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Multimatic Motorsports Mustang Boss 302R – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ford has been quite successful in Grand-Am's Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, most recently winning the championship in 2009 with the FR500C Mustang. Last year, Ford Racing introduced the Mustang Boss 302R into the series, but as with any new race car, it had various kinks and bugs to work through. The Boss 302R ended the 2010 race season without a victory, and the championship went to the BMW M3.

Things are looking up once again for the Mustang, however, with the Mustang Boss 302R taking its first victory this past weekend at Barber Motorsports park. Multimatic Motorsports drivers Scott Maxwell and Joe Foster brought home the win, while the Roush Boss 302R of Jack Roush Jr. finished in third place. The Multimatic Motorsports team is currently five points behind Turner Motorsports and its BMW M3.

You can read full details about the Boss 302R's first victory in the press release after the jump, or hit up the gallery below for your full of high-res road racing pony cars.

[Source: Ford | Images: Grand-Am]
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An iconic Mustang is back in victory lane delivering a race win to the "Blue Oval." Multimatic Motorsports' championship driver duo of Scott Maxwell and Joe Foster claimed the first competition victory for the Boss 302R in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge in GRAND-AM at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.

"This is a pretty special victory," said Scott Maxwell, who was involved in the testing and development of the Boss 302R. "We have come close a few times before so maybe we were overdue, but it hasn't really sunk in yet. Certainly there is a special legacy in racing the Boss 302R and the amazing job that Parnelli Jones did winning the championship in the Boss. It has been an honor to run the same paint scheme as Parnelli and this is an amazing win."

The Boss 302R is the latest turnkey ready to race, road racing offering from Ford Racing Performance Parts. The lessons learned in the development on the 302R were applied to the street version of the Mustang Boss 302.

"What a great weekend for Mustang," said Jamie Allison, Director Ford North America Motorsports. "I am down here in Texas and Mustang wins its first NASCAR race and then here we are on Saturday mid-day and Boss 302R claims its first victory since its return. It is just outstanding. What a weekend for Mustang. Ford fans and Mustang fans everywhere are having a blast. I am especially proud of the hard work of the team, whether it is Mutlimatic or the Roush team down in GRAND-AM. Congratulations to Scott Maxwell and Joe Foster for this accomplishment and to Jack Roush Jr. and Billy Johnson who are sitting on the podium in third place as well. It is a labor of love and a lot of effort over the last two years since the Boss has been back on the track. To see the Boss 302R get its first victory in GRAND-AM this weekend is just great."

"The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge is incredibly competitive," said Maxwell. "I know our Boss 302R is running great and Roush has a very strong Boss as well. No win is easy, but I hope we can run a few off in a row and then start racing for the championship not just race wins."

The GRAND-AM Continental Sports Car Challenge will return to action at Virginia International Raceway, May 13-14.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Can somebody post a link to the rest of the Grand Am schedule? I'd like to set the PVR to catch the rest.

      There is something very appealing about watching these cars instead of Nascar or F1 to me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why can't I get this color/stripe combo on a production Boss? This is what I want!

      BTW, is "Yellow Blaze" the color of this race car? It sounds right but it looks gold on Ford's Build-A-Mustang
      • 4 Years Ago
      Shocking? Not really.. This new Mustang is nothing short of a game changer..
      To Boss or to GT500.. That is the question!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I just saw a review of an $80,000 GT500. Nope!

        Boss or GT350, though.....hmmm.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dear Ford: Why does the stock Boss 302 paint job (every version I've seen published) look like 'clown cars', and this race version in yellow with the period black graphic package look so damn good?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Spy pics of the 2013 Boss 302 show the Hockey Stick Stripes as opposed to the 2012's C-Stripes. This was the same thing they did in '69 (C-Stripe) and '70 (Hockey Stick Stripe).
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yep...I remember (hockey-stick stipe package). My buddy had one - new - in 1970, yellow with the black stripes, and it was fantastic. I owned a '67 Sunbeam Tiger with the 289V8, but really lusted after his Boss 302(!).
        • 4 Years Ago
        Mike: what spy shots?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Mustang also collected its first NASCAR win this weekend in the Nationwide Series!

      *cue NASCAR haters*
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is the best Mustang of all time. No doubt about it to me. I love the look of those old ones, but this new Boss is just.... so Boss!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Whoa, did it beat both the red Civic AND the orange Civic? (as pictured.) haha
      • 4 Years Ago
      Let the butt kickin commence! Congrats, Ford! Let the bubbly corks fly!
      • 4 Years Ago

      I hope this ends this argument on solid rear axles not handling well.
        • 4 Years Ago
        While I thoroughly understand the benefits of IRS, there ARE trade-offs for sure. I love the ride quality of my '03 Cobra but, I hate the wheel-hop when trying to launch quickly in a race, or simply play around. VERY annoying. There are times I miss my '03 GT even though it lacked the brute power of my Cobra. The Ford Racing "B" springs made it ride/handle every bit as nice as the Cobra with IRS and I never had to worry about wheel-hop.
        • 4 Years Ago
        lol no

        While I will not dispute that Ford's engineers have done an amazing job with the cards they have been dealt, the IRS is better for all-around use. As for racetrack use, most tracks are relatively smooth, but there are exceptions to this rule (Sebring, Le Mans, etc.) and on tracks like that, an independent suspension proves its worth. The thing you have to remember is that even with a Watts linkage or a panhard bar, the up-and-down action of one wheel will still affect the opposite wheel; the Watts linkage or panhard bar minimize these affects, but they are still present. With an independent suspension, the up-and-down action of one wheel will not affect the opposite wheel unless the road disappears out from under that corner of the car (and if that is the case, you have much bigger problems).

        katshots, that is what the aftermarket is for. Steeda and a few others have wheel-hop kits available.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The general population seems altogether ignorant on the SRA-IRS debate. The only thing to be gained from IRS is ride quality (though if you're racing on horrible pavement, you would welcome to independent suspension as well).

        Solid rear axles are terrific for racing... they keep the rear planted and put the power down so well, not to mention their sheer build strength. In a perfect world, every sports car would have a solid rear (and when I say perfect, I mean every single road without crack or fault).

        It's just in the real world, the independent suspension is easier to live with and offers the better ride.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Does anyone know why Ford isn't getting credit for this win in the standings? http://www.grand-am.com/standings/manufacturer.cfm?series=k
      • 4 Years Ago
      Unbelievable. Autoblog, you just ruined my Saturday. The race hasn't been broadcast yet. You must not care enough about the series to know that, and only regurgitated a Ford press release. **** you.

      • 4 Years Ago

      as said earlier, it doesn't air on speed until this coming weekend.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yet they still leave the post up, ruining the race for many more!
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