Acura Automobiles: Honda/HPD Midget Series Engines Take to a Track

  • Milestone in stability Honda-USAC partnership
  • Spec, hermetic foe engine grown from Honda K24
  • Provides affordable entrance to Midget racing

The United States Auto Club (USAC) has done a initial deliveries of a Honda/HPD Midget Series engines to racers in a open-wheel category, imprinting a subsequent miracle in Honda’s stability partnership with a supporting physique announced in 2013.

Utilizing framework identical to those run in a National Midget Championship, though featuring sealed, performance-capped Honda engines, a Honda/HPD Midget Series is designed as an entry-level category, where drivers as immature as 12 years aged can compete.

Based on a production, four-cylinder Honda K24 engine from a Honda Civic Si and grown for racing by Honda Performance Development and USAC, a hermetic engines are now accessible by USAC for an rudimentary cost of $9,995.00, and can be raced alongside previous-generation engines in a series. USAC worked to furnish a change of opening between a opposite engine designs.

“HPD has prolonged championed a judicious growth ladder complement for immature drivers in all forms of motorsports,” pronounced Marc Sours, HPD comparison manager and arch engineer. “The Honda/HPD Midget Series slots in perfectly, above a already renouned Quarter Midgets and subsequent a USAC National Midget program, where Honda engines can also be campaigned.” 

USAC sanctions 6 informal array for a Honda/HPD Midgets, on both mud and pavement. The initial foe win for a Honda/HPD Midget engine was available on Jul 2 by Ross Rankine during Toledo Speedway, as partial of a USAC Midwest Pavement Series.

“USAC is intensely vehement about a Honda K24 Midget engine and a Honda/HPD Midget Series,” pronounced Kevin Miller, USAC CEO/president. “We trust this engine installation, in growth for a past year, will be a basement for a subsequent era of Midget racing in a United States.”

The 2.4-liter Honda Civic Si bin engine is blending by USAC for Honda/HPD Midget competition. The Indianapolis-based supporting physique is a singular source for purchasing new engines, that are tested and hermetic by USAC before to delivery. The engine internals are all Honda OEM, with foe modifications including a tradition aluminum oil vessel designed for dry-sump lubrication, a three-stage oil pump, foe alternator, intake plural and tradition atmosphere estuary system.

The wiring strap has been mutated to concede palliate of use, and all connectors are clearly noted for installation. The strap pattern also provides connectors for USAC technical inspectors to say relation in a series.

About Honda Performance Development

HPD was founded in 1993 as a opening arm of American Honda, to spearhead a company’s entrance into Indy automobile racing. No other manufacturer has matched Honda’s success in Indy cars, that includes 211 foe victories, 15 drivers’ championships, 6 manufacturers’ championships and 10 Indianapolis 500 victories, including this year’s delight by Ryan Hunter-Reay. In 2013, Honda powered maestro Scott Dixon to 4 foe wins and a 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series championship.

HPD’s antecedent racing efforts have resulted in some-more than 70 victories and mixed American Le Mans Series championships. The company’s sports-car racing entrance in 2007 during a 12 Hours of Sebring noted a initial win for HPD’s LM-V8 engine and a initial for a Honda racing engine designed and grown outward of Japan.

HPD won a LMP2 pretension in a initial 2012 World Endurance Championship and has twice won a LMP2 difficulty during a 24 Hours of Le Mans given 2010. In 2013, HPD and Honda again swept a LMP1 and LMP2 manufacturers’, engine, group and drivers’ championships in a American Le Mans Series; while HPD-equipped Strakka Racing claimed a LMP1 category win during a 24 Hours of Le Mans for private group entries.

HPD participates in foe on both dual wheels and four. The association offers a finish line of foe engines for cars from weed roots to pinnacle; for professional, pledge and entry-level racers. For some-more information about HPD and a company’s racing and Street Performance product lines, greatfully revisit


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