Steve Baur
Former Editor, Modified Mustangs & Fords
January 31, 2006
Photos By: Jim Campisano

The Texas Motorplex hosted the 15th Annual O'Reilly and Dallas Mustang Fun Ford Weekend world finals, during which a Street Outlaw mph record was broken, and the first female Fun Ford champion was crowned.

Fifty-three True street cars pounded the public and private pavement, with the top six cars running 10s or quicker, while the heads-up classes saw Chuck Samuel's big-block-powered Escort top 221 mph in Mr. Gasket Pro, and Chip Havemann eclipse 203 mph in ProCharger Street Outlaw.

In Blow-By Racing's Street Warrior, the already-astounding performance bar was raised yet again when Darrell Peterson put a 9.38-second run on the clocks, though his challenger, Jeremy Martorella, had run a faster mph with a 140.81 to 140.65 advantage.

Some of the class championships were sewn up a few events ago, but others like Street Stang and Street Warrior were tight down to the final few rounds of competition.

As we look to the next season, check back here for the '06 Fun Ford program guide in an upcoming issue. We'll also have coverage of the Phoenix stop on the tour. In the meantime, we bring you the Fun Ford Ennis winners and '05 Fun Ford champions.