By Mike Leone


February 4, 2015                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series is proud to welcome MSD as a Major Contingency Sponsor, and the “Official Ignition” for both the Sweeney RUSH Late Models and Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds.  MSD will also be the presenting sponsor of “Manufacturers Night” for both Series and will contribute a substantial amount of product to both events.


“I have been working with MSD Motorsports Representative Philip Chacon for the past two years,” explained RUSH Series Co-Director Vicki Emig.  “The relationship between our two companies began by them graciously posting products for Manufacturers Night in 2013.  Their decision to greatly increase their participation and become the "Official Ignition" of the Sweeney RUSH Racing Series with their nationally recognized and widely respected name adds a tremendous amount of credibility to our Series.”


$2,500 of MSD product will be distributed to RUSH racers throughout the 2015 season in the form of four valuable MSD  packages.  Two of the packages will be distributed at each Series' Manufacturers Nights presented by MSD along with one select Sweeney Tour event for both Series


The $30,000 Sweeney RUSH Late Model Tour “Manufacturers Night” has annually drawn over 40 race cars and has been held at Sharon Speedway, Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway, and McKean County Raceway.  The Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified Tour “Manufacturers Night” will be held at Sportsman’s Speedway in Knox, Pa. on a Sunday in early August.  Exact dates for the 2015 “Manufacturers Night” events will soon be announced in addition to the MSD Ignition-presented Sweeney Late Model and Sportsman Modified Tour events. 


“MSD is excited to partner with the RUSH Racing Series for the 2015 season and we are looking forward to a successful year of great competitive racing,” said Joe Dussol, Director of Marketing at MSD.


The MSD 87286 is currently mandated for the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified division and the new MSD 8727CT will be implemented in conjunction with both RUSH and DIRTcar rules starting in 2015.  MSD has long been the ignition of choice for RUSH and other Crate Late Model and Sportsman Modified racers across the country.


MSD, LLC was founded in 1970 as a research and development company by two engineers from White Sands (New Mexico) Missile Range.  Since then, MSD has gone on to be the ignition of choice of the top professional drivers in NHRA, IHRA, NASCAR, World of Outlaws, DIRT, SCORE, IDBA and many more.

Today MSD encompasses over 100,000 square feet. There are over 300 employees including an excellent core of highly trained engineers, technicians, assembly specialists and a host of performance enthusiasts.

For more information on MSD, check out their website at, follow them on Twitter @MSDignition, and go to to like their Facebook page.



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 page at and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.