A high-performance driving experience for owners of the Mustang Dark Horse
Included with every new Dark Horse purchase is a complimentary one-day track/classroom experience. This experience will allow you to participate in both classroom and on-track instruction by the Ford Performance Racing School and prepare you to get the most out of your great new vehicle.
The Dark Horse Track Attack program delivers excitement, training, and thrills to Dark Horse owners. Per Ford CEO Jim Farley, the new Dark Horse puts “a new level of performance, styling, and American engineering in the hands of everyday customers who still want the thrill and excitement of a V8 sports car” – and our facility is the perfect venue to demonstrate just what it can do on the track. Our professional instructors help you take your driving expertise to the next level, whether you’re a beginner or an accomplished racer.
The Dark Horse Track Attack provides you with a full immersion into this new car’s performance and technological features in a controlled environment with professional instruction. The extensive course time includes classroom instruction and plenty of time behind the wheel – starting with exercises that teach the fundamental performance driving skills required to squeeze the most out of the new Dark Horse on its true test area, the FPRS Roval, which includes the high banks of the oval and the challenging infield road course. These skills are taught and reinforced to share with you how best to use the many advanced technological attributes of the car while focusing on the particular dynamics of the Dark Horse, establishing your car’s performance capabilities, and improving your driving skills – all while having fun.
For owners of the new 2023 Mustang Dark Horse
Dark Horse Track Attack “Welcome Reception” with dinner
A one-day track/classroom experience
Discover proper driving posture and seating positions
Learn the dynamics of your Mustang Dark Horse
Learn on-track braking and cornering techniques
Build high-performance driving skills on the FPRS Roval
Instructor group comprised of championship-winning drivers
Second track day may be available†
Driving or non-driving programs for guests†
Welcome Reception - Dark Horse Track Attack begins with an evening reception and dinner at Charlotte Motor Speedway (subject to change). This casual program allows you to build friendships with fellow Mustang Dark Horse owners and begin preparing for your upcoming driving day. Event runs 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Driving Day - You will start and finish your driving day at the Ford Performance Racing School welcome center and classroom building. Check-in will open at 7:30 a.m. Event runs 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
8:00 A.M. START TIME (SHARP)
CLASSROOM SESSION (APPROX. 45 MINUTES)
SKID CAR EXERCISES
ON-TRACK DEMO LAPS (YOU RIDE AS A PASSENGER WITH INSTRUCTOR DRIVING)
GRADUATION (5:00 P.M.)
Non-Driving Guest Experience
During your registration, you may purchase a Guest seat for the “Non-driving Guest Experience†” or for the “Driving Guest Experience.”
Non-Driving Guest Experience // +$179
Each Mustang Dark Horse owner has the option to bring one non-driving guest – 14 years old minimum. Your guest can join you at the reception dinner, sit in on all classroom instruction, watch the on-track excitement, and experience the adrenaline rush of demo laps in the passenger seat of a Dark Horse with one of our professional drivers at the controls. *Limited availability per class
Two-Day Non-Driving Guest Experience // +$219
Adds a second day to the “Non-Driving Guest Experience” for Dark Horse Track Attack programs with an optional second day of driving. Includes all of the features listed in the “Non-Driving Guest Experience” plus lunch on the second day for your guest. *Limited availability
The Non-Driving Guest Experience Features:
Guest joins you in attending the evening reception dinner the night before
Sit in on classroom instruction
Watch the On-Track action
Joins you for catered lunch
Ride as a passenger in a Dark Horse with a Pro Driver
Guest age restrictions – 14 years old minimum
*If you elected not to bring a Guest to the Welcome Reception / Day 1 [referred to as the ‘Non-Driving Guest Experience’] during your registration, you understand that you are not allowed to bring a guest to the evening reception or to the next day’s activities — which includes classroom sessions, on-track experience, and meals — at the racetrack.
† If you purchase a Non-Driving Guest Experience your guest does not drive the Dark Horse cars.
Driving Guest Experience
Driving Guest // FPRS Dark Horse $1,895
Each Mustang Dark Horse owner has the option to bring one driving guest who participates in all the same Dark Horse Track Attack activities as the owner. Perfect for drivers at any level. *Limited availability per class
Driving Guest Experience Features:
Reception Dinner hosted by Ford Performance Racing School
Skid car exercises
On-track lead-and-follow session (you follow the instructor)
On-track demo laps (you ride as passenger with instructor driving)
Driving Guests must be at least 16 to participate in any racetrack activity and possess a current, valid driver’s license. Drivers under 18 will need to have a parental consent form signed on-site.
*If you elected not to bring a Guest to the Welcome Reception / Day 1 [referred to as the ‘Non-Driving Guest Experience’, or ‘Driving Guest’] during your registration, you understand that you are not allowed to bring a guest to the evening reception or to the next day’s activities — which includes classroom sessions, on-track experience, and meals — at the racetrack.
Second Day Driving Options
On select dates, you and your driving guest can upgrade to an optional second day of Performance Driving for a real taste of what the Ford Performance Racing School has to offer. In order to drive on the second day of activities, driver must have participated in the first day.
Dark Horse Owner // FPRS Dark Horse – $1,795
Driving Guest // FPRS Dark Horse – $1,795
The Performance Driving Day 2 Upgrade Features:
Drive a performance-prepped 2024 FPRS Dark Horse.
Learn from professional instructors with championship experience.
Lots of track time: Five on track sessions each 20-25 minutes