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Longhorn Chassis Tops Miller Multimatic Chassis Builder’s Challenge

BATAVIA, Ohio (December 6, 2022) – The North Carolina-based Longhorn Chassis ruled the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again, winning the Miller Multimatic Chassis Builder’s Challenge for the second consecutive season.

 

The Miller Multimatic Chassis builders challenge awarded points to over 30 unique chassis manufacturers in 2022. Points were awarded to the highest finishing driver of each manufacturer after every Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series A-Main.

 

Overall, Longhorn Chassis registered victories in 30 of the 2022 season’s 56 A-Main events and boasted six of the top ten drivers in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship standings. The Longhorn Chassis army was led by Tim McCreadie and the Paylor Motorsports team, who’s consistency brought them the tour’s $150,000 title and second consecutive championship.

 

Longhorn Chassis will be recognized during the December 9th championship awards banquet at Lucas Oil Stadium. The top chassis manufacturer in 2022 will receive a new Miller Multimatic welder along with a $250 certificate from Summit Racing Equipment.

 

About Miller Multimatic:

Multi-process welders make it easy for welding operators to tackle a variety of fabrication or construction jobs and projects on the jobsite, in the shop or in the field without switching power sources – saving you time and money. The Miller Multimatic is an all-in-one, portable multiprocess MIG, TIG and Stick welder. To find the multiprocess welder that’s right for your application, visit www.millerwelds.com/equipment/welders/multiprocess.


 

Clements Racing Engines Powers to ARP Engine Builder of the Year

BATAVIA, Ohio (November 30, 2022) – For the second consecutive year, Clements Racing Engines powered ahead of the competition on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour, earning the Automotive Racing Products (ARP) Engine Builder of the Year.

 

Over 100 unique engine builders registered for competition on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in 2022, earning points in the ARP Engine Builders Challenge.

 

Clements Racing Engines’ drivers went to Victory Lane on 19 different occasions in 2022 along with numerous other top five and top ten performances. Clements Racing Engines will collect $1,000 cash, plus – product certificates from ARP, BRODIX Cylinder Heads, Thermo-Tec, and Summit Racing Equipment, and Xceldyne.

 

The runner-up in the ARP Engine Builders Challenge, Cornett Racing Engines will receive product certificates from ARP, BRODIX Cylinder Heads, and Xceldyne.

 

“ARP is a leader in the motorsports industry and has been a great partner of Lucas Oil Motorsports,” said Wayne Castleberry, Sales and Marketing Relations for Lucas Oil. “We’re grateful to ARP and all the great partners of the Engine Builders Challenge for supporting the open engine competition platform that the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series was founded on.”

 

About Automotive Racing Products:

ARP is the world leader in fastener technology, proudly made in the USA. Located in Ventura, CA, ARP’s product line contains thousands of part numbers, and has expanded to include virtually every fastener found in an engine and driveline and throughout the suspension and frame. These range from quality high performance OEM replacement parts to exotic specialty hardware for all forms of motorsports and marine applications. To learn more about ARP visit their website at www.arp-bolts.com.

 


 

Wieland Extends Partnership with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series & Lucas Oil Speedway

 

BATAVIA, Ohio (November 28, 2022) – The world’s leading supplier of aluminum and copper products, Wieland Metal Services, has extended their partnership as the Official Aluminum Supplier of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil Speedway through 2024.

 

As part of the new multi-year agreement, Wieland will continue their title sponsorship of the 47th Annual Wieland Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida. In 2023, the week-long extravaganza at the “Clay by the Bay” kicks off with an Open Practice on Sunday, February 5 and concludes on Saturday, February 11.

 

Additionally, the Wieland Most Feature Wins contingency program will award points to drivers on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour for each Feature event win. The driver that accumulates the most Feature wins throughout the season, and maintains perfect attendance on the tour, will receive a $2,000 cash bonus at the year-end awards banquet.

 

Wrisco Industries, Inc. has been a long-time supporter of grassroots motorsports and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Wrisco and Wieland merged nearly two years ago, recalls Aaron Baldridge, Wieland VP Aluminum Products and Business Development. “This transition has strengthened our market position as the leader in aluminum sheet and presented an opportunity to expand in copper products for the racing industry. Extending our agreement to be the Official Partner of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil Speedway allows us to build on established success and introduce additional consumers to our premium, customizable products. We are honored to be a part of the series and look forward to another great season in 2023.”

 

“We are thrilled to have Wieland continue their support of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil Speedway. Wieland’s dedication and passion, along with our other great partners, make it possible to bring the most exciting form of motorsports to the fans. We look forward to working with everyone at Wieland for years to come,” stated Wayne Castleberry, Sales and Marketing for Lucas Oil.

