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COREY MCPHERSON SWEEPS BOTH RUSH & OPEN PENN-OHIO PRO STOCK ACTION AT LERNERVILLE FOR $2500; 1ST RUSH LATE MODEL WIN OF 2017 FOR CLINTON HERSH; CHAS WOLBERT HOT IN RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS; BIG SEASON ENDING GENESEE RUSH LM WINS FOR JASON GENCO & BRYCE DAVIS

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone September 19, 2017

(Pulaski, PA)...With the 2017 racing season nearing the close, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance family of speedways are in full post-season mode. Only a few track points titles are yet to be counted, while some tracks have just special events remaining and others already shuttered for the year.

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ROBERSON & BLAIR KEEP ON WINNING IN BATTLE FOR $5000 SWEENEY RUSH LM NATIONAL WEEKLY SERIES TITLE; 1ST EVER RUSH LM WIN FOR PETTYJOHN; CHAD CARLSON MAKES 2ND BRADFORD START A WINNING ONE FOR CAREER 1ST EVER RUSH PRO MOD WIN

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone September 13, 2017

(Pulaski, PA)...The race season may be winding down and the temperatures may be cooling down, but the action remains hot in the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance. Across the spectrum of RUSH sanctioned tracks, points are wrapping up and postseason specials are underway; meanwhile, the race for RUSH's championships are quickly coming down to the wire with hotly contested battles.

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TRIMBLE MAKES WINNING RUSH LATE MODEL DEBUT AT ROARING KNOB; LUNGER DOUBLES UP IN LM & PRO MODS AT STATELINE; CAREER 1ST WIN FOR SLATER IN RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS; ZAMBOTTI FINALLY WINS IN 2017 IN RUSH PRO STOCKS

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone August 31, 2017

(Pulaski, PA)...As the month of August draws to close, so does the regular season as points titles are being determined at many speedways and points races throughout in the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance heats up. The RUSH Late Model, Sportsman Modified, and Pro Stock divisions all had a first time winner with Brent Trimble, Steve Slater, and Joey Zambotti; in fact, Trimble and Slater's victories were their first ever in RUSH.

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MIKE PEGHER JR WITHSTANDS CHALLENGES FROM MID-ATLANTIC STANDOUT LOGAN ROBERSON FOR 2ND SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOURING SERIES WIN IN 3 RACES ON SUNDAY AT TRI-CIY; NEARLY $50,000 IN CASH & CONTINGENCIES DISTRIBUTED FOR "MFG NIGHT" PRESENTED BY MSD

By Mike Leone August 20, 2017

(Franklin, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance completed a busy stretch with its third event over the past nine days on Sunday at Tri-City Raceway Park. The spacious half-mile northwest Pennsylvania track owned by Mark Tatalovic hosted Sweeney Tour race #12 of the 2017 season in its second and final visit of the season. A season high 48 cars turned out from all over Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, West Virginia, Virginia, and Delaware for the sixth annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance as nearly $50,000 in cash and contingencies were distributed.

After going nearly 15 months without a Sweeney Tour win, Mike Pegher, Jr. has been on a roll in the last nine days. Pegher nailed down the $4,010 "Jook George Steel City Classic" last Saturday at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway, finished second on Thursday at McKean County Raceway, then on Sunday took the lead from Andrew Wylie on lap on lap seven and held off Logan Roberson for the $2,000 win! Pegher earned $7,110 in cash plus contingencies for car owner Brian Swank over that nine-day stretch!

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JOHN WATERS DOMINATES RUSH LATE MODELS AT MCKEAN FOR 2ND SWEENEY TOUR WIN OF 2017; BECOMES 6 DIFFERENT WINNER IN 6 MCKEAN COUNTY FAIR RACES

By Mike Leone August 17, 2017

(East Smethport, PA)...After the wildly successful "Jook George Steel City Classic" on Saturday at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance was right back in action on Thursday night at McKean County Raceway for the first of two appearances during the 2017 season. Despite a bleak forecast of 80% chance of rain, drivers from Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia were on hand, and the races were moved along quickly just beating the fast closing storm system with the feature in the record books by 8:30 p.m. The event was race night number two as part of the 112th annual McKean County Fair. After an early heat

 race tangle, John Waters made his way through the field to make the feature redraw. Waters then drew the pole position and went out and dominated the 25-lap feature earning his second win of the season and eighth consecutive top five finish! The defending Series champion closed the gap to just four points on point leader Bryce Davis, who dropped out of the event. Waters, who was chosen as the Maxima Racing Oil "Maximum Performance" award winner, becomes the sixth different winner in six McKean County Fair events run.

