By Mike Leone

June 28, 2013               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Pulaski, PA)…After a weekend off, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series will return with a pair of events on July 5-6 at Lernerville and Sharon Speedways for “Off with the Tops” presented by RainEater Wiper Blades.  The “topless” events will coincide with the non-wing BOSS Sprint Series offering a unique weekend pairing. 


A major highlight of the weekend will be at Sharon on Saturday, July 6 when Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Pace Performance will award one lucky competing RUSH racer a brand new GM 604 engine valued at over $5,500!  Competing racers at Sharon will have one to three chances at the engine, which will be done as a random draw later in the program.  Each RUSH driver will receive one chance for competing, a second chance if they are a Sweeney Weekly or Sweeney Touring Series member, and a third chance if they are members of both.


This will be the third annual “Sweeney Night” at Sharon where a brand new GM 604 engine has been awarded to a Crate Late Model driver.  In 2011, Sharon regular Ben Black was the lucky recipient with only one chance amongst the 42 competing racers.  Last year, Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway regular, Paul Jablonski, was selected and ironically had only chance as well amongst the 48 competing drivers.


Who will win this year’s GM 604 engine!?  The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Touring Series has completed six events to date with four different winners with an average car count of 32 per event.  The events have brought in racers from Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Ontario, Canada! 


“We can’t thank Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC and Pace Performance enough for their support of our Series,” acknowledged RUSH Co-Director Vicki Emig.  “Giving away an engine is an awesome gesture and pretty much unheard of in the racing industry!  For them to do this three years in a row now speaks volumes of their support and belief in the Crate Late Model concept.  Sharon is in Sweeney’s backyard and is great place to once again hold this promotion.”


While the Lernerville event on Friday night (July 5) will pay $1,200 to-win, Saturday’s “Sweeney Night” program will offer $2,000 to-win!  The Bobby Lake Motorsports “Shock the Clock & Beat the Heat” Quick Cash Programs will be in effect at Sharon with $100 going to the fast qualifier and $25 to each heat race winner.  More on this weekend will be posted in the near future.


Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC has two locations at 7997 and 8010 Market Street, Youngstown, OH 44512, which are located one mile south of the Southern Park Mall in Boardman, Ohio.  Sweeney offers great low prices, rebates, and incentives for new & used Chevy Buick GMC cars, vans and SUVs.  Sweeney has an expert service and parts staff to keep customers’ Chevrolets, Buicks, and GMC vehicles in great shape.


Sweeney carries the most complete selection of new and used Chevy – Buick – GMC & available in Ohio.  We are your one stop shop for all your Group needs.  Sweeney Chevy Buick GMC, customer service is our number one priority.  No other Group dealership in Ohio sells more new Chevy – Buick – GMC & used Chevy – Buick – GMC vehicles and has more satisfied customers then Sweeney Chevy Buick GMC.


Sweeney’s state of the art service department will keep your Chevy – Buick – GMC in excellent condition and our friendly staff will make your every visit to Sweeneys a pleasant one.  Our certified service technicians will keep your Chevy – Buick – GMC running like the day you bought it.


Although Sweeney Chevy Buick GMC doesn’t stay open 24 hours a day, the Sweeney Chevy Buick GMC website does at  On our website you can research the new Chevy – Buick – GMC car, Chevy – Buick – GMC truck, Chevy – Buick – GMC SUV, or Chevy – Buick – GMC van that you would like to purchase, search inventory of all the used vehicles that we offer at the lowest prices, request a vehicle price quote, find the value for your trade, view pictures and data, learn about our latest specials on cars that we sell.  


Also, last summer Sweeney acquired Pace Performance and moved the location to 48 Kargo Ave., Boardman, Ohio 44512.  Pace Performance is your complete source for all your GM performance needs.  From GM Performance Parts (GMPP) to Genuine GM accessories, we carry GM's complete line of Genuine GM automotive and truck parts!


Sweeney also stock thousands of performance related components from over 40 aftermarket manufacturers such as Proform Parts, Edelbrock, Hughes Performance, Heatshield, Holley and many more!  Plus we sell performance parts that cater to the Ford, Mopar and Foreign Car & Truck Enthusiast.


In addition, Sweeney’s technical department has gone to work and developed several new Pace Performance packages based on a computation of several years of customer request for complete, one box, one part number & one price packages. We now have crate engine, transmission, rear-end, ignition, water pump, exhaust, carb-intake & engine top end packages available.  Pace Performance has a selection of over 100,000 parts, chances are we will have what you need. For more info, call 888-748-3791 or check out their website at


2013 RUSH marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, RainEater Wiper Blades, Hoosier Tire, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, The Brake Man, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, TurboStart, K1 RaceGear, Beyea Headers, FK Rod Ends, Bobby Lake Motorsports, Wrisco Industries, High Gear Speed Shop, Utsinger’s Towing,, 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 Like our Facebook page at and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.