One-on-One: American Racer Cup Match Races for Modifieds & Crate 602 Sportsman at Afton

Written by Chris Moore

AFTON, NY – One-on-One Match races will return when the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco invades Afton Motorsports Park on Fri.-Sat. Oct. 7-8.

The 14th American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals at the picturesque Afton Motorsports Park features One-on-One Match Races for both the Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman over the weekend of racing.

The top representative from each track in American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels standings (back to fifth place in track points) will be eligible to compete in the one-on-one match races for each division (Modifieds or Sportsman).

Once representatives are determined, drivers will pull numbers, with the lowest number racing first, having to climb their way up the proverbial ladder.

The driver who wins continues marching on until they are defeated or win the final match race and is thus crowned champion.

The Modified champion will walk away with $2,000 cash Saturday with $1,000 cash reserved for the Sportsman match race champion Friday.

Each participant in both the Modified and Sportsman Match Races will receive a free American Racer tire certificate courtesy of Lias Tire in Indiana, Pa.

The American Racer Cup Sportsman One-on-One Match races will take place Friday (Oct. 7) along with the Open vs. Crate Sportsman challenge paying $2,000-to-win with the posted gambler’s fee ($1,500 without).

Also on tap for Friday is the championship event for the CRSA 305 Sprint Cars, the Limited Sportsman (20 laps, $300-to-win), the Slingshots (20 laps, $300-to-win), and the STSS Modifieds taking part in open practice with the two quick timers locking into Saturday’s redraw.

The 50-lap, $5,500-plus STSS Modified main headlines Saturday as a non-points event for the STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds. The American Racer Cup One-on-One Modified Match races will also take place on Saturday night.

The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman join the program in the Championship Round of the Precision Hydraulic & Oil North Region. The STSS Sportsman go for 25-laps and a $1,500 top prize with a champion being crowned at the completion of the event.

The Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Racing Series rounds out the Saturday program.

The event will be broadcast live on FloRacing (www.floracing.tv).

A Complete General Information Sheet for Friday can be found at: https://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/ShortTrackSuperNationalsFridayInfoSheet.pdf

A Complete General Information Sheet for Saturday can be found at: https://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/ShortTrackSuperNationalsSatInfoSheet.pdf

Afton Motorsports Park is located at 46 East Main Street Afton, NY 13730 and can be found on the web at www.aftonmotorsportspark.com or contacted by phone at 607.624.3772.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, FloSports, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, BDR Speed, Halmar International, River Valley Builders, Hurlock Auto & Speed, Velocita-USA, St. Lawrence Radiology, Franklin Products, Design for Vision & Sunglass Central, Belmont’s Garage, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, Prime MAC Tools, F.X. Caprara Car Companies, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH, Elite Welder Testing & Training, Flach Performance Products, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, Penske Racing Shocks, Schultz Racing Fuel Cells, Spyder Filters, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Wegner Automotive & Wilwood.

