Full schedule released
For its 49th season,
Maple Grove Raceway will once again offer a full schedule of drag racing action from late April to early November.
The season will feature the return of many fan favorites, along with some big additions to the slate.
After being moved to new dates last year, some of The Grove?s most popular events will be back in the same part of the calendar. These events make up the Super 10 Fan Series.
The stars of the NHRA Full Throttle Series race back for the 27th consecutive year for the NHRA Keystone Nationals on Sept. 29-Oct. 2. This year?s race will again be part of the Countdown to the Championship and the return to a fall weekend should bring plenty of opportunities to again rewrite the record books.
The Super Chevy Show?s stop at The Grove is the largest on the tour ? last year?s race had over 800 entries ? and this year?s edition promises to be just as big. Presented by GM Performance Division, it will be run July 15-17.
Powerful nitro nostalgia Funny Cars will be back for the 10th Geezers Reunion at The Grove presented by Yuengling, which will again be Fourth of July weekend on the 2nd and 3rd. The NAPA Cavalcade of Funny Cars will put on its show on Saturday.
Once again in its normal spots are the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series presented by ATI on May 26-29; the Pro Mod-based Rumble at The Grove presented by Penske Truck Leasing on Aug. 13; and the Pennsylvania Dutch Classic on Oct. 13-16.
The new events, also part of the Super 10, are led by the arrival of the American Drag Racing League is the biggest addition. The very popular eighth-mile series will be here on May 6-7 as it expands its national schedule.
Another newcomer to the schedule is MOPAR Action @ The Grove, featuring cars from that great manufacturer of muscle cars. Besides a Quick 16 and bracket racing, there will be appearances by ?Big Daddy? Don Garlits, Herb ?Mr. 4 Speed? McCandless and Duane Beers with the world?s fastest Prowler. The event will be June 25-26.
Tapping into a growing demographic that loves racing, the Latin American Drag Fest will be held Sept. 3-4. Besides a Labor Day Weekend of drag racing, there will be a car show and a USA vs. Puerto Rico showdown.
Pontiacs will be returning to Maple Grove for the first time in several years on May 22. Pontiacs at The Grove will feature drag racing, a swap meet and a car show.
Local racers will find plenty of action. The Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail is scheduled to have 17 races split into three sessions this summer, beginning May 1 and running through Sept. 11. People wanting to test their cars on the drag strip with get over a dozen opportunities with Auto Locator Grudge Racing that will be held on Friday nights through the summer.
Other events of note include the Universal Technical Institute High School Challenge on April 30; the VW June Bug Classic on June 12; the Super Circuit Shootout on July 10-11; the NHRDA (North Eastern Diesel Nationals) on July 30; the National Dragster Challenge on Sept. 11; UTI Funday Sunday on Sept. 18; the Pro Eliminator Footbrake Nationals on Oct. 8; and the Ghosts and Goblins at The Grove on Oct. 29.
New events this year include the Bike Maynia motorcycle race on May 15, the 5K Super & 5K Pro Shootout on June 19 and the Grassroots Bracket Series on Aug. 21.
The Grove will once again host three flea markets: April 9-10, Aug. 13 and Oct. 22.
For more information contact Maple Grove Raceway at (610) 856-9200 or visit www.maplegroveraceway.com.
Maple Grove Raceway
(Major events in bold)
9-10 Spring Flea Market
30 UTI High School Challenge
1 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail 1
13 Auto Locator Grudge Racing
14 Test N Tune + $5k to win / Super + Normally Aspirated Shootout
15 Bike Maynia
19-20 Frank Hawley Drag Racing School
20 Auto Locator Grudge Racing
21 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail 2
22 Pontiacs at The Grove
26-29 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series presented by ATI
30 LODRS rain date
3 Auto Locator Grudge Racing
4 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail 3
5 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail 4
10 Auto Locator Grudge Racing
11 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail 5
12 VW June Bug Classic XXIV
17 Auto Locator Grudge Racing
18 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail 6
19 Pro 5K Shootout
24 Auto Locator Grudge Racing
25-26 MOPAR Action @ The Grove
1 Auto Locator Grudge Racing
2-3 Geezers Reunion at The Grove presented by Yuengling
8 Auto Locator Grudge Racing
9 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail 7
Super Circuit Shootout
10 Super Circuit Shootout
15-17 Super Chevy Show presented by GM Performance Division
22 Auto Locator Grudge Racing
23 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail 8
24 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail 9
29 Auto Locator Grudge Racing
30 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail 10 / North Eastern Diesel Nationals
5 Auto Locator Grudge Racing
6 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail 11
7 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail 12
12 Auto Locator Grudge Racing
13 Rumble at The Grove presented by Penske Truck Leasing
13 Summer Flea Market
19 Auto Locator Grudge Racing
20 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail 13
21 Grassroots Bracket Series
26 Auto Locator Grudge Racing
27 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail 14
28 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail 15
2 Auto Locator Grudge Racing
3-4 Latin American Drag Fest
10 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail 16 / National Dragster Challenge
11 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail 17 / King of the Track
17 Grudge racing/test and tune
18 UTI Funday Sunday
23-25 track closed
29-30 NHRA Keystone Nationals
1-2 NHRA Keystone Nationals
8 10K Footbrake Nationals
9 Footbrake raindate
13-16 NHRA Pennsylvania Dutch Classic presented by PC Richard & Son
22 Fall Flea Market
23 ET bracket race
29 Ghosts and Goblins at The Grove / Junior Dragster Challenge
30 Ghost and Goblins rain date
5 Grudge racing/test and tune
(Schedule subject to change)