Fun Ford Series – Bandimere Speedway, June 14

May 13, 2015 by  
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The Fun Ford Series returns to Bandimere Speedway on Sunday, June 14!

Find admission, schedule, and racing details below!

ADMISSION


-Race/Show: $35
-Show Only: $30
-Spectators: $15
-VDRA Racer: $100
-Child (12 & under): FREE
SCHEDULE


Vendor Entry: 7:00 am
Gates Open: 8:00 am
Time Trials: 9:00 am
Eliminations: 1:30 pm
Car Show:  8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Revell Make ‘N’ Take: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Car Show Awards: 3:00 pm
Event Concludes: 7:00 pm

RACE CLASSES/PAYOUT


 MAX STREET presented by MagnaFuel


– Heads up racing, Pro laddered, .4 pro tree, must complete a 5 mile cruise prior to first round of eliminations.
– All vehicles 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.

DOT STREET FORD


– 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

5.0 SHOOTOUT  presented by  Your Local Ford Stores

– .5 Full Tree
– Dial- Your- Own
- 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 tires only (NO SLICKS)
– $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.
– Fast Ford & Quick Ford combined after 3rd round, laddered.
-$450 to winner, $225 to runner-up, $75 to semi-finalists.
- Trophies to Winner, Runner-Up, Semi’s & Quarters

Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup Class (You must be registered for their Mustang Roundup Event)

– Open to all Ford Powered Vehicles with DOT street tires
– .5 tenths full tree / Handicap Eliminations
– Open exhaust permitted.
– No delay boxes or transmission brakes. (no electronics)
– Trophies to be presented in Steamboat Springs on June 21st.
Awards are: Winner $100, Runner-up $50, Fastest MPH, Quickest Et, Best Light, Best Package ( light + Closest to dial)
  TRUCK


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

UNLIMITED FLATHEAD/INLINE
*will be making 3 qualifying passes on Saturday with Eliminations on Sunday
-Vehicles with superchargers, Flathead conversions, and Inline cross flow conversions allowed.
-.4 Pro Tree
-Heads-Up racing
-Qualify off of Reaction Time

TOP ROD FLATHEAD/INLINE

*will be making 3 qualifying passes on Saturday with Eliminations on Sunday
-Open to all flathead and Inline powered vehicles running 13.99 seconds & quicker. All fuels permitted. -Vehicles may be naturally aspirated, supercharged, turbo-charged, etc. Flathead conversions and Inline cross flow conversions permitted.
-.5 Full Tree
-Dial-Your-Own
-Qualify off of Reaction Time
HOT ROD FLATHEAD/INLINE

*will be making 3 qualifying passes on Saturday with Eliminations on Sunday
-Open to all flathead and Inline powered vehicles running 14.00 seconds & slower. All fuels permitted. -Vehicles may be naturally aspirated, supercharged, turbo-charged, etc. Flathead conversion and Inline cross flow conversions permitted
-.5 Full Tree
-Dial-Your-Own
-Qualify off of Reaction Time
OVER-HEAD-VALVE/FRONT ENGINE DRAGSTER
*will be making 3 qualifying passes on Saturday with Eliminations on Sunday
-.5 Full Tree
-Dial-Your-Own
-Qualify off of Reaction Time

GASSERS
*will be making 3 qualifying passes on Saturday with Eliminations on Sunday
-.5 Full Tree
-Dial-Your-Own
-Qualify off of Reaction Time

PSCA ,

3 Qualifying passes on Saturday Eliminations Sunday
MagnaFuel Outlaw 10.5 Presented By OnTrack Performance & Magnum Transport
– 1/8th Mile * 4-tenths Pro Tree * All Run Field * Pro Ladder

MagnaFuel XDR/TT5 Presented By Overkill Race Cars LLC
– 1/8th Mile * 4-tenths Pro Tree * All Run Field * Pro Ladder

Reaction Performance 235 Limited Presented by Bolton Racing
– 1/8th Mile * 4-tenths Pro Tree * All Run Field * Pro Ladder

Paint by Krusty Outlaw 8.5 Presented By Reaction Performance
– 1/8th Mile * 4-tenths Pro Tree * All Run Field * Pro Ladder

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ididit Sweepstakes Winners Announced

May 12, 2015 by  
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The recent entry deadline for the ididit Sweepstakes with the Manufacturers Series produced three prize winners.  In this one-of-a-kind opportunity from the Manufacturers Series, entrants had the chance to win a $600 gift certificate toward the purchase of a steering column from ididitinc.com. After receiving online submissions through the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend, and Mega Mopar Action websites, each of the series are excited to announce the winners of these fantastic prizes.

The winner of the Super Chevy Show ididit Sweepstakes is Bobby Ingram of Brandon, Mississippi.  Ingram has been involved with automotive restoration and racing for many years. He will be using his new ididit steering column in a 1957 Chevrolet 150, 2-door wagon–similar to the car his family had as a child. Ingram hopes to bring his car to next year’s Super Chevy Show at Memphis International Raceway.

Jim Pichler of Dallastown, Pennsylvania has been selected as the winner of the Fun Ford series ididit Sweepstakes. Pichler has been a fan of the Fun Ford series and has attended events at Maple Grove Raceway. He says that he enjoys the whole event and all that there is to do when Fun Ford comes to the track.

