Maple Grove Raceway will honor its 2014 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail bracket racing series champions at its 52nd annual awards banquet on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015.
The banquet will take place at the Crowne Plaza Reading at 1741 Papermill Rd. in Reading, Pa. The event starts at 5 p.m. with cocktails, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and awards at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 each and must be purchased in advance from MGR by mail or by calling (610) 856-9200.
Brock Moshier won two championships in 2014. (John Bisci photo)
Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail champions for the 2014 season include: Brock Moshier (Gold Rush Trailers Super Pro and Ciccarone Racing Products Pro), Dave Raser (P.C. Richard & Son Street), Joe Stuebner (Ray’s Yamaha Top Bike), C.J. Ketterer (U.T.I. Jr. Dragster) and Mark Petitdemange (ATI Stock/Super Stock). More >
Revised: Jan. 20, 2015
1. 11.5 Index race added to May 9.
2. ATI Performance Products Racer Appreciation Day moved from Aug. 29 to May 9.
3. Index races added to June 28, Aug. 29 and Sept. 19.
7 — Saturday — 2014 Sunoco Money Trail awards baquet
1 — Sunday — Annual racer meeting More >
Car collectors, racers, auto enthusiasts and treasure hunters will flock to Maple Grove Raceway three times this year for some of the largest automotive swap meets and flea markets in the region.
The first one will take place on Saturday, April 11. Gates will open at 8 a.m.
The second will take place on Saturday, June 27, in conjunction with the Glory Days Nostalgia Drags show.
Sunoco Race Fuels has extended its sponsorship of Maple Grove Raceway’s E.T. bracket racing series. The Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail series will continue at MGR through 2025.
“We are proud to announce our relationship with Sunoco Race Fuels will continue for another 10 years,” said Maple Grove Raceway Vice President & General Manager Lex Dudas. “Sunoco Race Fuels has been an important partner for decades and a strong supporter of our local drag racers.”
“We are ecstatic to have signed a long term agreement with Maple Grove Raceway which includes our continued support of the local bracket racing series program,” said Terry Thompson, Senior Sales Manager for Sunoco Performance Products. “It is an honor to be able to continue to work with our friends at Maple Grove and the grassroots racers in the area. The fact that Maple Grove is a premier NHRA national event track in close proximity to our headquarters in Philadelphia makes this partnership a no brainer for Sunoco and we are very proud of the long history that we share with Lex Dudas, Maple Grove, and the bracket racers that race there.”
All six of the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail series class sponsors have renewed for the 2015 season. They include: Gold Rush Trailers (Super Pro), Ciccarone Racing Products (Pro), P.C. Richard & Son (Street), Reading Standard Motorsports, formerly known as Ray’s Yamaha (Top Bike), Universal Technical Institute (Jr. Dragster) and ATI (Stock/Super Stock). More >
Maple Grove Raceway’s quarter-mile, NHRA-sanctioned drag strip will undergo a significant facelift in order to create a better, more consistent racing surface for its racers.
The track will be torn up beginning at the 770-foot point of the track and will continue past the finish line. The track currently is concrete from the starting line to the 770-foot point. The old paving will be replaced to create an all-concrete drag strip from start to finish.
“We are making a significant investment in the track to create a better, more consistent surface for our racers,” said MGR Vice President & General Manager Lex Dudas. “Maple Grove Raceway is famous as the NHRA’s quickest and fastest track where national records are set. We are confident our racers will be excited about the improved surface and the fans will be thrilled with the speed and performance.”
Two-time NHRA Funny Car champion Matt Hagan is excited about the new track.
Matt Hagan drives a Dodge Funny Car sponsored by Rocky Footwear & Apparel for Don Schumacher Racing. Hagan won the Funny Car final at the NHRA Nationals in October and went on to earn his second points championship.
“Maple Grove was the turning point for our team,” said Hagan, driver of the Don Schumacher Racing explained. “It is where we took over the points lead and never looked back. I love racing at Maple Grove especially when the conditions are always so good, usually good enough to set a world record. The track is phenomenal, prep is phenomenal and the fans are phenomenal. I am looking forward to getting back there to try to set another world record.” More >
The changes will be very apparent to guests arriving at the Inn at Reading.
All 170 guest rooms are undergoing bathroom renovations and the hallways have new carpeting. Walls are freshly painted. More >