Automotive Performance Veteran Jeff Lacina Joins Fun Ford Weekend Series Presented by Roush Yates and JE Pistons

July 26, 2011 by  
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Automotive Performance Veteran Jeff Lacina
Joins Fun Ford Weekend Series Presented by Roush Yates and JE Pistons

Kansas City, MO, July 27, 2011 – Long-time automotive performance marketer and writer, Jeff Lacina, has joined the recently relaunched Fun Ford Weekend series team. In his new role, Lacina will be coordinating marketing and sponsorship programs for the overall Fun Ford Weekend series of events.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the Fun Ford Weekend team and member tracks to relaunch this very popular series of events,” says Lacina. “Being a life-long Ford enthusiast and owner myself, I understand the passion and loyalty the Ford owners have for their FoMoCo products. From the marketing and sponsorship side, these events represent a great way for manufacturers, companies and performance business to connect with their most enthusiastic and active customers.”

Lacina brings more than 25 years of performance automotive experience to his new role with the Fun Ford Weekend series. His professional career includes years of free-lance automotive journalism, including his own column in Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, and most recently, worked as the Marketing Director for Accessible Technologies, Inc. and their ProCharger supercharger brand. Lacina also owns and operates his own on-track performance driving school, Track Guys Performance Driving Events and over the years has been contracted by Ford’s SVT Owner’s Association, Team Shelby, the National Lightning Owners Club and the SVT Cobra Owners Club to conduct high-value performance driving clinics for Ford and Mustang owners across North America.

“When it comes to creating great, family-friendly, Ford-based events, it’s hard to beat the new Fun Ford Weekend format – truly something for every Ford owner,” notes Lacina. “And now I have the privilege of working on behalf of the series and the various tracks in bringing brand-loyal owners, enthusiasts and sponsors together to celebrate the Ford brand and all their great vehicles.”

About Fun Ford Weekend events
The family oriented Fun Ford Weekend series is run by each of the tracks that host the events. Each track creates is own event schedule, racing structure, car show, and if adequate space will also have autocross competition. The goal of the series is to get as many automotive enthusiasts that have a passion for the Ford brand to participate, spectate, and enjoy the events.

About Roush Yates
Roush Yates Engines designs, engineers and crafts high performance racing engines with the power to perform and the horsepower and durability you’d expect from legendary NASCAR pioneers Jack Roush and Robert Yates. The partnership of power and precision has come from merging the knowledge and experience of two legendary engine builders, both with a passion for winning today and powering up for tomorrow. In 2009 Doug Yates purchased his father’s half of Roush Yates Engines to become a co-owner in the company.

As CEO, Doug Yates leads a staff of 180 engineers and technicians who design, assemble, test, and service racing engines at two separate state-of-the-art facilities in Mooresville, North Carolina. Here, the best minds and latest technology are hard at work producing nearly 1,500 racing engines each year for teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, ARCA, Grand-Am, FIA GT3, Dirt Late Model, Sprint cars, and NHRA Pro Stock. At Roush Yates Engines, the mission is Power Performance, which is achieved through innovation, design, precision engineering, and skillful craftsmanship. Building the best engines in racing today, providing service that’s second to none, and honoring a commitment to research and development are the heart of Roush Yates Engines.

For more information about the Fun Ford Weekend events, visit www.funfordweekend.com or contact Lacina at 816/246-1008 or jlacina@forwardsportsmarketing.com.

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Fun Ford Weekend Set for VMP

July 20, 2011 by  
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Fun Ford Weekend Set for VMP

Petersburg, Virginia (July 20, 2011) — For seven years Virginia Motorsports Park hosted the Fun Ford Weekend series to the delight of thousands of enthusiastic fans, vendors, sponsors, racers and participants.

Get ready. Fun Ford Weekend is back at the historic racing facility. Thanks to a new group of dedicated track owners around the country, the Blue Oval celebration can continue.

Fun Ford Weekend makes its return to the national scene this season and will make a stop at VMP, Sept. 10. VMP expects to have hundreds of racers and even more in the car show field. There will be Ford fans of every age on hand to support the Blue Oval brand and welcome back one of the country’s most popular automotive brand celebrations.

