*Revised* Official 2017 Season Schedule

Certain elements of the season schedule have long been announced to the public and rumors are in full swing over what Maple Grove Raceway has in store for the upcoming months. However, we are excited to finally release the complete seven month 2017 Season Schedule for Maple Grove. Many hours have been invested into creating a season that has something for everyone while keeping our fan favorite events. Here at Maple Grove we are anxious for the season to officially begin and see exactly what lies ahead in our 55th anniversary of operation.

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2017 Dodge NHRA Nationals
The Dodge NHRA Nationals moved back a week in an attempt to beat the rain. Fans have until March 31st to renew their seats for the 2017 event. Starting April 1st all tickets are made available to the public. So fans wishing to renew their seats should complete that soon either online or by calling our office at 610-856-9200. Mopar has agreed to host the 2nd annual Mopar Mega Block Party during the Dodge NHRA Nationals. After seeing such a positive response from last year’s party, Mopar plans to take over FirstEnergy Stadium on Thursday, September 21st.

Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series & Showdown at Sundown
This four day race weekend is formatted similar to previous years with ground pounding power that is sure to thrill race fans of all ages. Ten race classes will be in attendance including: Top Dragster, Top Sportsman, Stock and Super Stock. On Saturday night a special feature show called the Showdown at Sundown, is set where Top Alcohol Funny Car, Top Alcohol Dragster and jet cars race under the lights.

P.C. Richard & Son Pennsylvania Dutch Classic Presented by Penske Truck Leasing
Back for the 46th year, the ‘Dutch Classic’ is set for four days jam packed of racing. Eight race classes are scheduled which are similar to the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in May in addition to the three index series classes. Also, returning for this year’s Dutch Classic are the three ‘Shootouts’ that run on Saturday.

Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. Series
Just like in previous years, 15 races are scheduled for the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail Series. The first Money Trail Series race is scheduled for the later portion of April, which allows for two Test N’ Tune opportunities prior to the first event. Giving Money Trail racers and any other racer looking to try out Maple Grove during Test N’ Tunes was important for this year.
Our last Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail Series race is scheduled a little less than two weeks prior to the Northeast Division Summit Racing E.T. Finals September 14-16 at Numidia Dragway.

EFI Source Northeast Index Racers Series at the Grove
Index Series racers have six index races scheduled for this season. Going into the third year of the index series being at Maple Grove, we felt that it was beneficial to expand the program. In addition to the six scheduled races, a few of the index classes will run during the P.C. Richard & Son Pennsylvania Dutch Classic Presented by Penske Truck Leasing in October.

Manufacturers Series
Once again the three day Super Chevy Show is in the middle of July but this year, new features are in the works to enhance the traditional show. As the date draws closer, more information is set to be released regarding the new exciting elements for the Super Chevy Show.
We are happy to welcome Savage 61 Dodge to the family as the presenting sponsor for the Mega Mopar Series event in June. With their influence and expertise on all things Mopar, we are thrilled to see what they have in store for this year’s event.
The Fun Ford Series which is normally scheduled in September just days prior to the Dodge NHRA Nationals has moved to October. Now the Fun Ford Series will be held the weekend after the Pennsylvania Dutch Classic.

Auto Locator Fast Friday Night Grudge Racing
Eleven Friday nights are on the schedule for racers of all experience levels to take the track to race. The Auto Locator Fast Friday Night Grudge Racing returns for some thrilling racing under the lights.

NHRA Special Events
While the same three Wally races are in place for 2017, one may have to look at the season schedule a little closer to find them, given the name changes from 2016. The Summit Jr. Drag Racing League Challenge which was previously known as just the Jr. Dragster Challenge is set for June. The event will run in conjunction with the VW June Bug Classic. The NHRA Summit Racing King of the Track will run in October during the Last Hurrah ET Race. Then the All Access Challenge which was formally called the National Dragster Challenge takes place in September at the final Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail Series race.

Classic Events
The Race 4 Ronald’s House Charity Drag Race reappears for another year of family fun and fundraising. In addition to the normal classes, two new classes have been created as a way to include more racers in on the fun. For all the Jeep owners, the Philadelphia Jeep Club invites other Jeeps to join them and race in the special Jeep class. Also, the junior dragster racers wanting to help the Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia can enter a class of their own.
The Lantern Fest is back for 2017 after hosting a mesmerizing show last year. The positive feedback after the Lantern Fest’s inaugural visit in 2016 made the decision to have them on the schedule a must. The Race 4 Ronald’s House Charity Drag Race and Lantern Fest will be held on the same day. So fans looking for a day that is completely family friendly can watch racing in the morning and participate in the Lantern Fest as the sunsets.
For all the rolling start racers out there, Beast Coast Roll Race is on the schedule twice this coming year. Once in the middle of summer and again in the middle of fall. The contrast in temperatures between the event dates should set the stage for some interesting and exciting results.
After a successful first year in 2016, Rugged Maniac returns to transform Maple Grove Raceway into the ultimate obstacle course. However, this year the event is in August as appose to last year’s June date.
Back for another day of nostalgic excitement is Glory Days. This year Maple Grove is in the works of creating a kickoff celebration for Glory Days to be held the night before. Details regarding this Saturday night fun are still in the works and will be announced at a later date.

Events Celebrating Milestones
This year two events at Maple Grove Raceway are celebrating milestone moments. The Denver Truck Painting Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals at the Grove Presented by Kenworth of Pennsylvania is celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2017. This July event is a guaranteed fun filled day for all. The VW Jung Bug Classic Presented by Ulrich’s Volkswagen Sales celebrates its 30th anniversary at Maple Grove this June.

New Events for 2017
Maple Grove is excited to announce five new events for the 2017 season. Details for all the new events are still in the final planning stages so once those are secured, more information will be announced. However, those five events are: Rachet Fridays by NYCE1S, FF Live, 3K Footbrake Challenge, King of the Street Top Ten List, Door Wars: A Footbrake Experience, and Modern Street Hemi Shootout.

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