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The new B-Spec class was created to help give motorsports enthusiasts an affordable place to race their compact cars from automakers like Honda, Mazda, Kia, and Ford. The B-Spec class gives enthusiasts the chance to compete in SCCA and Grand-Am racing with less financial commitment.
Ford is helping make it even easier to become competitive in B-Spec class racing by offering an upgrade kit for existing 2011-2012 Fiestas. The Fiesta B-Spec parts being offered by Ford Racing include a set of coilovers, an air conditioning delete kit, a front tow hook, a K&N air filter, B-Spec ABS module, stainless brake lines, and a short throw shifter.
Unfortunately, the kit isn’t all that’s required to safely race in the B-Spec class. Fiesta owners will also have to be up-to-date with a roll cage, racing seats, and all the necessary safety equipment.
The company says that the full build cost for a race-ready B-Spec Fiesta is approximately $25,000, including the donor car and the Ford Racing B-Spec parts.
The first SCCA / World Challenge pro B-Spec event will be at Miller Motorsports Park on April 27th to the 29th. The first Grand-Am B-Spec pro event is the same weekend but at Homestead-Miami Speedway during the Grand-Prix of Miami weekend.
GALLERY: 2012 Ford Fiesta B-Spec
Celebrating 110 years of racing history at the SEMA Show, Ford‘s display includes some of the brand’s most iconic race cars. And while the folks at the Blue Oval had plenty of aftermarket tuner cars to announce, fans of motorsports were treated to the debut of two new Ford race cars, the Fiesta B-Spec and Focus ST.R.
Watch the video after the jump to find out more about these two front-drive fasties: