A person might think Hayabusa powered Mini’s and GSX-R Smart cars are what you get when you think about motorcycle power. A reader of The Kneeslider reminds us that the land of NASCAR has its own version of things called Baby Grand Racing. These 2/3 scale cars are replicas of Nextel Cup racers and use Yamaha XJR1300 engines with about 125hp. Bodies are just like their big brothers, plus they have full roll cages and tube chassis, you get in through the window, 5 point harness, the whole deal.
They’ve been racing since 1996 and they run ovals and road courses. New cars are constructed in Bowling Green, Kentucky and are available as a roller or complete car.
All of these race replicas on a mini scale give you a chance to get on the track at considerably less money than full size allows. Bet they’re a lot of fun, too.
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