Afternoon at Maple Grove Raceway

May 10, 2019

Are you into car racing? If so, you’ll be delighted to learn that we have a great raceway near Ephrata, PA! On top of learning about Pennsylvania’s history, discovering Amish Country, and enjoying a relaxing vacation at our B&B, you can attend thrilling car events at the Maple Grove Raceway. It’s the perfect activity for adrenaline junkies and car lovers! Read on to find out more about this attraction and start planning your visit to the Historic Smithton Inn today! Don’t forget to check out our list of Things to do in Lancaster PA for even more local recommendations.

Plan Your Trip to the Maple Grove Raceway

What Is the Maple Grove Raceway?

The Maple Grove Raceway is a unique, family-owned race track near the town of Mohnton, PA, only a short drive from Ephrata. It opened in 1962 as a dragstrip and later developed into a quarter-mile track. Today, the track welcomes many NHRA drag races and specialized, automotive-oriented events.

Race and Events Schedule

Although the raceway is only open on weekends from April to November, you can attend a wide variety of events during that time. Take a look below at what each month’s schedule looks like and plan your visit accordingly!

Note: remember to check the online schedule in case of changes.


  • Spring Swap Meet
  • Sunoco Race Fuels ET Series
  • Auto Locator Friday Grudge Night
  • Import and Domestic Nationals


  • Auto Locator Friday Grudge Night
  • Sunoco Race Fuels
  • Battle of the Weekend Warriorz
  • Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
  • Showdown at Sundown


  • Race 4 The House Charity Event
  • VW June Bug Classic XXXII & High School Challenge & JDLR Challenge
  • Auto Locator Friday Grudge
  • American Muscle Mustang Show
  • Pure Speed Racing Experience
  • Sunoco Race Fuels ET Series
  • NMRA Ford Motorsports Nationals


  • Auto Locator Friday Grudge Night
  • Sunoco Race Fuels ET Series
  • Menards Chevy Show
  • Annual Keystone Truckin’ Nationals


  • Rugged Maniac
  • Auto Locator Friday Grudge Night
  • Sunoco Race Fuels ET Series
  • Frank Hawley Drag Racing School
  • Glory Days


  • Auto Locator Friday Night Grudge
  • Sunoco Race Fuels ET Series
  • Mopar Mega Block Party @ First Energy
  • Annual MOPAR Expresslane NHRA Nationals
  • Pure Speed Racing Experience
  • Pennsylvania Dutch Classic by Penske Truck Leasing


  • Door Wars: A Footbrake Experience
  • Auto Locator Friday Grudge Night
  • Mopar Madness
  • Fall Swap Meet

Stay at the Best B&B Near Maple Grove Raceway

Chair in the garden Historic smithton Inn The Historic Smithton Inn is an easy, 30-minute drive from the racetrack. After attending one of the races, you can quickly return to your room! Our inn is one of the best B&Bs in the Ephrata and Lancaster area, boasting authentic decor and modern comfort. You’ll love our attention to detail, dedication to guests, and the relaxing atmosphere we provide!

Take a look at our Sage Room. This is a beautiful room to share with your significant other! The room is decorated with antiques and handcrafted furniture. It even has a private bathroom with a rain shower and a sitting area with a working fireplace. You’ll wake up each morning feeling refreshed and will find a delicious, homemade breakfast waiting for you downstairs!


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