Sunday, August 23 was a beautiful day for racing at Maple Grove and the rescheduled Glory Days event. Twenty-eight MANDRA cars made the race (27 in eliminations after Donald Wood broke). Considering the fact that many of our "regulars" were not present due to car/engine troubles, we had a great turn-out. We gained four new members--familiar faces from the past and a couple of new guys. To date, our member counts are 31 points members, 12 non-points members, and one associate. We welcome back to the club Gary Conte as well as Chris Camplone, Danny McArthur and David Pearce. The eliminations went as follows: Clayton McKee earned the bye-run first round; our semi-final action had Mike Volpe and Bud Poust paired up with Bud taking the win; and Art Hand victorious over Pete Boyer. Final round action had Bud Poust taking another win over Art Hand. Congratulations to all. Thanks to Bob Maulick and Bare Bones Racing for sponsoring the event. Thanks to Maple Grove track personnel for the fine job in the staging lanes, on the starting line, and for keeping the show moving. We were on our way home around 5PM.
Labor Day weekend at Beaver Springs Dragway. Saturday's race is sponsored by English Brothers Racing and Sunday's race is sponsored by River's Truck Center. An Ironman Trophy will be presented on Sunday; both days are points races.