All of the region’s top Crate Late Model racers have already joined RUSH including 38 signing up for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Touring Series Championship before an event has even been contested. Numerous others have additionally signed up for the regional weekly championship.
“The response for this weekend has been incredible,” stated RUSH Co-Director Vicki Emig. “We continue to get calls and e-mails from new racers that will be participating besides so many of the region’s top Crate Late Model racers. Since the news about Crate Late Models coming to Hagerstown in addition to weekly action at The Rock in Cumberland, a tremendous amount of interest has been drummed up from the east. This coupled with Roaring Knob and the strong crop of racers in that region, we expect a great turnout this weekend.”
Friday’s feature will pay $2,000 to-win, while $2,500 will be on the line on Saturday night. Both events will include group qualifying and the new Bobby Lake Motorsports “Shock the Clock & Beat the Heat” Quick Cash Program will be in effect meaning $100 will be awarded to the fast qualifier and $25 to the heat race winners at each event.
The first heat race winner will then draw an invert for the feature. Following the invert, the first four drivers (five if five heats are run) will run the K&N “Cold Air Induction” Dash. The dash will not only determine the beginning of the 30-lap feature line-ups, but will also award the winner a $100 K&N certificate with a $50 K&N certificate going to second place, and $25 cash for other starters. The remainder of the line-up will be based off heat and B main finishes.