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June 24th race at Capitol has been postponed

 



                            

                   


                    


         


 

 

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Race 1 Delmar

Delmar, DE May, 27, 2017 – The 2017 422 Allstars’ race season started later then usual, this year, after losing our traditional start off event at MIR. I am sure the
track operators have reviewed previous seasons monitoring the weather that impacted early season events, so it just makes good business sense to bump some events a
little later and out of harm’s way. New for 2017, we will conduct two meets at Maple Grove Raceway (7/29 and 8/20), along with two at Capitol Raceway (6/24-9/23, the
season finale). The U.S. 13 event customarily run in early September is now our season opener (5/27). Raceway Park, Beaver Springs Dragway and MIR will fall in their
usual places. So, the series will consist of (8) eight points earning events.

Race #1 kicked off with twenty five entries with Craig Balmer nailing the top qualifying position (.012) followed by John Warehime, Al Suhr, and the Shipley gang, Aaron
and Wayne rounding out the top five. Eliminations got underway with Balmer leading with a bye run, Henry George over 2015 Champ Ed Youmans who broke a transmission,
Wayne Shipley defeating Dan Woods with a broken alternator pulley on the burnout, Leo Sekulski terminating David Bay, Curt Rubenall knocking out Al Suhr, Steve Vargo
over Tony Silipena, John Warehime over Tyson Amos, Pat McNulty defeating Tony Bettini, Kevin Grasson over John Reed, Mike Reitz eliminating 2016 Champ, Aaron Shipley,
Louis Popp sacking Tom Sneden, Gary Nies over Stevie McBlane and Frank Pelligrini grabbing the round from Dave Reitz. Incidentally, both Dave Reitz and Tom Sneden
were inducted into the U.S. 13 Hall of Fame during the event ceremonies!

                                     

Round two was led off with Balmer taking the win over Henry George in a double beak out, 10.927 on a 10.95 dial for Balmer and a 9.960 on his 10-flat index for George. Wayne
Shipley notched another round win when David Bay broke out, 10.479 on a 10.50 dial, Steve Vargo ran right on his 9.75 dial with a 9.758 elapsed time over Curt Rubenall,
Warehime had the round bye, Grasson got by Pat McNulty, Mike Reitz over Popp via a better reaction time and Pelligrini with a great .006 reaction
time to overtake Gary Nies and ending the round.

The quarter-finals saw Balmer take the win over Wayne Shipley, who apparently had trouble slowing off his 10.15 mark at 10.549 with a .036 reaction time to Balmer’s 10.989,
10.95 dial with a .103 reaction, Steve Vargo again ran a dead-on 9.751 on a bye run in his white Falcon, in a battle of past champions, Warehime took the round when Grasson
went -.006 red. Concluding the round, Mike Reitz made a nice pass .035, 11.415 on an 11.40 index to Pelligrini’s early leave (LB3A).

With the semifinals set Balmer benefitted from a single over Vargo, when Vargo had starter problems and was not able to make the run and on the other side of the ladder
Mike Reitz got the win with a great .023, 11.45, 11.40 dial to take out Warehime who went .009 too quick 10.091/10.10, but even if he had run a 10.10
his .124 reaction would have negated Reitz’s .023.

Two Mopars in the final, Craig Balmer’s 1963 Plymouth and Mike Reitz’s 1966 Dodge. As the tree came down, Reitz left first .123, 11.413 on an 11.40 dial, but was surpassed
by Balmer’s .004, 10.960 on a 10.95 index for the win! For Reitz to have scored the win he would have needed a perfect .000 reaction time! Both drivers ran .01 off their dials.

Race #1, 2017 now in the record books and a great start for the 422 Allstars Nostalgia Drag Racing Series!

(Note: U.S. 13 track operator, Charlie Cathell was injured in a fire during the week after we ran. Reports are that 20% of his body was burned,
but is recuperating and on the mend. GET WELL from the 422 Allstars!)

---George Case---

 

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IN MEMORIAM BOB FORT Jr.

