By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone


August 10, 2016                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pulaski, PA)Another full weekend is in the books in the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance family of race tracks.  It was a weekend with familiar faces in victory lane amongst the RUSH Late Models, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, RUSH Pro Mods, and RUSH Pro Stocks as Mike Knight was the only new winner with his Late Model victory at Eriez Speedway.


The weekend started on Friday night at Dundee, New York’s Outlaw Speedway where Brian Knowles picked up the RUSH Late Model victory over Adam Depuy, Jason Knowles and Bob Buono.  It marked Brian Knowles' fourth win in the past six events, while his brother Jason won the other two.  Another “Super Six” show is on tap for this Friday with FREE grandstand admission!


At Lernerville Speedway on Friday night, RUSH Pro Stock member, Corey McPherson, captured his season's fourth win.  McPherson competes on the $135 sealed, spec Bilstein Shocks.  Lernerville also announced that the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds have been added to the Friday, September 2 show with the World of Outlaws Late Models.   


Saturday night at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, Daryl Charlier emerged from a 20-lap special event in the Stock division and climbed into his own #12 RUSH Late Model.  Charlier took the early lead and stretched it throughout the 20-lap race taking a commanding win over Brandon Burgoon, John Mollick, Michael Reft and Ben Policz. Charlier’s chances to pull off a double came to an end earlier in the evening in the Stock  when a battery mount broke when he was driving the Laboon Racing #14.  Charlier, who had to settle for only one win on the evening, joined Mollick as the only repeat winners in the potent RUSH-sanctioned division at PPMS.  Action returns this Saturday with a regular program along with the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds in their third of four visits to PPMS this year.


Busti, New York’s Stateline Speedway was the site of the first ever special event for the RUSH Pro Mod division. Justin Carlson and Kelley Frederes brought the race to green. After a short first lap yellow flag period, Carlson dominated the event leading each of the 25 laps for his division leading fifth win.  Frederes settled for second with Jeramy Williams, Scott Gurdak and Jason Covey for the top five.  It was also the inaugural "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance as over $7,000 in products were distributed to the 10 eligible racers.


Another pair of seasoned winners in Darrell Bossard and Scott Gurdak brought the field of RUSH Late Models to green.  A lap one caution slowed things before they got started when Jason Genco and Ryan Scott got together.  On the complete restart, Bossard took the early lead and held on throughout the event.  Bossard got into some late race trouble when he made contact with a lapped car, but he kept his car straight and held on for his third win of the 2016 campaign, which propelled him into the $3,000 to-win Pace Performance "Summer Chase" point lead.  Following Bossard were Dave Lyon, Jeff Hoffman, Andy Boozel and Damian Bidwell.  Racing returns to Stateline this Saturday for Fan Appreciation Night.


An action packed feature at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday night saw tight action in the RUSH Late Model feature event.  For 16 of the 20 laps the top three of Alan Dellinger, Jason Fosnaught and Charlie Duncan battled.  Fosnaught, from the Pittsburgh area, led the race for a short time, no small feat for a first time visitor.  By mid-race, Justin Chance and Matt Aber joined the action up front putting the top five in a close battle for the lead. A lap 16 dust-up between Aber and Fosnaught put Aber to the rear. In the end Duncan, the defending track champion, pulled away for his second straight win.  Dellinger and Chance got past Fosnaught for second and third.  Aber charged back to finish fifth.  The BOSS Wingless Sprint cars are part of the action at the Orrville, Ohio oval this Saturday night.


Saturday night at Fulton Speedway, Jason Parkhurst led the first 11 of 20 laps in the RUSH Late Model feature event.  But in the fourth turn of lap 12, A.J. Kingsley powered past Parkhurst and was off on his own easily winning the event for his third victory of 2016.  Parkhurst settled for second with Johnny Hill, Bret Belden and Brandon Ford rounding out the top five.  Action returns to the Fulton, New York speedway this Saturday for $20 Car Load Night.


