Tread Lightly! announces Ford Performance Racing School as its newest Official Off-road Ethics Partner

CENTERVILLE, UT. (Jan 19, 2021)— Tread Lightly!, a U.S.-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting responsible motorized recreation through education and stewardship programs, today announced the Ford Performance Racing School as its newest Official Off-road Ethics Partner.

“Thank you to the Ford Performance Racing School for promoting responsible off-roading and doing their part in helping to keep motorized trails open by promoting the Tread Lightly! Ethic,” said Matt Caldwell, Tread Lightly! Executive Director.

As an Official Off-road Ethics Partner of Tread Lightly!, Ford Performance Racing School will help educate off-roading enthusiasts who attend their Raptor Assault and ST SUV Experiences on the Tread Lightly! mission and the importance of responsible recreation to keep outdoor spaces open, healthy, and beautiful.

“Responsible off-roading is key to keeping motorized trails open for generations to come, which allows our participants to use their Ford vehicle,” said Dan McKeever, President of the Ford Performance Racing School. “We are proud to partner with Tread Lightly! and to share their ethic with customers who share our passion for off-roading.”

The Raptor Assault and ST SUV Experience programs include on-the-trail training and a classroom setting to demonstrate the performance capabilities of the Ford Raptor or ST SUV (Edge and Explorer). These programs operate in controlled environments in Tooele, UT, Park City, UT, and Asheville, NC. Participants will receive educational material and practical, hands-on experience to learn not only how to operate their vehicles on off-road terrain, but how to do it sustainably.

For more information on the Ford Performance Racing School, visit fordperformanceracingschool.com.

To learn more about Tread Lightly! visit treadlightly.org.


About Tread Lightly!

Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible recreation through ethics education and stewardship programs. Tread Lightly!’s educational message, along with its unique training and restoration initiatives, is strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. The program is long-term in scope, intending to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation to maintain a healthy environment. Tread Lightly!’s award-winning materials, programs, and services are solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing recreation issues. Individuals and businesses can commit to Tread Lightly! and protect outdoor access by becoming a member at www.treadlightly.org.

About Ford Performance Racing School

Since opening in 2006, Ford Performance Racing School has provided instruction in high-performance driving to drivers of all levels. In addition to offering traditional driving instruction to all, the school is home to business and product training programs conducted for Michelin/BFGoodrich, as well as the complementary programs offered to first owners of new Ford Performance vehicles exclusively. Starting with the Boss Track Attack program in 2012, these programs expanded to include the ST Octane Academy for Fiesta ST and Focus ST owners (now complete), GT350 Track Attack for Mustang Shelby GT350 owners, RS Adrenaline Academy for owners of Focus RS (now complete), Raptor Assault for F-150 Raptor owners, GT500 Track Attack for Mustang Shelby GT500 owners and ST SUV Experience for Edge ST and Explorer ST owners.

In 2020, Ford Performance Racing School now consists of regional headquarters in Concord, NC, and Tooele, Utah, with satellite venues in each region hosting the ST SUV Experience. Along with Ford and Michelin/BFGoodrich, official partners of Ford Performance Racing School include Brembo, Castrol, RECARO, Atlas Copco, Signature Wheels, Product 41, and Stoner Car Care.

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