Maple Grove Raceway hosted another round of the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail bracket racing series tonight, which included the annual NHRA King of the Track competition. All four final-round Sunoco series winners competed against each other for the title and Dave Raser of Oxford, Pa., claimed the honors. Raser qualified for the competition by winning the final round of P.C. Richard & Son Street eliminations over Brent Long of Center Valley, Pa.
C.J. Ketterer of Sellersville, Pa., won the Universal Technical Institute Jr. Dragster final over Kelsey Brinckman of Boyertown, Pa. More >
Story and photos by John Bisci
It’s an American success story and it’s happening right under our noses. In a nondescript building at the end of a street in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, a revolution in automotive performance — and advertising — is taking place.
Advanced Electronic Assembly, Inc., was founded by Mike Tomaszewski Sr. and his wife, Cheryl, in 2001. Armed only with a high school diploma and decades of seat-of-the-pants experience with companies like Daktronics, Mars Electronics and Firestone, Mike built AEA Inc. into a multi-million dollar business. The state-of-the-art facility occupies 36,000 square feet in an old 1950s hosiery manufacturing building. On average, it employs 10-to-12 workers. The brightly-lit, spotless plant last year produced 1.2 million circuit boards. You’ve probably walked under LED lighting AEA Inc. has made. If you’ve stared in wonder at the huge marquee video displays in on The Strip in Las Vegas, chances are AEA Inc. had a hand in those too.
An offshoot of AEA Inc. is EFI Source (www.EFISource.com). Its mission statement is simple and to the point: “EFI Source is dedicated to supplying the highest-quality electronic fuel injection products to the performance-minded automotive community. Our goal is to make programmable electronic fuel injection systems affordable to everyone without sacrificing quality or functionality.” More >
The new NHRA Jr. Street class (NHRA Youth Racing program) has been added to every Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail bracket racing series event at MGR in 2014. Entry fee will be $30 for car and driver. More >
Maple Grove Raceway will host the Mega MOPAR Action series (www.megamoparaction.com) on Sunday, June 22. The daylong event features all-MOPAR (Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge) drag racing, a car show, swap meet and manufacturers’ midway. Gates will open at 8 a.m. on June 22. Adult spectator admission is $20; $10 for teens (ages 13-15) and kids 12 and under (accompanied by a paid adult) are free.
Another MOPAR bonus has been added to the Mega Mopar Action series weekend. MGR will host a Gambler Race on Friday night, June 20, during its Auto Locator Fast Friday event. If a MOPAR wins the Gambler, MGR will add $100 cash to the winner’s prize! Entry fee will be $20 with a minimum of 12 entries.
On Saturday, June 21, if a MOPAR wins in the Super Pro or Pro category during the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail bracket racing event, Scott’s Transmission Center will add $200 cash to the winner’s purse.
JUNE 8 – For those who love Volkswagens, Maple Grove Raceway was the place to be today as the drag strip hosted the 27th annual June Bug Classic. The event featured an all-VW car show, drag racing and a swap meet.
The management staff of Maple Grove Raceway would like to thank Gene Ulrich and his family for their tireless efforts to make the event a tremendous success. Ulrich, a VW specialist, is the owner of Ulrich Used Cars (www.UlrichUsedCars.com), located at 4340 Morgantown Road in Mohnton. More >
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 >