By Marcie Barlow


August 18, 2023                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pulaski, PA)...Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Racing Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants racers and fans had to dodge the rain drops last Friday and Saturday before the weekend ended on a dry note on Sunday.  Jeremy Pilkerton overcame a challenging 2023 season to capture his first RUSH Late Model main event of the season, while Breyton Santee, Dave DuBois and Alan Chapman added to their 2023 win tallies scoring victories in RUSH Late Model City Chevrolet Weekly Series action.  Chad Homan added his name to the record books as the winner of the first RUSH Late Model main event held at the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park.  RUSH Pro Mod competitors Zain Harvey and Dennis Lunger, Jr. also captured wins this weekend, while Lane Reinwald did the same in the RUSH Stock Cars. 


The Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Late Model Flynn’s Tire Touring Series returned to Woodhull Raceway on Tuesday, August 8 for the first time in nine years with an excellent field of 34 competitors despite threatening weather.  Jeremy Wonderling, who grew up just 30 minutes from the speedway, led the entire distance of the 30-lap event and held off the challenges of Bryce Davis to score his eighth Flynn’s Tire Tour Series win of the season, which was worth $4,350.  Davis held on for the second spot with veteran Joe Martin claiming third.  Track regular Austin Allen, who started sixth, recorded his first career Series top five finish with Austin Hauser in fifth.


Jeremy Pilkerton scored a well-deserved victory at Potomac Speedway Friday night ending what had been to this point a rather frustrating season.  Pilkerton beat Ed Pope to the first turn and went on to lead the entire distance of the 20-lap main event to pick up his first RUSH Late Model win of 2023.  Pope came home in second with rookie teenager Jarrett Evans finishing a career best third.  Megan Mann and Scooter Tippett rounded out the top five.


Dave DuBois claimed his first RUSH Late Model win season at Freedom Motorsports Park on Friday to bring his RUSH divisional win total to three at three different speedways!  Kurt Stebbins was second in his Freedom season debut.  Chad Homan, Mike Wonderling and Brad Mesler completed the top five.


Alan Chapman added victory number six to his 2023 win total at Skyline Motorsports Park on Friday.  New Hampshire's Carl Eldridge made his first ever visit and was second over Todd Chapman.  North Carolina invader Troy Brady was third as Brad Smith completed the top five.


The RUSH Late Model division will be a weekly division at the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park in 2024 and on Sunday evening the division made an appearance at the speedway to give the fans a preview.  Veteran Chad Homan scored the $1,000 City Chevrolet Weekly Series victory and his name will go into the record books as the first ever RUSH Late Model winner.  Big-Block Modified start Demetrios Drellos scored his career best RUSH finish in second.   Zack Carley made the four-hour tow from Freedom, NY and was third.  Former Fulton Speedway regular, Sean Beardsley, was fourth in his first RUSH start of 2023.  Rob Pitcher made his RUSH debut and was fifth.


Sunday at Eriez Speedway fifth place starter Breyton Santee ran down leader David Parker and slid by him in turn four in the closing laps to score his fourth victory of the season at the Erie, PA oval.  It was Santee's fifth overall win of 2023 as he sits second in the City Chevrolet National Weekly Series points.  Santee has finished on the podium for seven straight races at Eriez!  A disappointed Parker finished second with Matt Sipes, Khole Wanzer and David Pangrazio following.  Eriez has had at least 20 cars for all eight of their shows this season. 


Brad Mesler tallied his third RUSH Late Model victory of the season Sunday evening at Bradford Speedway.  After Jeremy Wonderling won in his first four starts at Bradford this year, Mesler has put a stop to his win streak at the last two events.  Mesler also leads the $1,000 to-win City Chevrolet "Track Pack" points at Bradford.   Austin Hauser and Jake Wilber recorded their best finishes of the season in third and fourth.  Jacob Tubbs was fifth.


Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Pro Mod competition Friday night at Freedom Motorsports Park saw Zain Harvey collect the victory, which was his first of the season, and third overall as he sits second in points.  Weekly Series points leader, Steve Dixon, was second as Bill Holmes, Josh Wilcox and Tyler Oakes followed. 


On Sunday evening at Bradford Speedway veteran Dennis Lunger, Jr. made his first visit of the season a profitable one as scored his fifth overall in RUSH action as the defending and six-time champion makes a last season push towards a seventh straight title.  Al Brewer came home in second with Critter Hemphill, Damian Bidwell and Oakes.  


In RUSH Stock Car action Lane Reinwald visited victory lane at Eriez for the third time this season and fourth overall Sunday evening.  Cody Rickard was second.  Kaden Michael was third as he continues to lead the $2,000 to-win Weekly Series Championship in addition to the "Futures Cup".  William Baker, Jr. was fourth over Alex Bush. 


Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Late Model action was rained out at Raceway 7, Genesee, Marion Center, Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, Tyler County, and Woodhull.  In addition, Late Model competitors at Delaware International, Georgetown, Stateline and Winchester Speedways were off.


Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified and Sprint Car action that was scheduled at Sharon Speedway on Saturday evening was also rained out.


This weekend’s RUSH Late Model action includes a special $1,000 event at The Hill Speedway on Friday as well as weekly action at Skyline Raceway Motorsports Park.  Saturday evening’s RUSH Late Model action will take place at Genesee Speedway, Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, Stateline Speedway, Tyler County Speedway, Winchester Speedway and Woodhull Raceway for $2,000 to-win.  Sunday evening RUSH Late Model action is scheduled at Eriez Speedway.


The RUSH Pro Mod teams will be in action at Stateline Speedway on Saturday for their rescheduled "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance.  More than $15,000 in products will be distributed to the teams that evening.


The Hovis Auto and Truck Supply Sportsman Modified drivers will be in action both Friday and Saturday as the Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble" Series is scheduled for Raceway 7 (Friday) and Sharon Speedway (Saturday).  The RUSH Sprint Cars will also be in action Saturday at Sharon Speedway.


As we continue to work our way through the month of August there is still plenty of RUSH Racing Series action on tap so be sure to visit a speedway near you this weekend and “Feel the RUSH!”


The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Flynn's Tire, Sunbelt Rentals, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Bilstein Shocks, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Precise Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers,, and Terry Bowser Excavating.  


E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at [email protected] and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300.  The RUSH Late Model website is Like our Facebook page at and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.