American Racer Cup Hits Halfway Mark For ’21; Rocky Warner & Chad Edwards Lead Divisions

Story By: CHRIS MOORE / AMERICAN RACER CUP – MILLSBORO, DE – Halfway through the scheduled American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels season and things are beginning to take shape.

The American Racer Cup standings began on April 16 and runs through the first weekend of September totaling 21 weeks in all.

This past weekend marked 10 weeks of competition in the books with another 11 weeks of racing to crown the 2021 American Racer Cup champions.

Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway regular Rocky Warner heads the Modified field by a slim four points over Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, Pa.) regulars Craig Von Dohren and Brett Kressley.

Two more Fonda Speedway regulars – Craig Hanson and Ronnie Johnson – round out the top-five in Modified points.

Fonda and Grandview Speedway regulars fill the Modified top-10 standings as Mother Nature has hindered several of the other American Racer Cup tracks throughout the first half of the season.

The registered Modified drivers are competing for a $10,000-plus top prize at the end of the American Racer Cup season with a cash point fund totaling $36,000 in addition to the certificate giveaways throughout the season.

An additional $5,700 in regional cash is also distributed to racers courtesy of Insinger Performance.

Each driver’s 10 best finishes at their American Racer Cup home track from Friday, April 16 to Monday, Sept. 6 will be tallied. Bonus points are awarded based upon the average number of cars starting feature events at their participating speedway.

The points accumulated by finishes and car count bonuses will be added together to determine a champion at season’s end.

Two Fonda Speedway regulars also head the Sportsman class at the halfway point, as Chad Edwards maintains a healthy 92-point margin over Mark Mortensen.

New Jersey State drivers round out the top five, as Bridgeport (N.J.) Motorsports Park regulars Sammy Martz Jr. and Stephen Kemery sit third and fourth and New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway’s Ryan Simmons rounds out the top five.

A $6,750 purse is given out to registered Sportsman competitors at years end for the American Racer Cup with $1,500 going to the point winner. Tire giveaways certificates raise the total to over $10,000 handed out to Sportsman competitors.

Insinger Performance regional cash totals $3,000 for the Sportsman competitors.

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