Fun Ford Weekend Rockingham Results

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Rockingham DragwayOnce again, Mother Nature tried to put a damper on the fun during the Fun Ford Weekend event at Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina. Try as she might, we wasn’t able to completely spoil the Ford enthusiast’s party, but a couple of race classes were rained out even before eliminations could begin.

There still was a fine assortment of Ford-powered cars for the drag strip and the car show, while spectators had plenty of time to register for the various Fun Ford Weekend sweepstakes and give-aways and enjoy the Revell Make-N-Take model building activity.

Go here to see a photo recap of the Rockingham event.

Fun Ford Weekend Rockingham Results

MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Fastest_50_Winner
Winner: Heidi Warren – Hope Mills NC

Fast Ford – Rain Out

Quick Ford – Rain Out

VMP Superchargers DOT Street Ford – Rain Out

Open Comp – Rain Out

Aeromotive Eliminator Bracket 1  

Gene Essex

Gene Essen


Glen Essen – Deep Gap, NC

Aeromotive Eliminator Bracket 2
Neal Lyman – Fayetteville,  NC

Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge
Roy Hill – Sophia NC

Rockingham All FoMoCo Car Show Results

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Mustang 1964 – 1966
Winner: Sue Bleau – Fort Mill SC 1966 Mustang

Mustang 1969 – 1970
Winner: Freddie Kelly Jr. – South Pines NC 1970 Mustang
Runner Up: Frank Odom – Asheboro NC 1969 Mustang

Mustang 1979 – 1993
Winner: Randall Snider – Garner NC 1985 Mustang
Runner Up: Richard Cox – Kershaw SC 1991 Mustang
Runner Up: Ricky Barnhill – Rockingham NC 1990 Mustang

Mustang 2005 – 2009
Winner: Richard Barnhill – Rockingham NC 2005 Mustang

Mustang 2010 – Present
Winner: John McKenna – Fayetteville NC 2012 Mustang GT/CS

Shelby Mustang 2006 – Present
Winner: Scott Gilreath – Florence SC 2012 Shelby GT500
Runner Up: Kevin Pollard – Salem VA 2007 Shelby GT500
Runner Up: Paul Boothe – Fayetteville NC 2012 Shelby GT500

BOSS 302 Mustang
Winner: Heidi Warren – Hope Mills NC 2013 BOSS 302
Runner Up: Alan Jackson – Fayetteville NC 2012 BOSS 302
Runner Up: David Dri – Locust NC 2013 BOSS 302

Fairlane / Torino / Galaxie
Winner: Chris King – Minneapolis NC 1967 Fairlane

Full Size Truck
Winner: Jeff Black – Harrisburg NC 1994 F150 XLT
Runner Up: Stacey Allen – Ellerbe NC 1969 F100
Runner Up: Dennis Hendricks – Maysville NC 2001 Lightning

Classic Ford – All Years
Winner: Norman Glenn – Benson NC 1983 Mercury Capri

Conversion – Ford Powered
Winner: Andrew Rathbone – Ford Mill SC 1994 BMW 325I

Special Interest Ford – All Years
Winner: Daniel Barckholtz – Graham NC 1966 GT 40
Runner Up: Jim Edwards – Aberdeen NC 1923 Model T

SPECIALTY AWARDS
Best Paint: Stacey Allen – Ellerbe NC 1969 F100
Best Interior: Sue Bleau – Fort Mill SC 1966 Mustang
Best Engine: Randall Snider – Garner NC 1985 Mustang
Best Detail: Chris King – Minneapolis NC 1967 Fairlane
BEST IN SHOW: Randall Snider – Garner NC 1985 Mustang

MUSTANG CLUB OF AMERICA BEST MUSTANG  mustangclub
Winner: Paul Boothe – Fayetteville NC 2013 Shelby GT500

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ROY HILL TO COMPETE AT “THE ROCK’S” FUN FORD WEEKEND

May 15, 2013 by  
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Rockingham DragwayROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Former Pro Stock standout Roy Hill will headline this week’s Fun Ford Weekend at Rockingham Dragway.

Hill will drive one of his 2012 Cobra Jet Ford Mustangs sponsored by the drag racing school that bears his name. Hill will also compete in Saturday’s Cobra Jet Challenge, after coming off a strong showing in the NHRA 4Wide Nationals at Charlotte where his team car, driven by Craig Hankinson, reached the Super Stock semifinals.

Roy Hill MustangHill, who maintains shop facilities in nearby Sophia, has a special affinity for The Rock. The veteran won his first pro race at Rockingham (the 1977 IHRA Pro-Am Nationals) and conducted his first driving schools at the track.

Although he finished third three times and fourth once, Hill’s only Pro Stock championship came in 1995 as owner of the Ford Thunderbird Mike Bell drove to the IHRA title. Hill and Bell, who raced as teammates that year, both had three wins that season, more than anyone else.

Although Hill’s last pro win came in 1996 at the IHRA Summer Nationals in Morocco, Ind., he has found a new home in the Super Stockdivision thanks to the introduction of a new generation of Cobra Jet Mustangs.Aeromotive.CobraJetChallengeLOGO

In addition to the featured Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge, champions will be crowned Saturday in Pro Fast Ford (Top Eliminator), Quick Ford (Sportsman), Street Ford, Tuff Ford Truck and Network Distributors Open Comp, which will pay a $2,000 winner’s purse.

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At last year’s race, Tommy Hussey of Kinston won the Open Comp title while Ashboro’s Brian Baker was a double-up winner in his 1971 Mercury Comet. Other 2012 champions included Mark Soles of Riegelwood, and Tony McMasters of Ramseur.

 

 

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(DOT Street Legal Cars – 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, Dial-In) Trophy for Winner and Runner Up

 

RUN THE DECAL AND WIN WITH AEROMOTIVE

Aeromotive Eliminator Award: Racers running the Aeromotive decal are eligible to win a $200 Gift Certificate, courtesy of Aeromotive Fuel Systems.

