Kastner Cup Triumph Race

Group 8: Kastner Cup Race Results (Saturday) – PDF

Kas Kastner awards the Cup to James Dolan of Pittsburgh on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Pitt Race Complex.

PVGP to Host 16th Annual Kastner Cup Triumph Race

The 2018 Kastner Cup will be contested during the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix’s Historics at Pitt Race Complex in Beaver, PA. The races are held on the July 6-8 weekend, launching a 10 day motorsport celebration throughout the region.

Triumphs will race within their race groups throughout the weekend, culminating  with the Kastner Cup race, a Triumph only feature race on Saturday afternoon.

“This will be the 16th running of the Kastner Cup, bringing Triumph TR’s, GT6 and Spitfires together for a national race.” said Jim Dolan, 2018 Kastner Cup event chairman. “Pitt Race is an exciting 2.8 mile track with great elevation changes, fast sections and big runoff areas. Drivers who race in the Kastner Cup can race the following weekend through the streets of Schenley Park – vintage racing like it was in the late 50’s, hay bales and all” said Dolan.

The Kastner Cup was founded to honor R. W. “Kas” Kastner, a well-known production car racer in the late 1950’s. He capped it off in 1959 when he won the SCCA Championship and was Class Champion of the California Sports Car Club behind the wheel of his 1958 TR3A Triumph.

Kas is geared up for the PVGP saying “it is an honor to bring together these great cars and their drivers. The mix of camaraderie and competition remains as strong today as when we raced these great cars in the 60’s & 70’s. I am looking forward to another exciting event.”

 

 

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Pitt R0ANow in its 36th year, t below and use our secure portal at ShowClix – You will still need to mail in a completed paper entry form with a copy of your racing license and medical form.

Showclix Racer Registration

Your race entry will be fully refunded if you notify Event Chairman before your tires hit the track on your first practice session.


Tires

Royale Race Tires will be at Pitt Race Complex for all your race tire needs at the PVGP Historics on July 6-8. They primarily sell Hoosier, however Royale Race Tires can provide other brands as needed including trailer tires (ie ..   Toyo, Yokohama, etc…) .  Please go to the www site and fill out the Pre-Order form or call 484 962-0286 / email your inquiries.  It is critical to have your orders in place by June 27 to ensure the tire sizes and quantities you need at the track will be present.  Anyone who has placed a Hoosier/Toyo order with SASCO, please note they WILL NOT be on-site so your order needs to be placed with Royale Race Tires if you want it at track. A portion of all tires sales will benefit the PVGP Charity Partners.


 

Marty Sukey races his 1964 Triumph Spitfire at the 2017 PVGP Historics at Pitt Race

 


We encourage all Kastner Cup racers to stay for the following weekend to race in Pittsburgh. Here, Jim Dolan races his Group 44 1972 Triumph GT6 through the streets of Schenley Park.


Friends of Triumph & WPTA

The Friends of Triumph are dedicated to preserving the racing heritage of the Triumph marque and their membership hails from all parts of the world and includes current and previous Triumph race car drivers. The Western PA Triumph Club has been a loyal supporter of the PVGP for 31 years, raising over $150,000 for our charities.

Car Show

All Triumph owners are encouraged to bring their cars and come out to watch the Kastner Cup race on Saturday, July 7. There will be a special parking area on the grass adjacent to the Kastner Cup tent for a Triumph Car Show. There is no cost to park in the show but you will need to pay the $20/per person/per day event fee at the gate as you enter.


2018 PVGP Historics

The PVGP Historics, the event has grown each year since 2004 with 250 racers expected this July. In addition to the Triumph race, there will be two BMW groups to help honor the BMW Marque of the Year aww.pvgp.org/drivers/schenley-race-groups/”>Axis vs. Allies race at Schenley on Saturday, July 14 (a $75 value). Racers who decide to run both weekends can store their race rigs at Pitt Race at no charge before proceeding to Schenley Park.

