Fontana’s Rhino Engine Approved For USAC
SPEEDWAY, Ind. — The United States Auto Club has approved use of Fontana Automotive’s Sealed Engine, known as the Rhino Engine, for competition in the USAC Mopar National Midget Series.
This approval signifies growth potential for Fontana’s economically priced sealed engine and introduces new racing opportunities for potential engine owners.
Engineers Joe Fontana and Rick Paradis developed the cost-saving Fontana Sealed Engine almost a decade ago.
The Fontana Sealed Engine is already in use with POWRi, BMARA, BCRA, AMRA, and RMMRA. And in addition to the USAC National Midget Series, the Rhino has been approved for the USAC Western and Regional Series as well.
“The Fontana Sealed Engine is a user-friendly, economically priced product. A new sealed engine costs $19,900. The estimated cost of a brand new open competition engine is $32,500,” said Fontana Operations Manager and 2009 USAC National Midget Series Champion Brad Kuhn. “Our engine is over 35 percent less introductory cost and is also extremely reliable.
“This engine typically lasts 35 to 40 nights between rebuilds as opposed to the open competition engine which requires rebuild after only 10 to 15 nights of racing.”
The complete engine package includes exhaust, ignition system, complete intake and fueling system.
Fontana is also offering 24/7 technical support with the purchase of the engine, which is the latest sealed engine to be approved for USAC competition.
For more information about the about the Fontana Sealed “Rhino” Engine, please contact Brad Kuhn at Fontana Automotive at (215) 594-7213.