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CHAD RUHLMAN EARNS $2000 FOR SWEEP OF “TOPLESS NATIONALS” WEEKEND FOR RUSH SPRINTS; STRONG FIELD OF 16 CARS MADE THE 2-6 HOUR TRIP FOR THE INAUGURAL EVENTS AT NY’S GENESEE SPEEDWAY

September 15-16, 2018               

(Batavia, NY)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance was part of the second annual “Topless Nationals” on Saturday and Sunday at Genesee Speedway. The RUSH Sprint Cars made their first ever appearance at the track for their inaugural “Empire State Classic” with Chad Ruhlman winning both Bonnell’s Rod Shop Weekly Series special events, while Jason Genco captured the $4,500 sweep in the Sweeney Weekly Series specials for the RUSH Late Models. Sixteen Sprint Car teams from four different states made the trip to the Batavia, New York 1/3-mile oval by traveling between two and six hours. It marked the first time full-size Sprint Cars have raced at Genesee since 2009 when winged “360s” were part of the track’s program.

“We were very pleased with the outcome at Genesee,” stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. “To have 16 of our Sprint teams travel as far as they did to participate in this inaugural event speaks volumes about the program. This was very important to introduce our cost-containment Sprint Car division to yet another region. There’s a lot of interest in the program in western New York and we’re hopeful to grow it in 2019. There was a lot of positive feedback over the two days. The racers did a great job with only three cautions all weekend. We have to thank Genesee promoter Jim Johnson for including the Sprints part of his Topless Nationals weekend. Also thanks to Pace Performance for sponsoring one pit pass for each driver along with Jennerstown Engine Technologies and 955 Automotive for presenting the $100 hard charger each night. Our RUSH Late Models also had a strong turnout with over 30 car each night and put on great racing.”

Chad Ruhlman’s dream season with the RUSH Sprint Cars continued over the weekend at Genesee. Not only has Ruhlman been spectacular in his rookie Sprint Car season he’s been lucky as well. On Saturday night, Ruhlman drew the best pill to earn the pole for the first heat race, which he won convincingly, then redrew the pole for the feature. Ruhlman would control the 20-lap event as only one caution would slow his run to the $800 payday. Then on Sunday, Ruhlman made a three-wide move on lap seven to take the lead from Brian Woodhall and went on for another $800 victory. All told, Ruhlman earned $2,000 including $1,600 in feature wins, $300 from RUSH for being the overall top point man, and $100 for being Sunday’s hard charger.

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RAIN WASHES OUT RUSH SPRINT CAR FEATURE FRIDAY NIGHT AT SHARON

September 7, 2018               

(Hartford, OH)...After what was predicted to be a dry forecast for the annual "Apple Festival Nationals" at Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, the storm system came in some 24 hours early beginning late Friday night washing out the RUSH Sprint Car feature as well as Saturday's program that included the remainder of the Bicknell Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series event.

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CHAD RUHLMAN OUT-DUELS ZACH MORROW FOR 2ND LERNERVILLE RUSH SPRINT CAR WIN; WELL OVER $10,000 OF PRODUCT DISTRIBUTED TO RECORD 16-CAR FIELD FOR INAUGURAL "MANUFACTURERS NIGHT" PRESENTED BY MSD

August 31, 2018               

(Sarver, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance returned to Lernerville Speedway on Friday night for the inaugural running of the "Sprint Car Spectacular" featuring four divisions of Sprint Cars along with the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series event #19 attracted a record 16-car field for the first year division's inaugural "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance as well over $10,000 in product was shared amongst the competing racers.

Chad Ruhlman and Zach Morrow picked up right where they left off from last Saturday's event at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway trading slide jobs for the lead throughout the 20-lap feature on Friday night. Ruhlman though was able to withstand the pressure as he won for the second time in as many tries this year at Lernerville. Ruhlman, who leads the $5,000 to-win Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship, also had a lot of success part of the MFG Night drawings taking home $1,265 in product including a Holley RUSH Sprint Carburetor and a complete set of 4130 Black FK Rod Ends!

