Archives for December 2019

2020 GT500 Build – Time Attack

Announcing the First 2020 Shelby GT500 Racecar

Dec 29th 2019, Ohio U.S.

2020 Gt500 Build FCorteX Racing BBY Time Attack Track Competition Mustang

BlueByYou Racing (BBY Racing) team of New Jersey is one of the very first customers to receive delivery of the new Ford 2020 Mustang Shelby®  GT500®

But, before the factory sticker has even come off, plans for the racecar conversion are already in place. The build will be managed by CorteX Racing, a U.S. based manufacturer and fabrication specialist in Mustang motorsports.

I have been using Cortex Racing suspension components for the past 5 years on our S197 Mustangs.

They have transformed our cars, been dependable in harsh race
conditions and gave us a unique edge over our competitors.

– Eric Rockwell, BBY Racing

A Shelby GT500 Purpose Built for Time Attack

Maintaining their Ford Mustang roots and appealing to the market’s craving for the latest in top performance, BBY racing will build this 2020 Shelby GT500 to compete in the Street Mod Class of GridLife and Street Class of Global Time Attack.

BlueByYouRacing BBY CorteX Boss302 Cockpit 2019

With the new 2020 GT500, we are excited to develop and prove these components with Cortex Racing in this new platform.

– Eric Rockwell, BBY Racing

2020 GT500 Racecar Mod Plan

This Shelby GT500 will be purpose-built for racing.

Upgrades to the suspension system, brakes and wheels are planned at the CorteX Racing Shop in Ohio.

This is a great opportunity to help the BBY team continue their success by developing parts for the 2020 GT500. We can’t wait to see this car on track!

– Rick Reynolds, Director CorteX East

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2020 BBY Racing Schedule

BBY Racing 2020 schedule for includes 4 AER, 1 SCCA, and 5 ChampCar races with 4 cars.

Planned events for 2020 GT500:

  • National Corvette Museum – GridLife
  • Road Atlanta – Global Time Attack
  • Gingerman Raceway – GridLife
  • Mid Ohio – GridLife
  • NJMP – Global Time Attack
  • Road America – GridLife

100% Podium

In 2019, the BBY Racing team proved fierce competition driving two Mustang BOSS 302R race cars in time attack.

Drivers Eric Rockwell, Alex Rockwell and 2x Rolex winner Nelson Canache delivered many wins in the GridLife series and finished the season with 100% podium finishes.


About BBY Racing

BBY Racing is a father and son race team founded in 2015 by Eric Rockwell and Alex Rockwell. The team competes in road coarse events in both endurance and time attack formats including American Endurance (AER), ChampCar, Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), Gridlife, and Global Time Attack (GTA) race series.

BlueByYou Racing Alex Rockwell Eric Rockwell

The BBY racing team also build, maintain and race Honda S2000, Acura, Miata and BMW cars. In 2018 BBY Racing moved into a 3000 square foot facility and has since expanded to provide an arrive-and-drive program.

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About CorteX Racing

CorteX Racing (cortexracing.com) is a U.S. based engineering design house of performance aftermarket motorsports parts and customer car builds. CorteX was founded in 2009 when the public demand for their optimized prototype suspension components (raced on their own cars) delivered what both enthusiasts and professionals were after, an unmet need for quality, durability and results in Mustang aftermarket suspension.

The passion to innovate in motorsports has been lifelong for founder Filip Trojanek, a professional mechanical engineer experienced in aerospace, energy and automotive design.

Today, CorteX is an internationally recognized leader in vintage Pro-Touring and modern Muscle Car suspension systems. In 2019, CorteX expanded with a retail and automotive performance installation and fabrication shop in Ohio.

At CorteX, delivering “the core of performance” requires a precisely engineered suspension system to maximize grip and effectively transfer engine power to the road.

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Performance Wheel Deal

CorteX Racing Jongbloed Performance Wheels Winter Deal 2019 Ford Mustang

EXPIRED – valid through 12/31/19

CorteX Winter Deals are on!

Save hundreds on Jongbloed (young-blood) performance wheels and stack on even more savings when combined with any CorteX/ JRi Coilover kit.




STRONGER – LIGHTER – COOLER – FASTER


1 Piece Flow Formed Construction

Jongbloed uses this highly specialized process to deliver some of the best performing wheels in the industry.

Wheels

Located in Morgan Hill California, Jongbloed is recognized for quality top performing wheels.


Strength with Minimal Weight

Beginning with a low pressure casting, a special machine that spins the initial casting, heats the outer portion of the casting and then uses steel rollers pressed against the rim area to pull the rim to its final width and shape. The combinations of the heat, pressure and spinning create a rim area with the strength similar to a forged wheel, in a desirable light weight at a reasonable cost.


Ideal Wheel Fit, S197 S550 Mustang

CorteX has a long history of using Jongbloed 18 x 10.5″ wheels on Mustangs for good reason, no guesswork with tire clearances… read more.



Deal valid until 12/31/19.

coupon code: wheel2019

Terms and conditions apply, not valid on already discounted items. Coupon savings valid on Jongbloed wheels sku: JB-700-105. (Note, the set of 4 wheels, sku: JB-700-105-set already includes the $200 discount.)

Bundle Savings of $400 is the total savings, with purchase of both an Xtreme-Grip CorteX/ JRi Coilover System and Jongbloed Series 700 Wheel set.


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Mustangs Dominate 25 hours of Thunderhill

December 8th 2019, Willows Ca.

The endurance race started Saturday at 11 a.m. and concluded Sunday at noon. The 25 Hours of Thunderhill is one of the most challenging auto races in the country and this year’s event proved it with drivers battling rain, mud and wind throughout the event.

In one of most grueling endurance races of the last years where adverse weather put handling to the test, it is incredible to see CorteX Racing suspension in action across the podium.

2019 NASA Pro Racing 25 Hours of Thunderhill E0 Class winners:

Dale Sievwright, Dan McKeever, Brian Smith and Ryan Roberson!

The group ran a Ford Mustang GT, and the only upgrade was the suspension.

– Nasa Speed News

Conditions were so bad, drivers described it more like a rally.

We didn’t have the pace in the wet, but we knew we had the pace in the dry, so we were watching the changing conditions,

We just tried to keep it on track and fortunately luck was in our favor today.

– John Birkhead

Fantastic Finish by Spec Mustangs, 2nd in E0

While MPACT won by 19 laps in the E0 class, the race was much closer, with DIG Motorsports and Honda Racing THRW mixing it up and making it tough sledding early in the race.

DIG Motorsports finished second in a Ford Mustang and Honda Racing THRW 2 finish third in a Honda Civic Type R.

CorteX Racing equipped Spec Mustangs driven by Beau Borders, Roger Eagleton and others drivers finish 2nd in the E0 class.  


Mustang or “Mudtang”?

What came to be deemed the ‘MUDtang’ displayed some awesome driving in more rally cross conditions than circuit racing.




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