Category Archives: Roush Yates

FORD MUSTANG GT4 POWERS TO SEBRING POLE & CHECKERED FLAG

FORD MUSTANG GT4 POWERS TO SEBRING POLE
& CHECKERED FLAG

Sebring, Fla. March 20, 2017 – The No. 60 Ford Mustang GT4 won its first checkered flag for KohR Motorsport in only its second race in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series at Sebring International Raceway.

The KohR Motorsports car started from the pole position, after Jade Buford recorded a lap time of 2:11.610 to take the pole on Friday. The No. 59 sister-car of Jack Roush Jr.* and Dean Martin earned a third place qualifying position.
Continue reading FORD MUSTANG GT4 POWERS TO SEBRING POLE & CHECKERED FLAG

LOGANO WINS XFINITY RACE IN VEGAS!

LOGANO WINS XFINITY RACE IN VEGAS!

LAS VEGAS, Nev., March 13, 2017 – Team Penske and the No. 12 of Joey Logano won their first NASCAR Xfinity race of the year Saturday night in the Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas. This was the third consecutive win for the No. 12 driven by Logano in the Ford Mustang powered by Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines’ FR9 Carb engine.

“Joey drove a great race.” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Congratulations to Team Penske, Joey and Ford Performance. Our teams worked hard and it all came together during the Xfinity race.” Continue reading LOGANO WINS XFINITY RACE IN VEGAS!

KESELOWSKI TAKES FIRST IN ATLANTA 2 FOR 2 / Ford Performance & Roush Yates Engines

KESELOWSKI TAKES FIRST IN ATLANTA
2 FOR 2 / Ford Performance & Roush Yates Engines

HAMPTON, Ga., March 6, 2017 – Brad Keselowski of Team Penske won his first Folds of Honor 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The strong horsepower of the Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines FR9 EFI engine dominated in Atlanta to win Ford’s 30th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The Ford Fusions were fast during practice and showed their steam with Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing winning the Aspen Dental Pole Qualifying Friday night followed by No. 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. from Roush Fenway Racing qualifying P4 and Team Penske’s No. 2 Keselowski finishing P5. Continue reading KESELOWSKI TAKES FIRST IN ATLANTA 2 FOR 2 / Ford Performance & Roush Yates Engines

LOGANO TAKES THE DAYTONA CLASH!

LOGANO TAKES THE DAYTONA CLASH!

MOORESVILLE, N.C., February 20, 2017 – Joey Logano of Team Penske took the checkered flag for Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines in the 2017 Daytona Clash, marking the fourth consecutive restrictor plate win by Team Penske.

Logano commented in victory lane, “It’s cool to win the Clash. We came close last year and it’s really neat to be in Victory Lane and a good start to our day.” Continue reading LOGANO TAKES THE DAYTONA CLASH!

LOGANO WINS PHOENIX | HOMESTEAD BOUND!

LOGANO WINS PHOENIX | HOMESTEAD BOUND!

AVONDALE, Ariz. November 14, 2016 – Joey Logano captured the win at Phoenix International Raceway in dramatic fashion to secure his spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship finale. The No. 22 of Team Penske advances to the Final 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the title.

The power beneath the hood of the No. 22 Ford Fusion, a Ford FR9 V8 race engine, was built exclusively by Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance. The Ford FR9 provided the horsepower Logano needed to take the lead in double-overtime and reach victory lane in the Can-Am 500. Continue reading LOGANO WINS PHOENIX | HOMESTEAD BOUND!

ROUSH YATES ENGINES ACHIEVES 250th POLE!

ROUSH YATES ENGINES ACHIEVES 250th POLE!

MOORESVILLE, NC, November 5, 2016 – Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell drivers of the No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team put the Ford GT on the pole at the 6 Hours of Shanghai, in the FIA World Endurance Championship series.

This pole position marked the 250th pole in NASCAR and Road Racing for Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance since 2004. The No. 67 recorded a qualifying lap time of 2:01.391 and the No. 66 of Stefan Mucke and Olivier Pla were a mere .137s behind to make it an all Ford front row. Continue reading ROUSH YATES ENGINES ACHIEVES 250th POLE!

LOGANO WINS TALLADEGA & ADVANCES TO THE ROUND OF 8!

LOGANO WINS TALLADEGA & ADVANCES TO THE ROUND OF 8!

TALLADEGA, Ala., October 25, 2016 – Joey Logano takes back-to-back October wins at Talladega Superspeedway and advances to the third round of the Chase. Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance provided the Ford FR9 V8 winning engine that powered the No. 22 to victory lane in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Hellmann’s 500.

Logano, driver of the Team Penske No. 22 made an impressive statement by winning his second fall Chase race at the legendary Talladega Superspeedway.

