Ticket to Ride
Buy a $10 ticket that benefits JDRF and you might win a Focus RS
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company
If you love performance thereâ€™s a good chance that you will love the forthcoming Focus RS. If you have been following our coverage of the car, you know it packs 350 horsepower, all-wheel drive, and a host of driving technologies highlighted by a Drift Mode that will let you hang the tail out and smoke the tires like Ken Block.
Well, maybe not exactly like Ken Block, but you get the idea. For those still trying to figure out a way to fit a new Focus RS in the budget, thereâ€™s a way you might be able to score one on the cheap, and it will be a lot like the one Mr. Block will drive on the street.
â€œFord Performance is kicking off a great benefit raffle today here at Global Rallycross Detroit,â€ Ken Block said back in July. â€œTheyâ€™re giving away a 2016 Ford Focus RS, that will be modeled after my eventual daily driver RS. Every donation benefits the JDRF.â€
Thatâ€™s right, the Ford Global Action Team is selling off 60,000 raffle tickets at $10 a pop, and if you are holding the winning ticket on November 9, 2015 at 11 a.m., you could win that Focus RS, which will be set up like Kenâ€™s daily. Of course, the winner will have to pay for the taxes, license, insurance, and delivery of the vehicle, but that lucky person will still score quite a bargain, and the proceeds will help a charity that funds juvenile diabetes research.
The drawing will be held at the Conference Event Center in Dearborn, Michigan, on the aforementioned date, but you donâ€™t have to be present to win. You just need to have the winning ticket, and to score one, youâ€™ll have to download and fill out thisÂ form and send it in as instructed before the drawing.