This week: Frank Hawley Drag Racing School, Auto Locator Fast Friday, Latin American Sport Compacts III

Maple Grove Raceway has a busy week ahead as the summer season winds down.

The Frank Hawley Drag Racing School (www.FrankHawley.com) will conduct on-track classes at MGR on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Auto Locator Fast Friday will take place on Sept. 5. Gates will open at 4 p.m. with heads-up racing and testing from 5-10 p.m. Spectator admission is $10. Entry fee is $20 for street-legal cars and $25 for cars arriving on at the track on trailers.

Latin American Sport Compacts III will take place on Saturday and Sunday. Gates will open at 8 a.m. on both days for the high-octane lifestyle event. The drag racing portion of the weekend will feature Pro Mods and exotic import cars (some from as far away as Puerto Rico) in high-speed competition. Other classes include: Quick 16 (Import Sport Compact), Quick 32 (Import vs. Domestic, no box), Bracket 1 (11.99 sec. and faster), Bracket II (12.00 sec. and slower), Super Pro V8 11.99 and faster, Honda Battle (11.50 sec. and faster). Quick 16 will pay $2,500 to the final-round winner. The event also includes a car show. More >

Final 2014 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail event at Maple Grove Raceway: Wins to Alesin, Walleigh, Karol, Augustine; remaining finals rained out

Aug. 31 – The final round of the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket racing points series was held today at Maple Grove Raceway. Four final rounds of eliminations were completed (Ray’s Yamaha Top Bike, NHRA Jr. Street, Trophy and U.T.I. Jr. Dragster) and three were rained out (Gold Rush Trailers Super Pro, Ciccarone Racing Products Pro and P.C. Ricahrd & Son Street).

2014 MGR Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail points champions: Brock Moshier (Gold Rush Trailers Super Pro), Brock Moshier (Ciccarone Racing Products Pro), Joe Stuebner (Ray’s Yamaha Top Bike), Dave Raser (P.C. Richard & Son Street), C.J. Ketterer (U.T.I. Jr. Dragster), Mark Petitdemange (ATI Stock-Super Stock).

Keith Alesin won the Ray's Yamaha Top Bike final.

Aug. 31 final-round results:

RAY’S YAMAHA TOP BIKE: Keith Alesin (Mohnton, Pa.) defeated Danny Boyer (York, Pa.).

U.T.I. JR. DRAGSTER: Gabrielle Walleigh (Reading, Pa.) defeated Skyler Stump (Mechanicsburg, Pa.).

NHRA JR. STREET: Jake Karol (Mohnton, Pa.) defeated Robert Weidenhammer (Reading, Pa.).

TROPHY: Charles Augustine (Kutztown, Pa.) defeated Sue Feger (Red Lion, Pa.). More >

2014 Money Trail Shootout sponsored by P.C. Richard & Son, Potty Queen and D&G Golf Carts Oct. 4-5 during NHRA Nationals

Official first-round pairings:

SUPER PRO — Brock Moshier vs. Marty Flegal; Derrick Fox vs. Gary Sassaman.

PRO — Todd Thoman vs. Dennis Kessler; Paul Thimm vs. Paul Werner.

STREET — Dave Raser vs. Bob Ormsbee; Elise Renninger vs. Lee Ann Ormsbee.

TOP BIKE — Bruce Gockley vs. Danny Boyer; Wayne Pyfrom vs. Austin Youndt.

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Scott’s Transmission Center Racer Appreciation Day Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail results

Brian Crump, Bill Moore, Elise Renninger, Mark Schwalm, Kyle Robb, Michael Witmer and Robert Weidenhammer shared victory lane Saturday during Scott’s Transmission Center Racer Appreciation Day at Maple Grove Raceway. The event also was the next-to-last points race for the 2014 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket Series. Final-round winners in the Super Pro, Pro, Street and Top Bike (motorcycle) classes earned large cash bonuses courtesy of Scott’s Transmission Center in Lebanon, Pa. More >

NHRA Nationals ticket sales to benefit Make-A-Wish®

The 30th annual NHRA Nationals will take place at Maple Grove Raceway on Oct. 2-5.

NHRA Funny Car driver Tommy Johnson Jr. is helping to kick off a charity promotion for MGR to benefit Make-A-Wish®..  Johnson, driver of the Don Schumacher Racing Make-A-Wish Funny Car in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, is appearing in a viral video to launch the special offer that started Monday for MGR and Make-A-Wish®.

For each NHRA Nationals adult ticket purchased between Aug. 25 and Sept. 8, MGR will donate $10 to Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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Aug. 24 races postponed

Maple Grove Raceway was forced to postpone today’s event due to track conditions caused by heavy rain over the weekend. The NHRA Summit Jr. Drag Racing League Challenge has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20. The Race 4 Ronald’s House has been rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 26.

REVISED MAPLE GROVE RACEWAY 2014 SCHEDULE:

AUGUST

29 – Auto Locator Fast Friday. Heads-up drag racing and testing.

30 – Scott’s Transmission Center Racer Appreciation Day -- Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail Race No. 14.  Guaranteed purses: Super Pro — $2,500 to win; Pro — $1,500 to win; Street — $500 to win; Top Bike — $500 to win. Racing program also includes NHRA Jr. Street and Trophy classes. Standard Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail entry fees apply. (Rain date for Scott’s Transmission Center purse bonuses will be Aug. 31.) Gates open at 8 a.m. with racing at 9 a.m.

31 – Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail Race No. 15 (final points race of the season); Jr. Street class. More >