The Jefferson 500
The Jefferson 500 was held on May 14-17, 2015, first ran twenty years ago when Bill Scott, the track owner, and his friend Brian Redman brought vintage racing to this charming, "old school" track. Brian Redman was again the Grand Marshall of the event for 2015. VRG’s event included a Thursday practice day, a driver's school for novices and three days of qualifying and racing. The all-Triumph Kastner Cup race was held on Saturday. Typical race groups Triumphs are in was under 1.5 liter, and 1.5-2.5 liter.
The Kastner Cup
The Kastner Cup race honors R.W. "Kas" Kastner, who ran the U.S. Triumph racing program in the 1960s-1970s, and has over 50 years experience in the automotive and racing industry. Kas himself was be in attendance, presenting the Cup to the car and driver selected for the awards and visit our Paddock. In fact, our two cars where the featured cars in all the group photos!
The same driver cannot win the cup in successive years. 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.
Summit Point is a good track for Triumph cars - the main circuit is 2.0 miles, ten turns, 400' of elevation change, with lots of good twisty bits and a 2,900 foot main straight. The track is located about 70 miles west of Washington D
The Kastner built GT6 #6 and the Group 44 inc #4 formerly driven by Brian Fuerstenau.
Kastner Cup 2015 Race Report