Fun Ford Weekend Results from Bristol

It was another hot weekend of racing on the track in Thunder Valley as Fun Ford Weekend presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven came to a close with some spectacular final-round match-ups on the drag strip and some outstanding Ford and Mercury vehicles in the car show area.

In the Fast Ford class, Will McKay from Rockingham, NC, piloted his Ford Thunderbird to a win over John Meany from Pisgah Forest, NC  to take the win with a 7.80 effort at 88.07 mph.

Bristol’s own C.J. Elsea drove his 1973 Mustang into the Quick Ford finals before being bested by Richard Newman for the title.

Danny Cole from Newland, NC and his 1972 Mustang took the Street Ford category by running 110.72 mph with an elapsed time of 11.788. Justin Pierce, Elizabethton, TN and his ’88 Thunderbird finished in the runner-up slot with a 106.02 mph/12.892 ET effort.

Butch Chowan from Copley, OH made a single run in his ’76 Mustang to capture the Nostalgia Funny Car title. Chowan traveled the strip at 140.68 mph with an 8.03 ET.

Bristol Fun Ford Weekend True Street
11.00 second class, Winner – Alan Thompson
12.00 second class, Winner – John Stallard
13.00 second class, Winner – Steve McCoy
14.00 second class, Winner – Joey Mullins
15.00 second class, Winner – Chris Kumm
True Street Overall Winner – Joey Mullins

Bristol Fun Ford Weekend – Special Awards
MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award: Becky McFadden

MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Winner, Becky McFadden


 

 

 

Bristol Fun Ford Weekend All FoMoCo Car Show Results

Falcon/Comet/Maverick, Stock:
Alex Lewis, ’72 Mercury Comet

Fairlane/Galaxie/Talladega/Cyclone, Stock:
Ray Greene, ’65 Mercury Comet
Fairlane/Galaxie/Talladega/Cyclone, Modified:
Jeff Wallen, ’64 Galaxie

Torino/Gran Torino, Stock:
Paul Iacono, ’72 Ford Torino
Torino/Gran Torino, Modified:
Alex Hitches, ’72 Ford Torino

Mustang 1964-1973, Stock:
John Brookic, ’70 Boss Mustang
Mustang 1964-1973, Modified:
Carylyn Heaton, ’66 Mustang

Mustang 1974-1993, Stock:
Chris Ammans, Mustang GT
Mustang 1974-1993, Modified:
Larry Rowell, ’93 Mustang SVT Cobra

Mustang 1994-2004, Stock:
Jerry Wilson, ’03 Mustang SVT Cobra
Mustang 1994-2004, Modified:
Kevin Wilds, ’03 Mustang

Mustang 2005-present, Stock:
Mike Roach, ’08 Mustang
Mustang 2005-present, Modified:
Paula Lopata, ’11 Sherrod

Classic Ford 1940-1959, Modified:
Paul Carter, ’56 Crown Victoria

Classic Ford 1960-1973, Modified:
Noe Haskle, ’61 Ford Starliner

Late Model 1974-1979, Modified:
Terry Arington, ’78 Ford Pinto

Truck/Wagon/SUV, Modified:
Paul Moore, ’57 Ford Ranchero

Cobra, Stock:
Darrel Cole, ’97 Mustang SVT Cobra
Cobra, Modified:
Doug & Donna Loveday, ’97 Mustang SVT Cobra

Race Car:
Dallas Sexton, ’72 Ford Maverick

All FoMoCo Car Show Special Awards
Best Engine:
Jeff Wallen, ’64 Galaxie

Best Paint:
Larry Payne, ’77 Mustang

Best Interior:
Noe Haskle, ’61 Starliner

People’s Choice:
Donnie Harper, Shelby GT350

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Results from the Rockies – Fun Ford Weekend at Bandimere Speedway

Ford owners from all over the Rocky Mountain and Plains states made the journey to beautiful Bandimere Speedway for the June 22-23 Phil Long Ford Fun Ford Weekend presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven.

Bandimere Speedway Fun Ford Weekend

With the staging lanes filled with Ford power, the car show field packed with all manner of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury treasures and manufactures and vendors lining the midway, it was a spectacular weekend in the rockies to celebrate Ford power. Special thanks to Phil Long Ford for serving as event sponsor and to the team at Bandimere Speedway for all their efforts in hosting another great Fun Ford Weekend event.

Race Results from Phil Long Ford Fun Ford Weekend at Bandimer Speedway

Driver

Hometown

Reaction
Time

Dial In

Elasped
Time

MPH

5.0 MUSTANG
WIN Mike St. Clair

Thornton CO

.038

13.03

13.253

89.30

R/U DAVID CLEEK

WEATHERFORD OK

.366

13.36

13.435

104.44

FAST/QUICK FORD
WIN Darryl Bostwick

Littleton CO

.044

9.79

9.860

135.04

R/U Mike St. Clair

Thornton CO

-.004

13.03

14.420

67.99

FORD DOT STREET
WIN Jim Laferty

Westminster CO

.041

15.47

15.695

75.13

R/U TOM HARTMAN

SALIDA CO

.302

13.65

13.988

105.14

FORD GAMBLERS RACE
WIN Mike St. Clair

Thornton CO

.027

12.88

12.887

104.60

R/U Derrick Else

Brighton CO

-.028

12.56

12.586

107.87

FORD TROPHY DASH
WIN Ed Teemley

Arvada CO

.034

12.55

12.583

96.30

R/U Nick Gemmo

Pueblo CO

.238

11.80

11.955

118.03

MAX STREET
WIN Pete Medaugh

Arvada CO

.190

10.476

131.77

R/U Bud Sell

Greeley CO

.291

10.493

130.37

Special Fun Ford Weekend Awards

MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Winner, Mike St.Clair

MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 – Mike St. Clair, Thorton, CO

Bandimere All-FoMoCo Car Show Results

Falcon/Comet/Capri/Maverick
Ken Godsey-R/U
Eddie Stokes- R/U
Phil Godsey-Winner

Fairlane/Galaxie/Torino
Phil Decker-R/U
Nick Swanson-R/U
Bob Henderson-R/U
Terry Plummer-Winner

Vintage Ford Power at Bandimere Speedway

Mercury
Doug St. Clair- R/U
Darrel Bauer- Winner

Mustang 1964-1973
Mark Perry-R/U
Mark Klobe-R/U
Tony & Vicki Adams- R/U
Dolores Luckert-R/U
Matt Else- Winner

Mustang 1974-1993
Denny Lobben-R/U
Keith Duda- R/U
Matt Else- R/U

A 2012 Boss 302 Mustang puts the power down

Kendall Eisele-R/U
Fred Holhes-Winner

Mustang 1994-2004
Thomas Franczek- R/U
Hans & Deanie Gebhard- R/U
Bryce Jankowski-R/U
Jimmy Grubb-R/U
Jay Meyerson- Winner

Mustang 2005-2012
Tom & Bea Linscott- R/U
Shawn Leighman- R/U
John Wimsey- R/U
Myron Wagner Jr.- R/U
Chris Markel- Winner

Gateway Classic Mustang was on hand with their Coyote-powered '69 Boss 302 Mustang

Thunderbird
Russell Wayts-R/U
Robert Wilson Jr.- R/U
William G Vorbeck-Winner

Shelby/Roush/Saleen/Steeda
Barry Hawkins-R/U
Curtis Smith-R/U
Mark Eisele-R/U
Stan Ryel-Winner

Special Interest
Kenny Bowlus-Winner

Truck/Wagon/SUV
Kenny Sutton-R/U
Craig Swanson-Winner

Classic Ford 1959-Earlier

For even more images from the Bandimere Fun Ford Weekend, visit Pro-Motion's website by clicking on their logo.

Shirley Magee-Winner

Street Rod/Custom
Mike Fowler- R/U
Peggy & Rick Mykins-Winner

Best Of Show
Chris Markel
07 Ford Mustang, Brighton, CO

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.

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Results from Virginia Motorsports Park Fun Ford Weekend

Racers and car show participants from all up and down the Mid-Atlantic states made the trip to attend the June 15-17 Fun Ford Weekend event at Virginia Motorsports Park near Petersburg, VA.

The Father’s Day weekend crowd enjoyed a wide assortment of Ford fun, both on the track and in the show car field.

