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BILL HOLMES & JIM JOHNSON CAPTURE CAREER 1ST RUSH LATE MODEL WINS AT FREEDOM & GENESEE IN SWEENEY WEEKLY SERIES ACTION; BRIAN SCHAFFER BECOMES 8TH DIFFERENT RUSH SPORTSMAN MOD WINNER IN 9 RACES AT SHARON

By Mike Leone | July 28, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance family of racetrack across the five states and one Canadian province that make up the Series, as two Late Model drivers were able to capture their first career RUSH wins.

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DEFENDING CHAMPION MAX BLAIR MAKES WINNING 2016 SWEENEY TOUR DEBUT SUNDAY AT ERIEZ FOR $2000 “MARQUEE” EVENT VICTORY; BECOMES 7TH DIFFERENT WINNER

By Mike Leone | July 24, 2016

(Erie, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance made its second and final visit of the season to Eriez Speedway on Sunday evening.  Despite a period of light rain during the early evening and heavy rains all around the speedway, track officials decided to push on with the show.  Skies cleared and after a delay to get the track in race conditions, the show was completed without a hitch as 33 drivers from all over Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York made the trip in.

 In 2015, Max Blair won a Series leading nine feature events in route to the Sweeney Tour Championship.  This year, Blair has focused on his Super Late Model program and has only made limited starts in RUSH Late Model Weekly Series action.  On Sunday evening, Blair made his first Sweeney Tour start of 2016 a winning one dominating the 30-lap feature leading green-to-checkered for the $2,000 victory, and was selected as the Maxima Racing Oil “Maximum Performance” award winner.  Blair became the seventh different Sweeney Tour winner this season joining his father, who won the May 29 Eriez Tour event.  Later in the night, Blair added another $1,500 winning the Super Late Model feature fresh off his career biggest Super Late Model win on Thursday at Stateline Speedway when he won $10,000!

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CAREER 1ST RUSH WIN FOR MATT ABER IN WAYNE COUNTY'S LATE MODELS; ANDY MICHAEL & DAVE LYON'S 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WINS OF 2016 COME AT BRADFORD & STATELINE

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | July 20, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)... It was a busy week around the region for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance as midweek racing took place on both Wednesday and Thursday leading up to weekend action.  Mother Nature was nice again as all scheduled events were completed.  Three drivers picked up their first RUSH Late Model wins, while history was made in RUSH Sportsman Modified action.

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BRYCE DAVIS WINS INAUGURAL SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR EVENT AT RANSOMVILLE; 3RD WIN IN 4 RACES MAINTAINS HIS POINT LEAD

By Mike Leone | July 15, 2016

(Ransomville, NY)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance headed to Ransomville Speedway for the first time ever on Friday night for race #9 of the season.  Despite a 60% chance of rain, skies remained mostly clear as a large crowd witnessed the first ever Crate Late Model race at the historic New York facility, which attracted teams from all over New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Ontario, Canada.

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JOHN WATERS BECOMES SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR'S TOP WINNER WITH HIS 1ST EVER EXPO VICTORY WEDNESDAY

By Mike Leone | July 13, 2016

(Cortland, OH)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance had another doubleheader event on Wednesday evening as the Sweeney Late Model Touring Series and the Bicknell Sportsman Modified Touring Series made its annual stop at the big 5/8-mile at Expo Speedway part of the 170th annual Trumbull County Fair.  Sunshine, high humidity and temps in the low 90s were present as the severe storms held off until well after the event.   

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JEFF HOFFMAN WINS 1ST EVER RUSH LATE MODEL RACE WITH HIS 1ST WIN SINCE 1989 AT BRADFORD; JUSTIN LAMB GETS 1ST WIN ON "BILSTEIN BANDITS" SHOCK PACKAGE

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | July 12, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)... For the most part, good weather prevailed over the region as all but one track was able to beat Mother Nature last weekend in the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance.  Two RUSH Late Model racers were able to garner their first wins of the season as the Pace "Summer Chase" program rolled through its second of ten weekends. 

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PACE PERFORMANCE "SUMMER CHASE" UNDERWAY FOR RUSH LATE MODELS; MIDSEASON "PERFORMANCE BUCKS" SWEENEY/PACE $100 GIFT CARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

By Mike Leone | July 6, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...With the month of July in full swing, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series' Pace Performance $10,050 "Summer Chase" program is now underway.  In conjunction with the Pace Performance Midseason "Performance Bucks" program, the Series is pleased to announce the racer recipients of the $100 Sweeney/Pace gift cards for the Late Model, Sportsman Modified, Pro Mod, and Pro Stock divisions.  A total of $4,900 in Sweeney/Pace gift cars will be distributed at this point of the season as 40 different drivers will receive a minimum of one $100 gift card with several drivers receiving multiple cards.  An additional $1,100 in Sweeney/Pace gift cards will be awarded throughout the second half of the season in various other promotions.

