The 2024 Kastner Cup is coming to Sonoma Raceway. Triumph will be the featured marque of the Sonoma SpeedTour. In addition to the Kastner Cup the weekend will feature Sportscar Vintage Racing under the auspices of SVRA, classic Corvettes, Alfas, Porsches, Historic F.1 and Indy cars racing on this legendary track. SpeedTour will also feature racers and cars from Trans Am, and International GT (IGT).
On July 16, 2023 the 21st annual Kastner Cup was run at Road America. The race was won by Tony Garmey at the helm of the infamous TR250K, he was followed by a pair of fast GT6’s piloted by Dan Gehweiler and Alex Amys.
Tony Drews was awarded the Cup immediately following the race. Tony has a reputation of running strong all weekend in his meticulously prepared TR4, and this event was no exception. After putting down some great qualifying times, Tony raced his way in the feature to 10th place. Tony has the most experience driving the Kastner Cup events of anyone. Since the inception of the Kastner Cup Tony has raced in all except one! Also worthy of note, Tony’s father Jack won the inaugural Kastner Cup event at Mosport in 2003. Congratulations on a well deserved win, Tony! Full results can be found here.
HISTORIC RACING AT ITS BEST
2024 will mark the 22nd running of the Kastner Cup. The race will celebrate the 71st year of Triumph sports car in competition. The Kastner Cup was named in recognition of the career accomplishment and legacy of R.W. “Kas” Kastner who passed away on April 11, 2021 at the age of 92. Kas Kastner was one of the most influential individuals responsible for the racing success of Triumph sports cars from the late 1950’s through 1970 and beyond. To this day, his series of Competition Preparation Manuals are a must read for competitors in Triumph sports cars. Later in his career, Kastner directed the Nissan IMSA GTP team that won the manufacturers’ championship three years in a row and the drivers’ championship four years in a row; a remarkable achievement.
More about Kas Kastner – http://kaskastner.com
ABOUT THE KASTNER CUP
The Kastner Cup has become a major event on the vintage racing calendar for British car fans. The race is held at a different track each year to provide Triumph racers across the country a chance to compete for the Cup. Open to race prepared Triumph powered cars, the Kastner Cup is awarded to one competitor based on the following criteria:
- 50% for the competitive results on the race track during the event (not necessarily the winner)
- 25% for the presentation of the car
- 25% for the attitude and interest in Vintage racing
FRIENDS OF TRIUMPH
The Kastner Cup is organized by members of the Friends of Triumph (FOT). FOT is a group of vintage racers dedicated to preserving the racing heritage of the Triumph marque. Campaigning these automobiles on the track is at the essence of why FOT was organized.
2024 GRAND MARSHALL
The Grand Marshall for this event will be announced shortly.
2021 KASTNER CUP RACE HIGHLIGHTS
The 2021 Kastner Cup was awarded to Jeff Quick of Kent Washington. Mr. Quick drove his beautiful 1967 TR4A. He was also awarded the Peggy Kastner Performance Award in the TR4 and TR4A Class.