By Mike Leone


December 18, 2019                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Pittsfield, PA)...In less than 10 days, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are pleased to welcome on the sixth different facility under the new RUSH Karting Series banner as Pittsfield (PA) Championship Karting Association will host Friday night weekly-sanctioned racing during the inaugural 2020 season.  The 1/8-mile tri-oval dirt track located at the former Pittsfield Elementary School near the intersection of Routes 6 and 27 in northwest Pennsylvania will be an excellent partner with Stateline Speedway Karts, which operates on Saturday mornings just 14 miles away. 


In addition to Stateline in Busti, New York, Pittsfield joins the previously announced western Pa. facilities of Blanket Hill Speedway, Lockhart Motorsports Park, Shaffer Speedway, and Slippery Rock Raceway that are sanctioned for 2020.  


"It's been an amazing 10 days," expressed Emig.  "To have the initial four tracks come on board immediately, and since that announcement it's been a perfect pairing to add Stateline and Pittsfield with their close proximity and popular facilities.  Pittsfield's promoter Tim Kays was a former racer himself and has stayed closely in tune with the RUSH Late Models and Pro Mods at nearby Stateline Speedway's big track.  The one really neat aspect is that all six track promoters really understand how the RUSH program has worked at the big tracks, and how that very same concept can and will be beneficial to kart racing." 


Pittsfield Championship Karting Association is located at 30246 Route 6, Pittsfield, PA 16340.  The 1/8-mile tri-oval dirt track operates on Friday nights with pit gates opening at 5 p.m., warm-ups at 7, and racing at 7:30.  For more information, check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pittsfieldkarting


The RUSH Karting Series technical rules package will feature a RUSH Kart sealed engine (212 cc) that will be available at Precise Racing Products (Sarver, Pa.) and select distributors, spec Hoosier slick racing tires with no tire treatment permitted, and RUSH 91 spec fuel.  The complete 2020 rules package will be released soon. 


The four classes for 2020 will include an Amateur/Rookie for five to seven year olds or eight year olds with no experience, a Jr 1 for kids 8-11 years of age, a Jr 2 for kids 12-15 years of age, and an Adult Flat class for those 16 and older.  Speedways have the option of not only choosing which classes to run at their facility, but also if they wish to run each individual children's class as a flat or cage cart; the track's selections will be announced soon.        


All classes will compete for separate Weekly Series Championships that will exceed $8,500 in 2020 (note: there will be just one point fund for each of the children's classes whether it's flat or cage for the first year).  The championship programs are expected to exceed $12,000 in 2021 with the addition of the Adult Cage class.    


An informational meeting open to the general public will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Smokin' Toad's BBQ at 110 South Pike Road, Sarver, PA 16055, which is located on Route 356 in front of Precise Racing Products.


For more information prior to the informational meeting, contact the RUSH Office at 724-964-9300 or e-mail [email protected]  Interested parties, both tracks and participants, are urged to e-mail us to be added to our contact list as more information will be released in the coming weeks concerning the RUSH Karting Series.


A website will soon be developed at www.rushkarting.com.  A Facebook page has been setup at www.facebook.com/rushkartingseries and a Twitter account @RUSHKarting.


2020 RUSH Karting Series Point Funds:


Amateur/Rookie: 1. $300  2. $150  3. $140  4. $130  5. $125  6. $120  7. $115  8. $110  9. $105  10. $100


Jr 1: 1. $400  2. $200  3. $175  4. $150  5. $140  6. $130  7. $120  8. $115  9. $110  10. $100

Jr 2: 1. $500  2. $300  3.  $200  4. $175  5. $150  6. $145  7. $140  8. $135  9. $130  10. $125


Adult Flat: 1. $1,000  2. $500  3. $350  4. $300  5. $275  6. $250  7. $225  8. $210  9. $205  10. $200


2021 Adult Cage Point Fund: 1. $1,500  2. $750  3.  $500  4. $375  5. $300  6. $275  7. $250  8. $225  9. $210  10. $200.


The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC & Pace Performance 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, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Trailer-Alarms.com, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, and Valley Fashions. 


E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at [email protected] and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Karting Series website is www.rushkarting.com. Follow our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushkartingseries and on Twitter @RUSHKarting.