Lee, New Hampshire – With most of the short track racing in the northeast coming to a close for the winter months, plans are well underway for the 2003 season at Lee USA Speedway as Management makes plans to implement the ZZ4 Engine for the Late Model Stock division. “There has been a lot of interest in this General Motors Performance crate engine,” says Peter Watson, General Manager of Lee USA Speedway, who has been receiving at least four calls a week from race teams throughout New England. 
It has been talked about for nearly two years now, and according to Watson, the only way to help control the escalating costs of racing. In fact Tom Curly, American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Tour Director, has over 100 cars currently registered with ACT utilizing the ZZ4; and boasts a minimum of 50 cars competing at each event during the 2002 season. On the local level, Tom Fuller, a weekly competitor at Lee who has run the engine for the past three years, is proof of its success and cost effectiveness; visiting victory lane on more than one occasion.
The GM crate ZZ4 is a 355-horse power engine that uses a 4-barrel carburetor and comes race-ready for a mere price tag of approximately $4,400 (less the carburetor). According to officials of the General Motors Performance Motor Division, the crate engines level the playing field, while minimizing technical inspections as well as reducing overall costs for the car owner. Although durability of the engine will need to be proven on the track, the price certainly makes them more affordable and therefore, more attractive at drawing new (and returning) competitors.
Lee officials have scheduled a special informational meeting at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 2nd, in conjunction with the annual Swap Meet slated for November 2nd and 3rd, 2002 at Lee USA Speedway. Tom Curly will be the guest speaker; sharing his experience with the ZZ4 and its impact on the infamous ACT tour. Also on hand to answer questions will be engine builder, Dave McMaster.
Make your plans to be at Lee USA Speedway, November 2nd and 3rd, for the annual Swap Meet and take this opportunity to learn more about the GM crate ZZ4 that is expected to be the engine of the future. For more information and to secure a spot for the meeting, contact Peter Watson at (978) 462-4252.