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Old 02-20-2013, 07:44 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by OrangePeel View Post
I would more than likely be racing in the Prepared or Modified Class under the SCCA rules for the Solo Circuit.

This is definitely for Racing and not just for looks or cred. I'm looking to have fun while still being competitive.

One thing I'll be weighing in on are the cost to Power ratio for doing the Cosworth over a Turbocharged 2.0 or 2.3 if I can find a good one locally. Another reason I want to go this route is to be a little different.

Not every day you see a +280 HP producing NA Focus.
I don't know what your current involvement in that racing class is, but I would highly recommend finding out what the winners are using before reinventing the wheel. Racing is a lot more fun when you don't have the slowest car. Good luck to you whatever you decide.

Not being super familiar with those racing classes, I gave the rules a quick glance. A Focus is probably not going to be competitive at all, racing against 2500# RWD cars with 6.0 liter motors.

Maximum engine displacement:

Forced induction -
3.0L (OHC engines)
4.0L (pushrod engines)
Normally aspirated -
6.0L

Street Mod (SM)

Up to 3.0L, naturally aspirated, OHC engines
Up to 4.0L, naturally aspirated, pushrod engines
FWD: 1800 pounds
RWD: 2200 pounds
AWD: 2400 pounds
Up to 3.0L, forced induction, OHC engines
Up to 4.0L, forced induction, pushrod engines
FWD: 1900 pounds
RWD: 2400 pounds
AWD: 2600 pounds
Up to 3.01 to 6.0L, naturally aspirated, OHC engines
Up to 4.01 to 6.0L, naturally aspirated, pushrod engines
Up to 1.5L, rotary engines, all
FWD: 2000 pounds
RWD: 2500 pounds
AWD: 2700 pounds
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