Congratulations to our winners at the Maple Grove June Bug on June 6th, 2021. Kicking off our EMPI sponsored Heritage Series was our Rancho Performance Super Pro Class. Our 2014 champion Eric Hellmuth was faced against Bill Goehring who made the long drive from South Carolina. Bill had the slower dial in with a 7.67 and Eric dialed in with a 7.30. It looks like Eric got tired of waiting and left a little early red lighting with a -.098 to give the win to Bill Goehring. Since this is the first race of the season Bill now has the Super Pro points lead.
In our Atomizer Racing Injectors sponsored Pro Mod Class it was the #1 qualifier of Stephen Hawes faced off against #2 qualifer Ryan McBride who made the long drive all the way from Colorado. This was looking to be the match up of the day as both cars are capable of running deep into the 8's and possibly the 7's. The track was up against a very tight curfew and all of the finals of the day were rushed back up to the staging lanes. The Pro Mod Guys didn't get a lot of cool down time or proper service time to check everything over. Once in the lanes and given the cue to fire up Stephen heard a noise in the engine and shut it down giving Ryan the single in the finals to take the win. Ryan posted his best pass of the day with a 8.732 @ 156mph. Congratulations to Ryan on taking the win and with that he has a 12 point lead over Stephen going into the next race.
We hope to see everyone on August 14th at Mason Dixon Dragway for the 7th Annual Vw Nationals. For more information please visit http://vwnationalsinfo.com/
We received word that the PA Health Commission will not allow Maple Grove to successfully run any events for the rest of the 2020 season. With that being said MAPLE GROVE IS CANCELLED.
We are also putting the Championship Chase for the A/GAS and I/GAS classes on hold and will start fresh in 2021. You may ask what does this mean exactly. Below are some bullet points as to how we will proceed with the rest of the 2020 season and the start of 2021.
- Our next race at MIR on September 12th is still a GO. We will campaign both the I/GAS and A/GAS cars. This will NOT be a points race but a race for money instead. If things with MIR change we will make an announcement but for now this race is HAPPENING.
- The points chase for 2020 has been officially cancelled.
- All current members that have paid for 2020 will be automatically enrolled in the 2021 season. You will NOT have to join again in 2021.
- All points accumulated for 2020 will be reset in 2021 and we will start with zero points.
- All 2020 sponsors will be rolled over into 2021. No additional sponsorship funds will be needed.
There were just too many racers/spectators who were unable to make our first race due to COVID restrictions within their state or at their place of work. This decision was not taken lightly and it was a tough decision to make. But we feel the best interest in the series is to suspend this season and start fresh in 2021.
We've just confirmed that Rick Gorski of Firecore Performance has jumped on board for the 2020 Heritage Series Sponsorship. Rick creates custom ignition wires for any set up on the market. Some of our racers have personal experience with his products and the performance from these wires were unmatched by anything else we've ever tried. Please give Rick a call for your ignition needs. Make sure you tell him you're from the Vw Heritage Series and thank him for his wonderful sponsorship. Thank you again Rick.