Las Vegas Motor Speedway Announces Fun Ford Weekend Race Classes and Event Details

January 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Events, Feature Story, Latest News

Officials at “The Strip” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway have announced race and car show classes for the April 20 – 21 Fun Ford Weekend Series.

Ford racers from all across the southwestern US will be looking to cash in at Las Vegas Fun Ford Weekend

“We’re very excited to have the Fun Ford Weekend Series coming to America’s Greatest Dragstrip,” said Chris Blair, Las Vegas Motor Speedway Vice President of Racing Operations. “The response from racers, sponsors, car clubs, vendors and fans has been tremendous and it should be an incredible weekend for not only Ford enthusiasts but for all car lovers.”

The staff at Las Vegas’ drag strip have been busy working out a race program that will set the bar high for Ford racers across the southwestern US. “We have an exciting weekend of E.T. Bracket Racing on tap with not only the Fun Ford elimination classes on Saturday, but also the kick-off events for our own E.T. Racing Series on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon,” continued Blair. “That will give grassroots Ford racers three big chances to win in one weekend. In addition, we are also featuring the best in heads-up racing with ‘Ford vs. The World Pro Street Invitational,” Outlaw 8.5 and X-treme Drag Radial showcasing the top cars and stars from the Pacific Street Car Association.”
Being just the second event to leave the line for the 2012 Fun Ford Weekend Series, the Las Vegas event will have something for everyone. “Spectators will be treated to some great drag racing action at the finest National Event facility, tremendous support from some incredible Ford car clubs from throughout the Southwest, a spectacular performance midway, the best “Ford Only” car show in Las Vegas and a fun-filled autocross event right in the middle of the action,” said Blair. “You can bet, there’s no experience like an event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  A first class facility, friendly people and a community that is dedicated to great events.”

Las Vegas Fun Ford Weekend Schedule and Details

Friday, April 20, 2012

Vendor Set-Up:          9 AM
Tech Inspection:          11 AM
Test ‘n’ Tune:              1 – 6 PM

Car Cruise/Poker Run Event:          7 – 10 PM


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Gates Open:             7 AM
Tech Inspection:     7:30 AM
Time Trials:                8 AM  (3 time trials / Qualifying runs)
Ford Eliminations:      1 PM  – 4:30 PM
Car Show Judging:       1-4 PM
Car Show Awards:        5 PM

Open to all cars and all classes

LVMS E.T. Series #1:    5 PM  (2 time trials)
LVMS E.T. Series Eliminations: 8 PM


Sunday, April 22, 2012 – Fun Ford Bonus Races (All Run Ford) & LVMS E.T. Series #2

Gates Open:  7 AM
Tech Inspection:  7:30 AM
RFC Service:  8 AM
Time Trials:    9 AM

Eliminations:   12 PM

Fun Ford Weekend: Las Vegas Race Classes – Saturday:

Fast Ford (Super Pro):  .5 Full Tree / Electronics / Dial-In Class
Entry:  $60
Win:    $1,000 and trophy
R/U:    $400
Round money with 3rd round win.

Quick Ford (Pro):  .5 Full Tree / Non-Electronics / Dial-In Class
Entry:  $60
Win:    $1,000 and trophy
R/U:    $400
Round money with 3rd round win

Sportsman/DOT:  .5 Full Tree / No Transmission Brakes or Delay Boxes / DOT Tires
Entry:  $40 entry
Win:    $300 and trophy
R/U:    $125
Semi:   $40

Pony Car Challenge Series:  .5 Full Tree / No delay boxes / slicks optional / Must be street legal (plates and insurance)
Open to 2000 and newer rear-wheel drive North American production cars (Ford Mustangs, Chevrolet Camaros, Dodge Challengers, etc.)
Entry:  $40
Win:    $200 and trophy
R/U:    Trophy

Truck/SUV: .5 Full Tree / No delay boxes / DOT Tires / Must be street legal (plates and insurance)
Entry:  $40
Win:    $200 and trophy
R/U:    Trophy

