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Jeff Strunk (Modified) & Dale Welty (Sportsman) Lead American Racer Cup Presented By Sunoco Race Fuels Into Summer Stretch

INDIANA, PA – After a wet spring, the race for the 2017 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels heats up for its summer stretch.

Jeff Strunk, representing his home track of Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., currently leads the Modified chase, while Dale Welty, a regular at the paper-clip-shaped Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway, tops the Sportsman pursuit.

The American Racer Cup got underway in mid-April. However, persistent rain has forced postponements at venues throughout the Northeast.

Now, drivers look to score points as the championship battles intensify through the Labor Day weekend cut-off.

Strunk and the Glenn Hyneman-fielded Keystone Racing No. 126 team currently top the Modified standings in search of the $10,000-plus that goes along with the American Racer Cup Modified title. Strunk’s edge, as of June 26, is just one point over fellow Grandview rival Craig Von Dohren (481-480).

The current top-five includes Matt Sheppard representing Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., with 470 points, last year’s overall champion Andy Bachetti of Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park with 468 points and Duane Howard from Grandview with 460 points.

Complete American Racer Cup Modified standings can be found at the following link: http://racestatcentral.com/AmericanRacerCup/series/Modifieds/pages/

At year-end, Modified competitors (top-15) will share in a $36,000 cash point fund. Rankings are determined by a driver’s 12 best finishes at a participating speedway, with a car count bonus issued at year end.

The Modified point fund for 2017 is as follows: 1) $10,000; 2) $5,000; 3) $4,000; 4) $3,500; 5) $2,500; 6) $2,000; 7) $1,750; 8) $1,500; 9) $1,250; 10) $1,000; 11) $900; 12) $800; 13) $700; 14) $600; 15) $500.

Bruce Insinger of Insinger Performance has posted another $5,700 in regional cash. Drivers in both the North and South regions will be eligible for the following point fund: 1) $1,000; 2) $750; 3) $500; 4) $350; 5) $250.

In the Sportsman division, Welty leads the charge as a Woodhull regular with 567 points over Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway’s Matt Stangle (553 points) and Woodhull’s Tim Guild (534 points).

Complete American Racer Cup Sportsman standings can be found at the following link: http://racestatcentral.com/AmericanRacerCup/series/Sportsman/pages/

For 2017, the Sportsman point fund is 1) $1,500; 2) $1,000; 3) $750; 4) $600; 5) $500; 6) $450; 7) $400; 8) $350; 9) $300; 10) $250; 11) $200; 12) $150; 13) $100; 14) $100; 15) $100.

A regional distribution courtesy of Insinger Performance is an added incentive for Sportsman teams. The following point fund will go to North and South competitors: 1) $500; 2) $400; 3) $300; 4) $200; 5) $100.

In-season tire giveaways are now underway, as well. In lieu of bi-weekly drawings, each speedway is now completing giveaways on one selected race night. Already completed have been Delaware International Speedway, Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, N.Y., Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., and Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., with more to follow in the coming days and weeks.  

Complete ’17 American Racer Cup information can be found on the new website.

Member Speedways: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=32

Modified Program Overview: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=24

Sportsman Program Overview: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=53

Tire Giveaway Summary: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=30

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

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 BY SUNOCO UPDATE: WEEK NO. 3, APRIL 28-30

American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco point standings have been updated for Week No. 3, April 28-30. Keep in mind that car count bonus numbers are evolving and will not be finalized until Labor Day weekend.

The deadline for driver registration has been extended to May 15 to accommodate all race teams. Registration will end at that point. The forms are located on our website www.theamericanracercup.com under the “Forms” tab.

To view the standings for the Modifieds: http://racestatcentral.com/AmericanRacerCup/series/Modifieds/pages/

To view the standings for the Sportsman: http://racestatcentral.com/AmericanRacerCup/series/Sportsman/pages/

American Racer Cup Presented By Sunoco UPDATE: Week No. 2, April 21-23

American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco point standings have been updated for Week No. 2, April 21-23. Keep in mind that car count bonus numbers are evolving and will not be finalized until Labor Day weekend.

The deadline for driver registration is May 1. The forms are located on our website www.theamericanracercup.com under the “Forms” tab.

