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ROBERT YATES | NASCAR HALL OF FAME NOMINEE

Posted on: March 10th, 2017
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MOORESVILLE, NC, March 10, 2017 – The entire Yates family, Roush Yates Engines organization and Yates fans were thrilled to hear that Robert Yates was announced as one of the 20 NASCAR Hall of Fame Nominees for 2018. Robert is one of those rare people that found his passion in life early on, ‘building horsepower’ and built a legendary career around pursuing his passion of building championship winning engines.

Winning is synonymous with Robert Yates. Robert found success as both an engine builder and car owner, winning championships in both categories.

As noted by Tom Jensen in a recent Fox Sports article, “Yates was a racer’s, racer.”

Robert was the premier engine builder of the 1960’s and won an amazing 77 races from (1967-1988) as a NASCAR engine builder.

He worked with some of the most famous teams and drivers of the sport; getting his start with Holman-Moody Racing in 1967, working with NASCAR Hall of Famer Junior Johnson, Bobby Allison and Cale Yarborough, later leading Allison to a series championship in 1983 with DiGard Racing.

In 1988, Yates was presented with the opportunity to own his own race team and decided to take the next step in his celebrated career and opened Robert Yates Racing (RYR).  Long known for his secret weapon, the notorious ‘Yates horsepower’, this is where he was really able to develop the craft of engine building and do things his way.

Yates’ two car team proved to be one of the most invincible opponents in the NASCAR garage. Winning a total of 57 races and 48 pole positions. Robert Yates Racing provided championship race cars and engines for legendary drivers Davey Allison (also a 2018 nominee), Ernie Irvan, Rick Rudd, Elliott Sadler and David Gilland.

As part of NASCAR’s modern era of team owners, Robert made a name for himself winning the Daytona 500 as a team owner and engine builder in 1992, 1999 and 2000. In 1999, the team also secured a NASCAR Cup Championship with driver Dale Jarrett.

While the ‘Yates Horsepower’ made him a legend; Yates prides himself on the fact that his business started as a true family organization and today Roush Yates Engines is still part of the family passion, to build championship winning engines for Ford Performance lead by son, Doug Yates.

Robert announced his retirement from racing in 2007, but has never been far from the track.

 

 

 

BLANEY TAKES HOME FIRST NASCAR CUP SERIES WIN!

Posted on: June 12th, 2017
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LONG POND, Penn., June 12, 2017 –  Ryan Blaney won his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Pocono Raceway and first for the legendary Wood Brothers Racing since 2011. Ford Performance swept the weekend at Pocono with the power of Ford FR9 race engines and marked Roush Yates Engines 298th overall MENCS, IMSA and FIA win.

“Congratulations to Ryan and the Wood Brothers Racing on their first win together,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Ryan drove the car like a veteran, taking on the best in the sport and battled for his first win. A solid day for the Ford Performance teams with four Fords finishing in the top five.”

The famed ‘Tricky Triangle’ would find it’s match with the No. 21, Blaney. Leading only the last 10 laps of the race, Blaney showcased his talents and battled with the best of NASCAR. After battling technical difficulties all day with his radio, Blaney would not be deterred. The No. 21 drove with immense determination and leaned on the horsepower of the Ford FR9 engine to reel in the No. 18, Kyle Busch.
With 10 laps to go, Blaney was able to overtake Busch and hold off a hard charging Ford teammate, Kevin Harvick (Stewart Haas Racing) to take the checkered flag a mere .139 of a second ahead of Harvick to mark his first NASCAR Cup win and Ford’s 654th all-time series win.

Blaney commented in victory lane, “It exceeds the dream a little bit.  I grew up watching my dad race on this race track and it’s so cool to get the Wood Brothers in victory lane, number one, and to do it here at a race track that is really close to Ohio – a home to me – is pretty awesome.”

Blaney makes the fourth Ford driver to lock in a place in the playoffs; Kurt Busch (Daytona), Keselowski (Atlanta) and fellow first time MENCS winner Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Talladega).

It was a stellar finish for Ford Performance with four Ford Fusions finishing in the Top-5.

