The first weekend in January, there’s no better place for a racer than Daytona. Grand-Am’s 2012 “Roar Before the 24″ test days January 6-8 were an excellent opportunity for teams to shake down new cars, try new setups, and blow out the cobwebs.
by Wes Duenkel on September 30, 2011
It’s a good time to be a Mustang road racer. It’s been a while since Mustangs have been this competitive in multiple classes of amateur and professional road racing. A brief look at the qualifying results at the Sports Car Club of America’s national championship Runoffs had Mustangs in strong positions in several
by Chris Demorro on September 27, 2011
Richard Golinello wants to set the record straight about his accident with BOSS 302S VIN #001. “Boss One” as he calls it is back together and ready to race. But that is only half of the story of how Rich came to possess the first racing Boss of its kind.
by Wes Duenkel on September 21, 2011
Rum Bum Racing’s Matt Plumb made a late-race pass over Roush Performance’s Billy Johnson to win the 2011 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season finale at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on September 17. The win helped BMW capture the manufacturer’s title, despite an army of fourteen Mustangs entered for the race.
by Wes Duenkel on July 28, 2011
Roush Performance notched their third Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge win of 2011 at New Jersey Motorsports Park, the fourth for a Ford Mustang Boss 302R. In winning the B+ Foundation Heroes 200 on July 23rd, drivers Jack Roush Jr. and Billy Johnson returned to second place in the championship.
by Wes Duenkel on July 14, 2011
For Mustang fans, the 2011 Continental Tire Sports Car Festival race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca held July 8-9 was a disaster. The best any Mustang could muster was fifteenth, with Jim Click and Mike McGovern driving their Mustang Boss 302R home behind nine BMW M3s and five Camaros.
by Wes Duenkel on June 30, 2011
After a ten-year absence, Grand-Am Road Racing made a much-anticipated return to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin’s Road America the weekend of June 23-25, 2011. The Road America 200 ended under the yellow flag, blazing headlights piercing the early evening darkness.
by Wes Duenkel on June 6, 2011
With only three days between the Memorial Day Classic at Lime Rock Park on May 28th and testing for the Continental Tire 150 at Watkins Glen the following Wednesday, crews didn’t have the time to fully complete their usual post-race repairs and maintenance. Though this didn’t stop the BOSS from dominating the race
by Wes Duenkel on May 31, 2011
The 2011 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series made its fifth stop at Lime Rock park, New England’s historic short track for part of this year’s Memorial Day Classic. Inside is the race recap and gallery from the event.
Rounds five and six of the Pirelli World Challenge series were fought at Mosport International Raceway this past weekend, with GTS-class wins split between Mustang drivers Paul Brown of Covina, CA, and Ben Crosland of Salt Lake City, UT.
by Wes Duenkel on May 17, 2011
Winning the previous race at Barber Motorsports Park, the #15 Mustang drivers brought Ford Racing the Boss 302R’s first victory, and kept Ford’s hopes of snatching the manufacturer’s title from BMW alive. Now at Virginia International Raceway the BOSS drivers were able to keep the winning trend going.
by Don Roy on April 18, 2011
Mustang drivers showed well in this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge racing through the streets of Long Beach, CA, but a dodgy clutch kept local favorite, Paul Brown, from taking the GTS-class win… until later. See what changed after the race was done. Yeah… it’s not over until it’s over.
A Mustang Boss 302R finally reached victory circle when Scott Maxwell and Joe Foster won the Barber 200 the weekend of April 9, 2011. Grand-Am’s Continental Tire Challenge opened for the Izod Indycar Series during the Alabama Grand Prix. Inside is a full race recap and gallery from the event.
Roush Performance driver Billy Johnson was looking to win a third consecutive Grand-Am Series race at the south Florida track. He and co-driver Jack Roush, Jr. seemed well-positioned for victory, posting some of the fastest laps in practice and qualifying second to Nick Longhi in the RumBum BMW M3.
The end of the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge series was about as triumphant as its beginning three years ago. The series grand finale kept fans on edge from nearly start to finish, with a pair of races that could have been just ordinary.
On the same day that Ford announced production plans for the new 2012 Boss 302 Mustang, the Multimatic Motorsports team fielded a pair of Boss 302R Mustangs for the Grand Am race in Trois Rivieres, Quebec. The perennial favorite race is a 10-turn, 1.52-mile street course with plenty of immovable barriers.
Ford Racing’s Mustang Challenge action at the 2.25-mile, 14-turn New Jersey Motorsports Park was hot and heavy this past weekend. The Mustang Challenge participants got a workout, since this event was a doubleheader and the direction that appeared to be gelling for the rest of the season was entirely blown apart.
A late race crash between Joey Hand’s #97 Turner Motorsport BMW M3 and Billy Johnson’s #61 ROUSH Performance Products Ford Mustang GT put Johnson out of the lead and into fourth place with just three laps to go.
Saturday afternoon’s Rolex racing at Watkins Glen foretold the conditions that would be encountered by Sunday’s Mustang Challenge racers. Early Saturday had been glorious for the Continental Tire 150, in a way that only The Glen can be. With partly cloudy skies, high seventies on the Fahrenheit scale and a WSW breeze, the weekend was shaping up as a sure winner.
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Determined to recover from mechanical gremlins that derailed his championship efforts at VIR, Tony Buffomante stormed to the front of the pack in qualifying for Saturday’s Ford Racing Mustang Challenge race at Lime Rock Park. Sub-one minute qualifying times became the norm for the top Mustang Challenge qualifiers on the 1.53-mile, seven-turn road course in Lakeville, CT.