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 >
Racers who still want to pre-enter for the Spring 10K Footbrake Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway may still do so through Thursday, April 18.
Save $30 by signing up early! More >
The annual Spring Automotive Flea Market usually draws hundreds of vendors and thousands of buyers and the 2013 edition was no exception. Under a sunny Spring sky, they came from near and far to find a bargin.
With the warm weather finally here, it’s time for Maple Grove Raceway to open its gates to bargain hunters.
The annual Spring Automotive Flea Market annually draws over 600 vendors and thousands of buyers. The two-day show will be on Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14.
Additionally, racers will get a chance to use Maple Grove’s quarter-mile strip on Sunday with a test and tune session.
Gates for the Flea Market open at 7 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Vendors can rent a 15- by 20-foot space for $50 (both days) or $35 (one day). Buyers can enter for $5 with children 12-and-under free with a paid adult.
The test and tune will give drivers a chance to warm up for the Spring 10K Footbrake Nationals that will run April 20-21. As well as getting their car in shape, competitors participating in the Footbrake race can pre-enter and take their car through tech a week early to avoid any lines the next weekend.
Gates open for the test and tune at 9 a.m. with racing beginning at 10 and lasting until 4 p.m. It will be $20 for a drive-up car and driver, or $25 for a towed entry, while crewmembers are $10 each at the gate.