By Mike Leone


February 25, 2014                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pulaski, PA)…As the excitement continues to grow for the inaugural Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modified season, Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are proud to announce AERO Race Wheels has been named the Series' "Official Racing Wheels".  AERO will be major contributor on the "Manufacturers Night" in addition to providing certificates at each Sweeney Tour event.


The Northeast-style dirt Modified division will debut in 2014 at many of the regional speedways and will feature GM 602 crate engines ($3,250 through Sweeney’s Pace Performance), spec Hoosier Tires on steel wheels, and affordable and long-lasting Bilstein “sealed" shocks ($135).  


In 2013, sister series Sweeney RUSH Dirt Late Models gave away over $30,000 in product at "Manufacturers Night" at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway.  A similar night guaranteeing over $5,000 of product will be held for the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds at Lernerville Speedway at a date to be announced.  AERO's contribution to this event will be eight RUSH-legal steel wheels as four lucky drivers will each receive a pair of wheels.


In addition, AERO Racing Wheels has provided the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified Series with 18 $40 gift certificates toward the purchase of wheels.  These will be given away randomly at each Sweeny Tour event in 2014. 


“A large part of the success of the RUSH Dirt Late Model Series has been the influx of thousands of dollars of actual product giveaways to our racers,” explained Emig.  “We have made a commitment to our Modified racers to build these same type of programs into their Series.  AERO is just another great example of the caliber of nationally recognized companies that also believe in the importance of building a Sportsman Modified division throughout our region.  They have a great product and we're pleased to promote them and their great giveaways for our new Series in 2014."     


“Everyone here at AERO Race Wheels is excited to be a part of this new division from the get go," stated AERO's Marketing Manager Kelli Peton.  "We look forward to providing the racers with quality products and great prices and have full intentions of growing with the RUSH Sportsman Modified division.”


In 1995, AERO Race Wheels, located in Estherville, Iowa, was established by current owner F.L. "Skip" Miller on the conviction that this company and its dedicated staff could provide higher quality wheels designed specifically to endure the tough requirements and conditions of the racing industry. Most importantly, the wheels needed to be manufactured and marketed while maintaining an affordable price structure. Since then, we have become the largest premier steel racing wheel supplier and our product line speaks for itself. It's not an understatement to say that we have made our mark in the racing community in just a short time.  For more information, check out their website at


The 2014 season for the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will get underway with a Weekly Series event on Saturday, April 26 at Sharon Speedway.  Member racers can begin to accumulate points to the inaugural championship that will distribute a minimum of $10,000 to the top 15 drivers.


2014 membership forms are available online under the membership link at  Membership cost is $125, which makes driver eligible for the Series point fund, $100,000 of additional excess participant accident insurance over and above driver’s health insurance and/or speedway’s policy, as well as additional perks.   


Both Precise Racing Products and Big Daddy’s Speed Center have offered a 5% discount on all racing parts (excluding the sealed Bilstein shock, fuel, and tires) for the entire 2014 season to all RUSH Sportsman Modified member drivers! 


2014 RUSH Sportsman Modified marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, VP Racing Fuels, FK Rod Ends, Precise Racing Products, and AERO Race Wheels.

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 Sportsman Modified website is  Those on social media can like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSportMods.