By Mike Leone


December 3, 2017               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pulaski, PA)...Series Officials continue to work on a daily basis to grow and create additional exciting and valuable programs around the new Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance.  The announcement that Lernerville Speedway will be anchoring the division with 10 events in 2018 was a huge boast to the Series and additional dates are being finalized that should see the schedule consist of approximately 24 Bonnell's Rod Shop events.  As drivers continue to prep for 2018, RUSH and Pace Performance/Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC would like to remind everyone that the required RUSH sealed GM 602 crate engines can be purchased through RUSH's Authorized Engine Rebuilders network.


The RUSH Authorized Engine Rebuilder network includes 955 Automotive (Erie, PA), Brougher's Machine Shop (Pittsburgh, PA), CRE Engine (Morrisdale, PA), C.Smith Machineshop (Wooler, ON), C.J. Rombold Engine Builders (Beaver Falls, PA), Cams Racing Engines (White Marsh, VA), Cresap Automotive Machine (Cumberland, MD), Donath Motor Worx (Syracuse, NY), Empson Automotive (Knoxville, PA), Hendren Racing Engines (Rutherfordton, NC), Ingram Engines (Kittanning, PA), John Saunders Racing (Watford, ON), Jennerstown Engine Technologies (Jennerstown, PA), Luke's Auto Machine (Port Robinson, ON), Marty Brown Race Engines (Glen Burnie, MD), Race 1 (Poland, OH), Workman Automotive Machine (Quinte West, ON).  The complete list with contact info can be found under the Engine tab on the website or directly at the following link


Of course the GM 602 Sprint Car engine can be purchased directly at Pace Performance in Boardman, Ohio by calling 888-748-4655.  Don Blackshear, a former RUSH Authorized Engine Rebuilder, is the director of Circle Track Operations at Pace. 


The base pricing on the Pace GMP-19258602--SPD Sprint Car engine is $5,179 and includes the following:

         GM 602 engine with low profile oil pan upgrade

         Rear cam drive installed

         Balance hub and yoke assembly

         Throttle linkage kit

         RUSH seals installed


The GMP-19258602-SPDX Sprint Car base engine dressed package is $7,850 and includes the following:

         Base engine package with RUSH/MSD rev limiter

         Aluminum water pump

         Pulley kit

         Carburetor with stud kit

         Fuel regulator with fittings and lines to carburetor

         Air filter kit

         Block-off plate with water fittings

         Distributor advance lockout plate

         Spark plugs with wires

         Schoenfeld spec headers

         Race prep with break-in oil and filter


The printable color flyer with this information is available online at  Know that financing options are available.  You can also check out their website at


"As is the case with drivers in our RUSH divisions, a lot of drivers develop a relationship with their authorized engine rebuilder of choice," explained RUSH Series Director Vicki Emig.  "We take great pride in authorizing these engine rebuilders, and we just want to make everyone aware that they can purchase the Pace Performance GM 602 Sprint Car engine through their rebuilder of choice.  The process is new for many in the Sprint Car division compared to those in our other divisions."


2018 RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring,,, and Valley Fashions.


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 Sprint Car website is "Like" our Facebook page at and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints for the latest news and updates.