Kastner Cup at PVGP Historics
July 16-17, 2022
The 2022 Kastner Cup will be contested during the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix’s Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Beaver, PA. The races are held on the July 15-17 weekend, launching a 10-day motorsport celebration throughout the region. Triumphs will race within their assigned small-bore and medium-bore race groups throughout the weekend, culminating with the Kastner Cup, a Triumph-only feature race on Saturday after lunch and the Kastner Reunion Race at 8:30 am Sunday morning.
“This will be the 20th running of the Kastner Cup, bringing Triumph TR’s, GT6 and Spitfires together for a national race.” said Jim Dolan, PVGP Chairman and the 2018 Kastner Cup event chairman and winner. “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 previously run at the Historics back in 2018 – Results.
R. W. “Kas” Kastner
The Kastner Cup was created by the late R. W. “Kas” Kastner who passed away last April at 92. The Cup was first awarded at Mosport Canada in 2003 and then each year afterward at a different track around the country.
Kas was 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.
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 all 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
Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Pitt Race is a 400+ acre road race and karting facility located 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. (www.pittrace.com) The circuit is 2.8 miles in length, with 19 turns, a 36-foot-wide racing surface, and 110 feet of elevation change. The track is the perfect set-up for the Triumph only race – it is fast and challenging with lots of runoff, two long straights. The 2022 event is set up to give Kastner Cup entrants the option to run both race weekends – the PVGP Historics at Pitt Race and the PVGP Vintage Races in Schenley Park. Racers may store race car trailers at the Pitt Race facility for free if they are racing both weekends. The street course in Schenley is a bucket list track that is ideal for Triumphs. The street circuit is 2.33 miles with 22 turns – 3 of which are almost 180 degrees – and 17 elevation changes.
The 2022 PVGP Historics Race Schedule
- Thursday, July 14 – Test & Tune Day for all groups
- Friday, July 15 – Practice and Qualifying
- Saturday, July 16 – Sprint Races & 30 Minute Kastner Cup Race
- Sunday, July 17 Trophy Races and 20 minute Kastner Reunion Race
- Detailed Race Schedule
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.
The PVGP Celebrates the 20th Kastner Cup Race at Pitt Race with a Parade on Saturday, July 16.
You can be a part of this special event and participate in the parade lap of the track in your own car! Bring as many people as you can fit into your car and wave to the crowd as you take the 2.8-mile circuit of the track.
Your $40 donation will directly benefit our charity partners at Autism Pittsburgh and Merakey Allegheny Valley School. Thank you for supporting the PVGP and our Charity Partners. Sorry, there is not enough time for you to take a second lap so it is limited to one lap per car.
All Triumph cars are eligible for this parade lap. We are also allowing any British sports car made prior to 1983.
Participants for the parade will line up on the starting grid starting no sooner than noon on Saturday after the Formula Ford Race Group departs the grid for their scheduled 11:50 AM race. Parade participants will follow a pace car for a single lap of the 2.78 mile track. The parade is limited to 100 cars and should take no more than 25 minutes. After your parade lap of the track, you will have enough time to park your car and get in place to watch the Kastner Cup Race scheduled for 1:15 PM.
Please note: When you register and pay online through ShowClix, print or save the email receipt on your phone. You will need to bring that to gain entrance to the Parade. This does not include entry into the track – that is done separately.
The 2.8-mile road course has 19 turns following the natural elevation of the landscape of Western, PA. These hills and valleys are highlighted in an 85-foot vertical elevation change between turns 3 and 6 along with numerous blind turns and 4 high-speed straight-aways. Pitt Race provides something for all styles of racing, from technical sections and turns where lines mean everything to areas where high horsepower cars can stretch their legs. There will see parts of the track that are only visible in a car on the track – turns 3 thru 7 are part of the new South Track that dips into the valley and come back up to the back straight-away. Don’t miss this rare opportunity!
Questions, contact Gary Kincel email@example.com