Maple Grove

Local racers will be part of the big show at NHRA Nationals; Jr. Street racers will make national event history

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series delivers the world’s biggest names in professional drag racing to the Reading, Pa., area each year, including: 16-time Funny Car world champion John Force, seven-time Top Fuel Dragster champion Tony Schumacher and 2012 Top Fuel Dragster champion Antron Brown. And joining these star attractions this year on the historic drag strip will be some local “household names” like Vincent Branca, Jake Karol and Lee Ann Ormsbee.

Local racers will get their day in the sun at the Oct. 2-5 NHRA Nationals in the forms of all-out competition, exhibition runs and car displays. More >

Results from Fun Ford Weekend Presented By Manderbach Ford

Fun Ford Weekend Presented By Manderbach Ford at Maple Grove Raceway concluded without a hitch today after suffering a rainout on Saturday. Fans were treated to an all-Ford car show (hosted by the Berks County Mustang Club), drag racing, children’s activities and a swap meet. The event was presented by the Manderbach Ford dealership in Temple, Pa.

DRAG RACING RESULTS:

MustangGuys Fastest 5.0 sponsored by S&W Race Cars: Won by Matt Ricchezza, Cherry Hill, N.J. More >

Local racers to represent Maple Grove Raceway at NHRA Summit Racing Series Division 1 E.T. Finals in Delaware

Local racers who were the top drivers and riders in Maple Grove Raceway’s 2014 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket racing series will represent the track at the NHRA Summit Racing Series Division 1E.T. Finals on Sept. 18-21 at U.S. 13 Dragway in Delmar, Del.

“We’re very proud of our racers,” said MGR Vice President & General Manager Lex Dudas. “They’re a good group of competitors and Team Maple Grove has won this event 13 times since 1984.”

The 2014 Team Maple Grove roster includes: More >

Puerto Rico’s Rojas wins Latin American Sport Compacts III Pro Mod finale

Isaias Rojas of San Juan, Puerto Rico won tonight’s Pro Mod finale during the Latin American Sport Compacts III Presented By USA Auto Supply event at Maple Grove Raceway.

Rojas and Steve Kramer of Pasadena, Md., waded through the stout 16-car qualified field to face each other in the final round of eliminations.

The cars raced side-by-side to the finish line but Kramer’s bid for the win came up short as a shower of sparks ended his run at the stripe.

Rojas ran 5.946 sec./236.80 mph to Kramer’s 6.282 sec./208.42 mph and clinched the Pro Mod title. More >

Final Maple Grove Raceway 2014 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail points

Maple Grove Raceway’s  2014 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail series concluded on Sunday, Aug. 31.

Champions for the 2014 season include: Brock Moshier (Gold Rush Trailers Super Pro), Brock Moshier (Ciccarone Racing Products Pro), Joe Stuebner (Ray’s Yamaha Top Bike), Dave Raser (P.C. Richard & Son Street), C.J. Ketterer (Universal Technical Institute Jr. Dragster), Mark Petitdemange (ATI Stock-Super Stock). More >

Final 2014 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail event at Maple Grove Raceway: Wins to Alesin, Walleigh, Karol, Augustine; remaining finals rained out

Aug. 31 – The final round of the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket racing points series was held today at Maple Grove Raceway. Four final rounds of eliminations were completed (Ray’s Yamaha Top Bike, NHRA Jr. Street, Trophy and U.T.I. Jr. Dragster) and three were rained out (Gold Rush Trailers Super Pro, Ciccarone Racing Products Pro and P.C. Ricahrd & Son Street).

2014 MGR Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail points champions: Brock Moshier (Gold Rush Trailers Super Pro), Brock Moshier (Ciccarone Racing Products Pro), Joe Stuebner (Ray’s Yamaha Top Bike), Dave Raser (P.C. Richard & Son Street), C.J. Ketterer (U.T.I. Jr. Dragster), Mark Petitdemange (ATI Stock-Super Stock).

Keith Alesin won the Ray's Yamaha Top Bike final.

Aug. 31 final-round results:

RAY’S YAMAHA TOP BIKE: Keith Alesin (Mohnton, Pa.) defeated Danny Boyer (York, Pa.).

U.T.I. JR. DRAGSTER: Gabrielle Walleigh (Reading, Pa.) defeated Skyler Stump (Mechanicsburg, Pa.).

NHRA JR. STREET: Jake Karol (Mohnton, Pa.) defeated Robert Weidenhammer (Reading, Pa.).

TROPHY: Charles Augustine (Kutztown, Pa.) defeated Sue Feger (Red Lion, Pa.). More >