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2017 Season Preview: Roush Yates Engines
The perennial horsepower provider for many race teams looks forward to a successful year
Roush Yates Engines is known the world over for being the go-to performance outlet for Ford horsepower. This year is the 14th that Roush Yates and Ford Performance will work together to provide horsepower for Ford Motor Company’s NASCAR and Road Racing programs.
For 2017, race fans across the world, including three continents, will enjoy the rumble from Roush Yates engines. Roush Yates services six different engine platforms covering 32 teams, six different series, 37 different drivers, and 128 races. For those scoring at home, that’s a lot of wrench-turning. Roush Yates performs 1,000 engine builds per year, so this commitment is nothing new to any of the company’s three Mooresville, North Carolina racing facilities.
“We are focused on the 2017 season,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “The entire team has been working very hard over the off season and we are extremely excited to get back to racing. As my father Robert Yates would say, ‘we are not here to practice, we are here to WIN!’"
When it comes to the FR9 engine for NASCAR and the twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine found in the Ford GT supercar for IMSA and 24 Hours of Lemans competition, Roush Yates and Ford Performance are exclusive partners. The IMSA road race season kicks off with the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway January 28, while you can catch Roush Yates powering NASCAR’s finest at the Daytona 500 on Sunday February 26.