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Rain brings Footbrake to a halt

Despite the best efforts of the Maple Grove track crew, Mother Nature decided to be a pest for a second consecutive weekend.

The 10K Footbrake Nationals was mostly completed Saturday night. However, after four weather delays, heavy rains arriving at 8:15 p.m. were just too much. Even if it was a short rainfall, track drying efforts would’ve brought racing right up against curfew.

The 12 remaining drivers agreed to split the purse — with the $10,000 first prize, the $2,000 runner-up prize and the remaining round money — and still took home a pretty good payday.

Maple Grove will have two big events next weekend. Saturday is the annual fall automotive flea market and the Sunday is the Ghosts and Goblins at The Grove bracket race.


10K Footbrake Nationals this weekend

Hundreds of drivers are expected to compete on Saturday, Oct. 19 for thousands of dollars in prizes as Maple Grove Raceway runs its annual Pro Eliminator Footbrake Nationals.

Saturday’s race features a guaranteed $10,000 for the winner, with a $2,000 payout to the runner-up. Round money, starting at $75, begins in the third round.

Gates open at 8 a.m. with one round of time trials beginning at 9. Eliminations begin immediately following time trials. Racers who haven’t already pre-entered may compete for $130, while crewmembers may enter for $15. Buybacks after the first round of eliminations are $60.

The raindate for this event is Sunday, Oct. 20.