Archive for August, 2019


Posted on: August 5th, 2019
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WATKINS GLEN, NY – August 5, 2019 – Austin Cindric won his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series race this season, winning the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International, in the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang. Cindric, became the youngest driver in series history to win at a road course at age 20.
“Congratulations Austin, Tim, Roger and Brian Wilson,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Austin drove an incredible race and displayed his driving experience in those last nine laps. Brian and Austin were well prepared with their race strategy and they executed flawlessly for the win. It’s great to see all three Ford Performance drivers with wins this year as we approach the 2019 Xfinity Series playoffs.”
Cindric in the No. 22 Ford Mustang was in the lead on lap 69, when his crew chief called him to pit road during the sixth caution of the race for fresh tires. After restarting in ninth, on lap 73, Cindric began working his way through the field. After another quick caution on lap 76, Cindric restarted sixth and quickly moved into second place behind the race leader. On lap 81, during an intense battle, Cindric was able to nudge the leader and took the lead.

“AJ is a hell of a race car driver, so I knew it wasn’t going to be easy even if we got there with way newer tires,” Cindric said. “I’m just so blessed and appreciative of this kind of an opportunity at this stage, racing these types of race cars, and I hope this is first of many.”

All four Ford Performance drivers finished in the top 10 at Watkins Glen International, Team Penske teammates Austin Cindric in P1 and Ryan Blaney in P4 while Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Chase Briscoe finished P6 and Cole Custer P7.

In the Monster Energy NASCAR Series Race, Ryan Blaney, from Team Penske, finished P5 in the GoBowling at the Glen. Ford teammates Kevin Harvick finished in P7, Brad Keselowski in P9, and Aric Almirola in P12.
This weekend the MENCS returns to Michigan International Speedway while the Xfinity Series races at Mid-Ohio. Reference the full 2019 schedule on

* Photos courtesy of NASCAR Media


Posted on: August 5th, 2019
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ELKHART LAKE, WI – August 5, 2019 – Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe drove the No. 67 Ford GT to a win on Sunday, in the IMSA Road Race Showcase, making it three wins in a row for Ford Performance at Road America. The No. 66, driven by Joey Hand and Dirk Müller, made it a double podium for the second consecutive weekend, finishing second.

“Congratulations to Chip, Ford Performance, and the entire Ford Chip Ganassi Organization,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “For these race teams to finish 1 – 2, it showcases the effort and talent of these drivers and crews that compete in the GTLM class.  Congratulations to our team at Roush Yates Engines as well, this team is constantly working with Ford Performance to optimize the power and performance of the Ford GT.”
In a different race strategy, Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe won on a two-stop pit stop compared to three-stop pit stop strategy used at Lime Rock Raceway. After qualifying second, Briscoe took the lead passing the class pole sitter on lap 19 and turned the car over to Westbrook six laps later. Westbrook took the lead for good on lap 61 and crossed the finish line 10.657 seconds ahead of Ford Performance teammate Hand. In total Briscoe and Westbrook led 34 of the 77 laps in the GTLM class during the two hour, 40-minute race.

“I think the yellow-free race played to our strength of long runs,” Briscoe stated. “It was a pretty straightforward strategy of two stops. We were definitely better at the end of the stints than a lot of the other cars out there. We knew our advantage was going to be on old tires and that showed today. I think that’s where we made the difference.”

“Polar opposite of Lime Rock, when we won on a three-stopper,” Westbrook said. “Today, we made the two-stopper work. Just feels awesome. Ryan did a killer job today, put me in a really strong position.”

“I’m so proud of how hard the team has been working all season and to see the results with two consecutive wins is outstanding!” said Mark Rushbrook, Global Director of Ford Performance Motorsports.
In addition, in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge on Saturday, the No. 60 KohR Motorsports team of Nate Stacy / Kyle Marcelli finished P12 and the No. 40 PF Racing team of James Pesek / Jade Buford P23 in rainy and damp conditions.

IMSA will head to Virginia International Raceway for its next race on August 23rd – 25th.

