By Mike Leone


July 19, 2013             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pulaski, PA)…Kyle Lukon captured his first career Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series victory on July 13 at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway.  As a result, the 23-year-old Burgettstown, Pa. racer becomes the first driver to win a Sweeney Tour event running Sunoco 260 GT fuel since the RUSH/Sunoco alliance was formed earlier this month, and will now receive the $500 bonus that was posted as part of the Sunoco program!


As part of post-race tech, fuel sample tests were collected by RUSH competition director Travis Harry to verify that Lukon was utilizing the Sunoco 260 GT product.  Both a hydrometer test, which measures specific gravity, and a test utilizing the Digatron DT-47ftd, which tests the dielectric constant and the direct current conductivity of the fuel, were performed. 


Finally Lukon’s purchase of the Sunoco 260 GT product from a Sunoco Race Fuels distributor and display of the required Sunoco decal was confirmed to complete Lukon’s eligibility for the $500 bonus. The Lukons also confirmed that Kyle has utilized the Sunoco 260 GT the entire season with a total of five victories to his credit at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway.


“I think with the recent win by Kyle Lukon using Sunoco 260 GT just confirms the fact the Sunoco product is just as competitive as any other “crate” fuel on the market today,” stated Bazell/Sunoco Race Fuels Division Manager Russ Bradford.  “We couldn’t be more excited to be involved with the RUSH Series and all of its drivers.  I again extend an invitation to anyone wanting more information on our fuels to contact me at 800-521-5420, and I hope to make it out to a few more RUSH Racing Series races this season.”


Also keep in mind, the first 50 RUSH Late Model racers that purchase Sunoco 260 GT fuel from our authorized dealers will receive five gallons free.  Craig Dean of Smethport, Pa. was the first driver that took advantage of this offer. 


2013 RUSH marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, RainEater Wiper Blades, Hoosier Tire, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, The Brake Man, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, TurboStart, K1 RaceGear, Beyea Headers, FK Rod Ends, Bobby Lake Motorsports, Wrisco Industries, High Gear Speed Shop, Utsinger’s Towing,, and Valley Fashions.

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