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17th Annual Kastner Cup Gallery (2019)

In 2019 the Kastner Cup was held at Buttonwillow in California. This was a very special year seeing two historic Triumphs racing each other for the first time: the TR250K, designed and built by Peter Brock and Kas Kastner in 1968 against the recently restored Huffaker TR8. The race was close with the rest of the field including many more historic Triumph powered race cars.

This is video from Ken Knight taken by the camera mounted inside his fast TR-4 at the 17th Annual Kastner Cup Race held on May 4, 2019 at Buttonwillow Raceway. Fasten your seatbelt.

Course 13cw. Tony Drews, Triumph TR-4 in-car video. "Good battle with Jerry Barker and Kevin Ayers. 12 lap race cut short to 6 laps due to full course black flag, no time to get restarted since at end of race day. I start 8th, finish 5th."

Kastner Cup - Saturday Practice - VARA British Extravaganza - Triumph Spitfire #72 - Brad Eells.

Live video recorded of the Kastner Cup trophy awards gathering, courtesy of Shawn Frank, North American Triumphs

Live video recorded of the finishers group photo gathering, courtesy of Shawn Frank, North American Triumphs

On the grid, live video recorded courtesy of Shawn Frank, North American Triumphs

Dave Hogye: This is during the VARA British Extravaganza at Buttonwillow Raceway, Friday practice session, May 3, 2019. The weather was hot and right side tires are on painted curbing under full power. This was my first spin. I was lucky to not hit anything. I looked to my left and the TR6 was close to my door, so I floored the throttle to get out of the way.

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Kas at the trophy table, Buttonwillow Raceway, May 3, 2019

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Peggy Kastner Class Awards

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Kas & Peggy

Ken Knight presents a hand painted oil painting to Kas Kastner in tribute of our Queen of Triumphs, Peggy Kastner who was very missed by all. Photo courtesy of Shawn Frank, North American Triumphs

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Kas & Peggy, painting close up

Photo courtesy of Shawn Frank, North American Triumphs

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Okay to Race!

Group photo just before the race begins, courtesy of Shawn Frank, North American Triumphs

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Race Finishers

Photo courtesy of Shawn Frank, North American Triumphs

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Alan Mizutani, '62 Spitfire

Kas shaking the hand of Alan Mizutani of Anaheim, California in his 1962 Spitfire before the race begins. Photo courtesy of Shawn Frank, North American Triumphs

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Frank Daley, '64 TR-4

Kas shaking the hand of Frank Daley of Anaheim, California in his #221 1964 TR-4 before the race begins. Photo courtesy of Shawn Frank, North American Triumphs

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Brad Eells, '69 Spitfire

Kas shaking the hand of racer Brad Eells of Chino, California in his #72 1969 Spitfire MK-3 just before the race starts. Photo courtesy of Shawn Frank, North American Triumphs

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Stephen Tierney, '67 GT-6

Kas shaking hands with #56 Stephen Tierney of Escondido, California in his 1967 GT-6. Photo courtesy of Shawn Frank, North American Triumphs

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Who Won?

Kas and Joe Alexander discussing the winners post-race. Photo courtesy of Shawn Frank, North American Triumphs

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Brian Howlett

Kastner Cup 2019 Champion, Brian Howlett of Hacienda Heights, California in his 1965 TR-4A, #595. Photo courtesy of Shawn Frank, North American Triumphs

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Brian Howlett

Kastner Cup 2019 Champion, Brian Howlett of Hacienda Heights, California in his 1965 TR-4A, #595. Photo courtesy of Shawn Frank, North American Triumphs

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Kevin Ayers

Kevin Ayers receiving his Peggy Kastner Class Award from Kas. Photo courtesy of Shawn Frank, North American Triumphs

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Kevin Ayers

Kevin Ayers, 1967 Spitfire #116 of Moorpark, California, winner of a Peggy Kastner Spitfire Class Performance Award Photo courtesy of Shawn Frank, North American Triumphs

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Brian Howlett

Kas making sure Brian has a good grip on that K-Cup! Photo courtesy of Shawn Frank, North American Triumphs

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Past Kastner Cup Winners

Left to right: Mordy Dunst (2009), John Wilkins (2004), Chuck Gee (2007), Brian Howlett (2019), Kas Kastner, Tony Garmey (2008), Jery Barker (2011 and 2016), and Ken Knight (2013). Photo courtesy of Shawn Frank, North American Triumphs

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Brad Eells

Photo courtesy of Shawn Frank, North American Triumphs

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Steven Belfer

Steven Belfer in his 1962 TR-3B, #29. Peggy Kastner TR3 Performance Award Winner. Photo courtesy of Shawn Frank, North American Triumphs

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Steven Belfer

Steven Belfer receiving his Peggy Kastner Class Award from Kas. Photo courtesy of Shawn Frank, North American Triumphs



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