Fun Ford Weekend Rockingham Results

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

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

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

Fun Ford Weekend Rockingham Results

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

Fast Ford – Rain Out

Quick Ford – Rain Out

VMP Superchargers DOT Street Ford – Rain Out

Open Comp – Rain Out

Aeromotive Eliminator Bracket 1  

Gene Essex

Gene Essen


Glen Essen – Deep Gap, NC

Aeromotive Eliminator Bracket 2
Neal Lyman – Fayetteville,  NC

Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge
Roy Hill – Sophia NC

Rockingham All FoMoCo Car Show Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

RUN THE DECAL AND WIN WITH AEROMOTIVE

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

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

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

MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Trophy

MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Check out this video from our friends at TheFOAT.com

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

 (Gallery of images at the bottom of this story)

SATURDAY RACE RESULTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY RACE RESULTS

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

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

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

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

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

AUTO CLUB FAMOSO RACEWAY SUMMIT SERIES CLASSES

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

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

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

SATURDAY CAR SHOW RESULTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BEST PAINT
Albert Martinez – Bakersfield CA ’12 Mustang

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY CAR SHOW RESULTS

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

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

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

CLUB PARTICIPATION AWARD
Golden Empire Mustang Club – Bakersfield CA

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RACE CLASSES

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

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

Heads Up Classes
11.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100
12.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100
13.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100

VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout Race Classes
True Street Winner $250 Runner Up $100
10.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY
11.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY
12.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY
13.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY

CLASS RULES

FAST FORD – 1/8 Mile, Full Tree
Fast Ford Winner $800 Runner Up $300 Semi $100 Buy Back $30
Electronics Class, 1/8 Mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run Field, No Throttle Stops, Any Power Adder Combo Allowed, Any Tire Size Allowed, No Weight Limit

QUICK FORD – 1/4 Mile, Full Tree
Quick Ford Winner $600 Runner Up $200 Semi $75 Buy Back $30
No Electronics Class, 1/8 Mile, Full Tree, All Run Field, No Throttle Stops, Any Power Adder Combo Allowed, Any Tire Size Allowed, No Weight Limit, must leave off footbrake

STREET FORD – 1/4 Mile, Full Tree
Street Ford Winner $250 Runner Up $100 Buy Back $15
No Slicks, DOT Tires, Registration Required, All Run Field, No Throttle Stops, Any Power Adder Combo Allowed, Any Tire Size Allowed, No Weight Limit

TUFF TRUCK – 1/4 Mile, Full Tree
Tuff Truck Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY Buy Back $15
All Run Field, No Throttle Stops, Any Power Adder Combo Allowed, Any Tire Size Allowed, No Weight Limit
11.00, 12.00, & 13.00 INDEX – 1/4 Mile, Pro Tree
11.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100 Buy Back $20
12.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100 Buy Back $20
13.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100 Buy Back $20
Pro .400 Tree, All Run Field, Closest to Index without going under, No Throttle Stops, Any Power Adder Combo Allowed, Any Tire Size Allowed, No Weight Limit, Ladder BY Previous Round (Closest Reaction Time)

VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout – 1/4 Mile, Pro Tree, All Run
True Street Winner $250 Runner Up $100
10.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY
11.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY
12.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY
13.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY

All vehicles must conform to these guidelines:
1. Must be a Ford bodied or an Open Body that is Ford powered.
2. Any engine is permitted on closed body vehicles.
3. Any style cylinder head is allowed.
4. Any type of induction system is allowed. Both carburetor and fuel injection are permitted.
5. Any form of power adder is allowed, including nitrous, single and twin turbos, and superchargers. Twin power adders are permitted.
6. No minimum race weight is required.
7. A closed exhaust with mufflers is required. All exhaust fumes must exit the outlet of the muffler. Turndowns are permitted.
8. Any style front suspension, including bolt-on tubular K-members, replacement front clips, etc., is permitted.
9. Any rear suspension is allowed, including tubs and mini-tubs.
10. An entry must start, operate, and drive under its own power with one driver in the car.
11. All cars must have D.O.T. approved tires and wheels in the front and rear during the road cruise, and while racing.
12. Car must complete the road cruise of 20 miles, and three rounds of eliminations on one tank of fuel. No refueling will be permitted after the road cruise begins.

