MOHNTON, Pa. – Maple Grove Raceway, a stalwart on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule since 1985, has been listed for sale.
The track has been owned by the Stauffer family since 1962, when Alfred Stauffer built the facility. The sale includes 14 parcels of land totaling 450 acres and the racing business. The asking price for the facility is listed as $8 million.
“It’s not hard times or anything like that,” Maple Grove Raceway’s Director of Communications Sarah Gingrich told The Reading Eagle. “The family is aging. The parents that owned it passed it down to their kids, and then their kids, it wasn’t in the cards for them. Running a race track is not easy.”
The NHRA has been visiting Maple Grove Raceway since the late 1960s and the track hosted its first NHRA national event in 1985. The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is scheduled to return to Maple Grove on Sept. 12-15.