NHRA Nationals ticket sales to benefit Make-A-Wish®

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.

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2014 Maple Grove Raceway event schedule (revised Aug. 24)

Revised: Aug. 24, 2014

Revisions: Aug. 24 NHRA Summit Jr. Drag Racing League Challenge and the Race 4 Ronald’s House rescheduled to Sept. 20 and Oct. 26, respectively.



20 – NHRA Summit Jr. Drag Racing League Challenge (rescheduled from Aug. 24). Heads-up drag racing, Test ‘n’ Tune.

21 – UTI Funday Sunday; Trophy Day.



2-5 – NHRA Nationals. NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series. Featuring: Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle. Countdown to the Championship event.

9-12 – P.C. Richard & Son Pennsylvania Dutch Classic presented by Penske Truck Leasing.

18 – 10K Footbrake Nationals. (Rain date: Oct. 19.)

25 – Fall swap meet/flea market.

26 — Race 4 Ronald’s House (rescheduled from Aug. 24).

Aug. 9-10 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail results: Worner wins twice in ATI Stock-Super Stock

Lightning — red lightning, in the form of Byron Worner’s crimson VEGASFUEL Camaro — struck twice this weekend at Maple Grove Raceway. Worner, of Duncannon, Pa., won both rounds of final eliminations on Saturday and Sunday in the ATI Stock-Super Stock class. This was the final weekend for points in that division and Mark Petitdemange of Oxford, Pa., earned enough points to claim the championship. The championship is unofficial until points are verified, but Petitdemange had a substantial lead over second place driver Tony Curcio of West Chester, Pa.

Byron Worner (John Bisci photo)

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Tickets on sale for Oct. 2-5 NHRA Nationals — Big discounts for young fans

The NHRA Mello Drag Racing Series will return to Maple Grove Raceway for the 30th annual NHRA Nationals on Oct. 2-5. Tickets for the event now are on sale and may be purchased by calling MGR at (610) 856-9200 or online at www.MapleGroveRaceway.com.

Young drag racing fans in the junior (ages 6-15) and children (ages 5 and under) ticket categories are entitled to substantial discounts for the Northeast’s biggest professional drag racing event. For example, a reserved seat ticket for Sunday’s final eliminations is $60 for adults, but only $20 for “juniors” (ages 6-15) and $10 for children (ages 5 and under).

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Rule clarification for Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket racing series: Entries (page 6)

Rule clarification for competitors in the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket racing series at Maple Grove Raceway.

Rule clarification — August 4, 2014

Entries, page 6

Car and driver combinations may enter more than one category, but not twice within the same category.  One driver is not permitted to enter two vehicles in the same category.  Two drivers are permitted to use the same vehicle in the same category. More >