The USAC SpeedSTR -- a self-starting Midget-Modified-Sprint Car hybrid with a four-cylinder Mopar motor -- first hit the track in 2008, with top drivers like Ray Evernham, Billy Pauch, Kenny Brightbill, Rick Eckert, Brian Montieth, and Frank Cozze among the field.
As the headline division at the ActionTrack USA in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, the USAC SpeedSTRs thrill the crowd every weekend.
A race car within the reach of the weekend warrior -- easy to maintain, safe for the competitor, with a rules package that ensured a level playing field putting the show back in the hands of the driver.
The USAC SpeedSTR is a more cost-effective way for drivers to race with a bigger, faster car.
If we figure in the cost of fatigue on parts, and include accidents which cause broken parts, the SpeedSTR will show greater value retention then the other comparable cars on the list.
Investment: Most race cars and parts lose value of about 50 to 60%. This means your $25,000 car will be worth a mere $10K-$12,000 by the end of only one race season. All-Spec. Division race cars, like the SpeedSTR only lose 20-30% of their value. This means your $17,000 car will still be worth $12,500 by the end of a full racing season.
Wheel Base: 72"
Weight: 1,250 lbs. with out Driver
Chassis: Tubular, Jig built, Modular Construction
Body: .040 Powder Coated Aluminum
Dimensions: 132" Long x 73" Wide
Engine: 150 Cubic Inch, Dual Over Head Cam Powered Mopar
Fuel System: Hilborn Fuel Injection
Fuel Type: Methanol
Ignition: Vertex Magneto, Self Starting
Drive: Single Disc Clutch, Open Wheel Drive Line
Rear: Winters Quick Change, Live Rear
Front Suspension: Bilstein Coil Over Shocks
Rear Suspension: Bilstein Coil Over Shocks, Wishbone Link
Brakes: (2) Front Wilwood Calipers, (1) Left Rear 4 Piston Wilwood Caliper
Rotors: 5/16" Steel Rotors
Steering: Power Steering (Electrical or Hydraulic)
Seat: Full Containment Light Weight
Safety Features: 16 Gallon Fuel Cell, Large Cockpit, 6061-T6 Drive Line Tube
Tires: American Racer Dirt and Asphalt Tires
Wheels: Steel with Bead Lock on Right Rear
Electrical: Sealed Wire Harness, Optima Battery
Gauges: Auto-meter Positioned In Drivers Site
Price: $19,237 Kit $19,970 Assembled
The Following Figures are being based on running: 20 Races, Using an average of 1/2 Tire per night, Fuel, & Engine Rebuild. Then taking the figures and dividing them by 20 Races.
SPEEDSTR TRACK GEAR Chart
Action Track USA-7.6
Big Diamond Speedway-6.16
Clinton County Fairgrounds-6.8
Five Mile Point Speedway-
New Egypt Speedway-
Path Valley Speedway-
Penn Can Speedway-6.5
Trail Ways Speedway-6.8