Series extends Reading contract

NHRA EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH MAPLE GROVE RACEWAY GLENDORA, Calif. (Aug. 18, 2009) -- NHRA announced today it has extended its long-term relationship with Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa., ensuring that a full complement of NHRA Drag Racing...

NHRA EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH MAPLE GROVE RACEWAY

GLENDORA, Calif. (Aug. 18, 2009) -- NHRA announced today it has extended its long-term relationship with Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa., ensuring that a full complement of NHRA Drag Racing series programs, including the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, will be conducted at the historic facility well into the future.

Maple Grove Raceway will celebrate its 25th anniversary as host of an NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event with the running of the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals, Aug. 20-23.

"The ownership of Maple Grove Raceway, the Stauffer Family, is proud of the relationship that has been built with NHRA over the years and we're looking forward to partnering with NHRA for years to come," said Lex Dudas, vice president and general manager of Maple Grove Raceway.

The facility has a long and illustrious history in drag racing, hosting its first NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional race in 1964. Maple Grove has hosted a divisional event every year since 1969. The only other tracks in the NHRA Member Track network to have continuously hosted divisional events as long as Maple Grove are O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis, Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J., Bandimere Speedway in Denver and Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky. For 29 straight years, Maple Grove has hosted the famed Pennsylvania Dutch Classic, an NHRA National Open.

For ticket information about the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals, Aug. 20-23, call Maple Grove Raceway at (610) 856-7200 or go to www.maplegroveraceway.com.

-credit: nhra

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