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.
Sixteen-year-old Austin Cindric piloted the Shelby GT350R-C to its first win
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Performance and IMSA
After finishing just off the podium in its rain-soaked first outing, the Ford Performance Shelby GT350R-C scored its first victory in IMSA’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Clarington, Ontario, Canada. Saturday’s victory wasn’t just significant because the Multimatic Motorsports team is headquartered in Canada, but the car’s driver—16-year-old Austin Cindric—was the youngest yet to win in CTSC competition. So history was made on two fronts at the track formerly known as Mosport.