Fun Ford Weekend, Super Chevy Show and Mega Mopar Action Series to Host 33 Events in 2013

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Fun Ford Weekend, Super Chevy Show and
Mega Mopar Action Series to Host 33 Events in 2013

Manufacturers Series Adds Bakersfield’s Auto Club Famoso Raceway
to its List of Host Tracks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (October 11, 2012) – The Manufacturers Series, as they are collectively known, consists of the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend, and Mega Mopar Action events touring the U.S. and Canada each season.  The popular events feature car show, drag race, swap meet, car corral, and autocross (at selected events) as the elements that bring thousands of fans and participants out to the shows.

In addition to hosting an increased amount of events in 2013, the Manufacturers Series will also visit a new venue at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield with all three name badges – Fun Ford Weekend, Super Chevy Show and Mega Mopar Action hosting events in California during the months of May, June, and October respectively.

Fun Ford Weekend events kick-off the season on the same weekend as its Chevy counterpart, but in a different warm weather climate at the Houston’s Royal Purple Raceway on Saturday, March 23.  From there, the series will head west to California for its new event at Bakersfield’s Auto Club Famoso Raceway on May 4-5, and work its way through the season ending event at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, FL on September 13-14.

The Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance continues its journey to 12-North American venues in 2013, and is highlighted by a first ever “Doubleheader” when the series hosts two events on the September 27-29 weekend at Bristol Dragway and Royal Purple Raceway. The Bowtie events begin the 2013 season at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, FL on March 22-24, and conclude at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, NC on October 18-20.

The Mega Mopar Action series has shown the largest growth for the 2013 season, adding five new tracks to the name sake series of Mopar Action Magazine.   New markets for the Mega Mopar Action series include the season opener at Rockingham Dragway on April 6, followed by visits to St. Louis, Edmonton, Palm Beach, and the season ending event at Bakersfield on October 5-6.

For more information visit: www.mfgseries.com or www.funfordweekend.com

2013 Fun Ford Weekend Series

March 23             Royal Purple Raceway                    Houston, TX

May 4-5                Auto Club Famoso Raceway          Bakersfield, CA

May 18-19           Rockingham Dragway                     Rockingham, NC

June 7-8               Memphis Int’l Raceway                 Memphis, TN

June 15-16          Virginia Motorsports Park            Petersburg, VA

June 23                 Bandimere Speedway                   Denver, CO

July 19-21            Gateway Motorsports Park         St. Louis, MO

August 11            Castrol Raceway                               Edmonton, AB, Canada

August 17-18      Maple Grove Raceway                  Reading, PA

Sept. 6-7              Texas Motorplex                              Dallas, TX

Sept. 13-14         Palm Beach Int’l Raceway             Jupiter, FL

Date TBD             Bristol Dragway                                 Bristol, TN


2013 Super Chevy Show Series presented by Chevrolet Performance

March 22-24       Palm Beach Int’l Raceway             Jupiter, FL

April 12-14           Memphis Int’l Raceway                 Memphis, TN

May 3-4                Texas Motorplex                              Dallas, TX

May 17-19           Virginia Motorsports Park            Petersburg, VA

May 31-June 2   Auto Club Famoso Raceway         Bakersfield, CA

June 21-23          Gateway Motorsports Park         St. Louis, MO

July 19-21            Maple Grove Raceway                  Reading, PA

August 16-17      Bandimere Speedway                   Denver, CO

August 31            Castrol Raceway                               Edmonton, AB, Canada

Sept 27-29           Bristol Dragway                                 Bristol, TN           Doubleheader

Sept 27-29           Royal Purple Raceway                    Houston, TX       Doubleheader

October 18-20   Rockingham Dragway                     Rockingham, NC

 

2013 Mega Mopar Action Series

April 6                   Rockingham Dragway                     Rockingham, NC

April 26-27           Texas Motorplex                              Dallas, TX

May 17-19           Gateway Motorsports Park         St. Louis, MO

June 2                   Bandimere Speedway                   Denver, CO

June 22-23          Maple Grove Raceway                  Reading, PA

July 27                   Castrol Raceway                               Edmonton, AB, Canada

Sept. 15                Palm Beach Int’l Raceway             Jupiter, FL

Sept. 21-22         Virginia Motorsports Park            Petersburg, VA

October 5-6        Auto Club Famoso Raceway         Bakersfield, CA

 

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Results from Memphis International Raceway – Final event of 2012 Fun Ford Weekend Season

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Memphis International Raceway holds a special place in a lot of racer’s hearts. Located just north of downtown Memphis, this track, like the town, has weathered many storms but always seems to come back stronger and better than before. Thus, MIR was a fitting location for the final Fun Ford Weekend event of 2012.

Presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven, the Ford, Lincoln and Mercury faithful from all over the mid-south brought their blue oval beauties out for some drag race, car show and autocross fun Sept 28 & 29.

The Fun Ford action kicked off Friday night with “test-n-tune” for Saturday’s Fun Ford racers, along with a little friendly, “Ford vs. the World” drag racing. In the pits, there was live music by Seventh Sundown, a mechanical bull, car show and the night of racing was capped by an awesome full “light and sound show” by not just one, but two jet-powered dragsters, the Jet Train tandem of “Chattanooga Choo Choo” and “Cannonball Express”.

Saturday’s racing action expanded from the drag strip to also include the Gateway Classic Mustang autocross challenge, where both car show and drag race participants could try their hand on navigating the orange cone-lined course. Many spectators took advantage of the guys from Gateway Classic Mustangs and their offer to give rides to spectators who had signed the waivers. Needless to say, there were 100′s of people who got the ride of their lives in the Gateway Classic Mustangs – a track-prepped ’68 and a ’69 fastback powered by a new 5.0L “Coyote” engine.

The Revell Make-n-Take, where kids had the chance to build models of their own Ford hot rod and take it with them was a big hit with those too young to race or drive. Heck, we even saw a few dads and crew chiefs in helping their future Ford owners building their model kits!

The all-FoMoCo car show saw an eclectic collection of all-things Ford powered, including trucks, hot rods, street rods and an outstanding showing of late model Mustangs.

Visit the Fun Ford Weekend Facebook page here to see 275 images from the Memphis event.

Fun Ford Weekend Memphis International Raceway Results

Quick Ford
Champion: Wes McPeake, Henderson, TN, ’65 Cobra roadster
R/U: Ike Foster, Hornsby, TN, ’97 Mustang SVT Cobra

Fast Ford
Champion: Gary Rowe, ’65 Mustang
R/U: Dustin Scheele

Mean Street Mustang
Champion: Van Burgess, Jackson, MO, ’90 Mustang
R/U: Mark Fisher, Bartlett, TN, ’91 Mustang

Street Ford
Champion: Tom Sladek, Jackson, MO, ’69 Cougar
R/U: John Lovett, Merigold, MS, ’65 Mustang

DOT Street
Champion: Cliff Hubbard
R/U: John Lovett, Merigold, MS

 

 

 

 

 

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Fun Ford Weekend Results from the Texas Motorplex

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Ford fans from all across Texas made their way to the famous Texas Motorplex for the Sept. 7 & 8 Fun Ford Weekend presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven.

