SOME $40,000 IN CASH & CONTINGENCIES ON THE LINE SUNDAY AT ERIEZ IN SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL "MFG NIGHT" PRESENTED BY MSD FOR INSINGER/SUNOCO NORTHERN TOUR
By Mike Leone
July 23, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
competing last Sunday in Canada at Humberstone Speedway, the Sweeney Chevrolet
Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series returns back to the states this Sunday
(July 26) at Eriez Speedway for another Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels
Northern Touring Series event. Sunday is the fourth annual “Manufacturers
Night” presented by MSD with some $40,000 in cash and products to be awarded.
Sunday will be the fifth Insinger/Sunoco Northern Tour event of the season and 13th Tour race overall, and while $1,500 will be on the line to win the feature event, most of the attention will be focused around over $30,000 of product that will be given away during intermission to the RUSH racers as part of “Manufacturers Night”! This year will be the fourth annual event with the prior three taking place at Sharon Speedway, Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway, and McKean County Raceway.
The prizes will be done as a random draw with 50 drivers guaranteed to leave with at least one prize valued at over $200 and most with receiving two or even three prizes. Three of the major prizes Sunday include a Yahama Electric Start Generator and Wheel Kit from Alternative Power Sources ($2,200 value), four F3 Tornado Brake Calipers from TBM Brakes ($1,800) value, and a full custom driver’s suit from Velocita-USA ($1,000). Companies such as Beyea Headers, MSD Performance, Jones Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, ARbodies, and K&N have stepped up as Major Contingency Sponsors to offer over $1,500 in prizes for the night. The complete list of prizes to date is posted below with more expected to be added.
“It means so much to both Mike (Leone) and I to have so many nationally recognized product manufacturers support this great event for our racers,” stated RUSH Co-Director Vicki Emig. “To be honest, when I did the first edition of Manufacturers Night several years ago I threw the $10,000 value on the promotion before I had one commitment for a product; to see the night now grow to over $30,000 in valuable posted items is incredible! We can't thank these companies and individuals enough for believing in RUSH and our goals for crate racing into the future. We cherish these relationships and work hard on a daily basis to maintain them as we promote and help market their fine products. We ask all of our racers to please remember these companies as they make choices for their individual race teams. We also have to thank MSD for not only their contribution to this night, but for presenting both the Late Model and Sportsman Modified Manufacturers Nights.”
Max Blair enters the weekend still in control of the $10,000 pot of gold for the sweep of the Bazell/Sunoco Southern Tour, the Insinger/Sunoco Northern Tour, and the Sweeney Combined Late Model Touring Series titles. The Centerville, Pa. driver has yet to finish worse than sixth in any of the point events to date with four victories. Blair leads Bryce Davis by 17 in the Northern Tour, leads Eric Wilson by 64 in the Southern Tour, and ahead of Jason Knowles by 96 in the Combined Tour points heading into the week. The Southern Tour has a make-up feature from July 3 Friday night at Lernerville with Daryl Charlier and John Waters on the front row. Waters is coming off his first Tour win of the season last Sunday at Humberstone. The complete point standings are posted below.
In their first year as a Sweeney RUSH weekly-sanctioned speedway, Eriez has completed seven events averaging 20 cars per event with 42 different drivers participating. Blair has won three of the four events he’s competed in, while Kyle Zimmerman is a two-time winner, and Chad Wright and Ward Schell have each copped a feature event win.
The K&N “Cold Air Induction” Dash will set the two rows after the redraw cars and will award a $100 K&N certificate for first place, $50 K&N certificate for second place, and $25 cash for the third and fourth place finishers. Blair and Steve Lowery are currently tied for the point lead.
Precise Racing Products will award a $100 gift card for the "Pedal Down" Hard Charger that passes the most cars. 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 at each event.
RUSH Officials will choose the "Maxima Performance" Award for a driver that exhibits a performance worthy of such. The winner will receive a free case of either Maxima Semi-Syn High Performance Racing Oil or Maxima Performance Racing Oil of your choice. In addition, the winner will receive one can of SC-1 clear coat, one 16-oz bottle of Maxima Cool-Aide concentrate, one 32-oz quart of Maxima PSF power steering fluid, and a Maxima t-shirt. The value of this prize package is $170!
