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Matt Sheppard (Modified) & Doug Hendricks (Sportsman) Declared 2019 American Racer Cup Overall Champions

INDIANA, PA – After a summer full of racing at 14 facilities in four states, the 2019 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco champions have been declared.

Matt Sheppard (Modified) and Doug Hendricks (Sportsman) lead this year’s contingent. Competitors at tracks utilizing American Racer tires in New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania vied for supremacy in the ‘home-track’ program presented by American Racer Tires, Lias Tire Company, Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance.

A total of 299 competitors registered and earned points during the ’19 season: 173 in Modified and 126 in Sportsman.

The American Racer Cup utilizes a driver’s best 10 finishes to determine the overall standings with bonus points figured in for each track’s year-long average starting field.

A total of $51,450 in cash will be distributed to top performers in addition to hundreds of tire certificates which have been handed out during the season in addition to many more to come this fall.

Using Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., as his home track, Savannah, N.Y.’s Sheppard is the American Racer Cup Modified champion for the third consecutive year.  Sheppard assembled a ‘perfect 10’ on the season, winning 10 feature events at Tyler Siri’s facility and accrued 670 total points.

The overall American Racer Cup title is worth $10,000 for Sheppard.

Duane Howard, representing Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., tallied 660 points – just 10 shy of Sheppard – and finished second overall, worth $5,000.

Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway joined the American Racer Cup family this season and Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., placed third overall ($4,000) calling the Track of Champions home around his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule. Friesen totaled 650 points.

Grandview’s Jeff Strunk of Boyertown, Pa., rallied to fourth with 542 points ($3,500) with Jordan Watson of Milford, Del., calling Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., placing fifth (640 points – $2,500).

Craig Von Dohren of Oley, Pa., tied Watson with 640 points for his Big Diamond Speedway (Minersville, Pa.), season. But Watson’s six wins to Von Dohren’s five relegated Von Dohren to sixth ($2,000). Rocky Warner of Gloversville, N.Y., earned 637 points and $1,750 for finishing seventh racing at Fonda. Craig Von Dohren, this time for Grandview, was eighth with 637 points but had four wins to Warner’s five, so he takes home $1,500.

The Pauch family – Billy Sr. and Jr. – authored identical seasons at the New Jersey tracks. Billy Jr. at New Egypt and Billy Sr. at Bridgeport both accrued 635 points with five wins, three seconds and two thirds. Ninth-place pays $1,250 and 10th is $1,000.

Completing the top-15 are Ryan Godown of Ringoes, N.J., from Big Diamond (632 points – $900); Brett Kressley of Orefield, Pa., from Grandview (623 points – $800); David Van Horn Jr. of Ringoes, N.J., from New Egypt (616 points – $700); Billy Van Pelt of Westfield, Pa., from Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway (615 points – $600); and Brian Malcolm of Lake Ariel, Pa., from Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, Pa. (615 points – $500). Van Pelt had five wins to Malcolm’s three.

Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa., sponsors separate North and South Region point funds, as well.

The top-five North Region drivers are Sheppard ($1,000), Friesen ($750), Warner ($500), Van Pelt ($350) and Malcolm ($250).

In the South Region, Howard ($1,000) won over Strunk ($750), Watson ($500), Von Dohren ($350) from Big Diamond and Von Dohren from Grandview ($250).

Doug Hendricks of Orwigsburg, Pa., put his name in the history books as the American Racer Cup Sportsman overall champion. Hendricks raced weekly at Big Diamond Speedway and used seven wins in his best 10 finishes to rack up 655 points. The overall Sportsman championship pays $1,500.

Hendricks and Brad Brightbill, a Sinking Spring, Pa., native who competes at Grandview Speedway, were deadlocked with 655 points. Brightbill had four wins at Grandview to Hendricks’ aforementioned seven, so Hendricks is the champion.

Brightbill receives $1,000 for his efforts.

Michael Schane of Lake Ariel, Pa., from Penn Can Speedway finishes third with 635 points ($750) followed by Tim Hartman Jr. of Niskayuna, N.Y., representing Fonda with 633 points ($600) and Delaware International Speedway regular Scott Hitchens of Dagsboro, Del. with 620 points ($500).

