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ROUSH KONI Challenge Video Series: Clearing the Field at Barber

Roush No. 59 at Barber

Continuing the coverage of the ROUSH Racing Team on the road course, we decided to share another video after exhibiting the clip from the race at Watkins Glen earlier this season. The tag-team effort in the ROUSH #59 Ford Mustang in this KONI Challenge race gave the spread something to fear at Barber Motorsports Park.  Starting in the 11th slot, the #59 Mustang had a lot of ground to make up in order to provide a substantial showing…and that she did.  Take a good look and enjoy some more excellent firsthand driving footage straight from the source: Roush & StangNet! Continue Reading →

Roush Racing Video Series Near Miss at Watkins Glen

Roush number 59 at Barber Motorsports Park

If you’ve ever held a 9&3 in your hands, you have perfect knowledge of what it is like to fear someone ahead or behind you creaming out and taking you with.  Well, this is nothing strange to the Roush #59 Ford Mustang running in the KONI Challenge this year.  One of the most exhilararting happenings took place at Watkins Glen this summer, with a Porsche wiping out on the sidewall.  Thankfully, the skilled Roush pilot was able to avoid some shrapnel and the aftermath of this “sad” and unfortunate racing event.  We road racers fully appreciate the dexterity applied here in the thrilling outcome.  Take a good look and enjoy some excellent firsthand driving footage! Continue Reading →

Roush No. 59 Finishes Just Short of the ‘W’ in Season Finale

Roush No. 59 Comes up Less than a 1/4 second Shy in Season Finale

Close, but no cigar.  Sounds negative at first, but when you look at the opportunities seized, the Roush racers in the #59 Ford Mustang did quite well in the KONI Challenge season finale at Virginia International Raceway.  The team of three drivers (Jack Roush, Jr., Dean Martin, and Ryan Phinny) piloted the pony to a very successful finish, less than a quarter second shy of sweet victory.  After six grueling hours on the track, the Roush team held up strongly against the competition, with methodic position gains and overcoming chafed tires near the end.  Near the finish and after an ugly caution was lifted, Martin was forced to give up the lead to Rehagen Racing teammate Matt Plumb, who was just out with fresh rubber on his #60 Mustang.  Martin still kept with Plumb down to the finish and closed out the second closest finish in KONI Challenge history, a mere 0.208 seconds behind.  There is much more to the exciting event in store, so keep reading the full story in the official Press Release from Roush.

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