By Marcie Barlow


July 29, 2022              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pulaski, PA)...The "RUSH Summer Showcase" highlighted this week’s Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Racing Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants action as Daryl Charlier (Late Models), Garrett Krummert (Sportsman Modifieds) and John Mollick (Sprints) scored victories.  Other winners in RUSH Late Model action included Joe Martin, Logan Roberson, Chris Fleming and Jason Knowles.  Jacob Jordan picked up his career first victory in Sportsman Modified action at PPMS and veteran Dennis Lunger, Jr. continued to tally up wins in RUSH Pro Mod action.


Lernerville Speedway hosted the third annual "RUSH Summer Showcase" which saw 79 competitors compete in the three Chevrolet Performance crate engine divisions.  Jeremy Wonderling led the first circuit of the 30-lap RUSH Late Model main event before veteran Daryl Charlier took the top spot.  Charlier then masterfully maneuvered through lapped traffic to score the $3,000 Flynn's Tire Touring Series victory by 3.326 over Wonderling.  Charlier became the ninth different winner in 12 Tour races this year.  Kyle Lukon, David Pangrazio and Joe Martin completed the top five.


The Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified main event was led to the green by veteran Rob Kristyak and Brandon Ritchey.  Kristyak powered by Ritchey with Justin Shea following him to take the second spot.  Kristyak encountered lapped traffic with ten to go and this allowed Ayden Cirpriano and 11th place starter Garrett Krummert to close in.  Cautions slowed the field on laps 21 and 22 and provided Krummert with the opportunity needed to challenge for the lead.  The West Middlesex, PA driver got by Cipriano when the action resumed and went around Kristyak to score the win by 0.375 seconds.  Krummert became the third different Flynn's Tire Tour winner in three races this year.  Cipriano recorded his best Tour finish and came home in second.  Kristyak fell back to third. J.C. Boyer and Shea completed the top five.


Brian Hartzell led the first 13 circuits of the Hovis RUSH Sprint Car finale and appeared to be on his way to his career first victory before John Mollick took command.  Mollick went on to score the win in the non-stop event that was completed in just under seven minutes.  It was Mollick's second career RUSH Sprint win, but first since July 27, 2019 at Pittsburgh and first ever at Lernerville.  Hartzell held on for the runner-up spot with rookie Zack Wilson finishing third.  Gale Ruth, Jr. and Joe Buccola finished fourth and fifth respectively.


With the RUSH Late Model rainout at Tyler County for the Flynn's Tire Tour, two Tour drivers in Joe Martin and Logan Roberson were able to go elsewhere and pick up victories.


Tim Shaffer and Martin led the RUSH Late Model field to the green Saturday at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.  Shaffer led the first circuit before Martin took over the top spot.  Martin pulled away from the field while Shaffer, Jeremy Wonderling and Phillip Bubeck battled for second.  Bubeck took the second position from Wonderling on lap 12 and Wonderling then got shuffled back to fourth by Shaffer on the next lap.  Wonderling slowed to bring out the event’s lone caution on the 16th circuit.  This set up a four lap dash to the checkered with Martin picking up his first PPMS victory of 2022 over Shaffer, Bubeck, Brady Wonderling and Brandon Burgoon.


The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds were also in action at the Imperial, PA oval on Saturday night.  Jacob Jordan led the entire 15-lap distance to score his career first career victory over Weekly Series points leader Kole Holden, Ayden Cipriano, Cole Edwards and Lucas Canon.


Roberson meanwhile hustled back to compete at Winchester and the move paid off.  Making his first visit at the Virginia oval since April 30, Roberson remained undefeated in 2022 with his third win over a strong 23-car field worth $1,215.  Roberson inherited the lead after Kyle Hardy and Daniel Brown, Jr. tangled.  Bubby Tharp, Jr. was a season best second over Mike Franklin.  Keith Walls also turned in his best performance of the season in fourth with Winchester RUSH "Track Pack" points leader, Travis Campbell in fifth.


Joe Layfield and Clayton Tarabori led the RUSH Late Model main event to the green at Woodhull Raceway on Saturday night, but it was third place starter Jason Knowles who wasted little time in taking the lead.  Knowles went on to lead the main event and score his third victory of the season at the New York facility.  The Knowles brothers have won eight of the 12 features this season.  Rookie competitor Aaron Miller came home in second.  Tarabori was third for the sixth time in seven starts this year!  Brian Knowles was fourth over Brett Marlatt.


At Stateline Speedway it was another “Jason”, Jason Genco, who bested the 23-car RUSH Late Model field to pick up his second win of the season at the New York facility.  Genco has yet to finish outside the podium this year at Stateline as he continues to lead the "Track Pack" and National Weekly Series standings.  Veteran Scott Gurdak finished second with Jeff Hoffman in third.  David Parker and Matt Sipes rounded out the top five.  Stateline has averaged 25 RUSH Late Models per night this year!


Chris Flemming tallied his fourth win of the season in RUSH Late Model action at Skyline Raceway on Saturday night.  After his first career RUSH Late Model win the last time out, Dane Keller, was second.   Alan Chapman was third over Pat Parker and Harry Halliday, who made his season debut.


The lone RUSH Pro Mod event took place at Stateline Speedway on Saturday evening.  Divisional hot shoe Dennis Linger, Jr. started in the 12th position so a new face in victory lane was quite possible.  Pole sitter Al Brewer set the pace while Lunger methodically worked his way through the field; he cracked the top five on lap four, took the third spot on lap 12 and was second at the completion of lap 13.  A lap 18 caution gave Lunger the break that he needed.  When the action resumed, Brewer and Lunger battled side-by-side on the final circuit with Lunger using the inside groove of turn four to grab the lead and the win.  For Lunger it was his seventh consecutive win of season at the track as he inches closer to another RUSH Pro Mod Weekly Series title.  Brewer held on for the second position followed by Adam Ashcroft, Chad Carlson and Brian Mohawk.  


John Eckenrod score his third RUSH Stock Car win of the season at Dog Hollow Speedway and Mikael Beaver scored the victory at Stateline Speedway for the second straight week.


Winners in RUSH Karting action at Stateline Speedway were Emmie Bush (Rookie), Emily Heisler (JR-1), Trenton Curry (JR-2), and Mike Boardman (Adult).


RUSH Late Model competitors had the week off at Raceway 7, Dog Hollow Speedway, Potomac Speedway, Delaware International Raceway, and Genesee Speedway.


Mother Nature scored the win in weekly RUSH action at The Hill Speedway, Tyler County, Bradford Speedway, and Eriez Speedway.  In addition, the RUSH Sprint Car event scheduled at Knox Raceway was rained out and rescheduled for this Sunday night.


Coming up this week RUSH Late Model action is slated for Raceway 7 and Dog Hollow Speedway Friday evening.  On Saturday the RUSH Late Models will be in action at Genesee Speedway, PPMS, Stateline Speedway, Tyler County Speedway, Woodhull Raceway and Winchester Speedway.  Sunday RUSH Late Model action is scheduled for both Eriez Speedway and Bradford Speedway.  The Hill Speedway, Delaware International Speedway, Potomac Speedway, and Skyline Raceway will be dark this weekend.


The Hovis RUSH Sportsman Modified teams will be in action at Sharon Speedway Saturday.  The RUSH Pro Mods will race at both Stateline and Bradford Speedways this weekend.  Bradford is a $1,500 to-win 50-lap special, which is also the annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance with $14,500 of valuable product giveaways. 


As we close out the month of July the divisional points battles at the local speedways are heating up so be sure to take in a night or two or three of exciting RUSH racing action.


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. 


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