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.

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Saturday MUSCLE MUSTANGS & FAST FORDS/Tremec
True Street Top 25 and Class Winners
No. Driver Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Avg
1732 TONY STRONG 9.331 9.592 9.662 9.528 WINNER/MM&FF EDITOR'S CHOICE
1760 MIKE HOUSE 10.779 10.427 10.427 10.544 RUNNER-UP
1729 TYSON HERRESPEGNER 10.636 10.521 10.521 10.559
1761 MICK PROCOVICH 10.160 10.971 10.712 10.614
1758 GARTH SANICH 10.638 10.733 10.733 10.701
1766 ANTHONY DICKSON 10.891 10.970 10.713 10.858
1755 ROBERT JAZQUEZ 11.072 11.374 11.170 11.205 TOP 11 SEC
1774 JESUS VARELA JR. 11.205 11.273 11.273 11.250
1741 DUANE STEUBING 10.526 13.395 10.629 11.517
1762 RONNIE SPEAKS 12.107 12.058 10.792 11.652
1784 JIMMY CASTANDO 11.818 11.991 11.991 11.933
1780 A.J. ZABOJNIK 11.189 12.101 12.807 12.032 TOP 12 SEC
1757 WES ROGERS 11.484 13.319 11.766 12.190
1765 LARRY FULKERSON 12.336 12.193 12.193 12.241
1773 CHRIS CRIDER 12.081 12.375 12.375 12.277
1756 JEFF SCRIVNER 12.271 12.303 12.303 12.292
1726 ROCKY CONNER 12.256 12.350 12.327 12.311
1778 MIKE ALEGRE 12.346 12.331 12.331 12.336
1753 MIKE SIZUE 12.240 12.414 12.414 12.356
1777 BRIAN GARNER 12.546 12.494 12.494 12.511
1735 MICHAEL BOEHM 12.537 12.608 12.608 12.584
1739 KENNY BARHAM 12.669 12.717 12.621 12.669
1745 BRYAN DYCUS 12.817 12.828 12.828 12.824
34 JAMES MEREDITH 13.457 12.781 12.746 12.995
1742 RYAN ROGERS 13.355 13.105 12.999 13.153 TOP 13 SEC
1744 JASON ERENVER 14.349 13.524 14.158 14.010 TOP 14 SEC

'05 FUN FORD WEEKEND CHAMPIONS
Class Name Points
Mr. Gasket Pro CHUCK SAMUEL 1,067
ProCharger Street Outlaw BILLY GLIDDEN 934
BFGoodrich Drag Radial ADAM LOURAMORE 594
Borla Exhaust Street Renegade RONNIE WILSON 859
Edelbrock Street Bandit MATT JONES 1,054
Blow-By Racing Street Warrior DARRELL PETERSON 1,032
SCT Street Stang TONY WHETSTONE 930
Ford Racing Open Comp SUZANNE TOWE 900
Steeda/Hyland Mod Motor ROBERT HINDMAN 1,210
JDM Tough Truck DON JUSTUS 1,040
JBA Exhaust Focus Frenzy MARK ADKINS 970

The top 11 racers in the Steeda/Hyland Mod Motor points chase went to every race this year, so you know the competition was tough. But Robert Hindman once again showed why he has been the champion three times prior by hammering the class with five wins this season and taking the '05 championship.

CLASS RESULTS

Mr. Gasket Pro

  • (W) Chuck Samuel 6.556/221.74
  • (L) Doug Mangrum 6.642/212.63

ProCharger Street Outlaw

  • (W) Cale Aronson 9.045/146.24
  • (L) Chip Havemann (red)

BFGoodrich Drag Radial

  • (W) Manny Alvarez 8.310/162.41
  • (L) Brian Greene (broke)

Borla Street Renegade

  • (W) Ronnie Wilson 8.072/170.69
  • (L) Crede Young 8.052/174.93

Mike House finished Second in True Street, garnering runner-up status as well as the low 10-second e.t. with a 10.54 average.

Edelbrock Street Bandit

  • (W) Matt Jones 8.671/162.27
  • (L) Michael Abdalla 9.226/150.26

Blow-By Racing Street Warrior

  • (W) Darrell Peterson 9.544/136.51
  • (L) John Scaro 9.757/137.61

SCT Street Stang

  • (W) Mark Anderson 12.581/106.53
  • (L) Johnny Langton 12.577/108.16

Steeda/Hyland Mod Motor

  • (W) Robert Hindman 10.855/113.70
  • (L) Danny Towe 11.743/111.85

A.J. Zabojnik (near lane) took the low-12-second award by mixing an 11.18, a 12.10 and a 12.80 to average 12.03 seconds.

JDM Tough Truck

  • (W) Paul Gamino 12.988/103.82
  • (L) Ron Durham 11.223/120.92

JBA Headers Focus Frenzy

  • (W) Aaron Royston 13.842/104.52
  • (L) Donald Cobin 17.176/77.50

Ford Racing Open Comp

  • (W) Mac Sibley 9.997/133.54
  • (L) Suzanne Towe 13.003/102.35

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