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PACE RUSH SERIES TO CLOSE OUT 2021 THIS WEEKEND AT LERNERVILLE'S "STEEL CITY STAMPEDE"; EQUIPMENT RENTAL OPTIONS RUSH SPRINT TITLE TO BE DECIDED

October 12, 2021

(Sarver, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC will have a tripleheader of action this weekend (October 14-16) at Lernerville Speedway for the "Steel City Stampede". The Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants RUSH Late Model Tour finale will lead the way along with the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series, and the RUSH Sprint Cars in an Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series special. The event will be broadcast live on LernervilleTV.

Practice will be held Thursday night (October 14) with heat races for all divisions on Friday night followed by the conclusion of the events on Saturday. Group qualifying for the RUSH Late Models will be at 7 p.m. on Friday followed by racing at 7:30. On Saturday, racing will begin early at 4 p.m. The Chevrolet Performance 602 RUSH Sportsman Modified engine drawing presented by Waterstone Mortgage will take place on Saturday. The rain date is Sunday.

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CHAD RUHLMAN OVERTAKES GALE RUTH JR WITH A LAST LAP PASS TO WIN RUSH SPRINTS AT GENESEE FOR 4TH STRAIGHT TIME IN NIGHT 1 OF "TOPLESS NATIONALS"

September 24, 2021

(Batavia, NY)...The Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC participated in night one of the fourth annual “Topless Nationals” at Genesee Speedway on a chilly Friday evening. The event marked the second of three appearances by the Flynn’s Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Late Model Touring Series to the 1/3-mile Genesee County Fairgrounds oval in 2021. This was the first time that the “Topless Nationals” was a Tour event; and the 28 cars in action matched the all-time record high Genesee car count for each the last four Tour races. The RUSH Sprint Cars competed in an Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series event at Genesee for the third straight “Topless Nationals”.

Chad Ruhlman kept his perfect streak alive at Genesee in the Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Cars. Ruhlman hounded Gale Ruth, Jr. throughout the duration of the caution-free 20-lap feature before making a last lap winning pass. The New York native and two-time RUSH Sprint Champion is now four-for-four at Genesee in his Sprint Car career following his $1,000 Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series special win! The feature was timed in 6:18.221.

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PACE RUSH LATE MODEL FLYNN'S TIRE/BORN2RUN LUBRICANTS TOURING SERIES & RUSH SPRINTS TO COMPETE FRIDAY & SATURDAY AT GENESEE FOR "TOPLESS NATIONALS"; TRAVELING MFG NIGHT PRESENTED BY MSD ON SATURDAY FOR LM

September 22, 2021

(Batavia, NY)...The Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC will take part in the fourth annual "Topless Nationals" at Genesee Speedway this weekend. The Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Late Model Touring Series will race for $2,000 to-win on both Friday and Saturday night (September 24-25), while the RUSH Sprint Cars will battle for $1,000 to-win each night in Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series specials. Hot laps/qualifying will get underway at 6 p.m. on Friday night and 5 p.m. on Saturday night.

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NEARLY $14,000 OF VALUABLE PRODUCTS DOLED OUT TO PACE RUSH SPRINT CAR RACERS FOR "MANUFACTURERS NIGHT" PRESENTED BY MSD PERFORMANCE AT LERNERVILLE ON JULY 23

July 28, 2021

(Pulaski, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC held its fourth annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance on July 23 at Lernerville Speedway part of the "RUSH Summer Showcase" event. A record amount of nearly $14,000 of valuable products was awarded to the 22 competing racers.

Later that night, 2018 and 2019 champion, Chad Ruhlman, captured the feature win and would also win on Saturday night at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway to propel him into the points lead of the $5,000 to-win Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship. In addition to his $600 victory each night, Ruhlman was the recipient of a drum of methanol from Insinger Performance, two Race Jugs from Precise Racing Products, and a $100 gift certificate from Benic Enterprises.

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HUGE WEEK COMING UP FOR PACE RUSH SPRINT CARS; TUESDAY AT SHARON WITH THE ALL STARS FOLLOWED BY THE RICHEST WEEKEND IN HISTORY AT MCKEAN & BRADFORD JUNE 19-20 FOR A PAIR OF $1000 TO-WIN, $175 TO-START EVENTS

June 11, 2021

(Pulaski, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is gearing up for a huge week of competition. The RUSH Sprints will be at Sharon Speedway on Tuesday (June 15) with the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars followed by a pair of $1,000 to-win, $175 to-start Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series specials on back-to-back nights just 15 miles apart in McKean County, Pennsylvania with Saturday night (June 19) at McKean County Raceway and Sunday evening at Bradford Speedway.

