TRIPLEHEADER WEEKEND FOR PACE RUSH LATE MODELS FLYNN'S TIRE/BORN2RUN LUBRICANTS TOUR; OUTLAW FRIDAY FOR "GARY MONTGOMERY MEMORIAL" FOLLOWED BY GENESEE SATURDAY & BRADFORD SUNDAY
By Mike Leone
May 26, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Pulaski, PA)...After a weekend off following a successful two-night swing at Stateline and Eriez Speedways, the Pace Performance RUSH Late Model Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC will return to action this weekend for a Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series tripleheader! Race #6 of the richest season in Series history will be at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY on Friday night (May 28) with warm-ups at 7 p.m. followed by race #7 on Saturday night at Genesee Speedway in Batavia, NY with warm-ups at 5:45 p.m. and then race #8 on Sunday night at Bradford (PA) Speedway with warm-ups at 5:15 p.m.
Friday night at Outlaw will be the fourth annual "Gary Montgomery Memorial" honoring a man that was synonymous with racing all over the Upstate New York State Region. After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Montgomery passed away in November 2016 and left behind a loving family that will be invited back to Outlaw to help present the trophy to the winner of the event.
In 2017, longtime "360" Late Model competitor, Bryce Davis, claimed the victory over a stellar field of drivers including many that competed in Montgomery’s former 360 Can Am Series. Davis went on to win the 2017 Touring Series Championship. In 2018 and 2019, it was another former "360" Late Model competitor, Jeremy Wonderling, winning one of the season's best races and he too ironically went on to win the Touring Series Championship both of those years. Last year's event was lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. Could this year continue the streak of the winner going on to win the championship!? Back on April 10 at Outlaw, Chad Homan won the $1,200 Weekly Series special.
“Gary Montgomery was a pretty special man," stated Outlaw owner Tyler Siri. "He had a very big presence wherever he went either as a top notch announcer, track manager, or series promoter. Gary was Glenn Donnelly’s confidant at the DIRT Motorsports Organization and later went on to promote his own series, the BRP Can AM 360 Late Models. It is a privilege for us to again honor his legacy with a night named in his behalf."
Saturday will move about 100 miles northwest to Genesee Speedway where the
Batavia, NY fairground track promoted by the Johnson Family will host their
first of three appearances by the Touring Series. John Waters won the first
ever Tour race at the track in 2017, while Jason Genco swept both shows in 2018
before Jeremy Wonderling was victorious in 2019. No Tour show was held in 2020
due to COVID-19.
Genesee has fought Mother Nature in 2021, but has still completed four Weekly Series events. Bill Holmes has won a pair of shows, while Dave DuBois and Jason Knowles have also been victorious. The Tour will return on September 24-25 for the first ever back-to-back complete shows at Genesee as part of the "Topless Nationals" including the "traveling" Manufactures Night presented by MSD Performance on the Saturday show.
The Quality Inn & Suites Palm Island Indoor Waterpark in Batavia is the "Official Hotel" of the 2021 Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series events at Genesee Speedway. The hotel is located directly off the I-90 Batavia exit just six miles from Genesee Speedway at 250 Park Road, Batavia, NY, 14020.
Hotel management is offering a tremendous rate of just $65/night plus tax for each night during these weekends for RUSH teams and fans. To book a reservation, call 585-344-2100 and ask for the RUSH rate for Genesee Speedway. In addition to the Waterpark, the hotel features a restaurant along with a bar/lounge and truck parking for race teams. The Hotel has hosted the Genesee Speedway awards banquet for many years.
Everyone will head 90 miles south on Sunday to Bradford Speedway for a Platinum Tour event. The 1/4-mile bullring will host their first Tour show since their one and only event back in 2017 won by Bryce Davis. Bradford is in its second season promoted by former RUSH Late Model racer Dennis Cummings. Bradford opened their 2021 season this past Sunday night with Jeremy Wonderling victorious.
Each night this weekend will include $100 FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" Qualifying and $25 to-win heat races capped off by 30-lap $2,000 to-win, $225 to-start feature events. There will be a $200 to-win, $150 to-start non-qualifier at Outlaw and Genesee, while Sunday's non-qualifier will have an increased payoff with $300 to-win due to just an 18-car feature starting field (plus provisionals) at Bradford.
Bradford's race is a Platinum Event designation, which will allow Tour members the opportunity to use the event to replace their worst Tour finish or give Tour members that have or will miss a Tour show in 2021 the opportunity to use the event as a replacement Marquee Event.
