Fun Ford Weekend
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The Fun Ford Weekend series events are run by each host track to create a family oriented atmosphere for all Ford enthusiasts, young and old. Fun Ford Weekend events are designed to offer a little something for all Ford fans.
From Ford-powered or Ford-bodied bracket racers looking to earn some “cred” on the drag strip to the restoration expert showing their finished masterpiece in the Car Show or searching for that hard-to-find part at the Swap Meet or at the Car Corral intent on finding the next “project car.” Each family-friendly Fun Ford Weekend event boasts a Midway offering performance aftermarket and restoration products from show sponsors and vendors, as well as Pro Shows!
Gateway Motorsports Park is launching a show car and racing program in 2013 to be named, The Manufacturer Series. It consists of four separate, but connected events. The first event, scheduled for May 17–19, will be the highly anticipated Monster Mopar Weekend At Gateway, part of the Mega Mopar Action Series. Following this event will be the Super Chevy Show presented by your Mid-America Chevy Dealers on June 21–23. The Fun Ford Weekend will run July 19–21. Finally, an all make and model inclusive final called the All American Hot Rod Showdown presented by your Mid-America Chevy Dealers will be held August 9–11. At the All American Hot Rod Showdown, all past series winners and champions will compete for the coveted Gateway Grand Champion title. Grand Champions will be crowned in the show car and drag racing arenas.
Each event will feature a car show, swap meet, drag racing, car corral, auto cross, manufacturer midway, and featured shows and more. All four events will tie together with individual competitions for prizes, awards and payouts as we have traditionally seen at the track. “The unique thing that we are doing next year is bringing everything together,” says Francois. It will be exciting to follow the car show and drag competition finalists and semi-finalists throughout the season as they attempt to qualify for the All American Grand Championship Title in August.”
Car show winners from each class of the previous shows will compete for the All American titles in Custom, Modified, and Stock classes with an overall American Grand Champion being crowned and a cash prize exceeding $2,500. Finalists and semi–finalist in Box, No Box, Sportsman, and True Street categories from all three events will compete for the All American Championship Titles within their respective classes and then compete against each other for The All American Grand Championship Title and payout exceeding $5,000.
Other American makes and models such as Buick, Cadillac Oldsmobile, and Pontiac will also be able to compete with a chance to win the All American Hot Rod Showdown presented by your Mid-America Chevy Dealers. A portion of the proceeds from each of the events will be donated to selected charities.