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RUSH Sprint Car Series

NEARLY $14,000 OF VALUABLE PRODUCTS DOLED OUT TO PACE RUSH SPRINT CAR RACERS FOR "MANUFACTURERS NIGHT" PRESENTED BY MSD PERFORMANCE AT LERNERVILLE ON
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7/28/2021

7/28/2021

RUSH Sprint Car Series


NEARLY $14,000 OF VALUABLE PRODUCTS DOLED OUT TO PACE RUSH SPRINT CAR RACERS FOR "MANUFACTURERS NIGHT" PRESENTED BY MSD PERFORMANCE AT LERNERVILLE ON

NEARLY $14,000 OF VALUABLE PRODUCTS DOLED OUT TO PACE RUSH SPRINT CAR RACERS FOR "MANUFACTURERS NIGHT" PRESENTED BY MSD PERFORMANCE AT LERNERVILLE ON JULY 23
By Mike Leone

July 28, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Pulaski, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC held its fourth annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance on July 23 at Lernerville Speedway part of the "RUSH Summer Showcase" event. A record amount of nearly $14,000 of valuable products was awarded to the 22 competing racers.

Later that night, 2018 and 2019 champion, Chad Ruhlman, captured the feature win and would also win on Saturday night at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway to propel him into the points lead of the $5,000 to-win Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship. In addition to his $600 victory each night, Ruhlman was the recipient of a drum of methanol from Insinger Performance, two Race Jugs from Precise Racing Products, and a $100 gift certificate from Benic Enterprises.

Brian Hartzell, who finished eighth in the feature, was the big winner of the night. Not only did the 49-year-old Oil City, Pa. racer win the grand prize of a Yamaha Generator from Alternative Power Sources, but was one of three lucky drivers to win multiple prize packages. In the second round, Hartzell captured the third top prize of TBM Brake calipers. His total products winnings totaled $2,225!

Rookie racer Kevin Kaserman of Middlefield, Ohio made the two-hour drive to Lernerville for his first appearance at the famed Sarver, Pa. oval. While Kaserman finished 20th in the feature, he was another driver lucky enough to win two product packages. Kaserman took home the second top prize of a Lincoln Electric Power Mid 140C welder and utility cart valued at $1,175 and also a Jones Racing Products SBC Radius Tooth Water Pump Belt Drive System worth $410! Kaserman's total take in products was $1,585!

Second year racer Brian Cressley, who leads the "Futures Cup" points was the other driver lucky enough to win two prizes. The 16-year-old from Corry, Pa. won a drivers suit from Velocita-USA and two Hoosier RUSH Sprint Car tires worth $1,085.

Included in the 22-car field were Jordan Hamilton of Collier Township, Pa. and Jeff Metsger of Lebanon, Pa., who both made their first ever RUSH Sprint Car start. Metsger finished 17th, while Hamilton came home 19th.

"We can't thank the more than 20 companies that participated in the Sprint Car Manufacturers Night," expressed RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "These tremendous marketing partners allowed each of the 22 competing racers to leave with a product package of a minimum of $345. Each year, the dollar value of the giveaways have increased and we look forward to that trend continuing in the future as these great partners continue to support our Series."

The following companies donated prize packages: Alternative Power Sources, Bazell Race Fuels, Benic Enterprises, Bilstein Shocks, CrateInsider.com, FK Rod Ends, Frankland Racing Supply, Holley Performance Products, Hoosier Tire, Insinger Performance, Jones Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Racers New & Used Parts Warehouse (Dietrichs), Precise Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Schoenfeld Headers, TBM Brakes, Triples X Race Components, Velocita-USA, and Wedge Motorsports.

