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2024 Ford Mustang Challenge Teams And Drivers Revealed

Last July, The Blue Oval announced the new Ford Mustang Challenge, a one-make series designed specifically for the also-new Dark Horse R. A few months later, the automaker announced the schedule for the inaugural 2024 edition of the new series, after which the Ford Mustang Challenge schedule was revised to match some changes in the IMSA slate, but since then, we haven’t received any additional updates. Now, however, the 2024 Ford Mustang Challenge teams and drivers have been revealed ahead of the season’s start this coming June.

The 2024 Mustang Challenge team lineups will consist of McCumbee McAleer Racing (MMR), Leaders Credit Union Competition Motorsports Racing, MDK Motorsports, Capaldi Racing, Southern Paley Motorsports, Robert Noaker Racing, Torre Racing, KOHR Motorsports, Ameriasian Fragrance Research & Competition Motorsports, JV Racing Team, and Automatic Racing, though Ford notes that more will announced soon.

Driving the Dark Horse R in the forthcoming Mustang Challenge will be Zach Lee, Jack Lewis, Kel Kearns, Chad McCumbee, Jeremy Fletcher, Tom Tait Jr., Gabe Tesch, Nick Smither, Robert Noaker, Mitch Marvosh, Paolo Salvatore, Rodney Randall, DJ Randall, Gregory Bennett, Max Opalski, Wesley Slimp, Brandon Gdovic, and David Russell, though more are slated to be added in the coming weeks. These drivers will be split into two classes – Dark Horse and Dark Horse Legends – with the latter being an optional entry for drivers ages 45 years and up.

Each race in the Mustang Challenge will feature a podium celebration for both classes, as well as prize money awarded to the overall first through third place finishers. Ford Performance will be offering a championship prize structure for the series designed to encourage drivers to progress through the pony car ranks, too. Dark Horse season champions can choose from a cash prize of $40,000 or a $100,000 scholarship toward a Mustang GT3 or GT4 seat the following season. Additionally, Michelin will give the overall champion a set of tires each weekend the following season, while second-third place will get cash payouts of $20,000 and $10,000, respectively, and Dark Horse Legends champions receive $20k – or a test day in a Mustang GT4.

We’ll have more on the Mustang Challenge soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang 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. Mark B

    Very cool!


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