 

About Wieland Metal Services:

Wieland serves virtually all metalworking sectors with its extensive range of services and products. The inventory includes copper and brass alloys, as well as aluminum alloys and stainless steel, engineered plastics and other niche materials in strip, sheet, rod, bar, profile, coil, and foil forms. In addition, Wieland offers a variety of value added services including, but not limited to, strip slitting, tinning and electroplating, cutting, finishing, metal coatings, and traverse winding. With a broad geographical presence and IT-based service offerings, customers can rely on Wieland’s strong market position to meet their custom needs. To learn more, visit www.wieland-metalservices.com.

 

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FASTRAK OFFERS UNIQUE CHALLENGE TO TRACKS AND TEAMS FOR UP TO $50,000 TO WIN

Carnesville, GA - The FASTRAK Racing Series once again sets the bar for Chevrolet Performance Parts 604 Crate Late Model racing. As the first and original series to use the Chevrolet Performance Parts 604 crate engine in dirt racing, FASTRAK continues to innovate in how it gives back to the industry. FASTRAK has awarded over 6 million dollars in the last 19 years of promoting with its FASTRAK Tours, National Weekly Series (WWR), and ULTIMATE Super Late Model Tours.

"My question is this," said Stan Lester, President of FASTRAK. 'Do the track owners want to allow their teams to run for the most money available in the country? It's simple, really. Do you? If so, then let's talk. Yes, we have our own tire as all series do. Fortunately, with our tire you don't have to groove and sipe it, so it really cuts down on the work a team has to do to be competitive. That's a real plus for weekly racing in my opinion. It's the same price as any other Hoosier crate spec tire, and honestly, one of the only tires made just for crate late models."

FASTRAK Companies International, LLC has hired Bill Lupinos as the company's Vice President, and he is ready to hit the road running, talking to tracks and teams anywhere in the Nation. Lupinos is available by cell most of the time and waiting for your call at (917) 697-4776. Lupinos is a track owner, Richmond Raceway in Richmond, KY, so he knows the needs of weekly tracks and what it takes to make them work.

"Lupinos will be 100% in charge of the weekly program and touring events now," said Lester. "I will be spending my time running the office and working on additional marketing monies to give back to the teams."

HOW THE NATIONAL POINTS PROGRAM WORKS:

10 SANCTIONED TRACKS - $10,000 TO WIN – PAYS THE TOP 10

20 SANCTIONED TRACKS- $20,000 TO WIN – PAYS THE TOP 20

30 SANCTIONED TRACKS - $30,000 TO WIN – PAYS THE TOP 30

40 SANCTIONED TRACKS - $40,000 TO WIN – PAYS THE TOP 40

50 SANCTIONED TRACKS - $50,000 TO WIN – PAYS THE TOP 50

If you are interested in becoming a FASTRAK sanctioned track to give your drivers the opportunity to race for the country’s highest-paying national payout, you can contact the FASTRAK Racing Series office at (678) 935-7304, Stan Lester, President, directly at (678) 505-7485, or Bill Lupinos, Vice President, at (917) 697-4776 for details.

Check out the official website for the FASTRAK Racing Series at www.fastrakracing.com and continue to follow our social media networks for the FASTRAK Racing Series. Like and Follow our Fan Page on Facebook, plus follow @FASTRAK_Racing on Twitter to get up-to-the-minute news and details as they become available. FASTRAK can also be found on Instagram @fastrak_racing.

The 2022 marketing partners for the FASTRAK Racing Series are Chevrolet Performance, VP Racing Fuel "The official fuel of FASTRAK," VP Racing Lubricants, Dealer Group USA, Flo Racing "The official video home of FASTRAK," TNT Race Cars, Arizona Sport Shirts, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

 


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2022 HOVIS RUSH LATE MODEL WEEKLY RACERS TO SHARE $35,000 IN "TRACK PACK" CHAMPIONSHIP MONIES OVER & ABOVE NATIONAL WEEKLY SERIES MONIES; $2500 AWARDED TO TOP 6 MEMBER DRIVERS AT EACH WEEKLY-SANCTIONED SPEEDWAY

By Doug Kennedy


 

(December 3, 2022) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Pulaski, PA)...The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Dirt Late Model Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants continued its popular "Track Pack" program once again in 2022.  The "Track Pack" actually debuted in 2016; however, expanded by more than 300% cash wise in 2021 going from $800 per RUSH weekly-sanctioned track to $2,500 and that continued this past season. Overall, the "Track Pack" will award $35,000 to drivers in the top six drivers in the 2022 RUSH member points at the 14 weekly-sanctioned speedways at the RUSH Racing Series Awards Banquet on January 21, 2023. Overall in 2022, RUSH Late Model racers captured well over $115,000 in championship monies for their efforts, which includes the "Touring" point fund.

