December 5, 2022


Born to perform Fast Fords At Dragway 42: Fast, Fun, Fords In Ohio

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Our seventh gallery of pictures from Dragway 42 begins appropriate right here and we have obtained all sorts of interesting action shots! And if you skipped any of the photos from our past galleries, use the connection under to see them all as well.

(Phrases by Joe Grippo, Pics by Dan Grippo) We just returned property from a wonderful weekend of blue oval greatness at the Quickly Fords at Dragway 42 celebration held at where by else but Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio. If you never know it by now, I am the resident FoMoCo-file below at, so it was my duty to attend and take part at this shindig. No arm twisting required, so we hitched up the Super Duty, loaded up the Mach 1 and headed westward.

Quick Fords at 42 was born out of a wish by a couple Ohio Ford racers to deliver back an old college Ford celebration back again to the area. When the term received out, Ron and Maryanne Matchum right away stepped up and reported this needs to be at our facility, Dragway 42. The Matchum’s bought and have been rebuilding the venerable Ohio dragstrip for a couple of yrs now, pumping untold pounds, time and sweat into the tack, and it is readily obvious. The expansive grounds are well saved, with a lot of grass pit regions, all paved pit streets, and a fantastic spectator vantage position. One particular element I loved and appreciated was the sloped staging lanes, a tiny matter, but it is incredibly good when you can coastline your car down the lanes with no starting off it up all the time, particularly when receiving into the later on rounds. I never know who Ron and MaryAnne paid, but we had definitely excellent weather all weekend, awesome in the mornings, average afternoon temps, lovely blue skies and dry all weekend, people wonderful atmospheric conditions mixed with first rate setting up line hook aided the race are living up to its name.
Rapidly Fords at Dragway 42, indeed.

The principal forces powering the event were being brothers Tony and Joe Fritz, Mike Weaks, Carl Binius operator of Carl’s Ford Sections, and Bill Spangler. All are significant time Ford dudes and set a ton of energy to make this deal a achievement. Sponsor aid from Trick Flow Specialties, Harland Sharp, Mickey Thompson included a trackside presence and quite sizeable present certificate doorway prizes. Sarchione Ford, Terry Hedricks Ford and CTS – Finish Truck Support kicked in some supplemental help. Summit Racing offered every single entrant with a $25 present certification just for demonstrating up! I utilised mine at the Summit Retail retail outlet in Tallmadge on the trip house Sunday…we were going ideal earlier it, so why not cease.

Two entire days of drag racing with individual eliminations, a awesome auto exhibit, and a reliable swap satisfy in which the planned weekend activities. Race classes involved Box (1/8 mile), No-Box (1/4 mile), an FE Shoot-Out, The Y-Block Nationals, and Speedy 8’s for the FE and Box automobiles. No-Box was the greatest, but all the classes experienced a sound switch-out, with any luck , even more exhibit up for 2023! I turned on the Huge Pink Loss of life Ray on Saturday but redeemed myself with a semi-ultimate complete on Sunday. Not going to lie, we burned rather a bit of $5 a gallon gasoline building the tow from Pennsylvania, but I don’t regret it in the least. We saw some old buddies and manufactured some new kinds and raced at a to start with-class track with like-minded Ford people. The adage is true…” You can’t put a value on a fantastic time.” Guidance the party in 2023 and glimpse for us when you do!

Since I was racing, my brother Dan Grippo happily manned the digital camera and documented all the things.
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