All drivers must have the following:
1. A current, valid driver’s license.
2. Valid, current insurance and registration cards for any vehicle entered in competition, which must be presented (with driver’s license at the request of the tech inspector. License plate(s) are mandatory; no dealer plates or registrations. Faxes or letters from insurance companies are not permitted–actual paperwork must be presented when requested.
3. All operational, DOT-mandated safety equipment for the particular model year must be operational, including (but not limited to headlights, taillights, turn signals, horn and brake lights; cars will be checked for proper operation of equipment.
4. A Drag Race entry purchased at the gate.
5. A tech card for track tech. Track tech may follow True Street tech, but will be performed regardless.
6. A pen to fill in the tech card legibly. All information that will be posted after the race, and in the magazine must be legible. We are not responsible for misspelled names, unknown years, and models of cars.

Road Cruise:
1. All vehicles, after passing True Street tech, will proceed to the next segment, the designated road cruise.
2. Escorts will be provided. All participants must obey local and federal traffic laws, including passing, merging and speed limits. Burnouts or other illegal acts before or during the road cruise are prohibited. Violators will be subject to disqualification.
3. All support vehicles (i.e., tow vehicles or any other vehicle that will not be actually racing) are allowed to go on the road cruise, provided they are behind the entire group of True Street participants.
4. Any car unable to complete the road cruise under its own power will be disqualified, along with the driver.
5. After completion of the road cruise, all cars are to go back to designated area for True Street participants which is the Return Road in front of the main grandstands.
6. Opening of the hood is prohibited once the road cruise begins until three rounds of drag strip competition have been completed. If the hood is opened during this time, the car and driver will be disqualified.
7. Opening the trunk or hatch of the car is allowed prior to the first round of competition (i.e., hooking up nitrous bottles. ) Changing nitrous bottles is not permitted once the racing commences.
8. No external cooling of the engine is allowed. No external fans, ice or pressurized fluids may be used. Use of a radiator-mounted primary electric cooling fan is permitted. No battery charger may be connected to the battery after the road cruise. Excessive use of your electric fan may drain your battery. If the battery is unable to start your car during racing, both car and driver will be disqualified.
9. No repairs are to be made from underneath the engine compartment. Any attempts to repair items from underneath will be grounds for disqualification.

Race Procedure:
1. Hoods and deck lids are not to be opened for any reason during the three passes. Hatchback owners may reach through the passenger compartment to access the hatch area only to open nitrous bottles.
2. Tire pressure may be checked, but air can only be removed. No inflation of tires is permitted during the race; therefore, no inflation equipment will be permitted in the car.
3. If you experience any problems (mechanical or otherwise,) and cannot make a pass, do not make it. If you oil down or crash on the track surface, you jeopardize yourself and others. Promptly inform a track official of your withdrawal from the class.
4. Only drivers will be permitted to be with the car during the three passes. All pit members may stand only in the grandstand area or burnout area.
5. If a car is unable to start under its own power, both the driver and car will be disqualified. No push starts will be allowed.
6. All cars and racers must make three runs ¼ Mile, .400 Pro Tree.
7. After the three passes are made, E.T.’s will be added up, and then divided by three, establishing an average used to place the drivers. The three run average will be used to determine the winner, runner-up and index winners.

Winner – Quickest average E.T. of three runs
Runner-up – 2nd Quickest average E.T. of three runs
10 second index – closest average time to 10.0 seconds
11 second index – closest average time to 11.0 seconds|
12 second index – closest average time to 12.0 seconds
13 second index – closest average time to 13.0 seconds

8. All results and decisions from the Fun Ford staff are final. Averages will be posted the day of the race at the Fun Ford car show tent.

All cars must pass track and/or IHRA technical inspection, and must be legal for the elapsed time, and speed they run. Drivers must have proper licensing; i.e., if you have a 9-second car, you must have a 9-second driver’s license. It is up to the track to enforce all safety rules.

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

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Fun Ford Weekend Gears Up for a Return to the Rock

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

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

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

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

Visit Rockinghamdragway.com for more information.

FORD BODIED AND/OR FORD POWERED RACERS

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

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

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

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

VMP SUPERCHARGERS STREET FORD SHOOTOUTvmp_superchargers_logo_rgb

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

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

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

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

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

RUN THE DECAL AND WIN with the AEROMOTIVE ELIMINATOR AWARD AeromotiveEliminatorLogo11

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

FORD BODIED AND/OR FORD POWERED SHOW CARS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fun Ford Weekend at Auto Club Raceway Famoso Schedule

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

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

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

Image: Mike Garrett, SpeedHunters.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Children 12 & Under Free

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

Children 12 & Under Free

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Street Ford Winner $250 & TROPHY

Tuff Truck Winner $250 & TROPHY

VMP Superchargers True Street Race Classes
Quickest True Street Winner $250 Runner Up $100

10.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY

11.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY

12.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY

13.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY

All classes are 1/4 mile competition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout – 1/4 Mile, Pro Tree
All Run True Street Winner $250 Runner Up $100

10.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY

11.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY

12.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY

13.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY

All vehicles must conform to these guidelines:

1. Must be a Ford bodied or an Open Body that is Ford powered.

2. Any engine is permitted on closed body vehicles.

3. Any style cylinder head is allowed. 4. Any type of induction system is allowed. Both carburetor and fuel injection are permitted.

