By Mike Leone


July 8, 2022                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pulaski, PA)...Whether you're a fan of Late Models, Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Stock Cars or Karting, the Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Racing Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants racing action over the holiday weekend provided you with lots of exciting racing action.  Michael Norris captured the Herb Scott Memorial in RUSH Late Model Tour action at Dirt’s Monster Half Mile (PPMS), while Bryce Davis and Brady Wonderling captured their first victories of the season.  Victor Earle, Jr. tallied his career first RUSH Pro Mod win at Bradford Speedway and Dennis Lunger, Jr. continued his winning streak as he tallied win number five in Pro Mod action at Stateline Speedway.


Second generation competitor Bryce Davis scored his first RUSH Late Model victory of the season Saturday evening at Woodhull Raceway.  Davis, who started eighth, scored a very popular win over Jason Knowles.  Brett Marlatt claimed third with rookie Jacob Tubbs bringing home a sold fourth place finish.  Jason McGregor rounded out the top five. 


Genesee Speedway returned to action on Saturday after a two week break.  J.J. Mazur led the first circuit of the RUSH Late Model main before a caution slowed the field.  Veteran Chad Homan got by Mazur on the restart and went on to lead the final 24 circuits, which were caution free.  At the checkered flag Homan claimed a five second victory over Mazur.  It was Homan’s third divisional win at the speedway as well as his eighth on the RUSH circuit this season.  Jimmy Johnson, Bill Holmes and Doug Ricotta completed the top five.


Alan Chapman picked up his second RUSH Late Model victory at Skyline Raceway on Saturday night over Chris Fleming, Todd Chapman and Mike Kazmierczak.   


Michael Norris and Kyle Lukon led a 26-car field to the green for the "Herb Scott Memorial" as the Flynn’s Tire Touring Series made its first stop of the season at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Lukon took the lead with third place starter Logan Roberson in second and Norris in third.  Norris quickly moved to second a lap later with Daryl Charlier getting by Roberson for third on the fifth circuit. A caution on lap seven slowed the field.  On the ensuing restart Norris used the high groove to overtake Lukon. Charlier then got by Lukon on lap 13 and set his sights on Norris. Norris and Charlier battled through lapped traffic and treated the fans to some great racing action until the event’s final caution waved on lap 27 when Norris made contact with the lapped car of Brady Wonderling; unfortunately, Wonderling spun while Norris was able to keep going and maintain the lead.  The final restart saw Norris maintain the lead despite Charlier’s attempts to take the top spot.  At the checkered flag it was Norris taking the win by .748 seconds over Charlier. Michael Reft had his best Tour finish as he came home in third with Roberson and Lukon completing the top five.


Jason Genco was a two-time winner in RUSH Late Model action as he scored his first victory at Stateline Speedway Saturday night and then another the next evening at Eriez Speedway.   At Stateline, Genco and Wendell Pinckney led the 23-car field to the green.  Genco grabbed the lead and was never seriously challenged for the lead; however, Scott Gurdak, Damian Bidwell, Matt Sipes and Dennis Lunger waged a great battle for positions two through five.  Sipes held on for second with tenth place starter Bidwell finishing in third.  Gurdak and 13th place starter Randy Hall completed the top five.


While Lunger finished a disappointing 20th in the RUSH Late Model main event he extended his win streak to five in the Pro Mod division.  Tyler Oakes, Al Brewer and Chad Ramsey set the pace in first, second and third for the first four circuits as Lunger methodically worked his way through the field after starting ninth. Lunger moved into third on lap five and the second on the next circuit.  Lunger then ran down Oakes on lap seven and drove by him on lap eight.  At the finish it was Lunger, Oakes, Brewer, Victor Earle Jr., and Brendan Warner.         


Sunday evening racing action at Bradford Speedway saw two new faces in victory lane.  Veteran Brady Wonderling scored his first RUSH Late Model win of the season in a rare start outside of a Touring Series event.  John Waters came home in second as he's now finished first or second in all four starts.  Kurt Stebbins, Clayton Tarabori and Austin Allen followed.


Victor Earle, Jr. made the 2022 Fourth of July holiday a little more memorable as he scored his career first RUSH Pro Mod victory.  Earle defeated veteran Al Brewer, Tim Schram, Duane Powers and Josh Wilcox. 


At Eriez, Genco won his second of the year in the RUSH Late Models after his opening night win.  Drivers in second through fifth all recorded their best Eriez finishes of the year with David Parker in second over Sipes, Jacob Peterson, and Breyton Santee.


