By Mike Leone


October 11, 2017            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pulaski, PA)…The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series powered by Pace Performance is proud for the second straight year to have Rocket Chassis give away a certificate valued at $7,995 towards the purchase of a 2018 Rocket XR1 Chassis (Stage 2) this Saturday night at Lernerville Speedway!


The 2018 Rocket XR1 certificate will be awarded to one lucky RUSH member driver that qualified and then competed during the Pace Performance "Summer Chase" championship.  Drivers qualified for the $10,050 Pace "Summer Chase", which the $3,000 championship was won by Max Blair, by being in the top 10 of  RUSH weekly-sanctioned track member points or Sweeney Touring Series points at the end of the weekend of June 25.  


The 87 eligible drivers will then receive one chance per every RUSH event they competed at during the "Summer Chase" period which ran from June 29 through September 3 (see qualified drivers below).  "Futures Cup" rookie racer, Kyle Murray, competed the most of any driver and has 20 chances.  The drawing will be held in victory lane at the completion of the Sweeney Tour feature on Saturday night as part of the ninth annual "Steel City Stampede".  Driver does not need to be present to win. 


Last year, Jason Genco, who had 16 chances, was chosen as the lucky recipient.  Genco's car owners Jason Badgley and J.P. Craig used the $7,500 certificate to purchase a 2017 XR1 Stage 2 Rocket Chassis.  Genco had a stellar 2017 season finishing eighth in the Sweeney National Weekly Series Championship and fifth in the Pace "Summer Chase" Championship.  Genco won five feature events including four at Eriez Speedway and one at Stateline Speedway, and recorded 19 top 5s and 26 top 10s in 30 starts.


"We want to thank Mark Richards and Steve Baker of Rocket Chassis for their continued involvement with RUSH," stated Series Director Vicki Emig.  "To be able to again award one of our RUSH racers a certificate valued at $7,995 towards the purchase of a Stage 2 2018 Rocket XR1 chassis simply amazing!  Couple that with the fact that Rocket Chassis is the chassis of choice throughout our Series and there is no doubt that RUSH racers from Canada to southern Maryland and everywhere in between will be greatly anticipating this drawing at the grand finale of our season, the "Steel City Stampede'!"


In order to redeem the certificate, a racer must purchase a 2018 Rocket XR1 Chassis, Stage 2 package that is valued at over $24,500, less the $7,995 certificate (see spec sheet https://www.rushlatemodels.com/RocketGiveaway2017.pdf).  The car must be assembled by Rocket Chassis at their place of business in Shinnston, West Virginia.  The certificate has no expiration date and is transferable to another eligible 2017 RUSH "Summer Chase" driver if the recipient would choose to do so. 


"Mark Richards and Steve Baker have really given the RUSH Summer Chase racers a tremendous opportunity to compete for one of the most sought after chassis in our industry," stated Emig.  "Rocket Chassis increased their participation with RUSH last year for this giveaway.  They continued to award a $500 certificate at our Manufacturers Night.  It's a very generous way for them to show their appreciation of our competitors and our style of grassroots racing and we cannot thank them enough.  I know RUSH member racers of all levels are going to be extremely excited to know they have the very same opportunity as their fellow racers to win this valuable certificate, as will our RUSH sanctioned promoters, as it gave added incentive for racers to support their speedways."


Rocket Chassis is located at 5775 Benedum Dr., Shinnston, WV 26431.  For more information on Rocket Chassis, check out their website at www.rocketchassis.com, like them on Facebook by searching 'Rocket Chassis', and follow them on Twitter @Rocket_Chassis.


Eligible Drivers for the $7,995 Rocket Certificate (number of chance in parentheses): Darren Alvey (11), Russell Baird, Jr. (6), Steve Beatty (2), Greg Beach (6), Sean Beardsley (9), Colby Beighey (5), Bret Belden (9), Max Blair (14), Timmy Booth (14), Andy Boozel (9), Darrell Bossard (15), Ben Bowie (5), Chuck Bowie (15), Devin Brannon (10), Dale Caswell (8), Daryl Charlier (9), Steve Coit (8), Kevan Cook (9), Levi Crowl (10), Bryce Davis (10), Jeff Dayman (10), T.J. Downs (14), Nathan Earle (11), Chris Fleming (14), Mike Franklin (14), Jason Genco (16), Matt Glanden (13), Scott Gurdak (17), Darin Henderson (6), Clinton Hersh (8), Matthew Hill (5), Chad Homan (18), Bruce Hordusky, Jr. (10), C.J. Irons (9), Jimmy Johnson (11), Bill Kessler (11), Brian Knowles (14), Jason Knowles (10), Justin Lamb (8), Steve LeBarron (11), Colton Ledingham (7), Steve Lowery (6), Mike Lozowski (8), Dennis Lunger, Jr. (15), Dave Lyon (5), Megan Mann (8), J.J. Mazur (13), Brad McGinnis (3), Chuck Medved (8), Brad Mesler (17), Andy Michael (16), John Mollick (9), Kyle Murray (20), Paul Norman (15), Jason Occhino (9), David Pangrazio (8), Jason Parkhurst (8), Mike Pegher, Jr. (11), Sam Pennacchio (10), Rob Pietz (10), Jeff Pilkerton (6), Jakob Piper (11), Jennae Piper (9), R.J. Pistner (3), Ben Policz (6), Randy Ralyea (3), Michael Reft (6), Jon Rivers (9), Logan Roberson (18), Wyatt Scott (18), Carl Shetler (7), Troy Shields (6), Brad Smith (8), Transton Stoner (7), Brian Swank (10), Matt Tarbox (13), Jason Tingue (5), Joe Warren (7), John Waters (15), Pete Wearing (6), Mark Wells (6), Mike Wharton (5), Sparky White (8), Eric Wilson (10), Jeremy Wonderling (17), Jamie Wrightsman (9), Kyle Zimmerman (13).


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 Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Rocket Chassis, Landrum Performance Spring, CrateInsider.com, 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.