Been looking for a new Ford shirt, hard-to-find part or anything else Ford related? The vendor midway is sure to have everything for this fabulous Fun Ford Weekend – and will continue to be Virginia’s biggest all-Ford Race and Car Show.

Event details will be released soon, so stay tuned to www.funfordweekend.com

Virginia Motorsports Park is a 500-acre; state-of-the-art multi-million dollar drag racing facility built in 1994 and is the largest facility of its kind on the East Coast. The Virginia Motorsports Park facility also includes a 1.2-mile national motocross facility, a 1,500-seat Mud Bog and Truck Pull Arena, a brand new BMX track, and hosts concerts throughout the year. Virginia Motorsports Park is located just south of Petersburg, VA off I-85, exit 63A. For more information about VMP’s 2011 racing season, be sure to visit www.virginiamotorsports.com

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Pro Mods to highlight Fun Ford Weekend’s return

July 20, 2011 by  
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PRO MODS TO HIGHLIGHT FUN FORD WEEKEND’S RETURN

Pro Mods to Highlight Full Slate of Exhibition Events at Texas Motorplex

ENNIS, Texas (July 20, 2011) – Fun Ford Weekend is back thanks to a new group of owners who want that shiny Blue Oval to be celebrated all around the country.

Fun Ford Weekend offers everything the true-blue fan loves: car show, show-n-shine, racing, a high-powered exhibition show, autocross, swap meet and more. Fun Ford Weekend will make its return to the famous Texas Motorplex facility on Saturday, Oct. 8.

To help kick off the return of one of the nation’s most beloved car celebrations, Texas Motorplex officials have schedule a Pro Mod exhibition to take place during the Fun Ford Weekend show day.

Details and times will be posted online soon, including more information on the show times for exhibition as well as car show awards, race times and more.

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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TWO ICONIC BRANDS UNITE: MALLORY IGNITION PARTNERS WITH ROUSH YATES

July 15, 2011 by  
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TWO ICONIC BRANDS UNITE: MALLORY IGNITION PARTNERS WITH ROUSH YATES

CLEVELAND (July 15, 2011) – World-class performance companies Mallory Ignition and Roush Yates have come together to create a unique and formidable partnership that fosters better, stronger and faster performance solutions.

Mallory Ignition, a Prestolite Performance brand, and North Carolina-based Roush Yates will collaborate to offer new products and post contingency programs.

“With this partnership, Mallory Ignition can extend its reach into NASCAR, drag, truck and circle track racing,” said Prestolite Performance President Steve Campbell. “We are excited to see two celebrated brands work together to create new, innovative products and grow our respective businesses.”

Products developed through this strategic partnership will give customers the best of both worlds – Mallory Ignition’s decades-long experience in ignition product development combined with Roush Yates’ world-renowned reputation for racing engineering and technical accuracy.

Roush Yates and Prestolite Performance will harness this collaborative energy to launch the Roush Yates and Mallory Racing Ignition system with coil, which will be available at select retail locations and online at malloryracing.com and roushyates.com.

“Earlier this year, Prestolite Performance approached Roush Yates with an opportunity to partner,” said Doug Yates, CEO and co-owner of Roush Yates. “The decision to collaborate came at the perfect time as we were also looking to expand and team up with a strong brand that had a quality reputation and innovative product offerings.”

Prestolite Performance’s Mallory Ignition brand has been involved in the development and sponsorship of the auto racing industry for more than 85 years. With the first Mallory Ignition system winning the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 1926, the brand brings years of experience in supporting the racing community through product development, contingency programs and trackside technical support for racers.

Roush Yates’ background comes from the joining of engine departments from Robert Yates Racing and Roush Racing – longtime business and racing competitors – in 2004. Combining top engineers and technicians from each company to form the “perfect storm” proved to be an instant success. To date, Roush Yates has won 57 Sprint Cup Series and 53 Nationwide Series races as a provider to notable NASCAR racing organizations, including Roush Fenway Racing.

The partnership also includes more than $75,000 in new contingency awards. Roush Yates will be in the field at races and other events this year, showcasing their co-developed products.

“Strategic alliances work when top brands come together and are better recognized when products hit the marketplace,” said Yates. “We see a groundswell of demand of Roush Yates-branded products from this partnership. Also, being able to work with Prestolite Performance in co-developing certain products that legitimately enhance our engine offerings will certainly make our customers better on the track or in the performance space.”

