Fiesta to Go to World Challenge

Jul 22, 2013 update to the Ford Fiesta project car

Our Fiesta may no longer be street-legal, but it’s going on a little trip to visit Capaldi Racing, near Detroit.
Exotic Car Transport handled the shipping. Notice the GoPro on the driver’s head. It’s part of their inspection process.
The entire load-in process took around half an hour.

Our Fiesta project car has one more big race on its card—the Pirelli World Challenge contest at Mid-Ohio. Exotic Car Transport picked up our Fiesta project on Friday.

Capaldi Racing is going to go through it beforehand, so we shipped the car their way to Chesterfield, Michigan. It was the best solution for us, considering much of our staff were away at three big events this past weekend: the Ultimate Track Car Challenge at Virginia International Raceway, The Hawk at Road America and the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.

Look for details of our prerace preparations in an upcoming issue of Grassroots Motorsports.

It’s a party at the track and everyone’s invited. Subscribe now for tons of sports car content delivered 8 times a year.


No one has posted any comments yet. Perhaps you'd like to be the first?

You'll need to log in or register to comment.

All 2012 Ford Fiesta updates

11 months ago

Driving, Pro Style

11 months ago

We took a shot at a Pirelli World Challenge race.

1 year ago

Challenging the World

1 year ago

Or other B-Spec racers, at least.

1 year ago

Fiesta to Go to World Challenge

1 year ago

Our Project Fiesta was picked up to go to the Pirelli World Challenge.

1 year ago

Racing at Roebling

1 year ago

A sandwich saves our B-Spec racing debut.

1 year ago

Big Fiestas for our Fiesta

1 year ago

We're prepping our little car for some big races.

1 year ago

Fresh belts for our Fiesta

1 year ago

We strap in with a Schroth harness.

1 year ago

A little post-race cleanup

1 year ago

OPR always gets in the way.

1 year ago

Permission Granted

1 year ago

We attend a drivers' school so we can get our Novice Permit signed off.

1 year ago

Project Cars at the Rolex 24 At Daytona

1 year ago

We’re displaying the Fiesta and more in our infield tent.

1 year ago

Adding Safety Gear

1 year ago

We make our dedicated track car a bit safer.

1 year ago

Officially a Race Car

1 year ago

We officially relegate our Fiesta to track use.

1 year ago

PRI Star

1 year ago

Our Fiesta takes the stage at the PRI Show.

1 year ago

Come See Our Fiesta's Wrap

1 year ago

Now it looks like a real race car. Come see it at PRI!

1 year ago

Building a safety cage

1 year ago

Road courses are more dangerous than autocrosses. We want to keep our limbs.

1 year ago

Dyno testing our Fiesta

1 year ago

We test Fiesta intake and exhaust modifications on a dynamometer.

1 year ago

Solo Nationals competition recap

1 year ago

We ran in a tough field.

1 year ago

Getting ready for SCCA Solo Nationals

1 year ago

We take care of a few final odds and ends.

1 year ago

Fiesta at Sebring

1 year ago

Our Fiesta gets a track workout.

2 years ago

Track Testing our Fiesta

2 years ago

We put our Fiesta's new suspension, tires, and wheels through their paces on track.

2 years ago

A-Grade Coil-overs for our B-Spec Fiesta

2 years ago

We install a big upgrade on our little Fiesta.

2 years ago

Rims and Grip

2 years ago

We fit our Fiesta with new tires and wheels.

2 years ago

First Modification for our Fiesta

2 years ago

The tweaking begins.

2 years ago

A Day at the Track

2 years ago

Our Ford Fiesta does just fine at its track day debut.

2 years ago

Easy Track Prep for the Fiesta

2 years ago

Getting our Fiesta ready for its first track day.

2 years ago

First Tests for our Fiesta

2 years ago

We tried out our little bruiser at an autocross and on a track.

2 years ago

How Heavy is Our Lightweight?

2 years ago

We stick our Fiesta on scales.

2 years ago

Getting Comfortable with our Fiesta

2 years ago

We get acquainted with our new B-Spec and STF brawler.

2 years ago

Introducing our B-Spec Racer

2 years ago

Cruise control would have been nice on the trip, but not much longer.

Sponsored by

  ebay


  Ford Racing

The Latest

Podcast Episode 31: SCCA Trans Am driver Amy Ruman

5 hours ago in Articles

Amy Ruman is chasing a title in the hotter-than-ever SCCA Trans Am series.

Josef Newgarden to Participate at SCCA Formula F

9 hours ago in News

The IndyCar star is reaching back to his roots and joining Formula F's 45th anniversary race.

Tell us About Yourself

1 day ago in News

We want to get to know you better. Tell us about your cars, clubs, favorite tires, etc. in our reader's ...

Go Big or Go Home—Get a Decade of Grassroots

2 days ago in News

Don't really go home, we like hanging out with you guys. But our July deal is a 10-year subscription for ...

The Beast Within

2 days ago in Articles

Andrew Nelson casts his drag-monster spell on a princely MGB.

Sneak Peak of our Next Issue

6 days ago in News

The next issue of Grassroots is off to the printers. Find a sneak peak here.

The 818 Gets Wrapped

1 week ago in Project Cars

We started to realize our 818 was looking a little bland so we added some spice.

Grassroots Motorsports Magazine

Subscribe Today

Also get your instant access to the digital edition of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine!

Learn More