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CHAD RUHLMAN'S SUNDAY WIN GIVES HIM THE SWEEP OF 2018 RUSH SPRINT CAR EVENTS AT BRADFORD

August 5, 2018               

(Bradford, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance made their second and final appearance of the season to Old Bradford Speedway on a sultry Sunday evening. The 1/4-mile bullring surface was in perfect shape allowing for tremendous two and three-wide racing all night long with the Sprint Car portion over at 8:15 p.m. It was race #15 of the Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship schedule that features 27 events at 10 different speedways in the inaugural season.

Back on May 20 at Bradford, Chad Ruhlman made his debut in a Sprint Car and was victorious out of the box to the delight of a fan base that's very familiar with his racing background and success. On Sunday, Ruhlman fought his way to the front on lap three then fended off challenges by Gale Ruth, Jr., before his lap seven spin, in route to the 20-lap feature win. The victory gave Ruhlman a sweep of both $600 to-win Bonnell's Rod Shop events held at Bradford in 2018, and a perfect five-for-five in the northern events held at Bradford, Stateline, and Eriez Speedways.

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SWEENEY/PACE PERFORMANCE TO PRESENT "FREE DRIVER PIT PASS NIGHTS" FOR RUSH SPRINT SPECIALS AT TYLER COUNTY & GENESEE SPEEDWAYS

August 1, 2018               

(Pulaski, PA)...Series presenting sponsor, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Pace Performance in Boardman, Ohio, has come up with a unique driver rewards program for the upcoming Bonnell's Rod Shop RUSH Sprint Car Weekly Series special events at Tyler County and Genesee Speedway. On these events, Sweeney/Pace will pick up the tab from the speedway to allow all RUSH Sprint Car drivers a FREE pit pass!

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GALE RUTH JR COMES OUT ON TOP OF AN EXCITING DUEL WITH CHAD RUHLMAN TO WIN THE 1ST EVER SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CAR EVENT AT THUNDER MOUNTAIN

July 27, 2018               

(Knox Dale, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Cars powered by Pace Performance made their first ever appearance on Friday night at Thunder Mountain Speedway located south of Brookville, Pa. It was race #14 of the Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship schedule that features 27 events at 10 different speedways in the inaugural season.

Gale Ruth, Jr. had picked up two wins this season at Lernerville Speedway back in June, but neither had come on nights Chad Ruhlman was in competition. In fact, Ruhlman had been defeated only once this season by Arnie Kent at Tri-City on June 17 as he had won eight of his nine starts in his rookie Sprint Car campaign. On Friday night, Ruth came out on top of a tremendous side-by-side duel with Ruhlman over much of the 20-lap feature. In fact, the 40-year-old Pleasantville, Pa. driver would have to pass Ruhlman back on lap 11 to pick up the $500 victory at a track where Ruth won his first career "410" Sprint Car race at back in 2008!

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CHAD RUHLMAN'S 6TH RUSH SPRINT WIN OF 2018 IS 1ST AT TRI-CITY

July 15, 2018               

(Franklin, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance had a doubleheader on Sunday in the final appearance of the season at Tri-City Raceway Park for both the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds and RUSH Sprint Cars as Garrett Krummert and Chad Ruhlman were victorious in their respective divisions. It was race #3 of the 2018 season for the Bicknell Sportsman Modified Touring Series with all three races coming since Wednesday in addition to a Bicknell Weekly Series event on Saturday at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway.

Chad Ruhlman may be a Sprint Car rookie, but you'd never know it the way he's performed in the inaugural season for the RUSH-sanctioned non-wing cars. The former Late Model and E-Mod standout returned to Tri-City on Sunday night, the place of his only defeat this season, and took home the 15-lap, $500 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series victory. Ruhlman has now won six of his seven RUSH Sprint Car starts, while missing three other shows due to work obligations.

