Q Crew Running in Circles
ELIZABETH CITY, North Carolina
Circle Track Racing is one of the top motorsports in North America and…
Quicksilver is there to partner with Circle Track Racers at Dixieland Speedway to showcase our torque-drenched engines.
Circle Track Racing has been around since the early 1900’s and has grown tremendously since then. In Canada & USA there are over 30,000 participating drivers in this exciting sport.
What is a Circle Track Engine?
Most Circle Track engines are based on cast iron V-8 pushrod engines that haven’t been common in passenger cars since the 1970’s, and were last seen in trucks in the 1990’s. However, Quicksilver Mercury Marine continues to offer modern cast iron V-8’s as an active part of our MerCruiser marine propulsion systems. This is because iron engines continue to be the most cost effective, best performing, high torque, and durable solution for demanding applications such as inboard marine and racing engines. A Quicksilver Circle Track Engine is “essentially a marine engine dressed a little differently” says Mike Horak- Powertrain Category Director. “The Quicksilver CT Engines affordably offer extreme durability and higher torque compared to what otherwise has been available to the market.” Quicksilver offers two types of engines for Circle Track racing: 357-CT and 383-CT. And these engines, let me tell you, provide way more torque than 602 and 604 engines. These remanufactured engines are both durable and reliable. The power of a 357-CT engine is 350 HP at 5000 RPMs and torque of 407 ft-lb at 3600 RPM, while the 383-CT engine has 375 HP at 5100 RPMs and torque of 455 ft-lb at 3600 RPM. Available through thousands of dealers and Mercury’s international distribution system, these are ready to go with full support at a moment’s notice.
Who is Circle Track Racing For?
This sport is for anyone who has the thrill for speed and racing on an affordable budget.
June 10, 2016, Circle Track Racers Jeff Hunt and Ed Lane took to Dixieland Speedway in Elizabeth City, NC to race their rigs for the first time. Jeff raced Dixieland with car #57 using a Quicksilver 383-CT engine and placed 2nd! While, Ed raced the Speedway in car #33 with a Quicksilver 357-CT and placed 4th! Congratulations to both drivers! Way to represent Quicksilver’s Circle Track engine. They couldn’t do it without the help of their crew members, Kevin and Trevor; and the wonderful owners of Dixieland Speedway, Red and Debbie.
Driver: Jeff Hunt
Crew: Kevin Lyons
Class: Street Stock
Home: Virginia Beach, VA
Engine: Quicksilver 383-CT
Intake: Mercury Iron 2bbl
Driver: Ed Lane- Father
Crew: Trevor Lane- Son
Home: Hertford, NC
Engine: Quicksilver 357-CT
Intake: Edelbrock Aluminum 4bbl