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DAVE CONANT MAKES SUCCESSFUL SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MOD DEBUT WITH 1ST CAREER LERNERVILLE WIN

By Mike Leone | July 4, 2014

(Sarver, PA)... The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series was at Lernerville Speedway on Friday night for a RUSH doubleheader featuring the RUSH Late Models and RUSH Sportsman Modifieds.  Highlighting the night was the kickoff to the "Bill Emig Memorial Wild Card Weekend" presented by Bilstein Shock Absorbers for the Late Models.  A season high 30 Late Models were on hand from Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, New York, and Ontario, Canada. 

 

The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modifieds made their second appearance of the season at Lernerville and it was Dave Conant, Jr. holding off fellow New York racer and Series point leader Adam Hilton in a tremendous race-long side-by-side battle in the 15-lap event presented by VP Small Engines Fuels.  Conant was making both his Series and Lernerville debuts and became the sixth different winner in eight races!

 

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K&N FILTERS RENEWS WITH SWEENEY RUSH SERIES AS “COLD AIR INDUCTION DASH” PRESENTER; OVER $9,000 OF CONTINGENCIES TO BE AWARDED TO DRIVERS & FANS AT TOURING EVENTS

By Mike Leone | June 28, 2014

(Pulaski, PA)... The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series is proud to announce that Riverside, California-based K&N Filters has renewed their marketing partnership with the Series that will not only benefit the racers in both the RUSH Late Models and RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, but also the fans during the 2014 racing season.  All told, K&N will award over $9,000 in prizes!   

 

A nightly dash, which began at last weekend’s “Mid-Atlantic States Classic”, will be part of each of the Sweeney Late Model Tour events awarding a minimum of $200 in cash and contingencies!  At six chosen events, a lucky fan will also take home a K&N Cold Air Induction System valued at up to $500!  A lucky fan at each of the remaining events will receive a certificate for one free K&N Air Filter!

 

K&N has also provided many certificates for the new Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified division that will be given out at upcoming events as well as the September 6 “Manufacturers Night” presented by Bilstein Shock Absorbers at Lernerville Speedway. 

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VELOCITA-USA BECOMES MAJOR CONTINGENCY SPONSOR OF SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS & SPORTSMAN MODS IN 2014

By Mike Leone | June 19, 2014

(Pulaski, PA)... Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are thrilled to welcome on another new marketing partner for the 2014 season.  Velocita-USA has come on board as a Major Contingency Sponsor of both the RUSH Late Model and RUSH Sportsman Modified divisions....CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE   

 

                                    


DRIVEN RACING OIL TO AWARD PRODUCT & CERTIFICATE FOR “SLICK MOVE OF THE NIGHT” AT EACH SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR EVENT & SELECT SWEENEY RUSH MOD SHOWS

By Mike Leone | May 6, 2014

(Pulaski, PA)... Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are proud to announce that Driven Racing Oil has signed on a Major Contingency Sponsor presenting the “Slick Move of the Night” award at both the Sweeney RUSH Late Model and Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified Series events for the upcoming 2014 season

At each of the 20 Sweeney RUSH Late Model Tour events beginning with the May 30 show at Freedom Speedway and at select Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified events, Series Officials will select the Driven Racing Oil “Slick Move of the Night”.  The driver chosen will receive a bottle of Driven Racing Oil Race Wax, a can of Driven Racing Oil Speed Clean, and a certificate for $50 off a case of Driven XP Synthetic Racing Oil!

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LES MYERS' ROCKET RACING TO OFFER A TRANSMISSION REBUILD PLAN FOR ALL SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MODIFIED RACERS

By Mike Leone | May 5, 2014

(Pulaski, PA)...After an entire offseason of planning and finally the inaugural race in the record books, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modified Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone continue to work on programs surrounding the Series.  Modified great Les Myers of Rocket Racing has come on board to offer a transmission rebuild plan for all racers!

