By Mike Leone


April 20, 2015             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pulaski, PA)…The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series is once again proud to announce that Riverside, California-based K&N Filters has renewed their marketing partnership with the Series that will not only benefit the racers in both the RUSH Late Models and RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, but also the fans during the 2015 racing season.  All told, K&N will award well over $10,000 in product!   


A nightly K&N “Cold Air Induction” Dash will continue to be run at each of the Sweeney Late Model Touring Series events in both the Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels Northern Region and the Bazell/Sunoco Race Fuels Southern Region, in addition to the new Bicknell Racing Products Touring Series for the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds! 


At six chosen events, a lucky fan will also take home a K&N Cold Air Induction System valued at up to $500!  A lucky fan at each of the remaining events will receive a certificate for one free K&N Air Filter!


“To have a well-known, national company such as K&N Filters continue to be a major contingency sponsor each year is a testament to the Series, our racers, and fans,” stated RUSH Co-Director Vicki Emig. “The K&N Dash has been a nice part of our Sweeney Tour events for the racers, while at the same time will allow attending fans the ability to win either a free filter or a cold air induction system.  Last year they got involved with our new Sportsman Modifieds and with the Bicknell Tour created this year, we’re happy to have a K&N Dash for them as well.”


On Sweeney RUSH Late Model Tour events when time trials set the heat race lineup, the four-lap K&N “Cold Air Induction” Dash finish will determine the beginning of the feature line-up. On non-time trial events for all Sportsman Modified events, the Dash will be for the four or five positions (depending on how many heats are run) after the redraw spots to determine those feature starting positions.


The K&N “Cold Air Induction” Dash winner will receive a $100 K&N certificate. Second place will receive a $50 K&N certificate. Third and fourth place finishes (or any other starters) will receive $25 cash from RUSH.


In addition, points will be awarded for each night’s dash to determine the season ending K&N “Cold Air Induction Dash Championship”.  Troy Shields won the opening K&N Dash Saturday at Roaring Knob to take the early point lead.  Rick Singleton is the defending champion.


Fans can also look forward to the opportunity of winning K&N product or certificates at each of the Touring Series events.  The crown jewel of the K&N program for the fans will be the chance to win one of six K&N Cold Air Induction Systems for use on their personal vehicles.  Each system is valued at up to $500.


These six exciting fan giveaways will take place at Winchester Speedway on May 9, Freedom Speedway on June 5, Wayne County Speedway on July 4, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Tri-City Raceway Park on September 13, and Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway on September 19. 


“When you add up the total value that K&N has generously given to the RUSH Series, the dollar amount is overwhelming at well over $10,000 especially to a grassroots racing series,” stated Co-Director Mike Leone. “This will be the fourth straight year K&N has been involved with us, and this program adds to our goal of continuing to increase value and excitement around each Touring Series event.  We hope both drivers and fans throughout our region will choose or continue to patronize this fine company as the K&N name has become synonymous with the sport of auto racing.  It’s also great to see several of the racers take time and tweet their thanks to K&N.”


K&N Engineering, of Riverside, California, is the inventor and leading innovator of reusable cotton gauze filter technology for automotive applications. From humble beginnings as a family run business over 40 years ago, K&N Engineering, now a truly global company with offices in the U.K. and the Netherlands continues to operate with an enthusiast mindset and a direct connection with motorsports that carries over throughout all levels of management and manufacturing.


K&N Filters were originally developed in the extreme demands of Off-Road Racing. After over 40 years of US manufacturing, the original design still holds true. K&N’s High-Flow Air Filters are built to provide increased horsepower, long life and the valuable protection you need to perform in any condition. K&N’s vast collection of performance long life air-filters covers just about every vehicle on the road today; Big Rigs, Semi-Trucks, Diesel Pushers, RVs, motor homes, car, trucks, motorcycles and ATV’s.


K&N invented the world’s first air filter guaranteed for one million miles. That same warranty applies to their High-Flow Air Intake Systems. K&N’s products are well engineered, built with the finest materials and they stand behind them 100%. Many K&N Intake Systems are street legal in all 50 states.


K&N’s air intake systems are guaranteed to produce horsepower in your vehicle. K&N replaces the restrictive factory intake assembly with a custom designed high-performance air intake system. Manufactured in the USA, these K&N air intake systems allow your engine to breath efficiently, offering increased airflow and immediate power gains, without fuel-management modifications to your car, bike, or truck.


In addition to being a great performance upgrade for your vehicle, K&N’s air intake systems are easy to install. A typical installation can be done with a screwdriver, pliers and a ratchet-set in 90 minutes or less! K&N specifically engineer their kits to use existing factory holes and mounting points, making installation simple. The vast majority of our cold air intakes do NOT require any cutting or drilling.


K&N automotive oil filters provide high flow rates while providing outstanding filtration. High filter flow rates are especially important in racing vehicles where heavier grade oil is used and the oil is pumped much faster than in a standard vehicle. K&N automotive oil filters are engineered to handle all grades of synthetic, conventional and blended motor oils. For more information on K&N Filters, check out their website at www.knfilters.com.  Like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/knfilters and follow them on Twitter @knfilters.   


RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Bazell Race Fuels, MSD Ignition, Maxima Racing Oil, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, The Brake Man, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, TurboStart, Beyea Headers, FK Rod Ends, Bobby Lake Motorsports, Crate Innovations Inc., Velocita-USA, High Gear Speed Shop, CrateInsider.com, B.R.A.K.E.S., RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.


RUSH Sportsman Modified marketing partners: Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Bicknell Racing Products, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, MSD Ignition, Maxima Racing Oil, Jones Racing Products, VP Racing Fuels, FK Rod Ends, Sherwood Racing Wheels, Velocita-USA, Precise Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, K&N Filters, TBM Brakes, Rocket Racing, and B.R.A.K.E.S.

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 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.