To view the standings for the Modifieds: http://racestatcentral.com/AmericanRacerCup/series/Modifieds/pages/

To view the standings for the Sportsman: http://racestatcentral.com/AmericanRacerCup/series/Sportsman/pages/

The 2017 American Racer Cup Presented By Sunoco Is Underway! Driver Registration Deadline Approaching May 1

INDIANA, PA – The race for the 2017 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco is underway!

On April 14, points began accumulating for Modified and Sportsman overall, Insinger Performance regional and individual track titles. The race toward the Cup continues through the summer months before wrapping up on Labor Day weekend.

Points have been updated following week No. 1, April 14-16, and are posted on the Cup website: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=28

Drivers have through May 1 to sign up for the ’17 Cup and take part in the benefits! Entry blanks can be found on the website www.theamericanracercup.com under the “Forms” tab.

A total of 13 tracks spanning four states – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware – benefit from the Cup, with $51,450 cash earmarked for Modified and Sportsman competitors in addition to thousands in tire giveaways and other product.

The overall American Racer Cup Sportsman and Modified champions are determined by a driver’s best twelve (12) finishes at their respective home track and car count bonuses issued at year-end. Individual track champions will be calculated in the same manner.

There is a unique twist this season, however, for the Insinger Performance-sponsored North and South regional point battles, with the institution of American Racer Cup Challenge events.

Drivers’ best 12 finishes at their home tracks, car count incentives, and bonus points from newly announced American Racer Cup Challenge events will determine the regional champions.

American Racer Cup Challenge races will be select events on the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP schedule offering 25 bonus points to the winner, back to 10 for last and five for those unable to qualify. These bonus points are applied solely to regional totals.

Modified American Racer Cup Challenge events are as follows:

North – Accord (N.Y.) Speedway ‘Battle of the Bullring 5’ Monday, July 3 and ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 53’ at Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway Tuesday, August 22

South – Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway ‘South Jersey Shootout’ Sunday, April 23 and ‘Diamond State 50’ at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., Thursday, May 25

Modified regional point funds, paid to both North and South separately, are: 1) $1,000; 2) $750; 3) $500; 4) $350; 5) $250.

Sportsman American Racer Cup Challenge events are as follows:

North – Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park Wednesday, June 21 (Crate only) and Skyline Raceway in Blodgett Mills, N.Y. Tuesday, July 18 (Open)

South – Delaware International Speedway Thursday, May 25 (Crate only) and Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., Tuesday, June 6 (Open).

Sportsman regional point funds, paid to both North and South separately, are: 1) $500; 2) $400; 3) $300; 4) $200; 5) $100.

Complete ’17 American Racer Cup information can be found on the website.

Member Speedways: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=32

Modified Program Overview: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=24

Sportsman Program Overview: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=53

Tire Giveaway Summary: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=30

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.

Challenge Events Add Excitement To 2017 American Racer Cup Insinger Performance Regional Battles

INDIANA, PA – Excitement is running high for the 2017 edition of the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels as “pre-season” registration hits hew heights.

Once again, racers at 13 tracks spanning four states – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware – benefit from the Cup, with $51,450 cash earmarked for Modified and Sportsman competitors in addition to thousands in tire giveaways and other product.

The overall American Racer Cup Sportsman and Modified champions are determined by a driver’s best twelve (12) finishes at their respective home track and car count bonuses issued at year-end. Individual track champions will be calculated in the same manner.

There is a unique twist this season, however, for the Insinger Performance-sponsored North and South regional point battles, with the institution of American Racer Cup Challenge events.

Drivers’ best 12 finishes at their home tracks, car count incentives, and bonus points from newly announced American Racer Cup Challenge events will determine the regional champions.

American Racer Cup Challenge races will be select events on the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP schedule offering 25 bonus points to the winner, back to 10 for last and five for those unable to qualify. These bonus points are applied solely to regional totals.

Modified American Racer Cup Challenge events are as follows:

North – Accord (N.Y.) Speedway ‘Battle of the Bullring 5’ Monday, July 3 and ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 53’ at Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway Tuesday, August 22

South – Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway ‘South Jersey Shootout’ Sunday, April 23 and ‘Diamond State 50’ at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., Thursday, May 25

Modified regional point funds, paid to both North and South separately, are: 1) $1,000; 2) $750; 3) $500; 4) $350; 5) $250.

Sportsman American Racer Cup Challenge events are as follows:

North – Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park Wednesday, June 21 (Crate only) and Skyline Raceway in Blodgett Mills, N.Y. Tuesday, July 18 (Open)

South – Delaware International Speedway Thursday, May 25 and Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., Tuesday, June 6.

Sportsman regional point funds, paid to both North and South separately, are: 1) $500; 2) $400; 3) $300; 4) $200; 5) $100.

The American Racer Cup kicks off on April 14. Registration is in full swing by visiting www.theamericanracercup.com and clicking on the “Forms” tab.

Complete ’17 American Racer Cup information can be found on the new website.

Member Speedways: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=32

Modified Program Overview: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=24

Sportsman Program Overview: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=53

Tire Giveaway Summary: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=30

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 Announces Early Season Tire Drawing Winners; Registration Brisk For 2017

INDIANA, PA – Brisk early registration continues for the 2017 edition of the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels.

The program is set for its eighth season of rewarding weekly racers in New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania with cash and product for simply competing at their home tracks. The program includes Modified and Sportsman competitors at the 13 member facilities competing on American Racer tires.

Last Saturday (March 11) at Del.’s Georgetown Speedway, a “pre-season” drawing was held at the drivers’ meeting for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Velocita South Region lid-lifter.

Winners were as follows:

Modified (certificate for a FREE American Racer tire): Richie Pratt Jr. (Bridgeport, N.J.); Mike White (Delaware International); Doug Manmiller (Grandview, Pa.); and Joe Dgien (Woodhull, N.Y.).

Sportsman (certificate for $85 each off the purchase of an American Racer tire): Eric Kormann (Bridgeport, N.J.); Dale Welty (Outlaw, N.Y.); Nathan Mohr (Big Diamond, Pa.); and Kenny Hammond (Thunder Mountain, N.Y.).

Drivers not in attendance at Georgetown will receive their certificates in the mail.

Registration forms can be found on the official American Racer Cup website – www.theamericanracercup.com – under the “Forms” tab.

The race for ’17 American Racer Cup gets underway April 14.

At year-end, Modified competitors (top-15) will share in a $36,000 cash point fund. Rankings are determined by a driver’s 12 best finishes at a participating speedway, with a car count bonus issued at year end.

The Modified point fund for 2017 is as follows: 1) $10,000; 2) $5,000; 3) $4,000; 4) $3,500; 5) $2,500; 6) $2,000; 7) $1,750; 8) $1,500; 9) $1,250; 10) $1,000; 11) $900; 12) $800; 13) $700; 14) $600; 15) $500.

Bruce Insinger of Insinger Performance has posted another $5,700 in regional cash. Drivers in both the North and South regions will be eligible for the following point fund: 1) $1,000; 2) $750; 3) $500; 4) $350; 5) $250.

Drivers’ best 12 finishes at their home tracks and bonus points from newly announced American Racer Cup Challenge events will determine the regional champions. American Racer Cup Challenge races will be select events on the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP schedule offering 25 bonus points to the winner, back to 10 for last and five for those unable to qualify.

Modified American Racer Cup Challenge races selected for ’17 are, in the South Region, the ‘South Jersey Shootout’ at N.J.’s Bridgeport Speedway on April 23 and the ‘Diamond State 50’ at Delaware International Speedway May 25; in the North Region, the ‘Battle of the Bullring 5’ at N.Y.’s Accord Speedway July 3 and the ‘Hustlin the High Banks 53’ at Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway August 22.

Like their Modified counterparts, the top-15 Sportsman will share in a cash point fund based on their 12 best home-track finishes and car count bonus.

For 2017, the Sportsman point fund is 1) $1,500; 2) $1,000; 3) $750; 4) $600; 5) $500; 6) $450; 7) $400; 8) $350; 9) $300; 10) $250; 11) $200; 12) $150; 13) $100; 14) $100; 15) $100.

A regional distribution courtesy of Insinger Performance is an added incentive for Sportsman teams. The following point fund will go to North and South competitors: 1) $500; 2) $400; 3) $300; 4) $200; 5) $100.