* Photos courtesy of Ford Performance


Posted on: August 12th, 2019
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BROOKLYN, MI – August 12th, 2019 – Kevin Harvick won his second NASCAR MENCS race this season, winning the Consumer Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway, in the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Mustang. Since June of 2018, the Michigan Heritage Trophy has been at Ford Motor Company and with this win it will stay at Ford for the next 10 months.
“It was an incredible weekend for Ford Motor Company and Ford Performance NASCAR teams,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “It was special to be able to congratulate Edsel Ford and Kevin Harvick in Victory Lane. Competition in the MENCS and Xfinity series is extremely tough and to be able to win both poles and races this weekend is a testament to our partnership with Ford and our race teams.”
During MENCS qualifying, on Friday, Brad Keselowski’s No. 2 Team Penske Ford Mustang claimed the pole with the fastest lap time of 37.801. Harvick claimed the inside pole position while Ford Mustangs led the qualifying session with 8 out of the top 12 fastest times.
Harvick overcame a punctured right front tire early in the race but lined up seventh during the final restart on lap 153. During this final green flag run, Harvick passed Logano on lap 183 and took the checkered flag 1.595 seconds in front of second place. Ford Performance teammates led a total of 143 laps out of the 200-lap race.
“Doug and everybody at Roush Yates Engines does a great job and obviously Ford puts a big circle around these two Michigan races to come up here and be the top manufacturer, and when you look at our engine program, I think that these particular racetracks really fit the style of our torque curves and the things that we do, and it was right in our wheelhouse,” said Harvick.
“Of all the active tracks on the circuit, we have 38 or 39 wins at Michigan. I think it is a combination of the power and fuel economy which is a testament to Doug Yates, Roush Yates and the engine team, and use of our analytical tools to optimize the power and fuel economy which we saw today with what Kevin and the Stewart-Haas team was able to do,” commented Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance.
Only three races remain before the 2019 MENCS Playoffs. Ford Performance currently has seven drivers in the top-16 regular season standings; Joey Logano P2, Kevin Harvick P3, Brad Keselowski P6, Ryan Blaney P9, Aric Almirola P11, Ryan Newman P15, and Clint Bowyer P16.
In addition, Austin Cindric won his second NASCAR Xfinity Series race this season, winning the B&L Transport 170 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang. Cindric, started from the pole position with a lap time of 84.231 seconds and a speed of 95.506 mph.
After starting from the pole position, Cindric was able to lead the first 18 laps before pitting for four fresh tires and fuel. He was able to regain the lead on lap 44 before his final pit stop and lined up seventh for the restart on lap 60. Within two laps, Cindric was back in the lead and crossed the finish line 3.78 seconds ahead of second place. In total, Cindric led 46 of the 75-lap race at the 2.258, 13-turn Mid-Ohio course.
“I think this gives our team a lot of confidence. When we come to racetracks like this, we have a lot of assurance in our racecars and our speed. I am just over the moon to get my first win here at Mid-Ohio and my second win within a week of each other – it’s just incredible,” said Cindric.
All three Ford Performance drivers finished in the top-10 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course; Austin Cindric in P1 while Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Chase Briscoe finished P7 and Cole Custer in P8.

Both the NASCAR MENCS and Xfinity Series return to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend!

* Photos courtesy of NASCAR Media


Posted on: August 26th, 2019
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ALTON, VA – September 26, 2019 – Nate Stacy and Kyle Marcelli, co-drivers of the No. 60 Ford Mustang GT4 won on Saturday, at Virginia International Raceway in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, GS class. This marked KohR Motorsports first win of the 2019 season.

“Congratulations to KohR Motorsports, Nate, and Kyle,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “The team worked hard all day and to see them on the podium with their first win at VIR is pretty special.”

In lingering wet weather conditions, the two-hour IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series race came down to a one-lap shoot out, after a caution came out in the last ten minutes of the race. The field went green with just enough time to complete a one lap sprint around the 3.27-mile circuit. During the restart there was contact between the leader No. 69 McLaren and a hard charging No. 7 Porsche, pushing the No. 69 off track. This put the Ford Mustang in second position.

While the No. 7 Porsche went on to cross the finish line first, a post-race penalty was assessed for the incident, and the win was ultimately awarded to the No. 60 KohR Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4 of Marcelli and Stacy.

“I was a bit surprised to see it go green, to be honest with you,” said Marcelli. “I knew it was going to be high risk. You’re either going to come out a big winner or a big loser, so I was kind of in survival mode. I just wanted to bring it home and get a respectful result.”