The racer with the “Best Package” of a combined reaction time and dial-in time for Round 1 in Bracket 1 and Bracket 2, will win the $200 Gift Certificate. If the winning racer is running an Aeromotive Fuel Pump or Regulator (verified by Tech Inspection or a Fun Ford Weekend rep.), they will receive an additional $100 Gift Certificate.

The Aeromotive decal is available at Tech Inspection and MUST BE DISPLAYED on the car before first round of eliminations.

MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Trophy

MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award

MustangGuys.com is changing up the program from 2012 and is sponsoring the “MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Shootout” trophy bracket class at all 12 of the 2013 Fun Ford Weekend events.

The MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Shootout will be won by a 5.0-powered Mustang or Ford vehicle meeting the following requirements:

1. Eligible to any driver of a Mustang or Ford vehicle with a 5.0L displacement (please note this fact on your Tech Card)
2. Windsor or Coyote engine
3. Only one power adder is allowed (turbo charger, super charged, or nitrous)
4. The MustangGuys.com decal is available at Tech Inspection and MUST BE DISPLAYED on the car before first round of eliminations
5. Winner will pose with their MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award in a picture for event results reporting and social media

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

All FoMoCo Car Show
A special one-day car show will award trophies in a variety of classes, 18 of them for Ford Mustangs alone, and the Mustang Club of America will present awards for Best of Show, Best Engine, Best Interior, Best Paint and Best Detail.

The car and truck show is expected to attract a large number of early-model Mustangs as well as Shelby Mustangs, Roush Mustangs and Saleen Mustangs but they’ll have plenty of company. In addition to Mercury Cougars and Ford Thunderbirds, there will be classes for Ford Fairlanes, Torinos and Galaxies, Ford Falcons, Mavericks and Mercury Comets and all sizes of Ford trucks. Go here to see all the car show classes.

On track activity will begin Friday with an all-makes-welcome test-and-tune session from 5-10 p.m. Two Open Comp qualifying sessions Saturday morning will set the field for 1:30 p.m. eliminations. Adult admission Saturday is $20 with children 12 and under $5. As always, parking is free in Rockingham’s main lot.

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Ford Faithful Flock to Auto Club Famoso for Inagural Fun Ford Weekend in the Golden State

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Famoso_Raceway_logoThe inaugural Fun Ford Weekend at Auto Club Famoso Raceway, May 4-5, left its mark on the Bakersfield area with Ford enthusiasts and participants converging on the historic drag strip known for its nostalgic history in pioneering drag racing as we know it today.

Saturday’s activities on and off the strip gave way to an action-packed all Ford weekend for Central California’s Ford faithful. While the region’s Ford racers battled for the very first Fun Ford Weekend track titles, the West Coast Pro Mod Association and a handful of Nitro Funny Cars entertained the crowd with 5 and 6 second elapsed times.

Fans were able to enjoy the car show in Auto Club Famoso Raceway’s famous “Grove” where the best nostalgia and late model Fords in the area were on display.

Check out this video from our friends at TheFOAT.com

All of the excitement carried over into Sunday with another great day for racing and showing cars. The cooler temperatures lowered racers ETs and the slight breeze made another award-winning day in the valley sun more comfortable. However, toward the end of the day the slight breeze changed into a blustery wind that covered the drag strip and show cars with the neighboring field’s dust, causing the final rounds of racing to be postponed until September 14 – 15, 2013.

 (Gallery of images at the bottom of this story)

SATURDAY RACE RESULTS

FAST FORD REACTION D/I MPH
Winner: Alan Ross – Atascadero CA .020 10.53 102.17
Runner Up: Greg Dreher – Bakersfield CA .039 10.83 99.71

QUICK FORD
Winner: Josh Wagner – Wasco CA .028 11.65 92.93
Runner Up: D.W. Cress – Norco CA .027 10.33 105.34

STREET FORD
Winner: Rachel Orender – Bakersfield CA .019 13.95 79.81
Runner Up: Jordan Robinson – Bakersfield CA .122 13.40 81.08

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Overall Winner: Tim Schmackpfeffer – Hesperia CA
Overall Runner Up: Bill Fowler – Corona Del Mar CA
11 Second Winner: Travis Gilpin – Bakersfield CA
11 Second Runner Up: Brian Greenburg – Valencia CA
12 Second Winner: Norman Knox
13 Second Winner: Karl Hardesty – Corona Del Mar CA
13 Second Runner Up: Mike Swon – Costa Mesa CA

TUFF TRUCK
Winner: Mike Swon – Costa Mesa CA .196 13.80 86.51
Runner Up: Richard Lillo – Templeton CA -.017 11.56 93.07

Special Racing Awards AeromotiveEliminatorLogo11
Aeromotive Eliminator, Fast Ford: DW Cress, Morco, CA
Aeromotive Elinimator, Quick Ford: Leonard Perry, Strathmore, CA

SUNDAY RACE RESULTS

TUFF TRUCK FINALS
Winner: Brooke Snow – La Habra CA .226 9.73 133.38
Runner Up: Richard Lillo – Templeton CA -.006 11.52 45.24

FAST FORD VS. THE WORLD – After Round 2 of Eliminations
Kevin Pope – Visalia CA
Kurt Lyons – Ventura CA
Cameron Fayset – Atascadero CA
Kenny Snow – Los Angeles CA
Steve Matteson – Paso Robles CA

QUICK FORD VS. THE WORLD – After Round 2 of Eliminations
Gerard Halle – Visalia CA
Stacy Roberts – Delano CA
Sam Robinson – Ontario CA
Chris Pedersen – Ventura CA
Josh Wagner – Wasco CA
Kenny Snow – La Habra CA
Greg Dreher – Bakersfield CA
Dolph Beasley Sr. – Kinsburg CA
Matt Fritts – Bakersfield CA
David Dodd Jr. – Lemoore CA