The winner of the Mega Mopar Action series ididit Sweepstakes is Matthew Hambright of Iowa Park, Texas. Hambright is in the process of building a 1971 Dodge Dart Swinger and is looking to use an ididit product to help complete his work.

“We are very excited to recognize the ididit, inc. Sweepstakes winners for our promotion with the Manufacturers Series. It has been fun to reach out to the car show participants that hopefully can use our steering column in their car or truck,” said Jane Callison, President of ididit, inc.

For information on upcoming Chevy, Ford, and Mopar series events, be sure to visit www.mfgseries.com

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Results From Fun Ford Series at Rockingham

May 11, 2015 by  
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For Immediate Release

RESULTS FROM FUN FORD SERIES IN ROCKINGHAM

ROCKINGHAM – The Fun Ford Car Show awarded Best of Show to the 1985 Mustang of Randall Snider, Garner, Best Truck to John Eddings of Foxfire Village in his 2000 Ford Lightning with the Best Classic Award won by Freddie Kelly, Jr of Southern Pines in his 1970 Mustang. Best New Ford was won by Richard Barnhill of Rockingham in a 2015 Mustang and the Club Participation Award went to the Campbell Club or Aberdeen.

After losing the first two races Sunday in a special Spring Civil Wars showdown with Yankee invader Carl Tasca, Carolina’s Roy Hill earned a measure of revenge in the finale when he pushed his Cobra Jet Mustang to the quickest quarter mile in the history of the high-performance Ford breed.

Hill, a former IHRA Pro Stock world champion who now operates Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School at Rockingham Dragway, stopped the timers in 7.523 seconds at 184.75 miles per hour to win a somewhat anticlimatic final against Tasca, who already had won bragging rights in the best-of-three duel.

However, losing the title of “world’s quickest” sent the Rhode Island driver back home determined to recapture the title of having the sport’s quickest and fastest Ford Cobra Jet. The son of the late Bob Tasca Sr., the man who created the original Cobra Jet, had a best time Sunday of 7.596 seconds, his second quickest time ever.

In addition to the match race, the 20th renewal of the Roush Yates Performance Products Spring Civil Wars included a Ford-only car show, events in the Ford Fun Series, exhibition performances by a jet-powered dragster and Danny O’Day’s “Superwinch” wheelstander and a full slate of drag races.

Clayton’s Jamie Carroll picked off the biggest single share of a record event purse when he drove his 1971 Chevy Nova to an eight-round victory for a $2,000 payday in the Soles Auto Service Footbrake class on Sunday.

In addition to Carroll, event winners included Willie Lytch of Southern Pines, who drove his 1967 Chevy Camaro to a big win in the ATI Pro Tree Doorslammer class; Dallas Glenn of Mooresville, whose 1968 Chevy El Camino was a popular winner in Open Comp; Bennett’s Howard Brewer, a winner in Combo Eliminator with his ’85 Mustang; and former Rock track champ Steve Alford of Angier, who won Saturday’s Sole Footbrake title in a race completed Sunday morning.

In an all-Alford final, Steve Alford used a .003 of a second reaction time to turn back Rashad Alford of Benson, who lost despite running dead-on his target at 6.860.  The margin at the finish line was .010 of a second.

In the 5.30 Index class, which made its Civil Wars debut, Robert Anderson drove his 1963 Chevy Corvette to victory over Andy Jeffers in a final round featuring drivers from the same hometown – Cassatt, S.C.

Although an overall champion was not determined due to Saturday time constraints, the debut of the Donnie Gibbs Racing Outlaw 4.70 class was declared a major success after attracting a field of 25.

The purse was split Saturday night among four unbeaten – Nick Cline of Mooresville, whose 1934 Chevy coupe was a fan favorite, Dale McSwain of Norwood, Charlotte’s Greg Patillo Jr. and Kevin Carpenter.  Johnathan Gibbs of Salisbury was the top qualifier at 4.705 seconds, .005 off the target.

*****

ROCKINGHAM – Results from the 20th annual Roush Yates Performance Products Spring Civil Wars event at Rockingham Dragway:

 

SUNDAY

 

Cobra Jet Showdown

Match 1 – Carl Tasca, Cranston, R.I., 7.628, 181.13 mph, def. Roy Hill, Sophia, N.C., 7.706, 182.43 mph.

Match 2 – Carl Tasca, Cranston, R.I., 7.596, 180.66 mph, def. Roy Hill, Sophia, N.C., 7.620, 170.11 mph.

March 3 – Roy Hill, Sophia, N.C., 7.523, 184.75 mph, def. Carl Tasca, Cranston, R.I., 10.305, 86.73 mph.

 

ATI Pro Tree Doorslammer

Round 4 – Colon Richardson, Asheboro, 5.491 on a 5.480, 127.16 mph, def. Ray Harring, Loris, S.C., foul; Robert Richardson, Asheboro, 1969 Chevy Nova, 6.001 on a 5.990, 113.82 mph, def. Tracy Massey, Wilmington, 7.022 breakout on a l7.030, 95.85 mph; Jamie Carroll, Clayton, 1971 Chevy Nova, 6.311 on a 6.270, 106.26 mph, def. Eddie Shelley, Rockingham, 1990 Chevy Camaro, 5.702 breakout on a 5.740, 117.52 mph; Michael Brady, Liberty, 1967 Chevy Camaro, 5.832 on a 5.830, 114.35 mph, def. Daniel Comer, New London, 1971 Ford Maverick, 6.950 on a 6.950, 97.22 mph; Willie Lytch, Southern Pines, 1967 Chevy Camaro, 6.311 on a 6.300, 108.49 mph, def. B.J. Cook, Wingate, 1972 Chevy Camaro, 7.173 breakout on a 7.180, 95.13 mph; Arana Blanton, Loris, S.C., 1968 Chevy Camaro, bye.

