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Ford to Offer Complimentary RS Adrenaline Academy Driving Experience to Ford Focus RS Owners
GRANTSVILLE, Utah, Aug. 19, 2016 – Owners of the hot new hatch — the Ford Focus RS — have a unique opportunity to experience it with training from Ford Performance Racing School instructors on one of the longest road racing courses in America.
Part of a complimentary program offered by Ford and Ford Performance, instructors at the Ford Performance Racing School are offering initial owners of 2017 and 2018 Focus RS models a chance to learn firsthand the capabilities of their cars in the classroom and on track at Utah Motorsports Campus in Grantsville, Utah. The schedule will be announced later this year.
The RS Adrenaline Academy provides owners with a full immersion into the performance and handling characteristics of the Focus RS, in a safe environment with professional instruction. The extensive course time teaches skills including braking, shifting and cornering techniques, and also focuses on the particular dynamics of the Focus RS, such as the car’s four driving modes. The goal is to establish the performance capabilities of the owners’ cars and to improve their driving skills – all while having fun.
"Focus RS combines high levels of torque and horsepower, and all-wheel drive with Dynamic-Torque Vectoring, for a high level of handling, grip and cornering speed," said Henry Ford III, Ford Performance marketing manager. “RS Adrenaline Academy provides an opportunity for drivers to learn the capabilities of their cars on a closed road course with professional instruction and ample course time. This will be an exciting experience, one that owners will never forget!”
The Ford Performance Racing School will provide Focus RS cars – outfitted with full safety equipment – for participants’ use in all exercises. An optional second day of instruction will include the Ford Mustang GT on the track.
"We are looking forward to the first season of the RS Adrenaline Academy," said Dan McKeever, president, Ford Performance Racing School. "The Focus RS delivers a premium driving experience and our school is the perfect venue to demonstrate just what it can do. Our professional instructors can help anyone take their driving expertise to the next level, whether a beginner or an experienced driver.”
While Focus RS owners will be responsible for their travel and hotel costs, Ford will cover costs of the driving school in its entirety. The optional-day Mustang GT performance driving program would be paid for by the participants. Options for owners to bring guests will also be available. All interested in learning more about this program should sign-up here to receive additional details as they become available.
Look for the Ford Performance Racing School to announce specific plans and schedules for RS Adrenaline Academy in the near future.
For more information, visit www.RSAdrenalineAcademy.com
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 197,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.
About Ford Performance Racing School
Founded in 2006, Ford Performance Racing School has become one of America’s top training programs for those wanting to sharpen their skills while becoming better and safer drivers. The school employs a fleet of modified Mustang GT, Mustang Boss 302 FRS, GT350, Focus ST and Fiesta ST performance cars, as well as a team of instructors comprised of championship-winning drivers. Visit website.