Finishing Order:
1st – Ryan Blaney | Wood Brothers Racing
2nd – Kevin Harvick | Stewart-Haas Racing
4th – Kurt Busch | Stewart-Haas Racing
5th – Brad Keselowski | Team Penske

In the NASCAR Xfinity race on Saturday, Ford Performance found victory lane as well, with the No. 22 Brad Keselowski Ford Mustang.

Keselowski dominated the race by winning both the first and second stages and showed the power of the Ford FR9 race engine by chasing down the leaders in the closing laps of the race. In a last lap pass, Keselowski was able to take over the lead from Kyle Larson to claim his 35th NXS career win, by winning the Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway.

“Hell of a race,” commented Keselowski in victory circle. “Really happy for the 22 team. It’s been a while. It’s good for Ford and everybody. It feels good for me, the team. They deserve it.”

The win marked Ford’s fifth of the season, most among manufacturers, and by the fifth different driver. Other Mustang winners in 2017 include Ryan Reed (Daytona), Joey Logano (Las Vegas), Aric Almirola (Talladega) and Ryan Blaney (Charlotte).

NASCAR Xfinity Driver Standings (after Pocono)
4th Bubby Wallace Jr. | Roush Fenway Racing
6th Ryan Reed | Roush Fenway Racing
9th Cole Custer | Stewart-Haas Racing
NASCAR Cup and Xfinity move to Michigan International Speedway:
  • Monster Energy Cup Series on Sunday, June 18th | 3:00pm | FS1
  • Xfinity Series on Saturday, June 17th | 1:30pm | FS1
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series travels to Gateway Motorsports Park.
  • Camping World Truck Series on Saturday, June 17th | 8:30pm | FS1

The 85th running of the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans will also take place on June 17th in Le Mans, France. The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing teams will be looking to defend their 2016 historic win.

Reference the full 2017 schedule on www.roushyates.com.

13 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 298 WINS – 266 POLES!

POWERED BY ECOBOOST FORD GTs DOMINATE ROAD AMERICA

Posted on: August 8th, 2017
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ELKHART LAKE, Wis., August 8, 2017 – Joey Hand and Dirk Müller took the No. 66, Ford GT to the podium for the second time this race season, in the IMSA Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America. The duo of Hand and Müller put the No. 66 on top of the podium, while the No. 67 sister-car secured P3 for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing.

“We had an exceptional weekend at Road America, coming home with two wins and a pole,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Congratulations to Dean Martin and Jack Jr. (Roush) on their GS win and Joey (Hand) and Dirk (Müller) on the GTLM win at Road America. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and KohR Motorsports had strong cars this weekend and with the team’s race strategy we were able to start up front and race strong all weekend.”

The Ford GTs started the race side-by-side on the front row. Dirk Müller in the No 66, captured his second pole (2:01.422) in a row at Road America and third for the season, while teammate Ryan Briscoe (2:02.203) in the No. 67 qualified second.

The direct injection, 3.6L, twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine performed flawlessly during the two-hour, 40-minute road race sprint. The Roush Yates Engines’ Calibration Engineers, alongside their Ford Performance teammates monitored the powerplants, adjusting calibration mappings and traction control inputs to maximize the power and performance of the Ford EcoBoost throughout the challenging 276-mile race.

“Starting from pole and really being able to manage this race is what you need to do,” Hand said. “GTLM is a tough category. There are a bunch of good drivers, a bunch of good cars and teams, so you, if you can, want to stay out front. You don’t want to get stuck in the back. That’s what we did, until that one restart. I was shuffled a little bit and got into a dogfight, ended up in the grass, but caught that quick yellow again and I was able to capitalize on it and get back out front. This is a good one for us. We had a few bad races and we’re coming up to the last run to the championship, so this is just what we needed.”

Achieving their second win of the season, secured the No. 66 valuable driver and team points as they head into the last three races of the season; Virginia International Raceway, Laguna Seca and Road Atlanta.