Round 5 – R. Richardson, 5.999 on a 5.990, 113.91 mph, def. C. Richardson, 5.501 on a 5.480, 124.45 mph; Lytch, 6.308 on a 6.300, 106.55 mph, def. Brady, 5.836 on a 5.810, 117.92 mph; Blanton, 6.057 on a 6.050, 112.41 mph, def. Carroll, 6.277 on a 6.260, 108.59 mph.

Semifinals – Lytch, 6.312 on a 6.300, 109.32 mph, def. Blanton, 6.059 on a 6.050, 112.76 mph; R. Richardson, bye.

FINAL – Willie Lytch, Southern Pines, 1967 Chevy Camaro, 6.323 on a 6.300, 107.97 mph, def. Robert Richardson, Asheboro, 1969 Chevy Nova, 6.011 on a 6.000, 113.38 mph.

 

Network Distributors Open Comp

Round 3 – Justen West, Dunn, 1969 Chevy Camaro, 12.604 on a 12.670, 102.38 mph, def. Ron Williams, Eagle Springs, foul; Dallas Glenn, Mooresville, 1968 Chevy El Camino, 11.580 on an 11.560, 108.68 mph, def. Nikki Williams, Carthage, 11.662 breakout on an 11.730, 117.30 mph; Curtis Williams, Jacksonville, 12.478 on a 12.600, 97.78 mph, def. Travis Frazier, Franklinville, 1986 Ford Mustang, foul; Donald Daniels, Godwin, 1981 Oldsmobile, 11.240 on an 11.330, 116.34 mph, def. Steve Keller, Mooresville, 1968 Chevy Camaro, 10.372 breakout on a 10.490, 117.21 mph; Willie Morgan, Eagle Springs, bye.

Round 4 – Daniels, bye; Glenn, 11.48 on an 11.560, 113.56 mph, def. Williams, 12.459 breakout on a 12.600, 91.36 mph; Morgan, 11.037 on an 11.140, 120.24 mph, def. West, 12.561 breakout on a 12.670, 99.58 mph.

Semifinals – Daniels, 11.288 on an 11.330, 118.74 mph, def. Morgan, 11.084 breakout on an 11.140, 119.98 mph; Glenn, bye.

FINAL – Dallas Glenn, Mooresville, 1968 Chevy El Camino, 11.541 on an 11.560, 110.26 mph, def. Donald Daniels, Godwin, 1981 Oldsmobile, 11.220 breakout on an 11.330, 119.03 mph.

 

Soles Auto Service Footbrake

Round 5 – Steve Alford, Angier, 6.808 on a 6.780, 94.82 mph, def. Brett Miles, Red Springs, 1974 Plymouth Duster, 7.159 on a 7.140, 92.72 mph; Jamie Carroll, Clayton, 1971 Chevy Nova, 6.363 on a 6.260, 99.94 mph, def. Darlene Wells, Asheboro, 1969 Ford Mustang, 7.290 on a 6.980, 93.82 mph; Kevin Williams, Pageland, S.C., 6.395 on a 6.380, 104.11 mph, def. Scott Yates, Gold Hill, 6.483 on a 6.450, 103.62 mph; David Sears, Holly Springs, 1989 Ford Mustang, 6.021 on a 6.060, 115.18 mph, def. Kenny Roberts, Raynor, S.C., 1978 Chevy Nova, 6.106 breakout on a 6.160, 112.97 mph; Terry Rucker, NA, 6.718 on a 6.780, 100.05 mph, def. Aaron Brock, Pageland, S.C., foul.

Round 6 – Carroll, Clayton, 1971 Chevy Nova, 6.289 on a 6.270, 106.92 mph, def. Alford, 6.773 on a 6.730, 91.52 mph; Sears, bye; Williams, 6.368 on a 6.370, 107.66 mph, def. Rucker, foul.

Semifinals – Williams, 6.331 on a 6.420, 107.10 mph, def. Sears, foul; Carroll, bye.

FINAL – Jamie Carroll, Clayton, 1971 Chevy Nova, 6.420 on a 6.270, 102.31 mph, def. Kevin Williams, Pageland, S.C., 6.572 on a 6.390, 100.94 mph.

 

PTRA 6.0/7.0 Combo Index

Round 3 – Terry Floyd, Lake Wylie, S.C., 1955 Chevy Bel Air, 6.022 on a 6.000, 114.93 mph, def. Bill Rittz, Danbury, 5.981 breakout on a 6.000, 114.76 mph; Jerrod Youker, Salisbury, 1970 Chevy Nova, 7.034 on a 7.000, 95.07 mph, def. Daniel Comer, New London, 1971 Ford Maverick, 6.973 breakout on a 7.000, 95.52 mph; Howard Brewer, Bennett, 1985 Ford Mustang, 6.999 on a 7.000, 98.66 mph, def. Willie Morgan, Eagle Springs, 6.987 breakout on a 7.000, 97.26 mph; Vito Bosca, Bathhurst, New Brunswick, Canada, bye.

