Fun Ford Weekend hits the beach! Palm Beach International Raceway Results

In spite of the fact that Mother Nature tried to rain on our fun, the Fun Ford Weekend event at Palm Beach International Raceway escaped the deluge that was hamming the eastern coast of Florida and enjoyed dry skies for two days of Ford fun at the inland track’s location.

Once again, the weekend was presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven, but this event also featured the first ever Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine Mustang Triathlon event. These competitors were divided into three different classes: stock, modified and prepared and were challenged to compete in three totally different events.

The three events included an autocross laid out on the northern section of Palm Beach International Raceway road course, followed by an high-speed “speed / stop challenge” and then capped with three, back-to-back-to-back drag racing passes. Drivers raced each event, scoring a “finishing position” similar to the Olympics. After all three events, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals were awarded in each class based upon their average finishing position over the course of all three events.

Look for a COMPLETE write up of the Mustang Triathlon event in a future issue of Muscle Mustangs & Fasts Fords magazine.

Meanwhile, Ford racers from all across the SE US were slugging it out on drag strip, while the all-FoMoCo car show was surrounded by more than 50 midway vendors and manufacturers, with a swap meet offered up a wide assortment of used go-fast parts from local vendors and racers.

To see a photo album of images from the Palm Beach event, visit the Fun Ford Weekend Facebook page here.

Palm Beach International Raceway
Fun Ford Weekend Results

Steeda Pony Car War
Champion: Joseph DeCaria, Weston, FL
R/U: Zack, Coconut Creek, FL

Quick Ford
Champion: Larry Doty, Margate, FL
R/U: James Barlow, Port St. Lucie, FL

Fast Ford
Champion: Brandon James, Loxahatchee, FL
R/U: Bradley Snowball, Loxahatchee, FL

Tuff Truck
Champion: Jack Stonehill, West Palm Beach, FL
R/U: Rene Perez, Miami, FL

S197 Shootout
Champion: Chris Fitton, Royal Palm Beach, FL
R/U: Mike Oldham, Davie, FL

Fun Ford Weekend All FoMoCo Car Show Results
Shelby:
1st Place: Tony Burns
2nd Place: Clive Kerrison

’64 1/2 – ’68 Mustang:
1st Place: Dave Geisler, Jr
2nd Place: George Unger

’68-’73 Mustang:
1st Place: Dan Hilker
2nd Place: Tom Coty

’79-’93 Mustang:
1st Place: George Denya
2nd Place: Kris Switzer

’94-’04 Mustang
1st Place: John Matoni
2nd Place: Tom Bischoff

’05-current Mustang:
1st Place: Paul Matulis
2nd Place: Boyd Sparks

Special Interest Mustang
1st Place: Ed Daniels

Falcon / Maverick / Comet
1st Place: David Puckey
2nd Place: David Puckey

Fairlane / Torino
1st Place: Thom Van Tuinen
2nd Place: Jeff Harshman

Capri / Mercury Cougar
1st Place: Gary Cannon
2nd Place: Tom Larkin

Thunderbird
1st Place: Patty Evelyn

Ford Crown Vic / Galaxie
1st Place: Logan Aliff
2nd Place: Richard Werner

Classic Ford (all years)
1st Place: Javier Mchado

Truck / Wagon / SUV
1st Place: Lester Taylor
2nd Place: Adam Spiegel

Special Interest Ford (all years)
1st Place: John Dunham
2nd Place: Kristin Rogers

Best Paint: Tom Coty, ’69 Mustang Mach 1

Best Engine: Rich Novac, 2006 Mustang GT

Best Interior: Zolton Kovacs, 2003 Mercury Marauder

Best of Show: Robert Golden, 2003 Mustang GT

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