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Dissinger gets late night victory

Dave Dissinger wins Pro.

Everyone at Maple Grove Raceway on Saturday worked the late shift. Racing wasn’t completed until curfew was looming, but Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail 15 was finished with a few minutes to spare.

For the most part.

Winners were crowned in six of seven eliminators. The only one that didn’t send a victor to PPC Lubricants Victory Lane was Goldrush Trailers Super, which was stopped after three rounds due to track conditions after the air temperature dropped. More >

Hawley Driving School coming to The Grove

Racers and fans will get their opportunity to attend the finest drag racing school in the nation as Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School conducts classes at Maple Grove Raceway on Aug. 27-28.

“I’ve always enjoyed racing and teaching classes at Maple Grove” said Hawley. “I’ve raced here in both Top Fuel cars, Funny Cars, and the Chi-Town nostalgia car and it’s great to be back teaching new folks the fastest way down the quarter mile.”

Hawley’s School gives the students the opportunity to obtain their NHRA competition license or just have a great time driving “really” fast cars! More >

Additional Fun Ford car show winners

The Berks County Mustang Car Club had some more car show winners Sunday during Fun Ford Weekend.

It was a short list as everything that day was cut short because of rain.

Sunday’s winners:

  • Best of Show: Bob Mess, ’73 Mach 1
  • Best High School Car: Randy Glahn, ’00 Mustang
  • Best Engine: Tom Mee, ’01 Mustang
  • Best Paint: John Risola, ’98 Mustang GT
  • Diamond in the Rough: Richard Balthaser, ’83 Capri RS
  • MCA Award: Bill Colosimo, ’68 Shelby
  • Berks County Car: Charlie Trexler, ’01 Roush.

Grudge Racing, Money Trail this weekend

Local racers will be back on the spotlight this weekend at Maple Grove Raceway as the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. Series returns with another doubleheader Saturday and Sunday.

This weekend’s schedule starts on Friday with the popular Auto Locator Grudge Racing. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing from 5 to 10. Admission is $25 for towed entries, $20 for drive-up entries, $10 for spectators while children 12-and-under are free with paid adult.

On Saturday, Maple Grove’s local racers will return for the 15th edition of the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail.

The East Coast Stock/Super Stock Association will be on hand for both days to run the final two races of the ATI Stock/Super Stock Shootout.

NHRA Lucas Oil Series racers will be on hand Saturday and Sunday for the Super Circuit Shootout. Classes running over the weekend also include the Mid Atlantic Super Gas and Mid Atlantic Super Comp series, along with newly formed Mid Atlantic Super Street series.

Gates will open Saturday at 9 a.m. with time trials at 10 a.m. and eliminations to follow two time shots. Sunday’s gates open at 8 a.m. with time trials at 9 and eliminations to follow after two time shots. Spectators are $15 with children 12-and-under free with a paid adult.

Fords show their stuff in showdown against ‘The World’

Curt Rubendall wins Bracket 2 in a Mustang.

Saturday’s portion of Fun Ford Weekend at Maple Grove Raceway was billed as “Fords vs. The World.”

All makes and models were welcome to race The Grove’s quartermile track as fans of Fords, along with Chevys and Mopars, kept track of which cars were still standing as racers made their way through the elimination brackets of three different mixed classes.

There was also special Ford only classes, including Mustang Madness, Tough Truck, VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout and the Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge.

Also, several dozen cars took part in a car show hosted by the Berks County Mustang Car Club and there was a swap meet. The Jersey Thunder Jet Dragster entertained fans.

Sunday’s portion of the Weekend was rained out. More >

Sunday Fun Ford is rained out

Due to rainy weather in Southeastern Pennsylvania on Sunday, the day’s activities for Fun Ford Weekend has been canceled.