Curt Rubendall wins Bracket 2 in a Mustang.
Saturday’s portion of Fun Ford Weekend at Maple Grove Raceway was billed as “Fords vs. The World.”
All makes and models were welcome to race The Grove’s quartermile track as fans of Fords, along with Chevys and Mopars, kept track of which cars were still standing as racers made their way through the elimination brackets of three different mixed classes.
There was also special Ford only classes, including Mustang Madness, Tough Truck, VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout and the Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge.
Also, several dozen cars took part in a car show hosted by the Berks County Mustang Car Club and there was a swap meet. The Jersey Thunder Jet Dragster entertained fans.
Sunday’s portion of the Weekend was rained out. More >
Richard Fox wins Nostalgia 1.
The Geezers Reunion at The Grove featured three days of racing, showing and memories.
When all was said and done Sunday afternoon, some skilled drivers were able to make their way to PPC Lubricants Victory Lane. The Geezers Reunion featured two bracket classes for cars from 1983 and older, and another for racers 55 and older.
Richard Fox and his 1957 Bel Air won the Nostalgia 1 class for cars with electronics. Fox (King of Prussia, Pa.) defeated Eric Reiff (Boyertown, Pa.) in the final with a pass of 9.416 seconds at 143.05 mph that stood when Reiff broke out by .021. More >
The second time is also nice for Andy Anderson in Pro.
Andy Anderson might just be ready to challenge Brock Moshier in the Ciccarone Race Products Pro E.T. Class. The only question is if the York, Pa. racer has enough time to catch him.
Anderson and his 1971 Dart won Sunday’s Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail event at Maple Grove Raceway, his second trip to PPC Lubricants Victory Lane in 2013.
In the final, he beat Brian Hine (Birdsboro, Pa.) with a pass of 10.011 seconds at 125.46 mph that was .011 over his dial in, while Hine broke out by .03. Anderson had a tough assignment in the semifinals against Paul Thimm Jr. (Mohnton, Pa.) and prevailed when Thimm broke out. Anderson kept it close by going .014 over his dial. Anderson also cut it close in the quarters against Jeremy Kleinfelter (Newmanstown, Pa.), going .010 over.
Hine beat David Sciarretta (Honey Brook, Pa.) in the semis by using a great reaction time and going .002 over, and advanced from the quarters when Jeneane Cloer (Telford, Pa.) fouled. More >
Saturday’s round of the Money Trail was also run under hot and sticky conditions. However, the talk of the pits was the $200 bounty MGR vice president/general manager Lex Dudas placed on Ciccarone Racing Products Pro E.T. points leader Brock Moshier.
Moshier (Lititz, Pa.) has been winning race after race and is running away with the points lead. To shake things up a bit, Dudas offered the reward to anyone who eliminated Moshier and his ’71 Vega in eliminations.
Kyle Harrell (Lansdale, Pa.) got the money in the semifinals when Moshier fouled at the start. It was a good day for Moshier, who had two opponents get red lights against him and then beat seasoned drivers Erin Thimm (Mohnton, Pa.) and Andy Anderson (York, Pa.).
However, Harrell couldn’t continue his good fortune in the final. Dan Smith (Morgantown, Pa.) won the afternoon in his ’89 Beretta when Harrell fouled. More >
(A) Effective 12 Noon, July 6 and beyond: No underage drivers of pit vehicles, such as golf carts, pit bikes, 4-wheelers etc. If an underage driver is found operating a vehicle the race entry will be disqualified from the day’s event, no refunds will be offered and the team will be asked to leave the facility. All operators of pit vehicles must be 16 years of age or older.
(B) All pit vehicles must obtain a 2013 Auxiliary Pit Sticker that must be adhered to the vehicle. Deadline will be August 1 to obtain the proper insurance and pit sticker. To obtain the sticker owners must show proof of liability insurance or purchase a policy for $40 plus the $10 fee for the sticker. The insurance is offered through NHRA and carries a max coverage of $300,000.00. You must insure the unit in order to operate the vehicle in the pits. This program is to protect you as well as the NHRA Northeast Division tracks you race at. One of the top insurance problems for a number of years has been accidents and injuries while operating these vehicles.
(C) Effective immediately, we will lock the permanent rest rooms at the conclusion of the day’s racing activities and will be reopened when we open the gates for the next day’s racing activities. We’ve had incidents this year where the rest rooms were damaged overnight and we will not tolerate it any longer. We do have portable units around the pit area for overnight use.
There’s no doubt that Brock Moshier and his 1971 Vega have had an excellent 2013 season at Maple Grove Raceway.
He’s won three times this season in Ciccarone Racing Products Pro E.T. Class on the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail. He leads the season points race with 428 with second-place Marty Flegal at 363.
MGR vice president/general manager Lex Dudas is offering a $200 bounty to the driver who eliminates Moshier during Saturday’s Money Trail Pro E.T. eliminations.
Gates open on Saturday at 9 a.m. with time trials at 10 and eliminations to follow.