MODIFIED AMERICAN RACER CUP TOP 5

ACCORD

  1. Danny Creeden
  2. Joe Judge
  3. Daniel Morgiewicz
  4. Scott Ferrier
  5. Brett Graham

AFTON

  1. Nick Nye
  2. Bobby Flood
  3. Brian Mady
  4. J.R. Hurlburt
  5. Ken Titus

BIG DIAMOND

  1. Duane Howard
  2. Brett Kressley
  3. Craig Von Dohren
  4. Louden Reimert
  5. Nick Rochinski

BRIDGEPORT

  1. Ryan Godown
  2. Billy Pauch Jr.
  3. Ryan Watt
  4. Ryan Krachun
  5. Dominick Buffalino

DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL

  1. Jordan Watson
  2. Ryan Riddle
  3. Kevin Sockriter
  4. Brad Trice
  5. Ryan Watt

FIVE MILE POINT

  1. Brett Tonkin
  2. Nick Rochinski
  3. Justin Holland
  4. Brian Malcolm
  5. Barry White

FONDA

  1. Rocky Warner
  2. Stewart Friesen
  3. Ronnie Johnson
  4. Craig Hanson
  5. Bobby Varin

GRANDVIEW

  1. Craig Von Dohren
  2. Brett Kressley
  3. Jeff Strunk
  4. Doug Manmiller
  5. Duane Howard

NEW EGYPT

  1. Brandon Grosso
  2. Danny Bouc
  3. Louden Reimert
  4. Rick Laubach
  5. John McClelland

OUTLAW

  1. Ajay Potrzebowski II
  2. Brady Fultz
  3. Cory Costa
  4. Phil Vigneri III
  5. Danny Johnson

PENN CAN

  1. Brett Tonkin
  2. Kevin Hartnett
  3. Nick Petrilak
  4. Alan Rudalavage
  5. Brian Malcolm

UTICA-ROME

  1. Matt Sheppard
  2. Billy Decker
  3. Alex Yankowski
  4. Stewart Friesen
  5. Andy Bachetti

WOODHULL

  1. Jake Dgien
  2. Joe Dgien
  3. Billy Van Pelt
  4. Donnie Lawson
  5. Brady Fultz


CRATE/SPORTSMAN AMERICAN RACER CUP TOP 5

ACCORD

  1. Cody Higbie
  2. Kyle Rohner

AFTON

  1. Blaine Klinger
  2. Dave Rosa
  3. Tyler Ward
  4. Todd Titus
  5. A.J. Digsby

BIG DIAMOND

  1. Brandon Edgar
  2. Logan Watt
  3. Matt Yoder
  4. Doug Smith
  5. Tyler Peet

BRIDGEPORT

  1. Ryan Godown Jr.
  2. Brian Papiez
  3. Matt Ellery
  4. Howie Finch
  5. Travis Hill

DELMAR

  1. Joe Toth
  2. Brandon Watkins
  3. Adam White
  4. Jordn Justice
  5. Eric Kormann

FIVE MILE POINT

  1. Gary Smith
  2. Blaine Klinger
  3. Joshua Landers
  4. Randy Fox
  5. Dominic Roselli

FONDA

  1. Chad Edwards
  2. Payton Talbot
  3. Troy Zilles
  4. Mark Mortensen
  5. Chip Constantino

GRANDVIEW

  1. Brian Hirthler
  2. Jimmy Leiby
  3. Cody Manmiller
  4. Jesse Hirthler
  5. Dakota Kohler

NEW EGYPT

  1. Joe Toth
  2. Ryan Simmons
  3. Johnny Bangs
  4. Nick Van Wickle
  5. Tom Princiotta

OUTLAW

  1. Carter Crooker
  2. Justice Mayo
  3. Dale Welty
  4. Ben Feldman
  5. Brian Fish

PENN CAN

  1. Ray Leonard
  2. Mike Schane
  3. Alex Konopka
  4. Mike Nagle Jr.
  5. Mike Wilcha

UTICA-ROME

  1. Matt Janczuk
  2. Payton Talbot
  3. Chris Mackey
  4. Allan Hodge
  5. Mike Richmond

WOODHULL RACEWAY

  1. Kenny Peoples Jr.
  2. Blake Lawson
  3. Isabel Barron
  4. Cayden Lawson
  5. A.J. Costley

Record Year: Ryan Godown American Racer Cup Mod Champion, Matt Janczuk Tops Sportsman

Written by Chris Moore

MILLSBORO, DE – A record year.

For the first time in his career, Ryan Godown has been deemed champion of the 2022 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels.

The Ringoes, N.J., resident’s record-setting season at Bridgeport (N.J.) Motorsports Park saw him win 12 times during the American Racer Cup season, the most of any driver at their registered home track.

The American Racer Cup collects each racer’s 10 best finishes at their registered home track combined with a year-end starting field bonus to calculate a driver’s total points.

In the event of a tie for the title, the established tiebreaker is a driver’s number of wins at the participating speedway between Friday, April 15 and Monday, September 5.

The American Racer Cup season began back on Friday, April 15 and concluded on Monday, September 5.

All of Godown’s 12 wins made a difference, as both Matt Sheppard and Craig Von Dohren eclipsed the 10-win mark during the American Racer Cup season, putting all three drivers at the maximum 700-point total.

The three-way tie was broken by Godown’s 12 wins, while Sheppard and Von Dohren both claimed 11 wins between April 15 and September 5.

Godown’s championship is worth $11,000 from the American Racer Cup on behalf of presenting sponsors American Racer, distributor Lias Tire of Indiana, Pa., Sunoco Race Fuels and distributor Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa.

A $36,000 purse is divided amongst the top-15 drivers in the overall Modified standings with $10,000 reserved to Godown, the overall champion. Godown also claims $1,000 as the South Region champion of the American Racer Cup.

Craig Von Dohren and Matt Sheppard officially tie for the runner-up spot as the pair reached the maximum 700-points and had 11 wins at their home track. The two will split the total sum of second and third place in points, awarding them each $4,500.

Sheppard, a Utica-Rome Speedway (Vernon, N.Y.) entrant, will receive an extra $1,000 as the North Region champion, upping his total American Racer Cup earnings to $5,500.

Von Dohren meanwhile, a longtime Grandview Speedway regular in Bechtelsville, Pa., adds $750 to his total as the runner-up driver in the South Region standings, making his total $5,250 for his efforts at Grandview Speedway.