STREET FORD– After Round 2 of Eliminations
Jan Vanderpool – Bakersfield CA
Steven Watkins – Chandler AZ
Jerome Citrolo – Simi Valley CA
Rachel Orender – Bakersfield CA

MUSTANGGUYS.COM FASTEST 5.0 SHOOTOUT – After Round 2 of Eliminations
D.W. Cress – Norco CA
Ronnie McKay – Victorville CA
Cal Gordon

AUTO CLUB FAMOSO RACEWAY SUMMIT SERIES CLASSES

PRO MOD (West Coast Pro Mod Association) – After Round 2 of Eliminations
Marc Meadors – Danville CA
Mike Maggio – San Dimas CA

SPORTSMAN – After Round 2 of Eliminations
Ronnie Orender – Bakersfield CA
Michael Adams – Bakersfield CA
CW Hoefer – Calemesa CA
Kevin Tanata – Chatsworth CA
Sacha Nettles – Calemesa CA
Don Lutz – Highland CA

MOTORCYCLE – After Round 2 of Eliminations
Terry Turner – Bakersfield CA
David Looney – Bakersfield CA
Clayon Howey – Lemoore CA

SATURDAY CAR SHOW RESULTS

MUSTANG 1964 – 1966
Alfred Paredez – Bakersfield CA ’66 Mustang Coupe

MUSTANG 1969 – 1970
Laura McLean – Bakersfield CA ’69 Mustang Mach 1

MUSTANG 1971 – 1973
Matt Jellletich – Bakersfield CA ’71 Mustang Convertible

MUSTANG 1999 – 2004
Kevin Schull – Bakersfield CA ’04 Mustang

MUSTANG 2005 – 2009 COUPE
Winner: David Morrow – Bakersfield CA ’07 Mustang
Runner Up: Joanne & Bryan Rippee – Springville CA ’06 Mustang
Runner Up: Juan Galindo – LeMoore CA ’08 Mustang

MUSTANG 2005 – 2009 CONVERTIBLE
Winner: John Coates – Bakersfield CA ‘05 Mustang

Mustang 2010 – CURRENT
Winner: Steven Armandico – San Luis Obispo CA ‘11 Mustang GT
Runner Up: Albert Martinez – Bakersfield CA ’12 Mustang

MUSTANG SVT COBRA 1994 – 1998
Winner: Roberto Medina Sr. – Bakersfield CA ’96 Mustang Cobra
Runner Up: Roberto Medina Jr. – Bakersfield CA ’98 Mustang Cobra

MUSTANG SVT COBRA 1999 – 2004
Winner: Vincent Gaita – Paso Robles CA ’03 Mustang Cobra

SHELBY 2006 – PRESENT
Winner: Rick Yates – Bakersfield CA ’08 Shelby Terlingua

MUSTANG BOSS 302
Winner: Brent Peabody – Frazier Park CA ’12 Mustang BOSS 302

ROUSH MUSTANG
Winner: Aaron Coates – Bakersfield CA ’06 Roush Mustang 5.2L

MERCURY COUGAR
Winner: John Sutherland – Hanford CA ’69 Cougar

FORD GALAXIE
Winner: Troy James – Bakersfield CA ’65 Galaxie

FORD TORINO
Winner: Phillip Harris – Barstow CA ’70 Torino GT

MERCURY COMET
Winner: Jim Brazeal – Middleburg FL ’64 Comet

BIG CAR
Winner: Laurie Morgenthal – Fresno CA ’97 Lincoln Mark VIII

FULL SIZE TRUCK
Winner: Dan Semchuk – Corcoran CA ’68 Ford F-100

SPECIAL INTEREST – T-BUCKET
Winner: Pete Del La Rosa – Bakersfield CA ’22 Ford T-Bucket

BEST PAINT
Albert Martinez – Bakersfield CA ’12 Mustang

BEST ENGINE
Laurie Morgenthal – Fresno CA ’97 Lincoln Mark VIII

BEST INTERIOR
Aaron Coates – Bakersfield CA ’06 Roush Mustang 5.2L

MUSTANG CLUB OF AMERICA – BEST MUSTANG
Alfred Paredez – Bakersfield CA ’66 Mustang Coupe

BEST IN SHOW
Laurie McLean – Bakersfield CA ’69 Mustang Mach 1

SUNDAY CAR SHOW RESULTS

TOP PICKS
Dan Semchuck – Corcoran CA ’68 Ford F-100
Dave Preston – Bakersfield CA ’06 Roush Mustang
Pete Del La Rosa – Bakersfield CA ’22 Ford T-Bucket
Jason Sanders – Bakersfield CA ’07 Shelby GT500/GS
Bryan & Joanne Rippee – Springville CA ’13 Mustang 5.0
Rick Yates – Bakersfield CA ’08 Shelby Terlingua
Brent Peabody – Frazier Park CA ’69 Mustang GT Convertible
Manny Dubon – Palmdale CA ’96 Saleen Mustang

UNDER 21
Michelle Yates – Bakersfield CA ’07 Shelby GT/SC

TRACK TOP PICK
Dan Williams – Bakersfield CA ’68 Mustang Fastback

CLUB PARTICIPATION AWARD
Golden Empire Mustang Club – Bakersfield CA

 

 

 

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Memphis Announces 2013 Fun Ford Weekend Schedule, Race and Car Show Classes

May 1, 2013 by  
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For the third consecutive year, Memphis International Raceway will host some of the memphis_logomid-south’s best Ford racing and car show with the return of the Fun Ford Weekend Series, June 7 & 8.

“The team at Memphis International Raceway are working very hard to put together an outstanding, family-oriented event for the Ford faithful from all over the mid-south area,” says Jeff Lacina, marketing director for the series. “In the previous years, we’ve had racers and MIR_Blue_Mustang_resizecar show participants from Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois and of course, Tennessee show up for this event. And now with the Fun Ford Weekend Series in its third year, we expect this to be the largest all-Ford event in the area.”

