Tiger Racing, HP Motorsport and Ford announce Speed GT program for 2003. COVINA, California (November 21, 2002) - Tiger Racing has announced a technical relationship with HP Motorsport and Ford Motor Company in support of its 2003 SPEED World ...
Tiger Racing, HP Motorsport and Ford announce Speed GT program for 2003.
COVINA, California (November 21, 2002) - Tiger Racing has announced a technical relationship with HP Motorsport and Ford Motor Company in support of its 2003 SPEED World Challenge GT Championship effort with driver Carol Hollfelder.
Hollfelder, a paraplegic who uses specially engineered hand controls enabling her to race competitively at the professional level, will drive a Mustang Cobra 4.6 DOHC with Tremec six-speed electro hydraulic gearboxes supplied by Ford. The transmission employs fingertip control Formula 1-style paddles that enable almost imperceptible gear changes to be completed in under 250 milliseconds - less than the blink of an eye. Ford will also provide technical support for the program.
HP Motorsport, of Omaha, Neb., constructed the new car for Tiger Racing and will provide trackside engineering and support under the direction of Paul Brown. A nine-year veteran of the World Challenge series, Brown is General Manager for HP Motorsport, which handles the manufacturing of the spec wings for the series. The Mustang will be equipped with HPM's SLA Front Suspension, Bassani Xhaust, Brembo Brakes and Vortech Supercharger.
"I am thrilled about the opportunity to partner with Ford Motor Co. and HP Motorsport," said Hollfelder. "We will do our best to be successful on the track and to provide quality feedback to Ford.
"Ford has an extensive history of applying racing technology to their road cars and we believe our development of adaptive devices will support Ford's 'No Boundaries' campaign. We are excited to have a powerful race car with Ford's legendary reliability and customer commitment."
The Tiger Racing Ford Mustang made its debut at the SEMA show in Las Vegas and will begin developmental testing this winter. The team plans a full SPEED World Challenge campaign in 2003 with primary sponsorship from Ameritec, a telecommunications test equipment manufacturing company.