PA - Maple Grove Raceway's quarter-mile, NHRA-sanctioned
drag strip will undergo a significant facelift in order to
create a better, more consistent racing surface for its racers.
The track will be torn up beginning at the 770-foot point
of the track and will continue past the finish line. The track
currently is concrete from the starting line to the 770-foot
point. The old paving will be replaced to create an all-concrete
drag strip from start to finish.
are making a significant investment in the track to create
a better, more consistent surface for our racers,"
said MGR Vice President & General Manager Lex Dudas.
"Maple Grove Raceway is famous as the NHRA's quickest
and fastest track where national records are set. We are
confident our racers will be excited about the improved
surface and the fans will be thrilled with the speed and
Grove was the turning point for our team," said funny
car racer Matt Hagan. "It is where we took over the
points lead and never looked back. I love racing at Maple
Grove especially when the conditions are always so good,
usually good enough to set a world record. The track is
phenomenal, prep is phenomenal and the fans are phenomenal.
I am looking forward to getting back there to try to set
another world record.”
Enders-Stevens won the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing
Series Pro Stock championship and is a fan of MGR. "This
is great news," Enders-Stevens proclaimed. "Maple
Grove is a really cool track and when the weather conditions
are good, the naturally-aspirated, 500-inch motors we use
in our race cars can really make big horsepower. A lot of
places say they are record-setting tracks, and it's true
there have been records set elsewhere, but Maple Grove offers
up those kinds of conditions every year so it's great to
know the track will be able to handle it. It'll be good
for the fans watching also. I love the facility."
on the track will commence as soon as the weather permits.
The concrete work will be done by Descco Design & Construction
in Fleetwood, Pa. Due to the track reconstruction, drag
racing at MGR will start on May 2. The spring flea market
and swap meet will take place on the raceway grounds on
April 11. For
more information, visit www.maplegroveraceway.com.