By Mike Leone


June 28, 2019               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Weedsport, NY)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance continues its busy three-week stretch of big events as it makes its return to the beautiful, state-of-the-art Weedsport Speedway this Tuesday (July 2).  Warm-ups begin at 6 p.m.  This pre-Independence Day holiday special will again be nationally broadcast by MAVTV/Speed Sport TV slated for a first run on Thursday, August 8.  The broadcast is again being presented by Sunoco Race Fuels distributed by Insinger Performance with Alternative Power Sources, CrateInsider.com, and Close Racing Supply returning as segment sponsors, and new this year Hovis Auto & Truck Supply presenting the "on-board cameras".    


Tuesday's event will feature a complete Sweeney Marquee Tour show for the RUSH Late Models including $100 FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" qualifying, $25 to-win FK Rod Ends heat races, last chance B main(s), dash, and the 30-lap $2,000 to-win, $225 to-start feature.  Car count dependant, a non-qualifier will take place.  Also on the card will be the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and the NY6A Micro Sprints.


"Weedsport was one of the most requested speedways to add to our Touring Series schedule for several years," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig.  "We couldn't have scripted a better show for MAVTV last year.  The grandstands were packed and the racing was tremendous with former Tour champion John Waters winning a thriller that saw many top racers have a shot at the victory.  Weedsport hosts World of Outlaws, USAC, All Stars, and Super DIRTcar events to name a few so we're proud to be able to take RUSH there once again.  Weedsport is located right off the New York State Thruway about 30 miles west of Syracuse so we expect a good mix of cars from Fulton, Genesee, Woodhull, and Humberstone Speedways to mix in with our Tour regulars."


“We’re excited to have the RUSH Dirt Late Models as a part of our Sportsman Classic program once again,” said Jimmy Phelps.  “The Series provides fantastic action and it will fit perfectly alongside our DIRTcar Sportsman and the NY6A Micro Sprints.  Join that with the opportunity to put the Late Models on national TV through Weedsport Productions for the second straight year and it is shaping up to be a great day on July 2.”


Sunoco Race Fuels, with its distributors Insinger Performance and Bazell Race Fuels, continue to be a strong marketing partner of the entire RUSH Racing Series, as the "Official Fuel" of RUSH.  They have been instrumental in helping provide RUSH racers with an affordable product, developed the large network of Sunoco fuel dealers throughout the entire RUSH region to ensure easy accessibility for the racers of the required fuels, and continue to be instrumental is assisting the Series with fuel testing and teching.     


Late Model competitors have the option of the Sunoco 110 or RUSH 91 gas, while Sportsman Modified and Pro Mod racers are mandated to utilize the RUSH 91 gas.  RUSH Pro Stock racers are also encouraged to use the products.  RUSH Sprint Cars racers are utilizing the new RUSH "Visual" Methanol, a product of Insinger Performance.   


"We have to thank Sunoco and Insinger Performance for their continued support of RUSH," expressed Emig.  "Not only do they offer a tremendous product, but most importantly an affordable product for our racers.  Their support of the Series allows us to do many things that otherwise wouldn't be possible such as being able to broadcast a RUSH Touring event Nationally.  Having the Sunoco/Insinger name associated with this MAVTV broadcast for the second straight year is a win-win for all."


"We also have to really thank Alternative Power Sources, Close Racing Supply, and CrateInsider.com for again being segment sponsors on the MAVTV/Speed Sport broadcast in addition to Hovis Auto & Truck Supply joining the broadcast," stated Emig.  "Last year, we were able to secure these fine supporters of RUSH and racing as a whole after announcing Sunoco and Insinger were presenting the broadcast.  This year, fresh off their sponsorship of the Bill Emig Memorial at Lernerville, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply will be the sponsor of the on-board cameras.  It's no secret there are a lot of costs associated with televising an event, and these companies have certainly helped make it feasible.  This broadcast goes a long way in promoting not only RUSH, but our racers and their sponsors along with showcasing our exciting brand of racing!" 


Alternative Power Sources has been a longtime supporter of RUSH giving away generators and power washers annually at the Series' various Manufacturers Nights.  Alternative Power Sources has also provided RUSH with a generator to use for event operations.  Owner Sylvan Easler has backed numerous racers and speedways with financial support over the years.  His sons Aaron and Ben competed in the RUSH Pro Stocks in the past.  Alternative Power Sources believes in providing quality products and maintenance to the people and businesses of the greater Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia areas.  Since 1995, Alternative Power Sources has successfully provided exceptional industrial and residential service to their customers.  Alternative Power Sources is located in Gibsonia, Pa. and can be reached at 800-894-4455.  Check out their website at www.apsgen.com.


