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Fun Ford Weekend at Memphis International Raceway – October 15

Friday, September 23, 2011
Fun Ford_Weekend_borderMILLINGTON, TN – September 23, 2011 – Magnificent Mustangs, modern, modified and memorable make their way to Memphis International Raceway (MIR) during the final tour city of the 2011 Fun Ford Weekend presented by Roush Yates and JE Pistons on Saturday, October 15. 
 
The Fun Ford Weekend series polishes the Blue Oval in 2011 with a five city tour of drag races, car shows and swap meets.  The national touring series draws Ford fans from all over the country to the host tracks.  Sister track Palm Beach International Raceway hosted Fun Ford Weekend in September and was the best event on the tour to date.
 
Although Memphis is the final stop of the 2011 tour, Fun Ford Weekend celebration does have a first to celebrate – the first official major event at the recently opened Memphis International Raceway.
 
During this unique one-day show, Ford devotees can explore the grounds and experience elements of the Michigan-based automotive giant.  For the racing fan, the drag strip will showcase numerous categories including Quick Ford (1/8-mile, Electronic), Fast Ford (1/8-mile, Non-Electronic), True Street (1/4-mile, DOT), Four-Door Frenzy (1/4-mile), Tough Trucks (1/4-mile), Mustang Madness (1/4-mile) and Compact (1/4-mile).  The one-day show will also feature special exhibition runs from David Douthit, driver of the powerful Ford Focus Wagon ‘Focus This’ Jet Car, eighth-mile Pro Mod drivers Jerry Prater and Dwayne Watkins; as well as quarter-mile exhibition runs from local favorite Tony ‘Sandman’ Williams and Gary Sullivan.
 
“We’re very excited to be hosting Fun Ford Weekend in Memphis,” said Pam Kendrick, Vice President and GM, Memphis International Raceway.  “We’ve assembled a knowledgeable race crew at MIR and this marks our first official event since the drag strip opened in August.  There have been successful Ford events at MIR in the past, but we’re looking to make this Ford event the start of the new era at Memphis International Raceway by offering a great show for the fans and racers.”
 
Classic, custom and modern Fords representing all years will participate in the car show.  More than 30 awards categories have been created for the car show.  Entry into the car show is $30 at the gate or $25 if purchased in advance at the MIR Executive Offices.  MIR offers a discount to car and truck clubs during Fun Ford Weekend.  Clubs of 10 or more that register in advance save $15 on each car show entry; must register as a group and pay in advance.
 
Fun Ford Weekend would not be complete unless there was a swap meet.  Racers and auto enthusiasts searching for that hard-to-find part for their custom car might find what they’re looking for during the Swap Meet at MIR’s Fun Ford Weekend.  Swap meet spaces (10x10) are available for $20 each.  All swap meet entry fees include the participant entry.
 
For the latest information on the Fun Ford Weekend presented by Roush Yates and JE Pistons, visit www.racemir.com or www.funfordweekend.com.

 

Fun Ford Weekend Pricing
For participant pricing for the Fun Ford Weekend, visit www.racemir.com for detailed information.

 

Spectator tickets
Friday: Adult tickets are $5 and children 12 and under are free.
Saturday: Adults tickets are $20; youth 6-12 are $5, children five and under are free.
Advance tickets are available at the Memphis International Raceway Executive Offices: 5500 Victory Lane in Millington, TN.
Visit www.raceMIR.com for more information.

 

Memphis International Raceway on the Web
Homepage: www.racemir.com

 

 

MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
FUN FORD EVENT INFORMATION

Friday, October 14, 2011

Noon               Gates open for pre-load – Overnight Parking Fee Applies
6pm – 11pm    MIR Test & Tune (all makes & models)

 

Saturday, October 15, 2011
8am                 Participant / Vendor Gate Opens
8 - 11am          Car & Truck Show Registration / Tech
8:30am            Spectator Gates Open
10:30am          Quick Ford (1/8-mile), Fast Ford (1/8-mile), True Street (1/4-mile)
11:15am          Four-Door Frenzy (1/4-mile), Tough Trucks (1/4-mile) , Mustang Madness (1/4-mile)
11:35am          Compact (1/4-mile)
11:50am          Qualifying #1 – Quick 16
12:15pm          Quick Ford (1/8-mile), Fast Ford (1/8-mile), True Street (1/4-mile)
12:50pm          Four-Door Frenzy (1/4-mile), Tough Trucks (1/4-mile), Mustang Madness (1/4-mile)
1:20pm            Compact (1/4-mile)
1:35pm            Qualifying #2 – Quick 16
2:15pm            Opening Ceremonies
2:30pm            Exhibition #1 – Ford Focus Jet Car

