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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.
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.
Maple Grove Raceway, boosted by Scott Smith’s Street Eliminator championship, won the team title in the NHRA Northeast Division Summit Racing E.T. Finals Saturday at Numidia Dragway.
It’s the 13th championship for Team Maple Grove, an unprecedented amount.
Smith is now eligible to race against other NHRA division champs at the final Nationals race of the season in November at Pomona, Calif.
Also helping the cause were semifinal finishes by Gary Simpers in Pro and Joe Stuebner in Top Bike.
Denny Renninger saved his best for last. The Leesport, Pa., racer was the Pro class winner Sunday as Maple Grove Raceway presented its annual National Dragster Challenge.
Even though the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. Series wrapped up its season on Labor Day weekend, several racers returned to The Grove for a chance to win a prestigious Wally trophy that features the likeness of NHRA founder Wally Parks. For just about any drag racer, earning one can be considered a career highlight.
Wallys were also handed out to Derrick Fox (Super), Tom Harhart (Street) and John Lippincott (Top Bike).
The Race 4 Ronald’s House charity race was also held, and nearly 60 drivers took part. The annual event put together by Denny Parisan from County Corvette of West Chester, Pa., benefits the Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia.
Another charity event kicked off the weekend. The Humane Society of Berks County held its annual Walk for the Animals and Walktoberfest on Saturday, drawing thousands of animal lovers and their dogs. More >
Maple Grove Raceway will open the fall portion of its 2013 schedule with a couple of very different events this weekend.
On Saturday, the track will be silent as there is no racing scheduled. However, there will be plenty of action around the strip as the Humane Society of Berks County presents its annual Walk for the Animals and “Walktoberfest.”
Sunday will feature drag racing with the NHRA National Dragster Challenge E.T. bracket race, along with the Race 4 Ronald’s House charity race.
Gates will open Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Walk and “Walktoberfest” beginning at 11 and lasting through the afternoon. Events include a dog walk around the perimeter of Maple Grove’s racetrack, live bands, pet adoptions, vendors and dog contests. More >
Maple Grove Raceway had an influx of Jr. Dragsters on Sunday for its annual Jr. Dragster Challenge. The young racers were split into age groups and had the chance to compete for a miniature Wally Parks Trophy.
A non-points E.T. Bracket Race was also held.
Results from the Jr. Dragster Challenge finals: More >