PULASKI, Pa. – With the inaugural season of the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series just concluding last weekend, directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone have announced the addition of Potomac and Winchester Speedways to the series.
Under the leadership of Greg Gunter and Denise Hollidge, both Mid-Atlantic speedways have committed to three-year agreements to have their Crate Late Model division sanctioned under the RUSH banner beginning in 2014.
Both speedways added the Crate Late Models on a bi-weekly basis in 2013 with Potomac Speedway (Budds Creek, Md.) running on alternating Friday nights and Winchester (Va.) Speedway running on alternating Saturday nights. John Imler captured the Potomac title, while Jonathan DeHaven was the Winchester champion. Imler made five Sweeney RUSH Tour appearances between Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway and Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex with a season’s best fourth at the Knob on Sept. 28.
With both speedways under the Sweeney RUSH banner for 2014, member racers will be able to compete toward the Sweeney Weekly Series Championship, Pace Performance Summer Chase, and the eligible teenage racers toward the Futures Cup championship. Though the $125 membership is not required, member racers in 2014 will also now be afforded $100,000 in additional driver medical insurance over and above driver’s heath insurance and speedway insurance. Additional insurance information will be released soon.
“We cannot express how excited we are to have Winchester and Potomac Speedways part of RUSH,” said Emig. “I’ve talked to Denise in recent years about the possibility of bringing Crate Late Models to both speedways. We believe that the addition of these two well known speedways will be a tremendous boost to the continual growth of Crate Late Model racing throughout the eastern corridor of our region.”