Can a sealed Midget engine compete with an open engine? Should it? The crew at Esslinger Engineering thinks so.
The Ford Focus Midget Car Series will encompass some 20 events at a half-dozen different race tracks in the southern-California area, with sponsorship coming from the Southern California Ford Dealers. The cars will utilize a hp, 2-liter Ford Zetec engine, like the one used in the Ford Focus, one of the world's top-selling passenger cars. Engines will be prepared by S.
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Despite the appearance of the Ford oval on the car, Schatz said Thursday that for the time being the team will continue to utilize the same engines it ran last year that led him to his eighth series championship. Schatz said there is no definitive timetable for the switch to Ford horsepower and more information will be available in the coming weeks and months. Ford engines have participated in sprint car racing sparingly through the years.
Los Angeles, CA. Keith's wife Mata runs the office and the only other employee is Josh Lakatos, who puts the Focus racing engines together after the stock engines arrive in wooden crates from Ford. He is able to complete three Focus engines a day.
Hiram Hillegass began building race cars in while working at Mack in Allentown, Pennsylvania. By the time he died inat the age of 65, he was recognized as one of the foremost builders of single seat race cars in the United States. Following the war, both car builders and racers looked for an alternative to the recycled production car frames that had been the basis of many pre-war cars.