Series news 2010-09-29

Bob Knight Takes the Ride of His Life at Miller Motorsports Park TOOELE, Utah, 29 September - After the dust settled and the champagne spray was cleaned up, the 2010 Ford Racing Mustang Challenge season came to an exciting close at Miller ...

Bob Knight Takes the Ride of His Life at Miller Motorsports Park

TOOELE, Utah, 29 September - After the dust settled and the champagne spray was cleaned up, the 2010 Ford Racing Mustang Challenge season came to an exciting close at Miller Motorsports Park. But thanks to BFGoodrich Tires and Miller Motorsports Park, there is one participant who is still riding on cloud nine.

Bob Knight won an all-expenses paid weekend at Miller Motorsports Park after winning the BFGoodrich Tires "Ride of Your Life" contest, and the North Carolina resident had a weekend he'll not soon forget after getting the full-access VIP treatment and an incredible behind-the-scenes look at the event. Just like some other lucky winners on the weekend--the six Mustang Challenge Shootout winners--Knight also had the chance to get behind the wheel himself as he took to the track and strapped into a Ford Mustang as part of some fast and fun lessons from the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School.

"I had the most amazing weekend," said Knight. "Save for the day I met my wife six years ago, this was the most incredible day I've had. Between going to the drivers meeting, waving the green flag, seeing all the incredible racing, riding in the incredible Hurst Pace Car, and getting to go to the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School, it was something that I will never forget."

The Mustang Challenge race marked the official close for the Series, which was partnered by BFGoodrich from the initial stages of the series inception to the very last lap of competition. The manufacturer was one of many tools for the drivers in the series to utilize, bringing a full complement of tire engineers to every race for the drivers and teams to work with to get the most out of the Ford Mustang FR500S.

Knight's long weekend concluded with him spending a day in one of the modified Ford Mustang GTs in the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School. These specially prepared Mustangs feature a variety of Ford Racing performance modifications, BFGoodrich g-Force KDW tires, all of which give students a thrilling on-track experience on Miller Motorsports Park's world class road course. Knight's experience at Miller will prepare him for more track days in his own Mustang on his home track at Virginia International Raceway.

"I have always been a Mustang guy, and now I'll be a Miller Motorsports Park fan for life! Thanks to everyone who was part of this weekend. I was just overwhelmed with how professional, and welcoming everyone was and I'm so happy that I got the call!"

-source: www.mustangchallenge.com

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