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 – – 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:

Modified Program Overview:

Sportsman Program Overview:

Tire Giveaway Summary:

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

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