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RUSH/SUNOCO SPEC FUEL PROGRAM A SUCCESS THROUGHOUT SWEENEY RUSH RACING SERIES; RACERS SAVE $$$ COMPETING WITH EQUAL FUEL

By Mike Leone | December 2, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...One year ago, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance in conjunction with its sanctioned speedways made a landmark decision to begin addressing the high cost of oxygenated fuels that the majority of racers were utilizing. Through the help of Sunoco Race Fuels a spec fuel rule was put into place. It is estimated that in just one year the program saved RUSH racers throughout the region tens of thousands of dollars and allowed and them to compete on level playing field via RUSH's strong technical program supported by Sunoco Race Fuel.

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GENESEE SPEEDWAY TO RETURN AS A RUSH LATE MODEL WEEKLY-SANCTIONED TRACK IN 2017; 1ST EVER SWEENEY TOUR RACE ON JUNE 3 CREATES BACK-TO-BACK MARQUEE EVENTS WITH OUTLAW SPEEDWAY

By Mike Leone | November 25, 2016

(Batavia, NY)...Following the completion of the first full-time season running the RUSH Late Models, Genesee Speedway promoter Jim Johnson has announced that not only will the division return as the track's headlining class on Saturday nights in 2017, but also the Batavia, New York dirt track will host its first ever Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Touring Series event on Saturday, June 3! This will set up a big weekend for the Sweeney Tour in New York as Outlaw Speedway will also host a $2,000 to-win Marquee event the night before!

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BRADFORD TO ADD RUSH PRO MODS IN 2017 JOINING STATELINE FOR A 2-TRACK CIRCUIT; SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS TO RETURN FOR 3RD STRAIGHT YEAR

By Mike Leone | November 17, 2016

(Bradford, PA)...In August 2015, the Old Bradford Speedway returned to life under the ownership of Norm Asel. The Asel Family completed their first full season of ownership at the northern Pennsylvania quarter-mile dirt track in 2016 featuring the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Models. Asel recently informed RUSH that not only will the Late Models return for the third straight season under the RUSH banner, but will add the Sweeney RUSH Pro Mods as a weekly division on Sunday evenings in 2017!

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OUTLAW SPEEDWAY TO RETURN AS A SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WEEKLY-SANCTIONED TRACK IN 2017 FOR NORTHEAST'S FRIDAY NIGHT ANCHOR; CLAY ADDED; TOUR EVENTS IN PLANNING

By Mike Leone | November 15, 2016

(Dundee, NY)...Outlaw Speedway owner/promoter, Tyler Siri, has confirmed that Outlaw will return as a Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Weekly Series-sanctioned speedway in 2017 season.  The Dundee, New York track, formerly known as Black Rock and Yates County Speedway, will be the anchor for Friday night Sweeney Weekly Series action in the Northeast.  Outlaw recently completed its first year under the ownership of Siri in conjunction with the Crate Late Models running full-time for the first time ever.  A Sweeney Tour event or two are in the planning stages, which could possibly link a second speedway in that region.

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JOHN MOLLICK GOES BACK-TO-BACK IN SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WHILE JOHN WATERS CAPTURES 1ST TOUR TITLE

By Mike Leone | October 14-15, 2016

(Sarver, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance were part of the eighth annual "Steel City Stampede" this past weekend at Lernerville Speedway featuring the Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series and the Bicknell Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series as John Mollick and Rocky Kugel cashed in with victories on Saturday night.  Also, Sweeney RUSH Pro Stock and Lernerville Champion, Corey McPherson, topped the 37-car field of "open" engine Stocks for the $1,000 payday.  All told, 85 crate engine racers participated amongst the three divisions including an all-time division record count of 29 Sportsman Modifieds! 

RUSH Late Model racers Jason Genco and Khole Wanzer were randomly selected winners as Genco received a $7,500 gift certificate toward the purchase of new Rocket Racing XR1, Stage 2 Chassis, and Wanzer won the Lincoln Electric Power Mig 140C welder and utility cart valued at $750.  The 16 RUSH Pro Stock racers shared in over $5,000 of product giveaways part of the third annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD with Joey Zambotti winning the top prize of the four Thunderstock blueprinted brake calipers and brake fluid compliments of TBM Brakes, valued at $1,145.