Mustang Madness:  .4 Pro Tree / Heads-Up / Delay boxes, throttle stops, crossover boxes and electronic aides prohibited.  3 qualifying runs. Class is run as Open Comp format.
Entry:  $60 Payout based on 16 car field
Win:    $400 and trophy
R/U:    $200
Semi:   $50

Open Comp:  .4 Pro Tree / Heads-Up / Delay boxes, throttle stops, crossover boxes and electronic aides prohibited.  3 qualifying runs. Class is run as Open Comp format.
Entry:  $60 – Payout based on 16 car field
Win:    $400 and trophy
R/U:    $200
Semi:   $50

Outlaw 8.5  (1/8 Mile)
Entry:    $100
Win:     $1,200
R/U:      $500
Semi:    $250

X-Treme Drag Radial
Entry:      $100

Win:        $1,200

R/U:        $500

Semi:      $250

Las Vegas Fun Ford Weekend Autocross  (All Makes and Models welcome)

$30 car and driver


Las Vegas Fun Ford Weekend All FoMoCo Car Show Classes

$30 car and driver – Trophy to winner in each class.
Race Car
Special Interest
Sport Compact (Focus & Fiesta)
Mustang 1964-1973
Mustang 1974-1993
Mustang 1994-2004
Mustang 2005 – Present
Classic Ford 1959 and earlier
Muscle Car 1960-1973
Late Model 1974 – Present
Best of Show

Swap Meet – open to Ford parts and automobiles only

$30 per truck/trailer combo

For more information about the Fun Ford Weekend Series event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, visit their web site at

About Fun Ford Weekend

The family-oriented Fun Ford Weekend series is run by each of the tracks that host the events. Each track creates its own event schedule, racing structure, car show, and if adequate space, will also have autocross competition. The goal of the series is to get as many automotive enthusiasts that have a passion for the Ford brand to participate, celebrate and enjoy the events. For more information on Fun Ford Weekend, visit



10 Responses to “Las Vegas Motor Speedway Announces Fun Ford Weekend Race Classes and Event Details”
  1. Bernard Smith says:

    As a Las Vegas resident, I am excited to see this show come to town. I am disappointed this event is on the same weekend as Fabulous Fords Forever at Knott’s Berry Farm in L.A. however. This is a huge event and I am concerned it will affect the turnout in Las Vegas. Hopefully it will be rescheduled to a different weekend in the future?

    • gabrielle says:

      HI Bernard…. check with the track. Fun Ford Weekend events are tough to schedule because it’s a national series and we want to make sure that everyone is happy! Tough to do but we are working on it! Thanks for writing and see you at the track!

  2. Dennis Barnard says:

    I love the fact that you are having an all FORD event, It’s a long way to travel at these prices but I might have friends come. I would like to let you know with the shiney blue we can’t see it hardley at all, please change your info to somer other color
    Thanks Dennis

  3. Doug Henry says:

    I would like more information on the poker run Friday night.

  4. car club has many members coming to Vegas for this weekend and we would like to know which Hotels around the track are recommended for the weekend stay and can the members enjoy a reduction in rates at those Hotels?

  5. Matt says:

    When can we expect more information in regards to the cruise/poker run, as far as registration and cost and meeting place? Also, the same information about entering the car show?

    • Matt H. says:

      When will more information about the car show and poker run be published. Where to meet, registration forms, ect? Is registration required for the poker run?

      Need some more detail as this is just around the corner.

  6. Don Cook says:

    Are the any class rules available for the Vegas event. In particular Extreme Drag Radial. We currently run this class with PSCA and want to know if there are going to be any differences in the rules. Also, will this class be an 1/8-mile class like current PSCA class rules or will it be 1/4-mile. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    2005 Twin-Turbo Mustang
    Team MMR

  7. Royal says:

    Open Comp format should be as dial in, not heads up right? And what is the cost of the test-n-tune on Friday? What is the ET cutoff in Pro Class?

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