By Mike Leone

February 26, 2015               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Pulaski, PA)…Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are proud to announce that FK Rod Ends has renewed as a Major Contingency Sponsor of both the Sweeney RUSH Late Model and Sportsman Modified Series!  The 2015 season will mark the third straight year for FK's involvement with the Late Models and of course the second straight for sophomore Sportsman Modified Series. 


This respected and nationally recognized company is led by the Fragola family and based in Southington, Connecticut.  In 2014, FK Rod Ends became the first company to participate in both series as Major Contingency Sponsor!  Now FK is one of numerous major companies to partner in both.   


As part of their “Major Contingency” sponsorship package, FK Rod Ends will award four complete sets of FK Rod Ends ($2,000 value) at the Late Model “Manufacturers Night” to be held at a location and date to be announced.  This event has become one of the most anticipated events on the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Touring Series as over $30,000 in product is awarded to RUSH racers, and draws over 40 competitors.

FK Rod Ends will also post $1,000 in product to the Sportsman Modifieds at the second annual "Manufacturers Night".   This year's event will take place on Sunday, August 9 at Sportsman's Speedway as part of the inaugural Sweeney Tour season.  Last year, over $5,000 of prizes were posted at the "Mfg Night" at Lernerville Speedway for the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds.     


"We are proud to be back again this season working with RUSH," expressed Maria of FK Rod Ends.  "RUSH's Late Model and Sportsman Modifieds are two of the best run series that we have the pleasure of working with.   Vicki (Emig) and RUSH always deliver on what they promise.  From running all of their weekly races, to awesome events, and promoting their sponsors in magazine ads, etc., it has definitely helped our company grow.   RUSH always takes that extra step to keep their drivers safe and happy, and the series are run with respect to its sponsors as well.  RUSH is the 'real deal!"


“I cannot thank FK Rod End representative Maria enough for her support of our Series.” stated Emig.  "FK Rod Ends became a great sponsor of RUSH, and we are excited to have them continue their involvement with both Series.  FK is very pro-active in promoting their company and are big supporters of racing as a whole.  The four sets of rod ends, which are valued at approximately $500 per set, will again be a great prize for four lucky Late Model drivers.  We look forward to continuing to build Manufacturers Night on the Modified side, and we're sure the FK Rod End sets will be greatly sought after from these racers as well.  Every year we receive rave reviews from the competitors that won these FK Rod Ends on how they were treated and the extras they received from FK." 


F.K. Bearings came onto the scene quietly over 30 years ago. They did not make a huge splash, but quickly won the customers over with a high quality product offered at a competitive price, and plenty of stock.  While the industrial market struggled to get product from the old stand-bys, the racing market embraced a supplier that could deliver a great product while maintaining inventory throughout the limited season. To further assure timely delivery, F.K. set up two regional warehouses. Filled to the brim with inventory, these warehouses can offer localized service for emergency orders.


Over the years the F.K. Bearings product line has grown to encompass many different industries all over the world. From the wilds of Baja Mexico, to the "good old boys" of NASCAR....from mowers to care for your lawn, to fitness equipment to groom your body, you'll find F.K. Rod Ends!!  Check out their website at  Also, be sure to "like" their Facebook page at and follow them on Twitter and Instagram @FKrodends. 



RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, MSD Ignition, Maxima Racing Oil, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, The Brake Man, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, TurboStart, Beyea Headers, FK Rod Ends, Bobby Lake Motorsports, Crate Innovations Inc., Moroso Performance Products, Velocita-USA, High Gear Speed Shop,, B.R.A.K.E.S.,, and Valley Fashions.


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

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 pages at and or follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM and @RUSHSportMods.