Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Looks like Maple Grove in PA is gonna live... #2730776
01/07/20 12:40 PM
01/07/20 12:40 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 12,033
(Central) PA
Runner2go Offline OP
I Live Here
Runner2go  Offline OP
I Live Here

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 12,033
(Central) PA
From today's local paper....

King of Prussia company set to buy Maple Grove Raceway in Berks County
• By Keith Smoker Reading Eagle
• 3 hrs ago

On Monday, the Brecknock Township supervisors learned that Motorsports Developers of King of Prussia has a contract to purchase Maple Grove Raceway.
Maple Grove was put on the market last year for $8 million amid declining revenue and growing infrastructure needs. The actual purchase price was not disclosed due to ongoing due diligence by Motorsports Developers, which has 90 days to complete required steps for the sale.
The grounds have been owned by the Stauffer family since 1923, when the site was used as a logging business. It later became a nationally recognized racetrack, officially opening in 1962.
Motorsports Developers partners Joe Casella, left, Jordan Levitt and Chris Winter at Monday night's Brecknock Township supervisors meeting. Supervisors learned Monday of Motorsports' contract to purchase Maple Grove Raceway.
KEITH SMOKER — READING EAGLE
Motorsports Developers partners Chris Winter, Joseph Casella and Jordan Levitt were on hand to discuss their plans and answer any questions or concerns the public might have. They said they have been “secret shopping” the raceway for six months, and were drawn to it because the community supports it and the township was so welcoming.
The group plans to work with the township and community through the endeavor, and has already opened up a dialogue with the police department.
Levitt said that among the three partners, there is more than 100 years of experience in the racing business, and that Motorsports is backed by private equity.
“The plan is to keep it a racetrack and make the township money through different revenue streams,” Levitt said.
The group plans to increase seating, add a multi-use track for go-karts and driver training for local police and student drivers, fix traffic flow, improve concessions, bring charitable events to the track, and renovate the Maple Grove Restaurant and Bar.
Other ideas include a “Drift Track” where the driver intentionally oversteers while losing traction and maintains control around corners. Partners said such events could draw as many as 3,000 to 8,000 spectators.Winter said he plans to bring back English-style racing, and may even install a spectator tower.
Make it better
Casella said the partners plan to better use the historic facility.
“Our plan is not to upset the apple cart, but make it faster and smoother, having a better use of the facility with no impact at all,” Casella said.
Levitt said his group plans to leave the current staff in place pending background checks, and to add more staff.
Motorsports will share its master plan with supervisors soon, but needs help from the community.
“Believe it or not, we need you to share your complaints about the facility,” Levitt said. “The more the better.”
Chairman Jeffrey Fiant thanked the group for coming.
“We’re glad you’re here,” he said.



I thought this one was going to end up high end housing...
Since real estate development groups own a lot of the surrounding lands.... waiting.

Re: Looks like Maple Grove in PA is gonna live... [Re: Runner2go] #2730904
01/07/20 08:06 PM
01/07/20 08:06 PM
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 5,134
NEW JERSEY
AARCONV Offline
master
AARCONV  Offline
master

Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 5,134
NEW JERSEY
hopefully it stays true or most likely just like englishtown the houses around will complain and they will fold..either way its an investment with the land for the mall giant

Re: Looks like Maple Grove in PA is gonna live... [Re: AARCONV] #2730920
01/07/20 09:21 PM
01/07/20 09:21 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 13,854
Willow Grove PA
71sat440 Offline
I Live Here
71sat440  Offline
I Live Here

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 13,854
Willow Grove PA
This makes me both Happy and sad.

Happy to see its gonna live but bitter sweet since my buddy I have gone to both Carlisle and Englishtown / Maple Grove over the years just passed away.

We were both 45 and he came to work on Monday with a headache just after this years Mopar event at Maple Grove, rushed to the emergency room after work, diagnosed with a brain mass, operated on just days later on Friday and never woke back up.

He paid for my ticket to get in, I paid for Cracker Barrel on the way home and two days later was the last day I saw him.

So I'm kinda grateful the event seemed a lot later last year then usual, cause even though we were cold a lot of the day I know he was really happy one of his last days before going to the hospital.

Re: Looks like Maple Grove in PA is gonna live... [Re: 71sat440] #2731000
01/08/20 07:07 AM
01/08/20 07:07 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,748
Gilbertsville, PA 19525
P
Pntastar69 Offline
master
Pntastar69  Offline
master
P

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,748
Gilbertsville, PA 19525
Sorry to hear about your friend's passing.

Alas, MGR posted their 2020 schedule and the Mopar Madness event is July 18. Hope this event has a better draw.

Re: Looks like Maple Grove in PA is gonna live... [Re: Pntastar69] #2731239
01/08/20 08:27 PM
01/08/20 08:27 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 24,131
Florida STAYcation
Doc Fiberglass Offline
My Pillow sales advisor
Doc Fiberglass  Offline
My Pillow sales advisor

Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 24,131
Florida STAYcation
They were asking 8 mill ... but wasn’t the being carried on the tax roles for 3 or so ?