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ARNIE KENT WINS HIS 2ND OF THE SEASON IN 1ST RUSH SPRINT RACE AT TRI-CITY DENYING CHAD RUHLMAN OF A 4TH STRAIGHT WIN

June 17, 2018               

(Franklin, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance had a doubleheader on Sunday evening at Tri-City Raceway Park for the annual "Bill Emig Memorial". The Sweeney Late Model Touring Series made its first of two appearances in race #7 of the 2018 season, while the RUSH Sprint Cars were also making their first of two Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series appearances as Brady Wonderling (Late Models) and Arnie Kent (Sprints) were victorious. Tri-City owner Mark Tatalovic put down a new surface in both turns since the last race at the track and received rave reviews from the racers.

Despite being the last race of the night, the RUSH Sprint Cars put on a tremendous show for the fans as Arnie Kent held off fifth starting Chad Ruhlman to capture his second Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series victory of the season. Kent also denied Ruhlman of his fourth straight win in his fourth start of the season.

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CHAD RUHLMAN MAKES WINNING SPRINT CAR DEBUT IN THRILLING FASHION AT THE INAUGURAL BRADFORD RUSH SPRINT CAR EVENT ON SUNDAY

May 20, 2018               

(Bradford, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Cars powered by Pace Performance made their first ever appearance on Sunday at Old Bradford Speedway for the first of two Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series special events for the wingless warriors at Norm Asel's quarter-mile bullring. After three rain outs to start the season, the RUSH Sprints completed their second event following up on an exciting debut at Lernerville Speedway the prior Wednesday.

Chad Ruhlman has made a name for himself over the years in Super Late Model and Modified competition picking up prestigious wins and championships in both classes including the famed Eldora Speedway. Years later, Ruhlman thrilled fans with his exciting performances in the RUSH Late Models before focusing on his son Kevin's RUSH Pro Mod career the last two years.

When the RUSH Sprint Car division was announced last year, Ruhlman was one of the first to express interest. On Sunday, Ruhlman made his debut a winning one leading all 20 laps and holding off a furious challenge by sixth starting Gale Ruth, Jr. for the $600 victory.

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SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CAR DEBUT PROVES SUCCESSFUL AS ARNIE KENT MAKES HISTORY GARNERING INAUGURAL BONNELL'S ROD SHOP EVENT WIN BY 0.139 OF A SECOND AT LERNERVILLE

May 17, 2018               

(Sarver, PA)...Fifteen months ago it was merely a concept, but on Wednesday night, May 16 after three rain outs the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance finally hit the clay at the renowned Lernerville Speedway for the first ever Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series event.

When all was said and done, Arnie Kent will go down in the history books as the first ever winner in the new RUSH Series. The New Castle, Pa. veteran racer may have led all 20 laps, but had to hold off a furious charge by fifth starting Gale Ruth, Jr. and young Dalton Daniels. 

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INAUGURAL CLASS OF SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CAR RACERS SET TO KICKOFF 27-EVENT BONNELL'S ROD SHOP SLATE BEGINNING APRIL 20 AT LERNERVILLE

February 25, 2018               

(Pulaski, PA)...What was only a concept just over a year ago is now set to become a reality. Announced in February 2017, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance Series is ready to launch its newest division come April 20 at Lernerville Speedway when the non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars roll onto the speedway.

The confirmed inaugural class of racers is already at 17 strong, just about double what the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds and RUSH Pro Mods started off with in their first seasons. In addition there's been several other racers that are very interested in the class that have contacted the Series. RUSH partner speedways have come together to provide the RUSH Sprint Cars with an amazing 27 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series events to compete in at 10 different tracks across four states (Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and New York).

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SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CAR SERIES RELEASE INAUGURAL 2018 SCHEDULE; CURRENTLY 27 BONNELL'S ROD SHOP WEEKLY SERIES EVENTS CONFIRMED

December 22, 2017 (updated on 1/21/18)               

(Pulaski, PA)...With the inaugural season for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance less than four months away, Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are excited to release the schedule of events to date for the 2018 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship. Currently 27 events at 10 different speedways make up the inaugural slate of events with the possibility of a few more events to be added.