5. Any form of power adder is allowed, including nitrous, single and twin turbos, and superchargers. Twin power adders are permitted.

6. No minimum race weight is required.

7. A closed exhaust with mufflers is required. All exhaust fumes must exit the outlet of the muffler. Turndowns are permitted.

8. Any style front suspension, including bolt-on tubular K-members, replacement front clips, etc., is permitted.

9. Any rear suspension is allowed, including tubs and mini-tubs.

10. An entry must start, operate, and drive under its own power with one driver in the car.

11. All cars must have D.O.T. approved tires and wheels in the front and rear during the road cruise, and while racing.

12. Car must complete the road cruise of 20 miles, and three rounds of eliminations on one tank of fuel. No refueling will be permitted after the road cruise begins.

All drivers must have the following:

1. A current, valid driver’s license.

2. Valid, current insurance and registration cards for any vehicle entered in competition, which must be presented (with driver’s license at the request of the tech inspector. License plate(s) are mandatory; no dealer plates or registrations. Faxes or letters from insurance companies are not permitted–actual paperwork must be presented when requested.

3. All operational, DOT-mandated safety equipment for the particular model year must be operational, including (but not limited to headlights, taillights, turn signals, horn and brake lights; cars will be checked for proper operation of equipment.

4. A Drag Race entry purchased at the gate.

5. A tech card for track tech. Track tech may follow True Street tech, but will be performed regardless.

6. A pen to fill in the tech card legibly. All information that will be posted after the race, and in the magazine must be legible. We are not responsible for misspelled names, unknown years, and models of cars.

Road Cruise:

1. All vehicles, after passing True Street tech, will proceed to the next segment, the designated road cruise.

2. Escorts will be provided. All participants must obey local and federal traffic laws, including passing, merging and speed limits. Burnouts or other illegal acts before or during the road cruise are prohibited. Violators will be subject to disqualification.

3. All support vehicles (i.e., tow vehicles or any other vehicle that will not be actually racing) are allowed to go on the road cruise, provided they are behind the entire group of True Street participants.

4. Any car unable to complete the road cruise under its own power will be disqualified, along with the driver.

5. After completion of the road cruise, all cars are to go back to designated area for True Street participants which is the Return Road in front of the main grandstands.

6. Opening of the hood is prohibited once the road cruise begins until three rounds of drag strip competition have been completed. If the hood is opened during this time, the car and driver will be disqualified.

7. Opening the trunk or hatch of the car is allowed prior to the first round of competition (i.e., hooking up nitrous bottles. ) Changing nitrous bottles is not permitted once the racing commences.

8. No external cooling of the engine is allowed. No external fans, ice or pressurized fluids may be used. Use of a radiator-mounted primary electric cooling fan is permitted. No battery charger may be connected to the battery after the road cruise. Excessive use of your electric fan may drain your battery. If the battery is unable to start your car during racing, both car and driver will be disqualified.

9. No repairs are to be made from underneath the engine compartment. Any attempts to repair items from underneath will be grounds for disqualification.

Race Procedure:

1. Hoods and deck lids are not to be opened for any reason during the three passes. Hatchback owners may reach through the passenger compartment to access the hatch area only to open nitrous bottles.

2. Tire pressure may be checked, but air can only be removed. No inflation of tires is permitted during the race; therefore, no inflation equipment will be permitted in the car.

3. If you experience any problems (mechanical or otherwise,) and cannot make a pass, do not make it. If you oil down or crash on the track surface, you jeopardize yourself and others. Promptly inform a track official of your withdrawal from the class.

4. Only drivers will be permitted to be with the car during the three passes. All pit members may stand only in the grandstand area or burnout area.

5. If a car is unable to start under its own power, both the driver and car will be disqualified. No push starts will be allowed.

6. All cars and racers must make three runs ¼ Mile, .400 Pro Tree.

7. After the three passes are made, E.T.’s will be added up, and then divided by three, establishing an average used to place the drivers. The three run average will be used to determine the winner, runner-up and index winners.

