Ford Mustang FR500S Coverage on Discovery

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Ford Mustang FR500S

A couple of months ago, we teased racing fans with some in-car footage of the Roush No. 59 and received some very excited feedback about the coverage. Well, we are here to tell you about some additional video coverage of the Ford Mustang tearing up the track. The FR500S spec road racer Mustang has been through an entire season in 2008 since we witnessed its debut at SEMA last year and it has continued to live up to the hype. During this past season, it was captured on the lens by the Discovery Channel at each race and the videographers even snagged some footage from inside the car with special HD cameras designed specifically for racing scenarios.  Take a look at the video preview inside, as well as the official Press Release.

Press Release

(Silver Spring, MD) – Throughout this summer, HD Theater’s WHY WE RACE: THE MUSTANG CHALLENGE has been capturing the rivalry, competitive drive and racing drama of the inaugural Ford Racing Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup. This new professional road racing series, co-developed by Ford Racing and Miller Motorsports Park, features professional racers utilizing the Ford Mustang FR500S in an eight-race schedule across North America. WHY WE RACE: THE MUSTANG CHALLENGE premieres on HD Theater on Sunday, December 7 from 8-9 PM ET and runs for three consecutive Sundays.

HD Theater is a premier offering from Discovery Communication’s family of high-definition networks and it is exclusively available in 1080i and 5.1 digital surround sound on high-definition platforms nationwide.

WHY WE RACE: THE MUSTANG CHALLENGE features the thrill of this high-speed racing series from start to finish and all of the crumpled fenders and dented egos in between. Through the use of tiny HD cameras mounted inside the racing cars, HD Theater’s audience rides shotgun through each hairpin turn and serpentine chicane. While the drivers’ racing experience ranges from raw rookies to hardened veterans, the racing competition proves dramatic with close finishes, bump and grind position changes and hard-hitting crashes. Every Ford Mustang FR500S in the series is identically prepared, making success a product of each driver’s skill of holding their lines in the corners, going flat-out down the straight-aways and avoiding the tire barriers, walls and other competitors.

In addition, cameras follow the racing teams to capture the unique racing culture of the series off the track and each team’s ambition for success. The Ford Racing Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup features a diverse set of racing teams ranging from father-son duos following a passion for speed to well-financed enterprises featuring multiple race cars, drivers and full crews of mechanics.

WHY WE RACE: THE MUSTANG CHALLENGE showcases dramatic stories of triumph including 20-year-old Andrew Caddell’s consistent podium appearances among the racing series’ elite, as well as the harsh reality of how a devastating crash can financially undercut a race team’s ability to continue to compete.

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