PORT COLBORNE, Ontario – Just days after landing western New York’s Freedom Speedway as a Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Weekly Series venue in 2014, RUSH Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone have announced the addition of Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario.
The three-eighths-mile dirt oval is located 20 miles west of Buffalo, N.Y., and will race on Sunday evenings in 2014.
The new Humberstone-Freedom tandem joins previously added tracks Potomac and Winchester Speedways in the Mid-Atlantic as new Sweeney RUSH weekly-sanctioned speedways for 2014. More importantly, northern racers will now have the most opportunities to compete at sanctioned speedways in the eight-year history of crate late model racing in the Northeast when you add in returning RUSH member tracks McKean County Raceway (East Smethport, Pa.) and Bradford (Pa.) Speedway.
“This is a tremendous announcement for not only us, but the racers and track owners in northern Pennsylvania, western New York, and southern Ontario,” said Emig. “We had a good relationship with Humberstone in years past and always enjoyed our trips up there. They did their own deal last season and we were disappointed they didn’t join us, but are thankful they will be with us for 2014 as they grow late model racing in traditional modified country. It was great to hear so many racers backed our program and conveyed their thoughts to Humberstone.”