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JORDAN ECK WINS DEBUT OF SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS; AMP UP NEXT ON SATURDAY FOLLOWED BY LERNERVILLE MAY 9

By Mike Leone | April 28, 2014

(Pulaski, PA)...After nearly seven months of planning, the debut of the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modifieds took place on Saturday night (April 26) at Sharon Speedway for a Weekly Series event as part of the $10,000 plus point fund for the inaugural season.  The event drew 10 cars including two from New York, while an additional 13 drivers continue to make preparations and will be hitting the speedway in the coming weeks.

Jordan Eck will go down in the history books as the very first winner of the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds as the former E-Mod and Crate Late Model racer captured his first career win in the 15-lap Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC feature. 

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BILSTEIN SHOCK ABSORBERS SIGNS 2-YEAR AGREEMENT TO BE THE “OFFICIAL SHOCK” OF THE SWEENEY RUSH RACING SERIES; WILL PRESENT “STEEL CITY 100” FOR LM & “MFG NIGHT” FOR MODS

By Mike Leone | April 14, 2014

(Pulaski, PA)...Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are proud to announce a two-year partnership with Bilstein Shock Absorbers.  Bilstein will be known as the “Official Shock” of the Sweeney RUSH Racing Series that includes both the Late Model and Sportsman Modified divisions.  Bilstein will also present the inaugural “Steel City 100” Sweeney Late Model Tour event on Sunday, June 8 at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway and the inaugural “Manufacturers Night” for the Sportsman Modifieds at Lernerville Speedway.

 

While Bilstein Shocks will not be required on the Late Models, the $135 “sealed” spec shock will be a requirement for the new Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified Series, which will debut at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, April 26.

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SWEENEY RUSH SERIES ENDORSES NEW CRATEINSIDER.COM AS IMPORTANT & BENEFICIAL TOOL FOR CRATE RACING FRATERNITY

By Mike Leone | April 4, 2014

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series with its Crate Late Model and Crate 602 Sportsman Modified divisions is proud to endorse the new CrateInsider.com website and it's various social media outlets.  CrateInsider.com just recently launched and went live via the World Wide Web by developer Kate Dillon, a resident of North Carolina and director of the popular C.A.R.S. show.

 

CrateInsider.com was created to provide ONE resource to bring the Crate Racing Industry together in one place.  The site has a forum where members can ask technical questions that are answered by industry experts.  This site also has tech articles, a compilation of crate rules and racing schedules, series profiles, new product information, news, and an online store. 

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GROWING FIELD OF RACERS SET TO BECOME INAUGURAL CLASS OF SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MODIFIED RACERS IN 2014; 16 CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS

By Mike Leone | March 17, 2014

(Pulaski, PA)...With spring now in focus and the 2014 racing season drawing near, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are greatly anticipating the debut of the new Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified division.  The first event will take place on Saturday, April 26 at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio as member racers will begin to battle for a point fund of over $10,000.  As the season draws closer, more and more racers will be taking part in the inaugural season.

 

"We're really excited to hear the continual excitement and initial growth of the Sportsman Modifieds," stated Emig.  "It's great to see several third generation racers now being able to race and other racers finding a division they can afford to compete in.  To have approximately 16 new Sportsman Modified racers confirmed is more then we could have hoped for at this early stage of development for the division.  I know that someday we'll look back at this group and remember that they helped build the foundation for affordable Modified racing throughout our region into the future.


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VP SMALL ENGINE FUELS TO SPONSOR SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MODIFIED SERIES

Ethanol-Free Products to be Presented as Awards

By Jim Kelley | March 16, 2014

(Newark, DE)...VP Small Engine Fuels, a division of VP Racing Fuels, is proud to announce its support of the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modified program.  As part of its sponsorship, VP has contributed a significant amount of product to be distributed by RUSH to select racers and spectators at Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified events throughout the season. 

