PACE RUSH LATE MODELS ANNOUNCE ENHANCED "TRACK PACK" PROGRAM; $2500 TO TOP 6 MEMBER RACERS AT EACH WEEKLY-SANCTIONED TRACK IN 2021 PUSHING WEEKLY CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAMS TO OVER $65,000
By Mike Leone
November 17, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Pulaski, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Dirt Late Model Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is thrilled to announce an enhanced "Track Pack" point fund to its Weekly Series program. In 2021, each RUSH Late Model weekly-sanctioned track's top six member racers will share $2,500 with $1,000 going to the champion! These monies will be awarded over and above any other championship monies drivers will receive pushing the RUSH Late Model Weekly Series Championship programs to over $65,000!
The "Track Pack" program debuted in 2016 and continued through the 2019 season before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted operations in 2020. Each of those four years, $800 was split amongst the top five RUSH members with $300 to the champion at each RUSH weekly-sanctioned track.
RUSH Weekly member racers will accumulate points at each event and at the end of the year the top six in member points at each weekly-sanctioned track will receive $1000, $500, $400, $300, $200, $100! Drivers will still of course continue to accumulate points for the National Weekly Series Championship that pays $5,000 to-win down 40 positions for drivers' best 12 point finishes (best two per weekend). Also, eligible teenage racers will compete for the "Futures Cup" Championship. Included in the $125 Weekly membership is a $100,000 excess participant accident insurance policy.
"We've always known the strength of RUSH lays within our weekly tracks and the racers who support them," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "During the pandemic, the average car counts at our weekly tracks were very impressive as most all tracks increased. In the past the 'Summer Chase' gave just 10 racers additional monies, but we feel by taking that money and adding another approximate $14,000 to the Track Pack we can allow substantially more racers the ability to take home additional weekly monies at the end of the year."
Before COVID-19 hit, RUSH had announced the Touring Series Championship point fund would double to $35,500 with a record $12,000 going to the champion! This will now take place in 2021. The Touring Series schedule continues to come together and is expected to be similar to 2020's before the pandemic.
The 2021 season is expected to be the richest in RUSH Racing Series history, which includes the RUSH Late Models, Sprint Cars, Sportsman Modifieds and Pro Mods, with additional programs and events planned throughout.
RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, 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, CrateInsider.com, and Wedge Motorsports.
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