This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit.
Early last January Ford said it would set aside more than four billion dollars to work on electrifying its product line including its Mustang and F-150 trucks.
The massive plan would bring new cars, new jobs and new ideas to Detroit.
Shortly after the announcement I asked the head of Ford Racing if this would affect any motorsports plans going forward. I was assured it wouldn’t.
Well, this week Ford said it was putting its World Rallycross budgets with Ken Block on hold for the time being. It said it wanted to see where the sport was going.
I take that to mean that overtures toward creating electric or hybrid rallycross cars could bring Ford back to the paddock.
Always remember that Ford’s in the business of selling cars and not racing them.
If rallycross started allowing cars that Ford wants to build, guess were Ford would be spending it’s time and dollars.
Until then… stand by!