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10 Rounds with the Champ….Rob Ledingham

10 Rounds with the Champ….Rob Ledingham

1.  What is the best part winning the championship? I think that winning a championship is an award that should go to the crew, and family.  Racing is a huge team effort.  It’s not winning races, it’s about hard work and commitment ! My guy’s are the best, they deal with ME ! that’s a job in itself lol, and the on going work involved in keeping the car going. So I think it’s a huge … Read entire article »

 

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Sunoco Race Fuels Continues Relationship With Rush Late Model Series

Sunoco Race Fuels Continues Relationship With Rush Late Model Series

(Pulaski, PA)…Sunoco Race Fuels and the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series will continue its marketing program for the 2014 season. This year will mark the second of the three-year agreement as the “Official Fuel” of the Sweeney RUSH Late Model Series.   “I cannot tell you how pleased we are to continue our marketing partnership with Sunoco Race Fuels as a major sponsor of RUSH,” stated Series Co-Director Vicki Emig. “I’ve had a great relationship with Sunoco representative Russ Bradford for over 15 years and believe that together with our regional promoters, we can begin to address the problem of the extreme cost of fuel that some of … Read entire article »

10 Rounds with the Champ….Rob Ledingham

10 Rounds with the Champ….Rob Ledingham

1.  What is the best part winning the championship? I think that winning a championship is an award that should go to the crew, and family.  Racing is a huge team effort.  It’s not winning races, it’s about hard work and commitment ! My guy’s are the best, they deal with ME ! that’s a job in itself lol, and the on going work involved in keeping the car going. So I think it’s a huge compliment to my crew ! for all that they do . 2.  What are your plans for 2014? Well that’s another story.  I am running the late model again , Pete and Linda are letting me have … Read entire article »

10 Rounds with the Champ….Kyle Pelrine

10 Rounds with the Champ….Kyle Pelrine

1.  What is the best part winning the championship? The best part about winning the championship is knowing that you are on top of your game, the best of the best.  That next year you are the guy to beat every night and no one is going to give you and inch out on the track. 2.  What are your plans for 2014? The plan for the 2014 season is to build a brand new Camaro street stock. 3.  What was your best racing moment in 2013? Winning the Merrittiville Speedway and Humberstone Speedway Championships in the same season, as well as racing my best friend for the championship. 4.  What can you have to do … Read entire article »

10 Rounds with the Champ….Gary Lindberg

10 Rounds with the Champ….Gary Lindberg

1.  What is the best part winning the championship? The best part of winning the championship was knowing that everybody’s hard work paid off. 2.  What are your plans for 2014? Our plans for 2014 are to run Humberstone’s and Merrittville’s weekly programs, the Tri-track series & some Trail series races. 3.  What was your best racing moment in 2013? Winning the All Canadian 4.  What can you have to do to keep up the momentum that you had in 2013? To keep our momentum we are going keep our program up to par as well as keeping up with the maintenance which wouldn’t be possible without my crew and sponsors. 5.  What was … Read entire article »

10 Rounds with the Champ….Sam Iftody

10 Rounds with the Champ….Sam Iftody

1.  What is the best part winning the Championship? Seeing the looks on my crews faces and all the work put into my race cars week after week. I have the easy part, I just drive. Getting the Trophy and Jacket was cool too! 2. What are your plans for 2014? Mini Stock 3.  What was your best racing moment in 2013? Winning the Second feature on the final night of points to win the championship. 4.  What can you have to do to keep up the momentum that you had in 2013? Learn turn 4 at Merrittiville and keep trying harder at Humberstone 5.  What was your overall opinion of the 2013 season … Read entire article »

Crash For Cash Events Coming to Humberstone in 2014

Crash For Cash Events Coming to Humberstone in 2014

PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO… Ever thought of getting behind the wheel of a racecar? The next round of future racers are coming this summer to the New Humberstone Speedway as the popular Port Colborne, Ontario oval is presenting the Crash For Cash Series! On each race night as part of the Series, we will hold a number of fun races featuring Enduros, Backwards Races, U-Turn Elimination Races, Flag Pole Races, Enduro-Cross Races plus more including Vintage Cars and Spectator One-On-One Races. “We will hold five (5) Crash For Cash events per night with each event running heats and features” stated Director of Race Night Operations Clinton Geoffrey.   The Crash For Crash Series will take place on Wednesday … Read entire article »

