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Freedom Motorsports Park Modified Division Joins American Racer Cup For 2018

DELEVAN, NY – Freedom Motorsports Park Modified racers will have the opportunity to compete for big rewards in 2018.

On Friday night during the speedway’s year-end Awards Banquet, Freedom promoter Bob Reis announced the one-third-mile oval would join the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco in 2018. American Racer will be the tire of choice at Freedom next season in the Modified ranks and competitors will see the benefits of the Cup.

“After looking over all the benefits of the American Racer Cup and hearing from racers, this was an easy decision,” Reis said. “Our drivers stand to benefit a lot from what the Cup has to offer.”

With Freedom now an American Racer Cup track, Modified drivers will be eligible to compete for the $36,000 overall point fund and $2,850 Insinger Performance North Region cash in addition to numerous tire giveaways.

Competitors from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, by simply racing at their home track(s), have the opportunity to share in rewards thanks to the American Racer Cup and sponsors Sunoco Race Fuels, Lias Tire and Insinger Performance. Freedom now joins that group.

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. Freedom falls in the North Region point battle.

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 August 1 to each speedway’s point leader.

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

Additionally, 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.

Freedom Motorsports Park added an ‘outlaw’ Modified division allowing big- and small-block Modified combinations for the ’17 season on Friday nights. Car counts grew throughout the season and Adam Hilton earned the inaugural Modified championship.

The American Racer Cup partnership boosts Freedom’s Modified division entering its second year.

Freedom becomes the 14th facility to participate in the ’18 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco.

Freedom Motorsports Park, located at 11909 Marble Springs Road in Delevan, N.Y., is a multiple-use motorsports facility featuring a one-third-mile clay oval. Weekly stock car racing takes place on Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. from May through September. Freedom is on the web at www.freedommotorsportspark.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.

$51,450 Cash, Thousands More In Product, Set For Modified & Sportsman Racers As 2017 American Racer Cup Presented By Sunoco Takes Shape

INDIANA, PA – The American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels is set for its eighth season of rewarding weekly racers in 2017.

Thirteen facilities – spanning New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware – 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 in ’17, with support from American Racer and regional distributor Lias Tire Company of Indiana, Pa.

Registration is now open for the new season on a recently launched website: www.theamericanracercup.com.

At year-end, Modified competitors (top-15) will share in a $36,000 cash point fund. Rankings are determined by a driver’s 12 best finishes at a participating speedway, with a car count bonus issued at year end.

The Modified point fund for 2017 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. 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.

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 ’17 are, in the South Region, the ‘South Jersey Shootout’ at N.J.’s Bridgeport Speedway on April 23 and the ‘Diamond State 50’ at Delaware International Speedway May 25; in the North Region, the ‘Battle of the Bullring 5’ at N.Y.’s Accord Speedway July 3 and the ‘Hustlin the High Banks 53’ at Woodhull (N.Y.) Raceway August 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.

For 2017, the Sportsman point fund is 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.

A regional distribution courtesy of Insinger Performance is an added incentive for Sportsman teams. The following point fund will go to North and South competitors: 1) $500; 2) $400; 3) $300; 4) $200; 5) $100.

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 International 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.

Complete ’17 American Racer Cup information can be found on the new website.

Member Speedways: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=32

Modified Program Overview: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=24

Sportsman Program Overview: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=53

Tire Giveaway Summary: http://theamericanracercup.com/?page_id=30

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 Championship History

2016
Andy Bachetti (Modified)
Andrew Smith (Sportsman)

2015
Rick Laubach (Modified)
Alan Barker (Sportsman)

2014
Duane Howard (Modified)
Jared Umbenhauer (Sportsman)

2013
Duane Howard (Modified)
Jordan Watson (Sportsman)

2012
Duane Howard (Modified)

2011
Billy Pauch Sr. (Modified)

2010
Duane Howard (Modified)

AMERICAN RACER CUP SET FOR BIG 2016 RACING SEASON FOR NORTHEAST FACILITIES

I-88 SPEEDWAY AND THUNDER MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY SET TO JOIN THE PROGRAM THIS SEASON.

 INDIANA, PA…The popular American Racer Cup program will once again take center stage at premier northeast racing facilities in 2016. The program will be celebrating its seventh year rewarding participating drivers with a program where they never need to leave their home tracks.  The ever evolving program plans to welcome I-88 Speedway and Thunder Mountain Speedway to $150,000 plus program this season as it continues to grow.  The American Racer Cup ranks a drivers top finishes throughout the season at their home weekly speedway.  Rick Laubach is the defending American Racer Cup Champion.

After successful 2015 race seasons at both I-88 Speedway in Afton, NY and Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, NY, the two tracks will join the American Racer Cup.  Fred Woodward from Lias Tire stated, “We want to welcome the two southern tier tracks to our growing list of facilities in 2016.”  American Racer Cup Program Director Andrew Harpell remarked, “We always welcome the addition of new tracks to the American Racer Cup and the involvement of I-88 Speedway and Thunder Mountain Speedway will only help to enhance the program.”

Woodward added, “We have talked with both facilities about bringing the American Racer Cup program to their respected tracks for some time now and after talking with Karl Spoonhower of Thunder Mountain and Jamie Page of I-88 they were both definitely excited about the idea of bringing the American Racer Cup program to those tracks for the first time in 2016.”  “They feel this will give their drivers the added bonus from American Racer that will be beneficial to all the involved with the giveaway tires and point fund available to the racers.”

Drivers in both the modified and crate sportsman divisions will now be eligible to sign up for the American Racer Cup. Home track registration is only $50 for the modified teams and $40 for the crate sportsman teams. We look forward to another successful season in 2016 with the addition of these two speedways.

Teams will be able to register for the American Racer Cup program at the upcoming Motorsports Show in Oaks, Pa on January 22, 23 & 24.  Membership forms can also be obtained by logging on to www.americanracercup.com. To contact Lias Tire please phone 1-800-638-7028 or log on to either www.liastirespeed.com or www.liastireonline.com.