Below are the results from both the drag racing and car show competitions.

Drag Racing Results

VMP Fun Ford Weekend Quick Ford Winner, Tom Conrad, Jr.

Quick Ford (electronics)
Winner: Tom Conrad, Jr., Charlotte Hall, MD – Mustang
R/U: Josh Bess, Chester, VA – ’89 Mustang

Fast Ford (no electronics)
Winner: Jordan Wood, Chesapeake, VA – ’57 Ford Fairlane
R/U: Jim Stanley, Moseley, VA – ’04 Mustang

DOT
Winner: Wayne Hand, Crewe, VA – ’67 Ford Fairlane
R/U: Jenna Burks, Jetersville, VA – Mustang

Tuff Truck

VMP Fun Ford Weekend Fast Ford Winner, Jordan Wood

Winner: Brandon Johnson, Hurt, VA – ’84 Ranger

13.00 Index
Winner: Jenna Burks, Jetersville, VA – Mustang
R/U: Tom Conrad, Jr., Charlotte Hall, MD – Mustang

12.00 Index
Winner: Tom Conrad, Jr., Charlotte Hall, MD – Mustang
R/U: Mike Seale, Palmyra, VA – ’00 Lightning

11.00 Index
Winner: Sean Clarke, Petersburg, VA – ’85 Mustang
R/U: Josh Bess, Chester, VA – ’89 Mustang

10.00 Index
Winner: Tom Pennell, Hughesville, MD – ’89 Mustang

James Holt, MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Winner

R/U: Frank Nixon, Powhatan, VA – ’82 Mustang

5.90 Index
Winner: Tony Rogers, Gordonsville, VA
R/U: Eddie Smith, Richmond, VA

X275
Winner: James Willett, White Plains, MD – ’90 Mustang
R/U: Shelly Smith, Amelia, VA – ’87 Mustang

True Street
Overall Winner: Clarence Hannon, Petersburg, VA
Overall R/U: Stephen Posenan, Amelia Court House, VA

13.00
Winner: Jenna Burks, Jetersville, VA
R/U: Jennifer Jackson, Chesapeake, VA

12.oo
Winner: Danny Lippin, Chesterfield, VA
R/U: Jeremy Morris, Colonial Heights, VA

11.00
Winner: Matt Ashley, Gates, NC
R/U:  Dean Scheidt, Staunton, VA

10.00
Winner: Sean Kelley, Virginia Beach, VA

Special Fun Ford Weekend Awards:
MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 – James Holt

Joe Gibbs Driven Best Race Package – James Wagle

Roush Yates / JE Pistons Quick Ford Winner – Tom Conrad

All FoMoCo Car Show Results
Falcon / Comet
1st: Wayne Brown, Church Road, VA
2nd: Kandi & Walter Hughes, Glen Allen, VA

Fairlane/Galaxie/Full-Size Mercury Cyclone/Ford Torino
1st: Luck Shelton, Colonial Heights, VA
2nd: Floyd LaSalle, Petersburg, VA
3rd: James Rickman, Chase City, VA

Thunderbird
1st: Peggy Sue Ford, Charles City, VA

Shelby / Cobra
1st: Pete Almazan, Stafford, VA
2nd: Scott Brubaker, Jr., Yorktown, VA
3rd: Tim Crouch, Lillington, NC

Mustang 1964 – 1973
1st: R.S. “Junior” Roberts, Jr., New Canton, VA
Tie 2nd: Robert Coleman, Colonial Heights, VA
Tie 2nd: Kirk Thore, Chester, VA
3rd: Susan Wade, Petersburg, VA

Mustang 1974 – 1993
1st: Randall Snider, Carner, NC
2nd: Brandon Gibson, Troy, VA
3rd: Brian Harris, Gordonsville, VA

Mustang 1994 – 2004
1st: Walter McDaniel, Inwood, WV
2nd: Randy Howard, Hopewell, VA
3rd: Scott & Renee Brubaker, Yorktown, VA

Mustang 2005 – Present
1st: Sean Jordan, Richmond, VA
2nd: John Jones, Amelia, VA
3rd: Walter Mac Osborne, Blackstone, VA

Classic Ford 1959 – Earlier / Edsel
1st: Buck Rickman, Sandston, VA
2nd: David Henry, Portsmouth, VA
3rd: Cosmo Walker, Chesapeake, VA

Muscle Car 1960 – 1973
1st: Lee Stell, Chesterfield, VA

Late Model 1974 – Present
1st: Jason Hiland, Virginia Beach, VA

Truck / Wagon / SUV / Ranchero
1st: Charlie Ford, Charles City, VA
2nd: Carroll Harris, Amelia, VA
3rd: Jerry Wilson, Big Island, VA

Best In Show – Buck Rickman, Sandstone, VA

Award of Excellence – Peggy Sue Ford, Charles City, VA

Outstanding Engine – Cosmo Walker, Chesapeake, VA

Outstanding Interior – Buck Rickman, Sandstone, VA

Outstanding Paint – Charlie Ford, Charles City, VA

 

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Fun Ford Weekend Schedule Announced for Bristol’s Thunder Valley Weekend

Ford Power Thunders in the Valley, June 29, 2012 – June 30, 2012

The 2012 Fun Ford Weekend presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven is back at Bristol Dragway and it’s better than ever. High-performance racing action, Ford’s sweetest street machines and extreme exhibition vehicles make the June 29-30 event one of the most exciting Ford events around.

Action begins on Friday with a test and tune session open to all manufacturers. The day also includes Ford vs. The World, an event that pits the Fords against all comers. Ford fans should come cheer their favorite brand to victory over the invading Chevys and Mopars.

Electronics and non-electronics will run separate in Ford vs. The World competition until there are four cars remaining in each class. The classes then will be combined to determine the ultimate champion.

Exciting Ford-only competition continues on Saturday in Fast Ford (Electronics), Quick Ford (Non-Electronics), Street Ford (1/4 mile), True Street, Mustang Street Fight, Tuff Truck and the Virginia Lasers Shootout.

True Street racers will follow a police escort on a predetermined route throughout the local area to prove their machines are street-worthy. Once they return, they’ll battle to see which can run closest to its index.

The Mustang Street Fight Class is open to any street-legal Ford vehicle. Trophies will be awarded for quickest elapsed time, best reaction time and best appearing.

Yesterday’s classics, as well as today’s favorites, will be on hand in the car show display area on Saturday. Participants and spectators can enjoy a parking lot full of the hottest Ford show cars and drag cars. Any Ford die-hard looking for special memorabilia or those hard-to-find parts also will want to check out the vendors’ midway and the swap meet and car corral.

Click the image to enter the 5.0L Coyote Sweepstakes

Special Events & Awards at Bristol Fun Ford Weekend
Racers, car show participants and even spectators are all eligible to win some great prizes at 2012 Fun Ford Weekend events, including some of the awesome Wiley X sunglasses (multiple drawings throughout the day) and of course, everyone can sign up for their chance to win a brand new 5.0 Coyote crate engine in the Ford Racing Coyote Crate Engine Give-Away.

Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge

See link for rules: Cobra Jet Challenge Rules

Fun Ford Weekend: Special Awards

Once again, Fun Ford Weekend will be offering the grassroots racing enthusiast an award and recognition that can’t be earned anywhere else. MustangGuys.com is sponsoring a special award called the “Fastest 5.0 Award” at all 12 of the 2012 Fun Ford Weekend events.

The MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award will be won by a 5.0-powered Mustang meeting the following requirements:

1. Eligible to any driver of a Ford Mustang entered in the Fast Ford (Electronics) or Quick Ford (No-Electronics) Bracket Classes
2. The Mustang must have a 5.0L displacement engine (please note this fact on your Tech Card)
3. Windsor or Coyote engine
4. Only one power adder is allowed (turbo charger, super charged, or nitrous)
5. The MustangGuys.com decal given each participant their event goodie bag MUST BE DISPLAYED on the car before first round of eliminations
6. The award will be given to the car/driver that meets these specifications and posts the fastest MPH during the first round of eliminations. If there is a tie between more than one racer for the fastest mile per hour, the tie breaker will be closest to dial-in
7. Winner will pose with their MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award in a picture for event results reporting
8. If you wish to compete for the MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award, PLEASE BE SURE to note your vehicle’s 5.0 / 302 cid engine displacement on your event Tech Card.

