Motorsports is expensive in any form, although there are ways to do it without completely breaking the bank. One of those ways is the relatively new B-Spec class featuring the compact offerings of Honda, Mazda, Toyota, Kia, Mini and more that allows racers to compete in SCCA and Grand-Am racing on a relatively level and inexpensive playing field.

Ford is the latest to enter the B-Spec foray with an upgrade kit for the current 2011-2012 Fiesta. The package includes everything from a tow hook ($59.00) to a coilover suspension kit ($1,486.00) to make the Fiesta meet the B-Spec eligibility requirements. Racers will also need to add a variety of safety equipment like a roll cage, racing seats and so on. Ford says that it will cost just $25,000 to build a complete Fiesta B-Spec racer, including the cost of the donor car.

The first SCCA B-Spec race is scheduled for Miller Motorsports Park in Utah late next month while the inaugural Grand-Am B-Spec event is slated for Homestead Speedway in Miami the same weekend.

Hit the jump for more details about the Ford Fiesta B-Spec upgrade kit and a complete list of parts included in the package.
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Given the growing popularity of today's small, fuel-efficient cars, the Ford Fiesta continues to gain interest from the enthusiast and auto racing communities.

GRAND-AM, the SCCA, and World Challenge have created opportunities for Fiesta and other "B-Class" cars to race, at both the amateur and professional levels. Designed as an affordable class for the entry-level racer, B-Spec features production cars utilizing stock engines. These cars are then up-fitted with competition safety cages, racing seats and other safety equipment. Further modifications are limited to tires, wheels, and manufacturer-approved suspension components.

Ford Racing now offers a B-Spec upgrade kit that will allow the 2011-2012 Fiesta hatchback to compete in SCCA and GRAND-AM's B-Spec classes. At the center of the parts kit is an affordable Ford Racing coil-over suspension kit. This kit, when combined with sticky tires, makes the already fun-to-drive Fiesta a well-balanced track competitor.

The first SCCA/World Challenge pro B-Spec event is scheduled for April 27th-29th 2012 at Miller Motorsports Park. The first GRAND-AM B-Spec pro event is scheduled for April 27th-29th 2012 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway during the Grand-Prix of Miami GRAND-AM weekend.

Fiesta B-Spec Parts:

B-Spec Coil Over Suspension Kit (front and rear) M-FR3-FAEB MSRP $1,486.00
Fiesta AC Delete kit M-19216-FSB MSRP $ 99.00
FRPP Tow Hook M-17954-A MSRP $ 55.00
FRPP/K&N Air Filter M-9601-FSB MSRP $ 59.00
Fiesta B-spec ABS Module M-2C405-FAB MSRP $ 310.00
FRPP Stainless Brake Hoses M-2078-FA MSRP $ 145.00
Fiesta Short Throw Shifter M-7210-FA MSRP $ 199.00

Build Cost:

Including the donor car and the Ford Racing B-Spec parts, the estimated cost to build a race-ready B-Spec Fiesta is approximately $25,000.00.

Contact Information:

Ford Racing Performance Parts – 800-367-3788.


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      XJ Yamaha
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love that it's 4 doors. You imagine dropping the kids off for school in the car pictured above?
      Fixitfixitstop
      • 2 Years Ago
      I assure you that NO soccer mom drives a Fiesta.
      AcidTonic
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wait people are racing Fiestas? After all these upgrades does it have 200hp yet? It still just looks like a soccer mom vehicle with some fancy paint work. I'm having a real hard time taking it seriously. For $25K you could buy a used STI or Evo and have 300hp, AWD, and a much better coil over suspension that would run circles around a Fiesta. Now the above only applies for the street, and this is B-spec, so I'm really wondering why you would then only choose to race in B-spec knowing there are better starting cars for the money. I aspire to race so I'm going to walk past these Mustangs and STI's to buy a..... Fiesta for $25K! No wait I'm still confused. Who is the target customer? I would buy a better street car, and I would buy a better race car. Who is this for?
        erjhe
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        Because by the time you outfit an STI, EVO or Mustang to be competitive in their racing series, you'll likely invest much more than $25,000. This is for those guys who are doing professional road racing and building a race car from a brand new (or lightly used) chassis. Keep in mind that racing isn't solely about having a really fast car. If everyone has a car that is comparable to yours, even if it may be slow, you'll still have a lot of good racing.
          Dean Hammond
          • 2 Years Ago
          @erjhe
          not only that, after a few races those Evos are notorious for necessary REBUILDS.....
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        First mistake: never compare new to used cars. Unless they are very rare collectibles, car prices obviously fall when new. Way to compare apples to oranges. Second: You could make yourself a trackday car for however little money you want, but good luck finding yourself a spot in any actual racing series. This isnt for trackdays, it's for actual racing. So it doesnt matter if it has 1/2 the power of a beat up, used Evo, because you would never be able to enter it into the world of organized racing. Plus, with the possibility of prize money and sponsorships, it wont take long for that $25k Fiesta to start paying for itself if you are good. If I had $25k and wanted to participate in B-Spec racing, a riced out Evo wont do me any good if I cant race it (not without another $25k of race mods). Give me a Fiesta built specifically for racing.
        Dean Hammond
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        didnt take long for the moron alert to go off....when, Acid, WHEN, will you actually come to the conclusion that not every vehicle out there is in the same class as the tin cox Evos and STI...would be like me getting on here evrytime Misubishi introduced a car whining why it didnt have the horsepoer of the Veyron...IDIOT.
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        Good god, you are a moron.
      Elmo
      • 2 Years Ago
      In before Acid and his Ford trolling brothers that complain about Ford not homologating their Fiesta to match the Fiesta RS WRC...
        lorenzo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Elmo
        congratulations - a preemptive strike FTW!.........sheesh
        over9000
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Elmo
        shut up moron, you offer very little insight and perspective to the article. Better take care of your identity issues before you comment.
          Elmo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @over9000
          MY identity issues? Ok, Mr. DRstrangelove aka vwfailsagain aka over9000... I add more insight and perspective to an article than you. Where's your insight and perspective on this article?
        lorenzo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Elmo
        congratulations - a preemptive strike FTW!.........sheesh
          Dean Hammond
          • 2 Years Ago
          @lorenzo
          but factual none the less.....where-ever there is ford news theres Acid singing the praises of a tin box of a vehicle that probably doesnt sell as well as Fords Flex...LMAO!
        breakfastburrito
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Elmo
        And you're proud of being anti-homologation because, why exactly?
          Elmo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @breakfastburrito
          How am I against it? I just accept it and not get angry over the smallest BS that a manufacturer does like you and Acid do.
      lorenzo
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Abarth would just run away with it if they let it in B Spec. 2200 lbs = lightest weight, and more HP than everything else. technically @ $22,000 base - it should be let in. ....but for now, only the regular 500 is in.
      Georgethecarguy
      • 2 Years Ago
      It really doesn't matter what you race, it's all about doing better than your last lap or the guy (or gal) in front of you. Check out my B-Car blog at http://www.georgethecarguy.com
      New Shel
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks sweet on the 13" wheels. Reminds me of the early '70s.
      theecolo
      • 2 Years Ago
      What no cage, racing seat, fire system or removable steering wheel? I'm pretty sure I saw those in the rule book.
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