Winner – Quickest average E.T. of three runs

Runner-up – 2nd Quickest average E.T. of three runs

10 second index – closest average time to 10.0 seconds

11 second index – closest average time to 11.0 seconds

12 second index – closest average time to 12.0 seconds

13 second index – closest average time to 13.0 seconds

8. All results and decisions from the Fun Ford staff are final. Averages will be posted the day of the race at the Fun Ford car show tent.

All cars must pass track and/or NHRA technical inspection, and must be legal for the elapsed time, and speed they run. Drivers must have proper licensing; i.e., if you have a 9-second car, you must have a 9-second driver’s license. It is up to the track to enforce all safety rules.

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

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

Special Car Show Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fun Ford Weekend Results from the Texas Motorplex

Ford fans from all across Texas made their way to the famous Texas Motorplex for the Sept. 7 & 8 Fun Ford Weekend presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven.

To see more photos from the Texas Motorplex Fun Ford Weekend event, visit the Fun Ford Weekend Facebook page here.

Fun Ford Weekend Race Results

Fast Ford 
Champion: Loyd McBride
R/U: Eddie Torres

Quick Ford
Champion: David Ethridge

Mustang Guys.com Fastest 5.0
Champion: Charles Mason
R/U: Tom Osterkoup

True Street Challenge
Champion: Kevin Wallicle -
R/U: Rich Hernendez

Tuff Truck
Champion: Donnie Parrish
R/U: Anthony Brent

Street Ford
Champion: John Paul Sierra
R/U: Jim Miller

11 Second Bracket
Champion: Mike Harris
R/U: Michael Stone

12 Second Bracket
Champion: Loyd Mcbride
R/U: Chris Dehart

13 Second Bracket
Champion: Gail Metzger
R/U: James Mahan

Texas Motorsplex Fun Ford Weekend Car Show Winners

Hot Rod: Wayne Collins
’79-’86 Mustang: Tommy Elkins
1990-2010 Pickup: Randy English
’05-’09 Mustang: Jaye Hopp
Galazie / Fairlane / Torino / Falcon: Bill Kinsala
“05-’09 Mustang: Brandi Kozlovsky
’87-’93 Mustang: Brandi Kozlovsky
Galazie / Fairlne: Mark Kuban
Galaxie / Fairlane / Torino / Falcon: Ronnie Kuban
Galaxie / Fairlane / Falcon: Jimmy Kuban
2010-present Shelby: Mark Kuban
Saleen: Kevin & Tina Marujo
Roush / Steeda: Paul Moore
Saleen: James Nelson
Mustang Cobra: Joe Ortega
Pre-89 Truck/SUV: Dean Posey
’69-’73 Mustang: Jerry Shoemaker
Sport Compact: Heath Smith
’64 1/2-’68 Mustang: Steven Weckwerth
Thunderbird: Dom Zanella

 

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HORSE SENSE: IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL RACE

August 28, 2012 by  
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HORSE SENSE: IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL RACE

Mustangs Stampede Palm Beach International Raceway’s Fun Ford Weekend September 14 & 15

On September 14 & 15 Fun Ford Weekend will take to the track at Palm Beach International Raceway for horsepower enthusiasts and fans alike.

 

Jupiter, Fla. (August 21, 2012) Mom, apple pie and the Ford Mustang… these are symbols of America… of a simpler time. Before there was internet, Facebook and Twitter, there were horsepower, smoking tires and bragging rights. For nearly fifty years, the original “Pony Car” has reigned supreme as American’s favorite muscle car and racing machine. In honor of the iconic Ford Mustang, Palm Beach International Raceway will host Fun Ford Weekend September 14 and 15 presented by Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oils, Roushyates Racing Enginges and JE Pistons.

Fun Ford Weekend will unleash horsepower frenzy as hundreds of mustangs thunder down the drag strip. The event delivers fans unbeatable gear-slamming, pavement-pounding, edge-of-your-seat racing experience as Fords, Pro-Mods Jet Cars and Wheelstanders rumble and race down the drag strip reaching tire-smoking speeds of over 300 miles per hour. Anyone without a Ford can still get in on the fun by pitting their American muscle car against the Ford Mustangs in the Steeda Autosports sponsored heads-up “Pony Wars.”

Mustang mania will take over the entire facility from racing on the quarter-mile drag strip to the two-mile road course hosting the “Mustang Triathlon” sponsored by the Palm Beach Mustang Club and Muscle Mustangs Magazine. The triathlon will feature three challenges including an autocross on the road course, speed brake challenge and heads up drag racing.

“Palm Beach International Raceway gives families in the Palm Beach Country area an experience unlike no other,” says Jason Rittenberry, President & CEO of PBIR. “Not many people are fortunate enough to have high-speed racing right in their backyard. A day at the races offers family fun that cannot be matched by going to the movie theater or the beach.”

