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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

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

American Racer Cup Starts 12th Season April 16; Registration Closes April 30

Written by Chris Moore

INDIANA, PA – For the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels, 2021 will mark the 12th year that American Racer and Lias Tire together with Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance are rewarding teams who compete weekly at American Racer tracks.

The “Winning with Weekly Racers” program got its start in 2010 with Duane Howard of Oley, Pa., taking the inaugural Modified championship. Three years later, the Sportsman division was added and Jordan Watson of Milford, Del., was the first champion for that division.

Every year since ‘13 American Racer has crowned both Modified and Sportsman champions, along with hundreds of other bonuses and certificates to drivers who race weekly at American Racer tracks.

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

The deadline to register for the American Racer Cup is April 30. Registration forms, and a link to register online are available on the American Racer Cup website: www.theamericanracercup.com.

A full list of registrants is also available to view on the website.

Modified participating speedways in the ‘21 American Racer Cup are as follows: in New York – Accord, Afton Motorsports Park, 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 ‘21 American Racer Cup are as follows: in New York – Accord (Crate), Afton Motorsports Park (Open & Crate), Five Mile Point (Crate), Fonda (Crate), Outlaw (Crate), Utica-Rome (Crate) and Woodhull (Crate); in Pennsylvania – Big Diamond (Open & Crate), 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 ranks drivers by their 10 best finishes at each participating home track. If a driver competes at different tracks on different nights, they must be registered separately for each track.

Finishes begin being tallied on April 16. The final day points can be earned toward the ’21 American Racer Cup is Sept. 6.  

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 16 to Sept. 6.  

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 to be distributed in ’21 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.

American Racer Cup Kicks Off 12th Season of Winning with Weekly Racers

MILLSBORO, DE – For the 12th consecutive season, the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels will be winning with weekly racers in 2021.

Thirteen facilities representing four states – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware – comprise the ’21 American Racer Cup, which will reward Modified and Sportsman competitors with $51,450 in cash point funds plus hundreds of tire certificate giveaways. Drivers cash in for competing at their home American Racer Cup tracks on a weekly basis.

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

Stewart Friesen, representing N.Y.’s Fonda Speedway (Modified) and Brian Hirthler, competing at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., (Sportsman) are the defending American Racer Cup overall champions, both for the first time in their careers.

Registration is open for the ’21 American Racer Cup through the website (www.theamericanracercup.com) via the links below.

Paperless Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-american-racer-cup-tickets-131128164871

Modified Entry Form: https://theamericanracercup.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2021ModifiedEntryForm.pdf

Sportsman Entry Form: https://theamericanracercup.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2021SportsmanEntryForm.pdf

The first American Racer Cup ‘pre-season’ giveaway took place in January on Facebook LIVE. Four free American Racer tires were distributed via random draw to Danny Creeden and Bobby Watkins (Modified) and Ken Eckert Jr. and Danielle Smith (Sportsman).

The next giveaway – for six total tires (three Modified and three Sportsman) – will take place on March 13 during the drivers’ meeting for the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco opener at Del.’s Georgetown Speedway.  

All registered drivers as of March 13 will be entered into the drawing shown live on Facebook.

Points begin tabulating for the ’21 Cup on Saturday, April 16 and continue through Labor Day (Monday, September 6).

2021 Modified program information can be found here: https://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=426

2021 Sportsman program information can be found here: https://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=424

Registered drivers are posted on the American Racer Cup website daily as entries are received.

Modified registrants: https://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=440

Sportsman registrants: https://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=442

Participating tracks for ’21 follow:

  • Accord Speedway (Accord, N.Y.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Afton Motorsports Park (Afton, N.Y.) – Modified, Open Sportsman & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Big Diamond Speedway (Minersville, Pa.) – Modified, Open Sportsman & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Bridgeport Motorsports Park (Bridgeport, N.J.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Delaware International Speedway (Delmar, Del.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Five Mile Point Speedway (Kirkwood, N.Y.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Fonda Speedway (Fonda, N.Y.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, Pa.) – Modified & Open Sportsman
  • New Egypt Speedway (New Egypt, N.J.) – Modified, Open Sportsman & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Outlaw Speedway (Dundee, N.Y.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Penn Can Speedway (Susquehanna, Pa.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Utica-Rome Speedway (Vernon, N.Y.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Woodhull Raceway (Woodhull, N.Y.) – Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman

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.

