News - (2017)

Maxwell, Buford Earn Ford’s 50th CTSC Win

Maxwell, Buford Earn Ford’s 50th CTSC Win

SEBRING, Fla –Courtesy of Ford Performance –The Ford Mustang GT4 has earned its first checkered flag, just one race after its debut, as Scott Maxwell carried the No. 60 NanoProMT/Ford Performance Ford Mustang GT4 to the win with a commanding drive for KohR Motorsports at Sebring International Raceway. Maxwell drove the second half of the race after his teammate Jade Buford started on pole.  It marked Ford’s 50th win in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series and first for KohR Motorsports with Ford. “The car ran flawlessly...

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing to Field Three Cars for Sebring

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing to Field Three Cars for Sebring

SEBRING, Florida (March 1st, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – Ford Chip Ganassi Racing will send three Ford GTs to the 12 Hours of Sebring March 18, 2017 as the team attempts to sweep three of the most legendary endurance sports car races in the world within nine months. It’s also a chance to continue the valuable face-to-face, cross-development the drivers and crew enjoyed at the Rolex 24 At Daytona that ultimately benefits Ford’s effort at the Le Mans 24 Hours. “We wish we could send all four cars like we did at the Rolex...

Full Squad of Ford GTs for 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours

Full Squad of Ford GTs for 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours

LE MANS, France (Feb. 2, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – The ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) today announced that the full squad of four Ford GTs will compete at the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours, one year on from the marque’s triumphant return to the endurance race that everyone wants to win. The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team’s 2016 victory came 50 years after an historic 1-2-3 finish for Ford at the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours. Ford also won the race in 1967 when Dan Gurney (US) and A. J. Foyt (US) piloted the Ford GT40 to victory,...

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Wins GTLM at Daytona 24

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Wins GTLM at Daytona 24

DAYTONA, Fla. (January 30, 2017)  – Courtesy of Ford Performance – It didn’t seem the 55th-annual Rolex 24 could get any more exciting for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing. All four Ford GTs were united, competing together on one track for the first time since the Le Mans 24 last year. The team qualified p1-2-3 in GTLM. Then came the final 30 minutes of the race. After starting on pole, the No. 66 Ford GT led much of the early hours. Then came the overnight stints and some of the most challenging conditions, between wet and the cold...

Mustang Makes Exciting CTSC Debut at Daytona

Mustang Makes Exciting CTSC Debut at Daytona

DAYTONA, Fla. (January 28, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – The second day of the competition life of the newest Ford Mustang in the sports car racing stable was as exciting as its first. Defending Grand Sport champion Scott Maxwell took command from the start of the race, passing Mustang teammate Dean Martin for the lead at the green flag. What ensued afterward was a race filled with more plot twists than a best-selling cliffhanger novel. The No. 59 JDRF Ford Mustang, expertly qualified by driver Dean Martin on pole the day before...

Daytona Qualifying: Ford GT Sweeps GTLM Top 3

Daytona Qualifying: Ford GT Sweeps GTLM Top 3

DAYTONA, Fla. (January 27th, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – Ford Chip Ganassi Racing swept the first three starting positions in GTLM of the 55th-annual Rolex 24 At Daytona in qualifying Thursday at Daytona International Speedway. Driver Joey Hand earned his first p1 in the Ford GT with a 1:43.473, while Richard Westbrook and Olivier Pla qualified p2-3 in the No.’s 67 and 68. The No. 69 Ford GT starts p6. “I have a great team,” Hand said. “It’s fun to be part of Ford Chip Ganassi Racing. They really know how to do this...

New Mustang Qualifies 1-2 for CTSC Season Opener

New Mustang Qualifies 1-2 for CTSC Season Opener

DAYTONA, Fla. (Jan 26, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – The newest Ford Mustang to take on the sports car scene shut out the front row in qualifying for the season opener of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Daytona International Speedway. Driver Dean Martin drove the KohR Motorsports JDRF Ford Mustang to a hard-fought p1 position in the Grand Sport class, passing defending Continental Tire SportsCar champion Scott Maxwell in the final minutes of the session. “I just started getting after it, waiting for my Continental...

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ready to Take on Rolex 24 At Daytona

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ready to Take on Rolex 24 At Daytona

DEARBORN, Mich. (Jan. 23, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – Twelve drivers. Four cars. One team. It’s become a common refrain for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and remains at the core of the effort as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship teams unite this month for one goal – to win at the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Ford’s history with the most prestigious sports car race in North America stretches back to the birth of the event in its current 24-hour format. In 1966, drivers Ken Miles and Lloyd...