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SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS BAZELL/SUNOCO SOUTHERN TOUR RETURNS TO WAYNE COUNTY SUNDAY FOR 3RD & FINAL VISIT WITH ALL STAR SPRINTS

By Mike Leone | September 3, 2015

(Orrville, OH)...After two weekends off and a rainout at McKean County Raceway, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series looks forward to resume action this Sunday (September 6) at Wayne County Speedway for a Bazell/Sunoco Southern Tour event.  The special Labor Day Eve event will feature Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars.

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CAREER 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WIN FOR JIM JOHNSON AT FREEDOM; DELLINGER WINS 1ST OF 2015 ON $135 BILSTEIN SHOCKS AT WAYNE COUNTY; LUKON WINS $2000 AT PPMS; RACEWAY 5 RUSH DEBUT TO HALL

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | September 2, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...Yet another dry weekend allowed all the member tracks of the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model and Sportsman Modified Series that were scheduled to race complete their events. In fact one track even had a three-night event for the RUSH Late Models!  There were no multiple winners on the weekend with 12 different RUSH Late Model winners in Sweeney Weekly Series action and two different RUSH Sportsman Modified winners in Bicknell Racing Products Weekly Series action.

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SWEENEY RUSH RACING SERIES CREATING EQUALITY IN LATE MODEL RACING THROUGHOUT THE NORTHEAST, MID-ATLANTIC & ONTARIO

By Doug Kennedy | August 24, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...Not everything is created equal, a saying that couldn’t be more correct as it pertains to auto racing.  Whether it’s on the high banks of Daytona or the flat turns of a half-mile dirt track in Pennsylvania, not all racing teams are created equal.  The inequities that create the chasm between the haves and have nots can be financial, mechanical, or just plain lack of crew or sponsorship support.    

These variables also apply to racers competing in the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Series; however, they don't necessarily mean that a team cannot compete against those that are more solidly backed.  This factor is one of the main reasons so many drivers enjoy participating and continue to support the RUSH Racing Series......CLICK HERE TO READ FULL STORY


RAIN WASHES OUT MCKEAN COUNTY FAIR INSINGER/SUNOCO NORTHERN TOUR RACE THURSDAY FOR SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS

By Mike Leone | August 20, 2015

(East Smethport, PA)...Occasional rain showers throughout the day washed out the annual McKean County Fair race on Thursday night at McKean County Raceway for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series' Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels Northern Tour race.  The event was to be the first race held at McKean County Raceway this season.  McKean will host the final scheduled Northern Tour race of the season on Saturday, October 10 for the annual "Fall Classic".  The next Tour event for the Series will be a Bazell/Sunoco Southern Tour event on Sunday, September 6 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. 


11 DIFFERENT WINNERS IN 12 SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL EVENTS OVER BUSY WEEKEND; GREAT WEEKEND AT TRI-CITY FOR LATTA WITH 1ST WIN ON SAT & RUNNER-UP SUN TO EARN $1800

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | August 18, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...Another busy weekend of racing as great weather prevailed for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model and Sportsman Modified Series as the 2015 racing season rolls on through the final two months of racing.  One weekend after eight winners in eight racers, RUSH boasted an amazing 11 different winners in 12 sanctioned events on the Late Model side, while Greg Martin continued his winning ways capturing both Bicknell Racing Products Sportsman Modified Weekly Series events.   

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MAX BLAIR CONTINUES DREAM SEASON WINNING HIS 7TH SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR RACE IN $2,125 “BILL EMIG MEMORIAL” AT TRI-CITY; TRACK OWNER MARK TATALOVIC WINS 1ST EVER RACE IN NON-QUALIFIER

By Mike Leone | August 16, 2015

(Franklin, PA)...After being rained out in June, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series held its first Tour event at  the recently reopened Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pa. on Sunday night.  Tri-City had been closed for over four years until Mark Tatalovic purchased the facility and brought racing back to life last month.  For the first time, the “Bill Emig Memorial” was held at Tri-City and attracted 36 cars for the Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels Northern Touring Series event.  Tri-City hosted a Sweeney Weekly Series event on Saturday night with 24 cars and as all told, 42 different drivers competed over the two days! 