 

RUSH uses the National Weekly Series point system for all events scheduled at weekly-sanctioned speedways during the year with the exception that member drivers are able throw out their lowest point score or missed event. To be eligible, the speedway must be RUSH weekly sanctioned. The point fund breakdown is $1,000 for the champion, $500 for second, $400 for third, $300 for fourth, $200 for fifth, and $100 for sixth. This of course is in addition to any monies drivers win through the National Weekly Series and Futures Cup Championships.

 

Jeremy Wonderling, the 42-year-old driver from Wellsville, New York, captured his second National Weekly championship, this season. Prior to that, the 2020 National Weekly Series Champion was also a three-time winner of the Flynn's Tire Touring Series (2018-2020). Besides the National Weekly Series Championship, Wonderling also won the Bradford Speedway RUSH "Track Pack" in addition to the track championship.

 

“Winning the National Weekly championship was a pretty big deal especially when you’re going against good competition,” said Wonderling. “I actually won it on the next-to-last weekend as the two-day show at Genesee allowed me to win it.”

 

As for the "Track Pack" program, Wonderling said, “It’s great for a lot of drivers who don’t follow the tour and don’t receive a lot of those bonuses. Vicki (Emig) found a way to get more money into the local racers' hands to help them support their local racetracks every week. There are guys like the Knowles (Jason & Brian) and (Doug) Ricotta who are great racers that benefit monetarily from RUSH with the "Track Pack" and weekly monies because they don’t have the opportunity to tour.”

 

“I’ve been with RUSH for quite some time,” said Wonderling, who also finished third place in the Flynn's Tire Touring Series for the second straight year. “I like the travel and the payouts. For me it doesn’t make sense to do anything else.” 

 

Winning $30,000 in a little less than a month doesn’t hurt either for Jeremy, whose brothers Mike and Brady also race RUSH Late Models.  

 

“It’s worked out well for me for the past couple of years,” said the 43-year-old Brian Knowles regarding 'Track Pack'. Knowles won the championship at Woodhull Raceway this past season for the second straight year. “I like the way they changed it this year allowing a little more flexibility,” said Knowles of the "Track Pack".   

 

“I’ve said it time and time again that the communication between the Series director (Vicki) and the staff is second to none,” said Knowles. “They also do a great job of promoting. Since 2018, I’ve been committed to the RUSH Weekly Series.” Overall, Knowles has won four RUSH Late Model titles. His brother, Jason, finished second in points to Brian at Woodhull in 2022.  

 

At 39 years old, Jason Genco of Frewsburg, New York just completed his 16th year of racing. This year, Genco won the $1,000 "Track Pack" championships at both Eriez and Stateline Speedways as well as finishing sixth at Raceway 7 thanks to two victories. Genco led the National Weekly Series points for much of the season before being overtaken by Jeremy Wonderling in the next-to-last weekend. Genco earned $5,100 in RUSH point fund moneys for the Jimmy Craig/Jason Badgley-owned team.    

 

“The weekly championship means a lot when you went out and beat 30 other guys to do it,” said Genco of his track championships. “We won 10 features this year and finished second 14 other times.  I don’t care if it’s winning a heat race or a $10,000 feature- a win is a win.”   

 

Genco used to do the Touring Series but now with his family and escalating fuel prices, he can’t do the traveling anymore. “I like to stay home and do my racing," stated Genco. "From a track standpoint, the 'Track Pack' is incentives for racers to support their local tracks.  I’ve been running with RUSH since they got started. The rules keeps everybody on an even playing field. I like all of the kickbacks that they give back to their drivers, including the great products and of course the point funds; all of this is beneficial to the drivers and helps a team normal team keep going.”  

 

The oldest "Track Pack" champion at 60 years of age is Warsaw, New York’s Doug Ricotta, who captured the Genesee Speedway title and was the opening night winner. Doug has been racing for 35 years, starting in a Street Stock and then finally settling into a RUSH Late Model. He has won over 80 times in his career including two championships.   

 

“Anytime you can get some extra money, it’s good for the racer,” said Ricotta of the 'Track Pack'. “I m really happy with RUSH as far as how they police it and make everything the same. It’s a real professional job that they do.  I’m going to continue to race with them for as long as I can. I stay in shape to be a competitive  Saturday night racer." 