About Prestolite Performance
Prestolite Performance is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of auto racing, performance and appearance products. Prestolite Performance markets its products under well-recognized and respected brands including Mallory Ignition. The Mallory Ignition brand targets enthusiasts and hard-core racers with a line of distributors, ignition boxes, coils, fuel pumps, regulators and starters.

For more information, visit www.prestoliteperformance.com.

About Roush Yates
Roush Yates designs, engineers and crafts high performance racing engines with the power to perform and the horsepower and durability you’d expect from legendary NASCAR pioneers Jack Roush and Robert Yates. The partnership of power and precision has come from merging the knowledge and experience of two legendary engine builders, both with a passion for winning today and powering up for tomorrow. In 2009, Doug Yates purchased his father’s half of Roush Yates Engines to become a co-owner in the company.

As CEO, Doug Yates leads a staff of 180 engineers and technicians who design, assemble, test, and service racing engines at two separate state-of-the-art facilities in Mooresville, North Carolina. Here, the best minds and latest technology are hard at work producing nearly 1,500 racing engines each year for teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, ARCA, Grand-Am, FIA GT3, Dirt Late Model, Sprint cars, and NHRA Pro Stock. At Roush Yates Engines, the mission is Power Performance, which is achieved through innovation, design, precision engineering, and skillful craftsmanship. Building the best engines in racing today, providing service that’s second to none, and honoring a commitment to research and development are the heart of Roush Yates Engines.

For more information, visit www.roushyates.com.

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2011 Fun Ford Weekend Presented by JE Pistons & RoushYates at Texas Motorplex: October 8, 2011

July 1, 2011 by  
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2011 Fun Ford Weekend Presented by JE Pistons & RoushYates at Texas Motorplex: October 8, 2011

Fun Ford Weekend, the Blue Oval fan-favorite series, returns to Texas Motorplex this fall. The large car show, drag race, swap meet, and autocross series, presented by JE Pistons and Roush Yates, will feature the best all ford competition in North Texas on October 8, 2011. Pre-Registration opens for all competitors on Friday July 29 at texasmotorplex.com & funfordweekend.com.

JE Pistons and Roush Yates are supporting the series as it kicks back into action. Doug Yates, CEO of Roush Yates, said the series will help the companies connect with its customers on many levels.

“Roush Yates and JE Pistons have partnered on a lot of great promotions in the past and we expect the Fun Ford Weekend to provide a great audience of current and future customers,” Yates said. “This series will help us promote our website www.roushyatesparts.com as well as our ordering hotline at 877-604-8077, to thousands of Ford enthusiasts seeking the best in custom and new parts, as well as these incredible engines. Our goal is to educate every Fun Ford Weekend participant and fan that they can buy new and used Roush Yates parts the same as professional stock car and drag racing teams do every day.”

Participant entry fee: All Fun Ford Weekend participants will be charged $25 to enter the participant gate (Gate 10).

Participants in autocross, Show-n-Shine, Swap Meet and Car Corral will not have to pay additional fees at the Registration Center. Participants in Quick Ford (box, transbrake), Fast Ford (no box, no transbrake), True Street DOT (street legal, insured), Quick 16 DOT, Dial for Dollars, Judged Car Show, Heads Up Tough Trucks, Heads up Four-Door Frenzy and Heads Up Mustang Madness are required to pay additional fees as follows when picking up registration and tech cards at the Registration Center.

Category Additional Fee Total Class Payout

Quick Ford (Elec.) $50 $3,000 ($1,500 to win)
Fast Ford (No Elec.) $50 $3,000 ($1,500 to win)
True Street DOT $10 $1,000 ($300 to win)
Quick 16 DOT $10 $750 ($250 to win)
Dial for Dollars $20 Winner takes the Dial for Dollars pot
Tough Trucks (heads up) $10 Trophies, gift cards, prizes
Four-Door Frenzy (heads up) $10 Trophies, gift cards, prizes
Mustang Madness (heads up) $10 Trophies, gift cards, prizes
All judged car show $0 Plaques, goodie bags, prizes
Show-n-Shine $0 Goodie bags, prizes
Autocross $0 Plaques, goodie bags, prizes
Swap Meet $0
Car Corral $0
Test-n-Tune $10

Show Car Categories: All car show participants who register before Sept. 30 receive a limited edition event souvenir along with the participant goodie bag.

