Mustang Challenge Makes Return Visit to New Jersey Motorsports Park for Round 5 Millville, NJ (29 April 2009) -- With a full card of Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, KONI Sports Car Challenge, and World Challenge races on the schedule, there...
Mustang Challenge Makes Return Visit to New Jersey Motorsports Park for Round 5
Millville, NJ (29 April 2009) -- With a full card of Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, KONI Sports Car Challenge, and World Challenge races on the schedule, there will be plenty of racing action this weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
But of all the events, one of the closest battles could well come when the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge takes the green flag for 45 minutes of sprint action on Sunday morning as a field of Ford Mustang FR500S machines go door to door for round five of the 2009 championship.
2009 is just the second season of competition for Mustang Challenge, which is the only national race series operated by a race track, as the series was formed in collaboration between Miller Motorsports Park and Ford Racing. The series return visit to New Jersey Motorsports Park is one that several in the Mustang Challenge paddock have been looking forward to, as Mustang Challenge grows from an 8-race championship in 2008 to a 10-round battle in 2009.
New Chapter in Championship showdown:
With Caddell carrying 213 points into round 5 this weekend, the Graham, Washington native boasts a 19 point advantage over fellow Northwest native Ted Anthony, Jr. But for Anthony, who has won four of the last five Mustang Challenge races going back to the last event of the 2008 season, he knows that he will have to keep his hot streak going if he's going to track down and pass Caddell for the championship lead. With bonus points available for taking the pole as well as for leading the most laps, Anthony will look to make the most of every lap to do just that.
"It's mathematically possible, so I just have to keep doing what we've been doing and hopefully we can make the ground up," said Anthony Jr. "We had a bad race 1 at Homestead and that put us behind a bit, but there's nothing we can do about it except just get as much out of every race we have left. Andrew is a fast and smart guy, though, so I think it's going to be tough but I'm not going to give up trying until we hit the last lap of the season."
BFG Contest Kicks Off:
Check out www.mustangchallenge.com to enter into the BFGoodrich "Ride of Your Life" Contest. Contestants will be eligible to win a set of four BFGoodrich Tires following each round of Mustang Challenge competition, and will also be entered to take the grand prize--the chance to attend a driving school at the Miller Performance Center at Miller Motorsports Park!