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.
The twin-turbo Ford Ecoboost V6 race engine is built exclusively inside the Roush Yates Engines facility in Mooresville, North Carolina.
Here is how it all breaks down!
The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing – US teams, the No. 66 and No. 67 will take the grid in the IMSA | Lone Star Le Mans race on Saturday at 12:35PM EST (11:35PM CST). They have accumulated three wins and three poles this season. They are in a battle with Corvette Racing and have their eyes focused on the championship, with the No. 67 only 7 points out of first place in the GTLM Championship with two races to go.
The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing – UK teams will be running two cars also badged No. 66 and No. 67, identified with green and blue colored mirrors respectively. They have been fighting hard against the Ferraris, Aston Martins and Porsche teams and are posed to get a win at the FIA | 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas on Saturday at 6:00PM EST (5:00PM CST).
To add to the excitement, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race will take center stage on Friday with the Ford GT350R-C Mustang. The dynamic duel of Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson will drive the No. 15 Multimatic Motorsports car for Ford Performance. The No. 15 has brought home four wins and four poles and is aiming to bring home their fifth at Austin with the power of a Ford Shelby GT350R-C race engine built by Roush Yates Engines.
The No. 15 is currently on top the team standings with a 20 point lead over the next competitor. Maxwell and Johnson will be ready to take the green flag at the IMSA | Circuit of the Americas 150, Friday at 1:40PM EST (12:40PM CST).
“This is Road Racing at its best,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “To have all the teams racing together again, now in the US is going to be exciting, we wish all the teams good luck this weekend.”
🏁 11 DRIVERS • 5 ENGINES • 3 RACES 🏁