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Stewart Friesen (Modified) & Brian Hirthler (Sportsman) Top 2020 American Racer Cup Standings

INDIANA, PA – In an abbreviated – albeit intense – season, the 2020 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels champions have been crowned.

Stewart Friesen, representing N.Y.’s Fonda Speedway in the Modified division, and Brian Hirthler of the Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, Pa.) Sportsman class have taken top honors in the Cup for this season as overall champions.

Despite a shortened year that for many tracks did not begin until mid-June, and for others did not get the green flag at all, administrators of the American Racer Cup opted to move forward with the program offering $21,375 in cash plus tire certificates to racers.

The ’20 American Racer Cup utilized each registered driver’s six-best finishes (in lieu of the usual 10) plus a sliding scale of bonus points tied to the home track’s average season-long car count.

Friesen, of Sprakers, N.Y., enjoyed a perfect year at Fonda Speedway, winning in every one of his eight starts to date at the Montgomery County facility. Friesen will take home $5,000 for his efforts on behalf of presenting sponsors American Racer, distributor Lias Tire of Indiana, Pa., Sunoco Race Fuels and distributor Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa.

Friesen, 37, had never previously won an American Racer Cup overall title in the program’s decade-long existence.

Friesen accrued a total of 460 points to narrowly edge Matt Sheppard of Savannah, N.Y., representing Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y.

Both Friesen and Sheppard notched 360 points with six wins. However the car count bonus – 100 for Fonda, 80 for Outlaw – tipped the scale in Friesen’s favor.

Sheppard (440 points) receives $2,500 cash for placing second. Sheppard had won the overall crown in each of the last three years.

Craig Von Dohren of Grandview Speedway, Mike Gular of Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., and Billy Van Pelt of Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway ended in a three-way tie for third with 430 points.

Van Pelt’s six Woodhull feature wins place him third ($2,000), while identical six-race efforts leave Von Dohren and Gular in a tie for fourth ($1,500 each).

Finishing sixth through 15th, respectively, were Alex Yankowski of Big Diamond (427 points – $1,000); Duane Howard of Grandview (423 – $875); Brett Kressley of Grandview (420 – $750); Jeff Strunk of Big Diamond (419 – $625); Craig Von Dohren at Big Diamond (418 – $500); Gular at Grandview (416 – $450); Cory Costa of Woodhull (415 – $400); Jordan Watson of Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., (415 – $350); Brett Tonkin from Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, Pa. (411 – $300); and Michael Maresca from Fonda (406 – $250).

A total of $18,000 will be distributed to Modified American Racer Cup competitors for simply competing at their home tracks.

Perkiomenville, Pa.’s Hirthler receives $750 for his American Racer Cup Sportsman crown. Like Friesen, he took the title for the first time in his career. Hirthler earned 433 points, three more than his closest rival Brad Brightbill from the Big Diamond Speedway Open Sportsman division (430 points). Brightbill will receive $500.

Adam White of Delaware International breaks free from a tie with Steve Kemery of Bridgeport (N.J.) Motorsports Park for third position by virtue of his four wins for third. White will receive $375, with Kemery pocketing $300. Jim Housworth, from the New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway Open Sportsman division, is fifth with 420 points and receives $250.

Rounding out the top-15 were Mike Schane of Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, Pa., (420 points – $225); Brandon Edgar from Big Diamond Speedway Open Sportsman (414 – $200); Gary Smith representing Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, N.Y., (410 – $175); Brian Calabrese from Fonda Speedway (409 – $150); Dale Welty of Woodhull Raceway (403 – $125); Matt Brewer of Five Mile Point (402 – $100); Brad Arnold from Grandview (402 – $75); Jack Butler from Grandview (399 – $50); Tom Moore Jr. from Bridgeport (392 – $50); and Blaine Klinger from Five Mile Point (391 – $50).

A total of $3,375 will be distributed to American Racer Cup Sportsman competitors.

Every driver registering for a speedway that completed at least six events in ’20 will receive a tire certificate in the mail (Modified – free tire; Sportsman – $85 off the purchase of a tire). Drivers registered for speedways not holding six events this year will receive a credit on their entry fee for next year.

The point fund will be distributed via mail in mid-December.

To learn more about the American Racer Cup, visit the official website at www.theamericanracercup.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, follow on Twitter @racer_cup or on like Facebook: American Racer Cup.

