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RACE 3 Maple Grove

Aaron Shipley claims another win #2
Gary Nies runner-up spot…………..

Maple Grove Raceway, August 23, 2015 After a rain caused the postponement of Race #3 on June 27th, we were fortunate to be
able to reschedule our event within the “Glory Days” meet on August 23rd. We were amongst a group of other nostalgia styled race cars, so
throughout the day there was plenty of exciting things to view and of course meander around chatting with racing friends. The turnout was
off for the event, but we did have twenty-two show up and twenty making first round of eliminations.

Lucas Ellis, driving the “Damn Yankee” 1964 Dodge nailed the number one qualifying spot, Craig Balmer, John Reed, Wayne Shipley and Dave
Reitz claiming the next four positions. Seems like other than Wayne’s Oldsmobile 442 the Mopar contingent pretty much has the handle on
reaction times or is it the 727 TorqueFlite transmission they run?

Eliminations kicked-off with Mike Ryan and Bob Walker, Sr. being the first pair out. Walker in his 1963 Chevrolet Impala in a double-breakout
race posting a 9.994 elapsed time on his 10-flat index while Mike Ryan ran a little quicker on his 10.35 index at 10.324. Next up was Lucas
Ellis vs. Steve Vargo, Mopar against Ford. Vargo had some trouble and slowed on his 9.70 index running a 10.589 to Ellis’ 11.136 on a 10.10
index. Past champion, John Warehime scored the round win over a red lighting John Reed, Bob Fort, Jr. had a nice .041, 9.526, 9.50 pass to
defeat Wayne Shipley, Aaron Shipley got his first round win when Patrick McNulty broke out with a 10.986 on a 11.00. In a battle of 1964
Chrysler race cars, Gary Nies took the win over Dave Reitz who nailed the tree with .006 reaction time, but slowed on his 10.70 running a
10.951 to Nies .108, 10.280, 10.20 (.075 m.o.v.). Dan Woods secured his berth into round two over Craig Balmer, Tom Sneden had a heads-up
run against Cliff Sebring both dialing 11.10. Sneden ran closer 11.259 to Cliff’s 11.505 elapsed time, Anthony Pappas singled as his opponent
was a no show. Ed Youmans seized the round over Leo Sekulski and Dave Collette finished the round with another single
run due to his opponent’s breakage.

Round two saw Dan Woods, John Warehime, Gary Nies, Aaron Shipley, Tom Sneden along with Lucas Ellis move ahead to
the next round #3, the quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals; Six cars remained for the quarters as Nies slid past Wood’s Mustang in a tight race, .036, 10.254, 10.20, .045, 11.022, 10.95,
next up was Aaron Shipley and Lucas Ellis which saw both drivers posting decent reactions time, .056 and .048, but Shipley ran closer 11.178 on
a 11.15 to Ellis’ a 11.113, 11.05. Tom Sneden benefited from Warehime’s too quick break out run 10.093 on a 10.10 dial to Sneden’s 11.135, 11.10.

Semifinals; Gary Nies earned the bye into the finals and Aaron Shipley got the win over a red lighting Tom Sneden.

Finals; In another tight race Aaron Shipley saved the best for last running an 11.155 on his 11.15 index to a close 10.251, 10.20 for the Mopar of
Gary Nies with Shipley notching another win for 2015.

A note; the track prep at the event was superb with Mike Summer’s back at Maple Grove Raceway assisting the staff. Summers is one of the top
track prep technicians in the country after spending many years at Maple Grove, Cecil County Dragway and Numidia, plus giving the folks at
 ATCO Raceway a hand as well…kudos to the MGR crew!  ---- GEORGE  CASE



RACE 5 Beaver Springs

Ed Youmans secures second win of 2015
Dave Reitz rocks runner-up spot…………..

Beaver Springs Dragway August 8, 2015 Good old “Beaver” Bob once again put on a great show, the “Flashback Weekend” with 422
Allstars driver, Ed Youmans, taking the win over Dave Reitz. Ed, the 2011 Allstars Champion, has already claimed a win in the team’s FE powered
1967 Fairlane, so his second of the season pushes him further ahead in the points standings. Dave Reitz who rocked the runner-up spot and going
into to the event was in the 13th place for overall points is now tied for second place with Dave “Hemi” Collette who jump from fourth to second.

