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PACE RUSH LATE MODELS' "BATTLE OF THE BAY" SPEEDWEEK SET TO KICKOFF RICHEST FLYNN'S TIRE/BORN2RUN LUBRICANTS TOURING SERIES IN HISTORY APRIL 14-17 AT DELAWARE, GEORGETOWN, POTOMAC & WINCHESTER

By Mike Leone April 11, 2021

(Pulaski, PA)...In just a matter of days, the Pace Performance RUSH Late Model Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC third annual "Battle of the Bay" Mid-Atlantic Speedweek will get underway. The four-race kickoff to the Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series will take place this Wednesday through Saturday, April 14-17 at Delaware International, Georgetown, Potomac, and Winchester Speedways. The 2021 Tour point fund has more than doubled to $43,000 with a record $12,000 going to the champion!

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"FILL'ER UP WITH SUNOCO BUCKS" PRESENTED BY SUNOCO AND ZARIN TRUCK & AUTO TO AWARD $5000 OF SUNOCO FUEL CARDS TO RUSH LATE MODEL TOURING SERIES RACERS

By Mike Leone April 7, 2021

(Pulaski, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Late Model Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is proud to announce a new contingency program for 2021. The "Fill'er up with Sunoco Bucks" presented by Sunoco and Zarin Truck & Automotive will infuse $5,000 via Sunoco fuel cards into the hands of racers at Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series events. At each of the 23 scheduled events, the winner of the Sunoco Dash along with one additional racer will each win a $100 gift card redeemable for gas at any Sunoco retail location.

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PACE RUSH SERIES SET TO KICKOFF RECORD-BREAKING 2021 SEASON; LATE MODELS TO VIE FOR OVER $100,000 IN CASH POINT FUNDS; INCREASED PURSES & WEST COAST EXPANSION FOR SPRINTS; NEW STOCK CAR DIVISION; ENGINE GIVEAWAY AND NUMEROUS SPECIAL EVENTS TO HIGHLIGHT THE YEAR

By Mike Leone April 2, 2021

(Pulaski, PA)...While the COVID-19 pandemic certainly had a profound effect on the entire world in 2020, the Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is full speed ahead with a record-breaking season in store for 2021 as over $300,000 in championship point funds and contingencies will be distributed across the board to RUSH divisions. Some of the highlights include increased purses and point funds, new speedways, expansion to the West Coast for Sprints, the debut of the RUSH Stock Cars, and a large contingent of new racers across all of RUSH's Series.

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PACE RUSH LATE MODEL SERIES ANNOUNCES COMFORT SUITES IN WALDORF AS "OFFICIAL HOTEL" OF POTOMAC'S "BATTLE OF THE BAY" TOUR RACE

By Mike Leone March 26, 2021

(Waldorf, MD)...With the third annual "Battle of the Bay" Mid-Atlantic Speedweek nearing, Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone have announced that the Comfort Suites in Waldorf, Maryland will be the "Official Hotel" of the Potomac Speedway Tour event that will take place on April 16. The king suite and two queen bed suite are available for $89 through the "Battle of the Bay" rate. It was previously announced that the Comfort Suites Seaford is the "Official Hotel" of the events at Delaware and Georgetown Speedway on April 14-15.

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PACE RUSH LATE MODEL SERIES RELEASES RICHEST TOURING SERIES TO DATE; 23 EVENTS PART OF THE RECORD $43,000 POINT FUND PRESENTED BY FLYNN'S TIRE & BORN2RUN LUBRICANTS WITH $12,000 TO THE CHAMPION

By Mike Leone March 23, 2021

(Pulaski, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Late Model Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is proud to release its 2021 Touring Series schedule of events. The richest season in Series history will include 23 events at 15 different speedways in six states boasting a record $43,000 point fund presented by new marketing partners Flynn's Tire and Born2Run Lubricants! Jeremy Wonderling enters the season in search of his unprecedented fourth straight championship!

The 2021 Touring Series point fund has more than doubled from the pre-pandemic point fund to a whopping $43,000 in potential payoff for the top 20 point earners! The 2021 champion will receive $12,000- the highest of any Chevrolet Performance Crate Engine Series in the country with $1,200 going to 10th place! While the 10 positions are guaranteed, RUSH has also extended potential payoffs to an additional 10 racers. RUSH will pay $1,000 to Tour members in positions 11-15 in points that compete in 75% of the total Tour events, and $500 to Tour members in positions 16-20 in points that compete in 75% of the total Tour events.

