By Mike Leone


September 1, 2022               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Middlebourne, WV)...After a month off, the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire Touring Series will return to action this Sunday night (September 4) with the first ever appearance at Tyler County Speedway.  Race #14 of the 2022 season will be part of the "Hillbilly 100" with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Sunday's "Cider Jug 40" will pay $4,000 to-win and will not only be the first ever Flynn's Tire Touring Series event at Tyler County, but first ever in the state of West Virginia!  Warmups begin at 6 p.m.


"It's an honor to be part of the Hillbilly weekend at Tyler County and be on the card with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in such a historic event," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig.  "Having Tyler County part of our RUSH Weekly Series program has been a tremendous addition.  Our racers have wanted to get to Tyler County for so long.  We were looking forward to a great Touring Series event at Tyler County on July 23, but Mother Nature had other plans that night.  Being on Sunday night and the night before Labor Day should allow some additional teams the ability to participate in this event.  We can't thank John Watson and Dan Patterson enough for their unwavering support of RUSH." 


Tyler County Speedway is in its first year under the RUSH banner for its Late Model class, and made history on April 2 when it ran its first ever RUSH Late Model event.  There were 12 events completed with seven different winners this season at "The Bullring".  Donnie Dotson leads the way with four victories as he sits atop the $2,000 to-win "Track Pack" with the final event of the season on Sunday.  Michael Duritsky, Jr. and Kyle Thomas each have a pair of victories, while A.J. Spagnuolo, Brandon Weigle, Lucas McDonald, and Logan Reed also have a win.    


Thus far this year, the RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire Touring Series has completed 13 events with an average car count of 36 per event.  There have been nine different winners as only Virginia's Roberson (four) and Joe Martin (two) have been able to score multiple victories.  Other winners include Delaware's Joe Warren, New York racers Chad Homan and John Waters, Florida's Mark Whitener, and Pennsylvania's Michael Norris, Josh Ferry, and Daryl Charlier.


Roberson continues to lead the Flynn's Tire Tour points with 11 top 5s and 13 top 10 in 13 races.  Roberson expanded his lead to 34 over Martin after winning more than $7,600 at the August 6 Pittsburgh "Jook George Steel City Classic" event.  Three-time Tour champion, Jeremy Wonderling is third over his brother Brady as both racers continue to search for their first Series wins.  Matt Latta has had a strong second half of the season as he trails Brady Wonderling by just 12 points.  Breyton Santee is sixth over Andy Michael, Ashton Briggs, Jonathan Stockdale, and Jim Rasey, who leads the D&V Jewelers Non-Qualifier points.


On Sunday, $100 "Shock the Clock" Qualifying and $25 to-win heat races will take place and be presented by FK Rod Ends.  The Sunoco Dash will set the beginning rows of the feature lineups and will award the winner a $100 Sunoco fuel gift card.  The "Fill'er up with Sunoco Bucks" program will include an additional $400 of Sunoco fuel card giveaways each night; two $100 random draws for drivers in the top 15 of Tour points and another four $50 random draws for all other competitors. 


Precise Racing Products will award a $50 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.  The feature winner will receive a 5-Gallon Race Jug from Precise.  Ontime Body & Graphic's "Spoiler Alert" will award a spoiler kit to the 14th place finisher (note: if a driver has already won a spoiler this season, spoiler will be awarded to the next position).  Performance Bodies will award a $100 gift card to the first non-qualifier part of the "Nosed Out" program. 


Feature Payoff: 1. $4,000  2. $2,000  3. $1,000  4. $800  5. $700  6. $600  7. $550  8. $500  9. $475  10. $450  11. $425  12. $400 13. $375  14. $360  15. $350  16. $340  17. $330  18. $320  19. $310  20-24. $300.


D&V Jewelers 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


You do not have to be a member of RUSH to compete only to receive Weekly and/or Tour points.  The entry fee is $100.  AMB/MyLaps transponders will be used; Westhold transponders will NOT work.  Units are available to rent for $25 and no cost to Tyler County regulars on Saturday night.  Driver radio channel will be 454.000.  Teams should come prepared with the mandated RUSH tires and fuel.


Pits passes will go on sale at 2 p.m.  RUSH registration will open by 2:30 p.m. with the drivers meeting at 5:30.  Warm-ups are slated for 6 p.m. followed by qualifying and racing.   


Tyler County Speedway is a 1/4-mile dirt oval located at 1 Boreman School Rd., Middlebourne, WV 26149.  Tyler County ran its first race on June 9, 1974 and the 2019 season will mark the 46th straight year of continuous operations.  Tyler County Speedway annually hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Ohio Valley region.  For more information, check out their website at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com.  Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thebullringwv and follow them on Twitter @The_Bulling.


The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, DrumPreserve, CrateInsider.com, Marthinsen & Salvitti Insurance Group and Terry Bowser Excavating. 


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.  The RUSH Late Model website is www.rushlatemodels.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.