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The Fun Ford Series and Mega Mopar Action events scheduled for October 10-11, 2015 at Tucson Dragway will now be held at Maryland International Raceway.  Tucson Dragway, formerly known as Southwestern International Raceway, is undergoing management changes and facility improvements and is not able to accommodate the events as scheduled, but plans to reopen in mid-October for regular business.  Therefore, the Fun Ford Series will be incorporated into the Maryland International Raceway Ford Fever Classic on October 9-11, 2015 and the Mega Mopar Action event will become part of the Mopar Eastern Classic on October 17, 2015.


IRG Sports + Entertainment (IRG) which owns Palm Beach International Raceway, Memphis International Raceway, Cordova International Raceway, and Maryland International Raceway which host other Manufacturers Series shows will keep the events in its portfolio.


“We host Fun Ford Series & Mega Mopar Action events at our other tracks and with two long-standing Ford & Mopar shows in-place at Maryland International Raceway it just made sense to move them there,” said Royce Miller, COO of IRG. “We are looking forward to having a lot of fans and participants from each of these series come to Maryland International Raceway in October.”


About Manufacturers Series

Designed to offer something for everyone in a family atmosphere for American “Big Three” automotive brand enthusiasts, the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Series and Mega Mopar Action Series are all members of the Manufacturers Series with 34 events in 2015. Each Manufacturers Series showcases a car show, drag racing, manufacturer’s midway, swap meet and car corral, as well as autocross at selected events.



2015 Fun Ford Series – Auto Club Famoso Raceway

September 14, 2015 by  
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September 18-20, 2015

Nostalgia Fall Championship•Fun Ford Weekend•Good Vibrations Motorsports Saturday Night Nitro

Prizes raffled off all night long. Check out the Good Vibrations Motorsports Saturday Night Nitro Page for more details!

Grand Prize is 2 Event Passes to the Toyota Nationals Oct 29-Nov 1 at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with passes to the NAPA Auto Parts VIP Suite To hang out with the NAPA racers and a two night stay at Hooters Hotel and Casino (Oct 30 & 31).

Spectator • Crew • Drivers
Event Credentials (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) $50
Weekend Credentials (Saturday/Sunday) $40
No Friday Only Admission, must purchase event credentials
Saturday Only $20
Sunday Only $20
Kids 12 & Under Free with Paid Adult
Camping $40 – Weekend
VIP/Park in the PITS $20 – Weekend
AAA Members – receive $5 off Saturday/Sunday tickets. Only available ea. day at the gate. Show your card and save.

Open Parking. No pre-registration, pay at the gate.
Heritage & Fun Ford Entries – NOON – 5pm – Heritage & Fun Ford participants can take advantage of the test session on Friday. Purchase your tech card in the tower Friday
Heritage – Tech Card/Race Entry
Car and Driver Fee for the weekend is $125

Racers, you will need to purchase a weekend credential at the pit gate. Then you will need to go to the tower and pay the difference of the gate fee and car and driver fee.

For example, if you arrive on Friday, you will be charged $50 at the pit gate and then you will need to pay the difference ($75) in the tower for a total of $125.
Fun Ford – Tech Card/Race Entry
Fun Ford Racers will need to purchase a weekend credential at the pit gate and then you will need to go to the tower and purchase a tech card for $40. The $40 tech card fee will be put into the purse for your class. Purse will be determined by number of cars entered into your class times $40.

Fun Ford Weekend Classes
Fast Ford
Super Pro – No Footbrake – Box – Electronics
7.00-19.99 et. Slicks & Electronics

Quick Ford
Pro – Footbrake – No Box – No Electronics
7.00-19.99 et. Slicks & No Electronics

DOT/Street Ford
Any Dial-In – DOT Street Tires & Mufflers Required – No Electronics
Ford owners can enter the Fun Ford Car Show for free. Just pay the regular admission price at the gate and register at the car show booth in the grove. Open to Fords of all years, makes and models. Lots of prizes and trophies! Saturday guests pay for the weekend. Single day entries are Sunday only.