American Racer Announces American Racer Cup 2020 Program Payouts

INDIANA, PA – In a most unusual season hampered by COVID-19 regulations, American Racer is once again stepping up for its competitors.

After extensive evaluation and discussion with participating facilities, there will be an American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels payout for 2020.

Despite the season not launching until mid-June and a number of facilities not opening at all or operating on limited schedules, series backers American Racer, Lias Tire Company (Indiana, Pa.), Sunoco Face Fuels and Insinger Performance (Dushore, Pa.) will offer a $21,375 total cash payout.

“This has been a season unlike any other we have seen before,” Lias Tire representative Dustin Leverknight said. “We got an extremely late start with most Northeast tracks not turning a lap until June and several running part-time schedules with fans not permitted in New York State.

“We wanted to do the right thing and reward the drivers and tracks that did run this season. Thanks to our partners at Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance, we were able to put together a program.”

The top-15 Modified racers will share in $18,000 worth of point money, while Sportsman competitors will receive $3,375.

The final points will be calculated off a driver’s best six finishes, rather than the 10 utilized during a ‘normal’ season.

At any facility completing six or more events, every registered driver will receive a tire certificate in the mail.  Modified drivers will receive a certificate for a free tire. Sportsman competitors will receive certificates for $85 off the purchase of a tire.

Drivers registering for speedways that have completed less than six events will receive a credit on their American Racer Cup entry for the 2021 season.

Points and 2020 finishes from all tracks are being audited. Points will be audited and posted entering Labor Day weekend activities, which will conclude the program’s championship fights.

To learn more about the American Racer Cup, visit the official website at www.theamericanracercup.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, follow on Twitter @racer_cup or on like Facebook: American Racer Cup.

American Racer Cup Pre-Season Tire Certificate Giveaway Winners Announced

GEORGETOWN, DE – The American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco hosted its pre-season tire giveaway on Saturday afternoon, rewarding racers who had already registered for the 2020 program.

Four tires each in both the Modified and Sportsman divisions were given away via random drawing of registered drivers. The Modified drawing included 99 registrants, with 90 in the Sportsman division. Program administrator Brett Deyo organized the drawing which was shown live on The American Racer Cup Facebook page.

In the Modified division, the four recipients were Duane Howard of Pennsylvania’s Big Diamond and Grandview speedways; Craig Moore from Delaware International Speedway; Alan Barker of New York’s Afton Motorsports Park; and Dayton Brewer of New York’s Woodhull Raceway.

Sportsman tire winners were Mike DuBois of Accord Speedway in New York; Bobby Flood of Afton Motorsports Park; Joe Nappi from New Jersey’s New Egypt Speedway; and A.J. Costley of Woodhull Raceway.

Certificates will be mailed to winners in the coming week.

Registration for the American Racer Cup remains open by visiting the ‘Forms’ page of the website: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=26

The American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels enters its 11th anniversary season rewarding drivers in the Modified and Sportsman divisions for supporting their home tracks utilizing American Racer tires.

$51,450 in cash point fund and hundreds of tire certificates will be distributed throughout the season with 13 facilities in four states participating in the ’20 American Racer Cup program.

American Racer, regional distributor Lias Tire of Indiana, Pa., Sunoco Race Fuels and Northeast distributor Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa., present the American Racer Cup each season.

Participating tracks for ’20 follow:

  • Accord Speedway (Accord, N.Y.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Afton Motorsports Park (Afton, N.Y.) – Modified, Open Sportsman & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Big Diamond Speedway (Minersville, Pa.) – Modified, Open Sportsman & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Bridgeport Motorsports Park (Bridgeport, N.J.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Delaware International Speedway (Delmar, Del.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Five Mile Point Speedway (Kirkwood, N.Y.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Fonda Speedway (Fonda, N.Y.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, Pa.) – Modified & Open Sportsman
  • New Egypt Speedway (New Egypt, N.J.) – Modified, Open Sportsman & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Outlaw Speedway (Dundee, N.Y.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Penn Can Speedway (Susquehanna, Pa.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Skyline Raceway (Blodgett Mills, N.Y.) – Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Woodhull Raceway (Woodhull, N.Y.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman

Once again, the American Racer Cup and Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco have paired up for hefty Insinger Performance bonuses.

