NHRA Factory Stock Showdown coming to The Grove

NHRA announced the dates for the 2014 NHRA Factory Stock Showdown that will include stops at the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in Gainesville, Fla., Indianapolis, Reading, Pa., and Las Vegas.

The program in its third year will feature three new stops beginning with the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville, March 13-16 and ending with the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Oct. 30-Nov. 2.  The second stop on the calendar will be the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals held at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Labor Day weekend, Aug. 27 – Sept. 1, where the program was introduced in 2012, and will be followed by the NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Pennsylvania, Oct. 2-5.

The event in Indy highlighted the 2013 series, featuring 27 entries as Chris Holbrook defeated Dave Connolly in the final round with his ’13 Mustang Cobra Jet.  The NHRA Factory Stock Showdown was designed to showcase the NHRA Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, Dodge Mopar Challenger Drag Pak and the Chevrolet COPO Camaro. More >

2013 Money Trail All-Star Team

The 2013 Maple Grove Raceway All-Star team was announced during Saturday night’s Money Trail Banquet.

The team was picked by a vote of the racers.

The 2013 Maple Grove All-Star Team: More >

Winners honored at banquet

Dozens of Maple Grove Raceway’s best racers crowded the ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel Saturday night for the 51st annual Money Trail Awards Banquet.

Over $30,000 in cash, trophies and contingency awards was handed out during the ceremony to the top 48 drivers in the five Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. Series, Jr. Dragsters and the ATI Stock-Super Stock Shootout.

Dozens of racers, whether or not they were in the money, were on hand with friends and family. It’s a great tradition that Maple Grove management is looking to continue far into the future.

The season champions for the Money Trail Series had their turn in the spotlight as Lanny Werley (Gold Rush Trailers Super), Brock Moshier (Ciccarone Racing Products Pro), Paul Werner (P.C. Richard & Son Street), Cory Stuebner (Ray’s Yamaha Top Bike), Vincent Branca (Jr. Dragster) and Lee Risser (ATI Stock-Super Stock) were recognized in their respective classes. More >

Pat Garlits passes away

The staff of Maple Grove Raceway would like to offer its deepest condolences to Don Garlits on the passing of his beloved wife, Pat.

For more details, click here.

Drivers meeting scheduled for Feb. 15

The annual racers meeting for Maple Grove Raceway will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel.

The main meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with the Jr. Dragsters meeting at noon.

2014 schedule released

For its 52nd season, Maple Grove Raceway will once again offer a full schedule of drag racing action from late April to mid October.

The season will feature the return of many fan favorites, along with some big additions to the slate.

The 30th NHRA Nationals on Oct. 2-5 should continue to be one of the fastest races on the Mello Yello Series schedule and a pivotal part of the Countdown to the Championship. All four 2013 season champions – Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) – earned Wallys at Maple Grove en route to their respective titles.

Some of the other returning big events for the season: More >