Manufacturers Series Announces 2014 Schedule and Welcomes U.S. 131 Motorsports Park to List of Host Tracks

November 4, 2013 by  
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Manufacturers Series Announces 2014 Schedule and Welcomes U.S. 131 Motorsports Park to List of Host Tracks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (November 4, 2013) – The Manufacturers Series, which is comprised of the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend and Mega Mopar Action automotive events is geared up for the 2014 season with the release of the new 33 event-schedule that includes the dates for the newest host track to join the tour, U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan.2014.MFGLogo

All three branded Series tours will make a stop at the “Fastest Track in Michigan,” giving Chevrolet, Ford and Mopar fans in the Great Lakes region a place to see the finest show cars and fastest drag cars in the area compete for an historic first-place win during the 2014 stops in Martin, Michigan.

“We are excited to have U.S. 131 Motorsports Park join the Manufacturers Series events for our Chevy, Ford and Mopar fans in Michigan to showcase Detroit iron and competition of the American brands,” said Lex Dudas, Manufacturers Series president.

US-131-Logo250The Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance will include 12 events in 2014 beginning in Jupiter, Florida at Palm Beach International Raceway with a new date of April 4-6, and ending at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas October 11-12. Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas will be returning to a two-day Saturday-Sunday event May 17-18, 2014 and will share a weekend doubleheader with Virginia Motorsports Park in Petersburg Virginia.

Fun Ford Weekend will be celebrating the Mustang 50th Anniversary highlighting the iconic pony car all season long to celebrate its successful history. Royal Purple Raceway will host the first of 12 Blue Oval Fun Ford Weekend dates for the 2014 season on March 29, with U.S. 131 Motorsports Park kicking off mid-season as the sixth event on July 13. Texas Motorplex will host the final event for 2014 on November 8, with a later date to beat the Texas heat.

Texas Motorplex will kick-off the 9 event Mega Mopar Action Series March 29, while Mopar Action Magazine welcomes U.S. 131 Motorsports Park to its namesake Series May 15. Virginia Motorsports Park and Palm Beach International Raceway will share a weekend in September as the first doubleheader for the Series on the September 20-21, weekend with Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield California wrapping up the season October 4-5, 2014.

2014 Super Chevy Show Presented by Chevrolet Performance Schedule

April 4-6 Palm Beach International Raceway Jupiter, FL
April 11-13 Memphis International Raceway Memphis, TN
May 17-18 Texas Motorplex Ennis, TX
May 17-18 Virginia Motorsports Park Petersburg, VA
May 30-June 1 U.S. 131 Motorsports Park Martin, MI
June 7-8 Auto Club Famoso Raceway Bakersfield, CA
June 20-22 Gateway Motorsports Park St. Louis, MO
July 11-13 Maple Grove Raceway Reading, PA
August 15-16 Bandimere Speedway Denver, CO
Sept. 26-28 Bristol Dragway Bristol, TN
October 3-5 Rockingham Dragway Rockingham, NC
October 11-12 Royal Purple Raceway Baytown, TX

 

2014 Fun Ford Weekend Schedule

March 29 Royal Purple Raceway Baytown, TX
April 26-27 Rockingham Dragway Rockingham, NC
June 6-7 Memphis International Raceway Memphis, TN
June 14-15 Virginia Motorsports Park Petersburg, VA
June 22 Bandimere Speedway Denver, CO
July 13 U.S. 131 Motorsports Park Martin, MI
July 18-19 Gateway Motorsports Park St. Louis, MO
August 29-30 Bristol Dragway Bristol, TN
Sept. 6-7 Auto Club Famoso Raceway Bakersfield, CA
Sept. 13 Maple Grove Raceway Reading, PA
Sept. 19-20 Palm Beach International Raceway Jupiter, FL
Nov. 8 Texas Motorplex Ennis, TX

 

2014 Mega Mopar Action Schedule

March 29 Texas Motorplex Ennis, TX
April 12 Rockingham Dragway Rockingham, NC
May 18 U.S. 131 Motorsports Park Martin, MI
June 1 Bandimere Speedway Denver, CO
June 8 Memphis International Raceway Memphis, TN
June 21 Maple Grove Raceway Reading, PA
Sept. 20-21 Virginia Motorsports Park Petersburg, VA
Sept. 21 Palm Beach International Raceway Jupiter, FL
October 4-5 Auto Club Famoso Raceway Bakersfield, CA

 

About the Manufacturers Series – Designed to offer a little something for everyone in a family atmosphere for “Big Three” American automotive brand enthusiasts, the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend and Mega Mopar Action Series are all members of the Manufacturers Series with 33 North American events in 2014. Each Manufacturers Series event is wholly owned by its respective host track and showcases a car show, drag racing, manufacturer’s midway, swap meet and car corral, as well as autocross at selected events. For more information or for event schedules, visit www.mfgseries.com

 

 

 

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Fun Ford Weekend – Palm Beach International Raceway Results

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FUN FORD WEEKEND – PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY RESULTS

 

SATURDAY RACE RESULTS ET  MPH
FAST FORD
WINNER: Brandon James, Lox FL 8.086 162.72
RUNNER UP: Mike Howard, Stuart FL 10.586 125.89
QUICK FORD
WINNER: Bradley Snowball, Lox FL 9.73 138.23
RUNNER UP: Chris Fitton 13.057 101.94
DOT STREET FORD
WINNER: Tyler Eichborn, Boynton Beach FL 14.936 94.29
RUNNER UP: Chris Chicoyne, Lox FL 12.559 108.94
MUSTANGGUYS.COM FASTEST 5.0
WINNER: Bill Hennen, Sebastian FL 9.989 144.61
RUNNER UP: Sharad R, Leigh Acres, FL 10.178 124.06
PONY WARS
WINNER: Jeff Smith, Orlando FL 11.008 129.18
RUNNER UP: Steve Gelles, Boynton Beach FL 11.205 124.26
TUFF TRUCKS
WINNER: Brandon Mller, Stuart FL 14.417 96.11
RUNNER UP: Rene Perez 14.962 98.51
MUSCLE MUSTANGS & FAST FORDS TRIATHLON SPEED BRAKE AUTOX 1/4 MILE
STOCK
WINNER: Nicolae Popescu 13.44 110.5 12.59
RUNNER UP: Mario Kuan 13.78 105.19 13.178
RUNNER UP: Kim 12.44 108.81 14.635
MODIFIED
WINNER: Mark McKay 13.34 104.88 12.993
RUNNER UP: Joe Alexander 12.35 109.47 12.123
RUNNER UP: Tedd Siegel 14 108.52 12.459
PREPARED
WINNER: Benton Launerts 12.85 109.77 11.555
RUNNER UP: Victor Oliver 13.68 106.43 14.253
RUNNER UP: Michael Garcia 14.62 111.72 14.74
EXHIBITION
WINNER: Richard Hoffman 15.28 114.22 15.256
RUNNER UP: Jay Schultz 14.16 118.65 NT
 