2015 Event Schedule
Gates Open 8am Friday – Sunday
Heritage Series & Ford Participant Parking 8am on Friday
Heritage Series & Ford Test and Tune Noon to 5pm

Race Schedule
Gates Open 8am
Test & Tune Noon – 5pm – Free for Heritage & Fun Ford Entries. See Details Above

Gates Open 8am
Heritage Series Qualifying and Ford Classes
Time Trials & Qualifying as called starting 10am till 6pm
Saturday Night Nitro Parade 6:30pm
Saturday Night Nitro 7pm Qualifying
Saturday Night Nitro 9:30pm Funny Car Quick 8,Fuel Altered Quick 4,Top Fuel Quick 2
Run Order – Funny Car/Fuel Altered/Top Fuel/Jet Cars Close the Show
Secure Track

Gates Open 8am
Heritage Series Eliminations 9am starting with Hot Rod
Ford Classes – 1 Time Trial following Heritage
Finish All Eliminations
Secure Track

Track Information:

33559 Famoso Rd.

McFarland, CA 93250

(661) 204-3688


Palm Beach Hosts Fun Ford Series – October 17th

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Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR) hosts Ford and Mopar fans of all ages during a special day of motor sports in October. This year the Fun Ford Series will battle against the Mega Mopar Action Series on the Drag Strip, October 17, 2015.

While Bracket racers wage war on the Drag Strip, located on the Road Course are two seperate Car Shows where Ford and Mopar owners display their cars and compete for more than 45 different award classes. The event also features a chance to find that hard-to-find part at the Swap Meet, a Car Corral, live music from the Samatha Russell Band, exhibition passes from the Southern Slingshots, and the Legendary Big Foot Monster Truck on display. The 2015 Fun Ford Series vs Mega Mopar Action Series presented by Gilbert Ford at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida has something for everyone.

On Saturday, October 17, from 8 am to 8 pm, Fun Ford Series vs. Mega Mopar Action Series presented by Gilbert Ford features family-friendly entertainment and activities including:

Drag Racing on PBIR’s renowned 1/4-mile concrete Drag Strip
Car and Truck Show
Vendor Midway
Southern Slingshots featuring Nostalgia Dragsters
Midway, Swap Meet and Car Corral

For more details and to purchase discounted tickets for Fun Ford Series vs. Mega Mopar Action Series presented by Gilbert Ford, visit
At the gate on Saturday, tickets are $20 for an adult spectator admission on Saturday. Tickets for children ages 6 to 12 are $5, while children ages 5 and under enter free. Parking at the facility is free for all racers and spectators. Discounted tickets are available now online at
The weekend kicks off with Test & Tune presented by R.J.S. Racing Equipment on the Drag Strip on October 16, 2015. Test & Tune is an open track session for any make and model car, truck, dragster or motorcycle, during which racers can speed down the track for just $20. Gates open at 6 pm while racing continues until 11 pm. Spectator tickets are just $10 for adults; children 12 and younger enter free. Parking at the track is also free throughout the weekend.
Please note that Friday, October 16, 2015 features Test & Tune on the Drag Strip only. Complete event programming for the Fun Ford Series vs. Mega Mopar Action Series presented by Gibert Ford occurs on Saturday, October 17, 2015 only.
Fun Ford Weekend
Mega Mopar Action Series
Gilbert Ford
FLorida Coast Equipment
Bennett Auto Supply
Lucas Oil Products
Gordon & Doner
R.J.S. Racing Equipment


Top Eliminator Box
Winner $1,000
Runner Up $400.00
Semi $125.00
Quarter $50.00
Tech Card $50.00
Buy back $25.00
Super Eliminator No Box
Winner $800.00
Runner Up $$400.00
Semi $125.00
Quarter $50.00
Tech Card $40.00
Buy Back $20.00
Street Bike
Winner 50%
Runner Up 25%
Tech Card $30.00
Buy Back $15.00
Junior Dragsters
Winner $150.00
Runner Up $100.00
Tech Card $20.00
Buy Back $10.00
DOT Tire/Street Ford & Mopar (Any dial in with DOT street tires and mufflers required, No Electronics)
Winner $300.00
Runner Up $100.00
Tech Card $30.00
Buy Back $15.00
Mustang 1964 ½ – 1973 Stock
Mustang 1964 ½ – 1973 Modified
Mustang 1974 – 1993 Stock
Mustang 1974 – 1993 Modified
Mustang 1994 – 2004 Stock
Mustang 1994 – 2004 Modified
Mustang 2005 – Present Stock
Mustang 2005 – Present Modified
Special Mustang (Steed, Roush, Saleen)
Falcon, Maverick, Torino, Fairlane
Classic Ford
Trucks & SUV
Street Rod, Traditional Hot Rods
Best Interior
Best Engine
Best Paint
Best Overall
Best of Show
Best Club Participation
Mopar Stock 1900-1948
Mopar Modified 1900-1948
Mopar Stock 1949-1959
Mopar Modified 1949-1959
Mopar Stock 1960-1969
Mopar Modified 1960-1969
Mopar Stock 1970-1979
Mopar Modified 1970-1979
Mopar Stock 1980-1999
Mopar Modified 1980-1999
Mopar Stock 2000-2008
Mopar Modified 2000-2008
Mopar Stock 2009-Present
Mopar Modified 2009-Present
Special Interest / Full Custom / Rat Rod
Trucks Stock
Trucks Modified
Best Paint
Best Engine
Best Interior
Best of Show
Best Club Participation
Track Information:
17047 Beeline Hwy.
Jupiter, FL 33478
(561) 578- 5627


