Monthly Archives: February 2007


Camp Steeda Scheduled for April 20-22

Steeda Autosports is proud to announce the return of Camp Steeda SVTOA On-Track at Sebring International Raceway, this coming April 20-22. Steeda and the SVTOA Tampa Chapter are teaming up to once again host an exciting weekend. The SVTOA-On Track Event Camp Steeda is designed to be educational, as well as exhilarating. There will be classroom and trackside instruction as well as lots of track time on the fabled full 3.7 mile Sebring race track. This is the same circuit on which the 12 Hours of Sebring Endurance is run every March.

The event will feature the latest Steeda Q Mustangs and performance parts. The all conquering 1995 Steeda Cobra R, the famed number 20 car, returns as enthusiasts will be able to ride in the winningest Cobra R from 1995-97. Steeda’s 1993 Cobra R, one of 107 produced and the first R Model to win a race, will also be on hand providing rides at speed around the race course The Cobra R Models are not static, museum pieces, these cars are extremely fast and exciting to watch and better yet, get to ride in.

In addition there will be Cobras, Bullitt Mustangs, Mach 1s and Mustang GTs from all over the country participating in two days of open track action. The action however, is not restricted to just Mustangs as many F-150 Lightnings will be on hand, their owners putting them to the test on the famed Sebring 12 Hours of Endurance circuit.

Industry leading companies, Nitto Tire, SCT and Tokico are event sponsors and will be on hand to showcasing their latest products, as well as providing technical assistance and advice. Nitto engineers and product development personnel will test the latest Nitto performance tires. Participants will have the opportunity to have Nitto tires mounted on their vehicles to test and enjoy on the Sebring circuit.

As they have since its inception, Ford SVT will have engineers attending the event. lending a special insight .
Editors from all the major Mustang publications market will be participating at Camp Steeda, always on the lookout for well turned out vehicles for their magazines. They will find a target rich environment at Camp Steeda.
When asked about the return of Camp Steeda to Sebring, Steeda Autosports President Dario Orlando stated, “Over the years we have enjoyed supporting the SVTOA and their members. We want to be the company they turn to for all their performance needs. All of us at Steeda look forward to renewing old friendships and making new ones this coming April 20-22”.

To register for the event go to: Deadline is April 11, 2007


Steeda & Sutton Ford Team up For the 2007 Season

Steeda Autosports and Sutton High Performance will team up with Steeda sponsorship for the Sutton EFI Renegade 2007 Mustang. Sutton High Performance, the performance division of Sutton Ford, Matteson, Illinois is a Steeda distributor making the new partnership a natural.

“The new partnership with Sutton High Performance will enable our company to develop and prove out our performance parts for the 2005-07 Mustang, like our new coil over system.” Steeda President, Dario Orlando stated. We are confident that Service Director, Randy Mohrbach and Crew Chief Jerry Vanderlind will field a fast, competitive 2007 Mustang that will provide us with excellent feedback on our performance parts” he concluded.

Driven by talented drag racer, Aaron Stapleton, the Sutton High Performance Mustang was the first Modular powered Mustang to win an EFI Renegade event. The red Mustang also set mile per hour and ET World Records at 8.56 @ 160.

The Steeda/ Sutton High Performance Mustang will compete in NMRA Procharger EFI Renegade Class in 2007. First event is the March 8-11, at the 6th Annual Nitto Extreme Performance Spring Ford Nationals, held at Bradenton Motorsports Park, Bradenton, Florida.


Steeda Mustangs Sweep American Sedan Class at Homestead

Steeda equipped Mustangs swept the top three positions in the American Sedan Class at the recent SCCA races held at Homestead Miami Speedway. It was a race of SCCA Divisional Champions headlining the event with current Southeast Division Champion, Tom Ellis, former Champion, Bob Eubanks and from New Hampshire 2006 Northeast Division Champion, Mike Lavigne. Running out of Hooksett, New Hampshire, Lavigne and his crew were on a winter tour of the Florida race tracks with their Mustang. This is the car that was the on track American Sedan Class winner at the SCCA Run-Offs last October, setting the fastest lap of the race, the Auto Re-Nu-It Auto Body sponsored Mustang, led the field by over 20.6 seconds to win the race over the GM Factory backed Firebird, driven by General Motors Engineer and veteran racer, John Heinricy.

During winter tour, Lavigne had beaten Tom Ellis a couple weeks earlier at Sebring and was looking for a sweep at Homestead. Ellis on the other hand was looking to return to victory lane in Miami. Joining these two was Bob Eubanks and his Steeda equipped Mustang. Bob stopped by the Steeda Campus the week prior to the race to have his Mustang worked on by the Steeda technical staff and was ready to race.

On the very fast Homestead circuit, all three Mustangs put on a great display of speed and handling performance. Coming off the banking their Steeda suspensions kept the cars perfectly balanced and as they were able to execute the extreme changes in the track surfaces from the banking on to the flat infield portion of the race track. All three Steeda equipped Mustangs looked like they were on rails as they ran the 2.2 mile road course. The lead changed hands a number of times between Ellis and Lavigne with Eubanks right on their tails. When the checkered fell it was Tom Ellis, the Virginia Gentleman, now residing in Pompano Beach, earning the hard fought victory.

Steeda equipped Mustangs once again had swept the field. Proving yet again that the vast majority of winners choose Steeda.


Steeda Offers NASA American Iron Contingency Program

Steeda Autosports is happy to announce the continuation of their NASA American Iron Contingency Program for 2007. The program includes payouts for the top three class finishers in all American Iron races. In addition, Steeda is offering a $3,000.00 award to the Steeda equipped winner of the American Iron National Championship at Mid –Ohio Sports Car Course.

Numerous American Iron racers relied on Steeda performance products in 2006, including; Texas Region Champion, Skip Smith, Robin Burnett, Ohio/ Indiana Region Champion. Burnett’s Mustang was the winningest 2006 Mustang in the country. In the NASA West Region, Andy Bowman had the fastest Mustang in American Iron the second half of the season and barely missed the championship by a few points.

When asked why the company is involved with NASA American Iron racing, Steeda Autosports President Dario Orlando explained. “Since 1988 Steeda has always been involved in production car racing, where we can prove out our performance parts before they are introduced to the public. We race what we sell. The NASA American Iron Series is the perfect proving ground for our products.”