422 All Star

Nostalgia Super Stock Series

General Rules

 

 

 DESCRIPTION
All Stars is a handicap style eliminator based on class indexes. This eliminator is dedicated to passenger cars of the 60's
that were produced in America with straight line performance being the primary reason for their existence. Certain
exceptions in the authenticity of these cars will be allowed. Among those exceptions, but not limited to, are factors
concerning safety, equality in performance, availability, and durability. Classification will be based on a visual inspection
and the elapsed time the car is capable of running.

Qualifying Information, Ladder Type, Staging, Eliminations, Lane Choice & Tree
All Run, NHRA Sportsman Ladder, .400 Full Tree, Handicap Start, no deep staging.  Drivers will qualify based on
reaction time.   If there is a tie there will be a  coin toss.  Lane choice will be based on reaction time for the first round. 
Drivers will select lanes in sub
sequent rounds.  In the event of a dispute lane choice will be by coin toss.  Eliminations
& staging shall follow NHRA rules.  Bye runs must be made as a full run thru the traps, however a full power pass is
not a requirement.  All vehicles must stage under their own power, no pushing into the beams.  Vehicles must self
start ,  unassisted when entering the staging lanes.  No battery jump starts or push starts.  Chargers and jump boxes are
acceptable for use in the lanes but must be disconnected prior to self starting  as the vehicle approaches the line.

CLASS INDEX
Drivers select in half tenth second (0.05) intervals after qualifying.
Dial-in can not be changed after eliminations have started.

All must run 12.00 or faster.

N/SS       9.50 - 12.00
A/FX         9.49 & faster
  AWB     10.49 & faster  


ALLOWABLE BODY STYLES AND MODELS
AMC; AMX, Rebel/ Ambassador, Rambler "Scrambler" 1967-1970; 390- 401
Buick Skylark/GS: 1964-1970; 400- 455
Chevrolet Full / Mid Bodied: 1959-1964; 409, Z11, 427
Chevrolet Full / Mid Bodied: 1965-1970; 396- 454
Chevrolet Chevelle: 1964-1970; 396- 454
Chevrolet Nova: 1962-1967; 396-454 * A/FX & AWB only
Chevrolet Nova 1968-1970; 396-454
Dodge/Plymouth Full / Mid bodied: 1960-1970; 413- 440
Dodge; Coronet, Super Bee 1968-1970; Hemi - 440
Plymouth; Road Runner, GTX, Satellite, 1968-1970; Hemi - 440
Dodge Dart/Plymouth Barracuda 1967-1970; 413- 440, Hemi
Ford/Mercury Full / Mid bodied: 1959-1970; 406- 460
Ford Thunderbolt: 1964; 427
Fairlane/Comet/Falcon: 1963-1967; 427
Fairlane/Comet/Torino: 1968-1970; 428 -460
Ford Mustang: 1967-1970; 428 Cobra Jet
Ford Mustang: 1965-1966; 427 (A/FX, AWB only)
Oldsmobile Cutlass/442: 1964-1970; 400-455
Pontiac Full / Mid bodied: 1959-1970; 400-455
Tempest/GTO: 1962-1970; 400-455
 

DRIVER AND CREW ATTIRE
A professional appearance is required by participants at all times.
Appropriate attire would be shirt, pants and shoes or sandals at a minimum.
(no bare feet or chests)

ALL NHRA POLICIES & PROCEDURES APPLY

Exceptions to NHRA rules are limited to those designated within the 422 Allstars guidelines.

OTHER VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS

GRAPHICS / DECALS

REQUIRED

PERIOD STYLE GRAPHICS.
ALL STAR DRAG RACING SERIES decals
must be posted on the quarter windows of both sides.

OPTIONAL
Graphics (for advertising or creative purposes) permitted on entire body. Contingency stickers, other decals and
sponsorship (non-contingency) may be displayed anywhere on body in a clear and organized fashion. 

BODY

Alterations or customizing prohibited. Aftermarket fiberglass or other lightweight body panel components are limited
to the hood, hood scoop, front inner and outer fenders, doors, deck lid, and bumpers.   Replacement bumpers must be
independent units  retained by OEM style mounts.   OEM grills and headlight assemblies must be maintained.  

FENDER SPASH PANS
Full inner fender splash pans are required. (except AWB) May be trimmed for
header clearance. Aftermarket and fabricated units allowed.

FIREWALL
Firewall must be original and in stock location. Firewall may be relocated in A/FX & AWB .

HOOD/SCOOP
Hood is required in all classes except A/FX & AWB. May be made of lightweight material. Hood scoops are allowed but
are limited to original equipment type or period style. May not exceed a total of 5 inches above the hood surface.

INTERIOR
Full upholstered and carpeted interior must be retained. Upholstered aftermarket front seats permitted. Rear seat may be
removed when roll bar/cage is installed but area must be upholstered or carpeted leaving no bare panels if seat is removed.
Full dashboard must remain with aftermarket gauges allowed. A/FX & AWB are allowed to remove full interior.

WHEELTUBS
In order to clear legal tires, wheel tubs are acceptable but wheels and tires
must be positioned at outer extremities of tub.

WINDOWS
OEM safety glass or Lexan permitted. Windows other than drivers window need not be operative.

BRACKET RACING AIDS
Bracket racing aids such as optical sensors, delay boxes, stutter boxes, and throttle stops are not allowed.
The application or use of any device, mechanical or electronic, that permit the
driver to ascertain the position of their vehicle in relation to the starting or finish line is prohibited.

BRAKES
Operational brakes required on all four wheels. Line-loc is allowed.
Automated brakes or any type of traction control is prohibited.

CHASSIS/SUSPENSION

ALL NHRA SAFETY RULES APPLY
This includes the addition of roll bars for cars faster than 11.50.

CHASSIS
Stock chassis is required. Rear frame may be moved in for rear tire and wheel
tub clearance. A/FX & AWB: Period style chassis alterations allowed.

FRONT SUSPENSION
Must retain complete stock style front suspension  for body used .   Aftermarket  replacement suspension
components including A-arms & struts are allowed. Sway bars may be removed. Travel limiters allowed.
 A/FX & AWB: Period style units are allowed.

REAR SUSPENSION
May be aftermarket 4 link, ladder bar, or modified
stock suspension. Wheelie bars are permitted.

COOLING SYSTEM
 An OEM production-style or aftermarket full-size radiator is required and
must be mounted in stock location.

DRIVETRAIN
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Any OEM automatic transmission with torque converter is allowed. Transbrake is not allowed .
 Electric, hydraulic or pneumatic shifter devices prohibited.  Two step units prohibited.
Exception; A/FX is allowed a Transbrake w/two step unit.

MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Aftermarket 4-spd (5-spd A/FX  only) transmission and manual shifter allowed.  Clutch may not be engaged or
released by any means other than  movement of the driver’s foot in a normal fashion through mechanical linkage or hydraulic
slave cylinder. Two step units allowed.  Electric, hydraulic or pneumatic shifter devices prohibited.

REAREND
Any automotive type allowed.

ELECTRICAL
The battery may be relocated. Electric fans and water pump drive allowed.
Charging system not required.

ENGINE
Must be same year, make and family as body. There is no displacement limit.
Any internal engine modifications are allowed.

BLOCK
Cast iron or aftermarket aluminum & steel blocks allowed but must retain external
appearance of engine originally available in year/make/model of vehicle.

HEADS
Approved aftermarket heads are allowed, but must retain original external overall appearance
for engine family. Any internal modifications are allowed.

OILING SYSTEM
Any wet sump oiling system is allowed.

VALVE TRAIN
Any valve train may be used.

EXHAUST
Open headers allowed.

IGNITION
Ignition system is unrestricted except as noted above with 2 (or 3) step systems .