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GENESEE TO HOST "EMPIRE STATE CLASSIC" FOR SWEENEY RUSH SPRINTS WITH 2 COMPLETE SPECIAL SHOWS PART OF "TOPLESS NATIONALS" SEPTEMBER 15-16

December 16, 2017                

(Pulaski, PA)...As the inaugural slate of events for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Cars gets closer to being finalized, Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are excited to announce the addition of Genesee Speedway to the 2018 schedule. The Batavia, New York 1/3-mile oval at the Genesee County Fairgrounds has added the RUSH Sprint Cars to their "Topless Nationals" on September 15-16. The "Empire State Classic" will feature a Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series special event paying $800 to-win, $160 to-start on both Saturday and Sunday! In addition, RUSH will post a $300 bonus to the top point earner over the two days.

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SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CARS TO BE FUELED BY RUSH "VISUAL" METHANOL FROM INSINGER PERFORMANCE

December 5, 2017                

(Pulaski, PA)...When the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Cars powered by Pace Performance debut in the spring of 2018, the traditional non-wing open wheel cars will be fueled by RUSH "Visual" Methanol from Insinger Performance. The Sprint Cars will join RUSH's other divisions on dirt and asphalt with a mandated spec fuel program put in place in 2016 to control cost and ensure competitive parity throughout the Series.

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PACE PERFORMANCE GM 602 CRATE ENGINES FOR SPRINTS ALSO AVAILABLE THROUGH RUSH'S AUTHORIZED ENGINE REBUILDERS

December 3, 2017                

(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.

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LERNERVILLE TO ANCHOR NEW SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CARS WITH 10 EVENTS INCLUDING MONTHLY "WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIGHTNING" SERIES WITH $3000 SEPARATE POINT FUND; OVER $23,700 NOW POSTED IN 2018 POINT FUND LOOT

November 27, 2017                

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance, which is set to debut in 2018, has received a huge boost to its inaugural season. RUSH and Lernerville Speedway are pleased to announce that the renowned Sarver, Pa. oval will be the anchor track to the new RUSH Sprint Car Series.

The RUSH Sprint Cars will headline Lernerville's new monthly “RK Virgilie Wednesday Night Can’t Wait For The Weekend Mayhem Series” beginning in May and will feature the "Wednesday Night Lightning Series"; five exciting non-wing Sprint Car events with a $3,000 point fund! In addition other Friday and Saturday night events have been scheduled bringing the total to 10 events in 2018.

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RUSH SPRINT CAR INFORMATIONAL MEETING OCTOBER 22; 2 TEST SESSIONS COMPLETED; INTEREST & EXCITEMENT CONTINUES TO BUILD

October 15, 2017                

(Pulaski, PA)...The new Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance will have an informational meeting on Sunday, October 22 at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center at 1:00 p.m. Gatherings is located just west of New Castle, Pa. on Route 422 at 2552 Benjamin Franklin Highway, Edinburg, PA 16116.

An initial informational meeting was held back on March 4 detailing the basics of the program. Since then two successful test sessions were held on August 23 at Lernerville Speedway and September 18 at Stateline Speedway. Interest throughout the summer months has been tremendous with recent on track and informational videos really spurring interest in the new division. The rules have also been further defined with the tires and shock package chosen.

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SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CAR SERIES CONTINUES TO PROGRESS; SUCCESSFUL TEST SESSION COMPLETED; 10 REGIONAL SPEEDWAYS MAKE COMMITMENTS FOR 2018 EVENT DATES

September 7, 2017                

(Pulaski, PA)...Just over six months ago, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance announced the launch of the RUSH Sprint Car Series for the 2018 season. Throughout the summer, interest has continued to grow from racers and speedways throughout the region and increased dramatically after video and pictures were posted during and after the recent successful test session that was held on August 23 at Lernerville Speedway.

