The Sweeney RUSH Dirt Late Model Series to join DHS in 2018!
2nd Annual Late Model Extravaganza will take place on Friday, July 27th at Dog Hollow Speedway and on Saturday, July 28th at The ‘Thrill on the Hill’ Marion Center Speedway!
2018 Pure Stock Rules Package!Click Here to view rules!
Pine Township Volunteer Fire DepartmentThe latest state of the art fire fighting technology being implemented at Dog Hollow Speedway!
Track Promoter Dan Savino is pleased to announce that The Sweeney RUSH Dirt Late Model Series will be part of our weekly Friday Night Racing in 2018! See full press release below:
DOG HOLLOW SPEEDWAY JOINS SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL WEEKLY SERIES WITH WEEKLY FRIDAY NIGHT RACING IN 2018
By Mike Leone
January 18, 2018
(Pulaski, PA)…The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is pleased to announced that Dog Hollow Speedway in Northern Cambria, Pa. will be the newest Sweeney RUSH Late Model Weekly Series beginning this season with weekly Friday night racing. The first ever RUSH-sanctioned event at Dog Hollow will actually occur on Saturday, April 21 with their “Spring Time Spectacular” before weekly Friday night racing gets underway on Friday, April 27.
The 2018 season will mark the 20th anniversary year of racing at Dog Hollow and fifth now under the promotion of DMS Motorsports/Dan Savino. Track owner and former promoter, Jim Michny, built the speedway that opened in 1998. Dog Hollow was one of the first four speedways to run Crate Late Models in the Northeast weekly beginning in 2007. The 2018 season will now be the 12th straight year with Crate Late Models in competition and now first under the RUSH banner.
“We’re thrilled to be able to bring Dog Hollow on board with RUSH,” stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. “We’ve had talks with Dan Savino every year since he’s been promoting Dog Hollow and we can’t express how much we appreciate it that he has made the decision to have the track be part of our program. This will also give racers at Saturday night tracks, Pittsburgh and Roaring Knob, the ability to run a second night to accumulate points towards our valuable Championship programs.”
“Our decision moving to the RUSH Series was not an easy one after running the CARS series at the track for the last three years,” explained Dog Hollow promoter Dan Savino. “However after watching the progress of the RUSH Series and what it represents in Crate Late Model racing and receiving input from a majority of Crate Late racers at Dog Hollow it was time for a change. We are looking forward to this opportunity and are very excited to watch this division continue to grow and evolve.”
RUSH member racers will be able to participate at Dog Hollow on a weekly basis and be eligible for all of the programs including the Sweeney Weekly Series Championship, the Pace Performance “Summer Chase”, and the “Futures Cup” for those eligible racers. Member racers will battle for the “Track Pack Bonus” with $300 going to the driver that accumulates the most RUSH points at Dog Hollow, $200 for second, $150 for third, $100 for fourth, and $50 for fifth. Contingency prizes will then be posted for those racers in sixth through eighth in the RUSH member points at Dog Hollow. While membership is not mandatory to compete in any RUSH-sanctioned event, membership also includes a $100,000 excess participant accident policy, which is over and above drivers’ health insurance and speedways’ participant accident policy.
A transitional process will allow Dog Hollow’s previously legal tires for four completed events on the rears and six completed events on the fronts; otherwise RUSH’s Hoosier USA25 and/or 55 stamped Crate Racin’ USA Tires will be mandated. The RUSH 91 or Sunoco 110 fuel will be mandated from the start as these were the required fuels in 2017. Drivers need to be aware of RUSH’s rules for legal seals.
In 1996, Jim Michny began construction of a 4/10-mile clay dirt track. Two years later, Jim with the help of his brother John opened the track under the name Dog Hollow Speedway in the spring 1998. Over the years the track ran Friday night racing events hosting just about every class of cars as well as special racing events including the World of Outlaws Late Model Series in 2011. In June of 2013, Dog Hollow Speedway closed its doors and canceled the remainder of their race season due to economic constraints. A few months after closing, Dan Savino, an avid racing enthusiast, would seize the opportunity to bring the track back to its Friday night glory. Dog Hollow Speedway reopened in early May of 2014 and is now currently in its 5th year of racing under the new management of Mr. Savino.
Jim Michny‘s right hand man Terry ‘Mole’ Bassaro played a big role at Dog Hollow from track maintenance, concession stand work, public relations and marketing. Terry was very much involved with all types of race cars, but he especially loved the Crate Late Model class helping fellow racer Mike Laughard in the #38L for many years. Sadly, Terry passed away in early 2017. In honor of his memory, Dog Hollow Speedway will be holding a memorial race for Terry ‘Mole’ Bassaro and his Family on Friday, August 3.
Dog Hollow Speedway is located 3.5 miles north of Route 422 in Strongstown, Pa. just off Route 403 North at 76 Hamill Road, Northern Cambria, PA 15714. For more information, check out their website at www.doghollowspeedway.net or call 814-502-8898. You can like their Facebook page by searching Dog Hollow Speedway and follow them on Twitter @doghollowspeed.
