By Mike Leone


January 4, 2024               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pulaski, PA)...Over the offseason, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Racing Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone announced that the 2024 RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire Touring Series will see a 42% increase in point fund monies with a record $20,000 going to the champion!  In addition, the 2024 schedule of events for the Tour, which is near completion, will be the richest in history.  Now, the Series is thrilled to announce another new aspect for 2024 as 3C Graphix will present the Tour's Rookie-of-the-Year with $3,000 going to the recipient!  In addition, 3C, which specializes in wraps, screen printing and embroidery, will present the Futures Cup Championships for all of the Series including the Late Models, Sprint Cars, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods, and Stock Cars, and will be known as the "Official Apparel" of RUSH.


In order to be eligible for the Flynn's Tire Touring Series 3C Graphix Rookie-of-the-Year, drivers cannot have competed in 75% or more of the completed events of any season on the Tour in Series history.  In addition, drivers must be a Touring Series member and compete in 75% or more of the 2024 completed events.  The highest eligible rookie driver in yearend 2024 Flynn's Tire Tour points will be crowned the $3,000 3C Graphix Rookie-of-the Year.  Questions regarding eligibility should be directed to the RUSH Office.


"We've honestly never had a Rookie-of-the-Year in our Series as we've always focused on our Futures Cup programs part of the Weekly Series programs," acknowledged Emig.  "However, Matt Latta of 3C Graphix approached us about presenting the honor and with several new racers inquiring about chasing after the Tour title with over $73,000 in points fund monies posted, we felt this way the perfect time to introduce it.  And with that said, 3C Graphix will also present all of our popular Futures Cup programs."


"Our company has rapidly developed over the last two years starting with just a thought of wrapping our own company vehicles and a couple race cars," explained 3C Graphix Co-Founder Matt Latta.  "Things quickly developed and today we continue to build on the concept of being a one stop shop.  We provide it all from logo designs, wraps and decals, custom printed or embroidered apparel, and promotional/marketing products!  Marketing with RUSH has made sense to us from the start of this company. Not only can we support a Series that we’ve been a part of for over a decade, we can also advertise our services in front of the teams, companies and corporations that will help us continue to grow."


Not only will the champion's share increase in 2024 for the Flynn's Tire Touring Series, but all of the guaranteed top 10 positions including $10,000 for second, $7,500 for third and $5,000 for fourth.  In addition, positions 11-20 in points that compete in 75% of the events has also increased.  (See breakdown below.)  All of these drivers will also be eligible for the $5,000 bonus providing they compete in 75% of the completed events, and of course eligible drivers for the $3,000 3C Graphix Rookie-of-the-Year. 


"When we first got involved with developing Crate Late Model racing in the Northeast we presented a $10,000 points fund and as recent as four years ago our champion earned $5,000," explained Emig.  "To now post a points fund for our Late Model Tour alone of $76,200 shows just how far the Series has come and we cannot thank our drivers, car owners, marketing partners, and promoters enough for their support.  While the 2024 champion will be guaranteed $20,000, it's conceivable he or she could win $28,000 if they are a rookie and would be lucky enough to win the loyalty bonus drawing!"


The Futures Cup program debuted in 2011 with the Late Model division and has carried over to all of the other RUSH Series divisions since their inceptions.  The 3C Graphix Futures Cup is a separate points fund for eligible teenage racers utilizing each Series' Weekly Series points.  The 2023 Futures Cup Champions were Davin Kaiser (Late Models), Devon Deeter (Sprint Cars), Lucas Canon (Sportsman Modifieds), Brendan Warner (Pro Mods), and Kaden Michael (Stock Cars).


Matt Latta started in the Crate Late Model division in 2011 and in 2022 ran his first full season on the RUSH Late Model Tour finishing fifth in points.  In 2021, Latta co-founded 3C Graphix.  Over the past two years, 3C has awarded wraps for various RUSH Series Manufacturers Nights presented by MSD Performance in addition to presenting the "Battle of the Bay Speedweeek".


2024 Flynn's Tire Touring Series Points Fund ($68,200 + $5,000 bonus + $3,000 3C Graphix Rookie-of-the-Year): 1. $20,000  2. $10,000  3. $7,500  4. $5,000  5. $4,000  6. $3,000  7. $2,500  8. $2,400  9. $2,200  10. $2,000.  Drivers in the following positions must compete in 75% of the completed Tour events to receive point fund monies: 11. $1,500  12. $1,300  13. $1,200  14. $1,100  15. $1,000  16. $900  17. $800  18. $700  19. $600  20. $500.


The RUSH Racing Series will celebrate the 2023 season on Saturday, January 20, 2024 with the annual Awards Banquet & Dinner at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center located just west of New Castle, Pa. on US Route 422 in Edinburg, Pa.  The 2024 season for the Hovis RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire Touring Series is slated to open on Saturday, April 6 at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, WV with a $4,000 to-win event (rain date of April 13).


3C Graphix specializes in wraps, screen printing, and embroidery.  Their most popular services include motorsports graphics, commercial and fleet vehicle graphics, banners, yard signs, window perfs, promotional products, storefront signage, direct to garment printing, screen printing, and embroidery. Need an online store for your team, company, or fundraiser? 3C Graphix can help! 3C Graphix is located at 15929 Conneaut Lake Rd Suite E, Meadville, PA 16335.  For more information, check out their website at www.3cgraphix.com, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/3cgraphixdecals or call 833-829-8300.


The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Flynn's Tire, Sunbelt Rentals, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Bilstein Shocks, Racing Electronics, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Precise Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, 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.