Ford Enthusiasts Win Big at Las Vegas Fun Ford Weekend

April 27, 2012 by  
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Ford enthusiasts and fans from across the southwest rolled into Las Vegas looking to win big. The Vegas stop on the 2012 Fun Ford Weekend presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven tour included something for every Ford fan.

Fords on Fremont
Working with the Fremont Street Experience, event organizers were able to host a first-ever Fords on Fremont car show under the spectacular overhead canopy and light show. Late Friday afternoon, an amazing assortment of Fords rolled into downtown Las Vegas for their premiere “show and shine” at this Las Vegas landmark.

Fun Ford Weekend at The Strip
Saturday dawned bright and clear as vendors, racers, car show participants and autocrossers started rolling into The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Once again, Ford fans were treated to an incredible mix of Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Ford-powered vehicles, both in the show field and on the famous Las Vegas drag strip.

The Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge was a big hit with both the fans and the owners and drivers of these awesome Ford-built race cars.

The car show field included a wonderfully eclectic assortment of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles, with everything from a ’32 Ford V8 to a ’55 Thunderbird to a ’71 Pantera, customized Ford trucks, a very impressive showing of Ford sport compacts and of course, an extensive assortment of Mustangs, both early model all the way up to several brand new Boss 302 Mustangs.

Gateway Classic Mustang Autocross Challenge
Once again, the crew from Gateway Classic Mustang were on hand as the official autocross sponsors, along with Dynacorn and MRT Racing. Not only was the action on the autocross non-stop, but the guys at Gateway were also busy installing MRT Racing products on attendees vehicles right in their trailer.

Race Results:

Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge
Winner: Brent Calvert, 2010 Ford Racing Cobra Jet Mustang
Runner up: Rodger Comstock, 2010 Ford Racing Cobra Jet Mustang

Fast Ford
Winner: Ryan Giacone, 1988 Ford Thuderbird
Runner up: Greg Cotton, 1991 Ford Thunderbird

Quick Ford:
Winner: Erik Marsik, 1971 Ford F-100
Runner up: Charlie Allen, 1994 Ford Mustang

Sportsman / DOT:
Winner: Dean Reaume, 1963.5 Ford Falcon Sprint
Runner up: Tristian Craig: 2011 Ford Fusion

Pony Car Challenge:
Winner: Ed Drucker
Runner up: Kevin Cox

Truck / SUV:
Winner: Linda Bailey, 2012 Ford F-150
Runner up: Brian Cole, 2003 Ford F-250 “Fastest 5.0 Award:
Cal Gordon, Hesperia, CA, 1985 Mustang GT

Gateway Classic Mustang Autocross Challenge
Joe Gibbs Driven “Most Valuable Racer” Winner:  Steven Pentland, SVT Focus

Car Show Results:
Falcon / Comet: Dave Spaur, ’65 Falcon Sprint Convertible
Fairlane / Galaxie: Leo Knecht, ’62 Mercury Monetery custom
Shelby: Chad Foster, ’06 Shelby GT
Race car: Charles Harms, ’04 Mach 1 Mustang
Special Interest: Eugene Sadoigh, ’71 DeTomaso Pantera
Truck/SUV/Wagon: Randy Batemon, ’56 Ford F-100
Thunderbird: Andre Nevels, ’55 Thunderebird
Mustang ’64-’73: Larry Warkentin, ’69 Mustang Mach 1
Mustang: ’74-’93: Quinn Lamboo, ’89 Mustang LX 5.0
Mustang: ’94-’04: Kevin Ellis, ‘o3 Mustang SVT Cobra
Mustang: ’05-present: Bryan and JoAnne Rippee, ‘o6 Mustang GT
Classic Ford, pre-’58: Randall Connell, ’32 Ford 2dr sedan
Muscle Car: ’60-’73: Clint Flippins, ’70 Torino NW edition
Late Model, ’74-present: Craig Call, ’87 Mustang GT
Sport Compact: Philip Martini, ’01 Focus ZX3
Best in Show: Gordon Tronson, ’27 Ford Model T roadster

Visit this link to view photos from the Las Vegas Fun Ford Weekend event.

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



One Response to “Ford Enthusiasts Win Big at Las Vegas Fun Ford Weekend”
  1. Kevin Cox says:

    We had a fun weekend at Las Vegas Fun Ford Weekend, lots of nice cars and racing. Hope you have one next year, we’ll be there.