The Fun Ford Weekend Spring Break Shootout event for the 2003 season was held at the Orlando Speed World Dragway. This is the Fun Ford season opening event, and for Erica Ortiz, it is a hometown event held right in the Horsepower & Heels backyard.
Erica Ortiz entered her turbocharged Mustang in the Drag Radial class for the event. But weather made the weekend a soggy one. Erica would be able to get in a few good runs, advancing to Round 2 of eliminations after defeating Frank Provenza in Round 1. Unfortunately, the event would be postponed due to rain delay and would be continued at the next race the Peach State Nationals in Commerce, GA.