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2014 track profile: Maple Grove Raceway

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Maple Grove Raceway is one of the six tracks that participate in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series’ Countdown to the Championship at the end of 2014 schedule – and it has a reputation of being the fastest: in 2012, three new national e.t.s were set during the October event . Opened in 1962 as a 1/5-mile drag strip, the track was expanded to a regulation quarter-mile in 1964. 2014 marks the tracks 52nd season.

Owned by the Stauffer family since its opening, Maple Grove joined the NHRA for good in 1969 (it also belonged in 1966), hosting divisional programs and later national programs. The NHRA schedule for 2014 includes the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, May 22nd through 25th and the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Auto Plus NHRA Nationals, October 2nd through 5th. Other events on the schedule for the season include the American Drag Racing League (ADRL) Northeast Drags III, May 2nd and 3rd; the Mega Mopar Action Series on June 21st; the annual Super Chevy Show, July 11th through 13th; the Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals, July 26th and 27th; Ford Fun Weekend, September 13th; and the Pennsylvania Dutch Classic, October 9th through 12th.

Tickets are not yet on sale for the Auto Plus NHRA Nationals – stay up-to-date on ticket sales at www.maplegroveraceway.com or www.nhra.com.

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