By Mike Leone


June 13, 2019             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pulaski, PA)...After only being able to complete two of the first eight scheduled events to date  due to rain in 2019, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance is hoping for better weather heading into this weekend's inaugural Tri-State Speedweek.  The four-race swing over five nights will include events in three different states (Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York) with Raceway 7 on Friday night (June 14), Stateline Speedway on Saturday night, Eriez Speedway on Sunday night, and closing out at Sharon Speedway on Tuesday night.   


Each of the four Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series special events will be capped off by a 20-lap feature paying $600 to-win, $150 to-start.  The Speedweek points fund will pay the top five spots $300, $250, $200, $175, $150 thanks to Pace Performance, CNC Specialties Manufacturing, and Intense Fab.


Friday's show at Raceway 7 will mark the first ever race appearance by the non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars at the Conneaut, Ohio oval.  In fact, it'll be a RUSH tripleheader as the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds make their first of two visits along with the track's weekly RUSH Late Models. 


On Saturday night, action shifts 80 miles east to Stateline Speedway.  The Series made two visits to the Scott Family's track, which is located just across the Pennsylvania border in Busti, NY, in 2018.  In was a homecoming of sorts for Chad Ruhlman, who lives 15 miles from the track, as he was able to sweep both $600 to-win events.  This will be another RUSH tripleheader as the weekly RUSH Late Models and RUSH Pro Mods will be part of this event. 


On Sunday, it's 40 miles back west to Eriez Speedway, which is located just outside of Erie, Pa. in Hammett.  Chad Ruhlman was also victorious in the only appearance last year at Eriez.  For 2019, new track owner, Dave Alexander, will bring in the RUSH Sprints twice with a second appearance slated for Sunday, August 11.  The RUSH Late Models will also be in action Sunday at Eriez in a Sweeney Weekly Series event.


After a day off on Monday, the Tri-State Speedweek will wrap up at Sharon Speedway on Tuesday night joining up with Ohio Sprint Speedweek for the All Star Circuit of Champions.  The RUSH Sprints will be the only support class on this popular night, which annually attracts a big crowd and car count for the All Stars.  Chad Ruhlman is coming off a win at Sharon last Saturday night edging out Brian Woodhall.  Ruhlman won the only completed appearance by the RUSH Sprints in 2018 at Sharon.


"This is a nice deal for our RUSH Sprint Cars," stated Director Vicki Emig.  "Our guys really enjoyed travelling around to different tracks last year year and we incorporated that theme in this four-race swing over five nights in three different states.  We have to thank the tracks for supporting the concept along with Pace, CNC, and Intense Fab for kicking in money for the Speedweek points fund.  This puts the cars in front of a different audience every night."


A record high 18 cars competed last Saturday night at Sharon.  A total of 24 different drivers have joined the Series for 2019 with a total of 29 engines sold by Pace Performance. 


RUSH Sprint Car Feature Payoffs for Speedweek:  1. $600  2. $300  3. $250  4. $225  5. $200  6. $195  7. $190  8. $185  9. $180  10. $175  11. $170  12. $165  13. $160  14-18. $155  19-24. $150.  Tow $75.


Tri-State Speedweek Points Fund ($1,075): 1. $300  2. $250  3. $300  4. $175  5. $150.


Raceway 7 is a 7/16-mile dirt track located six miles south of Interstate 90 on Route 7 at 4094 Center Road, Conneaut, Ohio 44030.  For more information, check out their website at  Like their Facebook page at


Stateline Speedway is located nine miles southwest of Jamestown, NY, south of Busti, NY at 4150 Kortwright Rd., Jamestown, NY 14701. For more information, check out their website at  Like their Facebook page at and follow them on Twitter @NewStateline.


Eriez Speedway is a 3/8-mile track located outside of Erie, Pa. in Hammett at 9821 Sampson Rd., Erie, PA 16509.  For more information, check out  Follow them on Twitter @EriezSpeedway1 and like their page on Facebook at


Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at


RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC & Pace Performance 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,, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA,, 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 Racing Series website is Like the Sportsman Modified Facebook page at and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSportMods.