Race Phillip Island to celebrate 60 years of the iconic Ford Mustang

Friday 05 April, 2024
Ford will celebrate 60 years of the Ford Mustang at Phillip Island this month.
The next round of the Shannons SpeedSeries will double as a celebration of the Ford Mustang ahead of its 60th anniversary on 17 April.

To be known as Ford Mustang 60 Years Race Phillip Island, the third round of the Shannons SpeedSeries includes an exciting line up of categories including Trico Trans Am, Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia – powered by AWS, Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge, Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, Monochrome GT4 Australia and the First Focus Radical Cup.

As part of the celebrations, there will be special Ford Mustang displays throughout the weekend as well as featured content and interviews during the event coverage.

The event will be broadcast on the Seven Network, the home of the Shannons SpeedSeries, with 7plus to stream Saturday and Sunday’s action, along with four hours of free-to-air coverage on 7mate across the weekend.

Ford Australia’s Marketing Director, Ambrose Henderson, said the event promised to be an epic celebration of one of the most iconic vehicles in the world.

“The Ford Mustang has a momentous history in Australia and around the world,” Henderson said.

“The opportunity to celebrate such an important milestone at the upcoming Shannons SpeedSeries is an exciting prospect for everyone at Ford Australia, as well as Ford Mustang owners who have been invited to attend.

“Motorsport is in Mustang’s DNA and it will be exciting to see all the Mustangs in action on track as part of the event.”

Motorsport Australia CEO Sunil Vohra thanked Ford for its support of the event.

“We’re grateful to everyone at Ford for their support of motorsport across the country, including at the upcoming Shannons SpeedSeries,” Vohra said.

“Ford Mustang 60 Years Race Phillip Island will be a terrific event at one of Australia’s best circuits, mixed with a stunning category line up for the SpeedSeries’ return to the Island in 2024.”

Ford Mustang 60 Years Race Phillip Island will be held on 12-14 April at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

Tickets are available now at motorsporttickets.com.au.

Live coverage will be available on 7mate from 2-4pm AEST on Saturday and Sunday, while 7plus will stream all the action live and free from 10.30am – 5pm AEST on both days.

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