The 2018 Kastner Cup will be contested at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Beaver, Pa., July 6-8.
Triumphs will run within their respective race groups with other sports cars throughout the weekend and the Kastner Cup will be a dedicated 40-minute all-Triumph race July 7 at approximately 4 p.m.
Founded by R. W. “Kas” Kastner, the Kastner Cup is awarded to one Triumph competitor each year.
The Cup has been contested at well-known tracks across the United States, including Portland International Raceway, Road Atlanta, Watkins Glen, Laguna Seca, Road America, Buttonwillow, Eagle Canyon, and this year at Blackhawk Farms Raceway.
The award is based on 50% for the competitive results on the race track during the event (not necessarily the winner), 25% for the presentation of the car, and 25% for the attitude and interest in vintage racing.
The PVGP Historics started in 2004 and have grown over the past decade into a vintage race event that stands alone. Pittsburgh International Race Complex is the ideal venue for racing Triumphs. This purpose-built track, 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.Pittsburgh International Race Complex expanded the track in 2015, adding 1.2 mile that stretches the entire circuit out to 2.8 heart pounding miles.
The Kastner Cup is awarded to one Triumph Competitor each year. It was founded by 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.