The team at Hurst Performance Vehicles has partnered up with BFGoodrich Tires & the Woodhouse Auto Family of Blair, Nebraska to foster a unique project car for the final Ford Racing Mustang Challenge event of the season on September 19, 2009. This special edition 2010 Ford Mustang convertible will serve as the official pace car for the racing challenge to be held at Miller Motorsports Park. After the pacing run, the BFG-Hurst Mustang will travel the nation, making several celebrity appearances at race tracks, parades, and SEMA before it will be auctioned off shortly after New Year’s. Equipped with several aftermarket gems from ROUSH Performance, K&N, Eibach, Hurst, and of course BFGoodrich, this 2010 Mustang is sure to turn heads wherever it parades. Keep reading to get the full story in the Press Release.
BFGoodrich/Hurst Mustang To Debut As Official Pace Car for Ford Racing Mustang Challenge
Highly Collectible Pace Car to be Auctioned to Benefit Victory Junction Camps
Hurst Performance Vehicles, a company who is responsible for some of the most iconic pace cars in racing history, announced today that it has partnered with BFGoodrich Tires, to create a very special supercharged 2010 Mustang convertible to serve as the official pace car for the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge event held at Miller Motorsports Park.
The BFGoodrich/Hurst Mustang pace car will debut at the last Ford Racing Mustang Challenge race of the season on Sept. 19.
After its run with the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge, this unique and highly-collectible Pace Car will make special appearances at numerous race tracks, car shows, parades and even SEMA, before being auctioned for charity in January 2010. Proceeds of the auction will go towards benefiting the newest Victory Junction Camp in Kansas City, KS to enrich the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses.
Jason and Lance Pittack, Owners of Woodhouse Auto Family of Blair, Neb. have confirmed that they will once again partner with Hurst Performance and BFGoodrich Tires, to donate the vehicle for this project.
“Hurst and BFGoodrich both have wonderful rich histories in all forms of racing,” said Nate Shelton, Chairman of Hurst Performance Vehicles. “We are proud to partner BFGoodrich to once again set the pace for others to follow and give something back to a deserving organization.”
The stunning BFGoodrich/Hurst Mustang Pace Car comes equipped with 20” BFGoodrich g-Force™ KDW tires for maximum performance and attitude; 20” Hurst polished, forged aluminum wheels and a Hurst Competition/Plus short-throw shifter with a gold anodized T-handle.
The engine pounds out 435-horsepower and 400 lb.-ft of torque, courtesy of the ROUSH Supercharger, Magnaflow stainless-steel exhaust and a K&N Air Filter. With a Hurst-tuned Eibach Suspension, coil-over adjustable shocks, springs and sway bar, this car is sure to keep people straining just to see it zoom by.
“We are excited to combine our proud legacy and racing heritage with Hurst’s incredible creations,” said Doug Brown, brand category manager at BFGoodrich Tires. “This year’s pace car showcases the fun and excitement of the Ford Mustang Racing Challenge and the tires are a perfect match for the exhilaration.”
Other signature Hurst details include a traditional Hurst white on gold paint scheme, Katzkin white on black interior with gold detailing, Hurst-logoed floor mats and a Hurst AIR-SPEED rear deck spoiler.
Hurst Performance Vehicles feature BFGoodrich tires on all of its highly collectible limited production cars.
About Hurst Performance
Founded in 1958, Hurst Performance is one of the most recognized and revered names in the automotive performance arena. The Hurst brand has long been synonymous with speed, performance and quality, with an impressive track-record of pioneering high performance products and vehicles for all forms of motorsports and hot-rodding. Hurst was one of the first specialty companies to partner with the OEMs and bring enthusiasts limited edition performance vehicles like the legendary Hurst/Olds 442. For more information please visit www.hurst-performance.com.
About Ford Racing Mustang Challenge
The Ford Racing Mustang Challenge is a new professional racing series co-developed by Ford Racing and Miller Motorsports Park. Utilizing the new Ford Mustang FR500S and sanctioned by the Grand-Am Road Racing, Mustang Challenge is a support series to major professional road racing events across North America. Mustang Challenge is an affordable, challenging platform for racers who want to compete in a V8-powered, rear-wheel-drive car on a level playing field that showcases driver ability in high-profile events. A competitive point structure and generous purses make the Mustang Challenge The Place to Race!
About BFGoodrich Tires
Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 30 years, BFGoodrich Tires is involved in every type of racing, including oval, sports car, drifting, drag, desert, dirt, rally, and extreme rock-crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit BFGoodrich Tires online at www.bfgoodrichtires.com.
About The Woodhouse Auto Family
Woodhouse Auto Family is a successful family-owned business which has sold vehicles in all 50 states. The Woodhouse Auto Family consists of 7 dealership franchises in the Omaha, Nebraska metro area. This volume sales leader is also known for its expertise in the performance arena. Launching a limited edition Hurst Performance machine fits right into their long term marketing strategy to offer unique vehicles across a broad palette of automobiles and trucks.
About Victory Junction
Victory Junction is a year-round camping environment for children, ages 6 to 16, with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their son Adam, the camp is located in Randleman, N.C. with a second location opening soon in Kansas City, Kan. Victory Junction offers programs for 24 disease groups and maintains strong relationships with 22 partner hospitals. Victory Junction’s mission is to provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment. As a not-for-profit organization, the camp operates solely through the support of generous donors to provide this experience at no charge to children and their families. For more information, visit www.victoryjunction.org.