Jack Roush Jr. Joins Ford Racing Mustang Challenge at Barber Motorsports Park Tooele, UT-- (9 April 2009)--Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Challenge racer Jack Roush Jr., will add to his growing racing resume next weekend as he makes his Ford Racing ...
Jack Roush Jr. Joins Ford Racing Mustang Challenge at Barber Motorsports Park
Tooele, UT-- (9 April 2009)--Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Challenge racer Jack Roush Jr., will add to his growing racing resume next weekend as he makes his Ford Racing Mustang Challenge debut at Barber Motorsports Park when the series moves into the racing spotlight as part of the 45th Anniversary celebrations of the Ford Mustang.
That Roush would be racing a Ford Mustang is no surprise, given not only his familial Ford affiliation, but also that his "normal" race car is also a Ford Mustang, the FR500C that he races in Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Challenge competition carrying sponsorship from ROUSH Performance, Valvoline, and MossMuscle.com.
Roush, who qualified 4th at Daytona and finished 2nd with co-driver Hugh Plumb in the KONI Challenge season-opener at Daytona, already knows the fast way around Barber Motorsports Park, having scored 3rd in the 2008 KONI Challenge race on the 2.3 mile, 16-turn circuit. While the FR500S that is the basis of the Mustang Challenge has a different set of specifications as the FR500C, the lap times are quite similar between the two at Barber Motorsports Park.
"I think that it's going to be interesting to experience another Mustang on a track where I've already raced the FR500C," said Roush, who will run the No. 00 "Media Car" prepared by Capaldi Racing. "I'm really looking forward to the race of course, but I'll admit that just being part of this amazing event is also something that I'm really excited about. Obviously the Mustang is hugely important to us at ROUSH Performance and so to be surrounded by people who share that same enthusiasm is going to be a big highlight, not to mention the fact that there's going to be an amazing collection of Mustangs there, so I can't wait!"
Roush will have more than just fond memories to take from the Mustang gathering, as OMP has produced a bespoke driving suit for him to utilize during his Mustang Challenge debut.