American Racer Cup Challenge events are on the schedule for Sportsman racers, as well. In the North, events will be at I-88 Speedway in Afton, N.Y., June 21 (Crate) and Skyline Raceway in Blodgett Mills, N.Y., July 18 (Open). South events are planned for Delaware International May 25 (Crate) and Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa. June 6 (Open).

Complete ’17 American Racer Cup information can be found on the new website.

Member Speedways: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=32

Modified Program Overview: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=24

Sportsman Program Overview: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=53

Tire Giveaway Summary: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=30

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.

 

Modified Registered Drivers (*as of March 16)

Driver Car No. Home Track
Bachetti, Andy 4 Afton Motorsports Park
Barone, Michael 267 Bridgeport Speedway
Beach, Kevin 17X Big Diamond Speedway
Bracelin, Blaine Jr. 79 Grandview Speedway
Britt, Jim 118 Big Diamond Speedway
Britt, Jim 118 Bridgeport Speedway
Brokaw, Randy B17 Thunder Mountain Speedway
Bunting, H.J. 85 Delaware International Speedway
Creeden, Danny 16X Accord Speedway
Creeden, Danny 16X Thunder Mountain Speedway
Daugherty, Chris 22JZ Woodhull Raceway
Dgien, Joe 3X Outlaw Speedway
Dgien, Joe 3X Woodhull Raceway
Dinkins, Marcus 17 Outlaw Speedway
Dissinger, Dave 88X Delaware International Speedway
Dougherty, Mike 18Jr. Penn Can Speedway
Dutton, Robert 888 Delaware International Speedway
Eurich, Rich 10 Accord Speedway
Fox, Randy 957 Five Mile Point Speedway
Fox, Randy 957 Penn Can Speedway
Fultz, Brady 70 Outlaw Speedway
Fultz, Brady 70 Woodhull Raceway
Geisler, Aleia 44 Five Mile Point Speedway
Godown, Ryan 26 Big Diamond Speedway
Godown, Ryan 66 New Egypt Speedway
Goodwin, P.J. 55 Five Mile Point Speedway
Groover, Dillon 88 Outlaw Speedway
Groover, Dillon 12X Woodhull Raceway
Hawkins, Dale 83 Delaware International Speedway
Hawkins, Matt 38 Delaware International Speedway
Hineline, Dan 15X Big Diamond Speedway
Hirthler, Brian 4* Grandview Speedway
Hirthler, Kevin 117 Grandview Speedway
Howard, Duane 357 Big Diamond Speedway
Howard, Duane 357 Grandview Speedway
Humes, Dan 0 Accord Speedway
Jackson, Stacy 22J Woodhull Raceway
Knapp, Glenn 26 Five Mile Point Speedway
Laubach, Rick 7 Bridgeport Speedway
Lawson, Donald 18 Woodhull Raceway
Lawson, Donnie 11 Outlaw Speedway
Lawson, Donnie 11 Woodhull Raceway
Loney, Mike 17D Penn Can Speedway
Malcolm, Brian 119 Penn Can Speedway
Malcolm, Brian 119 Thunder Mountain Speedway
Manmiller, Doug 44 Grandview Speedway
Martz, Sam 3 Bridgeport Speedway
McClelland, John 44 New Egypt Speedway
Meier, Tommy 3 Afton Motorsports Park
Mills, Jamie 30 Bridgeport Speedway
Olsommer, Ryan 51Z Penn Can Speedway
O’Neal, Howard 09 Delaware International Speedway
Osmun, Willie 23X New Egypt Speedway
Ostwald, Doug 29 New Egypt Speedway
Pauch, Billy 1 Bridgeport Speedway
Pauch, Billy Jr. 15 Big Diamond Speedway
Pauch, Billy Jr. 96 New Egypt Speedway
Perrego, Anthony 3 Accord Speedway
Petrilak, Nick 72 Penn Can Speedway
Pratt, Richie Jr. 28 Bridgeport Speedway
Roberts, Ronald Z14 Bridgeport Speedway
Rudalavage, Alan 145 Penn Can Speedway
Rudalavage, Alan 145 Woodhull Raceway
Sarkisian, Bob 47 Bridgeport Speedway
See, Ray 5 Accord Speedway
Smith, Jeremy 46 Thunder Mountain Speedway
Smith, Richard 16R Accord Speedway
Smith, Rusty 34 Afton Motorsports Park
Sockriter, Kevin 55 Delaware International Speedway
Strunk, Jeff 126 Big Diamond Speedway
Strunk, Jeff 126 Grandview Speedway
Szulewski, Brad 14Z Five Mile Point Speedway
Tatman, Clay 2T Delaware International Speedway
Titus, Ken 9 Afton Motorsports Park
Tonkin, Brett 15 Afton Motorsports Park
Tracy, Ryan 06 Woodhull Raceway
Trautschold, Mike 28 Afton Motorsports Park
Trice, Brad 33 Delaware International Speedway
Tyler, Danny 97T Accord Speedway
Van Horn, David 323ov New Egypt Speedway
Van Pelt, Billy 2 Woodhull Raceway
Von Dohren, Craig 88X Big Diamond Speedway
Von Dohren, Craig 1C Grandview Speedway
Walters, Brandon 22 Afton Motorsports Park
Watkins, Bobby 4 Delaware International Speedway
Watkins, Brandon 4W Delaware International Speedway
Watson, Jordan 1W Delaware International Speedway
Watt, Ryan 14W Bridgeport Speedway
Welty, Dale 9X Outlaw Speedway
Welty, Dale 9X Woodhull Raceway
White, Barry 131 Thunder Mountain Speedway
White, Michael 43 Delaware International Speedway
Wilcox, Brent 27 Thunder Mountain Speedway
Williams, Neal 0 Bridgeport Speedway
Wilson, Colton 42 Thunder Mountain Speedway

