If you are a fan of NASCAR racing, you know Tony Stewart’s nickname is Smoke. It just so happens that one of his sponsors, Smithfield, is a purveyor of meats tailor-made to put atop a smoky grille. To promote both outfits, racer and sponsor turned to a Ford guy known for leaving a plume of smoke wherever he can get slideways, and the result is a one-of-a-kind 2018 Mustang you could win.
We’re going to have a lot of fun building this tire slayer of a Mustang so we can have some smoky fun with Tony Stewart and Smithfield. — Vaughn Gittin Jr., RTR Vehicles
“I’m a car guy as much as I am a racer. I love to see how the performance parts and pieces we use in racing make their way into street cars. We picked the right car builder in RTR and Vaughn Gittin Jr. to make sure this car performs as well as it looks,” Tony said. “They know Ford Mustangs inside and out, and we’ve incorporated our technical partners into this build too, with Mobil 1 and WIX Filters technology getting installed. Our friends at Smithfield are genuine race fans, and it’s exciting to partner with them to bring a genuine performance machine in this Ford Mustang to one lucky fan.”
Inspired by Stewart-Haas Racing’s #10 Smithfield Ford Fusion, this won’t be just any Mustang. It will be a 2018 Mustang RTR Spec 3, which carries all of those Ready To Rock upgrades, plus a supercharger to really crank up the tire-shredding horsepower and torque.
“We’re going to have a lot of fun building this tire slayer of a Mustang so we can have some smoky fun with Tony Stewart and Smithfield,” Vaughn enthused. “Our plan is to take the incredible, new 2018 Ford Mustang GT to the next level by converting it to a Mustang RTR Spec 3 that screams with 700 horsepower thanks to Ford Performance’s new game-changing supercharger with air-to-water intercooler. We will also add a few other custom touches with inspiration from Aric Almirola’s #10 Smithfield Ford Fusion. We have a lot of work to do in a short amount of time, but with Smithfield involved, at least we know our RTR crew will eat well as they burn the midnight oil.”
It doesn’t sound like that will be a problem, as the sponsor of this car and contest is all about feeding a hungry bunch of gearheads.
“From being a part of tailgating at the track to home cookouts on race day, getting to engage with fans is our favorite part of our racing program at Smithfield,” said Tim Zimmer, chief marketing officer for Smithfield Foods’ Packaged Meats Division. “Receiving the keys to this custom, one-of-a-kind car from Tony Stewart himself during Ford Championship Weekend is going to be truly an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience for our lucky winner.”
Smithfield Smoke Machine 2018 Mustang RTR Mods
• Custom Mustang RTR 20-inch Tech 5 wheels
• Ford Performance TVS supercharger
• Mustang RTR adjustable dampers, lowering springs, sway bars
• Mustang RTR performance exhaust
• Mustang RTR complete aero package
• Mustang RTR LED grille lighting
• Mustang RTR custom leather interior
• Serialized “1 of 1” build plaque signed by Tony Stewart and Vaughn Gittin Jr.