ROUSH Performance Products President to Compete in Mustang 40th Anniversary Celebrity Race

Parker To Pilot Resurrected Roush Racing Mustang Cobra

Roush Performance is bringing the All Sport Mustang Cobra out of retirement.  The Mustang that Roush Racing and Tommy Kendall made famous will be the feature car in the celebrity race at the 40 th MCA Anniversary Event – Nashville Speedway in Lebanon, Tennessee.

The celebrity race is a part of the festivities to commemorate 40 years of dedication to the Mustang Club of America.

Larry Parker, President of Roush Performance and an SCCA licensed racer, will assume the controls during the celebrity race which will take place mid-day on Saturday, April 17 th at the Speedway.

"This is the first of what we hope will be a long running celebrity challenge at the MCA.  And, with the likes of the Roush Racing Mustang Cobra that Tommy Kendall made legendary this will be entertaining for everyone," said Scott Hoag, Celebrity Challenge Event Director.

As a major sponsor for the event, Roush Performance has a variety of activities planned for the 40 th MCA Anniversary; including: Jack Roush autograph session (Thursday), Jack Roush P-51 Mustang flyover (Thursday), vehicle, parts, apparel and performance engine display (Thursday – Sunday) and the Roush Owners’ and Enthusiasts’ Association (ROEA) registration (Thursday – Sunday) and ROEA luncheon (Saturday).

"We have a lot of Mustangs in our possession that have a major historical significance in the Mustang world.  It is only fitting that we bring some of them out for all the MCA to enjoy… both on the track and on display," said Parker.

Other race participants include:

- Kenny Brown to race Kermit which was shown at the 2003 SEMA Show.
- Dario Orlando, Steeda, to race a Steeda Mustang.
- Sean Hyland, Sean Hyland Motorsports, to race a 2003 Cobra.
- George Huisman, Classic Design, to race his Mach 1 racer.
- Evan Smith, Managing Editor of Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords, in his race prepared Mustang.
- Brian Tone, Ford Motor Company, 2003 Mustang Body in White Race Car.
- Mark Wilson, Ford Motor Company, in a 1993 Cobra.

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ROUSH Performance
ROUSH Performance, a division of Roush Enterprises, designs, engineers and manufactures completely assembled pre-titled vehicles, aftermarket performance parts, and superchargers for the global performance enthusiast market. Based in Plymouth Township, Michigan, ROUSH Performance was founded in 1995 by motorsports legend Jack Roush.
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