Monday, July 5, 2010

Maple Grove Raceway

Racing events always remind me of when I was young and my dad took me to a race track a few times. I don’t remember much besides wearing ear plugs and buying a huge bucket of KFC to take with us so that we didn’t have to pay for the expensive food, but I do know that I had a lot of fun! Maple Grove, however; holds different memories as I was there within the past few years to watch some high school friends race their cars on a “High School Contest” weekend. Being my first experience at a drag strip, I was blown away by the smoke from the cars and the speed at which they raced. All I could think about was how important it was to leave the starting point as soon as that light turned green! I have a fairly slow reaction time, so I’m not sure drag racing would be the best sport for me to take up...

Anyways, these memories of mine have been conjured up from the news of upcoming events at the Maple Grove Raceway. On July 2-3, Geezers Reunion at the Grove will be taking place. This event focuses around the nostalgia of drag racing and what dragsters looked and sounded like many years ago. An interesting part of the weekend is Cacklefest, which highlights the sounds of the old cars while being paraded down the track. There will also be a Cavalcade of Funny Cars, sportsman racing classes, a car show, and of course elimination races. The weekend ends with a rousing fireworks display. When I first heard the name of this event, I just couldn’t figure out what it was about, but it really sounds like it’s going to be a blast from the past!

The other big event on July 16-18 is the Super Chevy Show. While it brings out many die-hard Chevy lovers, everyone is welcome to attend this show! The bracket racing will be the highlight of the weekend, as this is one of the biggest races for those who have invested their careers in the Super Chevy series. A swap meet and car show will also be a part of this extravagant weekend.

From my experiences I remember being drained after a long day in the sun at the races. Wouldn’t a nice air conditioned room, comfortable bed, and relaxing bath in a jacuzzi tub be a nice way to relax after a day at the racetrack? Conveniently, Adamstown Inns & Cottages is located just 15 minutes away from Maple Grove Raceway and will facilitate a refreshing weekend so you won’t miss any of the races. Hopefully you’ll be able to create some memorable moments while finding new insights into the sport of drag racing... Oh, and don’t forget the sun block!
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