As we’ve reported in the past, Ford CEO Jim Farley isn’t just the leader of one of the world’s largest automakers – he’s also a big-time enthusiast who loves to race. In fact, his ability to continue participating in motorsports events was one thing he wasn’t willing to give up when accepting the CEO position, despite the fact that some thought it was a bad idea. Regardless, The Blue Oval boss had one heck of a weekend at the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s recent Sebring Speed Tour at Florida’s Sebring International Raceway.
In addition to vintage racecar events, the Sebring Speed Tour also included a car show and car corrals for clubs to hang out in. There was also a hot rumor going around that Farley might show up on the track for the Vintage & Trans Am Auto Races, and that rumor turned out to be true. However, Farley wasn’t just there for some photo-op – he was there to win some races in his T298 Lola and 289 Cobra.
“It was a great weekend in Sebring, Florida, with Curt Vogt’s Cobra Performance team of wrenchers and racers,” Jeff Burgy, SAAC-MCR Club founder, told Ford Performance. “Ford CEO Jim Farley had a great weekend with podium finishes in all four races that he ran. On Saturday, he placed second in class in his Lola No. 98, and second in class in his Cobra No. 96. On Sunday, he placed first in class with the Lola and fourth overall, and he finished second in class in his Cobra.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time Farley has found success on the track in recent weeks. Back in November of last year, he piloted his Lola to victory at the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s Road Atlanta Grand Prix, and he also set the session’s top speed of 106.832 miles-per-hour in the process.
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Hey Jim…don’t you have all the fun!!! Keep making cars that the rest of us can race!
Jim, keep racing when you want and enjoy your success. Thank you for leading such a great company and legacy.