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2016 SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL “MANUFACTURERS NIGHT” PRESENTED BY MSD AT TRI-CITY A ROUSING SUCCESS; ALL-TIME NORTHEAST/MID-ATLANTIC RECORD 58 PARTICIPATE & SHARE IN $50,000 OF CASH & PRODUCT PRIZES

By Mike Leone | September 21, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance competed at Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday night as part of the track's annual "Apple Festival Nationals" in doubleheader action for the Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series and the Bicknell Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series.  Heat races were completed on Friday night for both divisions with the remainder of the program for the Late Models finishing up on Saturday night before heavy rain hit the speedway that washed out the Sportsman Modified feature.  That feature will be completed in the spring of 2017.

Will Thomas III out-dueled Matt Latta for his first career Sweeney RUSH Late Model Tour victory in the 30-lap "Gary Knollinger Memorial" feature event.  Thomas got by Latta on lap 18 following a restart and held him and several other racers off that challenged for the lead in the final laps for the $2,000 win.  Thomas, who was awarded the Maxima Racing Oil "Maximum Performance" award winner, became the ninth different winner of the season, and also the sixth different "Gary Knollinger Memorial" winner in as many years!   

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WILL THOMAS WINS 1ST EVER SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR EVENT SATURDAY AT SHARON IN $2,000 "GARY KNOLLINGER MEMORIAL" & BECOMES 9TH DIFFERENT WINNER OF 2016

By Mike Leone | September 16-17, 2016

(Hartford, OH)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance competed at Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday night as part of the track's annual "Apple Festival Nationals" in doubleheader action for the Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series and the Bicknell Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series.  Heat races were completed on Friday night for both divisions with the remainder of the program for the Late Models finishing up on Saturday night before heavy rain hit the speedway that washed out the Sportsman Modified feature.  That feature will be completed in the spring of 2017.

Will Thomas III out-dueled Matt Latta for his first career Sweeney RUSH Late Model Tour victory in the 30-lap "Gary Knollinger Memorial" feature event.  Thomas got by Latta on lap 18 following a restart and held him and several other racers off that challenged for the lead in the final laps for the $2,000 win.  Thomas, who was awarded the Maxima Racing Oil "Maximum Performance" award winner, became the ninth different winner of the season, and also the sixth different "Gary Knollinger Memorial" winner in as many years!   

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MAX BLAIR GOES 2-FOR-2 ON SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOURING SERIES IN 2016 WITH TRI-CITY WIN; ALL-TIME NORTHEAST RECORD 58 CARS PARTICIPATE IN "MFG NIGHT" PRESENTED BY MSD AS $50,000 IN CASH & CONTINGENCIES AWARDED

By Mike Leone | September 11, 2016

(Franklin, 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 Tri-City Raceway Park on Sunday night.  The fifth annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance attracted 58 drivers from all over Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, and New York, which set an all-time record high car count in the 10-year history of Crate Late Model racing in the Northeast!  Approximately $50,000 in cash and contingencies were distributed, which also set a record.  Steve LeBarron won the top prize of a Yamaha Electric Start Generator from Alternative Power Sources valued at $2,200.  A complete prize winners list of the $35,000 in products will be released in the near future.    

Tri-City was the track Max Blair started his racing career at, it's the track closest to his home, and on Sunday night Blair proved why he continues to be the driver to beat in RUSH Late Model competition.  Blair dominated the night winning his heat, the K&N dash, and led all 30 laps of the feature for the $2,000 win, and was chosen as the Maxima Racing Oil "Maximum Performance" award winner.  Blair is now two-for-two in Sweeney Tour competition this season and his car is three-for-three as his father Rob won in a substitution role on May 29 at Eriez Speedway.  The victory followed a $2,000 Sweeney Weekly Series win the night prior at Stateline Speedway.  Blair recently captured the $3,000 Pace "Summer Chase" title and is closing in on his second straight $5,000 Sweeney Weekly Series title and third in four years!

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LOWERY, TARBOX & MAZUR EARN CAREER 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WINS, WHILE REFT & WRIGHT CAPTURE 1ST RUSH LM WINS OF 2016; DEEMS & FOSNAUGHT RACE TO 1ST CAREER RUSH MOD & STOCK WINS

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | September 7, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...It was very busy holiday weekend of action throughout region at Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance speedways in all of the Series' divisions.  Several tracks wrapped up the season or simply just have special events to finish out 2016.  It was a weekend of first time winners as five drivers in the Late Models either won their first feature of the season or of their career in RUSH, while the Sportsman Modifieds and Stocks also produced a new winner. 

