Come Hot Lap a Ford Focus ST!
JUN
18

Two simple letters: ST. We know what they mean to you, because they mean the same thing to us – performance. So how does having an opportunity to have a pro instruct you on a closed course in the worldly ways of the ST sound? We’re talking a fleet of 2013 Focus STs for training, 48-foot race trailers, race instruction from professional drivers and timed autocross hot laps! That opportunity is knocking via the Performance Academy.

This summer, events are taking place across the U.S.:

June 30, 2012, New York, IZOD Center

July 14, 2012, Washington, D.C., FedEx Field

July 21, 2012, Boston, Gillette Stadium

August 4, 2012, Candlestick Park, San Francisco

August 11, 2012, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

You can preregister at www.drivefocusst.com; participation is limited and is on a first-registered, first-served basis.

And here’s more cool 2013 Focus ST news: Preorder and you get the GoPro® HD Hero2 Motorsports Edition camera pack upon delivery. Already a staple in the motorsports and action sport communities, a GoPro is the ideal camera to capture a spirited drive or Focus ST track day. The first 1,000 presale orders placed between May 1 and August 20, 2012, are eligible for the GoPro HD Hero2 camera system. Cameras will be sent after vehicle delivery.

More information about the Focus ST can be found at www.ford.com/cars/focus/focusst or www.facebook.com/OfficialFordST.

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36 COMMENTS ON THIS ARTICLE
Put an automatic in this like DSG in the GTI, and I'd never buy a GTI again. No autobox = not buying a Ford.
1 year(s) ago via
Stephen B The ST is amazing! Ford is awesome to release it in the US this year. I hope the RS will come out sometime too
1 year(s) ago via
Michael T I got to drive one at the San Francisco event. Awesome car! It was so much fun. The laps went by WAY too fast. Thank you Ford for putting a proper manual transmission in these. No Triptronic b.s. Real drivers drive with three pedals.
2 year(s) ago via
Scott M Ordered mine but the 202 package won't be built till later this year...thats a bummer. Sucks, if you order the lower line vehicles you will see them in the next 60-90 days buty if you order top of the line, you wait :(
2 year(s) ago via
Alfred Aguirre Got to ride in it at Barrett Jackson a couple hours ago. Amazing car @ford you have brought us what we have been waiting for in a high performance sport compact!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Guy Fors Okay!!!!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kevin M The ST looks great, but how about adapting the APPLINK for SYNC to the regular 2012 Ford Focus???
2 year(s) ago via
Chad B In response to Robert J, I also think this leans the normal Mustang crowd (me) toward a globally competitive car that is more environmentally and socially responsible.
2 year(s) ago via
Chad B What about people in south central US? You completely missed Austin, TX, the site of the next American F1 race! If the only active F1 track in the USA is not a sufficient draw for a Focus ST track event, I don't know what is!
2 year(s) ago via
Charlotte Wright Bring a FORD plant back to GEORGIA!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Anthony Henderson Shawna go see a lawyer. Running boards have been under TSB for a while, definitely not your fault only ford at fault
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kevin R Canadians drive a lot of Fords too! It would sure be nice if some of these Ford Social Events were held in Canada...Especially in Alberta.......
2 year(s) ago via
Natasha At Ford How exciting, Nigel! Share a pic when she arrives. :) @ Shawna – Ouch! I hope your pup is okay. If you haven’t already, I recommend bringing your Navigator to a dealership for inspection. Here’s a link to find the nearest one: http://www.Lincoln.com/Dealerships/Locate. ~Natasha
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Shawna Lynne the running boards on my 07 Lincoln navigator shut with both passenger doors open and crushed my dogs foot
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Nigel Mossman Got mine on order coming to the uk in september
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mikael Daugherty Missed out on the DC registration. Would have been a cool birthday present.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Brandon Neal LA is full 3 hours after posting this. Good for them bad for me.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Alan Waibel wisshh this was in mn! be nice to see the differance between my svt focus and the new st focus.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Natasha At Ford You’re welcome, Geoff. I’m pleased you took the time to fill out the form, as that definitely helps. :) @ Steve – The Focus ST will make an incredible first car. Have you stopped by a dealership yet? They’re accepting orders now. :D If you place an order, send me a private message with the order number and dealer info so I can keep you posted on the status. @ Francisco – Great idea! Here’s a link to the form for your request: http://www.DriveFocusST.com/Form.aspx. ~Natasha
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Francisco Figueras come to miami or atleast florida
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Steve Sprankle I think Detroit might be a good place to showcase this car seeing it will be coming from Wayne Assembly. I would love for this to be the first new car I buy but you arent making it easy.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Geoff Booth @ natasha. Thanks.. filled it out. I'm a little upset you wouldn't hold an event in the birth city and location of ford world headquaters. I actually build the focus at Wayne assemble and build a few st's myself. Think its an awsome vehicle and would love the opportunity to experience what I build. Not just any focus... I want the ST!.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Muhammad Sheik Oumar How about offering this in other world markets as well?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Natasha At Ford Hey Nick, Which model year is your vehicle? Have you brought it to a dealer yet? They can inspect it and provide an estimate on the service. Keep an eye on these coupons for down the road: http://Owner.Ford.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Owner/Page/ServiceCouponsPage. @ Randy, Geoff, & Justin – We absolutely care about all our customers, including those in the Midwest. :) Future events could happen near you; just fill out this form: http://www.DriveFocusST.com/Form.aspx. @ Zach – Sweet!! Keep me posted on how much fun you have! :D ~Natasha Ford Service
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Raul Albor I didn't get in!!! Waaaaa!!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Zach Smickle Registered for the NY event. Can't wait!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Oseas Segura Leal Que??''
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Justin Serda Thanks for yet again showing that middle America doesn't matter to big corporations. We thought you would be better than this, Ford. No event between Boston and LA? I guess people in TN KY MO KA MI OH OK TX NM etc. shouldn't bother with the ST since Ford didn't bother getting anywhere near us. I know you can't tour all 50 states but 5 stops without leaving the coasts is pretty silly. What is wrong with Atlanta, Memphis, St. Louis, Dallas, Lexington, Detroit...
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Fred D how can you leave out detroit and chicago to visit that just makes no sense. In Chicago kids love their tuner cars and in detroit well they just love American cars I would have to say you guys should rethink ur schedule. This is coming from a loyal blue oval employee.
2 year(s) ago via
Mike Lyden The event's already full! Good for you, Ford! Shame I won't be able to attend.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Marchelo Benitez Not for f-150 Harley??? =(
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Geoff Booth Really??? Your gonna build it in Detroit but not offer the opportunity here? LAME. YOU JUST LOST COOL POINTS
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Randy Reiter not like anybody in the midwest wants to have fun or anything.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ankit Vishwakarma I like Ford car !. . . . , . . . bcause . . . its a vry comfortable car. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . !!!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Nick Bitter i wonder when ford will make the parts cheaper for air rides....costs more money to fix my air ride than my car would cost to buy a new one
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Robert J This is brilliant marketing, and leans the normal Focus crowd away from the grocery-getter mentality.
2 year(s) ago via
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