 

Sportsman Registered Drivers (*as of March 16)

Driver Car No. Home Track
Arnold, Brad 830 Grandview Speedway
Austin, Mike 9 Thunder Mountain Speedway (Crate)
Balzer, Marshall 71 Thunder Mountain Speedway (Open)
Branning, Nick 12B Penn Can Speedway
Brewer, Dayton 17 Woodhull Raceway
Brown, Scott 87 Woodhull Raceway
Butler, Brandon 16 Outlaw Speedway
Butler, Brandon 16 Woodhull Raceway
Costley, A.J. 40 Woodhull Raceway
Daugherty, Jeffery 22 Woodhull Raceway
Dgien, Jacob 3 Woodhull Raceway
Dgien, Jacob 3 Outlaw Speedway
Dissinger, Daryl X5 Big Diamond Speedway
Dissinger, Dave 88X Big Diamond Speedway
Eckert, Ken Jr. 29 Grandview Speedway
Forward, Isaiah 77 Thunder Mountain Speedway (Crate)
Fox, Randy 957 Five Mile Point Speedway
Fulper, J.R. 67 New Egypt Speedway (Open)
Funk, Joe 14 Grandview Speedway
Gallagher, James 31 Bridgeport Speedway
Gates, Randy 8 Skyline Raceway (Crate)
Grim, Brad 611 Grandview Speedway
Guererri, Nick 25G Outlaw Speedway
Hammond, Kenny 30 Thunder Mountain Speedway (Crate)
Harrington, Jeremy 30Pack Bridgeport Speedway
Henn, Jordan 77H Grandview Speedway
Higgs, Ryan 16 Grandview Speedway
Hill, Kinser 60X Thunder Mountain Speedway (Crate)
Hirthler, Brian 4* Grandview Speedway
Housworth, Jim 72 Grandview Speedway
Hutchings, Claude Jr. 84 Afton Motorsports Park (Open)
Jenkins, Chris 27J Bridgeport Speedway
Justice, Jordn 94 Delaware International Speedway
Keesey, Josh 4 Woodhull Raceway
Kormann, Eric 16S Bridgeport Speedway
Kormann, Eric 16S Delaware International Speedway
Krebs, Daryl 13K Thunder Mountain Speedway (Crate)
Kuhn, Brandon 16 Afton Motorsports Park (Crate)
Langenstein, Gary 78 Delaware International Speedway
LaPage, Pat 34 Outlaw Speedway
Lawson, Blake 18 Woodhull Raceway
Lineman, Bob USA1 New Egypt Speedway (Open)
Mady, Brian 2 Penn Can Speedway
Mekic, Larry 06 Thunder Mountain Speedway (Open)
Miller, Chuck 7X Skyline Raceway Park (Crate)
Mohr, Nathan 17M Big Diamond Speedway
Mohr, Nathan 17M Grandview Speedway
Moyer, Billy Jr. 17 Big Diamond Speedway
Osmun, Billy 14 New Egypt Speedway (Crate)
Osmun, Billy 81 New Egypt Speedway (Open)
Papiez, Brian 99X Grandview Speedway
Papiez, Brian 99 Bridgeport Speedway
Pope, Craig 42C Afton Motorsports Park (Open)
Reimert, Louden 58 Grandview Speedway
Roberts, Brad 14 Bridgeport Speedway
Rohner, Kyle 1R Five Mile Point Speedway
Rosa, David 61 Afton Motorsports Park (Open)
Rush, Jason 92 Delaware International Speedway
Schane, Michael M16 Penn Can Speedway
Smith, Andrew 1 Skyline Raceway Park (Crate)
Stangle, Matt 6 Big Diamond Speedway
Stangle, Matt 6 Bridgeport Speedway
Stone, Ryan 67R Five Mile Point Speedway
Stone, Ryan 67R Penn Can Speedway
Wall, Pat 5W New Egypt Speedway (Open)
Welty, Dale 123 Outlaw Speedway
White, Adam 15 Delaware International Speedway
Whitmoyer, Brandon 99B Grandview Speedway
Whitmoyer, Craig 99 Grandview Speedway
Williams, Lisa 10 Afton Motorsports Park (Open)