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ROBERSON DOUBLES UP IN "BATTLE OF BAY" TO TIE FOR SWEENEY LATE MODEL WEEKLY SERIES POINT LEAD; GRIGSBY ENDS 2-YR WINLESS DROUGHT; WYATT SCOTT WINS 1ST EVER AT BRADFORD & COUSIN RYAN EARNS CAREER 1ST PRO MOD VICTORY

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone August 16, 2017

(Pulaski, PA)...The race weekend of August 10-13 for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance was a big one to be sure, and was highlighted by a huge Late Model Touring Series event in Pittsburgh. Logan Roberson earned $2,100 for his "Battle of the Bay" wins at Potomac and Winchester Speedway as he tied Max Blair for the Sweeney Weekly Series point lead. Paul Grigsby ended a two-year winless drought with his Humberstone win, while Mike Pegher, Jr. ended a 15-month Touring Series winless streak. Wyatt Scott invaded Old Bradford Speedway and captured his first victory of the season and first ever at Bradford on Sunday, while his cousin Ryan picked up his first RUSH Pro Mod win the night before at Stateline.

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SWEENEY RUSH "MANUFACTURERS NIGHTS" PRESENTED BY MSD "EVOLVE" INTO OVER $110,000 OF VALUABLE PRODUCT GIVEAWAYS; LATE MODEL "MFG NIGHTS" COMING THIS WEEKEND

By Doug Kennedy August 14, 2017

(Imperial, PA)...One of the most anticipated events on the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Series powered by Pace Performance schedule is traditionally "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance, and will take place Sunday Night, August 20 at Tri-City Raceway Park. Meanwhile, the newly created "traveling" edition, will take place the night before (August 19) at Winchester Speedway; together distributing over $53,000 of valuable useful product to RUSH Late Model racers throughout the region. Other divisions under the RUSH banner, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods, Pro Stocks, and the new Asphalt Series will reap another $57,000 bringing the total product value given to RUSH racers via these events only to well over $110,000 in 2017!

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MIKE PEGHER JR ENDS 15-MONTH WINLESS DROUGHT ON SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WITH $4,010 "JOOK GEORGE STEEL CITY CLASSIC" WIN TOPPING SEASON HIGH 43-CAR FIELD AT PITTSBURGH

By Mike Leone August 12, 2017

(Imperial, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance sanctioned the 28th annual "Jook George Steel City Classic" on Saturday night at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Race #10 of the 2017 season brought out a season high 43 cars from all over Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New York, and Michigan to "Dirt's Monster Half-Mile". Approximately $22,000 cash plus contingencies were paid out for the season's richest event as a special thanks goes out to event organizer Branden Lockwich, who secured funds from many contributors to make the event what it was.

Mike Pegher, Jr. ended a near 15-month winless drought on the Sweeney Touring Series by beating out point leader Bryce Davis for the $4,010 victory to become the season's seventh different winner in 10 races. In doing so, Pegher became the first four-time winner of the "Jook George Steel City Classic". Pegher just missed out on a perfect night due to a runner-up in the K&N Dash as he set fast time, won his heat race, and the 40-lap feature bringing his night's total to $4,235 plus contingencies including the Maxima Racing Oil "Maximum Performance" winner.

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HOMAN DOUBLES UP WITH SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WINS AT FULTON & HUMBERSTONE; BOSSARD WINS SEASON'S 1ST IN LM AT STATELINE; HOLDEN WINS 1ST EVER RUSH MOD RACE AT ERIEZ; 1ST BRADFORD PRO MOD WIN FOR DIXON

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone August 8, 2017

(Pulaski, PA)...As the calendar rolls into August, the racing rolls on in the family of tracks under the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance banner. Well past the midpoint of the season, point titles are heating up and special race shows are populating the racing landscape.

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1ST CAREER RUSH LATE MODEL WINS FOR STEVE LEBARRON & KYLE LEE; KEVAN COOK WINS FULTON'S "TOPLESS" LM RACE FOR 1ST VICTORY OF 2017

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone August 1, 2017

(Pulaski, PA)...In yet another weekend of dodging the rain, not all the tracks in the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance family were able to get their events in. Rain dominated just about everywhere throughout the region on Friday, while Saturday saw rain confined to the southern portion of our area, and despite a dry forecast, Mother Nature even threw some rain at McKean County on Sunday. Three Late Model drivers were able to cop their first wins of the season including career first RUSH wins for Steve LeBarron and Kyle Lee!