Matt Sheppard (Modified) & Doug Hendricks (Sportsman) Declared 2019 American Racer Cup Overall Champions

INDIANA, PA – After a summer full of racing at 14 facilities in four states, the 2019 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco champions have been declared.

Matt Sheppard (Modified) and Doug Hendricks (Sportsman) lead this year’s contingent. Competitors at tracks utilizing American Racer tires in New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania vied for supremacy in the ‘home-track’ program presented by American Racer Tires, Lias Tire Company, Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance.

A total of 299 competitors registered and earned points during the ’19 season: 173 in Modified and 126 in Sportsman.

The American Racer Cup utilizes a driver’s best 10 finishes to determine the overall standings with bonus points figured in for each track’s year-long average starting field.

A total of $51,450 in cash will be distributed to top performers in addition to hundreds of tire certificates which have been handed out during the season in addition to many more to come this fall.

Using Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., as his home track, Savannah, N.Y.’s Sheppard is the American Racer Cup Modified champion for the third consecutive year.  Sheppard assembled a ‘perfect 10’ on the season, winning 10 feature events at Tyler Siri’s facility and accrued 670 total points.

The overall American Racer Cup title is worth $10,000 for Sheppard.

Duane Howard, representing Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., tallied 660 points – just 10 shy of Sheppard – and finished second overall, worth $5,000.

Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway joined the American Racer Cup family this season and Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., placed third overall ($4,000) calling the Track of Champions home around his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule. Friesen totaled 650 points.

Grandview’s Jeff Strunk of Boyertown, Pa., rallied to fourth with 542 points ($3,500) with Jordan Watson of Milford, Del., calling Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., placing fifth (640 points – $2,500).

Craig Von Dohren of Oley, Pa., tied Watson with 640 points for his Big Diamond Speedway (Minersville, Pa.), season. But Watson’s six wins to Von Dohren’s five relegated Von Dohren to sixth ($2,000). Rocky Warner of Gloversville, N.Y., earned 637 points and $1,750 for finishing seventh racing at Fonda. Craig Von Dohren, this time for Grandview, was eighth with 637 points but had four wins to Warner’s five, so he takes home $1,500.

The Pauch family – Billy Sr. and Jr. – authored identical seasons at the New Jersey tracks. Billy Jr. at New Egypt and Billy Sr. at Bridgeport both accrued 635 points with five wins, three seconds and two thirds. Ninth-place pays $1,250 and 10th is $1,000.

Completing the top-15 are Ryan Godown of Ringoes, N.J., from Big Diamond (632 points – $900); Brett Kressley of Orefield, Pa., from Grandview (623 points – $800); David Van Horn Jr. of Ringoes, N.J., from New Egypt (616 points – $700); Billy Van Pelt of Westfield, Pa., from Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway (615 points – $600); and Brian Malcolm of Lake Ariel, Pa., from Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, Pa. (615 points – $500). Van Pelt had five wins to Malcolm’s three.

Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa., sponsors separate North and South Region point funds, as well.

The top-five North Region drivers are Sheppard ($1,000), Friesen ($750), Warner ($500), Van Pelt ($350) and Malcolm ($250).

In the South Region, Howard ($1,000) won over Strunk ($750), Watson ($500), Von Dohren ($350) from Big Diamond and Von Dohren from Grandview ($250).

Doug Hendricks of Orwigsburg, Pa., put his name in the history books as the American Racer Cup Sportsman overall champion. Hendricks raced weekly at Big Diamond Speedway and used seven wins in his best 10 finishes to rack up 655 points. The overall Sportsman championship pays $1,500.