"We're looking forward to three big nights over Memorial Day weekend," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "These shows are a great opportunity for our northern racers to compete in Tour shows. The Outlaw shows have been tremendous in the past; some of our best racing. The Johnson Family is a big supporter of the RUSH Late Models and their small track always offers competitive racing. We have to thank Dennis Cummings for his support of RUSH running both the Late Models and Pro Mods weekly the last two seasons. Bradford's small size and unique configuration will provide a challenge for our Tour racers."
Precise Racing Products will award a $100 gift card for the "Pedal Down" Hard Charger that passes the most cars in the feature each night. The TBM Brakes “Tough Brake of the Night” will award three bottles of Xtreme6 Racing Brake Fluid valued at approximately $45 along with a certificate for a discount off any TBM Brakes purchase.
The feature winner each night will receive a 5-Gallon Race Jug from Precise. Ontime Body & Graphic's "Spoiler Alert" will award a $150 spoiler kit each night. The first night will be to the sixth place finisher, the next night to the seventh place finisher, and the third night to the eighth place finisher (note: if a driver has already won a spoiler this season, spoiler will be awarded to the next position).
In addition to a $100 Sunoco gift card for the Sunoco Dash winners, one driver will be randomly selected at the drivers meeting each night for a $100 Sunoco gift card thanks to the "Fill'er up with Sunoco Bucks" program presented by Sunoco and Zarin Truck & Auto. Also, Performance Bodies will award a $100 gift card to the first non-qualifier each night as part of the "Nosed Out" program.
Outlaw & Genesee Feature Payoff: 1. $2,000 2. $1,000 3. $650 4. $550 5. $470 6. $435 7. $410 8. $370 9. $340 10. $310 11. $280 12. $270 13. $260 14. $250 15. $240 16. $235 17. $230 18-24 $225.
Outlaw & Genesee Non-Qualifier Payoff: 1. $200 2. $190 3. $185 4. $180 5. $175 6. $170 7. $165 8. $160 9. $155 10-24. $150. Tow $125.
Bradford Feature Payoff: 1. $2,000 2. $1,000 3. $650 4. $550 5. $470 6. $435 7. $410 8. $370 9. $340 10. $310 11. $280 12. $270 13. $260 14. $250 15. $240 16. $235 17. $230 18. $225.
Bradford Non-Qualifier Payoff: 1. $300 2. $250 3. $240 4. $235 5. $230 6. $225 7. $200 8. $190 9. $185 10. $180 11. $175 12. $170 13. $165 14. $160 15. $155 16-20. $150.
The AMB/MyLaps transponders will be used each night; rentals will be available. The driver radio channel will be 454.000.
On Friday night at Outlaw, pit passes go on sale at 5 p.m. with warm-ups at 7 and group qualifying and racing to follow. Outlaw pit notes/agenda: https://rushlatemodels.com/OutlawAgenda052821.pdf. On Saturday night at Genesee, pit passes go on sale at 4 p.m. with warm-ups at 5:45 p.m. and group qualifying and racing to follow. Genesee pit notes/agenda: https://rushlatemodels.com/GeneseeAgenda052921.pdf. On Sunday at Bradford, pit passes go on sale at 1 p.m. with warm-ups at 5:15 p.m. and group qualifying and racing to follow. Bradford pit notes/agenda: https://rushlatemodels.com/BradfordAgenda053021.pdf
All three events will also count towards the RUSH National Weekly Series Championships and "Futures Cup" for those eligible racers. In addition at Genesee and Bradford, points will also be awarded for the expanded "Track Pack" that features a $2,500 per track point fund for the top six racers in RUSH member points at year's end with $1,000 going to the champion.
The 2021 Touring Series is being presented by new marketing partners Flynn's Tire along with Born2Run Lubricants. Drivers will compete for the richest Chevrolet Performance Crate Engine Touring Series championship with $43,000 on the line. Points will be accumulated at each Marquee Event. Drivers can use Platinum Event(s) to replace worst Marquee finishes and/or up to two for missed Marquee Events. Memberships forms are available at https://rushlatemodels.com/memberships.html.
Outlaw is a 4/10-mile oval located at 82 Main St, Dundee, NY 14837. For more information, check out their website at www.outlawspeedwayllc.com. Like their page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OutlawSpeedwayLLC and follow them on Twitter @OutlawSpeedPR.
Genesee Speedway is located off Route 5 at the Genesee County Fairgrounds at 5056 E Main Street Rd, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information, check out their website at genesee-speedway.com and like them on Facebook by searching Genesee Speedway.
Bradford Speedway is located at 330 Summit Road, Bradford, PA 16701. For more information, call (585) 689-1717 and check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Bradford-Speedway-109610073932081
RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC 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, Born2Run Lubricants, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Stop-Fyre, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, CrateInsider.com, and Wedge Motorsports.
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. The RUSH Late Model website is www.rushlatemodels.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.