Ford unveils Daytona Prototype in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (November 7, 2002) -- Ford Racing Technology unveiled its new Ford Focus Daytona Prototype on Wednesday during a media luncheon at Nellis Air Force Base, outside of Las Vegas where the SEMA Convention is currently underway....

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (November 7, 2002) -- Ford Racing Technology unveiled its new Ford Focus Daytona Prototype on Wednesday during a media luncheon at Nellis Air Force Base, outside of Las Vegas where the SEMA Convention is currently underway. Nearly 100 guests were on hand for the unveiling held at the home of the famous Thunderbird precision flying troop.

Ford Focus Daytona Prototype.
Photo by Grand American Road Racing Association.

A Thunderbird jet, Ford Thunderbird, Mustang Mach 1 and Ford Focus street car were on display when guests arrived, while the new Ford Focus Daytona Prototype and Robert Yates modular engine were covered.

Prior to the unveiling, Dan Davis, director, Ford Racing Technologies, expressed Ford's enthusiasm behind the new modular engine, in addition to calling the new Ford Focus Daytona Prototype the next chapter in Ford's 100-year history of racing.

Multimatic's Larry Holt was on hand for comments about the Rolex Sports Car Series and the new Daytona Prototypes, which will become the series premier class in 2003. Holt also announced that the next stop for the Ford Focus Daytona Prototype show car would Lockheed's wind tunnel for aerodynamics testing.

Mulitmatic expects to have the first completed Ford Focus Daytona Prototype race car ready for testing by December.

Additional information about the Ford Focus Daytona Prototype is available on the Multimatic website at www.multimatic.com. More information on the Daytona Prototypes, including photos from Ford's unveiling, are on the official Grand American website at www.grandamerican.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Robert Yates