Complete event details, including admission fees, race classes are listed below. Classes for the All FoMoCo Car Show will be announced very soon.

Special Events
Fun Ford Weekend events are packed full of special awards for the racers, car show participants and even include fun activities for the kids.

Special Racer Awards
Aeromotive Eliminator Award: Racers running the Aeromotive decal are eligible to win a $200 Gift Certificate, courtesy of Aeromotive Fuel Systems.

The racer with the “Best Package” of a combined reaction time and dial-in time for Round 1 in Bracket 1 and Bracket 2, will win the $200 Gift Certificate. If the winning racer is running an Aeromotive Fuel Pump or Regulator (verified by Tech Inspection or a Fun Ford Weekend rep.), they will receive an additional $100 Gift Certificate.

The Aeromotive decal is available at Tech Inspection and MUST BE DISPLAYED on the car before first round of eliminations.

The VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout
VMP_hero2“Fun Ford Weekend has a long and storied history with True Street racers,” notes Lacina. “And now with VMP’s support, we’re looking forward to even more growth and participation in this highly-competitive and entertaining race class.”

True Street racers must use cars that are licensed and registered for street use in the owner’s state. To validate their real-world street capabilities, participants are lead on a 30-mile drive before returning to the track to make three back-to-back-to-back passes down the 1/4-mile track. After the three passes are made, E.T.’s will be added up, and then divided by three, establishing an average used to place the drivers. The three run average will be used to determine the winner, runner-up and index winners. Go here for complete rules and visit the VMP Superchargers website here.

MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Shootout
Once again, Fun Ford Weekend will be offering the grassroots racing enthusiast an award and MG Fastest 5.0 HEROrecognition that can’t be earned anywhere else. MustangGuys.com is changing up the program from 2012 and is sponsoring the “MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Shootout” trophy bracket class at all 12 of the 2013 Fun Ford Weekend events.

The MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Shootout will be won by a 5.0-powered Mustang or Ford vehicle. Go here for more information.

Mustang Club of America Discount
“We’re very pleased to have have the Mustang Club of America join with the Fun Ford Weekend Series as a way to add to the excitement of every event, as well as provide a benefit to MCA members at each and every Fun Ford Weekend event,” says Sara Griewing, marketing director for the series.

At every Fun Ford Weekend event, MCA members will receive a discounted admission simply by showing their MCA membership car when their purchase their participant or spectator admission.

Revell Make ‘N’ Take Program
Scale models have been entertaining, educating and thrilling youngsters for generations. revellThat’s why the Fun Ford Weekend Series is so proud to announce that the Revell “Make ‘N Take” program will be a fun-filled part of every 2013 Fun Ford Weekend event. The event will be held in the Car Show Registration tent and is FREE for all spectators and participants.

2013 Fun Ford Weekend at Memphis International Raceway – Event Details:
Spectator Pricing
Adult $20.00
Child 6-12 – $5.00
Child 5 & Under – FREE

RACER PRICES
(Full Body cars must be Ford Body-any power plant allowed & Open Body cars must be Ford Powered) All cars must pass IHRA Safety Technical Inspection.

CAR SHOW CLASSES (Open to ALL Ford, Lincoln and Mercury products)To Be Announced – watch website for updates!

ET Bracket Classes
Fast Ford (Electronics Class – 1/8 Mile) $40
Quick Ford (No Electronics Class – 1/8 Mile) $40
Street Ford (DOT Tire & Registration Required – 1/4th Mile) $35
Tuff Truck (any Ford Truck – 1/4th Mile) $25
MustangGuy.com “Fastest 5.0 Mustang”: $25

Heads Up Classes
11.0 INDEX – 1/4th Mile $35
12.0 INDEX – 1/4th Mile $35
13.0 INDEX – 1/4th Mile $35

VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout – 1/4th Mile $35(A 20 mile street cruise & 3 back to back 1/4 Mile runs)

MUSTANGGUYS.COM FASTEST 5.O – Trophy Class only dial your own bracket race for 5.0L Windsor or Coyote engine Mustang bodied cars. Winner will receive a Limited Edition custom trophy and t-shirt, Runner Up will receive a t-shirt courtesy of MustangGuys.com. For more information see official rules under Participant Info tab.

RACE CLASSES

FAST FORD – Electronics Class, 1/8 Mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own
QUICK FORD – No Electronics Class, 1/8 Mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own
STREET FORD – Street Legal, 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run
TUFF TRUCK – Street Legal 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run
HEADS UP INDEX – 11.00, 12.00, 13.00 – 1/4 Mile, .400 Pro Tree.
VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout – 1/4 Mile, .400 Pro Tree, All Run

PURSE & PAYOUTS
ET Bracket Classes
Fast Ford Winner $800 Runner Up $300 Semi $100
Quick Ford Winner $600 Runner Up $200 Semi $75
Street Ford Winner $250 Runner Up $100
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

VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout 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

CLASS RULES

FAST FORD – 1/8 Mile, Full Tree
Fast Ford Winner $800 Runner Up $300 Semi $100 Buy Back $30
Electronics Class, 1/8 Mile, 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 – 1/4 Mile, Full Tree
Quick Ford Winner $600 Runner Up $200 Semi $75 Buy Back $30
No Electronics Class, 1/8 Mile, 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 – 1/4 Mile, Full Tree
Street Ford Winner $250 Runner Up $100 Buy Back $15
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 – 1/4 Mile, Full Tree
Tuff Truck Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY Buy Back $15
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 – 1/4 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 (Closest Reaction Time)

VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout – 1/4 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 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.
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 for True Street participants which is the Return Road in front of the main grandstands.
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 IHRA technical inspection, and must be legal for the elapsed time, and speed they run. Drivers must have proper licensing; i.e., if you have a 9-second car, you must have a 9-second driver’s license. It is up to the track to enforce all safety rules.

