Maple Grove

Celebration of Life scheduled for Scott Weney

Update: A Celebration of Life for Scott Weney will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, at Parkerford Church, 20 Rinehart Rd., in Pottstown, Pa. All are welcome. Welcoming line from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Service will begin at 12:30 p.m. Racers for Christ chaplains Marty Rinehart Jr. and Dale Ressler will be speaking of Scott’s wonderful life on behalf of his family. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Racers for Christ, P.O. Box 1208, Gilbert, Ariz. 85299. Divisions 1 and 2. More >

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.

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: 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 >