Ford to Host Five-City Focus ST Performance Academy
Consumer driving events to feature 2013 Ford Focus ST in New York;
Washington, D.C.; Boston; San Francisco and Los Angeles this summer
Event to feature two driving courses first is performance
training, second is timed autocross
Consumers interested in attending can sign up at
DEARBORN, Mich., May 30, 2012 For sport compact fans, the only thing
better than driving the new Ford Focus ST is driving the Focus ST on a
course with professional instruction and timed autocross hot laps.
That, and more, is what Ford is bringing to driving enthusiasts in New
York; Washington, D.C.; Boston; San Francisco and Los Angeles this
summer, beginning June 30 in New York.
The events will happen on Saturdays in June, July and August in each
market. Events will include 48-foot race trailers, a fleet of Focus
STs for training, timed competition, as well as pre-event racing
Events will open at 9 a.m. and run all day through 6 p.m. Locations
and dates are:
New York, IZOD Center, June 30
Washington, D.C., FedEx Field, July 14
Boston, Gillette Stadium, July 21
San Francisco, Candlestick Park, Aug. 4
Los Angeles, Dodgers Stadium, Aug. 11
Pre-registration is live at http://www.drivefocusst.com /.
Participation will be limited and will be honored on a
first-registered, first-served basis.
"Our fans have expressed extremely high interest in this car, but
we know the proof is in the pudding," said Lisa Schoder, Ford
Focus ST Marketing manager. "We want ST fans, as well as drivers
of competitive vehicles, to be able to taste this car firsthand.
"What better way to do it," she added, "than to bring
the car to the people with the help of professional driver instruction
on closed courses."
Focus ST, Ford's first global performance car, will integrate a
collection of advanced and sport-oriented technologies previously
unavailable to North American customers. The combination of these
technologies into a refined, yet high-performance sport compact will
elevate the category and further cement Focus as the most complete
compact car range sold in North America.
Among the more visible options will be the Tangerine Scream metallic
color that will be offered exclusively on Focus ST, as well as
race-inspired Recaroฎ seats with matching color accents.
Ford is offering drivers who preorder a 2013 Focus ST the GoProฎ HD
Hero2 Motorsports Edition camera pack upon delivery. Already a staple
in the motorsports and action sport communities, a GoPro is the ideal
camera to capture a spirited drive or Focus ST track day. The first
1,000 presale orders placed between May 1 and Aug. 20 are eligible for
the GoPro HD Hero2 camera system. Cameras will be sent after vehicle