Puma Cup at Ford RSOC day at Castle Combe – 1st July 2017

Puma Cup shows Puma race cars at Castle Combe.

Saturday 1st July at Castle Combe and Ford Racing UK attended to show some amazing race cars in a prime spot right opposite the Howard Strawford Cenre. The day was a blazing success and cars on show were EMC Motorsport Ford Puma race car and Ian Scruton with his yellow millennium Puma race car and the original Fiesta Zetec S developed for the Fiesta Championship by Peter Daniels, of Daniels Motorsport. To complete the line up, the Zetec S of Mike Hooper. Both Scruton and Hooper will be out at Croft on 22nd July. Big thank you to all who loaned their cars and attended the day and to the SW RSOC for organising the day.

Sunday 09 October 2016 – Puma Cup ends season on a high!

The 2016Nextec Puma Cup ended a very successful season on a record high. The grid entry was the highest in the Puma Cup history and this reflected on the appeal and support seen during this amazing year.

The Puma Cup entry at Saturday’s Oulton Park final race rounds saw 11 entries surpass the near regular outings by ten drivers. The Puma Cup is really being talked about and the Oulton Park paddock at the BRSCC run event showed that not only were people talking about it but three more were actually building Puma race cars for 2017. The appeal? Genuinely nice easy going friendly paddock and drivers who will enthusiastically promote the Puma Cup to anyone who comes to get information.

Puma Cup organiser and promoter Kevin Shortis said, “It has been a true experience working with Alex Eacock and the team from EMC Motorsport and I have thoroughly enjoyed this first of what I hope to be many years of running this growing series. It must not be long before Championship status will be considered as the numbers grow. The growth this year has near doubled over previous seasons. The reason is that Puma Cup was the best kept secret but word has got out in the motorsport world. When people realise just how cost effective the cars are to race, it then becomes the easy choice to compete”.

There will be no slack time during the close season as new initiatives and confirmation of additional sponsors to partner the headline sponsor for 2017 – NEXTEC.

Anyone who would like to race a mini endurance race format should look no further. The Classic Sports Car Club run a slick and efficient organisation and with up to two drivers sharing a car, the entry fee (2016 at £385) is proper value along with the racing membership at £39 per driver. No brainer? You bet.

A shout-out to our sponsors and suppliers. Nextec, Dunlop (Mr Tyre), Superchips, GAZ, Custom Cages and Nicky Grist Motorsport.

The 2017 calendar is nearing completion and will be posted on this website asap. Registered competitors should get a sneak preview before it goes public.

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The first event of 2016 – The Puma Cup arrives

Everyone agreed the 2016 Puma Cup got off to a tremendous start with over a dozen drivers racing at Snetterton. Congratulations to the CSCC for a brilliantly organised weekend and for keeping the event ahead of time. A record entry of over 340 cars were fielded and compared with previous events there was actually a goodish crowd of spectators.

The race went well and many of us learned some valuable skills. 40 minutes is a long time in racing but the drivers to watch were the three who came home in the podium places. So, a well done to Luke Johnson (1st), Ross Morris (2nd), who had been at the front until the very last lap, and Ben Eacock with a stunning character drive from the back to take 3rd. Endurance racing is really exciting, witnessed by the fact the race winners margin over second was just a mere 0.443 of one second.

 

Luke Johnson - Puma Cup - Snetterton Winner

Luke Johnson – Puma Cup – Snetterton Winner

Ross Morris held the lead until the last lap - brilliant 2nd place.

Ross Morris held the lead until the last lap – brilliant 2nd place.

Ben Eacock drove from the back to 3rd place.

Ben Eacock drove from the back to 3rd place.

 

Drives are still available and new cars and drivers are planning to be at Silverstone on 30th April. If you want to race Puma Cup is the best way to go.