ABOUT AMERICAN CUP CAR RACING UK
ABOUT american CUP CAR RACING UK
These cars usually race on tarmac short track ovals. However, they are also one of the few formulas that can run any UK racing circuit with very few alterations to set up and gearing due to their unique design and the Winters quick-change axle which allows gearing to be changed in minutes.
These cars are designed with the full safety of the driver in mind, with a full roll cage and front and rear impact areas known as clips – as used in Cup Cars in the USA. If involved in a serious accident these are designed to protect the driver and cause minimal damage to the main chassis, reducing costly repairs. The chassis must remain standard – the only modifications allowed are to accommodate driver’s seat / steering position. Second hand cars include a full race harness and professional racing seat.
Using the Yamaha FJ 1200/XJR1300 (1259cc) motorbike engines, these cars are capable of reaching speeds in excess of 140mph with an amazing power to weight ratio. They feature a fully adjustable suspension and race set-up just like the real Cup Cars.
Second hand cars are imported from the USA and are only available through ourselves. Prices start from £6,000 upwards for a ready to race car, alternatively give us us a call with your budget and we’ll find you a car to meet it.
With approximate average running costs per season of less than £2,000 (this includes entry fees and licences), with nothing more than frequent oil changes and general wear and tear to eat into that budget, with current drivers still using the same engines, bodies and running gear for over 5 seasons now this is serious racing on a not-so-serious budget. These cars are not only fast, but very tough and durable.
An average engine replacement is approx. £800 for a second hand unit and the engines are fully sealed to ensure equal opportunities to win. Very few modifications are allowed and only standard carburettors can be used, keeping the cost levels down.
Brand new cars are available for purchase in three ways: you can purchase a car unassembled in kit form, as a complete roller minus engine, or as a complete assembled running car. Or a used car from the USA or UK market, or from our ex-hire fleet starting from around £5000. All four options are available in the UK. Whichever way you choose we can give you full workshop back up and with our lorry at every meeting, parts and trackside support!
Complete cars include the following standard features:
- Fully integrated chassis (2″ X 2″ 14 gauge) and rollcage (1 1/2″ .095 tube)
- New Yamaha FJ1200 or XJR1300 engine either oil cooled or available with billet water cooled cylinders, radiator, water pump, external oil cooler with supply lines and cowl induction
- 5-speed transmission, in-line sequential shifter, drive shaft and couplers
- Winters Quick Change rear end
- 4 wheel disc brakes
- 13 X 7 Aero wheels
- 13 X 7 Hoosier Tires
- Dual Wilwood master cylinder with bias adjustment
- AFCO or Protech coil-over shocks
- Stiletto rack and pinion steering
- Removable steering wheel
- 12 Volt battery
- 5 gallon fuel cell
- Custom interior
- Window net & hardware
- Minimum weight including driver after a race 681kg or 1500lb
- Fibreglass body with hinged hood, rear deck lid, hood pins, aluminium spoiler, and lexan windows (front, rear & port)
Brand new rollers do not include engine, or engine related parts like radiator, water pump, oil cooling system, headers, ignition, carburettors, air filters, etc.
Both complete and roller cars do not come with seats or seat belt harness. These items need to be custom fitted to the driver, and it’s recommended drivers contact their preferred vendor for these items.
Technical back up and car set and car repairs are all available upon request at a very reasonable cost. See our ACCR HQ Services page for more details.
The Power Plant is either Yamamha - FJ1200cc or XJR1300 both to a maximum cc of 1259
CUP CAR RACING UK - POINTS SYSTEM
DNF (Did Not Finish – car begun race but did not finish): scores last place points for that race
DNS (Did Not Start – car unable to start race): scores last place points for the missed race
- DSQ (Disqualified): zero points scored
Any championship ties will be split by a count back of race wins, then 2nd places and finally 3rd places over the season / eligible rounds
Points can also be lost at an event in the form of penalties.
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1 – Tyres are restricted to 6 slicks & 6 wets up to a maximum of 12 tyres per season : all bar-coded and allocated to individual drivers on a meeting attended basis making for fair and equal racing and keeping that budget down.
2 – Engines all sealed and are basically a standard Yamaha FJ1200 or XJR1300 engine: units cost from £250 upwards for second-hand
3- The cars are basically all identical and make for close racing and the size of cheque book doesn’t count for anything in this series.
4 – Shock are all restricted and identical : only two types of shocks allowed, both under £100
5 – You don’t need loads of spares because we all use the same equipment : we have the parts trackside at every meeting.
6 – All drivers are on Raceceivers to make fair and equal racing and make drivers aware of spun cars etc. thus limiting car damage.
7 – Reverse grids give everyone that race win opportunity: drivers are graded every meeting on averages.
8 – The cars hold value when looked after as you cant build or buy cars from outside the series, thus protecting your investment. (Many cars have sold for more than the original drivers have bought them for).
9 – All our officials are chosen by the promotion and we police our own series, so no confusion regarding rules.
10 – We are a family-friendly series that aims to encourage the Stock car style of racing in the UK and as an independent series we have the chance to also do long track and other styles of tracks on occasions. We’re all about bringing the fun element back into motorsport.
If you think you have what it takes to test your driving skills and become a UK ACCR driver, or you would like to join the club or officiate, why not come and see us at one of our meetings and have a chat with any of the drivers.
To arrange a test drive ask for Steve Stanford #22, promoter.
ACCR UK / Junior ACCR UK RACING CARS for sale
See the Cars For Sale / Hire section of this website.
Please call and check before purchasing a used car privately as they may not be legitimate for the series. Telephone Steve on 07540934998.