Max Blair is having one of those seasons where just about everything goes right in both the RUSH Late Models along with the Super Late Models.  He’s been fast all year and always seems to have some luck on his side as well.  On Sunday, Blair recovered from a poor pill draw to earn a front row heat race starting spot through time trials.  Blair would win his heat race, and the inversion would put him on the pole of the “John Buzzard Memorial” dash, which he’d go on to lead every lap of as well as the 25-lap “Bill Emig Memorial” feature.  All told, Blair earned $2,125 for his fourth Insinger/Sunoco Northern Tour victory and seventh overall on the Sweeney Tour!

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8 DIFFERENT SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WINNERS IN 8 RACES; 1ST EVER RUSH WIN FOR REFT WHILE ROOKIE EDINGHAM WINS CAREER 1ST AT HUMBERSTONE; SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND FOR RUSH MODS

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | August 11, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)... The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model and Sportsman Modified Series sanctioned speedways were awarded with another great weekend of racing during the August 7-9 weekend as all but two tracks were able to complete their programs.  Eight different speedways hosted Late Model events, while two hosted events for the Sportsman Modifieds and there were no repeat winners!

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12 DIFFERENT SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WINNERS DURING BUSY WEEKEND; SANDERCOCK IS ONLY DRIVER TO REPEAT & DOES IT ON THE $135 BILSTEIN SEALED, SPEC SHOCKS

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | August 4, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)... Another weekend of great weather was over the Northeast last weekend, which made for a fabulous weekend of racing to end the month of July and kickoff August at each of the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model and Sportsman Modified Series family of race tracks.  Twelve different drivers captured Sweeney RUSH Late Model victories in 13 races, while two different drivers won the Bicknell RUSH Sportsman Modified Weekly Series events.

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2015 SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL “MANUFACTURERS NIGHT” PRESENTED BY MSD AT ERIEZ A SUCCESS; 47 DRIVERS SHARE IN OVER $42,000 OF CASH & PRODUCT PRIZES

By Mike Leone | July 30, 2015

(Erie, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series traveled to Eriez Speedway last Sunday night for an Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels Northern Touring Series event.  The fourth annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance attracted a season high 47-car field.  Over $32,000 in product as awarded along with over $10,300 in cash payoffs bringing the night's total to well over $42,000!  Each of the 47 drivers received one of the 50 primary prizes valued at a minimum of $225 up to $2,200.  Each driver also received at least one other certificate or prize with several receiving three or four prizes. 

Each of the four "Manufacturers Nights" at Sharon Speedway (2012), Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (2013), McKean County Raceway (2014) and now Eriez Speedway (2015) have all drawn a minimum of 40 cars with the Sharon and Eriez events tying for the record of 47! 

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BRADFORD SET TO REOPEN UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP OF NORM ASEL; RUSH LATE MODELS FEATURED IN SWEENEY WEEKLY SERIES ACTION BEGINNING SUNDAY, AUGUST 2

By Mike Leone | July 28, 2015

(Bradford, PA)...The Old Bradford Speedway has new life.  After being closed for over a year, Norm and Travis Asel have taken over ownership of the quarter-mile dirt oval located just outside of Bradford, PA near Rew.  The grand reopening is scheduled for Sunday, August 2 at 6 p.m. with the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Models highlighting the weekly program.  Bradford had a practice scheduled for this past Sunday, July 26.

With the recent closure of nearby Stateline Speedway, and McKean County Raceway only hosting a couple of events later this season, racers in the northern part of Pennsylvania and southern tier of New York are hungry for racing.  The Old Bradford Speedway will fill that void.  Racing will take place every Sunday through the remainder of August and into September with an exact schedule to be released in the near future.

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  MAX BLAIR WINS SEASON’S 6TH SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR FEATURE SWEEPING BOTH EVENTS AT ERIEZ; 47 CARS PARTICIPATE IN $40,000 “MANUFACTURERS NIGHT” PRESENTED BY MSD

By Mike Leone | July 26, 2015

(Erie, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series returned to Eriez Speedway on Sunday evening for the second and final time this season for an Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels Northern Tour race.  The event was also the fourth annual “Manufacturers Night” presented by MSD and drew a season high 47 cars matching the record car count for the event from 2012 at Sharon Speedway.  All told, over $40,000 in cash and prizes were awarded.  In addition, to their cash payoff, every driver received at least two product prizes valued at a minimum of $250 with prizes ranging up to over $2,000.  A complete list of the prizes and winners will be posted in the near future. 