 

“We are thrilled to be able to promote VP Small Engine Fuel as the "Official SEF of the RUSH Sportsman Modified Division," stated series director Vicki Emig.   “VP, a leader in the racing fuel industry, also offers a phenomenal product created specifically for small engine application.  Not only will our racers be able to utilize the products in their generators and various gas powered tools, but we also look forward to distributing it to our fans that will also be able to put it to good use in a home application setting.”

 

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SWEENEY RUSH SERIES TO ENDORSE RUSH "MEMORIAL CUP" KARTING SERIES; EVENTS TO BENEFIT REGIONAL CHARITY ORGANIZATIONS

By Jim Zufall | March 13, 2014

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series with its Late Model and Sportsman Modified divisions has begun a partnership with Brian Mathieson and Tracy Snyder to form the RUSH Memorial Cup Karting Series.

The Mathiesons, like so many others in this country, suffered a loss in their family when their son Blaise was lost to stillbirth in 2011. Two years after this tragedy, Brian and his wife Nicki held the inaugural Blaise Mathieson Memorial Kart Race at Goodhope Speedway in New Springfield, Ohio.  Mathieson explained how this event helped other families suffering similar circumstances. “The race benefitted the Makenna's Hugs Foundation that raises money for families who lose children to stillbirth, sudden infant death and early gestational loss.”

The success of the event impressed Mathieson and Snyder and they immediately felt they could do more.  That’s where the Sweeney RUSH Dirt Late Model and Sportsman Modified Series stepped in.

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RUSH CRATE ENGINE REBUILDER/TECH SEMINAR WELL RECEIVED; ATTENDEES FROM PA, OH, NY, MD & CANADA PARTICIPATED


By Mike Leone | March 11, 2014

(Pulaski, PA)…The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series held the inaugural Northeast Crate Racing Engine Rebuilder and Tech Seminar on Saturday, March 8 at Edmonds Diner in Lowellville, Ohio.  The seminar took place over a five-hour period with both RUSH Competition Director Travis Harry and NeSmith Competition Director Tim Sims, who traveled 12 hours from his Georgia base, conducting the meeting. 

Several longtime respected regional rebuilders were present and also shared a vast amount of knowledge and perspective from their professional standpoint.  RUSH-sanctioned speedway tech officials had the opportunity to listen and watch numerous demonstrations of important tech procedures that they can apply to their weekly RUSH tech programs.  Branding sponsor Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Pace Performance also provided the critical GM Circle Track Crate Engine Technical Manual.....CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE   
 


AERO RACE WHEELS BECOMES THE OFFICIAL RACING WHEELS OF SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MODIFIEDS IN 2014; CONTRIBUTOR AT MFG NIGHT & TOUR EVENT CERTIFICATES


By Mike Leone | February 25, 2014

(Pulaski, PA)…As the excitement continues to grow for the inaugural Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modified season, Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are proud to announce AERO Race Wheels has been named the Series' "Official Racing Wheels".  AERO will be major contributor on the "Manufacturers Night" in addition to providing certificates at each Sweeney Tour event.

 

In 2013, sister series Sweeney RUSH Dirt Late Models gave away over $30,000 in product at "Manufacturers Night" at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway.  A similar night guaranteeing over $5,000 of product will be held for the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds at Lernerville Speedway at a date to be announced.  AERO's contribution to this event will be eight RUSH-legal steel wheels as four lucky drivers will each receive a pair of wheels.  In addition, AERO Racing Wheels has provided the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified Series with 18 $40 gift certificates toward the purchase of wheels.  These will be given away randomly at each Sweeny Tour event in 2014. 


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SWEENEY RUSH SERIES PARTNERS WITH NHRA'S DOUG HERBERT'S B.R.A.K.E.S. TO RAISE TEEN DRIVER AWARENESS

By Jim Zufall | February 23, 2014

(Pulaski, PA)…The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series has begun a partnership with a growing program aimed at raising safety awareness among teen drivers. Doug Herbert’s B.R.A.K.E.S. Teen Pro-Active Driving School aims at teaching young drivers safety on the road in a way few other driver education programs can. B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe) was started by NHRA Top Fuel Dragster driver Doug Herbert after the tragic death of his two sons Jon and James.

