Fun Ford Weekend

2013-09-06-FFW

FUN FORD WEEKEND– SEPT. 6-7, 2013

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 Guys.com 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

Spectator Ticket Prices

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

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

Parking Fees

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

2013 Fun Ford Weekend at Texas Motorplex Event Schedule:
Gates Open                            8 a.m.
Registration &Tech                 8 a.m. – noon
Time Trials                              9 a.m.
Car Show Judging                  2 p.m.
Eliminations Begin                 1 p.m.
Car Show Awards                  3 p.m.

Show Car Categories:

-          Mustang: 1964-’68, 1969-’73, 1974-’78, 1979-’86, 1987-’93, 1994-’98, 1999-‘04, 2005-’09, 2010-present
-          Conversion (Ford powered vehicle)
-          Competition Sports: GT 40, Cobra, Kit Car, Road Race, Etc.
-          Compact- Focus-Front wheel drive
-          Open- Big Car
-          Thunderbird
-          Galaxie, Fairlane, Torino, Falcon
-          Rod (pre-1949)
-          Lincoln, Mercury
-          Nostalgia- Post 1950
-          Pre- 1989 SUV & Pickup
-          1990-2013 SUV & Pickup
-          2011-2013 Display only
-          Roush, Saleen, Steeda, GT 500
-          Shelby
-          SVT 1993-2013

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

Racer Information: Classes

FAST FORD – Electronics Class, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own
QUICK FORD – No Electronics Class, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own
5.0 Shootout- No Electronics Class, ¼ mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own
STREET FORD – Street Legal, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run
TUFF TRUCK – Street Legal ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run
HEADS UP INDEX – 11.00, 12.00, 13.00 – ¼- mile, .400 Pro Tree
TRUE STREET – ¼- mile, .400 Pro Tree, All Run

Purse and Payout

E.T. Bracket Classes:

Fast Ford Winner $1,200, runner-up $400
Quick Ford Winner $1,000, runner-up $300
Street Ford Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
Tuff Truck Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY

Heads Up Classes:

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

True Street Race Classes:

True Street Winner $250 Runner Up $100
10.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY
11.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY
12.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY
13.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY

Class Rules

FAST FORD – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Fast Ford Winner $1,200, runner-up $400
Electronics Class, ¼- mile, box, transbrake, full tree, dial your own, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit

QUICK FORD – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Quick Ford Winner $1,000, runner-up $300
No Electronics Class, ¼-mile, no box, no transbrake, full tree, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit, must leave off footbrake

MustangGuys.com 5.0 Shootout-1/4- mile, Full Tree
5.0 Winner receives MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Shootout Trophy Eligible to any driver of a Mustang or Ford vehicle with a 5.0L displacement with a Windsor or Coyote engine and only one power adder is allowed (Turbo charger, super charged or nitrous). Any Dial-in, DOT street Tires & Mufflers required, No Electronics.

STREET FORD – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Street Ford Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
No slicks, DOT tires, registration required, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit

TUFF TRUCK – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Tuff Truck Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit

11.00, 12.00, & 13.00 INDEX – ¼- mile, Pro Tree
11.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100
12.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100
13.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100
Pro .400 Tree, all run field, closest to Index without going under, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit, ladder by previous round (reaction time)

TRUE STREET – ¼- mile, Pro Tree, All Run
True Street Winner $250 Runner Up $100
10.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY
11.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY
12.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY
13.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY

All True Street vehicles must conform to these guidelines:

1. Must be a Ford bodied or an Open Body that is Ford powered.
2. Any engine is permitted on closed body vehicles.
3. Any style cylinder head is allowed.
4. Any type of induction system is allowed. Both carburetor and fuel injection are permitted.
5. Any form of power adder is allowed, including nitrous, single and twin turbos, and superchargers. Twin power adders are permitted.
6. No minimum race weight is required.
7. A closed exhaust with mufflers is required. All exhaust fumes must exit the outlet of the muffler. Turndowns are permitted.
8. Any style front suspension, including bolt-on tubular K-members, replacement front clips, etc., is permitted.
9. Any rear suspension is allowed, including tubs and mini-tubs.
10. An entry must start, operate, and drive under its own power with one driver in the car.

11. All cars must have D.O.T. approved tires and wheels in the front and rear during the road cruise, and while racing.
12. Car must complete the road cruise of 20 miles, and three rounds of eliminations on one tank of fuel. No refueling will be permitted after the road cruise begins.

All drivers must have the following:

1. A current, valid driver’s license.

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

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

4. A Drag Race entry purchased at the gate and tech card purchased at the Registration Center.

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

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

Road Cruise:

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

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

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

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

5. After completion of the road cruise, all cars are to go back to designated area in the staging lanes for True Street participants.

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

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

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

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

Race Procedure:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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