The No. 67 also claimed the fourth DEKRA Green Racing award in a row for being the cleanest, fastest and most efficient car in the GTLM class, which is attributed to the Ford EcoBoost engine.
Ford Driver Points Standings (after Road America)
2nd No. 66 | Joey Hand & Dirk Müller
4th No. 67 | Ryan Briscoe & Richard Westbrook
The Ford Mustang GT4 powered by the Ford Mustang 5.2L V8, also had a successful weekend in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge GS class. Dean Martin and Jack Roush Jr. earned their second win together in the No. 59 NanoProMT/Roush Performance Ford Mustang GT4 at Road America and the third win of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season for KohR Motorsports.

“The Mustang was fast,” said Dean Martin, owner and driver of the NanoProMT Ford Mustang.

Roush, who qualified P2, inherited the P1 position after the polesitter encountered mechanical issues on the first lap. The No. 59 built a sizeable lead on the rest of the field before inclement weather moved in and forced IMSA to red flag the race for a period of time and eventually led to race being called early.
“Dean and the team did a tremendous amount of work, getting the car ready for this race,” Roush said. “We started in very transitional conditions. It’s always kind of a challenge, as a driver, trying to find where the grip is as it’s constantly changing. You’re also trying to decide which tires to choose. The Continental tires came up to temp really well and we were just able to find more and more time out there. It was a blast.”
The next IMSA race will be held at Virginia International Speedway, August 25th – 27th.
• CTSC | Saturday, August 26th | 2:00 pm ET | IMSA.com

• WTSC | Sunday, August 27th | 1:30 pm ET | FS1

13 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 303 WINS – 269 POLES!

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“10 SUNDAYS” Video : EPISODE 4 CHARLOTTE

Posted on: October 12th, 2017
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MOORESVILLE, NC – October 12, 2017

Follow this unique behind the scenes 10-week video series from Ford Performance, documenting the various aspects of the Ford Performance NASCAR program.

Four Ford drivers, including Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., have advanced to the round of 12 drivers competing for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.

In this week’s episode, the Round of 12 kicks off at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Kevin Harvick talking about the importance of being good on mile-and-a-half race tracks.  His comments prove prophetic as he goes out and wins the first two stages before eventually finishing third. In addition, Ford remembers NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Robert Yates, who passed away last week, with a special decal.

*Courtesy of Ford Performance

ROUSH YATES ENGINES “ENGRAVES” A PARTNERSHIP WITH TYKMA ELECTROX

Posted on: November 28th, 2017
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MOORESVILLE, NC – November 28, 2017 – Roush Yates Engines is pleased to announce a multi-year endorsement program with new partner TYKMA Electrox Industrial Laser Systems. TYKMA Electrox is an industry specialist, with over 40 years of experience in the laser marking and engraving systems. They build superior equipment and provide world-class personalized customer service experience.

“Nine years ago, we purchased our first piece of equipment from Aaron Grimes at TYKMA Electrox,” said Todd English, Vice President Business Development, Roush Yates Engines. “It has been a great experience and an invaluable asset for our engine components and product traceability initiatives. Because of their premium line of products, training and customer service we knew they were the right partner for us on our next laser system.”

Utilizing the latest in MOPA fiber laser technology, TYKMA Electrox machines offer high end design and are packed with cutting edge features and backed with the best warranty in the industry. Having the capability to mark both tall and large components on a variety of substrates, from all metals to most plastics, from anodized to carbide and more, makes this the most versatile engraving and marking machine available.

“We needed a laser marking system that could mark a variety of part sizes, surfaces and graphics,” commented Bob Ucman, Vice President of Manufacturing, Roush Yates Engines. “The system needed to be able to be robotically integrated, while being user friendly for programming. We knew TYKMA was the place to go. The Zetalase XLT meets all our needs. Traceability of our products is critical, and this new system will allow us to mark batches of parts with accuracy and speed, leading to reduced production time and improved efficiencies.”

TYKMA Electrox’s focus is the relationship with customers, as they aim to simplify and streamline the entire process, from the initial contact through the installation of a selected laser system and longevity of equipment. TYKMA Electrox strives to provide a personalized consultative approach to deliver the perfect application to match the needs of each individual customer.

“Customer Service at TYKMA Electrox is the best in the business,” commented Jeff Smith, Maintenance Supervisor, Roush Yates Engines.  “After nine years without any down time on our existing piece of equipment, our AC/DC converter went out.  Within a few hours, TYKMA Electrox informed us of a source and solution. This service department is a fantastic trouble shooting and diagnostic team.”