“I think it was really Ford won today,” said Roger Penske, Owner of Team Penske. “The way the cars ran there was no question that Roush Yates gave us some strong motors. I think we had great cars.” Continue reading LOGANO WINS TALLADEGA & ADVANCES TO THE ROUND OF 8!

FORD GT WINS FUJI! | 1-2 FINISH!

FORD GT WINS FUJI! | 1-2 FINISH!

FUJI, JAPAN, October 17, 2016 – The No. 67 Ford GT, driven by Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell took the checkered flag for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing. Winning the FIA World Endurance Championship Series, 6 Hours of Fuji. The Priaulx / Tincknell duo achieved their first win of the WEC season in dramatic fashion at the Fuji Speedway in the seventh race of the season.

“Your first win for a manufacturer is always special but with everything we’ve been through this season it’s a massive relief,” added Harry Tincknell.

The No. 66 sister car driven by Olivier Pla and Stefan Mücke made it a 1-2 Ford finish. Continue reading FORD GT WINS FUJI! | 1-2 FINISH!

2016 FORD GT IMSA YEAR IN REVIEW

2016 FORD GT IMSA YEAR IN REVIEW

MOORESVILLE, NC, October 12th, 2016 – The inaugural IMSA season for the Ford GT and the Ford Performance, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and Roush Yates Engines team has come to a close.

The dynamic driving of Joey Hand / Dirk Müller / Sébastien Bourdais drivers of the No. 66 and No. 67 of Ryan Briscoe / Richard Westbrook / Scott Dixon (Stefan Mücke) of Ford Chip Ganassi Racing teams had a very successful 2016 season.

The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing – US teams won 3 races and took home 5 poles. Continue reading 2016 FORD GT IMSA YEAR IN REVIEW

LOGANO WINS XFINITY AT CHARLOTTE ROUSH FENWAY RACING MOVES ON TO ROUND OF 8!

LOGANO WINS XFINITY AT CHARLOTTE
ROUSH FENWAY RACING MOVES ON TO ROUND OF 8!

CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 10, 2016 – Joey Logano and Team Penske captured the NASCAR Xfinity win at Charlotte Motor Speedway. As the exclusive Ford Performance engine builder for NASCAR, Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance designed, tested and built the Ford FR9 V8 winning engine that powered the No. 12 Ford Mustang to victory lane in the NASCAR Xfinity Series BCBS NC Race for the Cure 300.

Logano, driver No. 12 of Team Penske made an incredible surge to take the lead with only 12 laps to go, after going three wide on the final restart. Logano was able to pull away from Kyle Larson to take the checkered flag. Continue reading LOGANO WINS XFINITY AT CHARLOTTE ROUSH FENWAY RACING MOVES ON TO ROUND OF 8!

TYLER REDDICK WINS AT LAS VEGAS!

TYLER REDDICK WINS AT LAS VEGAS!

LAS VEGAS, Nev., October 3rd, 2016 – Tyler Reddick scored his first win of the 2016 season and Daniel Hemric finished second in the DC Solar 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This victory was Reddick’s first win of the 2016 season and also marked the first one-two finish for Brad Keselowski Racing. Saturday night’s race was the second of three races in the Chase’s Round of 8, Hemric is now 15 points outside the six-driver cutoff line.

Reddick started the race in 16th postiton and powered his way to the front early. Reddick earned the top spot at lap 44 and would lead the field for 70 out of 146 laps. Continue reading TYLER REDDICK WINS AT LAS VEGAS!

FORD SHELBY GT350R-C WINS ROAD ATLANTA AND CHAMPIONSHIP!

FORD SHELBY GT350R-C WINS ROAD ATLANTA AND CHAMPIONSHIP!

BRASELTON, GA, October 1st, 2016 – CHAMPIONS, the Multimatic Motorsports team of Billy Johnson and Scott Maxwell clinched the 2016 Driver, Team and Manufacturers’ Championships! This dynamic duo captured the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Grand Sport class titles and sixth overall race win and pole of the 2016 season at Road Atlanta.

“Congratulations to the Multimatic Motorsports and Ford Performance team on clinching the championships and win!” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “This has been a fantastic year for the Ford Shelby Mustang team. Roush Yates Engines is honored to have partnered with Ford Performance in building the Ford Shelby GT350R-C race winning engine that brought home the championship.” Continue reading FORD SHELBY GT350R-C WINS ROAD ATLANTA AND CHAMPIONSHIP!

FORD GT350R-C WINS BIG IN TEXAS!

FORD GT350R-C WINS BIG IN TEXAS!

AUSTIN, TX. September 19th, 2016 – The No. 15 of Billy Johnson and Scott Maxwell of Multimatic Motorsports captured their fifth win and fifth pole at Circuit of The Americas. This dynamic duo extended their lead in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series, Grand Sport class with one race left this season.

