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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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PA'S PATH VALLEY TO HOST 1ST EVER SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WEEKLY SERIES EVENT ON AUGUST 14

By Mike Leone | June 18, 2015

(Spring Run, PA)...Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are thrilled to announce that Path Valley Speedway Park in Spring Run, Pennsylvania will hold its first ever Crate Late Model race on Friday, August 14, and will be a Sweeney RUSH Weekly Series-sanctioned event!  Path Valley becomes the 21st speedway in 2015 to schedule a RUSH Late Model-sanctioned event!     

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"SURPRISE ENTRANT ALLEN BRANNON WINS $6000 INAUGURAL SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL “CRATE RACIN’ USA NATIONALS” AT WINCHESTER; JOHN IMLER CAPTURES $1500 NON-QUALIFIER

By Mike Leone | June 13, 2015

(Winchester, VA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series completed night two of the inaugural “Crate Racin USA Late Model Nationals” at Winchester Speedway on Saturday for the Bazell/Sunoco Race Fuels Southern Touring Series.  Despite a poor forecast with a very high likelihood of thunderstorms, only a brief shower occurred early in the afternoon and clear skies and steamy weather prevailed the rest of the afternoon and evening.  A Winchester Crate Late Model record of 42 cars participated over the weekend from six different states eclipsing the previous high of 34 set on May 9.  Steve Hendren of Hendren Racing Engines and Kate Dillon of CrateInsider.com distributed over $16,000 in contingency prizes (a complete winner list will be posted soon).

Veteran hometown Winchester racer Allen Brannon made his Crate Late Model debut a rousing success dominating the inaugural “Crate Racin’ USA Late Model Nationals” 50-lap feature on Saturday night.  Brannon started seventh, had the lead on lap four, and never looked back pocketing $6,000 for the biggest win of his career.  Brannon was also awarded the Maxima Racing Oils “Maximum Performance” award.  Brannon entered the night with unofficially 9 Super Late Model wins, 13 Limited Late Model wins, and 3 Pure Stock wins at Winchester.

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"JARED HAWKINS & MAX BLAIR WIN “BILL HENDREN MEMORIAL” QUALIFIERS AT WINCHESTER TO EARN FRONT ROW FOR THE “CRATE RACIN’ USA NATIONALS”

By Mike Leone | June 12, 2015

(Winchester, VA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series made returned to Winchester Speedway for the second time this season for a Bazell/Sunoco Race Fuels Southern Tour event.  Night one of the inaugural “Crate Racin USA Late Model Nationals” drew a Winchester record 41 cars from six different states eclipsing the previous high of 34 set on May 9.  Friday’s program included Bobby Lake Motorsports “Shock the Clock” Qualifying and the twin 20 “Bill Hendren Memorial” Qualifiers.

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MAX BLAIR WINS 3RD TOUR EVENT IN 6 STARTS IN 2015 WITH ERIEZ SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL VICTORY AS HE KEEPS HIS EYE ON THE $10,000 PRIZE

By Mike Leone | June 7, 2015

(Erie, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series headed to Eriez Speedway on Sunday evening for the northwest Pennsylvania speedway’s first ever Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels Northern Touring Series event.  Track owner Bob Rohrer gave racers an excellent track to race on in the Series’ first of two appearances during the 2015 season.  The Series’ third Northern Tour event and sixth overall of the 2015 season was completed shortly before rain moved in.    

Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good, but right now Max Blair is both.  Blair redrew the pole position for the 25-lap, $1,200 to-win feature at his home track and went unchallenged for his second Insinger/Sunoco Northern Touring Series win in three races and third overall Tour win in six races this season.  Blair continues to lead both the $4,000 to-win Northern and Bazell/Sunoco Southern Tour points in addition to the $2,000 to-win combined title.

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BRYCE DAVIS HOLDS OFF MAX BLAIR FOR 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WIN OF 2015 IN “RON BAKER MEMORIAL” AT FREEDOM

By Mike Leone | June 5, 2015

(Delevan, NY)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series was in action on Friday night at Freedom Speedway in the season’s second Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels Northern Touring Series event, and fifth Tour event overall.  Somehow thunderstorms missed Freedom all day and night as a an all-time track record 28 cars turned out for the second ever Crate Late Model Touring Series event at the Delevan, New York oval, which was one of the original tracks that ran crates when they debuted in the Northeast in 2007.  The event was the “Ron Baker Memorial” and despite the threatening conditions, a packed house was on hand.  Special thanks to Dick Demick, who posted a $74 bonus for the winner and $50 bonuses for the fourth and seventh place finishers in memory of Baker’s #74.

Bryce Davis survived a caution-plagued event and a late charge by Max Blair, who restarted last after pitting early on, to capture the “Ron Baker Memorial” for his season’s first Tour win.  The victory, which was actually Davis’ second of the season as he won the Sweeney Weekly Series opener at Freedom last month, was worth $1,274 for Davis who led from green to checkered.