Fun Ford Series Joins The Ford Fever Classic In Maryland – October 9-11

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Gates Open 9am
Racer Parking 9am-11pm
Early Bird Testing ($100 per car) 10am-5pm
Tech Inspection 6pm-11pm
Test & Tune ($25 per car) 6:30pm-11pm

Gates Open 9am
Car Show Judging 10am-3pm
Time Runs 10:30am
Heads Up & Open Comp Qualifying 1pm, 3pm, 6pm
ET Eliminations 4pm
Show Awards 4pm

Gates Open 9am
Car Show Judging 10am-3pm
Time Runs 10am
Eliminations 12noon
Show Awards 4pm

1-Day Pass$20
2-Day Pass $35
3-Day Pass $45
Juniors 12-15 $10 Per Day
Kids 6-11 $5 Per Day
Children 5 & under Free

General Parking FREE
Pit Parking $10
Weekend Pit-Side RV Parking (no hook-ups)
Must also purchase weekend general admission $30
Tailgate Lot (North Side) $10
plus admission

Entry Fee:
(Entry fee includes driver’s admission)

Friday Night Test & Tune $25
Car Show 1-Day (includes 1 admission) $30
Car Show 2-Day (includes 1 admission) $45
Top ET 1-Day $60
Top ET 2-Day $100
Mod ET 1-Day $50
Mod ET 2-Day $80
Street ET 1-Day $45
Street ET 2-Day $70
Stick ET 1-Day $45
Stick ET 2-Day $70
Outlaw Drag Radial $100
Includes Sat & Sun
X275 $100
Includes Sat & Sun
Ultra Street $100
Includes Sat & Sun
Super Stang $50
Includes Sat & Sun
Lightning Shootout $50
Includes Sat & Sun

Classes:(More details on classes and prizes can be found here)

Heads-Up-Classes: Outlaw Drag Radial, X275, and Ultra Street.

Open Comp Classes: Super Stang, and Lightning Shootout.

E.T. Bracket Classes: Top ET, Mod ET, Street ET, Stick ET


Car Show Info:
Lots of Trophies & Classes Each Day!
Enter One Show or Both Shows!


Gates Open……………………………………………………………….9am

Car Show Parking & Registration……………………9am-1pm

Car Show Judging………………………………………….10am-3pm

Car Show Awards…………………………………………………….4pm


Gates Open……………………………………………………………….9am

Car Show Parking & Registration……………………9am-1pm

Car Show Judging………………………………………….10am-3pm

Car Show Awards…………………………………………………….4pm


Car Show 1-Day (Includes 1 admission)…………………..$30

Car Show 2- Day (Includes 1 admission)…………………..$45

Best of Show: 48″ 4 -Post Trophy

Best Paint: 36″ 3 -Post Trophy
Best Engineered: 36″ 3 -Post Trophy
Best Interior: 36″ 3 -Post Trophy
Best Truck: 36″ 3 -Post Trophy
Best Mustang: 36″ 3 -Post Trophy
Best Ford Car: 36″ 3 -Post Trophy

* Car Show is broken down into 10 separate classes based on types of vehicles in show
* 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place trophies for each class (30 trophies altogether)
Show Winners 1st Place: 26″ 2 -Post Trophy
Show Winners 2nd Place: 22″ 2 -Post Trophy
Show Winners 3rd Place: 18″ 1 -Post Trophy


