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Lernerville to anchor RUSH Sprint Cars in 2018; 10 events including monthly "Wednesday night Lightning" Series


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#1 RUSH Racing Series

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 08:00 PM

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 

By Mike Leone

 

November 27, 2017               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

(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.    

 

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, $135 sealed, spec RUSH Bilstein Bandits Shocks, affordable spec Hoosier Tires, and RUSH "Visual" Methanol spec fuel produced by Insinger Performance, a Sunoco Race Fuel Distributor.  The racer affordability of this type of Sprint Car program is outstanding with a complete race ready car between $12,000-$15,000.  The response since the division's initial announcement in February has been tremendous with racers from various backgrounds and levels of experience showing interest.           

 

The RUSH Sprint Cars will be part of Lernerville's 51st anniversary season opener on Friday, April 20, which is expected to be the inaugural event of the new Series.  The RUSH Sprint Cars will be included in three other Friday programs during the year including May 4 with the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars, June 29 as part of the "Sprintacular" along with a special event on August 31.  The RUSH Sprint Cars will also be part the popular "Steel City Stampede" in October.   

 

In addition to those events, the RUSH Sprint Cars will headline Lernerville's new monthly “RK Virgilie Wednesday Night Can’t Wait For The Weekend Mayhem Series” beginning May 16 and continuing on every third Wednesday through September.  The "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series will offer a separate $3,000 point fund for the RUSH Sprint Cars with $1,000 going to the champion of this cumulative point championship! 

 

All of the Lernerville events, and of course all scheduled Sweeney RUSH Sprint Car events throughout the region will also be part of the $20,000+ Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship that will award $5,000 to-win paying down 20 positions.  The combined championship point funds now stand at over $23,700 with the entire offseason allowing RUSH Officials to continue to bring additional valuable programs to the Series.  

 

"We cannot thank the Tomson Family enough for believing in the RUSH Sprint Car division," expressed RUSH Director Vicki Emig.  "We had been hoping that one of our regional speedways would step up to in essence to become the division's home base.  There's no doubt that Lernerville, with all of its rich Sprint Car history, much of it wingless in its earliest days, provides an ideal location from which to grow the division.  With these core dates in place we are now working our other RUSH partner speedways to put together a strong and exciting schedule of events for our racers as approximately eight other regional speedways have committed to helping us complete the inaugural schedule." 

 

Throughout the years, Lernerville has been a great partner of RUSH running the RUSH Pro Stocks weekly as well events for both the RUSH Late Models and Sportsman Modifieds. 

 

2018 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.

 

2018 "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series Point Fund ($3,000): 1. $1,000  2. $500  3. $350  4. $225  5. $200  6. $180  7. $150  8. $140  9. $130  10. $125.

 

2018 "Futures Cup" Point Fund ($650 minimum): 1. $300  2. $200  3. $100  4. $50.  

 

Rules, an informational sheet, membership forms, and additional information are available on the website at www.rushsprintcars.com.  Interested drivers are asked to e-mail their contact info to info@rushracingseries.com so they can be added to our potential driver e-mail database as well as our press release list.  Speedway promoters interested in hosting an event(s) can contact the RUSH office at 724-964-9300.    

 

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com 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 www.rushsprintcars.com. "Like" our Facebook page at ww.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints for the latest news and updates.

 

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#2 Paul55

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 08:07 PM

Rush crates starting the season off! Woooohoooo.
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 08:39 PM

Only because the Lucas Oil series will be at Sharon Speedway right up the road just like last year and they gave late models the night off to allow their guys to travel up there if they wanted.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 09:34 PM

Right, and it is good to see tracks working together!!!

 

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 11:37 PM

Right, and it is good to see tracks working together!!!

 

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Am I the only one who fails to see how Sharon scheduling late models on a Friday against Lernerville's opening night two years in a row constitutes tracks working together?


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:25 AM

There's not enough late models to go around. So if lernerville would have them opening night and 10 cars showed up the death cross would come down on them. Smart move, especially that early in the year when wet grounds also plays a factor in scheduling. As for the Wednesday series ? I guess we will see if the fans show up or not ? From a fan's perspective, running this new series as a filler for the all star show I think is a huge risk. Will people say, Hey maybe we should try that ? or are they going to say what the hell is this garbage ?  So I take it Wednesday is going to be a ALL rush show ? People will be so excited I'm sure they can't wait......



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:31 AM

The new sprint cars, 4 cylinders and UTV racing. ?????????????  OK



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:08 AM

The new sprint cars, 4 cylinders and UTV racing. ?????????????  OK


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:55 AM

They should add Rush Lates and Mods to that Wednesday show. Rush Wednesdays. The Crate 3 + 4 cylinders. 



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 10:35 AM

i'am waiting to see miss rush bring out the rush super late with the crate ct 525 in it.



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 10:51 AM

The Lucas Oil Show can only be run on that Friday as it fills a void from roaring knob 2 years ago when they used to have their show. Like Lucas Oil says there is such demand for their product that you may have to wait a long time to get a show.

Edited by raceover5, 28 November 2017 - 10:51 AM.


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 11:34 AM

Why are you even bitching about a show you will never actually attend?

bc he has a hard on for crates as his long list of idiotic posts will attest



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 01:02 PM

On a making money standpoint the UTV Racing is a genius move there are so many of them out there its unreal. Maybe the UTV crowd will bring some new faces to the grandstands on friday nights.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 02:55 PM

You have to give them and Sharon Speedway credit like others have said for trying new and something different. Many tracks put out the same boring schedule year after year. If you want to keep the sport alive you need to be an innovator like Cody Summers is trying to do.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:05 PM

Not a product or a day I want to race.

UTV racing, on a track that size, not me!

If they ran all the RUSH classes and paid a nice mighty bounty, teams would find the time, fans TBD.



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:58 PM

Any word on the admission price for the Wednesday shows?



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:54 PM

I would call the office. Racestud doesnt set those prices! 



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:50 PM

True, Racestud doesn't set the prices but somebody may know.  I looked and didn't see anything on the Lernerville website which is why I asked.



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 06:23 PM

i'am waiting to see miss rush bring out the rush super late with the crate ct 525 in it.

. Bingo!!!!! We have a winner!!!!!!

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 08:24 AM

Bayko, your right, I won't be there for a Wednesday show. Will you be wasting money for that show ?

Right now Sharon's schedule may be the place to be. How many guys go to multiple tracks on a weekend today. Few dam few.





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