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Steeda 2010 racing season update

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Alright.  Spring has sprung and most every track across the nation has started hosting hot lap sessions, either professional in scope or honed in on the weekend warrior in all of us.  The official 2010 racing season is in high gear and there are many Ford Mustang racers out on the track this year.  Steeda Autosports has been helping supply many of these team cars with their top-end performance products for over 21 years and the results are proven–Steeda’s equipped teams have one more races and set more records than the competition…combined.  Reaching SCCA American Sedan Racing, NASA Camaro-Mustang Challenge Series, and the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge, Steeda has been sponsoring and tweaking Mustangs to the top podium positions season after season.

Check out more specifics on some of the individual racing teams’ trials and triumphs so far this season in the Press Release following.

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Hurst Ford Mustang Pace Cars to be produced in limited run

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OK, you got us, Hurst.  We thought for sure the aftermarket packages tied to the 2010 Hurst Mustang Pace Car were as close as we’d get to having the real deal.  We stand corrected now.  It turns out that a lucky handful of Ford Mustang fans will have a chance to grab up one of these Hurst special editions, with a limited run of just 50 units being produced for good use.  What’s more is the 550 HP supercharged 2010 Hurst/Austin Hatcher Foundation Mustang Pace Car replicas’ distribution will pay homage to the original, which is set to be auctioned off after its tour of duty sometime next January.

Keep reading to get the full scoop in the official press release.

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CDC Weekend Warrior to compete in 2010 Gumball 3000

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The “Undefeated” Team from Classic Design Concepts (CDC) is set to put their SEMA special to the test in the 2010 Gumball 3000 rally race.  The “Weekend Warrior” Ford Mustang , which we saw enter the stage at SEMA, is no stranger to being a dualistic track and street terror.  “The concept behind the Weekend Warrior, which we unveiled at SEMA in 2009, was to build a street legal Mustang that could also double as a track car,” said George Huisman, president of Classic Design Concepts.

The Weekend Warrior Ford Mustang is well-poised to take on the field, with add-ons including, but not limited to: Ford Racing parts, upgraded rubber on all 4 corners, Baer braking, and Maximum Motorsports suspension components.

Take a good look at the laundry list of goodies CDC has thrown onto the Weekend Warrior Mustang and wish the “Undefeated” Team from CDC good luck in the Gumball 3000 rally!

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Video: Mustang beats Camaro and Challenger

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Mere weeks after the wrapping was removed from the 2011 Ford Mustang GT, media moguls everywhere got some good seat time in, putting the latest Ford pony car through the paces.  The gents at Motor Trend were some of the first to officially chronicle a sanctioned test between three of the major competitors in the pony car wars.  The 2011 models tested were the 5.0-liter Ford Mustang, the Chevrolet Camaro SS, and the Dodge Challenger SRT-8.  They were stacked head to head and rigorously tested on the track as well as the open road.  In the video after the jump, Motor Trend quickly notes that the new 5.0 Mustang is by far the closest thing to a true modern day muscle car; something powerful, agile, and surprisingly comfortable to drive.

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Ford Mustang V6 1000-lap challenge at Bristol

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It looks like the Ford crew is once again set to put their chips on the table and walk the talk very soon.  We’ve seen and heard full well the power, refinement, and efficiency standards the 2011 Ford Mustang has brought about; on June 23rd, the V6-equipped Mustang will be put through the paces at Bristol Motor Speedway (Tennessee) and take part in a 1000-lap challenge.  Big deal, right?  Well, it just might be–the 2011 Mustang V6 will be placed on the track for the lap count trial, but will only receive one tank of fuel.  So, on a half-mile track, this means the new fuel-sipping pony car by Ford will have to achieve over 500 miles on a single fueling.

Ford has set up a contest (www.Mustang1000LapChallenge.com) to help promote the excitement behind the event and allow for contestants to guess just how many laps they believe the Mustang V6 will go before running dry.  For the lucky ducks that guess the lap count spot-on, Ford will then randomly select one person who will take home their very own 2011 Ford Mustang V6.  Not bad at all!

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2011 5.0 Mustang to pace the Daytona 500

2011 Ford Mustang GT, The Official Pace Car of the Daytona 500

2011 Ford Mustang GT, The Official Pace Car of the Daytona 500

As if it weren’t sweet enough to bring back the epic 5.0-liter Mustang, Ford has got another great news bit to share with everyone: for the first time ever, a Mustang will pace the Daytona 500!  That’s right, for the first time in 40 years, a Blue Oval will lead the pack around the oval at the Daytona International Speedway.  The 2011 Mustang GT, rollin’ with a five point oh, will be marked with a special “race red” Daytona 500 paint scheme and will include several updates to the suspension, exhaust, wheels, and interior.  Just 50 of these cars will be built in the series to commemorate the exciting honor and achievement for Ford, so get your wallet and/or credit applications warmed up, folks.

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Steeda Pony Wars – 2010

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The New Year is upon us, Ford Mustang fans, and the events are already starting to queue up. The first annual Steeda Stampede in Valdosta, GA is slated for February 13, 2010 and is setting up some fantastic motorhead mania.  There will be a healthy dose of drag racing, a show ‘n shine, and of course, plenty of good people around.  The Steeda Stampede is part of the “Pony Wars 2010″ event being held at the South Georgia Motorsports Park which will have a plethora of heads-up racing, cash, and prizes galore for the winners.  Keep reading to get the full scoop in the news release from Steeda.

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Official Notice – Ford Mustang to enter NASCAR

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About a month ago, we told you (and hinted at some time ago) about the rumors surrounding the Ford Mustang joining NASCAR for the first time in the 2010 Nationwide Series.  Now, we’re back to tell you about the real deal.  Today, the director of Ford North America Motorsports has officially announced the Mustang will be running laps with the field contenders next year!  With the retro redesign in 2005 and the upgraded lines on the 2010 Mustang, Ford keeps throwing punches at the competition to make sure enthusiasts get to see a good fight.  Watch closely, race fans, this could get good!  Keep reading to get the scoop in the official Press Release.

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Ford Mustangs Pack the Podium at Barber

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The renowned Barber Motorsports park held host to a notable happening this past weekend: three Ford Mustang racing teams took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place to pound the podium with blue-blooded pride. After coming up short last year at Barber, the JBS Motorsports Ford Mustang, piloted by Bret Seafuse & James Gue, reached the top after leading 65 of the 90 circuits. The next car following in this Grand-AM KONI Sports Car Challenge event was the No. 59 Rehagen Racing Ford Mustang, which led for the race twice for seven laps. Rounding out the podium in the 3rd slot were Billy Johnson and Jack Roush Jr in the No. 61 Horsepower Racing Mustang, providing a true Ford sweeper at Barber. Keep reading to get all the detail in the official Grand-Am Press Release.

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