Maple Grove Raceway Releases 2015 Schedule

January 26, 2015 by  
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Maple Grove Raceway Releases 2015 Schedule

MOHNTON, Pa. — Maple Grove Raceway today released its 2015 schedule. Headlining the 2015 calendar is the 31st annual NHRA Keystone Nationals for the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series on Oct. 1-4.

Fifteen dates are reserved for the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket racing series: May 2, May 9, May 16, May 17, May 31, June 20, June 28, July 4, July 5, July 11, July 12, Aug. 1, Aug. 2, Aug. 8 and Aug. 22.

This year’s schedule contains many special events, including: Mega Mopar Series (May 30), The Great Bull Run (June 13), Glory Days Nostalgia Drags (June 27), Super Chevy Show (July 17-19), Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals (July 25), American Muscle Mustangs (Aug. 15), Fun Ford Series (Sept. 5), Monster Trucks (Sept. 6), Latin-American Sport Compacts (Sept. 12-13) and the P.C. Richard & Son Dutch Classic Presented By Penske Truck Leasing (Oct. 8-11).

APRIL
11 — Saturday — Spring flea market

MAY
2 — Saturday — Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket series race No. 1
3 — Sunday — U.T.I. High School Challenge
8 — Friday — Auto Locator Fast Friday
9 — Saturday — Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket series race No. 2
15 — Friday — Auto Locator Fast Friday
16 — Saturday — Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket series race No. 3, Mid-Atlantic .90 Series
17 — Sunday — Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket series race No. 4, Mid-Atlantic .90 Series
21 — Thursday — Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series test
22 — Friday — Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
23 — Saturday — Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Showdown at Sundown
24 — Sunday — Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
25 — Monday — Memorial Day — Rain date for Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
29 — Friday — Auto Locator Fast Friday
30 — Saturday — Mega Mopar Series, East Coast Stock-Super Stock Series
31 — Sunday — Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket series race No. 5, East Coast Stock-Super Stock Series

JUNE
5 — Friday — Auto Locator Fast Friday
6 — Saturday — Race For Ronald McDonald House
7 — Sunday — VW June Bug Classic XXVIII, Jr. Dragster Challenge
13 — Saturday — The Great Bull Run
14 — Sunday — Rain date for The Great Bull Run
19 — Friday — Auto Locator Fast Friday
20 — Saturday — Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket series race No. 6
21 — Sunday — Father’s Day — Doug Foley’s Drag Racing Experience
26 — Friday — Auto Locator Fast Friday
27 — Saturday — Glory Days Nostalgia Drags, summer flea market
28 — Sunday — Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket series race No. 7

JULY
3 — Friday — Auto Locator Fast Friday
4 — Saturday — Independence Day — Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket series race No. 8, National Dragster Challenge

5 — Sunday — Scott’s Transmission Center Racer Appreciation Day, Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket series race No. 9

10 — Friday — Auto Locator Fast Friday
11 — Saturday — Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket series race No. 10
12 — Sunday — Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket series race No. 11
17 — Friday — Super Chevy Show Presented By Original Parts Group
18 — Saturday — Super Chevy Show Presented By Original Parts Group
19 — Sunday — Super Chevy Show Presented by Original Parts Group
24 — Friday — Auto Locator Fast Friday
25 — Saturday — Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals
26 — Sunday — Rain date for Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals
31 — Friday — Auto Locator Fast Friday

AUGUST
1 — Saturday — Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket series race No. 12
2 — Sunday — Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket series race No. 13
7 — Friday — Auto Locator Fast Friday
8 — Saturday — Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket series race No. 14, East Coast Stock-Super Stock Series

9 — Sunday — ATI Performance Products Racer Appreciation Day, East Coast Stock-Super Stock Series
15 — Saturday — American Muscle Mustangs
16 — Sunday — Rain date for American Muscle Mustangs
21 — Friday — Auto Locator Fast Friday
22 — Saturday — Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket series race No. 15, NHRA King of the Track

