Results from Gateway Motorsports Park Fun Ford Weekend

August 20, 2012 by  
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Ford fans from all over the heartland enjoyed chamber of commerce weather for the August 10-12 Fun Ford Weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park. Presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven, the Gateway event marked the start to the second half of the season for the 2012 Fun Ford Weekend series and enjoyed a great return to the revitalized Gateway racing facility located just across the river from historic downtown St. Louis.

The event kicked off Friday night with some Ford racers getting in some “test and tune” against some of the local racers. Saturday’s events were full-throttle Ford fun with drag racing, autocross and very popular all FoMoCo car show.

With the drag racing action winding down, all participants were invited to run some sunset laps around Gateway’s 1/2 mile oval track. Earlier in the day, the True Street racers used both the oval and infield road course to complete their 30-mile “cruise” prior to making their three back-to-back-to-back passes down the drag strip.

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Gateway Classic Mustang Autocross Challenge
With the drag racing action underway and the show car area overflowing with cars, the Gateway Classic Mustang autocross proved to be very popular with drivers and spectators alike. Drivers were challenged to complete the course in the shortest amount of time while staying on the course and not hitting any of the orange cones.

Saturday Autocross winner:
1st Place: Mickey Holmes, Granite City, IL (Winner of the Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil prize)

Saturday Car Show Awards:
Club Participation: Mustang Club of Greater Kansas City
Long Distance Show: Anthony Noda, Chicago, IL
Hard Luck Award: Brandi Burkhart, New Haven, MO (hit a deer on her way to the event)

Young Guys and Gals (21 or younger)
Outstanding: Blake Holmes, Granite City, IL, 1989 Mustang
Winner: Dan Kuhn, Jr., St. Louis, MO, 1977 Maverick

Top 25 Picks:
Jerry Varble, Brighton, IL – 2005 Mustang
Brian Holaday, Vandalia, IL – 1972 Torino
Jim Murphy, Festus, MO – 1969 Mustang
Ryan & Brenna Weiss, Pocahantas, IL – 1973 Mustang
Tim Homeier, Imperial, MO – 1967 Mustang
Tom Wheeler, Harmann, MO – 2007 Shelby
Mike Ridenhower, O’Fallon, MO – 2006 Saleen
Les Baer, Sr., Hillsdale, IL – 1970 Mustang Boss 429
Karen Foutz, Hillsdale, IL – 1970 Mustang Super Cobra Jet
Nick Johnson, O’Fallon, MO – 2003 Mustang
Patrick O’Fallon, Florissant, MO – 1965 Mustang
Mike Hourigan, Salem, IL – 1949 Ford F-1 pickup
Jeff Gregory, O’Fallon, IL – 1970 Maverick
Adam Baker, Atlanta, IL – 1966 Falcon
Twill Trimborn, House Springs, MO – 2007 Roush Mustang
Dean & Cori George, Mt. Zion, IL – 1976 Mustang
Mike Birk, O’Fallon, MO – 1978 Mustang
Phil Hinds, Collinsville, IL – 2012 Shelby GT500
Larry Kirwiccki, Glen Cardon, IL – 1969 Mustang
Chase Nieberdine, O’Fallon, MO – 2010 Mustang
Larry Reichelberger, Highland, IL – 1971 Torino
Denny Beiter, Highland, IL – 1969 Mustang
Bob Corwin, Collinsville, IL – 1993 Mustang
Tom Younger, Overland Park, KS – 2007 Roush Mustang
Cheryl Younger, Overland Park, KS – 2006 Mustang

Gateway Motorsports Park Award
Mike Hourigan, Salem, IL – 1949 Ford F-1 pickup

Saturday Race Results: Fastest 5.0 Winner: Lee McGee Fastest 5.0
Winner: Lee McGee, Warrensburg, MO
Runner Up: Korbin Knight, Auxvasse, MO

Tuff Truck:
Winner: Byron Kinne, Canton, IL
Runner Up: Kathy Lewis, St. Louis, MO

True Street:
Winner: Paul Rosner
Runner Up: Matt Caldwell

Fun Ford Weekend
Gateway Motorsports Park
Sunday Race Results:

Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge
Eric Oldham, Poplar Bluff, MO

Quick Ford
Winner: Mike Davis, O’Fallon, MO
Runner Up:Brent Voges, Defiance, MO

Quick Ford Winner: Mike Davis

Fast Ford
Winner: Gary Horstmann, Festus, MO
Runner Up: Billy Rowe, Eureka, MO

Open Comp
Winner: Geoff Zlotopolski, Florissant, MO
Runner Up: Jason Phillips, Granite City, IL

Street DOT
Winner: Jason Phillips, Granite City, IL
Runner Up: Paul Stroud, Glen Carbon, IL

Heads Up “Run What Ya Brung”
Winner: Jason Phillips, Granite City, IL
Runner Up: Doug Graf, Troy, MO

True Street Results:

Paul Rosner Florissant MO 2001 Mustang GT Run 1


Run 2


Run 3




Matt Caldwell Brimfield IL 1986 Mustang GT 10.922 11.010 11.048 10.993
Terry Barnaski Pacific MO 1985 Mustang 12.634 12.410 12.380 12.475
Greg Boschert St. Louis MO 1966 Mustang 15.755 11.021 10.971 12.582
Steve Hyatt Decatur Il 1996 Cobra Mustang 12.532 12.801 12.669 12.667
David Meyer Union MO 1993 Mustang 12.706 13.144 12.791 12.880
Paul Ewert Blue Springs MO 2006 Mustang GT 12.717 13.293 12.709 12.906
Wendell Mifflin St. Charles MO 1967 Mustang 12.965 12.910 12.891 12.922
Shawn Keegan Franklin IL 2012 Boss 302 13.369 13.098 12.800 13.089
Chad Moorman Mt Sterling IL 1995 Mustang GT 13.118 13.214 13.045 13.126
Chris Cline Florissant MO 2010 GT500 13.402 13.166 13.028 13.199
Derrick Fox Troy MO 2002 Mustang 13.742 13.727 13.524 13.664
Mark Carey O’Fallon MO 1989 Mustang LX HB 14.108 13.763 13.822 13.898
Pete Blosser St. Charles MO 2002 Mustang 13.905 14.072 13.970 13.982
Rocky Fox O’Fallon MO 2002 Mustang 16.936 14.977 14.955 15.623
Dustion Kurz Frankford MO 1993 Mustang 8.836 9.770 DNF DNF
Kurt Borton St Charles MO 1993 Mustang 10.481 10.369 10.589 DNF



Sunday Judged Car Show Results:

Mustang 64-66 Conservative
Winner- Jim Hommir Imperial MO 1965

Mustang 64-66 Modified

Fast Ford Winner: Gary Horstmann

Winner- Patrick O’Fallon Floressant, MO 1965

Mustang 67-68 Conservative
Outstanding- Randy Haukap Alhambra,IL 1968
Outstanding- Tom Hartlieb Highland, IL 1969
Winner- Tim Homerier Imperial MO 1967

Mustang 69-70 Conservative
Winner- Les Baer Sr Hillsdale, IL 1970

Mustang 69-70 Modified
Winner- Denny Beiter Highland IL 1969

Mustang 74-78 Conservative

Gateway DOT and Open Comp Winners:

Outstanding- Chris Dougan Wright City MO 1977
Outstanding- Dean & Lori Mt Zion IL 1976
Winner- Mike Birk O’Fallon MO 1978

Mustang 79-93 Conservative
Outstanding- Clint Nommo, Blue Springs, MO 1991
Winner-Bob Corwan, Collinsville IL 1993

Mustang 79-93 Modified 1980’s Only
Outstanding-Ronald B. Sutton, St Charles, MO 1983
Outstanding-Larry Richardson, Blue Springs, MO 1987
Winner-Dave Potts, Highland, IL 1983

Mustang 79-93 Modified 1990’s Only
Outstanding-Ethan Osia, Crystal City, MO 1990
Winner-Darrell Diehl, St Charles, MO 1992

