Dutch Classic returns
Fans of NHRA Sportsman drag racing will get one more chance to catch the action on the track in 2013 as the P.C. Richard & Son Pennsylvania Dutch Classic presented by Penske Truck Leasing comes to Maple Grove Raceway Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 10-13.
Over 600 drivers from nine different classes, including Competition Eliminator, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street, will be competing for a purse totaling over $87,000 in the NHRA Northeast Division’s season-ending event.
The event is run as the NHRA Sony/pcrichard.com Northeast National Open.
Also being contested is the HEMI Challenge at The Dutch that features the best Super Stock/AA HEMI-powered cars from around the country. There is a $10,000 purse, plus contingencies, thanks to Penske Truck Leasing. Jesel is an associate sponsor. That race will be held Saturday, beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Joe Teuton is the defending champion.
Returning this season is the P.C. Richard & Son American Muscle Stock Eliminator Class, which features late model Mustangs and Challengers. That race will be contested on Friday.
Gates open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Time trials and qualifying runs in all classes will be held Thursday and Friday, with eliminations on Saturday and Sunday.
Spectators can buy a four-day pass for $65, a three-day pass is $55, two-day $35 and daily admission is $20. Teens 13-15 years old are $10 each day and children 12 and under are free.