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: 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 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,, AIRAID, Mustang Club of America, VMP Tuning, Revell,, Rudolph Foods, Roush Yates Performance Products and the Holiday Inn at Morgantown.


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



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



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



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



August 22, 2013 by  
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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 Fastest 5.0 Shootout $20 Mustang 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 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.

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 Fastest 5.0 Shootout-1/4- mile, Full Tree
5.0 Winner receives 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 or


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 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,, AIRAID, Mustang Club of America, VMP Tuning, Revell,, 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 or


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) 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
SVT Cobra
Roush/Saleen Mustang
Special Interest Mustang
Big Car
Sport Compact
Race Car/Pro Engineered Pro Street
Special Interest Ford
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
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



The return of Fun Ford Weekend at Castrol Raceway thundered into Edmonton, Alberta Canada on July 27, with a BANG! With Fords of all kinds from a Chip Foose edition F-150 to an ’06 red Ford GT, Castrol Raceway became the center of the Blue Oval universe on Saturday. With spectacular burnouts and perfect temperatures for drag racing, the strip hosted the only Canadian Fun Ford Weekend in style, until the clouds rolled in. With Fun Ford Weekend being no stranger to a little soggy weather and despite the sprinkles, the car show continued to draw fans and check out the cars after the racing action ceased for the day with only one bracket unable to finish. While the event was cut short because of the weather, Fun Ford Weekend is proud to provide Ford enthusiasts in Canada a place to celebrate the historic and iconic brand and looking forward to making history with Castrol Raceway in 2014 as Canada’s premier all-Ford destination.

2013 Castrol Raceway Fun Ford Weekend Results




Winner: Chris Simpson, Calgary AB                                                1985 Mustang

Runner Up: Mark Campbell, Stony Plain AB                      1989 Mustang



Mark Campbell, Stony Plain AB                                           1989 Mustang



Winner: Shawn Ellerton, Stony Plain AB                            2003 F-350 4×4

Runner Up: Adolph Sabourin, Leduc AB                            1967 Mustang



James Elliott, Sherwood Park AB                                         1970 Mustang Fastback



Winner: Jim Sieben, Edmonton AB                                     1967 Mustang

Runner Up: Chris Eiswirth, Edmonton AB                         1993 Mustang LX



Winner: Justin Smits, Edmonton AB                                   2011 F-150 FX4



Rain Out





64 ½  – 68 Mustang

Winner: Rob Jackson, North Battlefield SK                        1968 Hardtop

Outstanding: Lyle Custer, Stony Plain AB                           1968 California Special


87 – 93 Mustang

Winner: Darcy Cruickshank,            Leduc AB                               1992 LX


94 – 98 Mustang

Winner: Doug Kanuka, Edmonton AB                                1995 BOSS GT

Outstanding: Brad Massey, Edmonton AB                         2004 SVT Cobra


05 – 09 Mustang Coupe

Winner: Ken Alexander, Sherwood Park AB                      2006 GT


05 – 09 Mustang Convertible

Winner: Laura Zary-Jackson, North Battlefield SK                        2008 Warriors in Pink


2010 – Present Mustang

Winner: Michael Abey, Leduc AB                                        2013 BOSS 302



Winner: Gordon Massey, Banff AB                                      2008 Chip Foose F-150


Special Interest Classic

Winner: Mike Heil, Nisku AB                                                1948 Ford Anglia


Special Interest Modern

Winner: Peter Sitzlen, Rolly View AB                                  2006 Ford GT





Best Paint: Brad Massey, Edmonton AB                             2004 SVT Cobra


Best Engine: Lyle Custer, Stony Plain AB                            1968 California Special


Best Interior: Rob Jackson, North Battlefield SK                1968 Hardtop


Track Top Pick: Michael Abey                                              2103 BOSS 302


Mustang Club of America Best Mustang:

Doug Kanuka, Edmonton AB                                               1995 BOSS GT


Best in Show: Peter Sitzlen, Rolly View AB                         2006 Ford GT


Club Participation:

Alberta Mustang Owners Association


…And Fun Ford Weekend is looking forward to devouring Canadian Sour Cream and Bacon Ruffles in 2014 too!




Virginia Motorsports Park hosted another fantastic Fun Ford Weekend, with a top-notch car show where Ford fans could get up close to see a 2006 Ford GT or a 1948 Anglia and everything in between from a classic 1970 BOSS 302 and the new generation 2012 BOSS 302. Racers lined up in the staging lanes to compete in the Fastest and Quickest Ford classes as well as the DOT racers who also took part in the VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout. DOT trucks even joined in on the racing action in the DOT Tuff Truck class and DOT legal cars with a 5.0L displacement (and one only one power-adder) were able to compete in the Fastest 5.0 Shootout, with winner Travis LaRoque taking home his share of hardware and payouts as Number 1 in the Fastest 5.0 Shootout, 11:00 Index, 13:00 Index and Bracket 1 Fast Ford Aeromotive Eliminator having the “best package” of best reaction time and closest to his dial-in for round 1. If Fun Ford Weekend had a King of the Hill award, LaRoque’s performance would sealed the win early on as he competed against several Fun Ford Weekend veterans like last year’s VMP Fast Ford and this year’s 12:00 Index Winner Tom Conrad Jr. and 12:00 Index competitor and Runner Up, Will McKay who also took the top spot for Fast Ford this year.

With another Fun Ford Weekend in Virginia Motorsports Park’s books, we’re already looking forward to next year.


