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.
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.
Internal combustion is best in high-fidelity.
It’s a never ending debate; who makes the best sounding V8 engine. Could it be the new Shelby GT350 Mustang, or perhaps a 40 year old Detroit Diesel 8V92? Perhaps you have an affinity for small-displacement European V8s or an oddball 2-stroke Johnson Outboard boat engine? It’s a topic that once broached can lead to hours clicking the next recommended video on YouTube.
Performance on Display
SVTP wraps up its coverage of PRI 2016.
PRI 2016 was chock full of go-fast goodies, and it’s safe to say that 2017 should be a pretty fruitful year for gearheads. Our friends at Race Star are introducing a fantastic looking set one-piece forged wheels, and BMR is entering a new market with their Fox-Body rear lower control arms. To cap it off Watson racing has a slew of new race parts aimed at the 1/4 mile crowd.