Herbert was in Phoenix testing his dragster when he got the news no parent ever wants to hear. His older son, a typically inexperienced teen, was driving through and weaving in and out of traffic when crossed the road and hit another, much larger car. By all accounts the Herbert boys were killed instantly. “No parent wants to get the call that I got on that January morning,” says Herbert in a video created for the B.R.A.K.E.S. program. “But every day in America, about 15 families do.”

Herbert started B.R.A.K.E.S. with the specific purpose of reducing the number of families that have to get that awful news. Since the program began it has trained over 10,000 students from 28 states. In western Pennsylvania, Shirley Phillips leads the charge to train teens in the safe and realistic driving experience offered by BRAKES.
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PRECISE RACING PRODUCTS TO AWARD NIGHTLY “PEDAL DOWN” HARD CHARGER $100 GIFT CARD AWARDS TO BOTH SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL & SPORTSMAN MOD TOUR EVENTS

By Mike Leone | February 6, 2014

(Pulaski, PA)…With every passing cold and snowy day, the 2014 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series season is one day closer for its Late Model and Sportsman Modified divisions.  Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone continue to work on a daily basis on programs for each series, and are excited to announce that Sarver, PA-based Precise Racing Products, which also serves as home of Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Pittsburgh, has signed on as a 2014 Major Contingency Sponsor.

 

This year’s Precise Racing Products “Pedal Down” Hard Charger Award will not only be renewed on the Late Model side, but will also include the new Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified division.  Precise joins FK Rod Ends as the second company to become a Major Contingency Sponsor of both of the Sweeney RUSH Series! 


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NEW SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MODIFIED SERIES DRAWING SUPPORT FROM REGION'S TOP DIRTCAR BIG-BLOCK MOD DRIVERS

By Mike Leone | January 27, 2014

(Pulaski, PA)…With the inaugural Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modified season three months away, Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone continue to work hard toward the April 26 debut at Sharon Speedway, which will be the first of over 30 events.  The Series is proud to have the support from not only numerous national sponsors, the area's most premier speedways, and parts suppliers, but also from some of the region's top DIRTcar Big-Block Modified drivers.

 

Brian Swartzlander, Dave Murdick, Jeremiah Shingledecker, Mat Williamson, and Skip Moore are all behind the program 100%.  In fact, four of those drivers finished in the top four positions of the 2013 Lernerville Speedway points with Williamson winning over Swartzlander, Murdick, and Shingledecker.....CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE   

                                      


SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MODIFIED SERIES ANNOUNCES MINIMUM $10,000+ POINT FUND PROGRAM FOR INAUGURAL 2014 SEASON

By Mike Leone | January 7, 2014

(Pulaski, PA)The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modified Series recently released its slate of events for the inaugural 2014 season that includes over 30 events at nine different speedways.  Now, Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are releasing details of its point fund program. 

 

A guaranteed minimum $10,025 point fund has been posted to member racers with $3,000 going to the inaugural champion paying down to $250 for 15th spot (see below for complete breakdown).  The standings will look at drivers’ 10 best finishes at RUSH-sanctioned events throughout the duration of the 2014 schedule.  As the Series grows, a separate Touring Series point will be established like there is currently with the sister Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series.....CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE   

                                      


TENTATIVE 2014 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MODIFIED SERIES; AT LEAST 9 DIFFERENT SPEEDWAYS TO TAKE PART IN INAUGURAL SEASON

By Mike Leone | January 4, 2014

(Pulaski, PA)Three months after the announcement that the new Sportsman Modified division would be launched in 2014 under the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Series banner, directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are thrilled to release a tentative schedule of events.  At least nine different speedways will host a sanctioned event in 2014!  The historic debut will take place on Saturday, April 26 at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio.   

