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.
Mechanical issues challenged the Ford EcoBoost teams at Daytona
By Steve Turner
Heading into the Rolex 24 at Daytona all the hype was about the debut of the Ford GT its first endurance race. The grueling 24-hour race would prove an ideal setting to see if the new race car was ready for its historic return to Le Mans in June. It turned out that the first race found the GT’s weak link—the transmission. Even the proven EcoBoost prototypes had their issues with both cars struggling with brake system woes.