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Mustang Challenge Race #1 & #2 Mid Ohio Sportscar Course June 8-9

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It sounded like a crash fest over the team radio, our cars came back with all wheels attached so that's a win.

This is what the MC is going to have to avoid. If dummies are just going out to crash and drive around in a parade under yellow, then they'll ruin the series. If everyone keeps their d!ck in their pants and just tries to race, it'll be great. Having 30-whatever Mustangs sliding around and making all sorts of cool noises is pretty awesome, but everyone has to remember that it's a show. Driving around under yellow isn't much of a show. Porsche Cup can get ridiculous and Miatas aren't any better.

The racing culture will be what you guys make it. If you decide you're going to go out there and bang on each other and be idiots, then it's going to cost everyone a ton of money and the fields will shrink in a hurry. If you all make it a point to race each other cleanly, this will be the best sprint series out there.
 

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This is what the MC is going to have to avoid. If dummies are just going out to crash and drive around in a parade under yellow, then they'll ruin the series. If everyone keeps their d!ck in their pants and just tries to race, it'll be great. Having 30-whatever Mustangs sliding around and making all sorts of cool noises is pretty awesome, but everyone has to remember that it's a show. Driving around under yellow isn't much of a show. Porsche Cup can get ridiculous and Miatas aren't any better.

The racing culture will be what you guys make it. If you decide you're going to go out there and bang on each other and be idiots, then it's going to cost everyone a ton of money and the fields will shrink in a hurry. If you all make it a point to race each other cleanly, this will be the best sprint series out there.
The racing for the most part is very clean, we know that there are a few young hot shoes trying to make a name for themselves at the front end of the grid who used a little too much bumper, but most incidents and offs were driver errors or a few mechanicals. IMSA and James Burke who is the series Driver Steward has conversations with those drivers and Team Managers that went over the line with contact. I cannot say enough for the professionalism of the IMSA Officials, the Ford Racing School/Mustang Challenge Team led by Glenn Long, and all the MC Teams in the paddock. Considering cars were delivered 1-2 weeks, sometimes 1-2 days before the first race, we all did a helluva job.

And if anyone doesn't think Jim Farley isn't the best CEO of an automotive company, then you just haven't been paying attention. And just wait to you hear/see what is coming next.ford-logo-png-new-1.png
 
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Glenn Long is a trip, that guy put up with all of us in a remarkably professional manner and was the most outgoing person at the whole event.. he even took the time to walk down pit lane and shake hands with all the crews in the series.. that guy was amazing!
Where all this goes is simply this.
Our Kohr crew stopped at a little mom and pop restaurant and this place was so home town that each patron had their own coffee cup on the shelf.
We got to talking with all of them and they were amazed that our Mustangs were competing with BMW, Ferraris, Porsches. The last all American muscle car standing was still slugging it out on the world stage. They were all Ford fans by the time we left to go to the track.

Where do we get the Farley for President bumper stickers?

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Glenn Long is a trip, that guy put up with all of us in a remarkably professional manner and was the most outgoing person at the whole event.. he even took the time to walk down pit lane and shake hands with all the crews in the series.. that guy was amazing!
Where all this goes is simply this.
Our Kohr crew stopped at a little mom and pop restaurant and this place was so home town that each patron had their own coffee cup on the shelf.
We got to talking with all of them and they were amazed that our Mustangs were competing with BMW, Ferraris, Porsches. The last all American muscle car standing was still slugging it out on the world stage. They were all Ford fans by the time we left to go to the track.

Where do we get the Farley for President bumper stickers?

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Oh @blacksheep-1 you may be the Tire Mafia Boss, but I am the Graphics Mafia Boss. I will Try and get it done for Watkins Glen
 

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