By Mike Leone


June 28, 2014             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pulaski, PA)…The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series is proud to announce that Riverside, California-based K&N Filters has renewed their marketing partnership with the Series that will not only benefit the racers in both the RUSH Late Models and RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, but also the fans during the 2014 racing season.  All told, K&N will award over $9,000 in prizes!   


A nightly dash, which began at last weekend’s “Mid-Atlantic States Classic”, will be part of each of the Sweeney Late Model Tour events awarding a minimum of $200 in cash and contingencies!  At six chosen events, a lucky fan will also take home a K&N Cold Air Induction System valued at up to $500!  A lucky fan at each of the remaining events will receive a certificate for one free K&N Air Filter!


K&N has also provided many certificates for the new Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified division that will be given out at upcoming events as well as the September 6 “Manufacturers Night” presented by Bilstein Shock Absorbers at Lernerville Speedway. 


“This mean a lot to our Series to have a well-known, national company such as K&N Filters continue to be a major contingency sponsor,” stated RUSH Co-Director Vicki Emig. “The K&N Dash has been a nice part of our Sweeney Tour events for the racers, while at the same time will allow attending fans the ability to win either a free filter or a cold air induction system.  It’s also great they stepped up to support our new Sportsman Modified division.”


On Sweeney RUSH Late Model Tour events when time trials set the heat race lineup, the four-lap K&N “Cold Air Induction” Dash finish will determine the beginning of the feature line-up. On non-time trial events, the Dash will be for the four or five positions (depending on how many heats are run) after the redraw spots to determine those feature starting positions.


The K&N “Cold Air Induction” Dash winner will receive a $100 K&N certificate. Second place will receive a $50 K&N certificate. Third and fourth place finishes (or any other starters) will receive $25 cash.


In addition, points will be awarded for each night’s dash to determine the season ending K&N “Cold Air Induction Dash Championship”. Ryan Montgomery is the defending champion.


Last weekend, Rick Singleton picked up the K&N Dash win at Potomac, while third generation racer Tyler Bare captured the victory at Winchester.  With his runner-up dash finish on Friday night and his fourth place dash finish on Saturday night, Cody Dawson is tied with Singleton and Bare for the K&N “Cold Air Induction Dash Championship” point leader


Fans can also look forward to the opportunity of winning K&N product or certificates at each of the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Touring Series events.  The crown jewel of the K&N program for the fans will be the chance to win one of six K&N Cold Air Induction Systems for use on their personal vehicles. Each system is valued at up to $500.


These six exciting giveaways will take place at Expo Speedway on July 9, at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway on July 12, at Wayne County Speedway on August 31, at Sharon Speedway on September 12, at Woodhull Raceway on September 27, and at Lernerville Speedway on October 26.


“When you add up the total value that K&N has generously given to the RUSH Series, the dollar amount is overwhelming at over $9,000 especially to a grassroots racing series,” stated Co-Director Mike Leone. “We hope both drivers and fans throughout our region will choose or continue to patronize this fine company as the K&N name has become synonymous with the sport of auto racing. This program also adds to our goal of continuing to add value and excitement around each Touring Series event.  It’s also great to see several of the racers take time and tweet their thanks to K&N.”


K&N Engineering, of Riverside, California, is the inventor and leading innovator of reusable cotton gauze filter technology for automotive applications. From humble beginnings as a family run business over 40 years ago, K&N Engineering, now a truly global company with offices in the U.K. and the Netherlands, continues to operate with an enthusiast mindset and a direct connection with motorsports that carries over throughout all levels of management and manufacturing.


K&N Filters were originally developed in the extreme demands of Off-Road Racing. After over 40 years of US manufacturing, the original design still holds true. K&N’s High-Flow Air Filters are built to provide increased horsepower, long life and the valuable protection you need to perform in any condition. K&N’s vast collection of performance long life air-filters covers just about every vehicle on the road today; Big Rigs, Semi-Trucks, Diesel Pushers, RVs, motor homes, car, trucks, motorcycles and ATV’s.


K&N invented the world’s first air filter guaranteed for one million miles. That same warranty applies to their High-Flow Air Intake Systems. K&N’s products are well engineered, built with the finest materials and they stand behind them 100%. Many K&N Intake Systems are street legal in all 50 states.


K&N’s air intake systems are guaranteed to produce horsepower in your vehicle. K&N replaces the restrictive factory intake assembly with a custom designed high-performance air intake system. Manufactured in the USA, these K&N air intake systems allow your engine to breath efficiently, offering increased airflow and immediate power gains, without fuel-management modifications to your car, bike, or truck.


In addition to being a great performance upgrade for your vehicle, K&N’s air intake systems are easy to install. A typical installation can be done with a screwdriver, pliers and a ratchet-set in 90 minutes or less! K&N specifically engineer their kits to use existing factory holes and mounting points, making installation simple. The vast majority of our cold air intakes do NOT require any cutting or drilling.


K&N automotive oil filters provide high flow rates while providing outstanding filtration. High filter flow rates are especially important in racing vehicles where heavier grade oil is used and the oil is pumped much faster than in a standard vehicle. K&N automotive oil filters are engineered to handle all grades of synthetic, conventional and blended motor oils.

For more information on K&N Filters, check out their website at www.knfilters.com.


RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, The Brake Man, Bilstein Shocks, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, TurboStart, Beyea Headers, FK Rod Ends, Bobby Lake Motorsports, Driven Racing Oil, Crate Innovations Inc., Velocita-USA, High Gear Speed Shop, CrateInsider.com, Utsinger’s Towing, B.R.A.K.E.S., RockAuto.com, 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 www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.