Puma Cup joins Ford Rac­ing UK pro­moter

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The Ford Puma Cup will un­dergo a for­mat shakeup this year af­ter se­ries or­gan­is­ers joined forces with race pro­moter Ford Rac­ing UK.

Puma Cup owner EMC Mo­tor­sport has part­nered with Ford Rac­ing UK, which runs the suc­cess­ful Ford Fi­esta Cham­pi­onship to help grow the pop­u­lar­ity of the se­ries.

The Puma Cup op­er­ates for pro­duc­tion-spec 1.7-litre 130bhp Pu­mas and was es­tab­lished in 2013. It has held races within the Clas­sic Sports Car Club’s Tin Top se­ries since, but will now split to form its own grid. Races will still be held at CSCC meet­ings.

For this year the class will run a mix­ture of en­durance races and sprint events. Three of the seven rounds will be 40-minute races, al­low­ing driv­ers to share a car, while the other four will be 20-minute sprint races.

Ford Rac­ing UK’S Kevin Shor­tis said: “The Puma Cup has a lot of po­ten­tial be­cause the cars are cheap, pow­er­ful and a lot of fun. You can build a car for less than £3000 in­clud­ing the cost of a donor car so it’s ter­rific value.”

Pu­mas will race with CSCC

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