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 COVID-19 PANDEMIC CANCELS "BATTLE OF THE BAY" SPEEDWEEK; PACE RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR EVENTS TO POTENTIALLY BE ADDED LATER IN 2020 AT DELAWARE, GEORGETOWN, POTOMAC & WINCHESTER

By Mike Leone April 1, 2020

(Pulaski, PA)...With stay at home orders and gathering bans in effect throughout the entire Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Canada through at least the end of April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, RUSH Racing Series Directors along with the promoters of Delaware International, Georgetown, Potomac, and Winchester Speedways have cancelled the "Battle of the Bay" Mid-Atlantic Speedweek scheduled for April 15-18 for the Pace Performance RUSH Dirt Late Model Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC. RUSH Directors and track promoters will work together on potential 2020 Touring Series dates at each track for later in the year.

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ACCU-FORCE DYNOS & TESTERS TO PROVIDE SHOCK/SPRING TESTING & TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO PACE RUSH RACING SERIES IN 2020

By Mike Leone March 26, 2020

(Pulaski, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is looking forward to working with Accu-Force Dynos & Testers throughout the 2020 season. Owned by Keith Berner, Accu-Force will be providing shock/spring testing equipment as well as technical support to Series Tech Officials for the 2020 season.

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PACE RUSH LATE MODEL SERIES ANNOUNCES COMFORT SUITES SEAFORD AS "OFFICIAL HOTEL" OF DELAWARE "BATTLE OF THE BAY" TOUR RACES

By Mike Leone March 11, 2020

(Seaford, DE)...As the countdown is on to the start to the start of the 2020 racing season, Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone have announced that the Comfort Suites Seaford will be the "Official Hotel" of the Delaware "Battle of the Bay" Late Model Tour events that will take place at Delaware International Speedway on April 15 and Georgetown Speedway on April 16. The third annual "Battle of the Bay" Mid-Atlantic Speedweek then moves on to Potomac Speedway on April 17 and concludes at Winchester Speedway on April 18.

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PACE PERFORMANCE RUSH SERIES JOINS WITH MYRACEPASS; LINEUPS, LIVE TIMING & RESULTS FOR 2020 TOUR EVENTS & OTHER SELECT EVENTS

By Mike Leone March 5, 2020

(Pulaski, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is pleased to announce that it has signed on with MyRacePass for the 2020 season. The race management software program will be utilized for RUSH Late Model Touring, RUSH Sportsman Modified Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring, and select RUSH Sprint Car events that will include lineups, live timing, and results available on the MyRacePass app.

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"BILL FORNEY MEMORIAL" TO REMEMBER LEGENDARY LATE MODEL RACER AS PACE RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR RETURNS TO SHARON JULY 18; SHARON & CANFIELD SPEEDWAYS DRIVERS REUNION COMPLETE FESTIVITIES

By Mike Leone February 28, 2020

(Hartford, OH)...After nearly four years, the Pace Performance RUSH Late Models together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is set to return to Sharon Speedway on Saturday, July 18 in what is expected to be one of the most anticipated Touring Series events of the season- the inaugural "Bill Forney Memorial". In addition, the night will also feature the Sharon/Canfield Speedways Drivers Reunion for racers that competed at these historic speedways from 1949-1973.

The "Bill Forney Memorial" will start off paying $2,199 in remembrance of his famous candy-striped #199 Late Model, as the additional $199 has been added in Memory of Bill from Bill's children, Mike Forney and Anita Carson. The event will kick-off a huge weekend of racing for the RUSH Late Model Touring Series during the midseason battle for the richest "Touring" point fund in Series history. The entire point fund has nearly doubled from years past with the 2020 champion taking home a stout $12,000. The following night at Eriez Speedway will be the "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance that is expected to see well over $30,000 in valuable product distributed to the racers!

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PACE PERFORMANCE MOVES TO FOREFRONT AS RUSH RACING SERIES' BRANDING SPONSOR FOR 2020 & BEYOND; SWEENEY CHEVROLET BUICK GMC TO ALSO CONTINUE LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP

By Mike Leone February 26, 2020

(Pulaski, PA)...Ten years ago Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC forged a partnership with Vicki Emig and Mike Leone to develop Chevrolet Performance crate engine Late Model racing in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Through the years, Sweeney's name became synonymous with RUSH's efforts in the expansion of not only Late Models, but Sportsman Modifieds, Sprint Cars, Pro Mods, Pro Stocks, and Asphalt Series. In 2012, Sweeney acquired Pace Performance; and due to their tremendous growth over the past several years in the motorsports industry, Pace Performance will now move to the forefront as the branding sponsor of the RUSH Racing Series.

