New Wild­cat Sprint Car re­vealed for 2019

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The first car for the new Wild­cat Sprint Car se­ries for the Us-style rac­ers has been re­vealed.

The se­ries has been cre­ated by Pick­ups boss Sonny Howard and the new cat­e­gory will join the trucks and Su­per Sil­hou­ettes as part of his ‘Power of Three’ pack­age this sea­son.

The rear-wheel-drive sprint car will fea­ture a two-litre Ford Du­ratec en­gine along with a four-speed Quaife se­quen­tial gear­box. Its body­work is made from glass-re­in­forced plas­tic.

“It will be ex­cit­ing be­cause it breaks all of the moulds – but it still fits in with what we’re do­ing,” said Howard. “It will be a sight to be­hold and with the short ex­haust sys­tem, be­cause they come out of the side, they will be spit­ting flames out the ex­hausts.

“This is a race car that can be worked on at home – it’s not a huge car and you don’t need to have a race work­shop. The con­cept was cre­ated to run at the Rock­ing­ham Oval but it never got to see the mon­ster oval and then it had to be con­verted to cir­cuit rac­ing.”

Howard added that the fo­cus will be on pro­vid­ing en­ter­tain­ing rac­ing and he ex­pects to see the cars “four abreast” at times. He is par­tic­u­larly hop­ing to at­tract younger drivers into the se­ries.

Se­ries is be­ing mas­ter­minded by Pickup Trucks boss Sonny Howard

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