REACTION      ET                   MPH



Winner: Will McKay – Rockingham NC                   .019                7.692              88.57

Runner Up: Joseph Harley – Upper Marlboro MD                                    6.121              111.42

AEROMOTIVE ELIMINATOR B1 – Travis LaRoque – Cobb Island MD



Winner: Robert Clay Jr. – Chesterfield VA              .009                10.570                        126.60

Runner Up: Reginald Drouin – Chesterfield VA    .002                11.073                        121.29

AEROMOTIVE ELIMINATOR B2 – Duane Eskert – Richmond VA



Winner: Wayne Hand – Jetersville VA                    .041                13.014                        102.98

Runner Up: Jenna Burks – Jetersville VA               .081                13.005                        101.42



Winner: Brandon Johnson – Hurt VA                     .148                12.887                        107.40

Runner Up: Tom Brown Sr. – Charlotte Hall MD   .051                17.638                        83.36



Winner: Sean Kelly – Virginia Beach VA

Runner Up: James Barton – Meherrin VA



Winner: Travis LaRoque – Cobb Island MD           .048                11.061                        124.12

Runner Up: Jenna Burks – Jetersville VA               .046                12.974                        100.63


10:00 INDEX

Winner: Leon Wiggins – Norfolk VA                        .057                10.85              126.09

Runner Up: Tom Pennell – Hughesville MD          .151                10.067                        133.79


11:00 INDEX

Winner: Travis LaRoque – Cobb Island MD           .097                11.156                        115.19

Runner Up: Reginald Drouin – Chesterfield VA    .212                11.057                        121.75


12:00 INDEX

Winner: Tom Conrad Jr – Charlotte Hall MD         .015                12.028                        104.52

Runner Up: Will McKay – Rockingham NC             .049                12.049                        110.81


13:00 INDEX

Winner: Travis LaRoque – Cobb Island MD           .124                13.030                        101.84

Runner Up: Jenna Burks – Jetersville VA               .088                13.081                        101.36


14:00 INDEX

Winner: Wayne Hand – Crewe VA                          .033                13.941                        65.44

Runner Up: Travis LaRoque            – Cobb Island MD     .111                13.750                        70.63



Winner: Ron Rhodes – Townsend DE                                 .073    4.875              159.10

Runner Up: Steven Montgomery – Mechanicsville MD    .026    5.024              143.44




Mustang 64 – 66

Winner: Gene Jones – Church Road VA                                          66 Mustang

Runner Up: Robert Coleman – Colonial Heights VA                      65 Mustang


Mustang 69 – 70

Winner: Paul Wright – Quinton VA                                                 70 Mustang

Runner Up: Timmy Jones – Sutherland VA                                                70 Mustang


Mustang 71 – 73

Winner: Sterling Jones – Sutherland VA                                        72 Mustang

Runner Up: Kirk Thore – Chester VA                                             71 Mustang


Mustang 79 – 93

Winner: Phil Christian – New Kent VA                                           88 Mustang GT


Mustang 94 – 98

Winner: Josh Fowler – Midlothian VA                                             97 Mustang


Mustang 98 – 04

Winner: Daniel Pierce – Virginia Beach VA                                                03 Mustang

Runner Up: Robin Reese –Burkeville VA                                        03 Mustang


Mustang 05 – 09

Winner: Mark Wilson – Midlothian VA                                           07 Mustang

Runner Up: Doug Ferral – Midlothian VA                                      08 Mustang


Mustang 10 – Present

Winner: Jimmy Kasney – Virginia Beach VA                                  11 Mustang

Runner Up: Jason Ringuette – Richmond VA                                 13 Mustang


Shelby 06 – Present

Winner: Lewis Elgin – Chesapeake VA                                           11 GT500

Runner Up: Kevin & Rhonda Pollard – Salem VA                          07 Shelby GT


SVT Cobra Mustang

Winner: MW Coates – Hertford NC                                     03 SVT Cobra

Runner Up: Scott Brubaker – Yorktown VA                       03 SVT Cobra


BOSS 302

Winner: John Powers – Virginia Beach VA                         12 BOSS 302

Runner Up: Steve Smith – S Chesterfield VA                     70 BOSS 302


Roush Mustang

Winner: Pete Almazan – Stafford VA                                  08 Roush Mustang

Runner Up: Randy Stanaway – Yorktown VA                    11 Roush Mustang


Saleen Mustang

Winner: Rick Fee – Virginia Beach VA                                 05 Saleen Mustang

Runner Up: Tim Ross – Stuarts Draft VA                            98 Saleen Mustang


Shelby Cobra

Winner: Rick & Pam Hoskins – Chesapeake VA                 65 Cobra


Mercury Cougar

Winner: Jason Miland – Virginia Beach VA                                    96 Cougar


Ford Thunderbird

Winner: Ron Rigby – Huntersville NC                                 95 Thunderbird

Runner Up: Matthew Persere – Hampton VA                    96 Thunderbird


Fairlane / Torino / Galaxie

Winner: Pete Wright            – Chesapeake VA                               66 Galaxie

Runner Up: Luck Shelton – Colonial Heights VA                62 Galaxie


Falcon / Maverick / Comet

Winner: Robert Southard – Gloucester VA                         64 Falcon Futura


Big Car

Winner: Briant Capps – Suffolk VA                                     56 Ford Crown Victoria