The Roush Yates Engines’ Ford GT350R-C engine delivered the power to position the No. 15 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby Mustang on the pole and the No. 76 C360R of Paul Holton and Pierre Kleinubing in P2 on Thursday. This made for the fifth pole of the season for *Maxwell / Johnson.

Maxwell started in the cockpit for the No. 15 and Johnson finished out the second stint. Leading the majority of the race and taking the Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby across the finish line, increasing their overall points lead to 31.

The C360R team of Holton and Kleinubing also ran strong to finish on the podium in third.

Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance redefined the Ford Shelby GT350R-C race engine to provide the ultimate power for the Ford Shelby Mustang to tame the 60 lap (204 total miles) demanding road course, known for its steep 16 story climb off the front straight away and 20 notorious curves around the 3.4 mile track.

This was the team’s fifth win of the year following up on their wins at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Lime Rock, Road America and the first race of the year at Daytona. The No. 15 is posed and focused on the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Championship on September, 30 at Road Atlanta.

“Congratulations to Multimatic Motorsports, Billy, and Scott on the win and pole!” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Their fifth win of the season is a testament to the entire team. You need a great team, car, and Ford Performance engine to get on top of the podium.”

The No. 67, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing US team of *Ryan Briscoe / Richard Westbrook secured their fourth pole of the season with Briscoe behind the wheel in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship GTLM class. They fought hard during the Lone Star Le Mans race and finished in P9 and the sister-car No. 66 in P6.

The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing UK teams, No. 66 of Stefan Mucke / Olivier Pla and No. 67 Marino Franchitti / Andy Priaulx / Harry Tincknell also raced the Ford GT cars in the FIA World Endurance Championship, in the 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas and after an incident filled six hour battle finished P7 and P4 respectively.

Weekend Recap: 6 RACES – 2 POLES – 1 WIN!

2016 IMSA
WeatherTech Sportscar Championship &
Continental SportsCar Challenge Schedule:
Sept. 30-Oct.1: Road Atlanta – Braselton, GA

About Roush Yates Engines
Roush Yates Engines is a leading edge engine development company, with three state-of-the-art facilities based in Mooresville, NC; which include Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Performance Engines Group, focused on road racing and Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions, a world class manufacturing center. The company’s core business includes designing, building and testing race engines.

Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance is the exclusive engine builder of the NASCAR Ford FR9 V8 engine and twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine that powers the Ford GT supercar.

With the unparalleled culture of winning and steeped in rich racing history, Roush Yates Engines continues to follow the company’s vision to lead performance engine innovation and staying true to the company’s mission, provide winning engines through demonstrated power and performance.

🏁10 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 276 WINS – 245 POLES! 🏁

TRIPLE HEADER IN TEXAS!

TRIPLE HEADER IN TEXAS!

The time has finally come for the international road racing world to come together in the U.S.A. The IMSA and FIA race series come together once a year in the US and it’s this weekend in Austin, Texas. The Circuit of the Americas will host both the IMSA | Lone Star Le Mans race and the FIA | 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas race.

It’s been several months since all four Ford Chip Ganassi Racing teams raced on the same track in Le Mans, France, where they brought home road racing’s most coveted win, The 24 Hours of Le Mans, on the historic 50th Anniversary of Ford Motor Company’s first Le Mans win in 1966.

Roush Yates Engines is the exclusive engine builder of the twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine that will power four Ford GT race cars this coming weekend in two separate races. Two cars will run in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship Series and two separate cars in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Series. Continue reading TRIPLE HEADER IN TEXAS!

3-FOR-3 FORD SHELBY GT350R-C!

3-FOR-3 FORD SHELBY GT350R-C!

ELKHART LAKE, WISC. August 8th, 2016 – The No. 15 of Billy Johnson and Scott Maxwell of Multimatic Motorsports took home their third win in a row and their fourth overall for the year. This win marked their first win at Road America in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series and secured their position on top of the leader board in the Grand Sport (GS) class with 228 points.

The race at Road America came down to the last few laps with the No. 15 in second place, but their position would quickly change in the last lap as the race leader ran out of fuel. The No. 15 Multimatic Motorsports car with Billy Johnson driving, did an outstanding job of managing his fuel and tires to take the lead and checkered flag. Continue reading 3-FOR-3 FORD SHELBY GT350R-C!

BACK-TO-BACK WATKINS GLEN VICTORIES FOR LOGANO WITH FORD PERFORMANCE!

BACK-TO-BACK WATKINS GLEN VICTORIES FOR LOGANO WITH FORD PERFORMANCE!

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., August 8, 2016– Team Penske takes home their first NASCAR Xfinity win in 2016 with the No. 12 of Joey Logano. Logano’s Ford Mustang dominated the race from the pole position. Taking home his third overall win at The Glen and collected the sixth overall win for Team Penske in the 2016 season. Continue reading BACK-TO-BACK WATKINS GLEN VICTORIES FOR LOGANO WITH FORD PERFORMANCE!