Semifinals – Floyd, 5.989 on a 6.000, 115.20 mph, def. Bosca, foul; Brewer, 7.006 on a 7.000, 100.50 mph, def. Youker, foul.

FINAL – Howard Brewer, Bennett, 1985 Ford Mustang, 7.012 on a 7.000, 97.62 mph, def. Terry Floyd, Lake Wylie, S.C., 1955 Chevy Bel Air, 6.021 on a 6.000, 114.96 mph.

 

PTRA 5.30 Index

Round 1 – Marty Campbell, Kannapolis, 1985 Ford Mustang, bye; Andy Jeffers, Cassatt, S.C., 5.470, 128.22 mph, def. Randy Sanders, Eagle Springs, no time; Johnathan Helms, Bennettsville, S.C., 5.381, 122.46 mph, def. Chris Warren, Concord, 6.005, 89.63 mph; Robert Anderson, Cassatt, S.C., 1963 Chevy Corvette, 5.388, 125.93 mph, def. Jeffrey Toler, Pine Town, 6.266, 120.82 mph.

Semifinals – Anderson, 5.375, 129.73 mph, def. Helms, 5.398, 115.78 mph; Jeffers, 5.489, 127.99mph, def. Campbell, 7.215, 69.11 mph.

FINAL – Robert Anderson, Cassatt, S.C., 1963 Chevy Corvette, 5.391, 128.18 mph, def. Andy Jeffers, Cassatt, S.C., 5.477, 127.47 mph.

 

SATURDAY

 

Soles Auto Service Saturday Footbrake

Round 5 – Michael Branham, Elgin, S.C., 1990 Ford Mustang, 5.944 on a 5.900, 113.57 mph, def. Brett Miles, Red Springs, 1974 Plymouth Duster, 7.354 on a 7.140, 93.00 mph; Steve Alford, Angier, 6.810 on a 6.770, 92.91 mph, def. Larry Brown, NA, 7.238 breakout on a 7.240, 93.95 mph; Rashad Alford, Benson, 6.875 on a 6.890, 95.01 mph, def. Keith Daniel, Currie, 1988 Ford Mustang, 6.872 breakout on a 6.900, 99.85 mph; Jesse Warren, Concord, 6.497 on a 6.470, 105.41 mph, def. Scott Yates, Gold Hill, 6.468 breakout on a 6.470, 107.19 mph; Aaron Brock, Pageland, S.C., bye.

Round 6 – Brock, 7.023 on a 7.010, 89.96 mph, def. Warren, 6.490 on a 6.480, 105.61 mph; R. Alford, 6.837 on a 6.830, 102.09 mph, def. Branham, 5.940 on a 5.900, 117.42 mph; S. Alford, bye.

Semifinals – S. Alford, 6.829 on a 6.790, 87.79 mph, def. Brock, 6.843 on a 6.800, 86.87 mph; R. Alford bye.

FINAL – Steve Alford, Angier, 6.813 on a 6.790, 95.23 mph, def. Rashad Alford, Benson, 6.860 on a 6.860, 96.67 mph.

 

Donnie Gibbs Racing Outlaw 4.70

Round 3 – Racing suspended and money split among Dale McSwain, Norwood, Nick Cline, Mooresville, 1934 Chevy coupe, Greg Patillo Jr., Charlotte and Kevin Carpenter, NA.

Qualifying – 1. Johnathan Gibbs, Salisbury, 4.705; 2. Dale McSwain, Norwood, 4.716; 3. Kevin Carpenter, NA, 4.716; 4. Jeff Talvacchio, Ernul, 4.717; 5. Nick Cline, Mooresville, 1934 Chevy coupe, 4.718; 6. Jeremy Youker, Salisbury, 4.721; 7. Donnie Gibbs Sr., Mooresville, 4.726; 8. Barry Holshouser, Charlotte, 4.734.

 

ATI Pro Tree Doorslammer

Round 4 – Racing suspended and money split among Tony Moon, Kannapolis, Steve Hilburn, Loris, S.C., Lonnie Plyler, Statesville, Donald Norris, Conway, S.C., 1980 Chevy Monza, Arana Blanton, Loris, S.C., 1968 Chevy Camaro, and David Matthews, Kannapolis.

 

PTRA 7.0 Index

Round 3 – Racing suspended and money split between Jerry Cline, Mooresville, 1970 Chevy Nova, and Kenny Myers, Clemmons.

 

PTRA 6.0 Index

Round 3 – Racing suspended and money split among Steve Turner, Blythewood, S.C., Terry Floyd, Lake Wylie, S.C., 1957 Chevy Bel Air, and Robert Richardson, Asheboro, 1969 Chevy Nova.

 

Network Distributors Open Comp

Round 3 – Racing suspended and money split among Kenny Roberts, Raynor, S.C., 1978 Chevy Nova, Dale Burris, Concord, 1993 Ford Mustang, Justen West, Dunn, 1969 Chevy Camaro, Curtis Williams, Jacksonville, and Donald Daniels, Godwin, 1981 Oldsmobile.

 

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Roush Yates Civil Wars Takes On Added Elements This Year

April 23, 2015 by  
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        Match Race Between Cobra Jet Mustangs Is All About North and South

            ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Although it has been playing out at Rockingham Dragway for almost two decades, the Roush Yates Performance Parts Civil Wars takes on a more legitimate North-South flavor (May 1-3) when the quickest and fastest Cobra Jet Mustang from north of the Mason-Dixon takes on its Southern counterpart in a best-of-three match race for high performance bragging rights.

