Series announces 2010 schedule

Ford Racing Mustang Challenge Announces 2010 Schedule TOOELE,UT--10 October 09-- Racers will all agree that consistency is key to success, and the 2010 Ford Racing Mustang Challenge season will see the series continue to build on the positive ...

Ford Racing Mustang Challenge Announces 2010 Schedule

TOOELE,UT--10 October 09-- Racers will all agree that consistency is key to success, and the 2010 Ford Racing Mustang Challenge season will see the series continue to build on the positive momentum established after two strong years of racing with a schedule that features return visits to several venues, while also adding some iconic new tracks to the schedule.

After hosting an eight-race calendar in the inaugural 2008 Mustang Challenge season, the series grew to a ten-round championship in 2009. That proved to be a popular decision with the season-finale event boasting 26 Ford Mustang FR500S machines on the starting grid.

2010 will see the series meet on nine race weekends, with one event featuring a double-header format to comprise a ten-round championship. Mustang Challenge will announce the double-header weekend as well as confirm a mid-August race meeting as soon as the agreements are finalized.

There will also be continuity as the 2010 season will see Mustang Challenge extend the close operational relationship with Grand-Am that the series enjoys, benefitting from being part of the combined Rolex Sports Car Series and Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Challenge events on several occasions through the year.

"We listened to what our drivers and teams wanted to do next year, so we are very proud of being able to take that feedback and translate it right to our 2010 schedule," said Mustang Challenge Series Director Lynda Randall. "We have some of the continents best tracks to look forward to racing on next season, and we are really excited about adding Watkins Glen and VIR to the schedule as well as once again having the opportunity to close the season out at home with our race at Miller Motorsports Park. 2009 was a great season but we expect 2010 to be even better."

For the second consecutive season, south Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway will be a welcome destination for the March opener before the series moves to the rural country-club setting of Virginia International Raceway to set the stage for the next weekend of competition on April 24-5.

Mustang Challenge will return to Connecticut's Lime Rock Park to be part of the track's traditional Memorial Day Weekend event before staging the series first-ever race at another legendary facility as part of the Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen event weekend at Watkins Glen International in June.

Race fans should expect another thrilling race as when the series returns to Mid-Ohio for the third consecutive season on June 19-20. New Jersey Motorsports Park will host the series on the weekend of July 17-8, with the Autobahn Grand Prix once again staged on July 20-August 1st.

A mid-August race date is expected to be confirmed soon, with the 2010 Mustang Challenge season racing to a close once again on the series home track at Miller Motorsports Park.

-credit: mustangchallence.com

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