The 30th annual NHRA Nationals will take place at Maple Grove Raceway on Oct. 2-5.

NHRA Funny Car driver Tommy Johnson Jr. is helping to kick off a charity promotion for MGR to benefit Make-A-Wish®..  Johnson, driver of the Don Schumacher Racing Make-A-Wish Funny Car in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, is appearing in a viral video to launch the special offer that started Monday for MGR and Make-A-Wish®.

For each NHRA Nationals adult ticket purchased between Aug. 25 and Sept. 8, MGR will donate $10 to Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

“We are so thrilled to be partnering with NHRA on a local level at Maple Grove Raceway, ” said  Judi Stone, President & CEO, Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania & West Virginia. “Funds raised from the sale of these tickets will help provide a magical wish experience for kids with life-threatening medical conditions, which has been shown to help them feel stronger, more energetic and more willing to fight their medical conditions.”

“I’ve been fortunate to have some wonderful sponsors during my career but nothing compares to this relationship with Make-A-Wish,” said Johnson. “Terry Chandler is funding this program and Make-A-Wish doesn’t contribute any money to our team; we’re really sponsoring Make-A-Wish.”

Tickets for the Oct. 2-5 NHRA Nationals may be purchased by calling MGR at (610) 856-9200 or by visiting www.MapleGroveRaceway.com.

Please note: This ticket offer may not be combined with any other discount offer. The Make-A-Wish NHRA Funny Car is 100 percent privately funded and receives no financial support from Make-A-Wish.

Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia is a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children, aged 2 ½ to 18, with life-threatening medical conditions. Currently, the local chapter is one of the most active in the country, having fulfilled more than 15,000 wishes. For more information, please call Make-A-Wish at (800) 676-9474 or visit its Web site at greaterpawv.wish.org.

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series attracts the world’s biggest names in professional drag racing each year to the Reading, Pa., area, including 16-time Funny Car world champion John Force, seven-time Top Fuel Dragster champion Tony Schumacher, 2012 Top Fuel Dragster champion Antron Brown and 41-time Funny Car winner Ron Capps. The nitromethane-burning NHRA Top Fuel Dragsters and Funny Cars routinely blaze the track at speeds in excess of 320 miles per hour. Currently, MGR holds three national records: Top Fuel Dragster (Antron Brown, 3.701 sec., set in 2012), Pro Stock Motorcycle (Andrew Hines, 6.728 sec., in 2012) and Top Alcohol Funny Car (Frank Manzo, 5.411 sec., in 2011).

30th ANNUAL NHRA NATIONALS

SPECTATOR ADMISSION

Thursday, Oct. 2 — Sportsman racing only.

Adult general admission: $15.

Juniors (ages 6-15) and children (ages 5 and under): Free.

Friday, Oct. 3 — Professional qualifying begins.

Adult reserved admission: $44.

Adult general admission: $40.

Junior reserved admission: $15.

Junior general admission: $10.

Children reserved: $5.

Saturday, Oct. 4 — Professional qualifying continues.

Adult reserved admission: $60.

Adult general admission: $50.

Junior reserved admission: $20.

Junior general admission: $10.

Children reserved admission: $10.

Sunday, Oct. 5 — Final eliminations.

Adult reserved admission: $60.

Adult general admission: $50.

Junior reserved admission: $20.

Junior general admission: $10.

Children reserved admission: $10.

NHRA NATIONALS WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Thursday, Oct. 2 — Sportsman classes only.

8:45 a.m. — Sportsman qualifying.

4 p.m. — Comp Eliminator qualifying.

6 p.m. — Track closed.

Friday, Oct. 3 — Professional qualifying begins.

8:45 a.m. — Sportsman eliminations.

10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. — Comp Eliminator qualifying sessions.

11:30 a.m. — Top Alcohol Funny Car and Dragster qualifying.

1:15 p.m. — Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying.

2 p.m. — Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.

3:15 p.m. — Top Alcohol Funny Car and Dragster qualifying.

4:15 p.m. — Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying.

5 p.m. — Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.

7 p.m. — Track closed.

Saturday, Oct. 4 — Professional qualifying continues.

8:45 a.m. — Sportsman eliminations.

10:30 a.m. – First round of Comp Eliminator eliminations.

11:15 a.m. — Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying.

Noon — Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.

1 p.m. — Top Alcohol Funny Car and Dragster qualifying.

2 p.m. — Second round of Comp Eliminator eliminations.

2:15 p.m. — Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying.

3 p.m. — Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.

4 p.m. — Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car eliminations.

7 p.m. — Track closed.

Sunday, Oct. 5 — Final eliminations.

10 a.m. — Pre-race ceremonies.

11 a.m. — Final eliminations.

4:30 p.m. — Estimated time of event completion.

Schedule subject to change.

Guest Information

 

  • Listen to the race broadcast on 91.3 FM.
  • Coolers are permitted. Maximum size: 12 inches.
  • Pets are permitted, but must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in the grandstands (except service animals assisting those with disabilities).
  • Smoking in the grandstands is prohibited.
  • Customers are permitted to exit the facility, but must have a hand stamp and ticket stub in their possession in order to reenter the track.
  • Please use Orange, Green or Blue Lots — or the free lot at Maple Grove Park.
  • Maple Grove Park offers camping across from Gate 4. Please call (610) 856-9208 for reservations.

 

Prohibited items:

  • Alcohol.
  • Glass bottles or containers.
  • Seatback-type cushions in grandstands.
  • Radio-controlled aerial devices (a.k.a. “drones”) of any type.
  • Other items in the judgment of management or security staff which pose a safety hazard or diminish the enjoyment of the event by other patrons.