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Posted 13 November 2018 - 02:01 PM

ANNUAL SWEENEY RUSH SERIES AUTHORIZED ENGINE REBUILDER SEMINAR FOR 2018-2019 A GREAT SUCCESS; ATTENDEES FROM SEVERAL STATES PLUS CANADA

By Mike Leone

 

November 13, 2018                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

(Pulaski, PA)…The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance held its fifth annual Authorized Engine Rebuilder Facility Seminar on Saturday (November 10) at the Hampton Inn & Suites Grove City (PA).  Attendance to this meeting was again "mandated" for those facilities authorized to rebuild engines for the RUSH Late Models, Sprint Cars, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods, Pro Stocks, and Asphalt Series.  Engine facilities from several states including new 2018 rebuilders Eagle Racing Engines from Knoxville, Tennessee and Conklin Racing Engines from Morrisdale, Pa. plus two rebuilders from Ontario, Canada were on hand. 

 

The seminar started at 11 a.m. and continued until nearly 4 p.m. with a break for lunch.  Sweeney RUSH Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone organized the meeting; however, a panel led the seminar including RUSH Competition Director Travis Harry, Pace Performance Circle Track Director Don Blackshear, and authorized engine rebuilder Mike Ingram. 

 

General topics included the rebuilders hand guide, sealing process, along with the teching and teardown procedures focusing around the mandated GM 604 and 602 crate engines.  Other topics of discussion included awareness of responsibilities of the authorized rebuilders to the Series and its racers, the utilization of networking amongst their rebuilder peers and Series officials, the importance of understanding and staying true to the GM Technical Manual, and  specifics related to the engine protest and Series confiscation procedure.                                                                                                

 

“There is no question that that the integrity of any healthy crate racing series lies in its teching and rebuild programs," stated Emig.  "With that said, it’s our belief to mandate attendance for  those that are authorized to rebuild or repair GM crate engines that will be competing throughout our region under the RUSH banner.  This meeting is an intricate part of the RUSH system that has helped us to keep the competition level as strong as it is throughout the Series, and may be one of its only kind in the country . We have to thank all of our authorized rebuilders for taking time out of their busy schedules to attend; several traveled between five to eight hours each way." 

 

"We're all a team, from the racers to the Series officials, to the Authorized Rebuilders," said RUSH competition director Travis Harry.  "It's great that we can all gather in one location annually to review things to ensure that everyone stays on the same page.  Some of the newer authorized rebuilders had the opportunity to interact with some of those that have been involved for several years in a much more relaxed environment than at the race track.  It also gives all of us the opportunity to speak face-to-face with those we that we talk to throughout the year via phone, e-mail or brief encounters at the speedway."   

 

A few of the rebuilders were excused for health related issues, a death in the family, and other personal reasons.  These rebuilders will be versed and caught up to speed by the Series and at another rebuilder that was in attendance in order to be re-authorized. 

 

The next event for the Sweeney RUSH Series will be the annual awards banquet and dinner on Saturday, January 26, held at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center in Edinburg, Pa.  Ticket order forms will be available in December.

 

2018 RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA,  Landrum Performance Spring, Schwartzmiller Ground Maintenance, CrateInsider.com, Valley Fashions.

 

2018 RUSH Sportsman Modified marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Sherwood Racing Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Schwartzmiller Ground Maintenance, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, Valley Fashions, Dirt Late Model Magazine, and Three Rivers Karting.

 

2018 RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, Pancho's Racing Products, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

 

2018 RUSH Pro Mod and Pro Stock marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Wrisco. Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

 

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 Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com.

 

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 06:57 AM

Sounds like a very lucrative business!
Must be well worth the 5 hour trip !




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