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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Win a $3,000 Ford Racing Parts Shopping Spree from Fun Ford Weekend

April 23, 2013 by  
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Fun Ford Weekend Series officials along with Ford Racing Performance Parts announce the 2013 “$3G Shopping Spree” sweepstakes for Fun Ford Weekend racers, fans and spectators. The winner of the season-long promotion will win a $3,000 shopping spree right out of the 2013 Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog. frpp-2013-catalog

“We really enjoyed working with Ford Racing last year in the Ford Racing Engine Sweepstakes,” says Jeff Lacina, marketing director for the Fun Ford Weekend Series. “Given the incredible scope of their performance parts lineup, the team at Ford Racing literally want to ‘open up the catalog’ and let the winner select $3,000 worth of Ford Racing parts… whatever the winner wants.”

The “$3G Ford Racing Shopping Spree” runs throughout the Fun Ford Weekend season and entries can be made online and at the Fun Ford Weekend events in 2013.  The deadline for entries is midnight (eastern) on September 14, 2013.

Be sure to check out all the great go-fast parts from Ford Racing by visiting their website or download a .PDF version of the 2013 catalog here. Wanna go mobile? Go here to get the mobile app.

Sign up online here… be sure to read the official “$3G Shopping Spree Sweepstakes” rules and start planning on what YOU would get with $3,000 from Ford Racing Performance Parts!

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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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Fun Ford Weekend Gears Up for a Return to the Rock

April 17, 2013 by  
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The Fun Ford Weekend Series is gearing up for a return to The Rock – the famous Rockingham FFW_event_flyer2Dragway in Rockingham, NC. Ford racers, show cars and fans from all over the Carolinas will enjoy a weekend of Ford horsepower, May 17 & 18.

Ford racers coming in from out of town are invited to join us on Friday night for Test & Tune, followed by a full day of All-Ford racing action and car show display.  The Rockingham Fun Ford Weekend will also feature Roy Hill’s Cobra Jets as well as the Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge and the MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Shootout.

Kids can join in on the fun on Saturday, thanks to Revell’s Make ‘N’ Take model building experience. It’s FREE and the kids get to take their model cars home with them.

Mustang Club of America members save $5 on entry with current membership card.

Visit Rockinghamdragway.com for more information.

FORD BODIED AND/OR FORD POWERED RACERS

Rockingham Dragway is going all out for the 2013 Fun Ford Weekend, featuring the following race classes.

OPEN COMP (Full Body Only – 1/4 Mile, .500 Pro Tree – Qualifying Tim is Dial-In with 1/10 Breakout allowed)
$2000 Winner / $500 Runner Up / $125 Semi / $65 Quarters

FAST FORD (Pro ET Bracket – 1/8 Mile, .500 Pro Tree, Dial-In) $1000 Winner / $300 Runner Up / $100 Semi /$50 Quarters

QUICK FORD (Footbrake ET Bracket – 1/8 Mile, Full Tree, Dial-In) $600 Winner / $200 Runner Up / $100 Semi / $50 Quarters

VMP SUPERCHARGERS STREET FORD SHOOTOUTvmp_superchargers_logo_rgb

(DOT Street Legal Cars – 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, Dial-In) Trophy for Winner and Runner Up

TUFF TRUCK (All Ford Trucks – 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, Dial-In) Trophy for Winner and Runner Up

AEROMOTIVE COBRA JET CHALLENGE Aeromotive.CobraJetChallengeLOGO
Calling all COBRA JETS! Bring your CJ out to compete against Roy Hill’s famous Cobra Jets! The winner will receive a special limited-edition letterman jacket valued at $200 courtesy of Aeromotive Fuel Systems.

RUN THE DECAL AND WIN with the MUSTANGGUYS.COM FASTEST 5.0 SHOOTOUT. Go here for rules and to see the cool custom trophy.

Racers with a 5.0L (Windsor or Coyote) engine with one power adder (supercharger, turbo, nitrous) are eligible to win a special limited-edition CNC machined chrome trophy! Only racers running the MustangGuys.com decal before the Shootout are eligible to win.

RUN THE DECAL AND WIN with the AEROMOTIVE ELIMINATOR AWARD AeromotiveEliminatorLogo11

1 Racer in FAST FORD and 1 Racer in QUICK FORD with the “best package” of best reaction time and closest to their dial-in in ROUND 1 will take home a gift certificate from Aeromotive Fuel Systems for $200! If the winning racer is already running an Aeromotive fuel pump or regulator (verified by Fun Ford Weekend staff) they get an extra $100! Only racers running the Aeromotive decal before Round 1 are eligible to win.

FORD BODIED AND/OR FORD POWERED SHOW CARS

For only $25, the car show will feature all new classes for 2013 and a special Mustang Club of America Best Mustang, Club Participation award and Car Show Parade down “The ROCK!” Contact the track directly to Pre-Register – (910) 582-3400

Which club will take home the top honors?! Come out and show us who has the best FORD car club in the Carolinas!

Fun Ford Weekend: Rockingham Judged Class Awards
Mustang 64-66
Mustang 67-68
Mustang 69-70
Mustang 71-73
Mustang 74-78
Mustang 79-93
Mustang 94-98
Mustang 99-04
Mustang 05-09
Mustang 10 – Present
SVT Cobra Mustang
Shelby Mustang 65-70
Shelby Mustang 06-Present
BOSS 302 Mustang
Roush Mustang
Saleen Mustang
Special Interest Mustang (Twister Special, Pace Cars, etc.)
Shelby Cobra
Mercury Cougar
Ford Thunderbird
Fairlane, Torino, Galaxie
Falcon, Maverick, Comet
Big Car (Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Mercury Marauder)
Ford Full Size Truck (Lightning)
Ford Compact Truck
SUV
Ranchero
Sport Compact (Focus, Fiesta)
Classic Ford – All Years
Conversion (Any Make – Ford Powered)
Race Car
Pro Engineered/Pro Street
Special Interest Ford All Years (T-Buckets, Street Rods, Rat Rods, etc)

Special Awards
Mustang Club of America Best Mustang MCA_logo_large
Best of Show
Best Engine
Best Interior
Best Paint
Best Detail
Club Participation

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Fun Ford Weekend Debut at Auto Club Famoso Raceway, May 4-5

April 10, 2013 by  
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The Fun Ford Weekend makes it’s highly anticipated return to the Golden State with a May 4-5 event at the famous Auto Club Famoso Raceway outside of Bakersfield, California.

