November 5, 2013

Chip Ganassi Racing Switches to EcoBoostFord Racing will be bringing the advanced technology of the 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 to the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates is in pursuit of its 8th championship, including seven of the last ten GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype Championships. Scott Pruett will also return to Ford, as the team's lead driver, who has an impressive record in his own right, with a record five Rolex 24 at Daytona wins. The continued use of modern production based engines in the USCC will help showcase the power and efficiency of the EcoBoost brand.

Indmar Marine Engines to Use 6.2L RaptorAfter a 20-year hiatus, Ford will return to the marine market, thanks to Indmar Marine Engines. The 6.2L Raptor V-8 engine will be the basis for Indmar's program. Indmar has 43 years of experience in the business, and will be helping to bring the "built Ford tough" seal of approval to the marine world.

Custom 1956 F-100 to Be Auctioned for CharityKISS bassist Gene Simmons and his wife Shannon Tweed unveiled a custom 1956 F-100, Snakebit, which will be auctioned off for charity. Its subtle styling cues are an homage to classic Mustangs, however the powerplant is a modern supercharged 5.4L V-8 from Ford Racing. The high flowing exhaust system helps the 5.4L make around 550hp. A six-speed manual transmission and 20-inch wheels are also fully modern, with nods to the past. The interior is filled with handmade pieces and custom leather upholstery from Glide Engineering, including a bench seat. The F-100 will be auctioned to help build a children's hospital in Tweed's home town of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (CA). The Wheels of Dreams project will be auctioned at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson.

The Wheels of Dreams project symbolizes how people can come together to meet the needs of our children and families by raising much needed funds for the new Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan" said Brynn Boback-Lane, president and CEO of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan." Just like the hospital, this concept car project started as an idea and a desire to do something better for our community.

What began as a grassroots idea, the volunteers and supporters of Wheels of Dreams have turned into a major international fundraiser opportunity that will ultimately benefit our foundation and the children of Saskatchewan who require the services and care of a hospital, added Boback-Lane.

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