Ford offers track instruction to sweeten Mustang ownership experience
Ford’s sporty pony car has a long history of success on the track. Now, Ford is even more dedicated to helping Mustang owners make the most of their track-day experiences with a host of driving instruction experiences tailored to the 2024 Mustang.
“The Ford Mustang is all about two things: its community of passionate fans and racing. We’re combining those qualities and giving owners the opportunity to learn some of the same skills our racing drivers will take to Daytona and Le Mans next year,” said Matt Simpson, general manager for enthusiast vehicles for Ford. “And they’ll do so alongside their fellow enthusiasts.”
Ford’s new Dark Horse Track Attack at Charlotte Motor Speedway was created to give owners of the 500-hp variant some first-hand knowledge of their track-focused pony and learn what it is truly capable of. With nearly a 3:1 attendee-to-instructor ratio, this track experience will help Mustang Dark Horse owners get plenty of personal instruction on the skid pad, autocross course, and also some hot laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Roval. The most impressive part is that the course is free for all Mustang Dark Horse owners, who only have to cover travel and lodging.
Mustang Ecoboost and GT owners are also eligible for driving instruction at the Ford Performance Racing School at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Drivers can choose courses in drifting, track driving, and operating their line-lock to do burnouts.
Finally, Ford is creating a digital space for Mustang fans to congregate and share with fellow Mustang faithful. More details on that will be coming shortly, but it sounds that in addition to serving as an online community, Ford will use that space to announce a number of in-person events and drives as well. “Ford Mustang fans make this car what it is—a global icon for performance and excitement. And now, we’re giving owners a chance to connect regardless of distance and share their passion,” said Joe Bellino, brand manager for the Mustang.
We can expect to hear more about Ford’s online Mustang community in the months to come. As for the Track Attack experience, registration starts in January.