Another week, another victory for Brock Moshier.
The Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail racer returned to Maple Grove Raceway on Saturday and claimed not one, but two victories.
First, the Lititz, Pa., racer won the Ciccarone Racing Products Pro E.T. class, beating close friend Marty Flegal in the final.
Considering he already cashed in with a victory in the 10K Spring Footbrake Nationals on April 20 and has been winning nearly every round in his 1971 Vega in both Gold Rush Trailers Super and Pro, it’s no surprise that some might consider Moshier to be the king of Maple Grove this spring.
He actually got to prove that point. Moshier won the NHRA King of the Track championship, and got to add a Wally Parks Trophy to his growing collection of awards.
King of the Track is an NHRA program that gives the weekly racers from the Money Trail, as well as comers from other tracks, a chance to race for the special Wally Parks Trophy. After the Money Trail race, the winners from Super, Pro, P.C. Richard & Son Street and Ray’s Yamaha Top Bike eliminators took part in a special runoff race. The car with the best package was the winner.
Because Maple Grove’s 2012 King of the Track was rained out, it will hold two this season. The second one will be after the final Money Trail race on Aug. 31.
Moshier faced off against Barry Sauder (Super), Paul Werner (Street) and Cory Stuebner (Top Bike). Each run was a single with a blacked-out scoreboard. More >
Some of the racers who take part in the Boninfante Friction B1 Index Series on Sunday at Maple Grove Raceway will have an opportunity to show their stuff on a national stage later this summer.
The 11.50 index winner and runner up at the May 5 race will be part of a special 8-car showcase eliminator at the Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in New Jersey, May 30 – June 1.
The two Maple Grove entrants will be joined by two cars from the following tracks: Atco, Cecil County and Old Bridge Raceway Park.
Back-to-back successful race weekends have ignited Roy Hill’s 2013 season and the drag racing legend is carrying that momentum into the 33rd annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga.
After qualifying second in Super Stock at the NHRA Gatornationals in March, Hill made an uncharacteristic early exit when he turned on the red light in round one. His fortunes would soon turn around, however, when he and team driver Craig Hankinson went rounds at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in April. From the third qualifying spot, Hankinson advanced to the semi-finals while Hill bowed out in the second round.
From there, Hill loaded up a brand new 2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet belonging to Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School graduate Terry Reese and headed to Bristol Dragway for the X-DRL’s Thunder Valley Madness, where he would compete in the SuperCar Showdown and help dial-in Reese’s new ride. More >
Looking for a free agent to sign, the NFL’s Oakland Raiders found their man . . . .at Maple Grove Raceway!
Billy Boyko, who has come to Maple Grove with his racing family for years, just wrapped up an all-star football career at Lehigh University, where he earned all-league honors.
A linebacker, the 6-foot-2, 239-pound Boyko had a team-high 104 tackles for the Mountain Hawks last fall and attracted the attention of NFL scouts. He specifically caught the eyes of the Raiders during a “Pro Day” held by Lehigh in March in which scouts watched Boyko and other potential NFL players go through various drills.
“In the NFL, nothing is guaranteed and there’s a lot of work to do,” Boyko said, “but I’m excited to get the work done and prove myself.”
During the last day of the NFL Draft on Saturday, Boyko helped work on his father’s dragster during the season opener of the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail and kept two cell phones in his pockets at all times. More >
After opening its 2013 season with a single race last weekend, the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. Bracket Racing Series will be coming back to Maple Grove Raceway this weekend with events on Saturday and Sunday.
Both days will feature a twist. Saturday’s race will also include the first of two NHRA King of the Track event; Sunday will include the debut of the Boninfante Friction B1 Index Series.
The weekend begins Friday night, May 3, with the initial Auto Locator Grudge Race of the season. Those wanting to see what their car can do on a racetrack are welcome to enter Maple Grove’s gates after 4 p.m. Racing begins promptly at 5. Admission is $20 for street driven cars and $25 for entries on a trailer. Spectators are $10 with children 12 and under free. More >
Brandon Witmeyer and his 1985 Olds 442 left Maple Grove Raceway Sunday afternoon with two championships.
Not only did the student at York Tech win the Universal Technical Institute High School Challenge individual championship, he also brought the team championship to his school.
Several dozen racers were on hand Sunday for the annual event that featured races in three classes, including UTI students and faculty and a bracket class for alumni. More >