Written By Moore Good Ink

Lake City, FL – Last Saturday night at North Florida Speedway, a medium-banked 3/8th mile clay oval at Lake City, Roush Yates Engines had their first Dirt Late Model win.  Tampa-based driver Bobby Clark drove the car to victory in both his heat race and the A-Main event. 

Clark and Circle Track’s editor Rob Fisher had spent the last year rebuilding the Rayburn Dirt Late Model, replacing a 362 c.i.d. Chevy motor with a Roush Yates 358 Ford. “With redesigned chassis geometry,” Clark commented “the car handled and performed well. But the biggest improvement occurred when the team replaced the tired 362 c.i.d. Chevy motor with a fire-breathing 358 c.i.d. Ford from Roush Yates Engines, the Mooresville, North Carolina engine builder.”


In just the team’s second outing with the new power-plant, Clark had what he termed a flawless night. “Everything was clicking from the time we left the shop. I knew it was going to be a good night.”


Jeremy Anderson, the Roush Yates engine guru in charge of the company’s new Late Model program said, “The only difference between this 358 engine for Late Model racing and a Cup-spec engine is the oil pan and oil pump drive. These simple changes are made to suit the chassis. We provide these engines complete or in component form or oil pan conversion kits to facilitate existing engines for Late Model racing.”


Roush Yates Engines, who has been at the forefront of the charge in Ford racing and winners of this year’s Daytona 500, is keen to demonstrate their value to not only the professional classes but also the grass roots racers. In just a matter of months they have enjoyed outstanding success in Sprint Cars, Off-Road racing, and now Late Model.


For further information contact:

Roush Yates Engines

Attn: Jeremy Anderson (704) 658-1540 Ext 220 or JAnderson@RoushYates.com

View full race report at www.RoushYatesParts.com