Rockingham Dragway Announces 2012 Fun Ford Weekend Event Schedule

January 20, 2012 by  
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Rockingham Dragway, or “The Rock” will be hosting their first Fun Ford Weekend in 2012 and the event promises to offer Ford racers and fans from all across the the Carolinas a “Rock star” weekend of racing action and car show fun, May 11-12.

“The Fun Ford Weekend will feature something for every Ford enthusiast,” said Steve Earwood, Owner of Rockingham Dragway. “Participants will get an all-Ford Motor Company car show while the drag racers will have a wide range of classes to choose from. We’ll also have a large swap meet area and the world’s fastest wheelstander, Danny O’Day’s and his ’34 Roadster roaring down The Rock quarter mile at speeds in excess of 150 mph.”

“With the remarkable popularity of the Mustang we anticipate a large turnout of the Mustang-faithful, whether participating in one of our numerous drag racing classes or car show classes,” added Earwood. “We will also highlight Mustangs in a special heads-up exhibition drag race.”

“We’re really looking forward to a fantastic Fun Ford Weekend at “The Rock”, said Jeff Lacina, Director of Marketing for the series. “The Ford fans in the Carolinas are as hardcore as you’ll find anywhere. There’s a lot of Ford history in the Carolinas and it’s a part of the country where brand loyalty runs deep. We can’t wait to meet today’s Ford-faithful racers, car show participants and spectators at The Rock.”

Rockingham Dragway: Fun Ford Weekend Program

Friday, May 11

2 PM: Gates Open for Vendor and Swap-Meet setup, Swap Meet Space, 20×20 – $40 (includes admission for one)

5-10 PM: Test and Tune

Everyone admitted on Friday must purchase a two-day pass: $25

Test and Tune open to all non-Ford vehicles and motorcycles: $25 vehicle & driver

Saturday, May 12

8 AM: Gates Open

9 AM – 2 PM: Car Show Registration

10 AM: Time Trials

11 AM & Noon: Open Comp, 6.0 Qualifying

Noon – 2 PM: Car Show Judging

1 PM: Exhibition Show

1:30 PM: Eliminations

3 PM: True Street Cruise

3:30 PM: Car Show Awards

4 PM: Car Show Parade down the track

Spectator Admission: Adults $15, ages 12-under $5

Race Classes

Pro Fast Ford (Pro ET Bracket – 1/8 mile, .50 Pro Tree – dial in)

Quick Ford (Foot brake ET Bracket – 1/8 mile, full tree – dial in)

Open Comp (Full Body only, 1/4 mile, .500 Pro Tree – qualifying time is dial-in with 1/10th breakout allowed)

6.0/7.0 Combo Index (Full Body only, 1/8 mile, .400 Pro Tree, 6.0 or 7.0 dial-in) Will separate 6.0 from 7.0 as long as possible

Street Ford (DOT Tire, Street Legal cars, 1/4 mile, full tree – dial in)

Tuff Truck (all Ford trucks, 1/4 mile, full tree – dial in)

True Street (Street legal, 1/4 mile, .400 Pro Tree, 30-mile drive, three back-to-back-to-back passes)

Purse and Entry

Fast Ford: $1,000 to win, $300 runner-up, $150 semi-finals, $75 quarter finals (30 car minimum) Car entry: $40 (either Ford body or Ford powered) – Buy-Backs: $30 1st or 2nd round

Quick ford: $600 to win, $200 runner-up, $100 semi-finals, $50 quarter finals (30 car minimum) Car entry: $30 (Buy-Backs: $20 1st or 2nd round)

Open Comp: $800 to win, $250 runner-up, $125 semi-finals, $65 quarter finals (30 car minimum) Car entry: $40 (Buy-Backs: $25 1st or 2nd round)

Street Ford: Trophy to Winner and to Runner-up, Car entry: $20 (Buy-backs: $10)

Tuff Truck: Trophy to Winner and to Runner-up, Truck entry: $20 (Buy-backs: $10)

True Street: $250 to Quickest Car, average of three runs – Trophy to 10 sec., 11 sec., 12 sec. and 13 sec., Car Entry: $20

All FoMoCo Car Show: Judging on Saturday only

Car Show Entry: $25 (car and driver)

Car Show trophy to each class winner

Car Show Categories:

Mustang: 1964-1973

Mustang: 1974-1993

Mustang: 1994-2004

Mustang: 2005-present

Classic Ford: all to 1939

Classic Ford: all 1940 to 1960

Muscle Car: 1960-1973

Late Model: 1974-1979

Non-Mustang: 1980-2012

Competition Sports:  GT40, Ford GT, Cobra & kit cars

Falcon/Comet:  all years

Mercury/Lincoln/Continental: all years

Thunderbird: all years

Pre-1989: Trucks, pickups & SUVs

1990-2012: Trucks, pickups & SUVs

Special Awards:

Best Engine

Best Paint

Best Interior

Best of Show

For more information about the Fun Ford Weekend Series event at Rockingham Dragway, 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






7 Responses to “Rockingham Dragway Announces 2012 Fun Ford Weekend Event Schedule”
  1. gary says:

    glad to see funford back had alot of fun at your races thanks.

  2. John Bibbins says:

    Hi my name is JOhn Bibbins and I have a car club 5.0 Reasons. We have a annual car show here in Sacramento, Ca and would love to have the ford racing semi-truck at our show this year. Do you knwo how i can make that happen?
    Just to give you some back ground this car club is all ford vehicles such as cobras, GT’s, Cobra Kit and more.
    Please reach back to me if possible our show is in October its teh last show of teh year.

    Thanks in advance!

    John Bibbins

    • gabrielle says:

      Hi John-

      As an Oakmont HS alum (Roseville!!)… I am more than happy to get you the info you need! I’ve sent your information to the two gentlemen who handle the amazingly awesome Ford merch trailer and hopefully you will hear back from them. The biggest issue, sadly to say, is that they do the schedule of appearances as early as August the previous year because of demand. But you never know! Thanks for writing! – Gabrielle

  3. Tom Brown says:

    What is the 6.0/7.0 entry and payout for the Fun ford Race

  4. Winston says:

    Is 10, 11, 12 & 13 sec. classes all there is in the true street competition?