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Fans can experience VIP treatment with DSR

Once again, Maple Grove Raceway is teaming up with Don Schumacher Racing to offer Friday hospitality. For only $130, fans can get a reserved seat ticket and get the VIP experience behind the ropes in the DSR pits! The experience includes a catered meal, meet-and-greet with the DSR drivers, door prizes and refreshments throughout the day.These tickets are only sold over the phone. For more information call (610) 856-9210.

Major rules change for Jr. Dragsters

The NHRA announced it has changed the 12.90 minimum dial-in to 11.90 for the 8-9 year olds in the NHRA Summit Jr Drag Racing League, effective immediately.

“We have been evaluating the NHRA Summit Jr Drag Racing League and found this change was necessary to address the evaluation of the Jr Dragsters”, said Josh Peterson, Vice President of Racing Administration. “This is the second change we have made to the Jr Drag Racing League, last year we accepted a cost effective engine into the series, the Briggs and Stratton 206 to address rising costs in the league.

Amendments to the 2014 NHRA Jr Drag Racing League rulebook can be found on NHRARacer.com and NHRA’s Jr Dragster website.

NHRA Nationals Tickets on sale now!

Tickets for the NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway went on sale to the general public on April 1.

Don’t wait to get your seats for the Oct. 2-5 event, the biggest on the Maple Grove schedule!

See the stars of the NHRA Mello Yello Series, including John Force, Tony Schumacher, Antron Brown, Jeg Coughlin and Erica Enders-Stevens.

The race will once again be part of the Countdown to The Championship, so these racers will be going all out to secure their position for the season championship.

You can order your tickets two different ways:

  • The easiest way is to order online here. You can get your tickets this way 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Or you can call the Maple Grove Raceway offices at (610) 856-9200 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Tony Elmo retires after 22 years of service; Clair named new Event Services Director

Event Services Director Tony Elmo has retired from Maple Grove Raceway after 22 years and John Clair has been named as his replacement. Clair has been working at MGR for 30 years and will report directly to Vice President and General Manager Lex Dudas.

“We’re going to miss Tony,” Dudas said. “He put his heart and soul into Maple Grove Raceway and was not only a great team member, but I was proud to call him a friend.  We wish him the best in his retirement.  He will still be with us in a consulting role.”

“I worked at Maple Grove Raceway for 22 years,” Elmo recalled. “I started at the gates, then worked my way up. In 2001 I was named Event Services Director.

“My best memories of the track were working with Lex Dudas in general. Lex taught me a lot. Last year was one of our best (NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series) national events and 2008 was really good too – no rain and a huge crowd. Our local racers really support the track. I will miss it.” More >

John Bisci named Director of Communications

John Bisci, a 25-year veteran of motorsports public relations, has been named Director of Communications for Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pennsylvania. Bisci comes to Maple Grove Raceway after serving as Public Relations Manager at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for more than 13 years. Bisci will lead Maple Grove Raceway’s corporate communications, media relations and public relations efforts and will report directly to Vice President and General Manager Lex Dudas.

Prior to serving as Public Relations Manager for Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Bisci spent six years working as a media specialist for NASCAR teams and sponsors. Bisci launched his motorsports media career in 1988 and served as public relations director for three short tracks in the Northeast. More >

The votes are in!

We’d like to thank everyone who attended our annual Racers Meeting as well as all of you that responded to the recent survey we sent out. We e-mailed all members having an e-mail address on their membership form and for those that didn’t have emails we mailed hard copies via mail.

The voting process ended at the close of business on Monday, March 10. A total of 54.5 percent of the 2013 membership submitted either electronic ballots or hard copy ballots. We would like to thank each and every one of you that participated at the racer meeting and the voting process.

In reviewing the results 54.5 percent of the members participated in the vote, 45.5 percent members didn’t respond and when you look at the final vote tallies all three main issues were within 2 or 3 votes on each issue!

Here are the results and what we are doing for 2014: More >