This year was difficult for much of the country dealing with a crippling pandemic. While dirt track racing was hampered by many delays and canceled events, Quicksilver Products experienced a real breakout year.
Its year began with the Florida Late Model Challenge Series (FLMCS), formerly known as the Florida Late Model Points Challenge, which authorized the Quicksilver 357 CT engine as an engine option for competition in the series.
The Late Model Sportsman Series was added to the rapidly growing list of racing series that allowed the Quicksilver crate engine to compete. In addition, the company has been working with several open-wheel series, testing the engine for future competition on dirt and asphalt.
Quicksilver Street Stock Series
Meanwhile, the Quicksilver Street Stock racing series that was developed in 2016 by Tennessee track promoters looking for a budget traveling series to compete at local tracks, has continued to add new drivers and teams. The series is open to all crate engines and even local machine shops that build crate engines that fit in the series’ rules.
The series has been a proving ground for Quicksilver’s 357 CT crate engine with cars equipped with the company’s engine finishing in the top nine spots in the series’ 2020 final points total.
About The 357 CT Crate Engine
Florida Late Model Challenge Series founder Tom Whipple said, “The Quicksilver 357 motor is basically identical to the GM 602, all aftermarket parts are interchangeable, visually you cannot tell them apart.”
Basically, a true statement except the 357 CT crate engine is built by Quicksilver, using their components, and sealed at their factory. They are backed by Mercury and sold through the Quicksilver aftermarket parts division. Unlike other aftermarket crate engines, there is no authorized rebuilder. All engines are built or rebuilt at the factory. The 357 CT is designed to run on low octane fuel but it will run well on high octane or E85.
For more information on the Quicksilver 357 CT crate engine, visit them at www.quicksilver-products.com.