Team Dark Horse competes through the Eastern US in the NASA American Iron series and in vintage racing with our stable of Ford Mustang race cars, including a 1967 American Iron series car, a 1971 vintage and American Iron Extreme car, a 1972 vintage IMSA car, and a 2003 Mustang American Iron car that will compete in selected Grand American races, including the Rolex race at Daytona and the Mustangs are iconic American classics, and fan support for the teams that race them is strong and persistent.
( Project 2004-05) #19 2005 Rolex Grand-AM Cup
2005 Driver line up DHR- Mustang-R
Brion Gluck, Dan Schlickenmeyer, Keith Roberts Chuck Newman and Barry Kline
Grand-Am Cup Street Stock Series
2004 Grand-Am Cup Series Class Descriptions
The Grand-Am Cup Series is the premier proving ground for many of todays automotive manufacturers. The series features some of the best production car drivers from around the world.
The series typically complements the Rolex Sports Car Series by using race cars that are actual production cars. Grand-Am Cup cars are straight off the showroom floor with only minimal racing modifications to enhance safety and performance.
Two classes of race cars compete on the track at the same time during Grand-Am Cup events, with drivers competing for top honors in their specified class, as well as the overall win. Grand-Am Cup cars are classified by weight, engine size and model.
GRAND SPORT (GS)
The Grand Sport class includes popular sports and muscle cars, such as the BMW M3, Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird and GTO, Porsche 996 and Nissan 350Z.
SPORT TOURING (ST)
The Sport Touring class includes various small-to-mid-size, four door sedans and sports coupes, including the BMW Z4 and 328, Lexus IS300, Acura RSX, Mazda RX-8, Mini Cooper and Porsche Boxster.
Wounded Warrior Project Mission
The Wounded Warrior Project is dedicated to serving the needs of a new generation of veterans and ensuring that the United States government and the American public live by our motto, “Putting Veterans first in America.”
To carry out this vital mission we:
Provide free assistance to veterans attempting to obtain benefts from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies.
Represent veterans on state and federal legislative issues.
Work with business and government leaders to ensure veterans are given equal opportunity in hiring.
Provide outreach to modern veterans through programs and services that address their unique needs.
ByNina Berman Jordan, 23, a Lieutenant in charge of a platoon protecting the general of the 1st Armored division, was en route from Baghdad International Airport July 20, 2003 when her humvee crashed and flipped, smashing her leg and tail bone, and putting her into a coma. Another soldier died In the crash. Photographed during rehabilitation at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Tx, March 26, 2004
The Wounded Warrior Project was founded on the principle that veterans are our nation’s greatest citizens.
The 21st century American veteran is unique. Today’s veteran is busier than ever before, the demands of work and home leave little time for the social and fraternal veteran’s organizations so common and vital in the past.
The Wounded Warrior Project was founded to give a voice to a new generation of veteran’s with unique issues and problems.
The Wounded Warrior Project fills a vital need, the need for a coordinated, united effort by a new generation of veterans to aid and assist each other and most importantly assist Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines to readjust to civilian life.
DHRsupports the Disabled American Veterans
Treaties are signed and the battles of nations end, but the personal battles of those disabled in war only begin when the guns fall silent. These men and women must struggle to regain health, reshape lives shattered by disability, learn new trades or professions, and rejoin the civilian world. At each step, they need help to help themselves. For three quarters of a century now, that aid has come from the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), a nonprofit organization of more than one million veterans disabled during time of war or armed conflict.
Formed in 1920 and chartered by Congress in 1932, the million-member DAV is the official voice of America’s service-connected disabled veterans — a strong, insistent voice that represents all of America’s 2.1 million disabled veterans, their families and survivors. Its nationwide network of services — free of charge to all veterans and members of their families — is totally supported by membership dues and contributions from the American public. Not a government agency, the DAV’s national organization receives no government funds
“Putting Veterans first in America.”
As Ford’s history in racing enters its second century, the picture of Ford Racings future has sharpened into an image of expanding capabilities and an ever-deepening commitment to race fans and to all Ford consumers. The company’s mission statement expresses it best: Racing must ultimately help improve our products, people and processes in support of corporate customer satisfaction goals. Ford is Grand American’s official vehicle and pace car, and a Ford Mustang Cobra R and Ford Focus SVT will serve as the pace cars for all of the Rolex Series and Grand-Am Cup races during the 2003 season.