Racers’ meeting notes online

Over 150 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail racers, crew and officials packed the meeting room at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Wyomissing this past Saturday. For a detailed look at what transpired, please click here.

Last Chance PINKS Lotto

Due to the overwhelming demand of PINKS All Out racer registration, we have elected to offer a special lottery drawing for up to 50 more cars. To be eligible for the lottery drawing, please compete the form Here or call the Maple Grove Raceway office to enter the lottery.

We will accept names until Friday, Febuary 5th at 12 noon. Once the lottery is closed we will have an “at random” drawing for the 50 entries who will have the opportunity to purchase a race entry. Maple Grove Raceway will notify the lucky 50 by email or phone starting on Monday, February 8th.


All 470 spots are sold out!

Spectator tickets are still available CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

Koretsky, Stanfield team up in Pro Stock

Kenny Koretsky has been intertwined with NHRA Pro Stock racing for more than 25 years, but the words championship contenders were seldom uttered when discussing his teams.

But that is about to change.

Kenny Koretsky

Kenny Koretsky

The popular team owner announced Thursday that he, driver/engine builder Greg Stanfield and Indicom Electric owner Greg Hill, another factory hot rod enthusiast, have formed a partnership. They are focusing on a 2010 season they believe could be as bright as the familiar multi-colored race cars that run under Koretsky’s Nitro Fish Apparel banner.

This alignment also includes Koretsky’s longtime friend/crew chief Eddie Guarnaccia and is the melding of teams that, as one, have everything necessary to challenge for the coveted Full Throttle Drag Racing Series title.

“I really wasn’t sure what I was going to do this year,” said the gregarious Koretsky, aka “Captain Chaos.”  “In fact, I was contemplating sitting out the season when Greg Stanfield and I began talking. He is one of the best engine builders in the sport and that is something our team has been

Greg Stanfield

Greg Stanfield

without in recent years. “As it turned out, Greg wasn’t sure if he was going to race in 2010 or just build motors. I’m happy we were able to work things out. Greg had his best Pro Stock finish last year when he was fourth, so we definitely have a solid foundation to build on. Captain Chaos is going to race for the championship.

“We haven’t been able to put together a solid engine program,” Koretsky continued, “and now we’re associated with a very good one. The Nitro Fish/Indicom Electric Pro Stock team will be at all 23 races.”

Stanfield is enthused about this opportunity. “We’re excited,” he said. “It shouldn’t take long for us to get things working right.  One good thing is Eddie has raced for a long time and so have I.

“Pro Stock is definitely the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” Stanfield continued.  “Things have been improving for us each year, but we’ve never had the resources to really do the things I want to do. It’s a slow process because you have a lot of teams that have a lot of money and they are working hard, raising the bar every day.  It’s not only about the money; it’s about the work you need to do to keep up the performance.” More >

Super Chevy Show makes final schedule change

Houston Raceway Park has become a shareholder in the Super Chevy Show series and has set a date to be part of the 30th anniversary season in 2010. Super-Chevy-30th-small

The Baytown, Texas facility will replace Route 66 Raceway on the schedule and will host a Super Chevy Show for the first time since 2005 on Sept. 10-12.

Seth Angel is Houston Raceway Park’s executive vice president and general manager. He helped get Houston on the Super Chevy Show schedule and is thrilled it could happen so quickly. Houston Raceway Park held Super Chevy Show events every year between 1988-2005.

“The Super Chevy Show event is obviously another marquee event on any racing calendar and it will certainly be a signature event of our racing season,” Angel said. “We’re thrilled to have it back at Houston Raceway Park and I know it is going to fill a huge void in the Houston market.”

SCSW, Inc., bought the series in the fall and the owners have tirelessly worked on preparing for the 30th anniversary season. Billy Meyer, one of the SCSW Inc., owners and the secretary and treasurer of the board of directors, said the schedule has been the top priority.

“We added Houston Raceway Park because we’ve had so many inquiries from fans in the South about the Super Chevy Show series,” Meyer said. “Houston is a great destination for racers in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Houston also is one of the largest commercial and metropolitan markets which gives our sponsors tremendous opportunities.”

Heartland Park Topeka moved the date of its Super Chevy Show up so they could host a Father’s Day weekend event, June 18-20. Racers, car show participants, fans, vendors and sponsors can call 800-692-6230 for more information on the Super Chevy Show series or go online at www.superchevyshow.com for details on 2010′s 30th anniversary season.

2010 Super Chevy Show Series

Event Date        Host Track            Location

March 19-21        The Strip at Las Vegas    Las Vegas

April 16-18        Virginia Motorsports Park    Petersburg, Va.

May 21-23        Texas Motorplex        Dallas

June 11-13        Summit Motorsports Park    Norwalk, Ohio

*June 18-20        Heartland Park Topeka    Topeka, Kan.

July 16-18        Maple Grove Raceway    Reading, Pa.

Aug. 20-22        Bandimere Speedway        Denver

Sept. 10-12    Houston Raceway Park    Baytown, Texas

Sept. 24-26    Bristol Dragway        Bristol, Tenn.

Oct. 22-24        Firebird Raceway        Phoenix

*Indicates a date change

Goodbye, Bruce Miskar

It is with great sadness that we report that one of our own racers, Bruce Miskar, was killed in an traffic accident on Saturday night. miskar2

Bruce was a very well-liked individual who competed in a multitude of classes in his 30 plus years of racing. He got his start in circle track racing with his brother, and from there went on to drive a Camaro in Super Gas and Super Comp, an altered, and most recently a Precision dragster that he ran Top Dragster and the Money Trail series with. Bruce was very committed to the sport of drag racing, as he used to travel all over the Northeast to compete at different tracks, sometimes up to three days per week. All that racing over 30 years lead to many final rounds for Bruce, most recently the Top Dragster final at the 2008 Dutch Classic, and a back-to-back Money Trail win and runner-up last year.

In addition to his talent behind the wheel, which pretty much spoke for itself with his numerous round wins, Bruce was also very good at tuning chassis. This was a trade he credited to his years competing in the circle track series. At the dragstrip he was known to help out many competitors with setting up their four-links and shocks, and helped tune the Sterling-Wise B/AA comp car to a win at the Dutch Classic and a runner up at the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals in the same year.

Bruce had many friends in the pits, the folks at Race Krafters to name a few, and he will be greatly missed by many. Bruce leaves behind a sister and brother-in-law.

Graveside service: 1/28/10 at 10:30 am

St. Joseph’s New Catholic Cemetery, Lancaster, PA

Charles Rd off Millersville Pike

Reception held afterwards at:

Race Krafters

1140 Dillerville Rd.

Lancaster, PA 17601

Obituaries from the Pottstown Mercury can be read here and from the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal here.