To see more photos from the Texas Motorplex Fun Ford Weekend event, visit the Fun Ford Weekend Facebook page here.

Fun Ford Weekend Race Results

Fast Ford 
Champion: Loyd McBride
R/U: Eddie Torres

Quick Ford
Champion: David Ethridge

Mustang Guys.com Fastest 5.0
Champion: Charles Mason
R/U: Tom Osterkoup

True Street Challenge
Champion: Kevin Wallicle -
R/U: Rich Hernendez

Tuff Truck
Champion: Donnie Parrish
R/U: Anthony Brent

Street Ford
Champion: John Paul Sierra
R/U: Jim Miller

11 Second Bracket
Champion: Mike Harris
R/U: Michael Stone

12 Second Bracket
Champion: Loyd Mcbride
R/U: Chris Dehart

13 Second Bracket
Champion: Gail Metzger
R/U: James Mahan

Texas Motorsplex Fun Ford Weekend Car Show Winners

Hot Rod: Wayne Collins
’79-’86 Mustang: Tommy Elkins
1990-2010 Pickup: Randy English
’05-’09 Mustang: Jaye Hopp
Galazie / Fairlane / Torino / Falcon: Bill Kinsala
“05-’09 Mustang: Brandi Kozlovsky
’87-’93 Mustang: Brandi Kozlovsky
Galazie / Fairlne: Mark Kuban
Galaxie / Fairlane / Torino / Falcon: Ronnie Kuban
Galaxie / Fairlane / Falcon: Jimmy Kuban
2010-present Shelby: Mark Kuban
Saleen: Kevin & Tina Marujo
Roush / Steeda: Paul Moore
Saleen: James Nelson
Mustang Cobra: Joe Ortega
Pre-89 Truck/SUV: Dean Posey
’69-’73 Mustang: Jerry Shoemaker
Sport Compact: Heath Smith
’64 1/2-’68 Mustang: Steven Weckwerth
Thunderbird: Dom Zanella

 

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Fun Ford Weekend Results from Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway

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Try as she might, even Mother Nature couldn’t completely wash out the first ever Fun Ford Weekend event at Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway in Alberta, Canada. While she did provide a one day delay, the Ford faithful still showed up and made the best of it over the Canadian Labour Day holiday.

Brett “Big Schwagg” Wagner, host of SpeedTV’s “Pass Time” even stuck around for the trophy presentations.

Fun Ford Weekend Race Results: Castrol Raceway

Fast Ford:
Champion: Leo Hradoway, Edmonton, AB, ’23 Ford T Altered
R/U: Terry O’Connor, Sturgeon County, ’83 Ford Ranger
#1 Qualifier: Terry O’Connor, ’83 Ford Ranger, 9.833 ET

Quick Ford:
Champion: Kevin Klaus, Olds, AB, ’72 Ford Custom
R/U: Dave Rutherford, Calgary, AB, ’78 Ford Fairmont
#1 Qualifier: Richard Beam, Grimshaw, AB, ’87 Ford Mustang, 10.467 ET

DOT:
Champion: Marcel Landry, Sherwood Park, AB, ’68 Ford Mustang
R/U: Kari Grosset, Ft. McMurray, AB, ’90 Ford Mustang

True Street:
Champion: Drew Hunt, Stettler, AB, ’77 Mustang Cobra
R/U: Jack Hodgson, Edmonton, AB, ’08 Shelby
#1 Qualifier: Jack Hodgson, ’08 shelby, 13.916 ET

Fun Ford Weekend Special Awards:

MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0
Darren Daigle

Joe Gibbs Driven Most Valuable Racer
Marcel Landry, ’68 Ford Mustang

2012 Fun Ford Weekend Car Show Winners
Fairlane / Galaxie: Craig Bostrom, Sherwood Park, AB, ’69 Galaxie
Shelby: Mike James, Edmonton, AB, ’12 Shelby GT500
Mustang ’64-’73: Team Watts, ’71 Boss 351 Mustang
Mustang ’94-’04: Doug Kanuka, Edmonton, AB, ’95 Shinoda Boss
Mustang ’05-present: John Betts, Leduc, AB, ’12 Mustang
Classic Ford ’59-earlier: Paulette Husaka, Edmonton, AB, ’33 Ford
Truck/Wagon/SUV: Lorne Solovdew, Edmonton, AB, ’56 F-100
Race Car: Enio Zanello, Edmonton, AB, ’64 1/2 Mustang
Special Interest: Gary Richardson, Edmonton, AB, ’48 Anglia
Best Interior: Lorne Solovdew, Edmonton, AB, ’56 F-100
Best Paint: Gary Richardson, Edmonton, AB, ’48 Anglia
Best Engine: F.E. & Mike Hobbs, Edmonton, AB, ’56 F-100
Best of Show: Paulette Husaka, Edmonton, AB, ’33 Ford

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Join us at Memphis International Raceway for an expanded Fun Ford Weekend

September 25, 2012 by  
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Calling all Ford enthusiasts! Ford power from the heart of the mid-south will rock Memphis International Raceway, September 28 & 29 as the 12th and final event of the 2012 Fun Ford Weekend Series presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven.

This is the weekend mid-south Ford lovers have been anxiously awaiting. The only place you will find intense Ford vs. the World Test-N-Tune style drag racing, huge car show & swap meet, vendor midway, autocross, fast ford, quick ford, DOT class, jet and live music from Seventh Sundown is the Fun Ford Weekend at Memphis International Raceway – Where the Racing Rocks!

The Memphis International Raceway Ford fun cranks up on Friday, September 28th with Midnight Madness unlike any other. Racer, crew and spectator gates open at 7 PM. The track heats up with Ford vs. the World Test-N-Tune action at 8 PM.

Friday night will also feature a rocking pit party from 9 PM to midnight, with music from Seventh Sundown plus an open car show. As the music winds down the sound of jet trains crank up, you won’t want to miss the first appearance of the weekend of the over 300 mph jet trains.

Saturday, September 29 will feature an awesome Ford car show, swap meet, car corral, vendor midway, drag racing Ford style with a Cobra Jet Challenge, Mean Street Mustang class along with Quick Ford, Fast Ford and Street Ford, The Gateway Classic Mustang Autocross Challenge will run from 9:30 AM – 3 PM. Saturday night brings in an open bracket race starting at 5 PM.

Don’t miss the TRAIN! The jet trains will make their final two passes on Saturday – scheduled for 1 PM & 5 PM. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!

