Mike Ciborowski’s 2014 Ford Mustang GT
Behind every championship is a strong passion and for Illinois-resident Mike Ciborowski, it has been a smoldering fire within him that dates back to when he was a kid. First as a bracket racer, well, because that is what you did back in those days. The lifelong Ford fanatic got a taste of national competition in the late 1990s, early 2000s when he competed in the Open Comp category at NMRA and the World Ford Challenge with a 1978 Mustang.
“Life had gotten in the way and I sold the race car because of the kids and family. But you never lose the go-fast bug. I always kept a car around, first with some Fox-body and SN95 Mustangs, before getting a 2001 Bullitt, and finally a Mach 1,” shares Ciborowski. He stumbled upon the Coyote-generation Mustangs when a friend offered him to the keys to test drive one before he pulled the trigger on adding a supercharger to the Mach 1. One quick lap around the neighborhood sealed the fate for the special edition New Edge. It was quickly sold off and Ciborowski grabbed the red 2014 Mustang GT shown here.