– Mustang: 1964-’69, 1970-’73, 1974-’78, 1979-’93, 1994-’98, 1999-2004, 2005-’08, 2009-present
– Conversion (Ford powered vehicle)
– Competition Sports: GT 40, Cobra, Kit Car, Road Race, Etc.
– Compact
– Open
– Thunderbird
– Pick-Up Full/Mini 4WD
– Galaxie, Fairlane, Torino
– Pick-Up Full/Mini 2WD
– Rod (pre-1948)
– SUV 4WD
– SUV 2WD
– Lincoln
– Mercury
– Nostalgia
– Big Car
* Special Awards to include: Track Choice, Best Wheels, Cool Factor, People’s Choice, Best Engine, Best Paint/Body, Best of Show and more.

Spectator Ticket Prices

Adult/Crew: $10 ($5 off adult tickets with canned good donation at spectator box office)
Youth (Age 12-17): $5
Children 11 & under are FREE

Parking Fees

Spectator Parking: $5
Pit Side Spectator Parking: $20 (Gate 10 & Park in Red Key)

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

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BANDIMERE SPEEDWAY SETS FUN FORD WEEKEND SERIES OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT

June 27, 2011 by  
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BANDIMERE SPEEDWAY SETS FUN FORD WEEKEND SERIES OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT
The Phil Long Ford “Fun Ford Weekend,” presented by JE Pistons and Roush Yates, of 2011 claims success

MORRISON, Colo. (June 27, 2011) – Thousands of very excited fans attended the first Fun Ford Weekend yesterday under the new ownership of FFW1. Hundreds of show and race cars highlighted the occasion, providing the large crowd of fans with a great day at the race track.

This event was the first of 5 events that will be held throughout the remainder of 2011. The series is already planning their expansion of at least 10 events in 2012.

Drag racing action narrowed to three bracket classes, but featured only two unique names posing for photos at the end of the day, as Thornton, Colorado’s Michael St. Clair went 14-0 on the day to win both Quick Ford and the 5.0 Shootout classes. He did so driving a 1968 Mustang in the Quick Ford category, and a 1990 Mustang in the 5.0 Shootout. He was joined in the Winner’s Circle by Dustin Travis. Travis used a .012 reaction time in the final round to hold off Steve Allen of Northglenn in his 1964 Ford Fairlane.

“Thank you for bring this series back!” shared St. Clair, as he received his hardware at the end of the event.

Jeff Andreen, Charles Sam Rice, and Brad Simonds Sr won individual honors in the Flathead – Inline Nationals held in conjunction with the event.

A 10.5 Outlaw and Max Street heads-up exhibitions showcased the blue oval power with a tease for the future classes to be held at “Fun Ford Weekend” events.

A show field of near 150 participants featuring the diversity only found at a “Fun Ford Weekend” included a Shelby Corral, street rods, freshly restored Mustangs, modern muscle, and tricked-out trucks. Best of Show went to the incredible 2007 grabber orange Mustang of Chris Merkel. Sponsor’s choice went to the 1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL of Nick Swanson.

New Ford products were showcased by Phil Long Ford, along with vendors offering productions from Roush Yates, Ford Racing, off road performance, chassis builders, car clubs, event action photos, and more.

Sporty Bandimere, general manager of Bandimere Speedway was at the event all day Sunday.

“The event was awesome! We had fabulous weather and had a great turnout. Ford fans are very excited for the whole Fun Ford Weekend series to be back and very excited for next year as well. From a facilities standpoint we were just thrilled to be able to be the track to kick off the series,” Bandimere said.

The famous blue ovals were viewed all over the speedway as attendees toured the track. Along with the Fun Ford Weekend car show, the event included drag racing, midway displays and featured the Flathead Inline Nationals.

“Everyone enjoyed themselves whether they were racers, car show participants or just Ford supporters. We truly couldn’t have asked for the event to go much better. There seems to be a lot of excitement and enthusiasm in seeing the Fun Ford Weekend series back and obviously they’re looking forward to the expansion of it in 2012, not only at our facility, but across the country next year,” Bandimere added.