            It’s a new element for the 20th renewal of the Spring Civil Wars which features the Ford Fun Series and crowns champions in the ATI Performance Products Pro Tree Doorslammer class, PTRA Pro Tree eliminator, Soles Auto Service Footbrake, Open Comp, 4.70 Outlaw Top Sportsman, Outlaw True Street and the 5.30, 6.0, 7.0 and 6.0-7.0 Combo Index classes.

             The principals in the special Cobra Jet match race are true racing royalty. 

 For the north, it will be Carl Tasca of Cranston, Rhode Island, son of the late Bob Tasca Sr. who is credited with coining the phrase “win on Sunday; sell on Monday,” and uncle of NHRA Funny Car winner Bob Tasca III.  His car, the “Miss Giada” 2010 Ford Cobra Jet Mustang is the quickest and fastest of the breed, having covered the quarter mile in 7.579 seconds at 184.72 miles per hour in NHRA Super Stock trim.

             For the south, it will be “Hillbilly” Roy Hill, IHRA Pro Stock tour winner, IHRA Pro Stock championship winner as car owner, proprietor of Rockingham-based Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School and all-around legend whose Cobra Jet has strong credentials of its own. 

             “Roy can still bring it,” said track owner Steve Earwood, “and Carl Tasca has made it his mission to have the quickest and fastest Cobra Jet since his dad (Bob Sr.) invented the breed.  It should be fun.”

             The executive vice-president of the Tasca Automotive Group, which owns dealerships throughout New England, Carl had one of the first high performance Mustangs back in 1969.  It was a sapphire blue Mach I Mustang and he remembers the first time he mashed the throttle.

             “I stomped on the accelerator pedal and I was doing this and doing that and my father suddenly turned to me and said, ‘this is a lethal weapon.  Treat it with respect.’”

             The lesson was not lost on Carl, the second of three sons of the family patriarch.  He is fully aware of the potential for disaster contained in a 1,400 horsepower stock car – and loves it every time he pushes that pedal.

             “When Ford decided to re-invent the Cobra Jet in 2008 and built 50 of them, they did so to honor my father,” Tasca said, “and I’m proud to say that as a testimonial to his memory, I have my father’s picture on the car so he’s always with me.”

             The event will begin with open testing from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday.  Saturday’s program includes racing for a $1,500 top prize in the ATI Pro Tree Doorslammer class and for the same amount in the Soles Footbrake class.  The PTRA 5.30, 6.00 and 7.00 Index classes will be contested along with Open Comp, trophies will be awarded in a Fords-only car and truck show, $200 will go to the winner of an all-comers wheelstand contest and Danny O’Day will end the day with an exhibition in his Superwinch professional wheelstander.

             Sunday’s program will feature PTRA Pro Tree Eliminator, Soles Footbrake for a whopping $2,000 top prize, Open Comp and the Combo Index class. 

             Admission is $40 for a three-day combo ticket, $35 with the purchase of a Saturday-Sunday ticket or $20 per day.  Children under six are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult and parking is free in Rockingham’s main lot. 

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ROCKINGHAM DRAGWAY 2015 EVENT DETAILS

April 13, 2015 by  
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Rockingham Dragway May 1 – 3, 2015

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY
Gates Open                1:00pm

Test & Tune               4:00 – 10:00

 

SATURDAY

Gates Open                8:00am

Time Runs                  10:00

Pro Qualifying           1:00, 3:00 & 5:00

Car Show Awards      2:00

 

SUNDAY

Gates Open                9:00am

Church Service          10:00

Time Runs                  10:30

Eliminations               Noon

 

ADMISSION

CAR SHOW – FORDS ONLY (includes Car & Driver)
SATURDAY ONLY     $25

SWAP MEET – (includes 1 admission)
USED PARTS ONLY

Saturday & Sunday   $65

Saturday Only            $50

Sunday Only              $35

 

RACE CLASSES & PURSES

ATI Performance Products
Pro Tree Doorslammer / PTRA Pro Tree Eliminator (1/8 mile)
Saturday (Winner – $1500)                                                                        $45

Sunday (Winner – $1000)                                                               $35

Two-Day                                                                                             $70

1 & 2 Round Buybacks (both days)                                                            $30

 

Soles Auto Service
Footbrake / No Box (1/8 mile)
Saturday (Winner – $1500)                                                                        $40

Sunday (Winner – $2000)                                                               $50

Two-Day                                                                                             $70

1 & 2 Round Buybacks (both days)                                                            $25

 

Network Distributors, Inc
Open Comp  (1/4 mile)
Saturday (Winner – $1000)                                                                        $35

Sunday (Winner – $1000)                                                              $35

Two-Day                                                                                             $60

1 & 2 Round Buybacks (both days)                                                            $20

 

PTRA (Pro Tree Racers Assoc.)
Index Racing (1/8 mile)
Saturday

5.30 Index ($1200 – Winner)                                                         $50

6.0 Index ($1000 – Winner)                                                                       $40

7.0 Index ($1200 – Winner)                                                                       $40

Sunday

6.0 / 7.0 Combo ($1000 – Winner)                                                            $35

1 & 2 Round Buybacks (both days)                                                            $25

 

Outlaw True Street Drags (1/4 mile)
Saturday OR Sunday  (Winner – $500 / Trophy)                                    $25

Two-Day  (Winner – $500 / Trophy)                                             $40

 

SPECTATOR ADMISSION

One-Day                                                                                             $20

Two-Day                                                                                             $35

Three-Day                                                                                          $40

$10 OFF FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL

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ididit Inc., and Manufacturers Series Team Up for Online Giveaway

March 10, 2015 by  
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The Manufacturers Series of automotive events, which consist of the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Series and Mega Mopar Action Series is partnering with ididit Incorporated to host an online giveaway on each of their respective websites for one of three $600 gift certificates toward any ididit manufactured product.

