• Royal Purple Raceway Event Details!

    The 2013 Fun Ford Weekend Series kicks off at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, TX, March 23. A favorite of racers and fans from all over Texas, the team at the track have been hard at work getting ready for the new season of racing.

    “We had a great time kicking off the 2012 Fun Ford Weekend Series at Royal Purple Raceway,” notes Jeff Lacina, Marketing Director for the Series. “We had a great assortment of Ford-powered racers show up, a great field of true street cars and a very popular autocross event. Coming back for our second year will bring out even more racers and show cars.”

    Car Show Classes

    - 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
    - Thunderbird
    - Galaxie, Fairlane, Torino, Falcon
    - Rod (pre-1949)
    - Lincoln, Mercury
    - Nostalgia- Post 1950
    - Pre- 1989 SUV & Pickup
    - 1990-2010 SUV & Pickup
    - 2011-2012 Display only
    - Saleen Fox Body, SN95, S197
    - Roush, Steeda
    - Shelby
    - SVT 1993-2004
    * Special Awards to include: Mustang Club of America Best Mustang, Track Choice, Best Wheels, Cool Factor, People’s Choice, Best Engine, Best Paint/Body, Best of Show, Best Race Car and more.

    Schedule & Gate Prices


    Friday, March 22
    Vendor Gate: 3:00 PM
    Legal Street Racing: 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM

    Saturday, March 23
    Vendor Gate: 7:00 AM
    Gates Open: 8:00 AM
    Test N Tune: 9:00 AM
    Car Show Registration: 9:00 AM-12:00PM
    Time Runs Begin: 11:00 AM
    Qualifying Begins: 12:00 NOON
    Car Show Judging: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    True Street Cruise: 2:20 PM
    Eliminations: 3:00 PM
    Car Show Awards: 4:00 PM

    GATE PRICES
    Adult Spectator: $15
    Crew: $15
    Children 12 & under: FREE
    Car Show (Car & Driver): $25
    Test N Tune: $30
    Swap Meet: $25 (1 20×20 space & 1 gate Entry)
    Car Corral: $25 (1 20×20 space & 1 gate Entry)

    MCA Members save $5 with valid membership card (includes 1 passenger)

    Race Classes & Rules


    RACER PRICES
    (Full Body cars must be Ford Body-any power plant allowed & Open Body cars must be Ford Powered) All cars must pass NHRA Safety Technical Inspection.

    ET Bracket Classes
    Fast Ford (Electronics Class – 1/4 Mile) $40
    Quick Ford (No Electronics Class – 1/4 Mile) $40
    Street Ford (DOT Tire & Registration Required – 1/4th Mile) $25
    Tuff Truck (any Ford Truck – 1/4th Mile) $25
    Heads Up Classes
    11.0 INDEX – 1/4th Mile $35
    12.0 INDEX – 1/4th Mile $35
    13.0 INDEX – 1/4th Mile $35
    X275 Street Shootout – 1/8th Mile $50
    Street Cruise & Drag Race Class
    (A 20 mile street cruise & 3 back to back 1/4 Mile runs)
    True Street – 1/4th Mile $35

    CLASSES
    *FAST FORD – Electronics Class, 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own
    QUICK FORD – No Electronics Class, 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own
    STREET FORD – Street Legal, 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run
    *TUFF TRUCK – Street Legal 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run
    HEADS UP INDEX – 11.00, 12.00, 13.00 – 1/4 Mile, .400 Pro Tree.
    X275 STREET SHOOTOUT- 1/8th Mile, .400 Pro Tree, Heads Up
    TRUE STREET – 1/4 Mile, .400 Pro Tree, All Run

    PURSE & PAYOUTS
    ET Bracket Classes
    Fast Ford Winner $1000 Runner Up $300 Round Money $30
    Quick Ford Winner $800 Runner Up $200 Round Money $30
    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
    X275 Street Shootout Winner $850 Runner Up $350 Semis $150 Qtrs: $50
    5.90 Renegade Winner $1000 Runner Up $500 Semis $150 Qtrs: $50

    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 – 1/4 Mile, Full Tree
    Fast Ford Winner $1000 Runner Up $300 Round Money $30 Buy Back $30
    Electronics Class, 1/4 Mile, 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 – 1/4 Mile, Full Tree
    Quick Ford Winner $800 Runner Up $200 Round Money $30 Buy Back $30
    No Electronics Class, 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, All Run Field, No Throttle Stops, Any Power Adder Combo Allowed, Any Tire Size Allowed, No Weight Limit, must leave off footbrake
    STREET FORD – 1/4 Mile, Full Tree
    Street Ford Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY Buy Back $15
    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 – 1/4 Mile, Full Tree
    Tuff Truck Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY Buy Back $15
    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 – 1/4 Mile, Pro Tree
    11.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100 Buy Back $20
    12.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100 Buy Back $20
    13.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100 Buy Back $20
    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 (Closest Reaction Time)

    TRUE STREET – 1/4 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 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.
    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 for True Street participants which is the Return Road in front of the main grandstands.
    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 Weekend 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.

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