Register to Win at Memphis 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 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. Entry forms are included in your event goodie bag or can be picked up at the car show registration tent.

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 Memphis 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 Gateway Classic Mustang at 800-396-6488.

Gateway Classic Mustang Autocross Challenge (Trophy Class)
Gateway Classic Mustang is sponsoring the Autocross challenge at the Memphis Fun Ford Weekend event. Drivers will run their cars, one at a time through a precision driving course outline by orange traffic cones. Fastest times – without knocking over any cones, wins! The autocross is FREE to all car show participants and drag racers or if you just want to enter the autocross, the entry fee is $30.00

Tickets are just $10 on Friday & Sunday, $20 on Saturday and Children 12 and under are FREE all weekend! For more information on the Memphis Fun Ford Weekend, call 901.WOW.RACE.

About Fun Ford Weekend
The family-oriented Fun Ford Weekend series presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven 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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HORSE SENSE: IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL RACE

August 28, 2012 by  
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HORSE SENSE: IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL RACE

Mustangs Stampede Palm Beach International Raceway’s Fun Ford Weekend September 14 & 15

On September 14 & 15 Fun Ford Weekend will take to the track at Palm Beach International Raceway for horsepower enthusiasts and fans alike.

 

Jupiter, Fla. (August 21, 2012) Mom, apple pie and the Ford Mustang… these are symbols of America… of a simpler time. Before there was internet, Facebook and Twitter, there were horsepower, smoking tires and bragging rights. For nearly fifty years, the original “Pony Car” has reigned supreme as American’s favorite muscle car and racing machine. In honor of the iconic Ford Mustang, Palm Beach International Raceway will host Fun Ford Weekend September 14 and 15 presented by Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oils, Roushyates Racing Enginges and JE Pistons.

Fun Ford Weekend will unleash horsepower frenzy as hundreds of mustangs thunder down the drag strip. The event delivers fans unbeatable gear-slamming, pavement-pounding, edge-of-your-seat racing experience as Fords, Pro-Mods Jet Cars and Wheelstanders rumble and race down the drag strip reaching tire-smoking speeds of over 300 miles per hour. Anyone without a Ford can still get in on the fun by pitting their American muscle car against the Ford Mustangs in the Steeda Autosports sponsored heads-up “Pony Wars.”

Mustang mania will take over the entire facility from racing on the quarter-mile drag strip to the two-mile road course hosting the “Mustang Triathlon” sponsored by the Palm Beach Mustang Club and Muscle Mustangs Magazine. The triathlon will feature three challenges including an autocross on the road course, speed brake challenge and heads up drag racing.

“Palm Beach International Raceway gives families in the Palm Beach Country area an experience unlike no other,” says Jason Rittenberry, President & CEO of PBIR. “Not many people are fortunate enough to have high-speed racing right in their backyard. A day at the races offers family fun that cannot be matched by going to the movie theater or the beach.”

Up and coming South Florida country band, Cecilia Lauren & the Ocoee River Band, will be playing their hit “Country Girls Do It Better” at Palm Beach International Raceway’s Fun Ford Weekend.

In addition to the racing action, horsepower enthusiasts and families alike will enjoy an “All American” family weekend with a car and truck show, swap meet, vendor midway and live entertainment. As Fun Ford Weekend’s media sponsor, South Florida’s Country Music Station 103.1 WIRK presents up and coming country stars Kristi Templin singing the national anthem, Cecilia Lauren and the Ocoee River Band performing their hit song, “Country Girls Do It Better,” and live performance by Lexi Luca.

Fun Ford Weekend at Palm Beach International Raceway will also play host to a benefit fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. The Boys & Girls Club offers underprivileged children programs and services that promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Throughout the day on Saturday September 15, families will be able to enter raffles for the chance to win big prizes and fans of racing can take a ride in a Beat the Heat race car or take a turn in the high-speed go-karts at the MRP kart center.

On Saturday September 15 Gates open at 8:00 a.m. and Pre-Race Ceremonies begin at 12:30 p.m. and Spectator Tickets are $25 and children 12 and under are Free. For more information please go to www.RACEPBIR.com. For Fun Ford Weekend event updates follow Palm Beach International Raceway on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PalmBeachIntlRaceway and on Twitter at @RacePBIR. For any questions please call the front desk at 561-622-1400.

About Palm Beach International Raceway:

Palm Beach International Raceway is a newly re-branded and re-designed state-of-the-art venue that is rapidly becoming one of the most popular raceways in the country for racers and spectators alike. As a leader in its operating form and function, PBIR seeks to provide its drivers with a higher level of challenge, excellence and opportunity. PBIR boasts three completely refurbished, exceptionally designed tracks, including a high-performance road course, an all-concrete drag strip and a 7/10’s mile karting track and new karting center. The technologically superior two-mile road course features some of the fastest and most challenging corners and straight-aways offered by any track in North America. PBIR is currently sanctioned by the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and is pending certification by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the governing body for many major racing events. For more information on PBIR, please visit the venue’s website at www.RacePBIR.com

About the Fun Ford Weekend Series:

The Fun Ford Weekend Series events are run by each host track create a family oriented atmosphere for all Ford enthusiasts, young and old. Fun Ford Weekend events are designed to offer a little something for all Ford fans. From Ford-powered or Ford-bodied bracket racers looking to earn some “cred” on the drag strip to the restoration expert showing their finished masterpiece in the Car Show or searching for that hard-to-find part at the Swap Meet or at the Car Corral intent on finding the next “project car”. Each family-friendly Fun Ford Weekend event boasts a Midway offering performance aftermarket restoration products from show sponsors and vendors, as well as Pro Shows featuring Jet Cars, Wheel Standers or Pro Mods.

For more information please go to www.FunFordWeekend.com

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County:

The 13 Boys & Girls Clubs facilities and four extension sites throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 6,000 children ages 6-18, 55% boys and 45% girls. More than 1800 youth participate in club activities each day, members pay dues of just $30 per year. The vast majority of our membership is served by no other youth development organization. 88 cents out of every dollar invested goes directly to programs for children. 78% of members would be taking care of themselves if not enrolled in the Boys & Girls Clubs.

For more information please go to www.bgcpbc.org

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Texas Motorplex Announces Fun Ford Weekend Schedule

August 27, 2012 by  
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Blue Oval fans can start making plans because the Fun Ford Weekend Presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven  is back at Texas Motorplex. The best in Ford racing, show cars, swap meet, officially licensed Ford merchandise and more await participants and fans when the best in American automotive brand events comes to the world famous Texas Motorplex, Sept. 7-8.

Fun Ford Weekend is a celebration of one of America’s most popular brands and will be a massive celebration of the Blue Oval and all things Ford. The Motorplex will be filled with a family-friendly event featuring a car show, swap meet, autocross action, car corral, live music, drag racing with the region’s top racers and more!

