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Tim Wilkerson tops Funny Car qualifying at SpringNationals

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) Tim Wilkerson topped Funny Car qualifying Saturday in the NHRA SpringNationals with his record run Friday at Royal Purple Raceway. Wilkerson had career- and track-record time of 3.899 at 327.59 in his Ford Shelby Mustang. The 2004 SpringNationals winner, he won this year in Arizona anbd North Carolina. ''We're excited about how the season has started, of course...
Via Associated Press
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

CTSC: FORD PERFORMANCE TAKES TOP TWO SPOTS IN BMW PERFORMANCE 200‏

Multimatic Motorsports’ Billy Johnson and Scott Maxwell co-drove their No. 15 Ford Shelby GT350-R-C to victory in Friday’s BMW Performance 200 at Daytona International Speedway, the season-opening race for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Johnson and Maxwell started third out of 37 production-based sports cars (eight in the Grand Sport class). They claimed the...
Via On Pit Road
January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Big seller: Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 demand pushing up prices

The new Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is already a classic. At least, it's selling like one.One of the high-performance coupes was recently sold at a Mecum Auction event in Kissimmee, Fla., for $115,000 - more than double its sticker price of $55,000.And the winning bidder may have gotten a bargain. Only 100 GT350s and 37 two-seat GT350Rs were built last year, and the auction car,...
Via Fox Sports
January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Ford Mustang-based Rocket Speedster ready for takeoff

The last time Henrik Fisker designed a convertible, it was a sleek, plug-in hybrid called the Karma Sunset hat never saw the light of day. His latest likely has a brighter future. The Rocket Speedster is a customized Ford Mustang that Fisker penned for Galpin Auto Sports, of “Pimp My Ride” fame. It’s a follow-up to the $125,000 Rocket coupe the collaborators launched last...
Via Fox Sports
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Maxwell, Johnson Take Replacement Ford Shelby GT350R-C To Continental Tire Challenge Victory At Lime Rock Park

One race after seeing their new No. 15 Ford Performance/Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby GT350R-C destroyed at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson opened up the second half of the 2015 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season by winning the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park in a replacement car. It was a 1-2 finish for Multimatic Motorsports,...

Inside Ford Performance's track-to-street tech transfer

When Austin Cindric and Jade Buford took the new Ford Shelby GT350R-C to victory lane for the first time at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, it wasn't just a win for Multimatic Motorsports, but in fact for the entire Ford Performance organization, including its line of production cars. That's because all of Ford's high-performance vehicle programs are now under one roof, thanks to...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cindric Becomes Youngest Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Winner In New Ford Shelby, Joins Buford In Victory At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Given the opportunity to finish a Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race for the first time, 16-year-old Austin Cindric charged to the front to join Jade Buford in scoring their first series victory on Saturday under sunny skies at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Buford started on the outside of the front row in the new No. 158 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby GT350R-C. After...

Austin Cindric, son of Team Penske president, sets CTSC mark

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (AP) Austin Cindric, the 16-year-old son of Team Penske president Tim Cindric, has become the youngest winner in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series. Cindric combined with co-driver Jade Buford to win on Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in their Multimatic Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R-C. Buford started the 2 1/2-hour race on the outside of...
Via Associated Press
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

New Ford Shelby GT350R-C making waves

Last month’s Continental Tire 150 at Watkins Glen International saw the competition debut of Ford Performance’s newest GT contender, which raised some eyebrows up and down the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge paddock. After nearly a year of development, the new Ford Shelby GT350R-C broke cover and immediately impressed, with Scott Maxwell taking the latest-generation Mustang...
Via Fox Sports
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Wash 'N Ride for a Cause Raises Record Amount

Homestead-Miami Speedway hosted its third annual Wash ‘N Ride for a Cause charity car wash on Saturday, May 17, which saw a different group of cars speeding around the 1.5-mile oval. More than 200 cars headed to the track on Saturday to have their car washed and dried as they followed the official Homestead-Miami Speedway Ford Shelby Mustang GT 500 around the speedway. The event...
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