The hottest EcoBoost rides clashed on the quarter mile in Bowling Green
By Steve Turner
Photos by Stacy Stangz and Steve Turner
As you know by now, SVTP got together with Livernois Motorsports and the National Mustang Racers Association to develop an all-new class dedicated to Fordâ€™s EcoBoost-equipped vehicles. That class was dubbed the EcoBoost Battle and it debuted at the NMRA World Finals, which began this past weekend.
We say it started on the weekend, because the weather literally soaked up two days of the race and meant the action took place on Sunday and wrapped up on Monday. Weâ€™ll have coverage of the rest of the event later this week, but we wanted to get you the EcoBoost Battle results right away.
Ultimately nine Gas Turbo Direct Injected Fords lined up and raced heads-up down the quarter mile at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, which was a great way to usher in a class designed to push the envelope of EcoBoost performance. The class drew some of the quickest EcoBoost Mustangs in the country as well as a couple of non-Mustang competitors in the form of an F-150 and an Explorer.
We will have a video of how the class played out right here in the near future, but for now letâ€™s take a look at who came out and how they fared in the first class dedicated to this powertrain platform. We definitely hope to see this form of racing grow in the future, but we think youâ€™ll be impressed by how these vehicles ran at the NMRA World Finals.