Here’s our second gallery of photos from Grippo’s Ice Breaker No Prep coverage and if you missed the initially, or the interesting video he shot, then use the backlink underneath to check that out far too!

(Words, Shots, and Movie by Joe Grippo) Well, Maple Grove Raceway has accomplished it yet again. They pulled off one more wintertime No-Prep race, this time with bracket racing. The Ice Breaker No Prep offered by Platinum Roofing was held a handful of months ago on a very chilly February afternoon. This was the 3rd No-Prep for the Grove and they look to have a great point going with these winter collection races and with any luck , they carry on into the long run. The addition of Platinum Roofing was a profitable partnering, with Platinum owner and CEO Garrett Fein telling me he had a blast and hopes to get concerned all over again. Garret and promoter Kyle Beswick are longtime mates and undoubtedly place on a excellent working day of drag racing action for a sizable, hardcore, chilly Maple Grove crowd.

All the earlier Grove No Prep occasion classes were being contested at the Ice Breaker No Prep, Major Tire, Tiny Tire, Adhere Change, Street. These teams were being operate heads up to start with to the complete, with an fast inexperienced start out off the tree. Early early morning participation might have kept some racers dwelling, but every course experienced reliable illustration. The lightest turnout was Significant Tire but neighborhood racer Chuck Schultz was the winner with his big-inch run next-gen Camaro, shod with fight scars and slash of roof. It is a unpleasant piece.  Ross Okun rowed the gears to a victory in the Adhere Shift class, which is appears to be a single of the fasting increasing types at these offers. Lengthy reside the hand mixers! 

The Road course was substantial and after a required road cruise, and numerous rounds later on Joey Allen and Matthew Manton, Jr. break up the purse with the sun dropping almost as rapidly as the February temperatures. Smaller Tire is ordinarily the biggest contingent of racers at the Grove No Preps, and the 2024 Ice Breaker was no unique and all over again, at the conclusion of the day the cash was break up between Wesley Skinner and Tommy Kolankiewicz in their Fox Bodies. 

The Ice Breaker race this time experienced a bracket racing class, identified as Day-to-day Driver, complete with buybacks! To no one’s surprise, the bracket racers showed up major time, filling four lanes of the Maple Groves sufficient staging place! With a 15.00 second et cutoff for the 1/8th mile, most opponents still left the serious race automobiles at residence and jumped in their every day driver or the tow rig. Even with the slower racing, the competitiveness was however fierce. I saw various .00 lights and restricted successful packages from the bracket racers chomping at the little bit for a strike of the tree! Two veteran bracket racers waded by means of the tough subject to the final, exactly where Nikki Adams bested Martin Flegal to the win. 

With the typical race year setting up in a couple months, the No Preps are on hold…for now. If you cannot wait for the next 1 the touring circus recognised as No Prep Kings will be kicking off their period at Maple Grove Raceway, hit up the monitor site for a lot more facts and tickets. See you at the Drags!

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