The “Fun Ford Weekend” heads to Virginia Motorsports Park for an event on September 10th, followed by events at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, FL (9/16-18/22), Texas Motorplex in Ennis, TX (10/8), and Memphis International Raceway in Millington, TN (10/15) to complete the five event rebirth of the series in 2011. For complete event information visit FunFordWeekend.com.

Driver Hometown

Fast Ford / Quick Ford
WIN Mike St. Clair Thornton CO
R/U Kevin Schade Arvada CO

Finishline Auto 5.0 Shootout
WIN MIKE ST CLAIR Denver CO
R/U Derrick Else Brighton CO

Flathead/Inline Hot Rod
WIN BRAD SIMONDS SR. WHEATRIDGE CO
R/U ROBERT BALL WINDSOR CO

Flathead/Inline Top Rod
WIN Jeff Andreen Westminster CO
R/U Wes Johnson Wheat Ridge CO

Ford DOT Street
WIN Dustin Travis Denver CO
R/U Steve Allen Northglenn CO

Front Engine Dragsters
WIN Charles Sam Rice Aurora CO
R/U CHRIS LUDWIG LITTLETON CO

Car Show results:

Truck/ wagon/ SUV
Winner Stanley Anderson Arvada, Co 1952 Ford Truck
Runner Up Shannon Nicoletti lakewood, Co 1973 F-250
Runner Up Duane Bonsall longmont, Co 1957 Ranchwagon

Classic Ford 1959-Earlier Winner Chuck Smith Littleton, Co 1934 Ford
Runner Up Shirley Magee Lakewood, Co 1955 Crown Victoria
Runner Up James Valdez Denver, Co 1929 Model A

Muscle Car Winner Darin Santi Colorado springs, Co 1970 Torino Cobra
Runner Up Terry Sandmann Fort Collins, Co 1969 Mustang Mach 1
Runner Up Bill & Sharon Allen Lakewood, Co 1970 Torino

Late Model 1974-Present Winner Duane Takats Colorado Springs, Co 2002 Focus SVT
Runner Up Odean Vardaman Broomfield, Co 2005 Focus
Runner Up Kenny Bowlus Westminster, Co 1992 Taurus SHO

Best of Show Paint Winner Pete Peterson Arvada, Co 1957 Ford Custom
Best of Show Interior Winner Craig Swanson Highlands Ranch, Co 1956 Craig Swanson
Best of Show Engine Winner Chris Merkel Brighton, Co 2007 Mustang
Best of Show Winner Chris Merkel Brighton, Co 2007 Mustang
Sponsor’s Choice Winner Nick Swanson highlands ranch, Co 1964 Galaxie 500 XL

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Team Shelby Members Will Attend Fun Ford Weekend Kick-Off

June 21, 2011 by  
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TEAM SHELBY MEMBERS WILL ATTEND FUN FORD WEEKEND KICK-OFF
Sunday, June 26, 2011

MORRISON, Colo. (June 21, 2011) – Fun Ford Weekend is swinging back into action this week as fans, racers and vendors get ready for the 2011 season kick-off at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo. The event will be held this Sunday, June 26th with gates opening at 8 am to spectators, participants and vendors.

The midway will include displays from presenting series sponsors Roush Yates and JE Pistons, as well as local vendors including Team Shelby Mountain Region.

Team Shelby consists of eight groups: Great Lakes, Mississippi Valley, Mountain Region, Northeast, Northern Plains, Pacific Coast, South Atlantic, and Southern Plains. While many of the Mountain Region members will be represented at the Fun Ford Weekend this Sunday, several other divisions of Team Shelby will be in attendance as well.

“Team Shelby members get together all around the world to share their passion for both the man [Carroll Shelby] and the cars he has produced since 1962,” said Team Shelby Mountain Region Director Jeff Jacobucci.

Team Shelby stemmed from an idea brought about by Carroll Shelby. He wanted a separate club where car owners could come together and dream up new ways to make their cars faster and better, while swapping stories of their latest adventures at the track. His goal was to bring all of these enthusiasts together, along with their Super Snakes, Hertz cars, Cobras, Shelby GT’s, Mustang GT’s with Shelby performance parts, Series 1’s, GLH’s, Vipers and GT500’s.