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SUCCESSFUL 2019 SWEENEY RUSH SERIES SEASON COMPLETED AS CHAMPIONS & TOP RACERS HONORED AT AWARDS BANQUET; OVER $130,000 IN POINT FUNDS DISTRIBUTED

By Mike Leone January 20, 2020

(Edinburg, PA)...While the 2020 racing season is only a few months away, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone put a final wrap on the 2019 racing season with the annual awards banquet and dinner on Saturday night at the Gatherings Banquet & Event Center in Edinburg, Pa. A large number of attendees filled the beautiful banquet hall as over $130,000 in cash was distributed to Sweeney RUSH Late Model, Sprint Car, Sportsman Modified, Pro Mod, and Pro Stock racers. All told well over a quarter million dollar in point fund monies and useful product contingencies were distributed to RUSH racers throughout the 2019 season.

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SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS RELEASE TENTATIVE 2020 TOURING SERIES SCHEDULE; DRIVERS SET TO COMPETE FOR RICHEST TOUR POINT FUND IN HISTORY WITH $12,000 TO THE CHAMPION; KICKS OFF WITH "BATTLE AT THE BAY" APRIL 15-18

By Mike Leone January 13, 2020

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance is ready to head into the new decade full speed ahead! The 2020 RUSH Late Model Touring Series Championship point fund will nearly double with the champion capturing $12,000 (see complete point fund below). The dramatic increase in the point fund quickly turned the heads of many and is expected to draw even more well known Crate Late Model racers from throughout the region to an already stout field of competitors! RUSH is proud to release the tentative 2020 schedule that will get underway April 15-18 for the "Battle of the Bay" Mid-Atlantic Speedweek.

Highlighting the current 18-event slate is the prestigious $10,000 to-win "Bill Emig Memorial", which returns to Lernerville in conjunction with the renowned "Firecracker 100" weekend with the World of Outlaws Late Models. Also featured in the schedule include the "Jook George Steel City Classic" and "Bill Hendren Memorial" events at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway, which have continued to grow in stature; these events paid $10,010 and $5,000 to-win respectively in 2019. Six other weekends have two or more complete shows minimizing travel for competitors.

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RACING ELECTRONICS CONTINUES AS "OFFICIAL RACING COMMUNICATIONS" OF SWEENEY RUSH RACING SERIES IN 2020; WILL AGAIN PROVIDE EQUIPMENT FOR SERIES OFFICIALS & 20 SWITCH GIVEAWAYS FOR "MFG NIGHTS"

By Mike Leone December 19, 2019

(Concord, NC)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is pleased to announce that Racing Electronics will once again be the "Official Racing Communications" of RUSH in 2020. This will mark the third consecutive year that Racing Electronics has partnered with the Series.

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"BATTLE OF THE BAY" SPEEDWEEK TO RETURN IN 2020 FOR SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS APRIL 15-18 AT DELAWARE, GEORGETOWN, POTOMAC & WINCHESTER; WILL KICKOFF THE $12,000 TO-WIN TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

By Mike Leone December 10, 2019

(Pulaski, PA)...Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are pleased to announce that for the third straight year, the "Battle of the Bay" Speedweek will kickoff the new season for the Late Model Touring Series. The four-race Speedweek will take place April 15-18, 2020 at Delaware International, Georgetown, Potomac, and Winchester Speedways. It was recently announced that the 2020 Tour point fund was nearly doubled with $12,000 going to the champion!

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FOLLOWING RECORD BREAKING SEASON SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOURING SERIES POINTS FUND TO DOUBLE IN 2020; CHAMPION TO EARN A RECORD $12,000

By Mike Leone November 12, 2019

(Pulaski, PA)...On the heels of a record high car count average for the second consecutive year, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone have announced that the 2020 Late Model Touring Series points fund will double to a minimum of $35,500 guaranteed to the top 10 racers with the champion earning a record $12,000! In addition, Tour members that finish outside the top 10 in the final points and compete in 80% of the Marquee races will be guaranteed to receive $600. An additional $15,000 in bonus programs will also be available to eligible racers throughout the 2020 Touring season.

