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Fun Ford Weekend | Mopar Thunder

Friday, August 29 - Saturday, August 30, 2014

Thunder Valley gives fans of every manufacturer the opportunity to see their favorite classics in action. To give fans and competitors added value, Fun Ford Weekend and Mopar Thunder combine for a doubleheader event on Aug. 29-30. The new format features the same elements that made each event popular, but puts them together to give fans even more bang for their buck.

During the course of the weekend, competitors have the opportunity to face off against other racers of the same make, as well as opponents from the rival manufacturers, during the All Manufacturers Gambler's Race on Friday night. Great racing action from the Blue Oval bunch and the rumble of Mopar muscle greet fans during this exciting event. The event also features a throwback clash between the iconic Nostalgia Funny Cars Solid Rock Mustang and Gold Coast Charger.

Additionally, fans can enjoy the best models from both Ford Motor Company and the Chrysler Corporation as the car show area fills with the nicest cars in the region. Vendors and a swap meet provide an opportunity to find the hard-to-find parts for that next restoration project. We are also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. Special features, door prizes, Revell kids activities and a special display of rare Mustangs.

423-BRISTOL
Available at Gate
Fun Ford Weekend

Schedule

Friday:

 

Gates Open

10am

Car Show Registration

10am

Tech Inspection

10am

Car Show

11am-3pm

Test & Tune (All Manufacturers)

Noon-6pm

New to 2014: All Manufacturers Gambler's Race*

(No Time Trials)

6pm

 


Saturday:

Gates Open 

8am

Tech Inspection

8am

Car Show Registration

9am

Time Trials (2 per class)

9am

Ford vs. Mopar Gamblers Race 1st Round*

Following time trials

Mopar Slant 6

Following First Round

MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Shootout
presented by S&W Race Cars

Following First Round

Car Show Judging

10am-2pm

Car Show Awards

3:30pm

Ford True Street Cruise

4:30pm

Mopar True Street Cruise

4:30pm

Mopar Bracket Race

6pm

Ford Bracket Race

6pm

 

*Electronics and Non-Electronics will be run separate until the semis in each class. Final 8 cars will be combined to race for the purse

 

 

 

 

 

Pricing

Friday Spectators $10
Saturday Spectators $20
2-Day Pass $25
Car Show $35
Swap Meet (10x20) $45
Swap Meet (20x20) $60
Swap Meet (20x30) $75
Car Corral $45
Test N Tune (All Manufacturers) $20
All Manufacturers Gambler's Race (Friday)           (No Time Trials) $50
Ford Vs. Mopar Gambler's Race (Saturday) $40
Super Pro $50
Pro $40
Sportsman $20
True Street  $25
Slant 6 $25

MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Shootout     presented by S&W Race Cars

$20

Purses

All Manufactures Gambler's Race (Friday)(All Run)

Winner

$2,000

x1

$2,000

R/U

$750

x1

$750

Semis

$250

x2

$500

Quarters

$100

x4

$400

Entry Fee

$50

Buy Backs

$25

Total Purse

$3,650


Ford Vs. Mopar Gambler's Race (Saturday)

Winner                                                                                       $1,500  x1  $1,500

R/U                                                                                             $600     x1  $600   

Semis                                                                                         $200     x2  $400

Quarters                                                                                    $50       x4  $200

Entry Fee                                                                                   $40     
Buy Backs                                                                                  $20
Total Purse                                                                                                   $2,700

 

Ford Pro (Saturday)

Winner

$1,000

x1

$1,000

R/U

$300

x1

$300

Semis

$100

x2

$200

Quarters

$30

x4

$120

Entry Fee

$40

Buy Backs

$20

Total Purse

$1,620


Mopar Pro (Saturday)

Winner

$1,000

x1

$1,000

R/U

$300

x1

$300

Semis

$100

x2

$200

Quarters

$30

x4

$120

Entry Fee

$40

Buy Backs

$20

Total Purse

$1,620


Ford Sportsman (Saturday)

Winner

$200

x1

$200

R/U

$80

x1

$80

Semis

$30

x2

$60

Entry Fee

$20

Buy Backs

$10

Total Purse

$340


Mopar Sportsman (Saturday)

Winner

$200

x1

$200

R/U

$80

x1

$80

Semis

$30

x2

$60

Entry Fee

$20

Buy Backs

$10

Total Purse 

$340


 

Ford Super Pro (Saturday)

Winner

$1,500

x1

$1,500

R/U

$600

x1

$600

Semis

$225

x2

$450

Quarters

$100

x4

$400

Entry Fee

$50

Buy Backs

$25

Total Purse

$2,950


Mopar Super Pro (Saturday)

Winner

                $1,500

x1

$1,500

R/U

                $600

x1

$600

Semis

                $225

x2

$450

Quarters

                $100

x4

$400

Entry Fee

                $50

Buy Backs

                $25

Total Purse

$2,950


Mopar True Street (Saturday)

Overall Winner

                     $100

Entry Fee

                     $25

Trophy for each class winner

9sec. -15 sec

Total Purse

$100

 


 

Ford True Street (Saturday)

Overall Winner

$100

Entry Fee

$25

Trophy for each class winner

9sec. -15 sec

Total Purse

$100

 


 

MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Shootout (Saturday)

Trophy for overall winner

Entry Fee

$20


 

Mopar Slant 6
Winner 75% of entries
R/U 25% of entries
Entry Fee $25

 

Car Show

Fans can enjoy the best models from both Ford Motor Company and the Chrysler Corporation as the car show area fills with the nicest cars in the region. The car show will include music, door prizes and specialty awards from Muscle Car Ministries, Tennessee Valley Mustang Club, and East Tennessee Mopars. Car show competitors will be able to register online or pay at the gate.

We are also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. Special features, door prizes, Revell kids activities and a special display of rare Mustangs.

 

Mopar classes will include:

  • Top 20 Original
  • Top 20 Modified
  • Best Engine
  • Best Interior
  • Best Paint
  • Track Choice

Ford classes will include:

  • Mustang 64-66
  • Mustang 67-68
  • Mustang 69-70
  • Mustang 71-73
  • Mustang 74-78
  • Mustang 79-93
  • Mustang 94-98
  • Mustang 99-04
  • Mustang 05-09
  • Mustang 10 – Present
  • SVT Cobra Mustang
  • Shelby Mustang 65-70
  • Shelby Mustang 06-Present
  • BOSS 302 Mustang
  • Roush Mustang
  • Saleen Mustang
  • Special Interest Mustang (Twister Special, Pace Cars, etc.)
  • Shelby Cobra
  • Mercury Cougar
  • Ford Thunderbird
  • Fairlane, Torino, Galaxie, Talladegas & Cyclones
  • Falcon, Maverick, Comet
  • Big Car (Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Mercury Marauder)
  • Ford Full Size Truck (Lightning)
  • Ford Compact Truck
  • SUV
  • Ranchero
  • Sport Compact (Focus, Fiesta)
  • Classic Ford – All Years
  • Conversion (Any Make – Ford Powered)
  • Race Car
  • Pro Engineered/Pro Street
  • Special Interest Ford All Years (T-Buckets, Street Rods, Rat Rods, etc)
  • Track Choice
  • Best Engine
  • Best Interior
  • Best Paint
  • Club Participation
  • Under 21 (Ages 21 and Younger)