Each event winner will then be featured on the MustangGuys.com web site and will be eligible for a special offer after the race and their recognition.

Bristol All-Ford Car Show Classes and Registration

All FoMoCo Car Show Classes
-Falcon / Comet / Capri / Maverick
-Fairlane / Galaxie / Torino
-Lincoln / Big Car
-Thunderbird
-Special Interest / Open
-Sport Compact
-Street Rod / Custom
-Race Car / Pro Street
-Mercury
-Classic Ford 1959 & Earlier
-Truck / Wagon / SUV
-Shelby / Roush / Saleen / Steeda Mustang’s
-Mustang 1964-1973
-Mustang 1974-1993
-Mustang 1994-2004
-Mustang 2005-2012

Car Show Registration

Bristol Fun Ford Weekend Event Schedule
Friday
10 AM: Gates open
11 AM: Tech Inspection
10 AM: Car Show Registration
TBD: Car Show Judging
2 PM-6PM: Test & Tune
6 PM: Ford vs. The World (all run)

Saturday
8 AM: Gates open
8 AM: Tech Inspection
9 AM: Car Show Registration
9 AM: Time Trials (2 per class)
10 AM-2PM: Car Show Judging
12:30 PM: First Round of Eliminations
2 PM: True Street Cruise
4 PM: Car Show Awards

Spectator and Crew Ticket Pricing
Friday Spectator: $10.00
Saturday Spectator: $20.00
Weekend Pass: $25.00
Car Show: $35.00
Car Corral: $45.00

Competitor Pricing
Test & Tune: $30.00
Ford vs. The World (all run – Friday only): $30.00
T&T and Ford vs. The World: $50.00
Fast Ford: $50.00
Quick Ford: $40.00
Street Ford: $20.00
True Street: $25.00
Mustang Street Fight Class: $20.00
5.90 Index: $30.00
Tuff Truck: $15.00
Swap Meet 10 x 20: $40.00
Swap Meet 20 x 20: $60.00
Swap Meet 20 x 40: $75.00

Purses
Fast Ford (Electronics – Sat)
Winner – $1,500
R/U – $600
Semi – $225
Quarters – $100
3rd Round Winner – $30
1st Round Buy-Backs – $30

Quick Ford (non-electronics, Sat., transbrake not allowed)
Winner – $1,000
R/U – $300
Semi – $100
Quarters – $30
3rd Round Winners – $25
1st Round Buy-Back – $20

Street Ford (1/4 mile, Sat., transbrake not allowed)
Winner – $200
R/U – $80
Semi – $30
1st Round Buy-Back – $15

True Street (Saturday)
Overall Winner – $100
Trophy – each class winner
Classes: 9 sec. – 15 sec.

Ford vs. The World (Friday)
Winner – $1,000
R/U – $450
Semi – $100
Quarters – $30
1st Round Buy-Back – $20

Mustang Street Fight (Saturday)
Trophies for:
Quickest ET
Best Reaction Time
Best Appearing

Tuff Truck (Saturday)
Winner – Trophy
R/U – Trophy

5.90 Index (1/8 mile)
Winner – $500
R/U – $250
Semi – $100
Quarters – $25
1st Round Buy-Back – $15

 

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Phil Long Ford’s Fun Ford Weekend at Bandimere Speedway, June 22-23

Once again, Phil Long Ford in Denver will serve as title sponsor of the Fun Ford Weekend at Bandimere Speedway. The largest all-Ford gathering in the Rockies will be June 22 & 23. Presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven, the 2012 Fun Ford Weekend at Bandimere brings a Ford-powered weekend of racers, show cars and even the Flat Head Nationals to the Mile High City.

“In 2011, the Bandimere event served as the re-launch of the Fun Ford Weekend series,” notes Jeff Lacina, Marketing Director for the series. “We had an outstanding turnout of racers, show cars and spectators and with the ongoing support of Phil Long Ford and the hard work of the team at Bandimere Speedway, the 2012 event promises even more fun for Ford fans from all over the rocky mountain area.”

Racers, car show participants and even spectators are all eligible to win some great prizes at 2012 Fun Ford Weekend events, including some of the awesome Wiley X sunglasses (multiple drawings during the day) and of course, everyone can sign up for their chance to win a brand new 5.0 Coyote crate engine in the Ford Racing Coyote Crate Engine Give-Away.

Get your officially licensed Ford and Fun Ford Weekend merchandise

Be sure to stop by the “Ford trailer” to purchase your officially licensed Ford and Fun Ford Weekend merchandise while you’re at the Bandimere event… or click on the photo to purchase online.

Gateway Classic Mustang will also be on hand and will be doing at-event installations of following MRT Racing components;

2005-2009 Mustang Sequential Tail Lights
1994-2012 Mustang Rear Window Louvers
1979 + Shorty Antenna’s
1979-2012 Mustang NO DRILL Hood Struts
2005-2012 Mustang Axle Backs
1999-2012 Mustang H-Pipes

To schedule an at-event installation appointment, please call Jessica @ 734-455-5807

2012 Phil Long Ford Fun Ford Weekend Highlights and Features 
Drag Racing * Car Show * Manufacturer’s Midway * Max Street * and MORE!

ADMISSION
Friday
- 2 Day Spectator: $24
- Adult GA: $12
- Test & Tune: $30
- Gamblers Race: $30 *paid at Budweiser Tech Building
- Trophy Dash: $20 *paid at Budweiser Tech Building

Saturday
- Adult General Admission: $15
- Race/Show: $35
- Max Street: $45
- Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge: $75

*CAR SHOW: Pre-Register by 6/16/12, Get 1 Free Spectator. Click here to Pre-Register.

Tickets Available Now!
To Purchase Tickets Now Click Here

EVENT SCHEDULE
Friday
Gates Open: 3:30pm
Time Trials: 4:30pm
Gamblers Race: 7:00pm
Trophy Dash: 7:00pm

Saturday
Gates Open: 8:00 am
Time Trials: 9:00 am
Car Show: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Eliminations: 1:30 pm
Show Awards: 4:00 pm
Car Show Parade: Following Show Awards

RACE CLASSES
GAMBLERS RACE (Friday night)
- $30 paid at the Budweiser Tech Building
- 80% of payout to winner & runner-up

TROPHY DASH (Friday night)
- $20 paid at the Budweiser Tech Building
- Trophies to winner & runner-up

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MAX STREET
- Heads up racing, Pro laddered, .4 pro tree, must complete a 5 mile cruise prior to first round of eliminations.
- All vehicle must run 12.99 or quicker. Must be Ford powered. Only(1) single power adder. Maximum 10.5 tire (slicks optional) (no 10.5W tire). Current license plates. Functional headlights & tailights. No full tube chassis cars. Stock appearing interior (no aluminum). Gasoline only (no alcohol). Mufflers mandatory.
- $350 to winner, $175 to runner-up, $80 to semi-finalist
- Trophies to winner, runner-up, semi-finalist & quarter-finalist.

DOT STREET
- Open to all Ford products with DOT street tires
- No delay boxes or transmission brakes.
- Trophies to Winner, Runner-Up, Semi’s & Quarters

5.0 SHOOTOUT
- Open to all Fox-bodies (’79 – present Mustangs, ’79-’86 Capris) powered by 4.6, 5.0 or 5.4 engines.
- Street legal cars must have plates and insurance.
- No delay boxes. Slicks optional.
- $300 to winner, $150 to runner-up, $75 to semi-finalists.
- Trophies to winner, runner-up, semi-finalist & quarter-finalists.

FAST FORD (Super Pro)
- Open to all Ford-powered vehicles.
- Electronics, .5 tenths full tree.
- Additional $10 entry fee paid at Gate A.

QUICK FORD (Pro ET)
- Open to all Ford-powered vehicles.
- No electronics, .5 tenths full tree.

* Fast Ford & Quick Ford combined after 3rd round, laddered.
* $450 to winner, $225 to runner-up, $75 to semi-finalists.
* Trophies to winner, runner-up, semi-finalists & quarter-finalists.

