The Motorola Cup is a North American Street Stock Championship sanctioned by Professional Sports Car Racing and ASN Canada FIA.

The series, which showcases drivers and manufacturers' vehicles, is televised across North America on Speedvision, CTV Sportsnet and RDS.

The 1999 edition of the Motorola Cup consists of twelve events:

  • Sebring International Raceway
  • Road Atlanta
  • Back to back rounds at Mosport International Raceway
  • Double-headers at Toronto’s Exhibition Place and Trois-Rivieres
  • Road Atlanta
  • Watkins Glen International
  • Sebring International Raceway
  • Daytona International Speedway

With a few exceptions the races were mainly 3-hours in length. The cars are relatively unchanged from their road going versions – modifications are mandated primarily for safety – roll cages, window nets, etc. They also used spec DOT-approved tires produced by Hoosier. Based on performance potential, the cars are divided into four groups:

  • Grand Sport (GS): This category is reserved for the fastest cars and includes the Pontiac Firebird, BMW M3, Acura NSX, Ford Mustang Cobra R, Porsche 993 and Toyota Supra Turbo.
  • Sport Class – (S): Popular vehicles found in this group are the BMW Z3 Coupe, Acura Integra Type R, BMW 328, Lexus GS 400, Audi S6 and Eagle Talon.
  • Touring Class – (T): Cars include the Acura Integra, Mazda 626, Mazda MX-6, Audi A4 and Honda Prelude.
  • Compact - (C): At the bottom end of the performance range are vehicles such as the Honda Civic Si, Acura Integra GSR, Hyundai Tiburon and Mazda Miata.

Close competitive racing with cars that fans could relate to contributed to the popularity of the series. It also provided an environment for automotive manufacturers to test and showcase their products.

To encourage participation and competition, the prize money was distributed based on class size – more cars competing in a class meant that more money was allocated to that group. The series prize fund was also bolstered by a Contingency Awards Program.

Round three of the 1999 Motorola Cup was held at Mosport International Raceway during the Victoria Day Trans-Am Weekend. Teams were scheduled to compete on the ten-turn 2.459-mile road course in a three-hour contest; however, delays earlier in the day reduced the length to two hours, forty-two minutes.

The front row exits the final corner at Mosport International Raceway in anticipation of the Starter’s flag for round three of the 1999 Motorola Cup. On the pole is the No. 0 Multimatic Motorsports prepared Ford Mustang Cobra SVT shared by Scott Maxwell and Greg Wilkins. On the outside is No. 33 Phoenix American Motorsports Pontiac Firebird driven by Stu Hayner and John Heinricy. A total of forty-two cars took the green flag.
The No. 32 Phoenix America Motorsports Pontiac Firebird of Stu Hayne and Marty Miller started fifth. On the last lap, they were running in a comfortable third place. However, exiting Moss corner, the duo moved into the runner-up spot when the engine in the race leading Powell Motorsport Pontiac failed. Late Saturday evening, the pair were declared the winners after the disqualification of the Cunningham / Tonelli Toyota.
Team Hurricane’s John Bourassa and Lance Stewart failed to finish the season's opening round at Sebring International but bounced back with a victory at Road Atlanta. At Mosport International Raceway, the No. 10 Acura Integra Type R qualified second in the Sport category and twenty-first overall. They moved into contention late in the event and won their class by a one- lap margin.
An issue with the fuel in the No. 71 Schwartzott Racing Acura Integra Type R required Bob Endicott and team principal Peter Schwartzott to start the three-hour contest from the last row of the grid. The experienced duo wasted no time moving to the front and by the thirty-minute mark of the race, they were in the Touring class lead. The pair held the position to the checkered flag and scored their second win of the year.
The Compact category belonged to the Hyundai Canada backed Hyundai Tiburons. Mark Craig was victorious in the previous round with Gord Cullen and scored his second victory at Mosport sharing the No. 6 Tiburon with Jocelyn Hebert. However, Craig and Hebert were kept honest in race three by their teammates, Didier Schraenen and Gord Cullen, who finished second in class piloting the No. 8 Hyundai.
Multimatic Motorsports entered two Ford Mustang Cobra SVT. The No. 7 Mustang was raced by David Lacey and Jay Malowney. The team qualified third fastest and early in the contest chased their teammates and the No. 33 Pontiac Firebird. When the Maxwell / Wilkins Mustang encountered problems, they grabbed the lead. After all the excitement during the event ended, the pair finished second.
The Touring class points leader, Will and Wayne Nonnamaker had an exciting race that included a wide ride down corner four. The brothers qualified twenty-third overall and first in their category, driving the No. 41 Mazda 626. Unfortunately for them, they were no match for the Schwartzott Racing Acura and finished in the runner-up spot – one lap behind the winners.
The lead Multimatic Motorsports Ford Mustang Cobra SVT was the No. 0 entry driven by Scott Maxwell and Greg Wilkins. The local team won the first event of the season at Sebring International but retired after only twenty laps at Road Atlanta. As expected, Maxwell captured the overall and class pole. However, it became evident after the driver change, there was an issue with the handling and the Mustang was retired.
Andy Lally and Mike Johnson arrived at Mosport at the top of the Sport standings and left the track with their points lead still intact. The Team Spartanburg Racing BMW Z3 Coupe was gridded twenty-first overall and was on the class pole. Unfortunately, they did not put new tires on the car during the final pit-stop. The BMW was leading but could not hold off the hard-charging Team Hurricane Acura and finished second.
Claiming the final position on the Compact rostrum were Jeff Nowicki and SCCA World Challenge Touring Car champion Pierre Kleinubing. Mosport International Raceway would be their first Motorola Cup event of the year. The No. 62 Honda Del Sol started on the class pole and twenty-ninth overall. However, the pair was outclassed by the Hyundai Tiburons during the race and finished a lap behind the leaders.