The Oley, Pa., resident also finished 15th in the overall standings, as an entrant at Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa. adding $500 to his pocket. His total earnings add up to $5,750 from the American Racer Cup.

Another Grandview Speedway driver falls in fourth, as Orefield Pa.’s Brett Kressley had a career season at the one-third-mile oval.

Kressley earns $3,500 as the fourth driver in overall points and $500 after finishing third in the South Region, bringing his Grandview total to $4,000.

Kressley, like Von Dohren, was also entered at Big Diamond Speedway and came home 10th in overall standings for his efforts there. Kressley’s Big Diamond Speedway season brings his total to $5,000 earned from the American Racer Cup.

Jeff Strunk, another Grandview Speedway regular, rounds out the top five in overall standings and comes home fourth in the South Region, making his total earned $2,850.

Finishing sixth through 15th, respectively, were Brandon Grosso of New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J. (638 points – $2,250); Billy Pauch Jr. of Bridgeport Motorsports Park (636 – $1,750); Duane Howard of Big Diamond (630 – $1,500); Rocky Warner of Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y. (626 – $2,000); Brett Kressley of Big Diamond (625 – $1,000); Jake Dgien of Woodhull Raceway in Woodhull, N.Y. (623 – $1,400); Billy Decker of Utica-Rome (623 – $1,300); Brett Tonkin of Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, Pa. (618 – $950); Joe Dgien of Woodhull (618 – $600); and Craig Von Dohren of Big Diamond (614 – $500).

In Sportsman competition, Durhamville, N.Y.’s Matt Janczuk claimed his second consecutive American Racer Cup title with another dominant season at Utica-Rome Speedway.

Janczuk earned 12 wins during the American Racer Cup season, including a 10-race win streak at one point. Janczuk was the only driver to join the 700-point club in Sportsman competition, making him the overall and North Region champion.

Janczuk’s efforts earn him $2,000 total.

Fonda Speedway’s Chad Edwards comes home as the runner-up with a six-win season, good for a 680-point total. Edwards’ efforts reward him with $1,400.

Payton Talbot’s breakout season saw him earn success at both Utica-Rome and Fonda speedways.

Talbot finishes the season in third and fourth position for his seasons at the two speedways. Talbot earned 670 points at Utica-Rome and 665 points at Fonda.

Talbot’s dual-track performance earns him $1,850.

Grandview Speedway’s Brian Hirthler emerges from a tie for fifth with Big Diamond’s Brandon Edgar. The pair both ended the season with 660 points, with Hirthler’s five wins topping Edgar’s four.

Hirthler pockets $1,000 as the South Region champion and placing fifth overall.

The remainder of the top-15 were Edgar of Big Diamond (660 points – $850); Gary Smith of Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, N.Y. (645 – $500); Joe Toth of New Egypt (638 – $650); Ryan Godown Jr. of Bridgeport (635 – $500); Ray Leonard of Penn Can (623 – $250); Ryan Simmons of New Egypt (622 – $300); Brian Papiez of Bridgeport (620 – $150); Kenny Peoples Jr. of Woodhull (619 – $100); Chris Mackey of Utica-Rome (614 – $100); and Mike Schane of Penn Can (608 – $100).

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 three tires, second-place two tires and third receives one tire.

The American Racer Cup track champions are determined by a driver’s 10 best finishes at that track.

More than $51,000 in cash will be distributed to American Racer Cup participants.

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.

AMERICAN RACER CUP TRACK CHAMPIONS:

Accord Speedway: Danny Creeden (Modified), Cody Higbie (Sportsman)

Afton Motorsports Park: Nick Nye (Modified), Blaine Klinger (Sportsman)

Big Diamond Speedway: Duane Howard (Modified), Brandon Edgar (Sportsman)

Bridgeport Motorsports Park: Ryan Godown (Modified), Ryan Godown Jr. (Sportsman)

Delaware International Speedway: Jordan Watson (Modified), Joe Toth (Sportsman)

Five Mile Point Speedway: Brett Tonkin (Modified), Gary Smith (Sportsman)

Fonda Speedway: Rocky Warner (Modified), Chad Edwards (Sportsman)

Grandview Speedway: Craig Von Dohren (Modified), Brian Hirthler (Sportsman)

New Egypt Speedway: Brandon Grosso (Modified), Joe Toth (Sportsman)

Outlaw Speedway: Ajay Potrzebowski II (Modified), Carter Crooker (Sportsman)

Penn Can Speedway: Brett Tonkin (Modified), Ray Leonard (Sportsman)

Utica-Rome Speedway: Matt Sheppard (Modified), Matt Janczuk (Sportsman)

Woodhull Raceway: Jake Dgien (Modified), Kenny Peoples Jr. (Sportsman)

One Month Remains: American Racer Cup Championship Battles Wind Down

Written by Chris Moore

MILLSBORO, DE – One month remains.