“We’re extremely proud to be a partner of Roush Yates Engines,” commented Aaron Grimes, National Sales Manager for TYKMA Electrox. “Roush Yates has a tested and proven commitment to quality and performance through their high-performance engines. Roush Yates chooses partners that mirror their standards and values. We provide the same high level of performance and customer service to our laser marking customers around the world every day. The Zetalase XLT is our top of the line system, featuring a continuous 24” x 24” marking field and a 70W laser for fast processing times. This laser marking system will take the Roush Yates marking, etching and engraving capabilities to the next level and were excited to see them put this tool in action.”

About TYKMA Electrox  
TYKMA Electrox is a world leading manufacturer of industrial laser systems with combined experience of more than 55 years. We specialize in industrial laser systems for a variety of applications  with a focus in laser marking, etching and engraving systems. With US based headquarters, facilities in the UK and Germany and a presence in more than 25 countries, we are well equipped to service thousands of customers worldwide.

As a provider of permanent marking technologies, we have the responsibility to be the industry expert in their specification, design and use. We take our work seriously, and in a consultative style, we work with our customers from the first contact to fully understand their needs.

Production is supported by experienced, product identification industry management, highly qualified engineers, software designers and skilled, factory-trained technical service professionals. Every system we build is fully warranted, designed to exacting international standards and backed by exceptional 24/7 service, training and technical support. Learn more about TYKMA Electrox at https://www.permanentmarking.com/.

About Roush Yates Engines  
Roush Yates Engines is a leading edge engine development company, with 3 state-of-the-art facilities based in Mooresville, NC; which include Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Performance Engines Group, focused on road racing and Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions, a world class manufacturing center and ISO 9001 / AS9100 certified. The company’s core business includes designing, building and testing purpose built race engines.

Ford Performance in partnership with Roush Yates Engines is the exclusive engine builder of the NASCAR FR9 Ford V8 engine and twin-turbo EcoBoost Ford V6 race engine that powers the Ford GT super car.

With the unparalleled culture of winning and steeped in rich racing history, Roush Yates Engines continues to follow the company’s vision to lead performance engine innovation and staying true to the company’s mission, provide winning engines through demonstrated power and performance.  Learn more about Roush Yates Engines at www.roushyates.com.

Hunt Brothers® Pizza Expands Partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing

Posted on: January 5th, 2017
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Jan. 5, 2017) – Hunt Brothers Pizza, the No. 1 made-to-order pizza brand in convenience stores across the United States, is expanding its partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) to include a four-race sponsorship of Kevin Harvick in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.

 

Hunt Brothers Pizza has been involved with SHR since 2014, serving as an associate sponsor of Harvick and the No. 4 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team while also being the official pizza of SHR.

 

As SHR expands its operation into the XFINITY Series for the first time in 2017, Hunt Brothers Pizza will be the primary sponsor of Harvick’s No. 41 Ford Mustang April 8 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, May 27 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, July 7 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta and Sept. 2 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. Hunt Brothers Pizza will also serve as an associate sponsor of SHR’s No. 00 Ford Mustang driven by XFINITY Series rookie-of-the-year contender Cole Custer.

 

Hunt Pizza Media

“NASCAR has been a strong platform for Hunt Brothers Pizza thanks to the roles Kevin Harvick and Stewart-Haas Racing have played in representing our brand,” said Keith Solsvig, vice president of marketing, Hunt Brothers Pizza. “NASCAR fans love to travel and visit convenience stores. We want to continue to show our appreciation to our store partners and their consumers. Having our own Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford Mustang on the racetrack with a partner like Kevin is a great way to showcase how we constantly strive for excellence.”

 

Prior to winning the 2014 NASCAR Cup Series championship, Harvick won two XFINITY Series titles in 2001 and 2006. The 41-year-old from Bakersfield, California, has 46 XFINITY Series wins to augment his 35 NASCAR Cup Series victories.

 

“I’ve always enjoyed competing in the XFINITY Series,” Harvick said. “With Stewart-Haas Racing starting a new program, I’m excited to be a part of the building process because it will make us stronger going forward as a company. I’m proud to continue working with Hunt Brothers Pizza and seeing their colors on my Ford Mustang.”