Up and coming South Florida country band, Cecilia Lauren & the Ocoee River Band, will be playing their hit “Country Girls Do It Better” at Palm Beach International Raceway’s Fun Ford Weekend.

In addition to the racing action, horsepower enthusiasts and families alike will enjoy an “All American” family weekend with a car and truck show, swap meet, vendor midway and live entertainment. As Fun Ford Weekend’s media sponsor, South Florida’s Country Music Station 103.1 WIRK presents up and coming country stars Kristi Templin singing the national anthem, Cecilia Lauren and the Ocoee River Band performing their hit song, “Country Girls Do It Better,” and live performance by Lexi Luca.

Fun Ford Weekend at Palm Beach International Raceway will also play host to a benefit fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. The Boys & Girls Club offers underprivileged children programs and services that promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Throughout the day on Saturday September 15, families will be able to enter raffles for the chance to win big prizes and fans of racing can take a ride in a Beat the Heat race car or take a turn in the high-speed go-karts at the MRP kart center.

On Saturday September 15 Gates open at 8:00 a.m. and Pre-Race Ceremonies begin at 12:30 p.m. and Spectator Tickets are $25 and children 12 and under are Free. For more information please go to www.RACEPBIR.com. For Fun Ford Weekend event updates follow Palm Beach International Raceway on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PalmBeachIntlRaceway and on Twitter at @RacePBIR. For any questions please call the front desk at 561-622-1400.

About Palm Beach International Raceway:

Palm Beach International Raceway is a newly re-branded and re-designed state-of-the-art venue that is rapidly becoming one of the most popular raceways in the country for racers and spectators alike. As a leader in its operating form and function, PBIR seeks to provide its drivers with a higher level of challenge, excellence and opportunity. PBIR boasts three completely refurbished, exceptionally designed tracks, including a high-performance road course, an all-concrete drag strip and a 7/10’s mile karting track and new karting center. The technologically superior two-mile road course features some of the fastest and most challenging corners and straight-aways offered by any track in North America. PBIR is currently sanctioned by the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and is pending certification by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the governing body for many major racing events. For more information on PBIR, please visit the venue’s website at www.RacePBIR.com

About the Fun Ford Weekend Series:

The Fun Ford Weekend Series events are run by each host track create a family oriented atmosphere for all Ford enthusiasts, young and old. Fun Ford Weekend events are designed to offer a little something for all Ford fans. From Ford-powered or Ford-bodied bracket racers looking to earn some “cred” on the drag strip to the restoration expert showing their finished masterpiece in the Car Show or searching for that hard-to-find part at the Swap Meet or at the Car Corral intent on finding the next “project car”. Each family-friendly Fun Ford Weekend event boasts a Midway offering performance aftermarket restoration products from show sponsors and vendors, as well as Pro Shows featuring Jet Cars, Wheel Standers or Pro Mods.

For more information please go to www.FunFordWeekend.com

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County:

The 13 Boys & Girls Clubs facilities and four extension sites throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 6,000 children ages 6-18, 55% boys and 45% girls. More than 1800 youth participate in club activities each day, members pay dues of just $30 per year. The vast majority of our membership is served by no other youth development organization. 88 cents out of every dollar invested goes directly to programs for children. 78% of members would be taking care of themselves if not enrolled in the Boys & Girls Clubs.

For more information please go to www.bgcpbc.org

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Texas Motorplex Announces Fun Ford Weekend Schedule

August 27, 2012 by  
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Blue Oval fans can start making plans because the Fun Ford Weekend Presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven  is back at Texas Motorplex. The best in Ford racing, show cars, swap meet, officially licensed Ford merchandise and more await participants and fans when the best in American automotive brand events comes to the world famous Texas Motorplex, Sept. 7-8.

Fun Ford Weekend is a celebration of one of America’s most popular brands and will be a massive celebration of the Blue Oval and all things Ford. The Motorplex will be filled with a family-friendly event featuring a car show, swap meet, autocross action, car corral, live music, drag racing with the region’s top racers and more!

The event kicks off with Fast Friday, featuring the Beat the Heat World Finals open at 6 PM on Friday, Sept. 7. Fast Friday racing, with FORD VERSUS THE WORLD, runs from 7 PM to midnight. Spectator and participant gates open at 8 AM for Fun Ford Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 8.  See you at the Texas Motorplex!

WHERE: Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas. Track is located on Hwy. 287, two miles west of Ennis, between Interstates 35 and 45.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 – There will be a Fast Friday race on Sept. 7, to help usher in the weekend as FORD VERSUS THE WORLD highlights the street legal Fast Friday event.

