NMRA’s event schedule has been rearranged for the better with the historic Ford Motorsport Nationals moving back to June 27-30 at Maple Grove Raceway in 2019. It’s no secret the event has struggled with weather for the past three seasons and the move out of the wet month of May should provide the sunshine craved by racers, fans, sponsors, and organizers.
“With only 52 weekends in a year and the event season at Maple Grove Raceway crammed into 29 weeks, we worked hard with Bill Bader and his staff to find a strong date for the NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals that works for both parties,” said Rollie Miller, general manager of the NMRA Ford Nationals. “When you have a partner like Maple Grove Raceway you find the best way to make it happen and we know the new June 27-30 weekend is going to work out great for our NMRA racers, fans and sponsors.”
Bill Bader Jr., whose Energize management company runs Maple Grove Raceway, had this to say, “We’re very excited about our new contract extension with ProMedia’s NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals. I’m even more excited about our new June date! I’m confident that with blue sky and sunshine we will be able to finally realize the event’s true potential.”
Maple Grove Raceway and the NMRA Ford Nationals also signed a three-year contract extension ensuring a stable and consistent home for the series in the Northeast region. The last weekend of June is the original date of the Ford Motorsport Nationals and it served the event well for 14 years of its history. The June 27-30, 2019, date puts the prestigious event into a much better time of year and it will be the fourth stop on the six-race NMRA Ford Nationals championship schedule.
About NMRA Ford Nationals
Brought to you by Keystone Automotive, the NMRA Ford Nationals is known as the largest all-Ford motorsport event series. It hosts championship drag racing from wild 2,000hp VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaws on 275 DOT radials to 10-second heads-up classes with G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock and Richmond Gear Factory Stock. It is also home to one of the most competitive Index segments in all of drag racing with ARP Open Comp, Detroit Locker Truck & Lightning, Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle, and much more. If showing off your Mustang or Ford is more your style, the UPR Products Car Show is one of the largest and most fun car shows of the year. Every national event features a Manufacturer’s Midway with the biggest names in the aftermarket, offering show specials and a chance to talk to company representatives one-on-one. For more information on the NMRA, visit www.NMRAdigital.com
About Maple Grove Raceway
Celebrating its 56th year, Maple Grove Raceway is centered around a quarter-mile straight racetrack which features NHRA Drag Racing plus many specialized automotive-oriented events throughout the season; every weekend from April to November. From nostalgia racing, Top Fuel dragsters, and jet-powered vehicles to Street Bike races and Street Legal Grudge racing, Maple Grove has something to offer for almost every type of automobile interest. For more information about Maple Grove Raceway visit www.MapleGroveRaceway.com