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Thu, 11 Oct 2012, 19:24 PM

Dutch Classic Returns to Maple Grove Raceway
Courtesy of Evan Jones

MOHNTON, Pa. - Fans of NHRA Sportsman drag racing will get one more chance to catch action on the track in 2012 as the NHRA Pennsylvania Dutch Classic comes to Maple Grove Raceway Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 11-14.

Over 600 drivers from nine different classes, including Competition Eliminator, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Stock, Snowmobiles, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street, will be competing for a purse totaling over $87,000 in the NHRA Northeast Division's season-ending event.

The event is run as the NHRA Sony/ Northeast National Open.

Also being contested is the HEMI Challenge at The Dutch that features the best Super Stock/AA HEMI-powered cars from around the country. There is a $10,000 purse, plus contingencies, thanks to Penske Truck Leasing. Jesel is an associate sponsor. That race will be held Saturday, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Gary Wolkwitz is the defending champion.

Returning this season is the P.C. Richard & Son American Muscle Stock Eliminator Class, which features late model Mustangs and Challengers. That race will be contested on Friday.

Gates open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Time trials and qualifying runs in all classes will be held Thursday and Friday, with eliminations on Saturday and Sunday.

Spectators can buy a four-day pass for $65, a three-day pass is $55, two-day $35 and daily admission is $20. Teens 13-15 years old are $10 each day and children 12 and under are free.

For more information contact Maple Grove Raceway at (610) 856-9200 or visit

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