Only four weeks of racing remain in the 2022 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels.

Ringoes, N.J.’s Ryan Godown has already locked himself into the maximum number of points attainable by a driver during the American Racer Cup Season.

A driver’s 10 best finishes at their American Racer home track from Friday, April 15 to Monday, Sept. 5 will be tallied. Bonus points are awarded to competitors at year-end, based upon the average number of cars starting feature events at their participating speedway.

Accumulated points based on finishes will be added with the car count bonuses to determine a final point total at season’s end.

Godown – having won a speedway record seven consecutive races at his registered home track of Bridgeport (N.J.) Motorsports Park – now has 10 wins to his credit this season at his home track.

With the bonus points added, Godown has reached the maximum 700 points. If his home track car count average remains above 24 cars, Godown will be guaranteed at least a share of the American Racer Cup championship.

Two other drivers appear in play for the 700-point maximum with four weeks left to go.

Craig Von Dohren, of Oley, Pa., currently has nine wins to his credit at Pa.’s Grandview Speedway, his registered home track. With one more win, Von Dohren will reach the 600-points along with his home track meeting the requirements for the 100 bonus points.

Von Dohren currently sits second in the standings at 690 total points.

Savannah, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard also has nine wins this season at his registered home track of Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y.

Sheppard however will need a boost in the Utica-Rome Speedway car count for the last month to receive the 100-point boost along with a tenth win.

Utica-Rome’s car count average sits at 23.73, just shy of the 24-car average needed for the 100-point bonus.

Sheppard sits at 685 points, currently third in the American Racer Cup standings.

Orefield, Pa.’s Brett Kressley, another Grandview Speedway registered driver, sits fourth in the standings at 648 points and Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway driver Rocky Warner rounds out the top five at 626 points.

Registered Modified drivers are competing for a $10,000-plus championship at the end of the American Racer Cup season. The cash point fund for the Modifieds totals $36,000 – distributed to the top-15 in American Racer Cup points – in addition to tire certificate giveaways throughout the season.

There is an additional $5,700 in regional money available to Modified competitors thanks to Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa.

On the Sportsman side of the American Racer Cup, Utica-Rome Speedway’s Matt Janczuk has rattled off seven consecutive wins, bringing his season total to eight.

Janczuk – the defending American Racer Cup champion – has 690 points, leading Fonda Speedway’s Chad Edwards by 10 points.

Edwards has six wins at the ‘Track of Champions’ to go along with four runner-up finishes. Fonda Speedway registered drivers however only have one more race to go before the Sept. 4 deadline for the American Racer Cup.

Payton Talbot has enjoyed a career year at both Fonda and Utica-Rome Speedway’s. Talbot – who is registered at both tracks – occupies third place with his work at Fonda Speedway (660 points), and fourth place with his success at Utica-Rome Speedway (658 points).

Brandon Edgar – a driver at Pa.’s Big Diamond Speedway – rounds out the top five at 650-points.

A $6,750 point fund is given out to the Sportsman at the end of the American Racer Cup season. With free product giveaways and Insinger Performance regional cash included, more than $10,000 is handed out to Sportsman racers.

Full point standings for the American Racer Cup can be found on the official website (www.theamericanracercup.com).

Modifieds: https://americanracercupmodified.racestatcentral.com/

Sportsman: https://americanracercupsportsman.racestatcentral.com/

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.

2022 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Hits Summer Stretch

Written by Chris Moore

MILLSBORO, DE – Summer stretch.

As the calendar flips to the month of June, weekly racers prepare for the ‘dog days’ of summer as the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels standings begin to take shape.

Registered drivers for both Modified and Sportsman competition at each of the 13 American Racer Cup tracks are competing for the top prize in their respective divisions.

Registered Modified drivers are competing for a $10,000-plus championship at the end of the American Racer Cup season. The cash point fund for the Modifieds totals $36,000 – distributed to the top-15 in American Racer Cup points – in addition to tire certificate giveaways throughout the season.

There is an additional $5,700 in regional money available to Modified competitors thanks to Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa.

A driver’s 10 best finishes at their American Racer home track from Friday, April 15 to Monday, Sept. 5 will be tallied. Bonus points are awarded to competitors at year-end, based upon the average number of cars starting feature events at their participating speedway.

Accumulated points based on finishes will be added with the car count bonuses to determine a final point total at season’s end.

Mother Nature has wreaked havoc in the early going on several American Racer Cup tracks, delaying their seasons hitting full swing, while other tracks have fired off without a hitch.

