Shields, Ferro fastest Top Alcohol qualifiers at MGR NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series meet

After two rounds of qualifying — the second briefly interrupted by rain — Duane Shields and Mickey Ferro are the fastest qualifiers in the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes, respectively, at Maple Grove Raceway’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series weekend meet.

Shields, of Boulder City, Nevada, qualified third in the first round of Top Fuel Dragster time trials. He was about to pull up to the starting line when a brief shower delayed the session. When the rain subsided, Shields jumped from third to first place with a pass of 5.263 seconds at 273.66 miles per hour. More >

Pomponio on a roll as NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series heads to Maple Grove

By John Bisci, Director of Communications, Maple Grove Raceway

New Jersey drag racer Dan Pomponio is a formidable contender in the Top Alcohol Funny Car class on the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series circuit. The winning veteran is headed to Maple Grove Raceway this weekend to race in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event and the Showdown at Sundown. More >

TV and motion picture star Brett “Big Schwag” Wagner to appear at Super Chevy Show

Brett Wagner has been signed to appear at the Super Chevy Show at Maple Grove Raceway on July 12 and 13. The star of television and motion pictures will meet fans at the all-Chevrolet event, which features drag racing, a car show, swap meet and manufacturer midway.

Also known as “The Big Schwag,” Wagner is best known to car buffs as the host of Pass Time on Speed and Monster Garage on the Discovery Channel. More >

Weekend results for Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail Series and Mid-Atlantic .90 Association

Maple Grove Raceway hosted a doubleheader for the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail bracket racing series and the Mid-Atlantic .90 Association (Super Gas, Super Comp and Super Street classes) on Saturday and Sunday.

Johnny Smith of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., won the Super Comp finale on two consecutive nights. He defeated Kevin Scholl of Eagleville, Pa., on Saturday and Dave Long of Wallingford, Pa., on Sunday.

Five-time MGR Top Bike champion Joe Stuebner also scored twice over the weekend, taking both Ray’s Yamaha Top Bike finals. Bruce Gockley of Mohnton, Pa., was runner-up in both finals. More >

June 1: Race 4 Ronald’s House to benefit Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

Drag racers will be giving back to their community on Sunday, June 1, when they compete in the Race 4 Ronald’s House charity event at Maple Grove Raceway. All proceeds from the entry fees will be donated to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.

Drivers and riders will race for trophies, plaques and gift cards.

The entry fee is $65 and includes car or motorcycle, driver and one crew member. Racing is open to all types of cars, trucks and motorcycles.

A special carload ticket for $20 is offered to spectators. More >

Postponed Spring Bracket Nationals presented by Scott’s Transmission Center rescheduled to Aug. 24

Maple Grove Raceway’s Spring Bracket Nationals presented by Scott’s Transmission Center, originally slated for May 4, was rained out and rescheduled. The new date for the high-dollar bracket drag racing event is Sunday, Aug. 24.

 The Spring Bracket Nationals presented by Scott’s Transmission Center will include bracket racing for the following classes: Super Pro ($2,500 to win), Pro ($1,500 to win), Street ($500 to win), Top Bike ($500 to win) and Jr. Dragsters. Also on the schedule is a charity race for the Ronald McDonald House. The races are non-points events for all eliminators. More >