By Mike Leone


March 6, 2014             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Imperial, PA)…A little over two months ago, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone announced a new event would take place in 2014.  The "Steel City 100" at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway on Sunday, June 8 will feature the Northeast's first ever 100-lap Crate Late Model race.  The Sweeney Tour event will pay $4,000 to-win, $300 to-start with an expanded 30-car starting field!


When the event was announced, series officials promised additional exciting promotions would be added around this marquee' event.  One such now being revealed is the "Steel City Roulette" featuring a potential $5,000 in cash giveaways to the 30-event starters!  In addition to the feature purse money (posted below), one lucky driver in the starting field would win a $1,000 bonus with each driver receiving at least a $50 bonus (see potential bonus monies posted below)!


RUSH will raise the goal of $5,000 through the sale of lap sponsors for the 100-lap event at $50 per lap.  The monies then will be pooled together and each driver that qualifies for the feature will be matched with a fan to draw for each driver's bonus money prize during driver introductions with the number one being the $1,000 prize!  The fan that draws the number one will receive $100 cash presented by Miley Budget Truck & Cruise America Motorhome Rental.  Additional fan interaction activities and prizes will be announced in the future.


"We wanted to do something special around this history-making event at The Monster Half-Mile," explained Emig.  "Even though we are selling lap sponsors per say, we didn't want to see a few drivers take all of the  monies.  This way even if  a driver has trouble and drops out of the event finishing 30th, he may have drawn the one and would take home $1,300!  Hopefully this gives even more racers incentive to compete in this prestigious event." 


The "Steel City 100" show will feature a 6 p.m. start time with the goal to have the show done in a timely fashion to allow travelers to be on their way home at a reasonable hour.  Anyone wishing to get involved with this event by purchasing a lap should contact the RUSH Office at 724-964-9300 or e-mail [email protected].     


This sets up a huge weekend for the Sweeney Touring Series as the night before the "Steel City 100" at Pittsburgh will be the "Bill Hendren Memorial" at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, Pa. paying $2,000 to-win (Saturday, June 7)!  A sweep of the weekend events including the Bobby Lake Motorsports "Shock the Clock & Beat the Heat" program could earn a driver $7,250 in addition to any other contingencies! 


"Steel City 100" Feature Payoff:  1. $4,000  2. $2,000  3. $1,000  4. $700  5. $600  6. $570  7. $550  8. $520  9. $510  10. $500  11. $400  12. $390  13. $385  14. $380  15. $375  16. $370  17. $360  18-24. $350  25-30. $300.


"Steel City Roulette" Cash Drawing: 1. $1,000  2. $500  3. $375  4. $200  5. $175  6. $170  7. $165  8. $160  9. $155  10. $150  11. $145  12. $140  13. $135  14. $130  15. $125  16. $120  17. $115  18. $110  19. $105  20. $100  21. $95  22. $90  23. $85  24. $80  25. $75  26. $70  27. $65  28. $60  29. $55  30. $50.   


Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway is a ˝-mile dirt track with a GPS address of 170 Kelso Rd, Imperial PA 15126, which is located just off the Noblestown exit on Routes 22/30.  For more information, check out their website at www.ppms.com or call 412-279-7223.  The track number on race day is 724-695-3363 or 724-695-0393.  As for their social media outlets, you can like their page on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/PittsburghsPennsylvaniaMotorSpeedway or follow them on Twitter @PAMotorSpeedway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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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.