Defending champion Stewart Friesen leads the Modified in the early going, with a pair of wins to his credit at his Saturday night home, Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway. Friesen’s lead is slim however, as Belle Mead, N.J.’s Brandon Grosso continues his dominant ways at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway.

Grosso has won five times at New Egypt, however two of those wins came prior to the beginning of the American Racer Cup season, giving Friesen the edge in the early going. Grosso’s Saturday night rival at New Egypt – Danny Bouc – currently sits third in the early going.

The Pipersville, Pa. native sits two points ahead of Duanesburg, N.Y.’s Ronnie Johnson, another Fonda Speedway regular. Savannah, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard rounds out the top five, 48 markers behind Friesen at Friday night home of Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y.

A $6,750 point fund is given out to the Sportsman at the end of the American Racer Cup season. With free product giveaways and Insinger Performance regional cash included, more than $10,000 is handed out to Sportsman racers.

Fonda Speedway’s Chad Edwards leads the way in the early going in pursuit of the $1,500 top prize. Edwards holds a 40-point advantage over fellow Fonda regular Payton Talbot and 90-point advantage over Brian Calabrese. Fonda Speedway and Utica-Rome Speedway competitors occupy the top eight spots, dodging the raindrops that have affected several other tracks in the early going.

Full point standings for the American Racer Cup can be found on the official website (www.theamericanracercup.com).

Modifieds: https://americanracercupmodified.racestatcentral.com/

Sportsman: https://americanracercupsportsman.racestatcentral.com/

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.

13th American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Season Kicks Off Friday, April 15

MILLSBORO, DE – For the 13th consecutive season, American Racer Tires, Lias Tire Company, Sunoco Race Fuels, and Insinger Performance have teamed up to “win with weekly racers” in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

The American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels – launched in 2010 to reward drivers competing at American Racer home tracks – gets its 2022 championship battles for Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman underway this weekend. Points begin tabulating on Friday, April 15 and will run through Labor Day, Sept. 5.

Thirteen tracks again comprise the ’22 American Racer Cup with Modified and Sportsman competitors battling for $51,450 in point fund cash plus hundreds of tire certificates.

The Modified program got underway in 2010 with Keystone State driver Duane Howard taking the inaugural championship. Howard went on to win four American Racer Cup crowns (’10, ’12, ’13 and ’14).

Matt Sheppard is a three-time American Racer Cup champion, taking the titles in ’17, ’18 and ’19.

Stewart Friesen has topped the charts for the past two years. Friesen is the ’20 and ’21 champion.

Single-year American Racer Cup Modified champions include Billy Pauch Sr. (’11), Rick Laubach (’15) and Andy Bachetti (’16).

The American Racer Cup Sportsman program launched in ’13 with Delaware’s Jordan Watson etching his name in history as the first champion. There have been no repeat Sportsman champions since: Jared Umbenhauer (’14), Alan Barker (’15), Andrew Smith (’16), Matt Stangle (’17), Alex Yankowski (’18), Doug Hendricks (’19), Brian Hirthler (’20) and Matt Janczuk (’21).

Registration for the ’22 Cup ends on May 1.

To register, visit the following link: https://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=26

Current registered Modified drivers (as of April 13): https://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=440

Current registered Sportsman drivers (as of April 13): https://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=442

2022 program information has been posted on the American Racer Cup website.

Modified program information: https://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=426

Sportsman program information: https://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=424

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.

Winning with Weekly Racers: 2022 American Racer Cup Registration Ends May 1

Written by Chris Moore

MILLSBORO, DE – Time is running out for competitors to register for the 2022 American Racer Cup.

Racers who are planning on competing at any of the 13 American Racer Cup tracks in the Modified or Sportsman division can enter. Registration is open to competitors through May 1.

Registration forms, and a link to register online are available on the American Racer Cup website: https://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=26

The ‘Winning with Weekly Racers’ program got its start in 2010 with Duane Howard of Oley, Pa., taking the inaugural Modified championship as a representative of Pa.’s Grandview Speedway. Three years later, the Sportsman division was added and Jordan Watson of Milford, Del., was the first champion for that division utilizing Delaware International Speedway (Delmar, Del.) as his home track.

Modified participating speedways in the ‘22 American Racer Cup are as follows: in New York – Accord, Afton, Five Mile Point, Fonda, Outlaw, Utica-Rome and Woodhull; in Pennsylvania – Big Diamond, Grandview and Penn Can; in New Jersey – Bridgeport and New Egypt; and in Delaware – Delaware International.

Sportsman participating speedways in the ‘22 American Racer Cup are as follows: in New York – Accord (Crate), Afton (Crate), Five Mile Point (Crate), Fonda (Crate), Outlaw (Crate), Utica-Rome (Crate) and Woodhull (Crate); in Pennsylvania – Big Diamond (Crate), Grandview (Open) and Penn Can (Crate); in New Jersey – Bridgeport (Crate) and New Egypt (Crate); and in Delaware – Delaware International (Crate).

