SPRINT CAR SERIES TO LAUNCH WEST COAST REGION;
CALIFORNIA'S PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY TO SERVE AS HOME
BASE IN 2021 & BEYOND
2021 - Pulaski, PA)...
After three years of steady growth, the Pace
Performance RUSH Sprint Car Series together with
Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is primed in 2021 for
its biggest and richest season in history. The
growth and success of the cost-containment Sprint
Car division has caught the eye of many in the
racing industry across the country. The Series is
now proud to announce the expansion to the West
Coast as Perris Auto Speedway in Perris,
California will launch the RUSH Sprint Car Western
Series later this summer.
"I can't even
tell you how much we are looking forward to
working with Don Kazarian at Perris to develop the
RUSH Sprint Car Western Series," stated RUSH
Director Vicki Emig. "In fact, I don't think we
could have picked a more perfect speedway to
introduce the RUSH Sprint Car concept to the West
Coast. Perris has long been a hot bed for
traditional Sprint Car racing in California
showcasing the USAC (United States Auto Club) and
CRA (California Racing Association) Series; to now
have RUSH become part of that impressive Sprint
Car tradition is tremendous."
Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are in their
15th year of developing Chevrolet Performance
Crate Engine racing throughout the Northeast and
Mid-Atlantic. Current programs under the RUSH
banner include the Late Models, Sprint Cars,
Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods, and Stock Cars on
dirt along with the Karting Series and Asphalt
Series sealing program. A minimum of 38 events for
the RUSH Sprint Cars are scheduled in the
Northeast in 2021 with drivers competing in the
$20,000 Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series
Championship with $5,000 going to the victor. More
than $300,000 in cash point funds and
contingencies will be paid out across the Series
The RUSH Sprint Cars were launched
in 2018 as a true "cost containment" non-wing
division featuring the Chevrolet Performance RUSH
602 sealed crate engine sold direct from Pace
Performance for $6,140.23 for a base engine
package (Part # GMP-88869602-SPD) or $8,905.08 for
a dressed engine package (Part #GMP-88869602-SPDX)
plus shipping as well as the spec RUSH Hoosier
Tires, and $150 sealed/spec Bilstein Shock. Those
interested in the RUSH Sprint Car program can
contact the RUSH Office for additional details at
724-964-9300 or email@example.com.
"Mr. Kazarian was looking for an affordable
non-wing Sprint Car division to add to his Perris
line-up," explained Emig. "He reached out to Pace
Performance about such, and of course everything
just fell into place from there. We've always
known that the RUSH Sprint Car technical rules are
a true cost containment package that could be
taken anywhere in the country and achieve the same
successful results that we have already seen here
in the Northeast in a very short period of time. I
have no doubt that by working with Mr. Kazarian at
Perris that the RUSH Sprint Car Western Series
will prove that to be true!"
excited to work with RUSH Directors Vicki Emig and
Mike Leone to bring the RUSH Sprint Car Series to
the West Coast," stated Kazarian. "With this
affordable Series, I believe it will become a
"feeder series" to the competitive USAC/CRA Sprint
Car Series. To be clear, I am not looking to
replace the USAC/CRA Series, but believe this will
create new stars and new car owners to ultimately
compete in the USAC/CRA Series. I want to thank
Vicki and Mike for this opportunity and hope to
expand the Series to other tracks on the West
Coast in 2022."
The COVID-19 pandemic
certainly affected everyone across the country,
but the restrictions imposed on California have
been some of the most stringent. Those
restrictions have created a lot of uncertainty,
setbacks, and hurdles to overcome for speedways in
the Golden State such as Perris and at least one
other prominent track that has shown great
interest in the RUSH Sprint Car program.
With that said and the late announcement on
launching on the RUSH Sprint Car Western Series,
the first RUSH Sprint Car race at Perris won't
take place until July 16. Other confirmed dates at
Perris include July 17, August 21, September 4,
September 5, September 25, October 23, and
A $5,000 Weekly Series point
fund has been established with $1,500 to the
inaugural champion and paying down 10 positions.
There will also be a "Futures Cup" Championship
for eligible teenage racers paying $300 to-win.
Exact parameters of the Western Series Weekly
Championship point system will be announced by
In 2022, the point fund will
grow to more than $9,000 with $2,500 to the
champion and paying down 15 positions. The 2023
point fund will expand to more than $12,000 with
$3,000 to the champion and paying down 20
positions. The goal will be to have the point fund
eventually grow to the $20,000+ number that is
currently paid out in the Northeast.
2021 RUSH Sprint Car Western Weekly Series
Point Fund ($5,000):
1. $1,500 2. $750 3. $600 4. $400 5. $375 6. $350
7. $300 8. $275 9. $250 10. $200.
2021 "Futures Cup" Point Fund ($650):
1. $300 2. $200 3. $100 4. $50.
Projected 2022 RUSH Sprint Car Western Weekly
Series Point Fund ($9,050):
1. $2,500 2. $1,250 3. $800 4. $700 5. $600 6.
$500 7. $400 8. $375 9. $350 10. $325 11. $300 12.
$275 13. $250 14. $225 15. $200.
Projected 2023 RUSH Sprint Car Western Weekly
Series Point Fund ($12,175):
1. $3,000 2. $1,500 3. $1,000 4. $800 5. $700 6.
$600 7. $500 8. $400 9. $375 10. $350 11. $340 12.
$330 13. $320 14. $310 15. $300 16. $290 17. $280
18. $270 19. $260 20. $250.
on the RUSH-sealed Chevrolet Performance 602 crate
engines from Pace Performance, contact
888-748-4655. The RUSH Bilstein Shocks will be
available through Circle Track Performance (Mel
Murphy) at 951-775-1206. The RUSH Hoosier Tires
and methanol will be available through PRE 2.0
(Shelly Wooldridge) at 951-295-2997. Authorized
RUSH "repair" centers will be established and
announced prior to the first RUSH Sprint Car
Western Series Event.
Drivers that will be
competing in the RUSH Sprint Cars or interested in
competing in the class, should send their contact
information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Built in 1996, Perris Auto Speedway (The PAS!) is
a state-of-the-art racetrack. The half-mile clay
oval features a raised back straightaway for easy
viewing of the cars over the full-size trailers
that pit within the inside of the track so you can
see all the action. The track opened on March 30,
1996 and J.J. Yeley won the SCRA Sprint Car event.
Perris' weekly program takes place on Saturday
nights. The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars typically
make an appearance in the spring for the So-Cal
Showdown. Every fall, Perris hosts the Budweiser
Oval Nationals featuring the USAC National Sprint
Cars, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, and the USAC Southwest
Sprint Cars for all three nights.
Auto Speedway is located two miles east of
Interstate 15 off the Ramona Expressway at the
Lake Perris Fairgrounds approximately one hour
east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San
Diego at 18700 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA
92571. For more information, contact 951-940-0134,
check out their website at
www.perrisautospeedway.com, like their Facebook
page at www.facebook.com/californiaautoracing, and
follow them on Twitter @perrisautospdwy.
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, Dirt Defender, 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, Vahlco
Wheels, and Wedge Motorsports.
be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at
email@example.com and snail mail to 4368
Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is
724-964-9300. The RUSH Sprint Car website is
www.rushsprintcars.com. Like our Facebook page at
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