AEROMOTIVE COBRA JET CHALLENGE See link for rules: Cobra Jet Challenge Rules

 

 

Fun Ford Weekend: Special Awards

Once again, Fun Ford Weekend will be offering the grassroots racing enthusiast an award and recognition that can’t be earned anywhere else. MustangGuys.com is sponsoring a special award called the “Fastest 5.0 Award” at all 12 of the 2012 Fun Ford Weekend events.

The MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award will be won by a 5.0-powered Mustang meeting the following requirements:

1. Eligible to any driver of a Ford Mustang entered in the Fast Ford (Electronics) or Quick Ford (No-Electronics) Bracket Classes
2. The Mustang must have a 5.0L displacement engine (please note this fact on your Tech Card)
3. Windsor or Coyote engine
4. Only one power adder is allowed (turbo charger, super charged, or nitrous)
5. The MustangGuys.com decal given each participant their event goodie bag MUST BE DISPLAYED on the car before first round of eliminations
6. The award will be given to the car/driver that meets these specifications and posts the fastest MPH during the first round of eliminations. If there is a tie between more than one racer for the fastest mile per hour, the tie breaker will be closest to dial-in
7. Winner will pose with their MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award in a picture for event results reporting
8. If you wish to compete for the MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award, PLEASE BE SURE to note your vehicle’s 5.0 / 302 cid engine displacement on your event Tech Card.

Each event winner will then be featured on the MustangGuys.com web site and will be eligible for a special offer after the race and their recognition.

SHOW INFORMATION

All FoMoCo Car Show Classes
-Falcon / Comet / Capri / Maverick
-Fairlane / Galaxie / Torino
-Lincoln / Big Car
-Thunderbird
-Special Interest / Open
-Sport Compact
-Street Rod / Custom
-Race Car / Pro Street
-Mercury
-Classic Ford 1959 & Earlier
-Truck / Wagon / SUV
-Shelby / Roush / Saleen / Steeda Mustang’s
-Mustang 1964-1973
-Mustang 1974-1993
-Mustang 1994-2004
-Mustang 2005-2012

SPONSORS
Sponsor locations will have discount spectator coupons:
Phil Long Ford
Roush Yates
JE Pistons
Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oils

 

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AIRAID Joins Track-Owned Drag Race and Car Show Series

May 30, 2012 – AIRAID Filter Company announced today that it has joined the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend  and Mega Mopar Action Series as a sponsor. AIRAID, a manufacturer of cold air intake systems and performance filters for daily driven gas and diesel vehicles, muscle cars, and street machines is using the promotion to reach automotive enthusiasts of the popular domestic vehicle brands.

AIRAID’s participation in the three Series will begin with the Mega Mopar Action Series event at Bandimere Speedway in Denver, CO on Sunday, June 3. Bandimere Speedway, along with Maple Grove Raceway, Texas Motorplex, Bristol Dragway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Virginia Motorsports Park, Royal Purple Raceway, Castrol Raceway, Rockingham Dragway, Palm Beach International Raceway, Memphis International Raceway, and Gateway Motorsports Park own and operate all of the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend, and Mega Mopar Action Series events.

David Edelman, Online and Event Marketing Manager for AIRAID said the Series provides a great fit for their customer base. “We have applications for basically every type of vehicle you see at a Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend or Mega Mopar Action Series event. Every day we are selling air intake systems and performance filters to owners of cars and trucks wanting more horsepower and increased fuel efficiency,” said Edelman. “Whether it is a participant in the car show that drove their car to the event to be judged for awards, or someone running in one of the bracket racing classes, our products offer a very cost effective and simple installation process to give them an advantage.”

In the month of June, fans of each of the “big-three” branded popular car show and drag race Series will see AIRAID promotions beginning at Denver, then moving to Maple Grove Raceway’s Mega Mopar Action Series event June 9-10; Virginia Motorsports Park Fun Ford Weekend, June 15-17; Gateway Motorsports Park Super Chevy Show, June 22-24; Bandimere Speedway Fun Ford Weekend, June 23-24; Bristol Dragway Fun Ford Weekend, June 29-30. Another fourteen Series events will take place in the U.S. and Canada from July through October.

Maple Grove Raceway track operator and president of the Super Chevy Show series, Lex Dudas, as well as the other track operators are excited to have AIRAID get involved in all three series. “I think AIRAID joining the Series events in a testament to the great shows we have already had this year. Outside of some weather at a few events, our shows have been growing ever since the tracks took over leadership in 2010. Our car counts for car show, drag race, and swap meet are up across the board for the Super Chevy Show and Fun Ford Weekend series, and the Mega Mopar Action Series just kicked off two weeks ago with a great event at the Texas Motorplex” said Dudas. “We can create a tremendous amount of exposure for AIRAID Filter Company and look forward to promoting their brand at all of our shows this season.”

To learn more about AIRAID and each of the Series, visit www.AIRAID.com, www.superchevyshow.com, www.funfordweekend.com, and www.megamoparaction.com.

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Virginia Motorsports Park gears up for Fun Ford Weekend, June 16-17

Virginia Motorsports Park is gearing up for some hardcore blue oval insanity, June 16 – 17. The Petersburg, VA track is a favorite of both racers and fans and will be welcoming the Ford faithful from all over the mid-Atlantic states back to the Richmond-area track.

“We’re looking forward to bringing the Fun Ford Weekend Series back to Virginia,” said Jeff Lacina, Marketing Director for the Fun Ford Weekend Series. “There are some outstanding Ford racers in the mid-Atlantic states and we’re can’t wait to see them show up to show off their blue oval power.” In 2011, Virginia Motorsports Park hosted the second event in the re-launch year of the Fun Ford Weekend Series. “We had an outstanding turnout last year, so it will be fun to see even more racers and show cars coming out to enjoy the Ford action at VMP.”

Check out all the FoMoCo action scheduled for VMP.

FRIDAY – Open Test & Tune (Open to all brands)
Gates Open 5:00 P

Racer Tech Inspection 5:00 P
Test & Tune 6:00 P – 11:00 P

SATURDAY – ALL FORD
Vendor Gate Opens 7:00 A
Spectator Gates Open 8:00 A
Car Show Registration 8:00 A – 3:00 P
Racer Tech Inspection 8:00 A
Test and Tune 9:00 A

Racer Time Runs 11:00 A
(Fast Ford – Quick Ford – Street Ford – Tuff Truck –10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00 Index – X275 – 5.90 Renegade)

Car Show Judging 12:00 P – 4:00 P
Exhibition 1:00 P & 5:00 P
True Street Cruise 2:00 P
Eliminations 3:00 P
Car Show Awards 5:00 P
Car Show Parade 6:30 P
Track Secures 8:00 P

SUNDAY – FORD VS WORLD
Vendor Gate Opens 9:00 A
Spectator Gates Open 10:00 A

Car Show Registration 10:00 A – 2:00 P
Test and Tune 11:00 A
Racer Tech Inspection 10:00 A
Racer Time Runs 11:30 A

(SP – Pro – DOT – J/D Pts – 5.90 Index -10.00 Index –
X275 – Ford Truck Day/Diesel vs Gas)
Exhibition 1:00 P
Eliminations 1:00 P
Car Show Top 20 Peoples Choice 12:00 P – 2:00 P
Car Show Awards 3:00 P
Car Show Parade 4:00 P
Track Secures 7:00 P

2012 FUN FORD WEEKEND – TICKET PRICES

Spectator Admission:

Friday Only $ 12
Saturday Only $ 15
Sunday Only $ 15 / Ladies Free
2-Day Full Event Combo Ticket (Sat–Sun) $ 25 (Does not include Friday)

SPECIAL FATHER’S DAY COMBO– Purchase 2 Two-Day Full Event or 2 Sunday Spectator Tickets and Dad receives a FREE lunch!

