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Ford Focus Frenzy Hits Houston - Ford Fun Weekend

12th Annual Texas Thunder Ford Fun Weekend

Sep 9, 2002
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The Focus Frenzy Class is a new offering in the Fun Ford Weekend series. This division is grassroots racing featuring Ford's smallest offering waging war bracket style. Racing is conducted on a .500 full tree and the competition is fierce, despite many competitors running near-stock vehicles. There were some good e.t.s laid down in the qualifying rounds.

Top dog on the ladder was Tom Lesperance of Gastonia, N.C. who put the hurt on the 22 other Focuses trying to make the show by blasting a 13.48. His number one run also broke into triple digits at an impressive 102 mph. Justin Landon of Fort Worth, Texas was number two qualifier with a 13.69 at 99 mph. Third on the grid was Robert Edens of Calcasieu, La. with a 14.05 at 98 mph.

Bracket racing is all about car knowledge and consistency. You're allowed to change your dial-in for each round, which allows the savviest of racers to adjust dial-in based on the weather and track temperature.

Speedy was super consistent and may have intimidated his final round opponent into a red light.

SPEEDY EMMONS ROUND-TO-ROUND BREAKDOWN
Round Dial ET Reaction
1 18.60 18.577 .523
2 18.43 18.419 .528
3 18.45 18.645 .538
4 18.43 18.310 .566 (broke at least)
F 18.38 18.287 .562 (foe red-lit)
12TH ANNUAL TEXAS THUNDER FORD FORD FOCUS FRENZY QUALIFIERS
Tom Lesperance 13.48 @ 102
Justin Landon 13.69 @ 99
Robert Edens 14.05 @ 98
Mike Wilson 15.38 @ {{{90}}}
Tre Thompson 16.23 @ 83
Jamine Waymire 16.70 @ 81
Greg Dantztler 17.05 @ 79
Tommy Hussey 18.06 @ 75
Mike Hoogeboom 18.17 @ 75
Carl Benton 18.42 @ 74
David Lenaz 18.50 @ 75
Richard Spinks 18.50 @ 74
Chelsea Melancon 18.54 @ 74
Joel Henderson 18.63 @ 74
Chris Parigi 18.64 @ 75
Speedy Emmons 19.03 @ 72
Terry Emmons 18.75 @ 72
Linda Lesperance 18.81 @ 72
Jammin Jerry Emmons 18.85 @ 72
Cliff Parson 18.87 @ 73
Greg Kaspar 18.87 @ 72
Tim Thomas 19.05 @ 73
Adam Martinez 19.06 @ 71
12TH ANNUA LTEXAS THUNDER WINNERS
Class Driver
Pro 5.0 Doug Mangrum
Street Outlaw Elias Delatorre
Street Renegade Mike Freeman
Street Bandit Chuck Simmons
Mod Motor C.W. Barber
Top Truck John Mikeska
Focus Frenzy Speedy Emmons
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