New Wildcat Sprint Car revealed for 2019
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
American-style sprint car has Ford Duratec engine