2:35pm            Exhibition #2 – ¼-Mile & 1/8 Mile Pro Mod Runs

2:45pm            Start of Eliminations: Quick Ford, Fast Ford and True Street
5:00pm            Exhibition #3 – Ford Focus Jet Car

5:05pm            Exhibition #4 – ¼-Mile & 1/8 Mile Pro Mod Runs
7:30pm            Track Secure

 

Spectator tickets
Saturday: Adults are $20, youth 6-12 are $5, children five and under are free
Visit www.raceMIR.com for more information.

 

RACING INFORMATION & ENTRY FEES
Quick Ford (1/8-mile, Electronic) – $40 – Buy Back – $20
Fast Ford (1/8-mile, Non-Electronic) – $30 – Buy Back – $15
True Street (1/4-mile, DOT) – $20 – Buy Back – $10

Quick 16 - $60.00
Four-Door Frenzy (1/4-mile) – $20 – Buy Back – $10 (trophy)
Tough Trucks (1/4-mile) – $20 – Buy Back – $10 (trophy)
Mustang Madness (1/4-mile, Heads Up) – $20 – Buy Back – $10 (trophy)
Compact (1/4-mile) – $20 – Buy Back – $10 (trophy)
Crew Pass – $20 Saturday Only
Extra Pit Parking Pass – $20 Saturday Only

Overnight Parking - $25 (security provided overnight)

Extra Pit Vehicle Parking Pass $20 sold only with a Crew Pass

 

 

 

MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
FUN FORD EVENT INFORMATION

RACER PAYOUT

Quick Ford (Electronic)
Winner: $1,200
Runner-Up: $500
Semi: $150
1/4: $30
Entry: $40

 

Fast Ford (Non-Electronic)
Winner: $800
Runner-Up: $300
Semi: $80
1/4: $20
Entry: $30

 

True Street (DOT)
Winner: $175
Runner-Up: $60
Semi: $20
Entry: $20

 

Quick 16
Winner: $1,000
Runner-Up: $500
Semi: $100
Entry: $60
One qualifying session

 

Payout Information

All payouts on race day take place in Race Control, once payout rounds are reached.

 

Saturday True Street Challenge

Racers who purchase a Drag Race entry will be eligible to also compete in the True Street Challenge (if their car meets the class rules).

 

Car Show Fees
Car Show is $30
All car show entry fees include the participant entry.

 

Car / Truck Show Advance Discounts
Save with advance purchase of car show entry! Clubs of 10 or more that register in advance save $15 on each car show entry; must register as a group and paid in advance.

 

Additional Participants (All swap meet entry fees include the participant entry)

Swap Meet

Swap Meet Spot (10×10) – $20

 

Car Show Categories
One award will be given in the following classes:
Mustang 64-70

Mustang 71-78
Mustang 79-93
Mustang 94-98
Mustang 99-04
Mustang 05-Current
SVT & Cobra Mustang
SVT
Roush Mustang
Saleen Mustang
Steeda Mustang
Shelby & BOSS
Probe
Comet, Cougar, Capri
Falcon, Fairlane, Maverick
Thunderbird
Ford Full Size Cars – All Years
Ford Full Size Trucks – All Years
Ford Compact Trucks – All Years
Ford Lightning
Pre-49 Street Rods & Custom
Full Size Ford Pick-Up (including Torino)
Race Car & Pro Street
Ford Compact – All Years
Lincoln
Mercury
Model A
Model T

Open Ford (Ford Ford vehicles that do not fit in listed classes)

 

Additional Show Car Categories
Best of Show
Track Choice
Best Wheels
Cool Factor
People’s Choice
Best Engine
Best Paint/Body



 

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, spectate, and enjoy the events.  For more information on Fun Ford Weekend, visit www.funfordweekend.com.

 

About Memphis International Raceway
Memphis International Raceway was purchased by Moroso Investment Partners, a group of real estate and corporate investors. The venue is one of the most popular raceways in the country for racers and spectators alike. As a leader in its operating form and function, MIR seeks to provide its drivers with a higher level of challenge, excellence and opportunity. The 342+ acre facility includes a quarter-mile drag strip, three-quarter mile paved oval and road course.  For more information on MIR, please visit the venue’s website at www.RaceMIR.com.

 

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