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Maple Grove Raceway’s Scott Smith lost to eventual champion Jeff Hefler in the first round of the Summit Sportsman class eliminator Sunday during the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona, Calif.
Smith (Birdsboro, Pa.) punched his ticket to California by winning the Street championship at the NHRA Northeast Division Summit E.T. Finals back in September at Numidia Dragway. His first-place finish helped Team Maple Grove claim its 13th team title.
The annual race at Pomona brings together the bracket racing champions from all seven NHRA divisions to compete for a national championship.
In his race, Smith and his 1980 Malibu went 11.972 seconds at 108.59 mph and broke out by .028 under his dial-in.
On the other hand, Hefler (Fort Worth, Texas), driving a ’65 Impala, had the advantage off the starting line and grabbed the win with a pass of 12.231 at 112.14 that was .041 over.
Dave Raser saved his best for last at Maple Grove Raceway Saturday.
The competitor from Oxford, Pa., won two of the six classes contested in the Turkey Trots E.T. bracket race that completed The Grove’s 2013 season. Raser won Pro and Street eliminators in his 1984 Ford station wagon.
Winners received a $25 grocery gift card to use toward Thanksgiving dinner in addition to prizes based on a standard Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail purse. More >
Maple Grove Raceway’s 2013 season will conclude Saturday with the running of the Turkey Trots E.T. Bracket Race.
The race will feature all classes that run in the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail Series, including Super, Pro, Street, Top Bike, Jr. Dragster and Trophy with a standard purse. Racing will be at a quarter-mile.
Class winners will also receive a gift card for a Thanksgiving turkey.
Gates open at 8 a.m. with the first two sets of time trials beginning at 9. Eliminations will follow.
Spectators can watch the action for $15; teens ages 13-15 are $10; and children 12 and under are free.
For the first time in nearly two months, E.T. bracket cars were back in the spotlight Sunday at Maple Grove Raceway as the annual Ghosts and Goblins at The Grove returned to mark the beginning of the end of the 2013 season.
The annual event has a Halloween theme and several racers and their families took part in the festivities. Prizes were awarded for such categories as best costume, best decorated pit area and best costumed pet. There was trick-or-treating in the pits throughout the afternoon. More >
Maple Grove Raceway’s regular season is on the homestretch and two events will give fans and racers another chance to experience The Grove before it shuts down for the season.
The annual Fall Flea Market will be on Saturday, Oct. 26 followed by the Ghosts and Goblins at The Grove bracket race on Sunday, Oct. 27.
The Flea Market, which features hundreds of vendors selling parts and other automotive items, begins at 7 a.m. Vendors can rent a 15- by 20-foot space for $35. Buyers can enter for $5, and children 12 and under are free with a paid adult.
It will be a day of Halloween fun and bracket racing as Maple Grove Raceway ends October with a very busy, and fun, Sunday with the annual Ghosts and Goblins at The Grove. More >
Under a beautiful autumn sun, over a hundred cars made their way to Maple Grove Raceway on Sunday for the annual Universal Technical Institute Funday Sunday.
It’s a race in which all participants win a trophy, with each class winner getting the opportunity to stuff a 6-foot award into his car for the ride home. There was an open class for all racers in cars 10 seconds or slower, along with another for UTI students and instructors, and another for motorcycles and sleds. More >