Bristol Dragway 2012 Fun Ford Weekend Results

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Fords Thunder In The Valley at Bristol Dragway's Fun Ford Weekend

It was another hot weekend of racing on the track in Thunder Valley as Fun Ford Weekend presented by Roush Yates, JE Pistons and Joe Gibbs Driven came to a close with some spectacular final-round match-ups on the drag strip and some outstanding Ford and Mercury vehicles in the car show area.

In the Fast Ford class, Will McKay from Rockingham, NC, piloted his Ford Thunderbird to a win over John Meany from Pisgah Forest, NC to take the win with a 7.80 effort at 88.07 mph. Bristol’s own C.J. Elsea drove his 1973 Mustang into the Quick Ford finals before being bested by Richard Newman for the title. Danny Cole from Newland, NC and his 1972 Mustang took the Street Ford category by running 110.72 mph with an elapsed time of 11.788. Justin Pierce, Elizabethton, TN and his ’88 Thunderbird finished in the runner-up slot with a 106.02 mph/12.892 ET effort. Butch Chowan from Copley, OH made a single run in his ’76 Mustang to capture the Nostalgia Funny Car title. Chowan traveled the strip at 140.68 mph with an 8.03 ET. Other winners:

Bristol Fun Ford Weekend True Street
11.00 second class, Winner – Alan Thompson
12.00 second class, Winner – John Stallard
13.00 second class, Winner – Steve McCoy
14.00 second class, Winner – Joey Mullins
15.00 second class, Winner – Chris Kumm
True Street Overall Winner – Joey Mullins

Bristol Fun Ford Weekend – Special Awards Fastest 5.0 Award: Becky McFadden (pictured below) Fastest 5.0 Winner, Becky McFadden

Bristol Fun Ford Weekend All FoMoCo Car Show Results
Falcon/Comet/Maverick, Stock:
Alex Lewis, ’72 Mercury Comet

Fairlane/Galaxie/Talladega/Cyclone, Stock:
Ray Greene, ’65 Mercury Comet

Fairlane/Galaxie/Talladega/Cyclone, Modified:
Jeff Wallen, ’64 Galaxie

Torino/Gran Torino, Stock:
Paul Iacono, ’72 Ford Torino

Torino/Gran Torino, Modified:
Alex Hitches, ’72 Ford Torino

Mustang 1964-1973, Stock:
John Brookic, ’70 Boss Mustang

Mustang 1964-1973, Modified:
Carylyn Heaton, ’66 Mustang

Mustang 1974-1993, Stock:
Chris Ammans, Mustang GT

Mustang 1974-1993, Modified:
Larry Rowell, ’93 Mustang SVT Cobra

Mustang 1994-2004, Stock:
Jerry Wilson, ’03 Mustang SVT Cobra

Mustang 1994-2004, Modified:
Kevin Wilds, ’03 Mustang

Mustang 2005-present, Stock:
Mike Roach, ’08 Mustang

Mustang 2005-present, Modified:
Paula Lopata, ’11 Sherrod

Classic Ford 1940-1959, Modified:
Paul Carter, ’56 Crown Victoria

Classic Ford 1960-1973, Modified:
Noe Haskle, ’61 Ford Starliner

Late Model 1974-1979, Modified:
Terry Arington, ’78 Ford Pinto

Truck/Wagon/SUV, Modified:
Paul Moore, ’57 Ford Ranchero

Cobra, Stock:
Darrel Cole, ’97 Mustang SVT Cobra

Cobra, Modified:
Doug & Donna Loveday, ’97 Mustang SVT Cobra

Race Car:
Dallas Sexton, ’72 Ford Maverick

All FoMoCo Car Show Special Awards
Best Engine:
Jeff Wallen, ’64 Galaxie

Best Paint:
Larry Payne, ’77 Mustang

Best Interior:
Noe Haskle, ’61 Starliner

People’s Choice:
Donnie Harper, Shelby GT350