Get your officially licensed Ford and Fun Ford Weekend merchandise


Saturday Junior (ages 12-15) $ 15
Sunday Junior (ages 12-15) $ 7
Children 11 & under free when accompanied by a paying adult
Ford Bonus Ticket $ 7 Purchase with Car Show Ticket Only

Car Show Fees: (All Entries Ford Bodied or Ford Powered)
Car Show (Judged class on Sat) $ 25 Plus 1 passenger for $7.00
(Peoples Choice on Sun) (Ford Bonus Ticket – 2-Day Full Event)

Car Clubs – call for a discount on 10 or more club members participating in the same event. (Advance Purchase only)

Additional Participants:
Swap Meet $ 25 No new items or apparel; 10’ x 20’ space
Car Corral – Sell your Ford at the event $ 25 per vehicle

 Racer Fees: 

Friday (Open to All Makes and Models including Motorcycles)
Test & Tune (Slicks) $ 30
Test & Tune (Street) $ 17
Street Boss $ 50 (includes 2 free crew)
Crew $ 12

Saturday– ALL FORD(All Entries Must Be Ford Bodied or Ford Powered)
Test & Tune $ 25
Fast Ford (Super Pro/Top) (Electronics) $ 45
Quick Ford (Pro/Mod) (Non-Electronics) $ 45
Street Ford (DOT) $ 25
Tuff Truck $ 25
Index: 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00 $ 30
True Street $ 30
X275 $ 50
5.90 Renegade $ 60
Crew $ 15 one day / $25 two day (Does not include Friday) 

Sunday – FORD VS WORLD(Open to All Makes and Models except motorcycles)
Test & Tune $ 25
Super Pro $ 45
Pro $ 45
DOT (Street) $ 45
Junior Dragster Points $ 26
5.90 Index $ 60

10.00 Index $ 30
X275 $ 50
Ford Truck Day – Ford Diesel vs Gas $ 25
Crew $ 15

Racer Buy Backs:

Saturday & Sunday
Fast Ford / Super Pro $ 30
Quick Ford / Pro $ 30

Sunday
Junior Dragster $ 10

 Racer Payouts:
Saturday

Fast Ford (Super Pro/Top) (Electronics)
Winner: $ 1200 Based on 36 car minimum

Runner-up: $ 300
Quick Ford (Pro/Mod) (Non-Electronics)

Winner: $ 1200 Based on 36 car minimum
Runner-up: $ 300

Street Ford (DOT)
Winner: Trophy
Runner-up: Trophy

Tuff Truck
Winner: Trophy
Runner-up: Trophy

Index: 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00
Winner: $ 250
Runner-up: $ 100

True Street
Winner: $ 250
Runner-up: $ 100


True Street 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00
Winner: Trophy
Runner-up: Trophy

X275
Winner: $ 850
Runner-up: $ 350
Semis: $ 150
Qtrs: $ 50

5.90 Renegade
Winner: $1000
Runner-up: $ 500
Semis: $ 150
Qtrs: $ 50

Sunday
Super Pro (Top) (Electronics)
Winner: $ 1200 Based on 36 car minimum
Runner-up: $ 300
Pro (Mod) (Non-Electronics)
Winner: $ 1200 Based on 36 car minimum
Runner-up: $ 300

DOT (Street)
Winner: Trophy
Runner-up: Trophy

10.00 Index
Winner: $ 250
Runner-up: $ 100

X275
Winner: $ 850
Runner-up: $ 350
Semis: $ 150
Qtrs: $ 50

5.90 Index
Winner: $1000
Runner-up: $ 500
Semis: $ 150
Qtrs: $ 50

Junior Dragster
Winner: $ 100
Runner-up: $ 50

Ford Truck Day – Ford Diesel vs Gas
Winner: Trophy
Runner-up: Trophy

Finish Line/Tree Type:

Saturday FINISH LINE TREE TYPE
Fast Ford (Super Pro) (Electronics) 1/8 mile Full
Quick Ford (Pro) (Non-Electronics) ¼ mile Full
Street Ford (DOT) ¼ mile Full
Tuff Truck ¼ mile Full
Index: 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00 ¼ mile Pro
True Street ¼ mile Pro
X275 1/8 mile Pro
5.90 Renegade 1/8 mile Pro

Sunday
Super Pro (Electronics) 1/8 mile Full
Pro (Non-Electronics) ¼ mile Full
DOT (Street) ¼ mile Full
10.00 Index ¼ mile Pro
X275 1/8 mile Pro
5.90 Renegade 1/8 mile Pro
Junior Dragster 1/8 mile Full
Ford Truck Day – Ford Diesel vs Gas ¼ mile Full

Fun Ford Weekend: Special Awards

Once again, Fun Ford Weekend will be offering the grassroots racing enthusiast an award and recognition that can’t be earned anywhere else. MustangGuys.com is sponsoring a special award called the “Fastest 5.0 Award” at all 12 of the 2012 Fun Ford Weekend events.

The MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award will be won by a 5.0-powered Mustang meeting the following requirements:

1. Eligible to any driver of a Ford Mustang entered in the Fast Ford (Electronics) or Quick Ford (No-Electronics) Bracket Classes
2. The Mustang must have a 5.0L displacement engine (please note this fact on your Tech Card)
3. Windsor or Coyote engine
4. Only one power adder is allowed (turbo charger, super charged, or nitrous)
5. The MustangGuys.com decal given each participant their event goodie bag MUST BE DISPLAYED on the car before first round of eliminations
6. The award will be given to the car/driver that meets these specifications and posts the fastest MPH during the first round of eliminations. If there is a tie between more than one racer for the fastest mile per hour, the tie breaker will be closest to dial-in
7. Winner will pose with their MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award in a picture for event results reporting
8. If you wish to compete for the MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award, PLEASE BE SURE to note your vehicle’s 5.0 / 302 cid engine displacement on your event Tech Card.

Each event winner will then be featured on the MustangGuys.com web site and will be eligible for a special offer after the race and their recognition.

Fun Ford Weekend 2012 Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge
Rules & Race Format

Overview:
The Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge is designed to provide a fun, safe, high-profile race class for Ford Racing Cobra Jet Mustangs and their owners and race teams within the racing programs at the 2012 Fun Ford Weekend (FFW) Series events. The Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge is one of the “premiere classes” for the event.

The Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge will be run at ALL 12 Fun Ford Weekend events in 2012. Click here for the schedule.

Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge Competition Format
*The class will be run as a competition index, allowing for all Cobra Jet variants to compete.
* The class will be heads up with a staggered start based upon the vehicle’s NHRA natural class index. This is commonly referred to as a Competition Index Class.
* A minimum of four (4) cars must register for the class or it will not be run
* Starting index carries through all rounds – there will be NO index lowering like Competition Eliminator

Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge Fun Ford Weekend Entry Fee:
* Team Entry Fee: $75 per team (team is one race car, driver and up to three (3) crew members

Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge Purse:
* Prizes for the Competition Index Class will be awarded to the winner (a customized Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge jacket). The Runner-up will receive an Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge trophy/wall plaque.

Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge Class Rules:
The class is designed for all Ford Racing Cobra Jet Mustangs to compete. Where applicable, racers with comparably equipped Cobra Jet Mustangs will run in heads-up competition. Racers from different classes will run a Competition Index format. All Cobra Jet Challenge cars must pass their their respective NHRA Stock or Super Stock Tech requirements with the following exceptions;
* Any tire is allowed
* Front passenger seat may be removed
* Rear seat may be removed

All Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge racers must run in their current natural class as determined by current NHRA horsepower factor and NHRA Stock Car Classification weight.

Vehicle Base Weights:
Total vehicle weight minimum with driver is curb weight as listed in the NHRA Stock Car Classification. Stock Car Classification can be found on NHRA.com under Competition. (NOTE: FFW’s Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge does NOT use the 170 lb “driver addition” in weight classification).

See “Example of vehicle weights and elimination run” below.

Tech Inspection:
Participants are subject to tech inspection in accordance with Fun Ford Weekend (FFW) rules. Do not enter your Cobra Jet for competition if you are not prepared to prove the legality and compliance of your vehicle. See FFW General Regulatios and NHRA Rulebook for full details.

Class Safety Requirements:
1) It is the participant’s responsibility to familiarize oneself with the requirements as found in the 2012 NHRA rulebook and 2012 FFW General Regulations.
2) The participant agrees that the participant bears the ultimate responsibility at all times to ensure the safety of the participant’s vehicle and to ensure that participant complies with all applicable NHRA and FFW rules.
3) The participant agrees that participant is in the best position to know about the construction and operation of the participant’s vehicle, equipment and clothing, and whether there has been compliance with all applicable NHRA and FFW rules.

Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge – Spirit of the Rules
Any racer or race team acting outside the “spirit of the rules” for the Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge can be disqualified from the event by the agreement of at least two members of the host track Tech Department and an official representative of the Fun Ford Weekend Series, Aeromotive or Ford Racing.

How the races work:
For full Stock Eliminator and Super Stock rules, consult the 2012 NHRA Rule Book.

Example of vehicle weights and elimination run:
Vehicle 1: 2010 4.6L 3V Cobra Jet Stocker coupe automatic – 3,050 lbs. as listed on NHRA.com. This is a natural J Stock Automatic with an index of 12.45 ET.

Vehicle 2: 2008 5.4L Cobra Jet Super Stocker coupe automatic – 3,240 lbs. as listed on NHRA.com. This is a natural Super Stock D Automatic with an index of 10.20 ET.

In Eliminations:
The difference in competition indexes for these two vehicles is 2.25 seconds (12.45 – 10.20 = 2.25)

Vehicle 1 will leave first
Vehicle 2 will leave 2.25 seconds later
The first vehicle to cross the finish line wins the race!

Non-Competition Index Races
Races pairing two Cobra Jet Mustangs in the same class will be run heads-up.

2012 Fun Ford Weekend Judged Car Show Classes
Falcon/Comet 
Fairlane/Galaxie
Lincoln/Continental
Thunderbird
Shelby
Mustang 1964-1973
Mustang 1974-1993
Mustang 1994-2004
Mustang 2005-present
Classic Ford 1959-Earlier
Muscle Car 1960-1973
Late Model 1974-Present
Truck/Wagon/SUV
Sport Compact
Special Interest
Race Car

 

 

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Baker Doubles Up in Rockingham’s Fun Ford Weekend Racing Action

May 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Events, Feature Story, Latest News

ROCKINGHAM DRAGWAY – Brian Baker of Ashboro, NC drove his 1971 Mercury Comet to victory in two different classes Saturday, while Mark Soles of Riegelwood won the Quick Ford championship and Ramseur’s Tony McMasters the Tuff Truck title during Fun Ford Weekend presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven at Rockingham Dragway.

Baker used a .012 package (.003 reaction time coupled with a 7.009 on a 7.000 target) to force Howard Brewer into a final round breakout in the featured Pro Fast Ford class. Baker then doubled-up by winning Combo Eliminator.

Soles beat Willie Morgan of Eagle Springs in the Footbrake final and McMasters muscled his 1981 Ford F-150 truck past the 1994 Ford Lightning of Dennis R. Johnson of Conway, S.C., in the Tuff Truck finale.

Other race winners included Russell Pryor of Monroe in the DOT class, Tommy Hussey of Kinston in Open Comp and Gary Kinsey of Pelion, S.C., who won the overall True Street title with a three-run average 11.970 seconds. Other True Street winners were Robert Swain of Fayetteville, Timmy Thornburg of Randleman, Rob Ranucci of Fort Mill, S.C., and Bitty Thornburg of Gibsonville

Joe Gibbs Driven “Most Valuable Particpant”: Gary Knsey, Pelion, SC
MustangGuys.com “Fastest 5.0 Award”: Willie Morgan, ’89 Mustang, Eagle Springs, NC

MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award Winner, Willie Morgan

Jeffrey Baird’s 1965 Ford Mustang GT was judged “Best in Show” during the all-Ford car show while Brandon Freeman’s 1968 Mustang won both “Best Engine” and “Best Paint” and Robin Wagner picked up the “Best Interior” award with his 1934 Ford roadster. The all-Ford car show was judged by the River City Mustang Club or Danville, Virginia.

RACE RESULTS: PRO FAST FORD

Round 2 – Mark Soles, Riegelwood, .069, 5.651 on a 5.670, 124.69 mph, def. Ron Williams, Eagle Springs, foul; John Simmons, Wallace, S.C., .000, 6.519 on a 6.510, 106.71 mph, def. Edwin Hawes, Rose Hill, 1977 Ford Pinto, .009, 5.820 on a 5.800, 116.98 mph; William Morgan, Eagle Springs, .002, 7.135 on a 7.090, 91.57 mph, def. Will McKay, Rockingham, 1985 Ford Thunderbird, .038, 7.475 on a 7.440, 92.61 mph; Brian Baker, Asheboro, 1971 Mercury Comet, .001, 7.042 on a 7.000, 106.71 mph, def. Howard Brewer, Bennett, 1985 Ford Mustang, .036, 6.387 on a 6.370, 108.07 mph;

Darlene Wells, Asheboro, .069, 8.271 on an 8.270, 81.09 mph, def. Unknown, foul; Travis Frazier, Franklinville, .152, 6.775 on a 6.750, 102.24 mph, def. Dale Sanders, Eagle Springs, 1991 Ford Mustang, .189, 7.229 breakout on a 7.230, 94.31 mph.

Round 3 – McKay, .040, 7.448 on a 7.460, 93.27 mph, def. Wells, .046, 8.234 breakout on an 8.270, 82.08 mph; Frazier, .004, 6.752 on a 6.750, 103.51 mph, def. Soles, .052, 5.661 on a 5.660, 123.44 mph; Brewer, .034, 6.390 on a 6.380, 108.98 mph, def. Morgan, foul; Sanders, .052, 7.264 on an 7.280, 96.38 mph, def. Hawes, foul; Baker, .041, 7.065 on a 7.000, 110.43 mph, def. Simmons, .025, 6.491 breakout on a 6.510, 107.04 mph.

Round 4 – Baker, .042, 6.991 on a 7.000, 111.25 mph, def. McKay, foul; Brewer, .034, 6.413 on a 6.380, 109.60 mph, def. Sanders, .048, 7.304 on a 7.260, 94.45 mph; Frazier, bye.

Semifinals – Baker, .069, 7.028 on a 7.000, 110.51 mph, def. Frazier, foul; Brewer, bye.

FINAL – Brian Baker, Asheboro, 1971 Mercury Comet, .003, 7.009 on a 7.000, 105.73 mph, def. Howard Brewer, Bennett, 1985 Ford Mustang, .038, 6.382 breakout on a 6.390, 108.97 mph.

 

RACE RESULTS: DOT

Round 2 – Russell Pryor, Monroe, 2003 Mercury Marauder, .162, 14.174 on a 14.100, 98.08 mph, def. Corey Walters, Mooresville, 2011 Ford Mustang, .110, 11.651 on a 11.000, 120.83 mph; Kenny Roberts, Javlivants Ferry, S.C., 2012 Ford Mustang, .165, 13.389 on a 13.100, 95.465 mph, def. Troy Raby, Charlotte, 2012 Shelby GT, .220, 13.826 on a 12.420, 110.42 mph; Benjie Lofts, Hurdle Mills, 1988 Mercury Cougar, .050, 14.772 on an 14.650, 90.80 mph, def. Vernon Kling, Lamar, S.C., 1985 Ford Mustang, .515, 13.359 breakout on a 13.500, 104.95 mph; Billy White, Monroe, bye.

Semifinals – Pryor, .114, 14.245 on a 14.200, 97.93 mph, def. Roberts, .166, 12.958 breakout on a 13.100, 104.74 mph; Lofts, .171, 14.725 on a 14.670, 94.83 mph, def. White, .142, 10.906 breakout on a 10.950, 130.45 mph.

FINAL – Russell Pryor, Monroe, 2003 Mercury Marauder, .175, 14.178 on a 14.150, 98.32 mph, def. Benjie Lofts, Hurdle Mills, S.C., 1988 Mercury Cougar, .157, 14.661 breakout on a 14.670, 91.40 mph.

RACE RESULTS: FOOTBRAKE

Round 3 – Mark Soles, Riegelwood, .058, 5.646 on a 5.660, 124.16 mph, def. Benny Staley, Biscoe, foul; Willie Morgan, Eagle Springs, .055, 7.148 on a 7.140, 95.25 mph, def. Tommy Hussey, Kinston, Ford F-150, .038, 9.078 breakout on a 9.080, 76.20 mph; David Scotton, Robbins, .032, 7.563 on a 5.640, 89.86 mph, def. Damien Townsend, Robbins, 1987 Ford Mustang, .074, 7.535 breakout on a 7.560, 91.37 mph; Ron Williams, Eagle Spring, .025, 6.580 on a 6.570, 101.09 mph, def. Michael Presnell, Liberty, .057, 7.618 on a 7.610, 89.36 mph.