Twenty laps was the distance of the RUSH Late Model Feature Saturday night at Genesee Speedway in Batavia, NY.  And 20 laps was how many laps Brady Wonderling led at the 1/3 mile oval.  Wonderling would take an early lead well out in front of the field.  He did see some pressure from Bill Holmes a couple times during the event, but held strong and took the win.  Ironically, it was Wonderling's first appearance since winning back on June 4.  Holmes settled for second with Beamer Guzzardi, TJ Downs and John Venuto completing the top five.  Another 5-Star racing card is on tap for this Saturday at Genesee.


Saturday at Sharon Speedway , RUSH Sportsman Modified pilot Chas Wolbert made it two wins on the season at the Hartford, Ohio oval and three overall on Bicknell Racing Products circuit.  Early on there was plenty of racing going on near the front between Kyle Martell, Kole Holden, Chelsie Kriegisch and pole sitter Michael Kristyak.  Wolbert took advantage of a lap six restart to get around Kriegisch, Holden and Martell.  After a half straightaway lead was erased by another yellow, Wolbert went on to take the victory over Martell, Holden, Kriegisch and Calvin Clay.


“This Bicknell by RKR has been super fast,” explained Wolbert. “We got in a jingle last week at Thunder Mountain and tore the rear end and front axle out. We got it done at about 3:30 today and I guess this is where we are! I absolutely love this class. Everyone is so close.”  The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds take a break from Sharon this Saturday and will compete in an event at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.


Mike Knight and Scott Gurdak led the field to green on Sunday night at Eriez Speedway in the RUSH Late Models.  Mike Knight survived multiple caution periods and took his season's first win over Max Blair, Chad Wright Jason Genco and Kyle Zimmerman.  The RUSH Late Models are off this week as the World of Outlaws Late Models invade the Erie County, PA oval.


The familiar #71L of Dennis Lunger, Jr. once again found his way to victory lane on Sunday night at Ontario’s Humberstone Speedway.  Colton Ledingham led Jeff Dayman and company in the 20-lap main event for the RUSH Late Models.  Lunger worked his way to the front early on and with plenty of racing going on behind him, went on to a convincing win, his fifth of the season.  Finishing a full straightaway behind was Sam Pennacchio in second.  Rob Pietz, Jeff Dayman and Tim Gillespie were third through fifth.  Humberstone hosts a regular program Sunday along with a 30 lap Enduro.


Freedom Motorsports Park in Delevan, NY had a rain storm hit them in the evening forcing the races to be cancelled.  They'll try again this Friday night.  The RUSH Late Models return to Path Valley Speedway Park on Friday night in Spring Run, Pa.  The RUSH Late Models had the night off last weekend at Bradford, Potomac, and Winchester Speedways and the same will continue this weekend.  The RUSH Late Models will return to Winchester next Friday and Bradford next Sunday, while Potomac hosts action next on August 26.


Current RUSH Late Model point leaders are Bryce Davis (Tour), Max Blair (Weekly), Darrell Bossard (Summer Chase), Kris Eaton (Bilstein Bandits), and Wyatt Scott (Futures Cup).


Current RUSH Sportsman Modified point leaders are Brian Schaffer (Weekly), Chas Wolbert (Tour), and Kyle Martell (Futures Cup).


Current RUSH Pro Mod point leaders are Kelly Frederes (Weekly) and Brian Mohawk (Futures Cup), while Corey McPherson leads the Sweeney RUSH Pro Stock Weekly Series points.


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, Maxima Racing Oil, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, FK Rod Ends, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Rocket Chassis, Bobby Lake Motorsports High Gear Speed Shop, CrateInsider.com, B.R.A.K.E.S., RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.


RUSH Sportsman Modified marketing partners: Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Bicknell Racing Products, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, MSD Ignition, Maxima Racing Oil, Jones Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Sherwood Racing Wheels, Velocita-USA, Precise Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, K&N Filters, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, CrateInsider.com, Rocket Racing, and B.R.A.K.E.S. 


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