Ford Mustang FR500S
Come this September 12, the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge will be no more as the series will be taking its final race at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah on that date. Formed through a partnership between Miller Motorsports Park and Ford Racing, the Mustang Challenge ran for three racing seasons and saw some success during its brief life.
The Mustang Challenge was first announced at the SEMA show of 2007 and visited classic tracks across the continent from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to Watkins Glen to Mosport to Lime Rock Park.
The car used in the series is the Ford Mustang FR500S, the automaker’s first-ever production vehicle to go straight to the track. Thankfully, it will continue to be eligible for competition in a variety of series, which means we will see it continue production into the future.
Different charities involved with the event have managed to accumulate around $100,000 over the three seasons, testament of the good nature of all those who participated.
No reason was given for the event’s demise but it appears that the likely culprits were economic.