About The SHARP Mini Late Model

BASIC INFORMATION...

The Mini Late Models are scaled down versions of DIRT© Late Models powered by 600cc 4-stroke motorcycle engines.  Not to be confused with the TQ 3/4 Late models, the Series was created and modeled after the Northern micro modified racing series. This is a spec division that promotes affordable wheel to wheel racing, where the outcome isn’t based on financials. Sharp Engineering, LLC is working in collaboration with Hyper Racing, a leader in the Micro Sprint industry that supplies parts and services to racers across the country. Sharp Engineering, LLC  supports, distributes, and fabricates the Sharp Engineering Chassis. Dealer opportunities exist. 

 

WHAT RACING SHOULD BE…

We all want the race to be in the driver’s hands instead of the owner's pocketbook.  The platform and the strict technical rules makes the Mini Late Model one of the most competitive and affordable racing divisions in the country.  The cars weigh 900lbs. (with driver) and feature 110hp engines.  Shock rules and no prep hard compound tires assist in keeping operational cost to a minimum. Tires will last a season, engines are bullet proof and factory designed for the abuse. The combination of a stock sealed engine and engine impound rules eliminate the lure to buy horsepower.  Operational cost as low as fuel only!

THE MINI LATE MODEL….

The Mini Late Models are designed based upon technology used in 600cc micro-sprint cars.  Working closely with Hyper Racing the cars were designed around components already in production eliminating the worry of finding replacement parts.  Like the micro-sprints, the 600 Mods are chain driven using the same side gear/sprocket idea, along with splined rear axles, tubular front axle, coil-over suspension, rack and pinion steering, and 10" wheels.  The Mini Late Models sport an aluminum body crafted after the Southeast Crate and World of Outlaw DIRT Late Models.

SPECS…

General Specs:

  • 110+HP

  • 900lbs. minimum with driver

  • 70" wheelbase = 93 octane pump gas 

Engine Specs:

Factory stock Suzuki GSXR 600cc production engine

  • stock fuel injection

  • Aftermarket airbox

  • 520 chain drive 

  • Aftermarket three core radiator

  • Sealed Engine 

  • Sealed ECU and Harness

  • Fixed Pressure Fuel System

Frame/Body Styles:

  • 1.25" x .095 wall frame 

  • Side impact bars 

Suspension Specs:

  • 3 link coil over front suspension w/ 10" coil springs 

  • Wishbone coil over rear suspension w/ 10" coil springs 

  • Bilstein Shocks steel 6" stroke small body 

  • 1 3/4" x 52" Splined rear axle 

  • Chromoly front axle with direct mount hubs

Spec Stamped American Racer Tires/Wheels:

  • LF 19/8-10, 10x 8 wheel  SHARP Compound Only

  • RF 19/8-10, 10 x 8 wheel  SHARP Compound Only

  • LR 19/8-10, 10 x 8 wheel SHARP Compound Only

  • RR 20/10-10, 10 x 10 wheel  SHARP Compound Only

Brake System:

  • Wilwood Master Cylinder & Hydraulic Dual Piston caliper

  • Optional left front brake system with caliper and rotor

  • Outboard steel rotor with splined brake carrier on left rear corner

Safety:

  • Collapsible Steering Column

  • 5 Point Harness (Mandatory)

  • Aluminum Seat (Mandatory)

  • Fuel Cell with Spill Proof Vent

  • Multiple Egress points

  • Quick release steering wheel

The CHEAPEST way to go the FASTEST!!! 

*Please see the order form for additional options. 

The Dirt on ME:
I am from a small town in Georgia where I was introduced to dirt at a very early age. I don’t know why I am the way I am however I guess I can contribute most of it to how I was raised. No Complaints I loved every minute of my childhood. For the most part my parents were self-employed through most of my childhood thus I was taken from construction site to site and my favorite toys became tools. I got my first go kart when I was 3. I was racing karts by 10, ministocks somewhere around 14, enduro cars, street stock, offset karts etc. well before I was able to drive. I basically ran a small business out of my back yard doing automotive work and building race cars at the age of 16, and continued this until I graduated high school. I met a girl who is now my wife as she was headed to college. I applied to Georgia Southern for Mechanical Engineering completed a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, M.S. in Applied Engineering and obtained certificates in Occupational Safety and Environmental Compliance. I then proceeded to teach Mechanical Engineering at the University for 12 years. In 2016 I launched my company SHARP Engineering which has evolved into where we are today.  

Left to right: Spencer, His dad, His son.