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FIRST SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WINS FOR WATERS & HALL AT FREEDOM; SANDERCOCK CONTINUES TO WIN ON BILSTEIN SHOCKS; KUGEL STOPS MARTIN IN RUSH MODS

By Jim Zufall | June 2, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...Once again the weather played a part in the weekend for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model and Sportsman Modified Series family of racetracks. Only four RUSH-sanctioned tracks were able to complete events amongst both series during the wet weekend.

Not every track fell victim to the rain though.  Delevan, New York’s Freedom Speedway was able to get in two features for the RUSH Late Models, making up the only race affected by weather two weeks ago.  In the May 15, John Waters of Whitesville, NY took the win over Randy Hall, Adam Sixt, Zach Carley and Steve Watson.  It was finally a bright spot for Waters, who hasn’t had a good start to the 2015 season, as Friday’s victory was his first of 2015. 

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CAREER 1ST WIN FOR SOPAZ, WHILE POLICZ, COOK, LEWIS, ZIMMERMAN & PIETZ GARNER 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LM WINS OF 2015; MARTIN SWEEPS RUSH MODS WEEKEND

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | May 26, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...After weeks of on and off weather, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model and Sportsman Modified Series family of racetracks finally enjoyed a great holiday weekend of racing!

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HERSH SCORES CAREER 1ST WIN WHILE SANDERCOCK ADDS ANOTHER SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WIN AS BOTH DRIVERS EXCEL ON BILSTEIN SHOCKS

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | May 20, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...Another race weekend and another bout with the weather highlighted the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model and Sportsman Modified Series. The persistent rain and thunderstorms throughout the weekend forced the majority of RUSH-sanctioned tracks to cancel racing.

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MAX BLAIR MAKES WINNING DEBUT AT MERRITTVILLE DOMINATING THE $2000 INSINGER/SUNOCO NORTHERN TOUR SERIES EVENT ON CANADA’S VICTORIA DAY

By Mike Leone | May 18, 2015

(Thorold, ON)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series made history on Monday night when it competed at Merrittville Speedway in the first ever Crate Late Model race in the 60-year history of the popular facility.  It marked the third Canadian facility to host a RUSH-sanctioned event joining Humberstone and Brighton Speedways.  Monday’s show was the annual Victoria Day event, which always features the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, and a packed grandstands watched the kickoff to the new Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels Northern Touring Series.  The three-division show was completed in less than two and a half hours with the RUSH feature taking the checkered flag at 8:40 p.m.

Max Blair had never seen Merrittville Speedway prior to Monday night.  After his dominating performance you’d have thought he was a seasoned veteran at the track.  Blair went out last in Bobby Lake Motorsports qualifying and beat the next fastest qualifier’s time by over six tenths of a second, won his heat race, and led all but the first four laps of the $2,000 feature to win by over six seconds as he left little doubt he’s going to be tough to derail in his quest for the $10,000 Touring Series sweep.

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  CANADIAN RUSH RACERS & SPEEDWAYS PLEASED WITH UNIFICATION OF CRATE LATE MODELS; SERIES TO JOIN DIRTCAR 358's AT MERRITTVILLE MONDAY FOR MARQUE VICTORIA DAY EVENT

By Doug Kennedy | May 15, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...The Canadian Victoria Day Holiday spells victory for the Sweeney RUSH Dirt Late Model Series.  On May 18, Merrittville Speedway, located in Thorold, Ontario will become the showcase for the first ever Crate Late Model event to be held at the 60-year-old facility.

The event that begins at 7PM will have four different classes running that evening- the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Models in an Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels Northern Tour race paying $2,000 to-win, the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series running for $4,444, the Hoosier (Street) Stocks, and an Enduro race to close out the evening.  The highlight to Victoria Day at Merrittville has always been the DIRTcar 358 Modified event.

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DAVIS, CHARLIER, HAWKINS, CASWELL, BIDWELL & ARTHUR EARN 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WINS OF 2015

By Jim Zufall | May 12, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...The second weekend of May brought continued warm, summer-like weather, and while most tracks were able to dodge the rain, a couple speedways weren’t so fortunate.  The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series saw six drivers capture their first win of the season, while the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds featured a first ever winner on Sunday evening at Sportsman’s Speedway.

