By Mike Leone


May 6, 2021               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pulaski, PA)...Throughout the years, the Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC has become an industry leader in awarding its drivers tens of thousands of dollars of valuable product contingencies in conjunction with their championship monies.  The 2021 season will be no different as once again the product value will exceed $150,000.  It is estimated that approximately 300 different racers will capture a product valued at a minimum of $300 with many receiving items over $500, and some cashing in on products valued between $1,000 and $2,000 at some point in the season.      


Products are dispersed throughout the Series in two distinct manners, via both the RUSH Late Model and Sportsman Modified Touring events, as well as what has become one of the Series signatures, "Manufacturers Nights", that will see all six of the RUSH divisions share in well over $125,000  in 2021!  All told this year RUSH racers will share over $300,000 in championship monies and product, a record in Series history!      


"We couldn't prouder of the contingencies that we offer our RUSH racers through our various programs," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig.  "Last year was certainly a challenge with the COVID-19 pandemic, but our marketing partners and contingency sponsors still came through in a big way, which was truly incredible under the circumstances.  Our product contingency programs are a vital piece of the success of RUSH and we are truly  blessed to be able to partner with so many nationally recognized as well as regional companies that support the Series.   It's great to get back to normal this year and we're excited to be offering  several new contingency programs to the racers."


FK Rod Ends, Ontime Body & Graphic, Performance Bodies, Precise Racing Products, Sunoco, and TBM Brakes offer nightly contingencies for the Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Late Model Touring Series events.


Since 2017, FK Rod Ends has been the presenting sponsor of the "Shock the Clock" and "Beat the Heat" programs.  At every Late Model Tour race, the fastest overall qualifier receives $100, while each of the heat race winners receives $25.  FK has been a major contingency sponsor of RUSH since its inception, and is the "Official Rod End" of RUSH.  FK is annually one of the leading contributors at "Manufacturers Nights".  


Precise Racing Products will award a $100 gift card for the "Pedal Down" Hard Charger that passes the most cars in the feature.  In addition, the feature winner will receive a 5-Gallon Race Jug from Precise.  Located in Sarver, Pa., Precise Racing Products is the supplier of RUSH Hoosier Tires, Bilstein Shocks, and Sunoco Fuel, and is also a distributor of the RUSH Kart engines.    


The TBM Brakes “Tough Brake of the Night” will award three bottles of Xtreme6 Racing Brake Fluid valued at approximately $45 along with a certificate for a discount off any TBM Brakes purchase.  Based in Camarillo, California, TBM Brakes was the first major contingency sponsor of three of RUSH's Series and has been the "Official Brake" of RUSH for many years.  TBM Brakes annually awards one of it not the most prestigious product giveaways at all RUSH "Manufacturers Nights" with multiple sets of brake calipers. 


The first non-qualifier will receive a $100 gift card from Performance Bodies & Parts for the "Nosed Out" program.  Performance Bodies joined RUSH in 2019 at a major contingency sponsor providing thousands of dollars of gift cards.  Located in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Performance Bodies provides race teams with the same quality products, great service and fast delivery.  With a warehouse stocked full of high-quality, race-proven parts and a great team to provide you with their world famous same day shipping, Performance Bodies guarantees you won't be disappointed! All orders received are shipped the same business day.


Ontime Body & Graphic's "Spoiler Alert" will award a $150 spoiler kit to a rotating feature finisher nightly (note: if a driver has already won a spoiler this season, spoiler will be awarded to the next position).  Ontime Body & Graphic is the "Official Graphic Supplier" of RUSH.  Ontime is owned by Mark McClellan, one of the new partners at Dog Hollow Speedway. 


The new "Fill'er up with Sunoco Bucks" presented by Sunoco and Zarin Truck & Auto will see $200 in Sunoco Gas cards awarded nightly.  The Sunoco  Dash winner and a randomly selected driver at the drivers meeting will receive a $100 Sunoco gift card, which is redeemable at any Sunoco retail location in the country.  Sunoco is also the "Official Fuel" of RUSH, while Zarin Truck & Auto is the presenting sponsor of the "Jook George Steel City Classic" at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway and the "Cider Jug 40" at Sharon Speedway.  The Zarins also field a RUSH Late Model for their son Logan. 


At RUSH Sportsman Modified Tour events, Sherwood Wheels will award a free wheel to the recipient of the "Man of Steel" as one that bounced back from an earlier mishap to finish the event strongly.  Sherwood Wheels has been the "Official Wheel" of RUSH since 2015.  Sherwood Racing Products has been a leading steel wheel manufacturing company since 1990.  Located in Owego, NY, Sherwood's experience in racing makes them one of the best for quality and gives them a huge edge over their competition when it comes to building the lightest steel wheels.  Each of their products are proudly made here in the USA.  As racers themselves, they know what people want from a racing wheel, and put that knowledge into every wheel they build!


The above TBM Brake Man and Precise 5-Gallon Race Jug giveaways will also hold true for the Modifieds.


Of course leading the way on the contingencies are the "Manufacturers Nights" presented by MSD Performance.  Eriez Speedway will host the traditional Late Model one on August 15, while Genesee Speedway will host the "travelling" on September 25.  Combined, these two nights will award over $50,000 in valuable product to competing RUSH Late Model racers!  The RUSH Sportsman Mod one will take place at Sharon on July 31; the Sprint one on July 23 at Lernerville; the Pro Mod on June 12 at Stateline; the Stocks on a date and location TBA; and the Karts on August 14 at Stateline.


And new for 2021 is the "Loyalty Program" for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds presented by Waterstone Mortgage of Hermitage, which is operated by Sara Cipriano  One lucky RUSH Modified racer will win a complete race ready Chevrolet Performance 602 Sportsman Modified crate engine package (carb-to-pan) valued at $8,500+ from Pace Performance; this will be the most valuable product to ever be given away in the history of the RUSH Racing Series!  The drawing will take place at Lernerville Speedway on October 16.    


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 2021 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!


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, Born2Run Lubricants, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, FK Rod Ends, 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, Stop-Fyre, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage,, and Wedge Motorsports.


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