 

Conversely, the youngest driver to win the "Track Pack" this year is Philip Bubeck of Colliers, West Virginia. Bubeck not only won the title at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway, but the "Futures Cup" crown as well. “It was unexpected going into the season,” said Bubeck of the title. “We were new with the RUSH Late Models in 2021 and it was overwhelming to win both titles this year.  It felt awesome to come out and be as competitive as we were. To compete with those guys in just my second year was great.”

 

As for the "Track Pack", Bubeck said, “It’s great for drivers who race at their weekly tracks and don’t travel. RUSH gives you the opportunity to race with some of the best drivers out there,” Bubeck continued. “I also like their payouts. They treat everyone fairly. They certainly know what they’re doing and everything is so well organized.”   

 

Twenty-five year-old Michael Duritsky, Jr. of Masontown, Pa. was the track champion at Dog Hollow, captured the Speedway's RUSH  "Track Pack", and finished third in the National Weekly Series standings “It’s always a good feeling to win a points championship,” said Duritsky. “It gives you confidence for next year and the knowledge that you’re one of the top guys to beat at the track.  The main thing though, is there’s a good group of people who run RUSH.”

 

For 47-year-old Joey Warren of Georgetown, Delaware, 2022 took on a whole different meaning. “I was to retire after this year and not points race, but I went into the final race in third place and ended up finishing in first for the year. So it was quite a surprise. It’s going to be hard to walk away after having a year like that.”

“For me, it’s a hobby, not a full-time job.” This was Warren’s seventh track title at Delaware International Speedway, but just his second "Track Pack" title. When he’s not racing, Joey teaches Graphic Design at Sussex Central high School. 

 

“I really appreciate the Track Pack and the Weekly Series," acknowledged Warren who also won his first career Flynn's Tire Touring Series race at the season opening race at Delaware, against a stout field of competitors at the 'Battle of the Bay'. "The extra money that it can generate for a weekend grassroots racer like me is tremendous. I don’t have multiple cars and a trailer and the RUSH competition is as good as I have ever seen. How they (RUSH) give back to the racers is so important.  It can be pretty tough on us as not being a full-time driver with all the expenses it take to race anymore. How they promote us and everything they give back to us is so special. It’s a nice incentive for us.”

 

The main goal for 39-year-old Travis Campbell of Waynesboro, Pa. was to win the Winchester Speedway championship.  “It was a big accomplishment for us for sure,” said Campbell, who was in his first full season of RUSH. “It was a very stressful year, but well worth it. We blew up mid-season, but still hung on. We found a used crate motor and worked hard to get it together to finish out the season. We will use that 'Track Pack' and track championship money to buy a new crate motor for next year. The extra money is really going to help us out.” 

 

“In my opinion, RUSH is the best Chevrolet Performance crate engine series out there,” said Campbell. “I like how it is run with the strict enforcement of their rules and there’s no better competition. They put the money out there too. I’m a low budget race team, but we got it done. My goal next year is to get that first win.”

 

The champion at Potomac Speedway was 29-year-old Kyle Hardy of Stephens City, Virginia. Hardy won both the $1,000 RUSH "Track Pack" and the track championship at the Mechanicsville, Maryland facility. Hardy also finished in a tie for fourth in this year's National Weekly Series Championship after winning both the National Weekly Series and Flynn's Tire Touring Series Championships in 2021. Hardy also won the Super Late Model track championship at Potomac. 

 

“The 'Track Pack' helps us get a few extra dollars that will go towards next season,” said Hardy who began full-time racing in 2009. "That really helps the racers. I think the RUSH Series is great. It’s economical and I can race close to home and for some good prize money.”

 

At 57, Donnie Dotson is the second oldest winner of a "Track Pack" championship. Dotson won the inaugural RUSH title at Tyler County Speedway this past season. For 37 years he has raced everything from a Street Stock to a Late Model. “I really love the RUSH Series because it’s more economical,” said Dotson. “I do a lot of stuff on my own and the money comes out of my own pocket. I think it helps the younger guys to race against the older guys to get more experience.  It makes them feel good if they outrun us every once in a while.” 

 

As far as "Track Pack" goes, Dotson said, “It made me feel better that I could win the track championship and get a little more extra bonus money at the end of the year. It’s a real nice bonus.” Dotson actually earned $2,000 for his RUSH "Track Pack" Championship as Tyler County matched the $1,000 posted by RUSH.

