SEMA eNews Vol. 15, No. 12, March 22, 2012

Racing News: Elite Collection of Cobras to Be Displayed in the Speed Merchants of Venice Exhibit

 

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  The Ford-Cobra-Shelby Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum.

Elite Collection of Cobras to be Displayed in the Speed Merchants of Venice Exhibit
Guest curator Lynn “Mr. Cobra” Park has announced a short list of the extraordinary Cobras to be included in the “Speed Merchants of Venice” 50th Anniversary Cobra Exhibit as part of the Ford-Cobra-Shelby Reunion scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern California.

The rare Cobras to be displayed include the following:

  • The first production Cobra kindly loaned by Bruce Meyer.
  • FIA 289 loaned by Park.
  • Recently restored Shelby School of High-Performance Driving car loaned by David Lerian.
  • 427 Comp Car loaned by Anthony Boosalis.
  • 427 S/C loaned by Boosalis.
  • King Cobra loaned by Bill Hartman.
  • “El Cid” Dragonsnake loaned by Park.

The 50th Anniversary Cobra Exhibit will be part of the inaugural Ford-Cobra-Shelby Reunion, which is open to all Cobras, GT40s, Ford GTs, all Ford, Lincoln, Mercury (FLM) and FLM-powered vehicles, including trucks and Broncos and all Shelby vehicles.

Proceeds benefit the NHRA Motorsports Museum and the Carroll Shelby Foundation.

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  Team Falken finished eighth place in the GT class at the Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Team Falken Perseveres for Strong Finish at Sebring

The 60th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida, Saturday, March 17, was a long and hard run for Team Falken Tire.
The American Le Mans Series GT team spent most of the 12-hour endurance
race trying to regain ground lost early in the event. Despite the
setbacks, the team earned an eighth-place finish in the GT class,
marking the team's first finish of the historic event.
 


Porsche works driver Wolf Henzler worked his way through the
field and joined the top 10 in the GT class in the first hour, running
37th overall. An hour and 30 minutes into the race, Henzler successfully
earned the third GT spot. After 40 laps, veteran racer Bryan Sellers took command of the Porsche, rejoining the field at eighth in class.

The team has much work to do before the Long Beach Grand Prix
April 13–14. Historically, the team has raced strong on street courses,
racing the Falken Tire Azenis slicks. Walker and the team will work
closely with Porsche and Falken Tire to continue to showcase strong
competition against the more experienced veterans of the American Le Mans Series.

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  Rob MacCachren won at the MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, averaging 56.29 mph and finishing the course in four hours, 25 minutes and three seconds.

FOX Athletes Claim Victory in San Felipe SCORE Desert Series Races
FOX extended its SCORE Desert Series Baja Trophy Truck winning streak to nine with Rob MacCachren's recent win at the MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250. MacCachren ran the same FOX External Cooling System-equipped bypass suspension, also known as the Cactus Cooler, which helped him win on this course last September.

Averaging 56.29 mph and finishing the course in four hours, 25 minutes and three seconds, MacCachren’s win came four minutes and five seconds before his closest competitor.

Another notable victory came from third-generation racer and Class 1600 champion, Luke McMillin. McMillin made his Class 1 racing debut while sharing driving duties with multi-time short course race winner Justin Smith, who, together, took home the Class 1 win and fourth overall finish.

 

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