Fun Ford Series in Reading, PA on September 5

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Friday, September 4:

Gates open for Fast Friday Grudge Racing 4PM

Fast Friday, racing 5PM – 10PM

Gambler Race


Saturday, September 5:

Fords only

Gates Open 8AM

Tech Inspection 8AM – Noon

Time Trials 9AM

Eliminations begin after two time trials sessions

Burn Out Contest 1:30PM

Car Show Registration 8:30AM – 11:30AM

Car Show Judging Begins Noon

Car Show Awards 3:00PM

Monster Truck Rides 10AM – 4PM


Spectator Fees

Friday $10.00

Saturday $20.00


Race Entry Fees

Friday, Trailered Entries $25.00

Friday, Driven Entries $20.00

Fast Ford B1, Electronics $50.00

Quick Ford B2, Non-electronics $50.00

Street Ford (DOT), Non-Electronics $40.00

Mustang (MT) Trophy Eliminator $30.00

Tough Truck, (TT) Trophy Eliminator $30.00


Flea Market Entry Fees

Vendor, 15’ x 20’ space $35.00


Car Show, Saturday

Car, Driver and passengers $30.00

Car show test and tune (2runs) $10.00



Spectators and Crew $10.00

Car and driver for trailered entries $25.00

Car and driver for driven entries $20.00

Gambler Race $20.00

Entry fee payable in the NAPA Tower, 100% payback



Spectators and Crew $20.00

Teens, 13, 14, 15 $10.00

Youth, 12 and under Free


Cash Purses –Fast Ford (B1) 7.00 – 19.99


$50.00 car and driver

$800 Win

$400 Runner Up

$100 Semi Finalist(s)

$75 ¼ Finalist(s)

$50 1/8 Finalist(s)


Quick Ford B2, 7.00 – 19.99


$50.00 car and driver

$800 Win

$400 Runner Up

$100 Semi Finalist(s)

$75 ¼ Finalist(s)

$50 1/8 Finalist(s)


Street Ford (DOT)

Non-Electronics, Any dial DOT Street Tires and Mufflers required

$40 car and driver

$250 Win

$125 Runner up

$50 Semi Finalist(s)


Mustang Trophy Eliminator(open to all Mustangs)

$30 car and driver

4’ Trophy to Winner

3’-Trophy to Runner Up

2’-Trophy to Semi Finalist(s)


Tough Truck

$30 truck and driver

4’-Trophy to Winner

3’-Trophy to Runner Up

2’-Trophy to Semi Finalist(s)


True Street

$200 overall winner – $100 runner up. $100 each to 10.0, 11.0, 12.0. 13.0

If a racer purchases a TS tech card and doesn’t want to run ET no additional fees are needed, if a racer has an ET tech cars, they must purchase a $20 true street card in the first floor of the NAPA tower“Real Street Machines”; DOT Street Tires & Mufflers required Note: All classes must be Ford bodied or Ford powered!