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"BATTLE OF THE BAY" SPEEDWEEK FOR PACE RUSH LATE MODELS SET TO KICKOFF THE $12,000 TO-WIN FLYNN'S TIRE/BORN2RUN TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP APRIL 14-17 AT DELAWARE, GEORGETOWN, POTOMAC & WINCHESTER

By Mike Leone March 17, 2021

(Pulaski, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Late Model Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is gearing up for the third annual "Battle of the Bay" Mid-Atlantic Speedweek. The four-race kickoff to the Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series will take place April 14-17 at Delaware International, Georgetown, Potomac, and Winchester Speedways. The 2021 Tour point fund has more than doubled to $43,000 with a record $12,000 going to the champion!

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BORN2RUN LUBRICANTS NAMED "OFFICIAL OIL" OF THE PACE RUSH RACING SERIES; WILL CO-PRESENT RUSH LATE MODEL TOURING SERIES IN 2021

By Mike Leone March 16, 2021

(Pulaski, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is pleased to announce that Born2Run Lubricants has been named the "Official Oil" of the Series and has come on board as the co-presenting sponsor of the 2021 Late Model Touring Series joining with Flynn's Tire. The richest season in Series history will include 23 Tour events at 15 different speedways, and will get underway on April 14 at Delaware International Speedway for the "Raelyn Huffman Memorial" as part of the "Battle of the Bay" Speedweek. At select events, a lucky fan will receive a certificate for a case of oil from Born2Run Lubricants.

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FLYNN'S TIRE TO CO-PRESENT RUSH LATE MODEL TOURING SERIES IN 2021; RICHEST SEASON IN HISTORY SET TO BEGIN APRIL 14

By Mike Leone March 8, 2021

(Pulaski, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Late Model Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is pleased to announce that Flynn's Tire & Auto Service has come on board as the co-presenting sponsor of the 2021 Touring Series. The richest season in Series history will include 23 events at 15 different speedways, and will get underway on April 14 at Delaware International Speedway for the "Raelyn Huffman Memorial" as part of the "Battle of the Bay" Speedweek.

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PACE RUSH LATE MODEL SERIES ANNOUNCES COMFORT SUITES SEAFORD AS "OFFICIAL HOTEL" OF DELAWARE "BATTLE OF THE BAY" TOUR RACES

By Mike Leone February 23, 2021

(Seaford, DE)...As the countdown is on to the start to the start of the 2021 racing season, Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone have announced that the Comfort Suites Seaford will be the "Official Hotel" of the Delaware "Battle of the Bay" Late Model Tour events that will take place at Delaware International Speedway on April 14 and Georgetown Speedway on April 15. The third annual "Battle of the Bay" Mid-Atlantic Speedweek then moves on to Potomac Speedway on April 16 and concludes at Winchester Speedway on April 17.

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THE HILL SPEEDWAY JOINS PACE RUSH LATE MODEL PROGRAM WITH WEEKLY FRIDAY NIGHT RACING IN NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA

By Mike Leone February 20, 2021

(Monroeton, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Late Model Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is excited to announce that The Hill Speedway has signed on as a weekly-sanctioned track in 2021. The 1/4-mile bullring located in Northeastern Pennsylvania will run the RUSH Late Models approximately 21 times beginning on April 9. The Hill becomes the second new RUSH weekly-sanctioned Friday night track in the Keystone State for 2021.

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MAJOR GROWTH TO BE SEEN IN PACE RUSH SERIES IN 2021; OVER 40 NEW RACERS SET TO MAKE THEIR RUSH DEBUTS LED BY THE SPRINTS & LATE MODELS

By Doug Kennedy February 17, 2021

(Pulaski, PA)...If there is one word that describes the Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, it’s “growth”, and as the 2021 season draws near that term correctly describes RUSH. It is expected that over 40 new racers will compete in 2021 throughout the RUSH Series including Late Models, Sprint Cars, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods, and the new Stock Cars! The RUSH Karting Series, which was launched in 2020, is also encompassed under the expanding RUSH umbrella and is expected to grow in 2021. RUSH also provides the engine sealing process on all crate engines at Jennerstown (PA) Speedway, a track that has continued to expand its crate engine presence. All told RUSH racers will by vying for well over $250,000 in cash and valuable product, the highest in Series history!