Most racers would tell you they’d rather be lucky than good, but Max Blair has figured out a way to be both on a consistent basis.  For the second Tour race at Eriez this season, Blair drew the pole position and led all 25 laps of the feature for the $1,500 win at his home track.  In addition, Blair drew the number one pill in the Manufacturers Night drawing to win the event’s biggest prize- the Yamaha Electric Start Generator and wheel kit from Alternative Power Sources valued at $2,200!  Blair then went out and won the Super Late Model feature to add another $1,500 to his winnings!

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DEFENDING SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR CHAMP RYAN MONTGOMERY STEALS HIS 1ST 2015 WIN AWAY FROM JOHN WATERS; ADAM HILTON DOMINATES BICKNELL TOUR FOR RUSH MODS WHILE KOLE HOLDEN WINS SWEENEY'S GM 602 ENGINE GIVEAWAY AT LERNERVILLE

By Mike Leone | July 26, 2015

(Sarver, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series returned to Lernerville Speedway on Friday night for a doubleheader program featuring the Bazell/Sunoco Race Fuels Southern Late Model Touring Series along with the Bicknell Race Products Sportsman Modified Touring Series.  The Late Model portion completed their preliminaries back on July 3 when 38 cars were on hand, while the Sportsman Modifieds ran a complete program with a record 16 cars competing.  For the second straight year, Sweeney/Pace Performance gave away a GM 602 engine, and this year with a complete belt drive system from Jones Racing Products upping the value to over $4,400.  The lucky winner was Kole Holden.

Defending Touring Series Champion, Ryan Montgomery, came out of nowhere in the closing laps to steal his first Tour win of 2015 away from John Waters, who dominated the first 21 caution-free laps in search of his second straight win.  Montgomery's impressive run to the front for the $1,200 win came from the 11th starting spot and also earned him the Maxima Racing Oils "Maximum Performance" Award.

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JOHN WATERS DOMINATES INSINGER/SUNOCO NORTHERN TOUR SWEENEY RUSH $2000 “CANADIAN NAT’L LATE MODEL CHAMPIONSHIP” FOR 2ND STRAIGHT YEAR AT HUMBERSTONE

By Mike Leone | July 19, 2015

(Port Colborne, ON)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series headed back across the border for the second time this season in an Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels Northern Touring Series event, but this time for the Series’ only appearance at Humberstone Speedway.  Despite in upwards of a 70% chance of thunderstorms, the rain went all around the Port Colborne, Ontario facility allowing the fourth annual “Canadian National Late Model Championship” to be completed on a cool and breezy Sunday evening. 

Series point leader Max Blair won the first two “Canadian National Late Model Championship” events; however, in 2014, John Waters, a newcomer to the Series, put a stop to Blair’s streak.  On Sunday evening, Waters left little doubt he’s now the driver to beat at the racey 1/3-mile dominating the night winning his heat, the K&N dash, and the 30-lap, $2,000 to-win feature for the second straight year!  It’s been a great weekend for Waters, who debuted a new car on Friday night and won the Sweeney Weekly Series event at New York’s Freedom Speedway.

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MAX BLAIR WINS 4TH SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR RACE AT EXPO IN 8 YEARS; GREG MARTIN CAPTURES INAUGURAL BICKNELL TOUR RACE FOR SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS

By Mike Leone | July 15, 2015

(Cortland, OH)...Expo Speedway hosted a Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series doubleheader on Wednesday night featuring the Bazell/Sunoco Race Fuels Southern Late Model Touring Series and the Bicknell Racing Products Sportsman Modified Touring Series.  Capturing wins were Max Blair in the Late Models, Greg Martin in the Sportsman Modifieds, and David Scott closed out the program winning the E-Mod event.  The event was part of the 167th annual Trumbull County Fair. 

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A RACER’S "CHRISTMAS IN JULY" AS SWEENEY RUSH SERIES PRESENTS "MFG NIGHT" AT ERIEZ SPEEDWAY JULY 26 FOR LATE MODELS FOLLOWED BY SPORTSMAN MOD AND PRO STOCK EDITIONS

By Doug Kennedy | July 14, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...For Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series racers, July 26 at Eriez Speedway will truly be a racer’s Christmas in July, as over $40,000 in cash and products will be given to participants that night in conjunction with their $1,500 to-win Insinger/Sunoco Northern Touring Series event.   

