Originally Posted by slo1
WeeAsp, What do you think of the spec Focus program?
I like the program. My only fear is that it will gain in popularity like the Miata cup and result in 40+ competitors on a 1.8 mile track all at once.
The Miata series was intended to allow people an affordable entry into the racing world. Turn key, a race car would only cost about $4000 to field.
As the popularity increased, so did the cost. There are folks running in the DC area that spend 8,000+ just to balance and blueprint an engine.
So, I think the spirit is there, but we'll see how it progresses.
Overall, I think that a SPEC focus class is a great idea, but the rules are slanted toward the non-SVT cars.
For people like me, who intend to turn their car into a full blown race car within the next 2 years, the SVT falls between classes.
I would need to spend just as much money to meet the SPEC Class as much as I would to convert to SCCA ITA or ITB.
So, it is a rough call.