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SWEENEY RUSH 2019 "WEEKLY" SANCTIONED SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONS CROWNED; A DIVERSIFIED GROUP OF DRIVERS FROM 17-61 YEARS OLD RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

By Doug Kennedy October 28, 2019

(Pulaski, PA)...Once again the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance continued its strong forward momentum as the 2019 season will stand out as its most successful to date in Series history!

Nineteen different drivers, ranging in age from 17 to 61 years old, will be crowned champions at RUSH "weekly" sanctioned speedways throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Canada that saw an increase overall accumulated RUSH car counts in both "weekly" and "touring" competition this season.

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MAX BLAIR ENDS 2019 SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WITH 6TH WIN PART OF LERNERVILLE'S "STEEL CITY STAMPEDE" BUT JEREMY WONDERLING EARNS 2ND STRAIGHT TITLE

By Mike Leone October 18-19, 2019

(Sarver, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance was part of the 11th annual "Steel City Stampede" this past weekend at Lernerville Speedway featuring the Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series, the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series, and the Bonnell's Rod Shop RUSH Sprint Car Weekly Series in their season finale events. Capturing wins were Max Blair (Late Models), Eric Gabany (Sportsman Modifieds), and Zach Morrow (Sprint Cars), while Chad Sines ended the night winning the Late Model Non-Qualifier. The RUSH Pro Stock "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance took place on Saturday with over $8,000 in product giveaways. A total of 93 Chevrolet Performance crate engine racers were in competition during the weekend.

Making his first "Steel City Stampede" start in four years, Max Blair became the first repeat winner in the 11-year history of the event for the RUSH Late Models. Blair passed pole-sitter Jeremy Wonderling on the start and fended him off through lapped traffic during the second half of the event for his sixth Sweeney Tour victory of 2019, worth $2,000, and made it two-for-two at Lernerville following his $10,000 "Bill Emig Memorial" win in June. Meanwhile, for the second straight year, Wonderling entered the event in second place in points, and for the second straight year finished second to win the $5,000 title- this time by just one point over Kyle Lukon!

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KYLE LUKON'S 3RD STRAIGHT SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WIN AT PITTSBURGH IS WORTH $5200 IN "BILL HENDREN MEMORIAL PRESENTED BY FK ROD ENDS/PRO FAB WHILE LOGAN ZARIN TAKES PACE'S "ONE TO REMEMBER" NON-WINNERS RACE FOR $800; ROBBIE SCOTT WINS $500 NON-QUALIFIER

By Mike Leone October 4-5, 2019

(Imperial, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series presented by Pace Performance took part in the 31st annual "Pittsburgher 100" weekend at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway on Friday and Saturday night as they joined up with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the fourth straight year in the running of the "Bill Hendren Memorial" presented by FK Rod Ends in conjunction with Pro Fabrication. Capturing wins were Kyle Lukon-Feature, Logan Zarin-"One to Remember" Non-Winners presented by Pace Performance, and Robbie Scott-Non-Qualifier. Special thanks to the Hendren Family, FK Rod Ends, Pro Fabrication, Pace Performance, CrateInsider.com, the numerous other sponsors, and of course Miley Motor Sports that made this the richest "Bill Hendren Memorial" in the seven-year history of the event being run in the Northeast!

As hard as it's to believe, entering the July 20 race at Pittsburgh, Kyle Lukon hadn't won a Sweeney Tour event in more than six years. Fast forward less than three months and Lukon has now won three straight Tour races at his old stomping grounds. Those three victories at the "Monster Half-Mile" coming in the "Herb Scott Memorial", the "Jook George Steel City Classic", and now the "Bill Hendren Memorial" have earned Lukon $18,800 and propelled him past defending champion Jeremy Wonderling in the championship points race! During the latest victory, Lukon wasn't even close to being the fastest car during the "Bill Hendren Memorial" weekend; in fact, he was just the 10th fastest in qualifying, finished second in his heat, fourth in the dash, and didn't even battle for the lead until the closing laps of the feature. Lukon took second on lap 32 and two laps later made the winning pass of John Mollick for the 40-lap, $5,200 win, while his teammate Alex Ferree came home second.

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SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR TO RETURN TO "FIRECRACKER 100" WEEKEND AT LERNERVILLE IN 2020 WITH WORLD OF OUTLAWS; 30TH ANNUAL "BILL EMIG MEMORIAL" TO ONCE AGAIN PAY $10,000 TO-WIN

By Mike Leone September 13, 2019

(Sarver, PA)...The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models and Lernerville Speedway have announced that the "Firecracker 100" will return to the Sarver, Pa. oval in 2020. The 14th annual edition will take place June 25-27, and for the second straight year will include the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance competing in the "Bill Emig Memorial". The milestone 30th running of the prestigious event will pay $10,000 to-win once again.

