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BICKNELL SPORTSMAN MOD TOUR FEATURE RAINED OUT SATURDAY AT SHARON AFTER PRELIMS COMPLETED; FEATURE TO BE MADE UP IN SPRING 2017

By Mike Leone | September 16-17, 2016

(Hartford, OH)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance competed at Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday night as part of the track's annual "Apple Festival Nationals" in doubleheader action for the Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series and the Bicknell Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series.  Heat races were completed on Friday night for both divisions with the remainder of the program for the Late Models finishing up on Saturday night before heavy rain hit the speedway that washed out the Sportsman Modified feature.  That feature will be completed in the spring of 2017.


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CHELSIE KRIEGISCH MAKES HISTORY WITH HER 1ST CAREER WIN IN BICKNELL TOUR FOR SPORTSMAN MODS AS PART OF TRUMBULL COUNTY FAIR

By Mike Leone | July 13, 2016

(Cortland, OH)...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 Sportsman Modified Touring Series made its annual stop at the big 5/8-mile at Expo Speedway part of the 170th annual Trumbull County Fair.  Sunshine, high humidity and temps in the low 90s were present as the severe storms held off until well after the event.   


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1ST WIN OF 2016 FOR NICK RITCHEY IN BICKNELL RUSH SPORTSMAN MOD TOUR AT LERNERVILLE

By Mike Leone | July 1, 2016

(Sarver, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance headed to Lernerville Speedway on Friday night for the first of two visits of the season by both the Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series and the Bicknell Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series.  Some light showers early in the evening didn't cool the hot action on the track as Bryce Davis and Nick Ritchey were victorious in the Late Models and Sportsman Modifieds respectively.  A total of 71 crate engine cars were in the pits from all over Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, West Virginia, and Virginia including 19 Stocks.  A special congratulations to RUSH Pro Stock member Bob Egley for winning his first feature on the $135 spec, sealed Bilstein Shocks.


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RECORDS SHATTERED AS OVER $17,000 IN PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTED FOR "MFG NIGHT" PRESENTED BY MSD AMONGST 26 SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MOD DRIVERS SATURDAY AT SHARON

By Mike Leone | June 27, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)... Sharon Speedway played host to the third annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modified Series on Saturday night (June 25).  A record 26 cars turned out for the Bicknell Racing Products Tour event as a record of more than $17,000 in products were distributed in addition to the cash payoff.  Every racer received at least one product valued at a minimum $300 with several winning multiple prizes. 
 

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CAREER 1ST SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MOD WIN FOR CHAS WOLBERT COMES IN BICKNELL TOUR OVER RECORD 26-CAR FIELD AT SHARON; OVER $17,000 IN PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTED FOR "MFG NIGHT" PRESENTED BY MSD

By Mike Leone | June 25, 2016

(Hartford, OH)... The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modified Series headed to Sharon Speedway on Saturday evening for the first of two appearances by the Bicknell Racing Products Touring Series.  A record 26 cars turned out for the third annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance as more than $17,000 in products were distributed.  Every racer received at least one product valued at a minimum $300 with several winning multiple prizes.  A complete list of product winners will be posted at a later date.

 

Chas Wolbert made the move up this season to "big cars" after a successful career running Mod Lites throughout the region.  Wolbert has been fast all year recording top eight finishes in all six Bicknell Weekly Series events to date at Sharon, and was fresh off a third place finish last Sunday at Tri-City Raceway Park in the Bicknell Tour opener.  On Saturday night, Wolbert charged from the 10th starting spot to run down race-long leader Brian Schaffer then got past the slowing leader on the final lap for the $600 win.  Wolbert, who now takes over the Bicknell Tour point lead, was also awarded the Maxima Racing Oil "Maximum Performance" award.


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ADAM HILTON WINS OPENING BICKNELL TOUR EVENT FOR SPORTSMAN MODS IN $600 "BILL EMIG MEMORIAL" AT TRI-CITY

By Mike Leone | June 19, 2016

(Franklin, PA)... The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance helped christen in the 2016 season opener at Tri-City Raceway Park as the second year of ownership under Mark Tatalovic began on a beautiful Sunday evening for Father's Day. It was a RUSH doubleheader for the annual "Bill Emig Memorial" featuring the Sweeney Late Model Touring Series and the opener for the Bicknell Racing Products Sportsman Modified Touring Series. Bryce Davis picked up the Late Model win, while Adam Hilton captured the Sportsman Modifieds as both racers received a beautiful laser etched "Bill Emig Memorial" hardwood award. The Tatalovic Family and general manager Chad Wagner presented Series Director Vicki Emig with a plaque and hanging baskets as part of her father's memorial and her efforts with the RUSH Series throughout the region.  


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THUNDER MOUNTAIN TO HOST 3 SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MODIFIED EVENTS THIS SUMMER WITH THE 1ST OF 3 BICKNELL WEEKLY SERIES EVENTS PAYING $500 TO-WIN ON FRIDAY NIGHT

By Mike Leone | June 13, 2016

(Brookville, PA)... The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modified Series powered by Pace Performance is excited to announce the addition of Thunder Mountain Speedway to its Series in 2016.  Thunder Mountain will host three Friday night Bicknell Racing Products Weekly Series events this summer beginning with the first ever this Friday night (June 17) followed by July 29 and August 19.


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MATT LATTA WINS SHARON $2000 "APPLE FESTIVAL NAT'S" MAKE-UP FOR 1ST EVER SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WIN; GREG MARTIN TOPS RECORD 24-CAR SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MOD FIELD FOR $800 BICKNELL TOUR WIN

By Mike Leone | April 16, 2016

(Hartford, OH)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance officially completed the 2015 season on Saturday night at Sharon Speedway with the twice postponed "Apple Festival Nationals".  Capturing victories were Matt Latta in the Sweeney RUSH Late Model Tour event, while Greg Martin topped a record field of 24 Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds for the Bicknell Touring Series victory.


