It's entirely possible that Triumphs were raced at private circuits like
Briarcliff Manor, etc., before WWII. I don't have any definite info on that. I
will also look in my TSOA newsletter archives.
I know for a fact that TR2s were being raced in 1954/55 in SCCA events at
places like Akron and Lockbourne AFB in Ohio because I was there. Jarrard
Distributors in Pensacola ran TRs at Sebring in 56, I believe and there were
official teams in '57 and later.
On the west coast, Cal Sales started sponsoring race entries very early in
their distributorship. I remember Alan Bethell (president of Triumph over here
in the late 50s and early 60s) telling me about running a couple of races out
west when he was still the regional sales rep which would have been 1954-55.
> Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 21:03:12 -0500
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [Fot] Kastner Cup 2012
> For 2012 I'll pose the question to the historians on the list (I'm away
> from my reference library for the week)...
> Where was the first race for a Standard-Triumph in the US?
> Just a thought.
> FOT list
> Thank you for all of the responses so far. There is a method in this
> Without laborious tabulating a couple of tracks rise to the surface.
> Infineon & Mosport
> But that only part of the decision tree. The venue and sanctioning body
> have to want us...and ideally we want them, too.
> Infineon is already locked into a MG event for 2011 and there are other
> obstacles with them as a sanctioning body to be overcome.
> Using a little logic and common sense the South West is the targeted area
> for the next Kastner Cup.
> Your answers are VALUABLE as the data will be considered for the 2012
> Kastner Cup which is also The 60th Anniversary of Triumphs in Competition.
> As soon as we settle the question on 2011, the 60th will be addressed
> because I figure it will take 18-24 months to pull that one off. You dont
> think so? We have one sanctioning body already knocking on our door for an
> They want to make it a big and memorable event.
> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
> Keep those responses coming....they are important. If you are REALLY on
> this list, we should hear from you. 2012 is the BIG ONE
> Joe A
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