V8SC: The Falcon Lives On; Prodrive Confirms Continued Use of Dying Ford Model Into 2017

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CAMPBELLFIELD, Australia — official series release by Bruce Newton — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — The Ford Falcon road car will disappear from sale at the end of 2016, but Prodrive Racing Australia has confirmed it intends to race the FG X in 2017 and potentially on into 2018. The former factory team and star driver Mark Winterbottom won the …

NSCS: Stewart & Haas Elaborate on Shock Move to Ford; SHR Set to Build Chassis In-House for 2017

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Story by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Before today, arguably one of the best kept secrets in the history of NASCAR was the Joe Gibbs Racing move from Chevrolet to Toyota in 2008. Now, just eight years later, another team is on the move away from Chevrolet …

CTSCC: Ford Owns BMW Performance 200; Johnson & Maxwell Lead ‘Blue Oval’ One-Two at Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — F. Peirce Williams/LAT for IMSA photo — Entering Friday’s season opener for the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge at Daytona International Speedway, Rum Bum Racing appeared to be the team to beat for the Grand Sport (GS) class and overall victory as they sought their fourth …

CTSCC: Maxwell and Johnson Dominate for Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Win at Lime Rock

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LAKEVILLE, Conn. – official series release — Scott LePage/LAT for IMSA photo — One race after seeing their new No. 15 Ford Performance/Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby GT350R-C destroyed at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson opened up the second half of the 2015 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season by winning the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park …

LM24: Ford Announces Return to Le Mans in 2016; Marking 50th Anniversary of 1966 Triumph

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LE MANS, France — official release — Ford photo — Ford announced today it is returning to one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world with its new Ford GT race car, which will compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans – referred to by many as the Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency – starting next …

V8SC: 2015 Preview — Prodrive Racing Australia

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CAMPBELLFIELD, Victoria, Australia — Team Preview by Race Chaser Online V8 Supercars Correspondent James Pike — Robert Cianflone/ Getty Images AsiaPac photo – Welcome back to Race Chaser Online’s previews for the 2015 V8 Supercars Championship! We now look at the top Ford organization in the series, Prodrive Racing Australia. Prodrive Racing Australia (formerly Ford Performance Racing) DRIVERS: No. 5 …

V8SC: Ford to Cease Involvement in V8 Supercars Championship at End of 2015

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CAMPBELLFIELD, Victoria, Australia — official release — Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Ford Australia has confirmed it is pulling out of V8 Supercar racing following the end of the 2015 season. It will have a reduced commercial arrangement next season with the team currently known as Ford Performance Racing (FPR), but will cease all involvement beyond that. The blue oval …

V8SC: Chaz Mostert Fastest in Second Phillip Island Practice

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PHILLIP ISLAND, Victoria, Australia — official release — V8SC photo — Bathurst winner Chaz Mostert has finished at the top of the times in the second practice session at the Plus Fitness Phillip Island 400. The young gun recorded his 1:31.1252 second flying lap with four minutes to go in the 20-minute run, topping the Red Bulls, which sat one-two …

V8SC: FPR Facing Challenges With FG X Conversion Build

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CAMPBELLFIELD, Victoria, Australia — official release — V8SC photo — Ford Performance Racing could field a mixture of FG X and existing FG II Falcon V8 Supercars at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide 2015 championship opener. With category aerodynamic testing due in January and the Clipsal in late February, team principal Tim Edwards has conceded Ford’s official homologation team faces a difficult …

V8SC: Winterbottom Paces Bathurst Practice

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BATHURST, Australia — official release — V8SC photo — Mark Winterbottom has closed the final Bathurst 1000 practice session on top, ahead of the ARMOR ALL Top Ten Shootout. Winterbottom qualified fourth for today’s Top Ten Shootout with a lap of 2:06.2556, which he bettered by almost two tenths of a second in today’s practice. Frosty clocked ahead of Scott McLaughlin …

V8SC: 2014 Preview – Ford Performance Racing

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Welcome back to Race Chaser Online’s 2014 V8 Supercars Championship Preview! We have finally arrived at one of the two titans of the V8 Supercars Series — this is our look at the factory operation from Ford, Ford Performance Racing. Ford Performance Racing DRIVERS: #5 – Mark Winterbottom, Pepsi MAX Ford Falcon FG #6 – Chaz Mostert, Pepsi MAX Ford …

V8SC: 2014 Preview – Charlie Schwerkolt Racing, Rod Nash Racing with FPR

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Welcome back to Race Chaser Online’s Preview of the 2014 V8 Supercars Championship! We continue our run through the field with the two Racing Entitlement Contract cars for Ford Performance Racing.   Charlie Schwerkolt Racing (REC with Ford Performance Racing) DRIVER: #18 – Jack Perkins, JELD-WEN Ford FG Falcon 2013 TEAM POINTS FINISH: 13th 2013 HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Alex Davison’s third-place finish …