“Ever since the series returned in 2011, Ford racers and enthusiasts have been asking for a California event,” notes Jeff Lacina, marketing director for the series. “We are very pleased to have Auto Club Famoso Raceway join the schedule for 2013 and are looking forward to bringing our family-friendly format to the loyal west coast Ford racers, show car owners and enthusiasts.”

Fun Ford Weekend at Auto Club Raceway Famoso Schedule

Friday, May 3:
FUN FORD WARM UP
Fun Ford Warm Up Gates Open: 1 PM
Racing: 3 PM until 7 PM Open to any make and model

Saturday, May 4:
ALL FORD RACING
Gates Open: 8 AM
Racer Tech: 8:30 AM – 4 PM
Time Trials Start: 9:30 AM
Car Show Registration: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout: Cruise Starts: 11 AM
VMP Superchargers True Street 3 Back to Back runs: Immediately after Cruise
Eliminations: 2 PM (Fast Ford, Quick Ford, Street Ford, Tuff Truck)
*Fun Ford Feature Show: 1 PM and 4 PM
WCOPMA – Outlaw Pro Mods
Car Show Judging begins: 12 PM
Saturday Car Show Awards: 2:30 PM

Image: Mike Garrett, SpeedHunters.com

Sunday, May 5:
FORDS VS THE WORLD BRACKET RACE
Gates Open: 8 AM
Racer Tech (new entries) 8 AM – Until Eliminations
Time Trials Start: 9:30 AM
Car Show Registration continued: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Eliminations: 12 PM
Sunday Car Show Awards: 2:30 PM
Feature Show -5 Second Door Slammer Pro Mods!

ADMISSION FEES
Racers Showing Up on Friday -
Racers that come on Friday and pay $40 for 3 day gate admission do not need to purchase additional gate admission for the following days, Saturday & Sunday. That $40 fee is for the whole weekend (Fri, Sat,& Sun.). Tech Cards to race are seperate and bought each day. See racer fees below.

Racers Showing Up on Saturday
Racers that come in on Satruday and pay $30 for the 2 day gate admission do not need to purchase an additional gate fee for Sunday. The $30 is for Saturday & Sunday. Tech Cards to race are seperate and bought each day. See racer fees below.

Racers Showing Up on Sunday
Racers that come in on Sunday will pay $20 gate fee for Sunday. Tech Cards to race are purchased separately. See racer fees below.

Special Racing Awards
Racers will also be eligible for several special awards, including the Aeromotive Eliminator Award and the Mustang Guys Fastest 5.0 Shootout. Click on the logos to learn more.

CREW & SPECATOR FEES
FRIDAY
$40 Crew Event (Fri • Sat • Sun – Includes Starting Line Access)
$40 Spectator Event
Children 12 & Under Free

SATURDAY
$30 Crew Event (Sat • Sun – Includes Starting Line Access)
$30 Spectator Event (Sat • Sun)
$20 1 – Day Spectator

Children 12 & Under Free

SUNDAY
$20 Crew (Includes Starting Line Access)
$20 Spectator

Children 12 & Under Free

MCA Discount
Mustang Club of America members can get a $5 discount by showing their membership card at the ticket booth. You MUST show your card to get the discount – no exceptions.

Race Classes & Rules
FORD CLASSES (Full Body cars must be Ford Body-any power plant allowed & Open Body cars must be Ford Powered)

*FAST FORD – Electronics Class, 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own

QUICK FORD – No Electronics Class, 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own

STREET FORD – Street Legal, 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run

*TUFF TRUCK – Street Legal 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run

VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout – 1/4 Mile, .400 Pro Tree, All Run

PURSE & PAYOUTS
ET Bracket Classes Fast Ford Winner $1000 (Round money based on car count)

Quick Ford Winner $1000 (Round money based on car count)

Street Ford Winner $250 & TROPHY

Tuff Truck Winner $250 & TROPHY

VMP Superchargers True Street Race Classes
Quickest 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 classes are 1/4 mile competition

FRIDAY – 3 Day Gate Admission $40
$40 weekend gate admission is your gate pass for the whole weekend.
Includes Fun Ford Warm Up Test Session 3pm to 7pm Friday only.
Race entries extra. See below.

SATURDAY – 2 Day Gate Admission $30
Tech Card Fees Below-
Fast Ford (Electronics Class) $40
Quick Ford (No Electronics Class) $40
Street Ford (DOT Tire & Registration Required) $25
Tuff Truck (any Ford Truck) $25
True Street $35

SUNDAY – Gate Admission $20
Ford Against The World (Summit Race)
SUPER PRO (Electronics Class) $50
PRO (No Electronics Class) $45
Sportsman $40
Motorcycle $35
Street Ford (DOT Tire & Registration Required) $25
Tuff Truck (any Ford Truck) $25

PRO/SUPER PRO/ SPORTSMAN/ MOTORCYCLE – Regular Bracket Payouts

CLASS RULES
FAST FORD – 1/4 Mile, Full Tree – (ET Break 7.00 – 19.99)

Electronics Class, 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run Field, Any Power Adder Combo Allowed, Any Tire Size Allowed, No Weight Limit, Slicks

QUICK FORD – 1/4 Mile, Full Tree – (ET Break 7.00 – 19.99)
No Electronics Class, 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, All Run Field, No Throttle Stops, Any Power Adder Combo Allowed, Any Tire Size Allowed, No Weight Limit, Slicks, Mechanical throttle stops permitted

STREET FORD – 1/4 Mile, Full Tree
No Slicks, DOT Tires, Registration Required, All Run Field, No Throttle Stops, Any Power Adder Combo Allowed, Any Tire Size Allowed, No Weight Limit, Mechanical throttle stops permitted

TUFF TRUCK – 1/4 Mile, Full Tree
All Run Field, No Throttle Stops, Any Power Adder Combo Allowed, Any Tire Size Allowed, No Weight Limit, Mechanical throttle stops permitted

VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout – 1/4 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 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.

