Maple Grove Raceway’s 51st season opened bright and early Saturday morning with Grudge Racing/Test and Tune. Here are the first pair of cars to leave the starting line with chief starter Jim Reppert at his post.
It’s never too early to get your tickets for the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals!
The powerful nito-burning cars on the NHRA Mello Yello Series will be back at Maple Grove Raceway on Oct. 3-6.
You can order your tickets, 24 hours a day, seven days a week by simply clicking here, or calling the Maple Grove office at (610) 856-9200 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
After sitting through the winter, Maple Grove Raceway will soon be back to racing.
Maple Grove will open its 51st season on Saturday, April 6 with a test and tune. An E.T. Warmup bracket race will be held on Sunday, April 7.
Gates open for the test and tune at 9 a.m. with racing beginning at 10 and running until 4 p.m. It will be $25 for towed entries and $20 for drive-ups. Crewmembers and spectators are $10 each while children 12 and under are free with a paid adult.
The bracket race will feature the classes that compete in the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. series. Cars from Super, Pro, Street, Top Bike, Trophy and Junior Dragster classes will be running for the first time.
Gates open on Sunday at 8 a.m. with two rounds of time trials beginning at 9.
The Money Trail season will get underway on Saturday, April 27.
One reason the Super Chevy Show at Maple Grove Raceway is the biggest in the world is the car show.
Sure, The Grove gets hundreds of racers ready to launch their cars down the quarter-mile dragstrip during the summer weekend, but hundreds more love the fact they can show off their pride and joy to their fellow Chevy enthusiasts.
When the show returns on July 19-21, car show participants will have a new group of judges.
Previously, the running of the car show part of Super Chevy has been left to judges from the ISCA (the indoor show circuit). In 2013, a local company, Full House Motorsports LLC of Lansdale, Pa., will take over the car show.
It will mean some small modifications to the check-in process, small changes to the awards and small changes to the awards ceremony. It will also mean a more streamlined event.
“As far as judging, yes, the normal faces that you are used to seeing judge vehicles won’t be there,” said Brian Lutz of Full House Motorsports, “but rest assured that the judges that Full House Motorsports uses know what they are doing. More >
Kenny Koretsky hopes lightning will strike twice for the 2010 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion LE Tonglet when he is reunited with Koretsky’s Nitro Fish Gear for NHRA’s 2013 Mello Yello season.
“I am happy to be working with the Tonglets again,” said Koretsky after revealing that Nitro Fish will sponsor the Tonglet Racing team’s effort to reach the coveted goal. “This is a major sponsorship. We all want to win another championship.”
The outcome will officially be decided after 15 races over the next ninth months. There is little doubt however that the determined Tonglet will be among the two-wheel contenders when the season starts Friday at Gainesville, Fla.
Koretsky also said his company will be an associate sponsor for the motorcycles of Matt and Angie Smith. More >
The first two races of the 2013 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season has been filled with excitement and nothing short of some wild finishes. One driver who’s looking to improve on his first two starts of the season and make a splash at the 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 14-17, is Top Fuel pilot David Grubnic.
After opening the season with a pair of quarterfinal efforts, native Australian Grubnic is hoping to pull from his past successes at the Gatornationals to kick his 2013 season into high gear and improve on his sixth place points position.
Grubnic says the annual East Coast NHRA opener is one of his favorite events on the circuit.
“It’s one of our greatest races on the tour,” Grubnic said. “It’s like our Daytona 500. It has a diversified fan base that comes from all over the country to enjoy watching NHRA drag racing at its best.” More >