#FastFriday: Is Straight-Line Speed Enough to Power Through the Competition?

Robert Shaw describes his 2003 Ford Mustang Cobra as "rocket ship" on the straightaway. Is that sort of straight-line speed—thanks to over 700 horsepower—enough to overcome the tricky corners of Virginia International Raceway during our Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge?

The Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge is our annual no-holds-barred track competition. The rules are simple: Car and driver must pass a NASA safety inspection. Period.

Who else will be vying for the win in this week's #FastFriday selection? See for yourself:

It may be radical in name, but is Michael Fitzpatrick's 2018 Radical RXC Spyder Turbo proof that its the best value for its money when it comes to factory-built track cars?

John Finstrom is out to prove that you don't need a high-horsepower machine to win with his motorcycle-engined 2015 Staudacher S12. Is a good power-to-weight ratio the key to success over other drivers with big power numbers?

View these cars, along with the rest of the field, on the UTCC website. Think you have what it takes to win? Prove it.

The Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge is presented by Tire Rack in association with Wilwood Disc Brakes and XClutch, with trophies from BimmerWorldFalken TireHoosier TireSPA Technique and Aeromotive.

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Rodan Dork
7/6/20 11:01 a.m.

None of these three cars are listed on the "Accepted Entries" page for 2020 UTCC...  Am I reading something wrong?

EDIT:  As of 7/9/20 I see they have been added... thank you.

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