“Team Shelby is the place for all Shelby Enthusiasts to celebrate everything Shelby,” added Jacobucci, and this Sunday Fun Ford Weekenders will be able to experience the “Shelby world” firsthand.

A Shelby information booth will be on-site where Jacobucci and his wife will have some Shelby merchandise available including three new items from Shelby Signature Foods: a Shelby mesquite barbecue sauce, an all natural Shelby habanero salsa and a Shelby beef and pork rub
http://www.shelbystore.com/category-s/90.htm.

For this Sunday’s Fun Ford Weekend, special parking areas will be available for any Shelby auto1962 and newer, which may be showing and/or racing.

“It’s amazing to see that at 88 years old, Carroll Shelby still has the same passion for building Ford performance vehicles that he did when he was 38. Today you can upgrade your Shelby GT500 to 800 horsepower, and he’s also building a limited number of 1,000 horsepower street Shelby Mustangs. He has a smile and a twinkle in his eye when he talks about that one!” added Jacobucci.

Jacobucci will have three of his personal cars at this weekend’s event: A 2006 Hertz Shelby “Rent a Racer” Mustang, a 1989 #001 Kenny Brown/AutoKraft Short Wheelbase Thunderbird and a 1994 #006 AutoKraft Short Wheelbase Lincoln Mark VIII.

For more information, visit the website at www.funfordweekend.com.

Sunday June 26th, 2011

Participant Car Show:

Gates and show registration open at 8:00 AM
Car Show judging starts at 9:00AM
Car Show judging concludes at 1:00PM
Car Show awards at 3:00PM
Show Classes:

Falcon / Comet
Mustang 1964-1973
Fairlane / Galaxie
Mustang 1974-1993
Lincoln / Continental
Mustang 1994-2004
Shelby
Mustang 2005- present
Race Car
Classic Ford 1959-Earlier
Special interest
Muscle Car 1960-1973
Thunderbird
Late Model 1974-Present
Truck/ Wagon/ SUV

Participant Tickets

Race and Show $30.00
Show Only $25.00
Spectator Tickets
Adult $14.00
Child 12 and under FREE

EVENT RESTRICTIONS:
Race participants 16 & 17 years of age must have a 2011 Minor Release and Waiver of Liability Form signed by parent or legal guardians. Forms must be current 2011 documents. Past year’s forms are not accepted. (Forms are available at the track or can be downloaded at www.bandimere.com under the Racer’s Corner menu). Race participants must have a valid driver’s license. Seat belts and long pants are mandatory for all race participants. All vehicles must meet NHRA safety requirements outlined in the 2011 NHRA Rulebook. No dogs allowed through any spectator gates, except for service animals. Racers coming in with a dog must have the dog secured and kept in the racers pit spot only.

If you have questions, call Bandimere Speedway at (303) 697-6001, On-Track Performance Hotline at (303) 697-4870 or visit www.bandimere.com.

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BLUE OVAL FANS REJOICE! THE PHIL LONG FORD “FUN FORD WEEKEND” IS NEAR!

June 10, 2011 by  
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BLUE OVAL FANS REJOICE! THE PHIL LONG FORD “FUN FORD WEEKEND” IS NEAR!

MORRISON, Colo. (June 10, 2011) – On Sunday, June 26th The Phil Long Ford “Fun Ford Weekend” series presented by JE Pistons and Roush Yates Racing will make its debut at Bandimere Speedway. Ford 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 15 years in the making, after the inaugural Ford event in Denver began officially in 1996.

“The addition of the “Fun Ford Weekend” validates the passion of our Ford fans here in Colorado,” shares Jeff Sipes, event coordinator and media relations. “The loyalty from these fans made this event happen. We are excited to be able to host it for them, and believe the future of this event has never looked brighter.”

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 include Roush Yates, Motorcraft, JE Pistons, local vendors, plus the latest product line-up available from Ford.

Among the special features will be the Fast Ford race class, plus a Chicago-style shootout by 200 mph Ford-powered Top Sportsman cars.