The event kicks off with Fast Friday, featuring the Beat the Heat World Finals open at 6 PM on Friday, Sept. 7. Fast Friday racing, with FORD VERSUS THE WORLD, runs from 7 PM to midnight. Spectator and participant gates open at 8 AM for Fun Ford Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 8.  See you at the Texas Motorplex!

WHERE: Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas. Track is located on Hwy. 287, two miles west of Ennis, between Interstates 35 and 45.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 – There will be a Fast Friday race on Sept. 7, to help usher in the weekend as FORD VERSUS THE WORLD highlights the street legal Fast Friday event.

EVENT SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7

Fast Friday gates open 6 PM
Racing from 7 PM – midnight

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8
Gates Open 8 AM
Registration &Tech 8 AM – noon
Time Trials 9 AM
Car Show Judging 2 PM
Pro Show Round 1 Noon
Eliminations Begin 1 PM
Pro Show Round 2 3 PM
Car Show Awards 3 PM
Pro Show Round 3 5 PM

TICKETS:

FAST FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012
Free parking, $15 to race, $10 to watch.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2012:
Parking is $5 in spectator lot, $20 in VIP pit area
Adult: $10 or $5 with a canned food item for Meals on Wheels
Youth (Age 13-17): $5, Children 12 & under are FREE

PARTICIPANT ENTRY FEES: All Fun Ford Weekend participants will pay $25 to enter Gate 10

Category*Fast Ford (Elec.)
Quick Ford (No Elec.)
Heads Up Index (11, 12, 13)
Street Ford
Test-n-Tune
Dial for Dollars
*Tuff Trucks (heads up)
*All judged car show
Show-n-Shine, Swap Meet, Car Corral
Additional Fee$40 in advance, $45 at event
$40 in advance, $45 at event
$10
$10
$10
$20
$0
$0
$0
Payout$1,200 to win
$1,000 to win
$250 for each class winner
$250 to win
Prizes, giveaways
Winner takes the pot
Trophies, gift cards, prizes
Plaques, goodie bags, prizes
Goodie bags

*Fast Ford, Tuff Trucks and Car Show Daily Driver categories are all eligible for the King/Queen of Texas award for competitors who participate at both Fun Ford Events at Texas Motorplex and Royal Purple Raceway in 2012.

All FoMoCo Car Show Car Categories:

Mustang: 1964-’68, 1969-’73, 1974-’78, 1979-’86, 1987-’93, 1994-’98, 1999-‘04, 2005-’09, 2010-present
Conversion (Ford powered vehicle)
Competition Sports: GT 40, Cobra, Kit Car, Road Race, Etc.
Compact- Focus-Front wheel drive
Open- Big Car
Thunderbird
Galaxie, Fairlane, Torino, Falcon
Rod (pre-1949)
Lincoln, Mercury
Nostalgia- Post 1950
Pre- 1989 SUV & Pickup
1990-2010 SUV & Pickup
2011-2012 Display only
Roush, Saleen, Steeda
Shelby (all)
SVT 1993-2044

* Special Awards to include: Track Choice, Best Wheels, Cool Factor, People’s Choice, Best Engine, Best Paint/Body, Best of Show and more.

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. For complete rules, visit the Fun Ford Weekend website here.

Racer Information: Classes

FAST FORD – Electronics Class, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own
QUICK FORD – No Electronics Class, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own
STREET FORD – Street Legal, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run
TUFF TRUCK – Street Legal ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run
HEADS UP INDEX – 11.00, 12.00, 13.00 – ¼- mile, .400 Pro Tree
TRUE STREET – ¼- mile, .400 Pro Tree, All Run

Purse and Payout
E.T. Bracket Classes:
Fast Ford Winner $1,200, runner-up $400
Quick Ford Winner $1,000, runner-up $300
Street Ford Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
Tuff Truck Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY

Heads Up Classes:
11.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100
12.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100
13.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100

True Street Race Classes:
True Street Winner $250 Runner Up $100
10.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY
11.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY
12.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY
13.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY

Race Class Rules
FAST FORD – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Fast Ford Winner $1,200, runner-up $400, buy back $40
Electronics Class, ¼- mile, box, transbrake, full tree, dial your own, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit

QUICK FORD – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Quick Ford Winner $1,000, runner-up $300, buy back $30
No Electronics Class, ¼-mile, no box, no transbrake, full tree, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit, must leave off footbrake

STREET FORD – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Street Ford Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY, buy back $20
No slicks, DOT tires, registration required, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit

TUFF TRUCK – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Tuff Truck Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY, buy back $20 all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit

11.00, 12.00, & 13.00 INDEX – ¼- mile, Pro Tree
11.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100 Buy Back $20
12.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100 Buy Back $20
13.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100 Buy Back $20
Pro .400 Tree, all run field, closest to Index without going under, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit, ladder by previous round (reaction time)

TEXAS MOTORPLEX TRUE STREET – ¼- mile, Pro Tree, All Run

True Street Winner $250 Runner Up $100
10.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY
11.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY
12.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY
13.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY

All True Street vehicles must conform to these guidelines:

1. Must be a Ford bodied or an Open Body that is Ford powered.
2. Any engine is permitted on closed body vehicles.
3. Any style cylinder head is allowed.
4. Any type of induction system is allowed. Both carburetor 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 of 20 miles, 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 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. 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 entry purchased at the gate and tech card purchased at the Registration Center.

5. A tech card for track tech. Track tech may follow True Street tech, but will be performed regardless.

6. A pen to fill in the tech card legibly. 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 True Street tech, 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 are to go back to designated area in the staging lanes for True Street participants.

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 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 ¼ Mile, .400 Pro Tree.

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.

Winner – Quickest average E.T. of three runs
Runner-up – 2nd Quickest average E.T. of three runs
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 Fun Ford staff are final. Averages will be posted the day of the race at the Fun Ford car show tent.

All cars must pass track and/or NHRA 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 driver’s license. It is up to the track to enforce all safety rules.

Beat the HEAT 2012 World Finals
Police and Fire drag cars will be coming to the Texas Motorplex September 7-8, 2012 for the Beat the HEAT 2012 World Finals.  Beat the HEAT, Inc. (BTH) is a national non-profit organization comprised of Police Officers and Firefighters who conduct educational programs using marked emergency vehicle drag cars to gain the interest of the public.

HEAT Teams from across the country will be gathering in Ennis and Waxahachie, Texas to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Beat the Heat, Inc. becoming a non-profit organization. Twenty years may not seem like a long time…but for a non-profit organization it is a milestone to be celebrated.

Beginning Wednesday, September 5th, HEAT Teams will be displaying their Police and Fire drag cars throughout the Ennis and Waxahachie area to reach out to the communities with public safety messages and promoting the 2012 Beat the HEAT World Finals racing event at Texas Motorplex.

