The Pierpoint Cup is a celebration of pre-1966 American V8 saloons: a two-driver, 45-minute extravaganza with cars racing into the dusk of Saturday evening. And with a new format for the Gerry Marshall Trophy confirmed, the Pierpoint Cup will become the race in which the stars of touring cars, Formula 1 and sportscars battle for victory.
And the cars? They’ll be pretty special too, with a grid packed full of Ford Falcon Sprints and Galaxies, Notchback Mustangs, Dodge Darts, Plymouth Barracudas and Mercury Comet Cyclones. Engine capacities will range from 4.7- to 7.0-litres. Expect oversteer and lots and lots of noise.
The Pierpoint Cup last ran at the 75th Members’ Meeting in 2017. Then a 20-minute, single-driver sprint, there was an almighty battle between Steve Soper and Craig Davies in two Alan Mann Racing Mustangs. To say it was a close fight would be an understatement.