Brandon Witmeyer and his 1985 Olds 442 left Maple Grove Raceway Sunday afternoon with two championships.
Not only did the student at York Tech win the Universal Technical Institute High School Challenge individual championship, he also brought the team championship to his school.
Several dozen racers were on hand Sunday for the annual event that featured races in three classes, including UTI students and faculty and a bracket class for alumni. More >
Marty Flegal and Brock Moshier both come from Lancaster County to race at Maple Grove Raceway, the two are friendly rivals. The two compete in the Ciccarone Racing Products Pro Eliminator in the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. Series and over the years they’ve each had their share of success on The Grove’s quartermile.
Saturday, in the Sunoco Race Fuels E.T. Series opener, Flegal and Moshier both met in the final in what could be a preview of a fun summer of racing. This time it was Flegal (Lititz, Pa.) and his 1998 S-10 pickup taking the win light. More >
Maple Grove Raceway’s local racers will be featured this Saturday as the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. Bracket Series will be run for the first time in 2013.
On tap for Sunday is the Universal Technical Institute High School Challenge, which gives aspiring mechanics and racers a chance to show what they’ve learned in front of their peers.
Saturday will be Opening Day for the ’13 Money Trail, the first of 17 races this season. This will be the 43rd season for the Money Trail, one of the oldest bracket series in the country. More >
Paul Thimm Jr.’s house and racing garage are only a couple miles from Maple Grove Raceway. The local economy will surely benefit from the Mohnton, Pa., racer winning Sunday’s $10,000 first prize in the Spring Footbrake Nationals.
In the final, he beat Old Bridge Raceway Park regular James Young (Parsippany, N.J.) in a very close call. Both drivers jumped the start too quickly, but it was Young who got the red light and the foul because his reaction time was a mere .004 quicker.
Moving through the ladder, Thimm’s ’27 Roadster faced some stiff competition, but he received the benefit of some itchy trigger fingers. More >
Brock Moshier was literally seeing double on Saturday.
Like many racers who come to Maple Grove Raceway for the Spring 10K Footbrake Nationals, the Lititz, Pa., drag racer bought two entries into the lucrative event that rewards the winner with a guaranteed $10,000 first prize.
At the end of the afternoon, Moshier’s entry – a 1971 Vega – had reached the final round. And on the other side of the bracket for the final was . . . . Moshier’s second entry. More >
At the end of next weekend, two racers will both be leaving Maple Grove Raceway $10,000 richer.
The Spring Pro Eliminator Footbrake Nationals will be run on Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, as two drivers will get a chance to come out of tax season with plenty of extra cash.
The $10,000 first prize for each race is guaranteed. More >