Posts Tagged ‘Fiesta’

Ford Returns To Formula DRIFT

Apr
02

Ford Motor Company is returning to Formula DRIFT series and is celebrating its second year being an official sponsor of the event. Ford will support Mustang drivers Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Justin Pawlak, launch a sweepstakes for a custom Fiesta ST and bring trackside displays to three key events across the United States.

Back in 2005, the brand supported drivers in Formula DRIFT, when the competition triggered a successful Ford Racing performance parts engine development program for the supercharged 4.6-liter V8 crate powertrain. Last year, two Mustangs finished at the top, keeping Ford in the hunt for the manufacturer’s cup throughout the first year of the championship.

Gymkhana THREE, Part 2; Ultimate Playground; l’Autodrome, France

16-Sep-2010


We just couldn’t miss this out. Shot just south of Paris, France in Linas at l’Autodrome de Linas –Montlhéry, this 1.58 mile oval track, built in 1924, features banks as steep as 51 degrees, which is more than double the standard incline of most NASCAR ovals. Chosen by Ken for this specific reason, the ramp-like banking proved to be a unique and exciting challenge. The driving physics for the stunts performed were totally unknown until Ken attempted the maneuvers during filming.

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