“It was a crazy end of the race, but it couldn’t have gone any better, it was super awesome. Thanks to everyone at KohR and Ford Performance, it was great racing,” commented Stacy in Victory Lane.

In addition, the Ford GTs competed in the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing teammates, Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe finished P5 while Joey Hand and Dirk Müller finished P6.
IMSA will head to the West Coast in September to Monterey, California, home of the IMSA Monterey Grand Prix.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series was in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang driver Austin Cindric was on a mission after pitting for tires during a late race caution. Cindric drove his No. 22 Mustang from twentieth all the way up to finish P2. Ford teammates Chase Briscoe finished P7 and Cole Custer P10.

NASCAR will be going old school this weekend at Darlington Raceway during the annual Labor Day Throwback weekend.

* Photos courtesy of Ford Performance and NASCAR Media


Posted on: August 29th, 2019
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MOORESVILLE, NC, August 29, 2019 – Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions announced today a new multi-year partnership with ProShop USA Inc.

Established in Bellingham, WA, ProShop’s manufacturing enterprise software is a comprehensive paperless shop management system, engineered to benefit growing manufacturing companies. It’s a system built by a manufacturer for manufacturers, especially with AS9100 certified companies in mind.

“With ProShop we have complete visibility of our products and operations from estimating to shipping, real time inspection reporting to reduce scrap and rework, and intuitive inventory control, so we spend more time cutting chips and less time waiting for tools,” said Malcolm Pruitt, Manufacturing Planner, Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions. “ProShop provides the reliability that today’s industry demands.”

“As we expanded into an 88,000 sq. ft. world-class facility with 50 CNC machines, it was important that we did things thoughtfully and with clear intention,” commented Mitch Miller, VP of Manufacturing, Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions. “We knew we needed a tool that could flex and scale as we grew and would be user friendly for our 50 plus employees to use throughout the plant. As we reviewed products and results, it was clear the best choice for our CNC manufacturing facility was ProShop.”

ProShop is playing a vital role at Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions (RYMS). RYMS is utilizing ProShop’s vast experience and module-built Digital Manufacturing Eco System to help expand and connect our growing facility. The turn-key software brings the tools of ERP, MES, and QMS together to make one complete robust package.

The ability to go paperless and have everything related to a specific work-order at your fingertips is priceless to RYMS’s growing facility. As an ISO 9001 / AS9100 certified facility the ProShop system allows us to have everything in one location, regarding a particular work-order from pricing, quoting, list of tool operations and tooling to inventory, inspection data, shipping documentation, and accounts payable reports. This is vital for our growth and sustainability in today’s business landscape.
“What ProShop brings to the table is a proven competitive advantage in CNC manufacturing today,” said Todd English, VP Business Development, Roush Yates Engines. “We look forward to growing our partnership with ProShop and leveraging their expertise to help us exceed our overall business goals.”
“We’re incredibly excited to partner with Roush Yates,” commented Paul Van Metre, Founder of ProShop. “It was auto racing that got our team involved with the manufacturing industry more than 20 years ago, so to have an amazing and high-profile organization like Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions (RYMS) chose ProShop is rewarding and humbling at the same time. We know that the lessons we learned about how to run a world-class paperless manufacturing operation and features we built into ProShop to achieve those goals will help RYMS take their world class facility to an even higher level. Their commitment to quality, exceptional customer service, their AS9100 requirements, and the high pressure and demanding nature of their business makes them a superb customer for ProShop’s integrated ERP, QMS and MES functionality.”

With a shared commitment of excellence and innovation to make our products the best while making scheduling and pricing transparent, ProShop and Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions look forward to a long partnership together.

About ProShop: 

ProShop is the industry’s only ERP system specifically dedicated to and built in a CNC machine shop. We are fanatical about managing every detail of your machine shop in a paperless and web-based environment, including the ERP functions necessary to run your office, the QMS functions to manage your ISO or AS9100 system, and the MES functions to ensure your shop floor is running at peak efficiency. From managing visual work instructions, drawing revisions, job-routings, cutting tools, FAI and In-process inspection, NCR generation, calibration, machine utilization, job-costing, and much more, it’s all in ProShop and completely interconnected to every corner of your business. Leading shops know that going paperless and digital is the future for all machine shops. We’ve helped more shops go completely paperless than any other provider on the market. We live it and breathe every day, and it’s our passion to help you improve your business.

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