Be VERY interested in knowing the actual sales number


I LuV my 18$ Bed Bath and Beyond FIRM pillow ! ..... NOT that damn thing from MINIsoda that collapses every time you touch it tsk biggrin
Re: Looks like Maple Grove in PA is gonna live... [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2731270
01/08/20 10:04 PM
01/08/20 10:04 PM
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,062
Hunt Valley, Maryland
1fastrunner Offline
top fuel
1fastrunner  Offline
top fuel

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,062
Hunt Valley, Maryland
Originally Posted by Doc Fiberglass
They were asking 8 mill ... but wasn’t the being carried on the tax roles for 3 or so ?

Be VERY interested in knowing the actual sales number


W@w, UR fst NorMail PoSST in Yours

Re: Looks like Maple Grove in PA is gonna live... [Re: 1fastrunner] #2731280
01/08/20 10:38 PM
01/08/20 10:38 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 24,131
Florida STAYcation
Doc Fiberglass Offline
My Pillow sales advisor
Doc Fiberglass  Offline
My Pillow sales advisor

Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 24,131
Florida STAYcation
Originally Posted by 1fastrunner
Originally Posted by Doc Fiberglass
They were asking 8 mill ... but wasn’t the being carried on the tax roles for 3 or so ?

Be VERY interested in knowing the actual sales number


W@w, UR fst NorMail PoSST in Yours


May I be so bold as to change your screen name ?

1drunkrunner ! .... or 1ripvanwinklerunner !

Sober up or WAKE uP ... and read say - the last ten or so posts I penned!


I LuV my 18$ Bed Bath and Beyond FIRM pillow ! ..... NOT that damn thing from MINIsoda that collapses every time you touch it tsk biggrin
Re: Looks like Maple Grove in PA is gonna live... [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2731293
01/08/20 11:45 PM
01/08/20 11:45 PM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,157
Fulton County, PA
C
CMcAllister Online content
master
CMcAllister  Online Content
master
C

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,157
Fulton County, PA
And in other, related news - a post on the Capitol Raceway page announcing that the team that ran Capitol the last few years has opted out of doing that this year. No word on what will happen at the track at this point.


If the results don't match the theory, change the theory.
Re: Looks like Maple Grove in PA is gonna live... [Re: CMcAllister] #2731326
01/09/20 08:27 AM
01/09/20 08:27 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,696
md
M
mopars4ever Offline
I Live Here
mopars4ever  Offline
I Live Here
M

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,696
md
yea, I saw that capitol was not going to renew for 2020, Maybe someone else will step in?

Last edited by mopars4ever; 01/09/20 08:28 AM.
Re: Looks like Maple Grove in PA is gonna live... [Re: mopars4ever] #2731328
01/09/20 08:37 AM
01/09/20 08:37 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,826
MD
RTSE4ME Offline
top fuel
RTSE4ME  Offline
top fuel

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,826
MD
It will be under new management from what I have been told.

Re: Looks like Maple Grove in PA is gonna live... [Re: RTSE4ME] #2731433
01/09/20 02:19 PM
01/09/20 02:19 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,696
md
M
mopars4ever Offline
I Live Here
mopars4ever  Offline
I Live Here
M

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,696
md
up

Re: Looks like Maple Grove in PA is gonna live... [Re: RTSE4ME] #2731629
01/10/20 12:21 AM
01/10/20 12:21 AM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,157
Fulton County, PA
C
CMcAllister Online content
master
CMcAllister  Online Content
master
C

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,157
Fulton County, PA
Originally Posted by RTSE4ME
It will be under new management from what I have been told.


Good. Years ago, I was involved in a track. That's not an easy job. Drag racers can be whiners, babies and complainers.


If the results don't match the theory, change the theory.
Re: Looks like Maple Grove in PA is gonna live... [Re: CMcAllister] #2731898
01/10/20 06:20 PM
01/10/20 06:20 PM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,157
Fulton County, PA
C
CMcAllister Online content
master
CMcAllister  Online Content
master
C

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,157
Fulton County, PA
http://www.competitionplus.com/drag...s-have-big-plans-for-maple-grove-raceway

Sounds like some big plans (dreams?). God Bless them and best wishes, but that track has had issues with trying to get improvements approved by the environmental Nazis from waaaay back. Took years to get the return road done on the left hand side of the track. They still don't have any real toilets except for the little building by the staging lanes. I hope it works out for all involved. Always enjoy going there.


If the results don't match the theory, change the theory.
Re: Looks like Maple Grove in PA is gonna live... [Re: CMcAllister] #2732108
01/11/20 12:00 PM
01/11/20 12:00 PM
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 12,487
Great Neck,LI,new york
hemi-itis Offline
I Live Here
hemi-itis  Offline
I Live Here

Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 12,487
Great Neck,LI,new york
Originally Posted by CMcAllister
And in other, related news - a post on the Capitol Raceway page announcing that the team that ran Capitol the last few years has opted out of doing that this year. No word on what will happen at the track at this point.


I heard the seller did NOT want to sell to a track operator as silly as that sounds.


HEMI-ITIS has no cure.
My condition is fully BLOWN!!






Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1