2018 RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl’s Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.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 Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.
Track Promoter Dan Savino is pleased to announce that Dog Hollow Speedway will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary as part of the 2nd Annual Late Model Extravaganza that will take place on Friday, July 27th at Dog Hollow Speedway and on Saturday, July 28th at The ‘Thrill on the Hill’ Marion Center Speedway celebrating their 52nd Anniversary. The Potts Family at Marion Center Speedway has the distinguished honor of having the oldest family owned race track in Pennsylvania. The Super Late Model race on the 27th will pay $5,000 to win and the race on the 28th will pay $5,200 to win! Additionally, a bonus will be given to the top 5 average finishes for both nights. July 27th will also feature our Children’s Caner Benefit Night with activities including the Pie in the Face Contest, and Dunking Machine! This will be an awesome weekend for both tracks so please be sure to mark these two dates on your racing calendar.
To all the Great Racing Community that has been very supportive of Crate Late Model driver Joe Moyer, Track Promoter Dan Savino would like to give a quick update on Joe’s progress.
“As you all may be aware, Joe Moyer suffered several heart attacks that lead to open-heart surgery. He is currently in recovery after the surgery. I was fortunate enough to spend some time today to talk with Joe on the phone. After his most recent follow up with his doctor, Joe’s progress is very slow due to the severity of his condition. His road to recovery is going to take a little longer than he had hoped but his prognosis is good as long as he follows doctors orders. At this time, Joe is mostly home bound with minimal activity. He expressed to me how overwhelmed he was by all the positive responses that he received on social media and the genuine concern for his health. Joe also told me that he has a lot of free time on his hands and would enjoy any Fans or Racers to give him a call and chat. Finally, Joe wants to thank everyone for supporting him at this very challenging time of his life and he also wants to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Joe can be reached at (814) 934-5857 between 11am and 8pm.”
- Track Promoter Dan Savino
After a very productive meeting with the 358 Semi Late class this past Saturday, Track Promoter Dan Savino is pleased to announce that there will be no major changes to the class. We will continue to follow the Hummingbird Speedway Rules format. We will have some clarifications in the rule book within the next 2 weeks.
To all of our great Race Fans. Over the last several weeks, we have had several inquiries pertaining to the Super V6 Late Model Raffle Tickets. We just spoke with the owners of the series and as we were all hoping to chance off the car at the end of this season, the ticket sales have not allowed that just yet. There are approximately 130 tickets remaining of the 350 total. Raffle tickets will continue to be sold during the off season. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please contact TRD Racing, Inc at 724-822-1604.
After a very productive meeting with the Pure Stock class this past Saturday, Track Promoter Dan Savino is pleased to announce some of the updates that will take place in the 2018 season for the Pure Stock division.
1. All cars will be required to have a Rev Box Limiter with a 6800RPM chip.
2. Dual Master Cylinders will be allowed! (No brake bias!)
3. Weight Jacks will be allowed (Rear only!)
4. Medium or harder compound tires only! (All 4 tires!)
5. No grooving or siping allowed!
6. No grinding of specs on tire sidewalls!
7. No Heims allowed on shocks!
8. Maximum 16inch rear springs
9. No offset bushings or Mono Balls
10. Trucks will be allowed to run in the Pure Stock class! Example: S10′s, Ford Rangers, & Dodge Dakotas. Maximum size of truck will be 1/2 ton pickup.
11. Station Wagons will be allowed to run in the Pure Stock class.
Please Note: These are the bulk of the changes that will be implemented in the Pure Stock Rule book. Please stay tuned as these changes will be listed within the next couple of weeks!
In a continual effort to provide the best possible outcome that can occur during a racing incident. Track Promoter Dan Savino is pleased to announce that the Pine Township Volunteer Fire Department will now have the latest state of the art technology that will allow them to put out any fire that exists with the latest foam on the market.
This foam will work on Gas & Diesel fires as well as Race Fuel fires including Alcohol! The knock down rate on this product is 40% faster than any other foam fire suppressant on the market. This product has been thoroughly tested during 2 fire simulations that took place at the Pine Township Proving Grounds and witnessed by Dan. Also, the fire company will have a state of the art inferred monitor to be able to see what the naked eye cannot see!
For all our Race Fans planning on attending future races at Dog Hollow Speedway, be assured that the Pine Township Volunteer Fire Department will have this product amongst their fire fighting equipment!
Attention all Race Teams. After a complete and thorough review of each of our drivers earned points throughout the 2017 season, Track Promoter Dan Savino would like to officially congratulate all of our 2017 Points Champions!!!
***Congratulations to all of our 2017 Points Champions!!!***
***Super Late Model: Dave Blazavich***
***Crate Late Model: Clate Copeman***
***358 Semi Late: Dan Ferry Jr.***
***Super V6 Late Model: Levi Spinneweber***
***Pure Stock: Amber Mills***
***Four Cylinder: Jack Theys***
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