 

“I’ve won three titles in the Crate Late Models,” said Dotson. “I’ve also won titles in Street Stocks and Limited Late Models. I’ve had a pretty good career for what I’ve had to race. I don’t have a brand new racecar but I do have a good race car.” 

 

Josh Ferry of Cochranton, Pa. won the title at Northeast Ohio's Raceway 7. At 23 years of age, he is the second youngest champion. “Winning the track championship shows all the hard work we put into it,” said Ferry. "This year we were more competitive so it’s nice to have something to show for it. It’s nice to know you’re going to get something by supporting the local tracks and the Series. That’s a reason why we ran for points this year, because we knew the money was going to be there.” 

 

“RUSH does a great job of promoting their drivers and events," added Ferry, who won his first career Flynn's Tire Touring Series race this year at Eriez Speedway.  "RUSH allows you to compete on a much larger scale and really gets your name out there other than just running locally.  It’s a great way to get drivers into a Late Model style car who can’t afford a Super Late Model.”

 

Thirty-nine year-old Alan Chapman of Baldwinsville, New York won the track championship at Skyline Raceway Motorsports Park in the track's first year of running the RUSH Late Models weekly. “Winning that track championship was great,” said Chapman, who won three features at Skyline. “It’s a lot of hard work, but it pays off in the end. You have to grind it out every week. It was quite an accomplishment for me since I’ve never won anything like that before. And then there’s RUSH's 'Track Pack' which gives the drivers added money into their pockets. We go to all the tracks in New York, it's tough competition everywhere we go and you get to race with the best of the best. I’m committed to the RUSH Late Models right now and that’s where I will stay.” 

 

Jared Keeney enjoyed his career best season of RUSH Late Model racing. The 42-year-old from New Albany, Pa. won seven features between The Hill Speedway and Skyline. Keeney also captured the $1,000 "Track Pack" title at The Hill.

 

“It was vindication for all the hard work we put into it and racing is my family time,” expressed Keeney.  “It’s a good incentive for racers to join the RUSH Series. The expenses this year have been astronomical. The extra money definitely helps. The people who run RUSH are great. Anytime I’ve had questions or concerns, it’s taken care of immediately. The RUSH Series is the best I’ve ever been around. It makes me look forward to next year.”

 

In closing, Series Director Vicki Emig stated, "The 'Track Pack' program has done exactly what it was designed to do- keep our RUSH 'weekly' sanctioned speedway's car counts healthy, which of course is crucial to the success of our speedways!  I know it would be very difficult for the majority of our RUSH Late Model teams to follow our Touring Series, and I've always said we have no 'Touring' Series if we don't have strong weekly speedways. I think we've created a great balance between our 'Weekly' programs and our Touring Series by making sure all of our racers, regardless of what level they choose to compete, are rewarded!"

 

The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, DrumPreserve, CrateInsider.com, Marthinsen & Salvitti Insurance Group and Terry Bowser Excavating. 

 

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. The RUSH Late Model website is www.rushlatemodels.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

 

 

 

 

 


 

HOVIS RUSH STOCK CARS TO CONTINUE IN 2023; DOG HOLLOW, STATELINE & ERIEZ TO STAY THE COURSE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AFFORDABLE STOCK CAR PACKAGE; MARION CENTER TO JOIN DOG HOLLOW FOR FRIDAY-SATURDAY VENUES

By Mike Leone

 
(November 30, 2022) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Pulaski, PA)...The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Racing Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants is pleased to announce that the RUSH Stock Car division will continue in 2023. The division was announced late in 2020 as an affordable option for Stock Car enthusiasts, but immediately experienced unforeseen circumstances many of which were a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, however Dog Hollow, Stateline, and Eriez Speedways have all stood behind the division and has continued their commitment for the division in 2023. In addition, Marion Center Raceway is also on board giving racers around the Dog Hollow area an additional venue to compete at close to home.

 
"Looking back I don't think we could have chosen a worse time to launch a new division," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "The lingering effects and uncertainty of COVD-19 really took its toll on the growth of the RUSH Stock Car division. Ironically with that said, and unfortunately watching the overall continued rise in cost of racing in general, I still believe the RUSH Stock Cars can be successful into the future. Every RUSH class in existence today started with zero cars and have grown into the strong divisions we see today. We can't thank the promoters enough who continue to be diligent in their belief in the need for this division."

 
The RUSH Stock Cars look like "stock cars" resembling Monte Carlos and are powered by Chevrolet Performance 602 crate engines on sealed/spec Bilstein Shocks, RUSH 91 pump fuel, and Hoosier spec tires. Those four key "cost containment" elements have already proved very successful in the RUSH Sportsman Modified and Sprint Car divisions, both of which continue to have strong forward momentum with great car counts and extremely competitive racing. Estimated current cost for a complete GM 602 engine package, carb to pan, range from $7,500 (used) to $10,000 (new), and racers who competed in the class this past year estimate they have $12,000-$16,000 in their complete cars.  

 
Beginning in 2023, the Bernheisel "M" Series full perimeter metric chassis, part #788200, which retails for $2,195 will be permitted in competition. Also, Hoosier Medium 100's or Medium tires will be permitted, which is the same Hoosier Tire utilized on the RUSH Pro Mods and other similar Pure/Hobby Stock Car divisions in the region.      

 
Chevrolet Performance 602 Stock Car divisions continue to flourish across the country with strong weekly car counts by providing an affordable and exciting option for those wanting to participate in a stock car division. The tentative 2023 RUSH Stock Car rules, which closely mirrors several other prominent national sanctioning bodies, is available at the following link: https://rushstockcars.com/2023%20Stock%20Car%20Rules.pdf

 
A Hovis Weekly Series Championship in excess of $7,500 has again been posted for 2023 with $2,000 to-win paying down 15 positions for member drivers. In addition, a three-position paying "Futures Cup" points fund with $200 to-win will again be posted for eligible teenage racers. Also, as is the case with the other RUSH divisions, a "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance will also be part of the program.   

 
The RUSH Stock Cars will compete with Dog Hollow and Marion Center's Pure/Hobby Stock divisions as the RUSH Stocks are extremely competitive with these divisions; however they will compete separately if there are six or more cars. Stateline and Eriez will continue to run the cars as a stand-alone division. Check with each individual track for specifics and payoffs.

 
"From the beginning the Scott Family (Stateline), Dave Alexander (Eriez) and Kyle Smith (Dog Hollow) all have been committed to building an affordable Stock Car division and continue to believe in the concept," continued Emig. "Ironically Dog Hollow was the site of the very first Crate Late Model race in 2007 with just two cars; now here we are 16 years later as the RUSH Late Model program flourishes throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic with hundreds of competitors. To have Marion Center Speedway join their efforts will now offer RUSH Stock Car racers Friday-Saturday venues to participate in their immediate area and that is sure to be a very positive step in building the division."
   
"By these promoters standing by their commitment to the RUSH Stock Cars over the past two season and allowing the handful of RUSH Stock Car competitors get out in front of people was definitely a huge plus for the division," added Emig. "Throughout this past season we've had many inquiries about the class as have our RUSH Authorized Repair Facilities about the Chevrolet Performance 602 engine package.".

 
When competing at both Dog Hollow and Marion Center in their Pure Stock division, the RUSH Stocks captured several top five finishes with the affordable Chevrolet Performance 602 engine package against built engines, and when they raced amongst themselves the RUSH Stock Cars produced the same great racing we continuously see in all other RUSH divisions, with both situations showcasing the competitiveness of the cars! 

 
Tim Laughard is the 2022 Hovis RUSH Stock Car Weekly Series Champion. The 41-year-old resident of Nanty Glo, Pa. has been racing on and off for the past 15 years, mainly in a Pure Stock. After competing in a RUSH Stock car now for two season, Laughard continues to really like the Series because the playing field for the drivers is so equal; he is looking forward to defending his RUSH Stock Car title in 2023. He recorded numerous top five finishes with his GM 602 crate engine against built motor Pure Stocks at both Dog Hollow and Marion Center Speedway saying "We're always right up there with them - the motors have power".  

 
“I estimate I have around $15,000 in my total RUSH Stock Car package," said Laughard, who won eight RUSH Stock Car features in 2022. "I always hoped RUSH would form a Chevrolet Performance crate engine stock car division and when they did I jumped right in! With RUSH everything is set in stone, and it is what it is. Vicki (Emig) is good at keeping in contact with the racers and to make sure things are going well- she has an open-door policy. If she doesn’t have the answer, she will find it out. I believe in the long run the same concepts that have made the other RUSH divisions successful will also prove to make the RUSH Stock Car division a success!"

 
RUSH Membership, which is optional but required to receive points and be eligible for the points fund, is $125. Membership includes a $100,000 excess participant accident insurance policy when competing in a RUSH-sanctioned event.

 
Interested speedways in the RUSH Stock Cars are urged to contact the office at 724-964-9300 or e-mail info@rushracingseries.com. Drivers interested in the division are asked to e-mail their contact info to be added to the driver contact list to keep abreast of any updates concerning the division.