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WALKER ARTHUR SWEEPS "MID-ATLANTIC STATES CLASSIC" BAZELL/SUNOCO SOUTHERN TOUR WEEKEND AFTER LATE RACE PASS OF BLAIR & LAKE FOR SWEENEY WINCHESTER RUSH LATE MODEL WIN

By Mike Leone | May 9, 2015

(Winchester, VA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series rounded out the second annual "Mid Atlantic States Classic" weekend on Saturday night at Winchester Speedway for race #3 of the Bazell/Sunoco Race Fuels Southern Touring Series.  Another beautiful summer-like day saw a Winchester record 34 cars turn out shattering last year's event's previous record of 27.  A total of 42 different drivers from all over Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Virginia, and Maryland participated in the successful weekend! 

Walker Arthur came out on top of another fantastic feature event to earn the clean sweep of the "Mid-Atlantic States Classic" weekend.  Ironically, last year Rick Singleton performed the same feat, but this year could only manage a sixth and a seventh place finish.  After Michael Lake led the first 23 laps, Arthur, who dropped back as far as fifth, snookered both Max Blair and Lake on a restart and then drove away from the field for his first career Winchester win in the 30-lap, $2,000 to-win feature.  Arthur, who had never competed in a RUSH event prior to the weekend, left with $4,075 plus contingencies. 

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WALKER ARTHUR OUT-DUELS MAX BLAIR TO WIN BAZELL/SUNOCO SOUTHERN TOUR THRILLER AT POTOMAC IN HIS 1ST EVER SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL START

By Mike Leone | May 8, 2015

(Mechanicsville, MD)...After two weekends off, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series headed southeast to resume the Bazell/Sunoco Race Fuels Southern Touring Series on Friday night at Potomac Speedway.  Summer-like conditions were present at the racey 3/8-mile facility that saw a Potomac record 26 competitors from all over Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Maryland, and New York compete eclipsing last year’s total of 22 for night one of the “Mid-Atlantic States Classic” at the Series’ southernmost facility.    

Southern and Mid-Atlantic Super Late Model and Crate Late Model standout Walker Arthur made his first ever Sweeney RUSH Late Model start a successful one overtaking Max Blair in a stirring battle between the two stars.  The two raced side-by-side for much of the 30-lap feature in an event that officially had seven lead changes with the lead changing hands the last four laps!  Arthur won the drag race to the checkered by a mere 0.010 for the $2,000 prize! 

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  BAZELL/SUNOCO RACE FUELS TO PRESENT SOUTHERN TOURING SERIES FOR SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS IN 2015

By Mike Leone | May 4, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series is proud to announce Bazell Race Fuels, a distributor of Sunoco Race Fuels, will present the new Southern Touring Series in 2015.  The Bazell/Sunoco Race Fuels Southern Tour Champion will receive $4,000 as will the Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels Northern Tour Champion.  The overall Sweeney Tour Champion will also receive $2,000 meaning one Touring driver could win $10,000 in 2015!

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TBM BRAKES BECOMES 1ST TRIPLE MAJOR CONTINGENCY SPONSOR OF SWEENEY RUSH SERIES SUPPORTING LM, MODS & STOCKS WITH OVER $6,000 OF PRODUCT

By Mike Leone | April 27, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...With the 2015 racing season slowly getting underway throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are proud to announce that TBM Brakes (formerly The Brake Man) has become the first company to become a Major Contingency Sponsor of all three of its divisions- RUSH Late Models, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and RUSH Pro Stocks!  All told, TBM Brakes will award racers over $6,000 in product during the 2015 season!

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JOE SYLVESTER GOING FROM MONSTER TRUCKS TO RUSH LATE MODELS IN 2015

By Doug Kennedy | April 21, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...Joe Sylvester will be going though quite a transition for 2015.  After spending a number of years competing in the Monster Truck Series, eight to be exact, where he twice set the Guinness World Record for the longest jump in a Monster Truck, Sylvester will take his wares to the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series where he plans on running a dozen events for 2015. 

That is all Joe plans on doing this season-no other series or races. “I’m only doing RUSH this season because I feel that dirt track holds the brightest future for me as a racecar driver,” said Sylvester, who is expected to make his debut on May 9 at nearby Sharon Speedway.  “I’ve done research on it and I like the professionalism and the way they (RUSH) present themselves and it is a good fit for myself as a racer and for my brand.”

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K&N FILTERS RENEWS WITH SWEENEY RUSH SERIES AS “COLD AIR INDUCTION DASH” PRESENTER; OVER $10,000 OF CONTINGENCIES TO BE AWARDED TO DRIVERS & FANS AT TOURING EVENTS

By Mike Leone | April 20, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series is once again 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 2015 racing season.  All told, K&N will award well over $10,000 in product!   

A nightly K&N “Cold Air Induction” Dash will continue to be run at each of the Sweeney Late Model Touring Series events in both the Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels Northern Region and the Bazell/Sunoco Race Fuels Southern Region, in addition to the new Bicknell Racing Products Touring Series for the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds! 

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!