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CAREER 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WINS FOR TJ DOWNS, MATT PARKHURST & MIKE WONDERLING; 1ST EVER FOR JUSTIN SHEA IN RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | July 5, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)... The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance had all of its divisions in action over the busy Independence Day weekend that saw four days of racing action at 13 different speedways through the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.  Three drivers chalked up their first career RUSH Late Model wins, while one did the same in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds.

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2 IN A ROW FOR BRYCE DAVIS IN SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WITH 1ST CAREER LERNERVILLE WIN; 1ST WIN OF 2016 FOR NICK RITCHEY IN BICKNELL RUSH SPORTSMAN MOD TOUR

By Mike Leone | July 1, 2016

(Sarver, PA)... The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance headed to Lernerville Speedway on Friday night for the first of two visits of the season by both the Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series and the Bicknell Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series.  Some light showers early in the evening didn't cool the hot action on the track as Bryce Davis and Nick Ritchey were victorious in the Late Models and Sportsman Modifieds respectively.  A total of 71 crate engine cars were in the pits from all over Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, West Virginia, and Virginia including 19 Stocks.  A special congratulations to RUSH Pro Stock member Bob Egley for winning his first feature on the $135 spec, sealed Bilstein Shocks.

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ROCKET CHASSIS STEPS UP INVOLVEMENT WITH SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL SERIES;  2017 ROCKET XR1 CHASSIS CERTIFICATE VALUED AT $7,500 TO BE GIVEN AWAY IN CONJUNCTION WITH PACE "SUMMER CHASE" PROGRAM

By Mike Leone | June 30, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)... The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series powered by Pace Performance is proud to announce that Rocket Chassis will be increasing their involvement with the Series beginning this Friday night (July 1) via the $10,050 Pace Performance "Summer Chase" Championship Program.  The Shinnston, West Virginia company will once again offer a $500 gift certificate at "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance on Sunday, August 14 at Tri-City Raceway Park, but in addition will give away the single most valuable product contingency prize ever in the history of the Series- a certificate valued at $7,500 towards the purchase of a 2017 Rocket XR1 Chassis, Stage 2!

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CAREER 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WINS FOR TIM SNARE & MIKE FRANKLIN IN TWIN 15S AT PATH VALLEY ALONG WITH CHAD HOMAN AT HUMBERSTONE; DAMIAN BIDWELL & JEREMY WONDERLING KEEP ON WINNING

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | June 28, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)... Thanks to Mother Nature, it was a full weekend of racing for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance.  Three RUSH Late Model racers were able to capture their first career RUSH wins in Sweeney Weekly Series action, while the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds also featured a first time winner.   

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CAREER 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LM WIN FOR BRIAN KNOWLES; POLICZ, BOSSARD, MESLER & FORD CAPTURE 1ST LM WINS OF 2016; MARTELL & HILTON ARE NEW RUSH SPORTSMAN MOD WINNERS

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | June 22, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...Another weekend of great weather greeted all the member tracks in the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance.  Five Late Model drivers were able to capture their first wins of the season, while the count climbed to seven different Sportsman Modified winners in 10 races, and the new Pro Mod division had its first repeat winner after five weeks.

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"BRYCE DAVIS BECOMES 6TH DIFFERENT SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WINNER IN 7 RACES TAKING $2000 "BILL EMIG MEMORIAL" AT TRI-CITY; ADAM HILTON WINS OPENING BICKNELL TOUR EVENT FOR SPORTSMAN MODS

By Mike Leone | June 19, 2016

(Franklin, PA)... The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance helped christen in the 2016 season opener at Tri-City Raceway Park as the second year of ownership under Mark Tatalovic began on a beautiful Sunday evening for Father's Day.  It was a RUSH doubleheader for the annual "Bill Emig Memorial" featuring the Sweeney Late Model Touring Series and the opener for the Bicknell Racing Products Sportsman Modified Touring Series.  Bryce Davis picked up the Late Model win, while Adam Hilton captured the Sportsman Modifieds as both racers received a beautiful laser etched "Bill Emig Memorial" hardwood award.  The Tatalovic Family and general manager Chad Wagner presented Series Director Vicki Emig with a plaque and hanging baskets as part of her father's memorial and her efforts with the RUSH Series throughout the region.

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EATON WINS 1ST ON THE BILSTEIN BANDITS SHOCKS AT WINCHESTER ; MOLLICK, MARKHAM, DUBOIS, BIDWELL & LEDINGHAM ALSO WIN SEASON'S 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL RACES

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | June 14, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...For the first time this season, a weekend of great weather was on tap for the family of tracks in the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance as all of the scheduled events were able to be completed!  Six drivers picked up their first Sweeney RUSH Late Model wins of the season, while there was also a new winner in both the RUSH Sportsman Modified and RUSH Pro Mod events!  ......CLICK HERE TO READ FULL STORY


ANDY BOOZEL, BRADY WONDERLING, AJ KINGSLEY & ROB PIETZ CAPTURE THEIR 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WINS OF 2016 ON ANOTHER RAINY WEEKEND

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | June 7, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)... Once again the wet weather was a factor in the weekends racing for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance family of weekly tracks. McKean County, Pittsburgh, Wayne County, Bradford, Eriez, and Path Valley all either rained out or postponed their events......CLICK HERE TO READ FULL STORY


COMPETITOR DISQUALIFIED FROM RUSH LATE MODEL WEEKLY SERIES RUNNER-UP FINISH AT GENESEE

June 6, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...Following the results by an independent lab of tire samples taken after the Genesee Speedway RUSH Late Model Weekly Series event on Saturday, May 21, it was determined that apparent runner-up finisher Doug Ricotta’s tire did not meet the factory benchmark.

