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Mustangs Stampede Palm Beach International Raceway’s Fun Ford Weekend
Palm Beach International Raceway - September 14-15, 2012

HORSE SENSE: IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL RACE

Mustangs Stampede Palm Beach International Raceway’s Fun Ford Weekend

September 14 & 15

 horsepower enthusiasts and fans

 

[On September 14 & 15 Fun Ford Weekend will take to the track at Palm Beach International Raceway for horsepower enthusiasts and fans alike.]


Event Features:

-          Ford & Muscle Car drag racing and road racing

-          Pro Show – jet cars and wheelstanders racing at 300 mph

-          Car & Truck Show

-          Vendor Midway

-          Live Entertainment sponsored by 103.1 WIRK Cecilia Lauren & Ocoee River Band and up and coming country singer, Kristi Templin singing the national anthem

-          Karting Grand Prix benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County


 

Jupiter, Fla. (August 21, 2012) Mom, apple pie and the Ford Mustang… these are symbols of America… of a simpler time. Before there was internet, Facebook and Twitter, there were horsepower, smoking tires and bragging rights. For nearly fifty years, the original “Pony Car” has reigned supreme as American’s favorite muscle car and racing machine. In honor of the iconic Ford Mustang, Palm Beach International Raceway will host Fun Ford Weekend September 14 and 15 presented by Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oils, Roushyates and JE Pistons.

Fun Ford Weekend will unleash horsepower frenzy as hundreds of mustangs thunder down the drag strip. The event delivers fans unbeatable gear-slamming, pavement-pounding, edge-of-your-seat racing experience as Fords, Pro-Mods Jet Cars and Wheelstanders rumble and race down the drag strip reaching tire-smoking speeds of over 300 miles per hour. Anyone without a Ford can still get in on the fun by pitting their American muscle car against the Ford Mustangs in the Steeda Autosports sponsored heads-up “Pony Wars.”

Mustang mania will take over the entire facility from racing on the quarter-mile drag strip to the two-mile road course hosting the “Mustang Triathlon” sponsored by the Palm Beach Mustang Club and Muscle Mustangs Magazine. The triathlon will feature three challenges including an autocross on the road course, speed brake challenge and heads up drag racing.

“Palm Beach International Raceway gives families in the Palm Beach Country area an experience unlike no other,” says Jason Rittenberry, President & CEO of PBIR. “Not many people are fortunate enough to have high-speed racing right in their backyard. A day at the races offers family fun that cannot be matched by going to the movie theater or the beach.”

Cecilia Lauren & the Ocoee River Band

[Up and coming South Florida country band, will be playing their hit “Country Girls Do It Better” at Palm Beach International Raceway’s Fun Ford Weekend.]

In addition to the racing action, horsepower enthusiasts and families alike will enjoy an “All American” family weekend with a car and truck show, swap meet, vendor midway and live entertainment. As Fun Ford Weekend’s media sponsor, South Florida’s Country Music Station 103.1 WIRK presents up and coming country stars Kristi Templin singing the national anthem, Cecilia Lauren and the Ocoee River Band performing their hit song, “Country Girls Do It Better,” and live performance by Lexi Luca.

Fun Ford Weekend at Palm Beach International Raceway will also play host to a benefit fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. The Boys & Girls Club offers underprivileged children programs and services that promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Throughout the day on Saturday September 15, families will be able to enter raffles for the chance to win big prizes and fans of racing can take a ride in a Beat the Heat race car or take a turn in the high-speed go-karts at the MRP kart center.

On Saturday September 15 Gates open at 8:00 a.m. and Pre-Race Ceremonies begin at 12:30 p.m. and Spectator Tickets are $25 and children 12 and under are Free. For more information please go to www.RACEPBIR.com. For Fun Ford Weekend event updates follow Palm Beach International Raceway on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PalmBeachIntlRaceway and on Twitter at @RacePBIR. For any questions please call the front desk at 561-622-1400.

 

 About Palm Beach International Raceway:

Palm Beach International Raceway is a newly re-branded and re-designed state-of-the-art venue that is rapidly becoming one of the most popular raceways in the country for racers and spectators alike. As a leader in its operating form and function, PBIR seeks to provide its drivers with a higher level of challenge, excellence and opportunity. PBIR boasts three completely refurbished, exceptionally designed tracks, including a high-performance road course, an all-concrete drag strip and a 7/10’s mile karting track and new karting center. The technologically superior two-mile road course features some of the fastest and most challenging corners and straight-aways offered by any track in North America. PBIR is currently sanctioned by the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and is pending certification by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the governing body for many major racing events. For more information on PBIR, please visit the venue’s website at www.RacePBIR.com

Fun Ford Weekend Series

About the Fun Ford Weekend Series:

The Fun Ford Weekend Series events are run by each host track create a family oriented atmosphere for all Ford enthusiasts, young and old. Fun Ford Weekend events are designed to offer a little something for all Ford fans. From Ford-powered or Ford-bodied bracket racers looking to earn some “cred” on the drag strip to the restoration expert showing their finished masterpiece in the Car Show or searching for that hard-to-find part at the Swap Meet or at the Car Corral intent on finding the next “project car”. Each family-friendly Fun Ford Weekend event boasts a Midway offering performance aftermarket restoration products from show sponsors and vendors, as well as Pro Shows featuring Jet Cars, Wheel Standers or Pro Mods.

For more information please go to www.FunFordWeekend.com

Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County:

The 13 Boys & Girls Clubs facilities and four extension sites throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 6,000 children ages 6-18, 55% boys and 45% girls. More than 1800 youth participate in club activities each day, members pay dues of just $30 per year. The vast majority of our membership is served by no other youth development organization. 88 cents out of every dollar invested goes directly to programs for children. 78% of members would be taking care of themselves if not enrolled in the Boys & Girls Clubs.

For more information please go to www.bgcpbc.org

 

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