Known for their all-American made steering columns, ididit has products for Chevy, Ford and Mopar chariots in the car show to Club Car, E-Z Go and Yamaha golf carts in the racer pits.

Contenders for one of the $600 gift certificates good toward any universal, model-specific retrofit, golf cart steering columns or other ididit manufactured accessories can register to win at www.SuperChevyShow.com, www.FunFordSeries.com, or www.MegaMoparAction.com.

“ididit Inc., is excited to partner with the Manufacturers Series for Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Series, and Mega Mopar Action Series events. We are looking forward to our first promotion with the Series and helping each of the winners choose the best ididit products for their projects,” said Marty Waterstraut, ididit Inc., Sales Manager.

If you have a first generation Camaro, vintage Mustang, Road Runner or even a custom golf cart, ididit can help you steer it straight!”

The promotion will run for two months and registration to win closes on May 11, 2015.

About ididit Incorporated
ididit, inc. was founded in 1986 in Tecumseh, Michigan by Ken and Jane Callison. A few years earlier someone from Ken’s car club asked him if he could make a billet aluminum steering column. Ken, a machinist, set about taking an ugly, stock GM column and making it pretty. That one column was put in the car and taken to a local car show where it was seen by many other hot rodders. The rest, as they say, is history! ididit produces 1000’s of columns each year for the street rod, muscle car, classic truck and custom car market. Add to that the growing world of custom golf carts as well as a number of industrial accounts and what was once, a single custom steering column, is now a thriving company in SE Michigan with 45 employees and sales world-wide.

About Manufacturers Series
Designed to offer something for everyone in a family atmosphere for American “Big Three” automotive brand enthusiasts, the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend and Mega Mopar Action Series are all members of the Manufacturers Series with 34 events in 2015. Each Manufacturers Series event is wholly owned by its respective host track and showcases a car show, drag racing, manufacturer’s midway, swap meet and car corral, as well as autocross at selected events. For more information or for event schedules, visit: www.mfgseries.com

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FORD GT RETURNS

February 25, 2015 by  
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– COURTESY OF FORD RACING

• All-new Ford GT supercar sets new standards for Ford innovation through performance with advances in light-weighting, aerodynamics and ultra-efficient EcoBoost® engine

• Ford GT features the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever – a new twin-turbocharged Ford EcoBoost V6 producing more than 600 horsepower

• Ultra-high-performance supercar is Ford’s most extreme offering, infused with race-proven technology engineered to keep company with exotics when it goes into production in 2016

Ford today unveiled the all-new GT, an ultra-high-performance supercar that serves as a technology showcase for top EcoBoost® performance, aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fiber construction.

The GT is one of more than 12 new Ford Performance vehicles coming by 2020. It joins Focus RS, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R in the growing Ford Performance lineup.

Beginning production late next year, the GT hits the road in select global markets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford GT race cars placing 1-2-3 at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.

“As we at Ford drive innovation into every part of our business, it’s worth remembering that our first innovation as a company was not in a laboratory, but on the racetrack,” said Mark Fields, Ford president and chief executive officer, referring to Henry Ford’s win of a 1901 car race that inspired financial backers to invest in his company. “We are passionate about innovation through performance and creating vehicles that make people’s hearts pound.”

The all-new GT supercar features rear-wheel drive, a mid-mounted engine, and a sleek, aerodynamic, two-door coupe body shell. It is propelled by the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever – a next-generation twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 producing more than 600 horsepower.

The GT makes extensive use of lightweight materials, including carbon fiber and aluminum – enabling outstanding acceleration and handling with improved efficiency.

Ford’s commitment to and capability in delivering technologies typically offered only in elite vehicles is evident in the GT. These include advanced active aerodynamics, such as a deployable rear spoiler, and a host of material and technology innovations to help better serve the driver, such as SYNC® 3 – the latest version of Ford’s advanced connectivity system.

“The GT is the ultimate execution of an enthusiast supercar,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “GT includes innovations and technologies that can be applied broadly across Ford’s future product portfolio – another proof point that Ford continues raising the performance bar while ultimately improving vehicles for all of our customers.”

Carbon fiber innovation
Few innovations provide a more wide-ranging performance and efficiency advantage than reducing weight. All factors of a vehicle’s capabilities – acceleration, handling, braking, safety, efficiency – can improve through the use of advanced, lighter materials.

The all-new GT features advanced lightweight composites, which will help serve Ford’s entire product lineup moving forward. With the broad application of structural carbon fiber elements, the GT will exhibit one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car.

Anchored by a carbon fiber passenger cell, the GT features aluminum front and rear subframes encapsulated in structural carbon fiber body panels. Carbon fiber is one of the world’s strongest materials for its mass – enabling an ultra-stiff foundation for chassis components, while creating a lighter overall package for increased dynamic performance and efficiency.