Car Show Classes Saturday


Mustang Classes Non – Mustang Classes

1 Mustang 64 to 66 21 Ford Racing – All

2 Mustang 67 to 68 22 Cougar – All

3 Mustang 69 to 70 23 Thunderbird – All

4 Mustang 71 to 73 24 Ford Compact 60 – 69 (Falcon)

5 Mustang 74 to 78 25 Ford Compact 70 – 79 (Pinto, Maverick, Comet, Capri)

6 Mustang 79 to 86 26 Ford Compact 80 – 94 (Merkur, Escort, Capri)

7 Mustang 87 to 93 27 Ford Compact 95 – Present (Contour, Focus, Fiesta, Cougar 99 – 05)

8 Mustang 94 to 98 28 Ford Sport Compact

9 Mustang 99 to 04 29 Classic Ford Car 49 & Older

10 Mustang 05 to 09 30 Classic Ford Car 50 to 59

11 Mustang 10 to 14 31 Ford Mercury Midsize (Fairlane, Torino, Comet, Cyclone)

12 Mustang 2015 32 Ford Mercury Full Size (Crown Vic, Marauder, Galaxie, LTD)

13 Shelby 65 to 70 33 Special Interest Ford (Cobra, Pantera, etc)

14 Shelby 07 to Present 34 Ford T-Buckets, Street & Rat Rods

15 Mach 1 – All 35 Ford Truck 56 & Older

16 SVT Cobra All Years 36 Ford Truck 57 to 93

17 Boss – 69 to 71 37 Ford Truck 94 to Modern

18 Boss – 12 to 13 38 SVT Lightning

19 Roush / Saleen – All 39 Ford SUV & Bronco

20 Mustang Special Edition – All 40 Ranchero


Berks Mustang Car Club Overall Awards

41 1964 to 1978 46 Show & Race – Best Reaction Time

42 1979 to 1993 47 Show & Race – Fastest Run

43 1994 to 2004 48 Kids Choice Award

44 2005 to 2009 49 Maple Grove Choice – Chosen by Jason/Lex

45 2010 to Present 50 Best of Show – Chosen from Class Winners by Club


True Street Class Rules

All vehicles must conform to these guidelines:

1. Must be a Ford bodied or Ford powered vehicle. Ford powered vehicles, like Lincoln, Mercury or Ford-powered street rods, kit cars, etc., are eligible to compete.

2. Any Ford engine is permitted.

3. Any style cylinder head is allowed.

4. Any type of induction system is allowed. Both carburation and fuel injection are permitted.

5. Any form of power adder is allowed, including nitrous, single and twin turbos, and superchargers. Twin power adders are permitted.

6. No minimum race weight is required.

7. A closed exhaust with mufflers is required. All exhaust fumes must exit the outlet of the muffler. Turndowns are permitted.

8. Any style front suspension, including bolt-on tubular K-members, replacement front clips, etc., is permitted.

9. Any rear suspension is allowed, including tubs and mini-tubs.

10. An entry must start, operate, and drive under its own power with one driver in the car.

11. All cars must have D.O.T.approved tires and wheels in the front and rear during the road cruise, and while racing.

12. Car must complete the road cruise, and three rounds of eliminations on one tank of fuel. No refueling will be permitted after the road cruise begins.

All drivers must have the following:

1. A current, valid state driver’s license.

2. Valid, current insurance and registration cards for any vehicle entered in competition, which must be presented (with driver’s license) at the request of the tech inspector. State license plate(s) are mandatory; no dealer plates or registrations. Faxes or letters from insurance companies are not permitted–actual paperwork must be presented when requested.

3. All operational, DOT-mandated safety equipment for the particular model year must be operational, including (but not limited to) headlights, taillights, turn signals, horn and brake lights; cars will be checked for proper operation of equipment.

4. A Drag Race ET entry purchased at the gate.

5. A run card for True Street must be purchased in the first floor of the NAPA tower to participate. All information that will be posted after the race, and in the magazine must be legible. We are not responsible for misspelled names, unknown years, and models of cars.

Road Cruise:

1. All vehicles, after passing ET tech and purchasing a True Street Run Card entrants will proceed to the next segment, the designated road cruise.

2. Escorts will be provided. All participants must obey local and federal traffic laws, including passing, merging and speed limits. Burnouts or other illegal acts before or during the road cruise are prohibited. Violators will be subject to disqualification.

3. All support vehicles (i.e: tow vehicles or any other vehicle that will not be actually racing) are allowed to go on the road cruise, provided they are behind the entire group of True Street participants.

4. Any car unable to complete the road cruise under its own power will be disqualified, along with the driver.

5. After completion of the road cruise, all cars will be lead to the push track road of MGR.

6. Opening of the hood is prohibited once the road cruise begins until three rounds of drag strip competition have been completed. If the hood is opened during this time, the car and driver will be disqualified.

7. Opening the trunk or hatch of the car is allowed prior to the first round of competition (i.e., hooking up nitrous bottles). Changing nitrous bottles is not permitted once the racing commences.

8. No external cooling of the engine is allowed. No external fans, ice or pressurized fluids may be used. Use of a radiator-mounted primary electric cooling fan is permitted. No battery charger may be connected to the battery after the road cruise. Excessive use of your electric fan may drain your battery. If the battery is unable to start your car during racing, both car and driver will be disqualified.

9. No repairs are to be made from underneath the engine compartment. Any attempts to repair items from underneath vehicle will be grounds for disqualification.

Race Procedure:

1. Hoods and deck lids are not to be opened for any reason during the three passes. Hatchback owners may reach through the passenger compartment to access the hatch area only to open nitrous bottles.

