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Ford makes racing midgets affordable

Updated: December 3, 2001, 2:16 PM ET
By Jack Arute | ESPN.com

I have long held a deep affection for midget racing. In my youth it was considered the crucible for future Indy 500 stars. But over the years midget racing has experienced a decline in some geographic regions of the country while enjoying continued popularity in others.

Ford Motor Company in conjunction with the United States Auto Club recently unveiled a series that could catapult midgets back into the spotlight.

The Ford Focus Midget Car Series will utilize a 175 horsepower two-liter ...

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