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John Warehime qualifies with a .000!

Warehime Continues his charge to take out Anthony Pappas in the final at The Grove.

Maple Grove failed to reset their computer data and they are reporting that Steve Giordano was runner-up.
Steve campaigned the Fermier Brothers Ford last year but Anthony Pappas is driving this year.

Pat McNulty goes red in the semi's taking home the coveted Red Ass Award.

Warehime qualifies number one, then parlays it to the win!

Anthony Pappas asserts “Big Blue” to the runner-up spot 

Maple Grove Raceway – June 28, 2014 – The gathering at the “Glory Days” nostalgia event at Maple Grove Raceway saw John Warehime
take the number one qualifying spot with a grand .000 reaction time (.000 is perfect in the drag racing world), then mow down the
competition to claim the event win by defeating Anthony Pappas in the 422 Motorsports’ 1962 Ford Galaxie “Big Blue.” 

The weather was superb with a total of twenty-nine cars competing in Race #3 of the 422 Allstars Nostalgia Drag Racing Series. As previously
noted; John Warehime qualified #1 at .000, followed by, Paul Hillier .010, Nick Lillie .010,  “Big” Dave Collette .015 and back-to-back 2012/13
Champion Kevin Grasson rounding out the top five qualifiers with a .016 reaction. Dan Woods, always a strong runner in his D & W
Motorsports 1968 Mustang, failed to make the call in round one after succumbing to breakage during qualifying. Runner-up, Anthony
Pappas, who was scheduled to run Woods in round one, was the beneficiary getting a bye-run. 

With the stage now set for eliminations Warehime, driving his 1966 Chevelle, proceeded to cut through the field running close to his 10.05
second index round after round. Round one had Warehime with an earned bye-run courtesy of his .000, then defeat Gary Nies, Wayne
Shipley in the quarters and Chet Cook the semi-finals readying him for the final.  On the other side of the ladder Pappas was pounding gears
defeating Joe DeLoreto in round two, Brant Kelley, who fouled to Papas with a -.005 red-light in the quarters, Pat McNulty in the semis also
red lit, but although getting knocked out of competition claimed the “Red Ass” award (last red-light during eliminations.) 

The classic Ford versus Chevrolet final was now set with bets going on both drivers. As the tree came down Pappas with a 10.35 index left first
posting a .065 reaction time to Warehime’s 10.05 index with a .131 reaction, but at the stripe Warehime ran an unruffled 10.070 elapsed
time for the win! Pappas ran a 10.499 with the margin of victory going to Warehime by .053 seconds. 

As they say, another one for the record books as we ready for Race #4 our second event to be conducted at Capitol Raceway July 19th. Also
to note; it was great having 422 Allstars announcer, Jim Krassowski back in the booth!  -- George Case


Warehime/Pappas final on YouTube


Son slaps one on Dad!

Aaron Shipley defeats Wayne Shipley in final….

“It's a father's duty to give his son a fine chance”


Capitol Raceway - May24, 2014Our trip to Capitol Raceway was successful with a total car count of thirty-two cars showing up for a great
day/night of racing! Interestingly, more than half the field was cars from Maryland. Sixteen Maryland cars, several new to the series, all wanted
to be part of the 422 Allstars experience. Another fact that has been on the rise is several father son teams with two cars in the family. Four
teams (families) standout all representing different makes and models of the era; Shipley (Oldsmobile), Cortezzo (Plymouth), Reitz (Dodge) and
Pope (Fords).  Of course we can’t leave out two time series champion, Kevin Grasson with his dad John serving as the crew chief. Drag racing
is a family sport and based on the participation we see proves the theory.

As stated, thirty-two cars took the tree to qualify for the Allstars field with Ciro Mangione eclipsing the number one position with a .019 light.
Right on Mangione’s bumper was 2009 champ John Warehime at .020, Mike Ryan .022, Sean Pickett .026 and Ed Youmans .033 in the new 422
Motorsports 1967 Fairlane. As the time arrived for first round of eliminations carnage and mechanical woes effected several racers with Steve
McBlane and Steve Vargo both succumbing to engine failure, Sean Pickett to a water pump and John Warehime also was missing in action for the call.

Throughout eliminations, Aaron Shipley, driving his 1965 Oldsmobile 442, was on a tear taking out Mike Reitz, Anthony Pappas, Brant Kelley
and Tom Grigaliunas on his way to the final to meet his dad Wayne. Wayne in his 442 Oldsmobile, in a Shipley day of take no prisoners, defeated
Roger Dalton, Jr, Wayne Pope, Sr and Alex Cortezzo, Jr. in a match up that could not have been planned. I am sure the father and son team and
faced one another in time trials many times, but this was the first time in actual eliminations for all the marbles! When all was said and done
Aaron conquered Wayne to take his first series title.

As they say, another great day of drag racing and comradery amongst the teams with a lot of work for many getting ready for race #3 coming
up on Saturday, June 28th at Maple Grove Raceway. Lastly, the “red ass” award went to Alex Cortezzo, Jr. for his red-light in the semis against
eventual runner-up Wayne Shipley. The “red ass” award goes to the racer achieving the last red-light of the event. Mike Reitz claimed the award
at MIR last month and was more than happy to hand it over to Alex.  -- GEORGE CASE

Shipley vs Shipley on YouTube


Grasson Takes The Season Opener @ MIR

Grasson picks up where he left off….. with a win!!

Nies claims runner-up…………..

April 12/13, 2014 Maryland International Raceway – A new year and another win for 2012/2013 422 Allstars Champion Kevin Grasson. “What can
you say,” but wow! Grasson driving his trusty 1964 Dodge Polara waded through the twenty-six car field, the first race on the 2014 422 Allstars calendar,
defeating fellow Mopar racer Gary Nies. Grasson took the win via a .009 MOV at the stripe. Nies, in his “Blue Fury” 1964 Plymouth, clicked off a better
reaction time .024 vs. .051. running a 10.152 elapsed time on his 10.10 dial to Grasson’s 10.166 on a 10.15 dial. .009 at the end…if this is the first event
of the season we can only imagine how exciting racing will be in 2014. 

Both Grasson and Nies had tough competition throughout eliminations, but both ran solidly running close to their indexes. The semifinals saw an all Mopar
line up; Grasson against Alex Cortezzo (’63 Plymouth) and Nies versus Mike Reitz (’66 Dodge). Nies benefited his move to the final when Reitz went red
-.158 and Grasson earned his berth into final when Cortezzo with a .087 light to Grasson’s .101 slowed off his 10.15 dial posting a 10.336. Grasson also
slowed recording a 10.252 elapsed time on his 10.10 dial. The margin of victory was .020. 

The boys from New Jersey must have dedicated a lot of time to the practice tree over the winter as Chet Cook (.014) claimed the number one qualifying spot
followed by Ciro Magione (.019) and Drexel Hill, PA resident Sean Picket (.023), Bob Fort, Jr (.034) and Dan Woods (.041) to round out the top five qualifiers. 

All-in-all, the weekend at MIR was a great way to start the season and the weather was gorgeous to say the least with temperatures in the mid to high 70’s.
Several new cars committed to the series are still finishing up and are expected to be at the race #2 at Capitol Raceway May 24th.  -- GEORGE CASE

Watch the final on YouTube


Rules changes for 2014 are posted




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!



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.



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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