RUSH Sprint Car "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance Giveaway Winners List:

  1. Alternative Power Sources- Yamaha EF 2400ISHC 2400 Watt Inverter Generator ($1,380) - Brian Hartzell
  2. Lincoln Electric- Power Mig 140C Multi Purpose Welder & Cart ($1,175) - Kevin Kaserman
  3. TBM Brakes- 1 F1 Left Front Caliper and 1 F4 Rear Inboard Caliper/3 TBM Brake Fluid ($845) - Brian Hartzell
  4. Holley- 1 4150HP 750 CFM Methanol Carburetor ($800) - Kevin Ruhlman
  5. Velocita USA- One Team Drivers Suit ($700) - Brian Cressley
  6. FK Rod Ends/TBM Brakes- One Complete Set of 4130 Black FK Rod Ends/3 TBM Brake Fluid ($545) - Jeff Metsger
  7. FK Rod Ends/TBM Brakes- One Complete Set of 4130 Black FK Rod Ends/3 TBM Brake Fluid ($545) - John Mollick
  8. FK Rod Ends/TBM Brakes- One Complete Set of 4130 Black FK Rod Ends/3 TBM Brake Fluid ($545) - Jordan Hamilton
  9. FK Rod Ends/TBM Brakes- One Complete Set of 4130 Black FK Rod Ends/3 TBM Brake Fluid ($545) - Nolan Groves
    1. Frankland Racing Supply/Racing Electronics/Racers New & Used Parts Warehouse (Dietrichs)- $300 Frankland Gift Certificate For Parts or Service/Semi Custom Ear Molds/$100 Gift Certificate ($500) - Gale Ruth Jr
  10. Frankland Racing Supply/Racing Electronics/Racers New & Used Parts Warehouse (Dietrichs)- $300 Frankland Gift Certificate For Parts or Service/Semi Custom Ear Molds/$100 Gift Certificate ($500) - Zach Morrow
  11. MSD/Holley- 1 Set 8.55 Super Conductor Plug Wires/CT 8727 Ignition Box/Set of Vent Tube Roll Over Valves ($445) - Brad Church
  12. MSD/Holley- 1 Set 8.55 Super Conductor Plug Wires/CT 8727 Ignition Box/Set of Vent Tube Roll Over Valves ($445) - Amelia Clay
  13. Crate Insider/Racers New & Used Parts Warehouse (Dietrichs)- Sprint Car Air Filter Kit (Air Filter Base & Lid, Walker Air Filter & Joe's Air Cleaner Stud Kit)/$100 Gift Certificate ($424) - Jason Scoville
  14. Insinger Performance/Precise/Benic Enterprises- 1 Drum of Methanol/2 Sunoco Fuel Jugs/$100 Gift Certificate ($410) - Chad Ruhlman
  15. Insinger Performance/Precise/Benic Enterprises- 1 Drum of Methanol/2 Sunoco Fuel Jugs/$100 Gift Certificate ($410) - Joe Lockhart
  16. Jones Racing Products- SBC Radius Tooth Water Pump Belt Drive System ($410) - Kevin Kaserman
  17. Jones Racing Products- SBC Radius Tooth Water Pump Belt Drive System ($410) - Ryan Fraley
  18. Schoenfeld Headers/Racing Electronics- One Complete Set Headers, Part #1022LCM2/Semi Custom Ear Molds ($406) - Tyler Newhart
  19. Schoenfeld Headers/Racing Electronics- One Complete Set Headers, Part #1022LCM2/Semi Custom Ear Molds ($406) Bill Watson
  20. Hoosier Tire- 2 Hoosier RUSH Sprint Car Tires ($385) AJ MacQuarrie
  21. Hoosier Tire- 2 Hoosier RUSH Sprint Car Tires ($385) Brian Cressley
  22. Bazell Race Fuels/TBM Brakes- 1 Drum of Methanol/2 Sunoco Fuel Jugs/3 TBM Brake Fluid ($370) Blaze Myers
  23. Bilstein (Precise/Wedge)/TBM Brakes- 2 RUSH Bilstein Shocks/3 TBM Brake Fluid ($345) Rod George
  24. Triple X Race Components/TBM Brakes- $300 Triple X Gift Certificate (Redeemable at Precise)/3 TBM Brake Fluid ($345) Gale Ruth Sr.

The next "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance will take place on Saturday, July 31 at Sharon Speedway for the Pace Performance RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, which will see approximately $21,000 of valuable contingencies given away.

RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Born2Run Lubricants, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Stop-Fyre, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, CrateInsider.com, and Wedge Motorsports.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Sprint Car Series website is www.rushsprintcars.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints.


Article Credit: Mike Leone

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