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MGR offices closed over Thanksgiving weekend

Maple Grove Raceway’s offices will be closed Nov. 27-30 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Drag racing at Maple Grove Raceway resumes in 2015; Track offices open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

In Memoriam: Denny Darnell

Noting, with sadness, the passing of Denny Darnell on Saturday.

From 1991 to 1998, Darnell served as Director of Communications for the National Hot Rod Association before becoming Senior Manager of Media Relations for Sports Marketing Enterprises at R.J. Reynolds for five years. He supported the company’s motorsports sponsorships, including NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series national events.

Maple Grove Raceway to honor 2014 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail champions Feb. 7, 2015

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 >

In Memoriam: Hank Endres

With sadness we also note the passing of veteran drag racer Hank Endres, 76, of Pennsville, N.J. on Oct. 4.

Hank began racing in the mid-1950s and continued until his retirement from driving Top Fuel Dragsters in 1989. He won the NHRA Div. 1 Championship in 1978. He was inducted into the National Nostalgia Drag Racing Association Legion of Honor in 2012 for his contributions to the sport. In his later years he was involved in restoring and showing classic cars. More >

In memoriam: Scott Weney

Scott Weney, longtime drag racer and president of S&W Race Cars in Spring City, Pa., has passed away.

Scott was a revered and beloved member of the drag racing community. Among his many accomplishments behind the wheel was the 2000 IHRA Funny Car World Championship.

S&W Race Cars has sponsored Maple Grove Raceway since 1971.

STATEMENT FROM S&W RACE CARS:

Scott Weney is now racing through the pearly gates and doing it at full throttle.

 

Scott is survived by wife Candi, sons Rory and Dillon, brothers Michael and Gary, sister Terri and parents Walter and Vonda. The entire Weney family wants to express their gratitude to everyone who has prayed and offered support during these difficult days. They also wanted to clearly state that Scott spent his last moments at a place that he considered ‘home,’ which is the drag strip.

His accomplishments are many and too numerous to list, but his most impressive include winning the 2000 IHRA Funny Car World Championship, becoming the President of S&W Race Cars, and his latest achievement of becoming a race series promoter; forming S&S Race Promotions with Scotty Richardson and launching the ‘Fun in the Sun’ Race Series. More >