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08-30-2011, 10:58 AM

Is anyone headed down for this? I know a few years back there was a decent turnout, but I'm heading down in the Mustang to do a little drag racing.

Palm Beach International Raceway Plans Action-Packed Fun Ford Weekend– September 17

JUPITER, FL – August 12, 2011 – Palm Beach International Raceway joins the Blue Oval brigade on Saturday, September 17, for the inaugural Fun Ford Weekend presented by Roush Yates and JE Pistons. Fun Ford Weekend paints PBIR Ford Blue on Saturday, September 17.

The Fun Ford Weekend series polishes the Blue Oval in 2011 with a five city tour of drag races, autocross and car shows. Palm Beach International Raceway serves as the third stop, while sister track Memphis International Raceway will be the fifth and final stop this year. The national touring series draws Ford fans from all over the country to the host tracks.

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 the first Ford to reach 200 miles per hour in competition – Jim “Animal” Feurer, driver of the Championship Pro Stock Legendary Mammoth 700 Boss-engined 79 Mercury Zephyr (Zeke) and David Douthit, driver of the powerful Ford Focus Jet Car.

“Fun Ford Weekend is another new event for Palm Beach International Raceway this year and I’m thrilled to be hosting this first-time event at our facility,” said Jason Rittenberry, President and CEO, PBIR. “Fun Ford Weekend is a celebration of Ford and everything with the Blue Oval. We’re looking forward to hosting Ford fans and racers during our September event.”

Classic, custom and modern Fords representing all years will participate in the car show. Held on the south side of PBIR’s road course, more than 30 awards will be given in a variety of car show classes. The car show entry is $30, or $25 if purchased in advance at www.racepbir.com. PBIR 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 paid in advance.

In addition to the racing and car shows, spectators and attendees are invited to the north end of PBIR’s road course to participate in the autocross portion of the event. Available to amateur and competitive participants, the solo-timed competition takes place on turns two through nine of PBIR’s state-of-art road course. The autocross is often a favorite of muscle car enthusiasts that want to test everything from handling and suspension to tire grip. To participate in the autocross event, the cost is $35 per entrant. Autocross tickets can be purchased in advance at www.racepbir.com for a reduced rate of $25.

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 PBIR’s Fun Ford Weekend. Swap meet spaces (10×10) are available for $20. 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.racepbir.com or www.funfordweekend.com.

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

Spectator tickets:
Saturday: Adults are $20, youth 6-12 are $5, children five and under are free
Visit www.racepbir.com, to purchase tickets in advance.

Friday, September 16, 2011
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm PBIR Test & Tune

Saturday, September 17, 2011
8:00 am Participant / Vendor Gate Opens
8:00 am – 11:00 am Car & Truck Show Registration / Tech
8:30 am Spectator Gates Open
10:30 am Quick Ford, Fast Ford, True Street
11:00 am – 5:00 pm Autocross on north course of PBIR Road Course
11:15 am Four-Door Frenzy, Tough Trucks, Mustang Madness
11:35 am Compact
11:50 am Qualifying #1 – Quick 16
12:15 pm Quick Ford, Fast Ford, True Street
12:50 pm Four-Door Frenzy, Tough Trucks, Mustang Madness
1:20 pm Compact
1:35 pm Qualifying #2 – Quick 16
2:15 pm Opening Ceremonies
2:30 pm Exhibition #1 – “Animal” Jim Feurer, driver of the Championship Pro Stock
Legendary Mammoth 700 Boss-engined 79 Mercury Zephyr (Zeke)
2:35 pm Exhibition #2 – David Douthit, driver of the Ford Focus Jet Car
2:45 pm Start of Eliminations: Quick Ford, Fast Ford, True Street
5:00 pm Exhibition #3 – “Animal” Jim Feurer, driver of the Championship Pro Stock
Legendary Mammoth 700 Boss-engined 79 Mercury Zephyr (Zeke)
Exhibition #4 – David Douthit, driver of the Ford Focus Jet Car
7:30 pm Track Secure

Quick Ford (Electronic) – $40 – Buy Back – $20
Fast Ford (Non-Electronic) – $30 – Buy Back – $15
True Street (DOT) – $20 – Buy Back – $10
Four-Door Frenzy – $20 – Buy Back – $10 (trophy)
Tough Trucks – $20 – Buy Back – $10 (trophy)
Mustang Madness (Heads Up) – $20 – Buy Back – $10 (trophy)
Compact – $20 – Buy Back – $10 (trophy)
Crew Pass – $20
Extra Pit Parking Pass – $20

