Maple Grove Raceway fought an off-and-on battle with weather over the weekend. Auto Locator Fast Friday was rained out. MGR was able to complete a Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket racing series meet on Saturday, but Sunday’s show was stopped by rain before all classes could complete eliminations.
Drivers in the Super Pro, Pro and Street classes — all halted by rain — will split the purses and will be awarded Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail points for the last round of eliminations completed.
Drivers/riders in Top Bike, Trophy, Jr. Street and Jr. Dragster classes were able to complete their eliminations. More >
Gary Simpers of North East, Md., is the new NHRA King of the Track at Maple Grove Raceway. Simpers defeated Brent Long of Center Valley, Pa., in the final round of King of the Track competition. The final-round winners of the four Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket series classes squared off to determine the new King of the Track.
In the first round, Long — who won the Street final — defeated Top Bike class winner Danny Boyer of York, Pa. Simpers — winner in the Super Pro class — met and defeated Pro class winner Todd Thoman of York, Pa. Simpers then met Long in the final round of King of the Track eliminations.
Gary Simpers (right) is the 2014 MGR NHRA King of the Track. (John Bisci)
Simpers is no stranger to MGR’s victory lane: he won the ATI Stock/Super Stock class final at MGR on July 5.
Racing continues Sunday, Aug.3, with another round of Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket series competition. Gates will open at 8 a.m. with racing at 9 a.m. More >
Team Maple Grove Raceway’s Jr. Dragster teams walked away with their fair share of the hardware over the weekend in Bristol, Tenn., at the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Eastern Conference Finals.
Team Maple Grove won the Team Spirit Award over entries from tracks located in Alabama, Michigan, Indiana, Georgia, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Texas, Ohio and New Jersey.
Team Maple Grove won the Team Spirit Award. (Brinckman photo)
Team MGR’s Benjamin Spotts of Douglassville, Pa., finished runner-up in the 12-Year-Old Division. Spotts was defeated by Jarrod Kissinger of Sinking Spring, Pa., in the final round of eliminations. More >
Maple Grove will hosted the Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals presented by Mack Trucks and Denver Truck Painting on Saturday. The family-friendly diesel truck fest — the largest of its kind on the East Coast — included a truck show (sponsored by Hunter Peterbilt), diesel truck drag racing, Jet Funny Cars, Denny O’Day’s wheelstanding exhibition car, live music and a model truck exhibit.
Hunter Peterbilt truck show results: More >
July 16, 2014 — Maple Grove Raceway announced today the following rules and run order revisions for its Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket racing series events. They will go into effect immediately. Page numbers refer to the 2014 MGR racer handbook.
P.C. Richard & Son Street class (page 9):
D.O.T. tires are required: two on front, two on rear of car. More >