By SEMA Editors
Ford has unveiled the Mustang GT4 during a special event at the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in eastern Belgium.
The GT4 is based on the all-new '24 Mustang Dark Horse, just like its sibling, the Mustang GT3. With the reveal, Ford officially continues an uninterrupted tenure in the SRO-sanctioned GT4 category, first entered in 2017.
"The Mustang GT4 is a key member of our motorsports lineup. Its placement between the Mustang GT3 and soon-to-be-unveiled Mustang Dark Horse R keeps the brand in competition at all levels of on-track performance and is an important part of our customer racing program," said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports.
The Mustang GT4 race car features Multimatic DSSV dampers, a Holinger dog-ring gearbox, paddle shifters with pneumatic actuation, natural fiber body panels, as well as a unique aero package developed to meet GT4 category targets.
For racers and teams interested in acquiring a Mustang GT4 to enter into competition, visit ford.com/performance/mustang-gt4.
2024 SRO America Calendar Revealed
SRO Motorsports Group Founder and CEO Stephane Ratel outlined the global SRO schedule, with the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS featuring seven events across the U.S., with four additional series accompanying the headlining act. GT America powered by AWS, Pirelli GT4 America, TC America powered by Skip Barber and the Toyota GR Cup North America join the fun for action-packed weekends.
Sonoma Raceway once again plays host to the official season opener. Two rounds of racing will liven the rolling hills of wine country in the Sonoma Valley on April 5-7. The second stop of the championship heads back to the Big Easy, with NOLA Motorsports Park returning to the calendar on April 26-28.
The 2024 season will end at the crown jewel of American race tracks, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) for the Indianapolis 8 Hours presented by AWS on October 5 and the final rounds of racing for all SRO America series, October 4-6.
2024 SRO MOTORSPORTS AMERICA CALENDAR
- February 28-29/SRO Winter Test/Location TBA
- April 5-7/Sonoma Raceway/Sonoma, CA
- April 26-28/NOLA Motorsports Park/New Orleans, LA
- May 17-19/Circuit of The Americas/Austin, TX
- June 14-16/Virginia International Raceway/Alton, VA
- August 2-4/Music City Grand Prix/Nashville, TN
- August 16-18/Road America/Elkhart Lake, WI
- September 6-8/To Be Announced
- October 4-6/Indianapolis Motor Speedway/Indianapolis, IN
Statement From Save Our Speedway, Greenville-Pickens Speedway (SC)
Greenville-Pickens Speedway--the asphalt track in Easley, South Carolina--has released a statement alongside Save Our Speedway, the organization behind the efforts to reopen North Wilkesboro Speedway.
The statement is as follows:
We're truly saddened and disappointed to announce that due to circumstances beyond our control, our fight to salvage a 2023 racing season at Greenville-Pickens Speedway has unfortunately come to an end.
Jackie Manley's lawyer advised him not to sign the proposed lease contract he recently received from the owner of the race track without a few minor, yet critical, changes. Despite repeated efforts to negotiate for a few key terms that were necessary to facilitate the 2023 racing season, however, Jackie was told that the lease was offered on a take-it-or-leave-it basis. Based on the advice of Jackie's lawyer, the Save The Speedway team which revived North Wilkesboro, and all of our other trusted advisors, we simply cannot move forward, as the proposed deal could not support the goals of SOS GPS in returning Greenville-Pickens Speedway to its former glory. We wish you could've experienced all that we had planned.
For more information, visit the track Facebook page here.
For more racing news, visit the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) website here.