RUSH's main objective has always been to keep people racing with true "cost containment" technical rules packages surrounded by valuable championship programs; the combination seems to be working as the Series continues to attract an extremely diversified group of racers whose numbers exceed well over 600 throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, and 2021 will be no different.

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PACE RUSH RACING SERIES 2020 SEASON DEEMED VERY SUCCESSFUL DESPITE COVID-19 PANDEMIC; 8 NEW CHAMPIONS CROWNED PLUS 4 IN THE NEW KARTING SERIES

By Mike Leone & Doug Kennedy January 19, 2021

(Pulaski, PA)...While the COVID-19 pandemic certainly did its best to disrupt the Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC 2020 season and forced the cancellation of the awards banquet that was scheduled for January 16, Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone were still able to crown champions for all of the RUSH divisions. Despite the pandemic, 2020 featured strong car counts in all of the RUSH Series divisions and also saw debut of the new RUSH Karting Series. In fact, the Late Model Tour averaged more than 38 cars per event for the second straight year!

Capturing 2020 championships on the dirt were Jeremy Wonderling (Late Model National Weekly & Touring Series), Logan Zarin (Late Model Futures Cup), Kassidy Kamicker (Late Model Wheelman), Jeremy Weaver (Sprint Car Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series), Nolan Groves (Sprint Car Futures Cup), Chas Wolbert (Sportsman Mod Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series), Rob Kristyak (Sportsman Mod Wedge Motorsports Route 7 Rumble), Ayden Cipriano (Hovis Sportsman Mod Futures Cup), and Dennis Lunger, Jr. (Pro Mod Weekly Series).

In the new RUSH Karting Series, the following won the inaugural titles: Jay Groves (Adult Flat), Nolan Groves (JR-2), Ryan Chase (JR-1), and Kaden Pyle (Amateur/Rookie).

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LAND OF LEGENDS TO HOST 1ST EVER RUSH LATE MODEL RACE; $1000 TO-WIN PACE WEEKLY SERIES SPECIAL ON 9/11/21

By Mike Leone December 24, 2020

(Pulaski, PA)...For the first time in Series history, the RUSH Late Models will compete at the Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, NY. The Pace Performance Weekly Series special will take place on Saturday, September 11 and will offer $1,000 to-win, $125 to-start. Though typically known for its Modified divisions, the RUSH Late Models will headline the special full-bodied program at the 1/2-mile oval on this night.

Lands of Legends will become the 13th different track in the Empire State to host a RUSH Late Model event in Series history. RUSH member drivers will be able to race at the Land of Legends event and accumulate points towards the Nationals Weekly Series Championship.

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THE TRADITION CONTINUES AS RUSH READIES TO DISTRIBUTE MORE THAN $66,500 IN VALUABLE PRODUCTS TO ELIGIBLE MEMBER RACERS AS PART OF 2020 "MANUFACTURERS NIGHTS" PRESENTED BY MSD

By Mike Leone December 5, 2020

(Pulaski, PA)...All be it in a slightly different manner than usual as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted "Manufacturers Nights" presented by MSD Performance that are presented throughout the regular season at RUSH-sanctioned speedways annually; more than $66,500 in products will still be distributed to eligible member racers through each division's Weekly Series Championship points thanks to the excellent support of the Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series' corporate marketing partners! Specific "Manufacturers Nights" for each division will return in 2021 to various RUSH-sanctioned speedways throughout the region.

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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

(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!

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DOG HOLLOW SPEEDWAY TO RETURN TO RACING IN 2021 WITH NEW MANAGEMENT & A NEW CLAY SURFACE; PACE RUSH LATE MODELS PART OF WEEKLY FRIDAY NIGHT PROGRAM

By Mike Leone November 11, 2020

Northern Cambria, PA)...After sitting dark in 2020, the roar of race cars will once again return to Dog Hollow Speedway in 2021. Friday night racing will commence in the spring at the Northern Cambria, Pa. facility with Pace Performance RUSH Late Models on the weekly card. The new management team, RFR Motorsports, brings years of racing knowledge and business experience. The RFR partnership includes western Pennsylvania residents Mark McClellan of Stoystown and Kyle Smith, Sr. of Windber. McClellan is well-known in the racing community from his Ontime Body & Graphic business along with his knowledge of racing. Smith meanwhile is the founder of Johnstown Hydraulics Inc, and is a former racer and car owner for his son Kyle, Jr. Bill Bauer will serve as the competition director.

