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Mustang GT4 Set for PWC Debut at CTMP

Ernie Francis Jr. to drive Mustang GT4 in PWC round at CTMP…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

The Ford Mustang GT4 is set for its Pirelli World Challenge debut in this weekend’s round at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, with Ernie Francis Jr. spearheading the driver lineup for PF Racing.

The three-time Trans-Am TA4 class champion and runner-up in the PWC TC class championship will share driving duties of the GT4-spec Mustang with James Pesek in the pair of SprintX races, with Francis also entered in the standalone GTS Sprint rounds.

The Multimatic-built Mustang made its competition debut in January’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season-opener at Daytona in January and claimed a maiden victory one race later at Sebring.

While having run without full SRO GT4 homologation in those events, it’s understood the CTMP round will be the car’s first race in full, approved GT4 specification.

“I cannot thank JR Pesek enough for this opportunity and we look forward to bringing the car out to a few more races in hopes of a full season effort next year,” Francis wrote on his Facebook page.

“I’m excited to get behind the wheel of the latest Ford machinery and battle it out among World Challenge’s best.”

The additional entry brings the SprintX grid up to 33 cars for this weekend.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John


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