With the disqualification, the remainder of the finishing order from third on back will be adjusted upward with those drivers receiving the difference in pay and points by Genesee Speedway.

Ricotta will forfeit his $425 winnings, and has been imposed a $500 fine and suspended from all RUSH Racing Series competition for 30 days as his first offense.  Ricotta has the ability to appeal the findings within 48 hours of notification.


ANDY BOOZEL WINS RUSH LATE MODELS AT FREEDOM IN HIS 2ND EVER SWEENEY TOUR START; NON-STOP FEATURE WIN WORTH $1699 IN "RON BAKER MEMORIAL"

 By Mike Leone | June 3, 2016

(Delevan, NY)...After events in Ontario, Canada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to start the 2016 season for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance, the Series made its first of two New York appearances and its only visit of the season to Freedom Motorsports Park on a beautiful Friday night.  The second annual "Ron Baker Memorial" was the third ever Sweeney Tour event held at the Delevan, NY bullring and attracted 28 drivers from all over NY, PA, OH, and Ontario, Canada matching last year's record car count for the track. 

Andy Boozel has been a top Super Late Model racers for years on the tough Eriez-Stateline Speedway circuit.  This year, Boozel added a Crate Late Model to his stable, and has made five starts with four of them coming in Sweeney Weekly Series action at Stateline and Eriez led by three top four finishes.  Last Sunday, Boozel made his first ever Sweeney Tour start at Eriez, but got caught up in an early race accident ending his night prematurely. 

Boozel got the car back together for a surprise first visit to Freedom on Friday night, and led all 25 laps of the non-stop feature for his first career Sweeney Tour win.  The Sweeney Tour "Platinum" Event victory was worth $1,500 plus $174 from Dick Demick/Johnson Hollow Coal & Stove in honor of the "Ron Baker Memorial" along with an extra $25 from Bellinger Electric bringing his night's total to $1,699.  Boozel was also selected as the Maxima Oil "Maximum Performance" of the night award.

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LARGE LIST OF NATIONAL & REGIONAL CORPORTE MARKETING PARTNERS SET TO RETURN AS PART OF 2016 SWEENEY RUSH SERIES; COLLECTIVELY CONTRIBUTING OVER $110,00 IN ACTUAL PRODUCT TO RUSH RACERS

By Mike Leone | April 8, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...As the 2016 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance season begins to roll with three completed Late Model events already in the books at Potomac and Winchester Speedways, the Series is pleased to announce that their entire group of both national and regional long standing corporate marketing partners will return for yet another season with the Series, with the majority participating in all four RUSH divisions.  All told, over $110,000 in actual product and another $115,000 in Championship program cash, for a grand total of over $225,000 of value will be distributed to RUSH racers across all divisions!

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UNDERSTANDING THE SWEENEY RUSH RACING SERIES GM CRATE ENGINE REBUILD/REPAIR SEALING PROCESS

By Doug Kennedy | March 15, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)... Racing and controlling cost seems to be the perfect marriage for local and regional dirt drivers that have chosen to compete in the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance.  One of the most important pieces of the success of the RUSH program has to do with their rebuild, repair, and sealing program; one that is shared throughout the country with both the Sweeney RUSH Racing Series and sister series NeSmith. GM crate engines utilized in either of these programs are required to be properly sealed if the motor does not have the original GM sealing bolts.

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NEW "TRACK PACK BONUS PROGRAM" TO OFFER OVER $1,000 IN CASH & CONTINGENCIES TO TOP MEMBER RACERS AT EACH SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WEEKLY SERIES TRACK IN 2016; RETURN OF 1 TOURING SERIES

By Mike Leone | October 5, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)…Though a few weeks still remain in the 2015 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series season, directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone have been hard at work already beginning to plan for the 2016 racing season.  One of the exciting announcements to come from the recent RUSH Promoters Meeting was the new "Track Pack Bonus Program" that will be introduced in 2016 for RUSH weekly-sanctioned speedways in conjunction with the return to one Bazell/Insinger Sunoco Race Fuels Touring Series.

The "Track Pack Bonus Program" that was explained and proposed was met with tremendous approval by all of the attending RUSH-sanctioned speedways at the recent promoters meeting.  In 2016, RUSH will offer each weekly-sanctioned speedway $800 cash to its top five member drivers along with contingencies for positions six through eight using RUSH points!  With the additional contingency value, each individual RUSH-sanctioned track will receive well over $1,000 in value over and above what their racers receive in all of the other valuable RUSH "Weekly" programs!

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