JUDGED CAR SHOW RESULTS

SHELBY ALL YEARS
WINNER: DW Riordan 2011 GT500
RUNNER UP: Julie Williams 2011 Shelby
RUNNER UP: Chad & Julia Morloc 2009 Shelby
MUSTANG 1964 1/2-73
STOCK
WINNER: Gary Williams 1970 Mach 1
RUNNER UP: Wayne Harlow 1970 Fastback
RUNNER UP: Bob Taylor 1970
MODIFIED
WINNER: Thomas Marrara 1965
RUNNER UP: Steve Eldridge 1967
RUNNER UP: Craig Kelly 1967
MUSTANG 1974-93
STOCK
WINNER: Michael Wissen 1993
RUNNER UP: Tom Ebel 1992
MODIFIED
WINNER: Rich & Anna Peek 1993 GT
RUNNER UP: George Denya 1989
RUNNER UP: Ronald Tavarez 1990
MUSTANG 1994-04
STOCK
WINNER: Mary Ann Mammen 2004 Mach 1
RUNNER UP: Will Michael 2003 SVT Cobra
RUNNER UP: Russel Brumond 2001
MODIFIED
WINNER: Dave Persad 1994
RUNNER UP: Michael Moore 2004 SVT Cobra
RUNNER UP: Jesus Correa 2001 GT
MUSTANG 2005 – PRESENT
STOCK
WINNER: Albert Salvador 2012 BOSS 302
RUNNER UP: Ralph Barzaga 2013 GT
RUNNER UP: Terry Nelson 2010 GT
MODIFIED
WINNER: John Strauss 2012
RUNNER UP: Jordan Thomas 2010
RUNNER UP: Scott Patton 2007
STEEDA / ROUSH / SALEEN
WINNER: David Murphy 2006 Roush
RUNNER UP: Ruben Carrasquillo 2006 Saleen
RUNNER UP: Peter DelPino 2011 Steeda
FALCON / MAVERICK / TORINO / FAIRLANE
WINNER: David Perry 1958 Ranchero
RUNNER UP: Harry Reid 1962 Ranchero
RUNNER UP: Tom VanTurner 1966 Fairlane
MERCURY ALL YEARS & MODELS
WINNER: Zoltan Kovacs 2003 Maurader
RUNNER UP: Stonewall Murray 1965 Comet
RUNNER UP: Gary Cannon 2003 Maurader
THUNDERBIRD
WINNER: Jim Riccardi 1957
RUNNER UP: Doug Gleem 1955
RUNNER UP: Bob Faber 1988
BIG CAR
WINNER: Dan Vandever 1964 Galaxie Convertible
RUNNER UP: Richard Werner 2000 Crown Victoria
CLASSIC FORD
WINNER: Ray Malworm 1978 Pinto
TRUCK & SUV
WINNER: Bryan Nieman 1952 F-100
RUNNER UP: Mike Moore 2003 F-150
RUNNER UP: Tristan Accardi 2003 F-250
STREET ROD / TRADITIONAL ROD / CONVERSION
WINNER: Roger Zielke 1932 Roadster
RUNNER UP: John Sullivan 1934 Coupe
RUNNER UP: John & Sandy Dunham 1997 Mazda

 

 
GOLD CLASS
Karl Summers 1968 GT500
Jim Boyer 2011 GT/CS
David Cox 2011 GT/CS
Tim Biers 2013 Roush

 

 

TOP AWARDS
BEST PAINT: Ed Daniels 2004 Maurader
BEST ENGINE: George Garcia 1965 Mustang
BEST INTERIOR: Doug Curry 1957 Fairlane
MUSTANG CLUB OF AMERICA BEST MUSTANG: Paul Fusaro 2012 GT500
BEST IN SHOW: Jim Ring 1933 Ford
CLUB PARTICIPATION: East Coast Mustangs

 

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Bristol Dragway Fun Ford Weekend Results

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RACE RESULTS

FAST FORD RT D/I ET MPH
WINNER: Will McKay, Rockingham NC .022 7.88 7.858 86.41
RUNNER UP: Rick Wyatt, Blountville TN -.173 6.84 6.848 97.95

AEROMOTIVE ELIMINATOR: Will McKay, Rockingham NC

QUICK FORD
WINNER: Richard Newman, Rogersville TN .026 7.46 7.461 89.94
RUNNER UP: Emil Prisco, Rogersville TN -.068 7.90 7.987 83.69

AEROMOTIVE ELIMINATOR: Josh Wyatt, Piney Flats TN

DOT STREET FORD
WINNER: Danny Towe, Lawrenceville GA .001 12.05 12.085 104.45
RUNNER UP: Michael Hicks, Bristol VA .034 11.98 12.023 109.42

MUSTANGGUYS.COM FASTEST 5.0 SHOOTOUT
WINNER: Alan Ottinger, Blountville TN .205 9.962 140.37
RUNNER UP: Patrick South, Butler TN .234 9.946 137.95

4 CYLINDER BRACKET
WINNER: Justin Pierce, Elizabethton TN .091 12.43 1 2.543 99.82
RUNNER UP: Dave Flanders, Zeeland MI .134 10.95 11.430 122.02

TURBO 4 CLYINDER
WINNER: Joe Laramee, Decatur IL -.378 9.437 142.48
RUNNER UP: Steve Brangwyn, Lansing MI Foul

GAMBLER
WINNER: Gary Susong, Bybee TN .008 5.87 5.866 115.23
RUNNER UP: Danny Towe, Lawrenceville GA .056 7.58 7.573 88.71

VMP SUPERCHARGERS TRUE STREET SHOOTOUT
OVERALL WINNER: Wendell Bennett, Unicoi TN

10:00 INDEX WINNER: David Bleigh, Valley AL
11:00 INDEX WINNER: Wendell Bennett, Unicoi TN
12:00 INDEX WINNER: Racer 405
13:00 INDEX WINNER: Dave Sliger, Johnson City TN
14:00 INDEX WINNER: Scottie Price, Zionville NC
15:00 INDEX WINNER: Winston Chaffin, Castlewood VA

CAR SHOW RESULTS

MUSTANG 64.5 – 72
ORIGINAL: Gary Burke 1968 Shelby KR500 Convertible
MODIFIED: Kendra Nickle 1965 Fastback

MUSTANG 79 – 93
ORIGINAL: Billy Shelton 1992 GT
MODIFIED: Wayne & Debbie Vance 1986 SVO

MUSTANG 94 – 04
ORIGINAL: Gregory Shields 2001 Bullitt
MODIFIED: Ben Briggs Jr. 2003 Cobra

MUSTANG 05 – 09
ORIGINAL: Mike Roach 2008 Mustang
MODIFIED: Amanda Parrott 2006 GT

MUSTANG 10 – PRESENT
ORIGINAL: Gregg Lane 2012 BOSS 302
MODIFIED: Jim & Carrol Dee 2012 Shelby

FORD THUNDERBIRD
ORIGINAL: David Harriman 1967
MODIFIED: Rick Wedgeworth 1964

FAIRLANE / TORINO / GALAXIE / TALLADEGA / CYCLONE
MODIFIED: Chris & Rachael King 1967 Fairlane GT

FALCON / MAVERICK / COMET
ORIGINAL: Alex Lewis 1972 Comet

BIG CAR PRE-70 – TIE
ORIGINAL: Luke & Carolyn Souther 1963 300 Sedan
ORIGINAL: Dilvin Fortenberry 1956 Crown Victoria

FULL SIZE TRUCK
MODIFIED: Jamie Smith 2003 F150

RANCHERO
ORIGINAL: Danny Brown 1962
MODIFIED: David Perry 1958

CLASSIC FORD – ALL YEARS
MODIFIED: Haskel Nee 1961 Starliner

SPECIAL INTEREST FORD
MODIFIED: Terry Lewis 1964 Ford Coupe

TOP AWARDS

MUSTANG CLUB OF AMERICA BEST MUSTANG
WINNER: David & Paula Lopata 2007 Mustang GT

MUSTANG MINISTRIES TOP PICK
WINNER: Dennis Burress 1970 Mustang Mach 1

BEST ENGINE: Rick Wedgeworth 1964 Thunderbird
BEST PAINT: Gary Burke 1968 Shelby KR500 Convertible
BEST INTERIOR: Jim & Carrol Dee 2012 Shelby

BEST IN SHOW: Rick Wedgeworth 1964 Thunderbird

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Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine to host Mustang Triathlon at Palm Beach Fun Ford Weekend event, Sept 14.

