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Ford Performance wants to help you turn those speeding tickets into time slips. Sure, it gets expensive if you want to move up the ranks. Track fees, tires, brakes — all that also adds up quicker when you race. They have experiences for skill levels ranging from the new driver to advanced drivers honing their road course skills. As it is, your Mustang is already a pretty good track piece. You can make fairly large gains in your speed just by honing your driving skills.
2018 Ford Mustang GT Long-Term Review: Trying Drag Mode at the drag strip
To illustrate that point, we took a Ford Mustang GT and turned it into a midsecond weekend racer and managed to do it without breaking the bank or sacrificing mileage or reliability. While we elected to use a Mustang as our platform, this project would work with almost any modern muscle car, including the Corvette, Camaro, Challenger, Charger, and a variety of imports. Put simply, we wanted a car that was capable of second elapsed times on the dragstrip, but it also needed to be suitable for daily driving.
Racing is something that people tend to think is expensive or only for professionals. All over the US there are local car clubs and racing enthusiasts that organize and participate in amateur events. Most events are held on weekends or holidays, and in locations that are easily accessible to the public. Through this new series we hope to help the racing-interested to become actual participants.