racerfink
racerfink UberDork
6/4/24 6:48 a.m.

Nissan Sentra Cup.  Wonder if they're stick or flappy paddle...

 

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) MegaDork
6/4/24 7:53 a.m.

6-speed manual transmission. Info here..The Race Car | Sentra Cup | Nissan Canada......You can still buy manual transmission vehicles in Canada.

RyanGreener (Forum Supporter)
RyanGreener (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
6/4/24 8:09 a.m.

I have been following this series for awhile. Originally the Micra cup, Nissan discontinued the support for it so it became the Sentra Cup. 6 speed manual.

racerfink
racerfink UberDork
6/4/24 8:09 a.m.

149hp & 146tq out of a 2.0L 4?  Should be able to run five or six years on a single motor...

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/4/24 9:05 a.m.

Ha, I was invited to check out the series when it visits Lime Rock next month, but things fell through. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/4/24 9:08 a.m.

And, yes, the cars look cool. 

Rons
Rons GRM+ Memberand Dork
6/4/24 12:02 p.m.
J_D
J_D New Reader
6/4/24 12:05 p.m.

The Micra cup used to have some wild action too

 

 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/4/24 12:07 p.m.

The Micra Cup cars were cheap cheap cheap from what I recall. The base car was actually under $10k CAD before the race parts were added. 

Canada has some history of one-marque series. The Michelin / Honda series ran from 1975 to 1992. There was also a Rothmans Porsche Cup in the 80s using 944s and 944 Turbos. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
6/4/24 12:11 p.m.

Spec series like the Sentra Cup sound like a lot of fun for both driver and spectator. Bummer that David's plans fell through.

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) MegaDork
6/4/24 12:16 p.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

....and the Player's GM series.......race weekends at Mosport in the early 80s were a lot of fun. The spec series provided most of it.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/4/24 12:27 p.m.

In reply to DeadSkunk (Warren) :

I actually have a crew shirt from the Rothmans Porsche series - my uncle was involved in the promotion. Also went to a 24h race at Mosport in the 80s that was all showroom stock and the Porsches. I remember a Volvo 740 wagon duelling with 944s  :)

adam525i
adam525i GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
6/4/24 4:19 p.m.

Lots of those old races are available on youtube including the 944 series. Some crazy action to watch, different times.

kevlarcorolla
kevlarcorolla Dork
6/4/24 4:23 p.m.

We have 3 or 4 micra cup cars run in our lucky dog series,no power but they are pretty decent handlers.

Peabody
Peabody MegaDork
6/4/24 5:18 p.m.

Those Micras are getting cheap now too - like they should be. I drove one before I bought the Spark. It could have been a bad example, but it was exceptionally gutless and boring. 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/4/24 6:42 p.m.

In reply to Peabody :

A pack of identical cars going 3 wide into a corner makes up for a lot of boring :)

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
6/4/24 10:41 p.m.

kevlarcorolla
kevlarcorolla Dork
6/5/24 6:12 a.m.

In reply to Peabody :

Near me I currently see a few micras for sale with well over 200,000 km,a couple with 350,000 km and a spark with 90,000 that needs a new engine.

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