September 13, 2013 by  
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Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine will be hosting the 2nd Annual Mustang Triathlon as part of the Fun Ford Weekend at Palm Beach International Raceway, Sept 14, 2013. The event will see Mustang owners put their cars to the test in there distinctly different events: timed autocross, a timed speed braking challenge and low ET 1/4-mile drag race passes.

In keeping with the Olympics spirit, each event will recognize 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers. The overall Mustang Triathlon Champions will be the driver/car combination with the highest average finishing position at the end of the three events.

The Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Mustang Triathlon is open to all Mustang owners and will feature three different classes, stock, modified and prepared. The cars will be placed into their respective categories during tech inspection at the event.

The Triathlon Events:

Autocross

Each competitor will get three runs on the autocross course. Cars knocking down or hitting the orange course cones will incur a 2-second per cone penalty that will be added onto their overall time. Cars going off course or not completing the entire course will receive no time for that run. Each competitor’s fastest run will be used to determine finishing position. Each competitor will be allowed three timed runs and must be completed within the time given for each group and in numerical order.

Speed Brake Challenge

From a standing start, competitors will leave the starting line, accelerating 1,000 feet to the finish line and into a 20-ft deep “stop box,” defined by orange traffic cones. All four of the vehicle’s wheels must cross the finish line, placing the vehicle inside the stop box. Knocking stop-box cones over or moving them out of the marked boxes around their bases will result in a DQ for that run. Competitors with the fastest time wins. Each competitor will be allowed three timed runs and must be completed within the time given for each group and in numerical order.

Drag Race

In a format similar to True Street drag racing, competitors will make three, back-to-back-to-back, 1/4-mile passes on the drag strip. Lowest ET (elapsed time) wins. A Sportsman tree will be used, red-light do not matter. Each competitor will be allowed three timed runs that must be completed within the time given for each group and in numerical run order.

Vehicle Categories

Participants will be placed into one of the following categories, based upon the modifications that have been made to the Mustang/Ford vehicle

Stock:

As manufactured by Ford. OE replacement grade parts can be installed (tires, springs, shocks/struts, etc.) Vehicle MUST have wheels of a size (diameter and width) that would have been available on THAT model and year of vehicle. NO “STICKY” tires unless that Mustang so-equipped from the factory. Must be street legal, licensed and insured. Power adders OK if so equipped from Ford (2003-04 SVT Cobra, 2007-current GT500, Roush RS3, etc). Aftermarket seatbelts/harnesses OK.

Modified:

Mustangs equipped with aftermarket suspension components, wheels and tires. No racing slicks allowed. Must be street licensed, insured and have a majority of it’s interior intact. Roll bars/cages allowed as long as other criteria still met. Engine power adders allowed.

Prepared:

Mustangs built specifically built for autocross, road race or drag race competition. Open to all engine, suspension, brake, wheel/tire modifications, DOT approved competition tires/slicks allowed.

Exhibition:

Open to any Mustang, Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle purely for exhibition. Times will be kept but no results will be rewarded. Vehicles MUST go through pre-event Tech / Safety Inspection prior to running.

Overall Finishing Order:

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be determined in each of the three classes (stock, modified, prepared)

The winning car will be the one with the highest average finishing position (place) from all three events (autocross, speed braking and drag race).

Example:

Driver 1) Autocross: 2nd, Speed Brake: 2nd, Drag Race: 1st, Average: 1.66 ave finish

Driver 2) Autocross: 3rd, Speed Brake: 3st, Drag Race: 4th, Average: 3.66 ave finish

Driver 3) Autocross: 1st, Speed Brake: 1st, Drag Race: 2nd, Average: 1.33 ave finish

Driver 3) 1st place – Gold Medal

Driver 1) 2nd place – Silver Medal

Driver 2) 3rd place – Bronze Medal

1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers will be awarded in each class (stock, modified and prepared).

Tie Breaker:

In the event of a tie, the competitors’ three event times (autocross, speed brake & drag race) will be added together for a total time. The lowest total time will be the winner of the tie.

General rules:

  • Safety is our number one priority!
  • NO Passengers allowed during competition
  • Drivers MUST wear a helmet during all three events (M-, DOT and SA- rated helmets allowed).
  • Drivers MUST wear long pants and closed-toe shoes during each event (driver’s suits, shoes, gloves encouraged)
  • Any driver exhibiting behavior (in the car or out of the car) that is deemed not within the “spirit of the event” may be disqualified from the event at the decision of at least two Event Staff members
  • Event Staff has the final say in vehicle classifications / participant disqualification
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Gateway Motorsports Park Fun Ford Weekend Results

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FUN FORD WEEKEND 2014 @ GATEWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK


SATURDAY RACE RESULTS

VMP SUPERCHARGERS TRUE STREET SHOOTOUT
WINNER: Joe Fiorito
RUNNER UP: Paul Rosner

FORD FOCUS SHOOTOUT
WINNER: Daniel Rosner, Florissant MO 2010 Focus
RUNNER UP: Aron Nic, White GA 2013 Focus

SATURDAY AUTOCROSS RESULTS

NOVICE CLASS
WINNER: Joe Gogolanki 31.676 sec 2002 Focus SVT
RUNNER UP: Dale Hillman 31.874 sec 2013 Focus ST

EXPERT CLASS
WINNER: Bill Bondio 29.930 1961 Dio Tipo Kit
RUNNER UP: Gene Young 30.908 2003 Focus ZX3

SATURDAY CAR SHOW TOP 25

Phillip Hinds, Collinsville IL 2012 Shelby GT500
Brett Ringler, Wooster OH 2007 Mustang
Randy Haukap, Alhambra IL 1968 Mustang
Tom Hartfield, Highland IL 1968 Mustang
Mat Twiehaus, Tulsa OK 1964 Ford
Christopher Creen, Westerville OH 1965 Cobra
Jim Homeier, Imperial MO 1965 Mustang
Matt Torbeich, St. Louis MO 1966 Mustang
Denny Beiter, Highland IL 1969 Mustang Mach 1
Justin Hackbarth, Edmond OK 2013 Focus
Sean Ziolo, Kansas City KS 1969 Mustang Mach 1
Mike Crouch, Collinsville IL 2007 Roush Mustang
Jim Laurent, Prairie Du Rocher IL 2012 Mustang
Larry Reidelberger, Highland IL 1971 Torino
Windy Lynch, Imperial MO 2011 Mustang
Jack Blaedorn, Aberdeen SD 2013 Mustang
Zach Holder, O’Fallon MO 2011 Mustang
Jason Decker, O’Fallon MO 2013 Mustang
Justin Neidlinger, Cadiz KY 2013 Focus
Bob Corwin, Collinsville IL 1993 Mustang
Joe Garrett, St. Jacob IL 1964 Falcon
Dave Watson, Raymond IL 1970 Ranchero
Tom Mahady, Evansville IN 2010 Mustang
Alex Hogue, Moline IL 2012 Mustang