The turnout was strong with thirty cars making the first round call. Youmans got things rolling in the first round with a gift, taking out the bright-red
1965 Chevelle Z-16 of Pat McNulty. At the start the race was all McNulty’s who banged out a perfect .000 reaction time, but broke out by .003 seconds
with an 11.097 on his 11.10 index. Youmans was sleeping at the tree with a lethargic .108 r.t., but ran a 10.329 elapsed time on his 10.30 index.
Runner-up, Dave Reitz was also the beneficiary of a round win, when three-time series champion, Kevin Grasson, broke.

Round two saw Youmans with a bye run and single into the quarters. Reitz knocked the 1965 Dodge of Pittsburgh resident, Jim Jones, out of competition
to move him up. Other drivers to advance were, Parson, Collette, Popp, W. Shipley, Reed and Vargo.

The quarterfinals pitted Youmans against the 1967 Comet of Dan Parsons with Youmans again moving up to semifinals, Dave Collette and his wheel
standing Hemi Plymouth Savoy fell to Larry Popp, Steve Vargo eliminated John Reed and Dave Reitz erased Wayne Shipley’s hope of
moving further into eliminations.

With four racers now left in competition; Youmans, Reitz, Popp and Vargo it now became a Ford versus Mopar battle. Reitz continued his winning way
taking out the FE powered Falcon of Steve Vargo and Larry Popp’s 440 Mopar falling to Youmans. The final round, “for the marbles”, was now set
with septuagenarian Dave Reitz facing off with Ed Youmans. When the smoke had cleared, Youmans claimed the victory over Reitz and extended his
championship hopes scoring and additional forty-six points (10T, 6Q, 10E).

Next race; the rescheduled Maple Grove Raceway event Race #3 will be held on Sunday, August 23rd at the “Glory Days” meet, the start of a three
week race series followed by U.S. 13 Race #6 on Sunday, August 30th and Saturday, September 5th Race #7 at Beaver Springs Dragway. As they
say, buckle up as race action will be hot and heavy! 
----George Case

Watch the final  here compliments of Zlumlord Video.


RACE 4 Englishtown

Aaron Shipley takes top honors at “Old Time Drags”
McBlane to runner-up position……………..

Raceway Park, N.J., 2015 – The “Old Time Drags and Rod Run” event held each season at the Raceway Park in Englishtown is definitely one to put
on your yearly schedule especially if you’re a fan of nostalgia drag racing! This year’s event marked the thirty-sixth running and is undoubtedly the first
nostalgia drag racing event to our knowledge run in the country. The track run by the Napp family has become synonymous in the industry and continues
to grow each season. The Old Time Drags event was the brainchild of the now deceased Vincent Napp, who was at the helm of the facility for many years
prior to his passing. Needless to say, the event didn’t disappoint with several hundred period correct race cars, hot rods and muscle cars in attendance,
along with the 422 Allstars, Race #4 (Race #3, Maple Grove Raceway rainout and rescheduled to Sunday, August 23rd.)

A total of twenty-three racers made the field with two drivers recording perfect triple zero (.000) reaction times; Dave Collette and Aaron Shipley. Collette
was the beneficiary of the first round bye via being the first driver to post it. The top five were; Collette, Aaron Shipley, Anthony Pappas, Bob Fort, Jr. and
Lucas Ellis in the fifth position with a .026 reaction time. Included as part of the mid-race ceremonies was acknowledgment for departed racer/friend Ciro
Magione.  Ciro’s wife, Aurora, drove his 1964 Ford Galaxie racecar down the track in tribute! As has been said many time “Godspeed Ciro.”

Round one saw Collette solo into round two, Cliff Sebring taking the win over Pat McNulty, Luke Ellis defeating Wayne Shipley, Leo Sekulski moving past
Al Shur, who was driving Tony Silipena’s Fairlane, Stevie McBlane in Brant Kelley’s Fairlane wagon putting Bob Fort, Jr. on the trailer, Capitol Raceway 2015
winner Gary Nies knocking out Joe DeLoreto, Ed Youmans eliminating team member Frank Pelligrini, Anthony Pappas over Nick Lillie, Dave Reitz over Bill
Murphy, Dan Woods removing Tom Sneden from competition and lastly, Craig Balmer thumping the Chevelle of Mike Ryan.

The second round pitted the Plymouth Hemi of Dave Collette against fellow Mopar maven, Cliff Sebring with Collette coming out on top, Gary Nies versus
Stevie McBlane with McBlane taking the stripe, Dave Reitz
scoring the win over Anthony Pappas shoeing “Big Blue”, Eddie Youmans beating Dan Woods,
Aaron Shipley whipping Leo Sekulski and Luke Ellis slashing Craig Palmer’s hopes to close out the round.

