Steeda Autosports, in the debut of its 2017 Steeda Q500R Mustang scored an impressively decisive victory against a stacked field at the 2017 inaugural SCCA Majors in Homestead, Florida this past weekend.
Competing in the hotly contested Sports Car Club of America Touring 1 Class where modified production based sports cars slug it out in a winner-take-all format – the 2017 Steeda Q500R became the first S550 Mustang to take top honors on the podium with a dominant victory against highly modified Corvettes, BMWs, Vipers and other high-priced sports cars.
Steeda’s limited edition 2017 Q500R is a rolling test bed equipped with virtually all of Steeda’s designed, engineered, and manufactured parts that retail customers can purchase for their own 2015 -17 Mustang. In its very first outing of the season, the Steeda Q500R piloted by Steeda Vice President of Operations Glen Vitale proved to be unbeatable.
The race was a test of extreme conditions – from dry to extremely wet conditions, from high speed to twisting corners. At the end of the race, the nearest competitor, a BMW vehicle, was over ten seconds behind – essentially eliminated from contention early in the race.
“This is a tremendous victory for Team Steeda” said Dario Orlando, President of Steeda Autosports. “We essentially took out a brand new race car that is based on our Steeda Q500 Enforcer Mustang series of performance vehicles, added other optional Steeda manufactured components, roll bar, racing tires, and Wilwood 6 piston front brake kit and proved that we could beat all comers in this highly competitive race series – it wasn’t even close!
The Steeda Q500R is our developmental car we use to test the components we design, engineer, and manufacture under extreme racing conditions – so our retail customer can rest assure that our parts are indeed race proven and track-tested.”
Check out the full details (and all the Steeda parts that contributed) to the 2017 Steeda Q500R’s victory at Homestead.