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MAX BLAIR BECOMES 1ST PACE RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR REPEAT WINNER OF 2020 WITH 3RD "STEEL CITY STAMPEDE" VICTORY AT LERNERVILLE

By Mike Leone October 16-17, 2020

(Sarver, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC once again participated in the "Steel City Stampede" finale at Lernerville Speedway this past weekend. The 12th edition saw three of RUSH's classes spotlighted with Max Blair capturing the Pace Late Model Touring Series victory, while Gale Ruth, Jr. copped the Equipment Rental Options Sprint Car Weekly Series special, and Chas Wolbert claimed the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Sportsman Modified Weekly Series special on Saturday night. In addition, Zach Kane closed out the 13-division racing program winning the RUSH Late Model Non-Qualifier. For the first 10 years of the "Steel City Stampede", there had never been a repeat winner in the Crate Late Model division.

Last year, Max Blair ended a seven-year drought between "Steel City Stampede" victories, and on Saturday night Blair led all 25 laps for his second consecutive event win and third of his career. Blair, who opened the 2020 Pace RUSH Late Model Touring Series with a victory at Lernerville in the $10,000 to-win "Bill Emig Memorial", ended the season by becoming the first repeat winner of 2020. Blair had to fend off challenges by Joe Martin on several late race restarts for the $2,000 victory.

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MARYLAND TEEN LEVI CROWL SLAYS "THE MONSTER HALF-MILE" WITH 1ST CAREER RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WIN WORTH $3100 IN NIGHT 2 OF THE "BILL HENDREN MEMORIAL" PRESENTED BY FK ROD ENDS & PRO FAB AT PITTSBURGH

By Mike Leone October 3, 2020

(Imperial, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC returned to Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway on Saturday for night two of the 10th annual “Bill Hendren Memorial” presented by FK Rod Ends together with Pro Fabrication as part of the “Pittsburgher 100” weekend with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. A total of 43 different RUSH cars participated over the two nights, which were two complete shows for the first time. The four 2020 Tour events at PPMS averaged 41 cars per night! The following helped make the “Bill Hendren Memorial” the richest to date: FK Rod Ends, Pro Fabrication, Pace Performance, Miley Motor Sports, Hendren Racing Engines, CrateInsider.com, Dirtwrap, Zarin Truck & Auto, Branden Lockwich, and the RUSH Racing Series.

Third year RUSH Late Model teenage racer Levi Crowl pulled off one of the biggest upset wins in Pace Performance Touring Series history on Saturday night. Crowl charged from the seventh starting spot to pass Kyle Lukon, winner of four of the last six Tour races at Pittsburgh, with seven laps to go then fended off challenges from two-time Tour champion Jeremy Wonderling and track regular Jake Gunn to capture the popular victory. In addition to the $3,100 payday, Crowl received a free wrap for the 2021 season from Dirtwrap valued at $800! Crowl became the fifth different Tour winner in five races in 2020 and third different driver to earn his first career Tour win!

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KYLE LUKON TOPS 41-CAR RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR FIELD FROM 8 STATES TO WIN NIGHT 1 OF “BILL HENDREN MEMORIAL” PRESENTED BY FK ROD ENDS & PRO FAB AT PITTSBURGH; TEAMMATE LEVI SPINNEWEBER CAPTURES $1000 PACE PERFORMANCE “ONE TO REMEMBER” NON-WINNERS RACE

By Mike Leone October 2, 2020

(Imperial, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC returned to Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway on Friday night for night one of the 10th annual “Bill Hendren Memorial” presented by FK Rod Ends together with Pro Fabrication as part of the “Pittsburgher 100” weekend. Capturing wins were Kyle Lukon in the main event and teammate Levi Spinneweber in the “One to Remember” Non-Winners race presented by Pace Performance. Forty-one cars from eight different states participated as all three Tour shows to date at PPMS have attracted over 40 cars. The following helped make the “Bill Hendren Memorial” the richest to date: FK Rod Ends, Pro Fabrication, Pace Performance, Miley Motor Sports, Hendren Racing Engines, CrateInsider.com, Dirtwrap, Zarin Truck & Auto, Branden Lockwich, and the RUSH Racing Series.

