News - (2017)

Ford Performance Teams Up Young NASCAR Stars

Ford Performance Teams Up Young NASCAR Stars

DEARBORN, Michigan (Dec 14, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – Ford Performance is in the midst of a NASCAR youth movement and when the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge kicks off in Daytona on Jan. 26, four of its NASCAR drivers will be on full display. Ford Performance Development Driver Chase Briscoe, along with Austin Cindric, Cole Custer and Ty Majeski will be mentored and joined on track by IMSA champion driver Scott Maxwell as part of a two-car Mustang GT4 team in the GS class that weekend. “We have an outstanding...

WEC 2017 Wrap-Up

WEC 2017 Wrap-Up

MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 18th, 2017) – Courtesy Ford Performance – The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team finished the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship in second place in the teams’ standings with the #67 Ford GT and third place in the drivers’ championship with Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell. Despite entering the season finale with a fighting chance of winning the driver’s title, it slipped out of reach during today’s six-hour race in Bahrain, although the British duo in the #67 Ford GT grabbed a podium place when Priaulx passed...

Victory in China

Victory in China

SHANGHAI, China (Nov. 5th, 2017) – Courtesy Ford Performance – Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell’s victory at the 6 Hours of Shanghai has thrown the fight for the 2017 GT FIA World Endurance Drivers’ Championship wide open ahead of the final round in Bahrain in two weeks’ time. This is the British duo’s second consecutive win in Shanghai and could prove to be the turning point for their 2017 championship campaign. “That was a big win for the team today, not just for this race but for the Championship,” said Dave Pericak, global...

Going Green — Fast

Going Green — Fast

DEARBORN, Michigan (Oct. 26th 2017) – Ford EcoBoost and Ford Chip Ganassi Racing have earned DEKRA Green Racing awards (manufacturer and team) for performance this year in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The DEKRA Green Racing award is given to the cleanest, fastest and most efficient cars in the GTLM class. Data is collected for each car throughout every race, with each lap scored using timing and scoring (“fast,” or average on-track speed compared to leader in kph), amount of fuel used (“clean”) and efficiency, or how...

Fog-Out in Fuji

Fog-Out in Fuji

FUJI, Japan (Oct. 13th, 2017) – Courtesy Ford Performance – Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s Stefan Mücke and Olivier Pla finished the interrupted ‘6 Hours of Fuji’ in fourth place on Sunday after battling through the rain and fog that settled over Fuji Speedway in Japan. Championship protagonists, Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell saw their lead slip away, dropping to fifth place in the standings after finishing the race in eighth position. “It has been a very challenging day and we’re disappointed with the outcome,” said WEC Team...

Mustang GT4’s European Debut

Mustang GT4’s European Debut

DEARBORN, Michigan (Oct. 10th, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – Ford Performance will bring the Ford Mustang GT4 to Europe for the first time in a special exhibition debut at the FFSA Championnat De France GT GT4 European Series Southern Cup race at Circuit Paul Ricard 14-15 October. The trip is intended to showcase the speed and versatility of the Ford Mustang GT4, the newest Mustang designed especially for road racing circuits around the world. “The best way to show customers what a car can do is to bring it to the...

Ford GT Racers Maintain Lead in WEC Drivers’ Championship

Ford GT Racers Maintain Lead in WEC Drivers’ Championship

MEXICO CITY (Sept. 3rd, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell finished in fourth place in Sunday’s ‘6 Hours of Mexico’, maintaining a strong eight-point lead in the GT FIA World Endurance Drivers’ Championship. Stefan Mücke and Olivier Pla had to be content with seventh place after a mid-race collision put paid to their podium chance. “We knew that the 6 Hours of Mexico would be a challenge for us,” said George Howard-Chappell, WEC Team Principal. “We had reasonable pace but not enough to...

Ford GT Faces Challenges at 6 Hours of Nürburgring

Ford GT Faces Challenges at 6 Hours of Nürburgring

NÜRBURGRING, Germany – Courtesy of Ford Performance – The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team battled through a difficult race at the Nürburgring in Germany today, finishing in fifth and sixth places respectively in the GTE Pro class with the No. 67 and No. 66 Ford GTs. This result means that Andy Priaulx (GB) and Harry Tincknell (GB) retain their 11-point lead in the FIA World GT Endurance Drivers’ Championship and Ford is now in second place in Manufacturers’ World Championship, level on points with Ferrari. “We came here knowing that...

Ford’s WEC Title Fight Resumes in Germany

Ford’s WEC Title Fight Resumes in Germany

GREATWORTH, U.K. (July 10, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – The battle for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship resumes this weekend with the “6 Hours of Nürburgring” – and the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team is on maximum attack, keen to maintain the momentum after a strong result at last month’s Le Mans 24 Hours. The Nürburgring is the “home” circuit for Ford’s European headquarters in Cologne, in Germany, so the team will enjoy local support as it fights for top honours. “With Le Mans behind us, we are now...

Ford GT Finishes Second in GTE Pro at Le Mans 24h

Ford GT Finishes Second in GTE Pro at Le Mans 24h

LE MANS, France (June 18th, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance –  The No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT of Andy Priaulx (GB), Harry Tincknell (GB), and Pipo Derani (BRA) grabbed the runner-up spot in the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours at the end of the final lap.  Last minute struggles for the second-placed Corvette gave Tincknell the opportunity to pounce and take the place just as the chequered flag fell. In a door-to-door battle of manufacturers through the full 24-hours, the No. 67 crew that won the FIA World Endurance...