I knew someone would have more definitive information on this. Thanks.
Originally posted by itsanonwingthing
A Google search uncovered these Casey Luna tidbits.
In the 1980s, long-time team owner and Ford dealer Casey Luna became frustrated with the fact that he had to run a Brand X motor, and funded development of an aluminum sprint car engine based on Ford's potent 351 Cleveland V8. Like the "Chevy" engines, the "Ford" sprint car engine block and heads are actually cast by outside suppliers, usually Fontana or Alan Root.
In 1989 Luna finally achieved his goal of winning the World of Outlaws championship with this creation, with Bobby Davis Jr. driving. This was the year of the infamous World of Outlaws - United Sprint Association split, so some might question the validity of this trophy. But in 1996 Luna's Ford-powered sprinter won the title convincingly, with Dave Blaney at the wheel of the Vivarin #10, and no asterisks to be found anywhere!
Ohio's Dave Blaney has long been a competitive WoO runner, but when he teamed up with car owner Casey Luna's #10 Ford-powered sprinter, he started to win anything that wasn't nailed down, including the 1995 World of Outlaws championship. Luna retired at the end of the 1996 season, but Blaney continued on (with a change of engines) as one of the top 4 drivers on the Outlaw tour.