 

Hunt Brothers Pizza became involved in NASCAR as a team partner in 2008 when the company sponsored Haas CNC Racing, the precursor of SHR. Hunt Brothers Pizza aligned with Harvick in 2011, and 2017 marks its seventh year with the veteran driver.

 

For more information about Hunt Brothers Pizza or to locate a store near you, visitwww.HuntBrothersPizza.com. Follow Hunt Brothers Pizza on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for news and current promotions.

LOGANO WINS XFINITY RACE IN VEGAS!

Posted on: March 13th, 2017
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LAS VEGAS, Nev., March 13, 2017 – Team Penske and the No. 12 of Joey Logano won their first NASCAR Xfinity race of the year Saturday night in the Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas. This was the third consecutive win for the No. 12 driven by Logano in the Ford Mustang powered by Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines’ FR9 Carb engine.

“Joey drove a great race.” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Congratulations to Team Penske, Joey and Ford Performance. Our teams worked hard and it all came together during the Xfinity race.”

Logano led a race high of 106 laps and persevered five restarts in the last segment of the race, ending with a five lap sprint to victory. After choosing the outside lane for the final restart, Logano was able to capitalize on his track position, a well handling car and the horsepower of the Ford FR9 Carb engine to pass No. 42 Kyle Larson and go to victory lane.

“It was a fun race, for sure,” stated Logano. “First off, what a great group of guys and girls that have been put together for this No. 12 car.”

Logano’s last win in the No. 12 was October 2016 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This made Logano’s 28thcareer Xfinity win and second Xfinity win of the year for Ford Performance.

The Ford Mustangs ran strong with all six finishing in the top 20.
1st – No. 22 Joey Logano | Team Penske
6th – No. 6   Darrell Wallace Jr. | Roush Fenway Racing
9th – No. 16 Ryan Reed | Roush Fenway Racing
10th – No. 22 Brad Keselowski | Team Penske
11th – No. 00 Cole Custer | Stewart-Haas Racing
17th – No. 98 Aric Almirola | Biagi DenBeste Racing
Brad Keselowski and his Ford Fusion edged out the field by .003 seconds to win the Coors Light Pole Qualifying event, running 193.680 mph followed by No. 21 Ryan Blaney from Wood Brothers Racing qualifying P3 and Team Penske’s No. 22 Joey Logano qualifying P6.

Team Penske drivers of Keselowski and Logano led 94 of 267 laps during Monster Energy’s NASCAR Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The Top 20 Ford Finishing Order:
4th – Joey Logano | Team Penske
5th – Brad Keselowski | Team Penske
7th – Ryan Blaney | Wood Brothers Racing
10th – Clint Bowyer | Stewart-Haas Racing
13th – Trevor Bayne | Roush Fenway Racing
14th – Aric Almirola | Richard Petty Motorsports

Ford Performance intends to keep the pedal to the metal as they roll into the second stop of the West Coast Swing; Phoenix. Tune in to see all the NASCAR excitement, Saturday, March 18th at 4:00 PM ET | FOX and Sunday March 19th | 3:30 PM ET | FOX. Reference the full 2017 schedule on www.roushyates.com.

13 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 289 WINS – 255 POLES!

About Roush Yates Engines  
Roush Yates Engines is a leading edge engine development company, with 3 state-of-the-art facilities based in Mooresville, NC; which include Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Performance Engines Group, focused on road racing and Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions, a world class manufacturing center and ISO 9001 / AS9100 certified. The company’s core business includes designing, building and testing purpose built race engines.

Ford Performance in partnership with Roush Yates Engines is the exclusive engine builder of the NASCAR FR9 Ford V8 engine and twin-turbo EcoBoost Ford V6 race engine that powers the Ford GT super car.

With the unparalleled culture of winning and steeped in rich racing history, Roush Yates Engines continues to follow the company’s vision to lead performance engine innovation and staying true to the company’s mission, provide winning engines through demonstrated power and performance.

5 Series – 9 Countries – 128 Races

TO FINISH FIRST, YOU MUST FIRST FINISH!