Third round or quarter-finals placed Dave Collette beside McBlane with McBlane taking another step ahead, Eddie Youmans over Dave Reitz
and Luke Ellis losing to Aaron Shipley,

Things started getting really interesting in the semis (round #4) with Stevie McBlane overpowering current point’s leader Eddie Youmans and Aaron
Shipley with the bye run into the final.

The final was pure a drag race as Aaron Shipley drove his Oldsmobile to the win jettisoning past Stevie McBlane. The win was Aaron’s first of the season
and of course Stevie McBlane has to be enthused with his great showing!----George Case


RACE 2 Capitol

Gary Nies nails first win of 2015
Mike Ryan rounds out all Mopar final……………..

Capitol Raceway May 23, 2015 The group made their annual slog down to Crofton, MD for Race #2 of the 422 Allstars Drag Racing Series and our
first of two events being held at Capitol Raceway. Turnout was a little light due to several racers repairing broken equipment and a couple not feeling well.

Qualifying went well with multi-time champ, Kevin Grasson, taking the number one position with a strong .013 reaction time, followed by; Dan Woods in his DW
Motorsports Mustang, Mike Ryan, Aaron Shipley, last year’s Capitol winner and Bob Fort, Jr. in his “Jersey Duke II” Plymouth rounding out the top five.

First round got underway with twenty-two cars making the call and start for some great side-by-side racing! At the end of first round several of the racers were
eliminated as the track changed due to the sun going down and the air change. Race number one winner, Ed Youmans was eliminated by Leo Sekulski in a double
breakout run and Anthony Papas (MIR runner-up) taken out by Tom Sneden. Sneden had an awesome .005 reaction time, while Pappas ran too quick on his 10.15
dial posting a 10.109 elapsed time. Other notable runs were Dave Reitz running dead-on his 10.60 with a 10.61 elapsed time knocking out the hopes of Aaron
Shipley. Dave Collette had his Hemi Plymouth running strong also running right on his 9.35 with a 9.351 defeating standout and past champ John Warehime.

Gary Nies led off round two in a great matchup against Cliff Sebring with both Mopar drivers posting reaction times of .031 and .054 respectively with Gary scoring
the win at 10.081 on his 10.05 dial and Cliff a little too quick at 11.340 on his 11.35 index. Mike Ryan, the eventual runner-up lucked out in his run alongside Dave
Collette with Dave pushing the tree to a -.011 red-light foul. Leo Sekulski claimed another round win over Dave Reitz who red-lighted -.059, but once again ran a
10.601 elapsed time on his 10.60 index….talk about consistency! New comer to the series, Chris Relican, from West Virginia seized the win over Wayne Shipley via
Wayne’s -.088 foul. In one of the best races of the day, which pitted Tom Sneden vs. Mike Reitz in the battle of the 1966 Dodge Coronets only .001 of a second
separated the pair at the stripe with Relican nipping the win light with a .031, 11.063, 11.00 to Reitz’s very close .063, 11.432 e.t. on his 11.40 index!
The round was completed with Kevin Grasson making the solo bye run.

With six cars remaining at the start of the quarterfinals Nies again rolled out first to match Chris Relican. Relican broke out with a 9.443 on a 9.45 to Gary’s .075,
10.102 elapsed time on a 10.05. Ryan attained the win when Tom Sneden left way too early with a -.131 reaction time foul and
Sekulski taking the quarter win when Grasson broke.

The semis saw Ryan versus Sekulski with Ryan running a 10.150 on a 10.15 index and Sekulski a 9.542 on a 9.50 index. Nies singled in the semis
earning the opportunity to meet up with Mike Ryan for the final.

The final round placed the two Mopar drivers against one another; Gary Nies wheeling his “Blue Fury” 1964 Plymouth with a .071 margin of victory over the 1969
Plymouth Road Runner of Mike Ryan. Nies; .054, 10.130, 127.78 mph, 10.05 index to Ryan’s .158, 10.197, 133.90, 10.15 index. The run culminated a great day
of racing with excitement to return to Capitol for the 422 Allstar Series Finale event October 17th. As of the completion of Race #2; Mike Ryan and Gary Nies are tied
for first place with 62 points each followed closely by  Ed Youmans and Tom Sneden both with 58 points and Anthony Pappas in the fifth spot at 52 points.

