Drivers, fans revved up for weekend of racing at Maple Grove

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Drivers, fans revved up for weekend of racing at Maple Grove

Drivers, fans revved up for weekend of racing at Maple Grove

It's a big weekend at Maple Grove Raceway.

One of drag racing's biggest events of the year -- the N-H-R-A Nationals -- is expected to draw thousands of fans from around the country.


Both have been released from the hospital.

The red cross is helping 10 people.

>>well it's a big weekend and at the maple grove raceway one of the drag racing's biggest event of the year the nhra nationals is expected to draw thousands of fans from all from the country wfmz is jim vassell is live tonight in township with more jim.

>>rob wendy good evening to you on this friday from maple grove and brek not township top fuel qualifying just ended which was pretty much the main attraction today and would be surprised if you guys heard it all the way up in allentown it is that loud and it's really something that does not translate over television that well now let me just say something about the fans here there was a pretty lengthy weather delay here for a rain covering the strip here.

Many of the fans stayed in the grandstand during the reign in that speaks to the type of fans that maple grove brings out today saw plenty of racing action still and it was overall.

If you don't know drag racing what berks county a >>it's like a little rain a cure.

But it's a noisy religion.

>>the mopar express lane nhra nationals have returned to maple grove raceway in brec not township.

It's a crucial weekend for the drivers competing for the championship at the end of the season, but for the fans is home mike ramsey from reading doesn't have to travel far to show his funny car fandom.

>>poppers a term they used to call the funny cars, assembly on top came from an rc car.

I saw it said now that the goal he's among the thousands attending one of the biggest weekends of the year in drag racing.

>>the turn it.

The torque fast lots of toward i like the access you have the cars and the drivers.

You can walk around in the ditch, their you know watching tearing apart the motors rebuild it stand in the pits only a few the night ruffians aside it's an experience that not only gets to your senses.

>>but for some touches the heart racing is a sport where you don't raise the person.

It become friends with that person, you wind up racial more to try.

>>that one of the coolest things that you get to experience serious seeing the fans interact with the drivers and their crews they get to go in to pit road win see their cars and engines up close and get some autographs just all that includes the kids of course and you know it's all about the kids so that's all well and fun.

Now as i mentioned earlier qualifying was today the championship elimination rounds continue into the weekend and will culminate on sunday time to go racing guys live in township jim, vassell gets back to you.

>>jim has the ear plugs if you're going take that europe like they're plugs when and i were sharing stories about how loud it is crazy.

Thank you jim.

>>exactly yeah, i mean wow doesn't even begin

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