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CAREER 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LM WIN FOR BRIAN KNOWLES; POLICZ, BOSSARD, MESLER & FORD CAPTURE 1ST LM WINS OF 2016; MARTELL & HILTON ARE NEW RUSH SPORTSMAN MOD WINNERS

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | June 22, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...Another weekend of great weather greeted all the member tracks in the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance.  Five Late Model drivers were able to capture their first wins of the season, while the count climbed to seven different Sportsman Modified winners in 10 races, and the new Pro Mod division had its first repeat winner after five weeks.

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"BRYCE DAVIS BECOMES 6TH DIFFERENT SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WINNER IN 7 RACES TAKING $2000 "BILL EMIG MEMORIAL" AT TRI-CITY; ADAM HILTON WINS OPENING BICKNELL TOUR EVENT FOR SPORTSMAN MODS

By Mike Leone | June 19, 2016

(Franklin, PA)... The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance helped christen in the 2016 season opener at Tri-City Raceway Park as the second year of ownership under Mark Tatalovic began on a beautiful Sunday evening for Father's Day.  It was a RUSH doubleheader for the annual "Bill Emig Memorial" featuring the Sweeney Late Model Touring Series and the opener for the Bicknell Racing Products Sportsman Modified Touring Series.  Bryce Davis picked up the Late Model win, while Adam Hilton captured the Sportsman Modifieds as both racers received a beautiful laser etched "Bill Emig Memorial" hardwood award.  The Tatalovic Family and general manager Chad Wagner presented Series Director Vicki Emig with a plaque and hanging baskets as part of her father's memorial and her efforts with the RUSH Series throughout the region.

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EATON WINS 1ST ON THE BILSTEIN BANDITS SHOCKS AT WINCHESTER ; MOLLICK, MARKHAM, DUBOIS, BIDWELL & LEDINGHAM ALSO WIN SEASON'S 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL RACES

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | June 14, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...For the first time this season, a weekend of great weather was on tap for the family of tracks in the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance as all of the scheduled events were able to be completed!  Six drivers picked up their first Sweeney RUSH Late Model wins of the season, while there was also a new winner in both the RUSH Sportsman Modified and RUSH Pro Mod events!  ......CLICK HERE TO READ FULL STORY


ANDY BOOZEL, BRADY WONDERLING, AJ KINGSLEY & ROB PIETZ CAPTURE THEIR 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WINS OF 2016 ON ANOTHER RAINY WEEKEND

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | June 7, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)... Once again the wet weather was a factor in the weekends racing for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance family of weekly tracks. McKean County, Pittsburgh, Wayne County, Bradford, Eriez, and Path Valley all either rained out or postponed their events......CLICK HERE TO READ FULL STORY


COMPETITOR DISQUALIFIED FROM RUSH LATE MODEL WEEKLY SERIES RUNNER-UP FINISH AT GENESEE

June 6, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...Following the results by an independent lab of tire samples taken after the Genesee Speedway RUSH Late Model Weekly Series event on Saturday, May 21, it was determined that apparent runner-up finisher Doug Ricotta’s tire did not meet the factory benchmark.

With the disqualification, the remainder of the finishing order from third on back will be adjusted upward with those drivers receiving the difference in pay and points by Genesee Speedway.

Ricotta will forfeit his $425 winnings, and has been imposed a $500 fine and suspended from all RUSH Racing Series competition for 30 days as his first offense.  Ricotta has the ability to appeal the findings within 48 hours of notification.


ANDY BOOZEL WINS RUSH LATE MODELS AT FREEDOM IN HIS 2ND EVER SWEENEY TOUR START; NON-STOP FEATURE WIN WORTH $1699 IN "RON BAKER MEMORIAL"

 By Mike Leone | June 3, 2016

(Delevan, NY)...After events in Ontario, Canada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to start the 2016 season for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance, the Series made its first of two New York appearances and its only visit of the season to Freedom Motorsports Park on a beautiful Friday night.  The second annual "Ron Baker Memorial" was the third ever Sweeney Tour event held at the Delevan, NY bullring and attracted 28 drivers from all over NY, PA, OH, and Ontario, Canada matching last year's record car count for the track. 