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 for True Street participants which is the Return Road in front of the main grandstands.

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.

The All FoMoCo Car Show Classes
(Saturday awards & Sunday Grandstand Cruise)

SATURDAY
Mustang 64-66
Mustang 67-68
Mustang 69-70
Mustang 71-73
Mustang 74-78
Mustang 79-93
Mustang 94-98
Mustang 99-04
Mustang 05-09
Mustang 10 – Present
SVT Cobra Mustang
Shelby Mustang 65-70
Shelby Mustang 06-Present
BOSS 302 Mustang
Roush Mustang
Saleen Mustang
Special Interest Mustang (Twister Special, Pace Cars, etc.)
Shelby Cobra
Mercury Cougar
Ford Thunderbird
Fairlane, Torino, Galaxie
Falcon, Maverick, Comet
Big Car (Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Mercury Marauder)
Ford Full Size Truck All Years
Ford Compact Truck All Years
Ford Lightning
SUV
Ranchero
Sport Compact (Focus, Fiesta)
Classic Ford – All Years
Conversion (Any Make – Ford Powered)
Race Car
Pro Engineered
Pro Street
Special Interest Ford All Years (T-Buckets, Street Rods, Rat Rods, etc)

Special Car Show Awards

Mustang Club of America Best Mustang
Best of Show
Best Engine
Best Interior
Best Paint

SUNDAY (All Makes Welcome!)
Top 25
Club Participation
Under 21 (Ages 21 and Younger)
Track Top Pick
Pony Express Cruise

About Auto Club Raceway Famoso
Half a century ago, Bakersfield was a sleepy oil town best known as the last stop before climbing the “Grapevine” road to Los Angeles. Things changed rapidly when local country singer Buck Owens rose to fame in the late 1950s. At the same time, drag racers from around the country began pouring into Famoso for quarter-mile runs.

The March Meet, originally called the U.S. Fuel and Gas Championships, was spearheaded by the Smokers, a local race club. The Smokers, who began racing at Famoso in 1951, became skeptical of reported times and speeds set in the east by “Big Daddy” Don Garlits. So they invited him to Bakersfield to compete. In March 1959 he did just that. The result was the March Meet, often called the “Woodstock of drag racing.” Although Garlits lost in the first round and Art Chrisman became Top Eliminator, Garlits went on to become the most celebrated drag racer in history and #1 on the NHRA’s Top 50 list. Garlits’ appearance at Famoso spread the fame of the track, March Meet and Bakersfield far and wide.

The March Meet and Famoso Raceway created an entire generation of both racers and racing fans and marked Bakersfield as a Mecca for the sport. The Mears family began to race at Famoso, as did Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen, Cruz and Tony Pedregon and many, many others. NASCAR’s Kevin Harvick launched his racing career in Bakersfield.

In its hay day, the March Meet was the race on the NHRA schedule, where legendary racers such as Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, “TV Tommy” Ivo, Shirley Muldowney and Connie Kalitta clashed. Many of today’s stars like John Force and Ron Capps competed in the March Meet.

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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Royal Purple Raceway Fun Ford Weekend Results

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The Roush Yates Performance Products season kick-off at of the Fun Ford Weekend Series at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, TX had a very insistent visit from Mother Nature and her rain-making ways. However, as eternal optimists, racers and car show participants still filed into the raceway in hopes of the skies drying up enough for a full day of racing and car show fun.

Unfortunately, as much as the Royal Purple track crew tried to keep the racing surface safe, Mother Nature prevailed. After a morning of dodging light mist and showers, the drag racing action was suspended before eliminations could begin. After waiting to see what the afternoon weather had in store, racers were given rain-checks and invited back to future events at Royal Purple Raceway.

The drippy skies didn’t keep the team from VMP Tuning from running their at-track dyno and tuning services. Thanks to a tent covering the dyno trailer, the guys from VMP stayed the entire day making sure everyone who wanted dyno time or tuning got it.

The grandstands at Royal Purple Raceway did provide cover for a significant number of entries for the all-Ford car and truck show with even more car show entries filing into the event in spite of the threatening skies. The car show judging and awards were completed before the heavier rains set in later in the afternoon. See the car show results below.

Follow this link to see more photos from the event.

With racers dodging rain showers and the car show participants in place, the Revell models “Make ‘N’ Take program was a huge hit with Ford enthusiasts, both young and old. There are now plenty of “new” Mustang owners, thanks to the folks at Revell.

