Seasoned EngineLabs readers have seen these pages showcase the talents at RoushYates Racing Engines numerous times, from a look inside the record-setting Ecoboost sports car engine to a cutaway NASCAR engine auctioned for charity. Most recently we revived a chat with Robert and Doug Yates at the AETC conference that discussed the challenges of implementing changes in the NASCAR engine structure.
Now we get to go inside RoughYates race for an all-too-brief look at the operation. In this Ford promotional video, Doug Yates talks about the mission of RoushYates and its commitment to servicing all the Ford teams on the NASCAR circuit. Of course, he acknowledges the contributions of all the employees, and there are plenty of snapshots of technicians working with every single part of an engine. Check out the guy that’s uber-inspecting the valve keepers!
Engine enthusiasts will drool over the spacious, well-lit work areas, high-tech test equipment and thousands of parts at RoushYates’ disposal. It serves as a reminder that the “One Ford” strategy that the Blue Oval instituted many years ago is working. No more cylinder head battles between the Yates and Roush camps — now all the Ford teams share in the technology.
Check out the video, even if you’re a GM or Toyota fan. It’s a tribute to engine-building excellence and a sneak peek inside a few rooms that only a handful of people ever get to visit.