By Mike Leone


April 19, 2019               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Mechanicsville, MD)...After two ultra-successful nights to open the second annual “Battle of the Bay” Speedweek presented by Wehrs Machine & Racing Parts with 53 and 50 cars at Delaware International and Georgetown Speedways respectively for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series, Mother Nature temporarily put a halt to Max Blair’s win streak on Friday night.  With 100% likelihood of heavy thunderstorms throughout the day and night, officials at Potomac Speedway pulled the plug early to save teams from unnecessarily traveling to the southern Maryland clay oval.  It marked the third straight Friday night that Potomac has succumbed to Mother Nature. 


The “Battle of the Bay” Speedweek will resume on Saturday evening at Winchester (VA) Speedway where the sunshine and temps in the mid-60s are forecasted.  Last year, Logan Roberson ended Speedweek victorious at both Potomac and Winchester Speedways for his first career Tour wins.  Roberson enters the night with two top five finishes and currently sits third in the “Battle of the Bay” standings behind leader Max Blair and Ross Robinson.  In 2018, Roberson captured the $1,000 “Battle of the Bay” title by just one-point over Blair and two points over Robinson!  In the three Sweeney Weekly Series events at Winchester this season, Roberson has won two features and finished runner-up to Dale Hollidge.


On Saturday at Winchester, pit passes will go on sale at 2 p.m.  The drivers meeting will take place at 5 p.m. with RUSH Late Model warm-ups at 5:30 followed by FK Rod Ends “Shock the Clock” Qualifying and heat races.  The 30-lap feature will pay $3,000 to-win, while $200 will again go to the winner of the Non-Qualifier.  ARC Racing and Round Hill Auto Service will present the “$500 Club” with five $100 drawings to drivers in the top 15 of Winchester track points.


RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC & Pace Performance along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Trailer-Alarms.com, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, and Valley Fashions.


E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at [email protected] and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.