Word of the Day: Kastner-Brophy Racing

David S.
By David S. Wallens
Mar 17, 2020 | Triumph, Word of the Day, Group 44, Kastner-Brophy Racing

Several factory-backed teams dominated the ’70s SCCA road racing scene–remember, IMSA was just in its infancy while NASCAR was still largely a Southern thing. 

Triumph, like other manufacturers, employed two teams, dividing the country down the middle. Bob Tullius’s Group 44 Inc. concentrated on the East Coast events, while Kas Kastner–the brand’s former competition manager–teamed up with wealthy Salt Lake City media mogul John Brophy to form Kastner-Brophy Racing. They carried the Triumph flag out west. 

Later on, from 1986 through 1990, Kastner would manage Nissan North America’s motorsports program–a time period when the brand was nearly unstoppable in IMSA and SCCA competition. 

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bearmtnmartin GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
3/17/20 9:49 a.m.

Kas still has a website and is very active in vintage racing. He has written a number of books and is always happy to answer questions about Triumphs. 

ggarrard GRM+ Memberand Reader
3/17/20 10:19 a.m.

The 18th annual Kastner Cup is being held at Mid-Ohio this June 25-28.  We're hoping to making it down with our tribute GT6...  


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