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CAREER 1ST WIN FOR TONY TATGENHORST COMES IN RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS AT PITTSBURGH WHILE GARRET PAUGH WINS BIGGEST CAREER RUSH LATE MODEL RACE WITH $2053 IN MILEY MOTORSPORTS RUMBLE; JOHN WATERS BREAKS IN WOODHULL VICTORY LANE FOR 1ST TIME IN 2019

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone September 11, 2019

(Pulaski, PA)...The white flag is flying over the 2019 season for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance family of speedways as some tracks have finished up for the season, others have point titles coming to a head, while others are in full post-season mode.

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NICO DABECCO BREAKS IN SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL VICTORY LANE AT PITTSBURGH; 1ST EVER RUSH LM STATELINE WIN FOR ANDY BOOZEL; BIG NIGHT FOR THE DEEMS BROTHERS IN RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS AT SHARON

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone September 3, 2019

(Pulaski, PA)...Even though the curtain is beginning to close on the regular season for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance family of speedways, there is plenty of point chases and post-season action remaining on the calendar.

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TRANSTAN STONER WINS HIS 1ST OF 2019 IN SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS AT WINCHESTER BUT CHAMPIONSHIP GOES TO FORMER "FUTURES CUP" CHAMP DEVIN BRANNON; CAREER 1ST RUSH WIN FOR ANDY FEIL COMES IN SPRINT THRILLER AT SHARON

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone August 29, 2019

(Pulaski, PA)...Some rain, some champions crowned, some first wins all dominate the headlines during last weekend’s race schedule in the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance family of speedways.

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ROSS ROBINSON WINS GEORGETOWN SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL SPECIAL FOR 1ST WIN OF 2019; DARYL CHARLIER A WINNER FOR THE 1ST TIME IN 2019 IN A SUBSTITUTION ROLE AT PITTSBURGH; JASON KNOWLES HOT AT WOODHULL

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone August 21, 2019

(Pulaski, PA)...Flooded tracks, rain delays, curfew beaters, mid-week racing and more defined a wild weekend in the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance family of speedways. Twp veteran racers were able to pick up their season's first wins in the RUSH Late Model division.

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DEREK MAGEE WINS 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL RACE IN OVER 2 YEARS AT DELAWARE; KYLE MURRAY WINS $1000 SPECIAL IN 1ST EVER APPEARANCE AT FULTON; 1ST WIN OF 2019 FOR CHUCK BOWIE & JOHN WATERS; TERRY YOUNG ENDS 3-YR WINLESS DROUGHT IN RUSH PRO STOCKS AT LERNERVILLE

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone August 16, 2019

(Pulaski, PA)...A near perfect weekend from the weatherman as the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance family of speedways enjoyed three full days of great racing. Several drivers were able to win either their first races of 2019 or first race at a particular track.

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KYLE LUKON GOES BACK-TO-BACK IN SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR AT PITTSBURGH WINNING THE BIGGEST RACE OF HIS CAREER IN THE "JOOK GEORGE STEEL CITY CLASSIC"; LUKON EARNS $11,610 AMONGST THE RECORD $43,000+ PAYOUT

By Mike Leone August 10, 2019

(Imperial, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series presented by Pace Performance returned to Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway on Saturday night for the second of three appearances of 2019 at dirt's "Monster Half-Mile". A beautiful evening allowed for a large turnout of fans and 42 drivers from nine different states were represented for the 30th annual "Jook George Steel City Classic" presented by Zarin Truck & Automotive. The richest event in the 13-year history of Crate Late Model racing in the Northeast featured a record payoff of more than $43,000 thanks much in part by the efforts of fifth year event promoter, Branden Lockwich, who raised over $28,000!

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PAUGH WINS 1ST EVER AT PITTSBURGH IN RUSH LATE MODELS WHILE GURDAK CELEBRATES 61ST BIRTHDAY WITH 1ST WIN OF 2019 AT STATELINE; MORROW CAPTURES 1ST OF THE SEASON IN RUSH SPRINTS & 1ST EVER AT PITTSBURGH

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone August 9, 2019

(Pulaski, PA)...Racing rolls on as the calendar turned to August last weekend for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance family of speedways as points battles start to come into focus. Three drivers found victory lane for the first time of the year, while several others repeated at their respective tracks, and some others continued their hot streaks.