Potomac Speedway hosted a special Sunday night racing card, but the change in the day of the racing action did not hinder Kyle Hardy as started on the pole, withstood the mid race challenges of Jeremy Pilkerton and led the entire 20 lap main event to score the win.  It was Hardy’s third of the season at the speedway and fourth overall in Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly RUSH Late Model action.  Pilkerton finished second followed by Megan Mann, Matt Hill and Joey Love. 


Tyler County Speedway also hosted a special edition of Sunday night racing action that saw veteran Donnie Dotson capture his four victory of the season and his third consecutive RUSH Late Model main event.  Brandon Weigle came home in second with Lucas McDonald in third.  Michael Duritsky, Jr. and George Casto completed the top five.    


The Equipment Rental Options RUSH Sprint Cars celebrated the holiday weekend at the Knox Raceway on Friday and Tri-City Raceway Park on Saturday.  At Knox, Brandon Blackshear and Blaze Myers led the field to the green.  Blackshear led the first four laps until the event’s only caution waved for Joe Buccola. Blackshear maintain the lead on the restart but was soon sidelined with a mechanical problem and John Mollick inherited the top spot.  Gale Ruth, Jr., who started in the eighth position, closed the gap on Mollick and took over the top spot on the eleventh circuit.  Ruth went on to score his fifth divisional victory of the season over Mollick, Andy Priest, Myers and Arnie Kent.  


Veterans Chad Ruhlman and Jarod Larson led the RUSH Sprint field to the green Saturday evening at Tri-City Raceway Park.  Ruhlman led the first circuit but was quickly overtaken by third place starter Blaze Myers on lap two.  Myers quickly built up a straightaway lead while Ruhlman, Arnie Kent and Brian Hartzell battled for position two through four.  Myers was never challenged for the top spot and went on to claim his second victory in RUSH Sprint action as he also picked up the 2022 season opening event at Tyler County Speedway; however, it was his first career Tri-City victory.  Ruhlman, Kent, Hartzell and Gale Ruth, Jr. finished second through five respectively.


The lone Hovis RUSH Sportsman Modified event took place at Knox Raceway on Saturday evening.  Pole-sitter Justin Shea quickly took the lead with Kole Holden, JC Boyer and Ayden Cipriano battled for the second, third and fourth.  Several cautions slowed the action on lap seven but Shea took control when the action resumed.  Holden was on Shea’s bumper for the final 12 circuits but was unable to get by Shea, who went on to score his third divisional win of the season worth $600.  Holden, Cipriano, Jake Rutana and Chelsie Kreigisch rounded out the top five.   


The only RUSH Stock Car event that was completed was at Stateline on Saturday as Cody Rickard won for the fifth time.  Mikael Beaver made his first Stateline start of the year and was second.


Mother Nature claimed the Flynn’s Tire Hovis Auto and Truck Supply Late Model Touring event that was scheduled at Dog Hollow Speedway on Friday.  The event has been rescheduled to Friday, August 5.  In addition, weekly RUSH Late Model action at Raceway 7, the Hill Speedway and Winchester Speedway was also cancelled.  Delaware International Speedway was not in action this past weekend.


In RUSH Karting action at the Stateline Speedway on July 2, Emmie Bush won her first of the year in the Amateur class  Ethan Arnone won for the third time in the JR-1 class as an all-time record five karts were in competition.  Trenton Curry won for the fifth time in JR-2 class.  Mike Boardman won for the fourth time in the Adult class.


The upcoming weekend has the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire Touring Series RUSH Late Models making their only appearance of the 2022 season at Sharon Speedway on Saturday night in the second annual "Bill Forney Memorial" paying $3,199 to-win.  The Equipment Options RUSH Sprint Cars and the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants will also be in action.  On Sunday, the RUSH Late Model Touring Series will compete in their annual Manufacturer’s Night at Eriez Speedway.  More than $28,000 of product will be distributed at the event with each competing racer taking home a product package valued at a minimum of $400. 


Weekly RUSH Late Model action is scheduled for Raceway 7, The Hill Speedway and Dog Hollow Speedway Friday evening.  Saturday RUSH Late Model action is on tap at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, Skyline Speedway, Tyler County Speedway and Winchester Speedway.  The division will have the weekend off at Potomac Speedway, Woodhull Raceway, Stateline Speedway, Delaware International Speedway and Bradford Speedway.   


The RUSH Sportsman Modified division will return to Raceway 7 on Friday evening for a Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble" Series event.  The RUSH Pro Mod division is slated for action Sunday at Bradford Raceway.    


The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, DrumPreserve,, Marthinsen & Salvitti Insurance Group and Terry Bowser Excavating.