Sassaman, Boyer and Pyles score back-to-back wins; Werner victorious twice on Sunday
Maple Grove Raceway hosted two consecutive Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail bracket racing series events over the Independence Day weekend. The weekend also featured a doubleheader for the ATI Stock/Super Stock Challenge. More >
Friday, Sept. 12 — Auto Locator Fast Friday.
4 p.m. — Gates open.
5-10 p.m. — Heads-up racing and testing. Gambler Race: If a Ford wins, driver receives $100 bonus.
Spectator admission: $10. Entry fee for street-legal cars: $20; $25 for cars on trailers.
Gambler Race entry fee: $25 plus Fast Friday entry fee.
Saturday, Sept. 13 — Fords Against The World (all brands welcome) More >
Maple Grove Raceway’s annual Glory Days Nostalgia Drags meet was a throwback to drag racing’s wild, colorful early days and included nostalgia drag racing, a car show, oldies music and a swap meet. The event enjoyed strong support from a number of nostalgia-style drag racing organizations. The two-day event concluded on Sunday, June 29, with Nostalgia 1 and Nostalgia 2 class eliminations. More >
Maple Grove Raceway hosted the annual Mega MOPAR Action series on Sunday, June 22. The daylong event featured all-MOPAR (Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto) drag racing, a car show, swap meet and manufacturers’ midway.
Gary Wolkwitz of Califon, N.J., raced to a $4,000 payday in the Penske Truck Leasin Hemi Challenge. Wolkwitz, driving a 1968 Dodge Dart, defeated Charlie Westcott Jr. of Parma, Mich., in the final round, 8.527 sec./156.19 mph to 8.518 sec./158.82 mph. Seven cars competed in the first round. Wolkwitz defeated Bucky Hess and Westcott singled. Larry Perkins Sr. defeated Jim Pancake and Jim Daniels won over Tyler Hard. Wolkwitz defeated Daniels, last year’s winner, in the second round and Westcott put Perkins on the trailer. More >
Maple Grove Raceway’s victory lane welcomed Elizabeth Pyles, Hunter Zajac and Tom Stahl for the very first time tonight during the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail bracket racing series. For Pyles, it was her first-ever NHRA Universal Technical Institute Jr. Dragster victory. For Stahl, his hoodless white Oldsmobile carried him to the final-round win in the Ciccarone Racing Products Pro class. Zajac drove a 2002 Jeep Cherokee to record his first win in the still-new NHRA Jr. Street class.
Pyles, of East Prospect, Pa., defeated Jarrod Kissinger of Sinking Spring, Pa., to record the first final-round victory of her young career.
Stahl defeated Paul Thimm Jr. of Mohnton, Pa., in the Pro final.
Zajac, of Manheim, Pa., defeated Samantha Hess of Mountville, Pa., in the final round of eliminations for the NHRA Jr. Street win. More >
Maple Grove Raceway will host the Mega MOPAR Action series on Sunday, June 22. The daylong event features all-MOPAR (Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto) drag racing, a car show, swap meet and manufacturers’ midway.
The headlining class for Sunday’s Mega MOPAR Action event is the Hemi Challenge. The NHRA-legal class is populated with late-1960s Chrysler products, including Plymouth Barracudas and Dodge Darts. The winner will receive $4,000. The runner-up will earn $2,000, with $500 paid to semi-finalists. Quarter-finalists will receive $250. Entry fee is $75 for car and driver. More >