Fun Ford Weekend Announces the VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout for 2013 Season
Kansas City, Mo., February 8, 2013 – Fun Ford Weekend officials welcome VMP Superchargers as the title sponsor of the VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout that will be held at all 12 of the 2013 Fun Ford Weekend events across the U.S. and Canada.
“We are very excited to have VMP Superchargers as the title sponsor of our popular True Street class at our Fun Ford Weekend Series events,” says Jeff Lacina, Marketing Director for the Series. “VMP Superchargers and VMP Tuning has been raising the bar for late-model Mustang owners, their products and services are an ideal match for our True Street racers. VMP’s expertise has been showcased in numerous Mustang magazines, websites, and forums. We’re proud to have them join us for our 2013 racing and event season.”, said Lacina.
According to Lacina, VMP Superchargers and VMP Tuning have numerous customers running street-legal 9 and 10 sec Mustangs.
“Our VMP TVS Superchargers and Tuning services are a good match for this class and for Fun Ford Weekend participants and spectators,” says Justin Starkey, Owner of VMP Superchargers and VMP Tuning. “We take a great deal of pride in equipping and tuning cars that are reliable enough for everyday use, but powerful and consistent enough to run in the 9s and 10s in true street. We have some great customers and I can’t wait to introduce our VMP products and services to Fun Ford Weekend participants.”
In addition to title sponsorship of the True Street class, Starkey and his team will be appearing at select Fun Ford Weekend events with their Mobile Dynojet, offering product sales, support, and dyno-tuning. “This will be a great way for Fun Ford Weekend racers and fans to take advantage of our expertise right at the event,” says Starkey. “We will be able to offer a full menu of products and services to take care of customers all over the country.”
The VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout
“Fun Ford Weekend has a long and storied history with True Street racers,” notes Lacina. “And now with VMP’s support, we’re looking forward to even more growth and participation in this highly-competitive and entertaining race class.”
True Street racers must use cars that are licensed and registered for street use in the owner’s state. To validate their real-world street capabilities, participants are lead on a 30-mile drive before returning to the track to make three back-to-back-to-back passes down the 1/4-mile track. After the three passes are made, E.T.’s will be added up, and then divided by three, establishing an average used to place the drivers. The three run average will be used to determine the winner, runner-up and index winners.
Participants are not allowed to open their hoods or trunk/decklids after completing the road cruise and before making their passes. Additionally, participants may not add ice to intercoolers. Racers can adjust tire pressures, but air can only be removed – not added.
The inaugural VMP Supercharger True Street Shootout will be held at the season-opening Fun Ford Weekend event at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, March 23, 2013, followed by all remaining events of the 2013 Fun Ford Weekend Series.
2013 Fun Ford Weekend Series Schedule
March 23, Royal Purple Raceway (Houston)
May 4-5, Auto Club Famoso Raceway (McFarland, CA)
May 17-18, Rockingham Dragway (Rockingham, N.C.)
June 7-8, Memphis International Raceway (Millington, TN)
June 15-16, Virginia Motorsports Park (Petersburg, VA)
June 23, Bandimer Speedway (Morrison, CO)
July 19-21, Gateway Motorsports Park (Madison, IL)
July 27, Castrol Raceway, (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
August 17-18, Maple Grove Raceway (Mohnton, Pa.)
August 30-31, Bristol Dragway (Bristol, TN)
September 6-7, Texas Motorplex (Dallas)
September 13-14, Palm Beach Intl. Raceway (Palm Beach, Fla.)
About VMP Superchargers and VMP Tuning
VMP Superchargers is a supercharger manufacturer and distributor located in Central Florida. Specializing in high performance Fords and Mustangs, VMP currently offers supercharger upgrades for numerous vehicles including Shelby GT500, Roush, SVT Cobra and Mustang GT. VMP was designed for and by “Speed Junkies” probably much like yourself who are just looking for the most effective way to be the fastest on the street and strip. VMP Supercharger kits are designed to perform well and be extremely reliable.
The VMP-TVS supercharger meets the everyday demands of both street and strip horsepower enthusiasts. With that in mind, VMP designs their products to be as equally durable, efficient and appropriate for everyday driving as they are for daily track abuse. You can learn more by visiting their website at www.vmp-tvs.com or by calling them toll-free at 877-624-9629.
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 www.funfordweekend.com.