CLUB PARTICIPATION

Focus Revolution, WI & IL
Rusty Rodz, Highland IL

ISCA TOP PICK

John Harmon, Hillsboro IL 1934 Ford Coupe

YOUNG STAR (under 21)

Dylan Myers, Moro IL 2009 Mustang

GATEWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK TOP PICKS

John Harmon, Hillsboro IL 1934 Ford Coupe
Rick Freeman, 1956 Ford Pick Up

SUNDAY RACE RESULTS RT ET MPH

FAST FORD
WINNER: Gary Horstmanm, Festus MO .025 6.297 109.18
RUNNER UP: Leroy Payne, Steelville MO .023 6.147 111.19

QUICK FORD
WINNER: Kenny Gresham, Granite City IL .214 7.056 97.42
RUNNER UP: Aaron Worstell, Union MO .111 7.788 87.88

DOT STREET FORD
WINNER: Jason Phillips, Granite City IL .106 15.114 76.03
RUNNER UP: Clyde Hentz, Staunton IL -.138 14.104 101.09

MUSTANGGUYS.COM FASTEST 5.0
WINNER: William Laut, Pevely MO .343 13.737 91.53
RUNNER UP: .201 12.499 110.66

SUNDAY AUTOCROSS RESULTS

NOVICE
WINNER: Dale Hillman 29.334 sec 2013 Focus ST
RUNNER UP: Kira Sylvester 30.698 2012 Mustang 3.7

EXPERT
WINNER: Julie Young 29.927 Focus SVT
RUNNER UP: Gene Young 30.534 Focus SVT

SUNDAY CAR SHOW AWARDS

MUSTANG 64 ½ – 66 CONSERVATIVE
WINNER: Jim Homeier, Imperial MO 1965 Mustang

MUSTANG 67 – 68 CONSERVATIVE
WINNER: Randy Haukap, Alhambra IL 1968 Mustang
RUNNER UP: Tim Homeier, Imperial MO 1967 Mustang GT

MUSTANG 69 – 70 CONSERVATIVE
WINNER: Denny Beiter, Highland IL 1969 Mustang Mach 1
RUNNER UP: Sean Ziolo, Kansas City KS 1969 Mustang Mach 1

MUSTANG 69 – 70 MODIFIED
WINNER: Dean Matzker, Vandalia IL 1969 Mustang

MUSTANG 71 – 73 CONSERVATIVE
WINNER: Mike Travers, Ballwin MO 1973 Mustang

MUSTANG 74 – 78 CONSERVATIVE
WINNER: Dean & Lori George, Mt. Zion IL 1976 Mustang

MUSTANG 79 – 93 CONSERVATIVE
WINNER: Bob Miller, Peru IL 1985 Mustang
RUNNER UP: Mark Bryan, Peru IL 1979 Mustang

MUSTANG 79 – 93 MODIFIED
WINNER: Darren Diehl, St. Charles MO 1992 Mustang
RUNNER UP: Ronald Sutton, St. Charles MO 1983 Mustang

MUSTANG 79 – 93 CONSERVATIVE 1990s ONLY
WINNER: Bob Corwin, Collinsville MO 1993 Mustang
RUNNER UP: Greg Spurlock, Pontoon Beach IL 1992 Mustang

MUSTANG 99 – 04 CONSERVATIVE
WINNER: Nathan King, Kansas City MO 2002 Mustang GT
RUNNER UP: Mike & Kevin Ciborowski, Trenton IL 2004 Mustang Mach 1

MUSTANG 05 – 09 CONSERVATIVE
WINNER: Lisa Miller, Peru IL 2008 Mustang GT

MUSTANG 05 – 09 MODIFIED
WINNER: Ken Rosslit, Breese IL 2007 Mustang GT

MUSTANG 2011 CONSERVATIVE
WINNER: Rex Eisenhower, West Frankfort IL 2011 Mustang
RUNNER UP: Windy Lynch, Imperial MO 2011 Mustang

MUSTANG 2011 MODIFIED
WINNER: Tom Mahady, Evansville IN 2011 Mustang

MUSTANG 13 – 14 CONSERVATIVE
WINNER: Patti Bubash, Clayton MO 2013 Mustang
RUNNER UP: William Laut, Pevely MO 2014 Mustang

SPECIAL INTEREST MUSTANG
WINNER: Dan Tanner, St. Peters MO 2006 Mustang

SHELBY MUSTANG
WINNER: Phillip Hinds, Collinsville IL 2012 Shelby GT500
RUNNER UP: Wayne Stamberger, La Mollie IL 2009 Shelby GT500

ROUSH MUSTANG
WINNER: Mike Crouch, Collinsville IL 2007 Roush Mustang
RUNNER UP: Chad Moorman, Mt. Sterling IL 2000 Roush Mustang

SVT COBRA MUSTANG
WINNER: Jason Hill, Jacksonville IL 1995 Cobra Mustang

BOSS 302 MUSTANG
WINNER: Shawn Keegan, Franklin IL 2012 BOSS 302 Mustang

THUNDERBIRD
WINNER: Jack Clagys, Bloomington IL 1992 Thunderbird

LINCOLN / MERCURY CONSERVATIVE
WINNER: Ron Banes, Sunset Hills MO 1964 Park Lane

FAIRLANE / TORINO / GALAXIE CONSERVATIVE
WINNER: Brian Holiday, Vandalia IL 1972 Grand Torino
RUNNER UP: Joe Kurwicki, Nashville IL 1969 Torino GT

FAIRLANE / TORINO / GALAXIE 1971 ONLY
WINNER: Larry Reidelberger, Highland IL 1971 Torino
RUNNER UP: Erin Isom, Walsh IL 1971 Torino

FAIRLANE / TORINO / GALAXIE MODIFIED
WINNER: Randy Rigg, Mt. Sterling IL 1964 Fairlane

FALCON / MAVERICK / COMET
WINNER: Joe Garrett, St. Jacob IL 1964 Falcon

BIG CAR – CROWN VICTORIA / GRAND MARQUIS / MAURADER
WINNER: Mike Valentine, St. Louis MO 2010 Taurus SHO
RUNNER UP: Dave Potts, Highland IL 1967 Galaxie

FOCUS 00 – 04
WINNER: Dane Caswell, Chicago IL 2002 Focus

FOCUS 05 – 07
WINNER: Josh Hendricks, Wankasa WI 2005 Focus
RUNNER UP: Jess Lininger , Genoi City IL 2006 Focus

FOCUS 08 – 11
WINNER: Christopher Walters, DeKalb IL 2008 Focus

FOCUS 12 – 13
WINNER: Justin Hackbarth, Edmond OK 2013 Focus
RUNNER UP: Duane Bury, Fayetteville NC 2012 Focus

SVT FOCUS 02 – 04
WINNER: Kyle Griffith, Springfield IL 2003 SVT Focus
RUNNER UP: Ben Richter, Lincoln NE 2004 SVT Focus

FORD TRUCK – LIGHTNING
WINNER: Brad Rehkemper , New Baden IL 2003 Lightning SVT

FORD TRUCK – FULL SIZE CONSERVATIVE
WINNER: Shawn Luns, Troy IL 2007 F-150
RUNNER UP: Chris Agers, Fenton MO 1998 F-150

FORD TRUCK – RANGER
WINNER: Jerald Ford, Lynnville IN 2001 Ranger
RUNNER UP: Tiffany Ford, Lynnville IN 2001 Ranger