On Friday night Sept 7th, the HEAT cars will be participating in the Motorplex Test and Tune event where individuals will be able to challenge HEAT cars in a run down the track to see if they can ‘Beat the HEAT’. Challengers in their daily drivers or race cars can participate in a race to run against a marked Police/Fire car with their emergency lights flashing and not get a ticket. On Saturday September 8th, the HEAT Teams will be racing to name the 2012 BTH World Champion.  HEAT cars race each other for this coveted title and bragging rights as the Fastest Police/Fire Car of the Year.

Everyone is invited to come to the BTH Pit area and check out all the HEAT cars including a 2012 factory Cobra Jet, new Police Mustangs and Motorcycles, Corvettes, Porsche…all types of marked emergency vehicles. Many of the Beat the HEAT vehicles have been made into 1/64 replica Johnny Lightning cars and will be on display during the event.

Beat the HEAT will be hosting 2 members of the Beat the HEAT Australian Queensland Team during the event. They will be attending the displays as well as the racing events on Friday and Saturday night. Be sure to come meet the Australian HEAT Team and get an autographed picture of their HEAT vehicle.

For more information about Beat the Heat, Inc., contact Lt. Tom Brown, President at 903 687-2290 or email theheat.tom@hotmail.com. www.beattheheatinc.org

For more information, contact Texas Motorplex at (972) 878-2641, go online at www.texasmotorplex.com or www.funfordweekend.com

About Fun Ford Weekend
The family-oriented Fun Ford Weekend series presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven 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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Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway Releases Schedule for their inaugural Fun Ford Weekend Event

August 26, 2012 by  
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Fun Ford Weekend presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven makes it’s first ever appearance in Canada with a unique, multi-day, multi-brand event, August 31 to September 3 at Castrol Raceway just south of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

“I know everyone associated with the Fun Ford Weekend Series is excited about Castrol Raceway hosting this event for the western Canadian Ford racers and fans,” says Jeff Lacina, marketing director for the Series. “There are some hard-core Ford fans and racers in Alberta and we hope they enjoy the event.”

The unique format at western Canada’s premier racing facility includes a Friday night “battle of the brands” where all makes are welcome, followed by a Sunday Fun Ford Weekend event. Saturday’s program will be a Super Chevy Show, followed by a Canadian holiday Monday that is a Ford vs. Chevy Shootout, assuring the Ford racers that do show up will have a great time proving that Ford really does mean “Fastest On Race Day”.

That’s right: over the course of one, long weekend, Castrol Raceway will play host to both a Fun Ford Weekend event and a Super Chevy Show wrapping it up with a single day Ford vs. Chevy battle royale. “When you get down to it, everyone wins.” notes Lacina. “Racers, fans and spectators will get to see first hand the passion that both these brands bring out in their respective racers and car show participants.”

Here is the Fun Ford Weekend schedule for the Castrol Raceway event. For more information, visit their website here.

Friday, August 31st – Racer Test & Tune / Street Legal
2:00 PM: Drag Gates open for racer registration and vendor parking/set-up.
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Racer Test & Tune / Street Legal.

Sunday, September 2nd – Fun Ford Weekend
8:00 AM: Drag Gates open for racer & car show registration.
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Midway vendors open.
9:00 AM: Front gates open for spectators.
10:00 AM: Time trials begin on the track.
11:00 AM: Car show judges begin scoring for Editor’s Choice & Class Winner Awards.
1:00 PM: Feature attraction vehicles – session #1 / Pro Mod.
3:00 PM: Bonus Bracket Race / 5th Gen Shootout.
4:00 PM: Feature attraction vehicles—session #2 / Pro Mod.
4:30 PM: Announcements made for everyone to gather at Car Show Awards Tent.
5:00 PM: Awards Ceremony.
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Pro Mod.
8:00 PM: Track secure.

Join everyone at Castrol Raceway for a FREE Movie Night, Sept 1

Monday, September 3rd – Fun Ford Weekend / Super Chevy Show Shoot Out
8:00 AM: Drag Gates open for racer registration & spectators.
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Tech
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM:  Super Chevy / Fun Ford Shoot Out

Fun Ford Weekend Admission Fees (Canadian funds)
Day:    Adult    Youth (15 & Under)  Child
Friday      $15.00    $10.00        5 & Under FREE
Sunday      $25.00    $10.00        5 & Under FREE
Monday      $15.00    $10.00        5 & Under FREE
4 Day Weekend Pass  $60.00*    $30.00*        5 & Under FREE
($5.00 from each weekend pass goes to prostate cancer, weekend pass includes gate admission to the Super Chevy Show on Saturday, September 1, 2012)

Drag Racing Bracket:   
Friday      $50.00 Racer Test & Tune / Street Legal
Sunday      $75.00
Monday      $75.00
3 Day Pass      $200.00 (Must be purchased prior to August 30, 2012)

Car Show N’ Shine:      Judged        Non-Judged
Sunday            $60.00        $50.00
Car show classes – To Be Announced

Vendor Midway: 
Swap Meet    $150.00 per weekend (3 days)
Car Corral      $150.00 per weekend (3 days)
(Car Corral includes 1 weekend admission pass)
Midway Vendor:  $300.00 per weekend (3 days) – (10’ x 20’: no power)
(Midway Vendor includes 4 weekend admission passes)

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.

About Fun Ford Weekend
The family-oriented Fun Ford Weekend series presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven 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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Maple Grove Fun Ford Weekend wraps up with Mustang Domination

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MOHNTON, Pa. – The first Fun Ford Weekend at Maple Grove Raceway in over five years concluded with a parade of Mustangs entering Victory Lane.

The popular pony car was the winner in four of the five sportsman racing categories – including Mustang Madness, of course – at the event that was presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven.

Visit the Fun Ford Weekend Facebook page for a gallery of images from the Maple Grove event.

Sunday’s show also included a car show with over 100 entries, a swap meet and several features including Roy Hill’s Cobra Jets participating in the Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge, the 422 All-Stars and the Jersey Thunder Jet Dragster.

In Bracket 1, which was for cars with electronics, Gene Reynold won in his souped-up 1984 Mustang that won with a pass of 9.118 seconds at 148.66 mph. Reynold (Hanover, Pa.) had the race wrapped up when runner-up Chris Taylor (White Hall, Md.) fouled in his ’69 Cyclone.

Reynold’s skills got him to the final as he used a run of 9.088 in the semis that was .008 over his dial-in to beat Bob Kerk (Atco, N.J.).

Maple Grove Fun Ford Weekend Fast Ford winner, Gene Reynold

Jody Ames (Elverson, Pa.), a Maple Grove regular, won the non-electronic Bracket 2 class in his ’98 Mustang. He also won with a red-light final as runner-up Mike Barber (Douglassville, Pa.) jumped the starting line.