2. Tire pressure may be checked, but air can only be removed. No inflation of tires is permitted during the race; therefore, no inflation equipment will be permitted in the car.

3. If you experience any problems (mechanical or otherwise,) and cannot make a pass, do not make it. If you oil down or crash on the track surface, you jeopardize yourself and others. Promptly inform a track official of your withdrawal from the class.

4. Only drivers will be permitted to be with the car during the three passes. All pit members may stand only in the grandstand area or burnout area.

5. If a car is unable to start under its own power, both the driver and car will be disqualified. No push starts will be allowed.

6. All cars and racers must make three runs. Participants must make their first, second, and third pass together as a group.

7. 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.

WinnerQuickest average E.T. of three runs above or below the index

Runner-up2nd Quickest average E.T. of three runs above or below the index

10 second index – closest average time to 10.0 seconds

11 second index – closest average time to 11.0 seconds

12 second index – closest average time to 12.0 seconds

13 second index – closest average time to 13.0 seconds

8. All results and decisions from the Maple Grove Raceway staff are final. Averages will be posted the day of the race at the Fun Ford Series car show tent.

9. All cars must pass track and/or NHRA/IHRA technical inspection, and must be legal for the elapsed time, and speed they run.

Drivers must have proper licensing; i.e., if you have a 9-second car, you must have a 9-second NHRA driver’s license. It is up to the track to enforce all safety rules.

Cruise Route

All True Street entrants will gather at Car Show Central for the road cruise when called for the cruise.

1. Exit MGR Gate 4, turn right on Bowmansville Road (drive .7 miles).

2. Turn right onto Alleghenyville Road (drive 2.3 miles).

3. Turn right on Route 10 South/Morgantown Road (drive 5.9 miles).

4. Turn right onto Rt 23 West/Main Street (drive .4 mile)

5. Turn right onto 176 North toward Green Hills (drive 7.2 miles)

6. Exit 176N at Exit 7/Green Hills, turn right onto Route 10 South (drive 2.7 miles).

7. Turn right onto Alleghenyville Rd (drive 2.7 miles).

8. Turn left onto Bowmansville Road, proceed to Maple Grove Raceway, enter gate 4


Track information:

Maple Grove Raceway

30 Stauffer Park Lane

Mohnton, PA. 19540-7751

Track Phone Number: (610)856-9211


Memphis Throttle Fest Powered By Fun Ford

August 21, 2015 by  
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MILLINGTON, Tenn. (August 20, 2015) – The band lineup for Throttle Fest Memphis powered by Fun Ford Series has been finalized and Tom Keifer of Cinderella will headline on Friday night August 28 to complement Jackyl serving as the star attraction on Saturday night August 29 at Memphis International Raceway (MIR).

“Memphis is a city with such amazing music history and has always been one of my favorite places to play,” Keifer said. “It’s been a while since I’ve played there and I can’t think of a better way to come back. Throttle Fest combined with the rock fans of Memphis will be nothing short of a killer event! The band and I are so looking forward to rocking with you all!”

Keifer has fronted Cinderella since its inception and has toured with the band around the world supporting its four studio albums and several live and “best of” releases.

“Michael Ballard and I are very excited to have Tom Keifer with us at Throttle Fest Memphis,” said Jesse James Dupree of the Full Throttle Saloon. “You do not realize the full extent of Tom’s pipes until you see his live show and it is hit after hit. We are honored to have him as part of the Full Throttle family as he has played several Throttlefest events with us now and he kills it every time.”

Keifer will cap off a wild night scheduled for Friday when he is scheduled to take the stage at 10 p.m. Before that The Dirty Streets will play at 8 p.m. and EMN (Every Mother’s Nightmare) will play at 9 p.m.

If those three bands aren’t enough to get the adrenaline flowing, the “Wall of Death” motordrome, a circular arena in which skilled riders defy gravity to perform motorcycle stunts, will join the Full Throttle Rockstar Bartenders in the Full Throttle Saloon area certainly will. Midnight Madness will be the cherry on top thanks to drifting with Traction Optional, an open car show and the chance to race your own car on the drag strip.

