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Jackie Grater wins the Quick 32.
For a second year in a row, Maple Grove regular Jackie Grater was one of the last drivers standing at the end of the Latin American Sports Compacts race.
While billed as an import event, this race also welcomed domestic models. Grater (Perkiomenville, Pa.) and his 1988 Thunderbird made his way to PPC Lubricants Victory Lane after winning the Quick 32 class.
He defeated an ’80 Starlet driven by Jose Diaz (Lancaster, Pa.) in the final with a pass of 8.379 seconds at 137.48 mph that was boosted by a superior reaction time.
The weekend had a definite Latin flavor as a large crowd made its way to Maple Grove to watch seven racing classes and a car show.
Also on hand was the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mods that were here for their third race of the season at The Grove. The winner this time was local racer Tyler Hard (Harrisburg, Pa.), who made his way through a very competitive field. More >
Maple Grove Raceway will open the fall portion of its 2013 schedule with a couple of very different events this weekend.
On Saturday, the track will be silent as there is no racing scheduled. However, there will be plenty of action around the strip as the Humane Society of Berks County presents its annual Walk for the Animals and “Walktoberfest.”
Sunday will feature drag racing with the NHRA National Dragster Challenge E.T. bracket race, along with the Race 4 Ronald’s House charity race.
Gates will open Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Walk and “Walktoberfest” beginning at 11 and lasting through the afternoon. Events include a dog walk around the perimeter of Maple Grove’s racetrack, live bands, pet adoptions, vendors and dog contests. More >
Racing will get underway in the Latin American Sports Compacts at 9 a.m. Sunday morning.
The first round of eliminations for the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mods will be around 11 a.m.
Maple Grove Raceway will start its transition from summer to fall with its final Auto Locator Grudge Race of the season Friday night followed by the Latin American Sports Compact weekend on Saturday and Sunday.
The weekend kicks off Friday night with Grudge Racing. Those wanting to see what their car can do on a racetrack are welcome to enter Maple Grove’s gates after 4 p.m. Racing begins promptly at 5. Admission is $20 for street driven cars and $25 for entries on a trailer. Spectators are $10 with children 12 and under free.
The Latin American Sports Compact race will feature the best of import racing, though drivers are more than welcome to bring their domestic rides. Gates open each day at 8 a.m. with racing beginning at 9.
There will also be a car show on Sunday with a $35 entry fee for car and driver.
Race classes include Quick 16 and Quick 32, along with Imports vs. Domestics, Bracket I (11.99 and faster); Bracket II (12.00 and slower); Super Pro vs. 11.99 and Faster; and Honda Battle (11.50 and Faster). Domestic cars are welcome to race.
Entry fee for Brackets I and II is $45 each. It is $55 for either the Super Pro or Honda races. Entry fee for the Quick 32 is $75 and the Quick 16 is $100.
Also taking part is the popular Northeast Outlaw Pro Mods, which will be making yet another appearance at The Grove this summer.
Time trials and qualifying will be on Saturday with eliminations on Sunday.
Tickets for adults are $20 on Saturday, $25 on Sunday or $40 for the weekend. Teens ages 13-15 are $10 each day and children 12-and-under are free with a paying adult.
Maple Grove Raceway had an influx of Jr. Dragsters on Sunday for its annual Jr. Dragster Challenge. The young racers were split into age groups and had the chance to compete for a miniature Wally Parks Trophy.
A non-points E.T. Bracket Race was also held.
Results from the Jr. Dragster Challenge finals: More >