Tonight’s Auto Locator Fast Friday has been cancelled due to rain.

THIS WEEKEND: Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail events on Saturday and Sunday

On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 and 3, MGR will host two complete race meets for the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail series. The racing program will include Gold Rush Trailers Super Pro, Ciccarone Racing Products Pro, P.C. Richard & Son Street, Ray’s Yamaha Top Bike and Universal Technical Institute Jr. Dragster classes. Gates will open both days at 8 a.m. with racing at 9 a.m. Spectator admission is $15 for adults and $10 for teens ages 13-15. Kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult.

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Twenty MGR Jr. Dragster drivers headed to Aug. 8-9 NHRA Division 1 Jr. Championships

Twenty U.T.I. Jr. Dragster series drivers from Maple Grove Raceway will be headed to the NHRA Division 1 Jr. Championships in Numidia, Pa., on Aug. 8-9.

The 20 racers will be split into two 10-car teams: MGR1 and MGR2. Among the entrants will be three Ketterer siblings: Paige (8-9 age group), C.J. (12-13) and Jeremy (14-15). The Ketterer trio from Sellersville, Pa., will be joined by twin sisters Jamie and Jesse Rothenberger of Glenmoore, Pa.

Also on the roster are 2013 MGR champion Vincent Branca (Norristown, Pa.), three-time 2014 MGR winner Elizabeth Pyles (East Prospect, Pa.), Chris Smolenski (Perkasie, Pa.), Kyle Robb (Denver, Pa.), Kelsey Brinckman (Boyertown, Pa.), Amber Bell (Hershey, Pa.), Skyler Stump (Mechanicsburg, Pa.), Matt Witkowski (Elverson, Pa.), Brian O’Brien (Coatesville, Pa.), Katlynn Hoffman (Birdsboro, Pa.), Robert Pennabaker (Morgantown, Pa.), Mark Price Jr. (Collegeville, Pa.), Ranae Nyce (E. Greenville, Pa.), Braylon Kuhn (Douglassville, Pa.) and Deja Brown (York, Pa.). More >

Aug. 24 Race 4 Ronald’s House to benefit Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

Drag racers will be giving back to their community again on Sunday, Aug. 24, when they compete in the Race 4 Ronald’s House charity event at Maple Grove Raceway. All proceeds from the entry fees will be donated to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.

Race 4 Ronald’s House will be held during the rescheduled Spring Bracket Nationals, which was postponed due to rain earlier this season.

Drivers and riders will race for trophies, plaques and gift cards.

The entry fee is $65 and includes car or motorcycle, driver and one crew member. Racing is open to all types of cars, trucks and motorcycles. More >

Team Maple Grove Raceway shines at NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Eastern Conference Finals

Team Maple Grove Raceway’s Jr. Dragster teams walked away with their fair share of the hardware over the weekend in Bristol, Tenn., at the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Eastern Conference Finals.

Team Maple Grove won the Team Spirit Award over entries from tracks located in Alabama, Michigan, Indiana, Georgia, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Texas, Ohio and New Jersey.

Team Maple Grove won the Team Spirit Award. (Brinckman photo)

Team MGR’s Benjamin Spotts of Douglassville, Pa., finished runner-up in the 12-Year-Old Division. Spotts was defeated by Jarrod Kissinger of Sinking Spring, Pa., in the final round of eliminations. More >

Results from Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals presented by Mack Trucks and Denver Truck Painting

Maple Grove will hosted the Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals presented by Mack Trucks and Denver Truck Painting on Saturday. The family-friendly diesel truck fest — the largest of its kind on the East Coast — included a truck show (sponsored by Hunter Peterbilt), diesel truck drag racing, Jet Funny Cars, Denny O’Day’s wheelstanding exhibition car, live music and a model truck exhibit.

 

Hunter Peterbilt truck show results: More >