“Manufacturers Night” Presented by MSD Prize
List (as of 7/23)
Alternative Power Sources- Yamaha Electric Start Generator (EF40000DE/D)
and Wheel Kit ($2,200)
2. TBM Brakes- (4) F3 Tornado Brake Calipers ($1,800)
3. Velocita-USA - Full Custom Drivers Suit ($1,000)
11. Jones Racing Products - SBC 55+ Amp Radius Tooth HTD Alternator Kit ($557)
48. Jones Racing Products - SBC Crate Serpentine Belt Drive Kit ($227)
49. FSR Racing Products - Aluminum Radiator ($175) & $50 CrateInsider.com Gift Certificate ($225)
Bilstein Shock Absorbers – (4) Bilstein Bandit Shocks for any driver currently participating in the program or would like to start in the program immediately or at the start of 2016 (must be at least 2 in the drawing) ($540)
· Steve’s Auto - 2 complete dyno services $600 each ($1,200)
· K&N Cold Air Induction System ($500)
· 25 gift certificates for one box (200ct count) of custom tearoffs to the bottom 25 finishers ($625)
· 10 20% off any purchase of an Ultra Shield product
· 50 $25 off the retail purchase of any DMI/Bulldog product ($1,250)
· Keizer Aluminum Wheels – one $50 certificate toward the purchase of a wheel to the top 20 finishers ($1,000)
· BSB Manufacturing – two 50% off of 60 or 61 Series Shocks ($650-900 value each) & two 50% off set of birdcages ($475 value each)
· Fast Shafts - $250 off the purchase of a carbon fiber driveshaft
· Race event contingencies from K&N, TBM Brakes, Maxima Racing Oils, Precise Racing Products, CrateInsider.com
Additional prizes may be added
Eriez 25-lap Feature payoff: 1. $1,500 2. $800 3. $550 4. $410 5. $375 6. $340 7. $325 8. $295 9. $285 10. $280 11. $255 12. $250 13. $230 14. $225 15. $200 16. $195 17. $190 18-24. $185.
Eriez Non-Qualifier payoff: 1. $150 2. $125 3. $115 4. $110 5. $105 6. $100 7. $95 8. $90 9. $85 10-24. $80. Tow $75.
Insinger/Sunoco Northern Late Model Tour Points (Drivers must be Touring member to receive points): 1. Max Blair 388 2. Bryce Davis 371 3. Jason Knowles 357 4. Randy Hall 351 5. Brian Knowles 348 6. John Waters 347 7. Eric Wilson 333 8. Ward Schell 245 9. T.J. Downs 233 10. Dennis Lunger, Jr. 190 11. Jeff Dayman 163 12. Doug Gavette 158 13. Kyle Zimmerman & Phil Potts 98 15. Joe Martin 94 16. Chad Wright 88 17. Adam Sixt & W.L. 84 19. Matt Harvey 73 20. Jon Rivers 72 21. Michael Mitchell 70.
Combined Northern/Southern Late Model Tour Points (Drivers must be Touring member to receive points): 1. Max Blair 1120 2. Jason Knowles 1024 3. Brian Knowles 1012 4. Eric Wilson 1001 5. John Waters 993 6. Steve Lowery 616 7. Kyle Lukon 476 8. Randy Hall 440 9. Michael Lake 410 10. W.L. Stile 398 11. Rob Marhefka 384 12. Bryce Davis 371 13. Doug Gavette 316 14. Michael Duritsky, Jr. 280 15. Rick Singleton 273 16. Joe Martin 256 17. Ward Schell 245 18. Ryan Montgomery 238 19. Clay Ruffo 237 20. T.J. Downs 233 21. Troy Shields 230 22. Reese Masiello 228 23. Dennis Lunger, Jr. 190 24. Kyle Zimmerman 186 25. Ryan Markham 180 26. Chad McClellan 174 27. Jeff Dayman 163 28.. Russell Baird, Jr. 151 29. Phil Potts 98 30. Chad Wright 88 31. Adam Sixt 84 32. Matt Harvey 73 33. Nolan Dalton & Jon Rivers 72 35. Cody Dawson 71 36f. Michael Mitchell, Josh Holtgraver & Andrew Wylie 70.
You do not have to a member of RUSH to compete. RACEceivers are mandatory at all events. Transponders will not be used. There will be a $75 entry fee. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon with warm-ups at 5:45 and racing at 6.
Eriez Speedway is a 3/8-mile track located outside of Erie, Pa. in Hammett at 9821 Sampson Rd., Erie, PA 16509. For more information, check out www.eriez-speedway.com. Follow them on Twitter @EriezSpeedway1 and like their page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/eriezspeedway.
RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Ignition, Maxima Racing Oil, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, TurboStart, Beyea Headers, FK Rod Ends, Bobby Lake Motorsports, Crate Innovations Inc., Moroso Performance Products, Velocita-USA, High Gear Speed Shop, CrateInsider.com, B.R.A.K.E.S., RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.
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