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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 >

Aug. 1-3: Auto Locator Fast Friday, two Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail events

Maple Grove Raceway will host another three-day speedfest of NHRA-sanctioned drag racing over the upcoming weekend.

The drag racing weekend begins on Friday, Aug. 1, with Auto Locator Fast Friday. Gates will open at 4 p.m. with heads-up racing and testing from 5-10 p.m. Adult spectator admission is $10. Racer entry fee is $20 for street-legal cars and $25 for cars towed in on trailers.

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. 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 >

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 >

Discount rooms available for NHRA Summit Racing Series Div. 1 Finals in Sept.

Jackie Fricke has discount-rate rooms available for the Sept. 18-21 NHRA Summit Racing Series Div. 1 Finals at US 13 Dragway. More >

Maple Grove Raceway presents annual Fun Ford weekend event Sept. 13-14

Maple Grove will present the annual all-Ford Fun Ford event on Sunday, Sept. 14. The event includes an all-Ford car show, drag racing , manufacturers midway and swap meet. Gates will open at 8 a.m. with racing at 9 a.m. More >