Shelby GT350R-C Goes 1-2 in SportsCar Challenge

Ford Racing's season got off to fast start this past Friday, as the Mustang-based Shelby GT350R-C earned its first win at Daytona International Speedway, taking the checkered flag in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.

Driving duo, Billy Johnson and Scott Maxwell, claimed their second victory, and third podium in the GT350R-C since the car first debuted at Watkins Glen in 2015. Adding to the days excitement, Pierre Kleinubing and co-driver Paul Holton, piloted their own GT350R-C, to earn the second spot on the podium.

“It was great to see two Ford Performance Shelby GT350R-Cs on the podium after all the hard work everyone’s done getting the car to where it’s at,” Johnson said. “It’s the first time the car’s competed at Daytona and we’re really happy to be in victory lane with the car and a 1-2 finish for the GT350R-C. Scott did a fantastic job on the first stint and I just can’t thank him and the team enough for all the hard work and good job they do.”

The race car's production sibling, the Shelby GT350R, made its debut in January of 2015, and is one of more than a dozen new vehicles scheduled to be brought to market through 2020.


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