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.
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Maple Grove Raceway will start its transition from summer to fall with its final Auto Locator Grudge Race of the season Friday night followed by the Latin American Sports Compact weekend on Saturday and Sunday.
The weekend kicks off Friday night with Grudge Racing. 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.
The Latin American Sports Compact race will feature the best of import racing, though drivers are more than welcome to bring their domestic rides. Gates open each day at 8 a.m. with racing beginning at 9.
There will also be a car show on Sunday with a $35 entry fee for car and driver.
Race classes include Quick 16 and Quick 32, along with Imports vs. Domestics, Bracket I (11.99 and faster); Bracket II (12.00 and slower); Super Pro vs. 11.99 and Faster; and Honda Battle (11.50 and Faster). Domestic cars are welcome to race.
Entry fee for Brackets I and II is $45 each. It is $55 for either the Super Pro or Honda races. Entry fee for the Quick 32 is $75 and the Quick 16 is $100.
Also taking part is the popular Northeast Outlaw Pro Mods, which will be making yet another appearance at The Grove this summer.
Time trials and qualifying will be on Saturday with eliminations on Sunday.
Tickets for adults are $20 on Saturday, $25 on Sunday or $40 for the weekend. Teens ages 13-15 are $10 each day and children 12-and-under are free with a paying adult.
The Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail, which features the best of regional drag racing, will conclude its 2013 season Saturday with the season finale at Maple Grove Raceway.
There will also be a special feature at the end of the race to crown the new King of the Track. On Sunday, the future of drag racing will be in the spotlight with the Junior Dragster Challenge. More >
Local racers will be back on the spotlight this weekend at Maple Grove Raceway as the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. Series returns with another doubleheader Saturday and Sunday.
This weekend’s schedule starts on Friday with the popular Auto Locator Grudge Racing. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing from 5 to 10. Admission is $25 for towed entries, $20 for drive-up entries, $10 for spectators while children 12-and-under are free with paid adult.
On Saturday, Maple Grove’s local racers will return for the 15th edition of the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail.
The East Coast Stock/Super Stock Association will be on hand for both days to run the final two races of the ATI Stock/Super Stock Shootout.
NHRA Lucas Oil Series racers will be on hand Saturday and Sunday for the Super Circuit Shootout. Classes running over the weekend also include the Mid Atlantic Super Gas and Mid Atlantic Super Comp series, along with newly formed Mid Atlantic Super Street series.
Gates will open Saturday at 9 a.m. with time trials at 10 a.m. and eliminations to follow two time shots. Sunday’s gates open at 8 a.m. with time trials at 9 and eliminations to follow after two time shots. Spectators are $15 with children 12-and-under free with a paid adult.
Rainy weather on Friday has forced Maple Grove Raceway management to cancel Auto Locator Grudge Racing.
Racing action will pick up Saturday morning with the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail. Gates open at 9 a.m. with time trials at 10.
After taking over a month off, the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. Series will be back in action this weekend.
The weekend kicks off Friday night with Auto Locator Grudge Racing. 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.
The 13th Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail race of the season gets underway Saturday with gates opening at 9 a.m. and time trials at 10. Eliminations will begin immediately after the second time run.
Sunday’s gates open at 8 a.m. with time trials at 9. Eliminations will follow two time shots.
Spectators for Money Trail events are $15; teens ages 13-15 are $10; and children 12 and under are free.