Should a driver with the Short Track Super Series North and South Regions plus the American Racer Cup, that driver will earn a $25,000 cash bonus. Should one driver with the Short Track Super Series North or South Region plus the American Racer Cup, a $10,000 bonus will await that driver.

Last season, Matt Sheppard of Savannah, N.Y., achieved the trio and took home a massive ‘Grand Champion’ $58,500!

To learn more about the American Racer Cup, visit the official website at www.theamericanracercup.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, follow on Twitter @racer_cup or on like Facebook: American Racer Cup.

American Racer Cup Presents ‘Pre-Season’ Tire Giveaway April 4 Via Facebook Live

INDIANA, PA – In response to the current unique times, the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels has adjusted its pre-season tire certificate giveaway.

On Saturday, April 4, a drawing will be held on The American Racer Cup Facebook page for four FREE tires in both the Modified and Sportsman divisions. Drivers must be registered as of that date to be eligible for the giveaways.

“Typically, our pre-season giveaway takes place at a Short Track Super Series race around March 15,” program administrator Brett Deyo said. “With the current shutdown of racing due to the COVID-19 regulations, we’ve pushed back the deadline and will draw our winners live on the Cup Facebook page April 4.”

There are currently three options for competitors to sign up for the 2020 American Racer Cup.

Physical forms can be found at the following link to be printed and mailed: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=26

Forms can be scanned and e-mailed to bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com and pay via PayPal at the same e-mail address.

Also, an online registration portal has been set up at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-american-racer-cup-tickets-90900428629

The American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels enters its 11th anniversary season rewarding drivers in the Modified and Sportsman divisions for supporting their home tracks utilizing American Racer tires.

$51,450 in cash point fund and hundreds of tire certificates will be distributed throughout the season with 13 facilities in four states participating in the ’20 American Racer Cup program.

American Racer, regional distributor Lias Tire of Indiana, Pa., Sunoco Race Fuels and Northeast distributor Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa., present the American Racer Cup each season.

Participating tracks for ’20 follow:

  • Accord Speedway (Accord, N.Y.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Afton Motorsports Park (Afton, N.Y.) – Modified, Open Sportsman & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Big Diamond Speedway (Minersville, Pa.) – Modified, Open Sportsman & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Bridgeport Motorsports Park (Bridgeport, N.J.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Delaware International Speedway (Delmar, Del.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Five Mile Point Speedway (Kirkwood, N.Y.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Fonda Speedway (Fonda, N.Y.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, Pa.) – Modified & Open Sportsman
  • New Egypt Speedway (New Egypt, N.J.) – Modified, Open Sportsman & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Outlaw Speedway (Dundee, N.Y.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Penn Can Speedway (Susquehanna, Pa.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Skyline Raceway (Blodgett Mills, N.Y.) – Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Woodhull Raceway (Woodhull, N.Y.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman

Once again, the American Racer Cup and Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco have paired up for hefty Insinger Performance bonuses.

Should a driver with the Short Track Super Series North and South Regions plus the American Racer Cup, that driver will earn a $25,000 cash bonus. Should one driver with the Short Track Super Series North or South Region plus the American Racer Cup, a $10,000 bonus will await that driver.

Last season, Matt Sheppard of Savannah, N.Y., achieved the trio and took home a massive ‘Grand Champion’ $58,500!

To learn more about the American Racer Cup, visit the official website at www.theamericanracercup.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, follow on Twitter @racer_cup or on like Facebook: American Racer Cup.

American Racer Cup Presented By Sunoco Race Fuels History

2019
Matt Sheppard (Modified)
Doug Hendricks (Sportsman)

2018
Matt Sheppard (Modified)
Alex Yankowski (Sportsman)

2017
Matt Sheppard (Modified)
Matt Stangle (Sportsman)

2016
Andy Bachetti (Modified)
Andrew Smith (Sportsman)

2015
Rick Laubach (Modified)
Alan Barker (Sportsman)

2014
Duane Howard (Modified)
Jared Umbenhauer (Sportsman)

2013
Duane Howard (Modified)
Jordan Watson (Sportsman)

2012
Duane Howard (Modified)

2011
Billy Pauch Sr. (Modified)

2010
Duane Howard (Modified)

2020 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Comprised of 13 Tracks in Four States

INDIANA, PA – Thirteen facilities in four states have aligned under the 2020 American Racer Cup Fueled By Sunoco program. Their competitors stand to benefit.