Finishing sixth through 15th, respectively, were Brandon Edgar of Lehighton, Pa., from Big Diamond with 607 points ($450); Bridgeport Speedway’s Jim Gallagher Jr. of Beckett, N.J., with 602 points ($400); Rocky Warner of Gloversville, N.Y., from Glen Ridge Motorsports Park in Fultonville, N.Y., with 594 points ($350); Kenny Hammond of Berkshire, N.Y., representing Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y. with 593 points ($300); Bridgeport’s Eric Kormann of Vineland, N.J. with 592 points ($250); Dennis Clapperton of Masonville, N.Y., from Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park with 590 points ($200); Fonda’s Brian Calabrese of Johnstown, N.Y., with 588 points ($150); Delaware International regular Adam White of Laurel, Del., totaling 586 points ($100); Broadalbin, N.Y.’s Adam McAuliffe from Fonda Speedway with 585 points ($100); and Outlaw Speedway’s Brian Fish of Burdett, N.Y., with 583 points ($100).

Like their Modified counterparts, Insinger Performance presented regional point funds for the Sportsman.

In the North Region, Schane ($500) won over Hartman ($400), Warner ($300), Hammond ($200) and Clapperton ($100).

The South Region went to Hendricks ($500) followed by Brightbill ($400), Hitchens ($300), Edgar ($200) and Gallagher ($100).

Drivers placing in the individual American Racer Cup home track standings will be rewarded, as well.

The top-five drivers in the Modified division at all home tracks receive five free tires for first, four for second, three for third, two for fourth and one for fifth.

In the Sportsman division, home track champions receive two tires, second-place one tire and third $85 off a tire certificate.

All certificates will be ready for pick-up at the American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 12 to be held at Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park Friday-Saturday October 11-12. On Friday night (Oct. 11), Sportsman One-On-One Match Races will be held, with Modified Match Races on Saturday (Oct. 12).

Those unable to attend the Afton event will receive certificates in the mail after the Oct. 11-12 weekend.

The point fund will be distributed in late December/early January.

To learn more about the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and to view complete point standings, visit the official website at www.theamericanracercup.com.

SHEPPARD & BRIGHTBILL LEAD INTO 2019 AMERICAN RACER CUP FINAL WEEKEND

The final weekend to earn points for the 2019 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco is upon us!  Matt Sheppard of Outlaw Speedway holds a slim 5-point lead over Duane Howard of Grandview Speedway in the Modified ranks. Brad Brightbill of Grandview Speedway has a lead of just 5 points on Doug Hendricks of Big Diamond Speedway in the Sportsman division.

MODIFIED POINTS: https://racestatcentral.com/AmericanRacerCup/series/Modifieds/pages/

AMERICAN RACER CUP POINTS UPDATE: ROCKY WARNER TAKES MODIFIED LEAD (*as of July 6)

UPDATED AMERICAN RACER CUP MODIFIED POINTS – ROCKY WARNER TAKES OVERALL LEAD (*as of July 6)

The American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Racing Modified point standings have been updated as of July 6. Rocky Warner of Fonda Speedway has moved to the top of the standings. Sportsman points are being finalized and will be posted on Monday!

Standings: https://racestatcentral.com/AmericanRacerCup/series/Modifieds/pages/standings.php

AMERICAN RACER CUP PRESENTED BY SUNOCO POINTS UPDATE: MAY 12

It’s been a wet start to the 2019 season and some of our American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco have yet to complete a single event. With that said, here is a look at the current standings as of May 12.
 
Reminders: this program takes a drivers best ten (10) finishes from their home track and the bonus column is the car count average at each track to this point. It can – and likely will – change throughout the summer.
 
 

265 DRIVERS HAVE REGISTERED FOR THE 2019 AMERICAN RACER CUP; REGISTRATION DEADLINE NOW MAY 10

It’s a new record! 265 drivers have signed up so far for The American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Racing. We understand that many of our member tracks have not yet been able to race. We have extended the membership deadline to next Friday, May 10 as a result. You still have time to sign up!
 
Modified Registered Drivers: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=321
 
Sportsman Registered Drivers: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=323

Pre-Season American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Tire Drawing Takes Place March 16

INDIANA, PA – Free tires?

Yes, it is true, courtesy of the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco. The annual pre-season tire giveaway is coming up on March 16 for all drivers registered to that point in both the Modified and Sportsman programs.

Four names will be drawn from both the Modified and Sportsman registrants during the pre-race drivers’ meeting at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway for the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial. The drawing will be shown live on the American Racer Cup Facebook page.