John Mollick and John Waters battled for the victory in the 25-lap season ending Sweeney Late Model Tour feature, and while Mollick came out on top of the battle for his second straight Series victory, it was Waters winning the war garnering his first Series championship!  Mollick got back by Waters on lap 20 for the $2,000 win, while Waters' runner-up finish coupled with Bryce Davis' 14th place earned him the $5,000 championship.  Waters was also awarded the Maxima Racing Oil "Maximum Performance"

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JENNERSTOWN TO BE THE FLAGSHIP SPEEDWAY FOR THE NEW SWEENEY RUSH ASPHALT RACING SERIES; SET TO LAUNCH IN 2017

By Mike Leone | October 13, 2016

(Jennerstown, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is pleased to announce it will be expanding its sanction to asphalt racing in 2017 with Pennsylvania's Jennerstown Speedway as the new Series' flagship facility.

Jennerstown, a 1/2-mile asphalt oval, features Late Models, Modifieds, and Street Stocks, which are predominately crate engine powered, along with chargers and the Fast N Furious 4's divisions on Saturday nights.  RUSH currently sanctions Crate Late Models, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Stocks and most recently Pro/E-Mods at approximately 25 dirt tracks throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Canada.  Jennerstown will be the first track to sanction under the new Sweeney RUSH Asphalt Racing Series banner, and Series officials look forward to working with Jennerstown personnel to begin laying a strong foundation for exciting and technically sound asphalt racing into the future throughout the region.    

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SWEENEY TRACK CHAMP JOHN MOLLICK MAKES A LATE RACE PASS TO WIN $2500 "BILL HENDREN MEMORIAL" IN RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR SATURDAY AT PITTSBURGH; BECOMES SEASON'S 10TH DIFFERENT WINNER WITH HIS 1ST CAREER SWEENEY TOUR VICTORY

By Mike Leone | October 8, 2016

(Imperial, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance were part of the 28th annual "Pittsburgh 100" this past weekend at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.  After battling sporadic showers Friday night, the opening portion succumbed to Mother Nature after only warm-ups were completed setting up the entire event to be run beginning late Saturday afternoon. 

A big field of 39 drivers from all over Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and West Virginia competed in the "Bill Hendren Memorial"- the fourth event for the late engine builder held in the Northeast.  Bill's son, Steve, and grandson, Alex, made the seven-hour trip up from Rutherfordton, NC to distribute an additional $3,000 in cash and $550 in contingencies to random positions throughout the feature (prize winners list posted below) along with beautiful laser etched plaques to the top three finishers.

 John Mollick won six of the 11 Sweeney Weekly Series events contested this season at Pittsburgh on his way to the track championship.  On Saturday night, Mollick benefited from a late race restart and passed Ryan Montgomery with two laps to go to win his first career Sweeney Tour event.  The 30-lap "Bill Hendren Memorial" victory was worth $2,500 as he became the Series' 10th different winner of the season!  Mollick was named the Maxima Racing Oil "Maximum Performance" winner, and also received an extra $100 cash as part of the Hendren giveaways plus $50 for his heat and dash event performances. 

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INCLEMENT WEATHER WASHES OUT MCKEAN'S "FALL CLASSIC" THAT WAS TO INCLUDE A SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WEEKLY SERIES EVENT FRIDAY & TOURING EVENT SATURDAY

By Mike Leone | September 30, 2016

(East Smethport, PA)...Rain showers and inclement weather forecasted throughout the weekend has forced McKean County Raceway to cancel this weekend's "Fall Classic".  The event was to include a $700 to-win Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Weekly Series event Friday night followed by a $1,500 to-win Sweeney Platinum Touring Series event on Saturday.  While McKean has rescheduled the event for October 14-15, the RUSH Late Model portion will be non-point events due to the previously scheduled $2,000 to-win "Steel City Stampede" Sweeney Marquee Touring Series event at Lernerville Speedway.