Two other “Manufacturers Nights” will follow on August 9 at Sportsman's Speedway in Knox, Pa. for the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds and September 19 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. for the Sweeney RUSH Pro Stock/Sportsman drivers. The crown jewel of Lernerville's event, which will take place at their annual "Autumn-Motive Fest”, will be a brand new $5,700 Sweeney GM 604 crate engine, which will push the total product giveaways to these drivers to easily over $10,000.    

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HUGE WEEK FOR SWEENEY RUSH SERIES WITH LM & MOD TOUR DOUBLEHEADER WEDNESDAY AT EXPO & $2000 TO-WIN NORTHERN LM TOUR SUNDAY AT HUMBERSTONE

By Mike Leone | July 13, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series has a busy week in store with three Touring Series events on tap.  Wednesday will feature the Series’ first ever Tour doubleheader with a Bazell/Sunoco Race Fuels Southern Late Model Touring event along with the inaugural Bicknell Racing Products Sportsman Modified Touring race at Expo Speedway at the Trumbull County Fair.  Then on Sunday, action heads north across the border to Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada for a Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels Northern Late Model Touring Series event.

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CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP & MARKETING PARTNERS- A VITAL PIECE OF THE SWEENEY RUSH RACING SERIES SUCCESS STORY

By Doug Kennedy | July 9, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...Nothing goes more hand in hand in racing than sponsorships.  From race car sponsorships, to track sponsorships, to series sponsorships; and the latter is where the RUSH Racing Series has excelled in acquiring since its inception.  Throughout 2015, RUSH will distribute over $85,000 in actual product to its racers through the support of numerous national and regional manufacturers.

The Series branding and most visible sponsor is Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Pace Performance.  They have been the title sponsor of the Series led by Vicki Emig and Mike Leone since 2011 and now involved with all three series, Late Models, Sportsman Modifieds, and Pro Stocks.  The Boardman, Ohio dealership of both new and used cars, along with their performance side Pace Performance is one of the top crate engine dealers in the country.

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3 MORE SWEENEY RUSH LM WINS FOR BILSTEIN BANDIT COMPETITORS AS SANDERCOCK SWEEPS ACTION AT CAN-AM & BRIGHTON WHILE SCHIRNHOFER WINS 1ST AT PITTSBURGH

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | July 7, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...The wettest month in quite some time has given racing fans all across the Northeast more cancelled races in the month of June than any of us care to remember. With it all hopefully behind us, July kicked off with a much more forgiving weekend for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series.

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IN A REVERSAL OF LAST TIME AT WAYNE COUNTY, MAX BLAIR FENDS OFF DAMIAN BIDWELL FOR BAZELL/SUNOCO SOUTHERN TOUR RUSH LM WIN; RYAN MARKHAM WINS SWEENEY/PACE GM 604 ENGINE

By Mike Leone | July 4, 2015

(Orrville, OH)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series returned to Wayne County Speedway on Saturday night for the second of three visits by the Bazell/Sunoco Southern Touring Series.  A record 28 teams made the trip to the westernmost RUSH-sanctioned facility as a large crowd was on hand to celebrate the Independence Day holiday.  Ryan Markham was the lucky winner of the GM 604 engine from Sweeney/Pace Performance dressed out by Jones Performance Products valued at over $6,200!  Race fan Les Miller of Fredricksburg, Ohio was the winner of the K&N Cold Air Induction System valued at up to $500 and donated the prize to racer Charlie Duncan!

Just 12 days ago at Wayne County, Damian Bidwell worked his way to second and passed Max Blair on a late race restart for his first career RUSH Touring Series victory.  On Saturday night, Bidwell charged from 11th and found himself alongside Blair for a one-lap shootout to the finish, but Blair didn't let it happen again as he maintained the lead to the finish to capture the win.  The $1,500 victory was Blair's second in Bazell/Sunoco Southern Touring Series action this year and fourth overall in Sweeney Touring competition keeping him atop all three standings in his bid for $10,000. 

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PACE SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL FEATURE & NON-QUALIFIER RAINED OUT FRIDAY AT LERNERVILLE; BAZELL/SUNOCO SOUTHERN TOUR EVENT TO BE COMPLETED ON JULY 24

By Mike Leone | July 3, 2015

(Sarver, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series headed to Lernerville Speedway on Friday night for the first of two Bazell/Sunoco Race Fuels Southern Touring Series events.  Despite rain in the forecast, a great field of 38 cars from all over Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and New York turned out. 

