Joey Hand and Dirk Müller took the No. 66, Ford GT to the podium for the second time this race season, in the IMSA Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America.
“We had an exceptional weekend at Road America, coming home with two wins and a pole,” said Doug Yates, president and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Congratulations to Dean Martin and Jack Jr. (Roush) on their GS win and Joey (Hand) and Dirk (Müller) on the GTLM win at Road America. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and KohR Motorsports had strong cars this weekend and with the team’s race strategy we were able to start up front and race strong all weekend.”
The Ford GTs started the race side-by-side on the front row. Dirk Müller in the No 66, captured his second pole (2:01.422) in a row at Road America and third for the season, while teammate Ryan Briscoe (2:02.203) in the No. 67 qualified second.
The direct injection, 3.6L, twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine performed flawlessly during the two-hour, 40-minute road race sprint. The Roush Yates Engines’ Calibration Engineers, alongside their Ford Performance teammates monitored the powerplants, adjusting calibration mappings and traction control inputs to maximize the power and performance of the Ford EcoBoost throughout the challenging 276-mile race.
Achieving their second win of the season, secured the No. 66 valuable driver and team points as they head into the last three races of the season; Virginia International Raceway, Laguna Seca and Road Atlanta.
The No. 67 also claimed the fourth DEKRA Green Racing award in a row for being the cleanest, fastest and most efficient car in the GTLM class, which is attributed to the Ford EcoBoost engine.
In the GS class, the Ford Mustang GT4 powered by the Ford Mustang 5.2L V8, also had a successful weekend in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge GS class. Dean Martin and Jack Roush Jr. earned their second win together in the No. 59 NanoProMT/Roush Performance Ford Mustang GT4 at Road America and the third win of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season for KohR Motorsports.