Baker Doubles Up in Rockingham’s Fun Ford Weekend Racing Action

May 14, 2012 by  
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ROCKINGHAM DRAGWAY – Brian Baker of Ashboro, NC drove his 1971 Mercury Comet to victory in two different classes Saturday, while Mark Soles of Riegelwood won the Quick Ford championship and Ramseur’s Tony McMasters the Tuff Truck title during Fun Ford Weekend presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven at Rockingham Dragway.

Baker used a .012 package (.003 reaction time coupled with a 7.009 on a 7.000 target) to force Howard Brewer into a final round breakout in the featured Pro Fast Ford class. Baker then doubled-up by winning Combo Eliminator.

Soles beat Willie Morgan of Eagle Springs in the Footbrake final and McMasters muscled his 1981 Ford F-150 truck past the 1994 Ford Lightning of Dennis R. Johnson of Conway, S.C., in the Tuff Truck finale.

Other race winners included Russell Pryor of Monroe in the DOT class, Tommy Hussey of Kinston in Open Comp and Gary Kinsey of Pelion, S.C., who won the overall True Street title with a three-run average 11.970 seconds. Other True Street winners were Robert Swain of Fayetteville, Timmy Thornburg of Randleman, Rob Ranucci of Fort Mill, S.C., and Bitty Thornburg of Gibsonville

Joe Gibbs Driven “Most Valuable Particpant”: Gary Knsey, Pelion, SC
MustangGuys.com “Fastest 5.0 Award”: Willie Morgan, ’89 Mustang, Eagle Springs, NC

MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award Winner, Willie Morgan

Jeffrey Baird’s 1965 Ford Mustang GT was judged “Best in Show” during the all-Ford car show while Brandon Freeman’s 1968 Mustang won both “Best Engine” and “Best Paint” and Robin Wagner picked up the “Best Interior” award with his 1934 Ford roadster. The all-Ford car show was judged by the River City Mustang Club or Danville, Virginia.

RACE RESULTS: PRO FAST FORD

Round 2 – Mark Soles, Riegelwood, .069, 5.651 on a 5.670, 124.69 mph, def. Ron Williams, Eagle Springs, foul; John Simmons, Wallace, S.C., .000, 6.519 on a 6.510, 106.71 mph, def. Edwin Hawes, Rose Hill, 1977 Ford Pinto, .009, 5.820 on a 5.800, 116.98 mph; William Morgan, Eagle Springs, .002, 7.135 on a 7.090, 91.57 mph, def. Will McKay, Rockingham, 1985 Ford Thunderbird, .038, 7.475 on a 7.440, 92.61 mph; Brian Baker, Asheboro, 1971 Mercury Comet, .001, 7.042 on a 7.000, 106.71 mph, def. Howard Brewer, Bennett, 1985 Ford Mustang, .036, 6.387 on a 6.370, 108.07 mph;

Darlene Wells, Asheboro, .069, 8.271 on an 8.270, 81.09 mph, def. Unknown, foul; Travis Frazier, Franklinville, .152, 6.775 on a 6.750, 102.24 mph, def. Dale Sanders, Eagle Springs, 1991 Ford Mustang, .189, 7.229 breakout on a 7.230, 94.31 mph.

Round 3 – McKay, .040, 7.448 on a 7.460, 93.27 mph, def. Wells, .046, 8.234 breakout on an 8.270, 82.08 mph; Frazier, .004, 6.752 on a 6.750, 103.51 mph, def. Soles, .052, 5.661 on a 5.660, 123.44 mph; Brewer, .034, 6.390 on a 6.380, 108.98 mph, def. Morgan, foul; Sanders, .052, 7.264 on an 7.280, 96.38 mph, def. Hawes, foul; Baker, .041, 7.065 on a 7.000, 110.43 mph, def. Simmons, .025, 6.491 breakout on a 6.510, 107.04 mph.

Round 4 – Baker, .042, 6.991 on a 7.000, 111.25 mph, def. McKay, foul; Brewer, .034, 6.413 on a 6.380, 109.60 mph, def. Sanders, .048, 7.304 on a 7.260, 94.45 mph; Frazier, bye.

Semifinals – Baker, .069, 7.028 on a 7.000, 110.51 mph, def. Frazier, foul; Brewer, bye.

