(Photos by Joe Grippo) – The NHRA’s Division One has long been the most densely packed of all the seven divisions that are spread across the country. Because of the tight geography, there are LOTS of great cars jammed into the area and the competition on the divisional and national level is very, very intense. For example, this coming weekend’s event at Englishtown has nearly 80 cars entered in both stock and super stock. There would be more, but the NHRA limits entries to better manage the event’s timing. Just a couple of days ago, many of the racers that will be throwing punches at each other on the strip in New Jersey gathered in Pennsylvania at the famed Maple Grove Raceway for an NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Divisional race. These photos (the first of several galleries we will run from the race) are proof of the diversity and the quality of the cars getting it done on a weekly basis up here in Division One. Hey, we’re all homers to some level and since I live here, I’l often going to cheer my D1 brethren on in the face of outside invading competition.
Joe did his usual awesome job of capturing the action from a racer’s perspective. He’s been going to “The Grove” for decades so he’s got great access and he knows which cars are the ones to watch for wheelies and other craziness on the strip. Enjoy this first (of a couple) look at the beautiful and powerful doorslammers in stock and super stock at Maple Grove Raceway!
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