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1ST DOG HOLLOW VICTORY IN 9 YEARS FOR SNARE IN SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS; CAREER 1ST AT ERIEZ FOR BOSSARD WHILE FLINNER & HOLMES TAKE 1ST WINS OF 2019 ALSO IN LM; MOLLICK CAPTURES 1ST RUSH SPRINT VICTORY; HOLDEN ENDS WINLESS DROUGHT IN RUSH MODS

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone July 31, 2019

(Pulaski, PA)...Finally, a fabulous weekend across the landscape of the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance family of speedways this past weekend as the sweltering heat of the previous week was gone, but the racing action remained hot. Several drivers scored their first wins of 2019 and in fact, ended long winless droughts.

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CAREER 1ST RUSH WINS FOR SCOTT WATERS IN THE LATE MODELS AT WOODHULL & CJ IRONS IN THE PRO MODS AT BRADFORD; AIRGOOD, LUKON & GURDAK ALSO GET 1ST WINS OF THE SEASON

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone July 24, 2019

(Pulaski, PA)...Hot. Humid. Steamy. All words that perfectly described the hottest weekend of racing of the 2019 season and probably for the last seven years for that matter for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance family of speedways!

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"JOOK GEORGE STEEL CITY CLASSIC" PRESENTED BY ZARIN TRUCK & AUTO ON AUGUST 10 AT PITTSBURGH TO NOW PAY A RECORD $10,010 TO-WIN FOR SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR; $1000 BONUS IF WINNER CONTRIBUTED TO THE EVENT

By Mike Leone July 22, 2019

(Imperial, PA)...On Saturday night at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway following the "Manufacturers Night" drawings, "Jook George Steel City Classic" event coordinator, Branden Lockwich, made a major announcement that the 30th annual event presented by Zarin Truck & Automotive on August 10 at PPMS will now pay a record $10,010 to-win, $450 to-start for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series! In addition, if the event winner contributed to the event, he or she will earn a $1,000 bonus compliments of Miley Motor Sports and Lockwich that would equate to an $11,010 payday! The event carries a rain date of Sunday, August 11.

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KYLE LUKON ENDS 6-YEAR SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WINLESS DROUGHT CAPTURING THE "HERB SCOTT MEMORIAL" AT PITTSBURGH; LUKON EARNS OVER $3400 IN CASH & PRODUCTS; OVER $30,000 OF PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTED ON "MANUFACTURERS NIGHT" PRESENTED BY MSD

By Mike Leone July 20, 2019

(Imperial, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series presented by Pace Performance headed to Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway on Saturday night for the first of three appearances of 2019 at dirt's "Monster Half-Mile". It was a sultry evening with temps in the low 90s and high humidity for the annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance that was rescheduled after the June 29 show was rained out. Over $30,000 of valuable, useful products were distributed during intermission to the competing drivers. There were 55 drawings for product packages valued at a minimum of $300 with over half of the drivers winning two packages! RUSH also held the travelling "Manufacturers Night" on May 26 at Potomac Speedway; all told, over $50,000 in product contingencies will be awarded to Late Model racers in 2019!

Nothing like some good old fashioned home cooking. On Saturday night, Kyle Lukon returned home to the track that has treated him so well over the years- 34 wins in fact; however, the nearby Burgettstown, Pa. resident hadn't made a start at the "Monster Half-Mile" since October 7, 2017. Lukon hadn't won a Sweeney RUSH Tour race in over six years with ironically his last win coming at PPMS on July 13, 2013. That six year winless drought ended on Saturday night as Lukon wrestled the lead away from Wayne Robertson on lap 19 following engine woes for early leader Jeremy Wonderling and went on for the 30-lap "Herb Scott Memorial" feature victory. Lukon earned $2,000 cash plus over $1,400 in products including a custom wrap from Ontime Body & Graphic, a drivers suit from Velocita-USA, and a Sunoco 5-Gallon Race Jug!