Huge “Pre-Season” American Racer Cup Tire Giveaway Planned For March 11 At Georgetown Speedway; Early 2017 Registration Strong

INDIANA, PA – Early registration for the 2017 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels is soaring to new heights as drivers across four states make plans to chase the $51,450 in cash plus thousands more in product available for racers.

Competitors from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, by simply racing at their home track(s), have the opportunity to share in rewards thanks to American Racer, regional distributor Lias Tire of Indiana, Pa., Sunoco Race Fuels and regional distributor Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa.

A huge “pre-season” tire giveaway is planned for drivers in both the Modified and Sportsman divisions registering prior to March 11.

A drawing in public view will take place at the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Velocita-USA South Region opener Saturday, March 11 at Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway.

All drivers with ’17 registration forms on file with the American Racer Cup will be eligible for the drawings.

The Modified drawing consists of four (4) certificates for the purchase of a FREE American Racer tire.

The Sportsman drawing consists of four (4) certificates for $85 off the purchase of an American Racer tire.

Drivers do not need to be present at the drawing to win.

Registration forms can be found on the official American Racer Cup website – www.theamericanracercup.com – under the “Forms” tab.

The race for ’17 American Racer Cup gets underway April 14.

At year-end, Modified competitors (top-15) will share in a $36,000 cash point fund. Rankings are determined by a driver’s 12 best finishes at a participating speedway, with a car count bonus issued at year end.

The Modified point fund for 2017 is as follows: 1) $10,000; 2) $5,000; 3) $4,000; 4) $3,500; 5) $2,500; 6) $2,000; 7) $1,750; 8) $1,500; 9) $1,250; 10) $1,000; 11) $900; 12) $800; 13) $700; 14) $600; 15) $500.

Bruce Insinger of Insinger Performance has posted another $5,700 in regional cash. Drivers in both the North and South regions will be eligible for the following point fund: 1) $1,000; 2) $750; 3) $500; 4) $350; 5) $250.

Drivers’ best 12 finishes at their home tracks and bonus points from newly announced American Racer Cup Challenge events will determine the regional champions. American Racer Cup Challenge races will be select events on the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP schedule offering 25 bonus points to the winner, back to 10 for last and five for those unable to qualify.

Modified American Racer Cup Challenge races selected for ’17 are, in the South Region, the ‘South Jersey Shootout’ at N.J.’s Bridgeport Speedway on April 23 and the ‘Diamond State 50’ at Delaware International Speedway May 25; in the North Region, the ‘Battle of the Bullring 5’ at N.Y.’s Accord Speedway July 3 and the ‘Hustlin the High Banks 53’ at Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway August 22.

Like their Modified counterparts, the top-15 Sportsman will share in a cash point fund based on their 12 best home-track finishes and car count bonus.