With sprinkles falling throughout much of the early evening and some light showers throughout the race program, all of the preliminary action was completed before a steady rain set in that ultimately washed out the remainder of the program.  Both the 25-lap feature and the non-qualifier event lineups were set and those events will be finished on Friday, July 24.  Daryl Charlier and John Waters will lead the feature field to green.  Rain checks will be accepted......CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE


PACE “SUMMER CHASE” UNDERWAY FOR SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS WITH OVER $10,000 UP FOR GRABS

By Mike Leone | July 3, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...Despite what’s seemed like a quick spring and early summer with all of the rainouts region-wide, July is here and that means the Pace Performance “Summer Chase” is underway for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series.  The $10,050 program, which will award $3,000 to the champion, runs from July through Labor Day.

Eighty-nine drivers made the cut by being in the top 10 of the RUSH member points at one of the 12 Sweeney Weekly Series speedways or by being in the top 10 of the Insinger/Sunoco Northern Touring Series points or top 10 of the Bazell/Sunoco Southern Touring Series points.  John Waters kicked the program off on Thursday night winning over a solid field of cars at New York’s Freedom Motorsports Park in a Sweeney Weekly Series event......CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE

                                                    


SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL DOUBLEHEADER WEEKEND FOR BAZELL/SUNOCO SOUTHERN TOUR WITH LERNERVILLE FRIDAY & WAYNE COUNTY SAT PLUS GM 604 ENGINE GIVEAWAY VALUED AT OVER $6200

By Mike Leone | July 1, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...After a weekend off, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series will pick right back up with a busy two-race weekend featuring the Bazell/Sunoco Southern Tour events on Friday at Lernerville Speedway and Saturday at Wayne County Speedway.  Saturday will also include the popular Sweeney/Pace GM 604 engine giveaway night.    

Friday’s visit to the Sarver, Pa. oval marks the first of two Tour events for the 2015 season.  $1,200 will be on the line in the 25-lap feature.  Back on May 1 at Lernerville, Jared Miley made a successful RUSH debut winning the Sweeney Weekly Series event over a 21-car field.  The final visit for RUSH will be on October 23-24 for the annual “Steel City Stampede” in the $2,000 to-win Bazell/Sunoco Southern Tour season finale......CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE


JONES RACING PRODUCTS TO PROVIDE COMPLETE BELT DRIVE SYSTEM & WATER PUMP FOR SWEENEY/PACE GM 604 ENGINE GIVEAWAY AT WAYNE COUNTY’S RUSH LATE MODELS TOURING EVENT SATURDAY

By Mike Leone | June 30, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...On Saturday night at Ohio’s Wayne County Speedway, RUSH Late Model Series branding sponsor, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Pace Performance, will award a new GM 604 engine valued at $5,800 to a lucky competitor as part of the $1,500 to-win Bazell/Sunoco Race Fuels Southern Touring Series event!  In addition, Jones Racing Products, a Major Contingency Sponsor, has stepped up to provide the belt drive system and a water pump ($410 value) increasing the total giveaway value to over $6,200!

Not only will Jones Racing Products donate this equipment for the RUSH Late Model engine winner on Saturday night, but will do the same on July 24 Sweeney/Pace GM 602 engine giveaway for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and on September 19 Sweeney/Pace GM 602 engine giveaway for the RUSH Pro Stocks!

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SWEENEY RUSH RACING SERIES OFFERING A VIABLE OPTION WITH CRATE ENGINE RACING TO VETERAN RACERS THROUGHOUT THE NORTHEAST

By Doug Kennedy | June 26, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)..."I'd rather fight then switch", many of us old enough remember recall this as the Tareyton cigarettes pitch line from their ‘60s ad campaign.  That, unfortunately, was the attitude of a number of local and regional racers who wanted to keep their open motor program alive in lieu of crate engine racing, even as the cost of doing so continued to escalate each and every year.  Thankfully nine years later, after crate racing’s introduction into the region in 2007, that mindset is no longer proclaimed so adamantly as numerous veteran drivers in the twilight of their careers continue to successfully compete throughout the Northeast under the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series banner.         