Each of the four drivers in both divisions will receive a complimentary tire certificate. Recipients do not need to be present at Georgetown to win.

Already, drivers have benefited from their membership this season. Cory Costa (Modified) and Bob Butcher (Sportsman) won November drawings at the Northeast Race Products Show in Syracuse, N.Y.  At the Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show in Oaks, Pa., this past January, Matt Stangle (Modified) & Derrick McGrew Jr. (Sportsman) were the recipients.

A total of 14 facilities have united under the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco banner for the ’19 season, with drivers sharing in $51,450 in cash point fund money and more than 500 tire certificates.

The ’19 edition of the American Racer Cup gets underway on Friday, April 12 and runs through Labor Day weekend.

Once again, the American Racer Cup and Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series have paired up for hefty Sunoco Race Fuels Bonuses. Should a driver with the Short Track Super Series Modified 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.

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 2019 MEMBER SPEEDWAYS

Accord Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Afton Motorsports Park
Divisions: Modified, Open Sportsman, Crate Sportsman

Big Diamond Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Open Sportsman

Bridgeport Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Delaware International Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Five Mile Point Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Fonda Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Glen Ridge Motorsports Park
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Grandview Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Open Sportsman

New Egypt Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Open Sportsman, Crate Sportsman

Outlaw Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Penn Can Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Thunder Mountain Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Open Sportsman, Crate Sportsman

Woodhull Raceway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Fourteen Facilities Unite Under American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Banner for 2019 Season

INDIANA, PA – Fourteen facilities have united under the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco banner for the 2019 season.

Drivers competing across four states – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware – in the Modified and Sportsman divisions will challenge for $51,000-plus in cash and hundreds of tire certificates as part of the ’19 American Racer Cup sponsored by American Racer Tires, Lias Tire Company, Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance.

The ’19 lineup of facilities is a strong one comprised of familiar venues and new participating speedways for the 10th anniversary of the American Racer Cup.

In New York State, neighboring Fonda Speedway and Glen Ridge Motorsports Park have joined the Cup. Known as the ‘Track of Champions’ for its legacy of hosting the sport’s best drivers since 1953, Fonda will be home to Saturday racing with the Modified and Crate 602 Sportsman divisions participating in the Cup.

Modifieds return to Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, located less than five miles from Fonda, for 11 events allowing teams in the Mohawk Valley a pair of opportunities to participate in the American Racer Cup. The Crate 602 Sportsman join the Modifieds on the Racer Cup docket at the Ridge, with Sunday slated as the primary night of racing.

Historic Five Mile Point Speedway is under the operation of the next generation – Tucker, Tanner and Tyler Harpell – for the ’19 season with the Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman taking part in the American Racer Cup.

Empire State facilities returning to the Cup include: Accord Speedway (Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman), Afton Motorsports Park (Modified, Open Sportsman & Crate 602 Sportsman), Outlaw Speedway (Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman), Thunder Mountain Speedway (Modified, Open Sportsman & Crate 602 Sportsman) and Woodhull Raceway (Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman).

Pennsylvania hosts three American Racer Cup venues, with Big Diamond Speedway (Modified & Open Sportsman), Grandview Speedway (Modified & Open Sportsman) and Penn Can Speedway (Modified & Crate Sportsman) participating.

New Jersey facilities include Bridgeport Speedway (Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman) and New Egypt Speedway (Modified, Open Sportsman & Crate 602 Sportsman).

Delaware International Speedway, the only weekly operating track in the First State, will once again participate with the Modifieds & Crate 602 Sportsman.

All 2019 information, registration forms and tire giveaway information is posted online at www.theamericanracercup.com.

The next ‘pre-season’ tire giveaway takes place March 16. The drawing takes place during the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial weekend at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway. Four tire certificates will be handed out via a draw of registered drivers for both the Modified and Sportsman divisions.

Once again, the American Racer Cup and Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series have paired up for hefty Sunoco Race Fuels 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.

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 2019 MEMBER SPEEDWAYS

Accord Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Afton Motorsports Park
Divisions: Modified, Open Sportsman, Crate Sportsman

Big Diamond Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Open Sportsman

Bridgeport Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Delaware International Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Five Mile Point Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Fonda Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Glen Ridge Motorsports Park
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Grandview Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Open Sportsman

New Egypt Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Open Sportsman, Crate Sportsman

Outlaw Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Penn Can Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Thunder Mountain Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Open Sportsman, Crate Sportsman

Woodhull Raceway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Matt Stangle (Modified) & Derrick McGrew Jr. (Sportsman) Take Home Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show American Racer Giveaways

OAKS, PA – Each year, the unofficial kickoff to the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco season takes place at the Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa.

