This week, we are getting "Up To Speed" with the #53 car of Brandon Hauck. Brandon is a new driver with the Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets, but is not new to the series. Hauck has been crew chief for many drivers throughout the years before getting into the driver's seat. Hauck has helped and had many wins with Adam Racine, Adrian Stahle and Jeff.
The USAC Midget rulebook embraces a wide range of engines that includes four- and six-cylinder powerplants, two-valve and four-valve cylinder heads, and overhead-valve, single overhead cam, and dual overhead cam valvetrain designs. The new Chevy Midget racing engine uses the proven pushrod/two-valve layout that has been the hallmark of GM small Author: Racecar Engineering.
We see the results in Indy Cars, road racing, drag racing and, of course, NASCAR. Imagine what would happen if one of those factories applied all that modern technology to something like a Midget.