Semifinals – Soles, .029, 5.680 on a 5.660, 115.90 mph, def. Williams, 099, 6.540 breakout on a 6.570, 103.33 mph; Morgan, .037, 7.135 on a 7.150, def. Scotton, .054, 7.468 breakout on a 7.540, 89.19 mph.

FINAL – Mark Soles, Riegelwood, .051, 5.695 on a 5.660, 117.97 mph, def. Willie Morgan, Eagle Springs, .118, 7.107 breakout on a 7.130, 95.55 mph.

RACE RESULTS: OPEN COMP

Round 3 – Benjie Loftis, Hurdle Mills, 1988 Mercury Cougar, .093, 14.749 on a 14.770, 94.39 mph, def. Ron Williams, Eagle Springs, .064, 10.873 on a 10.860, 116.24 mph; Tommy Hussey, Kinston, .034, 15.979 on a 16.050, 79.51 mph, def. Gary Sanders, Eagle Springs, .185, 11.766 breakout on an 11.940, 94.36 mph; Bobby McMasters, Ramseur, .026, 11.779 on an 11.810, 112.90 mph, def. Willie Morgan, Eagle Springs, .050, 11.359 breakout on an 11.400, 115.46 mph; Michael Presnell, Liberty, .073, 12.157 on a 12.150, 105.59 mph, def. Darlene Wells, Asheboro, 1993 Ford Mustang, .157, 13.153 breakout on a 13.160, 98.53 mph; Howard Brewer, Bennett, 1985 Ford Mustang, bye.

Round 4 – Loftis, .016, 14.718 on a 14.770, 94.77 mph, def. Presnell, .060, 12.149 breakout on a 12.150, 108.06 mph; Hussey, .013, 16.179 on a 16.050, 72.04 mph, def. Brewer, .075, 15.473 on a 15.320, 90.91 mph; McMasters, bye.

Semifinals – McMasters, .043, 11.750 on an 11.810, 104.09 mph, def. Loftis, .174, 14.658 breakout on a 14.770 mph, 94.87 mph; Hussey, bye.

FINAL – Tommy Hussey, Kinston, .022, 15.954 on a 16.050, 83.34 mph, def. Bobby McMasters, Ramseur, .065, 11.711 breakout on an 11.810, 114.58 mph.

RACE RESULTS: COMBO

Semifinals – Brian Baker, Asheboro, 1971 Mercury Comet, .065, 7.023 on a 7.000, 108.57 mph, def. Ron Williams, Eagle Springs, .083, 7.007 on a 7.000, 96.69 mph; Kenny Loggains, Asheboro, 1993 Ford Mustang, .098, 7.121 on a 7.000, 90.81 mph, def. Steve Frazier, Asheboro, 1990 Ford Mustang, .248, 6.988 breakout on a 7.000, 91.20 mph.

FINAL – Brian Baker, Asheboro, 1971 Mercury Comet, .052, 7.095 on a 7.000, 103.13 mph, def. Kenny Loggains, Asheboro, 1993 Ford Mustang, .143, 7.048 on a 7.000, 97.69 mph.

RACE RESULTS: TUFF TRUCK

Semifinals – Tony McMasters, Ramseur, 1981 Ford F-150, .146, 10.534 on a 10.480, 126.01 mph, def. Zach Keefer, Cameron, 2004 Ford Lightning, foul; Dennis R. Johnson, Conway, S.C., 1994 Ford Lightning, .137, 13.844 on a 13.820, 96.87 mph, def. Randy Martin, Godwin, .335, 17.580 on a 12.850, 63.11 mph.

FINAL – Tony McMasters, Ramseur, 1981 Ford F-150, .036, 10.729 on a 10.480, 122.74 mph, def. Dennis R. Johnson, Conway, S.C., 1994 Ford Lightning, .162, 13.816 breakout on a 13.820, 97.42 mph.

FUN FORD WEEKEND CAR SHOW WINNERS 

MUSTANG
|1964½ – 1968 – Jeffrey Baird, ‘65 GT 350Hertz
1969 – 1973 — Lonnie Hyatt, ‘69 Mach I
1974 – 1986 — Randall Snider, ’85 GT
1987 – 1993 — Donnie Nance, ’93 Cobra
1994 – 2004 — Brandon Keisher, ’00 Cobra R
2005 – 2009 — Ralph Wishon, ’05 Mustang
2010 – 2013 — Martha Davis – ’11 California Special
2007 – Present Shelbys – Dennis Randleman, ’09 GT 500

1960 – 1973 MUSCLE CARS
Chris King, ’67 Fairlane GT

UNDER 1939 CLASSIC
Robin Wagner, ’34 Ford

NON-MUSTANG|
Rich Mathis, Pinto Wagon

PICK UP 1989 & UNDER
Doug Austin, ’79 Ranger

PICK UP 1990 – PRESENT
Chris Geist, ’02 Lightening

BEST OF SHOW
Jeffrey Baird, ’65 Mustang GT, 350 Hertz

BEST ENGINE
Brandon Freeman, ’68 Mustang

BEST PAINT
Brandon Freeman, ’68 Mustang

BEST INTERIOR
Robin Wagner, ’34 Ford

 

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Fun Ford Weekend Ready to Roll into the Rock!

Ford racers, enthusiasts and owners from all over the SE U.S. are set to roll into Rockingham Dragway for the May 11-12 Fun Ford Weekend presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven.

Deep in the heart of NASCAR country, Ford blood runs deep in families and the racers who turn out at oval and drag strips alike. Ford racers and show car owners have anxiously been awaiting the return of the new Fun Ford Weekend Series to “The Rock”.

“The Fun Ford Weekend will feature something for every Ford enthusiast,” said Steve Earwood, Owner of Rockingham Dragway. “Participants will get an all-Ford Motor Company car show while the drag racers will have a wide range of classes to choose from. We’ll also have a large swap meet area and the world’s fastest wheelstander, Danny O’Day’s and his ’34 Roadster roaring down The Rock quarter mile at speeds in excess of 150 mph.”

Manufacturer & Vendor Midway
Fun Ford Weekend is pleased to announce that Ford Racing’s specialty vehicle and performance parts display trailer will be attending, along with Roush Yates Performance, JE Pistons, Aeromotive, Petty’s Garage, Gateway Classic Mustang, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, National Parts Depot, Fox Mustang Restoration, Official Ford merchandise & apparel trailer, Scentsy, and Jax Wax.

For the Rockingham Fun Ford Weekend event, Gateway Classic Mustangs will be doing at-event installations of following MRT Racing components;

2005-2009 Mustang Sequential Tail Lights
1994-2012 Mustang Rear Window Louvers
1979 + Shorty Antenna’s
1979-2012 Mustang NO DRILL Hood Struts
2005-2012 Mustang Axle Backs
1999-2012 Mustang H-Pipes

To schedule an at-event installation appointment, please call Jessica @ 734-455-5807

In addition to the drag racing action and car show judging, Fun Ford Weekend attendees will also have other ways to win at the Rockingham event. Take a look and be SURE to get signed up for these awesome prizes and awards at the event.

Ford Coyote 5.0L Engine Sweepstakes

All spectators, racers, car show and autocross participants are eligible to sing up and win a brand-new, 5.0L Coyote Engine that Ford Racing will be giving away at the end of the 2012 Fun Ford Weekend Season. Simply sign up at the car show registration area.

Wiley X Sunglasses Giveaway

Thanks to our presenting sponsor, Roush Yates, everyone attending a 2012 Fun Ford Weekend event is eligible to win one of five pair of high-performance Wiley X sunglasses ($140 retail value) that will be given away during the Saturday portion of the event. Additionally, the winner and runner-up in the Fast Ford, Quick Ford and DOT racing classes and running the Wiley X decal on their Ford racer will also win a pair of these awesome sunglasses.

Spectators can sign up in the car show registration area, while racers can pick up their contingency decals at Tech Inspection.

Roush Yates / JE Pistons $150 Certificate

Presenting sponsors, Roush Yates Performance and JE Pistons have posted a $150 product certificate for the winner in the Fast Ford (No-Electronics) class.  To be eligible to win the prize, the racer MUST have the Roush Yates decal on their car when the first round of eliminations begin. Racers must pick up their contingency decals at Tech Inspection.

