The NHRA Northeast division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event presented by Penske arrives at Maple Grove Raceway Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 24, 25 and 26.
The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000.
Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s MXI/Magnaflux Top Sportsman and Top Dragster Series’ presented by Select Performance will also run in conjunction with the event.
Gates at Maple Grove Raceway open at 7:30 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Time trials and qualifying begin Friday and Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will have qualifying runs at noon and 4:30 p.m. on Friday and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Comp Eliminator will qualify once on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and twice on Saturday at 12:30 and 4 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will qualify Friday at 1 and 6 p.m. Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will run two rounds of eliminations on Saturday beginning at 6 and 8 p.m. Comp Eliminator will run one round of eliminations on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will run all three rounds of eliminations on Saturday, at 5, 7 and 9 p.m.
Eliminations will continue Sunday at 9 a.m.
Tickets at Maple Grove Raceway for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event are $20 each day. Children 13 to 15 years old are $10 each day and kids 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. A special Saturday Night ticket price of $25 per carload is available after 3 p.m. for the spectator side of the track.
Wet weather and the threat of additional rain has forced Maple Grove Raceway management to cancel Sunday’s Super Circuit Shootout.
Rain also forced management to end Saturday’s Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail race and Super Circuit Shootout after one round of eliminations.
Racing will return next Friday with the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series presented by Penske Truck Leasing.
The newly formed .90 Super Series will visit Maple Grove Raceway on May 18- 19. The .90 Super Series consists of the Mid Atlantic Super Comp Association, Mid Atlantic Super Gas Association and the newly formed Mid Atlantic Super Street Series. All Three of these series will be part of the Fourth Annual Super Circuit Showdown.
All 3 series will compete on Saturday and Sunday to give everyone a nice test & tune the weekend before the Lucas Oil Divisional Race presented by Penske Truck Leasing that will visit Maple Grove the following weekend. More >
After rain washed out Saturday’s Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail race, and the Maple Grove Raceway crew got a much-deserved break for Mother’s Day, racing will return this weekend with a full three-day card.
This weekend’s schedule starts on Friday, May 17, with another round of the popular Auto Locator Grudge Racing. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing from 5 to 10. Admission is $25 for towed entries, $20 for drive-up entries, $10 for spectators while children 12-and-under are free with paid adult.
On Saturday Maple Grove’s local racers will return for the fifth edition of the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail.
NHRA Lucas Oil Series racers will be on hand Saturday and Sunday for the Super Circuit Shootout. Classes running over the weekend also include the Mid Atlantic Super Gas and Mid Atlantic Super Comp series, along with newly formed Mid Atlantic Super Street series. These cars are warming up for the big Lucas Oil Series event at The Grove on Memorial Day weekend.
Also on Sunday, the cars from MANDRA will race and County Corvette of West Chester, Pa., will once again sponsor a charity race for Ronald McDonald House. Drivers who want to Test and Tune are welcome, too.
And if that wasn’t enough, there will also be a Grudge Race/Test and Tune on Sunday as well.
Gates will open Saturday at 8 a.m. with time trials at 9 a.m. and eliminations to follow after two time shots. Sunday’s gates open at 8 a.m. with time trials at 9 and eliminations to follow after two time shots. Spectators are $15 with children 12-and-under free with a paid adult.
Spectators are $15 with children 12-and-under free with a paid adult.
All racing activities at Maple Grove Raceway, including the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail, have been canceled for Saturday due to persistent rains and the threat of more.
Management made the call at 6 a.m.
Gates will be open until 11 a.m. Saturday if racers wish to pick up their cars.
Maple Grove will be closed Sunday, as scheduled, for Mother’s Day.
Maple Grove Raceway will be featuring local racers this weekend as the track will run Auto Locator Grudge Racing on Friday night and one round of the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail on Saturday.
The track will be closed Sunday for Mother’s Day.
The weekend kicks off Friday night with Auto Locator Grudge Racing. Those wanting to see what their car can do on a racetrack are welcome to enter Maple Grove’s gates after 4 p.m. Racing begins promptly at 5. Admission is $20 for street driven cars and $25 for entries on a trailer. Spectators are $10 with children 12 and under free.
The fourth Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail race of the season gets underway Saturday with gates opening at 9 a.m. and time trials at 10. Eliminations will begin immediately after the second time run.
Spectators for Money Trail events are $15; teens ages 13-15 are $10; and children 12 and under are free.