For 2017, the Sportsman point fund is 1) $1,500; 2) $1,000; 3) $750; 4) $600; 5) $500; 6) $450; 7) $400; 8) $350; 9) $300; 10) $250; 11) $200; 12) $150; 13) $100; 14) $100; 15) $100.

A regional distribution courtesy of Insinger Performance is an added incentive for Sportsman teams. The following point fund will go to North and South competitors: 1) $500; 2) $400; 3) $300; 4) $200; 5) $100.

American Racer Cup Challenge events are on the schedule for Sportsman racers, as well. In the North, events will be at I-88 Speedway in Afton, N.Y., June 21 (Crate) and Skyline Raceway in Blodgett Mills, N.Y., July 18 (Open). South events are planned for Delaware International May 25 (Crate) and Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa. June 6 (Open).

The first tire giveaway, held on Jan. 22 at the Motorsports 2017 Racecar Show & Expo in Oaks, Pa., saw Anthony Perrego (Modified) and Brad Arnold (Sportsman) each receive a certificate for a FREE American Racer tire.

Complete ’17 American Racer Cup information can be found on the new website.

Member Speedways: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=32

Modified Program Overview: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=24

Sportsman Program Overview: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=53

Tire Giveaway Summary: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=30

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

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)

 

NEXT AMERICAN RACER CUP TIRE GIVEAWAY – SATURDAY, MARCH 11

The next “pre-season” giveaway for the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels will take place on Saturday, March 11. All drivers registered for the Cup at that point – in both Modified and Sportsman – will be entered into the drawing, which will take place in public view at Georgetown Speedway (you do not need to be present to win).

The Modified drawing will consist of four (4) certificates for a FREE American Racer tire.

The Sportsman drawing will consist of four (4) certificates for $85 off the purchase of an American Racer tire.

Teams wishing to sign up can obtain the forms at: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=26

The drawings at the Motorsports 2017 Racecar & Trade Show in Oaks, Pa., were broadcast on Facebook live. The winners were Anthony Perrego (Modified) & Brad Arnold (Sportsman), each for a free American Racer tire.

$51,450 Cash, Thousands More In Product, Set For Modified & Sportsman Racers As 2017 American Racer Cup Presented By Sunoco Takes Shape

INDIANA, PA – The American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels is set for its eighth season of rewarding weekly racers in 2017.

Thirteen facilities – spanning New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware – comprise the program, with $51,450 cash earmarked for Modified and Sportsman competitors in addition to thousands in tire giveaways and other product.

The American Racer Cup program will be managed by BD Motorsports Media LLC in ’17, with support from American Racer and regional distributor Lias Tire Company of Indiana, Pa.

Registration is now open for the new season on a recently launched website: www.theamericanracercup.com.

At year-end, Modified competitors (top-15) will share in a $36,000 cash point fund. Rankings are determined by a driver’s 12 best finishes at a participating speedway, with a car count bonus issued at year end.

The Modified point fund for 2017 is as follows: 1) $10,000; 2) $5,000; 3) $4,000; 4) $3,500; 5) $2,500; 6) $2,000; 7) $1,750; 8) $1,500; 9) $1,250; 10) $1,000; 11) $900; 12) $800; 13) $700; 14) $600; 15) $500.

Bruce Insinger of Insinger Performance has posted another $5,700 in regional cash. Drivers in both the North and South regions will be eligible for the following point fund: 1) $1,000; 2) $750; 3) $500; 4) $350; 5) $250.

Drivers’ best 12 finishes at their home tracks and bonus points from newly announced American Racer Cup Challenge events will determine the regional champions. American Racer Cup Challenge races will be select events on the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP schedule offering 25 bonus points to the winner, back to 10 for last and five for those unable to qualify.

Modified American Racer Cup Challenge races selected for ’17 are, in the South Region, the ‘South Jersey Shootout’ at N.J.’s Bridgeport Speedway on April 23 and the ‘Diamond State 50’ at Delaware International Speedway May 25; in the North Region, the ‘Battle of the Bullring 5’ at N.Y.’s Accord Speedway July 3 and the ‘Hustlin the High Banks 53’ at Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway August 22.

Like their Modified counterparts, the top-15 Sportsman will share in a cash point fund based on their 12 best home-track finishes and car count bonus.

