In Memoriam: Dale Thierer

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MGR racer Scott Smith finishes runner-up at NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series finale in Pomona, Calif.

Scott Smith of Birdsboro, Pa., finished runner-up in the Summit Sportsman category Sunday at the 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season finale at Pomona, Calif.

Smith faced Bill Crutcher in the final round of Summit Sportsman competition but fouled (“red-lit”) on the starting line, handing the victory to his opponent.

Smith is one of the top competitors in Maple Grove Raceway’s Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail bracket racing series. He finished third in points in the P.C. Richard & Son Street class. Crutcher competes in NHRA’s Division 2 and races at Music City Raceway in Nashville. More >

Toy drive for Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House: Dec. 6 at County Corvette in West Chester, Pa.

The 10th annual toy drive for Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House is set for Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at County Corvette in West Chester, Pa. County Corvette is located at 315 Westtown Road in West Chester.

This event is open to the public and attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate. Cash donations also are welcome. More >

MGR, NHRA featured on NBC’s Today Show

NBC’s Today Show taped a segment on professional drag racing at Maple Grove Raceway during the NHRA Nationals.

Watch it here: http://www.today.com/video/today/56353759#56353759

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Race 4 Ronald’s House wins to Cain, Burnley, Ormsbee; Close to $9,000 raised for Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

Local drag racers once again gave back to their community today when they competed in the second Race 4 Ronald’s House charity event of 2014 at Maple Grove Raceway. All proceeds from the entry fees were donated to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Drivers and riders raced for trophies, plaques and gift cards.

A total of 179 racers competed and close to $9,000 was raised for Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia. More >