Runner Up: Chris Childress – Henrico VA                          63 Mercury Marauder


Full Size Truck – All Years

Winner: Dan Lyons – Hanover VA                                       79 F-100

Runner Up: Patrick Antkowiek – Sutherland VA               72 F-100


Ford Lightning

Winner: Kent Haddix – Virginia Beach VA                         01 F-150 Lightning


Classic Ford – All Years

Winner: Alan Fibish – Waverly VA                                      34 Ford Coupe

Runner Up: Mike Mayo – Petersburg VA                           47 Ford Coupe



Winner: Sherm Vining – Montclair VA                                84 Lincoln

Runner Up: William Marion – Spotsylvania VA                 54 Ford


Pro Engineered / Pro Street

Winner: Rod & Kim Elish – Moyock NC                              05 Mustang GT Concept

Runner Up: Tim Kirkpatrick – Suffolk VA                          68 Mustang


Special Interest – All Years

Winner: Stuart Sullivan – Fredericksburg VA                    06 Ford GT

Runner Up: Eddie Rightmyer – Littleton NC                      07 Shelby




Best Engine                Patrick Howard                                 70 Mustang

Best Interior              Daniel Staples                                    07 Mustang

Best Paint                   Charles & Deborah Hammock         48 Anglia


Mustang Club of America Best Mustang

Winner:                      Greg Holland                                      11 Mustang


Best of Show              Rod & Kim Elish                              05 Mustang GT Concept




REACTION      ET                   MPH


Winner: Greg Showns – Petersburg VA                  .027                4.787              142.69

Runner Up: David Clark – Victoria VA                    .003                5.470              126.36



Winner: Gerry Fox – Richmond VA                         .013                6.197              110.18

Runner Up: James Sparkman Jr. – Chesterfield VA .032              6.036              114.84



Winner: Jenna Burks – Jetersvile VA                      .157                12.901                        102.03

Runner Up: Andrew Holmes – Franklin VA                        .042                12.771                        106.60



Winner: Ed Youmans – Perkaskie PA                     .056                9.083              140.36

Runner Up: Dan Woods – Gilbertsville PA             .125                11.248                        115.85



Winner: Tony Rogers – Gordonsville VA                 .083                6.164              96.81

Runner Up: Ray Brown – Washington DC              .032                6.287              101.75



Winner: Morgan Benfield – Virginia Beach VA      .033                7.869              81.71

Runner Up: Roger Thornton – N Chesterfield VA .046                7.853              78.94



Winner: Wilson Burkhead – Henrico VA                .063                8.841              140.55

Runner Up: Kevin Johnson – Mechanicsville VA   .087                8.760              145.72







George Timberlake                                                               65 Comet

Gene Jones – Church Road VA                                             66 Mustang

Robert Coleman – Colonial Heights VA                               65 Mustang

MW Coates – Hertford NC                                                    03 SVT Cobra Mustang

Melinda Oliver – Petersburg VA                                         10 Mustang

John Bagley                                                                            07 Cobra

Edward Walter                                                                      03 Cobra

Aubrey Edwards Jr. – Disputanta VA                                  66 Mustang Fastback

Joe & Susan Wade – S Chesterfield VA                              65 Mustang

David Pierce                                                                         03 Mustang

Tim Kirkpatrick                                                                     68 Mustang

Billy Wade                                                                              02 Super Duty

Doug Farrar – Midlothian VA                                              08 Mustang

Briant Capps – Suffolk VA                                                    56 Crown Victoria

Claude Gerst – Richmond VA                                               08 Mustang

Mark Webb                                                                            67 Mustang

Nick Miller                                                                              13 Mustang




On a beautiful Sunday morning Ford fanatics lined up on Thunder Mountain to catch the Fun Ford Weekend action at Bandimere Speedway. With the sun shining on the red rocks, the show cars glistened as owners viewed their reflections in the immaculate paint and chrome as racers made history down the drag strip. Redline Performance was on-hand sponsoring the Tuff Truck class and Fastest 5.0 Shootout contenders went head-to-head for the hardware and payouts. Fans could check out Fords of all eras in the car show as well as the fastest and quickest Fords in the area, making Bandimere Speedway the place to be.



REACTION      ET                   MPH


Winner: Steve Kawano – Lochbuie CO                   .024                10.552                        124.13

Runner Up: Jason Schade – Northglenn CO                       .032                10.951                        121.06


AEROMOTIVE ELIMINATOR FAST FORD                Kevin Schade – Northglenn CO

AEROMOTIVE ELIMINATOR QUICK FORD             John Crooks – Littleton CO



Winner: Steve Sutterlin – Brighton CO                   .067                12.802                        107.26

Runner Up: Craig Caparo – Lakewood CO             .019                11.932                        108.25



Winner: Manny Blea – Albuquerque NM

Runner Up: Briana Laferty – Westminster CO      .078                15.247                        91.70



Winner: Pete “Doc” Medaugh – Arvada CO                       .128                9.633              142.46

Runner Up: Mike Dorn – Greeley CO                      .093                14.263                        71.49



Winner: Davey Sluiter – Grand Junction CO          -.007               18.041                        73.56

Runner Up: Victor Carranza – Lafayette CO          -.009               19.658                        70.31



Winner: Jeff Andreen – Westminster CO               .078                9.955              124.67

RU: Sandy Rufenacht – Highlands Ranch CO         .035                11.164                        116.52



Winner: Bob Duggan – Littleton CO                        -.031               14.378                        90.30