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FORMER SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL "FUTURES CUP" CHAMP DEVIN BRANNON WINS 1ST OF 2019 AT WINCHESTER; CLATE COPEMAN CAPTURES 1ST IN MAKE-UP AT DOG HOLLOW; STEVE DIXON TAKES PRO MODS AT BRADFORD FOR 1ST WIN

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone July 19, 2019

(Pulaski, PA)...Finally! A race weekend with no rain in the forecast across the landscape of the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance family of speedways! And it was a rather unique weekend for RUSH as well. With the Sweeney Late Model Touring Series spending two days in the uncharted territory of the French-speaking province of Quebec with Charlie Sandercock sweeping the $8000 weekend, three RUSH weekly divisions taking part in a record setting eight-division show in Pittsburgh and so much more, it was one for the books to be sure!

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CHARLIE SANDERCOCK RIDES THE CUSHION FROM 7TH TO WIN THE 1ST LATE MODEL RACE IN THE HISTORY OF LE RPM SPEEDWAY AS HIS “QUEBEC INVASION” 2-NIGHT SWEEP EARNS HIM OVER $8,000(US)

By Mike Leone July 13, 2019

(Saint-Marcel-de-Richlieu, QC)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance closed out the inaugural “Quebec Invasion” on Saturday evening with an appearance at Le RPM Speedway. For the second straight night in Quebec, the stands were packed this time at the quarter-mile in not only the first ever RUSH appearance, but the first time Late Models of any sort had competed at the track! RUSH wants to thank the management and staff of both facilities for the wonderful hospitality and professionalism exhibited in addition to putting up the $4,000 to-win, $400 to-start purse each night along with the race teams that all traveled between 5 and 11 hours to compete! Each team received a $100 travel package from RUSH in addition to the prize money and contingencies.

Over two years had passed since Charlie Sandercock won his first career Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series victory back Merrittville Speedway before Friday’s night popular win in front of a huge crowd at Autodrome Granby. Sandercock’s third Tour victory didn’t wait long as the Canadian standout pilot rode the cushion from the seventh starting spot to the lead on lap 17 and never looked back in the 40-lap feature. Sandercock’s impressive weekend sweep of the “Quebec Invasion” earned him $8,125 US, which equates to more than $10,600 Canadian!

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CHARLIE SANDERCOCK FIGHTS BACK TO THE FRONT TO CAPTURE HIS 2ND CAREER SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WIN IN HIS HOME COUNTRY- THIS TIME IN FRONT OF A HUGE CROWD IN NIGHT 1 OF THE “QUEBEC INVASION” AT AUTODROME GRANBY

By Mike Leone July 12, 2019

(Granby, QC)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance headed to unchartered territory on Friday night in the French-speaking province of Quebec as Autodrome Granby hosted night one of the inaugural “Quebec Invasion”. A big crowd turned out at the fast half-mile track to witness Late Models first for the first time in seven years when the World of Outlaws made an appearance. The Platinum Tour designated event saw all teams travel a minimum of four and half hours to as much as nearly 11 hours for the southwestern Pennsylvania teams.

On May 22, 2017, Canadian Charlie Sandercock finally scored a popular first ever Sweeney RUSH Tour win in his home country at Merrittville Speedway. Since then, Sandercock has been fast and close on several occasions when he’s made limited Tour starts, but was unable to get the job done. On Friday night, Sandercock fell back to fifth on lap 14 before charging back forward and taking the lead from race-long leader Michael Duritsky, Jr. on lap 35 to capture the big $4,000US payday to the delight of his home country fans.

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"RUSH HOUR 30" WEEDSPORT MAVTV "WATCH PARTY" AUGUST 8 AT THREE RIVERS KARTING; INAUGURAL RUSH GRAND PRIX CHAMPIONSHIP KARTING EVENT TO ALSO TAKE PLACE ALONG WITH "ARRIVE & DRIVE" FOR FANS

By Mike Leone July 10, 2019

(Leetsdale, PA)...After an extremely successful Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance event at the beautiful Weedsport Speedway on July 2, Series Officials have begun to plan the "RUSH Hour 30" Watch Party, which will take place at Three Rivers Karting (3RK) for the Thursday, August 8 MAVTV broadcast presented by Sunoco Race Fuels distributed by Insinger Performance at 7 p.m. Adding to the excitement of the "Watch Party" will be the inaugural running of the RUSH Grand Prix Karting Championship Event, which is open to racers that compete in any RUSH-sanctioned division. Other regional racers as well as crew members and fans are also invited to "arrive and drive" go-karts throughout the day and evening to join in the fun!