A cash payout of $51,450 plus hundreds of free tire certificates will be distributed to Modified and Sportsman competitors at the 13 venues. Overall championship battles, regional points and individual track points will be tabulated for both divisions.

The ’20 American Racer Cup program is presented by American Racer, Lias Tire Company (Indiana, Pa.), Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance (Dushore, Pa.). This is the 11th consecutive season for the program, rewarding racers for participation at their home tracks.

In New York State, Accord Speedway, Afton Motorsports Park, Five Mile Point Speedway, Fonda Speedway, Outlaw Speedway, Skyline Raceway and Woodhull Raceway will fly the American Racer banner.

Andrew Harpell returns to the helm of Five Mile Point Speedway for the historic quarter-mile oval’s 70th anniversary season. Like Five Mile Point, a familiar name is promoting Skyline Raceway for the ’20 campaign: Frank Payne is back with the Blodgett Mills, N.Y., track switching to Sunday racing headlined by Crate 602 Sportsman.

Terry and Nikki Brewer have taken ownership of Woodhull Raceway for the ’20 season with promoters Ted and Brandi White staying on to assist this season at the high-banked, paperclip oval.

The Keystone State of Pennsylvania sees a trio of American Racer Cup tracks.

Big Diamond Speedway, Grandview Speedway and Penn Can Speedway have signed on for the ’20 season. Big Diamond promoter Jake Smulley, who resurfaced the Coal Region facility last year, has added the Crate 602 Sportsman division this season featuring a trio of open wheel classes in the Cup.

Gary Folk has taken over as the promoter at Penn Can Speedway – his hometown track – and hopes to breathe new life into the Friday venue on the Pennsylvania side of the NY-PA border.

The two dirt tracks in New Jersey – Bridgeport Motorsports Park and New Egypt Speedway – remain American Racer red.

Big changes are on tap for Bridgeport Motorsports Park under new facility owner Doug Rose. Gone is the old five-eighths-mile layout in favor of a high-banked, shorter oval.

Charlie Cathell’s Delaware International Speedway anchors the First State representation in the Cup for the Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman. Neighboring Georgetown Speedway – while hosting a special-events schedule – will again utilize American Racer tires for its Sunoco Championship Series. While the schedule does not meet the minimum 10-race criteria required for the Cup, points will be tabulated for the Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman.

American Racer Cup points will begin tabulation on Friday, April 10 and will run through Monday, September 7.

2020 American Racer Cup registration is open now. Drivers must registered by May 1 to be eligible for awards and payouts. For traditional entry forms, click on the following link: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=26

Paperless registration is also an option through the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-american-racer-cup-tickets-90900428629

Procedures for the 2020 American Racer Cup have been released on the website.

Modified: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=426

Sportsman: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=424

Once again, the American Racer Cup and Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco have paired up for hefty Insinger Performance bonuses.

Should a driver with the Short Track Super Series North and South Regions plus the American Racer Cup, that driver will earn a $25,000 cash bonus. Should one driver with the Short Track Super Series North or South Region plus the American Racer Cup, a $10,000 bonus will await that driver.

Last season, Matt Sheppard of Savannah, N.Y., achieved the trio and took home a massive ‘Grand Champion’ $58,500!

To learn more about the American Racer Cup, visit the official website at www.theamericanracercup.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, follow on Twitter @racer_cup or on like Facebook: American Racer Cup.


American Racer Cup Presented By Sunoco Race Fuels History

2019
Matt Sheppard (Modified)
Doug Hendricks (Sportsman)

2018
Matt Sheppard (Modified)
Alex Yankowski (Sportsman)

2017
Matt Sheppard (Modified)
Matt Stangle (Sportsman)

2016
Andy Bachetti (Modified)
Andrew Smith (Sportsman)

2015
Rick Laubach (Modified)
Alan Barker (Sportsman)

2014
Duane Howard (Modified)
Jared Umbenhauer (Sportsman)

2013
Duane Howard (Modified)
Jordan Watson (Sportsman)

2012
Duane Howard (Modified)

2011
Billy Pauch Sr. (Modified)

2010
Duane Howard (Modified)

Online Registration Debuts as American Racer Cup Prepares for 2020

INDIANA, PA – Winning with weekly racers – for more than a decade.

The American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels enters its 11th anniversary season in 2020 rewarding drivers in the Modified and Sportsman divisions for supporting their home tracks utilizing American Racer tires.