Runner Up: Mark Lichtenwalter – Cozad CO         -.098               14.612                        90.15



Winner: Fred Kennedy – Commerce City CO        .079                12.406                        106.08

Runner Up: Karl Oser – Castle Rock CO                 .241                11.091                        119.51



Winner: Doug Hampton – Aurora CO                     .025                16.947                        73.53

Runner Up: Steve McDuff – Brighton CO               .517                10.665                        120.92



Winner: Mike Pippin – Golden CO                          .098                12.593                        108.64

Runner Up: Mike Higgins – Arvada CO                   .066                11.924                        109.80



Winner: Charles Rice – Aurora CO                        .036                8.309              161.15




Mustang 64 – 73

Winner: Dave Neumann – Lafayette CO                69 Mach 1 Mustang


Mustang 74 – 93

Winner: George Norick – Pueblo CO                       93 Cobra Mustang


Mustang 94 – 04

Winner: Jay Meyerson – Highlands Ranch CO       04 SVT Cobra


Mustang 05 – Present

Winner: Chris Thomas – Centennial CO                 13 BOSS 302


Shelby / Roush / Saleen

Winner: David Gruthoff – Brighton CO                  69 Shelby GT500


Falcon / Comet / Capri / Maverick

Winner: Loren Rutz – Greeley CO                           65 Falcon


Fairlane / Galaxie / Torino

Winner: Darin Santi – Colorado Springs CO          70 Torino



Winner: Michael Longo – Thornton CO                  93 Thunderbird



Winner: Lisa Tomlinson – Lakewood CO                70 Cyclone


Lincoln / Big Car

Winner: Jason Hrobsky – Platteville CO                 65 Lincoln


Classic Ford Pre-1959

Winner: Mike Finley – Westminster CO                 28 Ford


Truck / Wagon / SUV

Winner: Stanley Anderson – Arvada CO                52 F-100


Special Interest / Open

Winner: James Farrell – Arvada CO                                    66 P-400 Ford Bread Truck


Street Rod / Custom

Winner: Rick Mykins – Arvada CO                          33 Coupe


Race Car / Pro Street

Winner: Bob Seylhouwer – Aurora CO                   00 Mustang


Mustang Club of America Best Mustang

Winner: Patrick Lobato – Broomfield CO               11 Mustang


Best of Show

Winner: Matt Else – Firestone CO                           93 Cobra Mustang





Brandon Serres – Torrington WY                           03 Cobra Mustang


Steve Wickinson – Aurora CO                                  93 Cobra Mustang


Michael Rinderle – Lakewood CO                            13 Mustang


Jeff Peterson – Thornton CO                                               85 Mustang


Dustin Gerhardt – Aurora CO                                  11 Mustang


Myron Wagner Jr – Commerce City CO                  11 Mustang


Keith Ducka – Colorado Springs CO                                    93 Cobra Mustang


Mike Dorn – Greeley CO                                           79 Mustang


Robert Bainnson – Littleton CO                               07 Shelby GT



ST. LOUIS (July 3, 2013) – Fun Ford Weekend rolls through Gateway Motorsports Park July 19 – 21 for their second year, and is anticipated to be another stellar on the tour.

The event will kickoff for participants on Friday with Car Show registration from noon – 6:00pm, while Test & Tune begins at 5:00pm and a Run For the Money race starts at 9:00pm on the drag strip.

When the gates open on Saturday for spectators at 9:00am the weekend will start with car show registration from 8:00am to 12:00, time trials beginning at 8:00am and from 10:00am to 4:00 autocross is open for all participants and is included in the car show entry and racer fees. Spectators may join-in maneuvering around the cones for an added fee.

Kids love the popular Revell Make ‘N Take activity that kicks off at noon in the car show awards area, where they can take a break from the heat and make a Mustang model that they get to take home as a gift for coming out to Fun Ford Weekend.

Racing continues through the day with the VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout beginning at 2:00pm, a fantastic exhibition on the track in between the time trials for Fast Ford, Quick Ford, DOT Street Ford and Gateway’s all makes and models points brackets, and the Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge qualifying beginning at 4:00pm. Car show participants will finish off the day in style with a cruise on the oval track right after the car show awards ceremony.

On Sunday spectator gates open again at 9:00 and car show registration begins again 8:00am with judging starting at 12:00. The last time trials for racers begins at 8:30 am while the Fastest 5.0 Shootout rounds out the morning before final eliminations, with an exciting trophy class that’s free for racers with a 5.0L displacement (see rules). Autocross kicks back up at 10:00am and kids can take home a completed model Mustang at the Revell Make ‘N Take is from 12:00 – 2:00pm.

There is no shortage of activities for Midwest Ford fans at Fun Ford Weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park, between the car show, autocross, drag racing, exhibitions on the drag strip including the Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge, as well as the midway’s finest aftermarket Ford Performance products and the best treasures in the RacingJunk swap meet and Collector Car Nation car corral. There is so much to see and do it may take both Saturday and Sunday to enjoy it all.


