Nationals

The 8th Annual 944 Cup Nationals took place on October 4 & 5, 2013 at Daytona International Raceway in Daytona, Florida.

Super Cup

In Super Cup, the story of the weekend were the 968's. These models were clearly dominate and had good drivers on board. The long high banks of Daytona favored the vario cams, and the 6 gears didnt hurt either. 

New on the scene for Super Cup were a stable of cars out of the MidWest under preparation of Eurosport. The cars are well prepared with all good drivers, all of which who travel well. In fact, expect news shortly on a new Cup Chapter in the MidWest.

Karl Poeltl was odds on favorite to win headed into the weekend, but the drivers out of Eurosport were very game, taking 2nd thru 4th spots on the grid. Karl went into the championship race with a right front wheel bearing going south, but managed to bring the 968 home for the win. Dennis Hiffman turned times with .2 of a second to Karl, and took the checkered just 3.5 seconds back after 15 laps. Super Cup drivers will no doubt not miss Karl next year as he plans to head to World Challenge in a 2010 Cayman S.

Cup Class

In the Cup class, Mitch Richard fought his way back from a rain effected qualifying session that placed him back in the pack. This was Richard's first ever 944 Cup title.

Richard then held off a hard charging Fred Beasley who turned a best lap time just less than .1 of a second off of Richard's quick time. Steve Randolph fought off a group of determined competitors to take the last spot on the podium.

 

Coming in 2014:

944 Cup Nationals are currently planned to take place at a first time venue for the series at Monticello Motor Club in New York on October 10,11,12.  All principals have agreed to the venue and the date and other important requirements with a signed contract expected soon. Book your hotel reservations now  before its too late.  

 

National Championship Format

Racers must participate in two (2) regional events prior to Nationals and display a 944 Cup windshield banner to be eligible to win a National Championship title. Any properly licensed racer will be permitted to register and race during National Championship weekend.

Finishing position of the final race on Saturday determines the National Champions. The two Saturday races at Nationals will also count as a points races towards regional championships. Finishing position within chapter determines points - 40 points max for each race [e.g. 4th overall but 1st in chapter = 40 points]. Drivers must have raced in at least one regional race in a chapter to accumulate regional points for that chapter at Nationals.

 

National & Regional Champions

 
National
North (MA*)
South (SE*)
Canada
NEC*
SCC*
GLC*
 
2013 Cup  Mitch Richard Bob Page   Dave Rodenroth Randy Smith       
Super Cup

 Karl Poeltl

Steve Wilson 

JoeTobin

Ernie Jakubowski       
 
2012 Cup Team Comat S. Randolph n/a R. Smith      
Super Cup F. Celenza D. Ostrower J. Torgersen M. Mallais      
 
2011
Cup
J. Crowell
 S. Randolph F. Beasley Team Comat      
Super Cup
F. Celenza
F. Celenza
 n/a M.Strelbisky
     
 
2010
Cup
Tm Hardent
 S. Randolph  J. Crowell R. Herrera  V. Valentino  N. Riefner n/a
Super Cup
K. Poeltl
S. Wilson
 n/a  n/a  S. Laputka  n/a n/a
 
2009
Cup
B. Comat
G. Evans
T. Pruitt
B. Comat
K. Smith
N. Reifner
E. Jakubowski
Super Cup
K. Poeltl
N. Hall
R.L. Mitchell
n/a
n/a
 n/a
n/a
 
2008
Cup
E. Jakubowski
J. Hrymack
E. Brumm
E. Jakubowski

 

R. Sumida
A. Diaz
E. Jakubowski
Super Cup
J. Crowell
D. Ruschman
R. L.
Mitchell
 n/a
S. Laputka
 n/a
J. Crowell
 
2007
Cup
J. Hrymack
J. Hrymack
S. Campbell
 n/a
L. Kafka
J. McCauley
n/a
Super Cup
K. Troy
K. Troy
D. Barton
 n/a
N. Mandell
W. Cooper
n/a
 
2006
Cup
J. Hrymack
J. Hrymack
S. Campbell
 n/a
n/a
Pendergrass
n/a
Super Cup
K. Troy
M. Marks
K. Troy
 n/a
N. Mandell
T. Wilson
n/a
 
2005
Cup
n/a
R. Vimmerstedt
J.Bell
Super Cup
n/a T. Kelly n/a
 
2004 Cup n/a
E. Rupert
J.Mock
Super Cup n/a
T. Kelly
n/a
 n/a = none awarded | * = Chapters Retired Starting 2011