Vincent Branca of Norristown, Pa., scored twice in final eliminations at Maple Grove Raceway to clinch the King of the Hill title Saturday (Sept. 20) at Maple Grove Raceway during the NHRA Summit Jr. Drag Racing League Challenge. The event originally was scheduled for Aug. 24 but was rained out.
Branca first defeated Jamie Rothenberger of Glenmoore, Pa., in the Jr. Dragster 16-17 age group final, then won King-of-the-Hill finale over C.J. Ketterer of Sellersville, Pa. More >
Juanita Price, winner of The Great Maple Grove Raceway Talent Hunt, to sing national anthem at NHRA Nationals Oct. 5
Maple Grove Raceway has found its golden voice. Juanita Price was selected as the winner of MGR’s talent search, which ran from Sept. 5-19, and will sing the national anthem during opening ceremonies at the NHRA Nationals on Sunday, Oct. 5.
Price was born in Lancaster County and currently resides in Reading, Pa. She has sung with the Reading Choral Society and currently sings with the DOXA gospel vocal ensemble. More >
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced her office is partnering with Maple Grove Raceway in an effort to keep communities drug- and crime-free, and will join the organization at the upcoming NHRA Nationals.
“This partnership with Maple Grove provides a very positive environment for delivering an important message about the dangers of drugs along with other information about the AG’s office,” Attorney General Kane said. “We welcome every opportunity to educate the public and we look forward to these NHRA events moving forward.” More >
Two of the years Coughlin won at Maple Grove, he also went on to win the Pro Stock title
Long before JEGS.com/Mopar Dodge Pro Stock driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. ever raced at Maple Grove Raceway, he knew he’d like the venerable race track.
Coughlin, the youngest of four brothers in the famed drag-racing family, began racing in the early 1990s, following in the footsteps of his dad and older brothers John, Troy and Mike.
Jeg Jr. had heard nothing but good things about Maple Grove, so he was pumped up when he finally got to race there. More >
With already two NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series wins in only his rookie season, GEICO/Lucas Oil Top Fuel Dragster driver Richie Crampton is hoping to add another Wally to his collection from the 30th annual NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway on Oct. 5.
Despite the fact that every track on the circuit is a learning experience to the leading rookie-of-the-year contender, Crampton has been waiting all season for his chance to race at Maple Grove Raceway. As a track that currently holds three different NHRA national records, the 34-year-old native of Adelaide, South Australia, knows that weather conditions for that time of the year partnered with a fast track should play perfectly into his and veteran crew chief Aaron Brooks’ hands. More >
Two past winners will carry local sponsorship on their cars at the 30th annual NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.
Don Schumacher Racing’s Spencer Massey will carry the colors of ODYSSEY® Battery. EnerSys®, the manufacturer of ODYSSEY® batteries, is headquartered in Reading, Pa.
Massey won the 2011 edition of the NHRA Nationals in the Top Fuel Dragster category and is in the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.
In the Funny Car ranks, Micro Strategies, an award-winning technology company, will sponsor two-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champion Tony Pedregon at the NHRA Nationals. Pedregon won the 2005 Funny Car final at MGR’s NHRA Nationals in 2005.
Micro Strategies is located in Denville, N.J., with an office in Malvern, Pa., just 31 miles from MGR.
“Being a drag racer myself, it’s a natural progression for Micro Strategies to team up with Tony, who is a great representative of the sport,” said Anthony Bongiovanni, President and CEO of Micro Strategies. “Drag racing has helped us engage current and potential customers. They love the speed, power and technology that surrounds NHRA drag racing. Our sponsorship serves as unique, high-impact platform to showcase Micro Strategies’ multitude of business solutions.” More >