 

Currently there are only two weekends from April 26 through the end of October where no events are scheduled, and that could change.  Additionally, Tour events will be incorporated into the schedule once plans are finalized with the speedways.  Also, a "Manufacturers Night" with a minimum of $5,000 of product being awarded to the racers to be held at a date and location to be announced. 

 

A minimum $10,000 point fund has been established for member racers.  Member drivers competing for the championship should know that it is not necessary to compete in this entire schedule of events.  Drivers best finishes will be used to determine the point standings.  The specific number of best finishes that will be utilized to determine the points will be announced when everything is finalized....CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE   

                                      


FK ROD ENDS BECOMES FIRST COMPANY TO SIGN ON AS A MAJOR CONTINGENCY SPONSOR OF BOTH SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS & SPORTSMAN MODS

By Mike Leone | December 27, 2013

(Pulaski, PA)Over the past several weeks Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone have been extremely busy working and meeting with promoters and sponsors throughout the region as they prepare for the upcoming 2014 season. 

 

Recent trips to both the Parts Peddler Show in Syracuse, New York and Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show in Indianapolis, Indiana proved to be very productive as numerous new Major Contingency Sponsors were secured.  It is expected that well over $70,000 in actual product will be awarded to both RUSH Late Model and Sportsman Modified racers in 2014.   One of those companies renewing and also expanding their sponsorship program in 2014 is FK Rod Ends. 

 

This respected and nationally recognized company led by Maria Melillo and based in Southington, Connecticut will award product to not only the RUSH Sweeney Late Model Series in 2014, but also the new Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified Series. Through this commitment, FK Rod Ends will become the first company to participate in both series as Major Contingency Sponsor!....CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE   

                                      


SWEENEY RUSH SERIES OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO WORK TOWARD ANTICIPATED INAUGURAL SPORTSMAN MOD SEASON

By Mike Leone

December 2, 2013

(Pulaski, PA)…Nearly two months have passed since the announcement that Sportsman Modifieds would join the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series banner for their debut in 2014 along with the return of the Sweeney RUSH Late Models.  Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone have been hard at work promoting the new Sportsman Modified Series for its highly-anticipated debut in the spring of 2014.  


The Series held two successful informational meeting at the end of October and recently had a display booth at The National Parts Peddler show in Syracuse, New York.  Series Directors will also attend the Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis, Indiana December 12-14 to continue to build marketing partners and grow contingency programs.  Over $50,000 of products was distributed on the Late Model side in 2013. 


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SWEENEY RUSH SERIES SECURES EXCESS PARTICIPANT ACCIDENT INSURANCE FOR LATE MODEL & SPORTSMAN MOD MEMBERS; ADDITIONAL PLANS AVAILABLE

By Mike Leone

November 23, 2013

(Pulaski, PA)… Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone have already been hard at work on plans for the 2014 season.  The Series will feature under its umbrella year number two for the Late Models along with the highly-anticipated debut of the Sportsman Modifieds in 2014.  One of the new attributes for member racers of both divisions will be an excess participant accident insurance policy as well as the option to purchase a CAP (Competitive Advantage Program) policy for both themselves and crew members.

A RUSH membership (Late Model or Sportsman Modified) will automatically enroll the racer into the Excess Participant Accident Policy giving the racer $100,000 of excess medical benefit insurance; coverage is excess over participant's health insurance and track's participant accident insurance while participating in a RUSH-sanctioned event.....CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE   

                                     


SWEENEY RUSH SERIES ANNOUNCES KEY STAFF WRITER ADDITIONS; ZUFULL, DONALD & YEAGER TO EXPAND PR OF GROWING SERIES

By Mike Leone

 

November 14, 2013            

 

(Pulaski, PA)…With the inaugural season for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series in the record books, directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone have been hard at work signing on Potomac and Winchester Speedways as well expanding RUSH to include the Sportsman Modifieds under the umbrella.  With the continual growth, the Series is proud to welcome on three well-known individuals in the racing world to its public relations department.