Spectator Pricing:
$35 Weekend Adult
Saturday – $20
Sunday – $20
Children under 6 Free
6- 12 – $5.00 Per Day

Spectator Gate Hours:
Saturday – 9:00 am
Sunday – 9:00 am

Saturday Elimination Classes


Gateway Super Pro – ¼ Mile (2 time runs and eliminations)

Gateway Pro – ¼ Mile (2 time runs and eliminations)

Gateway Sportsman – ¼ Mile (2 time runs and eliminations)

Gateway Super Pro Motorcycle – ¼ Mile (2 time runs and eliminations)

Gateway Street Motorcycle – ¼ Mile (2 time runs and eliminations)

Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge – ¼ mile (1 time run and eliminations)

All racers entering into the Ford Sunday categories can also enter their vehicle into Saturday afternoon’s Gateway Bracket category program.

Standard Gateway Motorsports Park bracket program entries and payouts apply to Saturday racing.


Sunday Elimination Classes

Fast Ford (Box) – 1/8 mile (3 time runs Sat., 1 time run and eliminations Sun.)

Quick Ford (No-Box) – 1/8 mile (3 time runs Sat., 1 time run and eliminations Sun.)

Ford DOT Street – ¼ mile (3 time runs Sat., 1 time run and eliminations Sun.)

Mustang Guys 5.0 Mustang Shootout – ¼ mile (1 time run and eliminations Sun.)

SuperBucks Super Pro – 1/8 mile

SuperBucks Pro – 1/8 mile


Saturday Awards                                                                               

Top 25 Awards                                                           

ISCA Award                                         

Hard Luck Award                                                                            

Gateway Motorsports Pick  (2 Awards)                             

Club Participation Award  (2 Awards)          

Under 21 Award


Sunday Awards (Plaques 1st & 2nd  & Jackets to Winners) (Must be Present on Sunday)

Mustang 64–66                                                         Conservative/Modified

Mustang 67-68                                                          Conservative/Modified

Mustang 69-70                                                          Conservative/Modified

Mustang 71-73                                                          Conservative/Modified

Mustang 74-78                                                          Conservative/Modified

Mustang 79-93                                                          Conservative/Modified

Mustang 94-98                                                          Conservative/Modified

Mustang 99-04                                                          Conservative/Modified

Mustang 05-09                                                          Conservative/Modified

Mustang 10 – Present                                                          Conservative/Modified

SVT Cobra Mustang                                                  Conservative/Modified

Shelby Mustang                                                       Conservative/Modified

BOSS 302 Mustang                                                   Conservative/Modified

Roush Mustang                                                                    All

Saleen Mustang                                                                   All

Special Interest Mustang (Steeda, Hertz, etc)                All

Sport Compact                                                                      All

Ford Focus 2002 – 2001                                                        All

Ford Focus 1.5 Gen  2005-2007                                           All

Ford Focus 2nd Gen  2008 – 2011                                         All

Ford Focus 3rd Gen  2012 – Current                                        All

Ford Focus SVT  2002 – 2004  (Stock)                         All Years

Ford Focus S/T 2013                                                             All

Capri / Mercury Cougar                                            Conservative/Modified

Fairlane, Torino, Galaxie                                       Conservative/Modified

Falcon, Maverick, Comet                                         Conservative/Modified

Big Car – Crown Victoria/Mercury Grand Marquis           Conservative/Modified

and Mercury Marauder

Lincoln/Mercury                                                       Conservative/Modified

Thunderbird                                                              Conservative/Modified

Ford Full Size Truck All Years                                            Conservative/Modified

Ford Compact Truck all Years                                            Conservative/Modified

Ford Lightning                                                          ConservativeModified

SUV                                                                             Conservative/Modified

Ranger Truck  – Modified                                                    All

Ranger Truck – Lowered                                                      All

Ranger Truck – Lifted                                                                       All

Ranger Truck – Best Display                                                          All

Ranchero                                                                               All

Shelby Cobra                                                             Conservative/Modified

Sport Compact                                                          Conservative/Modified

Classic Ford – All Years                                          Conservative

Street Rod’s T-Buckets                                            Modified Only

Street Rods-1931-1934                                             Modified Only

Street Rods-1935-1939                                             Modified Only

Street Rods-1940-1948                                             Modified Only

Rat Rods – All Years                                                            Modified Only

Conversion                                                                All  (Any Make – Ford Powered)

Race Car                                                                     Modified Only

Pro Engineered                                                         Modified Only

Pro Street                                                                   Modified Only

Special Interest All Years                                                  All


Gold Class (Gold Class – Extensively Done Show Vehicles – Undercarriage will be examined to determine eligibility and final decision will be rendered by the Car Show Official.   All Entries register in their normal class and the show official will provide the owner with the new classification card and ask the owner to move to the Gold Class if selected).


Best of Show                                      Winner Only – Plaque & Class Winner Jacket Awarded

Best Engine                                       Winner Only – Plaque

Best Interior                                     Winner Only – Plaque

Best Paint                                          Winner Only – Plaque

Best Detail                                        Winner Only – Plaque

Mustang Club of America Best Mustang – Winner Only – Plaque & Class Winner Jacket Awarded

Focus Fest Best Focus – Winner & 2nd


Conservative Class Rules:

This class allows 10 aftermarket or factory bolt-on modifications. Modifications include wheels, bright engine dress items, sound systems, pinstriping, spoilers, ground effects, grills, interior trim items. Also included are aftermarket bolt- on engine intake manifolds, headers and air intake systems.   Custom paint such as pearl, candy, metal flake and painted graphics are not permitted in this class.  Molded body work, as well as, smoothed firewalls are not permitted in this class.