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PACE RUSH RACING SERIES CONTINGENCY PROGRAMS CONTINUE TO GROW; WELL OVER $150,000 OF VALUABLE PRODUCTS TO BE DOLED OUT TO RUSH RACERS IN 2021

May 6, 2021

(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.

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PACE RUSH SERIES SET TO KICKOFF RECORD-BREAKING 2021 SEASON; LATE MODELS TO VIE FOR OVER $100,000 IN CASH POINT FUNDS; INCREASED PURSES & WEST COAST EXPANSION FOR SPRINTS; NEW STOCK CAR DIVISION; ENGINE GIVEAWAY AND NUMEROUS SPECIAL EVENTS TO HIGHLIGHT THE YEAR

April 2, 2021

(Pulaski, PA)...While the COVID-19 pandemic certainly had a profound effect on the entire world in 2020, the Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is full speed ahead with a record-breaking season in store for 2021 as over $300,000 in championship point funds and contingencies will be distributed across the board to RUSH divisions. Some of the highlights include increased purses and point funds, new speedways, expansion to the West Coast for Sprints, the debut of the RUSH Stock Cars, and a large contingent of new racers across all of RUSH's Series.

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PACE RUSH SPRINT CAR SERIES TO LAUNCH WEST COAST REGION; CALIFORNIA'S PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY TO SERVE AS HOME BASE IN 2021 & BEYOND

March 31, 2021

(Pulaski, PA)...After three years of steady growth, the Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is primed in 2021 for its biggest and richest season in history. The growth and success of the cost-containment Sprint Car division has caught the eye of many in the racing industry across the country. The Series is now proud to announce the expansion to the West Coast as Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California will launch the RUSH Sprint Car Western Series later this summer.

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MAJOR GROWTH TO BE SEEN IN PACE RUSH SERIES IN 2021; OVER 40 NEW RACERS SET TO MAKE THEIR RUSH DEBUTS LED BY THE SPRINTS & LATE MODELS

February 17, 2021

(Pulaski, PA)...If there is one word that describes the Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, it’s “growth”, and as the 2021 season draws near that term correctly describes RUSH. It is expected that over 40 new racers will compete in 2021 throughout the RUSH Series including Late Models, Sprint Cars, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods, and the new Stock Cars! The RUSH Karting Series, which was launched in 2020, is also encompassed under the expanding RUSH umbrella and is expected to grow in 2021. RUSH also provides the engine sealing process on all crate engines at Jennerstown (PA) Speedway, a track that has continued to expand its crate engine presence. All told RUSH racers will by vying for well over $250,000 in cash and valuable product, the highest in Series history!

RUSH's main objective has always been to keep people racing with true "cost containment" technical rules packages surrounded by valuable championship programs; the combination seems to be working as the Series continues to attract an extremely diversified group of racers whose numbers exceed well over 600 throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, and 2021 will be no different.

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PACE RUSH SPRINT CAR SERIES SET FOR BIGGEST SEASON YET; INCREASED PURSES, BIG EVENTS & NUMEROUS NEW RACERS SET TO CONTEND FOR $5000 TO-WIN EQUIPMENT RENTAL OPTIONS WEEKLY SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP

January 27, 2021

(Pulaski, PA)...While rain and the COVID-19 pandemic did its best to disrupt the growth and development of the Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC over the past two years, the Series is primed and ready for its biggest season to date in 2021. Year number four will see numerous new racers join the previous RUSH contingent to battle for the $20,000+ Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship point fund in 37 events at 11 speedways across four states that will in the end award $5,000 to the champion! As the car count and competitiveness of the division has increased and evolved, so has the payoffs and special event concepts for the division.

After racing for $400 to-win, $100 to-start for regular events in the first three years of existence, the RUSH Sprint Cars will now compete for a minimum $600 to-win, $150 to-start with several other special events utilizing the $800 or $1,000 to-win payoff structures in 2021! In fact, eight $1,000 to-win, $175 to-start shows featuring four weekends of back-to-back events highlight the schedule!

