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FULTON SPEEDWAY JOINS SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WEEKLY SERIES; UNIFIES CENTRAL NY & ONTARIO, CANADA UNDER 1 SANCTIONING BODY; BREWERTON TO HOLD RUSH-SANCTIONED EVENT

By Mike Leone | January 23, 2015

(Fulton, NY)…In just a short period of time, speedways throughout the Northernmost part of the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series region have individually taken steps to sanction their Crate Late Model divisions under the RUSH banner.  Series directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are proud to announce that Fulton Speedway, located in Fulton, NY, will sanction its weekly Saturday night Late Model program in 2015.  Also, nearby sister speedway, Brewerton, will host one Sweeney Weekly Series event.  This brings the total a group of six speedways throughout central New York and Ontario, Canada that now will offer Crate Late Model racers the opportunity to take part in all of the series valuable championship programs.

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SWEENEY RUSH "CRATE RACIN' USA LATE MODEL NATIONALS" TO TAKE PLACE AT WINCHESTER JUNE 12-13; COMPETITORS FROM NORTHEAST & SOUTHEAST EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE

By Mike Leone | January 22, 2015

(Winchester, VA)…Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are proud to release details of the Series' first major, national event which will be held at Virginia's Winchester Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13.  The "Crate Racin' USA Late Model Nationals" will be an event crate racers from throughout the entire Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and beyond will be marking on their calendars as a must stop on their 2015 racing schedules. 

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SWEENEY RUSH SERIES HONORS CHAMPIONS & ITS TOP LM & MOD RACERS AS $75,000 IN CASH & $10,000 IN CONTINGENCIES DISTRIBUTED AT AWARDS BANQUET SATURDAY NIGHT AT GATHERINGS; NUMEROUS SPECIAL AWARDS DOLED OUT

By Mike Leone | January 17, 2015

(Edinburg, PA)…While the 2015 racing season is only a few months away, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone put a final wrap on the 2014 racing season with the awards banquet and dinner on Saturday night at the Gatherings Banquet & Event Center in Edinburg, Pa.  A large gathering of supporters filled the beautiful banquet hall as the majority of the season’s $75,000 cash point fund along with some $10,000 in contingencies were distributed to Sweeney RUSH Late Model and Sportsman Modified racers.  

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SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL SERIES CONTINUES CANADIAN EXPANSION WITH ADDITION OF BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY AS A WEEKLY SATURDAY NIGHT TRACK

By Mike Leone | January 14, 2015

(Brighton, ON)...Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone continue the Series' strong forward momentum as they are proud to announce that Brighton Speedway has signed on to become a weekly-sanctioned speedway on Saturday nights in 2015.  Brighton, which is located 100 miles (163 km) northeast of Toronto, becomes the Series’ northernmost speedway and greatly increases the Series' expansion.   

The Sweeney RUSH Late Model Series experienced major growth in 2014 adding Canada’s Humberstone Speedway in the North along with Virginia's Winchester Speedway and Maryland's Potomac Speedway in the Mid-Atlantic.  Already for the upcoming season, the addition of Ohio’s Wayne County Speedway has grown the Series to its furthest westward location.....CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE  

                                                  

JONES RACING PRODUCTS BECOMES 1ST NEW MAJOR CONTINGENCY SPONSOR OF 2015 FOR BOTH SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL & MOD SERIES

By Mike Leone | January 6, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...With the calendar change to 2015, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone continue their focus on the upcoming season.  And with that, the first announcement of a new Major Contingency Sponsor is that Jones Racing Products has come on board to back both divisions.

The Ottsville, Pa. company will be a major contributor at the 2015 Manufacturers Nights for both the Sweeney RUSH Late Models and Sportsman Modifieds.  Jones will post $1,500 of product at the RUSH Late Model MFG Night with $1,000 of product distributed at the RUSH Sportsman Modified MFG Night.  The location and date of the 2015 RUSH Late Model MFG Night has yet to be determined, while the RUSH Sportsman Modified MFG Night is expected to be held in August at Sportsman's Speedway as a Sweeney Tour event part of the Sam and Bonnie Colwell Memorial......CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE  

                                                  

SWEENEY RUSH SERIES TO OFFER CRATE LATE MODEL INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR OHIO'S NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY ON JANUARY 11

By Mike Leone | December 22, 2014

(Orrville, OH)...On December 7, NAPA Wayne County Speedway Promoters Jason and Kristin Flory held a meeting for interested Crate Late Model drivers.  At the conclusion of the well-attended meeting, the overwhelming consensus was for W.C.S. to sanction their debut of Crate Late Models on a weekly basis in 2015 under the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series banner.  A general RUSH informational meeting has now been scheduled on Sunday, January 11 at 1 p.m. at the Creston (OH) Community Center.

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BILSTEIN BANDITS $13,000+ CASH POINT FUND TO BE HUGE ADDITION TO SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL SERIES’ PROGRAMS FOR THE NEXT 3 YEARS; $5,000 TO THE HIGHEST WEEKLY POINT MAN ON BILSTEIN SEALED, SPEC SHOCKS

By Mike Leone | December 22, 2014

(Pulaski, PA)...Following discussions from very productive weekends in Syracuse, New York at the National Parts Peddler Show and in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Performance Racing Industry Show, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are proud to announce Bilstein Shock Absorbers have increased their involvement with the Series beginning in 2015.  The Series’ Official Shock will now offer a lucrative program over the next three years to those wishing to run the $135 “sealed”, spec shock on their Late Models from 2015-2017!  There will be nine different options offered in RUSH’s Bilstein “sealed” spec shock program.  The Bilstein "sealed" spec shock will again be required in Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds.   

The Sweeney RUSH Late Model Series Bilstein Bandits Championship will feature a separate $13,150 cash point fund beginning in 2015 that will add to the already growing Series programs!  Member drivers that commit to running the Bilstein sealed, spec shock will be eligible for this point fund (in addition to all of the others) that will pay $5,000 to the champion down to $250 for 12th.  Also, those that finish 13th through 15th in Bilstein points will receive a pair of the shocks bringing the total to $13,960 in cash and contingencies.  See complete breakdown below.  Drivers will be able to join the program by electing the option on the 2015 membership form.

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MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY TO HOST 1ST EVER CRATE LATE MODEL RACE ON MAY 18; SWEENEY RUSH TOUR TO JOIN DIRTCAR “358” MOD SERIES IN HISTORICAL EVENT

By Mike Leone | December 16, 2014

(Thorold, ON)...Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are excited to announce that Merrittville Speedway will host its first Sweeney Tour event on Monday, May 18.  The history-making first ever Crate Late Model event will be held on the Canadian Victoria Day holiday at the Thorold, Ontario showplace owned by legendary racer Pete Bicknell along with Randy Williamson. 

The $2,000 to-win event will be part of the new $4,000 to-win Sweeney Northern Tour and also offer points toward the combined Sweeney Tour Championship that could see one driver earn $10,000 by winning both regions!  RUSH will join the DIRTcar “358” Modified Series for the first time ever in this blockbuster Canadian holiday event!

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OHIO'S NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY SIGNS ON AS A SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WEEKLY SERIES TRACK; SATURDAY RACING AT SERIES' WESTERNMOST FACILITY

By Mike Leone | December 11, 2014

(Orrville, OH)...Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are proud to welcome on NAPA Wayne County Speedway as a weekly-sanctioned Late Model track in 2015!  Celebrating their 50th anniversary, the famed Orrville, Ohio facility will run the RUSH Late Models as part of their weekly Saturday night program, and will be the Series' westernmost sanctioned facility.

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SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL & SPORTSMAN MOD ENGINE REBUILDER/REPAIR SEMINAR A GREAT SUCCESS; ATTENDEES FROM 6 STATES & CANADA

By Mike Leone | December 8, 2014

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series held its second annual Authorized Engine Rebuilder/Repair Facility Seminar on Saturday at the Gatherings Banquet & Event Center in Edinburg, Pa.  Attendance to this year’s seminar was "mandated" for those facilities authorized to rebuild or repair engines for the RUSH Series on both the Late Model and Sportsman Modified side.  Eighteen different engine facilities along with six speedways were represented as attendees came from six states including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, and Alabama along with Ontario, Canada.....CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE       


Click here for a story on the Rebuilders Seminar that appeared in the 12/9/14 Area Auto Racing News

                                              


FREEDOM RETURNS TO WEEKLY SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL FOLD IN 2015 UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

By Mike Leone | December 4, 2014

(Delevan, NY)...Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are thrilled to announce Freedom Motorsports Park will be a weekly-sanctioned speedway in 2015.  The Delevan, New York 1/3-mile dirt track is in the process of changing ownership from Mike Lauterborn to Buffalo area resident Bob Reis.  The Sweeney RUSH Late Models will again be featured on Friday nights at the 75-acre western New York facility.

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SWEENEY RUSH SERIES & PACE PERFORMANCE TO HAVE LARGE PRESENCE AT UPCOMING PARTS PEDDLER SHOW IN SYRACUSE, EMIG TO SPEAK AT RPM WORKSHOPS AT PRI IN INDY & DAYTONA IN UPCOMING MONTHS

By Mike Leone | November 4, 2014

(Pulaski, PA)...After completing a successful second year of operating the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series, Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone have already been in the planning stages for the 2015 season- year number three for the Sweeney RUSH Late Models and year number two for the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds.  With that said, the busy offseason will include a significant presence at the National Parts Peddler Show in Syracuse, NY along with conducting seminars at the Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis, IN, and the RPM Promoter's Workshop in Daytona Beach, FL.

For the second consecutive year, RUSH will have a display booth at the National Parts Peddler Racers Auction and Trade Show in Syracuse, New York November 21-23 held at the New York State Fairgrounds.  Pace Performance will join RUSH with a large display featuring various types of crate engines giving both a large presence at the event.  Check out their website at www.partspeddler.us for more info.