Most powerful production EcoBoost ever
Ford EcoBoost technology is available in every new Ford car, utility and light-duty pickup in North America beginning this year.

EcoBoost engines power a growing number of Ford performance models, including the new Mustang, just-announced F-150 Raptor, as well as Fiesta ST and Focus ST.

Based on the same race-proven engine architecture serving Ford’s IMSA Daytona Prototype endurance racing efforts, the next-generation twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 in the GT features a wide powerband with impressive time-to-torque characteristics.

The engine demonstrates remarkable efficiency – a key attribute of its endurance racing-derived powertrain, where exceptional performance combined with efficiency is a critical competitive advantage.

Ford’s twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 raced to three wins in its first season of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in 2014, including a win in the prestigious 12 Hours of Sebring, along with seven podiums over more than 15,000 endurance racing miles.

The GT features an all-new, port/direct dual fuel-injection setup to improve engine response, plus a low-friction roller-finger-follower valvetrain. The twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 will be paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle for near-instantaneous gear changes and exceptional driver control.

Aero innovation gets active
Aerodynamic efficiency is at the heart of the GT design, actively reducing drag while aiding downforce and stability.

From its optimum tear-drop shape to its aircraft-inspired fuselage and visibility-enhancing curved windshield, every slope and shape is designed to minimize drag and optimize downforce.

Although each surface on the GT is functionally crafted to manage airflow, it also features fully active aerodynamic components to improve braking, handling and stability.

An active rear spoiler is keyed to both speed and driver input, reactively deploying and adjusting its height and/or pitch angle depending on conditions.

Designed for purpose
While it shares a legacy with classic Ford racing and performance cars, GT is a fully contemporary and functional shape that communicates modernity and pure beauty.

The state-of-the-art chassis is suspended by an active racing-style torsion bar and pushrod suspension, with adjustable ride height. The 20-inch wheels are shod with Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires featuring a unique compound and structure designed specifically for the Ford GT. Multi-spoke wheels encircle carbon-ceramic brake discs at all four corners.

The narrow-profile canopy reduces frontal area and caps a purposeful interior that provides state-of-the-art technology to ensure control, comfort and safety. The two-seat cockpit is accessed by upward-swinging doors, and features driver and passenger seats integrated directly into the carbon fiber passenger cell.

This configuration significantly reduces seating hardware and weight, and provides a consistent and direct sensory connection to the chassis. The fixed seating is combined with adjustable pedals and steering column to accommodate a very wide range of driver statures.

An F1-style steering wheel integrates all necessary driver controls, creating a stalkless steering column that allows uncluttered access to the transmission paddle-shift controls. A fully digital and configurable instrument cluster provides a wealth of driver-focused data. The display is configurable for multiple driving environments and different driving modes.

“While we hope enthusiasts rejoice about this all-new GT, all Ford customers will benefit from the ultimate performance Ford and its new-generation innovations,” said Nair.

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F-150 RAPTOR FOR KIDS: FREE LIMITED-EDITION REVELL MODEL KITS AT FORD STAND AT NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

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– COURTESY OF FORD MOTOR COMPANY

F-150 RAPTOR FOR KIDS: FREE LIMITED-EDITION REVELL MODEL KITS AT FORD STAND AT NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

  • Ford and Revell® are giving away limited-edition F-150 Raptor model kits at the Ford stand at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit through Jan. 25
  • 2015 North American International Auto Show debuts the all-new Ford F-150 Raptor – the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup in the company’s lineup
  • Ford re-engineered every part of F-150 Raptor to make it the toughest, smartest, most capable off-roader – and more efficient than ever; the Revell SnapTite®model kit allows kids age eight and up to build and then play with their own mini Raptor model

From the sidewalk to the sandbox, kids eight and up will be able to build, play and display their own all-new Ford F-150 Raptor – the toughest, smartest, most capable Raptor ever.

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Revell® – a worldwide leader in the hobby industry – is working with Ford to give away special limited-edition F-150 Raptor model kits at the Ford stand at the 2015 North American International Auto Show through Jan. 25. The collectible Revell SnapTite® model kit allows kids to build and then play with their own mini Raptor model.

The 20-piece Raptor model complements Revell’s successful 2015 Ford Mustang promotional model kit jointly distributed with Ford at last year’s North American International Auto Show. The 2015 Mustang SnapTite Build & Play® model kit was Revell’s top seller in 2014.

“We are pleased to follow up on the success of last year’s Revell Mustang SnapTite Build & Play model kit giveaway,” said Dave Tillapaugh, Ford auto show manager. “Kids can proudly display these limited-edition 2017 F-150 Raptor models as a long-lasting reminder of their 2015 Ford auto show experience.”

Ford, America’s truck leader, debuted the all-new F-150 Raptor – the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup in the company’s lineup – Jan. 12 at the North American International Auto Show. Every part of the F-150 Raptor is re-engineered to make it the toughest, smartest, most capable off-roader – and more efficient than ever.

F-150_Unassembled_Parts

“We are proud to continue this relationship with Ford and offer this new collectible F-150 Raptor SnapTite model,” said Lou Aguilera, Revell vice president and general manager. “We expect an enthusiastic response as kids build their own model of this impressive sport truck.”

The Revell SnapTite model of the Ford F-150 Raptor goes on sale this June.

New Raptor

Raptor boasts an all-new, purpose-built frame – the backbone of the truck – that is the strongest in the F-150 lineup, featuring more high-strength steel than ever.

