Maple Grove Raceway’s Spring Bracket Nationals presented by Scott’s Transmission Center has a new format.

“We regret having to change the format of the Spring Bracket Nationals but there was a lack of entries,” said MGR Vice President and General Manager Lex Dudas. “As of today we received only 83 entries for Saturday and 82 for Sunday. In order to make the event work, we needed 256 entries each day.

“Andy Anderson put a lot of work into promoting this event it its original form, and we thank him, but the interest simply wasn’t sufficient. Instead, we will host two days of non-points bracket racing with generous, guaranteed purses offered on Sunday. Any racer who submitted an entry will receive a complete and prompt refund and is welcome to race with us that weekend under the new format. If the entrant paid by check, they will receive a refund check. If they used a credit card to pay for their entry their account will be credited.”


MGR will host a Test ‘n’ Tune and grudge racing event. Gates will open at 9 a.m. with time trials running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry fees are $25 for trailered cars and $20 for driven cars. Crew passes and spectator admission tickets are $10. MGR also will host two gambler races for electronics and non-electronics cars. Any racers desiring to participate in the gambler races may enter in the first floor of the NAPA Tower by paying $25. Payout will be based on the number of entries with the winner receiving 50%, runner-up 25% and the semi-finalist(s) receiving 12.5% each.



Bracket racing for the following classes: Super Pro ($2,500 to win), Pro ($1,500 to win), Street ($500 to win), Top Bike ($500 to win). Jr. Dragsters also will compete on Sunday.  Standard entry fees will apply for the event: Super Pro — $70 per car and driver; Pro — $50; Street — $40; Top Bike — $45 and Jr. Dragsters — $30. The races are non-points events for all eliminators. Crew and adult spectator fees will be $15. Gates will open at 8 a.m. with time trials at 9 a.m., followed by eliminations.