EVENT SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7

Fast Friday gates open 6 PM
Racing from 7 PM – midnight

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8
Gates Open 8 AM
Registration &Tech 8 AM – noon
Time Trials 9 AM
Car Show Judging 2 PM
Pro Show Round 1 Noon
Eliminations Begin 1 PM
Pro Show Round 2 3 PM
Car Show Awards 3 PM
Pro Show Round 3 5 PM

TICKETS:

FAST FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012
Free parking, $15 to race, $10 to watch.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2012:
Parking is $5 in spectator lot, $20 in VIP pit area
Adult: $10 or $5 with a canned food item for Meals on Wheels
Youth (Age 13-17): $5, Children 12 & under are FREE

PARTICIPANT ENTRY FEES: All Fun Ford Weekend participants will pay $25 to enter Gate 10

Category*Fast Ford (Elec.)
Quick Ford (No Elec.)
Heads Up Index (11, 12, 13)
Street Ford
Test-n-Tune
Dial for Dollars
*Tuff Trucks (heads up)
*All judged car show
Show-n-Shine, Swap Meet, Car Corral
Additional Fee$40 in advance, $45 at event
$40 in advance, $45 at event
$10
$10
$10
$20
$0
$0
$0
Payout$1,200 to win
$1,000 to win
$250 for each class winner
$250 to win
Prizes, giveaways
Winner takes the pot
Trophies, gift cards, prizes
Plaques, goodie bags, prizes
Goodie bags

*Fast Ford, Tuff Trucks and Car Show Daily Driver categories are all eligible for the King/Queen of Texas award for competitors who participate at both Fun Ford Events at Texas Motorplex and Royal Purple Raceway in 2012.

All FoMoCo Car 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
1990-2010 SUV & Pickup
2011-2012 Display only
Roush, Saleen, Steeda
Shelby (all)
SVT 1993-2044

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

Fun Ford Weekend: Special Awards

Once again, Fun Ford Weekend will be offering the grassroots racing enthusiast an award and recognition that can’t be earned anywhere else. MustangGuys.com is sponsoring a special award called the “Fastest 5.0 Award” at all 12 of the 2012 Fun Ford Weekend events.

The MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award will be won by a 5.0-powered Mustang meeting the following requirements:

1. Eligible to any driver of a Ford Mustang entered in the Fast Ford (Electronics) or Quick Ford (No-Electronics) Bracket Classes
2. The Mustang must have a 5.0L displacement engine (please note this fact on your Tech Card)
3. Windsor or Coyote engine
4. Only one power adder is allowed (turbo charger, super charged, or nitrous)
5. The MustangGuys.com decal given each participant their event goodie bag MUST BE DISPLAYED on the car before first round of eliminations
6. The award will be given to the car/driver that meets these specifications and posts the fastest MPH during the first round of eliminations. If there is a tie between more than one racer for the fastest mile per hour, the tie breaker will be closest to dial-in
7. Winner will pose with their MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award in a picture for event results reporting
8. If you wish to compete for the MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award, PLEASE BE SURE to note your vehicle’s 5.0 / 302 cid engine displacement on your event Tech Card.

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

Fun Ford Weekend 2012 Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge
Rules & Race Format

Overview:
The Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge is designed to provide a fun, safe, high-profile race class for Ford Racing Cobra Jet Mustangs and their owners and race teams within the racing programs at the 2012 Fun Ford Weekend (FFW) Series events. The Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge is one of the “premiere classes” for the event.

The Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge will be run at ALL 12 Fun Ford Weekend events in 2012. Click here for the schedule.

Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge Competition Format
*The class will be run as a competition index, allowing for all Cobra Jet variants to compete.
* The class will be heads up with a staggered start based upon the vehicle’s NHRA natural class index. This is commonly referred to as a Competition Index Class.
* A minimum of four (4) cars must register for the class or it will not be run
* Starting index carries through all rounds – there will be NO index lowering like Competition Eliminator

Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge Fun Ford Weekend Entry Fee:
* Team Entry Fee: $75 per team (team is one race car, driver and up to three (3) crew members

Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge Purse:
* Prizes for the Competition Index Class will be awarded to the winner (a customized Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge jacket). The Runner-up will receive an Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge trophy/wall plaque.

Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge Class Rules:
The class is designed for all Ford Racing Cobra Jet Mustangs to compete. Where applicable, racers with comparably equipped Cobra Jet Mustangs will run in heads-up competition. Racers from different classes will run a Competition Index format. All Cobra Jet Challenge cars must pass their their respective NHRA Stock or Super Stock Tech requirements with the following exceptions;
* Any tire is allowed
* Front passenger seat may be removed
* Rear seat may be removed

All Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge racers must run in their current natural class as determined by current NHRA horsepower factor and NHRA Stock Car Classification weight. For complete rules, visit the Fun Ford Weekend website here.

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
STREET FORD – Street Legal, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run
TUFF TRUCK – Street Legal ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run
HEADS UP INDEX – 11.00, 12.00, 13.00 – ¼- mile, .400 Pro Tree
TRUE STREET – ¼- mile, .400 Pro Tree, All Run

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

Race Class Rules
FAST FORD – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Fast Ford Winner $1,200, runner-up $400, buy back $40
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, buy back $30
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

STREET FORD – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Street Ford Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY, buy back $20
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, buy back $20 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 Buy Back $20
12.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100 Buy Back $20
13.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100 Buy Back $20
Pro .400 Tree, all run field, closest to Index without going under, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit, ladder by previous round (reaction time)

TEXAS MOTORPLEX 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.

Beat the HEAT 2012 World Finals
Police and Fire drag cars will be coming to the Texas Motorplex September 7-8, 2012 for the Beat the HEAT 2012 World Finals.  Beat the HEAT, Inc. (BTH) is a national non-profit organization comprised of Police Officers and Firefighters who conduct educational programs using marked emergency vehicle drag cars to gain the interest of the public.

HEAT Teams from across the country will be gathering in Ennis and Waxahachie, Texas to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Beat the Heat, Inc. becoming a non-profit organization. Twenty years may not seem like a long time…but for a non-profit organization it is a milestone to be celebrated.

Beginning Wednesday, September 5th, HEAT Teams will be displaying their Police and Fire drag cars throughout the Ennis and Waxahachie area to reach out to the communities with public safety messages and promoting the 2012 Beat the HEAT World Finals racing event at Texas Motorplex.

On Friday night Sept 7th, the HEAT cars will be participating in the Motorplex Test and Tune event where individuals will be able to challenge HEAT cars in a run down the track to see if they can ‘Beat the HEAT’. Challengers in their daily drivers or race cars can participate in a race to run against a marked Police/Fire car with their emergency lights flashing and not get a ticket. On Saturday September 8th, the HEAT Teams will be racing to name the 2012 BTH World Champion.  HEAT cars race each other for this coveted title and bragging rights as the Fastest Police/Fire Car of the Year.

Everyone is invited to come to the BTH Pit area and check out all the HEAT cars including a 2012 factory Cobra Jet, new Police Mustangs and Motorcycles, Corvettes, Porsche…all types of marked emergency vehicles. Many of the Beat the HEAT vehicles have been made into 1/64 replica Johnny Lightning cars and will be on display during the event.

Beat the HEAT will be hosting 2 members of the Beat the HEAT Australian Queensland Team during the event. They will be attending the displays as well as the racing events on Friday and Saturday night. Be sure to come meet the Australian HEAT Team and get an autographed picture of their HEAT vehicle.

For more information about Beat the Heat, Inc., contact Lt. Tom Brown, President at 903 687-2290 or email theheat.tom@hotmail.com. www.beattheheatinc.org

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

About Fun Ford Weekend
The family-oriented Fun Ford Weekend series presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven is run by each of the tracks that host the events. Each track creates its own event schedule, racing structure, car show, and if adequate space, will also have autocross competition. The goal of the series is to get as many automotive enthusiasts that have a passion for the Ford brand to participate, celebrate and enjoy the events. For more information on Fun Ford Weekend, visit www.funfordweekend.com.


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Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway Releases Schedule for their inaugural Fun Ford Weekend Event

August 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Events, Feature Story, Latest News

Fun Ford Weekend presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven makes it’s first ever appearance in Canada with a unique, multi-day, multi-brand event, August 31 to September 3 at Castrol Raceway just south of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

“I know everyone associated with the Fun Ford Weekend Series is excited about Castrol Raceway hosting this event for the western Canadian Ford racers and fans,” says Jeff Lacina, marketing director for the Series. “There are some hard-core Ford fans and racers in Alberta and we hope they enjoy the event.”

The unique format at western Canada’s premier racing facility includes a Friday night “battle of the brands” where all makes are welcome, followed by a Sunday Fun Ford Weekend event. Saturday’s program will be a Super Chevy Show, followed by a Canadian holiday Monday that is a Ford vs. Chevy Shootout, assuring the Ford racers that do show up will have a great time proving that Ford really does mean “Fastest On Race Day”.

