Pit pass from a winning team.
Photos by K. Diossi
“There’s nothing stock about a Stock Car.”, so says fictional racing legend Harry Hogg from 1990’s Days of Thunder. And while I am a proponent of the “stock sucks” philosophy, when it comes to auto racing my heart lies with actual stock cars (something NASCAR Cup racing gave up decades ago). There’s just something about watching a factory-bodied Mustang out there beating up on the competition that hits me right in the feels. And when it comes to Mustang racing it’s tough to beat the excitement of the IMSA Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge series.
The Blue Oval Crew starts the season on top.
By Evan Smith
Editor’s Note: This article is being reposted due to the original being lost in a data transfer.
Ford Performance kicked off the 2017 race season with great success at the World Center of Speed, Daytona International Speedway this past weekend. The new Mustang and Ford GT supercar qualified on pole (Mustang in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and Ford GT in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
Stock sucks, but we can fix that.
Not many people know this, but my favorite Ford color is Oxford White (or as I like to call it “Work Truck White”). If I were going to buy a new Mustang, or Raptor, or Focus RS (ad nauseam) it would certainly be white. Judging by his 2016 Oxford White Mustang GT, it would appear that SVTPerformance.com Member WomenBeShoppin (Ryan) may have the same sentiment.
Are you getting top dollar for your trade?
For many people purchasing a new car is the one of the largest single purchases they will ever make, second only to buying a house. With that much money on the line it’s only logical to be damn near obsessed with getting the best deal possible. With the expansion of information available through various online resources it has become fairly easy to determine what is a reasonable sale price of that shiny new vehicle. Where things tend to get a bit more complicated and mysterious to the average consumer is when it comes time to negotiate the trade-in value of their old car.
JLT featurettes show off products.
When you have a great product you want the world to know about it, and JLT has a lot of great products. JLT Performance is a long time SVTP vendor and has really become the go-to choice for Cold Air Intakes among a large swath of the Ford Performance community. Much of their success can be traced back to their superb products and excellent customer service.