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COMPETITOR ALLEN BRANNON & CAR OWNER JAMES STEVENS ASSESSED PENALTIES FOLLOWING JULY 27 RUSH LATE MODEL EVENT

By Mike Leone August 1, 2017

(Pulaski, PA)...On July 27, 2017 at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Delaware, competitor Allen Brannon finished third in the RUSH Late Model feature event. During post-race technical inspection, Brannon was disqualified for a suspension infraction and was disqualified for the event (loss of points and monies).

In addition, throughout the technical inspection Brannon refused to allow RUSH Officials to take tire and fuel samples. Thus, RUSH Officials levied the same penalties for each refusal as they would have for a sample which is found to be illegal. In this case, an illegal tire and illegal fuel each carry a thirty day suspension and a $500 fine. For his refusal to allow both tire and fuel samples to be taken, Brannon and car owner James Stevens will be suspended for sixty days from all RUSH-sanctioned events, and then will have to pay a total fine of $1,000 before they can resume competing with RUSH.

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MAX BLAIR WITHSTANDS LATE RACE CHARGE FROM RUSSELL KING AT ERIEZ TO SECURE 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WIN OF 2017

By Mike Leone July 30, 2017

(Erie, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance headed to Eriez Speedway on a beautiful Sunday evening. Race #9 of the 2017 season was to be the second "Marquee" event of the year at the racey, 3/8-mile northwest Pennsylvania speedway; however, the May 28 event was rained out. Sunday attracted 31 teams from all over Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and West Virginia to compete.

 2015 Sweeney Tour Champion, Max Blair, made just his second start of the season a winning one by capturing the 30-lap $2,000 to-win feature. Blair took the lead early on from Chad Wright then withstood challenges from both him and a late race charge by Russell King to become the sixth different winner in nine events this season. Max has now won four of the five Sweeney Tour events at Eriez over the past three seasons with his father Rob winning the other one in a substitution role! Blair was also named the Maxima Racing Oil "Maximum Performance" award winner as he nearly swept the night setting fast time, winning his heat, the feature, but had a second place dash finish. All told, Blair won $2,125 in cash plus contingencies.

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KERR, BEARDSLEY & SHIELDS PICK UP 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WINS; WOLBERT & CARLSON CAPTURE 1ST WINS IN RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS & RUSH PRO MODS

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone July 21, 2017

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance crossed the halfway point of the month of July last weekend. All but two of the weekly-sanctioned speedways that were in competition were able to complete their racing programs without Mother Nature dampening action. In the RUSH Late Models, three drivers (Tanner Kerr, Sean Beardsley, and Troy Shields) won their first races of the season, while the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds and RUSH Pro Mods each featured Chas Wolbert and Justin Carlson winners for the first time this season.

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SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL SERIES TO DEBUT TRAVELING "MFG NIGHT" PRESENTED BY MSD JULY 29 AT WINCHESTER; OVER $13,000 IN PRODUCT TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO MID-ATLANTIC RUSH RACERS

By Mike Leone July 19, 2017

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series powered by Pace Performance is excited to launch a new program to its growing contingency product giveaways. The traveling "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance will debut on Saturday, July 29 at Virginia's Winchester Speedway. This night of course will be in addition to the annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD, which will be held at Tri-City Raceway Park on Sunday, August 20.

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RUSSELL KING'S 2ND SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WIN OF 2017 IS HIS 3RD EXPO WIN; FLAWLESS CAUTION-FREE NIGHT OF RACING

By Mike Leone July 12, 2017

(Cortland, OH)..The second half of the season is now underway as the majority of the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance weekly-sanctioned speedways were able to complete their events last weekend. Several drivers won their first races of the season including career first RUSH wins for Tim Fedder in the Late Models and Matt Harvey in Pro Mods. It was a good weekend for Brad Mesler as he won not one, but two events for his first victories of 2017!

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MESLER WINS SEASON'S 1ST AT GENESEE & BRAFORD; 1ST EVER FOR FEDDER AT PATH VALLEY & WRIGHT ALSO GETS 1ST OF SEASON AT ERIEZ IN SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WEEKLY SERIES ACTION; HARVEY STOPS LUNGER'S STATELINE PRO MOD STREAK

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone July 14, 2017

(Pulaski, PA)..The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance had another doubleheader event on Wednesday evening as the Sweeney Late Model Touring Series and the Bicknell Racing Products Sportsman Modified Touring Series made its annual stop at the big 5/8-mile at Expo Speedway part of the 171st annual Trumbull County Fair. Track conditions were optimal and most likely the best ever in the 10-year history of RUSH racing at the fairgrounds. The entire night, which received rave reviews, went caution-free with only one total DNF in the features.

Russell King always makes the most of his RUSH Late Model starts. Making just his third start of the season, King led every lap of his heat race, redrew the pole for the feature, and went out and led all 20 laps of the non-stop feature for his second win of the season. Following up on his $2,000 win at Lernerville Speedway on June 30, King added $1,500 for his third career RUSH win at Expo, and was also named the Maxima Racing Oil "Maximum Performance" Award winner.

