The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series is stepping up to the plate to support local racers in 2019. Tabbed as the “500 Club” the tour has created a new program. The promotion offers the chance for five drivers from the host speedway’s Top 15 in points the ability to win an additional $100 bonus at series events.
This new program will influx an additional $8,000 in cash into the hands of RUSH weekly racers, who participate in RUSH Touring events.
“Even though we’re coming off our best year of touring car counts we’re always thinking and trying to create new programs to help our racers,” acknowledged RUSH Director Vicki Emig. “The heart of RUSH is our ‘weekly’ sanctioned tracks. Without them we have no Touring Series. I think this is a great way to continue to reward our weekly racers in conjunction with our already valuable National Weekly, Summer Chase, Track Pack, and Futures Cup programs.”’
At Sweeney Chevrolet RUSH Dirt Late Model Series events at tracks that do not run the division weekly, the two-nearest RUSH weekly-sanctioned points will be implemented. This is true for series’ tracks, including Lernerville Speedway, Weedsport Speedway and Georgetown Speedway.
500 Club drawings will take place nightly at the driver’s meeting. All eligible driver’s pills will be separated with five random $100 drawings taking place. The 500 Club program will not be included at Manufacturer’s Night as well as two other special tour events that will have other special promotions.
The 500 Club will debut when the 2019 Sweeney Touring Series kicks off at Delaware International Speedway on April 17. The race marks night one of the second annual “Battle of the Bay Speedweek.” This event has already been increased to $4,000 to-win for the “Raelyn Huffman Memorial”. The top 15 in the 2018 track points will be eligible for the five $100 drawings.