Saturday brings a full day’s worth of fun and excitement that starts with the Fun Ford series with FocusFest taking part in autocross, drag racing and an all-Ford car show sponsored by Crutcher Insurance Group of Collierville. The Wall of Death and the Full Throttle Saloon will be in action throughout the day as well. When the sun starts going down, the music will heat up with Nuttin Fancy Band playing at 7 p.m., Full Devil Jacket at 8 p.m., Wayland at 9 p.m. and Jackyl capping the weekend at 10 p.m.

The vendor midway will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday to give fans the opportunity to buy last minute merchandise from the event. Admission that day is free.

Throttle Fest Memphis powered by Fun Ford Series is presented Rock 103, iHeart Media, Full Throttle S’loonshine and Jesse James American Outlaw Bourbon Whiskey.

A two-day ticket for Throttle Fest Memphis is just $35. Single day tickets are $20 on Friday and $25 for Saturday. Children 12 and under are $10 each day. Advance tickets are on sale now at For fans wanting to make a weekend of it, there are a limited number of trackside RV spots that will be available for presale until Wednesday, August 26. Call 901-WOW-RACE for more information and pricing.

Throttle Fest Schedule

Friday, August 28
3 p.m.: Gates open. Vendor Midway and Full Throttle Saloon open

8 p.m.: Racetrack activities begin. Drag racing, drifting, open car show.

8 p.m.: The Dirty Streets – Main Stage

9 p.m.: Every Mother’s Nightmare – Main Stage

10 p.m.: Tom Keifer of Cinderella – Main Stage

Midnight: Track activities close


Saturday, August 29
8 a.m.: Gates Open for Fun Ford Series and FocusFest Participants Spectators. Vendor Midway opens.

8:30 a.m.: AutoCross Registration Begins

9 a.m.-3 p.m.: AutoCross

10 a.m.-noon: FocusFest and all class time trials

Noon: Class Time Trials Begin

12:30 p.m.: First Qualifying Run Bracket Classes

1-2 p.m.: FocusFest Time Trials

2 p.m.: Fun Ford Series Opening Ceremonies

2:30 p.m.: First Round Ford Racing Eliminations

3 p.m.: All Ford Car Show Judging / Awards

5 p.m.: Final Eliminations

7 p.m.: Nuttin Fancy Band – Main Stage

8 p.m.: Full Devil Jacket – Main Stage  

9 p.m.: Wayland – Main Stage

10 p.m.: Jackyl – Main Stage


Sunday, August 30

10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Throttle Fest Vendor Midway Open. Free admission

For more information regarding MIR, please visit, call (901)-WOW-Race or follow us at or @RaceMIR on Twitter and Instagram.


Fun Ford Series Visits Bristol, TN

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Friday, August 28 – Saturday, August 29, 2015

Thunder Valley gives fans of every manufacturer the opportunity to see their favorite classics in action. To give fans and competitors added value, Fun Ford Weekend and Mopar Thunder combine for a doubleheader event on Aug. 28-29. The format features the same elements that made each event popular, but puts them together to give fans even more bang for their buck.

During the course of the weekend, competitors have the opportunity to face off against other racers of the same make, as well as opponents from the rival manufacturer. Great racing action from the Blue Oval bunch and the rumble of Mopar muscle greet fans during this exciting event.

Additionally, fans can enjoy the best models from both Ford Motor Company and the Chrysler Corporation as the car show area fills with the nicest cars in the region. Vendors and a swap meet provide an opportunity to find the hard-to-find parts for that next restoration project.

Friday, August 28:
Gates Open 10am
Car Show Registration 10am
Tech Inspection 10am
Car Show Judging (Friday Attendees Only) 11am-2pm
Test & Tune (All Manufacturers) Noon-6pm
All Manufacturers Gambler’s Race*(No Time Trials)

Saturday, August 29:

Gates Open 8am
Tech Inspection 8am
Car Show Registration 9am
Time Trials (2 per class) 9am
Ford vs. Mopar Gamblers Race 1st Round* Following time trials
Mopar Slant 6 Following First Round
4th Annual Turbo Ford 4 Cyl Nationals Bracket Race Following First Round
Car Show Judging 10am-2pm
Car Show Awards 3:30pm
Ford True Street Cruise 4:30pm
Mopar True Street Cruise 4:30pm
Mopar Bracket Race 6pm
Ford Bracket Race 6pm
4th Annual Turbo Ford 4 Cyl Nationals Quick 8 6pm
*Electronics and Non-Electronics will be run separate until the semis in each class. Final 8 cars will be combined to race for the purse



