July 3, 2013 by  
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ST. LOUIS (July 3, 2013) – Fun Ford Weekend rolls through Gateway Motorsports Park July 19 – 21 for their second year, and is anticipated to be another stellar on the tour.

The event will kickoff for participants on Friday with Car Show registration from noon – 6:00pm, while Test & Tune begins at 5:00pm and a Run For the Money race starts at 9:00pm on the drag strip.

When the gates open on Saturday for spectators at 9:00am the weekend will start with car show registration from 8:00am to 12:00, time trials beginning at 8:00am and from 10:00am to 4:00 autocross is open for all participants and is included in the car show entry and racer fees. Spectators may join-in maneuvering around the cones for an added fee.

Kids love the popular Revell Make ‘N Take activity that kicks off at noon in the car show awards area, where they can take a break from the heat and make a Mustang model that they get to take home as a gift for coming out to Fun Ford Weekend.

Racing continues through the day with the VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout beginning at 2:00pm, a fantastic exhibition on the track in between the time trials for Fast Ford, Quick Ford, DOT Street Ford and Gateway’s all makes and models points brackets, and the Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge qualifying beginning at 4:00pm. Car show participants will finish off the day in style with a cruise on the oval track right after the car show awards ceremony.

On Sunday spectator gates open again at 9:00 and car show registration begins again 8:00am with judging starting at 12:00. The last time trials for racers begins at 8:30 am while the Fastest 5.0 Shootout rounds out the morning before final eliminations, with an exciting trophy class that’s free for racers with a 5.0L displacement (see rules). Autocross kicks back up at 10:00am and kids can take home a completed model Mustang at the Revell Make ‘N Take is from 12:00 – 2:00pm.

There is no shortage of activities for Midwest Ford fans at Fun Ford Weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park, between the car show, autocross, drag racing, exhibitions on the drag strip including the Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge, as well as the midway’s finest aftermarket Ford Performance products and the best treasures in the RacingJunk swap meet and Collector Car Nation car corral. There is so much to see and do it may take both Saturday and Sunday to enjoy it all.


Spectator Pricing:
$35 Weekend Adult
Saturday – $20
Sunday – $20
Children under 6 Free
6- 12 – $5.00 Per Day

Spectator Gate Hours:
Saturday – 9:00 am
Sunday – 9:00 am

Saturday Elimination Classes


Gateway Super Pro – ¼ Mile (2 time runs and eliminations)

Gateway Pro – ¼ Mile (2 time runs and eliminations)

Gateway Sportsman – ¼ Mile (2 time runs and eliminations)

Gateway Super Pro Motorcycle – ¼ Mile (2 time runs and eliminations)

Gateway Street Motorcycle – ¼ Mile (2 time runs and eliminations)

Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge – ¼ mile (1 time run and eliminations)

All racers entering into the Ford Sunday categories can also enter their vehicle into Saturday afternoon’s Gateway Bracket category program.

Standard Gateway Motorsports Park bracket program entries and payouts apply to Saturday racing.


Sunday Elimination Classes

Fast Ford (Box) – 1/8 mile (3 time runs Sat., 1 time run and eliminations Sun.)

Quick Ford (No-Box) – 1/8 mile (3 time runs Sat., 1 time run and eliminations Sun.)

Ford DOT Street – ¼ mile (3 time runs Sat., 1 time run and eliminations Sun.)

Mustang Guys 5.0 Mustang Shootout – ¼ mile (1 time run and eliminations Sun.)

SuperBucks Super Pro – 1/8 mile

SuperBucks Pro – 1/8 mile


Saturday Awards                                                                               

Top 25 Awards                                                           

ISCA Award                                         

Hard Luck Award                                                                            

Gateway Motorsports Pick  (2 Awards)                             

Club Participation Award  (2 Awards)          

Under 21 Award


Sunday Awards (Plaques 1st & 2nd  & Jackets to Winners) (Must be Present on Sunday)

Mustang 64–66                                                         Conservative/Modified

Mustang 67-68                                                          Conservative/Modified

Mustang 69-70                                                          Conservative/Modified

Mustang 71-73                                                          Conservative/Modified