In an all-Mustang semis, Ames advanced when he was just .03 above his dial-in to beat Don Raser (Rising Sun, Md.). Meanwhile, Barber raced past Jeff McMillan (New Paris, Pa.).

Wendy Weber (North Wales, Pa.) was the DOT winner in a ’78 Mustang. She defeated John DeBella (Archbald, Pa.) with a pass of 11.812 at 110.49 that was helped by a great reaction time of .027.

Jay Reichenthal (Lititz, Pa.) took Mustang Madness in a ’11 model. His run of 12.451 at

MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Winner, Jim Russo

113.05 was enough when runner-up Mike Hartman (Myerstown, Pa.) broke out by .11.

Gerry Capasso (Teaneck, N.J.) won Tough Truck with his ’66 red pickup. His run of 12.807 at 81.08 was more than enough to beat Ralph Liller (Lexington Park, Md.).

Other racer awards on Sunday included the Mustangguys.com Fastest 5.0. Jim Russo (Bohemia, N.Y.) went 129.35 mph in his ’86 Mustang on his first pass of eliminations to win a limited edition custom trophy crafted by S&W Race Cars.

Lizzy Musi was declared the winner of the Cobra Jet Challenge, defeating mentor Roy Hill

Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge racers, Musi and Hill

in the final. She won a trophy and a customize Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge jacket.

Saturday, in the Fords vs. The World format, Barber had better luck in the final as he was the only Ford winner of the day. For winning the non-electronic Bracket 2 in his Mustang, Barber took home a $200 bonus.

In the final, he beat Cliff Sebring and his ’63 Savoy with a pass of 10.402 at 119.12. Barber used a great reaction time and was .13 over his dial-in to complete the holeshot.

Don Mattson and his ’05 Chevy-powered Quay dragster won on back-to-back weekends at The Grove. Running electronic-friendly Bracket 1, Mattson defeated another Maple Grove regular, Richard Fox, in the final.

In a close race, Mattson (Mohnton, Pa.) was .004 slower off the line, but ran 7.664 at 165.50 that was .02 over the dial-in. Fox (King of Prussia, Pa.) was .03 going 9.041 at 147.67.

Mark Ketterer (Sellersville, Pa.) kept up the parade of non-Fords to PPC Lubricants Victory Lane in his ’78 Aspen. He bested the ’63 Corvette of Elise Renninger (Leesport, Pa.) with a pass of 14.000 at 96.32 that was .001 over his dial-in. Renninger had a great run, too, with a 12.149 at 110.29 that was .03 over.

In one of the two All-Ford classes, Ken Lowe won Mustang Madness. Lowe (Coatesville, Pa.) was 12.257 at 113.87 that was a perfect hit on the dial. That was a good thing, because runner-up Bill Cummings (Glenmoore, Pa.) was only .06 over.

The day also featured some passes from Hill’s stable of Cobra Jet Mustangs. In a match race between Musi and Bob Romanelii, Musi had the run of the day, cutting a perfect light.

Hill was also on hand to judge the car show with fellow racing legend Hubert Platt and the two made their Top 25 picks.

Saturday: Ford Vs. The World, Results

Bracket 1:
Don Mattson, ’05 Quay dragster, .018, 7.664, 165.50 def. Richard Fox, ’57 Belair, .014, 9.041, 147.67.

Bracket 2:
Mike Barber, Mustang, .039, 10.402, 119.12 def. Cliff Sebring, ’63 Savoy, .173, 11.872, 114.02.

DOT: Mark Ketterer, ’78 Aspen, .039, 14.000, 96.32 def. Elise Renninger, ’63 Corvette, .071, 12.149, 110.29.

Mustang Madness: Ken Lowe, ’11 Mustang, .095, 12.257, 113.87 def. Bill Cummings, Mustang, .189, 11.666, 115.41.

Tuff Truck: Johnny Lightning, ’99 truck, .085, 9.363, 122.06 def. Eddie Vought, truck, .219, 12.688, 107.75.

Roy Hill’s Top 20
Ford Cobra Jet Racer Roy Hill made the car show rounds on Saturday, picking “Roy’s Top 20″ favorite Fords in attendance at Maple Grove.  Here are his Saturday selections.

1. John Scott – Shelby Mustang
2. Allen Palmer – 69’ Mustang
3. Matthew Mayer – 05’ GT
4. Rich Bechtold – 07’ 427” Mustang
5. Darrin Erb – 06’ GT Convertible
6. Bill Storms – 08’ Mustang GT
7. Kenneth Andreas – 66’ Cobra
8. Peter Dowes – 67’ Fairlane 500
9. Matthew Chamberlin – 90’ LX Coupe
10. John Wood – 89’ Mustang GT
11. Steve Justice – 89’ Saleen
12. Bill Mentzer – 86’ Mustang GT
13. Greg Stevens – 13’ Boss 302
14. Guy Wagner – 13’ GT 500
15. Dave Matthews – 38’ Ford Coupe
16. Jeff Ertwine – 30’ Ford
17. Gary Larkin – 67’ Econoline
18. Dusty Brown – 64’ Comet
19. Kim Trout – 63’ Fairlene
20. Barry Killien – 64’ Thunderbolt

Fun Ford Weekend: Sunday Results

Bracket 1:
Gene Reynold, ’84 Mustang, .008 reaction time, 9.118 seconds, 148.66 mph def. Chris Taylor, ’69 Cyclone, foul -.004, 9.464, 141.53.

Bracket 2:
Jody Ames, ’98 Mustang, .022, 9.141, 134.19 def. Mike Barber, Mustang, foul -.005, 20.267, 39.45.

DOT:

Maple Grove Fun Ford Weekend DOT Winner, Wendy Weber

Wendy Weber, ’98 Mustang, .027, 11.812, 110.49 def. John DeBella, .114, 13.278, 99.11.

Mustang Madness:
Jay Reichenthal, ’11 Mustang, .045, 12.451, 113.05 def. Mike Hartman, ’85 Mustang, .074, 14.609, 89.69.

Tuff Truck:
Gerry Capasso, ’66 truck, .0158, 12.807, 81.08 def. Ralph Liller, ’12 truck, 1.103, 18.129, 94.14.

