Car: Mk3 Es­cort

Spec: 1.6 CVH turbo, 600 ECU, roll cage Al­though 36-year-old Steve first hit the drag strip 10 years ago, this is his first year in the Old Skool Ford Drag Chal­lenge. En­cour­aged by his mate, Lewis who takes part in his Mk2 Fi­esta, Steve de­cided to en­ter in his mod­i­fied Mk3 Es­cort Es­tate. Hav­ing owned the Es­cort for two years, Steve has made a few changes. The Mk3 has FIA-spec bucket seats and roll cage, and an RSTurbo en­gine, and is cur­rently dyno’d at 170 bhp.To back up the en­gine mods, Steve has up­rated the sus­pen­sion and has fit­ted big­ger brakes among other things. Steve, who runs Broad­stairs High Per­for­mance, said that on his first event he was hooked. “Some sports are so ex­pen­sive and the peo­ple too cliquey, but the guys and girls in the OSFDC are not like that at all. I will def­i­nitely be back out next year and I have a long list of plans for the win­ter in­clud­ing an LSD, rac­ing slicks and a lot more boost!”

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