For sport compact fans, the only thing better than driving the 2013 Ford Focus ST is driving it on a course with professional instruction and timed autocross hot laps. That, and more, is what Ford is bringing to driving enthusiasts in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles this summer, beginning June 30 in New York.
The events will happen on Saturdays in June, July and August in each market. Events will include 48-foot race trailers, a fleet of Focus STs for training, timed competition, as well as pre-event racing instruction.
Events will open at 9 a.m. and run all day through 6 p.m. Locations and dates are:
• New York, IZOD Center, June 30
• Washington, D.C., FedEx Field, July 14
• Boston, Gillette Stadium, July 21
• San Francisco, Candlestick Park, Aug. 4
• Los Angeles, Dodgers Stadium, Aug. 11
Pre-registration is live at http://www.drivefocusst.com/. Participation will be limited and will be honored on a first-registered, first-served basis.
“Our fans have expressed extremely high interest in this car, but we know the proof is in the pudding,” said Lisa Schoder, Ford Focus ST Marketing manager. “We want ST fans, as well as drivers of competitive vehicles, to be able to taste this car firsthand.
theCD's take: We'll take one in the Tangerine Scream metallic color with Recaro seats and matching color accents. Be sure to get car insurance quotes before ever buying though.