AT MERRITTVILLE GIVES HIM A CLEAN SWEEP OF SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR CANADIAN INVASION & $4,150 FOR HIS DOMINATING PERFORMANCE

By Mike Leone | May 23, 2016

(Thorold, ON)... After a successful season opening event Sunday night at Humberstone Speedway, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance wrapped up the two night swing through Ontario, Canada on Monday night at Merrittville Speedway with the second running of the “Victoria Day Celebration”.  The second ever visit attracted 28 cars from all over Ontario, Canada along with United States racers from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, which eclipsed last year’s count of 18 for the first ever Crate Late Model event at the historic speedway in Thorold.  A total of 32 different cars participated between the two events at Humberstone and Merrittville.    

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JOHN WATERS RIM RIDES PAST LATE MODEL STANDOUT MIKE PEGHER FOR HIS 3RD STRAIGHT SWEENEY RUSH TOUR WIN AT HUMBERSTONE TO OPEN 2016

By Mike Leone | May 22, 2016

(Port Colborne, ON)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance kicked off the 2016 campaign across the border in Ontario, Canada on Sunday night at Humberstone Speedway.  The fifth annual “Canadian Late Model National Championship” attracted a record 28 cars from all over Ontario, Canada along with United States racers from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia eclipsing the prior high of 26 from 2012.

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THE SOUTH RISES FOR RUSH WITH STEADY GROWTH AT MARYLAND’S POTOMAC SPEEDWAY & VIRGINIA’S WINCHESTER SPEEDWAY IN THE SWEENEY LATE MODEL SERIES

By Doug Kennedy | May 19, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...After officially putting the wraps on the 2015 season on April 16 with the “Apple Festival Nationals” make-up, the cars and stars of the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series powered by Pace Performance suffered a rain out the following Friday for what was to be the kickoff of 2016 Touring Series campaign.  The Sweeney Tour will now get underway in foreign soil as Humberstone and Merrittville Speedways in Ontario host $2,000 to-win events this Sunday (May 22) and Monday (May 23) respectively.

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ALVEY & RICOTTA REPEAT IN SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS AT POTOMAC & GENESEE; KERR WINS 1ST EVER IN LM AT WINCHESTER; CAREER 1ST FOR SCHAFFER IN SPORTSMAN MODS AT LERNERVILLE

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | May 17, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...As the 2016 racing season continues to sputter to a start thanks to a rainy spring, the family of tracks in the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance continues to fight Mother Nature to get events in from Canada down to the Mid-Atlantic.

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MATT LATTA WINS SHARON $2000 "APPLE FESTIVAL NAT'S" MAKE-UP FOR 1ST EVER SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WIN; GREG MARTIN TOPS RECORD 24-CAR SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MOD FIELD FOR $800 BICKNELL TOUR WIN

By Mike Leone | April 16, 2016

(Hartford, OH)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance officially completed the 2015 season on Saturday night at Sharon Speedway with the twice postponed "Apple Festival Nationals".  Capturing victories were Matt Latta in the Sweeney RUSH Late Model Tour event, while Greg Martin topped a record field of 24 Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds for the Bicknell Touring Series victory.....CLICK HERE TO READ FULL STORY


WAYNE COUNTY VETERAN CHARLIE DUNCAN SET TO EXCEL IN SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOURING COMPETITION

By Doug Kennedy | April 11, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...This Saturday night at Sharon Speedway, Charlie Duncan will lead the Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series make-up feature to green as a tune-up for his first run at the Touring Series Championship, which will actually begin the following Friday night at Sharon.  The veteran 51-year-old race car driver has seen it all.  After racing Super Late Models for the majority of his career, Duncan decided in 2015 to switch over to a Crate Late Model and compete at his home track of Wayne County Speedway in their first year under the RUSH banner.  All he accomplished was five wins, 13 top fives and the track championship......CLICK HERE TO READ FULL STORY


 

LARGE LIST OF NATIONAL & REGIONAL CORPORTE MARKETING PARTNERS SET TO RETURN AS PART OF 2016 SWEENEY RUSH SERIES; COLLECTIVELY CONTRIBUTING OVER $110,00 IN ACTUAL PRODUCT TO RUSH RACERS

By Mike Leone | April 8, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...As the 2016 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance season begins to roll with three completed Late Model events already in the books at Potomac and Winchester Speedways, the Series is pleased to announce that their entire group of both national and regional long standing corporate marketing partners will return for yet another season with the Series, with the majority participating in all four RUSH divisions.  All told, over $110,000 in actual product and another $115,000 in Championship program cash, for a grand total of over $225,000 of value will be distributed to RUSH racers across all divisions!

