Tired of Quarter-mile Racing? Take Your Mustang to the Autocross
Autocrossing is the most accessible way to get to know your Mustang without paying too much to play with the cones.
While most Mustang owners are happy to head up to the local drag strip every weekend to test their mettle against all comers, some want more than just quarter-mile victories. They know their ponies can turn a corner, especially the newest ones, but there may not be a track nearby to throw down what they’ve got. Or, there is one, but the fee for a day of play might be a bit much for their wallet to handle.
What can they do then? Ford recommends autocross. All you need to do is find a gathering of cars at a parking lot with a few orange cones laid just so, pay the low entry fee, and get ready to give your Mustang all it’s got.
What to expect at a given autocross event? Ford says you’ll be going from point-to-point in a sprint, “where a driver’s agility and coordination between gas, brakes and steering all come into play.” All you need to do is thread your Mustang through the path laid out without hitting the cones, otherwise, you’re going to be dinged with penalties on your final time.
Following the tech inspection and driver’s meeting, you’ll be ready to go out to flex both your and your Mustang’s muscles on the course. And when you’re not out there giving it all you got, you may end up helping keep everything safe. As Ford Performance says, “think of it as an all-day cars & coffee where attendees are actually encouraged to show off what their cars can do, rather than having the long arm of the law ready to ruin your day for peeling out of a car show.” Can’t beat that.