By Mike Leone


June 30, 2015            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pulaski, PA)…On Saturday night at Ohio’s Wayne County Speedway, RUSH Late Model Series branding sponsor, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Pace Performance, will award a new GM 604 engine valued at $5,800 to a lucky competitor as part of the $1,500 to-win Bazell/Sunoco Race Fuels Southern Touring Series event!  In addition, Jones Racing Products, a Major Contingency Sponsor, has stepped up to provide the belt drive system and a water pump ($410 value) increasing the total giveaway value to over $6,200!


Not only will Jones Racing Products donate this equipment for the RUSH Late Model engine winner on Saturday night, but will do the same on July 24 Sweeney/Pace GM 602 engine giveaway for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and on September 19 Sweeney/Pace GM 602 engine giveaway for the RUSH Pro Stocks!

Saturday night will be the fifth straight year Sweeney/Pace has provided the Series with a brand new GM 604 engine to giveaway to a lucky Late Model competitor.  The following racers have been the winners: Ben Black (2011/Sharon Speedway), Paul Jablonski (2012/Sharon), Bobby Whitling (2013/Sharon), and Rob Marhefka (2014/Pittsburgh). 


All competing RUSH Late Model drivers on Saturday night will receive one chance; a driver will receive a second chance if he is a Weekly or Touring Series member; and a third chance will be awarded if a driver is a member both Weekly and Touring.  The random draw will be conducted on the frontstretch prior to the feature event.


Jones Racing Products will also 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 on Sunday, July 26 at Eriez Speedway with $1,000 of product distributed at the RUSH Sportsman Modified MFG Night on Sunday, August 9 at Sportsman's Speedway. 


“I can't tell you how much we appreciate everything CJ Jones is doing for the RUSH Racing Series,” stated Vicki Emig.  “After becoming a Major Contingency Sponsor of the Series this past winter he recently contacted me and has committed to providing all of the belt drive systems and water pumps for all future Sweeney Chevrolet engine giveaways affiliated RUSH.  We are proud to have Jones Racing Products as the official "Belt Drive System" of the RUSH Racing Series.”   


Jones Racing Products, Inc. of Ottsville, Pa. has released a new lightweight serpentine water pump drive which is designed to optimize cooling and efficiency.  They have a variety of ratios available to accommodate all RPM ranges from crate engines up to high RPM built engines.  The drive will effortlessly turn a fan while saving horsepower.


Their billet aluminum pulleys reduce harmonics and the load on the main bearings by sitting only ½” from the face of the balancer.  This reduces the upward pull on the bearings amplified by the leverage a longer drive creates while keeping a super lightweight rotating mass to greatly decrease the moment of inertia.

Jones Racing Products has maximized the belt engagement surface as well as the contact between the pulley and belt allowing you to run less belt tension, while virtually eliminating belt slip which is caused by the inertia generated from the fan and belt stretch experienced with other conventional drives.  In addition, by reducing the belt tension they have also reduced the wear on the bearings, the water pump, the pulleys, and the belt itself.  Their manufacturing process produces a perfect match between the pulleys and the belt designs, eliminating any additional idlers.  This technology promotes a durable lightweight belt drive for today’s horsepower conscious crate racer.


Each kit is sold complete with everything you need: Mounting hardware, black hardcoated serpentine water pump pulley, lightweight one-piece crank drive pulley capped off with a billet nut making it easy and safe to turn over the engine for valve adjustment.  The kit also comes with the appropriate belt for your engine and ratio, plus a spare belt is included in every Jones Racing Products kit.  The drives are pre-configured with the proper spacing and alignment to ensure easy installation. Kits are available for Chevy, Ford and Chrysler along with a complete line of drives for the CT-525. For more information, please contact Jones Racing Products.


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 thru 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 on Jones Racing Products and to view their catalog, check out their website at or call 610-847-2028.  Jones Racing Products is also on Facebook at, and now on Twitter @JonesRacingProd.



RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Ignition, Maxima Racing Oil, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, TBM Brakes, 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.


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 page at and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.