Here’s our fourth gallery of shots from Grippo’s Ice Breaker No Prep coverage and if you skipped the 1st couple of, or the interesting video he shot, then use the website link underneath to check that out too!

(Words and phrases, Photos, and Video clip by Joe Grippo) Nicely, Maple Grove Raceway has carried out it once again. They pulled off an additional wintertime No-Prep race, this time with bracket racing. The Ice Breaker No Prep introduced by Platinum Roofing was held a couple months ago on a extremely cold February afternoon. This was the 3rd No-Prep for the Grove and they look to have a good issue likely with these winter collection races and hopefully they carry on into the long term. The addition of Platinum Roofing was a prosperous partnering, with Platinum owner and CEO Garrett Fein telling me he experienced a blast and hopes to get concerned once more. Garret and promoter Kyle Beswick are longtime close friends and unquestionably set on a great working day of drag racing action for a sizable, hardcore, chilly Maple Grove group.

All the prior Grove No Prep event lessons were being contested at the Ice Breaker No Prep, Major Tire, Tiny Tire, Stick Shift, Road. These teams have been operate heads up 1st to the finish, with an fast inexperienced start off the tree. Early early morning participation may perhaps have saved some racers home, but each and every class experienced stable illustration. The lightest turnout was Major Tire but area racer Chuck Schultz was the winner with his significant-inch run 2nd-gen Camaro, shod with fight scars and cut of roof. It is a terrible piece.  Ross Okun rowed the gears to a victory in the Adhere Change course, which is seems to be 1 of the fasting developing classes at these bargains. Long reside the hand mixers! 

The Road course was enormous and right after a required street cruise, and a number of rounds afterwards Joey Allen and Matthew Manton, Jr. split the purse with the sunshine dropping nearly as rapid as the February temperatures. Small Tire is usually the major contingent of racers at the Grove No Preps, and the 2024 Ice Breaker was no diverse and once again, at the finish of the day the income was break up between Wesley Skinner and Tommy Kolankiewicz in their Fox Bodies. 

The Ice Breaker race this time experienced a bracket racing class, referred to as Each day Driver, full with buybacks! To no one’s shock, the bracket racers showed up huge time, filling four lanes of the Maple Groves enough staging region! With a 15.00 2nd et cutoff for the 1/8th mile, most opponents remaining the genuine race cars and trucks at dwelling and jumped in their everyday driver or the tow rig. Even with the slower racing, the competitors was nevertheless fierce. I saw several .00 lights and tight winning deals from the bracket racers chomping at the little bit for a hit of the tree! Two veteran bracket racers waded by way of the difficult area to the remaining, in which Nikki Adams bested Martin Flegal to the win. 

With the regular race period commencing in a few weeks, the No Preps are on hold…for now. If you cannot hold out for the future 1 the touring circus acknowledged as No Prep Kings will be kicking off their season at Maple Grove Raceway, hit up the keep track of internet site for far more info and tickets. See you at the Drags!

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