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#1057118 - 05/01/18 02:04 PM Maple Grove Raceway  
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Well after several years of Maple Grove not catering to the little guys who just want to run their cars for fun things appear to have changed there. A new track manager is taking over operation this year and the Fri night grudge/test and tune schedule is now MUCH better. Early in the year the 2018 schedule was on their website, there was nothing for the little guy from mid Aug to track closing in Oct. The new revised schedule is on the site and WOW, what an improvement. Now instead of nothing in Sep and Oct there are 5 T&T opportunities, 21 T&T for the year. Running the car at the track in the Fall has always been my favorite time. Maple Grove is a first class track but never treated the patrons very well except for the big events. Now let's hope the new manager sees the need to continue to take care of the little guys who still make up 98% of the car hobby.

This year drag racing at Raceway Park in Englishtown NJ came to an end after 50 years, the encroachment of the expensive homes took care of that sighting the noise as the reason. Probably the same developments that don't allow an American flag to be flown.

I've raced at both Maple Grove and Cecil County dozens of times, both still out in the sticks, hopefully they stay that way for years to come.

http://www.maplegroveraceway.com/wp...aple-Grove-Raceway-Season-Schedule-2.pdf
Bob

#1057119 - 05/01/18 02:11 PM Re: Maple Grove Raceway [Re: mmc427ss]  
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They need to convert the air strip at the willow grove naval air station to a dragway. That earth is poisoned and all they talk about is neighborhoods or parks replacing it...

Great proximity to philly and bucks/montgomery county is a ton of rich folks with a lot of powerful cars, old and new.


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#1057121 - 05/01/18 02:34 PM Re: Maple Grove Raceway [Re: mmc427ss]  
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That will never happen. We're lucky that they allow a few autox events at the old Warminster airport runway. Did two autox there and it's a pretty lousy surface, but, at least it's still available.
Bob


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