Mustang 74-78                                                          Conservative/Modified

Mustang 79-93                                                          Conservative/Modified

Mustang 94-98                                                          Conservative/Modified

Mustang 99-04                                                          Conservative/Modified

Mustang 05-09                                                          Conservative/Modified

Mustang 10 – Present                                                          Conservative/Modified

SVT Cobra Mustang                                                  Conservative/Modified

Shelby Mustang                                                       Conservative/Modified

BOSS 302 Mustang                                                   Conservative/Modified

Roush Mustang                                                                    All

Saleen Mustang                                                                   All

Special Interest Mustang (Steeda, Hertz, etc)                All

Sport Compact                                                                      All

Ford Focus 2002 – 2001                                                        All

Ford Focus 1.5 Gen  2005-2007                                           All

Ford Focus 2nd Gen  2008 – 2011                                         All

Ford Focus 3rd Gen  2012 – Current                                        All

Ford Focus SVT  2002 – 2004  (Stock)                         All Years

Ford Focus S/T 2013                                                             All

Capri / Mercury Cougar                                            Conservative/Modified

Fairlane, Torino, Galaxie                                       Conservative/Modified

Falcon, Maverick, Comet                                         Conservative/Modified

Big Car – Crown Victoria/Mercury Grand Marquis           Conservative/Modified

and Mercury Marauder

Lincoln/Mercury                                                       Conservative/Modified

Thunderbird                                                              Conservative/Modified

Ford Full Size Truck All Years                                            Conservative/Modified

Ford Compact Truck all Years                                            Conservative/Modified

Ford Lightning                                                          ConservativeModified

SUV                                                                             Conservative/Modified

Ranger Truck  – Modified                                                    All

Ranger Truck – Lowered                                                      All

Ranger Truck – Lifted                                                                       All

Ranger Truck – Best Display                                                          All

Ranchero                                                                               All

Shelby Cobra                                                             Conservative/Modified

Sport Compact                                                          Conservative/Modified

Classic Ford – All Years                                          Conservative

Street Rod’s T-Buckets                                            Modified Only

Street Rods-1931-1934                                             Modified Only

Street Rods-1935-1939                                             Modified Only

Street Rods-1940-1948                                             Modified Only

Rat Rods – All Years                                                            Modified Only

Conversion                                                                All  (Any Make – Ford Powered)

Race Car                                                                     Modified Only

Pro Engineered                                                         Modified Only

Pro Street                                                                   Modified Only

Special Interest All Years                                                  All


Gold Class (Gold Class – Extensively Done Show Vehicles – Undercarriage will be examined to determine eligibility and final decision will be rendered by the Car Show Official.   All Entries register in their normal class and the show official will provide the owner with the new classification card and ask the owner to move to the Gold Class if selected).


Best of Show                                      Winner Only – Plaque & Class Winner Jacket Awarded

Best Engine                                       Winner Only – Plaque

Best Interior                                     Winner Only – Plaque

Best Paint                                          Winner Only – Plaque

Best Detail                                        Winner Only – Plaque

Mustang Club of America Best Mustang – Winner Only – Plaque & Class Winner Jacket Awarded

Focus Fest Best Focus – Winner & 2nd


Conservative Class Rules:

This class allows 10 aftermarket or factory bolt-on modifications. Modifications include wheels, bright engine dress items, sound systems, pinstriping, spoilers, ground effects, grills, interior trim items. Also included are aftermarket bolt- on engine intake manifolds, headers and air intake systems.   Custom paint such as pearl, candy, metal flake and painted graphics are not permitted in this class.  Molded body work, as well as, smoothed firewalls are not permitted in this class.

Modified Class Rules:

The following changes will move a vehicle to the modified class: Custom interior work: more than three of the following changes: seat design, headliner, door panel, carpet type, trunk liner, dash design. Custom body work: shaving, chopped, wheel well radius change, any type of molding or filling. Custom paint: Painted graphics, murals, candy, pearl, metal flake, shaded. Custom engine updates: Non OEM multi carb set ups, tunnel rams, blowers, turbos, installing late model fuel injection on early vintage vehicles.



  1. clyde hentz says:

    awesome, the most fun I have had racing since last year