July 10, 2011 6:44 p.m.

Interested in building a B-Spec Fiesta sometime in the future. I know they've legalized the B-spec cars for SSC. Does anyone know of any shops or individuals that have already undertaken a B-Spec build? So far all google has found for me is a "Lisa Chen Racing" that says they're building one and not much else.

eRic New Reader
Aug. 25, 2011 12:19 p.m.

there was a b-spec Fiesta in the Ford Racing area at the woodward cruise last weeked, https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2294860980420.2136189.1515934929&l=222ba1f153&type=1

scardeal HalfDork
Aug. 25, 2011 12:42 p.m.

If the B-Spec Fiesta can get as low weight-wise as the B-Spec Mazda 2, you might have a winner on your hands.

Tom Heath Web Manager
Aug. 29, 2011 1:23 p.m.

There was a B-spec Fiesta at the UTCC this year, too.

I'm trying to pay attention to this class, but there's still a good bit of detail up in the air. I think it will all become more clear once one of the bigger series picks up B-spec officially; I know there's discussion with Pirelli World Challenge, Grand-Am, NASA, and the SCCA so it will be very interesting to see what shakes out.

FWIW, if the rulesmakers do a good job (and I'm sure they will) I think winners will come from all competing brands. The Fiesta is a little heavier and a little more powerful than the 2, The Fit is pretty close in there as well.

Can't wait for this series to grow some legs!

David S. Wallens Editorial Director
Aug. 29, 2011 3:10 p.m.

I know a guy who has some proposed B-Spec rules from a major sanctioning body sitting on his desk. Short answer, yes, there's measures in there to equalize the field.

Joshua
Joshua HalfDork
Aug. 29, 2011 4:37 p.m.

So what else would fit into B-Spec? It seems like the Fiat 500 and Mini Cooper might?

Does anybody have an idea on what it costs per race to compete in these types "budget" series?

iceracer SuperDork
Aug. 29, 2011 4:49 p.m.

Just have deep pockets.

David S. Wallens Editorial Director
Aug. 29, 2011 5:51 p.m.
Joshua wrote: So what else would fit into B-Spec? It seems like the Fiat 500 and Mini Cooper might? Does anybody have an idea on what it costs per race to compete in these types "budget" series?

I think the big expense will be travel, food, lodging, etc. The cars should be easy on tires and brakes. Hopefully we'll have some details to release soon.

imirk Reader
Aug. 29, 2011 5:56 p.m.

mmmm b-spec Ice Racing sounds like a winner :D

Geekspeed New Reader
Sept. 9, 2011 12:04 a.m.

I am so looking forward to this getting off the ground. I have a Fiesta and think it would be an awesome little racer.

RossD SuperDork
Sept. 9, 2011 7:16 a.m.
Geekspeed New Reader
Sept. 9, 2011 11:43 a.m.

In reply to RossD:

I saw those!!!! I am salivating over them now. Do you think my credit union will give me a loan for another Fiesta?

Feedyurhed HalfDork
Sept. 10, 2011 4:53 p.m.
Geekspeed wrote: In reply to RossD: I saw those!!!! I am salivating over them now. Do you think my credit union will give me a loan for another Fiesta?

Ya that is good stuff.

Tom Heath Web Manager
Oct. 12, 2011 2:39 p.m.

It's not a Fiesta, but it's a cousin...

Mazda2 B-spec build in progress

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