Maple Grove Raceway’s “Last Hurrah” E.T. Race is back again for 2016 on Saturday, October 15th. All regular E.T. Bracket classes will run, with all the normal Money Trail entry fees and purse structures. Following are the entry fees for each class:
Super Pro: $75
Top Bike: $45
Jr. Dragster: $30
Jr. Street: $30
Pro Dial: $40 if running another class, $55 for Pro Dial only
Gates open for the “Last Hurrah” at 8AM. Time trials are set to begin at 9AM, and eliminations start after two rounds of time trials. Dress warm and please be advised, due to weather conditions, racing may be subject to change to 1/8th mile racing. In addition to the Last Hurrah, the Money Trail ET Shootout race for the golf cart has been moved to October 15th as well.
In 2007, Maple Grove management wanted to showcase the stars of the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. Series at the Dodge NHRA Nationals. After approaching NHRA’s Sr. VP of Racing Operations, Graham Light, with the idea to create a special incentive program, the Money Trail ET Shootout was created. The goal is to offer a showcase eliminator to some of our best ET racers by inviting them to race in front of avid NHRA fans during Nationals. Graham was welcoming of the idea and saw the value of showcasing ET racing.
The Money Trail ET Shootout format has evolved into what it is today; a 16 car and bike field. A drawing is held after race number 15 in the Money Trail Series where four names are chosen from Super, Pro, Street Eliminator and Top Bike. Only winners, runner-ups and semifinalists during the 2016 Money Trail season are entered into this special drawing. Some racers might have only one entry, while others could have more, depending upon their finishes throughout the season.
Over the years the golf carts have been awarded to 1 Super driver, 3 Pro Drivers, 1 Street driver and 3 have been awarded to Top Bike with one rider taking 2 carts home!
Originally, the Golf Cart Shootout was to take place on Sunday, October 2 during the Dodge NHRA Nationals. However, due to weather, the shootout was moved to Saturday, October 15 during the Last Hurrah E.T. Race.
Gates open at 8AM and time trials begin at 9AM. Eliminations will begin following two time trials. All rules pertaining to the Shootout will be in effect. If for some reason, rain would cancel on track activity for October 15th the rain date for the Shootout is October 16th during the VW June Bug Classic.
Below are the 16 individuals competing in the 2016 Money Trail ET Shootout on Saturday, October 15th.
2016 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail ET Golf Cart “Shootout”
Super Pro- Presented by Scott’s Transmission
Super #1 Bill Carroll races Super #2 Chris Camplone
Super #3 Rick Terkowski races Super #4 Willard Pusey Jr.
Pro- Presented by ATI Performance
Pro #1 Paul Thimm races Pro #2 Denny Parisan
Pro #3 Curt Rubendall races Pro #4 Marques McClure
Street- Presented by PC Richards & Son
Street #1 Tom Harhart races Street #2 Adam Werner
Street #3 Paul Werner races Street #4 John Pehlem
Top Bike- Presented by Reading Standard Motorsports
Top Bike #1 Kyle Gockley races Top Bike #2 Allen Heilner
Top Bike #3 Derek Cesari races Top Bike #4 Jeff Santin