By Mike Leone                       


December 19, 2012                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pulaski, PA)…The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series has announced three informational meetings for the upcoming inaugural 2013 season to be held Friday-Sunday, January 4-6.  Friday night’s meeting will be at 7 PM at Rock’n Ricks in Limestone, NY; Town & Country Banquet Center near New Castle, Pa. will host the Saturday afternoon meeting at 1 PM; and finally the North Union Twp. Rec. Center near Uniontown, Pa. will be the location for the Sunday afternoon 2 PM meeting.


The meetings will be open to track promoters, engines builders, current and prospective teams, and other persons interested in the Series.  A separate meeting for promoters will be held an hour and a half before each meeting time.


At each meeting, there will be an explanation on the 2013 programs featuring the Sweeney Chevrolet “Weekly Series Championship”, the Sweeney Chevrolet “Summer Chase, the Sweeney Chevrolet “Touring Series”, and the “Futures Cup”.


2013 RUSH driver membership applications will be available.  As a special promotion, charter memberships will be available through January 31 at 10% off the $100 Weekly and/or $100 Touring membership fees.  Charter members will then be able to take advantage of this special discounted offer into the future as they renew their memberships on an annual basis!  


As an added incentive, Sweeney Chevrolet will offer a $100 discount to the first 10 RUSH member drivers, who purchase either a GM602 or GM604, or $200 off a CT525 crate engine!  Sweeney already offers these crate engines at the following low prices: $3,149 for a GM602, $5,090 for a GM604, and $6,920 for a CT525.


Tim Sims, the interim Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH Dirt Late Model Competition Director and current NeSmith Dirt Late Model Competition Director, will be on hand to explain the 2013 RUSH Rules package.  The RUSH Series Technical Department development and new structure will also be discussed.  Mike Vaughn, NeSmith Founder and Series Director, will also be on hand to discuss the benefits that can be achieved in the future through the alignment of both Series.


A Hoosier tire dealer representative will be on hand for a demonstration on the Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH Dirt Late Model Series tire of choice, the Crate Racin’ USA D21 and D55.  Note: Teams will be permitted to use tires that were previously used at each respective track for the first four events or through May 31, 2013, whichever comes first.


“We are really looking forward to holding our RUSH informational meetings and getting the opportunity to explain in detail all of the Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH Dirt Late Model championship programs, rules and teching procedures, and our future goals for the Series,” stated RUSH Co-Director Vicki Emig.  “We sincerely appreciate the support that has already been shown to us by the tracks that have chosen to sanction under the RUSH banner, drivers who understand our decision and direction, and the multitude of companies that have contacted us to become part of the Series.  We are really excited about the opportunities that have already presented themselves that will allow us to bring even move substantial products and programs to the RUSH speedways and their drivers during the 2013 season.”    


The 2013 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC “Touring Series” schedule is coming together nicely with approximately 20 events to date throughout the region with a few more to be secured.   It was just confirmed that the 108th Annual McKean County Fair will feature the RUSH Touring Series on Thursday, August 15!   


Refreshments and snacks will be provided at each location.  Rock’n Ricks is located at the blinker light on Route 219 at 543 Spittler Lane, Limestone, NY 14753.  Town & Country is located three miles west of I-376 in New Castle, Pa. on US Route 422 at 2550 Benjamin Franklin Highway, Edinburg, PA 16116.  The North Union Twp. Rec. Center is located just northeast of Uniontown, Pa. off of Route 119 at 120 Commonwealth Dr, Lemont Furnace, PA 15456.


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