Forged from high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy that helps save more than 500 pounds of weight, Raptor’s exterior design is inspired by Ford’s performance heritage in off-road racing that includes Best in the Desert and the famous Baja 1000. Raptor’s chiseled looks are reminiscent of those found in Trophy Trucks – the most powerful and fastest off-road pickups.

Raptor is powered by Ford’s new, second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine that produces more power with greater efficiency than the current 6.2-liter V8, which is rated at 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque.

Raptor will be built at Dearborn Truck Plant, and goes on sale fall 2016.

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‘MUSTANG’ MORE POPULAR THAN ‘SUPERMAN,’ ‘BATMAN’ ACCORDING TO RESEARCH BY SPLASHDATA

January 26, 2015 by  
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– COURTESY OF FORD MOTOR COMPANY

“Mustang” is the 16th most common password on the Internet according to a recent study by SplashData, besting both “superman” in 21st place and “batman” in 24th

  • Mustang is the only car to appear in the top 25 most common Internet passwords
  • Adding letters, numbers, acronyms and symbols to your favorite pony car-inspired code for sign-in will help strengthen your password

Ford Mustang is one of the most popular cars ever built, and now it has the distinct honor of being one of the most common passwords on the Internet, a recent study reveals.

According to SplashData – a company specializing in password management – the word “mustang” was the 16th most common password found on the Internet in 2014, the only car moniker that found its way into the top 25. Not only that, Mustang is a slayer of superheroes – more popular than “Batman” and “Superman” as people’s secret code for accessing their personal networks and accounts.

“We’re flattered people want to use ‘mustang’ as their password, but alone, it just isn’t strong enough to be secure,” said Keith Moss, Ford Director of Cyber Security. “We encourage people to use ‘mustang,’ but we recommend they strengthen their password by mixing upper and lower case letters, numbers, acronyms and symbols to make it unique.”

Here are a few suggestions for strengthening your “mustang” password:

  • Add numbers to your password (favorite Mustang model year, year you bought your Mustang or year you sold the car)
  • Incorporate Mustang option codes, paint codes, engine codes or digits from your VIN
  • Create acronyms for modifications made to your Mustang (FRSC, for Ford Racing SuperCharger, for example)
  • Include your favorite driving road or road trip destination

Keep in mind that using the same password on all websites is not recommended; a password manager can help keep multiple Mustang-related passwords organized and easy-to-access.

While you should always keep your Mustang-inspired password a secret, wear your appreciation for the iconic pony car proudly and loudly.

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ROCKAUTO.COM RENEWS 2015 MANUFACTURERS SERIES SPONSORSHIP

January 26, 2015 by  
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ROCKAUTO.COM RENEWS 2015 MANUFACTURERS SERIES SPONSORSHIP

Manufacturers Series fans and participants will continue to enjoy the benefits of RockAuto.com’s sponsorship with on-site swag at events in goodie bags at the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Series and Mega Mopar Action Series and exclusive special online promotions and discounts in 2015. In addition, RockAuto.com will be sponsoring a featured segment on the new Super Chevy Show TV program on Velocity network to air October through December.

Each episode of the Super Chevy Show will feature the “RockAuto.com Restored Award” segment that will highlight a selected vehicle incorporating parts purchased from RockAuto.com from each of the 12 events.

To be considered for the RockAuto.com Restored Award feature segment at one of the 12 Super Chevy Show events, Chevy owners with parts from RockAuto.com will be required to submit an online application in advance. Official rules and online entries will be accepted for the 2015 season starting in late January at www.superchevyshow.com. Winners will be contacted in advance and must be in attendance of the selected event in order to be eligible.

“RockAuto.com is happy to be able to continue as a sponsor of Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Series and Mega Mopar Action Series events in 2015. We enjoy helping our customers maintain, repair and restore both their classic cars and daily drivers. The RockAuto.com Restored Award, televised on Velocity, will be a fun new way for us to recognize and celebrate customers’ cars at Super Chevy Show events in 2015,” said Jessa Torvik RockAuto.com Marketing Manager.

Now is the time take advantage of exclusive RockAuto.com discounts that are now available for all Manufacturers Series fans and participants preparing their cars for competition this summer with the following discount codes: Super Chevy Show – SUPERCH15, Fun Ford Series – FUNF15, Mega Mopar Action Series – MEGAM15. Save an additional 5% by filling in the “How Did You Hear About Us” box at checkout. (Coupon codes expire 6/30/15)

About RockAuto.com
RockAuto, LLC was founded in Madison, Wisconsin in 1999 by the Taylor family. Their engineering background, passion for old cars, and desire to liberate information hidden behind the auto parts store counter led the Taylors to start RockAuto. Over the years, the company and its selection of parts have steadily grown. Millions of parts orders have been successfully delivered to RockAuto customers. RockAuto ships thousands of auto parts from over 300 manufacturers to customers on every continent except Antarctica-including APO/FPO addresses. The RockAuto catalog is updated daily with mechanical parts like brake pads and shock absorbers, body parts like bumpers and mirrors, interior trim like door handles and carpets, and major assemblies like steering gears, CV axles, and complete transmissions. There are no mechanics on staff (RockAuto is a store, not a repair shop) but service manuals are available to help customers learn how to perform a repair. The RockAuto catalog is expanding constantly. Someday, it may be possible to build an entire car using parts from RockAuto!

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