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Los Angeles  (Sports Wire)- The Friends of Triumph (FOT) have recently completed this historic event. With great pleasure we announce the winner of the 2011 Kastner Cup is Jerry Barker. Jerry's weekend in his 1963 Herald was spectacular both on track and off, as he and his crew had spanners spinning keeping the car race ready. Kas Kastner always says "never be beaten by equipment', and when you make a Herald fly like Jerry does, you are going to be working hard to keep the equipment from beating you.

Event results are posted here.

 

 

 

Los Angeles  (Sports Wire)- The Friends of Triumph (FOT) have announced the 9th running of the Kastner Cup for Triumph-powered racecars. The 2011 event will be held June 7-8 at historic Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, California. Officially called the International Triumph Challenge, featuring the Ninth Annual Kastner Cup, the event will be run in conjunction with the Historic Motor Sports Association (www.hmsausa.com) bringing together world class vintage and historic race cars for two days of racing at the famed California circuit.

2011 also marks the 59th anniversary of the debut of the Triumph TR2 sports car, and Triumph sports cars went on to set speed records, score international rally wins, and compete successfully in road racing around the globe. Coventry, England factory "works" cars competed for many years at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, winning the Team Prize in 1961. In America, "works-USA" cars had great success under the leadership of Kas Kastner, dominating their class at the 1963 Sebring 12 Hours race, and winning SCCA championships. Though many years out of production, Triumph cars continue to race in SCCA with success, including the 2009 E Production National Championship won by a TR6 driven by Sam Halkias and the 2010 H Production National Championship won by Steve Sargis in a Spitfire.

Our list of Honored Dignitaries who plan to come is growing. SCCA National Champions Hardy Prentice, Jack Wheeler and Sam Halkias are planning on attending. Factory Works Driver Bob Johns is planning to be there as well. Of course Kas Kastner will be there to award the Kastner Cup, and oversee the fun. Traction is building quickly for this event, and we expect this event will draw the "Who's Who" of Triumph racing.

We have arranged with the Embassy Suites to be our host hotel. With a satisfactory number of reservations, they have offered to set-up exclusive receptions and to provide dedicated parking lot facilities for us. I encourage you to make your reservation as early as possible. 

For those interested in camping sites/RV hook-ups, these are reserved through Monterey County Parks (888-588-2267) in campsites located just outside of the Raceway. Competitors will be able to stay in their RV's in the paddock.

Click here to enter the event page for all the details!

 

 

 

 

 

Friends of Triumph;

     The 2011 Kastner Cup will be a featured event at the legendary MAZDA RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA.   Historic Motorsports Association (HMSA) will sanction this event on Tuesday June 7 and Wednesday June 8. You will be able to run open exhausts as this event will not have any sound restrictions. The Kastner Cup racers will have two 30 minute timed events each day.  In addition to being able to race this historic track we are anticipating three separate Video projects during this event including Speed TV's “Car Crazy”.  A catered lunch will be provided each day for driver and guest along with a “Welcome Reception” on Monday evening.

     The FOT will have their own paddock area. Motor homes and overnight campers are welcome in the paddock at no additional charge.  K-Cup challengers will have their own  technical inspection, run by an independent approved KCUP inspector. We require at minimum Snell 2005 approved helmet and safety belts 5 years old or newer.  “HANS” or other advanced head and neck restraints are encouraged but, not required.  If you currently a member of a VMC or SCCA sanctioned race club, are actively racing and comply with your home club's technical requirements your are almost certainly guaranteed acceptance to this event for the K-Cup races.

     Please note there will be a 40 car maximum entry limit for this years Kastner Cup event.

     Separate Tech will be required per HMSA regulations to run in their standard groups.

Track entry will be allowed on Monday at 5:30 PM and the paddock must be cleared on Wednesday by approximately 5:30 PM. Camping prior to and after the event can be arranged off track via Monterrey County Parks at 1-888-588-2267.

     A block of rooms has been reserved for FOT members at the rate of $155.00/night (plus tax) at the Embassy Suites. Rooms are 2-room suites and include daily complimentary breakfast and Manager's cocktail reception. For additional information, terms and conditions, and to make a reservation please visit:

http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/M/MRYESES-FOT-20110605/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Group Name:

Friends of Triumph

Group Code:

FOT

Check-in:

05-JUN-2011

Check-out:

09-JUN-2011

Hotel Name:

Embassy Suites Monterey Bay - Seaside

Hotel Address:

1441 Canyon Del Rey

 

Seaside, California

 

93955

Phone Number:

831-393-1115

Please see the invitation announcement for more details regarding costs.  Although, the cost of this event is somewhat higher than most it is an unprecedented venue and an opportunity to run with unlimited sound restrictions,   a rare event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  We will likely have several special guests and a host of value added benefits as well.  Look to this web site for more details.

 

     Sincerely,

 

     KCUP Group, 2011