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INAUGURAL "QUEBEC INVASION" TO FEATURE $4000 TO-WIN SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL PLATINUM TOUR EVENTS FRIDAY AT AUTODROME GRANBY & SATURDAY AT LE RPM

By Mike Leone July 8, 2019

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance is set to head north of the border in unchartered territory making its inaugural appearances in the French-speaking, Canadian province of Quebec. The inaugural "Quebec Invasion" will feature $4,000 to-win Platinum Events on Friday night (July 12) at the half-mile Autodrome Granby and Saturday night (July 13) at the quarter-mile Le RPM Speedway.

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FRESH OFF $10,000 AT LERNERVILLE, MAX BLAIR MAKES HIS WEEDSPORT DEBUT A WINNING ONE CAPTURING TUESDAY’S SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR RACE; SHOW TO BE BROADCAST AUGUST 8 ON MAVTV PRESENTED BY SUNOCO RACE FUELS DISTRIBUTED BY INSINGER PERFORMANCE

By Mike Leone July 2, 2019

(Weedsport, NY)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance headed to the Empire State on Tuesday night for a special pre-Independence Day holiday program in the return to the beautiful, state-of-the-art Weedsport Speedway. Race #9 was tape delayed by MAVTV/SpeedSport.TV for the second straight year as the “RUSH Hour 30” will be shown on August 8 on MAVTV. Television was made possible by presenting sponsor Sunoco Race Fuels distributed by Insinger Performance. Alternative Power Sources, Close Racing Supply, and CrateInsider.com were again segment sponsors. In addition, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply sponsored the in-car cameras, while Three Rivers Karting sponsored both the speed shot wall and cushion cams and will have a watch party on August 8.

Fresh off his $10,000 “Bill Emig Memorial” victory 10 days ago at Lernerville Speedway, Max Blair made his first ever appearance at the showplace Weedsport Speedway a winning one. Blair raced from sixth to second in the dash then passed last year’s winner, John Waters, on lap two and drove a masterful race through lapped traffic to garner the victory. Blair’s fifth Sweeney Tour victory in his seven starts this season boasted his earnings to well over $25,000!

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RAIN POSTPONES SATURDAY'S (6/29) SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR "MANUFACTURERS NIGHT" PRESENTED BY MSD TO JULY 20 AT PITTSBURGH

By Mike Leone July 1, 2019

(Imperial, PA)...Early Saturday afternoon (June 29), Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway management made the tough decision with the sun shining to call off the "Herb Scott Memorial" for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series due to projected thunderstorms arriving early in the evening. The decision turned out to be the correct one as the "Monster Half-Mile" was hit with several rounds of storms that would have washed out the program. PPMS management and RUSH Series Directors have agreed to reschedule the $2,000 to-win Marquee Event, which also includes the "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance with over $30,000 of product giveaways, to Saturday, July 20.

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MAX BLAIR PASSES ROSS ROBINSON WITH 5 TO GO TO WIN THE RICHEST CRATE LATE MODEL RACE IN THE HISTORY OF THE NORTHEAST; BLAIR'S $10,000 VICTORY COMES IN FRONT OF A HUGE CROWD FOR THE "BILL EMIG MEMORIAL" PRESENTED BY HOVIS FOR THE SWEENEY RUSH TOUR AT LERNERVILLE PART OF THE "FIRECRACKER 100"

By Mike Leone June 22, 2019

(Sarver, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series presented by Pace Performance was part of the 13th annual "Firecracker 100" weekend at Lernerville Speedway with the Worlds of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models for the first time ever. Preliminary action for RUSH was held on Friday with Saturday's "Bill Emig Memorial" presented by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply being the richest Crate Late Model event in the history of the Northeast! Huge crowds were on hand both nights and it's believed Saturday's crowd was the largest ever to watch a Crate Late Models race. The event attracted 53 RUSH Late Model drivers from seven different states plus Ontario, Canada.

Max Blair has been one of the top Crate Late Model racers in the nation for many years. And even though Blair focuses more on Super Late Model racing in recent years, Blair is always the driver to beat no matter where he goes. Blair will tell you Lernerville has never been one of his best tracks. On Saturday night, Blair didn't have the fastest car for the majority of the "Bill Emig Memorial" feature; in fact, had fell back to seventh during the second half of the 50-lap feature. But Blair benefitted from some others' misfortunes and then came on late to pass Ross Robinson with five laps to go to score the $10,000 victory! For Blair, it was his fourth Sweeney Tour victory in six starts this season boasting his earnings to over $23,000!

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