$51,450 in cash point fund and hundreds of tire certificates will be distributed throughout the season with 13 facilities in four states participating in the ’20 American Racer Cup program.

The program will again be managed by BD Motorsports Media LLC for the upcoming season.

A new feature for competitors allows for “paperless” online registration. Drivers can now sign up for the Cup in minutes: no stamps, no envelopes, no printer required.

Click the official registration link to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-american-racer-cup-tickets-90900428629

American Racer, regional distributor Lias Tire of Indiana, Pa., Sunoco Race Fuels and Northeast distributor Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa., present the American Racer Cup each season.

Already, two ‘pre-season’ tire giveaways have taken place. The first was held at the Northeast Racing Products show in Syracuse, N.Y., in November. Billy Van Pelt (Modified) and Brian Borst (Sportsman) were the recipients of certificates.

At the Motorsports 2020 show in Oaks, Pa., the second drawing was broadcast live on the American Racer Cup Facebook page. Brady Fultz (Modified) and David Burns (Sportsman) received free tires.

Participating tracks for ’20 follow:

  • Accord Speedway (Accord, N.Y.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Afton Motorsports Park (Afton, N.Y.) – Modified, Open Sportsman & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Big Diamond Speedway (Minersville, Pa.) – Modified, Open Sportsman & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Bridgeport Motorsports Park (Bridgeport, N.J.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Delaware International Speedway (Delmar, Del.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Five Mile Point Speedway (Kirkwood, N.Y.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Fonda Speedway (Fonda, N.Y.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, Pa.) – Modified & Open Sportsman
  • New Egypt Speedway (New Egypt, N.J.) – Modified, Open Sportsman & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Outlaw Speedway (Dundee, N.Y.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Penn Can Speedway (Susquehanna, Pa.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Skyline Raceway (Blodgett Mills, N.Y.) – Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Woodhull Raceway (Woodhull, N.Y.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman

Once again, the American Racer Cup and Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco have paired up for hefty Insinger Performance bonuses.

Should a driver with the Short Track Super Series North and South Regions plus the American Racer Cup, that driver will earn a $25,000 cash bonus. Should one driver with the Short Track Super Series North or South Region plus the American Racer Cup, a $10,000 bonus will await that driver.

Last season, Matt Sheppard of Savannah, N.Y., achieved the trio and took home a massive ‘Grand Champion’ $58,500!

To learn more about the American Racer Cup, visit the official website at www.theamericanracercup.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, follow on Twitter @racer_cup or on like Facebook: American Racer Cup.


American Racer Cup Presented By Sunoco Race Fuels History

2019
Matt Sheppard (Modified)
Doug Hendricks (Sportsman)

2018
Matt Sheppard (Modified)
Alex Yankowski (Sportsman)

2017
Matt Sheppard (Modified)
Matt Stangle (Sportsman)

2016
Andy Bachetti (Modified)
Andrew Smith (Sportsman)

2015
Rick Laubach (Modified)
Alan Barker (Sportsman)

2014
Duane Howard (Modified)
Jared Umbenhauer (Sportsman)

2013
Duane Howard (Modified)
Jordan Watson (Sportsman)

2012
Duane Howard (Modified)

2011
Billy Pauch Sr. (Modified)

2010
Duane Howard (Modified)

AMERICAN RACER CUP POINTS ENTERING MAY 11-13 WEEKEND

We are working on getting all drivers profiles entered into the computer and there are still some tweaks, but here are the unofficial points for the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Racing entering this weekend. Look for another update on Monday.

Please note Skyline Raceway Park is not included as we have not been able to get the full accurate results yet.

Modified: https://racestatcentral.com/AmericanRacerCup/series/Modifieds/pages/

Sportsman: https://racestatcentral.com/AmericanRacerCup/series/Sportsman/pages/

AMERICAN RACER CUP POINT STANDINGS – MODIFIED & SPORTSMAN (*as of June 26)

The American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels enters its summer stretch. After a wet spring, racers will ramp up their efforts as the battles for the 2017 American Racer Cup titles rages through Labor Day weekend.

As of today, June 26, the updated American Racer Cup point standings are as follows:

Modified: http://racestatcentral.com/AmericanRacerCup/series/Modifieds/pages/

Sportsman: http://racestatcentral.com/AmericanRacerCup/series/Sportsman/pages/