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Line Lock is stock on the 2015 Ford Mustang

What’s better than a 2015 Ford Mustang?  What’s better than a smoky burnout?  How about BOTH?  With 50 years behind it, an avid fan base excited to get more for their money, and Ford listening to what its customers want, we are totally set with this one, folks.

Every 1320ft racer knows the tires have to be on the sticky side to tear off from the tree and make any sort of respectable run down the track.  The process, of course, is a calculated tire burnout based upon a plethora of circumstantial factors required by the car, track, weather, and…..the list goes on.  Well now, there’s one less thing to have to think about AND to have to think about installing from an aftermarket source: a line lock.

That’s right–Ford is offering up the chance for saving some rear brake pads and simultaneously shredding the rear tires on the 2015 Mustang GT…as a standard offering.  The comical part in all of this?  Ford offers the line lock feature from the factory, states that the feature should only be used when racing in sanctioned areas, then closes with saying any racing of the car automatically voids the warranty.  Wait, what?  Bean counters and lawyers got the last words on this news, it seems, hah!

Keep tracking to see this in action and to read the official Ford Press Release.

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ROUSH scopes Propane Ford Mustang drag cars

Bowles Propane Drag Ford Mustang

It’s no secret ROUSH Performance knows how to design and craft a promising & powerful Ford Mustang.  They’ve done it time and time again with the Stage3, the 427R, and the 540RH, so now, what’s the big fuss all about?  Right in the middle of the SEMA show, the good press at ROUSH has announced they have two Ford Mustang drag cars set to light up some slicks and take on the tree…while being fueled by liquefied Propane.   Yeah, you read it right.  The all-aluminum 5.4-liter V8 power plant originally designed for the Ford GT will be burning the green alternative fuel by means of a bolstered 12.5:1 compression ratio and lots of other goodies.  Intrigued?  We are.  Keep reading to get the details in the Press Release from ROUSH.

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ROUSH Drag Racers Round Out NMRA Season

ROUSH® Drag Racing Team

Reflecting back on a trying and rewarding 2008 NMRA season, the ROUSH Drag Racing Team saw just how well they rolled through adversity and finished up a very successful season. Beech Bend Raceway hosted the final event for the NMRA racers and as soon as the smell of high-octane fuel graced the air, the ROUSH team geared for action–and action they received. With almost everyone on the team trying to conquer challenges with parts breakages and other technical issues, they kept their heads up and pushed forward into the competition after wrenching through the first few days of drag racing.  Susan Roush-McClenaghan took the wheel and entered the battle for the title in the Performance Modular Muscle class. We’ve talked about the ROUSH racing teams (both drag and road) all year and are happy to let you in on the details from the season finale. Keep reading to see how Susan fared in the season-closing event!

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