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 |  Jun 23 2010, 1:04 PM

If you’re a weekend racer dreaming of moving up to a Pro series, here’s your chance. Thanks to the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge and BFGoodrich Tires, you could win a seat in a Mustang Challenge race simply by entering their contest at http://mustangchallenge.com/drivershootout/

The Mustang Challenge Driver Shootout will put one driver behind the wheel for the season-finale Mustang Challenge race at Miller Motorsports Park on September 11.  The Mustang Challenge Shootout mixes talent, new media savvy, and the drive to win to give one driver the chance of a lifetime. All you have to do to enter the contest is upload a video demonstrating why you’re a good candidate to race in the Mustang Challenge.  Drivers can use videos that have been posted on BFGoodrich’s Nation of Go, YouTube, or a video site of their choice.

Entries are already being accepted, with the deadline for filing an entry being the checkered flag for round nine of the 2010 Mustang Challenge season at Autobahn Speedway (August 1st). From the submitted videos, five entrants will be selected as final contestants.

From there, the real competition kicks off as the finalists will travel to Miller Motorsports Park and receive training at the Ford Racing Miller Performance Training Center before being run through a variety of exercises in and out of the Ford Mustangs. And it won’t just be their stopwatches that the judges will be looking at, as the  panel of judges on hand will watch as the drivers show their skills along the same scope of talents that are required for pro racing success in the modern world, from data analysis and media interaction to the ability to find a strong set up quickly.

For the finalists, the goal will be simple — convince the panel of judges that they are the driver who should be taking the green flag as the Mustang Challenge season finale kicks off.

All applicants must hold a valid race license (SCCA, NASA, ASN-FIA, etc), but not have any pro racing starts on their racing resume.  The contest is open to individuals ages 18 and older residing in the United States and Canada.

The judges will review all eligible videos received during the contest period. The judges will evaluate each video based on quality, content, personality and overall entertainment and select the five videos that best convey a candidate who can go the full distance to make it to race in the Mustang Challenge.

[Source: mustangchallenge.com]