Mustang 99-04 Conservative
Outstanding- Jeff Daniels Olathe, KS 2001
Outstanding- Keven & Mike Ciborowski Trenton, IL 2004
Winner- Doug Deck O’Fallon, IL 1999

Mustang 05-09 Convertible Only Conservative

Gateway Fun Ford Weekend Best of Show Winner: Karen Foutz (R), 1970 Mustang Super Cobra Jet

Outstanding- Linda Toussaut Belleville, IL 2007
Outstanding- RJ & Marilyn Coberly Lenexa, KS 2006
Winner- Ed Logan Lenexa KS 2008

Mustang 05-09 Conservative
Outstanding- Josh Whiterotten Granite City IL 2006
Outstanding- Carolyn Cook Orrick, MO 2007
Winner- Mark & Tricia Raab 2005

Mustang 05-09 Modified
Outstanding- Steve Bird Blue Springs, MO 2005
Outstanding- Jerry Varble Brighton, IL 2005
Winner- Cheryl Younger Overland Park KS 2006

Mustang 10-Present Conservative
Outstanding- Sara Griewing Olathe KS 2010
Outstanding- Don Sloan Cottage Hills, IL 2012
Winner- Billy Fitchett Harrisville, MO 2011

Shelby Mustang Modified Only
Outstanding- Doug Ewert Blue Springs MO 2008
Outstanding- Phil Hinds Collisville, IL 2012
Winner- Ernest & Darlene Wedding Desoto, MO 2011

Boss 302 Mustang Modified

Gateway Fun Ford Weekend: Future Winner!

Winner- Jason Meyer Collinsville IL 1969

Roush Mustang Modified Only
Winner- Tom Young Overland Park KS 2007

Capri/Mercury Cougar Conservative
Winner-Tom Quirke, O’Fallon, MO 1970

Fairlane, Torino, Galaxie Conservative
Outstanding-Terry Crawford, Granite City, IL 1971 Torino
Winner-Larry Reidelberger, Highland, IL 1971 Torino

Falcon,Maverick,Comet Conservative
Outstanding-Tina Rawlings,Bethalto, IL, 1972
Winner-Jeff Gregory, OFallon IL 1970

Falcon,Maverick,Comet Modified
Winner-Mark Hoffman, St Clair, MO 1965

Ford Crown Victoria/Mercury Grand Marquis Conservative
Winner-Mike Warren, Alhambra, IL 1978

Lincoln/Mercury Conservative
Winner-Ron Barnes, Sunset Hills, MO 1964

Lincoln/Mercury Modified
Winner-Jason Clouch Columbia, MO 1967

Thunderbird Conservative
Winner-Thomas Wallis, St Peters, MO 1989

Thunderbird Modified
Winner- Jack Claeys, Bloomington, IL 1992

Ford Full Size Truck All Years Conservative
Outstanding-Vince & Linda VanDyke, Rinard, IL 1972
Winner-Bill Bufka, Fenton, MO 1999

Ford Full Size Truck All Years Modified
Winner-Mike & Emily Hourigan, Salem, IL 1949

Ford Compact Truck All Years Conservative
Winner-Bart McNeil, Pacific, MO 2001

Ford Compact Truck All Years Modified
Winner-Bill Miller, Washington, MO 1983

SUV Modified
Winner-Burt Pennington, St Peters, MO 1999

Sport Compact Conservative
Winner-Matt Kephart, Jacksonville, IL 2003

Classic Ford –All Years Conservative
Winner-Danny P, St Louis, MO 1964 Wagon

Street Rods 1935-1939 Modified Only
Winner-Bruce Haege, Swansea, IL 1936

Pro Street Modified Only
Winner-Adam Baker, Atlouta, IL 1966

Special Car Show Awards

Best Engine
Cheryl Younger Overland Park, KS 2006 Mustang

Best Interior
Bruce Haege Swansea, IL 1936 Ford

Best Paint
Mark Hoffman St. Clair, MO 1965 Falcon

Best Detail
Les Baer Sr Hillsdale, IL 1970 Mustang

Best Engineered
Adam Baker Atlanta, IL 1966 Falcon

Karen Foutz, Hillsdale, IL 1970 Super Cobra Jet Mustang


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