"Our involvement with Formula DRIFT is not new, but we are taking it to the next level with this announcement," said Jamie Allison, director, Ford Racing. "Enthusiasts can now see our great Mustangs on the track with great drivers like Vaughn Gittin, Jr. and Justin Pawlak, and they'll get a better chance to interact with our stars as well as our exciting production vehicles off track through consumer outreach at all the events. Formula DRIFT is a major part of our action motorsports program targeting new audiences for Ford."
Ford's involvement in the world of professional drifting can be traced back to 2005 when they company actively supported the efforts of Team Falken Tire, Gittin, and Pawlak. This new partnership is just the latest part of Ford's outreach to fans of import sport compacts and motorsports.
"Ever since Ford came into the series competitively in 2005, we have seen the power of what a factory-backed effort can do," said Ryan Sage, co-founder and vice president of Formula DRIFT. "Now we are even more excited to have them on as an official partner for the final event of the year and into 2013."
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