SUV MODIFIED
WINNER: Burt Pennington, St. Peters Mo 1999 Explorer

RANCHERO
WINNER: Larry Rowe, Belleville IL 1957 Ranchero

STREET RODS 28 – 34
WINNER: John Harmon, Hillsboro IL 1934 Ford Coupe

SUNDAY CAR SHOW TOP AWARDS

BEST DETAIL
Rex Eisenhower, West Frankfort IL 2011 Mustang

BEST PAINT
Joe Garrett, St. Jacob IL 1964 Falcon

BEST INTERIOR
Burt Pennington, St. Peters MO 1999 Explorer

BEST ENGINE
Dennis Beiter, Highland IL 1969 Mustang Mach 1

FOCUS FEST – BEST FOCUS
WINNER: Kyle Griffith, Springfield IL 2003 Focus SVT
RUNNER UP: Ben Richter, Lincoln NE 2004 Focus SVT

MUSTANG CLUB OF AMERICA BEST MUSTANG
Mike Crouch, Collinsville IL 2007 Roush Mustang

BEST OF SHOW – CONSERVATIVE
Randy Rigg, Mt. Sterling IL 1964 Fairlane

BEST OF SHOW – MODIFIED
Jack Harmon, Hillsboro IL 1934 Ford Coupe

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PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY TO HOST THE LAST STOP FOR FUN FORD WEEKEND IN 2013

September 6, 2013 by  
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Action-packed weekend of family fun includes drag racing, car corral, pro show and much more

JUPITER, FL – September 5, 2013 – Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR) is pleased to present a spectacular, action-packed event on Saturday, September 14, 2013, catering to Ford fans of all ages.

On Saturday, September 14, from 8 am to 6 pm, Fun Ford Weekend – presented by DV8 Motorsports – features thrilling races and family-friendly entertainment including:

• Drag racing on PBIR’s renowned 1/4-mile concrete Drag Strip
• Ford car and truck show presented by South East Rods & Customs
• Mustang Triathlon on the Drag Strip presented by Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords Magazine
• True Street Shootout presented by VMP Superchargers
• MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Shootout
• Aeromotive Eliminator Award
• Pro Show with jet cars, wheel stander and pro mods
• Swap Meet and Car Corral presented by RacingJunk.com and Collector Car Nation
• Revell Make ’n’ Take model building for kids
• Midway featuring the Mustang Club of America
• Ford Racing 3G Shopping Spree Sweepstakes

PBIR partnered with the Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens hotel to offer an exclusive family weekend package for $155 per night which includes: hotel accommodation, buffet breakfast for two adults and up to two children at the hotel’s Great American Grill, two 2-day adult passes with premium seating, unlimited 2-day kids passes with premium seating and complimentary parking at PBIR. The Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens is located just 16 miles from PBIR. To reserve the exclusive hotel package at the Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens, click HERE.

Tickets for the event are $20 for a 1-day adult admission or $35 for a 2-day adult admission. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5 per event day, while children ages 5 and under enter free. Car show participants, racers and spectators receive $5 off each admission with a valid Mustang Club of America membership card, on September 14 only, which includes $5 off for one passenger in a car show vehicle too! For details on tickets for racers and car show participants – and to purchase tickets – visit www.RacePBIR.com. Parking at the facility is free for all racers and spectators.

The weekend kicks off with Test & Tune on the Drag Strip – an open track session for any make and model car, truck, dragster or motorcycle, during which racers can speed down the track for just $20. Gates open at 6 pm; racing continues until 11 pm. Spectator tickets are just $10 for adults while children 12 and younger enter free. Parking at the track is also free.

SERIES
Fun Ford Weekend | www.FunFordWeekend.com

TRACK EVENT SPONSORS
DV8 Motorsports | www.dv8motorsportsinc.com
South East Rods & Customs | www.serodsncustoms.com

SERIES SPONSORS
Aeromotive | www.aeromotiveinc.com
Racing Junk | www.racingjunk.com
Collector Car Nation | www.collectorcarnation.com
RockAuto | www.rockauto.com
AIRAID | www.airaid.com
Mustang Club of America | www.mustang.org
VMP Superchargers | http://vmptuning.com
MustangGuys.com | www.mustangguys.com
Revell | www.revell.com
Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Magazine | www.musclemustangfastfords.com
ShowFinder App | www.showfinderapp.com
Roush Yates Performance Parts | www.roushyatesparts.com
Rudolph Foods | www.rudolphfoods.com/brands/southernrecipe

ABOUT PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR) is a state-of-the-art, acclaimed motorsports and entertainment facility featuring a challenging 2.034-mile asphalt Road Course, an exciting 1/4-mile concrete Drag Strip, and a thrilling 8/10-mile Kart Track. Approved for Indy Car testing, the 10-turn Road Course at PBIR consists of a 6/10-mile straightaway, 90-foot-wide flex-use area, 40- to 60-foot-wide seamless track, and a 6-degree banked corner. The Road Course welcomes world-class annual events including Formula Drift and the Palm Beach Grand Prix. Designed by former NHRA World Champion Wayne McMurtry, the Drag Strip at PBIR hosts such premier events as the International Hot Rod Association’s Nitro Jam™, Pro Winter Warm-Up, 5-Day Citrus Nationals, and Super Chevy Show. Sanctioned by the World Karting Association as a Master Track, the 12-turn, 26-foot-wide Kart Track at PBIR hosts the Florida Winter Tour and conducts karting schools, training courses, 3-hour endurance races, auto crossing events, racing leagues, and “arrive & drive” programs. Driving schools, testing sessions, private rentals, and corporate team-building events are held at PBIR year-round. Founded in 1964 and acquired in 2008 by IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG), PBIR underwent a $20 million remodeling including an upgraded Road Course, low-glare lighting, safety barriers, luxury chalet, VIP trailer and timing tower. Located in Jupiter, Florida, PBIR is the official home of the Palm Beach Driving Club®, MRP Motorsport, and Driven2Win Drag Racing School. IRG also owns and operates Memphis International Raceway™, Southwestern International Raceway™ and International Hot Rod Association™. For more information, visit www.RacePBIR.com, connect with PBIR at www.Facebook.com/PalmBeachIntlRaceway, call 561.622.1400 or send an email to Info@RacePBIR.com.

ABOUT HILTON GARDEN INN PALM BEACH GARDENS
The Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens hotel is located in the heart of downtown in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, within walking distance to a variety of restaurants and shopping locations, and is ideal for corporate and social groups alike. The hotel features 175 rooms, including 17 suites and five family suites. Each room is equipped with a spacious work desk, an ergonomic desk chair, two phones with two lines (data port and voice mail), a hospitality center with a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. A hair dryer, iron, and ironing board are also standard in all rooms. The hotel has a Business Center that is complimentary to guests and accessible 24 hours a day. The Great American Grill® restaurant overlooks a beautiful lake and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner along with evening room service. An outdoor pool with whirlpool is also available as well as a fully equipped fitness center. For more information, visit http://palmbeachgardens.hgi.com.

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CONTACT
Aidy Alonzo
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Palm Beach International Raceway™
17133 Beeline Highway
Jupiter, FL 33478
561.622.1400
AAlonzo@IRGSE.com

Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens
3505 Kyoto Gardens Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
561.694.5833

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MEALS ON WHEELS DONATION EQUALS DISCOUNT FOR FUN FORD WEEKEND FANS AND MEALS FOR COMMUNITY SENIORS

September 3, 2013 by  
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Fun Ford Weekend Kicks off Saturday with a Blue Oval Party

ENNIS, Texas (Sept. 3, 2013) – Fun Ford Weekend fans can feel good about celebrating all things Ford this weekend during the Fun Ford Weekend festival at Texas Motorplex, all while helping to end senior hunger. When fans donate canned goods at the Meals on Wheels tables on site Saturday, they will receive $5 off adult admission –all for helping seniors in Johnson and Ellis Counties.

