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"Focus This" To Wrap Up Fun Ford Season In Memphis

Thursday, October 13, 2011

 

focus4MILLINGTON, TN – The Fun Ford Weekend heads to Memphis International Raceway (MIR), for the final stop of the 2011 Fun Ford Weekend presented by Roush Yates and JE Pistons on Saturday, October 15. And to wrap up the five-city 2011 tour in style, David Douthit will showcase the world’s only 200 mile per hour jet-powered Ford Focus, ‘Focus This’ for the blue-oval faithful in attendance at MMP.
 
 
 
The Fun Ford Weekend celebration is the first official major event at the recently opened Memphis International Raceway. For Douthit, who will be traveling to music city from his Colorado Springs, Colo. headquarters, the event holds another special meaning.
 
 
 
kathyrndouthit“Three weeks ago, my wife Robyn and I celebrated the birth of our new daughter Kathryn, who was born as I was racing the “Focus This” at the Fun Ford Weekend at PBIR,” noted Douthit. “Robyn was trying really hard to hold off until I got home, but Baby “K” wanted to come out that weekend. When a life-altering event like the birth of your child happens while you are at an event, that event will always hold a special place in your heart. I’m glad it was the Fun Ford Weekend as we have developed a very strong relationship with the people who host this awesome event. I am truly looking forward to heading to Memphis for some great BBQ, awesome music and fast Fords.”
 
 
 
“We are also happy because this will be our first event to introduce and showcase our new website to al l the fans, fellow racers and future marketing partners,” Douthit said. “We take pride in providing as much information as possible and create a high level of interest in our team. We know times are tough, and during these times it’s important to realize value in everything. Our new marketing and viral video platform we offer partners, which is highlighted on our website, (http://www.douthitjets.com) will provide these individuals and companies with a higher return on investment than standard sponsorships.”
 
 
 
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 (Electronic), Fast Ford (Non-Electronic), True Street (DOT), Four-Door Frenzy, Tough Trucks, Mustang Madness and Compact. The one-day show will also feature special exhibition runs from eighth-mile Pro Mod drivers Jerry Prater and Dwayne Watkins; as well as quarter-mile exhibition runs from local favorite Tony ‘Sandman’ Williams and John Sullivan.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
For the latest information on the Fun Ford Weekend presented by Roush Yates and JE Pistons, visit www.racemir.com or www.funfordweekend.com.
 

Saturday: Adults tickets are $20; youth 6-12 are $5, children five and under are free.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
About Douthit Motorsports
For the past 40 years, Douthit Motorsports has traveled the world, entertaining hundreds of thousands of fans with their unique brand of entertainment. Whether it was the 1969 Nova Smokey Red Wheelstander or the California Smokey Jet Dragster and Focus This 2000 Ford Focus Jet Car, the Douthit family has always found a way to provide affordable and exciting entertainment to the motorsports world.
 
Today, they travel the world and due to their extended and diverse engagements in multiple industries, reach more onsite fans than any single motorsports sanctioning body. Combined with their strategic partnership with Sunblock Studios, Inc., the team is able to produce, and edit high quality viral video marketing campaigns while using their Jet Cars as 200 + Mile Per Hour to expand brand awareness for future marketing partners. To learn more about Douthit Motorsports, visit their new website at http://www.douthitjets.com and follow the team on twitter @douthitjets. 

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News courtesy of Douthit Motorsports, LLC. Communications 


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