Kyle Lukon became the fourth different RUSH Touring Series winner in as many 2020 races by winning his second straight “Bill Hendren Memorial” in night one of the “Pittsburgher 100” weekend. Lukon, who on all three 2019 Tour events at Pittsburgh for $18,800, led all 30 laps in Friday night’s feature for a $3,100 payday and received a free wrap for the 2021 season from Dirtwrap valued at $800.

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MICHAEL NORRIS MAKES HIS 1ST EVER CRATE START A WINNING ONE TAKING "JOOK GEORGE STEEL CITY CLASSIC" AT PITTSBURGH FOR $7,200+ AGAINST STOUT 46-CAR PACE RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR FIELD

By Mike Leone August 8, 2020

(Imperial, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC returned to Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway for the second of three appearances during the 2020 season. The 31st annual "Jook George Steel City Classic" presented by Zarin Truck & Auto attracted 46 cars from seven different states making for the highest car count of the year in Crate Late Model racing throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Special thanks to event coordinator Branden Lockwich, who despite the uncertainty in this challenging COVID-19 pandemic plagued year, still raised approximately $17,700! Those monies all added to the typical RUSH Tour purse.

Making his first ever crate engine start, 13-time PPMS Super Late Model winner, Michael Norris, nearly swept the night leaving the "Monster Half Mile" with $7,260 in winnings following his victory in the 50-lap "Jook George Steel City Classic" feature! Driving a #F1 entry normally driven by his brother-in-law Nico Dabecco, Norris took over the top spot from Ben Policz on lap 25 and broke away from a four-car battle for the lead. Norris kept last year's event winner, Kyle Lukon, at bay in the final laps for the $6,010 win and received the $1,000 feature winner contributor bonus from Lockwich and Miley Motor Sports.

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GARRET PAUGH CAPTURES 1ST CAREER PACE RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WIN OVER STELLAR 41-CAR FIELD IN THE "HERB SCOTT MEMORIAL" AT PITTSBURGH

By Mike Leone July 18, 2020

(Imperial, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC held a doubleheader of events on a stifling hot Saturday night at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway. Garret Paugh emerged victorious over a stellar 41-car RUSH Late Model Touring Series field in the rescheduled "Herb Scott Memorial" in the first of three visits to the "Monster Half-Mile", while Tony White won the "Wheelman" Non-Qualifiers race. Chas Wolbert captured his third straight at Pittsburgh in Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Weekly Series competition in 2020.

After falling back to seventh early in the event, Garret Paugh charged back forward, made a bold move following a restart on lap 15 by driving around track standout John Mollick in turn two, and never looked back. After the final 10 laps went green-to-checkered, Paugh stretched his margin of victory over the talent-laden field to an impressive 4.014 seconds to earn the $2,000 "Herb Scott Memorial" victory plus a $110 bonus from "Jook George Steel City Classic" event coordinator, Branden Lockwich. Though never competing in more than a handful of events per year, Paugh's win was his first career RUSH Tour victory in eight years of trying!

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ALLEGHENY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ORDER FORCES CANCELLATION OF SATURDAY'S EVENT AT PITTSBURGH FEATURING PACE RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR, RUSH SPRINTS & RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS

By Mike Leone July 3, 2020

(Imperial, PA)...A new order issued by the Allegheny County Health Department effective July 3 (see below) has forced the cancellation of racing that was scheduled to take place on Saturday night (July 4) at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway. This marks that 10th Pace Performance RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series event that has succumbed to the COVID-19 pandemic this season. The RUSH Sprint Cars and RUSH Sportsman Modifieds were also scheduled to be part of Saturday's program in Equipment Rental Options and Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series events respectively.

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MAX BLAIR WINS 50-LAP CAUTION-FREE $10,000 30TH ANNUAL “BILL EMIG MEMORIAL” PRESENTED BY HOVIS FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT YEAR IN THE PACE RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR PART OF THE “FIRECRACKER 100” WITH WORLD OF OUTLAWS AT LERNERVILLE

By Mike Leone June 27, 2020

(Sarver, PA)...After the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out the first two and a half months of the 2020 season, the Pace Performance RUSH Late Model Touring Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC finally was able to get the green light to kickoff the year this past weekend with the running of the 30th annual “Bill Emig Memorial” presented by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply at Lernerville Speedway. For the second straight year, RUSH was part of the 14th annual “Firecracker 100” weekend with the World of Outlaws that features one of dirt Late Model racing’s crown jewel events, and RUSH is truly grateful to both Lernerville and the World of Outlaws. Despite rain all three days including round after round of storms Saturday afternoon into the evening, Lernerville’s track crew led by Dan Bauman had the track in perfect condition all weekend long.