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$6000 SWEENEY/PACE MIDSEASON "PERFORMANCE BUCKS" TO INCREASE NEW RUSH LM WEEKLY "TRACK PACK BONUS PROGRAM" TO $1300+ IN CASH & CONTINGENCIES PER TRACK; RUSH SPORTSMAN, PRO MODS & PRO STOCKS TO ALSO BENEFIT

By Mike Leone | March 30, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is excited to announce a new program for 2016 that will see $6,000 in Sweeney/Pace gift cards distributed to RUSH Late Model, Sportsman Modified, Pro Mod, and Pro Stock racers through the new Midseason "Performance Bucks" program.  This will bring the total to over $1,300 in cash and contingencies RUSH is giving back to each Late Model weekly-sanctioned speedway. 

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UNDERSTANDING THE SWEENEY RUSH RACING SERIES GM CRATE ENGINE REBUILD/REPAIR SEALING PROCESS

By Doug Kennedy | March 15, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)... Racing and controlling cost seems to be the perfect marriage for local and regional dirt drivers that have chosen to compete in the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance.  One of the most important pieces of the success of the RUSH program has to do with their rebuild, repair, and sealing program; one that is shared throughout the country with both the Sweeney RUSH Racing Series and sister series NeSmith. GM crate engines utilized in either of these programs are required to be properly sealed if the motor does not have the original GM sealing bolts.

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CLASSIC INK USA BECOMES “OFFICIAL APPAREL” OF SWEENEY RUSH RACING SERIES FOR 2016; NEW APPAREL AVAILABLE

By Mike Leone | March 4, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)... The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is excited to announce a partnership with Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery of Butler, Pa. for the upcoming 2016 season.  Classic Ink will be the “Official Apparel” of RUSH and will provide the opportunity for RUSH-sanctioned speedways to purchase apparel for resale, as well as have RUSH apparel available to fans and racers at numerous RUSH-sanctioned events throughout the season.  Classic Ink will also develop a website apparel store for RUSH and be a contributor to the 2016 RUSH “Manufacturers Nights”.

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SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS RELEASE 2016 TOUR SCHEDULE; NEW FORMATTED TOURING SERIES TO FEATURE 18 SHOWS WITH DESIGNATED MARQUEE & PLATINUM EVENTS

By Mike Leone | February 2, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series is set to begin its fourth year of operations heading into the 2016 season.  Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are proud to release the 2016 Touring Series schedule, which will feature 18 events as part of the new Touring Series program announced last fall.

The 2016 Touring Series will feature 12 premier Marquee Events paying a minimum of $2,000 to-win that are primarily centrally located within the region on weekends utilizing a group qualifying format featuring $100 Bobby Lake Motorsports “Shock the Clock Qualifying” and $25 to-win heat races.  In addition, another six "optional" Platinum Events are scheduled paying a minimum of $1,500 to-win.  Additional incentive packages for supporting Touring member racers will also be part of the Touring program.  (See below for additional information.)

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SWEENEY RUSH SERIES HONORS CHAMPIONS & TOP RACERS IN LM, MOD & STOCK DIVISIONS AS $100,000 IN CASH & $10,000 IN CONTINGENCIES IS DOLED OUT AT 2015 AWARDS BANQUET

By Mike Leone | January 23, 2016

(Edinburg, PA)...While the 2016 racing season is only a few months away, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone put a final wrap on the 2015 racing season with the awards banquet and dinner on Saturday night at the Gatherings Banquet & Event Center in Edinburg, Pa.  Despite a blizzard off to the east, a record number of attendees filled the beautiful banquet hall as over $100,000 in cash and approximately $10,000 in contingencies were distributed to Sweeney RUSH Late Model, Sportsman Modified, and Pro Stock racers.  

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DON BLACKSHEAR NAMED CIRCLE TRACK DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS FOR PACE PERFORMANCE- THE MOTORSPORTS DIVISION OF SWEENEY CHEVROLET BUICK GMC


RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY'S 1ST EVER CRATE LATE MODEL RACE ON JULY 15 TO FEATURE SWEENEY RUSH TOURING SERIES IN A $2000 TO-WIN MARQUEE EVENT

By Mike Leone | December 28, 2015

(Ransomville, NY)...For the first time in its near 60-year storied history, Ransomville Speedway will host a Crate Late Model event at the 3/8-mile oval located in western New York.  The Friday, July 15 race will not only be sanctioned by the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series powered by Pace Performance, but will be a $2,000 to-win "Marquee" Touring Series event!

