By Mike Leone


October 23, 2020             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pulaski, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Sportsman Modified Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is pleased to announce that Raceway 7 will again host the division in 2021 on a bi-weekly basis on Friday nights for the second consecutive year!  The 7/16-mile Conneaut, Ohio track's events will be part of the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series Championship plus there will be a separate "Route 7 Rumble" cumulative point fund series presented by Wedge Motorsports for the Raceway 7 and Sharon Speedway events!  Raceway 7 will rotate the Street Stocks and RUSH Mods throughout the season with both running bi-weekly.  In addition, Raceway 7 will have a five-position weekly track point fund.


"We were really excited when we made this announcement last year," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig.  "Obviously COVID disrupted the schedule at both Raceway 7 and Sharon, but we're pleased to be able to confirm that the program will 100% return in 2021 as how it was originally created this past year.  We're hopeful that by getting this announcement out early it will give racers in that area that are interested in center steer Modified racing the incentive to join the RUSH Sportsman Modified division."


Last year at Raceway 7, there were five different RUSH Sportsman Modified winners in five Hovis Weekly Series races including Garrett Krummert, Kole Holden, Rob Kristyak, Chas Wolbert, and Kyle Martell.  Prior to last year, five races were contested at Raceway 7 with five different winners.  Adam Hilton and Dave Conant, Jr. won events during the inaugural 2014 season.  After a four-year hiatus, Justin Shea won a thrilling event in 2018.  Chas Wolbert and Rob Kristyak shared 2019 victories during the month of June.  In total, there have eight different winners in 10 events!


"The shows at Raceway 7 over the years have been exciting with a lot of different drivers finding victory lane," added Emig.  "The RUSH Mods gives Raceway 7's fans something different to watch throughout the season, and rekindles some of the Modified memories from years gone by when the Big-Blocks ran their weekly from 1975-1989.  Raceway 7 just concluded their third year running our RUSH Late Models weekly and continues to draw in strong fields of cars for their weekly events."


The "Route 7 Rumble" Series presented by Wedge Motorsports will return, this time at 100%.  A cumulative point system for all races between Raceway 7 and Sharon will be used with the top eight drivers in points sharing $2,500 with $1,000 going to the champion!  Drivers must be a RUSH member to be eligible for the point fund. 


The 2021 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series Champion for the Pace RUSH Mods will take home $3,500 with an increase in all 20 points-paying positions!  Each points-paying position will increase from $100-$500, which represents a 36% increase over the 2019 points fund and more than an 83% increase over this past year's point fund.  This marks the second point fund increase since the Series debuted in 2014!


In 2020, Rob Kristyak captured the inaugural "Route 7 Rumble" Series Championship by just four points over Chas Wolbert.  Wolbert though had the upper-hand in Hovis Weekly Series Championship to earn his first RUSH Championship.  Rookie Ayden Cipriano captured the Hovis "Futures Cup" crown.   


FINAL 2020 Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble" Top 8 Championship Points: 1. Rob Kristyak 776  2. Chas Wolbert 772  3. Kole Holden 729  4. Kyle Martell 727  5. Tony Tatgenhorst 722  6. Ayden Cipriano 681  7. Greg Porter 657  8. David Kalb, Jr. 610.


A complete schedule of events for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will be announced this winter.      


2021 Hovis Weekly Series Championship Point Fund ($15,055): 1. $3,500  2. $2,000  3. $1,200  4. $1,000  5. $900  6. $800  7. $700  8. $600  9. $500  10. $400  11. $390  12. $380  13. $370  14. $360  15. $350  16. $340  17. $330  18. $325  19. $310  20. $300.


2021 Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble" Championship Point Fund ($2,500): 1. $1,000  2. $500  3. $300  4. $200  5. $150  6. $130  7. $120  8. $100.


Wedge Motorsports was started in 2001 by Dave Willoughby, who also serves as Sharon Speedway's General Manager since 2010.  Wedge is an Authorized Hoosier Tire Distributor for all RUSH tires,  an Authorized Distributor for the RUSH Bilstein Shocks for the various RUSH divisions, and has been an annual contributor to the RUSH Sportsman Modified "Manufacturers Night".  Wedge is located at 7761 Dawson Dr., Warren, Ohio 44484.  For more information and to view their online parts catalog, check out their website at  You can also like their Facebook at, follow them on Twitter @wedgemotorsport or call 855-577-RACE. 


Raceway 7 is located six miles south of Interstate 90, on Ohio Route 7, just south of Monroe Center (and Bushnell), Ohio at 4094 Center Road, Conneaut, OH 44030.  For more information check out and like their Facebook page at


RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic,, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA,, and Wedge Motorsports.


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 Like the Sportsman Modified Facebook page at and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSportMods.