Sweeney Chevrolet BUICK GMC BrandS New RUSH Dirt Late Model Series; Partnering With A Vision to Further Develop Crate Late Models in the Northeast

By Mike Leone                       


December 5, 2012                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pulaski, PA)…Two weeks after the announcement of the new RUSH Dirt Late Model Series debuting in the Northeast in 2013, Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are thrilled to announce Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC in Boardman, Ohio has come on board in a big way to brand the new Series! 


The Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH Dirt Late Model Series will include three standout core programs featuring the Sweeney Chevrolet “Northeast Weekly Series Championship”, the Sweeney Chevrolet “Summer Chase”, and a Sweeney Chevrolet “Touring Series”!  Sweeney Chevrolet will be “The Official Engine Supplier of the RUSH Dirt Late Model Series”.  With that said, the RUSH Series is thrilled to unveil the new Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH Dirt Late Model Series logo! 


When the initial announcement of the creation of the Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH Dirt Late Model Series was made, the four tracks of McKean County Raceway, Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex, Sharon Speedway, and The Rock Allegany County Speedway jumped on board and will have RUSH sanction their weekly events!  Negotiations are underway with numerous other speedways in the Northeast. 


The $25,000 Sweeney Chevrolet “Northeast Weekly Series Championship” will pay $5,000 to-win down 30 positions allowing drivers to accumulate their 15 best finishes (two per weekend) April through September at any Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH Late Model event. 


At the conclusion of June, the top 10 racers at each Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH-sanctioned speedway and Touring Series will be eligible for the two-month “Summer Chase”.  Drivers can compete in as many Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH-sanctioned events.  The driver that accumulates the best point average (minimum of eight events) will be awarded $3,000.  Nine other drivers will share in over $7,000 for a grand total of more than $10,000!


Surely not to be forgotten is the prestigious Sweeney Chevrolet “Touring Series Championship”.  Points will be awarded at each marquee event during the 2013 season with $5,000 going to the champion and paying down 15 positions.  The 2013 schedule is currently in its planning stages and a minimum of 20 events is expected. 


Several other programs and concepts will be part of the Sweeney Chevrolet Touring Series like the Sweeney Chevrolet 604 Engine Giveaway, “Manufacturers Night”, the Bill Emig Memorial “Wild Card Weekend”, the “Futures Cup” and much more!  Over $30,000 of cash will be distributed in Touring point funds in addition to various contingencies.


Not only is Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC a leading car dealer in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania area, but they’ve also become one of the nation’s top sellers of crate engines.  As the “Official Engine Supplier of the RUSH Dirt Late Model Series,” racers can purchase the GM 604 engine at the very low price of $5,090 through Sweeney.  RUSH racers should also watch for exciting discount programs for member drivers that will be announced shortly after the first of the year.


Sweeney also supplies the GM 602 and CT525 crate engines.  The “602” has already been proven to be a very competitive engine package in regional Modified and Stock Car racing venues.  Meanwhile, the “525” is now being viewed as an economical option in Super Late Model racing throughout the nation.  Sweeney offers the “602” at $3,149 and the “525” for $6,920.  Exciting promotional programs will also be offered shortly on these engines as well.  For engine sales at Sweeney, contact parts manager Matt Fullerton at 1-800-476-0760.   


“We can’t thank Sweeney enough for becoming our leading marketing partner and branding the RUSH Series,” stated Co-Director Vicki Emig.  “Matt Fullerton and the Sweeneys have been tremendous to work with in our past relationships, and they truly can see the vision and potential growth of crate racing in the Northeast.  Their willingness to partner with us by branding Sweeney Chevrolet with the RUSH Dirt Late Model Series allows us the ability to be able to grow the Series even more.”


It was recently announced that the Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH Dirt Late Model Series will be part of a huge doubleheader weekend with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on April 19-20.  “Battle Down the National Pike” will feature a $2,000 to-win show at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, Pa. on Friday night followed by the first ever Crate Late Model show at the nationally-renowned Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday night in a $2,500 to-win, $250 to-start event.  An additional $1,200 in travel money will also be posted. 


Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC has two locations at 7997 and 8010 Market Street, Youngstown, OH 44512, which are located one mile south of the Southern Park Mall in Boardman, Ohio.  Sweeney offers great low prices, rebates, and incentives for new & used Chevy Buick GMC cars, vans and SUVs.  Sweeney has an expert service and parts staff to keep customers’ Chevrolets, Buicks, and GMC vehicles in great shape.


Sweeney carries the most complete selection of new and used Chevy – Buick – GMC & available in Ohio.  We are your one stop shop for all your Group needs.  Sweeney Chevy Buick GMC, customer service is our number one priority.  No other Group dealership in Ohio sells more new Chevy – Buick – GMC & used Chevy – Buick – GMC vehicles and has more satisfied customers then Sweeney Chevy Buick GMC.


Our state of the art service department will keep your Chevy – Buick – GMC in excellent condition and our friendly staff will make your every visit to Sweeneys a pleasant one.  Our certified service technicians will keep your Chevy – Buick – GMC running like the day you bought it.


Although Sweeney Chevy Buick GMC doesn’t stay open 24 hours a day, the Sweeney Chevy Buick GMC website does at www.sweeneycars.com.  On our website you can research the new Chevy – Buick – GMC car, Chevy – Buick – GMC truck, Chevy – Buick – GMC SUV, or Chevy – Buick – GMC van that you would like to purchase, search inventory of all the used vehicles that we offer at the lowest prices, request a vehicle price quote, find the value for your trade, view pictures and data, learn about our latest specials on cars that we sell.  


Also, last summer Sweeney acquired Pace Performance and moved the location to 48 Kargo Ave., Boardman, Ohio 44512.  Pace Performance is your complete source for all your GM performance needs.  From GM Performance Parts (GMPP) to Genuine GM accessories, we carry GM's complete line of Genuine GM automotive and truck parts!


We also stock thousands of performance related components from over 40 aftermarket manufacturers such as Proform Parts, Edelbrock, Hughes Performance, Heatshield, Holley and many more!  Plus we sell performance parts that cater to the Ford, Mopar and Foreign Car & Truck Enthusiast.


In addition, Sweeney’s technical department has gone to work and developed several new Pace Performance packages based on a computation of several years of customer request for complete, one box, one part number & one price packages. We now have crate engine, transmission, rear-end, ignition, water pump, exhaust, carb-intake & engine top end packages available.  Pace Performance has a selection of over 100,000 parts, chances are we will have what you need. For more info, call 888-748-3791 or check out their website at www.paceperformance.com


E-mail can be sent to [email protected] and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143.  Office phone is 724-964-9300.   A RUSH Racing Series website is in the development stages at www.rushracingseries.com.  Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels or follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.