Steeda’s 2017 Q500R Mustang Dominates in Debut at Homestead

January 10, 2017 8:28 pm

The Steeda Q500R Mustang places 1st beating heavily modified Corvettes, BMWs, and all others at its inaugural race at Homestead
For Release: January 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. EDT

POMPANO BEACH, FL – Steeda Autosports, the world’s largest aftermarket manufacturer of Ford performance equipment, in the debut of its 2017 Steeda Q500R Mustang resulted in a conclusive victory against all comers at the 2017 inaugural SCCA Majors in Homestead, Florida this weekend. Competing in the highly contested Sports Car Club of America Touring 1 Class where modified production based sports cars slug it out in a winner take all format – the 2017 Steeda Q500R became the first S550 based Mustang to take top honors on the podium with a dominate victory against other highly modified Corvettes, BMWs, Vipers and other high-priced sports cars.

Background – Speed Matters® is more than just a slogan at Steeda – from ISO 9001:2008 Certified engineering and manufacturing to the creation of limited edition Serialized Steeda Performance Vehicles to competing at grass roots as well as major racing events around the country. Our strategic intent is to provide ultimate performance parts and accessories for Ford enthusiasts worldwide – on & off the track.

Details – The 2017 Steeda Q500R is a rolling test bed equipped with virtually all of the Steeda’s designed, engineered, and manufactured parts that retail customers can purchase for their own 2015 – 2017 Mustang. In its very first outing of the season, the Steeda Q500R piloted by Steeda Vice President of Operations Glen Vitale proved to be unbeatable. The race was a test of extreme conditions – from dry to extremely wet conditions, from high speed to twisting corners. At the end of the race, the nearest competitor, a BMW, was over ten seconds behind – essentially eliminated from contention early in the race.

“This is a tremendous victory for Team Steeda” said Dario Orlando, President of Steeda Autosports. “We essentially took out a brand new race car that is based on our Steeda Q500 Enforcer Mustang series of performance vehicles, added other optional Steeda manufactured components, roll bar, racing tires, and Wilwood 6 piston front brake kit and proved that we could beat all comers in this highly competitive race series – it wasn’t even close! The Steeda Q500R is our developmental car we use to test the components we design, engineer, and manufacture under extreme racing conditions – so our retail customer can rest assure that our parts are indeed race proven and track-tested.”

The Steeda parts on the car include (and not limited to) are:

  • Steeda Proflow Ultimate Induction Power Pack (555-3202)
  • Steeda Sound Tube Delete Kit (555-3210)
  • Steeda Front Adjustable Swaybar (555-1015)
  • Steeda Rear Adjustable Swaybar (555-1016)
  • Steeda Front and Rear Swaybar Billet Mount Kit (555-8149)
  • Steeda IRS Subframe Alignment Kit (555-4438)
  • Steeda Differential Bushings Aluminum (555-4440)
  • Steeda IRS Subframe Support Braces (555-5754)
  • Steeda Rear Spherical Bearings (555-4117)
  • Steeda Adjustable Rear Toe Link (555-4120)
  • Steeda Billet Aluminum Vertical Link (555-4121)
  • Steeda Rear Adjustable Camber Arm (555-4123)
  • Steeda IRS Subframe Bushing Support System (555-4437)
  • Steeda Bumpsteer Kit (555-8133)
  • Steeda Camber Plates (555-8139)
  • Steeda Pro-Action Adjustable Struts and Shocks (555-8157)
  • Steeda Billet Rear Shock Mount (555-8152)
  • Steeda Billet Idler Pulley (555-3366)
  • Steeda Water Pump Pulley (555-3367)
  • Steeda Black Billet Oil Separator (555-3716)
  • Steeda GT Motor Mounts (555-4039)
  • Steeda Hood Strut Kit (555-0687)
  • Steeda Functional Race Wing (476-Steeda-Wing-15k)
  • Steeda Front Splitter (283-S550-Gt-Pp)
  • Steeda Reverse Lock-Out Collar (555-7081)
  • Steeda Interior Hood Latch Red (555-1248-Red)
  • Steeda Heel/Toe Pedal Kit (555-1272)
  • Steeda Drive Shaft Loop (555-5070)
  • Steeda Braided Clutch Line (555-7016)
  • Steeda Trans Mount Bushing (555-4037)
  • Steeda Shifter Base Bracket (555-7092)
  • Steeda Tri-Ax Race Shifter (555-7317)
  • Steeda Shift Knob (203-S550-Black)
  • Steeda Spring Perch And Clutch Spring Upgrade Kit (555-7027)
  • Steeda Ultra Lite Jacking Rails (555-5205)
  • Steeda Strut Tower Brace (555-5731)
  • Steeda Extreme G-Trac Brace (555-5532)
  • Steeda Slotted Rear Rotors (555-6025)
  • Steeda Braided Brake Line Kit (555-6027)

About Steeda Autosports – Founded in 1988 in Pompano Beach, FL, Steeda Autorsports is the culmination of 29 continuous years of racing history, product innovation, and continuous automotive refinement driven by a passion for performance and a love of great design. At Steeda, we share the wealth of our motorsport expertise and our ISO 9001:2008 Certified processes to bring a completely new level of performance and excitement to the Ford Mustang, F150, Focus and Fusion vehicles. More information on Steeda Autosports performance parts can be located at and vehicle specific information can be found on