Gates Open at 8 am to both spectators and participants. Participant entry is $30 to race or show. Adult spectator admission is $14 for adults, with discount coupons available at Phil Long Ford in Littleton, Colorado.

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 www.bandimere.com.

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• This event will have over 500 participants from the Colorado Front Range and surrounding areas.
• Event began as a Ford-only race class in 2005, and became the “All-Ford Day” in 1996.
• Phil Long Ford has been the title sponsor of the event since 1999.
• This is the first “Fun Ford Weekend” event under FFW1 management/ownership.

Sunday June 26th, 2011
Participant Car Show:
Gates and show registration open at 8:00 AM
Car Show judging starts at 9:00AM
Car Show judging concludes at 1:00PM
Car Show awards at 3:00PM

Show Classes:

Falcon / Comet
Mustang 1964-1973
Fairlane / Galaxie
Mustang 1974-1993
Lincoln / Continental
Mustang 1994-2004
Shelby
Mustang 2005- present
Race Car
Classic Ford 1959-Earlier
Special interest
Muscle Car 1960-1973
Thunderbird
Late Model 1974-Present
Truck/ Wagon/ SUV

Participant Tickets
Race and Show $30.00
Show Only $25.00
Spectator Tickets
Adult $14.00
Child 12 and under FREE

EVENT RESTRICTIONS:
Race participants 16 & 17 years of age must have a 2011 Minor Release and Waiver of Liability Form signed by parent or legal guardians. Forms must be current 2011 documents. Past year’s forms are not accepted. (Forms are available at the track or can be downloaded at www.bandimere.com under the Racer’s Corner menu).

Race participants must have a valid driver’s license. Seat belts and long pants are mandatory for all race participants. All vehicles must meet NHRA safety requirements outlined in the 2011 NHRA Rulebook. No dogs allowed through any spectator gates, except for service animals. Racers coming in with a dog must have the dog secured and kept in the racers pit spot only.

If you have questions, call Bandimere Speedway at (303) 697-6001, On-Track Performance Hotline at (303) 697-4870 or visit www.bandimere.com.

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High Altitude Flathead-Inline Nationals

May 31, 2011 by  
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HIGH ALTITUDE FLATHEAD-INLINE NATIONALS

This separate event will escort Ford fans to the first Fun Ford Weekend of 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 25, 2011) – It was recently announced that Fun Ford Weekend is back and ready to rumble the grounds of 5 select race tracks across the U.S. for the 2011 year. Bandimere Speedway will host the series kick-off event on June 26th.

Leading up to the very first Fun Ford Weekend of 2011, Bandimere Speedway, located in Morrison, Colo., will once again house the High Altitude Flathead-Inline Nationals, June 24-26. This special event is held in conjunction with the Phil Long Ford “Fun Ford Weekend.”

“These two events go hand-in-hand and will make for a very special weekend.” added Jeff Sipes marketing/ media relations at Bandimere Speedway.

The Flathead-Inline Nationals will provide fans with over 50 Ford powered vintage dragsters and fuel altereds, yielding extreme drag racing entertainment for all. Four drag racing classes are set for this special event. Flathead powered dragsters, altereds, and coupes will compete with various race vehicles running inline 6 cylinder power plants.

“These cars are really amazing to hear and watch,” says Mark Beatty of Bandimere Speedway. “The Flathead-Inline Nationals is a great race that reminds us where drag racing started.” continued Beatty.

Competitors from all around the United States have the opportunity to race for championship trophies at the Flathead-Inline Nationals. The weekend will also include a BBQ on Saturday night of the event and participants will be receiving a special gift from Bandimere Speedway.

Sunday, June 26, 2011 – Fun Ford Weekend at Bandimere Speedway

Feature Show:
Flat Head In-Line Nationals – Over 50 Ford powered vintage dragsters and fuel altereds providing great racing entertainment on the track.