Posted on: June 13th, 2017
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MOORESVILLE, NC, June 13, 2017 – The legendary Ford GT will return to the Circuit des 24 Heures in Le Mans, France this week to defend its 2016 GTE Pro Class victory, which was won by the No. 68 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team of Joey Hand, Dirk Müller and Sébastien Bourdais who due to an injury, will be replaced this year by INDYCAR champion Tony Kanaan.
“There is a great amount of satisfaction that comes with an achievement like winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A special bond is present among the vast team that helped make it happen. You can look at each other and say on this day we were the best in the world. It’s especially nice when you know you are competing against a field of the world’s best,” noted Derrick Peacock, Technical Development Lead for Roush Yates Engines.

Can the famed Ford GT do what its ancestor did in 1966 & 1967 and win this world renowned race in consecutive years? If the Ford racing pedigree has anything to say about it, the answer will be, Yes!

The 2017 Le Mans race marks the 50th anniversary of Dan Gurney and AJ Foyt winning the race in 1967, driving the Ford GT40. This was the second in a streak of four consecutive wins for the Ford GT in 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969.

“This year it will be even tougher in some respects,” noted Adam McMaster, Calibration Engineer for Roush Yates Engines. “We have to be better than last year, that in itself is very difficult. We have to run 100 percent flawless to repeat our win from last year, but we are up for the challenge. To be here representing Roush Yates Engines is huge! We are trained to be a world-class engine supplier, here we are competing and winning against the best in the world.”

In order to win a 24 hour endurance race every team has to step up their game and to say “the devil is in the details,” is not a far cry from the truth when it comes to the Ford GT. The Ford GT is equipped with miles of wiring and numerous monitoring sensors. The elite calibration team at Roush Yates Engines take a leadership role in reviewing and analyzing the millions of lines of data being generated by the Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine.

For many of us race fans a screen streaming telemetry data can look much like an EKG monitor. To the Roush Yates Engines’ calibration engineers, it is their direct link to the twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine, providing valuable information back to the team.
With more than 100 years of experience the talented team of Craig Ashmore, Adam McMaster, Phillip Vars, Charles Vogel, and Wade Riesterer, alongside the Ford Performance team will constantly monitor the vital signs of the Ford EcoBoost race engines, as they run over 11,500 miles during the 24-hour endurance race.
This sophisticated technology will track every revolution of the engine and monitor it through the constantly changing atmosphere, track conditions and driver inputs throughout the race. This group of engineers will analyze, interpret and convey valuable insights to the race engineers, in order to refine engine boost and traction control parameters in parallel with driver feedback.
All this is done to ensure the engine and car are operating at peak performance over the constantly changing conditions of the 24-hour race. This is a very detail and tedious responsibility, but a very necessary one for managing track strategy in a 24-hour race, like Le Mans.
They refer to it as the ‘World’s toughest endurance race’ for a reason. As the old adage goes, “To finish first, you must first finish!”  And that is what we intend to do as ONE FORD.
Click to watch: ROUND 2 | 24 HOURS OF LE MANS
The green flag drops for the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 17th.
#GoLikeHell #FordLeMans #LEMANS24

VIDEO: RTR MUSTANGS FACE OFF

Posted on: August 9th, 2017
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MONROE, Wash., August 9, 2017  – Vaughn Gittin Jr. took on teammate Chelsea DeNofa in a battle of the Ford Mustang RTRs at Formula Drift Seattle.

ENJOY THE RIDE!

Video courtesy of Ford Performance

Video | Behind the Scenes with Ken Block on Pikes Peak

Posted on: October 17th, 2017
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MOORESVILLE, NC –  October  17, 2017 – Go behind the scenes of the filming of Climkbhana with Ken Block and Hoonigan Media Machine.

Ken Block took on Pikes Peak in Colorado to make the historic climb up Pikes Peak today, in his 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR V2. The Hoonicorn powered through the twist and turns of Pikes Peak with 1,400 horsepower being generated from it’s twin turbo, methanol powered V8 engine built in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Pikes Peak = 156 Turns | 12.42 Miles | 14, 115′ Elevation

* Courtesy Ford Performance