Modified Class Rules:

The following changes will move a vehicle to the modified class: Custom interior work: more than three of the following changes: seat design, headliner, door panel, carpet type, trunk liner, dash design. Custom body work: shaving, chopped, wheel well radius change, any type of molding or filling. Custom paint: Painted graphics, murals, candy, pearl, metal flake, shaded. Custom engine updates: Non OEM multi carb set ups, tunnel rams, blowers, turbos, installing late model fuel injection on early vintage vehicles.


Fords Rocked at Memphis International Raceway

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Memphis International Raceway pulled out all the stops for Ford fans of the Mid-South, June 7 – 8, 2013, with a live band straight from Beale Street in the Midway and racing at the Rusty Wallace Karting Experience while racers lined up in the staging lanes for the Friday Night Test & Tune portion of Fun Ford Weekend including lighting up the night with sibling rivalry in the Larson Jet Cars. Saturday, local Ford enthusiasts had the option to watch or participate in another day of Ford excitement like autocross racing on the newly resurfaced road course, drag racing, the car show as well as another day of karting and jet cars exhibitions, all while NASCAR fans looking to fulfill their oval-driven dreams, could test skills on the Nationwide Series track with the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience.

Drag racers competed in Fast Ford, Quick Ford, DOT Street Ford classes as well as the VMP Superchargers True Street Challenge and the Fastest 5.0 Shootout, while the index racers and trucks battled it out between Fast Ford and Quick Ford rounds. The local Mustang Club of America members raced on the strip and autocross road course after car show judging as other car show participants checked out the new Fords on display from Homer Skelton Ford and the Patriot Chopper  courtesy of the Tennessee  Army National Guard.



Fast Ford – Super Pro                                                   REACTION     ET                   MPH

Winner: Rick McPeake – Lexington TN                   .011                6.33                109.75

Runner Up: Gene Smalley – Arlington TN              .044                5.681              120.58

Aeromotive Eliminator: Wes McPeake – Henderson TN


Quick Ford – Pro Footbrake

Winner: John Pitcock – Lake Comorant MS                        .002                6.978              89.06

Runner Up: Cliff Hubbard – Millington TN                        .146                7.249              81.09

Aeromotive Eliminator: David Bell – Blytheville AR


DOT Street Ford

Winner: Wally Britton – Southaven MS                  .168                11.512                        120.01

Runner Up: James Brown – Millington TN             -.018               11.879                        112.56


VMP Superchargers True Street Challenge

12:00 Winner: William Greathouse – Munford TN

13:00 Winner: Robert Vance – Black Rock AR


Tuff Truck

Winner: Denise Stuart – Lakeland TN                    .421                12.131                        99.11

Runner Up: Alan Hutcheson – Satillo MS               .431                14.182                        95.76 Fastest 5.0

Winner: Wally Britton – Southaven MS                  .392                12.068                        100.43

Runner Up: Billy Clay – Cordova TN                       .618                13.563                        104.91


Heads Up Index

Winner: Jamie Tull – Bethel Springs TN                 .338                12.709                        100.33

Runner Up: Michael Rickman – Selmer TN                        .344                10.523                        109.83


11:00 Index

Winner: Michael Rickman – Selmer TN                  .147                10.543                        127.25

Runner Up: Randy Tull – Selmer TN                      .396                10.499                        123.35


13:00 Index

Winner: Jamie Tull – Bethel Springs TN                 .369                13.387                        85.76

Runner Up: John Lovett – Cleveland TN                .106                12.752                        95.98




Mustang 64 ½ – 66

Winner: Scott Wood – Lexington TN                                   1965 Mustang

Outstanding: Matthew Ballentine – Gadsden TN              1965 Mustang


Mustang 67 – 68

Winner: Maverick Radford – Arlington TN                                    1968 Mustang

Outstanding: Daniel Lovelace – Marion AR                                    1967 Mustang


Mustang 69 – 70

Winner: Darrell Mims – Eads TN                                        1970 Mach 1

Outstanding: Brent Holland – Bartlett TN                          1969 Mustang


Mustang 71 – 73

Winner: Rick Duncan – Collierville TN                                1973 Convertible


Mustang 79 – 93

Winner: Wally Britton – Southaven MS                              1990 Mustang

Outstanding: Pat & Teresa Hallman – Atoka TN                1982 Mustang


Mustang 94 – 98

Winner: Dennis Clemons – Dickson TN                              1995 Mustang


Mustang 99 – 04

Winner: Stan Vaughn – Olive Branch MS                           2001 Bullitt

Outstanding: Otis Matthews – Memphis TN                      2000 GT


Mustang 05 – 09

Winner: Al Weisberger – Collierville TN                             2008 Mustang

Outstanding: Ken Roberts – Atoka TN                                2007 GT


Mustang 2010 – Present

Winner: Leonard & Nancy Stephens – Mayfield KY         2012 Mustang

Outstanding: Butch Campbell – Bartlett TN                      2012 Mustang


SVT Cobra Mustang

Winner: Dr. Trey Wilmoth – Olive Branch MS                   1998 Cobra Mustang

Outstanding: Rick DeShields – Cordova TN                       2003 Cobra Mustang


Shelby Mustang 06 – Present

Winner: Ron Splean – Cordova TN                                     2008 Shelby Cobra

Outstanding: Jimmy Pencarinha – Memphis TN               2014 Shelby Cobra


Saleen Mustang

Winner: Casi Lane – Olive Branch TN                                 2006 Saleen Mustang

Outstanding: Paul Bryant – Collinwood TN                       2009 Saleen Mustang