Andy Boozel has been a top Super Late Model racers for years on the tough Eriez-Stateline Speedway circuit.  This year, Boozel added a Crate Late Model to his stable, and has made five starts with four of them coming in Sweeney Weekly Series action at Stateline and Eriez led by three top four finishes.  Last Sunday, Boozel made his first ever Sweeney Tour start at Eriez, but got caught up in an early race accident ending his night prematurely. 

Boozel got the car back together for a surprise first visit to Freedom on Friday night, and led all 25 laps of the non-stop feature for his first career Sweeney Tour win.  The Sweeney Tour "Platinum" Event victory was worth $1,500 plus $174 from Dick Demick/Johnson Hollow Coal & Stove in honor of the "Ron Baker Memorial" along with an extra $25 from Bellinger Electric bringing his night's total to $1,699.  Boozel was also selected as the Maxima Oil "Maximum Performance" of the night award.

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2 MORE WINS FOR JEREMY WONDERLING IN SWEENEY RUSH LM WEEKLY SERIES ACTION WITH SEVERAL OTHERS WINNING THEIR FIRSTS; HOLDEN WINS 1ST EVER AT SHARON OVER RECORD 25 RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | June 1, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)... The days of dodging raindrops and studying weather radars continued throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic over the last couple of weekends, but through it all there has been some excellent racing in the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance family of weekly tracks.

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ROB BLAIR SWEEPS THE NIGHT AT ERIEZ WITH A DOMINATING PERFORMANCE SETTING FAST TIME, WINNING HIS HEAT, DASH & FEATURE FOR $2,125 PLUS CONTINGENCIES IN SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR

By Mike Leone | May 29, 2016

(Erie, PA)... After spending the Victoria Day holiday weekend in Canada, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance wrapped up the two-day Memorial Day holiday race weekend on Sunday evening at Eriez Speedway.  Despite thunderstorms scattered all around, the Erie, Pa. facility remained high and dry as the entire show was completed rain-free.  A big crowd watched 27 RUSH teams from all over Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and West Virginia compete in the first of two appearances at Bobby and Kathy Rohrer's racey speedway.

Making his first RUSH start in nearly one year when he finished runner-up at the Sweeney Tour event at Virginia's Winchester Speedway on June 13, Rob Blair put on a dominating performance on Sunday his fellow competitors won't soon forget.  Blair made it a clean sweep of the night setting fast time in Bobby Lake Motorsports qualifying, winning his heat race, the K&N Dash, and leading all 30 laps of the feature, which also unanimously awarded him the Maxima Oil "Maximum Performance" of night.  In a substitute role for his son Max, Rob earned $2,125 in cash plus several hundred dollars in contingencies! 

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MIKE PEGHER, JR. OUTDUELS BEVY OF CHALLENGERS AT WAYNE COUNTY FOR HARD FOUGHT 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WIN IN AN UNFORGETTABLE, THRILLING RACE

By Mike Leone | May 28, 2016

(Orrville, OH)... After a successful season opening weekend in Ontario, Canada, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series had just four days off as it headed to its westernmost location at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday night.  The Orrville, Ohio track is in second year of Sweeney RUSH Weekly Series action and Saturday's event was race #3 of the 2016 Touring Series slate, and one of the select Marquee Events.  Summer-like conditions prevailed as thunderstorms stayed just to the west of the speedway allowing the entire program to be completed rain-free.  A large crowd turned out as RUSH shared the card with Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars.

Every once in awhile you'll get one of those races that will be talked about years down the road.  Saturday night was one of those in what many felt was the best race in Series history.  Pole-sitter Mike Pegher, Jr. picked up his season's first win and first ever at Wayne County in a hard fought battle that saw him take the lead from Dave Lyon on lap five, lose it for one lap to John Waters who swept the Canadian weekend, then regain it with two to go.  Pegher, Lyon, Waters, Will Thomas III, and hometown favorite Ryan Markham put on a show fans won't soon forget.  Pegher's win was worth $2,000, and his performance earned him the Maxima Oil "Maximum Performance" award.

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JOHN WATERS VICTORY MONDAY AT MERRITTVILLE GIVES HIM A CLEAN SWEEP OF SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR CANADIAN INVASION & $4,175 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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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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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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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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