Competitors flocked to the BD Motorsports Media LLC display during the three-day show to sign up for the 2019 edition of the ‘home-track’ program presented by American Racer tires, Lias Tire Company, Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance. In 2018, the program distributed 575 complimentary tire certificates and $51,450 in prize money to 242 registered drivers.

At 2 p.m. on Sunday, all registered drivers were entered into a drawing for two free tire certificates, one for the Modified division and another for Sportsman. The drawing was shown on Facebook live.

New Egypt (N.J) Speedway regular Matt Stangle of Neshanic Station, N.J., was the recipient of the Modified tire certificate, while Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway driver Derrick McGrew Jr. received the Sportsman tire certificate.

American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco registration remains open through the off-season on the web at www.theamericanracercup.com.

The next ‘pre-season’ tire giveaway takes place March 16. The drawing takes place during the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial weekend at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway. Four tire certificates will be handed out via a draw of registered drivers for both the Modified and Sportsman divisions.

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.

Accept No Imitations: American Racer Cup by Sunoco Returns for 10th Anniversary Season in 2019

MILLSBORO, DE – Accept no imitations.

For the 10th consecutive season, the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels returns to reward competitors with cash awards and tire certificates in 2019.

$51,450 in point fund money has been allotted for American Racer Cup Modified and Sportsman competitors at tracks in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, not to mention an expected 500-plus tire certificates to be distributed to racers via pre-season drawings, in-season giveaways and year-end awards.

The program utilizes a driver’s 10 best finishes at their home track to determine overall, regional and track standings. Points are tabulated from mid-April through Labor Day.

The American Racer Cup is backed by American Racer Tires, Lias Tire of Indiana, Pa., Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa.

“The American Racer Cup celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019,” program administrator Brett Deyo said. “That’s a remarkable commitment to racers: approximately a half-million dollars in point fund money and more than four thousand tire certificates have been handed out over the last decade.

“After all this time, no other program in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic rewards drivers more for doing what they already do: compete at their home track each weekend.”

Defending American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco champions are Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y., representing Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., as the Modified champion and Throop, Pa., native Alex Yankowski of Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., as the Sportsman champion.

Sheppard received $11,000 and Yankowski $2,000 for their efforts plus tire certificates.

Registration for the ’19 American Racer Cup is underway via the ‘Forms’ tab on the website at www.theamericanracercup.com. A pre-season tire giveaway is planned for Jan. 20, the final day of the Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. One tire each representing the Modified and Sportsman divisions will be distributed via a drawing of registrants broadcast on Facebook Live.

A complete lineup of eligible tracks and divisions will be made public in the coming weeks as ’19 schedules are finalized.

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 Championship History

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)

46 Drivers Filed American Racer Cup 2019 Entries At Northeast Racing Products Show; Cory Costa & Bob Butcher Take Home Free Tires

SYRACUSE, NY – The American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco kicked off its 2019 season over the weekend with record ‘early bird’ registration during the Northeast Racing Products Auction & Trade Show in Syracuse, N.Y.

Competitors flocked to the BD Motorsports Media LLC display to sign up for the ’19 edition of the ‘home-track’ program presented by American Racer Tires, Lias Tire Company, Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance. In 2018, the program distributed 575 complimentary tire certificates and $51,450 in prize money to 242 registered drivers.

During the two-day show, some 46 drivers filed entries for the ’19 edition of the Cup representing the Modified and Sportsman divisions.

At 5 p.m. on Saturday, all registered drivers were entered into a drawing for two free tire certificates, one for the Modified division and another for Sportsman. The drawing was shown on Facebook live.

Cory Costa, representing Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., earned the Modified certificate. Bob Butcher of Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway was the Sportsman recipient.

American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco registration remains open through the off-season on the web at www.theamericanracercup.com.

The next tire giveaway is scheduled for the Motorsports 2019 Race Car & Trade Show in Oaks, Pa., Jan. 18-20.

Complete ’19 American Racer Cup information will be released in late-December. 2018 point fund checks will be mailed in late-December to early January.

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.

 

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