2012 Fun Ford Weekend – Sunday Car Show Winners

Mustang 64’- 69’ Martin Buckwalter 1966 Mustang
Mustang 70’- 73’ Keith Reed 70’ Boss 302
Mustang 74’- 78’ Larry Lohss Sr. 77’ Cobra II
Mustang 79’- 93’ Jesse Houseman 88’ Mustang LX
Mustang 94’ 98’ Donnie Huth 97’ Cobra
Mustang 99’- 04’ Mike Kish 02’ Saleen
Mustang 05’- 08’ Kevin Wolbach 06’ Mustang
Mustang 09’-13’ Gregg Stevens 13’ Boss 302
Comp Sports Ken Andreas 66’ 427” Cobra
Compact Bert Singer 07’ Focus ST
Rod pre 48’ Shane Ott 34’ Roadster
Open Allen Palmer 69’ Mustang
Big Car Ron Trace 59’ Business Coupe
Pickup Full 4WD Brian Crowe 07’ F150
Pickup Full 2WD Bill Branneman 99’ Lightning
SUV 2WD Chris Wittenberg 80’ Bronco
SUV 4WD Mike Bierlacqua 00’ Excursion
Lincoln Jay Field 07’ Mark V
Galaxie, Fairlane Joe Schaeffer 60’ Starliner
Thunderbird Gary Kauffman 56’ T-Bird
Mercury Tom Gauby 67’ Cougar

BEST ENGINE: Allen Palmer 69’ Mustang
BEST PAINT: Mike Bevilacqua 00’ Excursion
COOL FACTOR: Joe Hyatt 32’ Victoria
BEST WHEELS: Kevin Wolbach 06’ Mustang
TRACK CHOICE: Joe Paplosky 24’ Ford Model T
BEST OF SHOW: Robert Ream 70’ 428 CJ Mustang

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Results from Gateway Motorsports Park Fun Ford Weekend

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Ford fans from all over the heartland enjoyed chamber of commerce weather for the August 10-12 Fun Ford Weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park. Presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven, the Gateway event marked the start to the second half of the season for the 2012 Fun Ford Weekend series and enjoyed a great return to the revitalized Gateway racing facility located just across the river from historic downtown St. Louis.

The event kicked off Friday night with some Ford racers getting in some “test and tune” against some of the local racers. Saturday’s events were full-throttle Ford fun with drag racing, autocross and very popular all FoMoCo car show.

With the drag racing action winding down, all participants were invited to run some sunset laps around Gateway’s 1/2 mile oval track. Earlier in the day, the True Street racers used both the oval and infield road course to complete their 30-mile “cruise” prior to making their three back-to-back-to-back passes down the drag strip.

Visit our Facebook page for more than 250 images from the Gateway Motorsports Park event.

Gateway Classic Mustang Autocross Challenge
With the drag racing action underway and the show car area overflowing with cars, the Gateway Classic Mustang autocross proved to be very popular with drivers and spectators alike. Drivers were challenged to complete the course in the shortest amount of time while staying on the course and not hitting any of the orange cones.

Saturday Autocross winner:
1st Place: Mickey Holmes, Granite City, IL (Winner of the Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil prize)

Saturday Car Show Awards:
Club Participation: Mustang Club of Greater Kansas City
Long Distance Show: Anthony Noda, Chicago, IL
Hard Luck Award: Brandi Burkhart, New Haven, MO (hit a deer on her way to the event)

Young Guys and Gals (21 or younger)
Outstanding: Blake Holmes, Granite City, IL, 1989 Mustang
Winner: Dan Kuhn, Jr., St. Louis, MO, 1977 Maverick

Top 25 Picks:
Jerry Varble, Brighton, IL – 2005 Mustang
Brian Holaday, Vandalia, IL – 1972 Torino
Jim Murphy, Festus, MO – 1969 Mustang
Ryan & Brenna Weiss, Pocahantas, IL – 1973 Mustang
Tim Homeier, Imperial, MO – 1967 Mustang
Tom Wheeler, Harmann, MO – 2007 Shelby
Mike Ridenhower, O’Fallon, MO – 2006 Saleen
Les Baer, Sr., Hillsdale, IL – 1970 Mustang Boss 429
Karen Foutz, Hillsdale, IL – 1970 Mustang Super Cobra Jet
Nick Johnson, O’Fallon, MO – 2003 Mustang
Patrick O’Fallon, Florissant, MO – 1965 Mustang
Mike Hourigan, Salem, IL – 1949 Ford F-1 pickup
Jeff Gregory, O’Fallon, IL – 1970 Maverick
Adam Baker, Atlanta, IL – 1966 Falcon
Twill Trimborn, House Springs, MO – 2007 Roush Mustang
Dean & Cori George, Mt. Zion, IL – 1976 Mustang
Mike Birk, O’Fallon, MO – 1978 Mustang
Phil Hinds, Collinsville, IL – 2012 Shelby GT500
Larry Kirwiccki, Glen Cardon, IL – 1969 Mustang
Chase Nieberdine, O’Fallon, MO – 2010 Mustang
Larry Reichelberger, Highland, IL – 1971 Torino
Denny Beiter, Highland, IL – 1969 Mustang
Bob Corwin, Collinsville, IL – 1993 Mustang
Tom Younger, Overland Park, KS – 2007 Roush Mustang
Cheryl Younger, Overland Park, KS – 2006 Mustang

Gateway Motorsports Park Award
Mike Hourigan, Salem, IL – 1949 Ford F-1 pickup

Saturday Race Results:

MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Winner: Lee McGee

MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0
Winner: Lee McGee, Warrensburg, MO
Runner Up: Korbin Knight, Auxvasse, MO

Tuff Truck:
Winner: Byron Kinne, Canton, IL
Runner Up: Kathy Lewis, St. Louis, MO

True Street:
Winner: Paul Rosner
Runner Up: Matt Caldwell

Fun Ford Weekend
Gateway Motorsports Park
Sunday Race Results:

Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge
Eric Oldham, Poplar Bluff, MO

Quick Ford
Winner: Mike Davis, O’Fallon, MO
Runner Up:Brent Voges, Defiance, MO

Quick Ford Winner: Mike Davis

Fast Ford
Winner: Gary Horstmann, Festus, MO
Runner Up: Billy Rowe, Eureka, MO

Open Comp
Winner: Geoff Zlotopolski, Florissant, MO
Runner Up: Jason Phillips, Granite City, IL

Street DOT
Winner: Jason Phillips, Granite City, IL
Runner Up: Paul Stroud, Glen Carbon, IL

Heads Up “Run What Ya Brung”
Winner: Jason Phillips, Granite City, IL
Runner Up: Doug Graf, Troy, MO

True Street Results:

