The 2014 edition of Maple Grove Raceway’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series weekend now is in the history books and two local racers walked away with victories.
Rich McPhillips of Phoenixville, Pa., defeated Brandon Greco of Roscoe, Pa., Saturday night for Top Alcohol Dragster honors.
On Sunday afternoon, Chase Fahnestock of Newville, Pa., won the Super Comp finale over Shawn Fricke of Flemington, N.J. More >
It was billed as the Showdown at Sundown – NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car eliminations on the Saturday night of the four-day Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series meet at Maple Grove Raceway – and it was a fight to the finish.
An all-Pennsylvania fight to the finish, no less, in the Top Alcohol Dragster category. If you count Jackie Fricke of Flemington, N.J., as a Pennsylvania racer – because she was born and raised in Havertown – five of the eight qualifiers in the Top Alcohol Dragster field hailed from the Keystone State. More >
After two rounds of qualifying — the second briefly interrupted by rain — Duane Shields and Mickey Ferro are the fastest qualifiers in the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes, respectively, at Maple Grove Raceway’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series weekend meet.
Shields, of Boulder City, Nevada, qualified third in the first round of Top Fuel Dragster time trials. He was about to pull up to the starting line when a brief shower delayed the session. When the rain subsided, Shields jumped from third to first place with a pass of 5.263 seconds at 273.66 miles per hour. More >
By John Bisci, Director of Communications, Maple Grove Raceway
New Jersey drag racer Dan Pomponio is a formidable contender in the Top Alcohol Funny Car class on the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series circuit. The winning veteran is headed to Maple Grove Raceway this weekend to race in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event and the Showdown at Sundown. More >
Brett Wagner has been signed to appear at the Super Chevy Show at Maple Grove Raceway on July 12 and 13. The star of television and motion pictures will meet fans at the all-Chevrolet event, which features drag racing, a car show, swap meet and manufacturer midway.
Also known as “The Big Schwag,” Wagner is best known to car buffs as the host of Pass Time on Speed and Monster Garage on the Discovery Channel. More >
Maple Grove Raceway hosted a doubleheader for the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail bracket racing series and the Mid-Atlantic .90 Association (Super Gas, Super Comp and Super Street classes) on Saturday and Sunday.
Johnny Smith of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., won the Super Comp finale on two consecutive nights. He defeated Kevin Scholl of Eagleville, Pa., on Saturday and Dave Long of Wallingford, Pa., on Sunday.
Five-time MGR Top Bike champion Joe Stuebner also scored twice over the weekend, taking both Ray’s Yamaha Top Bike finals. Bruce Gockley of Mohnton, Pa., was runner-up in both finals. More >