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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: 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 >

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

In Memoriam: Dale Thierer

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MGR racer Scott Smith finishes runner-up at NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series finale in Pomona, Calif.

Scott Smith of Birdsboro, Pa., finished runner-up in the Summit Sportsman category Sunday at the 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season finale at Pomona, Calif.

Smith faced Bill Crutcher in the final round of Summit Sportsman competition but fouled (“red-lit”) on the starting line, handing the victory to his opponent.

Smith is one of the top competitors in Maple Grove Raceway’s Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail bracket racing series. He finished third in points in the P.C. Richard & Son Street class. Crutcher competes in NHRA’s Division 2 and races at Music City Raceway in Nashville. More >

Toy drive for Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House: Dec. 6 at County Corvette in West Chester, Pa.

The 10th annual toy drive for Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House is set for Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at County Corvette in West Chester, Pa. County Corvette is located at 315 Westtown Road in West Chester.

This event is open to the public and attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate. Cash donations also are welcome. More >