This is the third consecutive year Texas Motorplex has rewarded Fun Ford Weekend fans for caring so much to end senior hunger.

“We had an amazing turnout of fans bringing great canned goods for our first food drive to end senior hunger in 2011 and we were overwhelmed with the kindness of our fans and the increase in food donated in 2012,” Texas Motorplex General Manager Gabrielle Stevenson said. “We are just thrilled this effort keeps growing and it’s a true testament of how caring race fans and car show fans are, especially in North Texas.”

Fun Ford Weekend is a car show, drag race, swap meet and more. It is a celebration of all things Ford, spanning the generations of one of America’s most popular and historic automotive brands.

MOW_2013_logoMeals on Wheels is more than happy to come out and meet Fun Ford Weekend fans and help collect food that will help seniors in the community.

“We are so excited about the opportunity to partner with Texas Motorplex again during the Fun Ford Weekend event,” Meals on Wheels Community Development Coordinator Lisa Deese, said. “We appreciate the opportunity to share Meals on Wheels with the racing community and work together on feeding our homebound neighbors in need throughout the region.”

Fun Ford Weekend will start quick with a Fast Friday street legal event. Gates open at 6 p.m. and racing will be held on the quickest and fastest track in North Texas from 7 p.m. to Midnight. All street legal racers with a valid license are welcome to race on the famous concrete quarter-mile.

Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday for Fun Ford Weekend. Racing and car show judging go on all day. Car show awards will be held at 3:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.texasmotorplex.com.

Spectator Ticket Prices

–          Adult/Crew: $10 in advance or $15 at the gate ($5 off adult tickets with canned goods donation for senior citizens of Ellis and Johnson Counties served by Meals on Wheels OR a pet food donation for those seniors with companion pets at spectator box office)

–          Youth (Age 13-17): $5           – Children 12 & under are FREE

Parking Fees

–          Spectator Parking: $5              Pit Side Spectator Parking: $20 (Gate 10)

Participant entry fee: All Fun Ford Weekend participants are charged $25 (or just $20 in advance) to enter the event (Gate 10). Participants in Tuff Trucks, Show-n-Shine, Swap Meet and Car Corral will not have to pay additional fees at the Registration Center. Mustang Club of America members save $5 on entry with valid membership card.

Participants in Fast Ford (box, transbrake), Quick Ford (no box, no transbrake), Street Ford (street legal, insured), Dial for Dollars, True Street, Heads Up Index and Test-n-Tune are required to pay additional fees as follows when picking up registration and tech cards at the Registration Center.

Category                                Additional Fee                                   Payout

 

*Fast Ford (Elec.)                  $40 in advance, $45 at event             $1,200 to win

Quick Ford (No Elec.)                        $40 in advance, $45 at event              $1,000 to win

Mustang Guys 5.0 Shootout   $20                                                      Mustang Guys.com Trophy

Heads Up Index (11, 12, 13)  $10                                                      $250 for each class winner

Street Ford                              $10                                                      $250 to win

True Street                              $10                                                      $250to win

Test-n-Tune                             $10                                                      Prizes, giveaways

Dial for Dollars                       $20                                                      Winner takes the pot

*Tuff Trucks (heads up)      $0                                                        Trophies, gift cards, prizes

*All judged car show            $0                                                        Plaques, goodie bags, prizes

Show-n-Shine                         $0                                                        Goodie bags, prizes

Swap Meet                              $0                                                        Goodie bags

Car Corral                               $0                                                        Goodie bags

 

2013 Fun Ford Weekend at Texas Motorplex Event Schedule:

Gates Open                            8 a.m.

Registration &Tech                 8 a.m. – noon

Time Trials                              9 a.m.

Car Show Judging                  2 p.m.

Eliminations Begin                 1 p.m.

Car Show Awards                  3 p.m.

 

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

–          1990-2013 SUV & Pickup

–          2011-2013 Display only

–          Roush, Saleen, Steeda, GT 500

–          Shelby

–          SVT 1993-2013

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

 

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

5.0 Shootout- 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

 

Texas Motorplex was the first all-concrete stadium-style drag racing facility ever constructed. Built in 1986, Texas Motorplex has been the place of many drag racing milestones and world record performances. The Billy Meyer-owned facility hosts a number of racing and car show events between March and November each year and also features the Champion’s Club – an 11,000 square-foot facility – that serves fully catered events throughout the year.

 

 

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Fords Show Their Stuff against ‘The World’ at Maple Grove Raceway

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MOHNTON, Pa. – Sunday’s Fun Ford Weekend planned activities may have fallen victim to Mother Nature’s rain, but Saturday was a big hit with racers and car show enthusiasts at Maple Grove Raceway. Under sunny skies Saturday’s portion of the event hosted “Fords vs. The World” with all makes and models challenging the Blue Ovals on The Grove’s quarter mile in three different mixed classes in between the Ford-only eliminations for Mustang Madness, Tuff Truck, VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout and the Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge.

The Berks County Mustang Car Club, one of the area’s Mustang Club of America’s regional chapters hosted the car show, with fantastic Fords from a 1958 Edsel to a 2014 Roush Mustang and everything in between competing for the top prize. Drag racing legend, Roy Hill picked his Top 25 out of the show field while Berks County Mustang Car Club presented the day’s judged classes.

Sunday’s rain began after several show classes were judged, giving participants a chance to win the coveted Specialty Awards mentioned in the list below. However, the damp conditions made it impossible to run the popular Fun Ford Weekend classes: MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Shootout, Fast Ford, Quick Ford, DOT Street Ford, as well as determine the Aeromotive Eliminators for both Fast Ford And Quick Ford classes.

In addition, Fun Ford Weekend fans were treated to a show by the Jersey Thunder Jet Dragster  and shoppers found Blue Oval treasures in the RacingJunk.com Swap Meet.

It was Curt Rubendall’s 1967 Mustang that won the Bracket 2 race for cars without electronics. Rubendall (Pottstown, Pa.) defeated Greg Eachus (Honey Brook, Pa.) in the final with a pass of 10.478 seconds at 119.22 mph that was .018 over his dial-in. A good reaction time off the line also helped Rubendall as Eachus’ pass of 9.458 at 141.67 in a ’74 Vega was .013 over; Rubendall had a .013 to .114 advantage at the start. Jayme Colon (Reading, Pa.) was a semifinalist.

A dragster claimed victory in Bracket 1 that was reserved for cars with electronics. Brian Crump (Gap, Pa.) drove his ’98 Cressman to the win with a pass of 7.593 at 168.03 that was .033 over. Runner-up Jimmy Bowman (Havre de Grace, Md.) was .093 over in his ’70 Maverick. John Scott (Kinzers, Pa.) and Barry Moyer (Pen Argyl, Pa.) were both in the semifinals.

Husband and wife duo of Bob and LeeAnn Ormsbee (Harrisburg, Pa.) met in final eliminations for the second time in three weeks, in the street legal DOT class, after facing each other in the final round a few weeks ago in the Geezers Reunion at The Grove. Bob Ormsbee won this round in his ’67 Camaro, using a .008 RT and following through with a pass of 11.270 at 113.67 that was .020 over. LeeAnn in a ’79 Corvette was slower off the line and went .018 over. Jared Horn (Quakertown, Pa.) was a semifinalist.