Robert Lee Fort, Jr., 67, of Collegeville, PA passed away peacefully on January 28, 2017 at Neighborhood Hospice of West Chester. He was born in
Phoenixville, PA on November 19, 1949, the son of the late Robert and Evelyn (McMenamin) Fort. Bob had friends from all different walks of life
because he had so many interests and career paths including: professional trumpet player,
police officer, car dealer, master plumber/electrician,
competitive shooter, and owning a successful gunsmithing business. Bob retired in 2014 after twenty years of being an engineering consultant
specializing in bridge and high mast lighting. He was a lifelong racing enthusiast. Most recently, he proudly owned and drove The Jersey Duke to numerous
top ten finishes. Drag racing with the 422 Allstars and the camaraderie of the sport meant the world to him. He was passionate about cooking, baking, the
beach and surf fishing, ham radio, the deer in his backyard, his friendships and taking care of people. His grandchildren were the light of his life. Bob is
survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Ann Marie (Dodd) Fort; Three daughters, Lori Ann (William) Kasper, Amy Renee (Dwayne) Day, and Julie Marie
Fort; One sister, Linda Bush-Stiefel; Six grandchildren, Shayne, Wes, Alex, Cooper, Josie, Lila; And one great grandson, Damien. In addition to his
parents, Bob was preceded in death by his son, Robert Lee Fort, III. In keeping with Bob’s wishes, services will be private. In lieu of flowers or memorial
contributions, Bob’s family would appreciate that you spend time with those you love and “seize the day” in Bob’s honor. Arrangements by Moore, Snear
& Ruggiero Funeral Home & Crematory, 224 West Main Street, Trappe, PA 19426.

 

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New Payout Schedule Announced

Winners

33+ cars will pay $2000
17-32 cars will still pay $1500
16 or fewer will pay $1000

Runner-up adjusted accordingly
Round money stays the same

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IN MEMORIAM ANTHONY PAPPAS

Anthony George Pappas, born July 26, 1987, in Pottstown, PA, was taken from us on May 26, 2016, while doing what he loved: riding.
He is survived by the love of his life, Laurel Blesy; his mother, Theresa Whinery; his sister, Erin Smith; and his nephew, Kaleb Dromie.
Anthony was a beloved boyfriend, son, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin. Anthony brought his passion for fixing cars to his work
every day. When he wasn’t at work, he was working on race cars at 422 Motorsports, helping a fellow friend, or working on his own toys.
Anthony’s smile would light up the room, his laugh was contagious, he would do anything for anyone, and he was adored by all that have
met him. We celebrate the beauty and the many ways he touched the lives of those who knew and loved him. May your presence
be with us all and may your laughter echo throughout Heaven for all of eternity.

Click here to support the Anthony Pappas Memorial Fund

https://www.gofundme.com/27aann5d

THE MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT CECIL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwG3XfaIOlM

 

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NO RERUNS FOR DRIVER ERROR

Please be sure to check your dial.  In accordance with NHRA rules if your dial is wrong and you stage
then you are stuck with that dial.  If your dial is wrong let the starter know before pulling to the line.

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NO REFUNDS ONCE YOU ARE ENTERED

Special consideration may be made if you pass away before the first round of qualifying.
You must however personally request this in writing prior to your passing away.  No POA's!

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Let it be known to all that Facebook  is a public forum.  The comments posted by the public are
the opinions of the individuals not necessarily that of the 422 Allstars staff and management.

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SEE WHAT THE  422 ALLSTARS NSS  SERIES IS ALL ABOUT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToFcDYbfFyI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCMmPshM1bw

Thanks to Your Way Video and Cecil County Dragway.

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Oaks, PA.  Wanna relive the factory Super Stock wars of the 60’s. The 422 All Star Nostalgia Super Stock Series
will allow fans to do just that. All 60’s big blocks, all lettered, dual quads, all motor, all cool,  no slicks on the wrong
end of the car, no cars that came to America on a boat. Just plain old classic Detroit Iron
with open exhausts and not a prayer of ever being driven on the street.

The show consists of 427 Fords and Chevy’s in addition to Chrysler Hemi and wedge big blocks with a dose of
AMC  and Pontiac big block power. Many original factory drivers and true legends of the sport who are willing to
talk with fans and relive the “Golden Age of Drag Racing”. A one day show that will move quickly on the track
schedule with minimal breakdowns and a .400 Sportsman tree that can reduce or eliminate red lights.

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