For 2017, the Sportsman point fund is 1) $1,500; 2) $1,000; 3) $750; 4) $600; 5) $500; 6) $450; 7) $400; 8) $350; 9) $300; 10) $250; 11) $200; 12) $150; 13) $100; 14) $100; 15) $100.

A regional distribution courtesy of Insinger Performance is an added incentive for Sportsman teams. The following point fund will go to North and South competitors: 1) $500; 2) $400; 3) $300; 4) $200; 5) $100.

American Racer Cup Challenge events are on the schedule for Sportsman racers, as well. In the North, events will be at I-88 Speedway in Afton, N.Y., June 21 (Crate) and Skyline Raceway in Blodgett Mills, N.Y., July 18 (Open). South events are planned for Delaware International May 25 (Crate) and Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa. June 6 (Open).

Aside from cash, hundreds of American Racer tire certificates will be handed out over the course of the season. The first tire drawing of the season for both Modified and Sportsman is scheduled for Jan. 22 at the Motorsports 2017 Race Car & Trade Show in Oaks, Pa., for early entries. Participants do not need to be present to win.

Complete ’17 American Racer Cup information can be found on the new website.

Member Speedways: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=32

Modified Program Overview: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=24

Sportsman Program Overview: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=53

Tire Giveaway Summary: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=30

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

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)

ENERGIZED AMERICAN RACER CUP PROGRAM SET FOR 2017 SEASON; BD MOTORSPORTS MEDIA LLC TAKES OVER PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

INDIANA, PA – The American Racer Cup, an incentive program for racers at participating facilities across the Northeast, enters the 2017 season with new direction.

Fred Woodward of Lias Tire, the Indiana, Pa.-based regional distributor of American Racer tires, has named Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC to manage the American Racer Cup program for next season. The 2017 season will mark the eighth year of existence for the American Racer Cup.

“We are looking forward to the 2017 American Racer Cup with new enthusiasm and excitement,” Woodward said. “The program is a win-win for our racers and track promoters. Having Brett (Deyo) on board, we hope to ramp up the marketing side of the program, generate more publicity and grow the program further.”

Woodward went on to thank Andrew Harpell, previous program manager, for his contributions to the program since its inception.

Deyo, who organizes the touring dirt Modified Short Track Super Series which utilizes American Racer tires, is thankful for the opportunity.

“The American Racer Cup does so much for racers at a very limited cost – $50 for Modifieds and $40 for Sportsman to join,” he said. “I think we can get even more racers understanding the benefits and taking part in the Cup. Information is key and we hope to be able to build hype around the program throughout the season for both fans and competitors.

“The Cup should help to build a positive buzz for speedways utilizing American Racer tires, and aligning it with our series only builds a stronger, united front for the American Racer brand.”

The American Racer Cup is a program designed for the weekly Modified and Sportsman racer at participating speedways across the Northeast. Nearly $50,000 in cash is distributed annually, in addition to thousands more in giveaway tires throughout the season and at year-end.

Sponsorship support for the American Racer Cup in 2016 came via Sunoco Race Fuels/Insinger Performance and Jones Racing Products.

Overall champions and each speedway point title winners are declared by the American Racer Cup in addition to regional North and South standings.

Current participating venues are, sorted by state: Accord, Afton, Five Mile Point, Outlaw, Skyline (Sportsman), Thunder Mountain, Utica-Rome (Sportsman) and Woodhull (New York); Bridgeport and New Egypt (New Jersey); Big Diamond, Grandview and Penn Can (Pennsylvania); and Delaware International (Delaware).

Last year, Sheffield, Mass., driver Andy Bachetti earned $10,000 as the overall American Racer Cup Modified champion off the strength of an outstanding season at I-88 Speedway in Afton, N.Y. Andrew Smith of Lockport, N.Y., took home the $1,500 top prize as the overall Sportsman champion racing weekly at Skyline Raceway Park in Blodgett Mills, N.Y.

An early registration drive for competitors will take place at Motorsports 2017 in January to be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa., where American Racer will be present with a display. An early tire drawing is slated to take place Motorsports weekend.

Final details of the American Racer Cup format will also be released prior to Motorsports. Management is reviewing the details of the program structure and will release any changes in the coming weeks.

To contact Brett Deyo (BD Motorsports Media LLC), call 845.728.2781 or e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com. A complete overhaul of the American Racer Cup website is forthcoming.

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