MARION CENTER RACEWAY TO JOIN HOVIS RUSH LATE MODEL WEEKLY SERIES PROGRAM IN 2023; SETS UP STRONG TANDEM WITH DOG HOLLOW SPEEDWAY
By Mike Leone
October 25, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Marion Center, PA)...The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants is excited to announce that Marion Center Raceway has signed on to be part of the Weekly Series program in 2023. The Saturday night 1/4-mile bullring will host 8-10 RUSH Late Model sanctioned events including their first ever Flynn's Tire Touring Series show in 2023. The addition of Marion Center along with Dog Hollow Speedway will provide RUSH Late Model racers a great tandem of Indiana County speedways that are located just 23 miles apart.
Marion Center opened in 1966 and was run successfully by the Potts Family over the years until Randy Reitz took over the operation in 2021. Marion Center held its first and only RUSH Late Model sanctioned event on August 13 this past season as Josh Ferry won the second annual "Snyder/Martz Memorial" over Jeremy Wonderling in the Weekly Series special. Marion Center also hosted their first ever RUSH Sprint Car event on September 10 that was won by eventual Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Champion Chad Ruhlman.
RUSH member racers competing at Marion Center in 2023 will be eligible for all of the exciting RUSH Championship programs including the National Weekly Series Championship, "Track Pack" bonus program, and the Futures Cup for those eligible racers. These programs combined offer several thousand dollars to the racers for their efforts at their "weekly" speedways. 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", offers each individual RUSH weekly-sanctioned speedway $2,500 to the track's top six member racers. The 2023 RUSH member champion at Marion Center will earn $1,000 with $500 for second, $400 for third, $300 for fourth, $200 for fifth, and $100 for sixth; this is over and above any additional monies the driver may have earned in the "National Weekly, "Futures Cup" or "Touring" Series programs. For additional information on the RUSH Late Model program, please see the following link: https://www.rushlatemodels.com/Informational%20Mailing%20Sheet%20LM%202022.pdf.
"Throughout the years Marion Center has been a track where many of our racers have wanted to compete at," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "This past August they tested the waters with a RUSH Late Model Weekly Series event in the 'Snyder/Martz Memorial' as well as inviting the RUSH Sprint Cars in September. Both of these events were a success and helped set the stage for future possibilities."
"With Dog Hollow's RUSH Late Model car count continuing to grow this past season in just their second year of operation after being closed, it's going to be a it's great to know these racers now have a second night to race for our valuable championship programs close to home," added Emig. "There is no doubt this is going to be a huge positive for the continued development of the RUSH Late Models in this part of the region; the early announcement is also beneficial to allow potential new racers the time needed to get ready to compete. Marion Center will carefully schedule their RUSH Weekly events and they will not conflict with any RUSH Touring Series dates scheduled in the area."
Interested racers that are not currently on the RUSH Late Model 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.
Marion Center Raceway is located one mile from US Route 119 at 484 Potts Rd., Marion Center, PA 15759. For more information, check out their website at www.marioncenterraceway.com and follow them on Facebook by searching Marion Center 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, 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.