The American Racer Cup ranks drivers by their 10 best finishes at each participating home track. If a driver competes at more than one home track, they must be registered separately for each track.

Finishes begin being tallied on April 15. The final day points can be earned toward the ’22 American Racer Cup is Sept. 5.  

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.

At the end of the season, a starting field bonus is issued to competitors based upon the number of cars starting feature events at their participating speedway from April 15 to Sept. 5.  

The top-15 Modified competitors share a $36,000 point fund, with $10,000 going to the champion. The top-15 Sportsman competitors will share a $6,750 point fund, with $1,000 allocated to the winner. There are additional bonus dollars available through Insinger Performance in the North Region ($5,700 for Modifieds and $3,000 for Sportsman).

The total cash scheduled to be distributed in ’22 is $51,450.

A full payout breakdown is available on the American Racer Cup website.

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.

Registration is Open for 2022 American Racer Cup

Written by Chris Moore

MILLSBORO, DE – Registration is now open for the 2022 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco.

Racers who plan to compete at any of the 13 registered American Racer Cup home tracks can now register for the upcoming season.

More than $51,000 in point fund money was distributed to American Racer Cup Modified and Crate 602 Sportsman competitors last season. Registered teams also shared in hundreds of tire certificate giveaways.

Sprakers, N.Y.’s Stewart Friesen secured the American Racer Cup top prize in the ’21 season, exactly 10 races at his registered home track of Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y.

Friesen’s earnings for the ’21 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco totaled $13,250 for his weekly racing at Fonda Speedway and Utica-Rome (N.Y.) Speedway.

Oneida, N.Y.’s Matt Janczuk was the Sportsman champion, winning nine times at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y., to garner the $1,500 overall top prize and the North Region title upping his total to a cool $2,000.

Registered drivers for ’22 will be entered into the first tire giveaway taking place on Saturday, Jan. 22 during the Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show in Oaks, Pa. Two tires will be given away to Modified and Sportsman competitors via a random drawing shown on the American Racer Cup Facebook live.

Drivers will also be able to register at the Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show at the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco booth.

Competitors may register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-american-racer-cup-tickets-228014697097

Click “Tickets” and select either Modified or Sportsman at your home track. One entry must be filled out for each track and division a driver plans to compete at.

Traditional paper entry forms are also available.

Modified: https://theamericanracercup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2022ARCModifiedEntryForm.pdf

Sportsman: https://theamericanracercup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2022ARCSportsmanEntryForm.pdf 

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

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

Stewart Friesen (Fonda) & Matt Janczuk (Utica-Rome) Earn American Racer Cup 2021 Top Honors

MILLSBORO, DEBack-to-Back.

For the second consecutive season and the second time in his career, Sprakers, N.Y.’s Stewart Friesen claimed the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels championship.

Friesen’s dominant season at Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway, saw him reach the ‘perfect 10’ in the American Racer Cup season. The American Racer Cup collects each racer’s 10 best finishes at their registered home track combined with a year-end starting field bonus to calculate a driver’s total points.

The American Racer Cup season began way back on Friday, April 16 and concluded on Monday, September 6.

Friesen claimed exactly 10 wins at Fonda Speedway to go with Fonda’s 100-point car count bonus to give him the maximum 700-point total. Friesen’s season will award him a total of $11,000 from the American Racer Cup on behalf of presenting sponsors American Racer, distributor Lias Tire of Indiana, Pa., Sunoco Race Fuels and distributor Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa.

Friesen also finished sixth overall via his Friday home track of Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y., for a total of $13,250 for choosing American Racer facilities as his weekly stops.

A $36,000 purse is dispersed between the top-15 drivers in the overall Modified standings with $10,000 reserved to Friesen, the overall champion. Friesen’s dominance also claimed him $1,000 as the North Region champion of the American Racer Cup.

The overall runner-up came from Bridgeport (N.J.) Motorsports Park as Ringoes, N.J.’s Ryan Godown. Godown claimed seven wins in the American Racer Cup season giving him a 680-point season total. Godown pockets $6,000 as the overall runner-up and South Region champion.

Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, Pa.) regular Craig Von Dohren picked up six wins and three runner-up finishes, good enough for third in the overall American Racer Cup season with 675-points. Von Dohren’s efforts will award him a $4,750 total.

Utica-Rome Speedway champion Matt Sheppard joined Von Dohren as a six-time winner at his registered home track. Utica-Rome’s 90-point home track point bonus, opposed to Grandview’s 100, left Sheppard five-points short of Von Dohren. Sheppard takes home a $4,250 total.