In the 2019 "Bill Emig Memorial", Max Blair passed Ross Robinson in the closing laps to earn the $10,000 payday. On Saturday night, Blair tracked down then stalked National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame racer, Chub Frank, in lapped traffic before making the winning pass on lap 32. Blair then drove an immaculate race through lapped traffic extending his lead and going unchallenged late in the event for a second consecutive $10,000 payday. The 50-lap feature went non-stop in 15:50.544. It was a surreal three nights for Blair, who won Thursday's $6,000 World of Outlaws feature and finished runner-up in Saturday's feature for $15,000 bringing his "Firecracker 100" weekend earnings to well over $31,000!

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PACE PERFORMANCE RUSH SERIES SLOWLY RETURNING TO RACING WITH BIGGEST WEEKEND TO DATE ON TAP

By Mike Leone June 12, 2020

(Pulaski, PA)...After more than two and a half months downtime due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sights and sound of auto racing is slowly returning to the Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC tracks. In fact, the biggest weekend to date is planned with RUSH-sanctioned racing taking place in Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

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PACE PERFORMANCE RUSH SERIES CLOSELY MONITORING COVID-19 PANDEMIC SITUATION; 2020 SEASON CONTINUES TO BE ON PAUSE

By Mike Leone May 11, 2020

(Pulaski, PA)...Heading into March, the Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC was gearing up for what was poised to be a record breaking season across all divisions; however, an unprecedented situation developed as the COVID-19 pandemic spread throughout the world.

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COVID-19 PANDEMIC CANCELS "BATTLE OF THE BAY" SPEEDWEEK; PACE RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR EVENTS TO POTENTIALLY BE ADDED LATER IN 2020 AT DELAWARE, GEORGETOWN, POTOMAC & WINCHESTER

By Mike Leone April 1, 2020

(Pulaski, PA)...With stay at home orders and gathering bans in effect throughout the entire Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Canada through at least the end of April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, RUSH Racing Series Directors along with the promoters of Delaware International, Georgetown, Potomac, and Winchester Speedways have cancelled the "Battle of the Bay" Mid-Atlantic Speedweek scheduled for April 15-18 for the Pace Performance RUSH Dirt Late Model Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC. RUSH Directors and track promoters will work together on potential 2020 Touring Series dates at each track for later in the year.

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ACCU-FORCE DYNOS & TESTERS TO PROVIDE SHOCK/SPRING TESTING & TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO PACE RUSH RACING SERIES IN 2020

By Mike Leone March 26, 2020

(Pulaski, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is looking forward to working with Accu-Force Dynos & Testers throughout the 2020 season. Owned by Keith Berner, Accu-Force will be providing shock/spring testing equipment as well as technical support to Series Tech Officials for the 2020 season.

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PACE PERFORMANCE RUSH SERIES JOINS WITH MYRACEPASS; LINEUPS, LIVE TIMING & RESULTS FOR 2020 TOUR EVENTS & OTHER SELECT EVENTS

By Mike Leone March 5, 2020

(Pulaski, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is pleased to announce that it has signed on with MyRacePass for the 2020 season. The race management software program will be utilized for RUSH Late Model Touring, RUSH Sportsman Modified Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring, and select RUSH Sprint Car events that will include lineups, live timing, and results available on the MyRacePass app.

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PACE PERFORMANCE MOVES TO FOREFRONT AS RUSH RACING SERIES' BRANDING SPONSOR FOR 2020 & BEYOND; SWEENEY CHEVROLET BUICK GMC TO ALSO CONTINUE LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP

By Mike Leone February 26, 2020

(Pulaski, PA)...Ten years ago Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC forged a partnership with Vicki Emig and Mike Leone to develop Chevrolet Performance crate engine Late Model racing in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Through the years, Sweeney's name became synonymous with RUSH's efforts in the expansion of not only Late Models, but Sportsman Modifieds, Sprint Cars, Pro Mods, Pro Stocks, and Asphalt Series. In 2012, Sweeney acquired Pace Performance; and due to their tremendous growth over the past several years in the motorsports industry, Pace Performance will now move to the forefront as the branding sponsor of the RUSH Racing Series.

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