 
The RUSH Stock Car website is www.rushstockcars.com, the Facebook at www.facebook.com/rushstockcars and Twitter @RUSHStockCars. 

 
Weekly Series Championship: 1. $2,000 2. $1,000 3. $750 4. $500 5. $400 6. $350 7. $325 8. $300 9. $290 10. $280 11. $270 12. $265 13. $260 14. $255 15. $250.

 
Dog Hollow Speedway is located 3.5 miles north of Route 422 in Strongstown, Pa. just off Route 403 North at 76 Hamill Road, Northern Cambria, PA 15714. For more information, check out their website at www.doghollowspeedway.net and like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/doghollowspeedway.

 
Marion Center Raceway is located one mile from US Route 119 at 555 Potts Rd Marion Center, PA 15759. For more information, check out their website at www.marioncenterraceway.com and follow them on Facebook by searching Marion Center Raceway.

 
Stateline Speedway is located nine miles southwest of Jamestown, NY, south of Busti, NY at 4150 Kortwright Rd., Jamestown, NY 14701. For more information, check out their website at www.newstatelinespeedway.com. Like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/newstatelinespeedwaybustiny.
 
Eriez Speedway is a 3/8-mile track located outside of Erie, Pa. in Hammett at 9821 Sampson Rd., Erie, PA 16509. For more information, like their page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/eriezspeedway
 
 

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2023 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Schedule:

 


 

Date

Track

Event

Location

To Win

Jan 26

Golden Isles Speedway

Super Bowl of Racing

Brunswick, GA

Practice

Jan 27

Golden Isles Speedway

Super Bowl of Racing

Brunswick, GA

$10,000

Jan 28

Golden Isles Speedway

Super Bowl of Racing

Brunswick, GA

$12,000

Jan 29

Golden Isles Speedway

Super Bowl of Racing

Brunswick, GA

$15,000

Jan 31

Bubba Raceway Park

Winter Nationals

Ocala, FL

$10,000

Feb 1

Bubba Raceway Park

Winter Nationals

Ocala, FL

$10,000

Feb 3

All-Tech Raceway

Winter Nationals

Lake City, FL

$10,000

Feb 4

All-Tech Raceway

Winter Nationals

Lake City, FL

$12,000

Feb 5

All-Tech Raceway

Winter Nationals

Lake City, FL

$15,000

Feb 6

East Bay Raceway Park

46th Annual Wrisco Winternationals Presented By Lucas Oil

Tampa, FL

Practice

Feb 7

East Bay Raceway Park

46th Annual Wrisco Winternationals Presented By Lucas Oil

Tampa, FL

$5,000

Feb 8

East Bay Raceway Park

46th Annual Wrisco Winternationals Presented By Lucas Oil

Tampa, FL

$5,000

Feb 9

East Bay Raceway Park

46th Annual Wrisco Winternationals Presented By Lucas Oil

Tampa, FL

$7,000

Feb 10

East Bay Raceway Park

46th Annual Wrisco Winternationals Presented By Lucas Oil

Tampa, FL

$7,000

Feb 11

East Bay Raceway Park

46th Annual Wrisco Winternationals Presented By Lucas Oil

Tampa, FL

$12,000

Feb 12

East Bay Raceway Park

46th Annual Wrisco Winternationals Presented By Lucas Oil

Tampa, FL

$15,000

Mar 11

411 Motor Speedway

The Tennessean

Seymour, TN

$10,000

Mar 12

411 Motor Speedway

The Tennessean

Seymour, TN

$20,000

Mar 18

Atomic Speedway

Buckeye Spring 50

Chillicothe, OH

$12,000

Mar 19

Brownstown Speedway

Indiana Icebreaker

Brownstown, IN

$15,000

Apr 8

Tyler County Speedway

53rd Annual Hillbilly Hundred

Middlebourne, WV

$30,000

Apr 9

Hagerstown Speedway

Nininger Tribute

Hagerstown, MD

$15,000

Apr 10

Port Royal Speedway

River Valley 40

Port Royal, PA

$10,000

Apr 29

Tri-City Speedway

Bullet Race Engines 50

Granite City, IL

$12,000

Apr 30

Macon Speedway

 