FINAL – Brian Baker, Asheboro, 1971 Mercury Comet, .003, 7.009 on a 7.000, 105.73 mph, def. Howard Brewer, Bennett, 1985 Ford Mustang, .038, 6.382 breakout on a 6.390, 108.97 mph.

 

RACE RESULTS: DOT

Round 2 – Russell Pryor, Monroe, 2003 Mercury Marauder, .162, 14.174 on a 14.100, 98.08 mph, def. Corey Walters, Mooresville, 2011 Ford Mustang, .110, 11.651 on a 11.000, 120.83 mph; Kenny Roberts, Javlivants Ferry, S.C., 2012 Ford Mustang, .165, 13.389 on a 13.100, 95.465 mph, def. Troy Raby, Charlotte, 2012 Shelby GT, .220, 13.826 on a 12.420, 110.42 mph; Benjie Lofts, Hurdle Mills, 1988 Mercury Cougar, .050, 14.772 on an 14.650, 90.80 mph, def. Vernon Kling, Lamar, S.C., 1985 Ford Mustang, .515, 13.359 breakout on a 13.500, 104.95 mph; Billy White, Monroe, bye.

Semifinals – Pryor, .114, 14.245 on a 14.200, 97.93 mph, def. Roberts, .166, 12.958 breakout on a 13.100, 104.74 mph; Lofts, .171, 14.725 on a 14.670, 94.83 mph, def. White, .142, 10.906 breakout on a 10.950, 130.45 mph.

FINAL – Russell Pryor, Monroe, 2003 Mercury Marauder, .175, 14.178 on a 14.150, 98.32 mph, def. Benjie Lofts, Hurdle Mills, S.C., 1988 Mercury Cougar, .157, 14.661 breakout on a 14.670, 91.40 mph.

RACE RESULTS: FOOTBRAKE

Round 3 – Mark Soles, Riegelwood, .058, 5.646 on a 5.660, 124.16 mph, def. Benny Staley, Biscoe, foul; Willie Morgan, Eagle Springs, .055, 7.148 on a 7.140, 95.25 mph, def. Tommy Hussey, Kinston, Ford F-150, .038, 9.078 breakout on a 9.080, 76.20 mph; David Scotton, Robbins, .032, 7.563 on a 5.640, 89.86 mph, def. Damien Townsend, Robbins, 1987 Ford Mustang, .074, 7.535 breakout on a 7.560, 91.37 mph; Ron Williams, Eagle Spring, .025, 6.580 on a 6.570, 101.09 mph, def. Michael Presnell, Liberty, .057, 7.618 on a 7.610, 89.36 mph.

Semifinals – Soles, .029, 5.680 on a 5.660, 115.90 mph, def. Williams, 099, 6.540 breakout on a 6.570, 103.33 mph; Morgan, .037, 7.135 on a 7.150, def. Scotton, .054, 7.468 breakout on a 7.540, 89.19 mph.

FINAL – Mark Soles, Riegelwood, .051, 5.695 on a 5.660, 117.97 mph, def. Willie Morgan, Eagle Springs, .118, 7.107 breakout on a 7.130, 95.55 mph.

RACE RESULTS: OPEN COMP

Round 3 – Benjie Loftis, Hurdle Mills, 1988 Mercury Cougar, .093, 14.749 on a 14.770, 94.39 mph, def. Ron Williams, Eagle Springs, .064, 10.873 on a 10.860, 116.24 mph; Tommy Hussey, Kinston, .034, 15.979 on a 16.050, 79.51 mph, def. Gary Sanders, Eagle Springs, .185, 11.766 breakout on an 11.940, 94.36 mph; Bobby McMasters, Ramseur, .026, 11.779 on an 11.810, 112.90 mph, def. Willie Morgan, Eagle Springs, .050, 11.359 breakout on an 11.400, 115.46 mph; Michael Presnell, Liberty, .073, 12.157 on a 12.150, 105.59 mph, def. Darlene Wells, Asheboro, 1993 Ford Mustang, .157, 13.153 breakout on a 13.160, 98.53 mph; Howard Brewer, Bennett, 1985 Ford Mustang, bye.