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SWEENEY RUSH SERIES ENGINE REBUILDER/REPAIR SEMINAR A GREAT SUCCESS AGAIN; ATTENDEES FROM 5 STATES & CANADA

By Mike Leone | December 7, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series held its third annual Authorized Engine Rebuilder/Repair Facility Seminar on Saturday (December 5) at the Hampton Inn & Suites Grove City (PA).  For the second consecutive year, attendance to this was "mandated" for those facilities authorized to rebuild engines for the RUSH Late Model and Pro Stocks and repair engines for the Sportsman Modified side.  Nineteen different engine facilities along with some speedways were represented as attendees came from five states including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, New York, and North Carolina along with Ontario, Canada.                    

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SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL SERIES TO BEGIN ADDRESSING UNNECESSARY COSTS IN CRATE LATE MODEL RACING THROUGHOUT THE NORTHEAST; SUNOCO STANDARD 110 & SUNOCO “RUSH” PUMP GAS TO BE ONLY LEGAL FUELS FOR 2016

By Mike Leone | December 3, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...In an effort to begin to curb the rising costs in Crate Late Model racing, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series powered by Pace Performance has announced that only Sunoco Standard Race Fuel (110 octane) and Sunoco “RUSH” Pump Gas (91 octane) will be legal for RUSH-sanctioned competition in 2016. 

Fuel was one of the topics discussed at the promoters meeting held in September.  Promoters in attendance, as well as those unable to attend that were personally contacted after the meeting, were unanimous in the mindset that the elimination of oxygenated fuels is in the best interest of the future of Crate Late Model racing throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.  The new rule will ban all oxygenated fuels as well as E85 from competition and require the well-known Sunoco Standard 110 Racing Fuel as the RUSH spec fuel along with Sunoco RUSH Pump Gas to accommodate competitors that prefer that option.  Both will be readily available throughout the entire network of RUSH-sanctioned speedways and specified Sunoco Race Fuels dealers.    

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GENESEE SPEEDWAY SIGNS 3-YR CONTRACT WITH RUSH LATE MODELS FOR SWEENEY WEEKLY SERIES RACING; SERIES CONTINUES STRONG MOMENTUM THROUGHOUT NY

By Mike Leone | November 27, 2015

(Batavia, NY)...Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series powered by Pace Performance Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are thrilled to welcome Genesee Speedway into the fold for 2016.  The 3/8-mile track in Batavia, New York signed a three-year contract to feature the RUSH Late Models in Sweeney Weekly Series action on Saturday nights!

The lease of the Genesee County Fairground oval has been taken over by racer Jim Johnson and will be co-promoted by Mike Fisher, who both said they are looking forward to their partnership with RUSH.  Genesee was operated in recent years by the Mazur Family under the name of Raceway 5.  In fact, the first ever RUSH Late Model event was held in August with Randy Hall picking up the Sweeney Weekly Series event win.  Beginning with opening night on May 7, Genesee will feature the RUSH Late Models on a weekly basis for the first time ever.  Genesee will fit in perfectly in the western New York region with Friday night's Freedom Speedway (Delevan, NY) located 50 miles south and Sunday night's Humberstone Speedway (Port Colborne, ON) located 65 miles west. 

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NEW "TRACK PACK BONUS PROGRAM" TO OFFER OVER $1,000 IN CASH & CONTINGENCIES TO TOP MEMBER RACERS AT EACH SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WEEKLY SERIES TRACK IN 2016; RETURN OF 1 TOURING SERIES

By Mike Leone | October 5, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)…Though a few weeks still remain in the 2015 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series season, directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone have been hard at work already beginning to plan for the 2016 racing season.  One of the exciting announcements to come from the recent RUSH Promoters Meeting was the new "Track Pack Bonus Program" that will be introduced in 2016 for RUSH weekly-sanctioned speedways in conjunction with the return to one Bazell/Insinger Sunoco Race Fuels Touring Series.

The "Track Pack Bonus Program" that was explained and proposed was met with tremendous approval by all of the attending RUSH-sanctioned speedways at the recent promoters meeting.  In 2016, RUSH will offer each weekly-sanctioned speedway $800 cash to its top five member drivers along with contingencies for positions six through eight using RUSH points!  With the additional contingency value, each individual RUSH-sanctioned track will receive well over $1,000 in value over and above what their racers receive in all of the other valuable RUSH "Weekly" programs!

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PATH VALLEY MOVES RUSH LATE MODEL EXPANSION TO CENTRAL PA WITH SIGNING AS A SWEENEY WEEKLY SERIES MEMBER TRACK IN 2016

By Mike Leone | September 17, 2015

(Spring Run, PA)... After a highly successful RUSH Late Model debut with a Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Weekly Series event on August 14, Path Valley Speedway Park has stepped up early to announce its confirmation of joining as a Sweeney RUSH Weekly Series track in 2016!  Path Valley is expected to feature the Sweeney RUSH Late Models bi-weekly on Friday nights in 2016.

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