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Watch New Shelby GT350 Owners Get Drivers School for Free
GT350 Go-Fast School
No matter which brand of fast car it is, every time a manufacturer’s flagship offering gets stuffed into a wall or wrapped around a tree, mainstream media brings the car’s handling abilities into question. Ambulance-chasing attorneys come out of the woodwork, and the blame usually gets placed on the vehicle not having enough warning stickers or some other kind of dubious safety technology.
Owners of 2015 and 2016 Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R Mustang are invited to learn the capabilities of their car as part of the complimentary GT350 Track Attack program offered by Ford Performance Racing School, located at Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah. The program is designed to help drivers at all skill levels understand the nuances of their car’s performance and handling in a safe environment under professional supervision. The experience not only teaches high-performance driving skills, such as braking, shifting, and cornering, but also focuses on the particular dynamics of the GT350 and GT350R.
“GT350 is a car that needs to be experienced on a closed road course,” said Jim Owens, Ford Performance marketing manager. “The program is designed for owners to learn how to get the most out of their car so they can appreciate the unique performance Shelby GT350 delivers, while also gaining driving skills and experience. It’s going to be a ton of fun.”
The program is included with the purchase of a 2015 or 2016 Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustang. While the one-day drive event is complimentary and owners do not need to bring their own car, they are responsible for their airfare and lodging. For a price, participants can opt for a second track day as well as additional driving and nondriving programs.
“Regardless of a person’s driving ability, this will be an unbelievable experience,” said Dan McKeever, president, Ford Performance Racing School. From the weekend track warrior to the car collector, this program provides the skills needed to really enjoy a Shelby GT350 Mustang in the environment for which it is designed.”
Participants are encouraged to bring a guest along to watch. For an additional price, they can get behind the wheel of one of the school’s race-prepared 2015 Mustangs, or extend their experience another day to drive a race-prepared Boss 302 or Mustang GT.
For more information about the Track Attack program, visit gt350trackattack.com.