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Maple Grove Raceway offers drag racing fans the opportunity to join Don Schumacher Racing on Oct. 3 during NHRA Nationals

MOHNTON, Pa. — Maple Grove Raceway and Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) once again have partnered to offer NHRA fans an unparalleled hospitality experience on Friday, Oct. 3 — the opening day of pro qualifying for the NHRA Nationals. The NHRA Nationals is the fourth race in the six-event NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs for the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

The exclusive Team DSR hospitality package costs $130 per person and includes a reserved-seat ticket to the track and access to both DSR hospitality pavilions.

Team DSR hospitality guests will have access to sit just a few feet away from the 10,000-horsepower nitro-powered Top Fuel Dragsters of champions Tony Schumacher and Antron Brown and the Funny Cars of NHRA stars Ron Capps and Tommy Johnson Jr. The DSR VIP hospitality pass also will allow guests to meet all seven DSR NHRA drivers, including: Schumacher, Brown, Capps, Johnson Jr., Spencer Massey, Matt Hagan and Jack Beckman.

Guests will feast on a meal (and snacks) prepared by DSR executive chef Malcolm Clark and also will have the opportunity to win prizes, including used race car parts, DSR memorabilia and pit tours.
The DSR hospitality areas will open at noon on Friday, Oct. 3, and nitro qualifying is scheduled for 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Only 150 packages are available and are sold on a first-come, first served basis.

To purchase the Team DSR hospitality package, please call Maple Grove Raceway at (610) 856-9200. The deadline for the Team DSR hospitality package is Monday, Sept. 29.

Now in its 52nd year of operation, historic Maple Grove Raceway — America’s quickest and fastest drag strip — is recognized as a leading facility in the sport of NHRA-sanctioned drag racing. Currently, MGR holds three national records: Top Fuel Dragster (Antron Brown, 3.701 sec., set in 2012), Pro Stock Motorcycle (Andrew Hines, 6.728 sec., in 2012) and Top Alcohol Funny Car (Frank Manzo, 5.411 sec., in 2011).

For more information, please call Maple Grove Raceway at (610) 856-9200 or visit www.maplegroveraceway.com. Follow Maple Grove Raceway on Facebook and Twitter (@maplegrove).

NHRA NATIONALS WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Thursday, Oct. 2 — Sportsman classes only.
8:45 a.m. — Sportsman qualifying.
4 p.m. — Comp Eliminator qualifying.
6 p.m. — Secure track.

Friday, Oct. 3 — Professional qualifying begins.
8:45 a.m. — Sportsman eliminations.
10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. — Comp Eliminator qualifying sessions.
11:30 a.m. — Top Alcohol Funny Car and Dragster qualifying.
1:15 p.m. — Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying.
2 p.m. — Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.
3:15 p.m. — Top Alcohol Funny Car and Dragster qualifying.
4:15 p.m. — Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying.
5 p.m. — Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.
7 p.m. — Secure track.

Saturday, Oct. 4 — Professional qualifying continues.
8:45 a.m. — Sportsman eliminations.
10:30 a.m. – First round of Comp Eliminator eliminations.
11:15 a.m. — Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying.
Noon — Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.
1 p.m. — Top Alcohol Funny Car and Dragster qualifying.
2 p.m. — Second round of Comp Eliminator eliminations.
2:15 p.m. — Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying.
3 p.m. — Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.
4 p.m. — Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car eliminations.
7 p.m. — Secure track.

Sunday, Oct. 5 — Final eliminations.
10 a.m. — Pre-race ceremonies.
11 a.m. — Final eliminations begin.
4:30 p.m. — Estimated time of event completion.
Schedule subject to change.

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