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 and clicking on the “Forms” tab.

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

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Modified Program Overview:

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Tire Giveaway Summary:

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