By Mike Leone


July 25, 2018            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pulaski, PA)…Fresh off a New York doubleheader last weekend, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance is set for another doubleheader weekend.  Race #12 and 13 of the 2018 season will feature the "Bill Law Memorial" on Saturday night at Stateline Speedway in Busti, NY followed by Eriez Speedway located just outside of Erie, Pa. on Sunday.  Both Marquee Events will pay $2,000 to-win.


The "Bill Law Memorial" returns to Stateline for the second straight year.  The event was originally scheduled for May 19 before being rained out and rescheduled for this Saturday night.  In 2011, Law was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer and passed away in July 2012.  Law's involvement in racing began in the late 1970s as he loved having muscle cars and going to the drag strip in his high school days.  Even though he never actually raced, he stood behind racing 100%.  In the early 1980s, Law and Leon Szweda put an asphalt car together and raced at New York's Holland Speedway.


Law's taste for racing moved to the dirt tracks in the mid 1980s as he helped Tom Taber for several years.  He met a lot of great people that he became very good friends with; one was Bob "The Bird" Baldwin.  The Law Family traveled with him and his family racing from Pennsylvania to West Virginia to Maryland.


As Bill's son Jon was getting older, they got involved in Go-Kart racing as the family would travel all over New York and Pennsylvania.  Bill was still involved in auto racing as they would race Go-Karts during the day and sell parts and fuel at night at the races.  As Jon got older, Bill bought him an IMCA Modified.  A few seasons later, Jon and Bill bought a Limited Late Model.  That lasted a couple years until Jon was starting his own family and got away from the racing scene.  


Law was the first person to have a Crate Late Model in the region when the class debuted in 2007 in the Northeast.  Law had several drivers over the years behind the wheel of his #14 including Baldwin, Ward Schell, Rich Gardner, Jon Law, Curt VanPelt, David Scott, and Kyle Scott.  Today, Bill's grandson, Kyle Murray, is entering his second year of RUSH Late Model competition, and in fact, has two wins at Genesee Speedway in Sweeney Weekly Series competition!


With the Scott Family owning Stateline, it's fitting the "Bill Law Memorial" takes place at their track as Jean and Jim Scott's son David and grandson Kyle drove for Law.  At last year's inaugural event, Jeremy Wonderling withstood a furious challenge by standout Max Blair to capture the first Sweeney Touring Series event ever held at Stateline.


Meanwhile, the Sweeney Tour has made six visits to Eriez since 2015 with the Blairs winning all six as Max has five wins including the June 10 event and his father, Rob, one in a substitution role at the May 2016 event. 


The question is, will anyone be able to stop Max Blair this weekend?  At Stateline, Blair has won all three of the Sweeney Weekly Series events completed, while at Eriez, Blair has four wins in five tries with a second to Jason Genco as his only blemish.  Blair currently leads the Sweeney Weekly Series points as well as the Pace Performance "Summer Chase" standings. 


"We have to thank the Scott Family and Kathy Rohrer for their continued support of RUSH and allowing these doubleheader weekends to happen," explained RUSH Director Vicki Emig.  "The May 19-20 weekend was scheduled to be a doubleheader before both shows were rained out, and both tracks were gracious enough to reschedule with Eriez moving to June 10 and Stateline coming in the night before Eriez's second show.  Both tracks have also helped get our RUSH Sprint program off the ground this year plus Stateline is also holding our third annual Manufacturers Night for the Pro Mods on Saturday night."


There have been seven different Sweeney Tour winners thus far in 2018 with no driver winning more than two races.  With 11 of 18 events completed, there's a new driver atop the Sweeney Tour points standings.  For the first time in his career, Jason Genco leads the points thanks to a win a and a runner-up last weekend.  Genco though has just a two-point lead on Jeremy Wonderling.  Stateline and Eriez are both Genco's home tracks; however, Wonderling scored the first ever Stateline Tour race last year.  Genco has reeled off six top fives in the past seven events to grab the lead.  Wonderling though is coming off his first win of the season in last Friday's thriller at Outlaw Speedway.  Wonderling has been consistent himself with eight straight top nine finishes.


Two-time winner, Brady Wonderling, is third in points and has just a two-point lead on John Waters.  Jason Knowles is fifth as he rounds out an all New York top five in points.  Canadian Adam Ferri is sixth over another New Yorker in J.J. Mazur.  Central Pa. "Futures Cup" racer, Cory Lawler, is eighth in his rookie Tour season, while Bill Kessler, Beamer Guzzardi, Max Blair, and Jimmy Johnson, Jr. complete the top 12 points paying positions.


FK Rod Ends will present the $100 "Shock the Clock" Qualifying award and $25 to each winner each night.  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 Series Officials will also determine the new Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive" to the driver that best defended his position throughout the night, and will receive a $40 product package.  The award could go to a driver holding off another for the final heat race or B main transfer position, a driver denying a hard charging racer a feature win, a move to stay on the lead lap before a caution, or any such deserving move. 


Feature Payoffs: 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. $230  17. $220  18-24. $210. 

Non-Qualifier Payoffs
1. $175  2. $150  3. $140  4. $135  5. $130  6. $125  7. $120  8. $115  9. $110  10-24. $105.  Tow $100.


2018 Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series points (Adjusted on Marquee/Platinum; only Tour members receive points): 1. Jason Genco 842  2. Jeremy Wonderling 840  3. Brady Wonderling 824  4. John Waters 822  5. Jason Knowles 756  6. Adam Ferri 752  7. J.J. Mazur 739  8. Cory Lawler730  9. Bill Kessler 682  10. Beamer Guzzardi 539  11. Max Blair 482  12. Jimmy Johnson, Jr. 447  13. Darrell Bossard 442  14. Charlie Sandercock 431  15. Kyle Murray 411  16. Damian Bidwell 400  17. Brian Knowles 350  18. Chad Sines 334  19. Garret Paugh 320  20. Cody Dawson 302  21. Bruce Hordusky, Jr. 299  22. Christian Schneider 292  23. Mike Franklin 282  24. Cory Sines 234  25. Joe Watson 210  26. Paul Norman, Jr. 167  27. Tony White 162  28. Braeden Dillinger 160  29. Eric Wilson 98.


You do not have to a member of RUSH to compete.  Both the Westhold and AMB/MyLaps transponders can be used each night.  There is a $100 entry fee each night. 


For Saturday at Stateline, pit gates open at 4 p.m.  Drivers meeting will be at 6:15 p.m. with warm-ups at 6:45 and qualifying around 7.  Pit passes are $30.  Driver radio channel is 469.500.   


For Sunday at Eriez, pit gates open at 3:30 p.m.  Drivers meeting will be at 5:35 p.m. with warm-ups at 6 followed by qualifying.  Pit passes are $30.  Driver radio channel is 454.00


Stateline Speedway is located nine miles southwest of Jamestown, NY, south of Busti, NY at 4150 Kortwright Rd., Jamestown, NY 14701. For more information, check out their website at  Like their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter @NewStateline.


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  Follow them on Twitter @EriezSpeedway1 and like their page on Facebook at


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.


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