23 — Sunday — Hannum’s Harley Davidson Show (drag races, www.hannumshdmedia.com)

24, 25, 26, 27 — Monday-Thursday — Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School

28 — Friday — Auto Locator Fast Friday
29 — Saturday — Rumble at The Grove: Pro Mods, ATI Performance Products Racer Appreciation Day, Jr. Dragsters

30 — Sunday — Doug Foley’s Drag Racing Experience

SEPTEMBER
4 — Friday — Auto Locator Fast Friday
5 — Saturday — Fun Ford Series
6 — Sunday — KSR Motorsports Monster Truck & Thrill Show
7 — Monday — Labor Day — Rain date for KSR Motorsports Monster Truck & Thrill Show
11 — Friday — Auto Locator Fast Friday (final ALFF of the season)
12 — Saturday — Latin-American Sport Compacts
13 — Sunday — Latin-American Sport Compacts
19 — Saturday — Test ‘n’ Tune, “grudge” racing
20 — Sunday — UTI Funday Sunday

OCTOBER
1 — Thursday — NHRA Keystone Nationals (Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national event)
2 — Friday — NHRA Keystone Nationals (Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national event)
3 — Saturday — NHRA Keystone Nationals (Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national event)
4 — Sunday — NHRA Keystone Nationals (Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national event)
8 — Thursday — P.C. Richard & Son Dutch Classic Presented By Penske Truck Leasing
9 — Friday — P.C. Richard & Son Dutch Classic Presented By Penske Truck Leasing
10 — Saturday — P.C. Richard & Son Dutch Classic Presented By Penske Truck Leasing
11 — Sunday — P.C. Richard & Son Dutch Classic Presented By Penske Truck Leasing
17 — Saturday — 10k Footbrake Nationals
18 — Sunday — Rain date for 10k Footbrake Nationals
24 — Saturday — Fall flea market

Schedule is subject to change.

Now in its 53rd year of operation, historic Maple Grove Raceway is recognized as one of the leading NHRA-sanctioned drag strips in the United States. MGR’s 31st annual NHRA Keystone Nationals Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national event will take place Oct. 1-4, 2015.

For more information, please call Maple Grove Raceway at (610) 856-9210 or visit www.maplegroveraceway.com. Follow Maple Grove Raceway on Facebook and Twitter (@maplegrove).

Camaro Goes Funny Car Racing in 2015 with John Force

January 22, 2015 by  
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The new 2015 Chevrolet Camaro will compete in the 2015 NHRA Funny Car Series with none other than John Force Racing (JFR). The 18-time Championship team has agreed to a multi-year contract to put Courtney Force, Robert Hight, and of course, John Force in Camaros. The team’s Top Fuel Dragster with Brittany Force behind the wheel will also be adorned with the iconic gold bow-tie.

“John Force is a champion and a legend both on and off the track, as a driver and as a team owner,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet Vice President for Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “John Force is a racer’s racer and a fierce competitor, and we are excited to welcome John and his team back to Chevrolet.”

“It is great to be back with Chevrolet. I started my career in a Chevy and my plan is to keep racing with them for many years to come. This is a great American company and we are excited about the opportunities in front of us,” said John Force, CEO John Force Racing and 16-time Funny Car champion.

Force has a long-standing relationship with Chevrolet, racing Corvettes, Citations, Luminas, Cavaliers and Camaros over his career. In 1994, Force won the NHRA Funny Car Championship racing a Chevrolet Lumina to an incredible 50-8 round win record, 11 final rounds, 10 wins and 12 No. 1 qualifiers.

“I won my first round of racing, went to my first final and got my first No. 1 in a Chevy. Since then I have won more rounds, races, championships than anyone in the sport. I have the record for most No. 1 qualifiers too and I can’t wait to get to the Winternationals and start adding to those records in a brand new Chevy,” added Force.

