With professional instructors on hand, Focus ST fans will be given the opportunity to drive the car at full song on an autocross course. While typically a rather low-speed activity, autocross is a great environment to safely explore the limits of both driver and car, and should showcase the Focus ST's traits well.
To get a shot at the Performance Academy, you'll have to preregister--availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The schedule for the tour is as follows:
- New York, IZOD Center, June 30
- Washington, D.C., FedEx Field, July 14
- Boston, Gillette Stadium, July 21
- San Francisco, Candlestick Park, Aug. 4
- Los Angeles, Dodgers Stadium, Aug. 11
While orders for the 2013 Focus ST have been open since May 1, there's still a chance to get your order in once you've had a shot behind the wheel. While Ford certainly intends this as a great marketing opportunity, for fans of performance cars, it's an unusual chance to test a car hard with no financial commitment.
For the full details, including the registration page, visit Drive Focus ST.