ALTERNATIVE POWER SOURCES, CLOSE RACING SUPPLY & CRATEINSIDER.COM JOIN AS SEGMENT SPONSORS FOR MAVTV NATIONALLY TELEVISED SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR EVENT AT WEEDSPORT ON JULY 3
By Mike Leone
June 28, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance is excited to name Alternative Power Sources, Close Racing Supply, and CrateInsider.com as segment sponsors for the first ever MAVTV/SpeedSport.TV nationally televised broadcast presented by Sunoco Race Fuels distributed by Insinger Performance on Tuesday night, July 3 from the state-of-the-art Weedsport (NY) Speedway. The $2,000 to-win "Marquee" Event will also mark the first ever RUSH-sanctioned event at Weedsport.
"We really have to thank Alternative Power Sources, Close Racing Supply, and CrateInsider.com for stepping up to be segment sponsors on the MAVTV/Speed Sport broadcast," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "We were able to secure these fine supporters of RUSH and racing as a whole after announcing Sunoco and Insinger were presenting the broadcast. It's no secret there are a lot of costs associated with televising an event, and these companies have certainly helped make it feasible. We feel this broadcast will go 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 four 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.
"We always like working with RUSH," stated Dillon. "This national exposure is a great opportunity to expose more people to the excitement of Crate Late Models, and we are thrilled to be involved."
Tuesday's event will air on MAVTV on August 23, 2018 at both 7 and 10 p.m. Re-runs typically air later in the season. MAVTV, which is available to 30 million households, is predominantly on DIRECTTV and Fios by Verizon. Other carriers can be found here: www.mavtv.com/get-mavtv/providers. Shows are also archived on speedsport.tv for online viewing at the end of the season.
Jeremy Wonderling is the current Sweeney Tour points leader by 18 over Jason Genco, who is in his first year on the Tour. Brady Wonderling, who won the most recent race at Tri-City Raceway Park on June 17, is now third in points over Jason Knowles and Canadian Adam Ferri.
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 Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, Schwartzmiller Ground Maintenance, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.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.