JONES RACING PRODUCTS BECOMES 1ST NEW MAJOR CONTINGENCY SPONSOR OF 2015 FOR BOTH SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL & MOD SERIES
By Mike Leone
January 6, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Pulaski, PA)...With the calendar change to 2015, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone continue their focus on the upcoming season. And with that, the first announcement of a new Major Contingency Sponsor is that Jones Racing Products has come on board to back both divisions.
The Ottsville, Pa. company will be a major contributor at the 2015 Manufacturers Nights for both the Sweeney RUSH Late Models and Sportsman Modifieds. Jones will post $1,500 of product at the RUSH Late Model MFG Night with $1,000 of product distributed at the RUSH Sportsman Modified MFG Night. The location and date of the 2015 RUSH Late Model MFG Night has yet to be determined, while the RUSH Sportsman Modified MFG Night is expected to be held in August at Sportsman's Speedway as a Sweeney Tour event part of the Sam and Bonnie Colwell Memorial.
"We're thrilled to welcome on Jones Racing Products as a Major Contingency Sponsor," stated Emig. "I've been talking to CJ Jones, a fellow vendor at all the major off season trade shows, over the past couple of years about joining our efforts and marketing his great products to our large base of RUSH racers throughout the Northeast. We couldn't be happier to have him support both our Late Model and Sportsman Modified divisions and his contribution of over $2,500 in product will be a huge addition to both of our 2015 editions of Manufacturers Night."
“We have been following the racing of the RUSH Series for a few years now; the opportunity to bring the technology of our crate belt drive systems to the forefront of a series that puts the racer first is exciting,” said C.J. Jones. “The alignment of Jones Racing Products and crate racing isn’t a new vision for the company. We have aligned ourselves directly with crate engine manufactures, top engine rebuilders and racers alike to manufacture a durable, lightweight drive system that is crate specific. I personally have raced both the 604 and the 602 myself, I completely understand the need to outfit the engine with a complete drive system that will save us the most horsepower, but keep the water temperature in check and always keep the power steering operating correctly, we have what the racer needs to win.”
In 2014, McKean County Raceway hosted the annual Manufacturers Night event for the RUSH Late Models as 43 cars participated in the Sweeney Tour event with over $30,000 of products distributed. Sharon Speedway and Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway have hosted the MFG Night in years past. The inaugural Manufacturers Nigh for the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds was hosted by Lernerville Speedway with over $5,000 of products distributed. It is expected that over $45,000 of actual product will be distributed at these two events alone in 2015 with several more additions soon to be announced as "Major Contingency" sponsors.
Jones Racing Products offers a large selection of products and has developed a complete front drive system that is practically a must-have for crate racers. The entire drive system is filled with nice touches that helps minimize drag on the engine so that more power gets to the rear wheels. The RUSH Late Model racer will gain advantages with the Jones Racing 1035-S-CE water pump drive kit while virtually eliminating belt slip, but still reducing rotating weight. The RUSH Sportsman Modified kit 1004-S-CE places the power steering pump centered between the crank and water pump pulleys, optimizing belt wrap around the lightweight crank, water pump and power steering pump pulleys to minimize belt slippage. Here is a link to a video produced at the PRI show regarding the crate engine front accessory drive kits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_72keA0sItk&feature=youtu.be
Jones Racing Products, located in Ottsville, Pa., is an industry leader in the manufacturing of belt drive systems and related components, producing their entire billet aluminum product line with the most advanced CNC machinery. All products are manufactured in their Pennsylvania facility from start to finish, having total control over the entire process, from the sawing of the raw bar stock then into the CNC lathes or mills all the way through the final steps of the laser marking to indicate part numbers and serial numbers. Having the ability to manufacture parts in house gives Jones Racing Products the advantage of keeping every part to exacting tolerances. For more information and to view their catalog, check out their website at www.jonesracingproducts.com or call 610-847-2028. Jones Racing Products is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JonesRacingProducts.
RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, The Brake Man, K&N Filters, Bilstein Shocks, Lincoln Electric, Jones Racing Products, TurboStart, Beyea Headers, FK Rod Ends, Bobby Lake Motorsports, Driven Racing Oil, Crate Innovations Inc., Moroso Performance Products, Velocita-USA, High Gear Speed Shop, CrateInsider.com, B.R.A.K.E.S., RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.
RUSH Sportsman Modified marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, VP Racing Fuels, FK Rod Ends, Jones Racing Products, AERO Race Wheels, Velocita-USA, Driven Racing Oil, Precise Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, 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 www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.