Charity Event

Now in its 36th year, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix’s mission is to produce a world-class vintage racing event to raise funds for residential care, treatment and support individuals with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Pittsburgh region. The PVGP has raised over $5 million since 1983.

There are two ways to enter to race in the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, which includes the Historic Races at Pitt Race Complex on July 6-8 and the Vintage Races at Schenley Park on July 14-15. Discounts are available if you enter both race weekends, and the PVGP will provide free storage of your race rigs between race weekends.

1. You can print out and complete the PDF Entry Form below and mail in with a check. 
This is the only Entry Form available. It can be used for either race weekend or for a combined entry.

2018 PVGP Racer Application-PDF

2. If you wish to use a credit card you can click the link below and use our secure portal at ShowClix – You will still need to mail in a completed paper entry form with a copy of your racing license and medical form.

Showclix Racer Registration

Your race entry will be fully refunded if you notify Event Chairman before your tires hit the track on your first practice session.


Tires

Sasco Sports will be on site for all your tire needs at the PVGP Historics. They carry Avon, Hoosier, Dunlop, Pirelli, Toyo and Goodyear tires. Please call 434  822-7200 2 weeks in advance to place your orders so they can be sure to have the tire sizes and quantities you need at the track.


Host Hotel

Comfort Inn & SuitesComfort Inn – Cranberry Township
924 Sheraton Drive, Mars, PA, 16046
Phone: (724) 772-2700

The Comfort Inn in Cranberry is the Kastner Cup host hotel with a block of king size and double rooms at only $89 each – just call and tell them you’re with the Kastner Cup.  Guests will appreciate cozy accommodations, a smoke free facility, friendly service and an array of classic amenities including free WiFi, free hot breakfast, free parking, fitness center and business center. Plus, you can earn rewards, including free nights and gift cards, with Choice Privileges® Rewards program.


 

2017 Kastner Cup Review

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Biography of R.W. “Kas” Kastner

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R. W. “Kas” Kastner was a well known production car driver in the late 1950’s and class Champion of the California Sports Car Club in 1959 as well as winner of the Championship for the SCCA during that same year. The Championships were won driving a 1958 TR3A Triumph . He was the Chief Instructor for the California Sports Car Club at the Riverside Raceway for several years and also the National Licensing Chairman for the SCCA . Kas was winner of the Sports Car Club of America’s annual award for the Best Technical Article (1963).
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2017 Kastner Cup Review

Jeff Snook accepts the Kastner Cup from Kas Kastner in 2017.

The Kastner Cup was awarded to Jeff Snook for his inspired driving and beautifully prepared TR-3A Triumph. Jeff Snook was also the winner in the Kastner Cup event at Road Atlanta in 2005.

The 15th Kastner Cup event at Blackhawk Farms Raceway in Wisconsin was a barn burner. 35 Triumph cars entered and all but a couple made it to the grid and the start of the Cup race.

Sam Halkias TR-6 tore off first and stayed there, but was harassed really close and continually by the amazingly fast and expertly-driven TR-4 of Ken Knight, a previous Kastner Cup winner at Road America in 2011.

Just a few short seconds back of Ken Knight’s TR-4 a very close racing war was going on with Jeff Snook in his 1961 TR-3A. Jeff had the balance of the big group of of TR-4 cars, TR-3’s and GT-6 covered until the very last turn of the last lap when Tony Drews TR-4 slipped outside of a traffic blocked Snook TR-3A and just beat him to the finish line.

 


Biography of R.W. “Kas” Kastner

General
R. W. “Kas” Kastner was a well known production car driver in the late 1950’s and class Champion of the California Sports Car Club in 1959 as well as winner of the Championship for the SCCA during that same year. The Championships were won driving a 1958 TR3A Triumph . He was the Chief Instructor for the California Sports Car Club at the Riverside Raceway for several years and also the National Licensing Chairman for the SCCA . Kas was winner of the Sports Car Club of America’s annual award for the Best Technical Article (1963).
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