DELEVAN, N.Y. – After a two-year hiatus, racing is returning to Freedom Speedway on Friday nights in 2014 under the RUSH weekly sanctioning banner.
Freedom joins Potomac Speedway in Maryland and Winchester Speedway in Virginia as new tracks under the RUSH banner for 2014.
Crate late model racing isn’t new to Freedom. In fact, Freedom was one of the original four speedways to host weekly racing when the class was introduced in the Northeast in 2007.
“We’ve had a good relationship with Freedom over the years,” said Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series co-director Vicki Emig. “Dan Hoffman was a visionary of the class when it first started and then years later Mike Lauterborn continued the concept. We’re looking forward to now working with new promoter Troy Shuknecht under the RUSH series. We also have to thank Ed Carley of nearby Freedom for helping make this possible.”
The third-mile oval located about 40 miles southeast of Buffalo will become the northernmost RUSH-sanctioned speedway and also the first in the Empire State.
“There was a lot of interest and excitement from New York and Canadian racers about Freedom when we were setup at the Parts Peddler show in Syracuse last month,” said RUSH co-director Mike Leone. “It’s great to give so many of these racers the opportunity to participate in the RUSH program and the ability to compete a second night now at McKean County Raceway with their switch to Saturday nights.”