1ST OF 2 SWEENEY
RUSH LATE MODEL WEEKLY SERIES EVENTS SUNDAY AT SPORTSMAN’S
By Mike Leone
May 29, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Pulaski, PA)…While no Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series events are on tap for the coming weekend, it’ll be a busy slate with seven speedways hosting Sweeney Weekly Series action. Amongst those seven is Sportsman’s Speedway on Sunday evening. The Knox, Pa. oval will not only hold their first ever RUSH-sanctioned event on June 2, but first ever Crate Late Model show in general! Race time is 5 p.m.
The “fast 1/3rd mile” will host the RUSH Late Models again on Sunday, August 11. Allegheny Mountain Raceway, a weekly-sanctioned Sunday track 50 miles northeast of Sportsman’s, will not be in action on these nights. RUSH officials will operate the RUSH portion of these events.
Sunday’s event will pay $700 to-win, $80 to-start and offer full points toward the $25,000+ Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Weekly Series Championship and “Futures Cup” points for those racers. Several of the top RUSH Late Models are expected including some former Stock Car racers that competed at Sportsman’s in years past before moving up to the Late Models.
“Crate Late Model racers have always inquired about racing at Sportsman’s,” acknowledged RUSH Co-Director Vicki Emig. “Allegheny Mountain had a few off nights and with the growth of RUSH, Sportsman’s thought this would be the perfect time to give crates the opportunity to race. When we made this announcement back in the winter, it drew a lot of interest. We have to thank Jim and Louise Colwell for making this possible. With Sportsman’s centralized location, the events will be able to draw racers from around the region. These races coupled with the touring event at America’s Motorsports Park in Clearfield on July 20 will give racers in the central part of the state some opportunities to race closer to home.”
Sportsman’s Speedway opened in 1973 and over the years featured most all of the regional divisions including the “410” Sprint Cars, Super Late Models, and Big-Block Modifieds. Sportsman’s has long established itself as Sunday night entertainment venue and has been a favorite for families to enjoy its relaxing environment with its noted grassy hillside and unobstructed viewing. Racers have always enjoyed the smooth and racey surface with no fencing or walls in turns one and two or the backstretch.
Pit gates open at 2:30 p.m. with grandstands at 3 and racing at 5. RUSH racers will be given hot laps. Bubba’s Racing Supply will have the Crate Racing D21 and D55 Hoosier Tires. Drivers do not have to be RUSH members to compete. Also in competition will be the “305” Sprints, Micro Sprints, Pure Stocks, and Mini Stocks.
Sportsman’s is located on Curllsville/Huckleberry Ridge Road just off of Route 208 in Elk City between Knox and Shippenville, Pa. For more information, check out their website at www.sportsmansspeedwayknox.com, follow them on Twitter @Sports_Speedway or call 814-797-1621.
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