Participant Drag Racing:
Gates open 8:00 AM
Time Trials begin 9:00 AM
D.O.T. Street Tire Class .5 tenths full tree, dial-in class, no transmission brakes or delay boxes, DOT tires

5.0 Shootout presented by Finishline Automotive, .5 tenths full tree, dial-in class, No delay boxes, slicks optional, entries must be street legal (plates and insurance)

Fast Ford (Super Pro) .5 tenths full tree, dial-in class. Electronics*
Quick Ford (Pro ET) .5 tenths full tree, dial-in class, Non-Electronics*

* Fast Ford and Quick Ford will run separate until the 4th round. Class will be combined and laddered starting 4th round
Shelby GT 500/ Lightning Truck bonus program. Awards given out to the fastest Shelby GT 500 and fastest Lightning truck during time trials

Participant Car Show:
Gates and show registration open at 8:00 AM
Car Show judging starts at 9:00AM
Car Show judging concludes at 1:00PM
Car Show awards at 3:00PM

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

Participant Tickets:
Race and Show $30.00
Show Only $25.00

Spectator Tickets:
Adult $14.00
Child 12 and under FREE

EVENT RESTRICTIONS:
Race participants 16 & 17 years of age must have a 2011 Minor Release and Waiver of Liability Form signed by parent or legal guardians. Forms must be current 2011 documents. Past year’s forms are not accepted. (Forms are available at the track or can be downloaded at www.bandimere.com under the Racer’s Corner menu). Race participants must have a valid driver’s license. Seat belts and long pants are mandatory for all race participants. All vehicles must meet NHRA safety requirements outlined in the 2011 NHRA Rulebook. No dogs allowed through any spectator gates, except for service animals. Racers coming in with a dog must have the dog secured and kept in the racers pit spot only.

If you have questions, call Bandimere Speedway at (303) 697-6001, On-Track Performance Hotline at (303) 697-4870 or visit www.bandimere.com.

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Bandimere Speedway to host first Fun Ford Weekend for 2011, sponsored by Roush Yates and JE Pistons

May 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Feature Story, Latest News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BANDIMERE SPEEDWAY TO HOST FIRST FUN FORD WEEKEND FOR 2011, SPONSORED BY ROUSH YATES AND JE PISTONS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 20, 2011) – Fun Ford is back with a select schedule of events for the 2011 year. The series will kick-off June 26th at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado. Fun Ford Weekends will include bracket races, car shows, autocross, and swap meets as well as midway displays.

“After 15 years of hosting local Ford events, we are excited to provide Ford enthusiasts with the ultimate in blue oval fun,” said Sporty Bandimere, General Manager of Bandimere Speedway. “Hosting a Fun Ford Weekend adds to the already strong history of Ford events at Thunder Mountain by bringing a whole new dimension.”

This event will serve as the first of 5 events this year, expanding to 10 or more events next year in 2012.

For further information visit www.funfordweekend.com

Feature Show:
Flat Head In-Line Nationals – Over 50 Ford powered vintage dragsters and fuel altereds providing great racing entertainment on the track.

Participant Drag Racing:
Gates open 8:00 AM
Time Trials begin 9:00 AM
D.O.T. Street Tire Class .5 tenths full tree, dial-in class, no transmission brakes or delay boxes, DOT tires
5.0 Shootout presented by Finishline Automotive, .5 tenths full tree, dial-in class, No delay boxes, slicks optional, entries must be street legal (plates and insurance)
Fast Ford (Super Pro) .5 tenths full tree, dial-in class. Electronics*
Quick Ford (Pro ET) .5 tenths full tree, dial-in class, Non-Electronics*
* Fast Ford and Quick Ford will run separate until the 4th round. Class will be combined and laddered starting 4th round
Shelby GT 500/ Lightning Truck bonus program. Awards given out to the fastest Shelby GT 500 and fastest Lightning truck during time trials

Sunday June 26th, 2011

Participant Car Show:
Gates and show registration open at 8:00 AM
Car Show judging starts at 9:00AM
Car Show judging concludes at 1:00PM
Car Show awards at 3:00PM

Show Classes:
Falcon / Comet
Mustang 1964-1973

Fairlane / Galaxie
Mustang 1974-1993

Lincoln / Continental
Mustang 1994-2004

Shelby
Mustang 2005- present

Race Car
Classic Ford 1959-Earlier

Special interest
Muscle Car 1960-1973

Thunderbird
Late Model 1974-Present

Truck/ Wagon/ SUV

Participant Tickets
Race and Show $30.00
Show Only $25.00

Spectator Tickets
Adult $14.00
Child 12 and under FREE

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