Puma Cup joins Ford Racing UK promoter
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.”