Now that the regulations governing the B-Spec racing class have been set, the new showroom-stock series for compacts can get under way. Ford Racing has committed to the newly-formed specification by announcing pricing and availability of B-Spec parts for the Fiesta hatchback.
As we’ve previously reported, B-Spec is a collaborative effort between several manufacturers and sanctioning bodies that aims to deliver affordable wheel-to-wheel action to the entry-level racer. The class is made up of production B-segment compacts, which run stock engines, but are outfitted with competition-spec roll cages, racing seats, and other safety gear. Performance modifications are restricted to tires, wheels, and manufacturer-approved suspension components.
Ford Racing’s Spec-B kit for 2011 and 2012 model-year Ford Fiestas follows those same guidelines, and includes a coil-over suspension for the front and rear. Combined with the other available parts, which include an air conditioning delete kit, FRPP tow hook, K&N air filter, B-Spec ABS module, FRPP stainless brake hoses, and short throw shifter, the kit makes any 2011 or 2012 Fiesta eligible for competition in both SCCA’s and Grand-Am’s B-Spec classes. Ford Racing estimates the total cost to build a B-Spec Fiesta, including the cost of the donor car, to be around $25,000.
The first pro B-Spec race is scheduled for April 27-29 at Miller Motorsports Park as a support race for the SCCA World Challenge series, while the first Grand-Am-sanctioned B-Spec race is planned for those same dates at Homestead-Miami Speedway as part of the Grand Prix of Miami weekend. Having recently driven a B-Spec Fit, we’re excited to see a couple dozen pint-sized Mazda2, Chevy Sonic, Honda Fit, and Ford Fiesta race cars swap paint on the track next month.
Pricing for Fiesta B-Spec parts is as follows,
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|
Source: Ford Racing