The Sweeney Tour will hope to resume action next with the "Bill Hendren Memorial" $2,500 to-win, $250 to-start event at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on October 7-8.  There will also be an additional $3,000 posted in lap money to various positions!  More information will be posted soon. 


2016 SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL “MANUFACTURERS NIGHT” PRESENTED BY MSD AT TRI-CITY A ROUSING SUCCESS; ALL-TIME NORTHEAST/MID-ATLANTIC RECORD 58 PARTICIPATE & SHARE IN $50,000 OF CASH & PRODUCT PRIZES

By Mike Leone | September 21, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance competed at Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday night as part of the track's annual "Apple Festival Nationals" in doubleheader action for the Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series and the Bicknell Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series.  Heat races were completed on Friday night for both divisions with the remainder of the program for the Late Models finishing up on Saturday night before heavy rain hit the speedway that washed out the Sportsman Modified feature.  That feature will be completed in the spring of 2017.

Will Thomas III out-dueled Matt Latta for his first career Sweeney RUSH Late Model Tour victory in the 30-lap "Gary Knollinger Memorial" feature event.  Thomas got by Latta on lap 18 following a restart and held him and several other racers off that challenged for the lead in the final laps for the $2,000 win.  Thomas, who was awarded the Maxima Racing Oil "Maximum Performance" award winner, became the ninth different winner of the season, and also the sixth different "Gary Knollinger Memorial" winner in as many years!   

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WILL THOMAS WINS 1ST EVER SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR EVENT SATURDAY AT SHARON IN $2,000 "GARY KNOLLINGER MEMORIAL" & BECOMES 9TH DIFFERENT WINNER OF 2016

By Mike Leone | September 16-17, 2016

(Hartford, OH)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance competed at Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday night as part of the track's annual "Apple Festival Nationals" in doubleheader action for the Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series and the Bicknell Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series.  Heat races were completed on Friday night for both divisions with the remainder of the program for the Late Models finishing up on Saturday night before heavy rain hit the speedway that washed out the Sportsman Modified feature.  That feature will be completed in the spring of 2017.

Will Thomas III out-dueled Matt Latta for his first career Sweeney RUSH Late Model Tour victory in the 30-lap "Gary Knollinger Memorial" feature event.  Thomas got by Latta on lap 18 following a restart and held him and several other racers off that challenged for the lead in the final laps for the $2,000 win.  Thomas, who was awarded the Maxima Racing Oil "Maximum Performance" award winner, became the ninth different winner of the season, and also the sixth different "Gary Knollinger Memorial" winner in as many years!   

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MAX BLAIR GOES 2-FOR-2 ON SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOURING SERIES IN 2016 WITH TRI-CITY WIN; ALL-TIME NORTHEAST RECORD 58 CARS PARTICIPATE IN "MFG NIGHT" PRESENTED BY MSD AS $50,000 IN CASH & CONTINGENCIES AWARDED

By Mike Leone | September 11, 2016

(Franklin, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance made its second and final visit of the season to Tri-City Raceway Park on Sunday night.  The fifth annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance attracted 58 drivers from all over Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, and New York, which set an all-time record high car count in the 10-year history of Crate Late Model racing in the Northeast!  Approximately $50,000 in cash and contingencies were distributed, which also set a record.  Steve LeBarron won the top prize of a Yamaha Electric Start Generator from Alternative Power Sources valued at $2,200.  A complete prize winners list of the $35,000 in products will be released in the near future.    

Tri-City was the track Max Blair started his racing career at, it's the track closest to his home, and on Sunday night Blair proved why he continues to be the driver to beat in RUSH Late Model competition.  Blair dominated the night winning his heat, the K&N dash, and led all 30 laps of the feature for the $2,000 win, and was chosen as the Maxima Racing Oil "Maximum Performance" award winner.  Blair is now two-for-two in Sweeney Tour competition this season and his car is three-for-three as his father Rob won in a substitution role on May 29 at Eriez Speedway.  The victory followed a $2,000 Sweeney Weekly Series win the night prior at Stateline Speedway.  Blair recently captured the $3,000 Pace "Summer Chase" title and is closing in on his second straight $5,000 Sweeney Weekly Series title and third in four years!

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