AMERICAN RACER CUP 2018 SPORTSMAN PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels enters the 2018 season with the goal of once again winning with weekly racers! Again, racers will be rewarded for their weekly performance at home tracks throughout the season with a cash point fund of more than $10,000 at year-end and product giveaways throughout the year.
Sportsman participating speedways in the 2018 American Racer Cup are as follows: in New York – Accord (Crate), Afton Motorsports Park (Open & Crate), Five Mile Point (Crate), Outlaw (Crate), Skyline (Open & Crate), Thunder Mountain (Open & Crate) and Woodhull (Crate); in Pennsylvania – Big Diamond (Open), Grandview (Open) and Penn Can (Crate); in New Jersey – Bridgeport (Crate) and New Egypt (Open & Crate); and in Delaware – Delaware International (Crate).
The American Racer Cup will rank a driver based on their ten (10) BEST finishes at each home track/participating speedway. A driver competing more than one night per weekend or in two Sportsman divisions at the same track, i.e. Open & Crate, must register separately for each participating speedway and will be ranked individually by results at each. Rankings for 2018 begin on Friday, April 13 and Monday, September 3.
Each speedway may only count a maximum of two (2) nights of Twin-20 features and a maximum of two (2) midweek race events to meet the minimum 10-race count (a midweek race is determined as any race Monday-Thursday). If a speedway does not complete a minimum of 10 races, their drivers will not be ranked in the overall title; however they will receive their home track tire incentives.
In the event of a tie, the established tiebreaker is a driver’s number of wins at the participating speedway between Friday, April 13 and Monday, September 3.
Weekly Point Breakdown:
The American Racer Cup weekly point breakdown is as follows: 1) 60; 2) 55; 3) 50; 4) 48; 5) 46; 6) 44; 7) 42; 8) 40; 9) 38; 10) 36; 11) 34; 12) 32; 13) 30; 14) 28; 15) 26; 16) 24; 17) 23; 18) 22; 19) 21; 20) 20; 21) 18; 22) 16; 23) 14; 24) 12; 25) 11; 26-28) 10.
Year-End Starting Field Bonus Points:
Starting field bonuses will be issued to competitors once, at year-end, based upon the average number of cars starting feature events at their participating speedway from April 13 through September 3. The bonus point breakdown is as follows: 26-28 cars) 100 points; 24-25 cars) 90 points; 22-23 cars) 80 points; 20-21 cars) 70 points; 15-19 cars) 60 points; 14 or below cars) 40 points.
Please note that bonus points will be awarded based on actual season-long car counts; car count average is not rounded up.
Overall Point Fund:
The American Racer Cup overall Sportsman point fund is as follows (top-15 share in cash awards): 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. Total: $6,750
- One (1) tire drawing to be held for those registering prior to Jan. 21 during the annual Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show in Oaks, Pa.
- Four (4) tire certificate giveaways via a “pre-season” drawing to those registered prior to March 17.
- Up to twelve (12) tire certificate ($85 each) giveaways via weekly tire drawings at every participating speedway.
- Via the Dog Day of Summer Awards – one (1) tire awarded to the highest-ranked driver in American Racer Cup point standings at each participating speedway as of August 1.
- Home track tire award for top-three (3) finishers at each participating speedway at year-end. The breakdown is as follows: champion – two (2) tires; second – one (1) tire; third – $85 tire certificate.
American Racer Cup Sportsman registration is $40. Drivers must file a separate registration for each of the participating speedways where they will compete regularly or if one driver competes in two Sportsman divisions at a single speedway. Drivers must be registered by May 1 to be eligible for point fund money and awards.
Two “championships within a championship” will be contested as Insinger Performance presents North and South regional point funds valued at $3,000. North Region tracks are Accord, Afton, Five Mile Point, Outlaw, Penn Can, Skyline, Thunder Mountain and Woodhull. In the South Region: Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Delaware International, Grandview and New Egypt.
Regional Point Funds:
Insinger Performance North and South Region point funds are as follows for each region: 1) $500; 2) $400; 3) $300; 4) $200; 5) $100. Total: $3,000
American Racer Cup Challenge Events:
Two Short Track Super Series Sportsman events in each region – North and South – will be designated as ‘American Racer Cup Challenge Events’ offering bonus points toward racers’ regional totals.
Sportsman American Racer Cup Challenge events are as follows: Accord Speedway ‘Battle of the Bullring’ Tuesday, July 3 and Afton Motorsports Park ‘Afton Action 50’ on Wednesday, July 25 (note: this is a change from a postponement at Thunder Mountain Speedway in May); South – Delaware International Speedway ‘Diamond State 50’ Thursday, May 24 and Big Diamond Speedway ‘Anthracite Assault’ Monday, July 16.
American Racer Cup Challenge Events Point Breakdown:
The American Racer Cup Challenge bonus point breakdown is as follows: 1) 25; 2) 24; 3) 23; 4); 22; 5) 21; 6) 20; 7) 19; 8) 18; 9) 17; 10) 16; 11) 15; 12) 14; 13) 13; 14) 12; 15) 11 16-Last) 10. Did Not Qualify) 5
American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals Weekend
On October 5-6, 2018, the American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals Weekend will take place at Afton Motorsports Park. In additional to qualifying and main events run that weekend, there will be a special program for American Racer Cup track champions. The highest-finishing driver from each American Racer Cup track in attendance will be eligible to participate in the American Racer Cup Dash paying $1,000 to the winner and a FREE American Racer tire to all other participants.