Round 4 – Loftis, .016, 14.718 on a 14.770, 94.77 mph, def. Presnell, .060, 12.149 breakout on a 12.150, 108.06 mph; Hussey, .013, 16.179 on a 16.050, 72.04 mph, def. Brewer, .075, 15.473 on a 15.320, 90.91 mph; McMasters, bye.

Semifinals – McMasters, .043, 11.750 on an 11.810, 104.09 mph, def. Loftis, .174, 14.658 breakout on a 14.770 mph, 94.87 mph; Hussey, bye.

FINAL – Tommy Hussey, Kinston, .022, 15.954 on a 16.050, 83.34 mph, def. Bobby McMasters, Ramseur, .065, 11.711 breakout on an 11.810, 114.58 mph.

RACE RESULTS: COMBO

Semifinals – Brian Baker, Asheboro, 1971 Mercury Comet, .065, 7.023 on a 7.000, 108.57 mph, def. Ron Williams, Eagle Springs, .083, 7.007 on a 7.000, 96.69 mph; Kenny Loggains, Asheboro, 1993 Ford Mustang, .098, 7.121 on a 7.000, 90.81 mph, def. Steve Frazier, Asheboro, 1990 Ford Mustang, .248, 6.988 breakout on a 7.000, 91.20 mph.

FINAL – Brian Baker, Asheboro, 1971 Mercury Comet, .052, 7.095 on a 7.000, 103.13 mph, def. Kenny Loggains, Asheboro, 1993 Ford Mustang, .143, 7.048 on a 7.000, 97.69 mph.

RACE RESULTS: TUFF TRUCK

Semifinals – Tony McMasters, Ramseur, 1981 Ford F-150, .146, 10.534 on a 10.480, 126.01 mph, def. Zach Keefer, Cameron, 2004 Ford Lightning, foul; Dennis R. Johnson, Conway, S.C., 1994 Ford Lightning, .137, 13.844 on a 13.820, 96.87 mph, def. Randy Martin, Godwin, .335, 17.580 on a 12.850, 63.11 mph.

FINAL – Tony McMasters, Ramseur, 1981 Ford F-150, .036, 10.729 on a 10.480, 122.74 mph, def. Dennis R. Johnson, Conway, S.C., 1994 Ford Lightning, .162, 13.816 breakout on a 13.820, 97.42 mph.

FUN FORD WEEKEND CAR SHOW WINNERS 

MUSTANG
|1964½ – 1968 – Jeffrey Baird, ‘65 GT 350Hertz
1969 – 1973 — Lonnie Hyatt, ‘69 Mach I
1974 – 1986 — Randall Snider, ’85 GT
1987 – 1993 — Donnie Nance, ’93 Cobra
1994 – 2004 — Brandon Keisher, ’00 Cobra R
2005 – 2009 — Ralph Wishon, ’05 Mustang
2010 – 2013 — Martha Davis – ’11 California Special
2007 – Present Shelbys – Dennis Randleman, ’09 GT 500

1960 – 1973 MUSCLE CARS
Chris King, ’67 Fairlane GT

UNDER 1939 CLASSIC
Robin Wagner, ’34 Ford

NON-MUSTANG|
Rich Mathis, Pinto Wagon

PICK UP 1989 & UNDER
Doug Austin, ’79 Ranger

PICK UP 1990 – PRESENT
Chris Geist, ’02 Lightening

BEST OF SHOW
Jeffrey Baird, ’65 Mustang GT, 350 Hertz

BEST ENGINE
Brandon Freeman, ’68 Mustang

BEST PAINT
Brandon Freeman, ’68 Mustang

BEST INTERIOR
Robin Wagner, ’34 Ford

 

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2 Responses to “Baker Doubles Up in Rockingham’s Fun Ford Weekend Racing Action”
  1. CHRIS KING says:

    Best Fun Ford Weekend in a long time. Had a blast can’t wait till next time.
    Thank you Steve for all that you done to make Fun Ford Weekend possible!!!!

  2. jay sloop says:

    hello steve this is jay with full throttle car club our members have so much fun at yalls events yall put on keep up the good work but there are somethings that got brought to my attention that the show was awesome but some ideas maybe have a club trophy and brake up the fux body call to 74-78,79-86,87-93 and maybe two trophys per class but only one trophy for each winner not double or triple for one car just our 2 cents from the full throttle car club family and thank u for your time.