 

Jim Zufall, Mike Donald, and Rich Yeager will assist Leone in creating stories and publish the latest happenings in the Sweeney RUSH world.  Zufall has been a familiar face at the regional speedways penning stories for various publications.  Donald has become a recognizable voice behind the microphone at speedways all across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and South including RUSH-sanctioned Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex.  Yeager, a former promoter at McKean County Raceway, joined the RUSH staff this season as an official on the Touring Series.

 

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INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS A SUCCESS AS INTEREST IN SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS BUILDS TOWARD 2014

By Mike Leone

 

November 4, 2013                

 

(Pulaski, PA)…Following two successful regional informational meetings, interest continues to build for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modified.  The meetings, held on October 26 at Precise Racing Products in Sarver, PA and October 30 at Hyde (PA) Fire Hall, were well attended and attracted racers, speedway promoters and officials, sponsors, and potential engine repair facility representatives.

 

RUSH Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone, who just completed their seventh year directing Crate Late Model racing in the Northeast, explained the concepts and vision for the new division.  While crate Modified racing is new to eastern Ohio and western and central Pennsylvania, it certainly isn’t to areas to the North and East.  With the speedways, sponsors and product manufacturers offering their unconditional support, the same success of the Crate Late Models can be carried over to the Sportsman Modifieds...CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE



INTEREST BUILDS DAILY FOR NEW SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MODIFIEDS; INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 26 & OCTOBER 30

By Mike Leone

 

October 22, 2013            

 

(Pulaski, PA)…It’s only been a little more than two weeks since the press release announcing the debut of the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modified division for competition in 2014; however, interest has been building on a daily basis heading into the two upcoming informational meetings.  The first will take place this Saturday (October 26) at 12 p.m. at Precise Racing Products/HTMA located just south of Lernerville Speedway at 110 South Pike Rd. Sarver, PA  and the second coming on Wednesday, October 30 at 7 p.m. at the Hyde (PA) Fire Hall near Clearfield at 1622 Washington Ave., Hyde, PA.

 

“The excitement and interest has really been positive and encouraging,” stated RUSH Co-Director Vicki Emig.  “We’re getting calls and e-mails on a daily basis with inquiries and several racers making a commitment to run the class in 2014.  To date we have had around 30 interested parties request to be put on our Sportsman Modified contact list.  Interest has come from former Modified racers, young go kart racers, and others who feel the class will provide them with an affordable opportunity to become involved in racing  Another positive that has already begun to happen is that potential RUSH Sportsman Modified racers are contacting other Modified drivers throughout the region to purchase cars for their programs."...CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE




RUSH ALIGNS WITH DIRTCAR TO ANNOUNCE FORMATION OF SPORTSMAN MODIFIED DIVISION PRESENTED BY SWEENEY FOR 2014; LERNERVILLE, SHARON, PPMS & AMP COMMIT TO MULTIPLE EVENTS; OTHERS ON BOARD

By Mike Leone

 

October 4, 2013            

 

(Pulaski, PA)…It’s been a successful year for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series and with the inaugural season set to wrap up in about a month, RUSH Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are thrilled to announce that a Sportsman Modified class will be added under the Series umbrella for the 2014 season!  Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC in Boardman, Ohio will back the GM 602 Crate Engine division, which will share specifications with DIRTcar’s Sportsman Modified division, as sanctioned by DIRTcar throughout the Northeast. 

 

Five regional speedways have already announced their commitment to each host multiple events in 2014 including Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA), Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH), Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA), America’s Motorsports Park (Clearfield, PA), and Bradford (PA) Speedway.  Through the support of these four speedways alone, it is expected that the inaugural schedule will be comprised of over 35 events, a combination of weekly and touring shows.

 

McKean County Raceway (East Smethport, PA), which is located in the northern most part of the region, has also expressed a desire to schedule possible two events.  Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex, a great partner of RUSH, would consider participating if feasible.  Other regional speedways are also expected to be added to this list.  Speedways are urged to contact the RUSH office if interested in becoming part of this program. 

 

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