The weather at Laguna Seca California was cool and breezy, but the driving of Jerry Barker in his impossible, incredible Herald was hot. Starting from a mid pack grid spot the twice National Champion drove though the field of Triumph cars to close right down on the hottest TR-4 on the West Coast, that of Mordy Dunst (2008 Kastner Cup winner). Mordy had pulled away from the pack of TR-4 and TR-6 cars a few seconds back.

The terrific race between Bill Hart in his TR Devon and Tony Drews beautiful red TR-4 went right down to the finish line with Bill just making the final effort out of the last corner to win their race by a car length. It was tooth and nail fighting all through the field for every position.

Watching the gap close was amazing to see. The Herald just went faster and faster finishing 4th overall in this quality field.

Tony Garmey (2007 Kastner Cup winner) was first overall in the sparkling TR-250K. Tony gave his usual performance of technical spot on driving and the TR-250K produced the greatest sound you can imagine. The six cylinder engine was right on song and no one ever was close to his lap time. Greg Solow’s Super Sports Morgan was included in the field (but not for the Cup) and finished second overall just a car length ahead of the Dunst TR-4. Considering these two really fast Triumph powered racers were just a second or two ahead of the 1500cc Herald put even more credibility to the performance of Jerry Barker. Congratulations to all for terrific racing and safe event.

Photo courtesy of Peggy Kastner.

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