A newly sealed GM 604 crate engine will cost the driver about $5,800.  Add on the necessary bolt-on accessories and his total investment is approximately $10,000.  Compare that to open engine cost of anywhere from $20,000 to $50,000.  Many tracks in today's economy have found it very difficult to support purse structures that open engine divisions require and have chosen crate racing as a viable option.  In fact, 2015 will see 21 different speedways throughout the Northeast host a RUSH-sanctioned event.

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DAMIAN BIDWELL PASSES MAX BLAIR TO WIN HIS CAREER 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR EVENT IN HIS 1ST EVER APPEARANCE AT WAYNE COUNTY

By Mike Leone | June 22, 2015

(Orrville, OH)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series joined up with Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions for Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Monday night at Wayne County Speedway.  A packed grandstand watched 24 cars from four different states compete in the first ever Tour event at Wayne County.  The event also marked the furthest westward facility a RUSH Tour race has ever been contested at.

Damian Bidwell wanted to win his first career Tour event for his father Keith, who has been battling cancer, on Sunday for Father's Day at Tri-City Raceway Park- the location of his first career Crate Late Model win; however, thunderstorms washed out that event.  Instead Bidwell traveled over four hours on Monday to Wayne County for the first time ever and scored the upset win by passing standout Max Blair on a late race restart for his first career Touring Series victory.  The 25-lap Bazell/Sunoco Race Fuels Southern Tour feature win was worth $1,500 in addition to earning the Maxima Racing Oil "Maximum Performance" Award.

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ARBODIES RETURNS AGAIN AS MAJOR CONTINGENCY SPONSOR OF RUSH LATE MODEL SERIES; WILL ALSO PRESENT “NOSED OUT” AT SELECT SWEENEY TOUR EVENTS

By Mike Leone | March 26, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)…As racing season quickly draws near, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone continue to work on a daily basis to add and secure quality programs and sponsorships to the Series.  The Series is proud to announce ARbodies has renewed their involvement with the Series as a Major Contingency Sponsor for the third straight year......CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE   


FK ROD ENDS CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP AS MAJOR CONTINGENCY SPONSOR OF BOTH SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS & SPORTSMAN MODS

By Mike Leone | February 26, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)…Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are proud to announce that FK Rod Ends has renewed as a Major Contingency Sponsor of both the Sweeney RUSH Late Model and Sportsman Modified Series!  The 2015 season will mark the third straight year for FK's involvement with the Late Models and of course the second straight for sophomore Sportsman Modified Series.  ......CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE   


PRECISE RACING PRODUCTS RENEWS “PEDAL DOWN” HARD CHARGER PROGRAM WITH RUSH SERIES; $100 GIFT CARD AWARDED AT SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL & SPORTSMAN MOD TOUR EVENTS

By Mike Leone | February 25, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)… As winter progresses, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone continue to work on a daily basis to secure quality programs for Series racers.  The latest company to renew their involvement with the Series is Precise Racing Products.  The Sarver, PA-based company, which also serves as the home of Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Pittsburgh, will again present the “Pedal Down” Hard Charger Award for both the Sweeney RUSH Late Model Tour and Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified Tour......CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE   


MSD NAMED “OFFICIAL IGNITION” OF RUSH FOR SWEENEY LATE MODEL& SPORTSMAN MODS; WILL PRESENT MFG NIGHT FOR BOTH SERIES

By Mike Leone | February 4, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)… The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series is proud to welcome MSD as a Major Contingency Sponsor, and the “Official Ignition” for both the Sweeney RUSH Late Models and Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds.  MSD will also be the presenting sponsor of “Manufacturers Night” for both Series and will contribute a substantial amount of product to both events.

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MAXIMA RACING OILS BECOMES THE “OFFICIAL OIL” OF RUSH FOR BOTH SWEENEY LM & MODS; “MAXIMA PERFORMANCE AWARD” AT EACH SWEENEY TOUR EVENT FOR BOTH SERIES

By Mike Leone | January 28, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)…Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are proud to announce the newest national company that has joined as marketing partner of the Series.  Maxima Racing Oils will be the “Official Oil” of RUSH for the Sweeney RUSH Late Models and Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds.  Maxima will present the “Maxima Performance" Award at each and every Sweeney Tour event for both Series!.....CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE   


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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