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SWEENEY RUSH SERIES TO CONDUCT MANDATORY SEMINAR FOR AUTHORIZED RUSH LATE MODEL REBUILD & SPORTSMAN MOD REPAIR FACILITIES

By Mike Leone | October 31, 2014

(Pulaski, PA)...Even though the 2014 season just concluded, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are already hard at work in the planning stages for the 2015 season.  With that said, RUSH has wasted no time in scheduling a mandatory rebuilders seminar for the RUSH Late Model Authorized Rebuild Facilities as well as the RUSH Sportsman Modified Authorized Repair Facilities.  The seminar will take place at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center (Edinburg, Pa.) on Saturday, December 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The meeting has been scheduled at this time in order to precede the rebuild/repair season for many regional racers.  

In an effort to educate and provide continued consistency and correctness throughout the region in the GM crate engine rebuild/repair process, the Seminar will allow RUSH Late Model "Rebuild" Facilities and RUSH Sportsman Modified "Repair" Facilities the opportunity to participate in informational exchanges, in depth discussions, and hands on experience concerning all aspects of these important processes.  The meeting will be conducted by both RUSH Competition Director Travis Harry and NeSmith Racing Series Competition Director Tim Sims, who will travel in from Alabama.  

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SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL SERIES TO CROWN 4 DIFFERENT CHAMPIONS FROM 4 DIFFERENT STATES WITH RYAN MONTGOMERY, CHAD RUHLMAN, RICK SINGLETON & MICHAEL LAKE AT 2014 AWARDS BANQUET

By Mike Leone | October 28, 2014

(Sarver, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Series wrapped up a successful second year of operations last weekend with the “Steel City Stampede” at Lernerville Speedway, which attracted 44 cars for the Sweeney Tour event.  RUSH will recognize four major champions from four different states, West Virginia, New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania at its 2014 awards banquet on Saturday, January 17 at Gatherings Banquet Center near New Castle, PA. 

With 250 different drivers competing in a RUSH Late Model-sanctioned event, these following drivers stood atop the rest garnering 2014 championships: Ryan Montgomery-Sweeney Tour, Chad Ruhlman-Sweeney Weekly Series, Rick Singleton-Pace Performance “Summer Chase”, and Michael Lake-“Futures Cup”.  RUSH will also honor the accomplishments of the new Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified division with its champion, Greg Martin.

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CHAD RUHLMAN FLIES TO 1ST EVER SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR & LERNERVILLE WIN WHILE RYAN MONTGOMERY TAKES TOUR TITLE; GREG MARTIN WINS RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS & INAUGURAL SWEENEY WEEKLY SERIES TITLE

By Mike Leone | October 24-25, 2014

(Sarver, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series returned to Lernerville Speedway for the second time this season.  Race #16 was the season finale and attracted 44 cars for the sixth annual "Steel City Stampede DIRTcar Round-Up, which included practice on Thursday night, heat races on Friday night, and the conclusion of the program on Saturday night.  The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds also concluded their inaugural Sweeney Weekly Series season and was part of the traditional event for the first time in their fifth appearance of the season to Lernerville.  Race fan Dan Bradley of Erie, Pa. was the lucky winner of the K&N Cold Air Induction System valued at up to $500.

After his performance on Saturday night in the 30-lap RUSH Late Model feature, it would be hard for many to believe Chad Ruhlman had never won at Lernerville before or a Sweeney Tour event in the two-year history of the Series.  The $5,000 Sweeney Weekly Series Champion started 13th, had the lead on lap 10, and drove away to win by more than six seconds for the $2,000 prize!  Ruhlman became the Series' 11th different winner in 16 races this season, and ninth different in the past 10 events!

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LON EMERICK- A RUSH LATE MODEL DRIVER RACING OUT OF THE DARKNESS

By Jim Zufall | September 17, 2014

(Transfer, PA)...“I went through a series of depression where I wanted to kill myself about 10 years ago.” Not exactly the way a profile of your average short-track racer normally starts out. But Lon Emerick isn't your average short track racer.  For Emerick, driver of the number 3 “Stamp Out Stigma” and “Recovery is Possible” RUSH Late Model in the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Series, racing isn’t just a lifelong dream; it's a lifelong dream that just might save a life someday. ....CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE

                       

                                                     


SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL SERIES ANNOUNCES CHANGES FOR 2015 TOURING SERIES; SEPARATE NORTHERN & SOUTHERN TOURING REGIONS CREATED AS SERIES CONTINUES STRONG FORWARD MOMENTUM

By Mike Leone | July 23, 2014

(Pulaski, PA)…While the exact details are still in the early planning stages, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone felt it was important to make an early announcement  that in 2015 there will be two separate regions for the Sweeney Touring Series.  Separate Northern and Southern Touring Regions will be created with 8-12 non-conflicting events per region.

In 2014, RUSH greatly expanded its territory with Potomac (Mechanicsville, MD) and Winchester (VA) coming on board in the Mid-Atlantic as well as Freedom (Delevan, NY) and Humberstone (Port Colborne, ON, Canada) in the Northeast as weekly-sanctioned speedways.  All four of these speedways hosted a Sweeney Tour event in 2014 as part of the 20-event slate.  Preliminary talks are already underway with additional speedways to join the Sweeney RUSH Weekly Series program in 2015.

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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.....CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE   

                                                  
 

 

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