By Mike Leone


May 5, 2022               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pulaski, PA)...The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants is proud to announce that for the second straight year, Waterstone Mortgage of Hermitage will present the "Loyalty Program".  One RUSH Modified racer will win a complete race ready Chevrolet Performance 602 Sportsman Modified crate engine package (carb-to-pan) valued at approximately $11,000; this will be the most valuable product to ever be given away in the history of the RUSH Racing Series!    


True to its name, the "Loyalty Program" presented by Waterstone Mortgage of Hermitage will reward loyalty.  In order to be eligible for the engine giveaway, drivers must be a RUSH member and cannot compete in a non-RUSH sanctioned Sportsman Modified event the same night as a contested RUSH-sanctioned event throughout the 2022 season.


Eligible drivers competing in 25-49% of total completed RUSH events will receive one chance for the engine giveaway; eligible drivers competing in 50-74% of total completed RUSH events will receive four chances; eligible drivers competing in 75-99% of total completed RUSH events will receive eight chances; and any eligible drivers that compete in 100% of the total completed RUSH events will receive 10 chances.


The engine package will be drawn at the season finale on October 15 at Lernerville Speedway's "Steel City Stampede" by a Waterstone Mortgage representative.  Last year, Chas Wolbert capped off his second straight Hovis Weekly Series Championship by being selected as the lucky winner of the engine package presented by Waterstone Mortgage of Hermitage.


The promotion is made possible by Sara Cipriano, who is a Mortgage Loan Originator at the Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, Pa. branch.  Sara is the mother of 2020 RUSH Sportsman Modified "Futures Cup" Champion, Ayden Cipriano.  In 2020, the Hermitage, Pa. driver recorded five top 5s and nine top 10s including a career best third at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on his way to sixth in both the Hovis Weekly Series Championship and the Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble" Series points.  Last year, Cipriano recorded two top 5s and eight top 10s.


"After such a positive response to the Loyalty Program last year we knew that we wanted to be involved again going into 2022," stated Cipriano.  "A lot of racers within the series have become friends to our family.  Not only their appreciation but their gratitude was overwhelming.  I can't wait to see what the 2022 season brings and to see who the lucky recipient is this year!"


"Sara contacted us last year about getting involved with the Series through Waterstone Mortgage," explained RUSH Director Vicki Emig.  "We felt this year long promotion was something racers would really look forward to and in its debut the program proved extremely successful.  Even with the cost of the package increasing, Sara stepped up to continue to do this promotion in 2022!  And what a way for a loyal RUSH racer to end the year by winning an $11,000 Chevrolet Performance 602 engine package thanks to Waterstone Mortgage of Hermitage."


"We don't know of any other similar program in the region and we can't thank Sara enough for her continued support of the RUSH Sportsman Modified division," continued Emig.  "We hope that everyone remembers and also reminds friends and relatives to in turn support Waterstone Mortgage for their home mortgage needs."


Other RUSH corporate marketing partners who joined with Waterstone Mortgage to complete the Chevrolet Performance 602 "race ready" engine package are Holley Performance Products, MSD Performance, Schoenfeld Headers and Jones Racing Products along with Ingram Engines, Race 1 and 955 Automotive.


For more than 20 years, Waterstone Mortgage has worked with families across the nation, helping them achieve their homeownership dreams.  Waterstone Mortgage was founded in 2000 in suburban Milwaukee with a small 3-person team.  By 2006, Waterstone Mortgage had grown to 58 employees in two states.  In 2013, their corporate team relocated to their current Home Office in Pewaukee- a 56,000-square-foot facility.  Over the years, Waterstone Mortgage has won a variety of top workplace awards and gained national recognition for their loan production.


To contact Sara, who is the home lending expert at the Hermitage Waterstone Mortgage, check out her website at Saramortgagepro.com, like her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sarawaterstone/, and follow Waterstone Mortgage on Twitter @Waterstone.


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, and Stop-Fyre.


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 www.rushracingseries.com. Like the Sportsman Modified Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsportsmanmods and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSportMods.