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By Mike Leone 


(Pulaski, PA)…The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series is proud to announce that Don Martin’s Lernerville Speedway will host three events during their 2013 racing season! A Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Weekly Series event will be held on Friday, May 10, while the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Touring Series will make stops on Friday, July 5 and then close out the year at the Sarver, Pa. oval on October 25-26. 

The Sweeny Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Models will join the All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars in this big early season event. RUSH racers will be able to accumulate points toward the $25,000+ Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Weekly Series Championship. Eligible “Futures Cup” racers will also be able to count their finishes toward the $3,000 title.

Lernerville joins Sportsman’s Speedway in Knox, Pa. as the second speedway to host Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Weekly Series events at non-weekly sanctioned facilities. A third speedway will be announced soon! 

On July 5-6, RUSH will team up with the BOSS Wingless Sprints at both Lernerville and Sharon Speedways on back-to-back nights! There will be a lot of added importance to the night for RUSH racers as drivers will be looking to accumulate points toward four big point programs!

Not only will prestigious Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Touring Series points be on the line, but racers will again be able to add their finishes toward the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Weekly Series and “Futures Cup” titles. In addition, an exciting new concept, the Pace Performance “Summer Chase” will just be getting underway. Top 10 racers in points at each weekly-sanctioned track and the Touring Series, will be able to count the Lernerville event toward this $10,000+ championship that runs through Labor Day Weekend!

The October 25-26 event will close out the season for both Lernerville and the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Touring Series. The fifth annual DIRTcar Roundup “Steel City Stampede” will feature nine of the region’s classes of race cars. This growing event will crown the inaugural Touring champion and will award $2,000 to the feature winner! An open practice will be held on Thursday night, October 24. There will be a rain date of Sunday, October 27. 

“We have been very fortunate to have some of the most prestigious speedways in the eastern United States believe in our Series to include us on their schedules in our inaugural season,” acknowledged RUSH Co-Director Vicki Emig. “We have to thank Gary Risch and World Racing Group for allowing us to be showcased at the renowned Lernerville Speedway and be included in these three big events!”

The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series will team up with the following prestigious sanctioning bodies for events in 2013: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National Dirt Racing League, All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars, ULMS Late Models, Three State Flyers Late Models, BRP Big-Block Modified Tour, and the BOSS Wingless Sprint Series to name just a few.

Lernerville Speedway is the home of “The Big Four”- “410” Sprint Cars, Super Late Models, DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, and Sportsman Stock Cars. Lernerville is the only speedway in the country to run the nation’s three headlining divisions on a weekly basis. Lernerville is a 4/10-mile high-banked clay oval located 11 miles southeast of Butler, Pa. on Route 356 at 313 North Pike Road, Sarver, PA 16055. Lernerville is just 30 miles northeast of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. For more information, check out their website at or call 724-353-1511 (office) or 724-353-1350 (track). 

2013 weekly-sanctioned speedways include Allegheny Mountain Raceway (Kane, PA), Bradford (PA) Speedway, McKean County Raceway (East Smethport, PA), Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA), Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex (Markleysburg, PA), Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH), and The Rock – Allegany County Speedway (Cumberland, MD).

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at 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 Like our Facebook page at and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.