American Racer Cup Presented By Sunoco Points Get Underway This Friday, April 13

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American Racer Cup Presented By Sunoco Points Get Underway This Friday, April 13

Story By: Brett Deyo/American Racer Cup

Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com

MILLSBORO, DE – The 2018 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco gets the official “green flag” this Friday night, April 13.

Points begin tabulating for the lucrative home-track program this Friday night. The standings will be tracked through Labor Day Weekend when overall, regional and home-track champions will be crowned.

Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., will host its Season Opener Friday and drivers at the Coal Region track will be the first to accrue American Racer Cup points.

A cash point fund of $51,450 for Modified and Sportsman teams is in place, with thousands more in tire giveaways planned. The program is presented by Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, American Racer and Lias Tire.

Racers from 14 facilities utilizing American Racer tires in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, by simply competing at their home track(s), have the opportunity to share in rewards.

At year-end, Modified competitors (top-15 American Racer Cup overall as ranked among the participating tracks) will share in a $36,000 cash point fund. Rankings are determined by a driver’s 10 best finishes at a participating speedway, with a car count bonus issued at year end.

The overall Modified point fund for 2018 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 ($2,850 to each region). 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.

Each track is eligible for 12 tires to be given away during the season, not to mention pre-season drawings for registered drivers and a ‘Dog Days of Summer’ tire given away on Aug. 1 to each speedway’s point leader.

At year-end, the top-five in the American Racer Cup individual track Modified points will receive: champion – five tires; second – four tires; third – three tires; fourth – two tires; fifth – one tire.

The American Racer Cup is one half of a huge bonus program teamed with the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco. Should a driver win the overall American Racer Cup and both the North and South regions of the STSS, they will collect a $25,000 cash bonus courtesy of Sunoco and Insinger Performance. A driver winning the American Racer Cup overall and the North or South STSS will pocket $10,000 cash.

Sportsman (top-15 American Racer Cup overall as ranked among the participating tracks) at year-end will share in the following $6,750 point fund: 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; 13-15) $100.

Insinger Performance Regional bonuses ($3,000 total – $1,500 each region) are in place for Sportsman North and South Regions: 1) $500; 2) $400; 3) $300; 4) $200; 5) $100.

Each track will distribute 12 certificates worth $85 off the purchase of an American Racer tire via a random drawing of registered racers. One tire will be awarded to the highest-ranked, registered driver in point standings at each participating speedway as of Aug. 1.

Year-end home track tire awards for Sportsman competitors are as follows: champion- two tires; second – one tire; third – $85 certificate.

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 PRESENTED BY SUNOCO 2018 MEMBER SPEEDWAYS

Accord Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Afton Motorsports Park
Divisions: Modified, Open Sportsman, Crate Sportsman

Big Diamond Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Open Sportsman

Bridgeport Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Delaware International Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Five Mile Point Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Freedom Motorsports Park
Divisions: Modified

Grandview Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Open Sportsman

New Egypt Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Open Sportsman, Crate Sportsman

Outlaw Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Penn Can Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

Skyline Raceway Park
Divisions: Open Sportsman, Crate Sportsman

Thunder Mountain Speedway
Divisions: Modified, Open Sportsman, Crate Sportsman

Woodhull Raceway
Divisions: Modified, Crate Sportsman

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