PULASKI, Pa. – The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series has added Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway as a 2013 weekly-sanctioned speedway.
Half-mile dirt oval located just west of downtown Pittsburgh in Imperial, Pa., will run the Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH Dirt Late Models on a weekly basis on Saturday nights.
“PPMS has made the decision to join the RUSH Weekly Racing Series program and be part of the 2013 RUSH Speedweek,” said promoter Matt Miley. “PPMS has supported the crate motor concept for many years. We know how hard Vicki Emig and Mike Leone work, and we believe the RUSH Series has the pieces in place to take Crate Racing to the next level in our region.”
Four years after the closure of Heidelberg Raceway in Pittsburgh in 1973, PPMS was born. Most of the old Heidelberg facilities were relocated to PPMS in addition to the famous Pittsburgher, which is coming up on 25 years now at its new home.
Besides the RUSH Late Models, PPMS features Super Late Models, Sportsman, Hobby Stocks, and Young Guns on Saturday nights April through September.
“I can’t tell you how much it means to Mike and I that the Miley Family has chosen to sanction PPMS under RUSH,” said Vicki Emig. “In reality, the Mileys were one of the first speedways in our area to spearhead the concept of more affordable Late Model racing with their spec-engine/602 Crate Late Model program. This was before any Crate Late Model sanctioning body came to our region. We look forward to working with them through their alignment with RUSH to continue forward progress and development in a vision they have had for many years.”
Pittsburgh’s weekly RUSH member racers will now be able to take part in all of the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model programs. Drivers will be able to accumulate their best 15 finishes throughout the season as part of the $25,000+ Sweeney Chevrolet “Weekly Series Championship” that will pay $5,000 to-win down 30 positions.