Puma Cup seals a new college deal
Organisers of the Puma Cup series have struck a new deal with Hertfordshire Regional College, which will allow students to build and enter racing cars for the category.
The Puma Cup, which is promoted by Ford Racing UK, currently runs as a class within the Classic Sports Car Club’s New Millennium series and operates for Ford’s 1.7-litre tin-top coupe.
EMC Motorsport, which supplies the parts to build the cars, has delivered two conversion kits to Herts already for students enrolled on its Motorsport Technology courses to build. Ford Racing UK has also donated a donor car and the college has bought two more road chassis to convert.
“It’s a great deal that works both ways,” said Ford Racing UK’S Kevin Shortis. “The college plans to build two cars per year, and the students get to do all of the work from welding in the rollcages to fitting the suspension and preparing the engines.
“Herts’ course is two years, so it is planned that first year students build the first two cars and then run them in year two, and the process starts over again for the new first year students.”
Students will build Ford Pumas