Phillip Feger (Red Lion, Pa.) won the Mustang Madness class over Darryl Wolfe’s (Lebanon, Pa.) ’94 Mustang’s breakout, in his ’99 Mustang with an ET of 14.206 at 97.39. Kevin Beers (Reinholds, Pa.) was a semifinalist.

Ben Maurer (Lebanon, Pa.) won Tuff Truck in an ’01 F-350 with a pass of 15.047 at 90.48 to outrun Christopher Antoes (Coplay, Pa.) and his ’95 Lightning. Josh Verdick (Jackson, N.J.) made the semifinals.

A special Gamblers’ Race was held at the end of the day, and several racers took advantage of the “second chance” race.  Matt Ryan (Sellersville, Pa.) and his ’68 Mustang beat Rob Snyder (Sinking Spring, Pa.) and his ’75 Grenada in the final, surviving a double-breakout run with a 10.678 at 122.74.

Fun Ford Weekend Series sponsors include Aeromotive, RacingJunk, Collector Car Nation, RockAuto.com, AIRAID, Mustang Club of America, VMP Tuning, Revell, MustangGuys.com, Rudolph Foods, Roush Yates Performance Products and the Holiday Inn at Morgantown.

 

SATURDAY RACE RESULTS – FORDS VS. THE WORLD
Bracket 1: Brian Crump, ’98 Cressman dragster, .007 reaction time, 7.593 seconds, 168.03 mph def. Jimmy Bowman, ’70 Maverick, .012, 10.493, 129.14.

Bracket 2: Curt Rubendall, ’67 Mustang, .013, 10.478, 119.22 def. Greg Eachus, ’74 Vega, .114, 9.458, 141.67.

DOT: Bob Ormsbee, ’67 Camaro, .008, 11.270, 113.67 def. LeeAnn Ormsbee, ’79 Corvette, .036, 12.678, 104.95.

Mustang Madness: Phillip Feger, ’99 Mustang, .134, 14.206, 97.39 def. Darryl Wolf, ’94 Mustang, .145, 14.890, 93.65.

Tough Truck: Ben Maurer, ’01 F-350, .183, 15.047, 90.48 def. Christopher Antoes, ’95 Lightning, .183, 15.310, 87.08.

Gamblers: Matt Ryan, ’68 Mustang, .014, 10.678, 122.74 def. Rob Snyder, ’75 Granada, .001, 10.645, 121.88.

VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout Winners:

Winner: Anthony Leone, 10 Sec Index

Runner Up: Jason DuBree, 11 Sec Index

Joe Korus, 12 Sec Index

Scott Mainiero, 13 Sec Index

 

SATURDAY CAR SHOW RESULTS – ROY HILL’S TOP 25

Cindi Crowe, ’13 BOSS 302

Bill Storms, ’14 Roush

Rich Bechtold, ’07 Roush

Gail Moxley, ’09 Roush RTC

Dave Matthews, 38 Coupe

Todd Vasko, ’64 Comet

Brian Crowe, ’03 Excursion

Kenneth Andrews, ’66 Roadster

Bob Meshey, ’82 F-150

Jeff Pierce, ’54 F-100

Joe Albatelli, ’64 Fairlane

George Spaeter, ’71 Torino

Mike Parrotta, ’70 Torino

Marlin Wood, ’66 Fairlane

Dennis Lamm, ’67 Fairlane

Robin Lam, ’66 Fairlane

Bob Kaufman, ’67 500XL

Charlie Long, ’63 Galaxie

Ron Felderstein, ’13 Mustang

Darren Erb, ’06 Mustang

Geoffrey Collins, ’65 Mustang

Donnie Huth, ’97 Cobra

Greg Stevens, ’13 Boss

Robert Penn, ’70 Mach 1

Don Hughmanick, ’69 Mustang

 

SATURDAY CAR SHOW RESULTS – JUDGED CLASSES

Mustang 64-68: Geoffrey Collins, ’65

Mustang 69-73: Robert Ream, ’70 Mach 1

Mustang 74-93: Mark Walters, ’83

Mustang 94-98: Chad Coulter, ’95

Mustang 99-04: Tom Mee, ’01

Mustang 05-09: Geoff Hess, ’06

Mustang 10-present: Ken Lowe, ’11

Shelby: Barry Leonard, ’08 GT500

SVT Cobra All Years: Donnie Huth, ’97 Cobra

Boss All Years: Scott Corman, ’12 BOSS

Roush/Saleen Mustang All Years: Bill Storms, ’14 Roush

Special Interest Mustang All Years (P-51, etc.): Mark Pellechio, ’08 Bullitt

Shelby Cobra/Pantera/Panoz: Kenneth Andreas, ’66 Roadster

Fairlane/Torino/Galaxie: Joe Albatelli, ’64 Fairlane

Falcon/Maverick/Comet: Dusty Brown, ’64 Comet

Big Car: Gary Simpers, ’58 Edsel

Sport Compact: Darrell Belz, ’56 Thunderbird

Race Car/Pro Engineered Pro Street: Oscar Marquez, ’07 Mustang GT

Special Interest Ford All Years: John Hill, ’34 Pickup

SUV/Ranchero: Brian Crowe, ’03 Excursion

Truck/Van All: Jeff Pierce, ’54 F-100

Race & Show: Eric Huber, ’08 GT500

 

SUNDAY CAR SHOW RESULTS – SPECIALTY AWARDS

Best of Show: Bob Mess, ’73 Mach 1

Best High School Car: Randy Glahn, ’00 Mustang

Best Engine: Tom Mee, ’01 Mustang

Best Paint: John Risola, ’98 Mustang GT

Diamond in the Rough: Richard Balthaser, ’83 Capri RS

Mustang Club of America Best Mustang Award: Bill Colosimo, ’68 Shelby

Berks County Car: Charlie Trexler, ’01 Roush

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FUN FORD WEEKEND RETURNS TO TEXAS MOTORPLEX

August 22, 2013 by  
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EVENT DETAILS

 

Participant Entry Fee:

All Fun Ford Weekend participants are charged $25 (or just $20 in advance) to enter the event (Gate 10). Participants in Tuff Trucks, Show-n-Shine, Swap Meet and Car Corral will not have to pay additional fees at the Registration Center.

Participants in Fast Ford (box, transbrake), Quick Ford (no box, no transbrake), Street Ford (street legal, insured), Dial for Dollars, True Street, Heads Up Index and Test-n-Tune are required to pay additional fees as follows when picking up registration and tech cards at the Registration Center.

Category Additional Fee Payout

*Fast Ford (Elec.) $40 in advance, $45 at event $1,200 to win

Quick Ford (No Elec.) $40 in advance, $45 at event $1,000 to win

MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Shootout $20 Mustang Guys.com Trophy

Heads Up Index (11, 12, 13) $10 $250 for each class winner

Street Ford $10 $250 to win

VMP Superchargers True Street $10 $250to win

Test-n-Tune $10 Prizes, giveaways

Dial for Dollars $20 Winner takes the pot

*Tuff Trucks (heads up) $0 Trophies, gift cards, prizes

*All judged car show $0 Plaques, goodie bags, prizes

Show-n-Shine $0 Goodie bags, prizes

RacingJunk.com Swap Meet $0 Goodie bags

Collector Car Nation Car Corral $0 Goodie bags

 

Spectator Ticket Prices

– Adult/Crew: $10 in advance or $15 at the gate ($5 off adult tickets with canned goods donation for senior citizens of Ellis and Johnson Counties served by Meals on Wheels OR a pet food donation for those seniors with companion pets at spectator box office)
– Youth (Age 13-17): $5 – Children 12 & under are FREE

Parking Fees

– Spectator Parking: $5 Pit Side Spectator Parking: $20 (Gate 10)
2013 Fun Ford Weekend at Texas Motorplex Event Schedule: Gates Open 8 a.m. Registration &Tech 8 a.m. – noon Time Trials 9 a.m. Car Show Judging 2 p.m. Eliminations Begin 1 p.m. Car Show Awards 3 p.m.

