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Former MGR employee Mohn promoted to NHRA Div. 1 Director

JUNE 6 — The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) today announced two key promotions in its racing operations division, including one to a newly created safety role.

Bob Lang has been promoted to senior director, safety & emergency services, and will continue to direct the Safety Safari presented by AAA, NHRA’s world-renowned safety team responsible for emergency response and track preparation at NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events. His duties will expand to the corporate level where he will be directly involved with safety initiatives.

Dave Mohn has been promoted to division director of NHRA’s northeast division where he previously served as assistant division director under Lang. More >

June 1 results: Calvarese, Ormsbee win Race 4 Ronald’s House final at Maple Grove Raceway

It was a beautiful day for a drag race and it all was for a good cause. Maple Grove Raceway hosted the annual Race 4 Ronald’s House to benefit the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Participation nearly doubled over last year, with 120 drivers racing today for the worthy cause. All entries fees were donated to Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House and more than $7,800 was raised. More >

May 31 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail wins to Lorish, Kessler, Ormsbee, Gockley, Branca, Zartman

Scott Lorish, Dennis Kessler, Bob Ormsbee, Kyle Gockley, Vincent Branca and Emily Zartman scored final-round victories at Maple Grove Raceway’s Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket-racing event on Saturday, May 31.

In the Gold Rush Trailers Super Pro class, points leader Scott Lorish of Center Valley, Pa., defeated Dave Dissinger of Landisville, Pa., 7.601 sec./168.01 mph to 9.44 sec./140.91 mph. More >

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience coming to MGR June 15-16, Aug. 23

Here’s a fresh idea for Father’s Day:  Dad can celebrate his big day behind the wheel of a dragster at Maple Grove Raceway.

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (www.purespeedracing.com) is coming to MGR June 15-16 and Aug. 23. Dad — and all other enthusiasts as well — can live the dream of driving or riding in a dragster at 140 miles per hour and experience the thrill of speed, adrenaline and G-force.

Participants who sign up before June 8 for the June 15 or 16 event dates may save 15% by using the promo code DADSDAY14.

Pure Speed offers five different packages and is operated by NHRA and IHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Doug Foley. More >

Final-round results for Maple Grove Raceway’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event

The 2014 edition of Maple Grove Raceway’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series weekend now is in the history books and two local racers walked away with victories.

Rich McPhillips of Phoenixville, Pa., defeated Brandon Greco of Roscoe, Pa., Saturday night for Top Alcohol Dragster honors.

On Sunday afternoon, Chase Fahnestock of Newville, Pa., won the Super Comp finale over Shawn Fricke of Flemington, N.J. More >

McPhillips, Tigges win NHRA Top Alcohol finals

It was billed as the Showdown at Sundown – NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car eliminations on the Saturday night of the four-day Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series meet at Maple Grove Raceway – and it was a fight to the finish.

An all-Pennsylvania fight to the finish, no less, in the Top Alcohol Dragster category. If you count Jackie Fricke of Flemington, N.J., as a Pennsylvania racer – because she was born and raised in Havertown – five of the eight qualifiers in the Top Alcohol Dragster field hailed from the Keystone State. More >