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Saturday: UTI Jr. Dragsters, Test ‘n’ Tune, grudge racing

Maple Grove Raceway will host Jr. Dragster racing, a Test ‘n’ Tune session and grudge racing on Saturday morning, April 19.

This will be the first points meet of 2014 for the NHRA Jr. Dragsters, sponsored at MGR by Universal Technical Institute.

Grudge racing is open to street-legal vehicles and race cars arriving at the drag strip on trailers. Racers may choose their opponents or compete against each other in random pairings.

Gates will open at 9 a.m. and racing will begin at 10 a.m. The staging lanes will close at 3:30 p.m. and racing will conclude at 4 p.m.

Grudge racing entry is $20 for street-driven cars and $25 for trailered race cars.

Crew passes are $10.

Racing season to open with Test ‘n Tune

Maple Grove Raceway will roar to life for the 2014 season on Saturday morning, April 12, with grudge racing and a Test ‘n’ Tune session.

The grudge racing program is informal and allows novices to try their hand at the sport and veterans to hone their skills. Grudge racing is open to street-legal vehicles and race cars arriving at the drag strip on trailers. Racers may choose their opponents or compete against each other in random pairings.

Local E.T. bracket racers will make good use of the Test ‘n’ Tune session in preparation for the first points race of the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail on Saturday, April 26.

Gates will open at 9 a.m. and racing will begin at 10 a.m. The staging lanes will close at 3:30 p.m. and racing will conclude at 4 p.m.

Race entry is $20 for street-driven cars and $25 for trailered race cars. Adult spectator admission is $10 and kids 12 and under are free.

Ladies Night, Money Trail, test and tune, No Time Showdown on tap

Maple Grove Raceway will feature local racers in action this weekend.

The weekend kicks off Friday night with Auto Locator Grudge Racing. Those wanting to see what their car can do on a racetrack are welcome to enter Maple Grove’s gates after 4 p.m. Racing begins promptly at 5.

It’s also Ladies Night on Friday! All female spectators will be admitted free for the evening; the offer doesn’t apply to a race entry.

MGR’s main concession stand, the Nitro Grill, will offer a Ladies Special and there will be a DJ from I-105 FM.

Ladies will also be able to take part in a special “Powder Puff” race. The field will be limited to the first 16 ladies to sign up in the bottom of the tower with a 4-foot trophy going to the winner and a 3-foot trophy to the runner-up. All powder puff entries must purchase a $20 tech card to enter the race.

Admission is $20 for street driven cars and $25 for entries on a trailer. Spectators are $10 with children 12 and under free.

The 12th Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail race of the season gets underway Saturday with gates opening at 9 a.m. and time trials at 10. Eliminations will begin immediately after the second time run.

Spectators for Money Trail events are $15; teens ages 13-15 are $10; and children 12 and under are free.

Sunday’s race will feature a Test and Tune along with the No Time Showdown.

The No Time Showdown is a special grudge race in which racers pair up to simply see who is faster. It’s a head’s up format with no elapsed time or speed on the scoreboard. The only thing the racer will see is the win light along with the time slip.

Admission is $20 for street driven cars and $25 for entries on a trailer. Spectators are $10 with children 12 and under free.