SCCA Formula Enterprises cars will be transitioning from their current 2.3-liter engine to a 2.0-liter Mazda MZR engine. As a result, a new class for cars fitted with the new engine will be created for 2018, FE2. Both FE and FE2 will run as national classes for two years before all cars must be converted to the new engine to compete in U.S. Majors Tour events and at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs.
The decision was made by Sports Car Club of America’s Board of Directors because there is a need for a new drivetrain. Currently, FE cars are powered by a 2.3-liter engine. However, SCCA Enterprises President Robey Clark noted that replacement parts for that powerplant have become increasingly scarce, so SCCA Enterprises had to explore new options.