Von Dohren’s fellow Grandview Speedway regular, Orefield, Pa.’s Brett Kressley rounded out the top five in overall standings with 656 points, and $3,000 total.

Finishing sixth through 15th, respectively, Stewart Friesen of Utica-Rome (653 points – $2,250); Billy Pauch Jr of New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J. (637 – $2,100); Rocky Warner of Fonda (635 – $1,850); Kevin Hartnett of Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, Pa. (632 – $1,500); Brian Malcolm of Penn Can (618 – $1,150); Mike Gular of New Egypt (618 – $1,150); Andy Bachetti of Utica-Rome (613 – $800); Ronnie Johnson of Fonda (611 – $700); Dominick Buffalino of Bridgeport (610 – $600); and Alex Yankowski of Bridgeport (603 – $500).  

On the Sportsman side of the American Racer Cup, Utica-Rome Speedway champion Matt Janczuk was a nine-time winner, garnering him 695-points. Janczuk claims the overall championship worth $1,500 and the North Region title, for a grand total of $2,000.

Bridgeport Motorsports Park regular Sammy Martz Jr.’s career year in 2021 was good enough to make him the runner-up in the overall standings and the South Region champion with 660-points. Martz Jr.’s four wins and four second-place finishes will pocket him a total of $1,400.

Stephen Kemery, another Bridgeport Motorsports Park regular, rounded out the top three in the overall standings, just 14-points behind Martz Jr. Kemery will take home $1,050 from the American Racer Cup for his efforts.

Outlaw Speedway’s (Dundee, N.Y.) Alex Payne finished with 634 points, good for $1,000 with regional money added in. Despite out-pointing Kemery based on finishes, Payne ends up 12-points shy of Kemery for third based on the car count bonus points (100 for Bridgeport, 80 for Outlaw).

Penn Can Speedway’s Ray Leonard rounded out the top-five in Sportsman competition with 625-points, good enough for an $800 payout.

The remainder of the top-15 were Chad Edwards of Fonda (621 points – $650); Brett Tonkin of Afton Motorsports Park Crate Sportsman in Afton, N.Y. (614 – $500); Brian Hirthler of Grandview (608 – $650); Jim Rothwell of Afton Open Sportsman (607 – $300); Kyle Rohner representing Accord Speedway in Accord, N.Y. (602 – $250); Brian Calabrese of Utica-Rome (600 – $200); Payton Talbot, also of Utica-Rome (599 – $150); Dave Rosa of Afton Crate Sportsman (599 – $100); Mark Mortensen of Fonda (595 – $100); and Dave Rosa of Afton Open Sportsman (585 – $100).

Matt Ellery of Bridgeport was fourth in South Region standings, 16th overall, awarding him $200 and Ryan Simmons of New Egypt Speedway was 5th in the South Region, 17th overall, receiving $100.

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 three tires, second-place two tires and third receives one tire.

The American Racer Cup track champions are determined by a driver’s 10 best finishes at that track.

More than $51,000 in cash will be distributed to American Racer Cup participants in December.

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.

AMERICAN RACER CUP TRACK CHAMPIONS:

Accord Speedway: Danny Creeden (Modified), Kyle Rohner (Sportsman)

Afton Motorsports Park: Nick Nye (Modified), Brett Tonkin (Crate Sportsman), Jim Rothwell (Open Sportsman)

Big Diamond Speedway: Alex Yankowski (Modified), Tyler Peet (Crate Sportsman), Doug Hendricks (Open Sportsman)

Bridgeport Motorsports Park: Ryan Godown (Modified), Sammy Martz Jr. (Sportsman)

Delaware International Speedway: Jordan Watson (Modified), Adam White (Sportsman)

Five Mile Point Speedway: Brian Malcolm (Modified), Ray Leonard (Sportsman)

Fonda Speedway: Stewart Friesen (Modified), Chad Edwards (Sportsman)

Grandview Speedway: Craig Von Dohren (Modified), Brian Hirthler (Sportsman)

New Egypt Speedway: Billy Pauch Jr. (Modified), Ryan Simmons (Sportsman)

Outlaw Speedway: Danny Johnson (Modified), Alex Payne (Sportsman)

Penn Can Speedway: Kevin Hartnett (Modified), Ray Leonard (Sportsman)

Utica-Rome Speedway: Matt Sheppard (Modified), Matt Janczuk (Sportsman)

Woodhull Raceway: Billy Van Pelt (Modified), Josh Keesey (Sportsman)

Down to a Handful: Five Weeks Remain in 2021 American Racer Cup Battle

Written by Chris Moore

MILLSBORO, DE Down to a handful.

Only five weekends remain in the 2021 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels season.

