RECORD $20,000 EARMARKED FOR 2024 HOVIS RUSH LATE MODEL FLYNN'S TIRE TOUR CHAMPION AS OVER $73,000 UP FOR GRABS IN POINTS FUND MONIES INCLUDING $5,000 LOYALTY PROGRAM BONUS; 42% INCREASE OVERALL THANKS TO ONGOING SUPPORT
By Mike Leone
October 2, 2023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Pulaski, PA)...As the 2023 season nears its conclusion, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Racing Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are pleased to announce that they will once again substantially increase the RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire Touring Series Championship points fund. The 2024 points fund will see more than a 42% increase as the champion will receive a record $20,000 amongst the $68,200 points fund! In addition, a drawing will be held at the season finale where one Touring Series member that competed in at least 75% of the completed events will receive a $5,000 bonus bringing the total to over $73,000!
This will mark the third increase for the Flynn's Tire Touring Series Championship points fund in the past four years! In 2021, the point fund doubled from pre-COVID years with $12,000 to-win the title. Then in 2022, the point fund was increased 24% with $15,000 going to the champion. Fast forward two years, and the 2024 points fund will see another dramatic increase making it the richest in Series history!
Not only will the champion's share increase, but all of the guaranteed top 10 positions including $10,000 for second, $7,500 for third and $5,000 for fourth. In addition, positions 11-20 in points that compete in 75% of the events has also increased. (See breakdown below.) All of these drivers will also be eligible for the $5,000 bonus providing they compete in 75% of the completed events. Combining the 2024 Flynn's Tire Touring Series points fund with both the City Chevrolet National Weekly Series and City Chevrolet Track Pack programs, RUSH Late Model racers will capture over $135,000 in points fund monies for their efforts next season!
"I've always told our racers, 'If you keep coming, I'll keep working to make things better," acknowledged Emig. "Our RUSH Late Model Touring Series events continue to showcase some of the most competitive Late Model racing in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic bringing at times unmatched car counts to our host speedways; so once again it's time to show our appreciation and dedication to our racers for their tremendous support."
"To be able to post a $20,000 to-win, $73,000+ total championship Touring point fund for Chevrolet Performance crate engine racing shows just how far RUSH has come and we can't thank our sanctioned speedways, corporate marketing partners, as well as the fans for their unwavering support throughout the years," added Emig. "Just four years ago, our champion received $5,000 now in 2024 that number will increase by four times the amount with $5,000 now going to fourth along with a $5,000 bonus for one lucky driver!"
The 2024 RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire Touring Series schedule is expected to once again present 22-24 events throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic with Tour officials making every effort as in years past to place events as fluidly as possible throughout the season ever cognizant of racers' time and travel. This year saw the Series visit 15 different speedways in six states with over 200 racers competing in Tour events alone.
The traditional crown jewel events of the RUSH schedule are expected to return such as the $20,000 to-win "Bill Emig Memorial" as part of Lernerville Speedway's "Firecracker" weekend, the "Bill Hendren Memorial" part of the "Pittsburgher" paying a minimum $10,000 to-win, the "Jook George Steel City Classic" that pays a minimum of $6,010 to-win as well as other signature events. Series officials have already been contacted by speedway officials about possible new stops being added to the 2024 schedule.
2024 Flynn's Tire Touring Series Points Fund ($68,200 + $5,000 bonus): 1. $20,000 2. $10,000 3. $7,500 4. $5,000 5. $4,000 6. $3,000 7. $2,500 8. $2,400 9. $2,200 10. $2,000. Drivers in the following positions must compete in 75% of the completed Tour events to receive point fund monies: 11. $1,500 12. $1,300 13. $1,200 14. $1,100 15. $1,000 16. $900 17. $800 18. $700 19. $600 20. $500.
The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Flynn's Tire, Sunbelt Rentals, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Bilstein Shocks, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Precise Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, CrateInsider.com, and Terry Bowser Excavating.
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. The RUSH Late Model website is www.rushlatemodels.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.