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DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 12, 2019 – Ford and Ford Performance Racing School are joining forces to offer a complimentary program exclusively for owners of the all-new Shelby GT500.
GT500 Track Attack, the latest in a long line of similar owner programs offered by Ford Performance, will be the first one introduced at the new Ford Performance Racing School location, Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Much like sibling owner programs put on by the school, owners are given a unique opportunity to learn firsthand the capabilities of their cars with professional training from instructors. Training will happen in the classroom as well as on one of America’s best road courses and its first four-wide drag strip.
Owners of the all-new Shelby GT500 will be immersed into the performance and handling characteristics of their new cars in a controlled environment. Extensive course time teaches cornering, braking and launch techniques with a focus on the dynamics of the Shelby GT500, including its drive modes and launch control feature. Owners will have fun learning all about the performance attributes of this thrilling car and have the opportunity to improve their driving skills.
“With its supercar-level powertrain, the all-new Shelby GT500 takes Mustang to a performance level once reserved only for exotics,” said Dave Pericak, Ford director of enterprise product line management. “We’ve set a new standard among American performance cars with our most powerful street-legal V8 to date, plus the quickest-shifting transmission ever in a Mustang for all-out precision and speed. GT500 Track Attack is absolutely essential in helping owners understand how to get the most out of their cars. This promises to be an exciting experience – one that owners will never forget.”
Ford Performance Racing School will provide Shelby GT500s for participants to use in all exercises. An optional second day of on-track instruction will be conducted in Ford Mustang GTs equipped with upgraded Ford Performance suspensions and brakes.
“We are looking forward to the first season of GT500 Track Attack, especially as this will be among the first programs conducted at our new facility in Concord,” said Dan McKeever, president, Ford Performance Racing School. “Shelby GT500 is an exceptional car and delivers an exhilarating driving experience. Our school is the perfect venue to demonstrate just what it can do, both on the track and on the strip. Our professional instructors can help anyone take their driving expertise to the next level, whether they are beginners or experienced drivers.”
Ford will cover costs of the driving school in its entirety, while owners will be responsible for their travel, hotel and optional-day Mustang GT program costs. While not yet finalized, options for owners to bring guests are being considered. Those interested in learning more about this program should sign up here to receive additional details as they become available.
Look for Ford Performance Racing School to announce specific plans and schedules for GT500 Track Attack in the near future. For more information, visit www.GT500TrackAttack.com.
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Founded in 2006, Ford Performance Racing School has become one of America’s top training programs for those wanting to sharpen their skills while becoming better and safer drivers. The school employs a fleet of modified Mustang GT, Mustang Boss 302 FRS, GT350, GT500 and Fiesta ST performance cars, F-150 Raptors, and Edge ST and Explorer ST SUVs, as well as a team of instructors comprised of championship-winning drivers.