In Sports Car Club of America racing at the famed Road Atlanta 2.54-mile Grand Prix road course, Steeda equipped/prepared Mustangs swept the top three positions for an impressive domination of the American Sedan class racing. The road course with it’s 12 challenging turns and it’s famous “esses” places high demands on vehicle suspension systems – and the Steeda equipped Mustangs lived up to the challenge by providing yet another a 1-2-3 sweep !
After out qualifying the field in American Sedan by nearly three seconds, Tom Ellis in the #51 Mustang attempted to further bury his competition in the afternoon qualifying session but ended up inadvertently kissing the wall in turn one. After a flurry of repairs, another tech inspection and a shakedown track session, Tom was ready for the race and ended up lapping two other class cars on his way to yet another dominating victory for Steeda!
On route to his victory, Tom and his Steeda prepared Mustang set a NEW TRACK RECORD for American Sedan racing at the track – shattering the old record of 1:39.2 he set last year by nearly a second to a new record of 1:38.3. Another fine example of the continuous improvement underway at Steeda to always ensure our customers have the very best performance equipment available!
Not to be overlooked was also the stunning performance of Jason Von Kluge of Rehaegan Racing in the #18 Steeda equipped 2005 Mustang who finished a strong second and also Bob Eubanks in the #17 Steeda equipped 2000 Mustang that held off the competition to ensure the1-2-3 sweep. All three Mustangs were equipped with Steeda performance parts including our famed 5-link 2 rear suspension system.
Once again, winners choose Steeda. Some people call it a race track; we prefer to call it our proving grounds. The place where we consistently test all of our Steeda performance products against our competition so that you, our customer always have the very best performance products available.
We congratulate Tom Ellis, Jason Von Kluge, and Bob Eubanks on their outstanding successes.
Time is ticking – just 10 days until the return of the Camp Steeda / SVTOA On-Track Event at the famed Sebring International Raceway. This is an unbelievable opportunity to owners of Ford-powered street cars to drive their vehicles at the Sebring International Raceway’s famed full Road Course. This event, designed to be educational as well as exciting, is where you will be able to tune-up your driving skills with classroom and trackside instruction provided by leading pro drivers and instructors, see the latest product offerings and talk to the experts from industry leading companies like Steeda, Nitto Tire, SCT, and Tokico, and also talk to SVT engineers, and editors from all the major Mustang publications.
When asked about the return of Camp Steeda to Sebring, Steeda Autosports President Dario Orlando stated, “Over the years we have enjoyed supporting the SVT Owners Association 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”.
Current Schedule of Events include:
Friday, April 20th – Sign in, tech inspection and an informal reception at Chateau Elan (on the grounds at Sebring)
Saturday, April 21st — A BIG day with access to the full road course for 12 hours followed by an evening Banquet dinner where you can get refueled and hear some entertaining speakers from the Ford Performance world.
Sunday, April 22nd – It is more open track time for a full 12 hours once again on the full road course.
Space is limited and is being filled on a first-come, first served basis, so time is of the essence. Visit: www.svtoa-centralflorida.com for registration information.
The 33rd Annual Mid-America Ford Performance and Shelby Meet (scheduled for June 8-11, 2007 in Tulsa Oklahoma) will be a showplace of fine Ford Performance vehicles – Steeda Autosports is once again scheduled to be there showing a collection of highly modified and race ready street, road, and drag race vehicles. In addition to the Steeda crew from Pompano Beach, local Steeda enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their Steeda equipped vehicles to the track, drag strip, or one of the multiple display areas to showcase their vehicles.
This annual event features two open track days (Thursday & Friday) at the outstanding Hallett Motor Racing Circuit – a 1.8 mile, 10 turn road racing course in the rolling Osage Hills of North Western Oklahoma. Hallett has over 80 feet of elevation change and is considered technically difficult – an excellent location for the Steeda equipped vehicles to showcase the superiority their race winning suspension systems and performance equipment over our rivals.
On Saturday there is a full day planned at the Tulsa Raceway Park – the place to be for the ultimate showdown of who is quickest down the quarter mile dragstrip. At this event, you are sure to see the asphalt gripping Steeda drag setups shine!
To cap off the four day event, Sunday will feature an all Ford Super Show where cars will be exhibited and judged in a variety of categories. Look for the special Steeda Corral where 30+ Steeda prepared vehicles will be on exhibit.
Visit: www.midamericafordmeet.com to register for the event – and watch future Steeda releases for additional information.