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Sunday: NHRA Summit Jr. Drag Racing League Challenge, Race 4 Ronald’s House

Maple Grove Raceway will host the NHRA Summit Jr. Drag Racing League Challenge. and the Race 4 Ronald’s House charity event on Sunday, Aug. 24. Gates will open at 8 a.m. with racing at 9 a.m.

Young drag racers will compete in five classes (ages 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17) in the NHRA Summit Jr. Drag Racing League Challenge. The winner’s prize in each class is the coveted “Wally” trophy (in this case, the mini Wally). The statuette is named for NHRA founder Wally Parks and is to drag racing what Oscar is to the Motion Picture Academy Awards. The Challenge entry fee is $30 for car and driver.

Drag racers will be racing to raise money for the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Drivers and riders will compete in two classes — experienced and novice — and 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 >

Latin American Sport Compacts III Sept. 6-7 at MGR

Gates will open both days at 8 a.m.

For event information and vendor spaces: (215) 783-6921.

Follow Latin American Sport Compacts III on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1442359822690036/.

Race classes will include: Pro Mod, Quick 16 (Import Sport Compact), Quick 32 (Import vs. Domestic, no box), Bracket 1 (11.99 sec. and faster), Bracket II (12.00 sec. and slower), Super Pro V8 11.99 and faster, Honda Battle (11.50 sec. and faster).

The weekend will begin with Auto Locator Fast Friday on Friday, Sept. 5. Gates will open at 4 p.m. with heads-up racing and testing from 5-10 p.m. More >

Oct. 2-5 NHRA Nationals — Schedule and ticket prices

Purchase tickets online or call (610) 856-9200

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Aug. 22-24: Busy weekend ahead at MGR

Auto Locator Fast Friday, Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience, Race 4 Ronald’s House and NHRA National Dragster Jr. Dragster Challenge

Maple Grove Raceway will offer a wide variety of drag racing activity this weekend.

On Friday, Aug. 21, MGR hosts Auto Locator Fast Friday. Gates will open at 4 p.m. with heads-up drag racing and testing from 5-10 p.m.

On Saturday, Aug. 22, the Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience takes over the historic quarter mile.  Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (www.purespeedracing.com) participants can live the dream of driving or riding in a dragster at 140 miles per hour and experience the thrill of speed, adrenaline and G-force. Pure Speed offers five different packages and is operated by NHRA and IHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Doug Foley. Pure Speed reservations may be secured online or by calling 866-DRAGSTER. Fans may save 15% if they register before Aug. 21 and use the code: MG823.

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. All proceeds from the entry fees will be donated to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Race 4 Ronald’s House will be held in conjunction with the NHRA Jr. Dragster National Dragster Challenge and a Test ‘n’ Tune session. More >

2014 Maple Grove Raceway event schedule (revised Aug. 6)

Revised: Aug. 6, 2014

 

AUGUST

22 – Auto Locator Fast Friday. Heads-up drag racing and testing.

23 — Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (www.purespeedracing.com).

 

24 – Race 4 Ronald’s House, NHRA Jr. Dragster National Dragster Challenge, Test ‘n’ Tune. Charity fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Philadelphia. (See MapleGroveRaceway.com for Race 4 Ronald’s House link and information.) NHRA “Wally” trophy to Jr. Dragster winner. Also: Test ‘n’ Tune session.

 

29 – Auto Locator Fast Friday. Heads-up drag racing and testing.

 

30 – Scott’s Transmission Center Racer Appreciation Day — Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail Race No. 14.  Guaranteed purses: Super Pro — $2,500 to win; Pro — $1,500 to win; Street — $500 to win; Top Bike — $500 to win. Racing program also includes NHRA Jr. Street and Trophy classes. Standard Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail entry fees apply. (Rain date for Scott’s Transmission Center purse bonuses will be Aug. 31.) Gates open at 8 a.m. with racing at 9 a.m.

 

31 – Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail Race No. 15 (final points race of the season); Jr. Street class.

 

SEPTEMBER

3-5 — Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School (www.FrankHawley.com).

5 – Auto Locator Fast Friday. Heads-up drag racing and testing.

 

6-7 – Latin American Sport Compacts. Import car show, drag racing.

 

12 – Auto Locator Fast Friday. Heads-up drag racing and testing.

 

13-14 – Fun Ford Weekend. All-Ford drag racing, car show, swap meet, manufacturer midway, autocross challenge. (www.funfordweekend.com).

 

20 – Heads-up drag racing, Test ‘n’ Tune.

21 – UTI Funday Sunday; Trophy Day.

 

OCTOBER

2-5 – NHRA Nationals. NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series. Featuring: Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle. Countdown to the Championship event.

 

9-12 – P.C. Richard & Son Pennsylvania Dutch Classic presented by Penske Truck Leasing.

 

18 – 10K Footbrake Nationals. (Rain date: Oct. 19.)

25 – Fall swap meet/flea market.

 

NOVEMBER

9 – SCCA meet (track rental – www.SCCA.com)

 

 

For more information, please call Maple Grove Raceway at (610) 856-9200.

Follow Maple Grove Raceway on Facebook and Twitter (@maplegrove).