Steeda at The Hurricane Nationals!

August 14, 2002 8:56 pm

The Hurricane Nationals stormed into Moroso Motorsports Park, August 10 and 11th bringing a fury of tire ripping sport compact cars and hot imports. Steeda Autosports was there in force with their yellow road race Focus, red “show” Focus along with several customer Focus’.

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The Hurricane Nationals is the largest sport compact and import show of the year in Florida. This enormous car show and drag race competition was a great success for Steeda and the Ford Focus. The racing was very quick and intense this year, competitors in the Pro class were running in the 8-second range and the Quick class competitors were running in the 9-second range. Our red “show” Focus was prepped to race in the super stock bracket class. We only ran one run that day but we a sure to get much better performance. The only modifications to the red focus other than the Nitrous Express kit is a Steeda short-style intake, JBA shorty header, and a Steeda cat-back exhaust kit. In between testing and the Hurricane Nationals more tuning was done on the Focus. With more tuning and track time we should see some great performance gains.

Under the Steeda tent was our #22 SCCA club racing Focus. This full race Focus with a custom roll cage, custom fuel cell and carbon fiber hood, was a huge draw for all race fans of different brand loyalty. Customer Robert Quinn and Oliver Pacheco brought their Focus’ to the show and displayed them at our booth. Oliver Pacheco owns a 2000 ZX3 with a wide body kit, custom hood and much more. Robert Quinn owns a serialized Steeda Focus with custom leather, stereo system and roll bar. Stay tuned to our site for a complete review of these cars. Another point of interest was our red “show” Focus with it’s newly installed Nitrous Express kit, custom leather seats and carbon fiber dash as well as the Nitto drag radials. Overall the Hurricane Nationals was a great success. The drag racing was great, the car show was big and Steeda Autosports with the help of its customers made the presence of the Ford Focus known.