MILLSBORO, DE – Time is winding down for the 2017 American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco, as the $50,000-plus program will be decided on Labor Day Weekend.
Only two more weekends of racing at participating tracks in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware will establish the final rankings for overall, regional and individual track point standings for the Modified and Sportsman divisions.
Currently, the $10,000 American Racer Cup Modified points are topped by ‘Super’ Matt Sheppard, calling Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., his Friday night home. Sheppard, with 770 points, leads Ryan Watt with 722 points representing Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway.
Alan Johnson, also from Outlaw, is third with 708 points, ahead of Craig Von Dohren with 703 points from Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., and Billy Pauch Jr. with 693 points from New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway.
Sixth through 15th, respectively, are Duane Howard (Grandview, 680 points); Rick Laubach (Bridgeport, 678 points) and Mike Gular (Grandview, 678 points); Ryan Godown (New Egypt, 672 points); Billy Van Pelt (N.Y.’s Woodhull, 662 points); Steve Paine (Outlaw, 661 points); Jeff Strunk (Grandview, 659 points); Dom Buffalino (Bridgeport, 645 points); Donnie Lawson (Woodhull, 637 points); and Danny Creeden (N.Y.’s Thunder Mountain Speedway, 636 points).
Insinger Performance Regional leaders are Sheppard (North) and Watt (South).
Bridgeport’s Matt Stangle leads the way over fellow South Jersey racer Brian Papiez in the Sportsman chase (773-713). Kyle Rohner of Accord (N.Y.) Speedway is third (697).
Insinger Performance regional leaders are Rohner (North) and Stangle (South).
The top-15 drivers registered for the program overall plus the top-five in each region – both Modified and Sportsman – will share in cash awards. The top drivers from each facility will be eligible for tire giveaways. Drivers must be signed up for the Cup to receive money or awards.
Complete Modified points are at the following link: http://racestatcentral.com/Ame
Complete Sportsman points are at the following link: http://racestatcentral.com/Ame
-Brett Deyo Motorsports Media
-Photo Credit: Speed51.com/MoJo Photos