By Mike Leone


March 24, 2022                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pulaski, PA)...As the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model presented by Born2Run Lubricants  Flynn's Tire Touring Series season is set to kick-off  in just a few weeks at the much anticipated "Battle of the Bay" Speedweek presented by 3C Graphix, Series Directors have been working diligently over the past few weeks to substantially increase the "Filler'up With Sunoco Bucks" program, which will be presented by Sunoco and other soon to be named contributors.  To assist racers with increased travel costs in 2022, RUSH Touring Series participants will receive over $12,000 of Sunoco fuel cards an increase of more than $7,000 over last season!


Last season, the "Fill'er up with Sunoco Bucks" program was introduced and awarded $5,000 in fuel cards.  At each event, a random draw took place at the drivers meeting for all competing racers that awarded the selected driver a $100 Sunoco fuel card in addition to the dash winner, who also received a $100 fuel card. 


In 2022, once again the Sunoco dash winner will receive a $100 Sunoco fuel card; however, this year, two drivers in the top 15 of Touring Series points will receive a $100 Sunoco gift card plus four other competing racers will receive a $50 Sunoco fuel card, all by random draws at the drivers meeting.  By distributing the fuel cards in this manner, both Touring and regional RUSH racers who support the event will receive Sunoco fuel cards!


"We all know that inflation has driven up prices on just about everything this season, and it's no secret that the cost of fuel has skyrocketed," said RUSH Director Vicki Emig.  "With that said, we felt it was important to do whatever we could to support the racers who participate in our Touring events, many of which involves lengthy travel.  The program will distribute fuel cards to both Touring Series and regional racers who support the events." 


"The Touring Series events have been phenomenal with tremendous car counts and awesome racing," added Emig.  "Because of this, our promoters stepped up for 2022 and have increased the Touring purses to a minimum of $3,000 to win.  It's our job now and always as a Series to do everything in our power to preserve what the speedways and their fans have come to expect when RUSH rolls into town.  We can't thank Sunoco Race Fuels for their ongoing support, as well as many others who will be contributing to the program whose names will be released in the near future."


Sunoco Race Fuels has been an important corporate marketing partner of the RUSH Racing Series as 2022 will mark the 10th year of their longstanding, successful relationship.  Sunoco, the "Official Fuel" of RUSH, has fueled the Series over the past several years and will be offering their Sunoco E85R as an exciting cost-effective option for the RUSH Late Models in 2022.


Sunoco has grown from its humble roots as a small oil company in Pittsburgh, PA, to one of the largest fuel distribution companies in the United States. Sunoco's rich, 130 plus-year heritage, legacy and reputation for innovation, and commitment to its local communities are foundational elements of this iconic American brand. Today, Sunoco distributes fuel to over 5,000 gas station locations in more than 30 states.  Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) is a master limited partnership.  SUN's general partner is owned by Energy Transfer Operating, L.P., a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Transfer LP (NYSE: ET).  For more information, check out www.sunoco.com


Businesses and individuals can contribute to this program by contacting the RUSH Office at 724-964-9300 or e-mail [email protected].


The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, CrateInsider.com, and Stop-Fyre.


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.