RockAuto.com Participant Goodie Bags

All racer, car show and autocross participants can pick up a cool, reusable goodie bag that contains items from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Aeromotive, RockAuto.com, RK Motors, Racing Junk and MustangGuys.com. Participants can pick up their goodie bags at the car show registration area.

Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil MVP Award

New series presenting sponsor, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, will be presenting the “Most Valuable Participant” (MVP) award to the driver that posts the fastest MPH during the first round of eliminations in the DOT tire class. The winner will win a case of Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil ($120 retail value).

 

MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award

Racers running a 5.0L displacement engine (Windsor or Coyote)  in the Fast Ford and Quick Ford classes running the MustangGuys.com decal will be competing for a “one-of-a-kind” Fastest 5.0 trophy. The winner will be the 5.0 racer posting the fastest MPH during the first round of eliminations. MustangGuys.com will also be giving away specially-designed t-shirts to the Fast Ford and Quick Ford winner and runner-up showing the decal on their cars.

Go here for complete rules & regulations.

Meguiar’s Endurance Tire Gel Samples

Car show participants are encouraged to pick up some free samples of Meguiar’s Endurance Tire Gel when registering their Ford cars or trucks for the all FoMoCo car show. The samples can be picked up at the car show registration area.

Rockingham Dragway: Fun Ford Weekend Program

Friday, May 11

2 PM: Gates Open for Vendor and Swap-Meet setup, Swap Meet Space, 20×20 – $40 (includes admission for one)

3 PM: SHOW CARS NEEDED FOR TV FILIMING

5-10 PM: Test and Tune

Everyone admitted on Friday must purchase a two-day pass: $25

Test and Tune open to all non-Ford vehicles and motorcycles: $25 vehicle & driver

Saturday, May 12

8 AM: Gates Open

9 AM – 2 PM: Car Show Registration

10 AM: Time Trials

11 AM & Noon: Open Comp, 6.0 Qualifying

Noon – 2 PM: Car Show Judging

1 PM: Exhibition Show

1:30 PM: Eliminations

3 PM: True Street Cruise

3:30 PM: Car Show Awards

4 PM: Car Show Parade down the track

Spectator Admission: Adults $15, ages 12-under $5

Race Classes

Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge: See complete rules here

Pro Fast Ford (Pro ET Bracket – 1/8 mile, .50 Pro Tree – dial in)

Quick Ford (Foot brake ET Bracket – 1/8 mile, full tree – dial in)

Open Comp (Full Body only, 1/4 mile, .500 Pro Tree – qualifying time is dial-in with 1/10th breakout allowed)

6.0/7.0 Combo Index (Full Body only, 1/8 mile, .400 Pro Tree, 6.0 or 7.0 dial-in) Will separate 6.0 from 7.0 as long as possible

Street Ford (DOT Tire, Street Legal cars, 1/4 mile, full tree – dial in)

Tuff Truck (all Ford trucks, 1/4 mile, full tree – dial in)

True Street (Street legal, 1/4 mile, .400 Pro Tree, 30-mile drive, three back-to-back-to-back passes)

Purse and Entry

Fast Ford: $1,000 to win, $300 runner-up, $150 semi-finals, $75 quarter finals (30 car minimum) Car entry: $40 (either Ford body or Ford powered) – Buy-Backs: $30 1st or 2nd round

Quick ford: $600 to win, $200 runner-up, $100 semi-finals, $50 quarter finals (30 car minimum) Car entry: $30 (Buy-Backs: $20 1st or 2nd round)

Open Comp: $800 to win, $250 runner-up, $125 semi-finals, $65 quarter finals (30 car minimum) Car entry: $40 (Buy-Backs: $25 1st or 2nd round)

Street Ford: Trophy to Winner and to Runner-up, Car entry: $20 (Buy-backs: $10)

Tuff Truck: Trophy to Winner and to Runner-up, Truck entry: $20 (Buy-backs: $10)

True Street: $250 to Quickest Car, average of three runs – Trophy to 10 sec., 11 sec., 12 sec. and 13 sec., Car Entry: $20

All FoMoCo Car Show: Judging on Saturday only

Car Show Entry: $25 (car and driver)

Car Show trophy to each class winner

Car Show Categories:

Mustang: 1964-1973

Mustang: 1974-1993

Mustang: 1994-2004

Mustang: 2005-present

Classic Ford: all to 1939

Classic Ford: all 1940 to 1960

Muscle Car: 1960-1973

Late Model: 1974-1979

Non-Mustang: 1980-2012

Competition Sports:  GT40, Ford GT, Cobra & kit cars

Falcon/Comet:  all years

Mercury/Lincoln/Continental: all years

Thunderbird: all years

Pre-1989: Trucks, pickups & SUVs

1990-2012: Trucks, pickups & SUVs

Special Awards:

Best Engine

Best Paint

Best Interior

Best of Show

For more information about the Fun Ford Weekend Series event at Rockingham Dragway, visit their web site at www.rockinghamdragway.com

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.

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RK Motors Charlotte Expands Sponsorship to include Fun Ford Weekend Events

The Fun Ford Weekend Series presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven is proud to announce that the renowned RK Motors Charlotte has joined the series as a 2012 sponsor.

“RK Motors Charlotte is proud to sponsor the Fun Ford Series and do our part in contributing to great events,” says Jamie Wiehe, Marketing Director of RK Motors Charlotte. “From our technicians to our sales team, we’re all serious enthusiasts with automotive interests that extend well beyond selling collector cars. Events like Fun Ford Weekend, Super Chevy Shows and Mega Mopar help keep our business and our hobby thriving.”

“RK Motors Charlotte is a great match for our Fun Ford Weekend participants and spectators,” says Jeff Lacina, Marketing Director for the Fun Ford Weekend Series. “Top to bottom, this is a company full of enthusiasts that understands not only the performance car market and owner, but also one that actively participates in a wide range of motorsports and internationally known collector car events. It’s a pleasure to have them join the Fun Ford Weekend Series.”

“As a company and as a group of enthusiasts, we’re constantly looking for beneficial ways to participate in the automotive scene,” adds Wiehe.  “The Fun Ford Weekend events provide a great opportunity to directly connect with one segment of our market and better understand their needs.”

RK Motors Charlotte is also a sponsor of the Super Chevy Shows and the new Mega Mopar Action Series. “The team at Forward Sports Marketing has always been helpful and, more importantly, they understand our goals as a company. The Super Chevy shows have been a great experience for us so, when the opportunity came to get on board with the Fun Ford Series, it was a no-brainer.”

RK Motors Charlotte truly has something for every gearhead. Beyond sales of classic Ford and modern muscle cars, RK Motors offers a unique consignment program, a full-service shop, design/build services, OEM restoration and a showroom full of incredible cars that can be viewed in full detail on the RK Motors website.

“Regardless if you’ve just picked up a new project or are looking to sell a finished restoration, RK Motors Charlotte has the knowledge and resources to make the process simple,” notes Wiehe.

According to Wiehe, RK Motors Charlotte serves a very diverse market that can be difficult to reach through traditional marketing. “Shows like the Fun Ford Weekend give us a chance to not only participate in a great event but interact directly with true enthusiasts and future customers.”

About RK Motors Charlotte
RK Motors Charlotte started with the idea of becoming the nation’s premier restorer and re-seller of classic and collector cars. In under two years, their state-of-the-art showroom has become a destination for serious collectors from all over the world.

RK Motors has restored some of the most legendary cars to ever prowl pavement and those cars have gone on to collect trophies at some of the largest shows in the country.

Lately, the RK Motors name has appeared on all forms of media and even a few race cars. From Quarter Midgets to NASCAR, RK Motors Charlotte proudly supports all types of racing. RK Motors owner, Rob Kauffman, even drives a RKM-sponsored Ferrari F458 Italia in endurance races like the Rolex 24 and 12 Hours of Sebring.

No matter where you look, you’ll see this ideal reflected throughout RK Motors Charlotte. From their consignment program to their incredible Performance Center, to their  OEM Restoration shop, their aim is to make buying, selling, maintaining, or building your dream car as simple as possible.

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.

 

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