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 Challenges
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, online price – $25
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 Spot (10×10) – $20
Autocross – $35 – ($25 advance purchase online)
Extra Pit Vehicle Parking Pass $30 sold only with a Crew Pass

Car Show Categories
Two Awards, Winner and Outstanding Achievement, 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
Roush Mustang
Saleen Mustang
Steeda Mustang
Shelby & BOSS
Comet, Cougar, Capri
Falcon, Fairlane, Maverick
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
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 Roush Yates
Roush Yates Engines designs, engineers and crafts high performance racing engines with the power to perform and the horsepower and durability you’d expect from legendary NASCAR pioneers Jack Roush and Robert Yates. The partnership of power and precision has come from merging the knowledge and experience of two legendary engine builders, both with a passion for winning today and powering up for tomorrow. In 2009 Doug Yates purchased his father’s half of Roush Yates Engines to become a co-owner in the company.

As CEO, Doug Yates leads a staff of 180 engineers and technicians who design, assemble, test, and service racing engines at two separate state-of-the-art facilities in Mooresville, North Carolina. Here, the best minds and latest technology are hard at work producing nearly 1,500 racing engines each year for teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, ARCA, Grand-Am, FIA GT3, Dirt Late Model, Sprint cars, and NHRA Pro Stock. At Roush Yates Engines, the mission is Power Performance, which is achieved through innovation, design, precision engineering, and skillful craftsmanship. Building the best engines in racing today, providing service that’s second to none, and honoring a commitment to research and development are the heart of Roush Yates Engines.

About JE Pistons
With over 60 years of experience, JE Pistons is the leader in high performance racing pistons. Top engine builders in NASCAR, ALMS, NHRA, AMA Supercross and other professional racing organizations choose JE Pistons over any other brand. JE’s position at the forefront of racing pistons has been a result of continuous research and development of piston design, manufacturing and technologies. As a result, JE Pistons can manufacture high quality custom pistons for nearly any 4-stroke engine application in a little as 5 days! In addition to custom pistons, JE also stocks over 1200 off-the-shelf piston part numbers for hundreds of popular engine combinations.

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 Palm Beach International Raceway
Palm Beach International Raceway is a state-of-the-art venue and 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 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.


09-10-2011, 11:03 AM
Guess I'm flying solo, eh?

09-10-2011, 02:54 PM
I have been kickin it around. Just a long ~~~ drive for me and the bird? Makes me a little nervous. But ill let u know


09-10-2011, 09:22 PM
Not too many cars today at the first one in virginia. All in all a good time tho. Good luck down there.

09-13-2011, 06:53 PM
The VMP event in VA had poor advertising and was scheduled during the Richmond NASCAR race. There was only JLT and 5.0 magazine to represent vendors for the most part. With Roush being a sponsor and the Roush NASCAR teams only a few miles away in Richmond, they did not even bother to have a old beat down Ford Fusion or even a NASCAR drive at the event. There where no event T-shirts available. I hope future Fun Ford events have better planning and support or the future of the event is in peril. The only reason I had a good time, is due to a great turn out of friends.

09-19-2011, 03:35 PM
Geeze I was a lonely (1) Bird surrounded by Mustangs. I thought for sure there might be some Thunderbird's here in South Florida.

09-19-2011, 03:37 PM
Geeze I was a lonely (1) Bird surrounded by Mustangs. I thought for sure there might be some Thunderbird's here in South Florida.

I didn't see any T-Birds, actually. I was there from about ten until 2...then left because it sucked.

Brad Klein
09-20-2011, 12:20 PM
Geeze I was a lonely (1) Bird surrounded by Mustangs. I thought for sure there might be some Thunderbird's here in South Florida.

this has never been a big show for birds even in the past there would only be a couple at the most

09-20-2011, 03:03 PM
I was hoping to see someone from here. I didn't show my car as I am still going through things and replacing just about everyhting. There were 2 60's Birds and that was it except for my lonely Bird in the parking lot. None out there either....

'96 Bad Bird
01-06-2012, 01:33 PM
So that's what they changed Morso raceway to.I used to live in that area.