Local racers dominated last weekend at Bristol Dragway's Fun Ford Weekend and Mopar Thunder presented by Frito Lay. Combining two popular events, the packed weekend schedule combined on-track action that featured Ford and Mopar bracket races, an All Manufacturer's Gamblers race and a nostalgia race between throwback Funny Cars Solid Rock Mustang and Gold Coast Charger with two car shows and an organized swap meet.

Bluff City, Tenn. resident Randy Walters triumphed over Virginia's Steven Stiltner in the Pro Mopar elimination race, piloting his 1970 Duster to a 7.043 elapsed time (7.02 dial-in) at 93.03 mph with a .056 reaction time. Walters recorded a second weekend win in the Mopar Sportsman class.

A redlight decided the Pro Ford final between two Rogersville, Tenn. residents as Emil Prisco left the line early, giving the win to Richard Newman who still clocked in close to his dial with a 7.641 ET (7.46 D/I).

Hometown racers also claimed victories in SP Mopar, 4 Cylinder Bracket and the MustangGuys.com Shootout.

In addition to exceling on the track, locals shined in Friday and Saturday's car shows which attracted more than 150 entries. Johnson City's Rick Wedgeworth earned Ford Fun Weekend Best of Show and Best Engine honors with his 1964 Ford Thunderbird, while Tri-Cities residents also topped the field in the Mopar Modified Car Show, Ford Thunderbird Modified Class and Special Interest Ford Class.

Complete weekend race results were as follows:

Place Year Model
MUSTANG CLASS (1964.5-1972)
Original - Gary Burke 1 1968 Shelby Mustang
Modified - Kendra Nickles (Abingdon, VA) 1 1965 Fastback
            
MUSTANG CLASS (1979-1993)
Original - Billy Shelton 1 1992 Mustang GT
Modified – Wayne & Debbie Vance (Newland, NC) 1 1986 SVO
                    
MUSTANG CLASS (1994-2004)
Original – George Sheilds (Louisville, TN) 1 2001 Bullitt
Modified – Benn Briggs, Jr. (Bakersville, NC) 1 2003 Cobra
                 
MUSTANG CLASS (2005-2009)
Original – Mike Roach (Bean Station, TN) 1 2008 Mustang
Modified – Amanda Parrott (New Market, TN) 1 2006 Mustang GT
               
MUSTANG CLASS (2010 - Present)
Original – Gregg Lane (Sevierville, TN) 1 2012 Boss 302
Modified – Jim & Carrol Dee (Knoxville, TN) 1 2012 Shelby Mustang
            
FORD THUNDERBIRD CLASS
Original – David Harriman (Greeneville, TN) 1 1967
Modified – Rick Wedgeworth (Johnson City, TN) 1 1964
             
FORD FAIRLANE, TORINO, GALAXIE, TALLADEGA, CYCLONE CLASS
Modified – Chris & Rachel King (Minneapolis, NC) 1 1967 Fairlane
              
FORD FALCON, MAVERICK, COMET CLASS
Original – Alex Lewis 1 1972 Comet
           
FORD BIG CAR PRE 1970 & POST 1970 CLASS
Original – Luke Souther (Cleveland, TN) 1 (tie) 1963 300 Sedan
Original – Fortenberry 1 (tie) 1956 Crown Victoria
                    
FORD FULL SIZE TRUCK CLASS
Modified – Jamie Smith (West Union, SC) 1 2003
              
FORD RANCHERO CLASS
Modified – David Perry 1 1958
               
CLASSIC FORD – ALL YEARS CLASS
Modified – Haskel Nee 1 1967 Starliner
                  
SPECIAL INTEREST FORD – ALL YEARS
Modified – Terry Lewis (Elizabethton, TN) 1 1946 Ford Coupe
                  
MUSTANG CLUB OF AMERICA (MCA) BEST MUSTANG
David & Paula Lopata 1 2007 Mustang GT
               
BEST OF SHOW
Rick Wedgeworth (Johnson City, TN) 1 1964 Ford Thunderbird
                    
BEST ENGINE
Rick Wedgeworth (Johnson City, TN) 1 1964 Ford Thunderbird
                 
BEST INTERIOR
Jim & Carrol Dee (Knoxville, TN) 1 2012 Shelby Mustang
                 
BEST PAINT 1 1968 Shelby Mustang
Gary Burke
                   
MUSTANG MINISTRIES TOP FORD AWARD
Dennis Burress (Abingdon, VA) 1 1970 Mach 1 Mustang
                        
MOPAR MODIFIED CLASS
Jim Cunningham (Kingsport, TN) 1 1948 Plymouth
Robert Delius (Seymour, TN) 2 1964 Plymouth Fury
George Ramay (Gate City, VA) 3 1971 Plymouth Valiant
David Ellison (Harrogate, TN) 4 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda
Tudor Hall (Highlands, NC) 5 2010 Dodge Challenger
Eddie Plemmons (Unicoi, TN) 6 1974 Dodge Challenger
Steve Hewitt 7 1966 Plymouth Belvedere I
Chester Ellison (Cumberland Gap, TN) 8 1968 Dodge Charger
Danny & Darlene Turley 9 1965 Plymouth Satellite
Duane Harrell (Rutledge, TN) 10 1969 Dodge Super Bee
Larry Campbell 11 1969 Dodge Dart
David Campbell (Columbia, SC) 12 1973 Dodge Challenger
David Sewell (Kingsport, TN) 13 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner
Rich Firestone 14 1968 Dodge Monaco
Curt Young 15 1969 Plymouth Barracuda
Dan Stophel 16 1950 Dodge Wayfare
Don Mitchell 17 1967 Plymouth Satellite
Wade Flack (Forest City, NC) 18 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner
Levi DeBord 19 1972 Plymouth Scamp
Blaine Henegar (Elizabethton, TN) 20 1947 Dodge D-15
                                 
MOPAR ORIGINAL CLASS
Gary Barker (Mendota, VA) 1 1971 Plymouth Duster
Ron Bradley 2 1970 Dodge Challenger
Judy & Mike Holman (Knoxville, TN) 3 1966 Plymouth Belvedere II
Fred Vinzant 4 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner
Daniel Durham (Kingsport, TN) 5 2012 Fiat 500
Marty Stacy (Tazwell, VA) 6 2010 Dodge Challenger
Sabrina Greene 7 2012 Dodge Challenger
Warren Leonard (Galax, VA) 8 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury
Dustin Plemmons (Erwin, TN) 9 2003 Dodge Dakota
Don Henderson (Strawberry Plains, TN) 10 1962 Dodge Lancer
Joe Sewell (Mount Carmel, TN) 11 1970 Plymouth Duster
Thomas Marshall (Gray, TN) 12 2008 Dodge SRT8
Glenn Nickles 13 1967 Plymouth Belvedere
Roman McKinney 14 1968 Dodge Charger 
Bobby Love 15 1971 Dodge Challenger
Phil Pardere 16 1974 Dodge Challenger
Wade Flack (Forest City, NC) 17 1964 Plymouth Fury
Joe Sewell (Mount Carmel, TN) 18 1964 Plymouth Barracuda
Brian Poteet 19 1971 Dodge Challenger
Lisa Roberts 20 1970 Dodge Charger


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