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Fun Ford is back again

After its triumphant return in 2012, Fun Ford Weekend at Maple Grove Raceway comes back in 2013 bigger and better than ever, promising Blue Oval enthusiasts with plenty to do both on and off the track.

The two-day show on Saturday and Sunday, August 17-18, features drag racing, a car show, a manufacturers midway and a swap meet. Gates open each day at 8 a.m. More >

Super Chevy Show winds up with victors

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Michael VanDenHeuvel wins Bracket 2.

As is the tradition at Maple Grove Raceway, the Super Chevy Show presented by Original Parts Group was a marathon. With nearly 700 race entries and well over 300 car show entries, everyone wanted their share of the three-day weekend.

From the swap meet and manufacturers’ midway to the Hanna Motorsports Jet Cars and the True Street Challenge, The Grove was bustling with activity from 7 p.m. Friday morning to 7 p.m. Saturday night.

With the sun setting on Sunday, a select group of racers were able to bring their cars to PPC Lubricants Victory Lane for some very happy celebrations.The non-electronics Bracket 2 itself featured 205 cars and veteran racer Michael VanDenHeuvel (Elkton, Md.) won it in his 1984 Olds Cutlass. He clinched the win when the ’98 S-10 pickup driven by Martin Flegal (Ephrata, Pa.) broke at the starting line. VanDenHeuvel, a Maple Grove regular, finished his pass in 11.442 seconds at 115.54 mph. More >

Super Chevy has hot Saturday

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The Saturday Car Show winners at Super Chevy.

The weather just a tad cooler on Saturday at Maple Grove Raceway, but the action was still hot as the Super Chevy Show presented by Original Parts Group went head first into the weekend.

Over 600 cars took part in the drag race portion while nearly 200 were on the show field for the first day of the Car Show.

There were three brackets for racers along with the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mods, who finished up qualifying for Sunday’s eliminations. Fredy Scriba in his ’63 Corvette was the top Pro Mod qualifier with a pass of 6.114 seconds at 235.51 mph. More >

Queen of Diamonds II to make Maple Grove debut at Super Chevy

The concept was first sketched on a napkin in the Atlanta airport. A decade later, the jet dragster that was on that napkin has been making its first passes.

The Queen of Diamonds II, with driver Jill Canuso, plans to make its debut tour this summer and will run on Maple Grove Raceway’s quartermile for the first time during the Super Chevy Show on Saturday and Sunday. The QDII will be part of a quartet of jets at Super Chevy. Hanna Motorsports teammates Rich Hanna and Ken Hall will be driving the GOJO Firebird and Top Secret Funny Cars, respectively. Also on hand will be Bob VanSciver’s Jersey Thunder dragster.

“I’m looking forward to racing QDII at Maple Grove for the first time during the Super Chevy Show,” said Canuso, who has been racing at The Grove for several years.  “The Grove is my home town track, and the place where I first decided that I wanted to be a racer.” More >

It’s Super Chevy week!

It’s a ritual that thousands go through every summer at Maple Grove Raceway. The biggest Super Chevy Show in the country will be back July 19-21 with hundreds of the cars with the bowtie moniker, along with other General Motors products, making their way to Southeastern Pennsylvania to both race and show.

With Super Chevy Magazine celebrating its 40th anniversary, The Grove will once again be pulling out all the stops to make sure this edition will once again be one of the track’s “must see” events.

Presented by Chevrolet Performance and Original Parts Group, this year’s Super Chevy Show will include: More >