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Welcome to our USAC Ford Focus Midget Informational Web-Site We created this site as a guide for anyone interested in competing in the USAC Pavement Focus Midget and/or Young Guns Midget series.

This Focus Midget Information Resource Center can Assist You in … 

Buying a New Focus Race Car                                    Focus Engine Tuning

Buying a Used Focus Race Car                                    Focus Engine Care & Maintenance

Building a New Car from Frame Up                             Series & Region Information

Modifying an Existing Used Car                                    Getting a USAC License

Renting a Race Car & Crew                                         Getting the Facts

Buying a New Focus Engine                                         Breaking Down the Myths

Buying a Used Focus Engine                                         Chassis Set-up & Tuning

Resources for cars, chassis & parts                              

Use the menus at the top of the web-site to take you to the information you need.  Best wishes !

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 and others used USAC Midgets as their development series before becoming pros.


USAC Midgets are bad to the bone race cars.  They weigh 900 pounds without driver and make 380 hp. The short wheelbase, light nature of the cars lends itself to amazing on track moves. Many say USAC Midgets are the best driver development car and series there is.  


The challenge keeping many people from racing Midgets is cost. To buy a new Midget engine is $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.  Because the engines are “on kill” … many teams carry a spare.  Double yikes!


Enter the USAC Ford Focus Midget.  The cars are basically the same … but the engine package is the big difference.  First, Ford is heavily involved in the series and all the engines today come from Roush Yates Engines in Mooresville, NC.  Sounds cool … but expensive.  Not!


The Ford Focus Race 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 $6995 ... which is less than some full midget engine rebuilds. A brand new long block is only $3995!  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.


Our race team, Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle, has been in the series since 2004.  We have raced Combo Chassis cars, Pavement Chassis cars and a chassis design in-between that we called “Tweeners.”  We are one of the winningest teams in the series. We run pavement only and have no dirt experience.  Maybe a knowledgeable dirt Focus Racer will put up a web-site to help new folks going into dirt Focus racing.


Our Racer’s Store, Star Racing Supply, sells a full line of Focus Midget parts, suspension parts, accessories, low cost carbon fiber & fiberglass bodies, tires, bare chassis, chassis kits, complete new cars and used cars.  So do many other places.  We’ll give you links and contact information only for the ones we know and trust.  I suggest you patronize a place that will inform you objectively, help you get started and guide you on smart choices.


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