INDIANA, Pa. – The American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels is set for its eighth season of rewarding weekly racers.
Thirteen facilities in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware will comprise the program, with $51,450 cash earmarked for modified and sportsman competitors in addition to thousands in tire giveaways and other product.
The American Racer Cup program will be managed by BD Motorsports Media LLC with support from American Racer and regional distributor Lias Tire Company of Indiana, Pa.
At year-end, the top-15 modified competitors will share in a $36,000 cash point fund, with the champion earning $10,000. Rankings are determined by a driver’s 12 best finishes at a participating speedway, with a car count bonus issued at year end.
Bruce Insinger of Insinger Performance has posted another $5,700 in regional cash. Drivers in both the North and South regions will be eligible to earn as much as $1,000 for winning either the North or South regional championship.
A 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 2017 are, in the South Region, the South Jersey Shootout at Bridgeport Speedway on April 23 and the Diamond State 50 at Delaware Int’l Speedway May 25; in the North Region, the Battle of the Bullring 5 at Accord Speedway July 3 and the Hustlin the High Banks 53 at Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway Aug. 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, with the champion earning $1,500.
A regional distribution courtesy of Insinger Performance is an added incentive for sportsman teams, with the regional champions earning $500.
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 Int’l May 25 (crate) and Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa. June 6 (open).
Aside from cash, hundreds of American Racer tire certificates will be handed out over the course of the season. The first tire drawing of the season for both modified and sportsman is scheduled for Jan. 22 at the Motorsports 2017 Race Car & Trade Show in Oaks, Pa., for early entries. Participants do not need to be present to win.