BOSS 302

Winner: Paul O’Rourke – Germantown TN                                    2012 BOSS 302

Outstanding: Terry Rhodes – Memphis TN                                   2013 BOSS 302


Mercury Cougar

Winner: Jordan Holt – Bartlett TN                                                 1999 Cougar


Fairlane / Galaxie / Torino

Winner: Jim Coulter – Memphis TN                                        1963 Galaxie

Outstanding: Tracy Franks – Millington TN                       1967 Fairlane


Falcon / Maverick / Comet

Winner: Leo Harber – Drummonds TN                              1964 Comet


Full Size Truck 1967 – 1986

Winner: Tim Harper – Trenton TN                                     1986 F-150

Outstanding: David Grauer – Trenton TN                          1973 F-100


Full Size Truck 1997 – 2014

Winner: Trey Turman – Olive Branch TN                          2009 F-150

Outstanding: Jerry Severin – Collierville TN                      2013 F-150 Limited


Compact Truck

Winner: Chris Kelly – Cordova TN                                      1935 Ford Truck



Winner: Joe Ervin – Millington TN                                      1966 Bronco


Classic Ford

Winner: Rick West – Millington TN                                     1931 Model A


Conversion – Street Rod

Winner: Scott Webb – Memphis TN                                        1932 Ford


Special Interest – Street Rod

Winner: Michael Hinnant – Milan TN                                 1929 Model A


Special Interest – Unrestored

Winner: Sean Alexander – Cordova TN                              1976 Cobra II


Special Interest – Pace Car

Winner: Al McGough – Byhalia TN                                      1994 Mustang Pace Car


Race Car

Winner: Derrick Maddox – Cordova TN                             2006 GT

Outstanding: Ronald “Thumper” Brown                            Mustang GT



Best Paint

Leo Harber – Drummonds TN                                 1964 Comet


Best Engine

Otis Matthews – Memphis TN                                 2000 Mustang GT


Best Interior

Scott Wood – Lexington TN                                      1965 Mustang


Best Detail

Matthew Ballentine – Gadsden TN                         1965 Mustang


Club Participation

Mid-South Mustangs


Mustang Club of America Best Mustang

Rick Duncan – Collierville TN                                   1973 Convertible


World Motorsports Breast Cancer Foundation Pink Piston

Tracy Franks – Millington TN                                  1967 Fairlane


MIR Top Pick

Casi Lane – Olive Branch TN                                     2006 Saleen Mustang


Best in Show

Darrell Mims – Eads TN                                           1970 Mach 1


Blue Oval Fans Rejoice! The Phil Long Ford “FUN FORD WEEKEND” this Sunday!

June 17, 2013 by  
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MORRISON, CO (June 17, 2013) – On Sunday, June 23rd, The Phil Long Ford “Fun Ford Weekend” will return to Bandimere Speedway. Ford-powered vehicles will own “Thunder Mountain” exclusively for a day of drag racing, car show, midway, exhibitions, and new Ford vehicle displays.

This event and series has been 17 years in the making, after the inaugural Ford event in Denver began officially in 1996.

“We are excited to showcase the brand for our Ford fans, with the support of Fun Ford Weekend here in Denver,” shares Dan Simmons, event coordinator for Bandimere Speedway.

The event features racing classes for all skill and vehicle levels, and a tremendous car show with everything from classic Mustangs and street rods to trucks and hot new products coming from Ford today. The vendor midway will feature local vendors, plus the latest product line-up available from Ford showcased by Phil Long Ford of Denver.

Among the special features will be the Fast Ford race class, Fastest 5.0 Shootout,  VMP Superchargers Max Street heads-up race, Redline Performance Tuff Truck, and a D.O.T. Street class.

Gates Open at 8 am to both spectators and participants. Participant entry is $35 to race or show, and $30 for show only. Adult spectator admission is $15 for adults, with discount coupons available at Phil Long Ford in Littleton, Colorado.

A car show will offer over 15 classes for a variety of cars, plus a special Best Mustang award from the Mustang Club of America. Families are welcome to attend the Revell Make ‘N Take event in the Top Eliminator Club, as each child will be given a free model to complete.

Bandimere Speedway is located four miles south of I-70 on C-470 at the Morrison Road exit. 24-hour information is available on the On-Track Performance Information Hotline at 303-697-4870 or our website at Bandimere Speedway celebrates their 55th anniversary in 2013.


* This event will have over 300 participants from the Colorado Front Range and surrounding areas.
* Event began as a Ford-only race class in 1995, and became the “All-Ford Day” in 1996.
* Phil Long Ford has been the title sponsor of the event since 1999.


-Race/Show: $35
-Show Only: $30
-Spectators: $15
*CAR SHOW: Pre-Register by 6/16/13, Get 1 Free Spectator. Click Here to Pre-Register.
*Mustang Club of America – Members SAVE $5 on entry with proof of member ID card

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

VMP Superchargers MAX STREET
– Heads up racing, Pro laddered, .4 pro tree, must complete a 5 mile cruise prior to first round of eliminations.
– All vehicle must run 12.99 or quicker. Must be Ford powered. Only(1) single power adder. Maximum 10.5 tire (slicks optional) (no 10.5W tire). Current license plates. Functional headlights & taillights. No full tube chassis cars. Stock appearing interior (no aluminum). Gasoline only (no alcohol) e85 accepted. Mufflers mandatory.
– $300 to winner, $150 to runner-up, $75 to semi-finalist
– Trophies to winner, runner-up, semi-finalist & Quarters.

