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2014 schedule released

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.

Some of the other returning big events for the season: More >

Manufacturers Series announces ’14 schedule

The Manufacturers Series, which is comprised of the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend and Mega Mopar Action automotive events is geared up for the 2014 season with the release of the new 33 event-schedule that includes the dates for the newest host track to join the tour, U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Mich.

All three branded Series tours will make a stop at the “Fastest Track in Michigan,” giving Chevrolet, Ford and Mopar fans in the Great Lakes region a place to see the finest show cars and fastest drag cars in the area compete for an historic first-place win during the 2014 stops in Martin, Mich.

“We are excited to have U.S. 131 Motorsports Park join the Manufacturers Series events for our Chevy, Ford and Mopar fans in Michigan to showcase Detroit iron and competition of the American brands,” said Lex Dudas, Manufacturers Series president.

The Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance will include 12 events in 2014 beginning in Jupiter, Fla. at Palm Beach International Raceway with a new date of April 4-6, and ending at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas October 11-12. Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas will be returning to a two-day Saturday-Sunday event May 17-18, 2014 and will share a weekend doubleheader with Virginia Motorsports Park in Petersburg, Va.

Royal Purple Raceway will host the first of 12 Blue Oval Fun Ford Weekend dates for the 2014 season on March 29, with U.S. 131 Motorsports Park kicking off mid-season as the sixth event on July 13. Texas Motorplex will host the final event for 2014 on November 8, with a later date to beat the Texas heat.

Texas Motorplex will kick-off the 9 event Mega Mopar Action Series March 29, while Mopar Action Magazine welcomes U.S. 131 Motorsports Park to its namesake Series May 15. Virginia Motorsports Park and Palm Beach International Raceway will share a weekend in September as the first doubleheader for the Series on the September 20-21, weekend with Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif. wrapping up the season Oct. 4-5, 2014.

Maple Grove Raceway will host the series on the following dates: Mega Mopar (June 21), Super Chevy (July 11-13) and Fun Ford (Sept. 13). More >

Additional Fun Ford car show winners

The Berks County Mustang Car Club had some more car show winners Sunday during Fun Ford Weekend.

It was a short list as everything that day was cut short because of rain.

Sunday’s winners:

  • Best of Show: Bob Mess, ’73 Mach 1
  • Best High School Car: Randy Glahn, ’00 Mustang
  • Best Engine: Tom Mee, ’01 Mustang
  • Best Paint: John Risola, ’98 Mustang GT
  • Diamond in the Rough: Richard Balthaser, ’83 Capri RS
  • MCA Award: Bill Colosimo, ’68 Shelby
  • Berks County Car: Charlie Trexler, ’01 Roush.

Fords show their stuff in showdown against ‘The World’

Curt Rubendall wins Bracket 2 in a Mustang.

Saturday’s portion of Fun Ford Weekend at Maple Grove Raceway was billed as “Fords vs. The World.”

All makes and models were welcome to race The Grove’s quartermile track as fans of Fords, along with Chevys and Mopars, kept track of which cars were still standing as racers made their way through the elimination brackets of three different mixed classes.

There was also special Ford only classes, including Mustang Madness, Tough Truck, VMP Superchargers True Street Shootout and the Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge.

Also, several dozen cars took part in a car show hosted by the Berks County Mustang Car Club and there was a swap meet. The Jersey Thunder Jet Dragster entertained fans.

Sunday’s portion of the Weekend was rained out. More >

Pairings for Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge

Roy Hill had the low ET for Aeromotive Cobra Jet Challenge qualifying Saturday at Maple Grove Raceway. His time of 8.306 at 166.25 mph gave him the top seed for Sunday’s eliminations.

Fun Ford car show winners Day 1

Roy Hill's Top 25 picks.

Here are the car show winners from the first day of the Fun Ford Weekend at Maple Grove Raceway: More >