Cory Roth Ready for Trick Flow Specialties Fun Ford Reloaded at Summit Motorsports Park

| July 4, 2016 More
With certain clarity, Cory Roth can recall how he spent much of his childhood at Summit Motorsports Park and other race tracks watching his dad, Al, bracket-race his ’67 Mustang and ’61 Falcon, and how he was allowed to stay up late to help work on the cars.
 
The lessons he learned helped him down the road, as he climbed into his own race car, a stunning red ’87 Mustang, to tackle Street Stock and Street Bandit in Fun Ford Weekend and Hot Street in the National Mustang Racers Association. He put his name on the map in both series by running to high eight-second elapsed-times via a naturally aspirated small-block Ford that he and his dad built and backed with a G-Force 5-speed, and before long, he earned multiple wins and the ’99 Street Stock championship.
 
When he got his hands on a blue ’92 Mustang in ’06, he and his dad built for it a 416 cubic-inch small-block Ford based around a cast-iron Dart block, and they topped it with Trick Flow Specialties 11R 205cc heads and a Trick Flow Specialties Track Heat intake. To feed the street-strip car pump gas, they chose a Barry Grant 950 CFM carburetor, and to help put the power to the pavement, they chose a C4 transmission. 
 
Roth had gone as quick as 9.67 in the car in summertime heat with a Trick Flow Specialties Stage 3 hydraulic cam, but recently swapped it with a Trick Flow Specialties Stage 5 cam, picked up to a 9.65 during a recent test session at Summit Motorsports Park and is poised to pick up even further.

Now Roth, who lives in Marshallville, Ohio, with his wife, Brooke; son, Cameron, and daughter, Cara, is guiding the sixteen-year-old Cameron as he turns a ’98 Mustang into a street-strip car.

“It’s a lot of late hours, but it reminds me of the old times working on cars with my dad,” said Roth. “I want it to be a good experience for my son, as well as a learning experience for him.” 

Catch Roth at the highly-anticipated Trick Flow Specialties Fun Ford Reloaded, this weekend, July 8-10, 2016 at Summit Motorsports Park, 1300 State Route 18, Norwalk, Ohio. It features a separate race each day, a whopping $20,000 purse, and the cost to enter each race is just $1. Roth will likely race his red ’87 Mustang one day, and aim for high 8.90s, and race his blue ’92 Mustang the other two days, and aim for high 9.50s. Admission for adults is $15 for one day; $25 for Saturday and Sunday or $35 for Friday-Sunday. Admission for children ages 6-12 is $5 daily. For information, call 419-668-5555 or visit  www.summitmotorsportspark.com.

“I remember Fun Ford being a really big event at Norwalk, and I think a lot of people enjoyed it,” said Roth, a former cylinder head expert at Fox Lake Power Products in North Lawrence, Ohio who now works in research and development and as an engineering supervisor at Trick Flow Specialties in Tallmadge, Ohio. “There are a lot of Ford people in this area and in nearby Michigan, and this event has generated a lot of interest. I’m looking forward to it.” 

Mary Lendzion
Summit Motorsports Park Media and Public Relations

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