Go Nuclear! Late Model Series Welcomes Gandrud Chevrolet as Sponsor for 2014; 602/604 Crate Motor to be Given Out to Go Nuclear Series Regular

Go Nuclear! Late Model Series Welcomes Gandrud Chevrolet as Sponsor for 2014; 602/604 Crate Motor to be Given Out to Go Nuclear Series Regular

With the Go Nuclear! Late Model Series just a month away from their first race of the 2014 season, the additional incentives for teams to follow the series continue to grow.  Today, The Go Nuclear Series is proud to welcome Gandrud Chevrolet as a sponsor for the 2014 racing season, as they will donate a 602 or 604 Crate Motor to be given away to one of our race teams that follow the Go Nuclear Series this season (winner’s choice).   In order to be eligible to win the GM Crate Motor, race teams must attend a minimum of 75% of the scheduled Go Nuclear Late Model Series events in 2014.  The … Read entire article »

10 Rounds with the Champ….James Thompson

10 Rounds with the Champ….James Thompson

10 Rounds with the Champ by Steven Petty 2013 Street Stock Champion James Thompson #00 1. What is the best part winning the championship? The best part about winning the championship would have to be knowing out of all the drivers out there, you were consistently the best week in and week out. 2.  What are your plans for 2014? My plans for 2014 are back and forth, we’ve added another street stock for our trips to the states and we plan on running Sundays at Humberstone full time. 3.  What was your best racing moment in 2013? My best racing moment in 2013 would have to be winning the All Canadian, I was a brides maid the … Read entire article »

10 Rounds with the Champ…Mike Toovey

10 Rounds with the Champ…Mike Toovey

10 Rounds with the Champ by Steven Petty 2013 Pro 4 Truck Champion Mike Toovey #2V 1. What is the best part winning the championship? Finally realizing you no longer have to stress about the truck being perfect every week. Anything can go wrong so I’m always double, triple checking everything and making sure the setup is right for the track, when it’s all over it feels like a massive weight being lifted off my back. The jacket is pretty sweet too. 2. What are your plans for 2014? Rebuilding the truck and going for another Pro-4 Truck Championship. 3. What was your best racing moment in 2013? The last race of the season, I wrecked in the heat race … Read entire article »

“STEEL CITY ROULETTE” POTENTIALLY ADDS $5,000 CASH TO SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR’S “STEEL CITY 100″

“STEEL CITY ROULETTE” POTENTIALLY ADDS $5,000 CASH TO SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR’S “STEEL CITY 100″

(Imperial, PA)…A little over two months ago, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone announced a new event would take place in 2014. The “Steel City 100″ at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway on Sunday, June 8 will feature the Northeast’s first ever 100-lap Crate Late Model race. The Sweeney Tour event will pay $4,000 to-win, $300 to-start with an expanded 30-car starting field!   When the event was announced, series officials promised additional exciting promotions would be added around this marquee’ event. One such now being revealed is the “Steel City Roulette” featuring a potential $5,000 in cash giveaways to the 30-event starters! In … Read entire article »

TurboStart rejoins RUSH Series for 2014

TurboStart rejoins RUSH Series for 2014

(Pulaski, PA)…Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are thrilled to announce TurboStart will return as a Major Contingency Sponsor for the upcoming 2014 Touring season. The New Castle, Pennsylvania-based company continues to be part of the impressive list of national companies that have partnered with the Series.       TurboStart will award ten 16-volt racing batteries at selected Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Touring Series events in 2014 as their contribution in product to RUSH will exceed $2,500!   The batteries will be awarded randomly at the following events: “Mid-Atlantic States Classic” Potomac and Winchester Speedways (June 20-21), “Bill Emig Memorial” Sharon and Lernerville Speedways (July 4-5), … Read entire article »