Hendricks and Brad Brightbill, a Sinking Spring, Pa., native who competes at Grandview Speedway, were deadlocked with 655 points. Brightbill had four wins at Grandview to Hendricks’ aforementioned seven, so Hendricks is the champion.

Brightbill receives $1,000 for his efforts.

Michael Schane of Lake Ariel, Pa., from Penn Can Speedway finishes third with 635 points ($750) followed by Tim Hartman Jr. of Niskayuna, N.Y., representing Fonda with 633 points ($600) and Delaware International Speedway regular Scott Hitchens of Dagsboro, Del. with 620 points ($500).

Finishing sixth through 15th, respectively, were Brandon Edgar of Lehighton, Pa., from Big Diamond with 607 points ($450); Bridgeport Speedway’s Jim Gallagher Jr. of Beckett, N.J., with 602 points ($400); Rocky Warner of Gloversville, N.Y., from Glen Ridge Motorsports Park in Fultonville, N.Y., with 594 points ($350); Kenny Hammond of Berkshire, N.Y., representing Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y. with 593 points ($300); Bridgeport’s Eric Kormann of Vineland, N.J. with 592 points ($250); Dennis Clapperton of Masonville, N.Y., from Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park with 590 points ($200); Fonda’s Brian Calabrese of Johnstown, N.Y., with 588 points ($150); Delaware International regular Adam White of Laurel, Del., totaling 586 points ($100); Broadalbin, N.Y.’s Adam McAuliffe from Fonda Speedway with 585 points ($100); and Outlaw Speedway’s Brian Fish of Burdett, N.Y., with 583 points ($100).

Like their Modified counterparts, Insinger Performance presented regional point funds for the Sportsman.

In the North Region, Schane ($500) won over Hartman ($400), Warner ($300), Hammond ($200) and Clapperton ($100).

The South Region went to Hendricks ($500) followed by Brightbill ($400), Hitchens ($300), Edgar ($200) and Gallagher ($100).

Drivers placing in the individual American Racer Cup home track standings will be rewarded, as well.

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 two tires, second-place one tire and third $85 off a tire certificate.

All certificates will be ready for pick-up at the American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 12 to be held at Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park Friday-Saturday October 11-12. On Friday night (Oct. 11), Sportsman One-On-One Match Races will be held, with Modified Match Races on Saturday (Oct. 12).

Those unable to attend the Afton event will receive certificates in the mail after the Oct. 11-12 weekend.

The point fund will be distributed in late December/early January.

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.

SHEPPARD & BRIGHTBILL LEAD INTO 2019 AMERICAN RACER CUP FINAL WEEKEND

The final weekend to earn points for the 2019 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco is upon us!  Matt Sheppard of Outlaw Speedway holds a slim 5-point lead over Duane Howard of Grandview Speedway in the Modified ranks. Brad Brightbill of Grandview Speedway has a lead of just 5 points on Doug Hendricks of Big Diamond Speedway in the Sportsman division.

MODIFIED POINTS: https://racestatcentral.com/AmericanRacerCup/series/Modifieds/pages/

AMERICAN RACER CUP POINTS UPDATE: ROCKY WARNER TAKES MODIFIED LEAD (*as of July 6)

UPDATED AMERICAN RACER CUP MODIFIED POINTS – ROCKY WARNER TAKES OVERALL LEAD (*as of July 6)

The American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Racing Modified point standings have been updated as of July 6. Rocky Warner of Fonda Speedway has moved to the top of the standings. Sportsman points are being finalized and will be posted on Monday!

Standings: https://racestatcentral.com/AmericanRacerCup/series/Modifieds/pages/standings.php

AMERICAN RACER CUP PRESENTED BY SUNOCO POINTS UPDATE: MAY 12

It’s been a wet start to the 2019 season and some of our American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco have yet to complete a single event. With that said, here is a look at the current standings as of May 12.
 
Reminders: this program takes a drivers best ten (10) finishes from their home track and the bonus column is the car count average at each track to this point. It can – and likely will – change throughout the summer.
 
 
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