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
– 1990-2013 SUV & Pickup
– 2011-2013 Display only
– Roush, Saleen, Steeda, GT 500
– Shelby
– SVT 1993-2013
* Special Awards to include: Track Choice, Best Wheels, Cool Factor, People’s Choice, Best Engine, Best Paint/Body, Best of Show and more.
MUSTANG CLUB OF AMERICA BEST MUSTANG

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
5.0 Shootout- 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
VMP Superchargers 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

Class Rules
FAST FORD – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Fast Ford Winner $1,200, runner-up $400
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
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

MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Shootout-1/4- mile, Full Tree
5.0 Winner receives MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Shootout Trophy Eligible to any driver of a Mustang or Ford vehicle with a 5.0L displacement with a Windsor or Coyote engine and only one power adder is allowed (Turbo charger, super charged or nitrous). Any Dial-in, DOT street Tires & Mufflers required, No Electronics.

STREET FORD – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Street Ford Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
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
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
12.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100
13.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100
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)

VMP Superchargers 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.

 

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

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Fun Ford Weekend Returns to Maple Grove Raceway

August 6, 2013 by  
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MOHNTON, Pa. – After its triumphant return in 2012, Fun Ford Weekend at Maple Grove Raceway comes back in 2013 bigger and better than ever, promising Blue Oval enthusiasts with plenty to do both on and off the track.

The two-day show on Saturday and Sunday, August 17-18, features drag racing, a car show, a manufacturers midway and a swap meet. Gates open each day at 8 a.m.

There will be five Ford-only bracket classes on Sunday, including Fast Ford (Bracket 1), Quick Ford (Bracket 2), DOT Street Ford, Mustang Madness and Tough Truck, while Saturday will feature Fords vs. The World as well as a special gambler’s race.

The weekend will also include three special classes:

• The MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Shootout that will feature 5.0L-powered Mustangs or Ford vehicles. Cars may have only one power-adder, such as a supercharger, turbo or nitrous oxide to be eligible.

• The Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge where Ford Racing’s finest purpose-built Cobra Jet Mustangs can take on Roy Hill and his team.

• Ford-bodied and/or Ford-powered vehicles with DOT tires and mufflers are eligible to participate in the VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout. Racers must complete a 20 mile road cruise and three back-to-back rounds of eliminations on one tank of fuel.

Racers running the Aeromotive Fuel Systems decal prior to Round 1 of final eliminations in the Fast Ford and Quick Ford classes are eligible to win the popular Aeromotive Eliminator award for Fun Ford Weekend. One lucky racer in both Fast Ford and Quick Ford with the “Best Package” of best reaction time combined with closest to their dial-in in Round 1 only will win a $200 gift certificate to Aeromotive. As an added bonus if the Aeromotive Eliminator is running an Aeromotive Fuel Pump, Regulator or other product, they will also receive an extra $100!

Fun Ford Weekend will also feature the 422 All-Stars with their head-turning nostalgia Super Stock cars based locally in Oaks, Pa. The team’s mid-1960s NSS cars were an integral part in defining drag racing in the East Coast and will include Fords with 427 Cobra Jet engines challenging Chevys and Chryslers with 8 to 9 second speeds reaching up to 160 mph.

The 2-day car show hosted by the Berks County Mustang Car Club, will feature expanded classes on both days, including the celebrated return of veteran Ford-drag racer Roy Hill’s Top 25 Picks on Saturday, as well as 12 Mustang and 10 other Ford judged classes.

There’s a judged class for every Ford made on Sunday from Rancheros to Ford Falcons and Mercury Cougars. There’s even a special “Diamond in the Rouch” award for unrestored beauties, as well as the Mustang Club of America Best Mustang.

Series sponsors include Aeromotive, RacingJunk, Collector Car Nation, RockAuto.com, AIRAID, Mustang Club of America, VMP Tuning, Revell, MustangGuys.com, Rudolph Foods and RoushYates Performance Products. Mustang Club of America members save $5 on entry (includes $5 off one passenger too) with valid Mustang Club of America card.

The Holiday Inn of Morgantown, Pa., is the official hotel for Fun Ford Weekend at Maple Grove Raceway, for reservations call (800) 339-0264.

For more information, contact Maple Grove Raceway at (610) 856-9210 or visit www.maplegroveraceway.com or www.funfordweekend.com.

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Maple Grove Raceway Fun Ford Weekend Admission Fees

$30 2-day crew or spectator
$20 1-day crew or spectator
Children 12 and under free

Car Show
$25 One day
$45 Two day
$10 Ford bonus ticket (one day w/car show entry)

RacingJunk.com Swap Meet
$25 One day
$45 Two day

2013 Fun Ford Weekend Car Show Classes – Maple Grove Raceway

Saturday Awards

Roy Hill’s Top 25
Mustang 64-68
Mustang 69-73
Mustang 74-93
Mustang 94-98
Mustang 99-04
Mustang 05-09
Mustang 10-Present
Shelby
SVT Cobra
BOSS
Roush/Saleen Mustang
Special Interest Mustang
ShelbyCobra/Pantera/Panoz
Fairlane/Torino/Galaxie
Falcon/Maverick/Comet
Big Car
Sport Compact
Race Car/Pro Engineered Pro Street
Special Interest Ford
SUV/Ranchero
Truck/Van
Race & Show (must run track)

Sunday Judged Awards

Mustang 64-66
Mustang 67-68
Mustang 69-70
Mustang 71-73
Mustang 74-78
Mustang 79-86
Mustang 87-93
Mustang 94-98
Mustang 99-04
Mustang 05-09
Mustang 10 – Present
SVT Cobra
Shelby Mustang 65-70
Shelby Mustang 06-Present
BOSS 69-70
BOSS 12-13
Roush/Saleen Mustang
Mercury Cougar Classic 67-73
Mercury Cougar Modern 83-90
Ford Thunderbird 55-66
Ford Thunderbird 67-97
Ford Thunderbird Retro 02-05
Ford Lincoln Mark Series
Ford Compact 60-69 (Falcon)
Ford Compact 70-79 (Pinto, Maverick, Comet, Capri)
Ford Compact 80-94 (Merkur, Escort Capri)
Ford Compact 95-Present (Contour, Focus, Fiesta, Cougar 99-05)
Sport Compact/Tuner
SHO Taurus
Ford/Mercury Midsize (Fairlane, Torino, Comet, Cyclone)
Ford/Mercury Full Size (Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Mercury Marauder, Galaxie, LTD)
Ford Classic Pre-1960
Special Interest Ford (Cobra, Pantera, T-Buckets, Street & Rat Rods, etc.)
Ford Classic Truck Pre-1956
Full Size Truck/Van
Ford Compact Truck
SVT Lightning 93-95
SVT Lighting 99-04
SUV/Ranchero
Bronco
Race & Show (must run track)

Sunday Top Awards
Mustang Club of America Best Mustang
Maple Grove Best of Show
Best Engine
Best Paint
“Diamond in the Rough”
Club Participation Award

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