Joyful Weekend for Ford Performance

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Not only did the Ford Performance Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT get its maiden victory at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend, but it was also a joyful weekend for the NASCAR Ford Fusion of Brad Keselowski at Talladega.

In a strong effort to re-establish themselves as the racing and motorsports powerhouse they once were, Ford is dumping truckloads of time, development and of course—cash into their various racing programs at home and abroad.

While NASCAR is the perfect setting to develop big horsepower V8 engines and other components, it’s the Ford GTs and the upcoming Rallycross Focus RS RX that are leading the charge with EcoBoost powered power plants. Take for example this weekend’s GTLM victory for the GT, where drivers Briscoe and Westbrook credited the engine’s fuel-efficiency for their victory.

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Racing has evolved into a fuel-mileage competition, where even the most powerful and aerodynamic car has to make good use of their fuel in order to be competitive. That’s why Ford Performance, in conjunction with Roush Yates Engines, have struck a productive partnership to develop a turbocharged V6 engine that delivers the power, torque, reliability and fuel-efficiency that excels today’s competitive needs.

As much of a party as this weekend was for the “Boys in Blue” across the globe, the NASCAR season is far from over, and so is the challenge for the Ford GTs to relive the iconic 1950’s victory its predecessor is known for.

Say what you want, but EcoBoost may be on its way to becoming a racing champion…

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Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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