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INFORMATIONAL SEMINAR A SUCCESS FOR SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CARS; INTEREST CONTINUES TO BUILD

March 6, 2017                

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance held an inaugural informational seminar on Saturday, March 3 at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center located near New Castle, Pa. The seminar for the Series that will debut in 2018 was well attended by many prospective racers as pertinent information was distributed and discussed.

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INFORMATIONAL SEMINAR SET FOR SATURDAY AT GATHERINGS FOR SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CARS; NON-WING SERIES TO DEBUT IN 2018 WITH $20,000+ CHAMPIONSHIP POINT FUND PRESENTED BY BONNELL'S ROD SHOP

February 27, 2017                

(Pulaski, PA)...The recently announced new Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance will hold an informational seminar this Saturday, March 4 at noon at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center at 2552 Benjamin Franklin Highway, Edinburg, PA 16116. Gatherings is located just west of New Castle, Pa. on Route 422. The seminar is open to the general public and is free of charge. Doors will open at 11 a.m.

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RUSH SERIES ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF NON-WING SPRINT CAR SERIES THROUGH PACE PERFORMANCE FOR 2018; TO DEBUT WITH $20,000+ POINT FUND FEATURING $5000 TO-WIN WEEKLY SERIES PRESENTED BY BONNELL'S ROD SHOP

February 8, 2017                

(Pulaski, PA)...On the heels of multiple exciting announcements concerning the continued expansion of RUSH throughout the off-season, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is excited to launch a non-wing Sprint Car division!  The Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars powered by Pace Performance will debut in 2018 throughout the western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio region with the ability of its technical rules package to be adopted throughout the country.  The program will be kicked off with the Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series point fund of more than $20,000 with $5,000 going to the inaugural champion!  The RUSH Sprint Cars will join the Late Models, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods, and Pro Stocks on the dirt side of the RUSH Racing Series umbrella.

The RUSH Sprint Cars will feature traditional, non-wing Sprint Cars utilizing the cost-effective Pace Performance GM 602 crate sprint car engine package developed by Pace's Director of Circle Track Engine Development, Don Blackshear, on $135 sealed, spec RUSH Bilstein Bandits Shocks and an affordable spec Hoosier Tire.  The racer affordability of this type of Sprint Car program is outstanding with a complete race ready car between $12,000-$15,000.      

"Every year we're asked about creating a Sprint Car division under RUSH," explained Series Director Vicki Emig.  "I think the timing is perfect to introduce this division to our region, and I feel certain that the same success that we've seen over the years with our other RUSH divisions will be duplicated in the RUSH Sprint Cars.  Rather than waiting until the fall or winter, we wanted to get this announcement out now so drivers have plenty of time to prepare to participate in the spring of 2018.  We're really looking forward to bringing all of the valuable and exciting programs that have helped propel the growth and success of all of our other RUSH divisions throughout the years to our Sprint Car program and its racers." 

"While the 410 Winged Sprint Car division continues to be popular, we feel there's a great need for an more affordable, cost-contained Sprint Car division in the region," continued Emig.  "After much discussion and thought, we felt the non-wing/GM 602 crate was the direction we should pursue.  The division will be modeled after our Sportsman Modified division, which has grown in leaps in bounds over the past three years.  As a non-wing division, the class will also offer a different product for the fans."    

Throughout the past several weeks, several former and current stellar "410" Sprint Car drivers have been consulted to discuss their thoughts and gather their input on the Series and its place in the future of regional Sprint Car racing.  Their response, support and endorsements have been tremendous and a press release containing their remarks will be released soon by the Series.  One of those racers that immediately stepped up to not only offer his support of the concept, but to also financially enhance the program was Scott Bonnell.      

