By Mike Leone


(Pulaski, PA)…Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone continue to add additional programs and contingencies around the Series. With the opening Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Touring Series weekend fast approaching at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex and Hagerstown Speedway on April 19-20, the Series is proud to welcome on the Bobby Lake Motorsports “Shock the Clock & Beat the Heat Quick Cash Program”.

The longtime Late Model car owner has been a strong supporter of the Series since being formed last winter and has stepped up to present this much-appreciated program that will take place at a minimum of 11 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Touring Series $2,000 or more to-win events when the qualifying time trial format is able to be utilized.


At these events, the “Shock the Clock” fast qualifier will receive $100 and each of the “Beat the Heat” heat race winners will receive $25 from Bobby Lake Motorsports.

“This is an awesome gesture by Bobby,” stated Emig. “First, to receive his personal support of our Series, then to come up with this money means a lot to us, and I know the racers will appreciate it. Every little bit helps these guys and this added with our nightly contingencies programs from K&N, Precise, and The Brake Man just adds to our Series.”

“The Battle Down the National Pike” will get things in high gear for the inaugural season with $2,000 to-win at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, PA on Friday, April 19 followed by $2,500 to-win at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD on Saturday night. The Sweeney RUSH Series will join the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series each night!

$1,200 in travel money has been posted for the weekend with the top 10 Roaring Knob finishers that travel to Hagerstown receiving $100 each in addition to two other random draws. That means a weekend sweep could be worth $4,850 in cash plus any other contingencies!

Based out of Uniontown, Pa., Bobby Lake Motorsports has been a successful car owner in both Super and Crate Late Models for over 35 years. Lake has had lots of success fielding winning Super Late Models for West Virginia standout racers Doug Horton and Jared Hawkins over the years. When the Crate Late Models exploded onto the scene in the Northeast, BLM had winning years with Rick Strickler.

Last year at age 11, his grandson Michael Lake took over the wheel of the #27 Crate Late Model where he recorded eight top 10 finishes and went on to finish ninth in points at Roaring Knob, and ended the season winning the B feature at the “Super Nationals”. Earlier this year at Bubba Raceway Park in FL, Michael became the youngest driver to ever qualify for a NeSmith A feature. On April 7, Michael won his heat race and finished 10th in his first ever start at Sharon Speedway in the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Weekly Series opener.

2013 RUSH weekly-sanctioned speedways include Allegheny Mountain Raceway (Kane, PA), Bradford (PA) Speedway, McKean County Raceway (East Smethport, PA), Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA), Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex (Markleysburg, PA), Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH), and The Rock – Allegany County Speedway (Cumberland, MD).

2013 RUSH marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Precise Racing Products, The Brake Man, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, K1 RaceGear, Bobby Lake Motorsports, Wrisco Aluminum,, and Valley Fashions.

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