15GSMiller / HaynerPontiac Firebird85-
23GSLacey / MalowneyFord Mustang Cobra SVT85-
32GSHayner / HeinricyPontiac Firebird85-
49GSYott / ConwayPontiac Firebird85-
513GSSherk / NevilleAcura NSX85-
67GSPowell / GoadPontiac Firebird84-
719GSMcDonald-Cadieux / McDonaldPontiac Firebird84-
812GSFitzgerald / PfefferBMW M384-
910GSCulver / McMillinBMW M384-
108GSWotzman / LawPorsche 99384-
1111GSRehagen / DishawFord Mustang Cobra R83-
126GSTheetge / GodinMazda RX-7 Turbo83-
1315GSPulls / BerggrenPontiac Firebird82-
1422GSKahn / WeinbergPontiac Firebird82-
1521SBourassa / StewartAcura Integra Type R82-
1635TSchwartzott / EndicottAcura Integra Type R82-
1723TNonnamaker / NonnamakerMazda 62681-
1820SLally / JohnsonBMW Z3 Coupe81-
1924TWittmer / LetourneauHonda Prelude81-
2038CCraig / HebertHyundai Tiburon80-
2131CSchraenen / CullenHyundai Tiburon80-
2230TStarita / WymoreMazda MX-680-
2329CNowicki / KleinubingHonda Del Sol80-
2434TLinder / ColletiAcura Integra Type R79-
2532CElder / ElderMazda Miata79-
2640CWhitaker / Phillips IIIMazda Miata78-
2716GSSmith / AckleyFord Mustang Cobra R78-
2836CFenton / BeedeHonda Del Sol77-
2914GSKent / EspenlaubPontiac Firebird77-
3039CMatz / MachamerMazda Miata77-
3125SLiebengood / KormanBMW 328is77-
3242CKeravich III / CollettiMazda Miata77-
3318GSThompson / StewartPontiac Firebird77-
3443CFelker / EbersolMazda Miata76-
351GSMaxwell / WilkinsFord Mustang Cobra SVT74Suspension
3633CBonneau / HoldenerHonda Civic Si68Mechanical
3726CMagner / DelVecchioOldsmobile Achiva56Mechanical
3837GSRael / VorihlonChevrolet Camaro47Accident
3917GSKohler / LapcevichFord Mustang Cobra R36Engine
4041SStanko / Van SicklenAcura Integra Type R6Accident
4128SChris GleasonLexus GS4000Brakes
424GSTonelli / CunninghamToyota Supra Turbo85Disqualified
4327SGoldsborough / BurrowsLexus GS40080Disqualified

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