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PACE RUSH RACING SERIES 2020 SEASON DEEMED VERY SUCCESSFUL DESPITE COVID-19 PANDEMIC; 8 NEW CHAMPIONS CROWNED PLUS 4 IN THE NEW KARTING SERIES

January 19, 2021

(Pulaski, PA)...While the COVID-19 pandemic certainly did its best to disrupt the Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC 2020 season and forced the cancellation of the awards banquet that was scheduled for January 16, Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone were still able to crown champions for all of the RUSH divisions. Despite the pandemic, 2020 featured strong car counts in all of the RUSH Series divisions and also saw debut of the new RUSH Karting Series. In fact, the Late Model Tour averaged more than 38 cars per event for the second straight year!

Capturing 2020 championships on the dirt were Jeremy Wonderling (Late Model National Weekly & Touring Series), Logan Zarin (Late Model Futures Cup), Kassidy Kamicker (Late Model Wheelman), Jeremy Weaver (Sprint Car Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series), Nolan Groves (Sprint Car Futures Cup), Chas Wolbert (Sportsman Mod Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series), Rob Kristyak (Sportsman Mod Wedge Motorsports Route 7 Rumble), Ayden Cipriano (Hovis Sportsman Mod Futures Cup), and Dennis Lunger, Jr. (Pro Mod Weekly Series).

In the new RUSH Karting Series, the following won the inaugural titles: Jay Groves (Adult Flat), Nolan Groves (JR-2), Ryan Chase (JR-1), and Kaden Pyle (Amateur/Rookie).

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THE TRADITION CONTINUES AS RUSH READIES TO DISTRIBUTE MORE THAN $66,500 IN VALUABLE PRODUCTS TO ELIGIBLE MEMBER RACERS AS PART OF 2020 "MANUFACTURERS NIGHTS" PRESENTED BY MSD

December 5, 2020            

(Pulaski, PA)...All be it in a slightly different manner than usual as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted "Manufacturers Nights" presented by MSD Performance that are presented throughout the regular season at RUSH-sanctioned speedways annually; more than $66,500 in products will still be distributed to eligible member racers through each division's Weekly Series Championship points thanks to the excellent support of the Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series' corporate marketing partners! Specific "Manufacturers Nights" for each division will return in 2021 to various RUSH-sanctioned speedways throughout the region.

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RICHEST WEEKEND IN PACE RUSH SPRINT CAR HISTORY TO TAKE PLACE JUNE 19-20 AT MCKEAN & BRADFORD FOR A PAIR OF $1000 TO-WIN, $175 TO-START EVENTS

November 25, 2020            

(Pulaski, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is thrilled to announce the richest weekend in Series history will take place on June 19-20, 2021. A pair of $1,000 to-win, $175 to-start Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series special events will be held on back-to-back nights just 15 miles apart in McKean County, Pennsylvania with Saturday night at McKean County Raceway and Sunday night at Bradford Speedway.

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1ST 2020 EQUIPMENT RENTAL OPTIONS RUSH SPRINT WIN FOR GALE RUTH JR TO BECOME 3RD DIFFERENT "STEEL CITY STAMPEDE" WINNER IN 3 YEARS AT LERNERVILLE

October 16-17, 2020            

(Sarver, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC once again participated in the "Steel City Stampede" finale at Lernerville Speedway this past weekend. The 12th edition saw three of RUSH's classes spotlighted with Max Blair capturing the Pace Late Model Touring Series victory, while Gale Ruth, Jr. copped the Equipment Rental Options Sprint Car Weekly Series special, and Chas Wolbert claimed the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Sportsman Modified Weekly Series special on Saturday night. In addition, Zach Kane closed out the 13-division racing program winning the RUSH Late Model Non-Qualifier.

Making just his third start aboard the new #24 team owned by Rich and Melinda McConnell, Gale Ruth, Jr. went out and dominated the caution-free RUSH Sprint Car feature. Ruth led all 20 laps ending a 26-month plus winless drought as he earned the $800 Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series special victory in the 2020 finale. Ruth also became the third different "Steel City Stampede" winner in as many years.

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RUSH SANCTIONED EVENTS RETURN TO TRI-CITY FOR THE 1ST TIME IN 2+ YEARS; RUSH SPRINTS PART OF "BRANDON HAWKINS MEMORIAL" AUGUST 23 PRESENTED BY BRUCE SMITH CONSTRUCTION; RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS ON AUGUST 30 PRESENTED BY TURN 4 TOILETS

August 20, 2020            

(Franklin, PA)...For the first time in more than two years, the Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC will have a presence at Tri-City Raceway Park. Up first will be the RUSH Sprint Cars this Sunday (August 23) in an Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series special presented by Bruce Smith Construction as part of the "Brandon Hawkins Memorial" Night followed one week later (August 30) by the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds in a Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series special presented by Turn 4 Toilets. Both races will pay a minimum of $800 to-win.