2015 Bandimere Speedway Results

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Race and Car Show Results


CLASS                                        WINNER                     RUNNER-UP

Ford DOT Street                                     Ryan Perry                             Steve Meyers

Fast/Quick Ford                                      Sig Patzer                                Ed Teemly

Ford Dealers 5.0 Shootout                 Kevin Hudson                      Aron Kohlscheen

Ford Truck                                            John Goodrick                        Pete Medaugh

Max Street by MagnaFuel                     Jon Jacobs                               Dane Heil

Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup    Kenny Dodson                        Tony Mariano


Best of Show – Charlie & Pat Palmer – 1934 Sedan Delivery

Falcon/Comet/Capri/Maverick – Ryan Perry – 1968 Falcon

Fairlane/Galaxie/Torino – John Leff – 1967 Fairlane GTA

Lincoln/Big Car – Jason Hrobsky – 1965 Continental

Thunderbird – Joe Coors – 1955 Thunderbird

Special Interest/Cobra/Open – Norm Bell – 1965 Cobra

Street Rod/Custom – Roy Gleitz – 1932 Ford Coupe

Race/Pro Street – Carey Moose Hosterman – 1972 Mustang

Mercury – Mark Fitzjohn – 1967 Cyclone

Classic Ford – Wayne Anders – 1956 Fairlane Club Sedan

Shelby/Rousch/Saleen/Steeda – Dale Szymanski – 1968 GT500 KR

1964-1968 Mustang – Paul Skraymstad – 1968 Mustang

1969-1973 Mustang – Terry Sandmann – 1969 Mustang

1974-1993 Mustang – Michael Bateman – 1984 Mustang

1994-2004 Mustang – Mick Yphratis – 2004 Mustang Cobra

2005-2014 – Robert Gardner – 2012 Mustang Boss 302

2015 – Kenny Dodson – 2015 Mustang

Truck/Wagon/SUV – Jesse Perry – 1955 F100


Focus Fest Joins Forces with Fun Ford Series

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Focus Fest 2015 at Memphis International Raceway

Ford Focus National Event to be held alongside Fun Ford Weekend in August

Fun Ford Weekend at Memphis International Raceway is now bigger and better than ever. Not only will we be joining forces with Full Throttle Saloon, but Focus Fest 2015 has also been added to the lineup–promising to make this one of the most exciting shows of the year. Focus Fest 2015 will include a Friday night meet and greet, autocross events, drag racing, a special car show, an audio competition, and even a special awards banquet. Most intriguing will be the Focus ST vs. Fiesta ST Showdown and the Battle of the Tuners. Be sure to register early because car show spaces and banquet seating is filling up quickly!


August 28th-29th, 2015

Memphis International Raceway
5500 Victory Lane
Millington, TN 38053

Event Schedule:
Friday – August 28th
– Hotel Check In / Meet & Greet Party (6:00PM to Midnight)

Saturday – August 29th
– FocusFest / ST Fest Car Show (8:00AM)
– Drag Racing Event (8:00AM-9:00AM)
– Autocross Event (9:00AM-5:00PM)
– Focus Fest Judging (10:00AM-1:00pm)
– Fun Ford Weekend Judging (12:00PM-4:00PM)
– Fun Ford Weekend Saturday Awards Ceremony (4:00PM-5:00PM)
– FocusFest Awards Ceremony at – Memphis Incredible Pizza Co (6:30PM-10:00PM)

Awards Ceremony Location:
Memphis Incredible Pizza Co
1245 N Germantown Pkwy #104
Cordova, TN 38016

Official FocusFest Lodging:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Memphis
6010 Macon Cove
Memphis, Tennessee 38134
901-384-0010 (Mention FocusFest for $89 rate)



Fun Ford Series Results from US131 MotorSports Park

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SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015


Top 5

Steve Caesar, Ithaca, MI – 1978 Mustang

Brian Bush, Battle Creek, MI – 1997 Mustang

Ken Boorsma, Grandville, MI – 1962 Galaxie

Richard Camfferman, Byron Center, MI – 1965 Galaxie

Fred Camfferman, Byron Center, MI – 1965 Fairlane


Best of Show

Ken Boorsma, Grandville, MI – 1962 Galaxie


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