By MIKE LEONE
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.
The Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars 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 RUSH Sprints will feature traditional, non-wing cars utilizing the cost-effective Pace Performance GM 602 Crate Sprint Car engine package developed by the team at Pace Performance, on $135 RUSH Bilstein Bandits Shocks, and an affordable spec Hoosier Tire. 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 response and excitement for this class has been staggering,” explained RUSH Director Vicki Emig. “As soon as the press release went out a few weeks ago, we started getting bombarded with messages, calls, and posts on social media from all over the Northeast along with positive feedback from industry leaders throughout the country. We really have to thank the team at Pace Performance, who have developed the RUSH Sprint Car Engine package and Scott Bonnell, who immediately stepped up to be the presenting sponsor of the division, along with our other great marketing partners and so many others that have gotten behind this concept. The response for this class has been bigger than any of our other recent classes, and in fact we decided to move the meeting to a bigger venue at Gatherings where we hold our annual awards banquet.”
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.
On Saturday, attendees will receive a considerable amount of handouts including a detailed informational sheet on the division, a Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car engine package sheet, and a tentative set of rules. RUSH will discuss various aspects of the division along with the other specific components of the program that have been so successful in the past with its other divisions that have continued to grow and thrive. Pace’s Don Blackshear will answer all questions concerning the RUSH Sprint Car Engine package, which will also be on hand for attendees to see first-hand.
Since the initial press release was posted, the Series’ website has been launched at www.rushsprintcars.com with more information being posted soon. If you’ve yet to “like” the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsprintcars or “follow” the Twitter page @RUSHSprints please do so. If you’d like added to the potential driver list or press release list, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, and Maxima Racing Oils.
E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.