Close Racing Supply is one of the major parts supplier in the Northeast.  Joel Smith has taken over the business from longtime racer and company owner Bob Close.  CRS is the go to place for many racers in the northern part of our region. CRS is an authorized Hoosier Tire, Sunoco Fuel, and Bilstein Shocks distributor for RUSH.  For more information on CRS, check out their website at www.closeracingsupply.com, "like" their page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CloseRacingSupply or call 814-225-3250.


CrateInsider.com has made a splash in the past five years focusing their entire business on crate racing.  Crate Insider has been a proponent of the RUSH Racing Series and has provided contingencies and other giveaways for various nights over the years.  Crate Insider's vision is to bring crate information together in one place with tech info and an online parts store.  Crate Insider is owned by Kate Dillon.  Check out their website at www.crateinsider.com, "like" their page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Crateinsider, and follow them on Twitter @CrateInsider. 


Hovis Auto & Truck Supply belongs to one of the largest automotive program distribution groups in the nation.  As a member of Federated Auto Parts, they keep abreast of changes in technology and quality parts in today's fast paced economy.  Hovis is one of the largest distributors for each of its two automotive refinish lines: Axalta and Akzo Nobel.  Hovis is also a member of Vipar, one of the largest independent Heavy Duty Truck Parts Distributor Programs in the nation.   Hovis' officers sit on advisory councils of numerous manufactures, allowing Hovis Auto and Truck Supply to be on the cutting edge of technology.  Hovis Auto & Truck Supply has locations in 17 locations in western Pennsylvania with its corporate office and distribution center in Mercer, Pa. 


Precise Racing Products will award a $100 gift card for the "Pedal Down" Hard Charger that passes the most cars in the feature.  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.  RUSH Late Model Series Officials will also determine the Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive" to the driver that best defended his position throughout the event, and will receive a $40 product package.  The feature winner will receive a Sunoco 5-Gallon Race Jugs.  Ontime Body & Graphic's "Spoiler Alert" will award a $150 spoiler to the 10th place finisher on Tuesday providing Saturday's show at Pittsburgh is completed.


The Zarin Truck & Automotive "$500 Club" drawings will be for drivers in the top 15 in track points at the two nearest RUSH-sanctioned weekly tracks, Fulton Speedway and Genesee Speedway.  Those drivers will be eligible for the five $100 drawings. 


Weedsport 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.


Weedsport 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.


For Tuesday, pits will be open at noon with pit passes going on sale at 4:00 p.m.  Drivers meeting will be at 5:35 p.m. with RUSH warm-ups at 6 followed by qualifying and racing at 7.  Pit passes are $30.  There is a $100 entry fee for the Late Models.  The AMB/MyLaps transponders will be used.  Driver one-way radio channel is 454.000.  Drivers do not have to be a member of RUSH to participate. Drivers should be prepared with fuel and tires.  


The three-week stretch of big races will conclude with the first ever RUSH Late Model events in the Canadian province of Quebec on July 12-13.  The "Quebec Invasion" will feature back-to-back Platinum Touring Series events at Autodrome Granby (Friday the 12th) and Le RPM Speedway (Saturday the 13th).  Each night will be $4,000 to-win, $400 to-start in US funds.  There will also be 20 $100 Sunoco gift cards given away.


Autodrome Granby & Le RPM Feature Payoffs (in US funds): 1. $4,000  2. $2,000  3. $1,000  4. $800  5. $600  6. $550  7. $500  8. $475  9. $460  10. $450  11. $440  12. $430  13. $425  14. $420  15. $415  16. $410  17. $405  18-24. $400. 


Autodrome Granby & Le RPM Feature Payoffs (in US funds): 1. $250  2. $200  3. $190  4. $185  5. $180  6. $175  7. $170  8. $165  9. $160  10-24. $155.  Tow $150.


Weedsport Speedway is located just off I-90 at 1 Speedway Drive, Weedsport, NY 13166. The track was purchased in 2013 by Al Heinke.  Weedsport Speedway has returned to a real racers track, providing a complete venue for racers, their families and friends, and for the fans looking for motorsports entertainment.  While racing entertainment is the focal point, Weedsport Speedway has gone the extra mile in welcoming Weedsport Productions, which brings the facility full circle with a dedicated digital entertainment team for web, television, and on site screen usage.  For more information on Weedsport Speedway, visit online at www.weedsportspeedway.com, follow on Twitter @WeedsportSpdwy and LIKE on Facebook.


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, Zarin Truck & Automotive, 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.