First Ford Racing FR500S cars reach customers' hands

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Nineteen Ford Racing FR500S Mustangs are now in the hands of their owners. In case you've forgotten, the Mustang FR500S is the $75,000, 325-horsepower racing car introduced at SEMA and offered directly to customers by Ford for use in the new single-make Ford Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup series. Starting this May at Road Atlanta, a series of eight Challenge races will take place in support of larger Grand-Am, HSR and NASCAR regional events, culminating with a September doubleheader at Miller Motorsports Park, for which the series and trophy are named.

Last weekend, the FR500S owners made a pilgrimage to the racetrack in Salt Lake City, UT where they attended performance driving school, participated in seminars about the series, and, most importantly, took delivery of their racers. Kudos to the pair of drivers who strayed from the norm, opting for black and red cars instead of the white chosen by everyone else. Once all the talking ended, the group headed out to the track for open practice sessions in their cars. May's not that far off, and the next time this group of racers gets together, they'll be competing for championship points. If you want to see the cars in action, we've pasted the Mustang Challenge schedule after the jump.

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2008 Ford Racing Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup
Date / Venue / In Support of
  • May 2-4 / Road Atlanta / HSR
  • June 13-15 / Mosport / NASCAR (Canada)
  • June 20-22 / Mid-Ohio / Grand Am
  • July 18-20 / Barber Motorsports Park / Grand Am
  • August 15-16 / Lime Rock / NASCAR (East)
  • August 29-21/ New Jersey Motorsports Park / Grand Am
  • September 19-21/ Miller Motorsports Park / Grand Am

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