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PACE RUSH SPRINT CAR SERIES CONTINUES TO EVOLVE & GROW WITH EXCITING WHEEL-TO-WHEEL COMPETITION AMONGST EXTREMELY DIVERSIFIED GROUP OF RACERS

July 30, 2020            

(Pulaski, PA)...Look up the word diversified in the dictionary and here is what you will find; to give variety to, and not a better word would describe the current group of Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car racers currently competing in the third year division.

The class was launched in 2018 as a sister Series to the RUSH Late Model, Sportsman Modified, and Pro Mod divisions as a true "cost containment" non-wing Sprint Car division featuring the Chevrolet Performance 602 crate engine, $140 sealed/spec Bilstein Shocks, spec Hoosier Tires, and RUSH Visual methanol. Well over $20,000 in championship monies were awarded to its drivers in 2018 and 2019. Now in 2020, the RUSH Sprint Car division has really began to turn some heads despite a severely interrupted and shortened season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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EQUIPMENT RENTAL OPTIONS TO PRESENT WEEKLY SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP POINT FUND IN 2020 FOR PACE PERFORMANCE RUSH SPRINT CARS

March 19, 2020            

(Pulaski, PA)...Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are thrilled to announce that Equipment Rental Options has come on board as the presenting sponsor of the Weekly Series Championship point fund for the 2020 season. The 2020 Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship will feature 30 RUSH Sprint Car events concluding with the "Steel City Stampede" at Lernerville Speedway on October 17. Several new racers will be entering the class after a season that saw car counts grow from the inaugural 2018 season.

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PACE PERFORMANCE MOVES TO FOREFRONT AS RUSH RACING SERIES' BRANDING SPONSOR FOR 2020 & BEYOND; SWEENEY CHEVROLET BUICK GMC TO ALSO CONTINUE LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP

February 26, 2020            

(Pulaski, PA)...Ten years ago Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC forged a partnership with Vicki Emig and Mike Leone to develop Chevrolet Performance crate engine Late Model racing in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Through the years, Sweeney's name became synonymous with RUSH's efforts in the expansion of not only Late Models, but Sportsman Modifieds, Sprint Cars, Pro Mods, Pro Stocks, and Asphalt Series. In 2012, Sweeney acquired Pace Performance; and due to their tremendous growth over the past several years in the motorsports industry, Pace Performance will now move to the forefront as the branding sponsor of the RUSH Racing Series.

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SUCCESSFUL 2019 SWEENEY RUSH SERIES SEASON COMPLETED AS CHAMPIONS & TOP RACERS HONORED AT AWARDS BANQUET; OVER $130,000 IN POINT FUNDS DISTRIBUTED

January 25, 2020            

(Edinburg, PA)...While the 2020 racing season is only a few months away, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone put a final wrap on the 2019 racing season with the annual awards banquet and dinner on Saturday night at the Gatherings Banquet & Event Center in Edinburg, Pa. A large number of attendees filled the beautiful banquet hall as over $130,000 in cash was distributed to Sweeney RUSH Late Model, Sprint Car, Sportsman Modified, Pro Mod, and Pro Stock racers. All told well over a quarter million dollar in point fund monies and useful product contingencies were distributed to RUSH racers throughout the 2019 season.

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SWEENEY RUSH SPRINTS CONCLUDE SUCCESSFUL YEAR #2; CHAD RUHLMAN REPEATS $5000 BONNELL'S ROD SHOP WEEKLY SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP WHILE SON KEVIN EARNS "FUTURES CUP" TITLE

January 4, 2020            

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance will record the 2019 season as a great success as the division continued its forward momentum in just its second year with a total of 27 different racers competing throughout the region. The cost-containment classes features traditional, non-wing Sprint Cars with the Chevrolet Performance 602 crate engine, spec Hoosier Tires, spec/sealed Bilstein Shocks, and RUSH "Visual" Methanol.

Three drivers captured RUSH championships. Chad Ruhlman earned the Bonnell's Rod Shop $5,000 Weekly Series title, while his son Kevin Ruhlman captured the "Futures Cup" crown. Jeremy Weaver copped the "Empire State Classic" top honors. Well over $33,000 in cash and valuable product was distributed to RUSH Sprint Car racers for their efforts in 2019.

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