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USAC Open Wheel Racing has been, and still is, a powerful stepping stone to a racing career. NASCAR stars Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson and others used USAC Midgets a development series before making it to the upper echelon of motorsports.
USAC Midgets are bad to the bone race cars, weighing approximately 900 pounds without driver and make 380 hp. The short wheelbase and light nature of the cars lends itself to amazing on track racing action. Many say USAC Midgets are the best driver development car and series there is.
The challenge keeping many people from racing Midgets is cost. A new Midget engine can be up to $38,000 to $50,000. Yikes! Many top teams rebuild the engines every 6-10 races at a cost of $4,000 to $10,000 each time. Because the engines are “on kill” … many teams carry a spare. Double yikes!
Enter the USAC Ford Focus/HPD Midgets. The cars are basically the same … but the engine package is the big difference. The Ford Focus engines were supplied and manufactured by Roush-Yates Racing, and Honda is now involved in the series with engines as well.
The Ford Focus Engines are 2.0 liter, 16 valve, making 180+ horsepower and last three seasons or more! The cost of a complete new Focus Midget engine package is only $6,995 ... which is less than some full midget engine rebuilds. A brand new long block is only $3,995! The engines literally cost less than $30 a day to race. Want more info on the Focus Race Engine … go to our “The Focus Race Engine” pages on the pull down menu.
Disclaimer: This web-site has NO affiliation with USAC, Ford or series sponsors. Because of this, we don’t have to be “neutral”. We are sharing with you our knowledge, experience, resources and proven philosophies on one of the greatest racing series to ever be created. We hope this informational web site helps you to make good, solid informed racing decisions.