September 3, 2013 by  
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2012-08-28-MOWTSENNIS, Texas (Sept. 3, 2013) – Fun Ford Weekend fans can feel good about celebrating all things Ford this weekend during the Fun Ford Weekend festival at Texas Motorplex, all while helping to end senior hunger. When fans donate canned goods at the Meals on Wheels tables on site Saturday, they will receive $5 off adult admission –all for helping seniors in Johnson and Ellis Counties.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spectator Ticket Prices

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

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

Parking Fees

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


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

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

Category                                      Additional Fee                                           Payout


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

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

Mustang Guys 5.0 Shootout      $20                                                                    Mustang Trophy

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

Street Ford                                       $10                                                                 $250 to win

True Street                                       $10                                                                 $250to win

Test-n-Tune                                    $10                                                                 Prizes, giveaways

Dial for Dollars                             $20                                                                 Winner takes the pot

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

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

Show-n-Shine                               $0                                                                    Goodie bags, prizes

Swap Meet                                      $0                                                                    Goodie bags

Car Corral                                       $0                                                                    Goodie bags


2013 Fun Ford Weekend at Texas Motorplex Event Schedule:

Gates Open                                8 a.m.

Registration &Tech                 8 a.m. – noon

Time Trials                                9 a.m.

Car Show Judging                   2 p.m.

Eliminations Begin                 1 p.m.

Car Show Awards                    3 p.m.


Show Car Categories:

-          Mustang: 1964-’68, 1969-’73, 1974-’78, 1979-’86, 1987-’93, 1994-’98, 1999-‘04, 2005-’09, 2010-present

-          Conversion (Ford powered vehicle)

-          Competition Sports: GT 40, Cobra, Kit Car, Road Race, Etc.

-          Compact- Focus-Front wheel drive

-          Open- Big Car

-          Thunderbird

-          Galaxie, Fairlane, Torino, Falcon

-          Rod (pre-1949)

-          Lincoln, Mercury

-          Nostalgia- Post 1950

-          Pre- 1989 SUV & Pickup

-          1990-2013 SUV & Pickup

-          2011-2013 Display only

-          Roush, Saleen, Steeda, GT 500

-          Shelby

-          SVT 1993-2013

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


Racer Information: Classes

FAST FORD – Electronics Class, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own

QUICK FORD – No Electronics Class, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own

5.0 Shootout- No Electronics Class, ¼ mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own

STREET FORD – Street Legal, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run

TUFF TRUCK – Street Legal ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run

HEADS UP INDEX – 11.00, 12.00, 13.00 – ¼- mile, .400 Pro Tree

TRUE STREET – ¼- mile, .400 Pro Tree, All Run


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




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