Drove out to Tooele UT for Track Attack, 4551 miles total and...

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  1. TXRickC

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    was in my 2018 GT350. Left Nashville with 1985 miles and checked oil every 3rd fuel stop (about 1000 miles in between). Fill up, bathroom, purchases if needed and check oil level (about a 15min wait as listed in the manual). Oil level was good every time, even had two quarts of amsoil 5W-50 just in case. Averaged 24.4mpg and 340 miles per fill up. 80-85mph and I did drive around St Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Salt Lake, Vegas, Phoenix, a lot of Route 66 spots, Tulsa and Springfield MO so it wasn't 100% highway only. Somehow we didn't hit a drop of rain either.

    No complaints really though, I have the comfort seats and they were nice with the A/C going. The Recaro's at Track Attack must of been broken in because I wasn't feeling leg/thigh pains like I did when test fitting new ones prior to my purchase.

    I didn't fell comfortable without a spare tire knowing I was going to be going at least 4000 miles so I bought one from Automotive Authority along with the wheel spacer needed for the front and I found a an OE ford jack/tool, breaker bar and a 13/16" slim socket. It all fits good in the spare well (front of the cover sits up 1/4-3/8") Glad to have it, even more glad it wasn't needed.

    Couple highlights my wife and I enjoyed apart from seeing a lot from the highway, visiting Adam's Polishes (scored a few limited freebies too), seeing the Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 and 844 steam trains, Driving Fords GT350 around Utah Motorsports Campus, Zion national park, driving Vegas (have always flown before), Shelby American visit, meeting Gary Patterson there, Sedona AZ, Blue Swallow Motel on Rt66 heck almost all the spots on Rt66. Had a blast, wish we had more time to enjoy some more.

    Thrilled we drove the Mustang, even if I picked up a rock chip on the a-pillar :)



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    Sounds like you had a blast! Wish I could make it to the track attack, but I will never have time. Car looks good man.
     
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    Bucket List journey! Nice pics...nice story!
     
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    Pretty cool journey. Plenty of great photos and memories, I am sure.

    I did track attack last month...what a blast eh?!

    Congrats man.
     
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    Love it, glad you enjoyed the trip. I loved the Track Attack.
     
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    Could one buy this track attack you're not going to use from you?
     
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    No, it can not be passed to someone else. My one year anniversary on my purchase was here just a few days ago, so my free invitation has expired anyways.
     
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    Track attack def worth it - glad you enjoyed. But how'd you ave 24.4 mpg?? I just drove 1300 miles from FL to NJ and got 19.6
     
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    I recently drove quite a few highway miles in the 2016 GT350 in an area I wasn't familiar with (so no pushing very far beyond speed limits) and I averaged over 24 mpg as well.

    I guess YMMV. :)
     
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    Damn, why are we paying for the gas guzzler tax then, lol.....
     
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    I guess to be fair my 1300 miles included about 100 miles off highway plus I hit major traffic in a few spots. But still, don't see that making a huge difference. Maybe the fact that I rarely drove in 6th gear?? Like to hear the sport exhaust
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    Awesome trip. Nothing even close to your experience, but I picked mine up new from the dealer, put ~100 ...er...uummm...miles to stretch it in that day, and then drove it from St Louis to Gatlinburg the next day.
     
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    Did you pick up that rock chip in Arizona? Just curious...
    One year? I checked Track Attack after I put my deposit down and the entire 2019 calendar was booked solid! Some quick math but don't they produce more Shelby's than the number of slots offered?
     
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    It goes by model year, so this year 2019 is for the people who bought 2018. Next year, 2020 will be available to people who bought 2019 cars, so your chance will come up next year.
     
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    Track Attack is also open to other Ford Performance car purchasers. It is not exclusive to the GT350 (r) .
     
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    I recall it was on I-40, construction zone but think it was New Mexico.
     
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    Great story, nicely done, in the true spirit of these cars!
     
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