FUEL/FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM

DELIVERY SYSTEM
Fuel cells, electric fuel pumps, pressure regulators, and any line size
is permitted, but the fuel pump must shut off with the master electrical switch.

FUEL
N/SS -  Gasoline, both race gas and pump gas (includes E85).
A/FX & AWB- Either gasoline or alcohol are allowed.

CARBURETOR INDUCTION
 All entries limited to specific type and design carburetor(s) as listed below for engine family used. All four barrel carburetors
used on single and multiple setups limited to factory rated 1050 cfm maximum. All two barrel carburetors
limited to factory rated 500 cfm maximum size. All carburetors must retain stock overall appearance. (Edelbrock may replace
Carter AFB's, Holley HP may replace Holley, Edelbrock quadrajet replacements may replace Rochester) Only air horn may
protrude above the flat surface of the hood into the area of the scoop.  Holley 2x4 setups may be mounted sideways.
Dominators are limited to single quad orientation or dual quad provided they have a 4150 base.

Carburetor setups are limited to the following:

AMC 390-401 - 1- Holley, 1- Carter AFB*, cross ram, 2x4 Holley
Buick 400-455 - single AFB* or Q-Jet, inline 2x4 AFB
Chevy 409 - inline 2x4 AFB* or inline 3x2 Rochester
Chevy 396-454 - 1x4 Q-Jet or Holley, inline 2x4 AFB*, inline 3x2 Holley
Chrysler Wedge 413-440 - inline or cross ram 2x4 AFB*, 65-69 single AFB*, 3x2 Holley (6 Pack)
Chrysler Hemi 426 - inline 2x4 AFB*, cross ram 2x4 AFB*
Ford 406-460 – 1x4, inline 2x4 Holley, inline 3x2 Holley
Ford 428 Cobra Jet - single Holley
Olds 400-455 - 1x4 Q-Jet, inline 3x2 Rochester
Pontiac 400-455 - inline 2x4 AFB*, inline 3x2 Rochester or Carter, 1 - Quadrajet

*  - Hard to find AFB carbs may be replaced with Holley 4150/4160

Dominators;  permitted to be run in a single quad orientation ONLY

A/FX & AWB: Entries are allowed listed carburetors for N/SS, Holley(s) with
1000 CFM 4150/4160 maximum rating , single Dominator or mechanical fuel injection.

INTAKE MANIFOLDS
No aftermarket sheet metal or fabricated intake manifolds allowed except in A/FX & AWB. Manifolds are otherwise
restricted to commercially available cast units.  Upper half of 2x4 and 3x2 manifolds may be modified and fabricated as
necessary to allow installation of carburetors.  Single four barrel manifolds are restricted to cast commercially available
180 degree dual plane intake with no external modifications allowed.

A/FX & AWB : Any type manifold consisting of a carburetor combination listed above will be allowed.

FUEL INJECTION
**A/FX & AWB**
 Fuel injected A/FX entries may use any commercially
available period correct mechanical port fuel injection unit.

ONBOARD DIAGNOSTICS/DATA RECORDERS

Memory and playback (only) systems and tachometers are acceptable.
Autometer
Dual Channel Ultimate II tachometers are acceptable.
(See also definition under " Bracket Racing Aids" above)

STEERING

Stock steering required.  A/FX & AWB may use any conventional steering system.

TIRES

Rear tires may either be DOT-approved and labeled or labeled for racing slicks. DOT tires are limited to maximum designated
sidewall width of 13.50. Slicks are limited to a maximum sidewall designation of 15.00 x  34 x 15.  The front tires are limited to
4.5-inch minimum tread width.  The tread of tires must not protrude outside of the exterior of bodyline at top of tires.

WHEELBASE/WHEELS

WHEELBASE
Must retain stock wheelbase and stock overhang with a maximum variation from left
to right and front to back of 1 inch. Altered wheelbase allowed in A/FX & AWB.
AWB cars must maintain period correct
appearance.

WHEELS
Aftermarket wheels are permitted.
 A minimum width of 3.5 inches is required on the front rims