Last season was a landmark year for Chevrolet in racing, earning five manufacturers championships and six drivers championships. Chevrolet also notched notable victories in some of the year’s biggest races such as the Daytona 500, Brickyard 400, IndyCar Duel in Detroit, and the 24 Hours of Daytona, along with NHRA U.S. Nationals wins in Pro Stock and Stock Eliminator. With the signing of John Force Racing, 2015 should prove to be one of the best years in Chevrolet racing history. As this season unfolds, be sure to keep your browser locked to The BLOCK for all the latest inside news, features and happenings in the world of Chevrolet Performance.

 

ROCKAUTO.COM FEATURED ON SUPER CHEVY SHOW TV BROADCAST

January 22, 2015 by  
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Manufacturers Series fans and participants will continue to enjoy the benefits of RockAuto.com’s sponsorship with on-site swag at events in goodie bags at the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Series and Mega Mopar Action Series and exclusive special online promotions and discounts in 2015. In addition, RockAuto.com will be sponsoring a featured segment on the new Super Chevy Show TV program set to air October through December.

Each episode of the Super Chevy Show will feature the “RockAuto.com Restored Award” segment that will highlight a selected vehicle incorporating parts purchased from RockAuto.com from each of the 12 events.

To be considered for the RockAuto.com Restored Award feature segment at one of the 12 Super Chevy Show events, Chevy owners with parts from RockAuto.com will be required to submit an online application in advance. Official rules and online entries will be accepted for the 2015 season starting in late January at www.superchevyshow.com. Winners will be contacted in advance and must be in attendance of the selected event in order to be eligible.

“RockAuto.com is happy to be able to continue as a sponsor of Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Series and Mega Mopar Action Series events in 2015. We enjoy helping our customers maintain, repair and restore both their classic cars and daily drivers. The televised RockAuto.com Restored Award, will be a fun new way for us to recognize and celebrate customers’ cars at Super Chevy Show events in 2015,” said Jessa Torvik RockAuto.com Marketing Manager.

Now is the time take advantage of exclusive RockAuto.com discounts that are now available for all Manufacturers Series fans and participants preparing their cars for competition this summer with the following discount codes: Super Chevy Show – SUPERCH15, Fun Ford Series – FUNF15, Mega Mopar Action Series – MEGAM15. Save an additional 5% by filling in the “How Did You Hear About Us” box at checkout. (Coupon codes expire 6/30/15)

About RockAuto.com
RockAuto, LLC was founded in Madison, Wisconsin in 1999 by the Taylor family. Their engineering background, passion for old cars, and desire to liberate information hidden behind the auto parts store counter led the Taylors to start RockAuto. Over the years, the company and its selection of parts have steadily grown. Millions of parts orders have been successfully delivered to RockAuto customers. RockAuto ships thousands of auto parts from over 300 manufacturers to customers on every continent except Antarctica-including APO/FPO addresses. The RockAuto catalog is updated daily with mechanical parts like brake pads and shock absorbers, body parts like bumpers and mirrors, interior trim like door handles and carpets, and major assemblies like steering gears, CV axles, and complete transmissions. There are no mechanics on staff (RockAuto is a store, not a repair shop) but service manuals are available to help customers learn how to perform a repair. The RockAuto catalog is expanding constantly. Someday, it may be possible to build an entire car using parts from RockAuto!

About Super Chevy Show
The Super Chevy Show tour is the premier national event for all Chevrolet enthusiasts offering something for everyone. From high-powered Chevy racing action to the spectacular show cars at the top NHRA and IHRA tracks across the country. The Series boasts one of the nation’s finest Performance & Restoration Midways for GM products, as well as a Swap Meet and Car Corral at most events. Kids are always welcome to take part in the free Revell Make ‘N Take activity each day to build their own model car to keep. The Super Chevy Show is widely considered the best brand-specific event in the country. For more information, visit: www.superchevyshow.com

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