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MAX BLAIR MAKES LATE CHARGE TO POWER TO OPENING SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL BAZELL/SUNOCO SOUTHERN TOUR WIN AT ROARING KNOB

By Mike Leone | April 18, 2015

(Markleysburg, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series kicked off its 2015 campaign for its new Bazell/Sunoco Race Fuels Southern Touring Series on Saturday night at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex.  Summer-like conditions were present at the scenic 3/8-mile facility that saw 28 competitors from all over Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and New York compete. 

After drawing the next-to-worst pill for his heat race starting spot, Max Blair raced his way from ninth to fourth with a last lap pass to qualify for the feature redraw.  That proved key as Blair lined up fourth in the 25-lap feature.  After young Garett Paugh of West Virginia and New York’s Brian Knowles traded the lead early on, Blair found moisture on the top and rode it to the lead on lap 17.  Once in front and without a caution to slow action, Blair pulled away from the field to capture the $1,200 win.  Blair takes the early point lead as he has his sights set on the $10,000 Sweeney Touring Series sweep.

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PREVIEW OF THE 2015 SEASON FOR THE SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL & SPORTSMAN MODIFIED SERIES’ WEEKLY MEMBER TRACKS

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone | April 13, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)… As one of the coldest and seemingly longest winters in recent memory finally loses its grip on the Northeast, dirt tracks in all parts of the region are ready to swing open the gates and get the 2015 season underway.  Among those tracks are the 14 that will host the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model and RUSH Sportsman Modified Series in addition to several other speedways hosting RUSH Weekly and/or Touring Series events.....CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE 


SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL SERIES ANNOUNCES 2015 TOURING SCHEDULE; $10,000 POSSIBLE TO WIN BETWEEN NEW NORTHERN & SOUTHERN TOURS

By Mike Leone | April 10, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)…The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series is excited to release its 2015 Sweeney Touring Series schedule.  For the first time, the Series will offer both a Northern and Southern Touring schedule of events.  With $4,000 to-win each region and the $2,000 overall bonus, one driver could win $10,000! 

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

By Doug Kennedy | April 6, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)…Racing and saving money seems to be the perfect marriage for local and regional dirt drivers and a major part of that has to do with the rebuild, repair, and sealing programs that both the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series and sister series, NeSmith, require in the event a motor does not have the original GM sealing bolts.

The two series joined forces in the fall of 2012 and the relationship has proved to be extremely beneficial to crate racing throughout the entire Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Deep South.  By aligning their technical rules packages hundreds of Crate Late Model racers now have an opportunity to race from as far north as 100 miles northeast of Toronto, Ontario, Canada into the Deep South with the peace of mind that both Series are working on a daily basis on their behalf.   RUSH’s headquarters are based in Pulaski, Pennsylvania while NeSmith’s are located in Cartersville, Georgia.   

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SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS SET TO KICKOFF SEASON THREE; OVER $80,000 IN CASH POINT FUNDS UP FOR GRABS IN WEEKLY, TOURING, SUMMER CHASE, FUTURES CUP & BILSTEIN BANDITS

By Mike Leone | April 3, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)…After an offseason that saw tremendous growth, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series is primed to begin its third year of operations.  All told over $80,000 in cash point funds will be up for grabs amongst the Series' programs including the Sweeney Weekly and Touring Series, Pace Performance "Summer Chase", "Futures Cup", and the new Bilstein Bandits.  An additional $70,000 of contingencies will also be distributed.......CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE   


NUMEROUS SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL RACERS SET TO CHASE AFTER BILSTEIN BANDITS $5,000 CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM UTILIZING THE $135 SHOCKS

By Doug Kennedy | March 30, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)…For 2015, Bilstein of America will up their involvement with the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series program.  The “Official Shock” of RUSH will now offer some major monetary incentives for Late Model Drivers who choose to run the $135 “sealed” spec shock package......CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE   


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   


SWEENEY RUSH SERIES HOLDS ANNUAL TECH SEMINAR FOR SANCTIONED SPEEDWAYS

By Mike Leone | March 23, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)…The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series held its annual speedway tech seminar on Saturday, March 21 at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center for weekly-sanctioned speedway promoters that sanction its three divisions, the Sweeney RUSH Late Models, Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Sweeney RUSH Pro Stocks.....CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE   


LONGTIME PROFESSIONAL SPORTS WRITER & PRODUCER DOUG KENNEDY JOINS SWEENEY RUSH SERIES MEDIA DEPARTMENT

By Mike Leone | March 22, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)…With the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series nearly doubling in size over its first two years, the addition of the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified Series in 2014, and the pilot Sweeney RUSH Pro Stock Series added in 2015, Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are proud to welcome Doug Kennedy to its media staff, effective immediately.  Kennedy will write frequent spotlight stories, bringing 30 years of experience in video production to the Series as well.....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   


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. 

.....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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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

                                              

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