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WHITE & SOPAZ SCORE BIG 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WINS AT GEORGETOWN & HUMBERSTONE WHILE ALVEY WINS 1ST IN POTOMAC MAKE-UP; CAREER 1ST SPORTSMAN MOD WIN FOR GILLESPIE; DIXON WINS 1ST EVER IN PRO MODS

By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone July 5, 2017

(Pulaski, PA)..It was a very full holiday weekend for the tracks and racers of the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance over the last few days. Very little rain to deal with and a ton of action at every track! Several racers captured their season's first wins, while others continued their dominance at their respective tracks. All in all, car counts were very strong especially in the RUSH Late Models.

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COMPETITOR ROBERT COSSELL IV ASSESSED PENALTIES FOLLOWING JULY 1 RUSH LATE MODEL EVENT

July 5, 2017

(Pulaski, PA)...On July 1, 2017 at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, Pennsylvania, competitor Robert Cossell IV finished second in the RUSH Late Model feature event.  During post-race technical inspection, Cossell refused to allow a RUSH Official to confiscate his engine for further technical inspection.  Thus, Cossell and car owner RCR Dirt has been assessed the following penalties per the 2017 RUSH Rules:

·         Disqualification from the event with a loss of points and monies

·         Loss of points earned to date in 2017

·         One-year suspension from all RUSH-sanctioned events

·         $1,000 fine, which must be paid before driver and/or car owner can compete in a RUSH-sanctioned event


 

BRYCE DAVIS MAKES A LAST LAP, TURN 4 WINNING PASS OF JOHN WATERS FOR A THRILLING $3000 VICTORY IN THE 1ST EVER SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOURING SERIES EVENT AT BRADFORD

By Mike Leone July 2, 2017

(Rew, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance paid a visit to Old Bradford Speedway on Sunday to kick off the Independence Day holiday. The "Firecracker 50" event marked the first ever Sweeney Tour event at the historic 1/4-mile bullring. Race #7 of the 2017 slate saw Bryce Davis victorious, while Rich Michael, Jr. won his first ever at Bradford in the Sweeney RUSH Pro Mod Weekly Series event.

One month ago at Outlaw Speedway, Bryce Davis won what he thought was his most exciting victory out-dueling Series stars Jeremy Wonderling and defending champion John Waters. On Sunday night, Davis may have done one better. Davis tracked down Waters in the final laps in lapped traffic and made a last lap, turn four winning pass of Waters for the $3,000 victory with the packed grandstands on their feet. Davis was selected as the Maxima Racing Oil "Maximum Performance" award winner.

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RUSSELL KING SWEEPS THE NIGHT & BECOMES 5TH SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOURING SERIES WINNER IN 6 RACES AFTER $2000 LERNERVILLE WIN

By Mike Leone June 30, 2017

(Sarver, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance made its first visit of the season to Lernerville Speedway on Friday night for both the RUSH Late Model Touring Series and the RUSH Sportsman Modified Bicknell Racing Products Touring Series. Capturing wins were Russell King in the Late Models and Anthony Gillespie in the Sportsman Modifieds. In addition, the RUSH Pro Stocks were also in action for a Sweeney Weekly Series event, which was won by Tyler Dietz making for a total of 75 crate engine RUSH cars in the pit area. The event was completed without delay despite areas all around getting heavy rains.

Making his first start since May 22 in Canada at Merrittville Speedway, Russell King out-dueled an early battle with Series point leader Bryce Davis then held off a late charge by Mike Pegher, Jr. to win the 30-lap Sweeney RUSH Late Model Tour feature. King, who is a regular at Lernerville in the Super Late Model class, earned $2,000 for the victory as he became the fifth different winner in six events this season. King was also the recipient of the Maxima Racing Oil "Maximum Performance" award after a clean sweep of the night- fast time, heat win, dash win, and feature win.

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PACE PERFORMANCE "SUMMER CHASE" GETS UNDERWAY THURSDAY FOR SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL ELIGIBLE RACERS; 2018 ROCKET XR1 CHASSIS CERTIFICATE VALUED AT $7,500 PART OF PROGRAM

By Mike Leone June 27, 2017

(Pulaski, PA)...With July among us, that means it's time for the Pace Performance "Summer Chase" to kickoff for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series. Not only will the drivers listed below be eligible for the $10,050 point fund, but they'll also be part of the drawing to win a certificate valued at $7,500 towards the purchase of a 2018 Rocket XR1 Chassis, Stage 2!

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