Maple Grove

Spring automotive swap meet April 5-6

Car collectors, racers and auto enthusiasts in general will flock to Maple Grove Raceway next weekend for the largest automotive swap meet in the region. MGR’s annual spring flea market will take place April 5-6 at the track. Gates will open at 8 a.m. each day.

More than 600 vendors are expected to participate in the much-anticipated event that pairs vendors of all things automotive with enthusiasts seeking cars, rare parts and racing equipment.

Vendor space is still available. A 15 ft.-by-20 ft. vendor space costs only $35 for one day or $50 for both days.

General admission is $5 for adults and kids 12 and under (accompanied by an adult) are free. More >

Tony Elmo retires after 22 years of service; Clair named new Event Services Director

Event Services Director Tony Elmo has retired from Maple Grove Raceway after 22 years and John Clair has been named as his replacement. Clair has been working at MGR for 30 years and will report directly to Vice President and General Manager Lex Dudas.

“We’re going to miss Tony,” Dudas said. “He put his heart and soul into Maple Grove Raceway and was not only a great team member, but I was proud to call him a friend.  We wish him the best in his retirement.  He will still be with us in a consulting role.”

“I worked at Maple Grove Raceway for 22 years,” Elmo recalled. “I started at the gates, then worked my way up. In 2001 I was named Event Services Director.

“My best memories of the track were working with Lex Dudas in general. Lex taught me a lot. Last year was one of our best (NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series) national events and 2008 was really good too – no rain and a huge crowd. Our local racers really support the track. I will miss it.” More >

Universal Technical Institute returns as Jr. Dragster sponsor

Universal Technical Institute will return as the primary sponsor of Maple Grove Raceway’s Jr. Dragster program as part of a multi-year agreement announced today.

In addition, UTI will continue its sponsorship of two events, the High School Challenge and the Funday Sunday Trophy Day. More >

Evan Jones named Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Evan Jones has been named Sales & Marketing Coordinator for Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pennsylvania. His new role will encompass group ticket sales, group hospitality sales, overseeing the operation of corporate suites, coordinating and fulfilling all corporate contracts. Evan also will develop marketing and promotional campaigns surrounding the busy Maple Grove Raceway schedule.

Jones – a Virginia native raised in Pennsylvania – is a veteran journalist, having worked for newspapers in North Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania (including the Reading Eagle) from 1991 to 2009. Jones has worked for Maple Grove Raceway since 2009 as Director of Communications. More >

John Bisci named Director of Communications

John Bisci, a 25-year veteran of motorsports public relations, has been named Director of Communications for Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pennsylvania. Bisci comes to Maple Grove Raceway after serving as Public Relations Manager at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for more than 13 years. Bisci will lead Maple Grove Raceway’s corporate communications, media relations and public relations efforts and will report directly to Vice President and General Manager Lex Dudas.

Prior to serving as Public Relations Manager for Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Bisci spent six years working as a media specialist for NASCAR teams and sponsors. Bisci launched his motorsports media career in 1988 and served as public relations director for three short tracks in the Northeast. More >

The votes are in!

We’d like to thank everyone who attended our annual Racers Meeting as well as all of you that responded to the recent survey we sent out. We e-mailed all members having an e-mail address on their membership form and for those that didn’t have emails we mailed hard copies via mail.

The voting process ended at the close of business on Monday, March 10. A total of 54.5 percent of the 2013 membership submitted either electronic ballots or hard copy ballots. We would like to thank each and every one of you that participated at the racer meeting and the voting process.

In reviewing the results 54.5 percent of the members participated in the vote, 45.5 percent members didn’t respond and when you look at the final vote tallies all three main issues were within 2 or 3 votes on each issue!

Here are the results and what we are doing for 2014: More >