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LARGE LIST OF NATIONAL & REGIONAL CORPORATE MARKETING PARTNERS SET TO RETURN AS PART OF 2016 SWEENEY RUSH SERIES; COLLECTIVELY CONTRIBUTING OVER $110,00 IN ACTUAL PRODUCT TO RUSH RACERS

By Mike Leone | April 8, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...As the 2016 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance season begins to roll with three completed Late Model events already in the books at Potomac and Winchester Speedways, the Series is pleased to announce that their entire group of both national and regional long standing corporate marketing partners will return for yet another season with the Series, with the majority participating in all four RUSH divisions.  All told, over $110,000 in actual product and another $115,000 in Championship program cash, for a grand total of over $225,000 of value will be distributed to RUSH racers across all divisions!


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NUMEROUS NEW RACERS SET TO INFLUX SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MODIFIEDS PRESENTED BY BICKNELL RACING PRODUCTS AS 2016 LOOKS TO BE A BREAKOUT YEAR PROCESS

By Mike Leone | March 17, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...The third season for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modifieds presented by Bicknell Racing Products is fast approaching.  For the second straight year, Sharon Speedway will be the weekly home of the division with Lernerville Speedway, Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway, Tri-City Raceway Park, and Expo Speedway all holding events.  Bicknell Racing Products returns for the second straight year to present the Weekly, Touring, and Futures Cup championship programs.  RUSH is pleased to see continued growth once again as already a confirmed 13 new racers are set to join the division in 2016 including eight that will be rookie racers coming off a season that already produced the 2015 Western PA Rookie-of-the-Year in Kole Holden.


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UNDERSTANDING THE SWEENEY RUSH RACING SERIES GM CRATE ENGINE REBUILD/REPAIR SEALING PROCESS

By Doug Kennedy | March 15, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...Racing and controlling cost seems to be the perfect marriage for local and regional dirt drivers that have chosen to compete in the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance.  One of the most important pieces of the success of the RUSH program has to do with their rebuild, repair, and sealing program; one that is shared throughout the country with both the Sweeney RUSH Racing Series and sister series NeSmith. GM crate engines utilized in either of these programs are required to be properly sealed if the motor does not have the original GM sealing bolts.


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CLASSIC INK USA BECOMES “OFFICIAL APPAREL” OF SWEENEY RUSH RACING SERIES FOR 2016; NEW APPAREL AVAILABLE

By Mike Leone | March 4, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is excited to announce a partnership with Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery of Butler, Pa. for the upcoming 2016 season.  Classic Ink will be the “Official Apparel” of RUSH and will provide the opportunity for RUSH-sanctioned speedways to purchase apparel for resale, as well as have RUSH apparel available to fans and racers at numerous RUSH-sanctioned events throughout the season.  Classic Ink will also develop a website apparel store for RUSH and be a contributor to the 2016 RUSH “Manufacturers Nights”.


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SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MOD SERIES RELEASES 2016 BICKNELL TOURING SERIES SCHEDULE; ADDITIONAL EVENTS SCHEDULED OVER 2015

By Mike Leone | February 26, 2016

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modified Series powered by Pace Performance is set to begin its third year of existence heading into the 2016 season.  Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are proud to release an expanded 2016 Bicknell Racing Products Touring Series schedule, which will feature seven events at four different speedways in addition to the 2015 “Apple Festival Nationals” make-up.


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SWEENEY RUSH SERIES SHOWCASING THEIR YOUNG RACERS THROUGH THE "FUTURES CUP" PROGRAM LED IN 2015 BY CLINTON HERSH & KOLE HOLDEN

By Doug Kennedy | September 24, 2015

(Pulaski, PA)... What do Ryan Montgomery, Nico Dabecco, Eric Wilson, and Michael Lake all have in common?  They were all past champions of the "Futures Cup" program with the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series. 

 

Since winning the title, each of them has gone onto excel in the RUSH Late Model Series.  Montglast year’s Touring champion and the 2011 "Futures Cup" champ.  Lake is the youngest driver in Pennsylvania history to win a Late Model feature.  He accomplished that feat when he was 12 at Roaring Knob, and most recently just won his first career Super Late Model feature at Roaring Knob!  He was also the 2014 champ.  Wilson was the youngest driver at the age of 14 to win a feature at Sharon Speedway and captured the "Futures Cup" title in 2013, barely edging out Lake.  Dabecco took the championship in 2012 and went on to win several feature events. And now you can soon add 16-year-old Clinton Hersh to that list as well.    


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SWEENEY RUSH SERIES SECURES EXCESS PARTICIPANT ACCIDENT INSURANCE FOR LATE MODEL & SPORTSMAN MOD MEMBERS; ADDITIONAL PLANS AVAILABLE

By Mike Leone

November 23, 2013

(Pulaski, PA)… Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone have already been hard at work on plans for the 2014 season.  The Series will feature under its umbrella year number two for the Late Models along with the highly-anticipated debut of the Sportsman Modifieds in 2014.  One of the new attributes for member racers of both divisions will be an excess participant accident insurance policy as well as the option to purchase a CAP (Competitive Advantage Program) policy for both themselves and crew members.

A RUSH membership (Late Model or Sportsman Modified) will automatically enroll the racer into the Excess Participant Accident Policy giving the racer $100,000 of excess medical benefit insurance; coverage is excess over participant's health insurance and track's participant accident insurance while participating in a RUSH-sanctioned event.....CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE   

                                     

 
 


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