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BILL HOLMES DOUBLES UP WITH SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WINS AT FREEDOM & GENESEE; CAREER 1ST LM WIN FOR JAMIE WRIGHTSMAN; JEFF PILKERTON WINS 1ST OF 2016 AT POTOMA

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | August 31, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...It was a busy weekend in Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance amongst the Late Models, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods, and Pro Stocks as all scheduled events were completed.  Bill Holmes, Jamie Wrightsman, and Jeff Pilkerton all captured their first Late Model wins of some sort during the weekend.  

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CAREER 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WIN FOR SNAYCZUK AT GENESEE; 1ST WINS OF 2016 FOR DELLINGER & BARE; WONDERLING & LUNGER DOUBLE UP

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | August 24, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance speedways had to dodge the rain throughout last weekend.  Most of the speedways were able to beat Mother Nature as three Late Model drivers were able to earn their first wins including Nick Snayczuk, Alan Dellinger and Tyler Bare, while Jeremy Wonderling and Dennis Lunger, Jr. had big weekends picking up a pair of Late Model wins each.       

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CONVINCING 1ST CAREER SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WIN FOR JEREMY WONDERLING COMES AT MCKEAN COUNTY FAIR; BECOMES 8TH DIFFERENT WINNER OF 2016

By Mike Leone | August 18, 2016

(East Smethport, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance made its first of two visits of the 2016 season to McKean County Raceway on Thursday night.  The event was part of the 111th annual McKean County Fair.

Jeremy Wonderling entered the night a winner of five Sweeney Weekly Series events at four different tracks including McKean this season.  Though he's been fast and in contention at Sweeney Tour events over the years, Wonderling had never finished better than third, which came nearly two years ago at Woodhull Raceway.  On Thursday night, Wonderling dominated the 25-lap feature event for his first career Sweeney Tour win, and became the season's eighth different winner.  The victory was worth $1,500 along with being named the Maxima Racing Oil "Maximum Performance" award winner. 

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SUNDAY'S RAIN POSTPONES SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR "MFG NIGHT" PRESENTED BYMSD TO SEPTEMBER 11 AT TRI-CITY

By Mike Leone | August 15, 2016

(Franklin, PA)...Rain throughout the weekend combined with steady rain that hit the track just as the gates were set to open Sunday at Tri-City Raceway Park forced the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance to be rescheduled for Sunday, September 11.  Racing will begin two hours earlier now at 4 p.m.

Well over $45,000 in cash and contingencies will be distributed in this fifth annual event with $2,000 going to the Marquee Tour event winner.  Pits will now open at 1 p.m. on September 11 with warm-ups slated for 3:20 followed by Bobby Lake Motorsports "Shock the Clock" qualifying at 3:45 and racing at 4.

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DARRELL BOSSARD'S SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WIN AT STATELINE PROPELS HIM INTO PACE "SUMMER CHASE" POINT LEAD; MIKE KNIGHT WINS 1ST OF 2016 AT ERIEZ; KNOWLES BROTHERS CONTINUE DOMINATION AT OUTLAW

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | August 10, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...Another full weekend is in the books in the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance family of race tracks.  It was a weekend with familiar faces in victory lane amongst the RUSH Late Models, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, RUSH Pro Mods, and RUSH Pro Stocks as Mike Knight was the only new winner with his Late Model victory at Eriez Speedway.

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GREG ROBERSON WINS CAREER 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL VICTORY AT POTOMAC; DEFENDING WAYNE COUNTY CHAMP CHARLIE DUNCAN FINALLY GETS 1ST WIN OF 2016; BRUCE HORDUSKY, JR. WINS "I-79 SUMMER SHOOTOUT" POINTS

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | August 3, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...After a relatively dry stretch of weather since late May, a large number of weather systems, some including heavy downpours and thunderstorms, had a serious impact on racing in throughout the region as speedways part of the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance were not immune.

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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 Jim Zufall & 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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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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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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