Budds Creek, MD
Maple Grove Walk of Fame
Al Hanna was inducted to the Maple Grove Raceway “Walk of Fame” last month at the Keystone Nationals during the Sunday opening ceremonies.
This year commemorates Al’s 50th year in drag racing, of which many weekends were spent racing down the famed quarter mile track. Al’s biggest accomplishment at Maple Grove Raceway was in 1970 as he recorded the track’s first ever 200mph pass by a nitro funny car. Al’s son Rich currently still holds the Maple Grove jet funny car e.t. record at 5.67 seconds.
The award was given by Maple Grove Raceway owner Mike Lewis and track manager Lex Dudas. The award is one of many Al has received in the last several years recognizing his career in drag racing for his accomplishments and long-time professionalism representing the sport of drag racing. Al’s other career awards include: PROJET Hall of Fame, East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame, New England Dragway Hall of Fame, and has also received lifetime achievement awards at the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion (Epping, NH) and from Summit Motorsports Park.
Congratulations to “Big” Al Hanna on the deserved accomplishment!