– Open to all Ford products with DOT street tires
– No delay boxes or transmission brakes.(no electronics)
– Trophies to Winner, Runner-Up, Semi’s & Quarters Fastest 5.0 SHOOTOUT
– Open to all 5.0 Engine Vehicles.
– May have one (1) power adder. (turbo, supercharger, nitrous)
– Must be street legal (have current plates and insurance).
– No delay boxes, (no electronics) DOT Slicks optional.
– $300 to winner, $150 to runner-up, $75 to semi-finalists.
– Trophies to Winner, Runner-Up, Semi’s & Quarters

FAST FORD (Super Pro) – Electronics, .5 tenths full tree.
QUICK FORD (Pro ET) – No electronics, .5 tenths full tree.
-$450 to winner, $225 to runner-up, $75 to semi-finalists.
– Trophies to Winner, Runner-Up, Semi’s & Quarters
– Aeromotive Eliminator Award: Detail Below
* Fast Ford & Quick Ford combined after 3rd round, laddered.

Redline Performance Tuff Truck
– Open to all Ford trucks, gas or diesel.
– No delay boxes or throttle stops.
– Trophies to winner, runner-up, and semi-finalists.

-Falcon / Comet / Capri / Maverick
-Fairlane / Galaxie / Torino
-Lincoln / Big Car
-Special Interest / Open
-Street Rod / Custom
-Race Car / Pro Street
-Classic Ford 1959 & Earlier
-Truck / Wagon / SUV
-Shelby / Roush / Saleen / Steeda Mustang’s
-Mustang 1964-1973
-Mustang 1974-1993
-Mustang 1994-2004
-Mustang 2005-Present
-Mustang Club of America Best Mustang Award


Revell Make & Take:
Located in the Top Eliminator Club from 12:00-2:00pm. Families are welcome to come and build model cars with their children inside the tent. Each model vehicle will be given to the children at no charge.

Aeromotive Eliminator Award:
The racer with the “Best Package” of a combined reaction time and dial-in time for Round 1 in Fast Ford and Quick Ford, 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


Blue Oval Mania Returns To Virginia Motorsports Park

June 12, 2013 by  
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After a successful year under the new 2 day format, blue oval mania will be back at VMP with the return of Fun Ford Weekend June 15th and 16th of 2013.

Loyal Ford fans from all over the mid Atlantic will descend to show off their ride in the all Ford car show or show off their pony power and taking their car down the quarter mile.

With everything from the Fast Ford class all the way down to DOT Street ANYONE can come out see how their Ford stacks up against the rest.

If you’re looking for that rare missing part, check out the all Ford swap meet, or if you’re into the newest Ford parts and technology check out the awesome all Ford vendor midway.

VMP is excited to partner up with the Mustang Club of America and national publication Mustang Times will be on hand covering the full event!

Fun Ford Weekend once again will fall on Fathers Day weekend, so bring Dad out and celebrate!

Event Schedule

Gates Open 8:00 A
Racer Tech Inspection 8:00 A
Car Show Registration 9:00 A – 3:00 P
Test and Tune 9:00 A
Racer Time Trials 11:00 A
Car Show Judging 12:00 P – 4:00 P
Exhibitions 1:00 P & 5 P
True Street Cruise 2:00 P
Eliminations 3:00 P
Car Show Awards 5:00 P
Car Show Parade 6:30 P

Gates Open 10:00 A
Racer Tech Inspection 10:00 A
Car Show Registration 10:00 A – 2:00 P
Test and Tune 11:00 A
Car Show (Top 20 People’s Choice) 12:00 P – 2:00 P
Time Runs 12:30 P
Exhibition 1:00 P
Eliminations 1:30 P
Car Show Awards 3:00 P
Car Show Parade 4:00 P

Spectator Admission:

Saturday Only $15
Sunday Only $15
Full Event Combo Ticket (Sat–Sun) $25
Saturday Junior (ages 12-15) $7
Saturday Children 11 & under free when accompanied by a paying adult

Car Show Fees: (All Entries Ford Bodied or Ford Powered)
Car Show (Full Event) $ 25 plus 1 passenger for $7
(Sat – Judged) (Sun – Top 20 People’s Choice)

Racer Fees:
(Sat – All Entries Ford Bodied or Ford Powered) (Sun – Everyone Welcome)

Test & Tune
Sat $25
Sun $30

Fast Ford (Super Pro)
Sat $45
Sun $51

Quick Ford (Pro)
Sat $40
Sun $36

Street Ford (DOT)
$25 Per Day

Index Classes
(10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00)
$30 Saturday Only

VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout
$30 Saturday Only

Tuff Truck
$25 Saturday Only

5.90 Renegade
$60 Saturday Only

Pro Bike
$31 Sunday Only

Junior Dragster
$26 Sunday Only

Additional Participants:

Car Corral
$ 25 Sell your Ford at the event

Swap Meet
$ 25 No new items or apparel; 10’ x 20’ space

Car Show Classes

Saturday Judged 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 All Years
Ford Compact Truck All Years
Ford Lightning
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)

Top Awards
Mustang Club of America Best Mustang
Best of Show
Best Engine
Best Interior
Best Paint
Best Detail

Sunday Awards
Top 20
Club Participation
Under 21 (Ages 21 and Younger)
Track Top Pick


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