"I believe creating a economical non-wing Sprint Car division to western Pa- eastern Ohio area will be beneficial to both racing fans and those wanting to get into an affordable form of open wheel Sprint Car racing," expressed Scott Bonnell.  "Vicki Emig and her team have a proven record of success, and I believe we'll see this division be no exception!  Bonnell's Rod Shop is proud to be the Weekly Series sponsor and is excited to be a part of this 'back to grassroots racing'. My grandfather, Al Bonnell, a national midget champion, would be very proud!"

A schedule of events will be developed utilizing numerous RUSH-sanctioned speedways throughout the region that will give the RUSH Sprint Car racers a full schedule of events and incentive to begin preparing for the 2018 season.  The possibility exists for a possible exhibition event(s) during the fall of this season. 

"Just as we did for our other divisions, especially the Sportsman Modifieds in the inaugural season, we'll look to have several regional speedways host events to give racers a full schedule, which will allow them numerous opportunities to accumulate points towards our championship programs," added Emig.  "Our RUSH-sanctioned speedway partners have always played a very important part in our ability to introduce and grow the various RUSH divisions.  Last year, six different regional speedways hosted events for the Sportsman Mods.  That class has grown from an average of 10 cars a night at Sharon in 2014 to around 15 the second full season to over 22 a night in 2016.  Year two saw us add a Touring schedule, which has grown over the past two years.  A record 29 cars were at Lernerville at the final event, and we're anticipating even more cars in that division this season."

"It's very impressive to come out of the box with a point fund of more than $20,000," stated Emig.  "I cannot thank Scott Bonnell enough for stepping up and growing this inaugural RUSH Weekly Series point fund for the Sprint.  Since Scott quit racing, he's given back so much to racing, and we're very proud to have his and so many other Sprint Car drivers' endorsements.  With more than a year's time before the first official race, we'll continue to work hard to bring additional benefits to the Series such as contingencies and a Manufacturers Night like our other divisions."

As with other the RUSH divisions, membership is never mandatory; however, does allow racers to compete in the $20,050 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series point fund and "Futures Cup" (see breakdown below)  and grants an additional $100,000 excess participant accident insurance policy when competing at RUSH speedways.  The cost of membership is $125. 

An informational meeting and seminar has been scheduled for Saturday, March 4 at 12 p.m. at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center located at 2552 Benjamin Franklin Highway, Edinburg, PA 16116.  For additional information on the required Pace Performance GM 602 Sprint Car engine package prior to the informational meeting, contact Don Blackshear (Pace Performance) at 330-726-3802.  Pace's website is www.paceperformance.com.

A website is in development and will soon be launched at www.rushsprintcars.com.  In the meantime, like our Facebook page at ww.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints for the latest news and updates. 

Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Point Fund ($20,075): 1. $5,000  2. $2,500  3. $1,750  4. $1,500  5. $1,200  6. $1,000  7. $800  8. $750  9. $700  10. $650  11. $600  12. $500  13. $450  14. $425  15. $400  16. $390  17. $380  18. $370  19. $360  20. $350.

"Futures Cup" (minimum): 1. $300  2. $200  3. $100  4. $50.  

Bonnell’s Rod Shop is located at 8000A Middle Rd., Fairview, PA 16415.  Bonnell's Rod Shop specializes in classic, custom,  and  modified vehicles.  Their staff is dedicated to providing each and every customer the very best in workmanship and customer service.  With over 100 years of combined experience building quality hot rods is in their blood. Whether you need a taillight bulb replaced or you want them to create a one off show piece.

Scott Bonnell and his Auto Group that also includes Bonnell's Collision Center with locations in Erie, Pa. and Fairview, Pa. is committed to the Erie community.  Their 80 local employees volunteer their time and services in the community to make Erie stronger.  They are a proud sponsor of Auto Racers For Kids Charities, please check out their on-going community events.  For more information, check out their websites at www.bonnellsrodshop.com and www.bonnellcollision.com.  Be sure to like the Bonnell's Rod Shop Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bonnellsrodshop.

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.

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Mike Leone
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