Steve Baur
Former Editor, Modified Mustangs & Fords
November 22, 2005
Photos By: Keith Keplinger

Fun Ford's return to Norwalk, Ohio, was well received as usual, with a bumper crop of cool cars and crafty competitors. The excitement began on Friday during the first qualifying session when the Aruba-based Pro car of Bert Kelkboom ventured into the sand at the end of the track; the culprit--a self-admitted brain fade. Neither the car nor the driver were hurt, and the team returned on Saturday to qualify well.

The '04 Street Warrior champion, Darrell Peterson, found himself elbow deep in an engine swap on Saturday as an engine failure forced him to borrow one from Jeff Chambers, a fellow Street Warrior competitor and, thankfully, a native to the parts near Norwalk.

In Tough Truck, one of the racers showed up with a transbrake installed in his ride. Starting line devices such as these are prohibited in the class, and the decision by the event staff to let him run after disconnecting it divided the class.

The bracket classes in Norwalk were off the hook as usual for this event, and since the Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords True Street class had "only" 98 cars, they were able to run three passes instead of the frequently abbreviated two-run format.

Fun Ford Norwalk is one event you don't want to miss. The competition is great, and the track staff are some of the friendliest around.

MM&FF True Street Results
Qfy# Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Average
1511 Nick Yarber 8.781 8.727 8.708 8.739 Winner
1521 Bill Klein 9.310 9.114 9.099 9.174 Runner-Up
1485 Tim Casto 9.622 9.598 9.641 9.620
1464 Matt Parker 9.626 9.552 9.771 9.650
1472 Marty Merillat 9.822 9.801 9.940 9.854
108 Damon Dais 9.887 10.036 10.035 9.986
1460 Steve Howard 10.659 10.577 10.485 10.574 Top 10 Sec
1496 Patty Goodman 10.833 10.813 10.732 10.793
1470 Bryan Martin 11.062 10.804 11.052 10.973
1490 Randy Budde 11.034 10.980 11.045 11.020 Top 11 Sec
1493 Chris Perry 11.118 10.953 10.997 11.023
1457 Kurt Brenner 11.103 11.264 11.134 11.167
1492 Jeff Zuccarell 11.077 11.289 11.313 11.226 Editor's Choice
1454 Neal Alder 11.659 11.291 10.999 11.316
1533 Jason Beaulieu 10.217 13.129 10.900 11.415
1456 David Walter 11.514 11.481 11.478 11.491
1524 Mike Moore 11.462 11.350 11.821 11.544
1448 George Chaboudy 11.923 11.586 11.177 11.562
1455 Robert Dappenbrook 11.562 11.441 11.986 11.663
1528 Ron Shaffer 11.563 11.535 12.024 11.707
1452 Chris Foreman 11.852 11.758 11.705 11.772
1474 Kevin Mullholand 11.845 11.893 11.907 11.882
1471 Derrick Kanelig 11.520 11.832 12.374 11.909
1518 P.J. Lynd 11.988 12.187 12.036 12.070 Top 12 Sec
1494 Brian Legg 11.514 13.609 11.392 12.172