RUSH KARTING SERIES EXPANDS NORTH WITH ADDITION OF NEW YORK'S STATELINE SPEEDWAY KARTS IN 2020

By Mike Leone

 

December 11, 2019                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

(Busti, NY)...On the heels of the announcement of the launching the RUSH Karting Series at four western Pennsylvania Karting facilities, RUSH is pleased to welcome the 3/16-mile Stateline Speedway Karts facility in Busti, New York as a weekly-sanctioned track in 2020.  Stateline becomes the first big car RUSH-sanctioned facility to join under the RUSH Karting Series banner.  While the big car track hosts Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model and RUSH Pro Mod powered by Pace Performance weekly events on Saturday nights, the Karting facility is operated independently by Mark Matthews and hosts primarily Saturday morning action in addition to some evening events that do not conflict with the big track. 

 

"We're really excited about adding Stateline to our program," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig.  "The big car track is a great partner on a weekly basis for our Late Model and Pro Mod divisions and now to have the Kart track join is tremendous.  Mark Matthews has been a longtime track official at Stateline and other nearby speedways and his passion for kart racing is tremendous.  The response from the initial press release on the announcement of the RUSH Karting Series has been great!"

 

Stateline Speedway Karts joins the previously announced western Pa. facilities of Blanket Hill Speedway, Lockhart Motorsports Park, Shaffer Speedway, and Slippery Rock Raceway that are on board for 2020.  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.

 

Stateline Speedway Karts is a 3/16-mile slightly-banked dirt track featuring 300' long by 40' wide straightaways  is located nine miles southwest of Jamestown, NY, south of Busti, NY near the NY/PA border at 4150 Kortwright Rd., Jamestown, NY 14701.  For more information, check out their website at www.statelinespeedwaykarts.com/ and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StatelineKarts. 

 

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.

 

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