ROUSH Performance Motorsports: On the Grid Across the U.S.
ROUSH will field NASCAR Xfinity, drag, drift and road racing programs for the 2016 season
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, MICH. (February 16, 2016) — From Long Beach to Austin to Daytona, race teams backed by ROUSH Performance are ready to tear into this year’s season. ROUSH Performance will sponsor racing efforts that span the gamut from road racing to drag racing to NASCAR to drifting.
“Our company was founded on a passion for performance,” said Jack Roush Jr., race car driver and brand manager for ROUSH Performance. “What better way to showcase this passion and capability than to put ourselves to the test across vastly different forms of racing.”
Ready for NASCAR’S Green Flag
ROUSH Performance teams up with Darrell (Bubba) Wallace Jr. this year in the NASCAR Xfinity Series beginning with the season-opener in Daytona. Wallace, 22, was named to Ebony magazine’s 2015 Power 100 and listed in Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 Sports list in 2014.
In his Xfinity Series rookie season, Wallace drove his Ford Mustang to a seventh-place finish in the point standings. “It’s all about execution this year,” Wallace said. “We will work hard and be sure to put ourselves in position each and every weekend.”
Pawlak to Push Drifting’s Limits
Justin Pawlak will fly the ROUSH Performance flag in drifting’s Formula D series. Pawlak is counting on his aggressive but smooth driving style to put him at the top this season, which opens in Long Beach on April 8.
Pawlak is a hands-on driver, who does his own mechanical, fabrication and suspension work. This year, he will showcase his prowess in a 2016 ROUSH Supercharged Mustang with a Ford Performance Aluminator crate engine. The race car pushes out almost 1,000 horsepower and 831 lb-ft of torque. “It’s a really solid platform using factory components,” Pawlak said.
ROUSH Team Takes on Pirelli World Challenge
Starting at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas in March, Jack Roush Jr. will once again take on the Pirelli World Challenge. This year, Roush teams up with Dean Martin and Nate Stacy in the recently revived KohR Motorsports driving Mustang Boss 302’s.
“I’ve been both Dean Martin’s teammate and competitor for many years, and I have great respect for him and his whole crew,” Roush said. “I had the chance to run with the team at Laguna Seca at the end of last year’s season, and, as expected, they gave me a fast car to work with.”
As leader of the ROUSH Performance Road Racing efforts, Martin has his sights set on the driver’s and team championships. “Jack and I have great history driving together as teammates in Grand Am a few years back,” Martin said. “I can’t wait to get started this year.”
At just 16 years old, Nate Stacy is a young driver who proved his talent and maturity in a strong 2015 season. “Racing against Jack Roush Jr. at Road America and then alongside him at Laguna Seca last year was a thrill,” Stacy said. “Being added to the team roster is a great way to start a new year.”
ROUSH Fox Pounces on Ford Muscle Class
In Bradenton, Florida, Stephanie Davies will compete in the National Mustang Racers Association line-up of events. Davies will look to longtime series regular and Roush family member Susan Roush McClenaghan, who has 14 class wins and three National Championships, for guidance and mentorship during her inaugural season. Along with teammate Donnie Bowles, McClenaghan will race her 2010 Mustang fueled by propane autogas in NMRA and NMCA, and will once again be sponsored by AmeriGas and Metro Lawn.
Davies will make her entrance in the Ford Muscle class in a 1992 Mustang LX, dubbed the ROUSH Fox and powered by a ROUSHcharged Coyote engine.
“I am humbled to be sponsored by ROUSH Performance, and am looking forward to a competitive and successful 2016 season,” said Davies, who also serves as the shows and events coordinator at ROUSH Performance. Brenspeed, one of the largest Ford performance parts suppliers and installers in the U.S., as well as a number of other strong partners and sponsors, will ensure the ROUSH Fox is equipped to perform at its best.
From coast to coast, ROUSH Performance is fueling drivers and enthusiasts’ passion for racing.
About ROUSH Performance: ROUSH Performance, a division of Roush Enterprises, designs, engineers and manufactures completely assembled pre-titled vehicles, aftermarket performance parts, performance crate engines, and marine engine superchargers for the global performance enthusiast market. Based in Plymouth Township, Michigan, ROUSH Performance was founded in 1995 by motorsports legend Jack Roush. Visit us at ROUSHperformance.com or call 800.59.ROUSH.