FREEDOM RETURNS UNDER HOVIS RUSH RACING SERIES BANNER FOR 2023; LATE MODELS TO BE SANCTIONED AFTER A 6-YEAR ABSENCE; PRO MODS TO BE SANCTIONED FOR THE 1ST TIME
By Mike Leone
January 29, 2023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Delevan, NY)...The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants is excited to announce that Freedom Motorsports Park has signed on as a weekly-sanctioned track for 2023. The 1/3-mile western New York dirt track operated by Bob Reis will have both its Late Model and Pro Mod divisions sanctioned for Friday night competition.
Freedom, which was one of the original four weekly tracks that ran Late Models when Chevrolet Performance crate engine racing debuted in the Northeast in 2007, and was previously under the RUSH banner for its Late Model division from 2014 through 2016. After a six-year absence, RUSH will sanction the Late Model division at Freedom, and for the first time ever the Pro Mod division will be sanctioned by RUSH.
"We're excited to have Freedom back under the RUSH banner," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "This will be a great addition for western New York racers to add an additional night of competition to accumulate RUSH points and for those racers that have been Freedom regulars to take part in our point funds. The Pro Mod racers will now have a three-night circuit in the region as Freedom will join up with Stateline on Saturday nights and Bradford on Sunday nights."
RUSH Late Model member racers will be able to participate at Freedom in 2023 and be eligible for all of the programs including the National Weekly Series Championship, "Track Pack Bonus" program, and the “Futures Cup” for those eligible racers. While membership is not mandatory to compete in any RUSH-sanctioned event, membership also includes a $100,000 excess participant accident policy, which is over and above drivers’ health insurance and speedways’ participant accident policy.
The "Track Pack Bonus" is offered to all RUSH weekly-sanctioned speedways, and once again in 2023 will award $2,500 that each track's top six member racers will share. The 2023 RUSH member champion at Freedom will earn $1,000 with $500 for second, $400 for third, $300 for fourth, $200 for fifth, and $100 for sixth.
RUSH Pro Mod racers compete for a 20-position, $15,000+ Weekly Series Championship that pays $3,500 to-win. Eligible teenagers can also compete for the "Futures Cup" Championship.
Late Model and Pro Mod racers that are not currently on the RUSH driver/owner contact list, should contact the RUSH Office to be added by providing your name, address, phone # and e-mail to [email protected] or by calling 724-964-9300.
Freedom is located at 11099 Bixby Hill Road, Delevan, New York 14042. Their website is www.freedommotorsportspark.com. Like them on Facebook by searching for Freedom Motorsports Park.
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, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Precise Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Novus Home Mortgage Hermitage, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, DrumPreserve, CrateInsider.com, Marthinsen & Salvitti Insurance Group 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 www.rushlatemodels.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.