Paul Rosner Florissant MO 2001 Mustang GT Run 1

10.857

Run 2

10.945

Run 3

10.838

Average

10.880

Matt Caldwell Brimfield IL 1986 Mustang GT 10.922 11.010 11.048 10.993
Terry Barnaski Pacific MO 1985 Mustang 12.634 12.410 12.380 12.475
Greg Boschert St. Louis MO 1966 Mustang 15.755 11.021 10.971 12.582
Steve Hyatt Decatur Il 1996 Cobra Mustang 12.532 12.801 12.669 12.667
David Meyer Union MO 1993 Mustang 12.706 13.144 12.791 12.880
Paul Ewert Blue Springs MO 2006 Mustang GT 12.717 13.293 12.709 12.906
Wendell Mifflin St. Charles MO 1967 Mustang 12.965 12.910 12.891 12.922
Shawn Keegan Franklin IL 2012 Boss 302 13.369 13.098 12.800 13.089
Chad Moorman Mt Sterling IL 1995 Mustang GT 13.118 13.214 13.045 13.126
Chris Cline Florissant MO 2010 GT500 13.402 13.166 13.028 13.199
Derrick Fox Troy MO 2002 Mustang 13.742 13.727 13.524 13.664
Mark Carey O’Fallon MO 1989 Mustang LX HB 14.108 13.763 13.822 13.898
Pete Blosser St. Charles MO 2002 Mustang 13.905 14.072 13.970 13.982
Rocky Fox O’Fallon MO 2002 Mustang 16.936 14.977 14.955 15.623
Dustion Kurz Frankford MO 1993 Mustang 8.836 9.770 DNF DNF
Kurt Borton St Charles MO 1993 Mustang 10.481 10.369 10.589 DNF

 

 

Sunday Judged Car Show Results:

Mustang 64-66 Conservative
Winner- Jim Hommir Imperial MO 1965

Mustang 64-66 Modified

Fast Ford Winner: Gary Horstmann

Winner- Patrick O’Fallon Floressant, MO 1965

Mustang 67-68 Conservative
Outstanding- Randy Haukap Alhambra,IL 1968
Outstanding- Tom Hartlieb Highland, IL 1969
Winner- Tim Homerier Imperial MO 1967

Mustang 69-70 Conservative
Winner- Les Baer Sr Hillsdale, IL 1970

Mustang 69-70 Modified
Winner- Denny Beiter Highland IL 1969

Mustang 74-78 Conservative

Gateway DOT and Open Comp Winners:

Outstanding- Chris Dougan Wright City MO 1977
Outstanding- Dean & Lori Mt Zion IL 1976
Winner- Mike Birk O’Fallon MO 1978

Mustang 79-93 Conservative
Outstanding- Clint Nommo, Blue Springs, MO 1991
Winner-Bob Corwan, Collinsville IL 1993

Mustang 79-93 Modified 1980’s Only
Outstanding-Ronald B. Sutton, St Charles, MO 1983
Outstanding-Larry Richardson, Blue Springs, MO 1987
Winner-Dave Potts, Highland, IL 1983

Mustang 79-93 Modified 1990’s Only
Outstanding-Ethan Osia, Crystal City, MO 1990
Winner-Darrell Diehl, St Charles, MO 1992

Mustang 99-04 Conservative
Outstanding- Jeff Daniels Olathe, KS 2001
Outstanding- Keven & Mike Ciborowski Trenton, IL 2004
Winner- Doug Deck O’Fallon, IL 1999

Mustang 05-09 Convertible Only Conservative

Gateway Fun Ford Weekend Best of Show Winner: Karen Foutz (R), 1970 Mustang Super Cobra Jet

Outstanding- Linda Toussaut Belleville, IL 2007
Outstanding- RJ & Marilyn Coberly Lenexa, KS 2006
Winner- Ed Logan Lenexa KS 2008

Mustang 05-09 Conservative
Outstanding- Josh Whiterotten Granite City IL 2006
Outstanding- Carolyn Cook Orrick, MO 2007
Winner- Mark & Tricia Raab 2005

Mustang 05-09 Modified
Outstanding- Steve Bird Blue Springs, MO 2005
Outstanding- Jerry Varble Brighton, IL 2005
Winner- Cheryl Younger Overland Park KS 2006

Mustang 10-Present Conservative
Outstanding- Sara Griewing Olathe KS 2010
Outstanding- Don Sloan Cottage Hills, IL 2012
Winner- Billy Fitchett Harrisville, MO 2011

Shelby Mustang Modified Only
Outstanding- Doug Ewert Blue Springs MO 2008
Outstanding- Phil Hinds Collisville, IL 2012
Winner- Ernest & Darlene Wedding Desoto, MO 2011

Boss 302 Mustang Modified

Gateway Fun Ford Weekend: Future Winner!

Winner- Jason Meyer Collinsville IL 1969

Roush Mustang Modified Only
Winner- Tom Young Overland Park KS 2007

Capri/Mercury Cougar Conservative
Winner-Tom Quirke, O’Fallon, MO 1970

Fairlane, Torino, Galaxie Conservative
Outstanding-Terry Crawford, Granite City, IL 1971 Torino
Winner-Larry Reidelberger, Highland, IL 1971 Torino

Falcon,Maverick,Comet Conservative
Outstanding-Tina Rawlings,Bethalto, IL, 1972
Winner-Jeff Gregory, OFallon IL 1970

Falcon,Maverick,Comet Modified
Winner-Mark Hoffman, St Clair, MO 1965

Ford Crown Victoria/Mercury Grand Marquis Conservative
Winner-Mike Warren, Alhambra, IL 1978

Lincoln/Mercury Conservative
Winner-Ron Barnes, Sunset Hills, MO 1964

Lincoln/Mercury Modified
Winner-Jason Clouch Columbia, MO 1967

Thunderbird Conservative
Winner-Thomas Wallis, St Peters, MO 1989

Thunderbird Modified
Winner- Jack Claeys, Bloomington, IL 1992

Ford Full Size Truck All Years Conservative
Outstanding-Vince & Linda VanDyke, Rinard, IL 1972
Winner-Bill Bufka, Fenton, MO 1999

Ford Full Size Truck All Years Modified
Winner-Mike & Emily Hourigan, Salem, IL 1949

Ford Compact Truck All Years Conservative
Winner-Bart McNeil, Pacific, MO 2001

Ford Compact Truck All Years Modified
Winner-Bill Miller, Washington, MO 1983

SUV Modified
Winner-Burt Pennington, St Peters, MO 1999

Sport Compact Conservative
Winner-Matt Kephart, Jacksonville, IL 2003

Classic Ford –All Years Conservative
Winner-Danny P, St Louis, MO 1964 Wagon

Street Rods 1935-1939 Modified Only
Winner-Bruce Haege, Swansea, IL 1936

Pro Street Modified Only
Winner-Adam Baker, Atlouta, IL 1966

Special Car Show Awards

Best Engine
Cheryl Younger Overland Park, KS 2006 Mustang

Best Interior
Bruce Haege Swansea, IL 1936 Ford

Best Paint
Mark Hoffman St. Clair, MO 1965 Falcon

Best Detail
Les Baer Sr Hillsdale, IL 1970 Mustang

Best Engineered
Adam Baker Atlanta, IL 1966 Falcon

BEST OF SHOW
Karen Foutz, Hillsdale, IL 1970 Super Cobra Jet Mustang

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