PULASKI, Pa. – Two weeks after the announcement of the new RUSH Dirt Late Model Series debuting in the Northeast in 2013, the series has landed a major sponsorship partner.
Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC in Boardman, Ohio, has joined the series as title sponsor. The Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH Dirt Late Model Series will include three standout core programs featuring the Sweeney Chevrolet Northeast Weekly Series Championship, the Sweeney Chevrolet Summer Chase, and a Sweeney Chevrolet Touring Series.
Sweeney Chevrolet will also be the official engine supplier of the RUSH Dirt Late Model Series.
When the initial announcement of the creation of the Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH Dirt Late Model Series was made, the four tracks of McKean County Raceway, Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex, Sharon Speedway and Allegany County Speedway jumped on board and will have RUSH sanction their weekly events. Negotiations are underway with numerous other speedways in the Northeast.
The $25,000 Sweeney Chevrolet Northeast Weekly Series Championship will pay $5,000 to-win down 30 positions allowing drivers to accumulate their 15 best finishes (two per weekend) April through September at any Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH Late Model event.
At the conclusion of June, the top 10 racers at each Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH-sanctioned speedway and Touring Series will be eligible for the two-month Summer Chase. Drivers can compete in as many Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH-sanctioned events.
The driver that accumulates the best point average (minimum of eight events) will be awarded $3,000. Nine other drivers will share in over $7,000 for a grand total of more than $10,000.
For those taking part in the Sweeney Chevrolet Touring Series Championship, points will be awarded at each marquee event during the 2013 season with $5,000 going to the champion and paying down 15 positions. The 2013 schedule is currently in its planning stages and a minimum of 20 events is expected.