Macon, IL

$15,000

May 6

Ponderosa Speedway

18th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial

Junction City, KY

$12,000

May 7

Florence Speedway

36th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial

Union, KY

$15,000

May 20

300 Raceway

Truck Country 50

Farley, IA

$12,000

May 21

34 Raceway

CRST, The Transportation Solution 50

Burlington, IA

$15,000

May 26

Lucas Oil Speedway

9th Annual Cowboy Classic

Wheatland, MO

$6,000

May 27

Lucas Oil Speedway

The Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson

Wheatland, MO

$6,000

May 28

Lucas Oil Speedway

30th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100

Wheatland, MO

$50,000

Jun 3

West Virginia Motor Speedway

Historic 100

Mineral Wells, WV

$15,000

Jun 4

West Virginia Motor Speedway

Historic 100

Mineral Wells, WV

$50,000

Jun 16

Cherokee Speedway

24th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial

Gaffney, SC

$10,000

Jun 17

Smoky Mountain Speedway

Mountain Moonshine Classic

Maryville, TN

$5,000 x 2

Jun 18

Smoky Mountain Speedway

Mountain Moonshine Classic

Maryville, TN

$50,000

Jun 23

Lernerville Speedway

16th Annual Firecracker 100 Presented By Big River Steel

Sarver, PA

$6,000

Jun 24

Lernerville Speedway

16th Annual Firecracker 100 Presented By Big River Steel

Sarver, PA

$6,000

Jun 25

Lernerville Speedway

16th Annual Firecracker 100 Presented By Big River Steel

Sarver, PA

$50,000

Jul 1

Portsmouth Raceway Park

Independence 50

Portsmouth, OH

$12,000

Jul 2

Muskingum County Speedway

21st Annual July 3rd Race

Zanesville, OH

$3,000 x3

Jul 3

Muskingum County Speedway

21st Annual July 3rd Race

Zanesville, OH

$30,000

Jul 6

Davenport Speedway

 

Davenport, IA

$10,000

Jul 7

Deer Creek Speedway

NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50

Spring Valley, MN

$5,000

Jul 8

Deer Creek Speedway

NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50

Spring Valley, MN

$5,000

Jul 9

Deer Creek Speedway

NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50

Spring Valley, MN

$50,000

Jul 14

I-70 Speedway Park

 

Odessa, MO

$10,000

Jul 15

Tri-City Speedway

NAPA Know How 50

Granite City, IL

$12,000

Jul 16

Lucas Oil Speedway

16th Annual Diamond Nationals

Wheatland, MO

$15,000

Jul 19

Huset’s Speedway

 

Brandon, SD

$10,000

Jul 21

I-80 Speedway

Go 50

Greenwood, NE

$12,000

Jul 22

I-80 Speedway

Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals

Greenwood, NE

Prelim

Jul 23

I-80 Speedway

Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals

Greenwood, NE

$53,000

Aug 11

Florence Speedway

40th Annual Sunoco North/South 100

Union, KY

$5,000 x 2

Aug 12

Florence Speedway

40th Annual Sunoco North/South 100

Union, KY

$5,000 x 2

Aug 13

Florence Speedway

40th Annual Sunoco North/South 100

Union, KY

$75,000

Aug 19

Batesville Motor Speedway

30th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions

Batesville, AR

Prelim

Aug 20

Batesville Motor Speedway

30th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions

Batesville, AR

$50,000

Aug 26

Port Royal Speedway

The Rumble by the River

Port Royal, PA

$5,000 x 2

Aug 27

Port Royal Speedway

The Rumble by the River

Port Royal, PA

$50,000

Sep 3

Portsmouth Raceway Park

River Days Rumble Presented by Pepsi

Portsmouth, OH

$15,000

Sep 4

Tyler County Speedway

54th Annual Hillbilly Hundred

Middlebourne, WV

$30,000

Sep 15

Knoxville Raceway

Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals

Knoxville, IA

$7,000

Sep 16

Knoxville Raceway

Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals

Knoxville, IA

$7,000

Sep 17

Knoxville Raceway

Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals

Knoxville, IA

$50,000

Sep 23

Brownstown Speedway

Night Before the Jackson

Brownstown, IN

$10,000

Sep 24

Brownstown Speedway

43rd Annual Jackson 100

Brownstown, IN

$20,000

Sep 30

Raceway 7

Great Lakes 50

Conneaut, OH

$12,000

Oct 1

Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

34th Annual Pittsburgher

Imperial, PA

$20,000

Oct 7

Talladega Short Track

 

Eastaboga, AL

$12,000

Oct 8

The Red Clay at Woodstock – Historic Dixie Speedway

Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout

Woodstock, GA

$15,000

Oct 14

Portsmouth Raceway Park

42nd Annual Dirt Track World Championship

Portsmouth, OH

Prelim

Oct 15

Portsmouth Raceway Park

42nd Annual Dirt Track World Championship

Portsmouth, OH

 
 
 
 
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