By Mike Leone


June 18, 2015             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Spring Run, PA)...Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are thrilled to announce that Path Valley Speedway Park in Spring Run, Pennsylvania will hold its first ever Crate Late Model race on Friday, August 14, and will be a Sweeney RUSH Weekly Series-sanctioned event!  Path Valley becomes the 21st speedway in 2015 to schedule a RUSH Late Model-sanctioned event!     


Path Valley has traditionally featured Steel-Block Late Models as its headlining division on Friday nights at the 1/4-mile high-banked oval located minutes off the Pennsylvania Turnpike between Bedford and Harrisburg.  Not only will the event be the Speedway's first ever Crate Late Model show, but will mark the furthest eastward Crate Late Models have ever run in Pennsylvania!


"We're very excited Path Valley is giving Crate Late Models a shot at Path Valley under our sanctioning," expressed Emig.  "We've talked to Path Valley for many years hoping for this opportunity.  We have to thank Path Valley's Mike Donald, who we've worked with in years past at Roaring Knob, for making this happen.  It's no secret steel blocks are very popular and still successful in the central and eastern part of Pennsylvania, but crate racers have been hoping for many years for the opportunity to have shows in this area.  We hope the racers will support the event so more shows can happen in the future."


The August 14 date works well for racers in that area as the RUSH Late Models are off the schedule at both Maryland's Potomac Speedway that night and the following night at Virginia's Winchester Speedway due to the World of Outlaws Late Model events. 


"I've worked for the RUSH Series in past years in different capacities, and I've always felt it to be a very successful organization," stated Path Valley's Mike Donald.  "I've had drivers and fans alike inquire about bringing RUSH Crate Late Models to Path Valley.  After a couple years of discussing this within the Path Valley promotional team, we feel now is the time to move forward with it.  Path Valley is very excited to play host to this event, which will bring a great event to the track and allow RUSH Crate Late Model drivers the chance to compete on the only quarter-mile clay oval in Pennsylvania." 


The event is slated to tentatively pay $600 to-win, $100 to-start with other possible incentives to be announced.  While of course membership is never mandatory to participate in a RUSH-sanctioned event, RUSH member racers will be able to accumulate points toward the Sweeney Weekly Series Championship, along with the Pace Performance "Summer Chase", Bilstein Bandits, and the “Futures Cup” for those eligible racers on August 14.


For more information on Path Valley, check out their website at or "like" them on Facebook by searching Path Valley Speedway Park.  Path Valley is located at 17911 Dry Run Road, Spring Run, PA 17262.


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.


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