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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Track Attack Program Ends

Back in late 2019, The Blue Oval rolled out a pretty cool post-purchase experience for the at-the-time brand new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – the GT500 Track Attack, which treated owners to a complimentary high-performance experience at Ford Performance Racing School at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina, both in the classroom and on the track. It was certainly a cool add-on, but given the fact that the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 bowed out of the lineup following the 2022 model year, it just didn’t make sense to keep it around any longer, since customers can’t buy a new one anymore. Thus, as expected, the GT500 Track Attack has officially come to an end.

“This is for you GT500 Track Attack family!” Ford Performance wrote in a recent post on X. “Going out in style today with a four-wide line lock burnout for the final GT500 Track Attack program, sending our deepest thanks to the thousands of drivers and guests who have joined us since the program began in 2020! Forever Ford Family.”

While it seems like only a matter of time before a new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is added to the redesigned S650 lineup, when that might happen is unclear at the moment. However, FoMoCo isn’t giving up on its pony car post-purchase experiences, and in fact, recently announced that it’s adding even more of them – a new destination driving event for 2024 Ford Mustang EcoBoost and GT owners, as well as a new Track Attack experience specifically tailored to Dark Horse owners, too.

We’ll have more on the Shelby GT500 soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang newsMustang Shelby GT500 news, and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Mel Cannon

    I took delivery of my GT500 in May 2020 during the peak of Covid.
    I asked Ford for a delay in attending the school and they said “NO”.
    What a bunch of nice guys.

    1. Paul K

      Yea, similar situation here. Got mine in July 2020 and about a year later, they told me I’m on the list. They said I would receive a call when it was my time to go. Never received that call.

    2. Francois

      We bought my wife’s Edge ST right before Covid we waited it out as well. Didn’t want to fly to Park City with everything closed. I bought my GT350 the following year and signed-up for the Charlotte event as well. I had to put a little pressure on them to OK the delayed Edge ST program but they eventually said “Yes” .

      Both programs were really well done and a lot of fun. Well worth the trips to Utah and Charlotte

  2. carl

    We ordered and took delivery of a 2021 Mustang Mach 1 in Aug, 2021. We then signed up the following Spring for the Mach 1 Track Attack Program. WOW!!! It was a great experience at Charlotte. My wife and I both have experience competing in SCCA Solo II, as well as other racing experiences and still thought it was a great program to learn the car and many features that it has, such as changing the magna suspension, rpm settings, and the exhaust sounds to name a few. And we got to use the knowledge on the drag strip, autocross course and NASCAR road course at Charlotte.
    Now she has a Ford Edge ST on order and that also comes with a program to help us get familiar with the vehicle.


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