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FOR SALE

Owned by our late friend and racer Ciro Mangione.  All aluminum 427, new never raced ATI C-4. 
Asking $45.000, reasonable offers considered.  Call Rich @ 610-630-6563 for details

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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

 

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RACE 1 MIR

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


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2014 Champion

Kevin Grasson  3 time champion

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Rules changes for 2015

E85 has been classified as pump gas.
 

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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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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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