Registered drivers have been competing since mid-April, compiling their best 10 finishes at their home tracks toward the American Racer Cup standings. The American Racer Cup season concludes on Sept. 6.

Each driver’s 10 best finishes at their registered home track are combined with a car count bonus, based on the average number of cars starting a feature at their home track, to compile each driver’s year-end American Racer Cup point total.

Sprakers, N.Y.’s Stewart Friesen currently sits perched atop the Modified standings.

Friesen’s nine wins at Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway have him leading by 44 points ahead of Grandview (Pa.) Speedway’s Craig Von Dohren. Friesen, however, only has two more chances to pick up his 10th win, as his registered home track prepares for the annual Fonda Fair, cutting the season short on August 14.

Another Grandview regular, Brett Kressley, occupies third place at 649 points, two behind Von Dohren and 46 behind Friesen. Fonda’s Rocky Warner, the leader at the halfway point of the American Racer Cup, has fallen to fourth, 68 points behind his fellow Fonda regular.

Bridgeport (N.J.) Motorsports Park regular Ryan Godown rounds out the top-five, 73 points behind Friesen.

Registered Modified drivers are competing for a $10,000-plus top prize at American Racer Cup season’s end. A total cash point fund of $36,000 is set to go out, plus additional certificate giveaway throughout the season.

In addition, $5,700 in regional cash is handed out to Modified racers courtesy of Insinger Performance.

On the Sportsman side, Bridgeport Motorsports Park regulars – Sammy Martz Jr. and Stephen Kemery – occupy the top two spots. Martz holds a 16-point advantage between himself and Kemery.

Fonda Speedway’s Chad Edwards sits third, 21-points behind Martz Jr. Two markers behind Edwards is Outlaw (N.Y.) Speedway’s Alex Payne.

One more Fonda Regular, Mark Mortensen, rounds out the Sportsman top five.

$6,750 in purse money is distributed to the Sportsman competitors at the years end, with $1,500 reserved for the winner. Tire giveaways and certificates raise the total up over $10,000 handed out to the Sportsman teams.

Insinger Performance also gives out another $3,000 in regional cash for the Sportsman competitors.

Full point standings for the American Racer Cup can be found on the official website (www.theamericanracercup.com).

Modified Standings: https://americanracercupmodified.racestatcentral.com/

Sportsman Standings: https://americanracercupsportsman.racestatcentral.com/

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.

Halfway Home: Rocky Warner (Modified) & Chad Edwards (Sportsman) Lead American Racer Cup

Written by Chris Moore

MILLSBORO, DE – Halfway through the scheduled American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels season and things are beginning to take shape.

The American Racer Cup standings began on April 16 and runs through the first weekend of September totaling 21 weeks in all.

This past weekend marked 10 weeks of competition in the books with another 11 weeks of racing to crown the 2021 American Racer Cup champions.

Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway regular Rocky Warner heads the Modified field by a slim four points over Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, Pa.) regulars Craig Von Dohren and Brett Kressley.

Two more Fonda Speedway regulars – Craig Hanson and Ronnie Johnson – round out the top-five in Modified points.

Fonda and Grandview Speedway regulars fill the Modified top-10 standings as Mother Nature has hindered several of the other American Racer Cup tracks throughout the first half of the season.

The registered Modified drivers are competing for a $10,000-plus top prize at the end of the American Racer Cup season with a cash point fund totaling $36,000 in addition to the certificate giveaways throughout the season.

An additional $5,700 in regional cash is also distributed to racers courtesy of Insinger Performance.

Each driver’s 10 best finishes at their American Racer Cup home track from Friday, April 16 to Monday, Sept. 6 will be tallied. Bonus points are awarded based upon the average number of cars starting feature events at their participating speedway.

The points accumulated by finishes and car count bonuses will be added together to determine a champion at season’s end.

Two Fonda Speedway regulars also head the Sportsman class at the halfway point, as Chad Edwards maintains a healthy 92-point margin over Mark Mortensen.

New Jersey State drivers round out the top five, as Bridgeport (N.J.) Motorsports Park regulars Sammy Martz Jr. and Stephen Kemery sit third and fourth and New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway’s Ryan Simmons rounds out the top five.

A $6,750 purse is given out to registered Sportsman competitors at years end for the American Racer Cup with $1,500 going to the point winner. Tire giveaways certificates raise the total to over $10,000 handed out to Sportsman competitors.

Insinger Performance regional cash totals $3,000 for the Sportsman competitors.

Full point standings for the American Racer Cup can be found on the official website (www.theamericanracercup.com).

Modifieds: https://americanracercupmodified.racestatcentral.com/

Sportsman: https://americanracercupsportsman.racestatcentral.com/

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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