Southern Ontario Sprints Release 2014 Schedule

Southern Ontario Sprints Release 2014 Schedule

The schedule for the eighteenth season of competition is now set for the Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS). 2014 will see the SOS visit 4 different tracks across the province, including a return to one for the first time in a while. As well, the SOS continues the tradition as an affiliate sanctioning body for the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. The 2014 season is going to have some busy weekends for the teams that travel with the SOS with three double header race weekends this year. It all gets started on the Victoria day long weekend as Brighton Speedway hosts the season opener for the traveling stars of the Southern … Read entire article »

Go Nuclear! Late Model Series ups the ante and sets the new standard for on-site tech inspection with introduction of new tech equipment and tech staff to for the 2014 Season

Go Nuclear! Late Model Series ups the ante and sets the new standard for on-site tech inspection with introduction of new tech equipment and tech staff to for the 2014 Season

The 2014 racing season is just a few weeks away for the Go Nuclear Late Model Series as they get ready for the Atomic Spring Clash that will open the 2014 season at Mohawk International Raceway on April 26th and 27th. In an effort to ensure a level playing field throughout the 2014 season amongst all of our competitors, the Go Nuclear Late Model Series will introduce the latest tools available for engine tech – including the Cam Pro Plus from Audie Technology.  This tech tool will be used at all of our events in 2014.  The device will measure duration, opening, closing, centerline, and lobe separation, of crate engines.  The … Read entire article »

New Champions to be Crowned with RUSH……Blair & Pegher Move to Super Late Models

New Champions to be Crowned with RUSH……Blair & Pegher Move to Super Late Models

(Pulaski, PA)…Coming off a successful debut in 2013 with well over 200 competing racers, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series has forged ahead in 2014. And with racing a little more than a month away, drivers, speedways, and Series Directors continue to make final preparations for an exciting new year.       RUSH will again have over $70,000 in cash point funds up for grabs, and is expected to crown four new champions for their major point championships. In fact, the Sweeney Weekly Series Championship has been increased and expanded to 40 points paying positions due to the addition of four speedways, for 2014!       In 2013, Max Blair won over … Read entire article »

Ontario Topless Sprints Adds Big Events to 2014 Season Schedule With Visits to Big Diamond Raceway and Freedom Speedway

Ontario Topless Sprints Adds Big Events to 2014 Season Schedule With Visits to Big Diamond Raceway and Freedom Speedway

February 8, 2014   It was just over a week ago that the Ontario Topless Sprints announced their tentative 2014 race schedule.  Today the growing series is very excited to add two more venues to their schedule as Big Diamond Raceway in Pottsville, Pennsylvania and Freedom Speedway in Delevan, New York both welcome the OTS for the first time in 2014.   The season will start at Crystal Speedway in Crystal, Michigan on Saturday, May 25th as the Michigan Traditional Sprints extends an invitation to the OTS club.  The season will resume on Friday, June 13 at Freedom Speedway as the Ontario Topless Sprints make their inaugural appearance.  On Saturday, June 14 the series … Read entire article »

Humberstone Speedway Registration Meeting Set for March 6th

Humberstone Speedway Registration Meeting Set for March 6th

PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO… The New Humberstone Speedway is returning for its 55th season of competitive racing at the historic Port Colborne oval. The season will officially kick off with the Registration and Information meeting set for Thursday March 6, 2014 at the Americana Resort on Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls, Ontario.   During the meeting, drivers are encouraged to purchase Season Passes and both the speedway and DIRTcar Memberships for the 2014 season. The 2014 schedule will also be released. The meeting will be in an open door discussion with the race teams as we try to build on the positives from last season. Drivers and teams are invited to bring their … Read entire article »

Lincoln Electric returns as Major Contingency Sponsor of RUSH LM Series in ’14

Lincoln Electric returns as Major Contingency Sponsor of RUSH LM Series in ’14

February 13, 2014 (By Mike Leone) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Pulaski, PA)…Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone and thrilled to welcome back Lincoln Electric as a Major Contingency Sponsor once again for the upcoming 2014 racing season. The nationally-known Lincoln Electric’s contribution to the 2014 season will be two Power Mig 140C machines with two utility carts, valued at $750 each.       “Lincoln Electric is a great name to have as part of our Series as one of our marketing partners,” stated Emig. “To be able to continue to attract national companies on board with RUSH speaks volumes about our Series. Even though they are a … Read entire article »