That’s right: over the course of one, long weekend, Castrol Raceway will play host to both a Fun Ford Weekend event and a Super Chevy Show wrapping it up with a single day Ford vs. Chevy battle royale. “When you get down to it, everyone wins.” notes Lacina. “Racers, fans and spectators will get to see first hand the passion that both these brands bring out in their respective racers and car show participants.”

Here is the Fun Ford Weekend schedule for the Castrol Raceway event. For more information, visit their website here.

Friday, August 31st – Racer Test & Tune / Street Legal
2:00 PM: Drag Gates open for racer registration and vendor parking/set-up.
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Racer Test & Tune / Street Legal.

Sunday, September 2nd – Fun Ford Weekend
8:00 AM: Drag Gates open for racer & car show registration.
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Midway vendors open.
9:00 AM: Front gates open for spectators.
10:00 AM: Time trials begin on the track.
11:00 AM: Car show judges begin scoring for Editor’s Choice & Class Winner Awards.
1:00 PM: Feature attraction vehicles – session #1 / Pro Mod.
3:00 PM: Bonus Bracket Race / 5th Gen Shootout.
4:00 PM: Feature attraction vehicles—session #2 / Pro Mod.
4:30 PM: Announcements made for everyone to gather at Car Show Awards Tent.
5:00 PM: Awards Ceremony.
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Pro Mod.
8:00 PM: Track secure.

Join everyone at Castrol Raceway for a FREE Movie Night, Sept 1

Monday, September 3rd – Fun Ford Weekend / Super Chevy Show Shoot Out
8:00 AM: Drag Gates open for racer registration & spectators.
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Tech
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM:  Super Chevy / Fun Ford Shoot Out

Fun Ford Weekend Admission Fees (Canadian funds)
Day:    Adult    Youth (15 & Under)  Child
Friday      $15.00    $10.00        5 & Under FREE
Sunday      $25.00    $10.00        5 & Under FREE
Monday      $15.00    $10.00        5 & Under FREE
4 Day Weekend Pass  $60.00*    $30.00*        5 & Under FREE
($5.00 from each weekend pass goes to prostate cancer, weekend pass includes gate admission to the Super Chevy Show on Saturday, September 1, 2012)

Drag Racing Bracket:   
Friday      $50.00 Racer Test & Tune / Street Legal
Sunday      $75.00
Monday      $75.00
3 Day Pass      $200.00 (Must be purchased prior to August 30, 2012)

Car Show N’ Shine:      Judged        Non-Judged
Sunday            $60.00        $50.00
Car show classes – To Be Announced

Vendor Midway: 
Swap Meet    $150.00 per weekend (3 days)
Car Corral      $150.00 per weekend (3 days)
(Car Corral includes 1 weekend admission pass)
Midway Vendor:  $300.00 per weekend (3 days) – (10’ x 20’: no power)
(Midway Vendor includes 4 weekend admission passes)

Fun Ford Weekend: Special Awards

Once again, Fun Ford Weekend will be offering the grassroots racing enthusiast an award and recognition that can’t be earned anywhere else. MustangGuys.com is sponsoring a special award called the “Fastest 5.0 Award” at all 12 of the 2012 Fun Ford Weekend events.

The MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award will be won by a 5.0-powered Mustang meeting the following requirements:

1. Eligible to any driver of a Ford Mustang entered in the Fast Ford (Electronics) or Quick Ford (No-Electronics) Bracket Classes
2. The Mustang must have a 5.0L displacement engine (please note this fact on your Tech Card)
3. Windsor or Coyote engine
4. Only one power adder is allowed (turbo charger, super charged, or nitrous)
5. The MustangGuys.com decal given each participant their event goodie bag MUST BE DISPLAYED on the car before first round of eliminations
6. The award will be given to the car/driver that meets these specifications and posts the fastest MPH during the first round of eliminations. If there is a tie between more than one racer for the fastest mile per hour, the tie breaker will be closest to dial-in
7. Winner will pose with their MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award in a picture for event results reporting
8. If you wish to compete for the MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Award, PLEASE BE SURE to note your vehicle’s 5.0 / 302 cid engine displacement on your event Tech Card.

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

About Fun Ford Weekend
The family-oriented Fun Ford Weekend series presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven is run by each of the tracks that host the events. Each track creates its own event schedule, racing structure, car show, and if adequate space, will also have autocross competition. The goal of the series is to get as many automotive enthusiasts that have a passion for the Ford brand to participate, celebrate and enjoy the events. For more information on Fun Ford Weekend, visit www.funfordweekend.com.

 

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