Roush Yates Goes Dirt Racing

Roush Yates Engines is famous as the engine builder for every Ford running in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series. They've also done some fantastic work bringing the FR9 race engine to reality from a clean-sheet design.

What you may not be aware of is that the organization has begun building race engines for a variety of different styles and classes of racing--both dirt and asphalt. To help get the word out, I recently had the opprotunity to work with the people at Roush Yates Engines to produce a handful of videos spotlighting some of the people racing, and winning, with engines built out of the Roush Yates shop. The first features none other than Scott Bloomquist, who used Roush Yates-built engines to win the 2010 Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model championship. I've put it up on this site because I think the in-car action is pretty interesting. I'll be adding more in the coming weeks, so check them out and let me know what you think.

And here's one from Chris Brown who is a young, up-and-coming driver in Dirt Late Model racing. I think you will be hearing his name a lot in the near future.


Chuck "The Snake" Hebing has won a ton of 360 Sprint races in the Northeast. He travelled to Charlotte to give it a shot in the cutthroat 410 class and did quite well for himself.

Like Scott Bloomquist, Rick Eckert is another famous name in the world of professional Dirt Late Model racing that has started using Roush Yates power. I always enjoy watching Eckert race because he's a very agressive driver, and even if he doesn't win he always seems to be passing people.

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5 Responses

  1. CarArt
    That view from teh rear bumper is wild.
  2. brian
    Why are you being so vague on it being a ford or a chevy, they look like chevys to me except for the sprint car. ARE ROUSHYATES DIRT LATE MODEL ENGINES CHEVYS OR FORDS?
  3. Sorry, didn't mean to be vague. In the video, all the Late Models are racing Chevrolets--either SB2 engines or small blocks with 13 degree cylinder heads. The Sprint Car is racing a Ford 410. Roush Yates Engines will build any type of engine the customer wants. Only the Cup operation (and maybe Nationwide, I'm not certain) is limited to Fords. Thanks for the comment.
  4. larry moyer
    bloomquist will be running a ford engine all season
  5. Thanks for the update. Was he running Ford engines when he won all those races at Speedweeks in February?

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