Chris Ferraro had a great year beating up on Camaros in NASA's Camaro-Mustang Challenge. That was fun, but it was even better bringing home the championship. Check out the official press release after the jump...
Chris Ferraro had a remarkable season in his Steeda Autosports equipped Mustang GT this season. Competing in the 2012 Camaro-Mustang Challenge Racing Series (CMC), Chris had a remarkable PERFECT season leading up to the finals. He qualified on the pole in every race… finished in first place in every race he competed in…holds the track records at every track he raced on this season and he won the CMC National Championship – and he did it with his Steeda Autosports equipped 2005 Mustang GT.
The National Auto Sport Association Camaro-Mustang Challenge (CMC) is a highly competitive race series that brings together some of the best production based cars and drivers in head-to-head competition on various race courses in America. For the second year in a row, Steeda Autosports equipped cars have finished in the top two positions – a remarkable feet that none of our competitors have been able to match – ever! Reversing last year’s order of finishing, this year, Chris Ferraro finished on the top of the podium and Anders Sjoblom finished a very close second place, making Steeda the only aftermarket manufacture to ever accomplish a back-to-back top two podium wins at the championship runoffs in the CMC Race Series.
The CMC Finals held at the Mid-Ohio racecourse were not without some excitement as the entire season was on the line with its championship bragging rights. On Thursday’s qualifying race Chris finished first place once again with the fastest time. On Friday’s qualifying session, in anticipation of bad weather that he thought was approaching, Chris swapped out his tires to a rain set-up at the last minute, which unfortunately caused him to get to the grid late – causing him to start a half lap back on the rest of the field. Unfortunately, the rain didn’t fall during the race so Chris had to chase down the field on his wet tire set up in totally dry conditions. He did end up catching and passing the back of the pack, which was just enough points to keep him on the second row (4th place) for the Championship race. Starting from the 4th position in the Championship race, he made it to 1st place by the very first corner and held the lead until the checkered flag fell at the end of the race. On the way to his National Championship he set yet another fastest lap time and also set a new track record.
Chris has been especially supportive of the Steeda ‘s products in the past and this year is no exception. In speaking about just one of his many Steeda parts he commented: “ The Steeda Tri-Ax shifter is the best in the market – I NEVER missed a shift the entire race season – another testament to the superiority of the Steeda performance parts…..and this is the same shifter that anyone can buy for their Mustang today from Steeda directly.”
Dario Orlando, Steeda’s President adds: “I am especially proud of the efforts this season of both Chris Ferraro and Anders Sjoblom in the CMC racing series – each of them have performed exceptionally well over the past two seasons and each should be commended for their outstanding efforts, persistence, and individual driving skills. To have two fierce competitors like Chris and Anders consistently outperforming all other rivals with their Steeda Mustangs is exceptional. Congratulations to them and all of the other race drivers and Mustang enthusiasts that rely on Steeda for their performance parts, it is proof that Steeda’s “Made in America” parts are unmatched in the industry today.”