Mustang Wins NASCAR

This week Adam has taken a week off of to the sunny shores of Spain, he should be back with us next week, unless he extends his stay. We appreciate your understanding for any delays in email responses. To be fair it has never been a problem, until now.

Just to prove the fact Adam was on holiday he took this photo yesterday, you can tell by the colour of the sky it wasn’t taken in the UK!

A customer has sent a number of emails to Adam earlier in the week wanting an update. Because Adam didn’t reply immediately, the customer arrived at our offices wanting to know why he hadn’t got an answer. (Note, Adam did respond to the customer to explain he was on holiday). It took a few attempts to tell him that Adam was actually on holiday and may not be looking at emails, nothing more sinister than that. Unfortunately the customer wasn’t happy and seemed a little hacked off. We apologise to the customer for the fact that Adam was trying to relax on holiday! On Adam’s return we suspect that this customer will be taking his rightful place on “The C list”.

Customer Cars

The super charged beast had gotten the replacement differential and was fitted no problem, the shafts relocated and topped up with the correct differential oil. The clutch’s freedom of movement was biggest problem for us to fix, what had already been fitted. This clutch had its cable and cantilever replaced with a hydraulic system. This works via a master cylinder and series of pipework. The operation needed to have a gearbox shaft modification and to be realigned as a result, all subtle stuff.

With the prop cleaned and put back we could start to reassemble the exhaust and the framework.

The road test was exactly as we expected quick and enjoyable. The ‘bum hum’ from the diff had gone and the car is ready to be collected by the owner. Under power the clutch didn’t slip as it did before and now the full power can be unleased to the road.

Yet again Mustang Maniac has fixed a car that a number of other people have failed to do.


Mustang Captures First NASCAR Cup Series Championship as Joey Logano Wins Second Career Title with Team Penske

Avondale, AZ., November 6, 2022 – Team Penske’s Joey Logano claimed his second NASCAR Cup Series championship after winning Sunday’s season finale race at Phoenix Raceway, giving Ford Mustang its first championship at NASCAR’s highest level.

Logano dominated the weekend as he won the pole on Saturday and then led the first 87 laps of the 312-lap event.  He took the lead for good after passing fellow Ford driver Chase Briscoe with 29 laps to go and never looked back as he won for the fourth time this season.

“Amazing.  It felt like it took too long to get back to this point, but it’s so special to win championships.  It’s what you want.  It’s the only thing I race for.  Race wins are nice, but championships are what it’s all about,” said Logano, who led a race-high 187 laps.  “We worked so hard the last couple weeks trying to put ourselves in position. And everything that happened in 2020, I knew we just wanted to have a solid run and do this today.  I can’t thank Ford and Shell-Pennzoil enough for supporting me over the last 10 years and getting us a couple championships.”

The championship is the second for Logano, who claimed the 2018 title after winning the final race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and the first for Mustang in NASCAR’s top series since becoming Ford’s flagship model in 2019.  It’s the third series title for car owner Roger Penske.

“I knew going into this thing that we were going to win the championship. I told the guys we were the favorite from Daytona, and we truly believed it, and that’s the difference,” said Logano, who started the season by winning the Clash at the Coliseum and finishing it with a victory in Phoenix.  “I had a good team with a bunch of confidence, and we had all the reason in the world to be confident. I’ve never been truly this ready for a championship race, and yeah, we did it. I can’t believe it.”

Logano becomes the 17th driver to capture more than one series title and only the second Ford driver to do it, joining NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson who won championships in 1968 and 1969.  It also marks the 10th Cup Series driver’s championship for Ford.

It also capped a weekend that saw Ford drivers go 2-for-2 in championship races with Zane Smith winning the Camping World Truck Series title on Friday night.

“Joey is a racer who pays attention to every single detail and especially getting locked in early like he did.  That’s all he’s been focused on the last three weeks, with (crew chief) Paul Wolfe and the entire team.  He’s just so committed and so strong and executed every lap today,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports.   “At the end of the day and at the end of the season it’s the championship that matters, so to get the Truck championship and the Cup championship means so much, “

Logano’s win capped a dominant day in which Ford led 310-of-312 laps and had four drivers post top five finishes, with Ryan Blaney second, Chase Briscoe fourth and Kevin Harvick fifth.

Congratulations to Ford, Team Penske and Joey Logano on their win.

Stay Safe & Take Care!

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2 Responses to Mustang Wins NASCAR

  1. Simon says:

    Well done guys and surely we ALL deserve a break!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks Simon, You would have thought a holiday would be just that. Most of the time Adam will take his mobile with him and still respond to emails while on holiday. This particular time he just wanted a few days complete break. It appears that can be too much to ask. We even advised the particular customer that Adam wasn’t even here in the country.


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