"I sold it out of frustration because of the costs," Tatgenhorst said.
"After having problems with two motors, it was a no brainer to sell the car." "I had an empty spot in my garage when I went to see the (Steel City) Stampede at Lernerville and I was hooked," said Tatgenhorst.
I'm looking forward to racing in a class that's in the drivers' hands and not in their wallets.
It's a user friendly class for a guy who does things on his own."I'm doing the RUSH Late Model thing mainly because of my brother," said Justin."My brother said he was going crate racing so I said I might as well too. This will give us a chance to race against each other." While both boys will race Delaware and Georgetown, Jimmy will do a little bit of travelling something Justin won't although Justin did compete at Potomac Speedway for their second show on April 6.Many new drivers are returning to compete at Jennerstown now that it is sanctioned under the RUSH banner. In almost every case these new racers realize how important RUSH'S' concept of "cost containment" racing is, the competitiveness it creates, and the benefits they can enjoy by being part of the Series."I swear Vicki (Emig) is one of the only people out there who wants to reduce the costs of racing." Those are the words of new RUSH Sportsman Modified competitor, Tony Tatgenhorst of Columbiana, Ohio."I want my family together and keep my parents involved so that's why it's RUSH," explained Jesmer. The family not only stays together with the racing program but Jimmy, his mom, his dad, and younger brother Justin all work together at United States Gypsum Corporation.Younger brother Justin, who is 18, is also looking forward to the upcoming RUSH Late Model season.His prior experience in racing was mainly with dirt bikes, quads, and UTV racing.This will be Lott's first year in a Late Model as well. I got the car, the trailer, and the whole deal." Lott has been a fan of racing since he was five when his dad took him to watch the races at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway and Lernerville. "I like their program because it gives racers an opportunity to race competitively instead of racing against somebody's wallet." Forty-six year old Andy Proper of Warren, Pa.The Marion, NY driver competed the past six years in the Sportsman Modified division throughout New York.The 41-year-old driver hopes to follow in the footsteps of another Empire State driver in friend Chad Homan, who made a successful transition from the Northeast-style, center-steer Modifieds.