Originally posted by Oni
Yes, but when a particular car wins, people take notice. If an SVT Focus won at Nationals, I bet you a lot of the competition the following year would be comprised of more SVT Foci.
The only thing is: there has never been a Focus (SVT or otherwise) at the Solo II Nationals.
Also: Per Schroeder, in Grassroots Motorsports Magazine said that "the Mini is the easiest car to drive fast" and he's driven a lot. Best recommendation I can think of.