The next event, Race #3, will be held at Maple Grove Raceway on Saturday, June 27th as part of the “Glory Daze” nostalgia event.----George Case




YOUMANS Scores win at first ALLSTAR event of 2015
Pappas claims runner-up spot…………………………………….

Maryland International Raceway April 18/19, 2015 – The weather has finally broken and the 422 Allstars were out in force after
battling the extremely harsh winter again ready to battle one another at race number one held at MIR. Of course, the teams are all
gunning for three time series champion, Kevin Grasson, who claimed his third consecutive title in 2014!

The 422 Allstars officials worked diligently over the winter months speaking to track operators planning race dates for the 2015
race season. After all was said and done, we once again will conduct (9) nine points earning events, plus the non-points
“Flashback Friday” event run at Beaver Springs Dragway on August 7th. Incidentally, race number 5 is the next day (8/8/15), also at
BSD. The schedule will feature two events at Maryland International Raceway and two at Capitol Raceway, both tracks being in Maryland.
What has changed is the second Capitol event will now move to the end of the season and points finale on October 17th. In 2014, the
newly added race at Pittsburgh Raceway Park is now slated to be held on Saturday, September 26th, which is the same weekend as
last year. Also on the schedule is Maple Grove Raceway, Raceway Park (Englishtown), U.S. 13, which has switched organizations and
is now under IHRA ruling. Anyway, we have a full schedule and tried as best as possible to afford several weeks between each points
earning event.

The MIR event started well, but there was call for rain, which thankfully held off and able to get qualifying in on Saturday and run
eliminations on Sunday. When the smoke had cleared, 2011 Allstars Champion denied teammate, Anthony Pappas the win. Youmans
who usually chauffeurs the 1964 Comet of Dave Powers took the win driving the 422 Motorsports 1967 Fairlane. A black beauty running
a single carburetor powered FE with a C4 automatic transmission. Youmans was the picture of consistency in the 10.1’s throughout
the weekend and clobbered the tree in the final with a perfect .000 reaction time posting a 10.115 elapsed time on his 10.05 index.
Pappas driving “Big Blue” pushed the tree in the final matchup with a too quick -.016, 10.458 on a 10.35 index.

The semi-finals saw Pappas with the bye and Youmans taking out Nick Lillie in his 1964 Galaxie. In round number three, Youmans
defeated Dave Collett driving his Ray Barton Racing Hemi 1964 Plymouth Savoy. For those who have not heard, Dave sold his Hemi
1968 “Sox and Martin” inspired Barracuda and is building a 1968 Dodge Dart for competition in NHRA SS/AH. On his side of the ladder,
Pappas got a round win over Tom Sneden via a better reaction time .093 to .198.

Things started getting serious in round two when Anthony Pappas met up with Cliff Sebring. Sebring left first with a .106 r.t, running
an 11.563 elapsed time on his 11.50 dial-in index, while Pappas recorded a .071, 10.438 on a 10.35 index moving him into the next
round. Ed Youmans got the win over new to the series Tom Rakowski. Rakowski who is used to running with a throttle stop, trans-brake
and delay box had everything disconnected per the Allstars’ rules, but gave it up at the start with a .239 reaction allowing Youmans to
move to round three.

Round one pitted Youmans against Bob Fort, Jr. in the “Jersey Duke II” and at the tree it looked like Fort had things wrapped up for
the win clicking off an awesome .003 reaction time, but slowed on his 9.60 index to a 9.874 elapsed time. Youmans dispatched a .042,
10.188 pass on his 10.05 index taking the stripe. Fort was on the tree qualifying with a .001 second reaction time, which tied Tom
Sneden’s .001, but Gary Nies nailed the top spot with a triple .000! Interestingly, the top six qualifying positions
were all Mopars with automatic transmissions yet it was an all Ford semi final.

Noticeably absent were the “Jersey Boys”; Ciro Magione, who passed away in February, plus Chet Cook who is dealing with health
issues.  Our prayers and thoughts for a quick recovery go out to Chet and of course to Ciro’s family!  -- George Case


2014 Champion

Kevin Grasson  3 time champion


Rules changes for 2015

E85 has been classified as pump gas.



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.



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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the opinions of the individuals not necessarily that of the 422 Allstars staff and management.



Thanks to Your Way Video and Cecil County Dragway.


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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