Royal Purple Raceway
Fun Ford Weekend Car Show Results

Class- Mustang 1964-1968
Winner- Stacey Huffman
Runner Up- Billy Ray Standridge

Class- Mustang 1969-1973
Winner- Craig Waltjer

Class- Mustang 1978-1986
Winner- Wynne Sharp
Runner Up-Andy Warwas

Class- Mustang 1987-1993
Winner- Chris Carroll
Runner Up- John Roche

Class- Mustang 1994-1998
Winner- Jeff Wrst

Class- Mustang 1999-2004
Winner- Scott Gillman
Runner Up- Cosy Castillo

Class- Mustang 2005-2009
Winner- Joe Marche
Runner Up- Robert Rooney

Class- Mustang 2010-2011
Winner- Eduardo Rodriguez
Runner Up- Trayton Hill

Class- Competition Sports
Winner- Clifford Paschal

Class- Galaxie, Fairlane, Torino, Flacon
Winner- Lonnie Wright

Class- Hot Rod
Winner- Walter Stokley
Runner Up- Fred Cross

Class- Pre 1989 SUV & Pickup
Winner- Eddie Randazu

Class- 1990-2010 SUV & Pickup
Winner- Terry Parker
Runner Up- Doni Duplessie

Class- Roush, Saleen & Steeda
Winner- Elizabeth Parsons
Runner Up-James Vandezeyden

Class- Shelby
Winner – Cathy McBryde
Runner Up- Joe Morse

Class- SVT 1993-2004
Winner- David Newman
Runner Up- Jerry Solis

Special Awards
Best of Show- Craig Waltjer
Best Engine- Craig Waltjer
Peoples Choice- Jeff Wrst
MCA Award- Joe Marche
Best Wheels- Walkter Stokley
Cool Factor- Red Cross
Best Paint- Eddie Rondazu
Track Choice- Chris Carroll

 

 

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Airaid Renews Fun Ford Weekend Sponsorship

March 22, 2013 by  
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The Fun Ford Weekend Series welcomes AIRAID® Intakes brand of air intake systems as a returning sponsor for the 2013 season of events.

Founded in 1997, AIRAID advanced the automotive aftermarket industry with the introduction of its AIRAID® Intakes brand of air intake systems. Initially developed for light trucks and sport utility vehicles, the first AIRAID® kits combined an open-element cotton gauze filter with an intake tube to produce an innovative, easy-to-install intake kit which dramatically increased air flow, horsepower and torque while improving overall engine performance.

AIRAID Intake System for Ford Mustang

“We are thrilled to have AIRAID return as a sponsor for the Fun Ford Weekend Series,” says Jeff Lacina, marketing director for the series. “It’s a pleasure to work with a company who understands the performance demands of their customers and is willing to support them through our events. We look forward to helping them build their brand and product awareness with our racers, car show participants and spectators.”

AIRAID has an extensive lineup of air intake systems for most Ford vehicles, including 5.0L, 4.6L and 5.8L Mustangs and Shelby GT500s, the new Taurus SHO as well as a huge lineup for of systems for Ford F-150, F-250 and F-350 trucks.

Each AIRAID® product line is the result of exhaustive research and development. Our in-house engineering team consists of both mechanical and industrial design engineers using the latest 3-D

AIRAID Filter System for 7.3L Ford PowerStroke

CAD modeling equipment to produce advanced designs that make more power right out of the box. A portable 3-D scanner and rapid prototyping machine allows AIRAID® to test new products on our in-house Superflow flow bench and verify the unmatched fit, finish, and style that AIRAID® customers demand. All products are then tested on our all-wheel-drive Mustang chassis dynamometer to produce real-world performance numbers.

All AIRAID® Premium Filters are produced in-house using only the finest materials available and highly specialized manufacturing equipment to ensure a level of quality control no other filter company can match. This is just one of many reasons why all of AIRAID®’s filters are backed by our “No Hassle” Lifetime Warranty. All of AIRAID®’s product lines are proudly manufactured in the USA.

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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Fun Ford Weekend and Mustang Club of America Announce Member Discount Program

March 18, 2013 by  
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Fun Ford Weekend Series officials announce a marketing and member benefit program with the Mustang Club of America – the largest organization of Mustang clubs in the world.

“We’re very pleased to have have the Mustang Club of America join with the Fun Ford Weekend Series as a way to add to the excitement of every event, as well as provide a benefit to MCA members at each and every Fun Ford Weekend event,” says Sara Griewing, marketing director for the series.

At every Fun Ford Weekend event, MCA members will receive a discounted admission simply by showing their MCA membership car when their purchase their participant or spectator admission.

“The MCA strives to bring discounts on all types of merchandise and experiences for our membership. This is one more way we can say that membership in the MCA pays for itself. All MCA members who are able should partake of the opportunity to garner a discount when attending any Fun Ford Weekend event,” says Mary Jeane Wesche, editorial director of the Mustang Times, the official publication of the MCA.

“Fun Ford Weekend events are bound to be a magnet for MCA members and Ford and Mustang enthusiasts everywhere,” adds Wesche. “With the partnership between the MCA and Fun Ford Weekends, there are plenty of opportunities for MCA members to partake of the excitement and fun.”

In addition to the member discount and special car show award, Fun Ford Weekend events advertisements will run in Mustang Times, the official publication and available exclusively to MCA members. The magazine will also contain recaps and photos from all 12 of the 2012 Fun Ford Weekend events on the schedule.

“It’s a pleasure to work with FFW as far as the Mustang Times magazine. Members have access to the individual track events as well as the schedule of upcoming events across the USA and Canada,” notes Wesche. “This information will be available in the Mustang Times as well as posted on our website, www.mustang.org.” Each Fun Ford Weekend event has it’s own section within the MCA forums. You can access the forum by following this link.

The Mustang Club of America may also present a “Best Mustang” award as part of the All-Ford car shows that are such a popular part of the Fun Ford Weekend events. Fun Ford Weekend participants and spectators will also have the opportunity to find out more about the Mustang Club of America from club officials, including the various “membership benefits” that are available through the MCA.

“I see the opportunity for all MCA members enhancing their Mustang experience by attending or participating in the Fun Ford Weekend events,” says Wesche. “Drag racing is an integral part of the Mustang hobby, and watching a race is a blast. There are vendors to visit and a car show for those who wish to participate or just browse.”

About the Mustang Club of America (MCA)
MCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, care, history and enjoyment of all model years of Mustang, Shelby, Boss, Saleen, Roush, SVT Cobra, Steeda and McLaren. You’ll find members throughout the United States, Canada and World Wide and more than 170 local chapters.

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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