In just its second race, Ford’s new Mustang GT4 claimed its first victory at the storied Sebring International Raceway.
After putting the GT4 on pole, Jade Buford kicked off the proceedings for Friday’s Visit Sebring 120, with long time Ford veteran Scott Maxwell closing out the win with a monster drive in the back half of the race. It marked Ford’s 50th win in the Continental SportsCar Challenge series and first for KohR Motorsports with Ford.
“The car ran flawlessly and the strategy was perfect,” Maxwell said. “It feels good to get the first win for the Ford Mustang GT4. We were so close at Daytona, and in my mind, Sebring is just as special. It was a good win for KohR and Ford Performance and NanoProMT and we earned it.”
Hopefully this means big things for Ford’s GT4 program, the outgoing GT350R-C won in its second race, before romping to the championship a year later.
“It’s great to get that first win for the Ford Mustang GT4 race car,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “In its two races so far, it’s showing beyond a doubt that it has the potential to carry on Ford Mustang’s winning legacy into the future. We can’t wait for customers to be able to race it around the world. Our congratulations to Scott and Jade on a terrific race today. And to KohR Motorsports for their first win with us.”