Friday, June 22, 2012


Mustang RTR was right at home over the weekend at HyperFest at Summit Point Raceway, as this annual event is all about having fun behind the wheel; something that anyone who gets a chance to drive the Mustang RTR can relate to. With the Performance Autosport Mustang RTR winning both its races, fans having the chance to experience the track from inside a Mustang RTR, RTR swag and cars on display, there is no question that it was a very successful weekend overall.

HyperFest attendees had the opportunity to ride in a Mustang RTR in two very different fashions; Formula Drift Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. was giving drifting “slide-alongs” in the Monster Energy Falken Tire 2013 Ford Mustang RTR, and people also had the opportunity to ride in a 2013 Mustang RTR Spec 2 prototype on a very fast and technical road course. There were many wide smiles glued to the faces of the lucky riders, but none more important than the wounded soldiers of the “Freedom Behind the Wheel” program that Vaughn gave rides to, something he really was looking forward to doing all weekend.

The Performance Autosport Mustang RTR rolled out of the trailer early Friday in hopes of getting some test sessions in after making some suspension changes since the last race.  For their driver and NASA Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, Chris Cobetto,  HyperFest is the busiest event of the season and driving his racecar almost takes a back seat to making sure the entire event goes smoothly, so getting him in his racing suit and strapped in is harder than one would think.

Saturday's race was a close one. Cobetto and Beau Dunnivant (driver of the Mustang Fox body) changed position for 1st quite a few times, but at the end of the race, the PAS Mustang RTR prevailed to finish first.

Sunday was similar to Saturday, but this time the PAS team ending up in qualifying 1st place.  The race was practically a repeat of Saturday, except for it was twice as long.  Beau and Cobetto raced, non-stop, for position for 40 minutes.  Beau never gave Cobetto an inch and it was a great, clean race between two very different Mustangs.  Once again, at the end of the race the PAS Mustang RTR finished 1st giving them the sweep for the whole weekend two years in a row at HyperFest!

With these 2 more wins, this leaves the Performance Autosport team with 7 wins out of 8 races so far this 2012 season. The next race for the PAS Mustang RTR team will be at VIR on July 20-22, including running in the Grassroots Motorpsorts Ultimate Track Car Challenge with both the Mustang RTR American Iron racecar as well as the PAS 2013 Mustang RTR Shop car.

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