CORR: Ford "Offical Truck" celebrate 100 years of racing

Dearborn, MI - As Ford Motor Company celebrates 100 years in racing, it is proud to return to Championship Off Road Racing as the Official Truck for the 2001 season. In 1901, Henry Ford himself demonstrated reliability by winning the biggest ...

Dearborn, MI - As Ford Motor Company celebrates 100 years in racing, it is proud to return to Championship Off Road Racing as the Official Truck for the 2001 season. In 1901, Henry Ford himself demonstrated reliability by winning the biggest automobile race of the day. That first race was on a DIRT oval in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. 100 years later, Ford is still racing off-road. Short course off-road racing offers the opportunity to demonstrate the toughness, durability, and capabilities of Ford Trucks.


Ford F-Series F550 SuperDuty with a 7.3L powerstroke Diesel Engine. Photo: NS-motorsport.com

Ford Truck Motorsports seeks to maximize the opportunities that racing presents the product development process. Ford uses off-road racing to develop technical exchange possibilities and media exposure.

Off-road racing demonstrates the toughness of Ford Trucks and tests the limits of vehicle components. Lessons learned from racing feed directly into our products. Short course and desert races are also tremendously effective tools for enhancing our engineering capabilities.

Immersion in high-pressure, off-road racing environments develops confidence and reinforces the skills of our engineers - problems must be fixed right and now. Ford supports racing to improve our products and our people.

Ford Truck has a long history in racing and currently supports Championship Off Road Racing, the Best in the Desert Racing Association, and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Ford also participates in NASCAR Winston Cup, NASCAR Busch Grand National, CART, Formula One, World Rally, and NHRA Drag Racing.

Ford - We Race, You Win!

-FTMTT/CORR-

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Series Offroad
Drivers Henry Ford